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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1004

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

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation
    Despite the fact that I sometimes feel I need to look at work materials while I'm at home in the evenings or on weekends - mainly to cue up my unconscious so it can problem-solve while my mind is offline, which seems to work a lot better, at…
  • Jul 1

    New paper posted on SSRN

    New paper posted on SSRN
    I have just posted on SSRN my draft paper, Taxing Potential Community Members' Foreign Source Income, which I wrote for a conference on citizenship and taxation that will be held at the University of Michigan Law School on October 9 of this…
  • Jul 1

    Back from Oxford

    Back from Oxford
    I've just returned from the UK, where last week I attended the 9th annual symposium at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.  I gave a talk on my recently SSRN-posted paper, "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
Rank this Week: 13

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 1

    Show # 238 — Prof. Arvind Narayanan on Bitcoin, cryptography, privacy and web transparency — posted

    Show # 238 — Prof. Arvind Narayanan on Bitcoin, cryptography, privacy and web transparency — posted
    I am pleased to post Show # 238, May 27, my interview with Prof. Arvind Narayanan of Princeton University on Bitcoin, cryptography, privacy and web transparency. Arvind does a range of information policy-related research and writing as a…
  • Jul 1

    Show # 237 — Prof. Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous — posted

    Show # 237 — Prof. Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous — posted
    At long last, I’m pleased to post Show # 237, May 20, my interview with return guest Prof. Gabriella Coleman of McGill University, author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Biella has written a…
  • May 29

    Find Hearsay Culture on Tumblr!

    Find Hearsay Culture on Tumblr!
    The show has entered the Tumblr-sphere. Find us – shockingly – at http://hearsayculture.tumblr.com. Look for more social media and podcast links coming soon!
Rank this Week: 1416

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 1

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure
    This new Slate commentary by Robert J. Smith highlights that, despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Glossip upholding Oklahoma's execution protocol, at least some still believe there could soon be five SCOTUS votes to do away with the death…
  • Jul 1

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?
    As first reported in this post, the the Supreme Court late last week in Johnson v. United States, No. 13-7120 (S. Ct. June 26, 2015) (available here), ruled that a key clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act violated "the...
  • Jul 1

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new BuzzFeed piece providing a "follow-the-money" update on who is really concerned about reversing or preserving the repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Here are…
Rank this Week: 168

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 2078

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 1

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed Has Pledged His Entire $32 Billion Fortune To Charity

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed Has Pledged His Entire $32 Billion Fortune To Charity
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion dollar fortune to charitable causes in the coming years. Prince Alwaleed has been in close coordination with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the…
  • Jul 1

    South Korean Court Rules Against Effort To Block Samsung Takeover Bid

    South Korean Court Rules Against Effort To Block Samsung Takeover Bid
    A South Korean court has blocked an effort by a U.S. hedge fund to block a takeover deal involving Samsung. Elliott Associates is trying to prevent Samsung C&T Corporation from taking over a central holding company called Cheil…
  • Jul 1

    The Complex Battle Over Robin William’s Estate

    The Complex Battle Over Robin William’s Estate
    I have previously discussed the complicated dispute between Robin William’s wife and his three children over the late actor’s estate. The children of the late actor and comedian are in a disagreement with Susan Williams over how much…
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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 1

    Justice Scalia and Public Office

    Justice Scalia and Public Office
    Much has been written about the dilemma of Red State county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to same sex marriage. Are they required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples? And what are the consequences if...
  • Jul 1

    “Private vs. Public in Family Law”: CFP, AALS 2016

    “Private vs. Public in Family Law”: CFP, AALS 2016
    Joel Nichols, Chair-Elect for AALS Section on Family & Juvenile Law, has sent along the following call for paper for the January 2016 meeting of the AALS: The AALS Section on Family and Juvenile Law invites the submission of papers...
  • Jul 1

    The Fun - and Messiness - of Qualitative Empirical Research

    The Fun - and Messiness - of Qualitative Empirical Research
    I've always greatly enjoyed the scholarship side of being a law professor. In fact, and I'm just one of many who's said this before, if you don't enjoy it, it's really not the right job for you. But little did...
Rank this Week: 68

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
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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 1

    Perry on Obergefell v. Hodge

    Perry on Obergefell v. Hodge
    Michael J. Perry (Emory University School of Law) has posted Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, decided on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the...
  • Jul 1

    Krakoff on Sustainability & Justice

    Krakoff on Sustainability & Justice
    Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Sustainability and Justice (Chapter in Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge, Jessica Owley and Keith Hirokawa, eds., ELI 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jul 1

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right
    Hanoch Dagan and Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted The Human Right to Private Property on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For private property to...
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jul 1

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted Grooming Tomorrow's Change Agents: The Role of Law Schools in Helping to Create a Just Society on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Numerous authorities have lamented the fact that…
  • Jul 1

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law
    Michael Heyman (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Clinging to the Common Law in an Age of Statutes: Criminal Law in the States (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Statutes and...
  • Jul 1

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior
    A. Mitchell Polinsky (Stanford Law School) has posted Deterrence and the Optimality of Rewarding Prisoners for Good Behavior (International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article I examine the…
Rank this Week: 86

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
  • Jul 1

    People v. DeHoyos (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    People v. DeHoyos (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    This morning's opinion reminds us that methamphetamine users are not necessarily the brightest people in the universe.  Even if they live in San Diego.  Witness:"San Diego Police Officers Andres Ruiz and Tyler Cockrell approached…
  • Jun 30

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    This is an awesome opinion.  It shows a manifest concern for justice.  Three cheers for the Court of Appeal.I'll let the 4/3 explain the thing in its own words:"Appellant has appealed his felony conviction for multiple counts of…
Rank this Week: 191

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 178

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 1

    Jim Comey, ISIS, and "Going Dark"

    Jim Comey, ISIS, and "Going Dark"
    I had a lengthy conversation with FBI Director Jim Comey today about the nexus of our domestic ISIS problem and what the FBI calls the "going dark" issue. CNN the other day reported on some remarks Comey made on the subject,…
  • Jul 1

    John Hay, Secretary of State to Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, Died 110 Years Ago Today

    John Hay, Secretary of State to Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, Died 110 Years Ago Today
    John Hay had a fascinating tenure as Secretary of State from 1898 – 1905.  This was a period known for the increase in the power of the President, especially at the hands of Teddy Roosevelt.  Not coincidentally, U.S. power…
  • Jul 1

    Announcing the Lawfare Drone Smackdown, Part Deux

    Announcing the Lawfare Drone Smackdown, Part Deux
    One of Lawfare's current interns, Staley Smith, discovered a few days ago this site's illustrious history of practical robotics—that is to say organizing stunts that involve playing with robots as a way of exploring the security…
Rank this Week: 73

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

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 1

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reports that Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are considering a rally in Columbia, South Carolina to support the controversial display of the confederate battle flag evokes…
  • Jun 30

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a relatively brief opinion today in Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, Oklahoma's highest court found that a Ten Commandments monument on the…
  • Jun 30

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Association, and certified the first question as "Should Abood be overruled?" The case is just the latest foray into the…
Rank this Week: 221

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 1

    Student Debt: Conscientious Defaulter

    Student Debt: Conscientious Defaulter
    A group of students called the Corinthian 100 purposefully defaulted on their student loans. It was a play to protest Corinthian Colleges, a private, for-profit school chain that has been called predatory and has been accused of misleading…
  • Jul 1

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school
    The Bloomberg story summarizes the results of a law school ranking formula created by Professor Alfred Brophy (N. Carolina) as described in an article he posted on SSRN here (one of my co-bloggers has a summary of the article scheduled...
  • Jun 30

    Aaron Caplan on the Science of Learning: Interleaving

    Aaron Caplan on the Science of Learning: Interleaving
    Aaron Caplan has an interesting post on the science of learning on the PrawfsBlawg. In particular, he discusses how interleaving (mixing distinct but related topics in a single learning session) helps students learn better than massed…
Rank this Week: 2160

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Palfrey: BiblioTech — Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In The Age Of Google

    Palfrey: BiblioTech — Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In The Age Of Google
    John Palfrey (Head of School, Phillips Academy; former Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law & Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School), BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (May…
  • Jul 1

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?
    Yes: James Milles (SUNY-Buffalo), Legal Education in Crisis, and Why Law Libraries are Doomed, 106 Law Libr. J. 507 (2014): The dual crises facing legal education - the economic crisis affecting both the job market and the pool of law school…
  • Jul 1

    Pittsburgh Tax Review Publishes New Issue

    Pittsburgh Tax Review Publishes New Issue
    The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 2014): Alan B. Morrison (George Washington) & Randy Haight (J.D. 2013, George Washington), The Tax Treatment of Alternative Litigation Funding: Some Answers, but Mostly…
Rank this Week: 34

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 1

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Kimberly Prost, the current UN Ombudsperson, will be leaving her post in mid-July when her term expires.   However, no replacement has been appointed, nor has the UN implemented a transition plan for…
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
Rank this Week: 140

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 1

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Jul 1

    A Minor, Albeit Fruitless, Suggestion for the Supreme Court's Schedule

    A Minor, Albeit Fruitless, Suggestion for the Supreme Court's Schedule
    As a Canadian, I have long felt that the way people in wintry climes deal with the weather is not so much by displaying unusual hardiness, and more by forgetting utterly each spring just how bad winter is and not remembering it until the next…
  • Jul 1

    NYU's landuse victory & the "Public Trust" Doctrine

    NYU's landuse victory & the "Public Trust" Doctrine
    For those of you who love either land-use law arcana or NYU, yesterday brought good news. NYU finally prevailed before the New York Court of Appeals on the question of whether it could develop four parcels of land (two pocket parks, a…
  • Jul 1

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship
    Hello to the PrawfsBlawg community! I am a tax law scholar new to PrawfsBlawg blogging, and will explore what I perceive to be an increasingly prominent trend in tax law scholarship. Fields of scholarship, of course, have trends. This makes…
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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
Rank this Week: 60

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 1

    Why Justice Scalia Should Seriously Consider Retiring

    Why Justice Scalia Should Seriously Consider Retiring
    by Eric SegallJustice Scalia is 79 years old and has served on the bench for almost 30 years. In 1995, I wrote an article in part defending his rules-oriented jurisprudence from what I thought were unfair attacks from Professor Laurence…
  • Jul 1

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position
    by Neil H. BuchananThe news from the Supreme Court late last week was truly historic.  The Affordable Care Act was saved from a silly lawsuit, and Justice Kennedy penned a genuinely moving affirmation of marriage equality.  Anyone…
  • Jun 30

    No Matter What They Take From Me

    No Matter What They Take From Me
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column describes the various forms that resistance to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling is likely to take. I'll let the column speak for itself on that subject because a landmark case often raises…
Rank this Week: 596

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 1

    R.I.P. Nicholas Winton

    R.I.P. Nicholas Winton
    "Nicholas Winton in Prague" by cs:User:Li-sung On the eve of WW2, Briton Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia. By his acts, the children, mostly Jewish, were saved from near-certain extermination…
  • Jul 1

    Jose Antonio Vargas: Coming Out Campaign

    Jose Antonio Vargas: Coming Out Campaign
    Inspired by Harvey Milk's 1978 "come out" speech, immigrants' rights activist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is encouraging undocumented immigrants to "come out" of the undocumented closet. As…
  • Jul 1

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration
    photo by Aletia Image Department Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia in September. In a speech planned for outside of Independence Hall, the pope will address immigration, "one of his favorite pastoral issues." It will be his…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
Rank this Week: 84

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 1

    Are carbon taxes a barrier to energy innovation?

    Are carbon taxes a barrier to energy innovation?
    Not intended as a rhetorical question. Toward the end of this interesting Vox piece on new solar technologies, there's a claim by the policy expert that "Policies like renewable portfolio standards or carbon taxes might sound…
  • Jun 29

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule
    As Prof Galle noted a few days ago, this blog has had a number of posts on student loans. I'm interested in the 2008 financial crisis, and I've been running across the Bagehot Rule a lot, which says that a...
  • Jun 24

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School
    This solution is simple. Let's go back to the old days, when all you had to do to practice law was to pass the bar exam. That will solve the problem of law school tuition. All the people who think...
Rank this Week: 1540

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector

    Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector
    Justyna Kufel (Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute) explores Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector. ABSTRACT: Agri-food sectors are commonly considered as highly regulated, traditional and of…
  • Jul 1

    Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market

    Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market
    Eduardo P. S. Fiuza and Fabiana F. M. Tito (both Ipea) explain Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market. ABSTRACT: In Brazil, mergers and acquisitions are usually analyzed by the…
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2
    Compliance Complexities Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs No matter what an agency may say in speeches about the importance of compliance and ethics efforts, if it ignores good programs in practice, then…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 1

    Volokh hits back at University of California's absurd new micro-agression policy

    Volokh hits back at University of California's absurd new micro-agression policy
    My UCLAW colleague Eugene Volokh writes in the LA Times (how he got it past the notoriously far left Times editorial board is something of a mystery): Calling affirmative action "racist" is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"
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  • Jun 30

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound
    I've just posted a new article to SSRN: Abstract: In a 2014 opinion (ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a fee-shifting bylaw, which required unsuccessful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jul 1

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold a leadership retreat in Chicago on July 29-31, 2015, in advance of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Information about the retreat (and how to register for it) is…
  • Jun 30

    ICC Prosecutor Remains Determined to Bring Justice to People of Sudan

    ICC Prosecutor Remains Determined to Bring Justice to People of Sudan
    Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said that her Office's determination to bring “independent and…
Rank this Week: 507

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 1

    She'll Always Have Pari

    She'll Always Have Pari
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended an attorney with no possibility of reinstatement for at least 120 days The referee’s conclusions that the respondent attorney violated the rules of professional conduct by willfully disobeying a…
  • Jul 1

    "Meant To Be Rich"

    "Meant To Be Rich"
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has accepted an attorney 's resignation. Such an action is "tantamount to disbarment." NewsOK had this report A Delaware County attorney known for saying to her friends she “was meant to be rich” was…
  • Jul 1

    Divorce And Abandonment

    Divorce And Abandonment
    From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended Deborah M. Marinelli of North Canton for two years, with one year stayed, for abandoning personal bankruptcy matters for 20 clients in late 2012 and...
Rank this Week: 147

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jun 29

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981 (June 29, 2015). Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration of the petition. The case is "a legal challenge to the...
  • Jun 29

    Suppressed v. Suppressed

    Suppressed v. Suppressed
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted leave to file a petition for certiorari under seal. Suppressed v. Suppressed, 14M135 (U.S. June 29, 2015). (mew)
Rank this Week: 379

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/
  • Jul 1

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect
    In the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell, federal judge Callie Granade issued an order today confirming that her earlier classwide preliminary injunction in the Strawser case is “now in effect and binding on…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State
    There are some interesting procedural issues in Musacchio v. United States, a case for which the Supreme Court granted certiorari today. It presents two questions: (1) Whether the law-of-the-case doctrine requires the sufficiency of the…
  • Jun 29

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure
    Max Raskin, an NYU law student, has posted on SSRN his article Realm of the Coin: Bitcoin and Civil Procedure, published in 20 Fordham J. of Corporate & Financial Law, No. 4 (2015). Abstract: Bitcoin is a private currency issued...
Rank this Week: 520

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    A Telling Substitution

    A Telling Substitution
    I want to make a small observation about the Court's opinion on same-sex marriage.  In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, Justice Robert H. Jackson made this famous observation about the Bill of Rights:"The very purpose…
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell on Conscience

    Obergefell on Conscience
    Douglas NeJaime & Reva SiegelAs religious liberty objections to marriage continue to mount, what does Obergefell v. Hodges have to say?Opponents have long invoked religious liberty as an argument against same-sex marriage. As an amicus…
  • Jul 1

    Fragile Democracies: An Interview with Sam Issacharoff

    Fragile Democracies: An Interview with Sam Issacharoff
    I recently spoke with Sam Issacharoff (NYU Law School) about his new book, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2015).JB: You are one of the foremost experts on American…
Rank this Week: 152

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 1

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in June

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in June
    Here is the monthly round-up: all of the land use law articles posted to the SSRN Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal in June. It is another hefty month of scholarship. This month also offers a number of...
  • Jun 30

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case
    While everyone was rightly focused on the flurry of historic decisions at the end of the Supreme Court term (including the raisins takings case, my personal favorite) the court also granted cert in an interesting sign regulation case that,…
  • Jun 29

    Horne, the Raisin Outlaw

    Horne, the Raisin Outlaw
    To piggy-back on Jessie Owley's excellent analysis from last week on Horne, readers may want to listen to NPR Planet Money's equally excellent twenty-minute story describing the peculiar nature of raisin regulation. Here is the link:
Rank this Week: 246

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Historians and the Obergefell decision

    Historians and the Obergefell decision
    Both the majority opinion and the dissents in Obergefell v. Hodges, the recent Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, are notable for their references to history. Research by legal historian Hendrik Hartog (Princeton University), among others,…
  • Jul 1

    Symposium on Hartog's "Someday All This Will Be Yours"

    Symposium on Hartog's "Someday All This Will Be Yours"
    Law & Social Inquiry 40:2 (Summer 2015), available online shortly, includes a symposium on Hendrik Hartog's Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age, with contributions from Naomi Cahn, Mary Anne Case, Nina A.…
  • Jul 1

    "Law As" III

    "Law As" III
    Eleven essays from the third “Law As...” symposium, organized by Christopher Tomlins and held at UC Irvine Law in April 2014, are out in the most recent issue of the U.C. Irvine Law Review, Volume 5, No. 2 (June 2015).  They…
Rank this Week: 44

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 19

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Jul 1

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative
    Contrasting “Pittsburgh tech is booming!” stories with “the rest of Pittsburgh is struggling” is always interesting … because those sorts of comparisons are done so rarely. But the comparison tells us and others…
  • Jun 24

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie
    20,000 new residents for the City of Pittsburgh by 2025? Mayor Bill Peduto aims low, but that’s not the real problem in the newly-released “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan. [Welcoming Pittsburgh plan here.] Still, I’ll…
  • Jun 19

    Orphans Works and Fair Use

    Orphans Works and Fair Use
    .@ARLPolicy @mmasnick and @klsmith4906 have already blogged and tweeted most of what should be said about the recent Report on Orphan Works from the U.S. Copyright Office. Like them, I’m particularly concerned about the critical tone…
Rank this Week: 1051

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 1

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?
    As I earlier noted, on June 23rd, I moderated a teleconference on proposals to shorten the Section 13(d) reporting period, currently fixed by statute and regulation at 10 days. If you don't mind registering with Proxy Mosaic, you can…
  • Jul 1

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood
    Last week Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler published "The U.S. Supreme Court's Cultivation of Corporate Personhood," in the Atlantic discussing two recent Supreme Court opinions. Greenfield and Winkler covered the ruling in Horne v.…
  • Jun 30

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy
    Last week, S.E.C Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, gave a speech, Activism, Short-Termism, and the SEC: Remarks at the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College. I agree with many of Commissioner Gallagher's views on short-termism, and (I…
Rank this Week: 198

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen
    Today, Adnan Syed filed his Motion to Re-Open Postconviction Proceedings. As should be clear to the readers of this blog, I agree with many of the arguments made in the motion: -It is "in the interests of justice" to reopen...
  • Jun 30

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne
    This seems huge to me. Yesterday, I posted an entry which discussed how Adnan's defense team failed to contact his track teammates until after October 16, 1999. But what if it turns out that at least some of these track...
Rank this Week: 625

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 1

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants to direct and expand its bar preparation program. The Director of Bar Preparation will administer and assess the…
  • Jun 30

    Remembering Who You Are and What You Want to Become

    Remembering Who You Are and What You Want to Become
    Many of our students have always been the top of the heap in public education and later college and graduate education. In law school, they find themselves with a group of colleagues who are equally bright and equally successful. Add...
  • Jun 29

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law
    The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director, Academic Success Program, William S. Boyd School of Law, Search # 15476. UNLV is a comprehensive research university of…
Rank this Week: 2038

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 1

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage
    From ABC News: Thousands of people in Puerto Rico celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage as authorities rushed to approve legislation extending marriage rights in the socially conservative U.S. territory. Just…
  • Jun 30

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law
    From The Wall Street Journal: The New York state Senate passed sweeping revisions Wednesday to alimony laws that change how some payments are set and eliminate a long-debated requirement that judges calculate the lifetime value of a license…
  • Jun 29

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge
    From The New York Times: A Kansas state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new law that would have banned the most common method of abortion in the second trimester. The law, adopted in April and the first of its...
Rank this Week: 365

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 492

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 1

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy
    Uber has announced changes to its privacy policy which take effect July 15. These changes would allow Uber to do more than rate you - it would allow them to keep detailed information about your whereabouts even when you are...
  • Jun 30

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs Victor P. Goldberg Columbia Law School 2 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract
    Given the major U.S. Supreme Court opinions that were released last week, it's no surprise that the one involving contracts, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, didn't make the headlines. The case involved an agreement for the sale of a…
Rank this Week: 291