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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/
Rank this Week: 1

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/
  • Oct 20

    Blomley on First Nations' Indigenous Land & Title in Canada

    Blomley on First Nations' Indigenous Land & Title in Canada
    Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Department of Geography) has posted Making Space for Property on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A modern day treaty process in British Columbia, Canada, involving First Nations and the federal…
  • Oct 20

    Silverstein on the Warren Court & Congre

    Silverstein on the Warren Court & Congre
    Gordon Silverstein (Yale University - Law School) has posted The Warren Court and Congress: Both Necessary - Neither Sufficient on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When we hear the words ‘Warren Court’ and ‘Congress’ most people silently…
  • Oct 20

    Stephanopoulos on Campaign Finance Law & Alignment of Voter Preferences with Policy Output

    Stephanopoulos on Campaign Finance Law & Alignment of Voter Preferences with Policy Output
    Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Aligning Campaign Finance Law (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 100, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Campaign finance law is in crisis. In a series of recent…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Oct 20

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix
    One of the hallmarks of a civilized political system is respect for the right of a fair trial. In the United States, the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases is regarded as fundamental to the American scheme of justice. If defendants…
  • Oct 16

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach
    In his book, Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish takes the position that faculty may not advocate political or moral views in the classroom. Indeed, he claims that if “an idea or policy is presented as a candidate for…
  • Oct 16

    This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything
    The Vatican report issued Monday, October 13, is a preliminary document, intended to mark the halfway point of a synod convened to discuss the family. Documents like that aren't supposed to excite passions. They're supposed to be sleepy,…
Rank this Week: 958

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Leagues Move to Block NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Likely

    Leagues Move to Block NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Likely
    As I mostly predicted correctly on Friday, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA responded today to New Jersey's latest effort to bring legal sports betting to the Garden State. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Christie Chris…
  • Oct 20

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato
    Last year at a conference I met Sean Stellato, an NFL agent based in Massachusetts. Sean has over a dozen clients on the Patriots and other NFL teams. Sean has since become an insightful and candid mentor to my UNH Law students who are…
  • Oct 18

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom
    With yesterday's bombshell announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation partially repealing the state-law prohibition against sports wagering and withdrew his federal court motion seeking to clarify and/or…
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Oct 20

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation
    I saw fellow blogger Brian Galle today at a seminar, and he properly chided me for not following up my post of a couple of days ago with my promised second post on Hotze, the Obamacare case on whether the...
  • Oct 19

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service
    James Surowiecki is the economics correspondent for the New Yorker. Lots of times he does a nice job explaining difficult concepts in ways that are accessible to the lay public. Last week’s column on “payments for economic services”…
  • Oct 11

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case
    Since Friday I gave a talk at Hillsdale on Halbig, and Monday I give a talk at Notre Dame about Hobby Lobby, I wondered if I had anything to say on Sissel v. HHS (DC Circuit, No.13-5202) and Hotze v....
Rank this Week: 4602

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 20

    R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta

    R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta
    Our immigrant of the day just last month, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away Monday. Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta became a U.S. citizen in 1971. He is known for many things, not the least...
  • Oct 20

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa
    Dan Patrick is running for Liutenant Governor of Texas. And he wants you to know that "ISIS terrorists threaten to cross our border and kill Americans." The only thing standing in their way? "The Texas Rangers and National…
  • Oct 20

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director
    Photo courtesy of IMDb Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director Born in Berlin in 1931, the renowned film and theater director Mike Nichols began his career as an actor in a comedy troupe before making his Tony...
Rank this Week: 94

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Oct 20

    Happy Birthday NOTA! (Now Go Away)

    Happy Birthday NOTA! (Now Go Away)
    Yesterday marks the thirtieth anniversary since passage of the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) and, as noted by Eric Posner over at Slate, no one is celebrating. Instead, the growing gap between kidney need and supply, documented by Phil…
  • Oct 20

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct
    It’s an important time to analyze the impacts on the use of adjuncts of the downturn in law school enrollment and of the Post Macrate Report efforts to change law schools and perhaps reduce the costs. Historically, financial expediency…
  • Oct 20

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge
    We're pleased to welcome David Lander for a visit to the Lounge. David is a long-time adjunct professor for Saint Louis University School of Law where he teaches courses in bankruptcy, economic justice, and the history, impacts and regulation…
Rank this Week: 111

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 20

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!
    I typically teach Corporate Finance as a planning and drafting course to 3L law students in the fall semester each academic year. (See my part of this transcription for some details.) This year is no different in that regard. I...
  • Oct 20

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015
    The following announcement comes to us from Alicia Plerhoples (Georgetown). The 14th annual transactional clinic conference will be held at UMKC School of Law in Kansas City, Missouri and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is serving as a…
  • Oct 20

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is looking for someone to teach commercial or business law courses. A copy of the job listing is here.
Rank this Week: 139

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 20

    R&B Singer's Estate Goes to Widow

    R&B Singer's Estate Goes to Widow
    Suburban Philadelphia Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. The judge stated that a…
  • Oct 20

    Sale Over Nazi Looted Artwork Wreaks Havoc

    Sale Over Nazi Looted Artwork Wreaks Havoc
    A dozen relatives of Ludwig and Margret Kainer, German Jews whose vast art collection was seized by the Nazis, are stepping forward to object the $11 million sale of Edgar Degas’s “Danseuses.” The masterpiece was sold as part of a...
  • Oct 20

    Mean Will

    Mean Will
    While Shakespeare is known for his literary brilliance, his will was a rather mean document. In it, he did not refer to his wife by name and all he bequeathed to her was his “second-best bed.” What kind of message...
Rank this Week: 60

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    New project

    New project
    I've been reluctant to mention this here, for fear of jinxing a still inchoate new thing, but I appear to be moving towards (and into) a new book project, inspired by one of the small sidelights in the Piketty article that I coauthored with…
  • Oct 20

    More travel and recent travel

    More travel and recent travel
    I will be reprising my talk on the Piketty book in a talk at the University of British Columbia Law School in Vancouver on Monday, October 27.  Details here.Good session in Charlottesville last Thursday when I last presented this paper,…
  • Oct 17

    Bill Gates on Piketty

    Bill Gates on Piketty
    As promised in an earlier post, here are some thoughts on Bill Gates' recent blog post on Piketty.By the way, I would see no reason to take notice of this just because he's Bill Gates.  That does indeed in a way automatically make it of…
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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
  • Oct 20

    7 Member Supreme Court Votes 4-1 to Suspend One of its Own

    7 Member Supreme Court Votes 4-1 to Suspend One of its Own
    This is ugly.  PA Supreme Court has voted to suspend one of its members for various infractions, including the dissemination of pornographic emails from work computers.  The suspension order issued per curium, but apparently…
  • Oct 19

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”
    Every now and then, a fortune cookie dispenses with advice that is so spot-on you just have to keep the little sliver of paper tucked away.  Here is my fortune cookie keeper of all time: “Be careful of those that meet you at the…
  • Oct 19

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One
    Below the fold I will post the Introduction of my revised paper, which I’m tentatively calling “The Bill of Rights Reconsidered.”  (It’s not a great title, but it’s good enough for now.)  As some…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
  • Oct 19

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"
    Article at Tampa Bay Tribune. Excerpt: A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment...
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Oct 20

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support
    Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference December 8, 2014 at Suffolk University Law School 10:00 - 2:45 Morning Workshop: Sara…
  • Oct 19

    Law School Action Comics #7

    Law School Action Comics #7
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Oct 17

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community
    Please welcome Mary Ann Becker! Mary Ann is the Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support at Loyola Unviersity Chicago School of Law. Thank you to Jennifer Brendel, the Director, for providing more information on Mary Ann:…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 54

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 20

    Dark Sites and the Bill of Right

    Dark Sites and the Bill of Right
    The Hernandez family appealed, and, this June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit handed down its decision in Hernandez v. United States. Building upon the Supreme Court's reasoning in Boumediene v. Bush, which held that foreign…
  • Oct 20

    The Coming Swarm: Robotics on the Battlefield | RealClearDefense

    The Coming Swarm: Robotics on the Battlefield | RealClearDefense
    Uninhabited vehicles, like the Predator aircraft or the Packbot ground robot, have already proven invaluable in today’s conflicts. As uninhabited vehicles incorporate increasing automation and become true robotic systems, they will have…
  • Oct 20

    Why deflation is so scary - Yahoo Finance

    Why deflation is so scary - Yahoo Finance
    Deflation was a concern back in 2010 and it’s a fresh worry now as oil prices plunge, the stock market wavers and consumers put spending plans on hold. via finance.yahoo.com
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Oct 20

    Getting a Seat at the Table: New Mandatory Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards of Director

    Getting a Seat at the Table: New Mandatory Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards of Director
    Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced new rules requiring Canadian public corporations to disclose policies and procedures put in place to get more women on their boards of directors and into senior management positions,…
  • Oct 20

    Moon for Sale?

    Moon for Sale?
    Just who owns the moon? It turns out no one is supposed to: Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on colonising celestial…
  • Oct 20

    Wren was a Scientist too!

    Wren was a Scientist too!
    Happy Birthday Christopher Wren, famous architect and scientist too!
Rank this Week: 900

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 20

    First Circuit Finds Billboard Company has Standing in First Amendment Challenge to Massachusetts Scheme

    First Circuit Finds Billboard Company has Standing in First Amendment Challenge to Massachusetts Scheme
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reversing the district judge, a unanimous panel of the First Circuit held that a billboard company had standing to challenge the Massachusetts regulatory scheme in Van…
  • Oct 18

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today rejected the applications by the Justice Department and civil rights groups to vacate the Fifth Circuit's stay of a district judge's injunction against Texas's voter ID law,…
  • Oct 17

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Judge John Sedwick's opinion in Connolly v. Jeanes is a mere four pages, noting that the requirement of a "lengthy and detailed opinion" is now obviated…
Rank this Week: 450

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 178

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 20

    "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby"

    "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby"
    Lyman Johnson and David Millon have just posted a very interesting paper on Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby, THE BUSINESS LAWYER, Vol 70 - November 2014, available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 20

    Todd Henderson and I apparently are big in Taiwan

    Todd Henderson and I apparently are big in Taiwan
    Todd posted that: Here's what apperars to be the relevant passage: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 20

    I'm puzzled by the Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation

    I'm puzzled by the Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation
    A friend recently emailed, raising a question about the new Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 5151285 (Del.Ch.2014).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Oct 20

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion
    Caitlin E. Borgmann (CUNY School of Law) has posted The Constitutionality of Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusions (University of Illinois Law Review, p. 1059, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout its history, this country has…
  • Oct 20

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Los Angeles v. Patel: (1) Whether facial challenges to ordinances and statutes are permitted under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether a hotel has an expectation of privacy…
  • Oct 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 356 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett…
Rank this Week: 180

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

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/
  • Oct 20

    Misunderstanding Rule 11

    Misunderstanding Rule 11
    Via Slate, the lame-duck attorney general of Arizona cited FRCP 11 sanctions as a basis for no longer defending (or appealing, although that would be covered by FRAP 38) same-sex marriage bans. The argument, it seems, is that defending the…
  • Oct 20

    Whose job is it, FRE edition

    Whose job is it, FRE edition
    I finally got around to reading the argument in Warger v. Schauers, dealing with whether FRE 606(b) prohibits inquiry into jury deliberations in trying to show that a juror was untruthful during voir dire. During the argument, counsel for…
  • Oct 20

    Parents and the Privacy of Their Children

    Parents and the Privacy of Their Children
    In a fascinating article about her son’s relationship with Siri in yesterday’s New York Times, Judith Newman does a terrific job illustrating some key benefits of artificial intelligence. Newman observes how Siri has infinite patience for…
Rank this Week: 88

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Oct 20

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)
    (Link to today's interview on Fred Dicker: Live at the State Capitol below) Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his selection for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. He appointed a very fine judge, Leslie Stein, instead of…
  • Oct 12

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As all Court watchers and political junkies in New York know, Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately chose not to make his pick for the Court of Appeals by the deadline. Instead, on that day, Friday, October 3--the end of the 30-day period in…
  • Sep 29

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As now added to the previous post, Part 3, the Albany County Bar Association changed its rating of Preeta D. Bansal upon appeal from "Not Qualified" to "Qualified." As reported by Joel Stashenko in the New York Law…
Rank this Week: 1519

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media

    The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media
    Bruce Etling, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society has published Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests as Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-13. Here is the…
  • Oct 20

    The April 2014 911 Outage

    The April 2014 911 Outage
    The FCC has released a report and recommendations on the April 911 outage. The outage began April 9 and hit seven states, including North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington. At the time, CenturyLink, a company located in Louisiana, explained…
  • Oct 17

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment
    John D. Moore, Brooklyn Law School, has published In the Same Boat: Leaks, the Press, and the First Amendment at 18 Holy Cross journal of Law and Public Policy 137 (2014). Here is the abstract. In the Same Boat offers...
Rank this Week: 17

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
  • Oct 8

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport
    The U.S. government has decided to move ahead with plans to begin screening passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at five U.S. airports. The screenings will be conducted by representatives of the Center for Disease Control…
  • Oct 6

    U.S. Government to Discuss Ebola Screening with A4A

    U.S. Government to Discuss Ebola Screening with A4A
    Representatives from top industry trade group Airlines for America reportedly met with U.S. government officials today to discuss the utility of introducing additional passenger screening measures to prevent spread of the Ebola virus. There…
Rank this Week: 1084

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Sanchirico Presents International Tax and Ownership Nationality Today at Northwestern

    Sanchirico Presents International Tax and Ownership Nationality Today at Northwestern
    Chris Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) presents As American as Apple, Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Northwestern today as part of its Law and Economics Workshop Series organized by Bernard Black:…
  • Oct 20

    Heath Presents Taxation as Collective Consumption Today at McGill

    Heath Presents Taxation as Collective Consumption Today at McGill
    Joseph Heath (Toronto) presents Taxation as Collective Consumption? at McGill today as part of its Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Allison Christians and Daniel Weinstock: Individuals express a surprisingly pervasive…
  • Oct 20

    Dharmapala Presents Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World Today at Loyola-L.A.

    Dharmapala Presents Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World Today at Loyola-L.A.
    Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago) presents ​Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series: The tax treatment of interest expenses in a multijurisdictional setting raises…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Oct 20

    Harvard Law Profs Criticize University’s Sex Harassment Policy

    Harvard Law Profs Criticize University’s Sex Harassment Policy
    28 Harvard law professors, both present professors and emeritus professors, have criticized the university’s new policy, focusing primarily on its definition of sexual harassment and on its procedures for dealing with incidents. The…
  • Oct 20

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum
    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum by Debra Moss Curtis. Abstract: It is indisputable that law schools are clamoring for and working toward change in their…
  • Oct 19

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour
    A new article accepted for publication by the Journal of the Legal Professional and just posted to SSRN argues that clients should learn to stop worrying and love the billable hour (to borrow from Mr. Kubrick). The author, Jonathan Choi...
Rank this Week: 1818

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 20

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender
    I just came across this notable Boston Globe article discussing this notable speech delivered late last week by the new Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Here is how the Globe article starts: The head of the state’s…
  • Oct 20

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan
    As reported here and here at SCOTUSblog and here at How Appealing and here at Crime & Consequences, the Supreme Court this morning issued this order list which included one notable GVR and three grants of certiorari. All of this...
  • Oct 20

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"
    The title of this post is not merely the question I had for a few Justices after the denial of cert last week in Jones v. US (lamented here and here), it is also the headline of this new National...
Rank this Week: 143

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 649

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/
  • Oct 20

    Chronicle article indicts academese

    Chronicle article indicts academese
    A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article is bluntly titled “Why Academics Stink at Writing.” Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor and author of The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st…
  • Oct 15

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 10

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference
    The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) conference has just opened with three legal writing stars. Pictured here are: Linda L. Berger, the Family Foundation Professor of Law at the Univeristy of Nevada at Las Vegas, who is the current...
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Oct 20

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report
    U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s report on “mass surveillance” may signal increasing conflict between the US and world bodies on surveillance issues.  The U.N. report makes sweeping normative claims but fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?
    Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties–ones justly viewed as imposing significant constraints on all signatories. Down the road, the United States occasionally…
  • Oct 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched new airstrikes in Kobani, a Syrian town along the Syrian-Turkish border. Reuters reports on the airstrikes. CNN reports that at least 70 ISIS…
Rank this Week: 128

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: 1617

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 20

    Paths to Success: As Varied as the Lawyers Who Follow Them

    Paths to Success: As Varied as the Lawyers Who Follow Them
    “Diversity” describes the characteristics of a group. When we examine how diversity influences the profession as a whole, it’s easy to lose sight of the experience of being an individual lawyer, with specific identity…
  • Oct 20

    The Honourable Louise Arbour Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame

    The Honourable Louise Arbour Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame
    On Saturday The Honourable Louise Arbour‘s star was unveiled on Canada’s Walk of Fame along with those of the other inductees The Band, Jeff Healey, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Reynolds and Hayley Wickenheiser. #CWOF2014 Inductee…
  • Oct 20

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School
    It’s Open Access Week this week, an opportunity to highlight efforts to promote, facilitate and otherwise support access to cultural, scientific and legal information. If you’re on campus at York University this Friday…
Rank this Week: 56

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 20

    BP Cert Petition Denied

    BP Cert Petition Denied
    BP's petition for cert was denied today. You can find the order here. You can find the cert filings at SCOTUSBLOG. The time to review whether this class action settlement was permitted under Rule 23 was when it was originially...
  • Oct 14

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement
    The papers in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement cert petition are mostly in. The case is BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. -- you can find the documents on SCOTUSBLOG. BP's basic argument is…
  • Oct 14

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla
    NYU's new Center on Civil Justice is hosting a conference on November 7 titled "The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class." Here's a bit more information for those in the area who might be interested...
Rank this Week: 425

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
  • Oct 20

    Conflict Resolution Flash Mob

    Conflict Resolution Flash Mob
    What a fun way to celebrate Conflict Resolution Day.  Thanks to both Sharon Press (Hamline) and Bobbi McAdoo (Hamline) for sending it along.  And did I get a glimpse of Sharon in that video?  
  • Oct 16

    Newell on Redefining Attention

    Newell on Redefining Attention
    Lauren Newell (Ohio Northern) has published “Redefining Attention (and Revamping the Legal Profession?) for the Digital Generation” on SSRN. The abstract: With computers, text messages, Facebook, cell phones, smartphones, tablets,…
  • Oct 15

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?
    Cardozo Law School and its Journal of Conflict Resolution are sponsoring the Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium, “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?”, on Monday, November 3, 2014 starting at 8:30 a.m.  The impressive line-up of…
Rank this Week: 2005

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/
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
  • Oct 17

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case
    Sarah J. Adams-Schoen has a nice summary of a recent, important New York fracking case on her blog. She has agreed to let us re-post it here: Yesterday, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a last-ditch industry...
Rank this Week: 341

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Turner, "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South"

    Turner, "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South"
    The September 2014 issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era includes an article of interest: "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South," by Felicity Turner (Armstrong State University). Here's a…
  • Oct 20

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial, which appears in the William & Mary Bill of Rights 28 (2014): 811-80.  Here…
  • Oct 19

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"
    New from Palgrave Macmillan: Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012 (June 2014), edited by Rebecca Probert (University of Warwick). The Press explains: Today, almost half of all children are born outside marriage,…
Rank this Week: 84

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence
    Florian LEON (CERDI) analyzes Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence. ABSTRACT: Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence Whether competition helps or hinders small…
  • Oct 20

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor
    Ralf Dewenter (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) and Jurgen Rosch, (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) describe Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitors. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the incentives of a vertical…
  • Oct 20

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne
    Bjorn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder argue to Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairness. ABSTRACT: Is competition perceived as a fair procedure? We report data from laboratory experiments where a…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Oct 20

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull
    Class action lawsuits can be a great way for consumers to obtain much necessary leverage against potentially overreaching corporations in ways that would have been impossible without this legal vehicle. But they can also resemble mere…
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice
    In Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, LP, Patricia Atalese, contracted with U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (LSG), for debt-adjustment services. The contract contained an arbitration provision, but the provision did not mention that…
  • Oct 17

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration
    The Alliance for Justice has released a documentary on forced arbitration called Lost in the Fine Print. It's very well-done, highly watchable (meaning your students will stay awake and off Facebook during a viewing), and educational. I…
Rank this Week: 269

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Oct 20

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol
    Joining the Legislation Law Prof Blog to discuss the successes of the McGeorge School of Law Legislative and Public Policy Clinic are Professors Melissa Brown and Rex Frazier. McGeorge School of Law students in the Legislative and Public…
  • Oct 17

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.
    The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a non-profit civil rights law and policy organization based in Washington, D.C.. It’s primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and…
  • Oct 17

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue
    This month, our friends at the Leadership Conference released a report that "seeks to raise awareness among the civil rights and other communities about the need for stronger minimum wage policy to advance equity and fair pay for individuals…
Rank this Week: 2746

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 20

    Dept. of Education Publishes Final Clery Act Amendment

    Dept. of Education Publishes Final Clery Act Amendment
    The U.S. Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act today. Below is the Clery Center's summary of college campuses' expanded…
  • Oct 20

    Wonder Why School Funding Litigation Has Come Back With a Vengeance?

    Wonder Why School Funding Litigation Has Come Back With a Vengeance?
    In the past months, I have commented on school finance litigation in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Mississippi; reports decrying the state of funding in Georgia and Wisconsin; and steps by the…
  • Oct 20

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation
    The DC Office of Human Rights' (OHR) report on bullying in DC schools is now available. Its particular focus is an assessment of schools' compliance with the District's 2012 anti-bullying law, which required that schools adopt specific…
Rank this Week: 2950