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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: 805

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

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 26

    Police: Woman held down husband during hatchet attack - Las Vegas Sun New

    Police: Woman held down husband during hatchet attack - Las Vegas Sun New
    An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said. via lasvegassun.com Idaho...
  • May 26

    Fact or Fiction?: A "Base Tan" Can Protect against Sunburn - Scientific American

    Fact or Fiction?: A "Base Tan" Can Protect against Sunburn - Scientific American
    Scientists came to this conclusion after studying the tanned buttocks of dozens of volunteers. In study after study they have found that a base tan affords almost no protection against future ultraviolet exposure. In fact, it actually puts…
  • May 26

    Cuteness Inspires Aggression - Scientific American

    Cuteness Inspires Aggression - Scientific American
    Whether we are pinching the cheeks of an adorable toddler or enveloping a beloved pet in a bear hug, most of us have experienced the strange drive to give something cute a gigantic squeeze. New research by two Yale University...
Rank this Week: 177

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • May 26

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning
    As we enter the home stretch of the Supreme Court term, I have been reviewing the criminal cases already decided by the Court this year. For my money, the most interesting is Yates v. United States, which presents a classic statutory…
  • Apr 6

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available
    The new issue of the Marquette Law Review includes my paper, “Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release.”  This paper expands considerably on my article on the…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Force in Philly

    Deadly Force in Philly
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a voluminous report on uses of deadly force by the Philadelphia Police Department.  In recent years, there has been a drop in both violent crime and assaults on police officers in the…
Rank this Week: 695

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 541

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 26

    Three Documents Every 18 Year Old Should Have

    Three Documents Every 18 Year Old Should Have
    It is always a good idea to plan ahead for not only your client, but also your client’s children. When a client’s child turns 18 they should have a will, healthcare power of attorney, and property power of attorney. It...
  • May 26

    Trustee Motions For New Payment Plan To Compensate Victim

    Trustee Motions For New Payment Plan To Compensate Victim
    A court appointed bankruptcy trustee who is managing the funds of the now bankrupt Life Partners Holdings has filed a motion for a new payment plan. H. Thomas Moran II was appointed in March to serve as trustee after Life...
  • May 26

    District Court Overturns Bankruptcy Court’s Living Trust Decision

    District Court Overturns Bankruptcy Court’s Living Trust Decision
    A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has overturned a bankruptcy court in a case involving the estate of Linda Castellano. The District Court has decided that the Bankruptcy court improperly held…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • May 26

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Foster v. Humphrey: Whether the Georgia courts erred in failing to recognize race discrimination under Batson v. Kentucky in the extraordinary circumstances of this death…
  • May 26

    Johnson on The Blackstone Principle

    Johnson on The Blackstone Principle
    Joel S. Johnson has posted Benefits of Error: A Dynamic Defense of the Blackstone Principle in Criminal Law (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 102, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: William Blackstone wrote, "[B]etter that ten…
  • May 26

    Johnson on Voir Dire on Criminal Justice Rule

    Johnson on Voir Dire on Criminal Justice Rule
    Vida B. Johnson (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American criminal…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • May 26

    Berry on "Just Mercy" by Stevenson

    Berry on "Just Mercy" by Stevenson
    William W. Berry III (University of Mississippi School of Law) has posted Implementing Just Mercy (Texas Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This book review essay explores the connection between Bryan Stevenson's recent…
  • May 26

    Albert on the Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada

    Albert on the Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada
    Richard Albert (Boston College - Law School) has posted The Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada (Alberta Law Review, Vol. 39 (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Scholars of comparative constitutional law would…
  • May 26

    Follesdal on Machiavelli & International Law

    Follesdal on Machiavelli & International Law
    Andreas Follesdal (Pluricourts) has posted Machiavelli at 500: From Cynic to Vigilant Supporter of International Law (Ratio Juris Volume 28 no. 2, 2015: 242-51) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Machiavelli’s 500 year old treatise The Prince…
Rank this Week: 27

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Off to Cooperstown

    Off to Cooperstown
    This week, I will be attending the 27th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I will be presenting my empirical study of the infield fly rule, which continues to evolve with the benefit…
  • May 17

    41st Annual Conference of the Sports Lawyers Association

    41st Annual Conference of the Sports Lawyers Association
    The 41st Annual Conference of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) was held this past week in Baltimore and, once again, it was a phenomenal success. The leadership of the SLA, including President Glenn Wong (UMass) and the Conference Chair,…
  • May 12

    Legal Strategy for Tom Brady and New England Patriot

    Legal Strategy for Tom Brady and New England Patriot
    Here's my strategy guide for SI.com on how Tom Brady and the New England Patriots can challenge their Deflategate punishments. I will also have an article in this week's magazine issue of Sports Illustrated on the NFL's punishment.
Rank this Week: 449

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 26

    GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy On USA Freedom Act

    GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy On USA Freedom Act
    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy joined me to open the show to discuss whether the Patriot Act would lapse: Audio: 05-26hhs-mccarthy Transcript: HH: We begin today’s program with a special shout-out to our special friends listening on…
  • May 25

    How We Think About Thing

    How We Think About Thing
    Hugh interviewed the author, and I have mentioned the book several times, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” Then, just this morning, this headline appeared in the Telegraph, “Social mobility has come to a…
  • May 24

    Calling Tom Steyer, Or Anyone Not Named “Hillary”

    Calling Tom Steyer, Or Anyone Not Named “Hillary”
    My Monday Washington Examiner column asks whether within the entire Democratic Party there is anyone willing to step up to run against Hillary Clinton, an individual whose reckless disregard for the national security as evidenced by her…
Rank this Week: 2108

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 26

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?
    I have blogged often about the rise of a donor base that demands results from the nonprofits. My theory is that an efficient charitable market, where investment ends up in the hands of those charities that will put it to...
  • May 26

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax
    Elaine Waterhouse-Wilson's recent article deals with the excess business holdings tax (IRC 4943) as it relates to ownerships in LLC's. Here is the abstract: How much should charity and business intersect? Recent trends point toward a growing…
  • May 26

    The Russian NGO Law and "the logs in our own eyes"

    The Russian NGO Law and "the logs in our own eyes"
    Accepted wisdom, lore, or legend has it that LBJ, in the dead of night when nobody was paying attention, inserted the prohibition against campaign intervention because he was running for Senatorial reelection and he wanted to shut down…
Rank this Week: 597

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
  • May 26

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    A bank account is owned by X, but Y says that the money in it belongs to Y.  So Y writes a check on the account, payable to Y, and signs X's name on it.  Assume that Y is right that the money belongs to Y.Is the act of signing X's…
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
Rank this Week: 253

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • May 26

    China Releases 2015 Military Strategy

    China Releases 2015 Military Strategy
    Today, the People’s Republic of China released its first public Chinese Military Strategy white paper. Issued by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense and the State Council Information Office, the paper outlines an…
  • May 26

    Daniel Meltzer, R.I.P.

    Daniel Meltzer, R.I.P.
    My colleague and friend Dan Meltzer passed away Sunday night after a long battle with cancer. Here is what Dean Martha Minow wrote: Colleagues, it is with profound sadness that I write to let you know that Dan Meltzer, our beloved friend,…
  • May 26

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shia militias in Iraq announced today that they have taken control of efforts to reclaim Ramadi, the capital of the country’s Anbar province which fell to the Islamic State about a week ago. Paramilitary troops have advanced to within a…
Rank this Week: 66

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 26

    "Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration"

    "Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new Brennan Center white paper authored by Lauren-Brooke Eisen. Here is its introduction (with endnotes omitted): The American criminal justice system is replete with fees that attempt to…
  • May 26

    Nebraska Gov officially vetoes bill to repeal death penalty in the Cornhusker State

    Nebraska Gov officially vetoes bill to repeal death penalty in the Cornhusker State
    As reported in this local article, "Gov. Pete Ricketts delivered Tuesday on his promise to veto legislation that would repeal the death penalty for murderers in Nebraska." Here is more on the decision and what is likely to follow…
  • May 26

    "Implementing Just Mercy"

    "Implementing Just Mercy"
    The title of this post is thew title of this notable new piece authored by William Berry III now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: This book review essay explores the connection between Bryan Stevenson's recent book, "Just…
Rank this Week: 138

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

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/
  • May 26

    Learning Through Reflection v. Learning through Practice

    Learning Through Reflection v. Learning through Practice
    Which produces greater learning: reflection on one’s experience or accumulating more experience? According to a Harvard Business School study, reflection wins out: We find that individuals who are given time to reflect on a task improve…
  • May 25

    The Importance of Teaching Metacognitive Skills to Law Student

    The Importance of Teaching Metacognitive Skills to Law Student
    I believe that teaching metacognitive skills to law students is fundamental to legal education reform. (e.g., How to Help Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Succeed in Law School, Teaching Law Students How to Become Metacognitive…
  • May 25

    What if Some Employees at Blockbuster Had Had Tenure?

    What if Some Employees at Blockbuster Had Had Tenure?
    At one time, Blockbuster was a huge, successful operation and Netflix was struggling. Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix and didn’t. Now, Blockbuster is no more, and Netflix is thriving. At the blog of Inside Higher Education (here),…
Rank this Week: 1670

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • May 26

    Money in Politic

    Money in Politic
    For decades before the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, political scientists concluded that more money helped our democracy by increasing competition. They had also concluded that it did not disadvantage Democrats, who would hold their…
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case
    I’d like to tell you about a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding religious education.[1] Quebec has a “mandatory core curriculum” which includes a Program on Ethics and Religious Culture, to teach…
  • May 12

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement
    Not long ago, I met the daughter of two of my wife’s high school teachers. Grant and Joyce Banks were legendary in Rutherford County. They traveled to the homes and met the families of every one of their students. Their purpose was to…
Rank this Week: 2317

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 26

    Lisbon Arts Organization Engages Seniors to Make Street Art

    Lisbon Arts Organization Engages Seniors to Make Street Art
    Via Colossal: LATA 65 is connecting art between generational divides, matching older citizens of Lisbon with a relatively young form of art—graffiti (“lata means “can” in Portuguese). stencils and tags, ultimately incorporating their…
  • May 26

    The Effect of Rising Levels of Acuity in Rehab and Nursing Homes on M&A Activity

    The Effect of Rising Levels of Acuity in Rehab and Nursing Homes on M&A Activity
    Here is an interesting item from a recent Senior Care Investor News, published by Irving Levin & Associates: "The rise in acuity in post-acute care is certainly having its impact in the skilled nursing M&A market. Historically,…
  • May 25

    The Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion

    The Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion
    A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute/Urban Institute highlights the positive impact of Medicaid expansion for the 50-64 age group. Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50–64 notes that "[t]he Uninsured…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • May 26

    Collateral Estoppel Establishes Violations By Former Durham DA

    Collateral Estoppel Establishes Violations By Former Durham DA
    The North Carolina Disciplinary Hearing Commission has granted judgment to the State Bar in its disciplinary charges against former Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline. The commission concluded that collateral estoppel applied as a result…
  • May 26

    No Interlocutory Appeal In Connecticut Bar Case

    No Interlocutory Appeal In Connecticut Bar Case
    An attorney may not appeal a decision directing a hearing on ethics charges, according to an opinion of the Connecticut Appellate Court. The alleged violations arose out of the plaintiff’s conduct related to his involvement as executor of…
  • May 26

    Sanctioning Discourtesy In Jersey

    Sanctioning Discourtesy In Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a reciprocal reprimand based on a sanction ordered in Delaware. The report of the Disciplinary Review Board notes the rather unusual basis for the sanction - the attorney's conduct involved his repeated…
Rank this Week: 342

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 26

    EU Data Protection Law and Media Speech

    EU Data Protection Law and Media Speech
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law; Trinity Hall, is publishing a revised version of Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression in International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2015).…
  • May 26

    The Vanishing of Section 215?

    The Vanishing of Section 215?
    The National Journal on the effects of the expiration of Patriot Act Section 215.
  • May 26

    Andy Coulson Perjury Trial Continue

    Andy Coulson Perjury Trial Continue
    Coverage here from the BBC of Andy Coulson's perjury trial. Today the jury heard from James Weatherup, a former editor, at the now shuttered paper News of the World that phone hacking was standard procedure. Mr. Coulson, a former News...
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • May 26

    UChicago's over-active spam filter

    UChicago's over-active spam filter
    If you've sent me a conference invitation or referee request to which I have not responded, please contact me again at bleiter-at-uchicago-dot-edu. I have in recent months caught one of each that somehow landed in "junk mail" for unknown…
  • May 26

    Our obsession with photograph

    Our obsession with photograph
    Irish philosopher Robert Grant comments.
  • May 26

    May 28 is "Thales Day" here in Chicago

    May 28 is "Thales Day" here in Chicago
    You heard that right. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.
Rank this Week: 188

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • May 26

    Family Film Blogging: Pitch Perfect 2

    Family Film Blogging: Pitch Perfect 2
    So, the Pitch Perfect series is not fun for the entire family (I learned this the hard way when my...
  • May 26

    A Chastened Post-Newman USAO Isn't Yet Embracing Mercy

    A Chastened Post-Newman USAO Isn't Yet Embracing Mercy
    We rarely get to point to a story in the New York Post, but I've always enjoyed its business coverage....
  • May 22

    SEC Villians Of The Week?

    SEC Villians Of The Week?
    The SEC announced an indictment against a financial advisor that got a bunch of public Georgia pension funds to invest...
Rank this Week: 97

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 26

    How To Keep Control Of Your Classroom

    How To Keep Control Of Your Classroom
    Inside Higher Ed, How Not to Lose Control of a Class: It might be every professor’s worst nightmare: losing control of a class with no hope of getting it back on track. That appears to be what happened this semester at Texas A&M…
  • May 26

    Sheppard: Tax Multinationals' Excess Cash

    Sheppard: Tax Multinationals' Excess Cash
    Forbes: Tax Multinationals' Excess Cash, by Lee Sheppard: Multinationals have too much cash. So we should tax it away from them. But that’s not how official Washington thinks. In the capitol, the surfeit of cash is being used as an excuse…
  • May 26

    Governor Brown Exempts University Of California Law Students From $1,500 Fee Increase Imposed On All Other Grad Student

    Governor Brown Exempts University Of California Law Students From $1,500 Fee Increase Imposed On All Other Grad Student
    Los Angeles Times, UC Law Students Celebrate Exemption From Supplemental Fee Increases: What was in effect a footnote in Gov. Jerry Brown's recent proposed budget for the University of California has turned into a cause for major celebration…
Rank this Week: 38

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 26

    We interrupt for a personal rant about Hollywood road closure

    We interrupt for a personal rant about Hollywood road closure
    I live in the Hollywood Hills West area of Los Angeles. As such, road closure in Hollywood affect my commute quite severely. So I was appalled and distressed when the list of June closures came out.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 25

    Remembering my dad on Memorial Day

    Remembering my dad on Memorial Day
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  • May 21

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix
    Critical race theorists and left-leaning behavioral economists (is there any other kind?) have been telling us for years that you cannot use rational actor theory to analyze discrimination. Examples:... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 89

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
  • May 26

    Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014

    Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014
    Steve Willborn asked me to post. CAS Just published: Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014. This is a collection of important articles that were published previously in one of the 25 journals of the International Association of…
Rank this Week: 103

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 26

    The School of Don Walker

    The School of Don Walker
    Several people have used the phrase “old school” when talking about Don Walker. I know what they mean and it is certainly intended as a compliment. But I want to make sure no one thinks that what Don did as a news reporter and…
  • May 24

    The Rule of Law in the United State

    The Rule of Law in the United State
    The highly regarded World Justice Project, an independent organization in Washington, D.C. that promotes the rule of law, has used 47 indicators organized around nine themes to generate a so-called “Rule of Law Index.” Using this…
  • May 13

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference
    Given the long list of controversial and major decisions to be made soon as the process of setting Wisconsin’s state budget for the next two years comes to a head, it was remarkable how much agreement there was among speakers at the…
Rank this Week: 752

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 26

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Foster v. Humphrey to the Georgia Supreme Court denying post-conviction relief. According to the petition,…
  • May 23

    Contraception Mandate Accommodation Opponents Rebuffed--Again

    Contraception Mandate Accommodation Opponents Rebuffed--Again
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Federal appeals courts this week dealt two (more) blows to opponents of Obamacare's religious accommodation to the contraception mandate. A Seventh Circuit panel ruled that the accommodation did not…
  • May 21

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court this week upheld Maryland's income tax system against a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge. The sharply divided ruling put on full display the Court's fault lines in this area, even…
Rank this Week: 256

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    DMCA hearings, phone/tablet unlocking

    DMCA hearings, phone/tablet unlocking
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan Smith Cy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 11-12: Unlocking – wireless telephone handsets and tablets Proposed class 11 would allow the…
  • May 26

    I intervene in SanMedica v. Amazon to disclose clickthrough

    I intervene in SanMedica v. Amazon to disclose clickthrough
    Kind of a busy day.  With the invaluable help of Public Citizen, I filed a motion to intervene and unseal in the SanMedica case, in which the court redacted the number of clickthroughs received by Amazon as a result of its ads using…
  • May 26

    DMCA hearings, security research, opponent

    DMCA hearings, security research, opponent
    Security research continued, opponents Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan Smith Cy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Opponents:Christian Troncoso, BSA | The Software Alliance: we support good…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
  • May 26

    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 1 258 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche Damien Geradin George Mason…
  • May 25

    Seventh Circuit Grants Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Underlying Contract Has Been Assigned

    Seventh Circuit Grants Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Underlying Contract Has Been Assigned
    Ronald and Anna Andermann had had cell phone service through US Cellular since 2000. Their service contract provided for arbitration of all claims. The contract also provided that US Cellular could assign the contract without notice to the…
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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/
  • May 26

    Ethics On The Run

    Ethics On The Run
    My review of Alice Goffman’s On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City was posted today on The New Rambler Review (an online journal edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule). As you will see, I am...
  • May 26

    Barros Named Dean of University of Toledo Law

    Barros Named Dean of University of Toledo Law
    It's my great pleasure to announce that my friend and fellow property professor Ben Barros has just been named dean of the University of Toledo's law school. Ben is currently associate dean at Widener's Harrisburg campus, where he has…
  • May 26

    Wednesday Martin's Primates of Fifth Avenue

    Wednesday Martin's Primates of Fifth Avenue
    You know what I haven't posted in a very long time? An entry on the early scholarship of the now-famous. Usually I'm in search of theses about socialism (or conservatism) by a politician or jurist. Sometimes, though, I'm looking for...
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Ryngaert, Molenaar, & Nouwen: Liber Amicorum A.H.A. Soon

    Ryngaert, Molenaar, & Nouwen: Liber Amicorum A.H.A. Soon
    Cedric Ryngaert (Utrecht Univ. - Law), Erik J. Molenaar (Utrecht Univ. - Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea), & Sarah M.H. Nouwen (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) have published What's Wrong with International Law? Liber Amicorum…
  • May 26

    Conference: Hybrid Warfare and Minoritie

    Conference: Hybrid Warfare and Minoritie
    On June 26, 2015, the Centre for International Law and Human Rights at the University of Lancaster will host a conference on "Hybrid Warfare and Minorities." The program is here. Here's the idea: This conference looks at recent trends in…
  • May 26

    Schmitt & Watts: State Opinio Juris and International Humanitarian Law Pluralism

    Schmitt & Watts: State Opinio Juris and International Humanitarian Law Pluralism
    Michael N. Schmitt (U.S. Naval War College) & Sean Watts (Creighton Univ. - Law) have posted State Opinio Juris and International Humanitarian Law Pluralism (International Law Studies, Vol. 91, p. 171 2015). Here's the…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Lean and Efficient

    Lean and Efficient
    Alberta has new government. 21 days post-election, this is not news, but I am certain that there are Slawyers who are wondering what a new government in Alberta actually means. From the news release post swearing in of Premier Notley and her…
  • May 26

    Reading: Learning, Lounging and Escaping

    Reading: Learning, Lounging and Escaping
    I did it. I read a hundred books (#100Books) on my sabbatical. The whole list can be found here. Why did I do it? I set off to read 100 books because I felt I could and I should. As lawyers, we spend so much of our time reading but so little…
  • May 26

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Stop Inappropriate Gmail Messages From Going Out With Undo…
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PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
  • May 26

    Law students’ most valuable experiences put them in the role of lawyer

    Law students’ most valuable experiences put them in the role of lawyer
    The following post is from Paula Schaefer (Tennessee) and is sponsored by West Academic. I spent the past three years chairing the review of the 1L curriculum at my law school, the University of Tennessee College of Law. As part of our…
  • May 25

    LSA Panel in Memory of Dan Markel

    LSA Panel in Memory of Dan Markel
    At 11:30 a.m. this Friday at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, there will be a Service Panel, entitled Combining Academic Work and Social Media Presence, held in Memory of Dan Markel. Panelists include former…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 26

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?
    My friend Kimberly Brown used to invite me once a year to address her Administrative Law class at University of Baltimore Law School. The topic was always the pros and cons of an Independent Counsel, operating under the auspices of...
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
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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/
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Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • May 26

    An Article On Canadian Witchcraft Law

    An Article On Canadian Witchcraft Law
    Here's an interesting piece on Canadian witchcraft law. Natasha Bakht, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Jordan Palmer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, have published Modern Law, Modern Hammers: Canada's Witchcraft Provision…
  • May 18

    The Witchcraft Accusation and the No Win Situation

    The Witchcraft Accusation and the No Win Situation
    Lapham's Quarterly offers this wonderful flowchart explaining what used to happen to those accused of witchcraft, courtesy of that impeccable guide, the Malleus Malificarum (the Hammer of Witches). Notice how difficult it is for the defendant…
  • May 6

    Harry Houdini's Spiritualism Scrapbook

    Harry Houdini's Spiritualism Scrapbook
    Via Richard Wiseman on Twitter, a blogpost by Michael Lieberman on Harry Houdini's Spiritualism scrapbook.
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 26

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause
    by Neil H. BuchananLast Wednesday, Professor Dorf's Verdict column and Dorf on Law post responded to Justice Scalia's dissent in the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.  Professor Dorf chose…
  • May 25

    Ireland's Yes Vote on Same-Sex Marriage as Seen by the SCOTUS

    Ireland's Yes Vote on Same-Sex Marriage as Seen by the SCOTUS
    by Michael DorfIreland's decisive referendum vote in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage is obviously important, indeed historic, in its own right. But inevitably one finds it hard not to see this through one's own lens. What lessons will…
  • May 23

    What would you do if you were a Supreme Court Justice?

    What would you do if you were a Supreme Court Justice?
    By Eric SegallLast week on this blog, Mike and I debated the role that personal values and prior law play in Supreme Court decision-making. This issue, of course, has been a major source of contention among legal academics, political…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Pedrioli on Race and NYT v. Sullivan

    Pedrioli on Race and NYT v. Sullivan
    Carlo A. Pedrioli, Barry University, has posted New York Times v. Sullivan and the Rhetorics of Race: A Look at the Briefs, Oral Arguments, and Opinions, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race…
  • May 26

    Lerner on Magna Carta and the Proportionality Principle

    Lerner on Magna Carta and the Proportionality Principle
    Craig S. Lerner, George Mason University School of Law, has posted Does the Magna Carta Embody a Proportionality Principle? which is forthcoming in the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal 25 (2015):American scholars often argue…
  • May 25

    New Release: "Patriation and Its Consequences"

    New Release: "Patriation and Its Consequences"
    Just released is Patriation and its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada, ed. Lois Harder and Steve Patten (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015):Few moments in Canadian history are as intriguing as the "patriation" of Canada’s…
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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/
  • May 26

    The Girl Scouts Are Covered By Federal Disability Discrimination Law

    The Girl Scouts Are Covered By Federal Disability Discrimination Law
    Barry Taylor is the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality. We enthusiastically welcome a guest blog post on the recent Runnion v. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana case. The Seventh…
  • May 22

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15
    The Fight for $15 in the United States’ second most populated city is finally over. We previously posted about how Seattle took the lead on setting the highest minimum wage in the country. This April, we highlighted how public…
  • May 20

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation
    Last month, protests erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and in response to the larger issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. These protests have furthered conversations surrounding police…
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Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 26

    Fifty Years of Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation under Title VII

    Fifty Years of Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation under Title VII
    Deborah Brake, On NOT "Having it Both Ways" and Still Losing: Reflections on Fifty Years of Pregnancy Litigation Under Title VII, 95 Boston U L. Rev. 995 (2015) From the abstract: This article . . . reflects on the past...<img…
  • May 26

    The Unintended Consequences of Family-Friendly Workplace Policie

    The Unintended Consequences of Family-Friendly Workplace Policie
    It's what the early 20th century equality feminists feared from social feminism and protective labor laws. NYT, When Family-Friendly Policies Backfire In Chile, a law requires employers to provide working mothers with child care. One result?…
  • May 25

    The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried
    On this Memorial Day, I wanted to commend the best book I have read about manhood,--in all its ambivalence, ambiguousness, and ambitiousness--and war: Tim O'Brien's matchless The Things They Carried. And for some commentary on the novel, see…
Rank this Week: 3117

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Dan Meltzer

    Dan Meltzer
    I am deeply saddened to report that Professor Dan Meltzer died Sunday evening.  With her permission, I'd like to share what Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow wrote to the HLS faculty:Colleagues, it is with profound sadness that I…
  • May 24

    Maybe Freddie Gray Should Have Made Equality Argument

    Maybe Freddie Gray Should Have Made Equality Argument
    Many friends are excited about Jill Lepore’s recent essay in The New Yorker, “To Have and To Hold: Reproduction, Marriage, and the Constitution.”  One reason is that Lepore gives a shout out to many friends. …
  • May 22

    "The Two Cultures" Lives on in Law School

    &quot;The Two Cultures&quot; Lives on in Law School
    Last week I finished reading a really interesting book by Cedric Villani, who won the Fields Prize in mathematics (the discipline's equivalent of the Nobel Prizes), for his work on (bear with me on this) Landau damping and the Boltzmann…
Rank this Week: 260

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Complicates Prior Estate Planning Device

    Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Complicates Prior Estate Planning Device
    A New York Times article six years ago reported on the use of adult adoption as an estate planning tool for same-sex couples who were prohibited by law from marrying.  The technique allows a same-sex partner to share as a beneficiary in…
  • May 26

    Another Decision Invalidating Alabama's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    Another Decision Invalidating Alabama's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    In Alabama last week, a federal district court took another step toward requiring all counties to issue licenses for same-sex marriages.  A federal district court had already issued an injunction against the attorney general and one…
  • May 26

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Steven H. Resnicoff, J. David Bleich: An Intellectual Portrait, (in Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes (eds), J. David Bleich: Where Halakhah and Philsophy Meet (Brill Academic Publishers, Forthcoming).Carl H. Esbeck,…
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