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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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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 4

    First Circuit creates hard and firm standards before allowing sex offender penile plethysmograph testing

    First Circuit creates hard and firm standards before allowing sex offender penile plethysmograph testing
    Long-time readers likely can recall the occasional post throughout the years setting out some appellate jurisprudence as to when and how a court may rely upon or order sex offenders to be subject to penile plethysmograph testing. The First…
  • Mar 4

    Victims and law enforcement assail Gov Wolf's execution moratorium in Pennsylvania

    Victims and law enforcement assail Gov Wolf's execution moratorium in Pennsylvania
    As reported in this local article, folks in Pennsylvania unhappy with "Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to criticize that decision that they say was reached without input from…
  • Mar 4

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic piece by Molly Ball exploring what to make of the recent emphasis on criminal justice reform coming from politically-savvy billionaires. Here are excerpts: Here is the…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Mar 4

    The Latest Clinton Scandal Is Quintessentially Hillary

    The Latest Clinton Scandal Is Quintessentially Hillary
    Nobody who is familiar with the Clinton family can possibly be expected to believe this line. Vanity, as ever, is the Clintons’ meal ticket, and it is their downfall, too. Digging a little into the story today, Business Insider’s…
  • Mar 4

    Indian rapist says women to blame for being sexually assaulted | euronews, world new

    Indian rapist says women to blame for being sexually assaulted | euronews, world new
    Indian women have only themselves to blame if they venture out at night and attract the unwanted attention of others, says one of the men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang rape. Mukesh Singh was the driver of the bus...
  • Mar 4

    Microsoft's Paul Allen says he's found sunken Japanese battleship Musashi

    Microsoft's Paul Allen says he's found sunken Japanese battleship Musashi
    Tokyo: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. via…
Rank this Week: 110

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 4

    Passing Down a Private Foundation

    Passing Down a Private Foundation
    If you have a private foundation, it is time to think about who might run it after your death. The best advice for donors and heirs is to start planning. A private foundation is a lot like a family business:...
  • Mar 4

    Article on Trusting Trust

    Article on Trusting Trust
    Deborah S. Gordon (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Trusting Trust, Kansas Law Review, Vol. 63 (2015); Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-A-01.…
  • Mar 4

    Three Parent Babies Opposed by EU MEP

    Three Parent Babies Opposed by EU MEP
    As I have previously discussed, in early February Britain's House of Commons voted in favor of a bill that would allow the genetic modification of babies to prevent birth defects, which would result in the children having the DNA of...
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Mar 4

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga
    Of course the answer is yes (subject to the Statute of Frauds), but how often do they deal with millions of dollars? When the plaintiff brought Stefani Germanotta (Lady G) to the defendant producer, they agreed orally to a sharing...
  • Mar 4

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern
    This will be the first U.S.-style law school in the middle east. This "cutting edge" JD program will open in Fall, 2015. The National Law Journal has coverage here (subscr. req.). The following is Northwestern's press release: Hamad…
  • Mar 3

    Sweetbriar College to Close its Door

    Sweetbriar College to Close its Door
    Unexpectedly, Sweet Briar College has decided that its time has come. According to its leaders: Sweet Briar officials cited overarching challenges that the college has been unable to handle: the lack of interest from female high school…
Rank this Week: 1517

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/
  • Mar 4

    Roeder et al. on The Crime Decline

    Roeder et al. on The Crime Decline
    Oliver K. Roeder , Lauren-Brooke Eisen , Julia Bowling , Joseph E. Stiglitz and Inimai M. Chettiar (University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics , New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice , New York University...
  • Mar 3

    Carrington on Mississippi Innocence

    Carrington on Mississippi Innocence
    William Tucker Carrington (University of Mississippi - School of Law) has posted Mississippi Innocence: The Convictions and Exonerations of Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer and the Failure of the American Promise (Georgetown Journal of Legal…
  • Mar 3

    Argument about police access to hotel registry under Fourth Amendment

    Argument about police access to hotel registry under Fourth Amendment
    The transcript from the argument in Los Angeles v. Patel is here.
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Mar 4

    Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland-Marshall

    Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland-Marshall
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland State Law Review will be hosting Professor Lawrence Lessig on April 17, 2015. His address is “How Money (in politics) Matters.” The Cleveland State Law Review is building a symposium…
  • Mar 4

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 10

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 10
    The LSAC is now reporting that "As of 2/27/15, there are 247,698 fall 2015 applications submitted by 36,120 applicants. Applicants are down 6.9% and applications are down 8.7% from 2014. Last year at this time, we had 71% of the...
  • Mar 3

    University Naming Policie

    University Naming Policie
    I've been pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive UNC's policy on building names is. This is what it has to say about renaming: If the benefactor's or honoree's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of that name may…
Rank this Week: 61

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Mar 4

    ABA Student Writing Competition

    ABA Student Writing Competition
    The ABA Section on Environmental, Energy, and Resources just announced a student writing competition. Here's the blurb, with details about where to submit and what you can win: The Alternative Dispute Committee is pleased to announce the 2015…
  • Feb 24

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower
    Several months ago, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz made waves with a bold prediction: the United States could double its hydropower capacity by 2030. And that doubling, the Department of Energy argues, could be sustainable. If that…
  • Feb 24

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline
    On February 20, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Kavanaugh, Wilkins) issued a decision in Tesoro Alaska Co. v. FERC. Tesoro Alaska and Anadarko Petroleum ship oil on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System between points within Alaska. In 2013, FERC…
Rank this Week: 623

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Mar 4

    The Autopsy Posts: What Was the Actual Murder Window for the Death of Hae Min Lee?

    The Autopsy Posts: What Was the Actual Murder Window for the Death of Hae Min Lee?
    This is my ninth post about autopsies following my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth posts. This post is a final table-setter post for my posts on conclusions 3-5. Before I got to those posts, I wanted...
  • Mar 3

    Chain of Fools, Take 3: Chain of Custody & Generic vs. Unique Evidence

    Chain of Fools, Take 3: Chain of Custody & Generic vs. Unique Evidence
    In response to yesterday's post, I got a question about the necessity of establishing chain of custody for generic vs. unique evidence. Generic evidence is evidence that is indistinguishable from other pieces of evidence, such as a bag of…
  • Mar 2

    Chain of Fools, Take 2: Do Problems With Chain of Custody Go To Admissibility or Weight?

    Chain of Fools, Take 2: Do Problems With Chain of Custody Go To Admissibility or Weight?
    In response to yesterday's post, I got the following question: Do problems with regard to the chain of custody go to the admissibility of the evidence or just the weight of the evidence? The answer: It depends. As noted, the...
Rank this Week: 429

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/
  • Mar 4

    In Re G.Y. (Cal. Ct. App. - March 3, 2015)

    In Re G.Y. (Cal. Ct. App. - March 3, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal's call for legislative action here might well not fall on deaf ears.You're not usually going to see the Legislature fall over itself to pass a statute that favors someone who's committed a crime.  Admittedly, the…
  • Mar 3

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)
    Is this really all the Court of Appeal wants to do?It's an unpublished opinion, so I wouldn't ordinarily mention it.  But it's a guy with my last name ("Martin"), so I feel somewhat proprietary about its reputation.Andrew R. Martin files…
  • Mar 3

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)
    When you read this Ninth Circuit opinion, it seems so obviously right.  How could the district court have gotten such a (relatively) simple thing as joinder so wrong?  Obviously the various defendants were related.  Or at least…
Rank this Week: 133

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 4

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of the King v. Burwell oral argument, what I have previously called "SCOTUS kremlinology" now commences: Lawyers and law professors will dissect every question asked by the various Justices and even…
  • Mar 3

    Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell

    Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell
    By Eric SegallI had the pleasure of debating Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon on the issue of King v. Burwell and the legality of federal subsidies on federal exchanges…
  • Mar 3

    Is the Best Path to Prosperity Too Boring to Talk About? Tom Palley Doesn't Think So

    Is the Best Path to Prosperity Too Boring to Talk About? Tom Palley Doesn't Think So
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananDuring the Great Recession and its punishing aftermath, the most obvious place to begin any policy discussion was with government spending and taxing, aka fiscal policy.  Fiscal policy can seem boring…
Rank this Week: 339

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: 509

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/
  • Mar 4

    SpearIt on the Eighth Amendment

    SpearIt on the Eighth Amendment
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Evolving Standards of Domination: Abandoning a Flawed Legal Standard and Approaching a New Era in Penal Reform (Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 90, 2015) on SSRN.…
  • Mar 4

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation
    Lee Anne Fennell (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Slicing Spontaneity (Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this symposium essay, I consider the role of resource segmentation — the natural or…
  • Mar 4

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work
    Paul J. Heald (University of Illinois College of Law), Kris Erickson (University of Glasgow), & Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow) have posted The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on…
Rank this Week: 13

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 4

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case testing whether IRS tax subsidies to health-insurance purchasers on a federally-facilitated exchange violate the ACA. We…
  • Mar 3

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a per curiam opinion in excess of 130 pages, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered certain probate judges to 'discontinue the issuance of marriage licenses to…
  • Mar 3

    Court Clears Path to Internet Tax Reporting Challenge

    Court Clears Path to Internet Tax Reporting Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled today in Direct Marketing Ass'n v. Brohl that out-of-state retailers can move forward with their challenge to Colorado's requirement that the retailers notify Colorado…
Rank this Week: 194

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

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

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 51

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Reading the King v. Burwell transcript.

    Reading the King v. Burwell transcript.
    Here's the PDF of today's oral argument. I'm going to read it right now and give my immediate impressions.1. Justice Alito topped Justice Kagan at page 11, lines 7-13. Kagan had just sprung her elaborate clerks-writing-memos hypothetical, and…
  • Mar 4

    "In the shock scenario where Hillary bows out, the Democratic establishment would be initially stunned and directionless."

    "In the shock scenario where Hillary bows out, the Democratic establishment would be initially stunned and directionless."
    Says Bill Scher (at Politico), seeming to argue that some sort of order would emerge from the chaos, but — and I've read the whole thing — I'm really not sure what. Key passage:As of now, says [Democratic consultant Chris]…
  • Mar 4

    SCOTUSblog reports from the oral argument in King v. Burwell.

    SCOTUSblog reports from the oral argument in King v. Burwell.
    By Eric Citron. Excerpt:[Justice Kagan... offered (something like) the following example:  Imagine I tell law clerk A to write a memo, and law clerk B to edit law clerk A’s memo, and then I tell law clerk C to write such memo if…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Mar 4

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress yesterday. In his speech, he roundly condemned the nuclear deal being negotiated between Iran and the P5+1. The Washington Post describes the speech as a “bankshot,”…
  • Mar 4

    Hillary’s Email

    Hillary’s Email
    By now, most readers will be familiar with the news reports that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account (hdr22@clintonemail.com) for her official work while Secretary of State.  Most of the news has been about whether or not this…
  • Mar 4

    American Privacy and EU Privacy

    American Privacy and EU Privacy
    Of course the US cares about privacy, just as much, if not more, than they do in the EU.  And the data are clear that in the EU, national security and law enforcement surveillance are often subject to less formal judicial control than in…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Mar 4

    Colorado philosopher Dan Kaufman files lawsuit against University...

    Colorado philosopher Dan Kaufman files lawsuit against University...
    ...for its mistreatment of him, despite knowing about his medical conditions. I hope he succeeds against an Administration that is pretty clearly "out of control." (Earlier coverage here.)
  • Mar 4

    The virtues of timely responses to offers of admission

    The virtues of timely responses to offers of admission
    MOVING TO FRONT FROM LAST YEAR, SINCE TIMELY AGAIN (thanks to Prof. Inglis for the reminder): Students admitted to graduate school have until April 15 to respond. You can't be made to respond sooner--let me know of schools violating that...
  • Mar 4

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i
    In her contribution to Portraits of American Philosophy, she writes: A way of understanding what philosophy is came to seem to me increasingly plausible. I had already come to think that philosophy consists in a battery of problems; back…
Rank this Week: 150

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Requiring An Opt-In To Protect Data Privacy

    Requiring An Opt-In To Protect Data Privacy
    Joseph A. Tomain, Georgia State University College of Law, has published Online Privacy and the First Amendment: An Opt-In Approach to Data Processing in volume 83 of the University of Cincinnati Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. An…
  • Mar 4

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry
    The Hollywood Reporter covers tax credits, other incentives for film productions state-by-state here. Questions are arising about the administration of the film tax credit program in at least one state, Louisiana, as the state budget bleeds…
  • Mar 3

    Recorded Music and Copyright

    Recorded Music and Copyright
    Marcel Boyer, CIRANO, Université de Montréal, C. D. Howe Institute, has published The Value of Copyrights in Recorded Music: Terrestrial Radio and Beyond, as C. D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 419. Here is the abstract. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 99

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 4

    Does E-commerce Personalization Make All Consumers Vulnerable Consumers?

    Does E-commerce Personalization Make All Consumers Vulnerable Consumers?
    It is the first week of March, which in the U.S. means it is also National Consumer Protection Week. This coordinated annual effort encourages people to assert their rights in the marketplace and make better informed consumer decisions. While…
  • Mar 4

    Spain: The Right to Be Forgotten Does Not Apply to Blogger

    Spain: The Right to Be Forgotten Does Not Apply to Blogger
    In a recently reported ruling, the Spanish National High Court held that Google is not responsible for the processing of personal data on blog hosted on Google’s owned Blogger, and therefore, that the so called “right to be…
  • Mar 2

    Whatsapp at Risk of Suspension of Services in Brazil

    Whatsapp at Risk of Suspension of Services in Brazil
    A few weeks ago, a judge of the state of Piauí, in Brazil, ordered Whatsapp to suspend its activities in the country. The judge has also issued orders for the suspension of the service to all telecommunication service providers,…
Rank this Week: 222

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Tax Policy Colloquium, week 6: Ruth Mason's "Citizenship Taxation"

    Tax Policy Colloquium, week 6: Ruth Mason's "Citizenship Taxation"
    Yesterday at the colloquium, Ruth Mason discussed her paper, Citizenship Taxation.  I enjoyed reading it enough to conclude that I may want to write about this topic as well.  (I generally agree with the paper, but it’s a rich…
  • Feb 27

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Just back from the above panel, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, which provides that "participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other…
  • Feb 27

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Today, in just over an hour, I will be participating in a panel discussion regarding corporate inversions that is sponsored by Columbia Law School along with the law firm of Davis Polk.  My co-panelists will be Rosanne Altshuler, Richard…
Rank this Week: 1235

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government

    Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government
    Wolf Sauter, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Dutch Healthcare Authority; Tilburg Law School discusses Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government. ABSTRACT: Corporatism, or private interest government,…
  • Mar 4

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input
    Hiroshi Kitamura, Kyoto Sangyo University, Noriaki Matsushima, Osaka University - Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Misato Sato, George Washington University - Graduate School of Economics have written about Exclusive Contracts…
  • Mar 4

    Horizontal Mergers in the Presence of Vertical Relationship

    Horizontal Mergers in the Presence of Vertical Relationship
    Arghya Ghosh, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales - School of Economics, and Chengsi Wang, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim analyze Horizontal Mergers in the…
Rank this Week: 15

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 87

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Initial Reaction to the Argument

    Initial Reaction to the Argument
    After reading the transcript (and I certainly defer to the impressions of anyone who was actually at the Court today), I have the following observations:1.  I was pleased that the standing issue was addressed.  Nobody except Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism
    Simon LazarusOpponents of the Affordable Care Act have been caught off guard by the possibility that the challenge in King v. Burwell actually violates principles of constitutional federalism. The federalism argument has been made in two…
  • Mar 3

    The "plain meaning" of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson

    The "plain meaning" of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson
    Over on the Volokh Conspiracy, C. Boyden Gray, Adam White and Adam Gustafson--the authors of an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Galen Institute and 21 state legislators (19 from Tennessee and two from Ohio)--take issue with my post…
Rank this Week: 204

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Mar 4

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability
    This case involves a browser plug-in from IMS, whose affiliates allegedly surreptitiously installed the plug-in on users’ computers. The plug-in allegedly caused pop-up ads to appear when users visited designated websites. Reed Elsevier…
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
Rank this Week: 317

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 4

    Go On! PhD seminar: Methods of Human Rights Law Research, University of Iceland (deadline 1 April)

    Go On! PhD seminar: Methods of Human Rights Law Research, University of Iceland (deadline 1 April)
      The University of Iceland Human Rights Institute and iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at Copenhagen University, will host a seminar on “Methods of Human…
  • Mar 4

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney
    The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or a Staff Attorney. CJA is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the…
  • Mar 3

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France
    The European Court of Human Right’s decision in the case S.A.S. v. France has been subject to substantial legal commentary. It was recently featured in the ASIL Insights, where the content of the judgment, the dissent as well as…
Rank this Week: 49

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Mar 4

    Wisconsin: The Final Firework in the Antislavery Legal Movement

    Wisconsin: The Final Firework in the Antislavery Legal Movement
    This is the fourth in a series of Schoone Fellowship Field Notes. Putting Wisconsin’s antislavery heritage in perspective. Wisconsin takes great pride in its antislavery heritage, particularly the Northwest Ordinance (1787), which…
  • Mar 2

    Learning Outcomes: Consistently Developing Predictably Competent Graduate

    Learning Outcomes: Consistently Developing Predictably Competent Graduate
    Consistency and predictability—these are two principles that I have come to appreciate during my first year of law school. Schedule—predictable, every Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-9:00. Exams—unpredictable, but consistently…
  • Mar 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Referendums: Major Metropolitan Areas Out of Step With Less Populated Region

    Same-Sex Marriage Referendums: Major Metropolitan Areas Out of Step With Less Populated Region
    In most states same-sex marriage has become the law of the land by judicial decision. In a smaller number, the institution has been recognized by acts of the state legislature. Although there were numerous public referendums attempting to ban…
Rank this Week: 757

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/
  • Mar 4

    Donations to LA Mayor’s Charity Present Policy Question

    Donations to LA Mayor’s Charity Present Policy Question
    The Los Angeles Times is running a piece that calls into question the creation and use of charitable nonprofits by political leaders to raise money funding activities that accomplish the leaders’ agendas. The focus of the article is the…
  • Mar 4

    Governance Reforms of the Bernie Mac Foundation

    Governance Reforms of the Bernie Mac Foundation
    The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bernie Mac Foundation (“BMF”) has adopted numerous reforms to improve its governance following an audit by the Illinois Attorney General prompted by a journalistic probe by the Tribune. The need for…
  • Mar 3

    Issues Abound in For-Profit College Conversion

    Issues Abound in For-Profit College Conversion
    Readers of this blog are likely familiar with issues surrounding nonprofit hospital conversions. It appears that we may be witnessing a trend of conversions in the opposite direction (i.e., from for-profit to nonprofit form) in another field…
Rank this Week: 515

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 4

    Is a Typed Name on an Email a Valid Signature?

    Is a Typed Name on an Email a Valid Signature?
    Both Canadian law and American law, through their uniform e-transactions statutes, give a wide definition to ‘electronic signature’ – being essentially any information in electronic form in or associated with a document with…
  • Mar 4

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There
    Let’s be careful out there.  We have all received fraudulent emails or phone calls. To reduce the chances of being a victim, here is a Global News article on the Top 10 scams to watch out for this Fraud Prevention Month, and Tips…
  • Mar 4

    One Step Short of Disbarment

    One Step Short of Disbarment
    “Just what does it take to get disbarred?” That’s been one of the conversations ongoing this week with law students at Legal Help Centre. At Legal Help Centre, we provide experiential learning for law students and…
Rank this Week: 47

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Conference: The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and Implication

    Conference: The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and Implication
    On March 19-20, 2015, the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences will host a conference on "The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and…
  • Mar 4

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law
    Alan O. Sykes (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Economic 'Necessity' in International Law. Here's the abstract: Recent investment litigation against Argentina focuses attention on the necessity defense in customary international law and…
  • Mar 4

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum
    On May 14-15, 2015, the European University Institute will host the 2015 ESIL Research Forum. The program is here. Registration is now open.
Rank this Week: 29

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 4

    “Two Rules” Hillary

    “Two Rules” Hillary
    One set of rules for the Clintons, another set for everyone else. This is the basic approach of Bill and Hillary to public life, and the latest and still unfolding Clinton drama –this one concerning her emails– is just more…
  • Mar 3

    Shared-X

    Shared-X
    I’ll be covering Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on today’s program with an emphasis in hours two and three.  In the first hour I am using my time in the Silicon Valley on the campus of Stanford at the Hoover…
  • Mar 3

    Clintons, Scandal, and The Imperial Presidency

    Clintons, Scandal, and The Imperial Presidency
    There are a couple of scandals brewing around Hillary Clinton.  One, her use of private email when SoS, is front page NYT.  (Which, by the way, may be far more significant than just the preservation of documents for historical…
Rank this Week: 1707

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/
  • Mar 4

    No Cla

    No Cla
    A decision issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The law firm of Leeds, Morelli & Brown PC, representing 587 plaintiffs with discrimination claims against their employer, defendant‐appellant Nextel…
  • Mar 4

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended for two years as a result of a bribery conviction. Kerr was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in September 2006, and became an associate attorney with the firm of Ogle &...
  • Mar 4

    When Morgan Stanley Talk

    When Morgan Stanley Talk
    Allegations of conflict of interest were properly alleged in litigation against the Blank Rome law firm, according to this decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. the complaint alleges that defendants…
Rank this Week: 265

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 4

    Birth Tourism in the New

    Birth Tourism in the New
    In the story that is making the national news, the Los Angeles Times reports on what restrictionists will no doubt characterize as the latest episode of the alleged abuse of the American rule of birthright citizenship. The Times reports…
  • Mar 4

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship
    Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism will conduct its annual fellowship…
  • Mar 4

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider
    Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner "surrendered [yesterday] to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Mar 4

    Missing the signal

    Missing the signal
    Ed: This post originally was published under Dan's name because I was inadvertently signed-in on our administrative password. My apologies. The worst thing that can be said about the Supreme Court of Alabama's mandamus decision (besides its…
  • Mar 4

    Experiencing practical education

    Experiencing practical education
    The following guest post is by Michael Chasalow (USC Gould School of Law) and is sponsored by West Academic. Given the new ABA guidelines (and the push by many State Bars) for experiential learning, I wanted to share my experiences using…
  • Mar 4

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!
    Thanks to Orin, I see that a new online book review, The New Rambler, has been launched by editors Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule. It describes itself as reviewing "books about ideas, including literary fiction."…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 345

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 470

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: 3190

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 460

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 4

    Divorced Catholic

    Divorced Catholic
    From The New York Times: Facing millions of divorced Catholics around the world, many of whom express frustration over their status in the church, the Vatican has begun a remarkable re-examination of the church’s treatment of worshipers…
  • Mar 3

    On Cohabitation

    On Cohabitation
    From New York Post: “What are the odds you’d be in this relationship if you weren’t living with your boyfriend or girlfriend?” That’s the question Scott Stanley asks people who cohabited before they got married. Stanley, the…
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
Rank this Week: 184

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Mar 4

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
  • Mar 3

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy
    By Dina Reis, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) In its ruling of 10 December 2014 (Case XII ZB 463/13), the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) had to decide whether, despite the domestic prohibition of…
  • Mar 3

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001
    On 3 March 2015, Advocate General Szpunar delivered its opinion in the case C-681/13 (Diago Brands BV) concerning the interpretation of Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 (former Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012), in a case where…
Rank this Week: 35

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 91

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 4

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?
    The Huffington Post: How Safe Is Abortion?, by Dr. David A. Grimes: The safety of abortion depends on whom one asks. National data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that induced abortion and miscarriage are…
  • Mar 1

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization
    The Roanoke Times: Forced sterilization victims in Virginia awarded compensation: Rose Brooks would have loved to have children and a family of her own one day. “But they said, no, no, no, you can’t,” she said. Brooks, 73, of…
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
Rank this Week: 69