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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger

    Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger
    Bloomberg: Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger, by Michelle Fay Cortez & Zachary R. Mider: Medtronic plans to pick up a $25 million tax bill for Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak, the cost of a special penalty…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Former US Attorney Takes Plea in Tax-Return Case, Agrees to Pay $290K Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Tax Court: Frequent Flier Miles Are Income Detroit Free Press, 10 Things to Know About Corporate Inversions Forbes, Manny…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Bradley T. Borden (Brooklyn), Navigating State-Law Formalities and Tax-Law Forms of Partnership and LLC Reorganizations, 16 Bus, Ent, 4 (2014) Rachelle Holmes Perkins (George Mason), Deconstructing the Rules of Corporate Tax, 25 Akron Tax J.…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Aug 29

    Video Chutzpah, defined

    Video Chutzpah, defined
    Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his…
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
Rank this Week: 44

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Aug 29

    Wald & Pearce on Vischer on Legal Ethic

    Wald & Pearce on Vischer on Legal Ethic
    Eli Wald and Russell G. Pearce (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Fordham University School of Law) have posted What's Love Got to Do with Lawyers? Thoughts on Relationality, Love, and Lawyers’ Work (17 Legal Ethics (2014))…
  • Aug 29

    Palfreyman on Involuntary Sterilization

    Palfreyman on Involuntary Sterilization
    Eric William Palfreyman (Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law) has posted The Evolving Doctrine of Involuntary Sterilization: From Buck v. Bell to Skinner v. Oklahoma to the Present Day -- With Model Law Indicating Legislative…
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs...
Rank this Week: 14

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: 281

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 29

    Immigrant of the Day: Judge Frank Schwelb, DC Court of Appeals (RIP)

    Immigrant of the Day: Judge Frank Schwelb, DC Court of Appeals (RIP)
    A civil rights lawyer. A fair and reasonable judge. A wonderful husband. An immigrant turned naturalized citizen. These are some of the words one can use to describe Judge Frank Schwelb of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals who...
  • Aug 29

    Documentary and Play about "UndocuAsians"

    Documentary and Play about "UndocuAsians"
    As Sahra Vang Nguyen of NBC News reported in this article, a group of Asian Americans recently performed a play that portrayed their struggles with being undocumented in the United States. "The performance, 'Letters From UndocuAsians,'…
  • Aug 29

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?
    Professor Liz Keyes of the University of Baltimore brought to my attention this terrific BuzzFeed Quiz: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview? I had my Immigration Law students take the quiz with their…
Rank this Week: 43

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 29

    Understanding Probate Court Litigation

    Understanding Probate Court Litigation
    A recent case decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that probate court litigation differs procedurally from other types of litigation. Thus, when confronted with a will contest or other probate proceeding, it…
  • Aug 29

    Article on Inheritance Laws in India

    Article on Inheritance Laws in India
    Rahul Suresh Sapkal (University of Hamburg Institute of Law and Economics; Erasmus University Rotterdam) recently published an article entitled, From Mother to Daughter: Do Equal Inheritance Property Laws Reform Improves Female Labour Supply,…
  • Aug 29

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL
    A brokerage window, also known as a self-directed brokerage account, allows you to invest in almost anything in your 401(k) retirement account. While this may seem obvious, the Department of Labor is questioning whether it is helpful or…
Rank this Week: 46

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 29

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Supreme Court Review and Preview
    The John Marshall Law School will hold a U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview Program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. The law school is located at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (mew) Related articles...
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
Rank this Week: 434

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 29

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled this week in Lacano Investments v. Balash that state sovereign immunity barred a suit against a state official for his determination that streambeds claimed by the plaintiffs…
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion today in Kinney v. Barnes, the Texas Supreme Court (pictured) considered the constitutionality of requested relief on an injunction in a…
  • Aug 28

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Tenth Circuit yesterday upheld an NLRB order by a Board panel that included Craig Becker, one of President Obama's recess appointments to the Board. The court suggested that the parties might…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
Rank this Week: 55

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    "Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing..."

    "Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing..."
    "... of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to…
  • Aug 29

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.
    That's "Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946)... an American rock and pop singer... best known for her million selling 1959 song 'Pink Shoe Laces,' which made her a star when she was only 13 years old."Here's the…
  • Aug 29

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.
    What was so unsettling about President Obama in a light-colored suit?Do we think of the comic-book villain?That's Lex Luthor as President. It's pretty awful!Beyond the comic-book realm, where villains are villains and heroes are heroes, we…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Aug 29

    Merit Decision. Responsibility of Realtor for Agent’s Fraud is Question of Fact, not Law. Auer v. Paliath.

    Merit Decision. Responsibility of Realtor for Agent’s Fraud is Question of Fact, not Law. Auer v. Paliath.
    On August 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Auer v. Paliath, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3632. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, the Court held that the question of the vicarious … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.
    Moore v. Middletown In 2012, in Clifton v. v. Blanchester, 2012-Ohio-780, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a property owner outside the corporate limits of the village involved could not challenge the re-zoning of a contiguous business…
  • Aug 20

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.
    Case Background In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old, boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn manager there.  In March of…
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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/
  • Aug 29

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"
    From FindLaw. In part: The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released a new mobile app that allows riders to discreetly report criminal activity on the trains. BART Watch, available on iTunes and Android in English, Spanish, and Chinese,…
  • Aug 29

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence
    Carl E. Fisher , David L. Faigman and Paul S. Appelbaum (Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital , University of California Hastings College of the Law and Columbia University) have posted Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric…
  • Aug 29

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law
    Alex Steel (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) has posted Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law (Disciplines : the lenses of learning. Ed. Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood. Common Ground…
Rank this Week: 60

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 32

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 143

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

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/
  • Aug 29

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee
    This week the UNC administration announced the members of the search committee for the new dean of Carolina Law. They are as follows: Michael R. Smith, Dean UNC School of Government, Chair. The alumni members are Richard Y. Stevens of...
  • Aug 29

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation
    I want to announce the "Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop," which will be held at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV on October 9, 2014. Cribbing now from the call:…
  • Aug 29

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015
    From conference organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group,…
Rank this Week: 68

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Aug 29

    Federal Magistrate: The Application Form

    Federal Magistrate: The Application Form
    The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut plans to appoint a new federal magistrate. Your students might be interested in knowing what the application form looks like. It is quite thorough and, for students who aspire…
  • Aug 29

    A Model for Teaching Reflection in Legal Education

    A Model for Teaching Reflection in Legal Education
    Law schools interested in legal education reform need to teach students reflection because reflection is a key to deep learning. Timothy Casey has just posted an excellent model for reflection on SSRN: Reflective Practice in Legal Education:…
  • Aug 29

    The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion

    The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion
    Of Reptiles and Velcro: The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion by Kenneth D. Chestek. Abstract: Negative political advertising has become commonplace for one simple reason: it works. Cognitive pyschologists attribute this to a…
Rank this Week: 2444

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School
    Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the plaques, featuring two crosses, read: "Dedicated in the Year of…
  • Aug 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Smart v. Aramark Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113266 (D NJ, Aug. 15, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court reaffirmed its prior holding that an inmate, who variously claimed his relgion as Muslim or Jewish, did not have his…
  • Aug 29

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group
    In Bolivia last month, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia filed a Petition of Unconsitutionality with the country's Constitutional Tribunal challenging new provisions regulating churches. The Protestant group is challenging…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
Rank this Week: 456

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: 94

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 968

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
Rank this Week: 2094

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Aug 29

    Limiting Democracy: A Citizen’s Right to Run for Office

    Limiting Democracy: A Citizen’s Right to Run for Office
    Jim Prentice recently made headlines by announcing that if elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta among his first acts as premier would be to pass an Accountability Act setting term limits for elected members of the…
  • Aug 29

    For all "Ls": Concrete Metaphysics, Law's Logic, Ordinary Common Sense, "But For"

    For all "Ls": Concrete Metaphysics, Law's Logic, Ordinary Common Sense, "But For"
    causation (in tort), and Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges. Spoken by a bandit in the classic (movie) "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) There...
  • Aug 25

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century
    The Advantages Of Education. A Tale For Misses And Their Mammas. The Adventures Of A Pin, Supposed To Be Related By Himself, Herself, Or Itself. The Adventures Of An Irish Smock, Interspersed With Whimsical Anecdotes Of A Nankeen Pair Of...
Rank this Week: 845

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law
    CALL FOR PAPERS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS -- NEW VOICES PANEL ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS (AALS) January 2-5, 2015, Washington, D.C. The AALS Section on International Human Rights has issued a call for papers…
  • Aug 29

    Libel Tourism Lecture at the University of Denver

    Libel Tourism Lecture at the University of Denver
    Anything you publish on the Internet can be viewed almost anywhere in the world. Whether that post is actionable as defamation depends not on where it was written but on where it was viewed or "published." This creates opportunties…
  • Aug 27

    New Article on the New Chinese Trademark Law

    New Article on the New Chinese Trademark Law
    The Law Journal of the International Trademark Association has just published a useful article on the new Chinese Trademark Law, which entered into effect in May 2014. The article is by Paul Kossof and is based the book that he...
Rank this Week: 358

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy
    See Jeremiah Healy obituary The Guardian (August 22, 2014). See also Jeremiah Healy, Who Created Boston Private Eye, Dies at 66 NYTimes (September 28, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software…
  • Aug 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
Rank this Week: 595

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: 737

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 29

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law
    A California Western faculty member provided me with the announcement below (the emphasis is mine for the benefit of our readers): CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW in San Diego invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 29

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal
    BPLB's own Joshua Fershee, Professor of Law with the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University College of Law, was quoted in a Greenwire story on the Kinder Morgan deal. You can read the full story below...
  • Aug 29

    Course Objectives and Syllabi

    Course Objectives and Syllabi
    Rebecca Schuman authored a recent article in Slate entitled Syllabus Tyrannus: The decline and fall of the American university is written in 25-page course syllabi. In the article Schuman complains that in the last twenty years syllabi have…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Aug 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception
    In a summary order yesterday, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal by EDNY Judge Dora Irizarry of an Alien Tort Statute suit against two former directors of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate alleged to have…
  • Aug 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    If there were any doubt as to who Russian President Putin is supporting in Ukraine, there sure isn’t now: today, Putin directly applauded pro-Russian separatist rebels there. Putin attributed the offensive to the rebels—and…
  • Aug 29

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary
    On February 19, 2013, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted an order for the production of certain tangible things, applied for by the FBI pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1861, and issued an opinion explaining its decision to grant…
Rank this Week: 81

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 29

    Detroit Bankruptcy Case – Judge Chastises Attorneys for Claiming Mediator Bia

    Detroit Bankruptcy Case – Judge Chastises Attorneys for Claiming Mediator Bia
    In the Detroit bankruptcy case, one of the creditors claimed that the mediators – one of whom is the Chief US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan – were biased in favor of some philanthropic creditors. …
  • Aug 27

    Negotiating the Recline Function on your Airline Seat

    Negotiating the Recline Function on your Airline Seat
    After yesterday’s diverted flight in which a United plane had to land over a dispute regarding someone’s right to recline their seat, I think I see a business opportunity for dispute resolution.  Josh Barro for The Uphot in…
  • Aug 26

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th
    On Saturday Sept. 27th the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will be hosting the 6th Annual Aspiring Law Professors Conference.  The conference is valuable for anyone considering a career as a law…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 1, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:A Century after Sarajevo: Reflections on World War I Ja Ian Chong & Todd H. Hall, The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today: Missing the…
  • Aug 29

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System
    Kenneth Anderson (American Univ. - Law), Daniel Reisner (Israel Defense Forces), & Matthew C. Waxman (Columbia Univ. - Law) have posted Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon Systems (International Law Studies,…
  • Aug 29

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy
    Øystein Jensen (Fridtjof Nansen Institute) has published The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Here's the abstract:As the world’s coastal states go about dividing up the…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Aug 29

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health On September 9 Apple is hosting its ‘Wish We Could Say More’ event. In the interim we will be deluged with usually uninformed speculation about the new iPhone, an iWatch wearable, and who knows what...
  • Aug 28

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech
    Reversing its previous deference to corporate speech interests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit came down in favor of consumer protection in a July 29 decision. In American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the…
  • Aug 27

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery
    (Warning: this post discusses the pilot episode of the Lottery, a show that debuted on Lifetime in mid-July. If you want to be surprised by the basic plot elements of the show, perhaps hold off on reading this…). I have...
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 29

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court
    By Eric Pilch, Paralegal, Strategic LitigationToday's Innocence Blog features a post by guest blogger Eric Pilch, who works for the Innocence Project's Strategic Litigation Department, identifying promising test cases, evaluating case…
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
Rank this Week: 600

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Aug 29

    Jindal's Lawsuit Against Feds Is an Overstatement, But Oklahoma's Would Have Merit

    Jindal's Lawsuit Against Feds Is an Overstatement, But Oklahoma's Would Have Merit
    Wednesday Gov. Bobby Jindal filed suit against the Department of Education over its requirement that states applying for Race to the Top Funds adopt the Common Core Curriculum. Yesterday, the Department of Education withdrew Oklahoma's No…
  • Aug 28

    More Common Core Resistance: This Time in Florida

    More Common Core Resistance: This Time in Florida
    Following Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's decision this week to sue the federal government over Common Core, yesterday a central Florida county board of education opted out of all state-mandated testing in what a board member called “an…
  • Aug 28

    L.A. School District Will No Longer Issue Citations for Minor Offense

    L.A. School District Will No Longer Issue Citations for Minor Offense
    New LAUSD guidelines for minor offenses Derek posted yesterday about a case that shows how school-related juvenile charges can derail a student's education. The Los Angeles Unified School District announced last week that it is taking steps…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Allan Shampine, Compass Lexecon are Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand. ABSTRACT: Standard…
  • Aug 29

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison
    Maurizio Naldi, University of Rome II and Marta Flamini, Universita Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) provide The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison. ABSTRACT: Concentration…
  • Aug 29

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly
    Stephen P. King, Monash University - Department of Economics; Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR); Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia (ERA) and Demitra Patras, Monash University - Department of Economics…
Rank this Week: 16

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Aug 29

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!
    We make every effort at the blog to publicize as many land use law events as possible. Given the blog's readership, we tend to focus on events held at law schools and practitioner events that are national in scope. That...
  • Aug 28

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton C. Martin (unaffiliated) recently published, Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties, in the spring edition of Urban Lawyer. Here is the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be…
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2
    Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post. To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide I have all the cases, as well as links to...
  • Aug 29

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
    If you write about arbitration, dispute resolution in general, or related topics (mandatory arbitration clauses come immediately to mind), you may be interested in presenting your current research at the AALS ADR Section’s Eighth Annual…
  • Aug 28

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find
    "Fedexgroundtruck" by Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia - According to FedEx, the people who drive up to your house in FedEx trucks, wearing FedEx uniforms and delivering FedEx packages are not FedEx employees. They are independent…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
Rank this Week: 84

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution
    Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School; Michael Douma, James Madison University; Hans Lind, Yale University; and Brian Patrick Quinn have posted Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution: Before its ratification, the United…
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh, University of Richmond School of Law, has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions.  Here is the abstract:It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs to have…
  • Aug 28

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"
    New from Columbia University Press is Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice by Marion Holmes Katz, a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University:Juxtaposing Muslim scholars’…
Rank this Week: 34

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
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