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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: 2453

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service
    ACLU of Illinois reports on a complaint it filed last month with the Illinois Department of Human Rights charging Bernadine’s Stillman Inn in Galena, Illinois with religious discrimination. After reserving the Inn for their…
  • May 27

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right
    An AP article posted yesterday provides a useful state-by-state summary of legislative activity and executive orders this year in 35 states relating to religious freedom, including bills that specifically protect religious views relating to…
  • May 27

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College
    In American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey v. Hendricks, (NJ App., May 26. 2016), a New Jersey state appellate court held that grants to two religious colleges for capital improvements violate the provision in the New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 97

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 28

    The Virtues of Legal Academia

    The Virtues of Legal Academia
    I want to sincerely thank the entire Faculty Lounge crew for letting me hang out here for the month, but it's time for me to sign off. I have weddings to attend, courses to prepare, and doctoral work to attend...
  • May 27

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth
    Readers of this blog may recall that I am no fan of Prof. Jasbir Puar, who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers. I think that her constant critique of Israel is exaggerated, distorted, one-sided, and hyperbolic. She recklessly…
  • May 27

    Comparative Toilet

    Comparative Toilet
    With the issue of transgender access to restrooms of their own choice potentially heading to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few years, it may be interesting for readers to know that this issue has recently been addressed by...
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • May 28

    Memorial Day Weekend In Our Pepperdine Neighborhood

    Memorial Day Weekend In Our Pepperdine Neighborhood
    Amazingly, no one was hurt when a car flew into our neighborhood pool at 6:00 p.m. tonight.
  • May 28

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Dan Markel Killing Investigated As Murder for Hire, 5-6 More Arrests Expected Man Arrested In Murder Of Dan Markel More On Canaries In The Law School Coal Mine Small Bar Prep Company Files $50 Million Antitrust Action Again BARBRI, 11 Law…
  • May 28

    Study Shatters Myth That Millionaires Migrate To Low Tax State

    Study Shatters Myth That Millionaires Migrate To Low Tax State
    Cristobal Young (Stanford), Charles Varner (Stanford), Ithai Z. Lurie (U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Analysis) & Richard Prisinzano (U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Analysis), Millionaire Migration and Taxation of the…
Rank this Week: 121

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 28

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"
    Kent Scheidegger has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Yet neither the House bill nor the Senate bill includes recklessness in its defaultmens rea provision. The Senate bill (S. 2298) requires "willfully" and the House…
  • May 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 481 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016 2…
  • May 27

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"
    From The New York Times: It’s official: On Wednesday night, Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy on an incredibly contentious issue, calling on governments around the world to “decriminalize consensual sex work.”…
Rank this Week: 60

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 28

    Two Cambodian Deportees Write on Their Deportation, Call for Fairness in Law

    Two Cambodian Deportees Write on Their Deportation, Call for Fairness in Law
    The Long Beach Press Telegram has a powerful column written by two former Long Beach, CA residents who were deported to Cambodia. Sophea Phea and Veasna Seng came to the US as children with their families, who were refugees. They...
  • May 28

    A Conversation with Judge Eugenia Eyherabide

    A Conversation with Judge Eugenia Eyherabide
    Photo via The San Diego Union-Tribune Yesterday we heard from San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eugenia Eyherabide. Judge Eyherabide’s background is in prosecution at both the state and federal level. She spent the majority of our…
  • May 28

    First Impressions at Federal Court

    First Impressions at Federal Court
    The Immigration Law & Border Enforcement cohort Guest post, Julia Ponce, student at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University A mother and child sit outside a federal court room on a Friday morning. The child cries...
Rank this Week: 130

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 28

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Red Dirt, "Memories" and "I've Been Down So Long," 1970

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Red Dirt, "Memories" and "I've Been Down So Long," 1970
    Another piece from the one and only 1970 album of this late 1960s Yorkshire band that started in the blues, branching out into psychedelic and folk styles. Here's the opening song, "Memories": And here's the closing item from the same...
  • May 28

    For readers in Los Angele

    For readers in Los Angele
    I'm supposed to be on Gurvey's Law today from 2-3 pm Pacific time, 790 KABC talk radio. Not sure whether it is live-streamed. I had an enjoyable conversation with Mr. Gurvey, who studied philosophy as an undergraduate Brown (wrote a...
  • May 27

    Crane from Cambridge to Central European University

    Crane from Cambridge to Central European University
    Tim Crane (philosophy of mind), currently Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, has accepted appointment as Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest beginning in 2017-18. CEU has long had…
Rank this Week: 489

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
  • May 28

    More photos?

    More photos?
    Thanks to folks for kind words about the series of photo albums.  I realized that it was a unique community resource that I wanted to share and I’m glad that people have enjoyed the photos. Several people have offered to send me…
  • May 27

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver
    From FOI Jean Sternlight: The Seventh Circuit has just issued a very important decision, Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., banning the use of an arbitral class/collective action prohibition in a non-unionized wage and hour claim. The decision is…
  • May 27

    Compared to What?

    Compared to What?
    My colleague, S.I. Strong, recently circulated on the DRLE listserv a link to a survey conducted in 2015 for the National Center for State Courts.  The survey involved a nationwide random sample of 1000 members of the public (actually…
Rank this Week: 1233

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    The big storm is about to hit, and this half-fallen branch seems sure to fall...

    The big storm is about to hit, and this half-fallen branch seems sure to fall...
    ... but which way will it fall? Away from or into the telephone wire that it's half stuck on right now? Kind of a physics question. I think it depends on whether the branch: A. rips off instantly or B. tears off over the course of a second or…
  • May 28

    At the Green Grass Café...

    At the Green Grass Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you like, such as the near-perfection of your lawn or your love of the color green.
  • May 28

    "Fix law schools’ diversity problem, NOW!"

    "Fix law schools’ diversity problem, NOW!"
    Says Instapundit, referring to intellectual diversity and quoting a Scott Rasmussen piece that cites a James Lindgren study that shows 82% of lawprofs are Democrats and 11% — that many?! — are Republican. "Fewer than half" —…
Rank this Week: 129

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Brunnée: The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law

    Brunnée: The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law
    Jutta Brunnée (Univ. of Toronto - Law) has posted The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law (in The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law, Samantha Besson & Jean d’Aspremont eds.,…
  • May 28

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 2, June 2016) is out. Contents include:Neville Cox, The Freedom to Publish ‘Irreligious’ Cartoons Amanda Cahill-Ripley, Reclaiming the Peacebuilding Agenda: Economic…
  • May 28

    Call for Proposals: CCIL 45th Annual Conference

    Call for Proposals: CCIL 45th Annual Conference
    The Canadian Council of International Law has issued a call for proposals for its 45th Annual Conference, to take place November 3-5, 2016, in Ottawa. The theme is "The Promise of International Law: Solutions for the World’s Crises."…
Rank this Week: 59

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 28

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage
    The "Google Cultural Institute" recently announced its initiative to document and provide access to works of art owned by museums from around the world, facilitated by the Google "art camera," which enables the production…
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 4396

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 28

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding
    Following up my previous post on Peter Thiel and Gawker, this TNR post is so wrong about so many issues with civil litigation. First, it derides the ACLU/NAACP analogy (also offered by Eugene Kontorovich) as "ridiculous." That is…
  • May 27

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment
    I wanted to share two takes on the news that tech billionaire Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Simona Grossi (Loyola-LA) argues there is nothing inherently wrong with Thiel financing someone else's…
  • May 27

    Opportunities for Feedback on Scholarship

    Opportunities for Feedback on Scholarship
    Yesterday, I returned from the Eighth Annual Junior Scholars-in-Intellectual Property Workshop (JSIP) at Michigan State University College of Law where I received excellent feedback on a forthcoming paper. The workshop, organized and hosted…
Rank this Week: 96

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 28

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia
    From the AP George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter. The school announced plans to...
  • May 27

    Send Your Kids to College with Two Legal Document

    Send Your Kids to College with Two Legal Document
    The Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease law firm advises parents to get their college-bound offspring to sign two documents: a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. If your kids object, you may have to explain...
  • May 26

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study
    A new, extensive longitudinal study identifies strong predictors and points out weak and nonexistent predictors. Alexia Brunet Marks & Scott A. Moss, What Predicts Law School Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant…
Rank this Week: 1859

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 28

    Clinton's E-Mail Shenanigans Sure Don't Look Like an Honest Mistake - Bloomberg View

    Clinton's E-Mail Shenanigans Sure Don't Look Like an Honest Mistake - Bloomberg View
    But it isn’t minor. Setting up an e-mail server in a home several states away from the security and IT folks, in disregard of the rules designed to protect state secrets and ensure good government records, and then hiring your...
  • May 28

    Tapscott on blockchain technology

    Tapscott on blockchain technology
    I don't know if Tapscott (and lots of others) are right about blockchain, but I think he is and, the good part, I hope he is. Finally, a trend that is not just an accelerating slide downward! He goes off...
  • May 28

    Did Russia Just Move Its Treasury Holdings Offshore? - MoneyBeat - WSJ

    Did Russia Just Move Its Treasury Holdings Offshore? - MoneyBeat - WSJ
    Foreign central banks’ Treasury bond holdings parked at the Federal Reserve dropped by the most on record in the latest week. Some analysts think the crisis in Ukraine is sparking the move. Their theory: Russia is shifting its Treasury…
Rank this Week: 463

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 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program
    This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of…
  • May 28

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"
    It is difficult to shock people these days.  Especially in the cybersecurity realm we have seen so many different foolish ways of being vulnerable that one becomes inured to it.  As Kevin Mittnick is reported to have said once:…
  • May 28

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was killed in a U.S. air strike over the weekend, throwing the Taliban into the second leadership shake-up in less than a year. Robert Chesney questioned if the AUMF was necessary for the…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • May 28

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction
    A former law student of mine who practices in Delaware just alerted me to this Delaware Online article. The article describes the proposed bill as follows: House Bill 371 would restrict the number of corporate shareholders who can petition…
  • May 28

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager
    Public companies are required to report certain material events within 4 business days on Form 8-K. These events include such matters as the departure of directors or officers, the disposition of assets, or material impairment of assets. In…
  • May 27

    Student-Focused Phone Scam

    Student-Focused Phone Scam
    One of our readers (thanks, Tom N.) brought this to my attention earlier today. I have passed it on to some folks internally here at UT Law. Scammers who prey on students to extract money from them to pay a...
Rank this Week: 111

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 28

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe
    Are millionaires moving across the country to benefit from tax breaks? A study based on thirteen years of tax data shows that this assumption is principally untrue. Oftentimes, millionaires are moving for reasons that have nothing to do with…
  • May 28

    Article on American Indian Land Tenure System

    Article on American Indian Land Tenure System
    Jessica A. Shoemaker recently published an Article entitled, Complexity's Shadow: American Indian Property, Sovereignty, and the Future, Michigan Law Review (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article offers a…
  • May 27

    Article on Presumptions of Resulting Trust

    Article on Presumptions of Resulting Trust
    Jason Michael Chin, Archie Rabinowitz, & Aoife Quinn recently published an Article entitled, The Presumption of Resulting Trust and Beneficiary Designations: What's Intention Got to Do with It?, Alberta Law Review (Forthcoming). Provided…
Rank this Week: 47

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 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good by Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco. Here is a description: The received view on the nature of legal authority contains the idea that a sound account of legitimate…
  • May 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good by Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco. Here is a description: The received view on the nature of legal authority contains the idea that a sound account of legitimate…
  • May 28

    Download of the Week: "The Law of Interpretation" by Baude & Sach

    Download of the Week: "The Law of Interpretation" by Baude & Sach
    The Download of the Week is The Law of Interpretation by William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs. Here is the abstract: How should we interpret legal instruments? How do we identify the law they create? Current approaches largely fall into...
Rank this Week: 68

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 738

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: 669

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
  • May 28

    The Proposed Revision of the Posting Directive (paper)

    The Proposed Revision of the Posting Directive (paper)
    Veerle Van Den Eeckhout has written a working paper version of an article on the Proposed  Revision of the Posting Directive.  The working paper, in Dutch, is entitled “Toepasselijk arbeidsrecht bij…
  • May 27

    Out now: Matthias Weller (ed.), Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (2016)

    Out now: Matthias Weller (ed.), Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (2016)
    Professor Dr. Matthias Weller, European Business Law School-University of Wiesbaden (Germany), has edited and co-authored a new volume on European Conflict of Laws (in German): Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (Nomos; Baden-Baden, 2016). The…
  • May 26

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union
    Meik Thöne has authored a book on the abolition of exequatur proceedings under the new Brussels I-Regulation (“Die Abschaffung des Exequaturverfahrens und die EuGVVO”, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, IX + 289 pages). The…
Rank this Week: 22

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 28

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)
    The behavior of the trial judge requires the grant of a new trial, according to a decision issued Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The jury had returned a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice action Having reviewed the record...
  • May 28

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension
    An 18-month suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court of an attorney In April 2014, respondent broke into her ex-husband’s home and stole a man’s diamond ring (valued at approximately $13,000) and a woman’s Rolex watch…
  • May 28

    Getting Into Jail

    Getting Into Jail
    The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the interim suspension of an attorney who is the subject of this post on the web page of the Lafource Parish Sheriff's Department Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people face criminal charges following an…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • May 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 479

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 28

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation
    3 Takeaways on Virginia's Luttrell v. Cucco From JD Supra Business Advisor: Last December, I previewed the case of Luttrell v. Cucco, which had, at that time, just been taken up by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Court recently...
  • May 27

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with
    Listening Devices on Little Kids From The Guardian: A young girl had listening devices sewn into her school blazer and raincoat so that her father could eavesdrop on her private meetings with a social worker, a court has been told....
  • May 27

    Divorce in France Simplified

    Divorce in France Simplified
    From the Washington Post: The French government plans to allow divorce by mutual consent to proceed without a judge, to simplify and accelerate the process. Details are to be discussed Tuesday in the lower house of parliament during debate…
Rank this Week: 220

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 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    credit: LSAWe just registered for the American Society for Legal History’s annual meeting in Toronto, October 27-30.  How about you? The Judicial History of Santa Fe, as told in murals. The Law and Society Association annual…
  • May 27

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma
    Legal studies of Myanmar/Burma have been booming in recent years, with exciting new work coming out by scholars like Australia-based Nick Cheesman and Melissa Crouch. Now the Asian Legal Information Institute brings us a fabulous set of…
  • May 27

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home
    Patrick J. Charles, United States Air Force, has posted The Faces of the Second Amendment outside the Home, Take Two: How We Got Here and Why It Matters, which is to appear in the Cleveland State Law Review 64 (2016): 373-481:Since the late…
Rank this Week: 235

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 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • May 27

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie
    It's a logical, amusing, and scary proposition: A few months ago, Inside Higher Ed ran a story that noted "that grades continue to rise and that A is the most common grade earned at all kinds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 679

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/
  • May 27

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot
    Seems checking mail provides the same “intermittent variable rewards” that addicts folks to slot machines. That insight, and several others, comes from How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and…
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
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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

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 27

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: D. Shoemaker, ed., Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility (2017)): "Implicit Bias, Responsibility, and Moral Ecology" MANUEL R. VARGAS, University of San Francisco - School of Law,…
  • May 25

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in PNAS, Vol. 113, No.8, 2016, pp.2047-2050): "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions" STEVEN J. FRENDA, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior SHARI R. BERKOWITZ,…
  • May 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Medical Risks: Regulate Devices for Brain Stimulation, Nature Magazine In The Popular Press: How Your Gut Affects Your Mood, FiveThirtyEight The Empty Brain, Aeon Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery.…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
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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 27

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit unanimously grants habeas relief because the state court erroneously discharged a juror.The Supreme Court reverses and remands.The Ninth Circuit then issues a brief order dismissing the habeas petition pursuant to its view…
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • May 27

    Developmental Equality

    Developmental Equality
    We live in a time where we can accurately predict the risks and opportunities for many children.  As surely as if we marked them at birth (or even before), we can identify who will likely succeed and who will likely fail by…
  • May 25

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return
    Donald Trump’s refusal thus far to release his tax returns raises an interesting issue.  Tax returns are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I can’t just ask the IRS to give me his returns and get them.…
  • May 25

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4
    In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s…
Rank this Week: 64

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use
    Jon Penney, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute; Citizen Lab, University of Toronto; Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and Dalhousie Unviersity Schulich School of Law, is publishing Chilling Effects:…
  • May 27

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power
    Frank A. Pasquale III, University of Maryland School of Law, and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Platform Neutrality: Enhancing Freedom of Expression in Spheres of Private Power in Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Here…
  • May 26

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
Rank this Week: 299

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 27

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format
    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has recently held that a party who held relevant electronic records must produce them in native format, rather than in TIFF format, although producing them in native format (in this case, Excel) could…
  • May 27

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk
    In a 2015 speech, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin implored the legal profession to “accept the idea of change”, including the reality that some tasks that have been traditionally carried out by lawyers can now be more effectively…
  • May 26

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue
    In Quebec, to practise a profession or hold a professional title governed by the Professional Code, a person must have a permit and be a member in good standing of the professional order that governs the exercise of the profession. Quebec has…
Rank this Week: 262

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 27

    Forced Individual Arbitration of Wage-and-Hour Claims Violates NLRA

    Forced Individual Arbitration of Wage-and-Hour Claims Violates NLRA
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Diane Wood, held that forcing an employee to agree to bring any wage-and-hour claim through individual arbitration violated the National Labor Relations Act. Lewis v. Epic Systems…
  • May 25

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)
    The indefatigable Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met on April 14, 2016 and prepared a report to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee), which will meet June 6-7, 2016. The report begins at page 251...
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
Rank this Week: 185

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Heading to Amsterdam

    Heading to Amsterdam
    I'll be there a week, touristically with the exception of my talk, on one of the panels at the June 1 conference that I've mentioned in previous posts.I like traveling, but this is also my favorite time of the year in NYC.
  • May 25

    New Alice film

    New Alice film
    I've been distressed by the unavoidability, in some media settings, of ads, previews, feature articles, etc., that bring to mind the forthcoming film based on Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Part of the problem is its…
  • May 24

    Another upcoming talk

    Another upcoming talk
    On June 17, I will be back in Washington, to participate in a panel (9-10:30 am at AEI) discussing Eric Toder's and Alan Viard's forthcoming "A Proposal to Reform the Taxation of Corporate Income."  This is the follow-up, with…
Rank this Week: 306

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 27

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?
    Earlier this month Ciara O’Connell’s blog post alerted us that I.V. v. Bolivia is expected to be the first Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IA Court) case to apply the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment…
  • May 27

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back IntLawGrrl Cindy Soohoo and introduce Suzannah Phillips as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Cindy is the Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic at City University of New York…
  • May 27

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016
    One of the main questions of contemporary (international) law comes from the increasingly blurred line between the public and private— how do we treat private organizations taking on the responsibilities and roles previously firmly…
Rank this Week: 109

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 27

    Rethinking the Cultural Attitudes of Masculinity in Acquaintance Rape Case

    Rethinking the Cultural Attitudes of Masculinity in Acquaintance Rape Case
    Eric Carpenter (FIU), Patriarchy, Not Hierarchy: Rethinking the Effect of Cultural Attitudes in Acquaintance Rape Cases, 68 Hastings L.J. (forthcoming 2016) Abstract: Do certain people view acquaintance rape cases in ways that favor the man?…
  • May 27

    Court Hears Appeal of Woman's 20-Year Conviction for Abortion

    Court Hears Appeal of Woman's 20-Year Conviction for Abortion
    Purvi Patel Appeals in Feticide, Neglect Case The fate of a Northern Indiana woman sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in connection with the end of her own pregnancy is now in the hands of the Indiana Court of...<img…
  • May 26

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act
    Belinda Smith & Monica Hayes, Using Data to Drive Gender Equality in Employment: More Power to the People? The latest version of affirmative action legislation in Australia, the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act), reflects…
Rank this Week: 1857

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard
    In May of 2013, lawyer David Danon brought a whistleblower award (qui tam) case against his then-employer, Vanguard, suing on behalf of New York State regarding taxes that Danon believed Vanguard owed the state. As Nancy Moore & I…
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
Rank this Week: 282

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 137

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy

    Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy
    On May 24, 2016, the White House co-hosted a public workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at the University of Washington.  The video of the entire workshop is available here.The panel on AI law and policy, featuring Deirdre Mulligan…
  • May 27

    The Supreme Court’s Role in our Constitutional Scheme: Why Eight is not Enough

    The Supreme Court’s Role in our Constitutional Scheme: Why Eight is not Enough
    Writing in the New York Times, Professor Barry McDonald argues that the Supreme Court is better off with just eight Justices, even if that means that the Justices are unable to decide some of the most important cases that come before…
  • May 26

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity
    On SSRN, I've published a draft of Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity.  The article is part of a symposium on the Constitution and Economic Inequality that will appear in Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract:This essay…
Rank this Week: 352