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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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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

    Taylor on Nguyen on Patent Stewardship

    Taylor on Nguyen on Patent Stewardship
    David O. Taylor (Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law) has posted Patent Stewardship, Choice of Law, and Weighing Competing Interests (Florida Law Review Forum, Vol 67, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Xuan-Thao Nguyen’s…
  • May 28

    Kutty on "Drone Warfare Killing by Remote Control" by Benjamin

    Kutty on "Drone Warfare Killing by Remote Control" by Benjamin
    Faisal Kutty (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted Drone Warfare Book Review: Medea Benjamin, Drone Warfare Killing by Remote Control (London: Verso 2012) (11 J. Int'l L. & Int'l Relations 92 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 28

    Carpenter on Attitudes of Military Justice Personnel & Sexual Assault Case

    Carpenter on Attitudes of Military Justice Personnel & Sexual Assault Case
    Eric R. Carpenter (FIU College of Law) has posted Evidence of the Military's Sexual Assault Blind Spot (4 Va. J. Crim. L. (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In response to the American military's perceived inability to…
Rank this Week: 45

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

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: 1861

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

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), administrator of the .org top-level domain, has launched two new domains that nonprofits all over the world may use: .ngo and .ong. This development is directly on target with creating more transparency and…
  • May 28

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution
    I think I would have been a much better and more engaged tax student back at UF if the internet had been around back then. Sheeesh, I feel old as old dirt! Anyway, the Washington Post has a story today...
  • May 28

    Forbes on Program Related Investment

    Forbes on Program Related Investment
    There is an interesting article in the June 1 issue of Forbes regarding the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation selling its program related investment recently for a cool $3.3 billion, the largest ever profit from a program related investment. The…
Rank this Week: 1835

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Sampford, Zifcak, & Aydin Okur: Rethinking International Law and Justice

    Sampford, Zifcak, & Aydin Okur: Rethinking International Law and Justice
    Charles Sampford (Griffith Univ. - Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law), Spencer Zifcak (Australian Catholic Univ. - Law), & Derya Aydin Okur (Istanbul Kültür Univ. - Law) have published Rethinking International Law and…
  • May 28

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law
    The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 23, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Lydia A. Nkansah, The Dance of Truth and Justice in Postconflict Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone Thaddeus Manu,…
  • May 28

    Mitchell, Sornarajah, & Voon: Good Faith and International Economic Law

    Mitchell, Sornarajah, & Voon: Good Faith and International Economic Law
    Andrew D. Mitchell (Univ. of Melbourne - Law), M Sornarajah (National Univ. of Singapore - Law), & Tania Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) have published Good Faith and International Economic Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Contents include:…
Rank this Week: 46

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Avoid Elder Financial Planning ‘Red Flags’

    Avoid Elder Financial Planning ‘Red Flags’
    About ten thousand people will turn sixty five each day until 2030, and by 2050 more than twenty percent of the U.S. population will be over sixty five. With a greater share of the population entering into old age, more...
  • May 28

    Plan Ahead To Avoid Family Heirloom Dispute

    Plan Ahead To Avoid Family Heirloom Dispute
    Disputes over family heirlooms that have both monetary and sentimental value can create tension and divide families. It is a good idea for a person creating a will to plan ahead about who they will be inheriting the heirlooms. Clients...
  • May 28

    Without An Estate Plan Property Might Go To State

    Without An Estate Plan Property Might Go To State
    I have previously discussed how an unknown descendent of Lizzie Ryan could be eligible to inherit a $788,000 estate. If an heir is not found in thirty years then the estate will go to the British Crown. In the United...
Rank this Week: 55

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 28

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-jindal The Transcript: HH: I’m joined now by the governor of the great state of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal, welcome back, it’s always a pleasure to speak with you. BJ: Hugh, thank you for having…
  • May 28

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-christie The Transcript: HH: Right now, I’m pleased to welcome back the Governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie. Governor Christie, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. CC: Hugh, happy to be back. HH: Good to…
  • May 28

    Former Congressman Phil English On TPA/TPP

    Former Congressman Phil English On TPA/TPP
    My colleague Phil English explained TPA and TPP today on today’s show, as Hillary Clinton continues her astonishing silence on this crucial part of the president’s agenda –the only part that has attracted widespread GOP…
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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

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill
    I strongly and consistently opposed the Iraq War that was initiated by former President George W. Bush and would equally strongly oppose any similar large-scale military venture today. But with ISIS gaining strength and calling on followers…
  • May 28

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015
    What is most interesting from the cultural point of view about the preposterous nonsense of trigger warnings for Victorian books is the obvious thirst or desire for victimization that they express. Victims are the heroes of the politically…
  • May 28

    An Economic Checkup | TIME

    An Economic Checkup | TIME
    The U.S. economy is at a critical juncture. The Federal Reserve’s very easy monetary policy during the past few years has been the root of both good and ill: reduced unemployment on the one hand and increased financial risks on...
Rank this Week: 272

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    New Comments Policy

    New Comments Policy
    Since I started this blog in 2007, I have been proud of the fact that I've allowed all voices to be heard in the comments section. I've always approved all comments that were on point and respectful. As readers have...
  • May 28

    Chain of Fools, Take 5: Chain of Custody & The Failure to Properly Seal Blood Evidence

    Chain of Fools, Take 5: Chain of Custody & The Failure to Properly Seal Blood Evidence
    In Episode 4 of the Undisclosed Podcast, Susan Simpson noted a disturbing discovery regarding the blood samples used to determine the source of the stains found on the t-shirt in Hae Min Lee's car. While the seal on the blood...
  • May 27

    Assessing the Conflicting Statements by Asia McClain & Kevin Urick Regarding Their Conversation

    Assessing the Conflicting Statements by Asia McClain & Kevin Urick Regarding Their Conversation
    I had a thought while speaking with Bob Ruff for the Serial Dynasty Podcast. In his testimony at Adnan's PCR hearing, Kevin Urick said that [Asia] was concerned, because she was being asked questions about an affidavit she'd written back...
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Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    Eugene Volokh thinks the Madison, Wisconsin school board is violating the First Amendment...

    Eugene Volokh thinks the Madison, Wisconsin school board is violating the First Amendment...
    ... with its new rule against "clothing with words, pictures or caricatures based on negative stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability" and against "shirts, hats or other…
  • May 28

    What Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies in an alternative newspaper in 1972.

    What Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies in an alternative newspaper in 1972.
    This is the feeblest controversy of all time, but it's worth noting that some people think it's worth noting and it probably needs to be said that if a GOP candidate had ever written anything like this, it would be considered significant:I've…
  • May 28

    The "Walk in the Woods" trailer.

    The "Walk in the Woods" trailer.
    This just came out today:I'm excited about it — even though I almost never go to the movies — because I love the book and because I love the actress who plays Mary Ellen (a secondary character in the book, a hilariously…
Rank this Week: 16

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

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation
    Catherine E White has posted Comment: 'I Did Not Hurt Him...This Is a Nightmare': The Introduction of False, But Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations (Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Junk…
  • May 28

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape
    Raul Caruso (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan) has posted What is the Relationship between Unemployment and Rape? Evidence from a Panel of European Regions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the…
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
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Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 28

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)
    The current debate in Congress over whether to allow Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire has revived the interest of many in the question of surveillance reform. This is, of course, an important national conversation to have, as we…
  • May 24

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform
    Since 9/11 the spectre of 'terrorism' and the ethos of what I term 'Everwar' and the permanent state of national emergency have permeated the Congressional and national political agendas. Over the years, starting with the USA 'PATRIOT' Act…
  • May 24

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance
    Since 9/11 the spectre of 'terrorism' and the ethos of what I term 'Everwar' and the permanent state of national emergency have permeated the Congressional and national political agendas. Over the years, starting with the USA 'PATRIOT' Act…
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
  • May 28

    Ohio Successfully Uses Local Property Tax Levies to Supplement Senior Service

    Ohio Successfully Uses Local Property Tax Levies to Supplement Senior Service
    In the PBS documentary airing in May and June, Caring for Mom & Dad, the second half of the program focuses on policy initiatives to support services for older adults. One interesting highlight is Ohio's use of local property tax...
  • May 28

    Can You Get A Divorce if You Have Dementia? That's the $10M Question in South Florida

    Can You Get A Divorce if You Have Dementia? That's the $10M Question in South Florida
    From our roving reporter (okay, actually from my great Dickinson Law colleague, Professor Laurel Terry) we get headline news in Palm Beach, Florida and a front-page question about whether an older man has the capacity necessary under that…
Rank this Week: 290

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

    Beware of University Debit Card

    Beware of University Debit Card
    Many universities strongly encourage students to employ debit cards sponsored by their alma maters. However, the students may not realize that the debit cards are sometimes not a good deal. From the U.S. PIRG news release The U.S. Department…
  • May 28

    "Teaching Teamwork to Law Students"

    "Teaching Teamwork to Law Students"
    This is a "newish" article by Professors Janet Weinstein, Linda Morton, Howard Taras and Vivian Rezniak (all of California Western) and available at 63 J. Legal Educ. 36 (2013). From the introduction: Despite demand in law firms for…
  • May 27

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation
    —Hand out evaluation forms when the most irascible student in class is absent. —Be sure that the only assignment you give right before the evaluation is a low-stakes one. “Have them write an easy paper where they can talk about...
Rank this Week: 1412

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    DMCA hearings: remix

    DMCA hearings: remix
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating. Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works –…
  • May 28

    DMCA hearings: 3D printing

    DMCA hearings: 3D printing
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 26: Software – 3D printersThis proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs on firmware or…
  • May 28

    DMCA hearings: multimedia ebook

    DMCA hearings: multimedia ebook
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 5: Audiovisual works – derivative uses – multimedia e-books This proposed class would allow…
Rank this Week: 129

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 28

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)
    It's not every day that you read a California Supreme Court decision that unanimously reverses a death sentence.  But today's such a day.It's an unusual result, but it's also an unusual case.  For example, it's incredibly rare…
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

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

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
Rank this Week: 424

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 71

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

    Psychology and War Power

    Psychology and War Power
    The common denominator of nettlesome war powers questions is who should make the difficult and freighted decisions about whether the nation goes to war, how it fights a war, and when it ends a war. Surprisingly, however, scholars and…
  • May 28

    The End of Active Hostilities Versus the End of Armed Conflict  

    The End of Active Hostilities Versus the End of Armed Conflict  
    On Tuesday, Ben and Cody noted the apparent tension between President Obama’s Memorial Day comments about the end of the war in Afghanistan and the Justice Department’s arguments in the Al Warafi case. The following…
  • May 28

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In Iraq, Shia militia forces fighting to retake Anbar province and its capital Ramadi have decided to rename their military campaign. Originally, the title referenced a figure holy to Shia Islam, thus exacerbating sectarian tensions, as Anbar…
Rank this Week: 62

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

    Mississippi Yearning

    Mississippi Yearning
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that an out-of-state paramour had insufficient contacts with the state to permit long-arm jurisdiction over an alienation of affections suit. This is an alienation-of-affections lawsuit brought against a…
  • May 28

    No Safe Harbor For "Company Of Non-Lawyers"

    No Safe Harbor For "Company Of Non-Lawyers"
    A recent decision of the Colorado Supreme Court is summarized in the court's headnote The supreme court examines the legal services exemption in the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act, §§ 12-14.5-201 to -242, C.R.S. (2014) (“DMSA”),…
  • May 28

    Resigned But A "Special Place In Hell" May Await

    Resigned But A "Special Place In Hell" May Await
    An attorney who stole $262,000 from the estate of a disabled veteran had his resignation accepted by the Ohio Supreme Court. John Caniglia in The Cleveland Plain Dealer had this report on his criminal conviction and sentence An attorney…
Rank this Week: 551

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Legal Tech Firm UnitedLex Establishes Residency Programs With Emory, Miami, Ohio State & Vanderbilt

    Legal Tech Firm UnitedLex Establishes Residency Programs With Emory, Miami, Ohio State & Vanderbilt
    Legal technology services provider UnitedLex has established legal residency programs with Emory, Miami, Ohio State, and Vanderbilt law schools: Recent law graduates who participate in the two-year UnitedLex residency program will learn to…
  • May 28

    IRS Releases Spring 2015 Statistics Of Income Bulletin

    IRS Releases Spring 2015 Statistics Of Income Bulletin
    The IRS's Statistics of Income Division has released the Spring 2015 SOI Bulletin, with these articles: Individual Income Tax Returns, Preliminary Data, 2013, by Michael Parisi Individual Income Tax Shares, 2012, by Adrian Dungan &…
  • May 28

    The Role Of Taxes In Mitigating Income Inequality Across The U.S. State

    The Role Of Taxes In Mitigating Income Inequality Across The U.S. State
    Daniel H. Cooper (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Byron F. Lutz (Federal Reserve Board) & Michael G. Palumbo (Federal Reserve Board), The Role of Taxes in Mitigating Income Inequality Across the U.S. States: Income inequality has risen…
Rank this Week: 52

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 152

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 28

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Cross-posted at Just Security As Marty Lederman’s earlier post explains, a D.C. district court is now considering the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi, found…
  • May 28

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon On May 27, 2015 Mr. Dire Tladi of South Africa was appointed Special Rapporteur for a new topic on the International Law Commission’s agenda:  jus cogens.  The progressive development and…
  • May 28

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Two recent court filings bring to light important questions about the scope and nature of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Who would have thought that so many years after 9/11 we would still be asking…
Rank this Week: 160

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 28

    The Professor Brief in the "Most Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case in Nearly a Quarter Century"

    The Professor Brief in the "Most Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case in Nearly a Quarter Century"
    Deborah Brake (Pitt) & Joanna Grossman (Hofstra), Introduction to Amici Curiae Brief in Young v. UPS Abstract: On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the most important…
  • May 28

    The Least Diverse Branch

    The Least Diverse Branch
    Deborah Rhode, Law is the Least Diverse Profession in Nation. And Lawyers Aren't Doing Enough to Change That, Wash. Post. Women constitute more than a third of the profession, but only about a fifth of law firm partners, general…
  • May 27

    Manhood...stumbles.....

    Manhood...stumbles.....
    If the premise were being done purely as a comedic stunt, the results would not have been funny. But the men in the video were behaving in earnest: Trying to satisfy some vaunted standard of manliness, the hosts of Fox...<img…
Rank this Week: 2827

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

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

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?
    According to this article, the photographer, Richard Prince, is ripping off using other people’s Instagram photos – and selling them for lots of money ($90,000)! Arguably, he can do this because it’s fair use -- he blows the images…
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • May 28

    What's in the new EPA Clean Water Rule?

    What's in the new EPA Clean Water Rule?
    As most folks probably know, EPA issued its final Clean Water Rule yesterday. I found the following summary table from EPA helpful:
  • May 25

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    New edition of ABA Journal of Affordable Housing &amp; Community Development Law
    Congrats to co-blogger Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, on the latest edition. Links to articles are below (ABA membership req'd). Volume 23 Number 3&4 In…
  • May 25

    Two articles on the sharing economy

    Two articles on the sharing economy
    NYT has an article about how Uber is challenging that last bastion of the taxi industry: airports. Query whether Uber will soon be charging airport access fees, or if those charges typically added to taxi rates will go away. WSJ...
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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

    Advertising update: June

    Advertising update: June
    There's still a 3rd from the top spot for $200 available. As noted previously, ates will be lower this summer ($300/top spot, $250/2nd from top), because I will be blogging a bit less regularly. There is at least one top...
  • May 28

    More on McGinn, Miami, and President Shalala

    More on McGinn, Miami, and President Shalala
    Here, following up on this. ADDENDUM: Because the FP blog is hosted in the United Kingdom, and this item was posted by a resident of the United Kingdom, its postings are subject to English libel law, which includes takedown provisions...
  • May 28

    More bad behavior by New York City primate

    More bad behavior by New York City primate
    Identity politics...for kids!?!? If only it was a Marxist school, they'd appreciate the cosmopolitan ideal. (Thanks to Chris Morris for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 257

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 28

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”
    For over twenty-five years, federal courts of appeals have rebelled against every Supreme Court mandate that weakens the federal sentencing Guidelines. That rebellion has intensified since the Court dealt a blow to the Guidelines a decade ago…
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
Rank this Week: 162

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

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion only a civil-procedure geek like me could love. The court held that in MDL cases, the trial court should apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which the case would have been properly…
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
Rank this Week: 47

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 28

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”
    The following is adapted from “Berkshire’s Blemishes,” a working paper delineating the costs, rather than the vaunted benefits, of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as a management model, including its…
  • May 28

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book
    Ace the following quiz and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate (or, if you prefer, take $100 worth of my own books directly from me).  All answers may be found in Berkshire Beyond Buffett:  The Enduring Value of Values.  Feel…
  • May 27

    Are Robots and Algorithms Taking Over?

    Are Robots and Algorithms Taking Over?
    The past half-decade has seen an uptick in thoughtful and influential scholarship on the potential risks — particularly to privacy and civil liberties — of emerging technologies. Regular readers of this blog will not be…
Rank this Week: 68

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 1174

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Haan on NAM v. SEC

    Haan on NAM v. SEC
    Sarah Haan has an interesting post on Balkination about D.C. Circuit's rehearing of NAM v. SEC, the 2014 case in which the court threw out part of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule on First Amendment grounds. The post addresses the...
  • May 28

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection
    Mike Koehler has an interesting post on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on the FCPA Professor Blog. The post discusses how the SEC determines whether as a civil action in federal court or an SEC administrative proceeding. It's well worth...
  • May 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015). Hunter DeKoninck, Note, Breaking the Curse:…
Rank this Week: 183

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 28

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition
    by Neil H. BuchananFor a relatively minor and unheralded case, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne presents a surprisingly large number of interesting issues, in both constitutional law and tax policy.  Because…
  • May 27

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"
    By Michael DorfArticle III grants federal judges life tenure and salary protection. Nonetheless, Congress may assign some business that could be assigned to an Article III court to adjudication by personnel who lack life tenure and salary…
  • May 26

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause

    Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes, and the Dormant Commerce Clause
    by Neil H. BuchananLast Wednesday, Professor Dorf's Verdict column and Dorf on Law post responded to Justice Scalia's dissent in the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.  Professor Dorf chose…
Rank this Week: 521

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 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 12

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 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
  • May 28

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West
    From Southern Methodist University, we have the following call for papers:Laying Down the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American WestA Joint Symposium Sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU and…
  • May 27

    New Release: Siegel's "Forensic Media"

    New Release: Siegel's &quot;Forensic Media&quot;
    Greg Siegel, an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has published Forensic Media: Reconstructing Accidents in Accelerated Modernity with Duke University Press:In Forensic Media, Greg…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • May 28

    Will FIFA Get A Red Card?

    Will FIFA Get A Red Card?
    Here at L&E Prof Blog, we know that we're not your first stop on the internet. So we assume you know about those crooked, crooked FIFA officials. We're shocked, too...rumors that the bar in the hotel where the officials were...
  • May 26

    Kuang: The Effect of Yelp on Home Value

    Kuang: The Effect of Yelp on Home Value
    "Does Quality Matter in Local Consumption Amenities? An Empirical Investigation with Yelp" CHUN KUANG, George Washington University, Department of Economics The possibility that local consumption amenities provided by bars,…
  • May 24

    The Income Taxes of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton

    The Income Taxes of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton
    Here's an interesting tax question. Hillary Clinton is a founder and major supporter of the Clinton Foundation. She has lobbied for various foreign persons at State Department, who have in return given money to the Clinton Foundation. The…
Rank this Week: 3865

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/
  • May 28

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!
    As Nic and Frank are traveling, I wanted to alert everyone to TWIHL Podcast number 13: http://twihl.com/ I made my second guest appearance, and we discuss some recent ACA-related litigation, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center (which I…
  • May 27

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
    The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and…
  • May 26

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act
    The CURES bill, HR6, https://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr6-114/text, was introduced in the House of Representatives on May 19 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means Committee. The bill received unanimous…
Rank this Week: 1118

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

    Saunders Hall Being Renamed

    Saunders Hall Being Renamed
    The UNC Board of Trustees has just renamed, by a vote of 10 to 3, Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall. They also approved the placement of a marker that reads "we honor and remember all those who have suffered injustice...
  • May 27

    Diversity In The Legal Profession

    Diversity In The Legal Profession
    Deborah Rhode has an op/ed up at the Washington Post arguing that the legal field is the least diverse profession and making the case for changes. It's here.
  • May 27

    In Memoriam: Daniel Meltzer

    In Memoriam: Daniel Meltzer
    Harvard Law Professor Daniel Meltzer passed away from cancer this weekend. He was 63. Meltzer joined the Harvard faculty in 1982, playing several roles in the faculty and administration, and also served in the Obama administration. He had…
Rank this Week: 175

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 28

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security
    Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last week, the CBC reported that Canada was among several countries whose surveillance agencies actively exploited security…
  • May 28

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2015 as Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last…
  • May 27

    Government’s Expansion of PIPEDA in Budget Bill Raises Constitutional Question

    Government’s Expansion of PIPEDA in Budget Bill Raises Constitutional Question
    The government's omnibus budget implementation bill (Bill C-59) has attracted attention for its inclusion of copyright term extension for sound recordings and the retroactive changes to the Access to Information Act. Another legislative…
Rank this Week: 364

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 28

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege
    An Ontario court has compelled an employer to produce an email message between HR staff and counsel in the wrongful dismissal case of Jacobson v Atlas Copco Canada Inc. The Superior Court of Justice found the employer failed to show that the…
  • May 28

    Records Management Law — a Necessary Major Field of the Practice of Law — a Summary

    Records Management Law — a Necessary Major Field of the Practice of Law — a Summary
    “Records management law” will be a necessary area of specialization because electronic records are as important to daily living as are motor vehicles, and are now the most frequently used kind of evidence. Electronic records…
Rank this Week: 87

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Information in Adoption

    Information in Adoption
    From Sioux City Journal: A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.…
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
  • May 26

    Life Events & Divorce

    Life Events &amp; Divorce
    From Fox News: Late last month, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory made headlines with the sad news that she was separating from her husband—who was also injured in the blast—less than one year after their dream wedding.…
Rank this Week: 255

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    More Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Development

    More Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Development
    Alabama has been "ground zero" for opposition to same-sex marriage.  Two more developments help it keep that title.  According to the Montgomery Advertiser, in Prattville, Alabama last week, a Unitarian minister pleaded guilty to…
  • May 28

    French Court Fines Salafist For Disturbing Mosque

    French Court Fines Salafist For Disturbing Mosque
    AP reported yesterday that a court in France has handed a victory to a small mosque in Lyon that filed a complaint with authorities about a Salafist member of the mosque who has been disruptive.  The mosque invoked a provision in…
  • May 28

    Suit Challenges Middle School Field Trip To Christian Sports Complex

    Suit Challenges Middle School Field Trip To Christian Sports Complex
    The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it had filed a lawsuit against the Joplin, Missouri public school system challenging a middle-school field trip to a Christian sports complex.  The complaint (full text) in Doe…
Rank this Week: 60

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

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

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele
    Editors' note: Prof. Sara Rankin submits this post written by students Justin Olson, Kaya Lurie, and Javier Ortiz. This piece is cross posted with the Legislative Law Profs Blog. Imagine a life where almost everything you did was prohibited.…
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right
    Radical Teacher, a "socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching," is soliciting proposals for an issue on teaching about human rights." Past journal issues addressing human rights themes include the…
  • May 26

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated
    Many years ago I read Miller and Swift's Words and Women (1976). The book demonstrated how language has been used to separate women from men in a way that assigns women to a lesser position. The authors brought to my...
Rank this Week: 1413

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo
    It fills me with joy to report that Ben Barros, founder of this blog, will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean. Hearty congratulations to Dean Barros. Well earned. Toledo's press release is here.
  • May 28

    Chen on the Evolution of Property Rights in China

    Chen on the Evolution of Property Rights in China
    Weitseng Chen (Singapore) has posted Arbitrage for Property Rights: How Foreign Investors Create Substitutes for Property Institutions in China (Washington International Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article revisits the…
  • May 27

    Why Didn't the Germans Bomb Big Ben During WWII?

    Why Didn't the Germans Bomb Big Ben During WWII?
    Short answer: They tried but luck intervened. Quora has a longer take on the mechanics of WWII bombing. The rub: At the time of the Blitz, the Germans, like every air power, did not have the ability to specifically target...
Rank this Week: 176