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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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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 17

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’
    Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the "Central Park Five," who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City's City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to…
  • Apr 16

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit
    On Tuesday, Philadelphia's District Attorney, Seth Williams, announced the creation of the city's Conviction Review Unit. The unit, which will investigate claims of innocence in homicide convictions, will be under the leadership of veteran…
  • Apr 15

    Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck Discusses Race Bias in the Court

    Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck Discusses Race Bias in the Court
    In a new article written for Salon.com, Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck discusses race bias in the criminal justice system, focusing on a case before North Carolina's high court. Thirty years after Glenn Ford, who is…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 17

    Could Silicon Valley Contemporary Be the Next Art Basel? | Silicon Valley Contemporary

    Could Silicon Valley Contemporary Be the Next Art Basel? | Silicon Valley Contemporary
    The answer is yes and no. Let’s begin with why Silicon Valley Contemporary could be a success. via siliconvalleycontemporary.com I'm not that interested in contemmporary art, or any art for that matter, but I'm interested in money and…
  • Apr 17

    RealClearWorld - Putin's Plan for Overturning the European Order

    RealClearWorld - Putin's Plan for Overturning the European Order
    Russia's willingness to violate Ukraine's territorial sovereignty is the gravest challenge to the European order in over half a century. The conflict pits a vast nuclear power against a state equal in size to France, an autocratic regime…
  • Apr 17

    Eat Burger, Waive Right to Sue | Mother Jone

    Eat Burger, Waive Right to Sue | Mother Jone
    Mandatory arbitration agreements forcing people to give up their rights to sue are now standard fare in everything from cell phone contracts to Hooters' employment agreements. But the owner of an East Texas Whataburger has apparently taken…
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Apr 17

    Recent Happenings at Washington and Lee

    Recent Happenings at Washington and Lee
    Everyone is talking about several requests by law students at W&L (collectively known as "The Committee") regarding the memory of the Confederacy and President Lee on that campus. abovethelaw was first with this story, then…
  • Apr 17

    Call For Papers: The AALS Contracts Section Mines The Gap

    Call For Papers: The AALS Contracts Section Mines The Gap
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Contracts has issued a call for papers for its panel at the January 2015 Annual Meeting. The panel topic is Mind the Gap: Contracts, Technology, and Legal Gaps. The deadline is August...
  • Apr 17

    University Of Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request To Divert Raise

    University Of Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request To Divert Raise
    There has been a lot of web chatter about a recent proposal, approved by the University of Oregon Law faculty, requesting that raise money be diverted from faculty members to fund Oregon alumni jobs. The resolution stated: The faculty…
Rank this Week: 112

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
  • Apr 17

    FAN 11.2 (First Amendment News) — C-SPAN: A Conversation with Justices Scalia & Ginsburg on the First Amendment

    FAN 11.2 (First Amendment News) — C-SPAN: A Conversation with Justices Scalia & Ginsburg on the First Amendment
    On C-SPAN: Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg join host Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club to talk about the First Amendment as well as the origins and contemporary meaning of freedom. WASHINGTON—One…
  • Apr 16

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty
    If you’ve been following the ranchers’ fight against the federal government and seen the latest news that armed ranchers have come to the aid of Cliven Bundy to keep the Bureau of Land Management from seizing his cattle grazing on…
  • Apr 16

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award
    The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has just announced the winners of the 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. Christie Hefner established the Awards in 1979, in conjunction with Playboy magazine’s…
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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/
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Apr 17

    [Randy Barnett] He’s no clone: Justice Thomas’s legacy in law and politic

    [Randy Barnett] He’s no clone: Justice Thomas’s legacy in law and politic
    Adam White has an excellent essay on the Liberty Law Blog discussing Justice Clarence Thomas’s distinctive approach to the Constitution entitled,  “Just, Wise, and Constitutional”: Justice Thomas’s Legacy in Law…
  • Apr 17

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden Self-Incriminate

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden Self-Incriminate
    Edward Snowden cleared up a lot when he appeared on Vladimir Putin’s “town hall” video program.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1yH554emkY His question for Putin was familiar to anyone who’s followed…
  • Apr 17

    [Ilya Somin] Speed limits, immigration, and the duty to obey the law

    [Ilya Somin] Speed limits, immigration, and the duty to obey the law
    In a response to my post arguing that illegal immigrants are often justified in morally violating, law professor Michael Rappaport questions my use of the example of speed limit laws. I pointed out that most people believe that they are…
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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    The Florida State QB Rape Investigation

    The Florida State QB Rape Investigation
    The New York Times has a lengthy discussion. In part: The police did not follow the obvious leads that would have quickly identified the suspect as well as witnesses, one of whom videotaped part of the sexual encounter. After the...
  • Apr 17

    Watts on the Borderland of Theft

    Watts on the Borderland of Theft
    Peter G. Watts (Law Faculty, University of Auckland) has posted Getting Lost in the Borderland of Theft: R v Gao and R v Hurring on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article is an analysis of the related cases R...
  • Apr 17

    Bedi on Entrapment and Obedience to Order

    Bedi on Entrapment and Obedience to Order
    Monu Singh Bedi (DePaul University College of Law) has posted Entrapped: A Reconceptualization of the Obedience to Orders Defense (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, 2014 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “I was just following…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 17

    The National Aging and Law Conference 2014

    The National Aging and Law Conference 2014
    The American Bar Association is sponsoring the National Aging and Law Conference 2014 on Thursday-Friday, October 16-17, 2014. Provided below is a description of the program: The 2014 National Aging and Law Conference (NALC) will bring…
  • Apr 17

    Actions of a Trustee as Manager of Entity in Which Trust Holds an Interest Will Be Judged by Corporate Standard

    Actions of a Trustee as Manager of Entity in Which Trust Holds an Interest Will Be Judged by Corporate Standard
    The settlor created trusts for the benefit of family members which held minority interests in entities carrying on various family businesses. The settlor’s son was the trustee of nine of the trusts which were Sub S trusts and managed the...
  • Apr 17

    Real Property Trust and Estate Spring Symposia

    Real Property Trust and Estate Spring Symposia
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law is presenting a CLE on Real Property Trust and Estate Spring Symposia, on May 1-2, 2014. Provided below is a description of this event: This year's RPTE Spring Symposia offers...
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
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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/
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, recently posted her paper, A Corporate Right to Privacy, on SSRN (forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review 2014). This paper timely weighs in on the corporate personhood debate by…
  • Apr 17

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR
    Back in August, Bloomberg reported that the legal costs for the six largest U.S. banks since 2008 totaled over $100 billion. (Yes, billion with a "B.") Bloomberg included settlement amounts in that huge number, as well as fees to…
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage
    The latest issue of Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (2014, no. 1) is out. Contents include:DoctrineAndrea Pinna, L’autorité des règles d’arbitrage choisies par les partiesCarlos Alberto Carmona, Considerations on the IBA.…
  • Apr 17

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal
    The latest issue of the Harvard International Law Journal (Vol. 55, no. 1, Winter 2014) is out. Contents include:Anthea Roberts, State-to-State Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Hybrid Theory of Interdependent Rights and Shared Interpretive…
  • Apr 17

    Blank: Targeted Killing

    Blank: Targeted Killing
    Laurie R. Blank (Emory Univ. - Law) has posted Targeted Killing (in Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Targeted killing has become a frequently used and highly controversial tool of operational…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    National Law Journal: Is Now the Ideal Time to Enroll in Law School?

    National Law Journal: Is Now the Ideal Time to Enroll in Law School?
    Following up on yesterday's post: National Law Journal, Theory: The Time Was Never Better to Enroll in Law School: Is now the ideal time to enroll in law school? Steven Freedman, assistant dean for admissions at the University of Kansas…
  • Apr 17

    Gamage Presents A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments Today at Indiana

    Gamage Presents A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments Today at Indiana
    David Gamage (UC-Berkeley) presents A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Indiana-Bloomington today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Leandra Lederman: What mix of…
  • Apr 17

    Fleischer Presents The Inferiority of Pigouvian Taxes Today at Washington

    Fleischer Presents The Inferiority of Pigouvian Taxes Today at Washington
    Victor Fleischer (San Diego) presents The Inferiority of Pigouvian Taxes at the University of Washington today as part of its Graduate Tax Program Colloquium Series: Pigouvian (or "corrective") taxes have become the favored policy…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Apr 17

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online
    From the EPA listserv announcement: Please save the date for "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum at the UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC on May 5th, 2014 from 1:30pm-4:30pm Eastern. This event will also be…
  • Apr 16

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change
    Adena Rissman (Ecology-Wisconsin), (our very own) Jessie Owley (SUNY-Buffalo), Buzz Thompson (Stanford) and Rebecca Shaw (Env. Defense Fund) have posted Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change, Conservation Letters (2014). Here's…
  • Apr 16

    Op-ed on agritourism

    Op-ed on agritourism
    This year, my Economic Development Clinic has been working with rural communities interested in using agritourism to assist small farm survival. The projects have proven a really interesting source of legal issues, many of which were…
Rank this Week: 120

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Call for Nominations: Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History

    Call for Nominations: Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History
    Another announcement from our friends at the Canadian Legal History Blog:The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History invites nominations for the Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History. The prize, named for Professor Peter Oliver, the…
  • Apr 17

    Call for Applications: R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History

    Call for Applications: R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History
    Via the Canadian Legal History Blog, we have the following fellowship announcement:The R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History was created on the occasion of the retirement as Chief Justice of Ontario of the Hon. R. Roy McMurtry.…
  • Apr 16

    New Release: Crawford, "The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465–1598"

    New Release: Crawford, "The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465–1598"
    New from Penn State University Press: The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465–1598, by Michael J. Crawford (McNeese State University). A description from the Press:In The Fight for Status and…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Apr 17

    Sheehan v. City and County of San Francisco (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2014)

    Sheehan v. City and County of San Francisco (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2014)
    It's not a good sign for the viability of a majority opinion when you can't even get Judge Graber to agree that the civil rights claim alleged by the plaintiff is viable.I can see where Judge Fisher (joined by Judge Noonan) is coming from.…
  • Apr 16

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)
    Back in July of 2012, the Ninth Circuit decided an environmental case involving the delta smelt.  Judge Hug wrote the majority opinion, and Judge Paez dissented.The dispute was over standing.  Judge Paez began by saying "I…
  • Apr 16

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)

    Hopkins v. Kedzierski (Cal. Ct. App. - April 16, 2014)
    What do you think about this one?Plaintiff gets injured at work.  She files a worker's compensation claim against her employer and receives benefits.  Later, she files an application for additional worker's compensation benefits.She…
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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/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 148

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!
    The Digital Public Library of America is one year old!  We launched in April, 2013 after a few years of planning and barnstorming the country for ideas, inspiration, and volunteers. While we postponed the launch celebration due to the…
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
  • Dec 7

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014
    I am teaching a winter-term seminar course at Phillips Academy to ten seniors entitled “Hacking: A Course in Experiments.”  I had a great time teaching it last year as well with ten students (I miss them!), and now have the…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Apr 17

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning & Intimate Association

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning & Intimate Association
    Rigel Christine Oliveri (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions (Florida Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many local…
  • Apr 17

    Barnett on Ackerman on Popular Sovereignty

    Barnett on Ackerman on Popular Sovereignty
    Randy E. Barnett (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted We the People: Each and Every One (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In his book series, We the People, Bruce Ackerman offers a rich description of...
  • Apr 17

    Vermeule on Optimal Abuse of Power

    Vermeule on Optimal Abuse of Power
    Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School) has posted Optimal Abuse of Power (Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I will argue that in the administrative state, in contrast to classical constitutional…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
Rank this Week: 721

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management
    The Transnational Dispute Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective.” Proposals due no later than July 31, 2014. Details here.
  • Apr 17

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining
    Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) has published “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Failure To Fix Plea Bargaining: The Impact of Lafler and Frye” in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, available on SSRN here. The abstract:…
  • Apr 17

    General Mills’ Arbitration Clause

    General Mills’ Arbitration Clause
    I thought some of you might like to see the arbitration clause General Mills has on their website. To find it, you must click on legal terms on their home page. Here are the terms: Legal terms This page contains … Continue reading…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview
    Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into…
  • Apr 17

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association released a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck from resources invested in government, law firm and…
  • Apr 17

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?
    A few months ago, a subscriber to John Gregory’s listserv (which every IT law enthusiast should subscribe to) sent a message regarding how the impact of IT on the legal profession was being taught (or rather wasn’t being taught)…
Rank this Week: 31

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 17

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation
    The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation is hosting a symposium, "A Complicated Cleanup: The BP Oil Spill Litigation," on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014, at Stanford Law School. The keynote address speaker is…
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
  • Mar 23

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course
    I'm serving as Co-Director of Southwestern Law School's 2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program, which is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and…
Rank this Week: 1152

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Apr 17

    FINRA Arbitration Awards Damages, But Also Attorneys' Fees Under California Elder Abuse Law

    FINRA Arbitration Awards Damages, But Also Attorneys' Fees Under California Elder Abuse Law
    An arbitral award in March 2014 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ordered Signator Investors, Inc., a firm aligned with the John Hancock Financial Network, to pay an older couple and their elderly mother's estate $1.2 million…
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
Rank this Week: 548

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
  • Apr 15

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium
    I had the pleasure of participating in this weekend's very successful Research Symposium on Student Loans organized by Kathleen Engel of Suffolk Law School and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (NCLC, by the way, is…
Rank this Week: 76

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 214

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It
    By Marc J. Randazza When a New York Supreme Court Judge told Dr. Michael Katz, the medical expert for the defense in a personal injury case, that he was lying about the medical examination he conducted, Dr. Katz knew the judge was wrong. So,…
  • Apr 13

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)
    It’s an all-too-common scenario: A blogger criticizes someone online, and then gets sued for his statements.   But two things make this case unique: First, the plaintiff sued because of the blogger’s characterizations of him…
  • Apr 13

    Law Enforcement Prioritie

    Law Enforcement Prioritie
    I’ve been involved in the debate over whether we should criminalize “revenge porn.” As much as I despise the practice, I don’t agree with new criminal laws to punish it. In fact, I just spent some time on a panel at…
Rank this Week: 863

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 17

    Behind the Numbers in Camden--NJ's Highest-Cost Per Pupil School District

    Behind the Numbers in Camden--NJ's Highest-Cost Per Pupil School District
    In a recent article, Philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer) goes behind the numbers about recent comparisons of the amount of per-pupil spending in New Jersey’s Camden school district. Camden’s per pupil spending is the highest in New Jersey,…
  • Apr 16

    New York Legislation Expands Pre-K and Charter Protection

    New York Legislation Expands Pre-K and Charter Protection
    Late last month, New York reached a budget deal that included a huge victory for pre-k education. New York City will receive $300 million to offer full day pre-k to 4 year olds. Included in the deal were also significant changes for charter…
  • Apr 15

    American Statistical Association Cautions Use of Student Test Scores in Evaluating Teacher

    American Statistical Association Cautions Use of Student Test Scores in Evaluating Teacher
    Last week, the American Statistical Society released a report on "Value Added Models" that attempt to assess the effectiveness of teachers. The report would appear to be a word of caution to current policies that rely heavily on…
Rank this Week: 2856

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/
  • Apr 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The Ukrainian military pressed on with operations in Eastern Ukraine after yesterday’s surrender of weapons and vehicles to pro-Russian militias, killing three and wounding and capturing dozens more in the city of Mariupol. Given the…
  • Apr 17

    A Message to Whomever is Trying to Hack U

    A Message to Whomever is Trying to Hack U
    Dear Hacker: We can see you. We can see that you tried to access Lawfare‘s content management system today 139 times. We can see that you tried to log in 60 times as Wells. We can see that you tried to log in 29 times as Ritika. And we…
  • Apr 17

    Statements by Prosecution and Defense on This Week’s 9/11 Case Hearing

    Statements by Prosecution and Defense on This Week’s 9/11 Case Hearing
    The Chief Prosecutor issued his earlier this morning. Hello to all of you. Due to the Judge’s decision to take up the joint defense motion requesting he inquire into possible defense conflicts of interest (AE 292), I have no update on…
Rank this Week: 337

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 17

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"
    Just as I have reservations about empirical scholarship in the law, I have different but equal reservations about economic modeling in the law. But, setting those aside, An Evaluation of Shareholder... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"
    As regular readers know, I take empirical work with a rather large grain of salt. With that qualifier, however, I found a new article entitled Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule
    In his recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher also commented on the state of SEC Rule 14a-8--the so-called shareholder proposal rule. First, he identified the problem: The Commission’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 83

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 1142

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Shadow Powers of Article I

    The Shadow Powers of Article I
    Alison L. LaCroixFor the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismThe terms of the federalism debate have recently changed, with important and potentially far-reaching consequences that have not been fully appreciated—even by the…
  • Apr 16

    Federalism as Administration and Politic

    Federalism as Administration and Politic
    Jessica Bulman-Pozen For the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismHow should we understand American federalism today? Amidst dysfunction in Washington, the prompt of this Symposium—“Federalism as the New…
  • Apr 15

    Federalism as the New Nationalism

    Federalism as the New Nationalism
    Today the Yale Law Journal has published a Feature marking the emergence of a nationalist school of federalism.  It brings together the work of five scholars (Abbe Gluck, Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Alison LaCroix, Cristina Rodriguez, and…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 516

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    British Trial Court Rejects Claim That Wealthy Family's Property Was Held Under Hindu/ Sikh Law

    British Trial Court Rejects Claim That Wealthy Family's Property Was Held Under Hindu/ Sikh Law
    Singh v. Singh, (EWHC, April 8, 2014) is a property dispute between members of an extremely wealthy Sikh family living in Britain. In the case, the eldest son in the family, Jasminder Singh, claims ownership of Tetworth Hall, described…
  • Apr 17

    Suit Over Sale of Former Public School To Yeshivas Is Settled

    Suit Over Sale of Former Public School To Yeshivas Is Settled
    Lower Hudson Journal News reports on the settlement of a lawsuit between the East Ramapo, New York school district and two Orthodox Jewish schools (yeshivas) that are leasing and seeking to purchase an elementary school building that was…
  • Apr 17

    3 USCIRF Commissioners Are Reappointed

    3 USCIRF Commissioners Are Reappointed
    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced last week that three of its commissioners have been reappointed. On March 28, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his reappointment of Mary Ann Glendon and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Apr 17

    Susan B. Anthony List's Right to Lie

    Susan B. Anthony List's Right to Lie
    Next week the US Supreme Court hears argument in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. The case involves an election campaign attack ad by the anti-abortion group, Susan B. Anthony List, which arranged to post a billboard sign against…
  • Apr 17

    Pregnant Drug-Addicted Women as Felon

    Pregnant Drug-Addicted Women as Felon
    Rachel Carlson (Mississippi) has posted A Gap in the Criminal Justice System: Creating a New Class of Felons in Pregnant Drug-Addicted Women, a State-by-State Analysis. From the abstract: Increasingly across the United States pregnant women…
  • Apr 16

    Just in Time (well, a day after) Tax Day....

    Just in Time (well, a day after) Tax Day....
    Robert McGee at Fayetteville State University has uploaded an article on gender and tax evasion. The abstract reads: This paper examines the views of men and women in 82 countries on the ethics of tax evasion. Other demographic variables…
Rank this Week: 2855

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin Answers and Question

    Bitcoin Answers and Question
    You may remember Greg Shill blogged about Mr. Gox--at that time I just had some vague, "Mt. Gox-bad-virtual-currency-shady" bitcoin association...
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Apr 17

    Law Professors and Social Media

    Law Professors and Social Media
    As someone who writes and teaches in workplace privacy, I have been thinking a lot about the role of social media in our workplace. I have been on Facebook for a long time, but I keep it entirely personal, and do not become Facebook…
  • Apr 16

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict
    In my previous post, I observed that reserving all of the presidential power for one side of the political aisle denies representation to half the country, a serious problem in itself. It also causes other problems. In particular, a one-party…
  • Apr 16

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction
    The dispute over hydraulic fracturing ("hydrofracking" to its critics) in New York State will finally be resolved in a showdown before the Court of Appeals this June. The question in Norse Energy v. Town of Dryden is whether the…
Rank this Week: 180

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

By Professors Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
  • Apr 9

    "Everything is awesome!"

    "Everything is awesome!"
    Comcast-TWC filed their application and public interest statement for review by the FCC yesterday. Let me summarize for you - "Everything is awesome!" Comcast assures us that competition has increased in recent years. That's funny,…
Rank this Week: 54

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 17

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Apr 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
  • Apr 17

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action
    SYMPOSIUM ISSUE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LAW REVIEW The Class Action After A Decade of Roberts Court Decisions The Akron Law Review invites academic papers on the reasoning, dimensions, and possible impacts of one or more of the class action or...
  • Apr 16

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting
    We covered earlier the agenda for the Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s April meeting, which took place in Portland, Oregon last week and was an important step for the recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 605

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 17

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this week, in a post titled "Government Size and (Non)Corruption," Professor Dorf discussed recent reports that two doctors in Florida: (1) receive the highest Medicare reimbursements in the country, (2)…
  • Apr 16

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column on Justia's Verdict this week analyzes a Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Melchert-Dinkel, holding that the First Amendment precludes the criminal prosecution of someone for advising or…
  • Apr 15

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption
    By Michael DorfLast week brought news that doctors receiving very large Medicare reimbursements made very large campaign contributions to Democratic campaigns and PACs, and that in turn they may have received special consideration to avoid…
Rank this Week: 862