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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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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Job Approval Rating Ties Record Low

    U.S. Supreme Court Job Approval Rating Ties Record Low
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The U.S. Supreme Court's 42% job approval rating is down slightly from September and matches the low point in Gallup's 16-year trend, recorded in June 2005. The Supreme Court's approval ratings have not been above 50%…
  • Jul 30

    Muslims Refuse To Bury Priest Killer Kermiche

    Muslims Refuse To Bury Priest Killer Kermiche
    Community leaders in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having any association with Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old jihadist who killed Fr Jacques Hamel in his hometown in northern France. via news.sky.com
  • Jul 30

    Own John Kerry’s Yacht, ‘Isabel,’ for $3.9 Million – RealClearLife

    Own John Kerry’s Yacht, ‘Isabel,’ for $3.9 Million – RealClearLife
    Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry are selling their 76-foot sailing yacht Isabel for $3.9 million. Designed and built by Friendship Yachts, Isabel is the largest yacht model of its kind that can be piloted...
Rank this Week: 151

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Democrats' new "strategy"

    The Democrats' new "strategy"
    As the NY Times notes today, "Democrats marked a decisive turn in their campaign against Donald J. Trump this week, moving to recast the 2016 not as a conventional battle between left and right but as a national emergency that requires voters…
  • Jul 29

    How many pomegranate seeds did Persephone eat anyway?

    How many pomegranate seeds did Persephone eat anyway?
    Because I like summer so much (even when it's been muggy, as in NYC recently), I found myself thinking: Why did Persephone have to eat those six pomegranate seeds when Hades was holding her prisoner in the Underworld, according to the Greek…
  • Jul 28

    The sphinx without a secret

    The sphinx without a secret
    Oscar Wilde has a short story called "The Sphinx Without a Secret," about a woman who appears to have a great mystery in her life - going to a private apartment at certain times in the week, etc.  After she dies, someone who's fascinated…
Rank this Week: 4097

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/
  • Jul 30

    [Ilya Somin] How Trump strengthens the forces of political correctne

    [Ilya Somin] How Trump strengthens the forces of political correctne
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Many of Donald Trump’s defenders love his attacks on “political…
  • Jul 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Is Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow a public figure?

    [Eugene Volokh] Is Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow a public figure?
    Tammy Wynette and her ex-husband George Jones at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville in 1995. (Jeff Mitchell/Files/REUTERS) Tammy Wynette’s widower’s widow is a limited purpose public figure when it comes to…
  • Jul 29

    [Ilya Somin] My article on the politics of five major science fiction and fantasy serie

    [Ilya Somin] My article on the politics of five major science fiction and fantasy serie
    After the GOP and Democratic conventions, even many of us who follow politics closely might need a break from this year’s awful presidential election. If you are one of them, you might be interested in my new article on the politics of…
Rank this Week: 9

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 30

    Article on Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan

    Article on Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan
    Paul Goeringer recently published an Article entitled, Property Ownership and Transferring Are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan, (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: How property is owned can impact your farm…
  • Jul 29

    Article on Appropriate Scope of Contractibility with Fiduciary Loyalty

    Article on Appropriate Scope of Contractibility with Fiduciary Loyalty
    Amir N. Licht recently published an Article entitled, Motivation, Information, Negotiation: Why Fiduciary Accountability Cannot Be Negotiable, D. Gordon Smith & Andrew S. Gold, eds., Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (Forthcoming).…
  • Jul 29

    Transfer of Foreign Money to the U.S.

    Transfer of Foreign Money to the U.S.
    What do you do if you are a wealthy multinational planning for part of your estate to go to the United States? One idea is to create a foreign grantor trust that receives tax benefits for the grantee. The trust...
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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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1847

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Jul 30

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    This week’s news was dominated by the Demoncratic Convention and allegations that the Russian government hacked the DNC, perhaps to aid Republican nominee Donald Trump.  Jack Goldsmith launched Lawfare’s coverage when he…
  • Jul 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency, becoming the first woman to become a major party nominee in the United States. Clinton portrayed herself as the safe and…
  • Jul 29

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martin

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martin
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins released the following remarks yesterday at Guantanamo Bay preceding pre-trial hearings in Khalid Sheikh Mohammad et al. The hearings today and yesterday have been closed, but…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Hillary Clinton Moves Left On Taxe

    Hillary Clinton Moves Left On Taxe
    Politico, Morning Tax: Corporate Tax Left in the Lurch?: Hillary and Corporate Taxes, Cont'd: Is that sound you hear the Democratic Party moving left on taxes? Neera Tanden, a key adviser to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, scoffed in…
  • Jul 30

    Why Are Older Women Leaving Big Law?

    Why Are Older Women Leaving Big Law?
    National Law Journal, Why Are Older Women Leaving Big Law?: You hear this so often that you probably take it as holy gospel: Women bail out of Big Law because of the impossibility of balancing the demands of work and home. Being a big firm…
  • Jul 30

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1178

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1178
    Salt Lake City Tribune, IRS Chief Says Chaffetz’s Drive to Oust Him Will Leave Few Wanting Top Federal Jobs: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's relentless drive to impeach him will scare good people away from…
Rank this Week: 27

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 30

    How the Democratic Party Platform Addresses Immigration

    How the Democratic Party Platform Addresses Immigration
    The American Immigration Council summarizes how the Democratic Party Platform discusses immigration as a positive for America and identifies specific policy fixes to help update our outdated immigration system. As the platform notes,…
  • Jul 30

    DC Circuit Rules for Production of IJs Names in Misconduct Case

    DC Circuit Rules for Production of IJs Names in Misconduct Case
    E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse and William B. Bryant Annex Josh Gerstein on Politico.com reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled yesterday in a Freedom of Information Act case involving records…
  • Jul 30

    2016 World Day against Trafficking in Person

    2016 World Day against Trafficking in Person
    In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 30th of July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness about the severity of human rights violations that trafficking victims endure and acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 99

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 30

    Several ASPish Topics in AALS Call for Discussion Group Participation

    Several ASPish Topics in AALS Call for Discussion Group Participation
    AALS 2017 Annual Meeting A Call for Participation in Discussion Groups January 3-7, 2017 San Francisco, CA Discussion Groups are a new session format introduced by the Program Committee in 2016 to facilitate scholarly discussion and…
  • Jul 29

    What to Do Before You Start Law School

    What to Do Before You Start Law School
    During the summer months, I sometimes get calls or emails from students who are about to enter law school asking me what they should watch or read before law school starts. My advice is always just to relax and get...
  • Jul 28

    Part II: The “Now What” of the Bar Exam: The Waiting Period Begins – A Great Time to Thank Your Supporters!

    Part II: The “Now What” of the Bar Exam: The Waiting Period Begins – A Great Time to Thank Your Supporters!
    As Goldie Pritchard pointed out in yesterday’s blog, it’s a great time for you - as this week’s bar takers - to reflect, appreciate, and take pride in your herculean work in accomplishing law school and tackling the bar exam....
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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
  • Jul 30

    A History Lesson in Negotiation

    A History Lesson in Negotiation
    When relevant to DR issues, I have noted things in our political life such as President Obama’s lectures on listening and compromise, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump’s book, The Art of the Deal, and the applicability of an…
  • Jul 29

    Symposium Book Club – Intermission

    Symposium Book Club – Intermission
    When we started planning the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding, I thought it would be great if all the speakers would have a…
  • Jul 28

    Texas A&M is hiring in DR!

    Texas A&M is hiring in DR!
    I am thrilled to announce that Texas A&M University hopes to expand our wonderful dispute resolution team at the Law School and is planning to hire a lateral candidate in dispute resolution. As you will see from our advertisement (below),…
Rank this Week: 506

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 30

    IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 2016 Colloquium, Oslo, 22-24 June 2016

    IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 2016 Colloquium, Oslo, 22-24 June 2016
    Pluricourts, Center of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, hosted the 14th Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 22-24 June 2016. The theme of the colloquium “The Environment in Court –…
  • Jul 28

    The Inter-American Commission selects its new Executive Secretary

    The Inter-American Commission selects its new Executive Secretary
    On July 27, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced that it had selected Paulo Abrao to be its next Executive Secretary, the tenth since the establishment of the Commission.  Reportedly, the Commission received over…
  • Jul 26

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC
      The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free massive open online…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Jul 30

    A Tale of Two 80s Business Movie

    A Tale of Two 80s Business Movie
    For reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, I was in the mood to rewatch two big business movies of the 1980s: The Secret of My Success (dir. Herbert Ross, 1987) and Working Girl (dir. Mike Nichols, 1988). Eighties...
  • Jul 29

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position
    Western Michigan University (Haworth College of Business) has an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor of business law. Details below the break. ------------ Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department…
  • Jul 29

    Business Law Professor Opening

    Business Law Professor Opening
    As in past years, I will maintain lists of law professor openings in the business areas (excluding commercial law-only posts) and legal studies professor openings outside of law schools. If your school has an opening that you would like…
Rank this Week: 231

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    St Andrews University has acquired the Marchmont Manuscript, a 450-year-old manuscript that “contains Regiam Majestatem, the earliest surviving text giving a comprehensive overview of Scots law.”  It was once owned by the…
  • Jul 29

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner
    Luke Norris, an Associate in Law at the Columbia University Law School, has posted Constitutional Economics: Lochner, Labor, and the Battle for Liberty, which is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities:This Article argues…
  • Jul 29

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia
    Douglas McDonald, a tipstaff at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a former solicitor, has posted Worlds Apart: The Appointment of Politicians as Judges, which appears in the Alternative Law Journal 41 (2016):…
Rank this Week: 58

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 29

    Dead Letter Law in Virginia Sends a Message to Same-Sex Couple

    Dead Letter Law in Virginia Sends a Message to Same-Sex Couple
    From the The Washington Post: The United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the same constitutional rights to marriage as straight couples. The ruling allows same-sex marriage nationwide; however, many states, including…
  • Jul 28

    Father-Son Relationship Not Repudiated: Father Forced to Pay College Expense

    Father-Son Relationship Not Repudiated: Father Forced to Pay College Expense
    From the The Indiana Lawyer: The Indiana Court of Appeals held that when a son and father had not fully repudiated their relationship even though the father did not seek to enforce his parenting time rights, the father was still...
  • Jul 27

    Designer Babies? Most Say "No Thanks"

    Designer Babies? Most Say "No Thanks"
    From the International Business Times: American adults have express distrust in regard to the emerging field of biomedical technologies used for human enhancement. A survey completed by the Pew Research Center found that many Americans fear a…
Rank this Week: 796

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/
  • Jul 29

    Jiang on Contracting Around Fraud

    Jiang on Contracting Around Fraud
    Hao Jiang (Tulane Law School) has posted Freedom to Mislead on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the past 15 years, Delaware courts seem to have created a rule that allowed sophisticated parties to contract around fraud by using an...
  • Jul 29

    Svantesson on "Data Exceptionalism" by Wood

    Svantesson on "Data Exceptionalism" by Wood
    Dan Svantesson (Bond University - School of Law) has posted Against ‘Against Data Exceptionalism’ on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The April 2016 issue of the Stanford Law Review (Volume 68, Issue 4) contains an interesting article by…
  • Jul 29

    Adams on Popular Culture & Legal Pluralism

    Adams on Popular Culture & Legal Pluralism
    Wendy A. Adams (McGill University - Faculty of Law) has posted Popular Culture and Legal Pluralism: Narrative as Law (Adams, Wendy A. Popular Culture and Legal Pluralism: Narrative as Law. Routledge, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jul 29

    Fox & Stein on Dualism and Doctrine

    Fox & Stein on Dualism and Doctrine
    Dov Fox and Alex Stein (University of San Diego: School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Dualism and Doctrine (Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience 105-136 (Michael Pardo & Dennis…
  • Jul 29

    "Is a Police Shooting a Crime? It Depends on the Officer’s Point of View"

    "Is a Police Shooting a Crime? It Depends on the Officer’s Point of View"
    From The New York Times: The longstanding official deference to the viewpoint of police officers is enshrined in the laws of some states and Supreme Court rulings. And the ambush attacks that left eight officers dead in Dallas and Baton...
  • Jul 29

    "US Sentencing Commission releases big new report urging reform of career offender enhancements"

    "US Sentencing Commission releases big new report urging reform of career offender enhancements"
    Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, excerpting the Commission's press release. From the press release: Chief Judge Patti B. Saris, Chair of the Commission, stated, “The Commission’s research shows that there are…
Rank this Week: 79

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 408

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 477

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/
  • Jul 29

    Government-Sponsored Torture in Chicago

    Government-Sponsored Torture in Chicago
    I was listening to NPR this week, and the Planet Money section of the broadcasts was discussing the $100,000 payout received by each of the 120 victims of the City of Chicago Police Department. The payout was “reparations” for…
  • Jul 28

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture
    I have a new op ed today in Fortune about Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against ousted CEO Roger Ailes. read it here. The sequence of events - Carlson apparently having reported internally sexual harassment as early as 2009 - and many other…
  • Jul 27

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender
    Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Jul 29

    Millennials: Tips for Talking with Your Elder

    Millennials: Tips for Talking with Your Elder
    At Attorney at Work, consultant Linda Hazelton offers tips for talking across the generational divide. For example, here are her tips to millennials on communicating with elders via email: More and more, email is the mode of formal…
  • Jul 29

    Learning Outcomes: University of Dayton School of Law

    Learning Outcomes: University of Dayton School of Law
    For a final look at learning outcomes, here is the list from the University of Dayton School of Law. Learning Outcome 1: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the law and the American legal system. Graduates will…
  • Jul 28

    New law grads offer advice on hanging a shingle

    New law grads offer advice on hanging a shingle
    The blog Law.com interviewed several recent law grads who decided to hang a shingle for a variety of reasons ranging from they couldn't find a traditional law firm job in a tough economy to enjoying the freedom and entrepreneurship…
Rank this Week: 828

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Fourth Circuit Enjoins North Carolina's Voting Amendments as Discriminatory

    Fourth Circuit Enjoins North Carolina's Voting Amendments as Discriminatory
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its extensive opinion in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory, the Fourth Circuit has permanently enjoined the implementation of North Carolina…
  • Jul 22

    Alaska Supreme Court Holds Parental Notification Law Violates State Constitution's Equal Protection Clause

    Alaska Supreme Court Holds Parental Notification Law Violates State Constitution's Equal Protection Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska, the Alaska Supreme Court held unconstitutional the 2010 voter-enacted Parental…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit Says Texas Voter ID Violates the Voting Rights Act

    Fifth Circuit Says Texas Voter ID Violates the Voting Rights Act
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Fifth Circuit yesterday ruled that Texas's voter-ID law, widely described as the most restrictive voter-ID law in the country, had a discriminatory effect in violation of Section 2 of…
Rank this Week: 1348

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/
  • Jul 29

    Mulligan & Staszewski on Interpreting the FRCP

    Mulligan & Staszewski on Interpreting the FRCP
    Lou Mulligan and Glen Staszewski have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, Civil Rules Interpretive Theory. Here’s the abstract: We claim that the proper method of interpreting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — civil rules…
  • Jul 24

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    From the Central States Law Schools Association: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of…
  • Jul 18

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop
    The Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop was held last week in Seattle. Thanks to the organizers Brooke Coleman, Dave Marcus, and Liz Porter for putting together a fantastic event. If you’re interested in participating in the future,…
Rank this Week: 513

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    7th Circuit Reluctantly Holds Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    7th Circuit Reluctantly Holds Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, (7th Cir., July 28, 2016), the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals adhered to its past precedent and held that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not cover employment discrimination on the…
  • Jul 29

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty
    The Washington Examiner yesterday posted an interview with Libertarian Party candidate for President (and former New Mexico governor), Gary Johnson, focusing largely on Johnson's views on religious liberty issues.  Here is an excerpt:Do…
  • Jul 29

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy
    As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a Minnesota federal bankruptcy court yesterday refused to include the assets of 200 parishes, schools and other entities as part of the assets of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in its…
Rank this Week: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit
    JAMS, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. D069862, --- Cal. Rptr. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4014068 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 27, 2016)Kevin Kinsella sued JAMS, an ADR provider, and the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Retired), alleging that…
  • Jul 29

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2
    Details/RSVP here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 28

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim
    Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164, --- F.3d ----, No. 15-11509 (11thCir. Jul. 26, 2016) FIU sued FNU for changing its name from Florida National College to Florida…
Rank this Week: 2572

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: 1058

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/
  • Jul 29

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law
    They are looking, and the announcement is after the jump. POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The University of Tennessee College of...
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Jul 29

    Remembering Alan Resnick

    Remembering Alan Resnick
    One of the hardest things about teaching, whether in an informal setting or in a classroom, is telling someone that they are . . . ahem, WRONG. Or at least not right. Or could use improvement. Or there is an...
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
Rank this Week: 276

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 29

    How vulnerable to hacking is the US election cyber infrastructure?

    How vulnerable to hacking is the US election cyber infrastructure?
    This article was originally published on The Conversation under a CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) license.  Read the original article. Following the hack of Democratic National Committee emails and reports…
  • Jul 22

    Whose Copyright Office?

    Whose Copyright Office?
                In 2013, in a lecture at Columbia University, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante announced an ambitious vision for the “Next Great Copyright Act.” That vision…
  • Jul 21

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule
    Amidst an economic and political turmoil, Brazil gave a significant step towards protection of network neutrality – the principle that keeps the Internet an open space, free from undue control by Internet service providers (ISPs). A…
Rank this Week: 392

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 29

    Religious Faith and Abortion Liberty

    Religious Faith and Abortion Liberty
    Huffington Post (Jul. 18, 2016): Voices of Faith Speak for Abortion Rights, by Marie Alford-Harkey: Religious people who support abortion rights have largely been ignored in the debate over abortion. There is a widely held misconception that…
  • Jul 28

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"
    Huffington Post (Jul. 18, 2016): A Play about Abortion Care Shows How "Remarkably Normal" It Is, by Katherine Brooks: A new documentary play, "Remarkably Normal," shares the stories of real women gleaned from in-depth…
  • Jul 27

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right
    News Deeply (Jul. 18, 2016): Zika Spotlights Latin America's Reproductive Rights, by Christine Chung: There is a disconnect between the World Health Organization's advice to women in Zika-threatened countries to refrain from reproducing and…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jul 29

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)
    One possible view of this en banc opinion is to perceive it as a classic liberal/conservative split in which the former outnumber the latter in the draw.  And, to a degree, that's true.The dissent consists of Judges Callahan and Ikuta.…
  • Jul 28

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)
    You get bonus cash if you can guess the alignment of the justices in today's opinion.The question is who gets to decide whether or not an arbitration agreement permits classwide arbitration:  the arbitrator, or the court?The majority…
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
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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
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Jul 29

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC
    Kareem Abdul Jabbar spoke at the DNC last night, primarily to introduce the story of army Captain Humayun Khan, who was one of 14 Muslim-Americans who have died in combat since 9/11. Khan's father later spoke movingly of his son's...
  • Jul 29

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee
    From an email message which I recently received: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the 2017 Fall…
  • Jul 28

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)
    The New York Times editorial board (and I'm guessing Brent Staples had a lot to do with this), has a lengthy editorial up about President Obama's speech last night. It's called "Obama and the Long March." What particularly interests…
Rank this Week: 222

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 51

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Afghanistan Becomes 164th Member of WTO

    Afghanistan Becomes 164th Member of WTO
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) welcomed Afghanistan as its 164th member today, making it the 9th Least Developed Country to join the WTO. It took Afghanistan nearly 12 years of accession negotiations to complete the process. Afghanistan…
  • Jul 25

    Job Opening in San Diego

    Job Opening in San Diego
    California Western School of Law in San Diego is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of Academic Support. Click here for details. (mew)
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
Rank this Week: 1235

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 658

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has just posted on SSRN his article (8 Northeastern U. L.J. 357 (2016) The Legal and Social Movement Against Unpaid Internships. The article offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of major legal, policy, and…
  • Jul 28

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation
    The Seventh Circuit issued a decision today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, relying on prior circuit precedent to hold that Title VII does not forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The opinion was written by…
  • Jul 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Jul 29

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel has disbarred an attorney. Fox 17 West Michigan had a report on the attorney A commercial property owner in Grand Rapids said attorney Matthew Herman vandalized and stole property from his…
  • Jul 29

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed a reciprocal 30 month suspension of an attorney based on discipline imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. WAFB9 had the background Baton Rouge police report the second man wanted in…
  • Jul 29

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction
    A Florida attorney engaged in unauthorized practice in Ohio and has been fined and enjoined for the misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court. The three-count complaint alleged that Catalfina, who is not licensed to practice law in Ohio, engaged…
Rank this Week: 212

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Rule

    The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Rule
    For the past two months, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been publishing an exceptionally important series on the problems with Trans Pacific Partnership. I was pleased to participate in this initiative and yesterday the CCPA…
  • Jul 26

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty
    Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren with the exception of books that are over a hundred years old. This sounds more like an abandoned…
  • Jul 26

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2016 as Ottawa Should Commit to Digitizing Canadian Heritage Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren…
Rank this Week: 1060

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 29

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice
    by Sherry F. ColbFor my Verdict column this week, I discuss a disparity in abortion arguments.  The disparity is that the reasons that most people have for deciding to terminate a pregnancy (economic reasons, relationship reasons,…
  • Jul 28

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is by now old news that Donald Trump's business practices have, shall we say, raised a few eyebrows.  He not only has a history of suing and being sued beyond anything that has been seen before in U.S. politics, but…
  • Jul 27

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)
    {Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict, I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 495

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Subject to Tax? Yes and No

    Subject to Tax? Yes and No
    There are many reasons why taxation is confusing. One of those many reasons is the willingness of legislatures to exempt someone from one tax but to subject that same person to a very similar tax. A recent case, Curet v. Comr., T.C. Memo…
  • Jul 27

    How Not to Help Your Tax Return Preparer

    How Not to Help Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court case, Probandt v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2016-135, presents a good example of how not to help your tax return preparer. The taxpayer earned a degree in business administration in the mid 1970s, and then worked for an accounting…
  • Jul 25

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?
    Usually, taxes are enacted or increased to provide funds for specific purposes or to provide resources for general funds used for a package of government services. Occasionally, a tax is enacted to discourage particular behavior, with the…
Rank this Week: 2443