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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/
  • Feb 20

    Seen in Cambridge

    Seen in Cambridge
    Is this really a Pop Tart?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 20

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org
    American Soc. for Testing & Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 13-cv-1215 (D.D.C. Feb. 2, 2017)The copyrightability/fair use issues are serious and arguable here, but I’m going to focus on the trademark analysis, because…
  • Feb 17

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission
    Counts v. General Motors, LLC, No. 16-cv-12541, 2017 WL 588457 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2017)Plaintiffs sued GM for deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment claims under the laws of thirty states based on GM’s…
Rank this Week: 148

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
  • Feb 2

    The End of Employee

    The End of Employee
    The Wall Street Journal has a thought provoking Feb. 1, 2017 peace entitled The End of Employees. It is about how business are contracting out more and more. Why? Because it is cheaper of course. As the article states: Steven...
  • Feb 1

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie
    On January 31, 2017, the NLRB General Counsel issued the attached Memo Download GC 17_01 Report on the Statutory Rights of University on the statutory rights of university employees and students. As readers may be aware, the Board recently…
Rank this Week: 1659

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
  • Feb 16

    PreLaw Magazine grades law school’s based on ADR Curricula

    PreLaw Magazine grades law school’s based on ADR Curricula
    In this article, PreLaw Magazine claims to have “graded all schools based on curricular offerings.”  Who knows what that means or what the criteria are.  So, for what it’s worth, here’s a listing of the…
  • Feb 14

    The Naming Dispute Continues: University of Houston and South Texas heading to mediation

    The Naming Dispute Continues: University of Houston and South Texas heading to mediation
    Frequent readers of this site will remember the kerfuffle resulting from the South Texas College of Law’s renaming to the Houston College of Law over the summer.   To protect the brand of the University of Houston Law Center,…
  • Feb 11

    Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now

    Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now
    I generally prefer not to tell people what to do.  So perhaps I should reframe the title of this post to “If You Don’t Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right This Minute, You Will Hate Yourself Forever.” I refer to Noam…
Rank this Week: 1026

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

Law and economics, and intellectual property by Tom W. Bell and Glen Whitman

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog
    Is anyone still checking this blog in the hope that I might start blogging again? If so, you're in luck! To publicize my new book, Economics of the Undead (co-edited with James Dow and featuring chapters written by 20+ other authors), I…
  • Sep 13

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System
    There’s a meme floating around that the storyline of Breaking Bad constitutes a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. The latest entry is this comic strip, which says that if Breaking Bad had been set in the U.K., it would…
  • Aug 5

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism
    Everyone’s talking about the lab-grown meat burger. I’ve been expecting this for years, and I think it’s extremely cool. I love me some science, and I’d totally give the burger a try. But let’s suppose the…
Rank this Week: 4950

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    At the Tiny House Café...

    At the Tiny House Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you want.(And think about doing your shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal. If you like nice dollhouses, you might like this bungalow. Or for big within the category of smallness, there this mansion.)
  • Feb 20

    Is this the downfall of Milo?

    Is this the downfall of Milo?
    "Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC Over Pedophilia Commentary."Milo's defense of himself is included at that link:I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am…
  • Feb 20

    "But the appearance of the name of Felix Sater in this new article in the Times is one of the biggest shoes I've seen drop on the Trump story in some time."

    "But the appearance of the name of Felix Sater in this new article in the Times is one of the biggest shoes I've seen drop on the Trump story in some time."
    Okay, you can go over here if you want to know what Josh Marshall is so exercised about. And here for the underlying NYT article, "A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates."I just want to talk about the mangled…
Rank this Week: 173

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 19

    Why I Sued the USDA

    Why I Sued the USDA
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in The Hill.   As a longtime animal law practitioner, I’ve represented various parties in lawsuits against…
  • Jan 31

    Will Ringling’s closure clear the way for federal circus legislation?

    Will Ringling’s closure clear the way for federal circus legislation?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School The piece originally appeared in The Hill With Ringling Bros.—the most active and spendthrift opponent of legislation to protect circus…
  • Nov 11

    Animal Advocacy Job!

    Animal Advocacy Job!
    David Cassuto From the email:  My name is Kate and I am the editorial operations and outreach coordinator for One Green Planet (onegreenplanet.org). We are the fastest growing (and largest!) independent publishing platform focused…
Rank this Week: 484

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 16

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 4926

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 2328

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?
    Gregory KlassThere has been a lot of talk about the new role state attorneys general have been taking on as a check on federal overreach. The Virginia and Washington AGs, for example, have brought important lawsuits to halt President…
  • Feb 19

    Originalism as Old and New

    Originalism as Old and New
    I spent the weekend at a terrific conference at the Center for the Study of Originalism at the University of San Diego Law School.  There were good papers, insightful commentaries, sharp questions, and a general seriousness of…
  • Feb 18

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    The Vox story recommended below struck a particular nerve with me.  So I will record my disagreement, at least from a methodological perspective, with some of the views expressed by the various eminent scholars consulted in the…
Rank this Week: 29

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 10

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal
    During the midyear meeting of the the American Bar Association  (ABA) held last week in Miami, several issues were considered which relate to legal education.  I will discuss two of those issues here: the creation of the Commission…
  • Jan 30

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.
    Statement by the AALS Executive Committee on the Executive Order Restricting U.S. Entry for Certain Foreign Nationals Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2017) – The following is a statement by the members of the Association of American…
  • Jan 26

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?
    In Washington D.C., on the GWU campus, there is a statue of a hippopotamus. A nearby sign explains that the statue was placed there because hippos once could be found in the Potomac. George and Martha Washington liked watching them from their…
Rank this Week: 850

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 3203

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: 194

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 2865

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 4236

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/
  • Feb 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 19, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 19, 2017)
    "confront...inequality, oppression, systematic subordination in mngmnt & organization theories & practices" https://t.co/c6yxU7nmAB #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) February 15, 2017 "nearly impossible for…
  • Feb 18

    What if they had a securities fraud lawsuit and nobody came?

    What if they had a securities fraud lawsuit and nobody came?
    In 1995, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act revamped the procedures applicable to class action lawsuits alleging claims under the federal securities laws. Concerned about frivolous, attorney-driven litigation, Congress mandated that…
  • Feb 17

    Racing Dopers and Endorsement Contract Performance Bonuse

    Racing Dopers and Endorsement Contract Performance Bonuse
    Last week Runner’s World reported: Mariya Savinova-Farnosova, a Russian middle distance runner, was given a four-year ban for doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. She will also be stripped of two gold medals she won at...
Rank this Week: 2325

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 2559

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Feb 20

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)
    "Defendant and another man went to a drug dealer’s home for the purpose of purchasing a quarter-pound of methamphetamine. Defendant was carrying two cell phones, a large knife in a concealed sheath, another knife in a pocket, and $1,300…
  • Feb 16

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)
    When I saw the caption of this case -- which I read before even booting up the opinion -- I thought the case was going to be a huge one.  Bank of New York Mellon.  Citibank.  Those are big banks.  When they fight each…
  • Feb 15

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    Every single word of this opinion from earlier today is correct.And the Supreme Court should nonetheless grant review of the opinion.  On its own initiative, if necessary.It's an opinion about res judicata.  A topic near and dear to…
Rank this Week: 287

Career & Professional…

Career & Professional Development Blog

By Susan Gainen and Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lawcareer/
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
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  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

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  • Mar 26

    Alternative Careers - The Rule

    Alternative Careers - The Rule
    Much of this information was taken from Susan Gainen's presentation at the NALP Newcomer's Conference in Denver (Feb. 2009). Thanks, Susan! ALTERNATIVE CAREERS RULES: 1. Know what the employer does and what its problems are. As you approach…
Rank this Week: 4454

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 1536

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte School of Law's activities in Africa

http://charlottelawinafrica.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes!
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes! As it turns out, Cape Town must have some intense sleep effect on women, because Prof. Wofford and…
  • Oct 3

    See Wofford Run

    See Wofford Run
    USA to Cape Town 10/01/12 We boarded the plane at 6:00am, the first 6:00am flight of three that we have this week. After we all acknowledged that no one is normal at 6:00am (Nicole throwing away perfectly good cheese, Chris refusing to eat,…
Rank this Week: 3169

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 7

    Seminar on Chinese Guiding Cases, Feb. 22, Washington DC

    Seminar on Chinese Guiding Cases, Feb. 22, Washington DC
    Kudos to the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford and to American University's Washington College of Law for putting on what looks to be a very interesting seminar on Chinese guiding cases. It's on February 22nd. Information and sign-up…
  • Feb 2

    Chinese court enforces Singapore judgment on the basis of reciprocity

    Chinese court enforces Singapore judgment on the basis of reciprocity
    Here's a report on an interesting case in which a Chinese court (the Nanjing Intermediate-Level People's Court) enforced a Singapore court judgment. Under China's civil procedure law, Chinese courts may enforce foreign judgments that are not…
  • Feb 2

    Big data on divorce in China

    Big data on divorce in China
    I recently read (and highly recommend) HE Xin's "‘No Malicious Incidents’: The Concern for Stability in China’s Divorce Law Practice," Social & Legal Studies, 2017, pp. 1-23. In it, he argues that (at least in the court he…
Rank this Week: 691

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/
  • Feb 20

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar
    Earlier we covered last month’s flurry of cert grants by the U.S. Supreme Court, including several cases raising interesting civil procedure and federal courts issues. Many of these, as well as some earlier cert grants, are now on the…
  • Feb 20

    Burch on MDL Monopolie

    Burch on MDL Monopolie
    Elizabeth Burch has recently published Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 67 (2017). Here’s the abstract: When transferee judges receive a multidistrict proceeding, they select a few lead plaintiffs’ lawyers to…
  • Feb 17

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee
    Five bills that would generally operate to favor corporate defendants in civil lawsuits have passed the House Judiciary Committee with blinding speed and have been referred to the full House: Bill Title Original sponsor H.R. 985 Fairness in…
Rank this Week: 279

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements

A blawg about community benefits agreements by Amy Levine staff attorney at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Survey on CBA

    National Survey on CBA
    Dr. Tom Musil at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is conducting a national survey on CBAs, and readers who have participated in CBAs should take a few minutes to fill it out. There hasn't been very much research on how…
  • Aug 9

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"
    I've been very busy of late, and not following the news or posting as often as I would like. I apologize. The short version of the news in Buffalo is that Bass Pro, the long-proposed anchor tenant of the Canal Side project, pulled out, and…
  • Jul 14

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit
    Earlier this week, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) finalized an agreement with the New York Power Authority to issue $105 million in bonds for Buffalo's…
Rank this Week: 4760

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
Rank this Week: 59

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 28

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 529

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled yesterday that Florida's law banning doctors from asking patients about gun ownership violated the First Amendment. The en banc court struck three key provisions of…
  • Feb 16

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit issued an Order staying the en banc consideration of Washington v. Trump based on the Department of Justice's representation that “the President…
  • Feb 16

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion in State v. Arlene's Flowers, the Supreme Court of Washington upheld the Washington Law Against Discrimination including sexual orientation as…
Rank this Week: 297

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 14

    Labor Economic

    Labor Economic
    The White House isn’t explaining what’s happening to jobs. I once taught labor economics, an issue close to my heart. To some extent, labor is like any other commodity and that’s the problem. Jobs go wherever business can…
  • Feb 7

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio
    I wrote this commentary assuming it would be extra incentive to contribute. Instead it is a time for celebration and appreciation. A one-day fund drive – WOW. So let me say a bit about some of the things that your contributions…
  • Jan 31

    Polarizing America

    Polarizing America
    I’d like to give my spleen a break for a week and talk about some of the dynamics that are polarizing  America, that neither side can solve because the problem is structural. Law has contributed with crucial changes regarding…
Rank this Week: 4763

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 19

    The Contracts Case that No Judge Wants to Hear

    The Contracts Case that No Judge Wants to Hear
    In McNair v. Superior Court (6 Cal.App.5th 1227 (Cal. App. 2016), a college football coach brought suit against National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) for, among other issues, interference with and breach of contract. That’s…
  • Feb 16

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 16, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 16, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 751 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
  • Feb 12

    The University of the Cumberlands Fights Its Former President over Consideration

    The University of the Cumberlands Fights Its Former President over Consideration
    A recent case out of the Eastern District of Kentucky, Taylor v. University of the Cumberlands, Civil No: 6:16-cv-109-GFVT (behind paywall), has lots of causes of action, including an interesting dispute over whether an agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 865

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 4773

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/
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
  • Feb 14

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas 5th) has an alternative fact problem. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Hensarling alleged that "Since the CFPB’s advent, the number of banks offering free checking has…
  • Feb 14

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?
    Here’s the question CFPB commission proponents need to be able to answer convincingly: what would the CFPB have done differently over the past five and a half years if it had been a commission, rather than a single director? What...
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Feb 20

    Hopwood on Gottschalk on The Prison State

    Hopwood on Gottschalk on The Prison State
    Shon Hopwood (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted (Book Review) Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk (Journal of Legal Education, Volume 66, Number 2, (Winter 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 337 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 93 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 18

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Hernández v. Mesa: (1) Whether a formalist or functionalist analysis governs the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unjustified deadly…
Rank this Week: 61

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
  • Feb 15

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"
    This post examines an opinion from the California Court ofAppeal – Second District: People v. Thomas, 2017 WL 527379 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that inNovember 2012, appellant was charged with seven counts of…
  • Feb 13

    The Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, the Civil Suit and Punitive Damage

    The Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, the Civil Suit and Punitive Damage
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Georgia:  Lyman v. Cellchem International, Inc., 2017 WL 279514 (2017).  The opinion issued in a civil case, but one that was brought under a “criminal” statute:…
Rank this Week: 527

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

By Dean Donald Lewis of the Hamline University School of Law.

http://law.hamline.edu/blogs.aspx?blogid=102
Rank this Week: 4219

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 18

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1384

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 4310

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 20

    Trump's Taxes and the Return of the Corruption Premium

    Trump's Taxes and the Return of the Corruption Premium
    by Neil H. BuchananIf guilt can be inferred from a suspect's efforts to cover his tracks, the Trump tax returns must surely be incriminating.  The very fact of Donald Trump's insistence on breaking with decades of precedent by refusing…
  • Feb 18

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City
    By Eric SegallA brief inside baseball interruption for law nerds from the horrors of the real world and our nightmare-producing clown of a President.I was at the University of Chicago on Wednesday defending my thesis that the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 17

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State
    by Michael DorfSuppose you were a professional mediator and two parties came to you to help them resolve a dispute. As Professor Colb explained after completing her training as a mediator, you would quite properly resist the temptation to…
Rank this Week: 188

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Feb 20

    It’s a Terrible Time to Be Secretary of Education, Especially If You Don’t Understand the Job

    It’s a Terrible Time to Be Secretary of Education, Especially If You Don’t Understand the Job
    Even if Betsy DeVos understood her job, she could not have taken over the Department of Education at a worse time. The busiest and most complex process that any Secretary of Education will likely see over the next several years is beginning.…
  • Feb 16

    New Data Reveals the Nuances of Segregation in DC Schools and Opportunities to Address It

    New Data Reveals the Nuances of Segregation in DC Schools and Opportunities to Address It
    The Civil Rights Project has released a new report on school segregation in Washington D.C. The report is particularly interesting because it reveals the ways in which segregation in D.C. is more nuanced than in other major cities like New…
  • Feb 15

    Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother

    Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother
    A new story at the Daily Beast tells Gavin Grimm's story in a way that no other I have seen thus far does. It is not really about the legal issues, but about the personal journey of Gavin and his mother to stand up. It is about her evolution…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Feb 20

    How Do "Domestic Partnerships" Fare for Elderly Couples?

    How Do "Domestic Partnerships" Fare for Elderly Couples?
    George Washington Law Professor Naomi Cahn recommended an interesting new article from the Elder Law Journal, "The Precarious Status of Domestic Partnerships for the Elderly in a Post-Obergefell World." Authors Heidi Brady, who is…
  • Feb 19

    Increase in Alzheimer's within Latino Population?

    Increase in Alzheimer's within Latino Population?
    Kaiser Health News ran a story recently about the increase in Alzheimer's cases amongst Latinos. 'Tsunami’ Of Alzheimer’s Cases Among Latinos Raises Concerns Over Costs, Caregiving citing to a recent report explains Across the United…
  • Feb 17

    Sigificant Relationships: Arizona's New Guardianship Law Provides Rights of Contact for Ward

    Sigificant Relationships: Arizona's New Guardianship Law Provides Rights of Contact for Ward
    As we have discussed often on this Blog, one key issue in guardianships can be the right of access between third persons and the protected ward. Arizona has adopted a new rule expressly permitting individuals with "significant…
Rank this Week: 219

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Feb 15

    Now, about those other dams...

    Now, about those other dams...
    For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam’s primary spillway. Dam managers…
  • Feb 8

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy
    By: Lesley McAllister I’ve been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst…
  • Feb 6

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate
    For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I’ve been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis and...
Rank this Week: 2326

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1602

Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 14

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association
    From time to time, as readers of this blog are well aware, I have the great privilege and honor of being asked by some Judges in South Carolina to look at recent decisions in property and equity that – one way or another – raise…
Rank this Week: 2888