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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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 12

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM
    Keep DRM off your computer. Firefox updated to version 38 today, and it comes with DRM built in (without which, I’m told, you can’t watch Neflix). The link above is to the US-English version of Firefox. Here’s the…
  • May 7

    A New Online Dating Scam

    A New Online Dating Scam
    Bentham’s Gaze: We identified three types of scams happening on [Chinese dating site] Jiayuan. … Another interesting type of scams that we identified are what we call dates for profit. In this scheme, attractive young ladies are…
  • May 5

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone
    Naked Capitalism brings you the debate. Is a SLICC better understood as A military doctrine or political process that appears to exist in order to justify its own existence, often producing irrelevant indicators of its own success. or…
Rank this Week: 13

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • May 22

    Journal of Private International Law 10th Anniversary Conference: 3-5 September 2015

    Journal of Private International Law 10th Anniversary Conference: 3-5 September 2015
    This conference, the next in a series that has featured Madrid (2013), Milan (2011), New York (2009), Birmingham (2007) and Aberdeen (2005), will be held in Cambridge, England at the University of Cambridge.  As in the past, it…
  • May 22

    The ECJ on choice-of-court agreements relating to contracts concluded electronically

    The ECJ on choice-of-court agreements relating to contracts concluded electronically
    Under the Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (and, today, under the recast Brussels Ia Regulation), choice-of-court agreements must…
  • May 21

    Jurisdiction in cartel damage claims: CJEU-Ruling in CDC-Proceeding

    Jurisdiction in cartel damage claims: CJEU-Ruling in CDC-Proceeding
    Today, the long awaited ruling of the CJEU in the CDC-proceedings has been delivered. It is the first time that the issue of jurisdiction in cartel damage claim-cases according to the Brussels I Regulation is dealt with by the CJEU.…
Rank this Week: 19

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 20

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law
    In an article in the most recent volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law (http://www.vjil.org/articles/when-are-international-crimes-just-cause-for-war), I explore the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)…
  • May 20

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman. Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law,…
  • May 19

    Why international law matters in outer space – Part 2: because, military!

    Why international law matters in outer space – Part 2: because, military!
    In the first part of this blog post yesterday, I described the extent to which we are dependent on space technologies for our daily activities, and the role of international law.  But what about military activities? Right from the…
Rank this Week: 26

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 8

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 28

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 21

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation
    Judge Callie Granade of the Southern District of Alabama took a giant step towards establishing marriage equality throughout Alabama. Judge Granade finally granted the motion for class certification in Strawser. She certified a plaintiff…
  • May 21

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?
    As I posted last week, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is taking up Rule 23—the class action rule. I summarized three of the class action subcommittee’s conceptual sketches last week. Today, I will cover the…
  • May 20

    A Few Surprises in San Francisco v. Sheehan

    A Few Surprises in San Francisco v. Sheehan
    This week, the Court decided San Francisco v. Sheehan, which involved a confrontation between police and a mentally ill woman whom they repeatedly shot. The assumed facts are a bit harrowing—the plaintiff had chased two officers out of her…
Rank this Week: 32

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 22

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict
    Busy family law lawyers, myself included, live in a bubble of immediacy, a shroud of crisis that moves with us as we go forward in time and cross entry after entry off our calendars. This often has two consequences. First, it discourages us…
  • May 22

    The Friday Fillip: Carom

    The Friday Fillip: Carom
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 22

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!
    As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables. In 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of…
Rank this Week: 38

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Bradley: Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism'

    Bradley: Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism'
    Curtis A. Bradley (Duke Univ. - Law) has posted Foreign Relations Law and the Purported Shift Away from 'Exceptionalism' (Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 128, p. 294, 2015). Here's the abstract: In prior writings, I coined the term…
  • May 22

    New Issue: International Theory

    New Issue: International Theory
    The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 7, no. 2, July 2015) is out. Contents include:Joseph O’Mahoney, Why did they do that?: the methodology of reasons for action Jens Steffek, The output legitimacy of international…
  • May 21

    Chan: China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order

    Chan: China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order
    Phil C.W. Chan has published China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (Brill | Nijhoff 2015). Here's the abstract:China’s rise has aroused apprehension that it will revise the current rules of international order to pursue…
Rank this Week: 40

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 21

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache
    Thanks to CoOp for inviting me to guest blog once again. As with my other academic contributions, the views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employers past or present. — Who bears the costs…
  • May 20

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?
     Alex Rodriquez roamed Washington DC’s power corridors Wednesday (pictured), while his agents back home in New York drafted grievance papers against the Yankees for nonpayment of $6 million, due Friday.[i] A-Rod claims the sum…
  • May 20

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 05.20.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 05.20.15
    LAW AND POPULAR CULTURE IN LEGAL EDUCATION The Spring 2015 issue of the New Mexico Law Review is devoted to the TV show Breaking Bad. Here’s a link to the issue’s intriguing contents, which includes such articles as Max…
Rank this Week: 43

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 22

    Schweizer on Proportionality & Nudging

    Schweizer on Proportionality & Nudging
    Mark Schweizer (Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) has posted Nudging and the Principle of Proportionality (Klaus Mathis (ed.), Economic Analysis of Law in European…
  • May 22

    Epstein on Incomplete Contract

    Epstein on Incomplete Contract
    Wendy Netter Epstein (DePaul University - College of Law) has posted Facilitating Incomplete Contracts (Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Contract law abhors incompleteness. Although no…
  • May 21

    Ariens on Brougham's Ghost

    Ariens on Brougham's Ghost
    Michael S. Ariens (St. Mary's University School of Law) has posted Brougham's Ghost (North Illinois University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In defending Queen Caroline in the House of Lords, Henry…
Rank this Week: 49

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 55

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30
    Competition Law in China Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30 UCL Faculty of Laws A one-day CPD course introducing Chinese anti-Monopoly Law, organised by UCL’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society Taught by: Thomas Cheng (Associate…
  • May 22

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review
    Kipyegon Benard Kirui, University of Der es Salam is Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review. ABSTRACT: This paper reconciles the Cournot and Bertrand Models of oligopolistic competition, highlighting its weaknesses and giving an…
  • May 22

    Quantity Competition in the Presence of Strategic Consumer

    Quantity Competition in the Presence of Strategic Consumer
    ANDREI BAZHANOV, YURI LEVIN AND MIKHAIL NEDIAK (Queen's University) explore Quantity Competition in the Presence of Strategic Consumers. ABSTRACT: Oligopolistic retailers decide on the initial inventories of an undifferentiated…
Rank this Week: 57

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 56

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Yelp Law School Ranking

    Yelp Law School Ranking
    ChicagoInno, Yelp Launches First TV and Digital Ads, Pointing Out You Can Rate Law Schools: Would you ever use Yelp to choose a law school? Whether you would or not, Yelp wants you to know you can. The San Francisco, Calif.-based reviews…
  • May 22

    IRS To Give Loving Refund

    IRS To Give Loving Refund
    IRS, Registered Tax Return Preparer Test Fee Refunds (May 21, 2015): The IRS is refunding the fees that return preparers paid for the Registered Tax Return Preparer test. Letters will be mailed to refund recipients on May 28 and checks will…
  • May 22

    NPR, Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?:…

    NPR, Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?: Machines can do some surprising things. But what you really want to know is this: Will your job be around in the future? We have the "definitive" guide. Researchers took a shot at estimating…
Rank this Week: 60

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 22

    Defining Anticipated Military Advantage: the Importance of Certainty

    Defining Anticipated Military Advantage: the Importance of Certainty
    When scholars analyze Israeli military actions against Palestinian militant groups, the discussion inevitably turns to the principle of proportionality. Advocates and analysts sift through lists of the names of the dead, review drone footage…
  • May 22

    Why the Current Section 215 Reform Debate Doesn’t Matter Much

    Why the Current Section 215 Reform Debate Doesn’t Matter Much
    The ACLU’s Chris Soghoian explains (time 25:52-30:55) why the current debate over Section 215 of the Patriot Act is just a minor facet of a large and complex bulk collection program by the FBI and the NSA. There were 180 orders…
  • May 21

    With Friends Like These

    With Friends Like These
    Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell – both Republican Senators from Kentucky – despise the USA Freedom Act for different reasons.  As readers know, the Freedom Act ends bulk collection while giving the NSA the ability quickly to…
Rank this Week: 64

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
  • May 22

    Court Refuses To Allow High School Senior To Wear Eagle Feather On Cap At Graduation

    Court Refuses To Allow High School Senior To Wear Eagle Feather On Cap At Graduation
    In Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools, (ND OK, May 20, 2015), an Oklahoma federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendaiton (full text) and refused to grant a preliminary injunction to high school student Hayden Griffith…
Rank this Week: 76

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 22

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version
    With law school graduation season winding down and bar review about to start up, it seemed an appropriate time to think a bit about the making of lawyers. Recently I was sent an unpublished autobiography of Volney Howard, who practiced...
  • May 20

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. The section...
  • May 19

    Call for Papers: AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issue

    Call for Papers: AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issue
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The 2016 AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) will be "What's Next For the LGBT Movement after the Marriage Cases: Defects in…
Rank this Week: 82

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 22

    Bernie Sanders for President?!?!

    Bernie Sanders for President?!?!
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently announced that he will run for President, becoming the first to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Sanders has said little about what his immigration policy platform will be.…
  • May 21

    Let’s Have A ‘PEP’ Talk: Is this S-Comm 2.0?

    Let’s Have A ‘PEP’ Talk: Is this S-Comm 2.0?
    Guest blogger: Gabriela Mendez, second-year law student, University of San Francisco The “Secure Communities” program (S-Comm) was piloted in 2008 with 14 jurisdictions under the Bush administration and by 2013 was rapidly expanded to…
  • May 21

    London Conference on Tax Citizenship and Income Shifting

    London Conference on Tax Citizenship and Income Shifting
    Paul Caron over at TaxProf has pointed out that the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Norwegian Center of Taxation, and University of Notre Dame are hosting a two day multidisciplinary international taxation conference on…
Rank this Week: 92

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 96

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Politics, Administration, and Fair Employment Practice

    Politics, Administration, and Fair Employment Practice
    How Did It Operate?  Without Coercive Power.Library of CongressOne of Forging Rivals' chapters focuses on the history of the San Francisco Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity (CEEO). Created in 1957 after a decade of contentious…
  • May 21

    Adams on Canadian Constitutional Identitie

    Adams on Canadian Constitutional Identitie
    Eric M. Adams, University of Alberta Faculty of Law, has posted Canadian Constitutional Identities, which is forthcoming in the Dalhousie Law Journal 38 (2015):Constitutions are stories nations tell about themselves. Despite the famous…
  • May 21

    New Release: Bannai on Korematsu's Quest for Justice

    New Release: Bannai on Korematsu's Quest for Justice
    Although the publication date is November, Lorraine K. Bannai, Seattle University School of Law, has posted the preface, prologue and toc for her book Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (University of Washington…
Rank this Week: 103

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 22

    Clinic On Holocaust Survivor Estate Planning

    Clinic On Holocaust Survivor Estate Planning
    The law firm of Greenberg Traurig in conjunction with Broward County Jewish Family Services presents a clinic entitled, Holocaust Survivor Estate Planning Clinic, Thursday May 21, 2015 from 11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern at the Daniel Cantor Senior…
  • May 22

    Article On The Simplification Of Death Deeds In Connecticut

    Article On The Simplification Of Death Deeds In Connecticut
    Tyler Gablenz (Quinnipiac University School of Law, Class of 2015) recently published an article entitled, Simplify The Process: Why Connecticut Should Adopt The Use Of Transfer On Death Deeds, 28 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 165-183 (2015).…
  • May 22

    Federal Judge Reasserts Same Sex Marriage Right In Alabama

    Federal Judge Reasserts Same Sex Marriage Right In Alabama
    The battle in Alabama for same sex marriage took a new turn recently. A federal judge reiterated her earlier ruling that the same sex marriage ban was unconstitutional and ordered all probate courts, which had been told not to recognize...
Rank this Week: 109

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 21

    Examining what qualifies as an LWOP sentence for purposes of Graham and Miller

    Examining what qualifies as an LWOP sentence for purposes of Graham and Miller
    This new piece at The Marshall Project, headlined "Life Expectancy: How many years make a life sentence for a teenager?," spotlights an Eighth Amendment issue that has been engaging lower courts in the five years since SCOTUS in…
  • May 21

    "How America Overdosed on Drug Courts"

    "How America Overdosed on Drug Courts"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy and critical analysis of the modern drug courts movement appearing in the Pacific Standard magazine. The subheadling highlights its main themes: "Hailed as the most compassionate way…
  • May 21

    After Boston bomber's condemnation in liberal Massachusetts, is the death penalty really "withering away"?

    After Boston bomber's condemnation in liberal Massachusetts, is the death penalty really "withering away"?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this lengthy new commentary by George Will carrying the headline "Capital punishment’s slow death." Here is the full commentary, which claims to be making a "conservative…
Rank this Week: 120

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)
    by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, I made the mistake of relying on an article in Electronic Intifada about a recent speech by Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli Defense Minister. Here are the relevant paragraphs in the article: Israeli defense minister…
  • May 21

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?
    by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue [Dr Rick Lines is Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, and a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of…
  • May 19

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller It’s becoming an old story: the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) rejects a charged mode of liability after a confirmation hearing, so the OTP simply asks the Trial Chamber (TC) to give…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • May 21

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award
    The winner of the 2015 Marco Biagi Award is Uladzislau Belavusau (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands) for a paper entitled A Penalty Card for Homophobia from EU Labor Law: Comment on Asociaţia ACCEPT (C-81/12). In the paper, the…
  • May 20

    AALS Call for Papers - Local Laboratories of Workplace Regulation

    AALS Call for Papers - Local Laboratories of Workplace Regulation
    The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. The section program is entitled: Local Laboratories of Workplace…
  • May 19

    Critical New Scholarship

    Critical New Scholarship
    I haven't done a great job recently of keeping up with important scholarship in our field, but three articles posted over the last several weeks have particularly caught my attention: Catherine Fisk (U.C.-Irvine) and Jessica Rutter (NLRB…
Rank this Week: 150

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 152

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 145

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: 155

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 161

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 21

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization
    Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Ariel L. Bendor (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) have posted Unconstitutional Criminalization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: May criminalization constitute a violation…
  • May 21

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory
    Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Always Already Suspect: Revising Vulnerability Theory (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1339, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Martha Fineman proposes a post-identity…
  • May 21

    Brooks on Involuntary Intoxication

    Brooks on Involuntary Intoxication
    Thom Brooks (Durham University) has posted Involuntary Intoxication: A New Six-Step Procedure (Journal of Criminal Law 79(2): 138-146) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Involuntary intoxication is often misunderstood. The predominant 'orthodox'…
Rank this Week: 173

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 21

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix
    Critical race theorists and left-leaning behavioral economists (is there any other kind?) have been telling us for years that you cannot use rational actor theory to analyze discrimination. Examples:... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"
    Gilotta, Sergio, The Regulation of Outsider Trading in EU and the US (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605792 This paper examines the regulation of outsider trading in EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 21

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser
    Tingle, Bryce C., Bad Company! The Assumptions Behind Proxy Advisors' Voting Recommendations (May 11, 2015). Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2014) . Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 174

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 186

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 205

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?
    A senior philosopher at another top program (not Michigan) e-mailed an interesting question about attrition; she writes: [Y]our most recent post raises a question that might be worth discussing, namely whether all grad school attrition is a…
  • May 21

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?
    Interesting item from the UK, with a particular focus on the dissertation options at Oxford Philosophy. (Thanks to Mark van Atten for the pointer.)
  • May 21

    Capitalism and culture

    Capitalism and culture
    An undergraduate student writes: You've linked to two articles by Todd Gitlin recently. Both indicate troubling characteristics of college students that are possibly (at least in part) attributable to the influence that capitalism exerts on…
Rank this Week: 203

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 192

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 6

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

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

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
Rank this Week: 212

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 22

    Time's Up

    Time's Up
    Although my guest blogging has been focused on white collar rationalizations, I can't help but mention that, just about any way you cut it,* ninety days have passed since former Attorney General Holder asked U.S. Attorneys investigating the…
  • May 22

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 3)

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 3)
    In my first post of this series, I asked whether business leaders had unknowingly provided the legal industry with a long-term solution to declining interest in the legal profession and potential waning influence. I suggested that business…
  • May 22

    Summer Reading and Listening

    Summer Reading and Listening
    Each summer, I try to read a few books related to work and a few books not related to work. This summer, I have tagged Tamar Frankel's Trust and Honesty: America's Business Culture at a Crossroad and Flannery O'Connor's Everything...
Rank this Week: 233

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
  • May 20

    Ryan on the Public Trust Doctrine and Mono Lake

    Ryan on the Public Trust Doctrine and Mono Lake
    Erin Ryan (Lewis & Clark) has posted The Public Trust Doctrine, Private Water Allocation, and Mono Lake: The Historic Saga of National Audubon Society v. Superior Ct. (Environmental Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article tells…
Rank this Week: 245

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
Rank this Week: 239

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 21

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC
    President Obama has re-nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. Links to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement, Commissioner Clyburn's statement, Commissioner Pai's statement, Commissioner O'Rielly's statement,…
  • May 21

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
  • May 20

    The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech

    The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., University of Alabama School of Law, has published Bringing Meiklejohn to Privacy: On the Essential Complementarity of Privacy and Speech in Information and Law in Transition 243 (Anna-Sara Lind, Inger Osterdahl,…
Rank this Week: 248

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Carl J. Circo, A Case Study in Collaborative Technology and the Intentionally Relational Contract: Building Information Modeling and Construction Industry Contracts, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 873 (2014) Tal Kastner, How 'bout Them Apples?: The Power of…
  • May 20

    Rising Minimum Wage

    Rising Minimum Wage
    Should salary levels be regulated or mainly left to individual contractual negotiations between the employee and his/her employer? The former, according to the Los Angeles City Council and governance entities in several other cities and…
  • May 19

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan
    Yesterday, I blogged here about a proposed Labor Department rule that would require investment brokers to contractually bind themselves as fiduciaries of their clients. Somewhat relatedly, the United States Supreme Court just issued an…
Rank this Week: 227

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System
    Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by Internet providers to their subscribers. Groups such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association argued…
  • May 19

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
    The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education, culture, commerce, and political participation, most countries have established ambitious targets to…
  • May 19

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2015 as Why is Canada Lagging Behind With Its Broadband Goals? The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education,…
Rank this Week: 237

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
Rank this Week: 252

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
  • May 20

    In Re Sena (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2015)

    In Re Sena (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2015)
    Richard Sena is serving a sentence of 16 to life for second degree murder.  He was convicted in 1992, and has been in prison ever since.In November 2011, the Board of Parole Hearings granted him parole.  But on April 26, 2012, the…
Rank this Week: 311