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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: 6

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/
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
  • Sep 27

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’
    …and as a bonus explains the Clinton Foundation controversy too. This will undoubtedly enrage certain people.
  • Sep 27

    Baked

    Baked
    The jokes this year have been on us. Here’s the first actually funny joke I’ve spotted about the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery. As soon as they enter the bakery, Trump steals three pastries…
Rank this Week: 15

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Sep 29

    Calabresi on Origins & Growth of Judicial Review in the G-20 Nation

    Calabresi on Origins & Growth of Judicial Review in the G-20 Nation
    Steven G. Calabresi (Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law) has posted Essay on the Origins and Growth of Judicial Review on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay traces the origins and growth of judicial review in all of...
  • Sep 29

    Black & Kapp on State Constitutional Law & Interpretation of the Second Amendment

    Black & Kapp on State Constitutional Law & Interpretation of the Second Amendment
    Bruce D. Black and Kara L Kapp (U.S. District Court Judge - District of New Mexico and Cozen O'Connor) have posted State Constitutional Law as a Basis For Federal Constitutional Interpretation: The Lessons of the Second Amendment (New Mexico…
  • Sep 29

    West on Criminal Culpability of Civil Disobedient

    West on Criminal Culpability of Civil Disobedient
    Jessica L. West (Vermont Law School; University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Protest Is Different (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, Pp. 737-81, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Acts of civil disobedience,...
Rank this Week: 31

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook
    Robert McLeod, MLex offers a Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook. ABSTRACT: With German antitrust chief Andreas Mundt taking on Facebook in a case that many describe as unprecedented in its attempt to tie a...
  • Sep 29

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry
    Adrian Emch, Hogan has written on All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry. ABSTRACT: A wide range of recent antitrust enforcement actions in the pharmaceutical sector have taken place in China over the past…
  • Sep 29

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime
    Archana G. Gulati, Government of India - Department of Telecommunications describes Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime. ABSTRACT: Given the lack of information and institutional weaknesses…
Rank this Week: 38

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Trial Of Markel's Alleged Hit Man; Defense Seeks Testimony Of Other Possible Perpetrator

    Judge Denies Change Of Venue In Trial Of Markel's Alleged Hit Man; Defense Seeks Testimony Of Other Possible Perpetrator
    Tallahassee Democrat, Judge Denies Markel Suspect's Request for Change of Venue: A Leon County judge denied a motion by one of the men charged in the shooting of Dan Markel to change the trial venue. Circuit Judge James Hankinson denied the…
  • Sep 29

    2017 Business Tax Climate: Chilliest in Blue State

    2017 Business Tax Climate: Chilliest in Blue State
    The Tax Foundation has released the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the fifty states according to five indices: corporate tax, individual income tax, sales tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property tax. Here are the ten…
  • Sep 29

    John Marshall Is First Law School With Two Diversity Official

    John Marshall Is First Law School With Two Diversity Official
    National Jurist, John Marshall Law Adds Diversity Positions: Two new leadership positions created this summer at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago are focused on diversity. The school believes it could be the only law school with both a…
Rank this Week: 43

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 29

    How an ILIT Can Help Preserve Your Asset

    How an ILIT Can Help Preserve Your Asset
    An irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) can help provide liquidity to pay estate taxes, safeguarding your assets for your family. When you set up an ILIT, the trust is a holding vehicle for life insurance that removes the policy death...
  • Sep 29

    New York Utility Companies Cannot Charge Termination Fee After Death

    New York Utility Companies Cannot Charge Termination Fee After Death
    New York phone, cable, and utility companies can no longer charge for early termination fees if service has been discontinued due to the customer’s death. On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who noted that the practice of charging fees to…
  • Sep 28

    Article on "Medi-Cal"

    Article on "Medi-Cal"
    John A. Miller & Vanessa S. Stroud recently published an Article entitled, Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care: California Style, 41 Am. C. Tr. & Est. Couns. 331 (Fall 2015/Winter 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:…
Rank this Week: 61

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 75

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal…
  • Sep 29

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 84

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director

    Baptist Joint Committee Appoints New Executive Director
    In a press release issued earlier this week, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty announced that it has chosen Amanda R. Tyler as its next executive director. She will replace Brent Walker who is retiring.…
  • Sep 29

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Father Discussing Religion During Child Visitation
    In Koch v. Koch, (FL App., Sept. 28, 2016), a Florida state appellate court upheld a trial court's order in a parenting plan that was part of a divorce proceeding prohibiting the father from discussing any religious matters during…
  • Sep 29

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding

    Jewish Religious Court Lacks Standing To Appeal Bankruptcy Stay of Its Proceeding
    As previously reported, last year a New York federal bankruptcy court held that the statutory automatic stay of proceedings against a debtor that is triggered by the filing of a petition in a bankruptcy reorganization applies to invalidate…
Rank this Week: 71

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
  • Sep 21

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot
    This post examines a decision from the California Court of Appeals – Second District: People v. Estrada, 2016 WL 4729515 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that Jose Raul Estradaappeals from a judgment entered after he pleaded…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
  • Sep 29

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted The…
  • Sep 28

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Rape Law Revisited (13 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 279 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay introduces the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Symposium, “Rape…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Sep 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
Rank this Week: 100

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Sep 29

    Will the Civil Service Revolt, or Work to Rule, in a Trump Presidency?

    Will the Civil Service Revolt, or Work to Rule, in a Trump Presidency?
    For various reasons--medical, spiritual, and intellectual--I have not followed the election closely and have increasingly tried to stay away from much election commentary. Having made up my mind long, long ago who I think ought not be…
  • Sep 28

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel
    Over the past couple years, I’ve stumbled upon a small but, for me, enjoyable genre of fiction: the academic novel. My sense of my job, and of academic life generally, is mainly a product of my personal experiences and a fair amount of…
  • Sep 27

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry
    How much and what sort of process is due in university sexual harassment administrative proceedings? The question, once for me a relatively academic question, has become painfully personal after Sujit Choudhry, a personal friend and the…
Rank this Week: 117

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 29

    Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class Seeking Article Submissions Now

    Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class Seeking Article Submissions Now
    Of possible interest for immigration scholars: The University of Maryland Law School’s Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class is seeking an immediate submission for its current volume. The journal publishes on a wide range of topics…
  • Sep 29

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Grants Review in Criminal Removal Case

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Grants Review in Criminal Removal Case
    The Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Lynch v. Dimaya. The question presented in that case is whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an immigrant's removal from the…
  • Sep 29

    The State of Black Immigrant

    The State of Black Immigrant
    The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, along with New York University Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, released a trailblazing report on the experience of Black immigrants in the U.S. The State of Black Immigrants sheds light on the…
Rank this Week: 138

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 29

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability
    This week's Economist includes a very nice mention of Todd Henderson and my new book Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis : Critics of corporate “excesses” have developed an even more... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 28

    Dell and the myth of "intrinsic value"

    Dell and the myth of "intrinsic value"
    I've been thinking so moe about the May 31 Delaware Chancery decision in the Dell appraisal proceeding. As Paul Weiss summarizes the case: Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 27

    Insider trading and political corruption

    Insider trading and political corruption
    My friend and UCLAW colleague Sung Hui Kim has written extensively about why we should think of insider trading as a form of corruption, in articles such as The Last Temptation of Congress:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 113

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Sep 29

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R v Vader, 2016 ABQB 505 [687]…
Rank this Week: 124

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 107

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 143

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
Rank this Week: 176

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption
    Researchers at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) filed a petition yesterday seeking to unseal judicial records in San Francisco federal district court. Their goal is to reveal how the federal government uses U.S. law to…
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
Rank this Week: 154

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application
    From The Guardian: The family court service in England and Wales is facing a “clear and imminent crisis” because of a sustained increase in the number of child care cases, its most senior judge has said. In an emergency statement...
  • Sep 28

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program

    ‘Contraception deserts’ are what you get when you cut off this little-known federal program
    From The Washington Post: The Zika virus has arrived in the United States, threatening reproductive-age American women with the prospect of compromised pregnancies — and returning the country to its decades-long debate over reproductive…
  • Sep 27

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'

    Family court judge says gay relationships are 'just entertainment'
    From The ABA Journal: A family court judge in Lexington, Kentucky, told a religious group earlier this month he loves gays, but their relationships are “sterile” and “just entertainment.” Judge Tim Philpot criticized the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 156

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 28

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decreased emphasis on affiliation with organized religion this election cycle. Although this may seem unusual…
  • Sep 27

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, holding that police violated their suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by acquiring, without a warrant, the suspect’s…
  • Sep 26

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman discusses the continuing impact of Troxel v. Granville, a seminal case in family law that addressed third-party visitation rights, particularly those of grandparents. Grossman lays out…
Rank this Week: 202

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

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

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination
    The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the Commission on Human Rights. Among the Group's 2008 charges were to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent…
  • Sep 28

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?
    This month, about 24, 000 prison laborers from 29 prisons in 12 states went on strike. Tired of working for pennies an hour -- or in some states, no pay at all -- under conditions that many compare to slavery,...
  • Sep 27

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question
    As this election season continues to careen toward November 8, the focus on temperament and tweets has supplanted any serious discussion of human rights issues. The Presidential debate included no mention of Guantanamo, for instance, and the…
Rank this Week: 157

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
  • Sep 24

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?
    Christopher Kutz quoted by The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2016 By not putting the technology in place, Apple has “failed in their social responsibility,” said Christopher Kutz … who specializes in the moral and legal…
Rank this Week: 152

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Richmond is Hiring

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

    No-brainers and conflict

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

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Sep 29

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)
    Proposal Due October 7, 2016 The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL) Invites you to Attend and/or Submit a Proposal for its Winter Conference in Miami Controlling Corruption:…
  • Sep 28

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    On Monday, Doug Moll posted a great question about RUPA 404(e), which also got some great comments. I started to write a reply comment, but it got so long, I though it worked better as a separate post. Doug asks...
  • Sep 27

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching
    As law professor, most of my students are Millennials. What does that mean? Well, Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, published in 1991, defined Millennials as those born…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • Sep 29

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    R.I.P. Cheetah's San Diego.Personally, I'm not into strip clubs.  For the obvious, traditional reasons and more.  As for the rules, in San Diego, you need a permit, and also can't serve alcohol if the dancers are "nude".  Plus…
  • Sep 29

    M.C. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

    M.C. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)
    From today's opinion:"The Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services (Department) received a referral from law enforcement after officers searched Mother’s residence and found mushrooms, meth pipes, marijuana…
  • Sep 28

    People v. Windfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    People v. Windfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    X goes to a gang party in Rialto.  Some members of the gang see X at the party and threaten him with guns and sucker punch him.  The person who had taken X to the party -- his close friend, M -- does nothing to protect or assist X.…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Sep 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States is threatening to suspend cooperation in Syria with Russia, including on counterterrorism strikes, unless the Kremlin acts to halt the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, the Washington Post reports. But it seems that the Obama…
  • Sep 29

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II
    I reported last week on the ICANN and IANA transtion end game.  This week, Congress left town having passed a continuing resolution WITHOUT including a prohibition that would stop the Administration from letting the IANA functions…
  • Sep 29

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215
    The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice has released an unclassified version of a report on the FBI's use of Section 215 from 2012-2014. The classified version of the report was provided to the Senate Committee on…
Rank this Week: 268

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 29

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated
    An attorney who had been disbarred as a result of a criminal conviction has been reinstated by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney was admitted in 2004 and disbarred in 2008. CBS Money Watch...
  • Sep 29

    Censure For Cocaine Possession

    Censure For Cocaine Possession
    A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a cocaine possession offense It was alleged that on or about May 23, 2014, the respondent knowingly possessed a narcotic drug,…
  • Sep 28

    The Cocaine In The Denali

    The Cocaine In The Denali
    A two-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a result of a criminal conviction and misconduct in connection with the representation of a client in a personal injury matter. The attorney's crimes were described by…
Rank this Week: 256

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
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
  • Sep 27

    Is the iPhone Defectively Designed?

    Is the iPhone Defectively Designed?
    This is a question raised by a fascinating NYT article on Sunday.  Here’s the argument: Apple has a patent on a technology that would prevent the iPhone from sending or receiving texts in a moving car.  This technology is not,…
  • Sep 26

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?
    We all write more than ever today, but do we communicate well?  As one group, corporate directors, pondered how to communicate effectively to shareholders, they  turned to the gold standard.  They wondered, what most…
Rank this Week: 215

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 243

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: 230

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 29

    Lawyers Comment on Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice

    Lawyers Comment on Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice
    ROSS is a new artificial intelligence software. According to its publicity: [A]rtificial intelligence is a “system that is able to perform different tasks that you would normally think would require human intelligence.” While traditional…
  • Sep 29

    Please Eliminate Unnecessary Words!

    Please Eliminate Unnecessary Words!
    One of the things that legal writing teachers tell their students is please eliminate unnecessary words. Here is a headline from today's New York Times: U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes…
  • Sep 28

    SAT Scores Decline

    SAT Scores Decline
    From the Washington Post: SAT scores fell modestly this year for the last high school class to take the old version of the college admission test. The average total score for graduating students who took the old SAT at least...
Rank this Week: 479

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/
  • Sep 29

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case
    My recent post about the inconsistent verdicts error in the presentation of the Bravo-Fernandez case led to some interesting and illuminating exchanges, some on Twitter (with William Baude and Dan Epps and Carissa Hessick) and some offline.…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.
    Yesterday, I noted that I would start with a general discussion of the philosophies of our Academic Excellence Program (AEP). Here goes.... Due to our school’s recent bar pass rates, I’ve received inquiries asking what we’ve done to…
  • Sep 28

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President
    In light of the sad news about Daniel Bernstine's recent passing, Sarah Krinsky - chair of the LSAC Board of Trustees - has appointed Thorny Steele as the LSAC Interim President. He served as Chair of the LSAC Board of...
Rank this Week: 516

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
Rank this Week: 472

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 29

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law
    At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Benjamin Ewing's The Structure of Tort Law Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility.
  • Sep 29

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted to SSRN The Supreme Court's Stealth Return to the Common Law of Torts. The abstract provides: In its famous 1938 Erie decision, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed itself without power to make general...
  • Sep 28

    Silver et al. on Med Mal Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance

    Silver et al. on Med Mal Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance
    Charles Silver, David Hyman, Bernard Black, and Myungho Paik have posted to SSRN Policy Limits, Payouts, and Blood Money: Medical Malpractice Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance. The abstract provides: In prior research, we found that…
Rank this Week: 411

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 473

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court has added to notable First Amendment speech cases to its docket in its September 29 Order granting certiorari. In Lee v. Tam, the...
  • Sep 29

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Rideout v. Gardner, the First Circuit, affirming the district judge, held that New Hampshire's prohibition of "ballot selfies" violates the…
  • Sep 28

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada
    Scuola Sant' Anna and the STALS (Sant' Anna Legal Studies) Project are hosting a symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform in Pisa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. Hosts are calling for papers: Submissions are…
Rank this Week: 478