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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: 7

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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 16

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Tignino: Water During and After Armed Conflict

    Tignino: Water During and After Armed Conflict
    Mara Tignino (Univ. of Geneva - Law) has published Water During and After Armed Conflicts: What Protection in International Law? (Brill 2016). Here's the abstract:In The Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts: What Protection in…
  • Jan 15

    Call for Submissions: SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for an Essay in International Economic Law

    Call for Submissions: SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for an Essay in International Economic Law
    The Society of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and Oxford University Press award a prize for the best essay submitted on any topic in any field of international economic law. The submission deadline has…
  • Jan 15

    Call for Papers: South Asia International Economic Law Network

    Call for Papers: South Asia International Economic Law Network
    The South Asia International Economic Law Network has issued a call for papers for its inaugural conference, to be held April 29-30, 2017, in New Delhi and at the Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat. The call is here.
Rank this Week: 28

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 7

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal
    Elisabeth Semel quoted by Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2017 “The court can only handle a certain number of these cases a year,” Semel said. At the pace envisioned by Proposition 66, the court would have little time to decide civil…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation
    Robert Berring quoted by Northern California Record, Jan. 7, 2017 “I would say that this deal is a signal that things are going to get better,” Berring said in The Daily Californian interview.
  • Jan 6

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2017 “If they put people in jail for that, they wouldn’t have any room in the jails,” said Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor who supports Siegelman’s…
Rank this Week: 27

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
  • Jan 9

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie
    The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is running a series of seminars on the meaning of Brexit and its potential impact on different areas of law. It considers the options for the new legal regime between the UK and…
  • Jan 9

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu
    This report has been prepared by Martina Mantovani, research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg. On 1st and 2nd December 2016, the Academy of European Law (ERA) hosted, in Trier, the conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 35

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 15

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High
    For the fourth year in a row, organ transplants reached a record high last year. In 2016, transplants were up 8.5% from 2015, which is a 19.8% increase since 2012. This growth can mainly be attributed to an increasing number...
  • Jan 15

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou
    Rest assured Star Wars fans, Lucasfilm, the movie’s production company, claims it has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s character, Princess Leia, in upcoming films. This announcement comes shortly after several celebrities…
  • Jan 14

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort
    After 108-year-old Carrie Rausch was nearly forced out of her assisted living facility, her daughter and subsequent strangers decided to raise money to help her live her remaining years in comfort. Rausch’s daughter set up a GoFundMe page…
Rank this Week: 53

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 11

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean
    Delighted to see that a charter member of IntLawGrrls blog, Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs in University Park, Pennsylvania. Pending approval by that…
  • Jan 10

    Georgia Law’s International Law Colloquium returns for 2017

    Georgia Law’s International Law Colloquium returns for 2017
    The International Law Colloquium, a time-honored tradition here at the University of Georgia School of Law, returns this spring with another great lineup of global legal experts. Led by my international law colleague and our newest holder of…
  • Jan 9

    IntLawGrrls among newest American Law Institute member

    IntLawGrrls among newest American Law Institute member
    On reading a newsletter that just arrived by snailmail, I was delighted to see the names of 3 IntLawGrrls contributors in the list of new members to the 93-year-old American Law Institute; in its own words, “the leading independent…
Rank this Week: 55

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting
    From CNN: The family of a woman allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant who'd recently been released from jail can't sue San Francisco over its sanctuary policy, according to a recent court ruling. Kate Steinle's shooting death in 2015…
  • Jan 15

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army
    From Fox News: Repeating something he said last month: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that there will not be a deportation force tasked with evicting illegal immigrants from the U.S. “That’s not happening,” he said during a…
  • Jan 15

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained
    The American Immigration Council explains the basics surrounding President Obama's announcement of a change in the "foot-wet, foot-dry" policy directed toward Cuban migrants. Francis Robles for the zNew Yorks Times explains how Cuba…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jan 15

    Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”

    Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”
    Editor’s Note: The war against terrorism involves fighting more than terrorists. Some groups use guerrilla war, and still others are proto-states. The post-9/11 struggle has also brought the United States into greater contact with…
  • Jan 14

    Authorizing DHS -- Progress Ahead?

    Authorizing DHS -- Progress Ahead?
    Every year, like clock work, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees produce a National Defense Authorization bill that governs the operations of the Department of Defense for the coming year.  Whether you think well or ill of the…
  • Jan 14

    The Lawfare Podcast: Jameel Jaffer on the "The Drone Memos"

    The Lawfare Podcast: Jameel Jaffer on the "The Drone Memos"
    At this week's Hoover Book Soiree, Jack Goldsmith interviewed Jameel Jaffer about his new book, The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law: It's a wide-ranging discussion about targeted killing and its legality, and of…
Rank this Week: 61

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 14

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union
    Let's get the usual disclaimers out of the way. As a practicing Catholic, I give religious assent to the Magisterium of the Church and all due respect to the Bishops thereof. Yet, I also note that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 14

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list
    An email from SSRN reports: Your paper, "INTEREST GROUP ANALYSIS OF DELAWARE LAW: THE CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY DOCTRINE AS CASE STUDY", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: FEN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 13

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan
    I recommend reading the whole thing, but here's the money quote: The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 62

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aguilar v. Lemke, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2526 (ND IL, Jan. 5, 2017), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that his placement in segregation in violation of his due process rights resulted in…
  • Jan 15

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion
    In Tyms-Bey v. State of Indiana, (IN App., Jan. 13, 2017), an Indiana appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, held that a state RFRA defense cannot be raised in a tax evasion prosecution.  According to the majority opinion:as a matter of law…
  • Jan 14

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge
    In Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, (NJ Super., Jan 9, 2017), a New Jersey trial court upheld a county's allowing churches to be among those receiving grants from the county's Historic…
Rank this Week: 88

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 87

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Immigration status can be used to help decide sentencing, Nebraska Supreme Court says," the top court in the Cornhusker State handed down an interesting ruling late last week. Here is…
  • Jan 14

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Adam Kolber now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: For every interesting moral question, we should have at least some doubt that we know...
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other
    After a seemingly long quiet period of avoiding taking on too many new cases, the Supreme Court this afternoon issued this order list which grants cert on 16(!) new cases. I believe these four cases from the list are the...
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Jan 13

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket
    SCOTUS granted cert in sixteen new cases today. Several involve procedure/fed courts issues, including: • The scope of general personal jurisdiction over a U.S.-based company in a state. • In what court a fired federal employee can…
  • Jan 13

    The revolution in law practice was much like this profession's revolution

    The revolution in law practice was much like this profession's revolution
    Ann Marie Marciarille had a very good recent post (here) about Brad Smith's talk at the AALS annual meeting. Smith noted that dentistry lacks diversity nearly as much as law does and off handedly said, "Why, I have no idea."…
  • Jan 13

    The Blue Inhaler

    The Blue Inhaler
    I carry an albuterol inhaler as my quick relief medication for asthma. I use it infrequently, which is good news for me and good news for my asthma. Known in many other countries as the blue inhaler or the blue puffer, albuterol/salbutemol is…
Rank this Week: 112

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
  • Jan 10

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle
    Seattle. This from a press release from Backpage.com: As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For…
Rank this Week: 116

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Jan 15

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web
    Introduction F.W. Maitland, the famous legal historian wrote, “Such is the unity of all history that any one who endeavors to tell a piece of it must feel that his first sentence tears a seamless web.” (A Prologue to a...
  • Jan 14

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends On What Matters: Volume Three by Derek Parfit. Here is a description: Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his…
  • Jan 14

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang
    The Download of the Week is Law and Moral Dilemmas by Bert I. Huang. Here is the abstract: If your self-driving Volvo suddenly must decide whether to swerve into one pedestrian in order to avoid crashing into five others, what...
Rank this Week: 128

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 15

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied
    According to a press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 90% of children reaching Italy's shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. The number of…
  • Jan 12

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy
    For the last two decades, the United States has maintained a special immigration policy that applied only to Cubans. Cubans who were intercepted by U.S. officials in the waters between the United States and Cuba (those with wet feet) would...
  • Jan 12

    Reminder for U.S. Jessup Team

    Reminder for U.S. Jessup Team
    Here's another reminder for Jessup Teams submitting their memorials tomorrow. In addition to uploading your memorials to your team homepage on the ILSA website, you must also email your memorials to the relevant Administrator (if you have…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 203 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 100 Crackdowns Mila Sohoni University of San Diego School of Law Date…
  • Jan 15

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Lynch v. Dimaya: Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is…
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,862 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
Rank this Week: 126

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 15

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte
    Forbes: We Have Too Many Law Schools, But This Isn't The Way To Thin The Herd, by George Leef (Pope Center for Higher Education Policy): It makes no more sense for the government to help a student with a 175 LSAT pay for Harvard than to help…
  • Jan 15

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #3: [603 Downloads] Problems with Destination-Based Corporate Taxes and the Ryan Blueprint, by Reuven S.…
  • Jan 15

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg, Kansas Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump's Tax Ambition Bloomberg BNA, Full Expensing Forever? How Advocates Won in GOP Tax Plan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, ACA Repeal Means Tax Cuts for Drug Companies and Health…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 137

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 161

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 15

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada
    Orthodox Jews are no strangers to court in Canada. We have them to thank for the seminal s. 2(a) case in Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem and the infamous “ghet” case in Bruker v. Marcovitz (where arguably only…
  • Jan 15

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jan 13

    New Minister, Same Focus?

    New Minister, Same Focus?
    Outgoing Minister John McCallum received a standing ovation at the CBA conference for immigration lawyers in 2016. It was evident from his keynote address and from fielding questions, that he understood key issues and he had a plan for fixing…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law
    My school Tulane, per our Vice Dean Onnig Dombalagian, has asked me to post this regarding the fall of 2017: Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the...
  • Jan 15

    Prosecutor's Book Deal Draws Reprimand

    Prosecutor's Book Deal Draws Reprimand
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court At all relevant times, Respondent was the elected prosecutor for Floyd County. The charges in this disciplinary action trace their genesis to the prosecution of David Camm, a…
  • Jan 14

    A Pain In The Hand

    A Pain In The Hand
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended that an attorney be permanently disbarred. Beyond the misconduct is the story told of the attorney's inadequate efforts to respond to the bar charges . She was able to set aside a…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
Rank this Week: 179

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
Rank this Week: 252

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jan 11

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy
    Philanthropy Roundtable (represented by Morgan Lewis & Brockius) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to an aspect of McCain-Feingold/Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that requires disclosure of certain large…
  • Jan 5

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year nonprofit champions and scholars! It's time for the obligatory predictions-about-new-year post: What legal and policy issues will be among the hottest in the new year? With the caveat that I'm particularly bad at predicting the…
  • Jan 3

    Colorado AG Proposes New Charity Oversight Unit

    Colorado AG Proposes New Charity Oversight Unit
    According to an article in Nonprofit Quarterly, at least one state is taking steps to increase its oversight of charitable organizations: In the face of a massive 200-percent expansion of registered Colorado nonprofits over the past 11 years,…
Rank this Week: 183

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 226

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
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 182

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
  • Nov 12

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
    This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the…
  • Nov 9

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016
    Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there ……
  • Oct 8

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
    [These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 174

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/
  • Jan 15

    Milan Markovic on the Trump Conflicts Plan

    Milan Markovic on the Trump Conflicts Plan
    As posted on Legal Ethics Forum.
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Visiting Positions, Fall 2017

    Tulane Visiting Positions, Fall 2017
    Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the Fall 2017 semester include basic income tax and corporate tax, criminal law, and professional responsibility.…
  • Jan 13

    Rachel Janutis Named Dean Of Capital Law

    Rachel Janutis Named Dean Of Capital Law
    Rachel Janutis, who served as interim dean of Capital University School of Law, has had the "interim" tag removed. The University named her permanent dean this week. Janutis, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 366

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    Happy New Year, all.  In the NYRB, Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Robert Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution, which “offers a provocative alternative to the conventional views that…
  • Jan 13

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via H-Law: The University of Glasgow School of Law invites applications from PhD students in Roman law/legal history for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, to be held during the 2017/18 academic year. The selected…
  • Jan 13

    Fraser on religion & education in Canadian legal history

    Fraser on religion & education in Canadian legal history
    Back in 2015, we missed the publication of Honorary Protestants: The Jewish School Question in Montreal, 1867-1997 by David Fraser, University of Nottingham. From the University of Toronto Press:When the Constitution Act of 1867 was enacted,…
Rank this Week: 349

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 306

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas - 14th District 2017: Kahlid Yusuf Worrell v. State, 2017 WL 124351 (2017). The opinion addresses what is, at least to me, a novel scenario.  As the court…
  • Jan 11

    Delinquency, the Tweets and the First Amendment

    Delinquency, the Tweets and the First Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People of Colorado In the Interest of R.D., Juvenile-Appellant, 2016 WL 7473807 (2016). This Wikipedia entry explains what juvenile courts are and how they differ…
  • Jan 9

    Sexual Assault on a Child, Lime Wire and the Remote Computer Search

    Sexual Assault on a Child, Lime Wire and the Remote Computer Search
    This post examines a very recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals – Division VII: People v. Phipps, 2016 WL 7473811 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[b]ased on a plea agreement in which many other serious…
Rank this Week: 406

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world
    Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I'll also be on a post-argument panel at AU--the panel before features none other than Tam…
  • Jan 13

    Trump's trademark

    Trump's trademark
    Trump’s lawyer’s statement:Selling, first and foremost, would not eliminate possibilities of conflicts of interest. In fact, it would exacerbate them. The Trump brand is key to the value of the Trump Organization’s assets.…
  • Jan 13

    Question for those who know European privacy law

    Question for those who know European privacy law
    Is this ad campaign for Spotify a problem?"Dear person in the Theater District who listened to the Hamilton soundtrack 5,376 times this year, can you get us tickets?"and"Dear person who played 'Sorry' 42 times on Valentine's Day,…
Rank this Week: 416

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 12

    First Circuit Tosses Challenge to Buffer Zone Law

    First Circuit Tosses Challenge to Buffer Zone Law
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The First Circuit ruled yesterday that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge New Hampshire's abortion clinic buffer-zone law. The ruling ends the lawsuit and leaves the buffer-zone law in place,…
  • Jan 11

    Vladeck on the Bivens Term

    Vladeck on the Bivens Term
    Check out Steve Vladeck's new ACS issue brief, The Bivens Term: Why the Supreme Court Should Reinvigorate Damages Suits Against Federal Officers. Vladeck explains that the Court has two important Bivens cases this Term, Ziglar v. Abassi and…
  • Dec 28

    Tenth Circuit Says SEC ALJs Violate Appointments Clause

    Tenth Circuit Says SEC ALJs Violate Appointments Clause
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A divided panel of the Tenth Circuit ruled yesterday that SEC Administrative Law Judges violate the Appointments Clause. The important, pathbreaking ruling creates a circuit split--the D.C. Circuit…
Rank this Week: 277

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 12

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election
    by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump has now made clear that he has no intention of eliminating his conflicts of interest -- saying, in essence, that he is keen to cash in on the "corruption premium."  Meanwhile, the rush by Senate…
  • Jan 12

    Trump's Wall Echoes the Venetian Ghèto

    Trump's Wall Echoes the Venetian Ghèto
    by Michael DorfDuring the presidential election campaign, criticism of Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall at the southern border and make Mexico pay for it took various forms. These included: skepticism about the cost; doubts about…
  • Jan 11

    The Life of an Animal

    The Life of an Animal
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss the case of Brown v. Battle Creek Police Department, in which the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment for the defendants in a suit brought under federal civil rights law.…
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Jan 12

    In Re M.F. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 12, 2017)

    In Re M.F. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 12, 2017)
    My first reaction to this morning's opinion was a totally juvenile one:  "In re: M.F.  Ho ho ho."My second reaction was:  "He gets 480 days in a juvenile residential facility?! That sounds like a lot. Especially since what he…
  • Jan 11

    Healthsmart Pacific v. Katateck (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 11, 2017)

    Healthsmart Pacific v. Katateck (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 11, 2017)
    The Court of Appeal says today:"On the court’s own motion, the opinion filed in the above-entitled matter on December 19, 2016, shall be modified in the following manners:On page 20, in the first full paragraph, the third sentence is…
  • Jan 10

    Pure Wafer Inc. v. City of Prescott (9th Cir. - Jan. 10, 2017)

    Pure Wafer Inc. v. City of Prescott (9th Cir. - Jan. 10, 2017)
    For a good example of how you can win the battle but lose the war, check out today's opinion by the Ninth Circuit.The district court held that the City of Prescott, Arizona, had unconstitutionally impaired its contract with Pure Wafer, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 414

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Jan 10

    Pregnancy and the Brain

    Pregnancy and the Brain
    New York Times (Dec. 19, 2016): Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, by Pam Belluck: A recent study notes that pregnancy works changes in the brain, specifically in the part that perceives the feelings of others....
  • Jan 4

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right
    International Justice Center Resource Center (January 3, 2016): IACtHR Holds Bolivia Responsible for Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment: Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that sterilization of a woman without…
  • Jan 3

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway
    Vox (December 30, 2016): The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway, by Emily Crockett: A French drug company is planning to apply to the FDA for approval of over-the-counter birth control. The…
Rank this Week: 353