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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/
  • Sep 30

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?
    As Rick Hasen covers in detail, today the Seventh Circuit issued opinions explaining its recent 5-5 division over whether to stay an injunction against Wisconsin’s voter ID law. There’s a per curiam opinion by the panel, ruling…
  • Sep 30

    [Stewart Baker] A mini-op-ed on Apple’s new encryption policy

    [Stewart Baker] A mini-op-ed on Apple’s new encryption policy
    The New York Times asked me to comment on Apple’s encryption policy on its Room for Debate page, where op-eds are half the normal size.  Here’s the link and here’s what I said: Apple is a lot like a teenager…
  • Sep 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Oklahoma district court rejects IRS tax credit rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Oklahoma district court rejects IRS tax credit rule
    Today, in Pruitt v. Burwell, another federal court concluded that the IRS rule authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies for the purchase of health insurance in federal exchanges violates the text of the PPACA.  In reaching…
Rank this Week: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 13

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
  • Sep 29

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting
    Juliet M. Moringiello, Widener University School of Law, is publishing Notice, Assent, and Form in a 140 Character World in the Southwestern Law Review. Here is the abstract. This essay is a contribution to a symposium on Professor Nancy…
  • Sep 29

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality
    From the New York Times, a piece on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and both sides of the net neutrality debate.
Rank this Week: 14

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 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
Rank this Week: 26

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Wang: International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective

    Wang: International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective
    Guiguo Wang (City Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has published International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective (Routledge 2014). Here's the abstract: Increasing and intensified cross-border economic exchange such as trade and investment is an…
  • Sep 30

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé
    The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (Vol. 91, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:V. Zeno-zencovich & M.C. Paglietti, Le droit processuel des consommateurs M. Bali, Les droits fondamentaux…
  • Sep 30

    Free Online Course on the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nation

    Free Online Course on the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nation
    On October 13, 2014, the University of Glasgow will launch a "massive open online course" (MOOC) entitled "Paris 1919 – A New World Order?" The course – produced by Christian J. Tams in collaboration with the BBC and FutureLearn…
Rank this Week: 35

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

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law
    In a workshop of the European Parliament’s JURI Committee on Upcoming issues of EU Law, that took place on 24th September, papers were presented on five selected topics: the application of EU Law (Wolfgang Heusel), the implementation of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 39

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage

    Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage
    Kevin J. Boudreau, London Business School and Lars Bo Jeppesen, Bocconi University describe Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage. ABSTRACT: Platforms have evolved beyond just being organized as multi-sided markets…
  • Sep 30

    Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence

    Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence
    Marc Blatter, University of Bern, Winand Emons, University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Silvio Sticher, University of Bern theorize on Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect…
  • Sep 30

    Airline Network Effects and Consumer Welfare

    Airline Network Effects and Consumer Welfare
    Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon, Mark A. Israel, Compass Lexecon, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, University of California at Berkeley - School of Law; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); NYU Law School and Robert Willig, Princeton University -…
Rank this Week: 42

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University

    Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University
    Cornell Press Release, Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost, Named Cornell's 13th President: The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the…
  • Sep 30

    Singhal Presents Firm Misreporting Behavior and Tax Evasion Substitution Today at Columbia

    Singhal Presents Firm Misreporting Behavior and Tax Evasion Substitution Today at Columbia
    Monica Singhal (Harvard) presents Dodging the Taxman: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution (with Paul Carrillo (George Washington) & Dina Pomeranz (Harvard)) at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy…
  • Sep 30

    Bird & Zolt: Fiscal Contracting in Latin America

    Bird & Zolt: Fiscal Contracting in Latin America
    Richard M. Bird (Toronto) & Eric M. Zolt (UCLA), Fiscal Contracting in Latin America: Latin America has long been characterized as a region of high income inequality. In recent years, however, many countries have seen a decrease in income…
Rank this Week: 48

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 30

    Bagley on the Regulation of Medicine

    Bagley on the Regulation of Medicine
    Nicholas Bagley (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Medicine as a Public Calling (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114 (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The debate over how to tame private medical spending tends to pit…
  • Sep 30

    Pfaff on the War on Drugs and Incarceration

    Pfaff on the War on Drugs and Incarceration
    John F. Pfaff (Fordham University School of Law) has posted The War on Drugs and Prison Growth: Limited Importance, Limited Legislative Options (Harvard Journal on Legislation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many commentators…
  • Sep 30

    Asimow on Five Models of Adminstrative Adjucation

    Asimow on Five Models of Adminstrative Adjucation
    Michael Asimow (Stanford Law School) has posted Five Models of Administrative Adjudication on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Regulatory and benefit-distribution schemes give rise to large numbers of individualized disputes between government…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Descheemaeker on the Law of Amende Honorable

    Descheemaeker on the Law of Amende Honorable
    Eric Descheemaeker, University of Edinburgh School of Law, has posted Old and New Learning in the Law of Amende Honorable.  Here is the abstract:One remarkable feature of the South African law of defamation or iniuria is how it has…
  • Sep 30

    Rueck, "Commons, Enclosure, and Resistance in Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory, 1850-1900"

    Rueck, "Commons, Enclosure, and Resistance in Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory, 1850-1900"
    Via the Canadian Legal History Blog, we have word of an article of interest in the September 2014 issue of the Canadian Historical Review: "Commons, Enclosure, and Resistance in Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory, 1850-1900," by Daniel Rueck…
  • Sep 29

    Call for Applications: ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    Call for Applications: ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    The American Bar Foundation invites applications for the ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science:Purpose The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of…
Rank this Week: 49

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 30

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression
    PRESS RELEASE The First Amendment Salon is pleased to announce that it has formed an association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale Law School. The Abrams Institute is administered by the Yale Information Society…
  • Sep 30

    A Plea Bargaining Strike

    A Plea Bargaining Strike
    I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing.  Browder is arrested for theft.  He does not receive bail.  He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers…
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Inside the Rollins Family Feud

    Inside the Rollins Family Feud
    The Rollins family is known for two things: killing vermin and throwing parties. Unfortunately, for the Rollins family, the party is over. Orkin, and the nine related extermination companies housed under Rollins Inc., remains the leading…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning in the Wake of Genetic Advance

    Estate Planning in the Wake of Genetic Advance
    Today, the freezing of ova and a sperm for later usage is almost a common practice and is quickly developing. However, laws have not caught up with these advances. State law in this realm varies from one jurisdiction to another....
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case
    On Monday, the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices met behind closed doors to consider whether they should consider whether states can ban gay marriage. The court currently has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states:…
Rank this Week: 55

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
  • Sep 30

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly
    Interfax reported last week that Russia's Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of Article 6.21 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations that bans promoting homosexuality among minors, but said it must be…
  • Sep 30

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"
    An indoor firing range in Hot Springs, Arkansas has declared itself a "Muslim Free Zone." Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range and conservative online journalist sets out ten reasons for her decision, ranging from strange…
Rank this Week: 56

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 30

    Robot Lawyer

    Robot Lawyer
    Since 1998 when I worked with a whiz named Russell, I have been a proponent of automation. Pushing information to myself with RSS, using autotext and macros in Word, subtotaling in Excel, and Outlook Rules have all made it possible for me to…
  • Sep 30

    Tackling Technology

    Tackling Technology
    The intersection of legal ethics and technological competency has been a recurring theme in Slaw and other forums for a number of years (see, for example, here, here, and here). Exactly what type of technological competence a lawyer needs to…
  • Sep 30

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Typing Superscript or Subscript in…
Rank this Week: 58

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 18

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 13, 2014 The unsolicited offer by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group for Chiquita Brands International highlights the problems that tax inversions can create for American…
  • Sep 18

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014 Headlines about China are filled with reports of Chinese citizens—some well-known, some less so—who have been detained, arrested or indicted…. The array of…
  • Sep 18

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict
    Pamela Samuelson cited in Litigation Daily, August 12, 2014 Fifteen law professors reinforced that argument in an amicus brief of their own, also filed Monday…. The signatories include Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and Pamela…
Rank this Week: 67

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 78

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 76

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 30

    Ebola in the United States—Some Resources for the Law School Curriculum

    Ebola in the United States—Some Resources for the Law School Curriculum
    Law students have lots of things competing for their attention, but one topic I’ve found of general interest this fall is Ebola. Although the topic is obvious low-hanging fruit for those of us in the health law crowd, I’d suggest…
  • Sep 30

    Goodbye!

    Goodbye!
    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Prawfs for having me here. For those interested in following my work and activities, my SSRN page is here and my Twitter handle is @irina_manta.
  • Sep 30

    Hiding Behind the Law

    Hiding Behind the Law
    Today’s report in the New York Times provides disturbing information about the government’s decision in 2008 not to bail out Lehman Brothers, a decision that may well have deepened the economic downturn considerably. The report is…
Rank this Week: 90

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: 92

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 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
Rank this Week: 100

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 30

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this front-page New York Times article headlined "He Kicked a Stray Cat, and Activists Growled." Here are excerpts: On one side are the activists. Once dismissed as cat ladies...
  • Sep 30

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death
    As reported in this local article, headlined "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," Ohio's Attorney General has now suggested that the state will not even seek to move forward with executions in 2015 unless and…
  • Sep 30

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar
    Regular readers may recall this post from a few months ago in which I highlighted the brilliant and provocative commentary by Mark Osler headlined "Mitt Romney for drug czar." Now I can post Mark's fuller explication of the ideas…
Rank this Week: 105

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 30

    Meet the Professor

    Meet the Professor
    Deana Pollard Sacks, the Robertson King professor of law at Texas Southern University, has developed a talk show, Meet the Professors. The show combines talk of recent social issues with legal doctrine and social science research. The first…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE) at MIT Sloan

    Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE) at MIT Sloan
    Another stop on my fall Facebook/OKCupid tour: on October 10, I'll be participating on a panel (previewed in the NYT here) on "Experimentation and Ethical Practice," along with Harvard Law's Jonathan Zittrain, Google chief economist…
  • Sep 30

    NC Law Review Symposium on Vulnerable Defendant

    NC Law Review Symposium on Vulnerable Defendant
    On October 10 the North Carolina Law Review is hosting a symposium on Vulnerable Defendants in the Crminial Justice System. Details are here. Our panelists and moderators are working at the intersection of these disciplines—criminal law,…
Rank this Week: 106

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    New Books in September

    New Books in September
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books: After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900 by Frederick C. Beiser (Princeton University Press, 2014). Disagreement by Bryan Frances (Polity Press, 2014). Axel Hagerstrom and Modern…
  • Sep 30

    In Memoriam: Gerhard Øverland (1964-2014)

    In Memoriam: Gerhard Øverland (1964-2014)
    Jeff McMahan (Oxford) has just written with the tragic news of the "death of Gerhard Øverland, a brilliant philosopher who had appointments at the University of Oslo and at CAPPE in Australia. He died of cancer in Oslo on September...
  • Sep 30

    Marmor from USC to Cornell

    Marmor from USC to Cornell
    The legal philosopher Andrei Marmor at the University of Southern California will join the law and philosophy faculties at Cornell University as of July 1, 2015, while his wife, legal scholar Beth Garrett, the current Provost at USC, will…
Rank this Week: 114

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 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
  • Sep 29

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University
    Belmont University's School of Law in Nashville, TN has posted a tenure-track assistant professor opening here. (Disclosure: I am a professor at Belmont University's business school and am teaching Business Associations in the law school this…
Rank this Week: 118

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 30

    PMRA v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2014)

    PMRA v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2014)
    You don't get a plethora of dormant Commerce Clause cases in the Court of Appeals.  Even in these relatively conservative times.But here's one.  And it's fascinating.The facts are fairly straightforward.  Alameda County passed…
  • Sep 29

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)
    Stephen Robert Deck was a lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol.  He started chatting online with someone he thought was a 13-year old girl named "Amy".You already know where this is going.  Both what Mr. Deck wants from…
  • Sep 26

    Hendershot v. Ready to Roll Transportation (Cal. Ct. App.- Aug. 14, 2014)

    Hendershot v. Ready to Roll Transportation (Cal. Ct. App.- Aug. 14, 2014)
    Talk about classy:"On May 24, 2012, the plaintiffs filed a putative class action against the defendant for failure to pay overtime wages, among other causes of action. The complaint alleged that the putative class members were non-exempt…
Rank this Week: 128

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Sep 26

    The Joe Frazier left hook

    The Joe Frazier left hook
    I'm a big fan of sports metaphors. With that, I present Samuel Thompson's New Inversions, the 'Joe Frazier Left Hook,' the IRS Notice, and Pfizer: Abstract: This article discusses the “New Inversions” many U.S. firms are engaging in, as…
  • Sep 23

    Vaughn gets the nod

    Vaughn gets the nod
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Gov. Markell has nominated Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. to replace retired Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court. -bjmq
  • Sep 23

    DG launches proxy contest in FDO

    DG launches proxy contest in FDO
    Last week Dollar General started soliciting "Gold" proxies (like golden tickets?) from Family Dollar shareholders in its campaign to vote down to have FDO shareholders vote down the Dollar Tree deal and accept its tender for Family…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Sep 25

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond
    Nicola Gennaioli, Alberto Martin, and Stefano Rossi have posted Banks, Government Bonds, and Default: What Do the Data Say? on SSRN with the following abstract: We analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and…
  • Sep 25

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund
    Tarini Chauhan and Jayant Gautam have posted An Analysis of Performance of Mutual Funds: Public Sector vs Private Sector on SSRN with the following abstract: A mutual fund is a mechanism for pooling the resources by issuing units to the...
  • Sep 25

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding
    David Groshoff, Kurtis R. Urien, and Alex Nguyen have posted Crowdfunding 6.0: Does the SEC's FinTechLaw Failure Reveal the Agency’s True Mission to Protect — Solely Accredited — Investors? on SSRN with the following abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 148

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 30

    Why Article III Matters: A Reply to Peter Margulies on al Bahlul

    Why Article III Matters: A Reply to Peter Margulies on al Bahlul
    I must confess that I don’t fully understand Peter Margulies’ response to my post from earlier today. My post argued that the bottom-side briefing in the D.C. Circuit in al Bahlul offers a relatively weak (and, in my view,…
  • Sep 30

    Article III, the Framers, and al Bahlul: A Reply to Steve

    Article III, the Framers, and al Bahlul: A Reply to Steve
    Steve’s post arguing that the military commission conviction of former bin Laden aide Ali Hamza al Bahlul for conspiracy to murder civilians violates Article III does not do justice to the Framers’ carefully considered view of the…
  • Sep 30

    Hong Kong Protestors Are Organizing Without Using the Internet

    Hong Kong Protestors Are Organizing Without Using the Internet
    You read that right: Hong Kongers have found an app that allows users to communicate without using the Internet or mobile signals. Specifically, the Firechat app utilizes Bluetooth technology to allow users to send and receive…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
Rank this Week: 157

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Ways to Better Protect LGBT Immigrant Youth

    Ways to Better Protect LGBT Immigrant Youth
    With the unprecedented number of children heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to escape unrest and mistreatment in their own nations, there has been an increased risk of abuse identified once they are in the U.S. immigration system. Young…
  • Sep 30

    Response to “Criticism of Second Circuit ‘Copying and Pasting’ Misses the Big Picture” by Brian Soucek

    Response to “Criticism of Second Circuit ‘Copying and Pasting’ Misses the Big Picture” by Brian Soucek
    Professor Brian Soucek, UC Davis School of Law In a guest post last week, Professor Andrea Saenz argued that I missed the forest for some very small, and possibly misidentified, trees in a 2012 Essay and a recent Wall Street...
  • Sep 30

    The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy

    The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy
    The America Immigration Council has released The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy by Matthew Kolodziej. The State Department recently announced that, for the first time ever, the EB-5…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 151

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 159

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 181

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/
  • Sep 30

    Justice Curtis and Slavery

    Justice Curtis and Slavery
    (Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge) In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked “when you think about your constitutional legacy, who’s your model?” In response, she…
  • Sep 30

    Bibliography on legal education reform

    Bibliography on legal education reform
    Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has posted a nice bibliography about legal education reform, with embedded links. It collects lots of useful stuff if you're into that topic. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Download Touro - Bibliography…
  • Sep 30

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"
    Story at the Madison Record. (h/t: How Appealing) Excerpts: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier took a rare step last week when he rejected a request to recuse himself from the court’s review of the long running legal battle…
Rank this Week: 199

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 30

    Probation Extended

    Probation Extended
    The Indiana Supreme Court has denied the motion of its Disciplinary Commission to revoke probation of an attorney. The attorney was suspended for six months and was granted reinstatement on conditions. He fauiled to follow the term, which…
  • Sep 29

    Former KBI Official Disbarred

    Former KBI Official Disbarred
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred an attorney convicted of sexual expliotation of a child. Tokepa Capital-Journal has the details here Kyle G. Smith, a former administrator with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, was charged…
  • Sep 29

    Eleven Minute

    Eleven Minute
    An attorney retained in a domestic relations matter violated ethics rules by filing a motion to withdraw from representation eleven minutes before a scheduled hearing regarding change of custody. An Arkansas Committe on Professional Conduct…
Rank this Week: 198

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
  • Sep 24

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud
    This post examines an issue that arose in a civil suit: United Propane Gas Inc. v. Pincelli & Associates Inc.,2014 WL 496932 (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky 2014).  The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
Rank this Week: 214

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 30

    Happy National Day to the Republic of Palau

    Happy National Day to the Republic of Palau
    The Republic of Palau (Belau) became an independent country on October 1, 1994. Palau had previously been a Strategic Trust Territory of the United Nations administered by the United States. I had the honor of serving as Court Counsel for...
  • Sep 29

    China Tells UN that Sustainable Development Agenda Should Advance People's Wellbeing na

    China Tells UN that Sustainable Development Agenda Should Advance People's Wellbeing na
    The new sustainable development agenda should advance people’s wellbeing, promote inclusivity and ensure implementation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the United Nations General Assembly, delivering his country’s annual address to…
  • Sep 28

    A Peaceful Transition of Power in Afghanistan

    A Peaceful Transition of Power in Afghanistan
    Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as the new president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, following the 13-year term of Hamid Karzai. In a power sharing agreement, Abdullah Abdullah has also been sworn in as the Chief Executive of...
Rank this Week: 232

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 30

    The need for proxy advisor reform

    The need for proxy advisor reform
    David Katz on the problems posed by the rise of proxy advisors: Commentators have for years lamented the undue influence of proxy advisory firms in corporate elections. James R. Copland of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 30

    Are people organized as corporations entitled to constitutional rights?

    Are people organized as corporations entitled to constitutional rights?
    Ilya Somin discusses the titular question. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 30

    Whitman v. United States: Source of insider trading fiduciary relationship and my first SCOTUS brief

    Whitman v. United States: Source of insider trading fiduciary relationship and my first SCOTUS brief
    The Supreme Court is currently considering the cert petition in Whitman v. US: (1) Whether, in a prosecution for insider trading under § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b), the... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 226

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Sep 30

    Governor Brown vetoes bills that would have created California NMTCs and California Historic Preservation Tax Credit

    Governor Brown vetoes bills that would have created California NMTCs and California Historic Preservation Tax Credit
    Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed two pieces of legislation, one that would have provided California New Markets Tax Credits for development in low income areas and another that would have provided California historic…
  • Sep 28

    Freakanomics takes on regulating the sharing economy

    Freakanomics takes on regulating the sharing economy
    Earlier this month, the Freakanomics radio show did an hour-long program on local governments' efforts to regulate the sharing economy. It is a really fascinating show. Worth a listen: Stephen R. Miller
  • Sep 26

    Are BIDs Good for Business?

    Are BIDs Good for Business?
    There's a fascinating new study out by Stacey Sutton (Columbia - GSAPP), Are BIDs Good For Business? The Impact of BIDs on Neighborhood Retailers in New York City, which is in the September edition of the Journal of Planning Education...
Rank this Week: 231

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    Judge rules against billionaire in beach dispute | Fox New

    Judge rules against billionaire in beach dispute | Fox New
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.…
  • Sep 30

    Dallas hospital confirms first Ebola case in US | The Miami Herald

    Dallas hospital confirms first Ebola case in US | The Miami Herald
    A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. via www.miamiherald.com Ruh roh.
  • Sep 30

    The Case Against Qatar

    The Case Against Qatar
    For years, U.S. officials have been willing to shrug off Doha's proxy network -- or even take advantage of it from time to time. Qatar's neighbors, however, have not. via www.foreignpolicy.com
Rank this Week: 278