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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

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/
  • Jul 25

    Pretty Close to Brilliant

    Pretty Close to Brilliant
    John Oliver on the RNC convetion.
  • Jul 18

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself
    Confessions of a Republican (II) Alas, this is the tragedy version. (Version I of “Confessions of a Republican” (1964) by the same Bill Bogert & the back story.)
  • Jul 17

    Notre Temps, Autres More

    Notre Temps, Autres More
    Think of the children is a cliche, but it works. Meanwhile, I’m not sorry to be in France during the GOP convention. The other day the French had a big celebration about Brexit or something and I enjoyed the fireworks.
Rank this Week: 15

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 28

    The Inter-American Commission selects its new Executive Secretary

    The Inter-American Commission selects its new Executive Secretary
    On July 27, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced that it had selected Paulo Abrao to be its next Executive Secretary, the tenth since the establishment of the Commission.  Reportedly, the Commission received over…
  • Jul 26

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC
      The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free massive open online…
  • Jul 25

    También de este lado hay sueño

    También de este lado hay sueño
    With the arrival of the Democratic National Convention, protesters have converged on Philadelphia.  At least for the moment, the historic selection of the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history seems to have been…
Rank this Week: 21

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Law Schools' Tech-Training Conundrum: If We Teach Them, Will They Get Jobs?

    Law Schools' Tech-Training Conundrum: If We Teach Them, Will They Get Jobs?
    National Law Journal, Law Schools' Tech-Training Conundrum: If We Teach Them, Will They Get Jobs?: A growing number of law schools are offering students a curriculum or training around project management, automation and analytics, hoping to…
  • Jul 29

    Akron Law School Dean Matthew Wilson Named Interim President; Sarah Cravens And Ryan Vacca Named Interim Law School Co-Dean

    Akron Law School Dean Matthew Wilson Named Interim President; Sarah Cravens And Ryan Vacca Named Interim Law School Co-Dean
    Akron Law School Press Release, Dean Wilson Named Interim President, Two Interim Co-Deans Named: Akron Law Dean, Matthew J. Wilson, has been selected by our Board of Trustees to serve as Interim President of The University of Akron for the…
  • Jul 29

    IRS Hits Facebook With $5 Billion Tax Bill

    IRS Hits Facebook With $5 Billion Tax Bill
    Following up on yesterday's post, Facebook Ignores Seven Summonses From The IRS Demanding Documents On Its Offshore Tax Strategies: Bloomberg, Facebook Tax Bill Over Ireland Move Could Cost $5 Billion: Facebook Inc.’s future cash flows and…
Rank this Week: 29

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History
    The topic for the moment is social trust, with a side order of ethnic animosity.  I'm inspired by Roger Scruton's admirable essay in Prospect   where he defines social trust:[S]ocial trust—the sense that we…
  • Jul 16

    Still Getting in the Swing

    Still Getting in the Swing
    Wrote about 4/5 of a lovely post just now on "social trust," but it seems to have disappeared.  If you got it, know that it is incomplete .  Technical problems.  My desktop is down and I am trying to compose on my IPad mini…
  • Jul 15

    Kershaw Takes the Long View

    Kershaw Takes the Long View
     I read Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler some years ago with pleasure and profit.  Now at the urging of the Missus I am rooting around in To Hell and Back,  his big-picture history of the 20th Century, particularly the early…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Jul 29

    Sunstein on Constitutional Formalism

    Sunstein on Constitutional Formalism
    Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School) has posted Formalism in Constitutional Theory (Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In law – and in many other social activities, including music, art, and literature…
  • Jul 29

    Bosworth on UK Funding of Criminal Justice Programs & Migration

    Bosworth on UK Funding of Criminal Justice Programs & Migration
    Mary Bosworth (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Penal Humanitarianism? Sovereign Power in an Era of Mass Migration (New Criminal Law Review (2017), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since creating the ‘Returns and…
  • Jul 28

    Chartrand on Liberal Theory & Indigenous People

    Chartrand on Liberal Theory & Indigenous People
    Larry Chartrand (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Indigenous Peoples: Caught in a Perpetual Human Rights Prison on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines liberal theorists such as Habermas and James in relation…
Rank this Week: 32

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
Rank this Week: 33

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 26

    $1 billion for Dollar Shave Club: Why every company should worry

    $1 billion for Dollar Shave Club: Why every company should worry
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 26, 2016 The deal anecdotally shows that no company is safe from the creative destruction brought by technological change. The very nature of a company is fundamentally changing,…
  • Jul 23

    For Bay Area officers, these are tense time

    For Bay Area officers, these are tense time
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle, July 23, 2016 “The media has been giving all of these events, especially Dallas and Baton Rouge, assassination-level coverage, like with President Kennedy or Martin Luther King…
  • Jul 22

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 22, 2016 The ExamWorks Group buyout and related lawsuit shows how changing takeover laws are steering shareholders toward more appraisal actions and making deals riskier for buyers.
Rank this Week: 35

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 38

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 7, no. 2, July 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: The International Court of Justice at 70Amelia Keene (editor), Outcome Paper for the Seminar on the…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law

    New Issue: Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
    The latest issue of the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (Vol. 25, no. 2, July 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: The Paris AgreementDaniel Bodansky, The Legal Character of the Paris Agreement …
  • Jul 28

    Boom: Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping

    Boom: Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping
    Rembert Boom has posted an ASIL Insight on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: Can the General Assembly Unite Against Impunity of Military Peacekeepers?
Rank this Week: 42

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Non-sequential search, competition and price dispersion in retail electricity

    Non-sequential search, competition and price dispersion in retail electricity
    Gugler, Klaus ; Heim, Sven and Liebensteiner, Mario examine Non-sequential search, competition and price dispersion in retail electricity. ABSTRACT: We investigate the impact of consumer search and competition on pricing strategies in…
  • Jul 29

    Substitution between Online and Offline Advertising: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry

    Substitution between Online and Offline Advertising: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry
    He, Xi (University of Connecticut); Lopez, Rigoberto A. (University of Connecticut); Liu, Yizao (University of Connecticut) explore Substitution between Online and Offline Advertising: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry.…
  • Jul 28

    The "Veblen" Effect, Targeted Advertising and Consumer Welfare

    The "Veblen" Effect, Targeted Advertising and Consumer Welfare
    Lynne Pepall and Joseph Reiff analyze The "Veblen" Effect, Targeted Advertising and Consumer Welfare. ABSTRACT: The technology of advertising in the twenty-first century allows for better targeting of consumers and better…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 51

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty

    Libertarian Candidate On Religious Liberty
    The Washington Examiner yesterday posted an interview with Libertarian Party candidate for President (and former New Mexico governor), Gary Johnson, focusing largely on Johnson's views on religious liberty issues.  Here is an excerpt:Do…
  • Jul 29

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy

    Parish Assets Not Includable In Archdiocese Bankruptcy
    As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a Minnesota federal bankruptcy court yesterday refused to include the assets of 200 parishes, schools and other entities as part of the assets of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in its…
  • Jul 28

    Mormon Judge's Recusal Not Required In Case Involving Indian Tribe

    Mormon Judge's Recusal Not Required In Case Involving Indian Tribe
    In Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah v. State of Utah, (D UT, July 25, 2016), a Utah federal district court rejected the contention that a federal judge's membership in the Mormon Church should be a basis for…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture
    I have a new op ed today in Fortune about Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against ousted CEO Roger Ailes. read it here. The sequence of events - Carlson apparently having reported internally sexual harassment as early as 2009 - and many other…
  • Jul 27

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender
    Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some…
  • Jul 27

    Oral Arguments for Law Student

    Oral Arguments for Law Student
    I will sometimes – not often, maybe once a semester, if that – play a couple of minutes of oral argument from the Supreme Court for my students if they are particularly enlightening. For example, I have played portions of the argument in…
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    EOIR Proposes Regulations re Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    EOIR Proposes Regulations re Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, for which it seeks public comment, on Motions to Reopen Removal, Deportation or Exclusion Proceedings Based Upon a Claim of Ineffective Assistance of…
  • Jul 29

    Immigration & Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech

    Immigration & Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech
    Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to formally accept her nomination to be that party's presidential candidate. Her speech included only a few lines about immigration: Comprehensive…
  • Jul 29

    Spotlight on Yusra Mardini: Syrian Refugee and Olympic Swimmer

    Spotlight on Yusra Mardini: Syrian Refugee and Olympic Swimmer
    Photo via the Daily Mail Today, the BBC has an in-depth story on Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini. A few years ago, Mardini was a "typical teenager" in Syria. Then came war. Mardini toughed it out during the Syrian war for...
Rank this Week: 62

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner
    Luke Norris, an Associate in Law at the Columbia University Law School, has posted Constitutional Economics: Lochner, Labor, and the Battle for Liberty, which is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities:This Article argues…
  • Jul 29

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia
    Douglas McDonald, a tipstaff at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a former solicitor, has posted Worlds Apart: The Appointment of Politicians as Judges, which appears in the Alternative Law Journal 41 (2016):…
  • Jul 28

    Giocoli on Law and Classical Political Economy in the Lochner Era

    Giocoli on Law and Classical Political Economy in the Lochner Era
    Readers of LHB will recall our posting of several papers on early twentieth-century law and political economy in the United States by Nicola Giocoli, University of Pisa.  It turns out they heralded a book manuscript, “A Smithian…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 29

    Heaton et al. on Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention

    Heaton et al. on Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention
    Paul Heaton, Sandra G. Mayson and Megan Stevenson (RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School) have posted The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention on SSRN. Here is…
  • Jul 28

    Currie on Electronic Devices at the Border in Canada

    Currie on Electronic Devices at the Border in Canada
    Robert J. Currie (Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law) has posted Electronic Devices at the Border: The Next Frontier of Canadian Search and Seizure Law? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Over the last several years the Supreme…
  • Jul 28

    Simoiu on Testing for Racial Discrimination in Vehicle Searche

    Simoiu on Testing for Racial Discrimination in Vehicle Searche
    Camelia Simoiu, Sam Corbett-Davies and Sharad Goel (Stanford University, Stanford University and Stanford University) have posted Testing for Racial Discrimination in Police Searches of Motor Vehicles on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the…
Rank this Week: 77

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 28

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them
    Last week's issue of The Economist had three letters to the editor on executive compensation that seemed noteworthy: Regarding executive pay (“Neither rigged nor fair”, June 25th) what harm would... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 27

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking
    Once again, I have run into a law review that has adopted the convention of using decisionmaking as a one word unhyphenated noun and adjective. I hate to be pedantic about this, but the Chicago... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 26

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter
    Fascinating new paper by my colleague Steve Bank, along with Brian Cheffins and Harrell Wells: CEO pay is a controversial issue in America but there was a time, often overlooked today, when chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 92

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 29

    When Crisis Hits – Nine Tips for Getting Through

    When Crisis Hits – Nine Tips for Getting Through
    I have numerous friends dealing with crises this summer. Two have mothers who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Their lives have been turned upside down. They are worried, stressed out, and deeply sad about what is…
  • Jul 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jul 28

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?
    “It is not a right. Self-regulation is very much a privilege.” So declared Premier Christy Clark at the end of June when she announced that the BC government would take over regulation of the real estate industry in that…
Rank this Week: 105

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 28

    Life Settlements as Part of Your Estate Plan

    Life Settlements as Part of Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning attorneys often deal with life insurance policies that are no longer relevant, so life settlements are steadily gaining recognition. These estate planning attorneys have three priorities relating to life settlements: be…
  • Jul 28

    How to Protect Your Assets When Getting Remarried

    How to Protect Your Assets When Getting Remarried
    The biggest estate-planning question when getting remarried is, how do I reconcile preserving assets for my children from a previous marriage while still taking care of my commitment to my new spouse? Usually, heirs fear the new spouse…
  • Jul 28

    Article on an Interview About the History of Trusts & Estates Law

    Article on an Interview About the History of Trusts & Estates Law
    Bridget J. Crawford recently published an Article entitled, On Perpetuities, Paradigms, and a Creative Life in the Law, 152 Tax Notes, No.289 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In this interview with Professor Bridget…
Rank this Week: 108

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 107

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 126

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Jul 29

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martin

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martin
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins released the following remarks yesterday at Guantanamo Bay preceding pre-trial hearings in Khalid Sheikh Mohammad et al. The hearings today and yesterday have been closed, but…
  • Jul 29

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Vlad's Cojone

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Vlad's Cojone
    I know we promised to take August off, but I was inspired by the flap over the DNC hack and the fact that I’m at the Aspen Homeland Security Working Group meeting in Colorado. I waylaid two former intelligence community members on the…
  • Jul 28

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency
    President Obama’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention has been widely understood as pointed thematic rebuke of Donald Trump. Although Obama kept his references to the Republican presidential nominee to a minimum,…
Rank this Week: 159

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 155

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: 148

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/
  • Jul 29

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel has disbarred an attorney. Fox 17 West Michigan had a report on the attorney A commercial property owner in Grand Rapids said attorney Matthew Herman vandalized and stole property from his…
  • Jul 29

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed a reciprocal 30 month suspension of an attorney based on discipline imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. WAFB9 had the background Baton Rouge police report the second man wanted in…
  • Jul 29

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction
    A Florida attorney engaged in unauthorized practice in Ohio and has been fined and enjoined for the misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court. The three-count complaint alleged that Catalfina, who is not licensed to practice law in Ohio, engaged…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Jul 29

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position
    Western Michigan University (Haworth College of Business) has an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor of business law. Details below the break. ------------ Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department…
  • Jul 29

    Business Law Professor Opening

    Business Law Professor Opening
    As in past years, I will maintain lists of law professor openings in the business areas (excluding commercial law-only posts) and legal studies professor openings outside of law schools. If your school has an opening that you would like…
  • Jul 28

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!
    The position notice setting forth the details is set forth below. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I will be serving on the Appointments Committee for these searches. +++++ POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The...
Rank this Week: 172

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 28

    Why These Union Members and Lifelong Democrats Are Voting Trump - The Daily Beast

    Why These Union Members and Lifelong Democrats Are Voting Trump - The Daily Beast
    The split between labor leaders and union members lies at the center of Trump’s potential path to the White House, which includes winning over a swath of Rust Belt states from Pennsylvania to Ohio, thanks to his cross-party appeal…
  • Jul 28

    Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year? - The Local

    Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year? - The Local
    "I just acted on instinct and didn't think about it so much until after we had pinned him down. When I sat there I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realized that it...
  • Jul 28

    US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina | Zero Hedge

    US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina | Zero Hedge
    I guess it’s Ms. Doe’s fault. She must have been asking for it. It’s like a classic rape story from the 1950s. Absolutely appalling. But just think about what this means– Gun-toting government thugs are running around…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
Rank this Week: 197

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Jul 29

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC
    Kareem Abdul Jabbar spoke at the DNC last night, primarily to introduce the story of army Captain Humayun Khan, who was one of 14 Muslim-Americans who have died in combat since 9/11. Khan's father later spoke movingly of his son's...
  • Jul 29

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee
    From an email message which I recently received: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the 2017 Fall…
  • Jul 28

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)
    The New York Times editorial board (and I'm guessing Brent Staples had a lot to do with this), has a lengthy editorial up about President Obama's speech last night. It's called "Obama and the Long March." What particularly interests…
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Jun 7

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
    Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you…
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 217

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Jul 29

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has just posted on SSRN his article (8 Northeastern U. L.J. 357 (2016) The Legal and Social Movement Against Unpaid Internships. The article offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of major legal, policy, and…
  • Jul 28

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation
    The Seventh Circuit issued a decision today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, relying on prior circuit precedent to hold that Title VII does not forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The opinion was written by…
  • Jul 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jul 28

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality
    In Williams v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court found that a prosecutor who decides to seek the death penalty in a case cannot, consistent with due process, later sit as a judge reviewing the defendant’s conviction in that case. As…
  • Jul 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Jul 28

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)
    You get bonus cash if you can guess the alignment of the justices in today's opinion.The question is who gets to decide whether or not an arbitration agreement permits classwide arbitration:  the arbitrator, or the court?The majority…
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
Rank this Week: 285

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 27

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go
    Okay, I admit it. I’m playing Pokémon Go. It’s frustratingly addictive. For those who don’t know, Pokémon Go is an app for smartphones; the app is free, but players can make in-app purchases. The idea is for…
  • Jul 19

    When is it Plagiarism?

    When is it Plagiarism?
    Last night’s Republican National Convention has thrust “plagiarism” to the forefront of the news. One of last night’s speakers was Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.…
  • Jul 18

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 275

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland:  In re Raymond C., 2016 WL 3856139 (2016).  The caption of the case differs from the “State v. ____” or “U.S. v. ____”  type…
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
Rank this Week: 235

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM & Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
Rank this Week: 273

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 238

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 28

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on the Indiana abortion law that Donald Trump’s chosen running mate, Mike Pence, signed into law as governor of that state. Colb explains the different reasons that women have for…
  • Jul 27

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State
    A Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, Marci Hamilton writes an open letter to Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on behalf of sexual abuse victims around the…
  • Jul 26

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the difference between “law and order,” a term Donald Trump uses to describe his approach to governance, and “rule of law,” a principle that those in positions…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • Jul 28

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"
    Huffington Post (Jul. 18, 2016): A Play about Abortion Care Shows How "Remarkably Normal" It Is, by Katherine Brooks: A new documentary play, "Remarkably Normal," shares the stories of real women gleaned from in-depth…
  • Jul 27

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right
    News Deeply (Jul. 18, 2016): Zika Spotlights Latin America's Reproductive Rights, by Christine Chung: There is a disconnect between the World Health Organization's advice to women in Zika-threatened countries to refrain from reproducing and…
  • Jul 26

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice
    Cosmopolitan.com (Jul. 18, 2016): Police Violence Is a Reproductive Justice Issue, by Leslie Watson Malachi: In this piece, Malachi reflects on mothers who have lost their sons to violent police officers. Police violence is a reproductive…
Rank this Week: 303

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: 313