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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: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Allan Shampine, Compass Lexecon are Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand. ABSTRACT: Standard…
  • Aug 29

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison
    Maurizio Naldi, University of Rome II and Marta Flamini, Universita Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) provide The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison. ABSTRACT: Concentration…
  • Aug 29

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly
    Stephen P. King, Monash University - Department of Economics; Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR); Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia (ERA) and Demitra Patras, Monash University - Department of Economics…
Rank this Week: 19

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference
    The FCC has released and is seeking comment on recommendations approved by the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference. The Conference will take place in Geneva from November 2 to the 27th, 2015.
  • Aug 28

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home
    Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. journalist held for nearly two years by an extremist group in Syria and released a few days ago, has now returned to the United States. The group holding him, the al-Nusra Front, apparently negotiated with...
  • Aug 28

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program
    News from the University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme Greetings from Oxford. We are delighted to announce the 2014-15 mooting calendar for the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. We do hope that…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Aug 31

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Deontololgy

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Deontololgy
    Introduction A prior Legal Theory Lexicon post explored utilitarianism, an approach to normative moral theory that has had an enormous influence on legal thought. This week, I take up one of utilitarianism's main rivals, deonotology.…
  • Aug 30

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Intellectual Privilege" by Bell

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Intellectual Privilege" by Bell
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good by Tom W. Bell. Here is a description: A consensus has recently emerged among academics and policymakers that US copyright law has fallen…
  • Aug 30

    Download of the Week: "Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition" by Pojanowski

    Download of the Week: "Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition" by Pojanowski
    Jeffrey A. Pojanowski (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is wide agreement in American law and scholarship about the role the…
Rank this Week: 21

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    U.S. Hikes Fee to Renounce Citizenship By 422%

    U.S. Hikes Fee to Renounce Citizenship By 422%
    Following up on my recent post, Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship: Forbes, U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%, by Robert W. Wood: Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations.…
  • Aug 31

    Love Doe

    Love Doe
    One of my favorite things about Pepperdine is the opportunity to meet some of the interesting people drawn to this place. At last Wendesday's inaugural law school bible study, I met Bob Goff, an adjunct professor who is a legend on campus.…
  • Aug 31

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new paper debuting on the list at #3. The #1 paper is now #22 in all-time downloads among 10,264 tax papers: [2722 Downloads]…
Rank this Week: 23

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Aug 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 35

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 31

    Unaccompanied Minors Face Death -- So What?

    Unaccompanied Minors Face Death -- So What?
    On Huffington Post, Laura Murray-Tjan discusses the controversy surrounding the U.S. government's treatment of Central Americans migrants, with a special emphasis of the limited definition of "refugee" under U.S. law. "Even as…
  • Aug 31

    Obama Promise of Executive Action on Immigration Put on Hold Again?

    Obama Promise of Executive Action on Immigration Put on Hold Again?
    For most of the summer, there has been talk of President Obama's bold executive action on immigration that would break a congressional gridlock on immigration reform. It appears that the administration is rethinking the issue. Carrie Budoff…
  • Aug 31

    Immigrant of the Day: Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist

    Immigrant of the Day: Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist
    Pierre Omidyar From France | Founder of eBay and Philanthropist Pierre Omidyar founded the online auction site eBay. Born in Paris in 1967, he earned a degree in computer science from Tufts University and worked for Apple before launching…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    H-Net has posted several new reviews this week, one of which is of Edgar J. McManus and Tara Helfman's Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States (Taylor and Francis)."In their new concise edition of…
  • Aug 29

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via the Ottoman Law Blog, we have a link to the table of contents (in Turkish) of the Proceedings of the Congress of Turkish Legal History .Roosevelt House, home to the Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, has mounted the exhibition…
  • Aug 29

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution
    Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School; Michael Douma, James Madison University; Hans Lind, Yale University; and Brian Patrick Quinn have posted Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution: Before its ratification, the United…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 45

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common
    Fifty-one year old singer-actress Vanessa William owes the federal government $369,249 on her 2011 earnings for which the IRS filed a federal tax lien. Although this could be a misunderstanding between notices and her advisers, it is serious.…
  • Aug 31

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law
    Jeffrey A. Cooper (Quinnipac University School of Law) and John R. Ivimey (Reid and Riege, P.C.) recently published an article entitled, 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, 88 Connecticut Bar Journal (2014). Provided…
  • Aug 31

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code
    As I have previously discussed, newly enacted Wisconsin Trust Code created changes in the state’s default rules for trusts that those with Wisconsin trusts should be aware of. Here are 10 considerations to keep in mind regarding the new…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • Aug 31

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, Autonomy, from Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values; the full text of the chapter, which considers the case for Berkshire’s distinctive trust-based model of corporate…
  • Aug 31

    Argentina and Sovereign Insolvency

    Argentina and Sovereign Insolvency
    Thanks to Gerard for the nice introduction. Indeed, I am here to rant about bankruptcy, securities, and corporate, mostly. The vineyard lies dormant now (but any offers for it will be considered). So, how about Argentina and Elliot? We pay…
  • Aug 31

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nicholas Georgakopoulo

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nicholas Georgakopoulo
    I am pleased to welcome Nicholas Georgakopoulos to CoOp this month.  Professor Georgakopoulos is an expert on bankruptcy, securities regulation, and corporations who writes from a law and economics perspective.  He received his law…
Rank this Week: 47

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Phillip v. Schriro, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117720 (SD NY, Aug. 22, 2014), a New York federal district court allowed a Muslim inmate to proceed with most of his claims that his free exercise rights were violated when he was denied…
  • Aug 31

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief
    In Davis v. Fort Bend County, (5th Cir., Aug. 26, 2014), in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Title VII religious accommodation case held that employee Lois Davis, a county desktop support supervisor, had…
  • Aug 30

    School Officials Do Not Enjoy Immunity In Equal Protection Suit Claiming Anti-Jewish Fellow-Student Harassment

    School Officials Do Not Enjoy Immunity In Equal Protection Suit Claiming Anti-Jewish Fellow-Student Harassment
    In Shiveley v. Green Local School District Board of Education, (6th Cir., Aug. 27, 2014), parents sued school board members for permitting the anti-Jewish haressment and bullying of their daughter by fellow students.  School board…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Aug 29

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)
      On 28 August, the European Union took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment…
  • Aug 28

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law
    The lectures delivered at the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on recognition of foreign judgments and cross-border enforcement have been collected in a book, recently published by Gieseking Verlag…
  • Aug 28

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute
      Today, Judge Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case filed by a class of South Africans against Ford Motor Company and IBM (see here SDNY SAAL.  Those companies had…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Aug 29

    Video Chutzpah, defined

    Video Chutzpah, defined
    Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his…
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Aug 28

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again
    The months long battle for control over Market Basket ended this morning with Arthur T. Demoulas, the ousted CEO who had the support of employees, buying the 50.5% of the company that his side of the family did not already...
  • Aug 27

    Rank and Filed

    Rank and Filed
    If you haven't already seen this, I highly recommend using Rank and Filed (rankandfiled.com) to access all your EDGAR documents. It's a free search engine and it's really quite good. I'm never going back to the SEC's EDGAR site again......
  • Aug 26

    Burger King opts for Canada

    Burger King opts for Canada
    Earlier this month I thought perhaps that when Walgreens stepped away from the edge that we had seen the high water mark of the inversion movement. But, I guess I was wrong (not for the first or last time). This...
Rank this Week: 59

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 31

    Texan Court Refuses Jurisdiction for Pre-Suit Discovery in Anonymous Blogger Defamation Case

    Texan Court Refuses Jurisdiction for Pre-Suit Discovery in Anonymous Blogger Defamation Case
    The Supreme Court of Texas has refused to provide the identify of an anonymous blogger, in a 5-4 split decision released this week. The blogger initially claimed to be an employee of the Plaintffs’ company. He created a site in 2007…
  • Aug 31

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Aug 31

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 66

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: 70

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/
  • Aug 30

    Call For Papers: Central States Law Schools Ass'n Scholarship Conference

    Call For Papers: Central States Law Schools Ass'n Scholarship Conference
    This just in: The Central States Law Schools Association 2014 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We invite law faculty…
  • Aug 30

    Picturing Hampden Sydney Students Before The War

    Picturing Hampden Sydney Students Before The War
    As I'm sitting here editing a chapter on student literary societies and their magazines, I'm happy to report that Rob Luther sent along a most exciting link recently. It's to a story in the Hampden-Sydney alumni magazine called "Digging…
  • Aug 29

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee
    This week the UNC administration announced the members of the search committee for the new dean of Carolina Law. They are as follows: Michael R. Smith, Dean UNC School of Government, Chair. The alumni members are Richard Y. Stevens of...
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Aug 30

    Call for Applications: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Call for Applications: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    U.S. Feminist Judgments Project -- Call for Applications: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States…
  • Aug 30

    Call for Participation: LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop

    Call for Participation: LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop
    Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV October 9, 2014 LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) are pleased to invite…
  • Aug 30

    NYT Magazine Examines Rise of Medication Abortion Via the Internet

    NYT Magazine Examines Rise of Medication Abortion Via the Internet
    The New York Times Magazine: The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion, by Emily Bazelon: In June 2001, under a cloud-streaked sky, Rebecca Gomperts set out from the Dutch port of Scheveningen in a rented 110-foot ship bound for Ireland. Lashed...
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Aug 31

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan
    Editor’s Note: The United States plans to draw down its military forces in Afghanistan at the end of this year, and for most Americans, this move will put the conflict behind us. One country, however, will continue to play an active…
  • Aug 30

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation
    As Lawfare readers may have seen from press reports, on Thursday, SDNY Judge Shira Scheindlin dismissed the Alien Tort Statute suit against Ford Motor Company and IBM in connection with their business activities in Apartheid-era South Africa,…
  • Aug 30

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they’re really upon us . . . and eating our brains. Too often, American policymakers have not taken emerging threats seriously, only to find…
Rank this Week: 85

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 93

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 97

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing proposals to take away the citizenship of Americans fighting for ISIS/ISIL forces in Syria and Iraq. They have drawn renewed attention in the wake of James…
  • Aug 27

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku The New York Times is running a big report today on the U.S. plan to sign a “sweeping” climate change agreement without having to go to Congress for approval or ratification.  Instead of a…
  • Aug 27

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On the record, US officials invariably defend even the most indefensible IDF uses of force in Gaza, most often parroting the Israeli line that the IDF does everything it can to spare civilian lives…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Aug 31

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 371 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Aug 31

    "Keeping the Police Honest"

    "Keeping the Police Honest"
    Slate has a piece discussing how police react to being recorded and expressing skepticism about whether imcreased use of body cams would dampen inappropriate activity: At the moment, there’s an activist and citizen drive for police…
  • Aug 29

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"
    From FindLaw. In part: The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released a new mobile app that allows riders to discreetly report criminal activity on the trains. BART Watch, available on iTunes and Android in English, Spanish, and Chinese,…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Aug 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 108

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 30

    Holy law school fail, Batman! Suffolk offers to buy out its whole law faculty

    Holy law school fail, Batman! Suffolk offers to buy out its whole law faculty
    From the Boston Globe: Suffolk University Wednesday abruptly replaced president James McCarthy with a year remaining on his contract, and tapped a veteran educator with a reputation for turning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 28

    Bella. Looking good.

    Bella. Looking good.
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  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    Tip of the day: law professors hate these things too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 121

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 31

    Feminists’ Failure on Rotherham | National Review Online

    Feminists’ Failure on Rotherham | National Review Online
    In Rotherham there is a real-life “rape culture.” But you will not learn anything new about it from Salon, the Daily Beast, Jezebel, or Slate. It has gone unmentioned at Feministing, Bitch Media, or the Feminist Majority…
  • Aug 31

    After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less - NYTimes.com

    After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less - NYTimes.com
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than...
  • Aug 30

    President Obama on ISIS: 'Fetch Me My Brown Pants!'

    President Obama on ISIS: 'Fetch Me My Brown Pants!'
    It wasn’t the suit that screamed “brown pants” to me so much as everything else that happened Thursday. via thefederalist.com
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
Rank this Week: 128

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
Rank this Week: 127

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 31

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem
    As this CNN Money article highlights, because of the "crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, ... Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons." Here is more about who can profit from a need for...
  • Aug 31

    "Rational Criminal Addictions"

    "Rational Criminal Addictions"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing paper now available on SSRN and authored by Manuel Utset. Here is the abstract: This article argues that repeated criminal misconduct, at least in some areas, has the characteristics...
  • Aug 30

    "The criminalisation of American business"

    "The criminalisation of American business"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Economist cover story, which carries the subheadline "Companies must be punished when they do wrong, but the legal system has become an extortion racket." Here are excerpts:…
Rank this Week: 130

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 28

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong
    [Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has…
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 141

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/
  • Aug 31

    New Books in August

    New Books in August
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books in August: Paul Kalligas, The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1, trans. by Elizabeth Key Fowden & Nicolas Pilavachi (Princeton University Press, 2014). Galen Strawson, The…
  • Aug 30

    Have blogs been good for the philosophy profession?

    Have blogs been good for the philosophy profession?
    A graduate student writes: I get the impression that blogs are on the whole having a deleterious effect on the balance of power in the profession. The opinionated know-nothings (and insincere posturers) that we now have to pay attention to...
  • Aug 29

    AAUP enters the Illinois/Salaita fray--and some more thoughts on Salaita's contractual claims, which are stronger than I realized

    AAUP enters the Illinois/Salaita fray--and some more thoughts on Salaita's contractual claims, which are stronger than I realized
    The AAUP has sent a very strong letter that will force the Chancellor to sit up and take notice; on the facts as presently known (and as well-stated in the letter), the AAUP views this as a case of "[a]borting...
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Aug 31

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending August 28, 2014).
  • Aug 31

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule
    The SEC has adopted asset-backed securities reform rules. The press release in part states the following: The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted revisions to rules governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process for…
  • Aug 31

    SEC Announces Pilot Plan to Assess Stock Market Tick Size Impact for Smaller Companie

    SEC Announces Pilot Plan to Assess Stock Market Tick Size Impact for Smaller Companie
    The SEC has announced a pilot plan to assess stock market tick size impact for smaller companies. The press release in part states the following: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the national securities exchanges…
Rank this Week: 167

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
Rank this Week: 176

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 28

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
  • Aug 5

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce
    From Slate: For years, researchers have observed a correlation between U.S. couples with daughters and their likelihood of divorce, which tends to be somewhat higher than for couples with sons. In both academic circles and in popular culture,…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 197

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Aug 30

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey
    At the Lectern has a nice post about the passing of California Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey. In our field, Croskey is perhaps best known for his thougtful opinion in Kirk, recognizing the efficacy of ethical screens.
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
Rank this Week: 214