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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016
    Downballot recommendations may be the most important thing I do on this blog these days. This post is about the four County Court races. Please see my previous post, 11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot,…
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot
    There’s a big election coming up on Aug. 30th involving primaries, judicial elections, and some other important matters. Everyone focuses on the big ticket races – the Florida Senate primaries, key Congressional elections and the…
Rank this Week: 13

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 5

    Making pro bono work mandatory for new lawyer

    Making pro bono work mandatory for new lawyer
    Charles Weisselberg quoted by Voice of San Diego, Sacramento Report, August 5, 2016 “I know that not every lawyer provides pro bono assistance over the course of his or her career,” said Charles Weisselberg, a professor and former…
  • Aug 4

    Loyola Law School report concludes Prop. 66 will invite litigation

    Loyola Law School report concludes Prop. 66 will invite litigation
    Jennifer Moreno quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), August 4, 2016 “Exemption from the APA would eliminate important public involvement in the most serious punishment a state can impose,” Moreno said. “As…
  • Aug 3

    Microsoft, Ireland and a level playing field for U.S. Cloud companie

    Microsoft, Ireland and a level playing field for U.S. Cloud companie
    Paul Schwartz writes for Bloomberg BNA, August 3, 2016 The law now faces the task of clarifying questions about the international reach of a variety of a legal authorities and processes. In so doing, it should maintain a level playing field…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    An Exploration of a Strategic Competition Model for the European Union Natural Gas Market

    An Exploration of a Strategic Competition Model for the European Union Natural Gas Market
    Zaifu Yang ; Rong Zhang ; and Zongyi Zhang provide An Exploration of a Strategic Competition Model for the European Union Natural Gas Market. ABSTRACT: Following Jansen et al. (2012), we examine an unconventional Cournot model of the European…
  • Aug 19

    Upward Pricing Pressure as a Predictor of Merger Price Effect

    Upward Pricing Pressure as a Predictor of Merger Price Effect
    Nathan Miller (Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business) ; Marc Remer (Swarthmore College, Department of Economics) ; Conor Ryan (University of Minnesota, Department of Economics) ; and Gloria Sheu (Economic Analysis Group, U.S.…
  • Aug 19

    Sales and collusion in a market with storage

    Sales and collusion in a market with storage
    Francesco Nava and Pasquale Schiraldi examine Sales and collusion in a market with storage. ABSTRACT: Sales are a widespread and well-known phenomenon documented in several product markets. This paper presents a novel rationale for sales that…
Rank this Week: 29

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 34

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    EEOC Sues Over Firing of Muslim Employee

    EEOC Sues Over Firing of Muslim Employee
    The EEOC announced this week that it has filed a Title VII religious discrimination lawsuit against KASCO, a St. Louis-based company that manufactures and sells butcher supplies and meat processing equipment. The press release…
  • Aug 20

    No-Fault Divorce Does Not Violate Hindu Husband's Free Exercise Rights.

    No-Fault Divorce Does Not Violate Hindu Husband's Free Exercise Rights.
    In Bhandaru v. Vukkum, (KY App., Aug. 19, 2016), a Kentucky appeals court rejected an argument that the state's no-fault divorce law violates the free exercise rights of a Hindu husband.  The husband argued that his Hindu religion…
  • Aug 19

    GSA Requires Rest Rooms In Federal Buildings To Be Open On Basis of Gender Identity

    GSA Requires Rest Rooms In Federal Buildings To Be Open On Basis of Gender Identity
    The General Services Administration yesterday published a Bulletin (full text) in the Federal Register requiring federal agencies occupying space in buildings controlled by the GSA to open restrooms to individuals on the basis of their gender…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 43

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 20

    The Lawfare Podcast: #LawfareAMA

    The Lawfare Podcast: #LawfareAMA
    It's the dog days of summer, and once again, Lawfare is bringing you a special August edition of the podcast. Two years ago, we brought you the special zombie apocalypse edition. This time, it's an AMA. All week, we've been…
  • Aug 20

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Paul Rosenzweig highlighted another round of alleged Russian hacks into Democratic Party affiliates and warned that the drip will continue absent a robust response by the United States. Carrie Cordero pointed us to an oped she wrote urging…
  • Aug 19

    A DOJ Cybercrime Round Up

    A DOJ Cybercrime Round Up
    Cybersecurity has not suffered from a lack of scrutiny in the national media. But in recent months—as with all things in 2016—we’ve viewed it almost exclusively through the lens of the presidential election and…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 19

    Ramshaw on Performance & Law

    Ramshaw on Performance & Law
    Sara Ramshaw (University of Exeter) has posted 'The Paradox of Performative Immediacy: Law, Music, Improvisation' (Law, Culture and the Humanities) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a 1999 essay, J.M. Balkin and Sanford Levinson called for…
  • Aug 19

    Orford on International Law & Hisotry

    Orford on International Law & Hisotry
    Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School) has posted International Law and the Limits of History (W. Werner, A. Galán, and M. de Hoon (eds), The Law of International Lawyers: Reading Martti Koskenniemi (CUP August 2015)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 19

    Terry on Big Data & Health-Care Regulatory Arbitrage

    Terry on Big Data & Health-Care Regulatory Arbitrage
    Nicolas Terry has posted Big Data and Regulatory Arbitrage in Health Care (G. Cohen, Eta L, Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This chapter accepts that data…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Fabre: Cosmopolitan Peace

    Fabre: Cosmopolitan Peace
    Cécile Fabre (Univ. of Oxford - Philosophy) has published Cosmopolitan Peace (Oxford Univ. Press 2016). Here's the abstract: This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents' conduct in…
  • Aug 19

    deGuzman: Justifying Extraterritorial War Crimes Trial

    deGuzman: Justifying Extraterritorial War Crimes Trial
    Margaret M. deGuzman (Temple Univ. - Law) has posted Justifying Extraterritorial War Crimes Trials. Here's the abstract:War crimes are increasingly being adjudicated in international courts and in national courts with no territory links to…
  • Aug 19

    Venzke: Cracking the Frame? On the Prospects of Change in a World of Struggle

    Venzke: Cracking the Frame? On the Prospects of Change in a World of Struggle
    Ingo Venzke (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) has posted Cracking the Frame? On the Prospects of Change in a World of Struggle (European Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: Critical scholarship classically lays bare the…
Rank this Week: 49

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 50

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 19

    Trouble? Remembering the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit Aftermath

    Trouble? Remembering the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit Aftermath
    Although Brexit resurfaced in the weekend’s newspapers with the revelation that Britain’s exit from the EU could be delayed until 2019, the referendum has largely taken a backseat to other news. Even at the height of the…
  • Aug 17

    Symposium to Celebrate the work of Professor Dianne Otto

    Symposium to Celebrate the work of Professor Dianne Otto
    The SOAS Centre for Gender Studies is thrilled to be hosting a symposium to celebrate the contribution of Professor Dianne Otto – Francine V McNiff Chair in Human Rights Law, Director of the Institute for International Law and the…
  • Aug 17

    Job Announcement: Global Advocacy Adviser (Geneva)

    Job Announcement: Global Advocacy Adviser (Geneva)
    The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance…
Rank this Week: 51

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 19

    Hiring Announcement: Dayton

    Hiring Announcement: Dayton
    From an email message which I received earlier today: The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin during the 2017-2018 academic year. Our curricular needs are…
  • Aug 18

    A Gray Hair Reflect

    A Gray Hair Reflect
    I have had the privilege of being a member of the legal community since the early 1980s and of legal academia since the early 1990s. It used to be that I would look around at a conference and note that...
  • Aug 18

    Hiring Announcement: Alabama

    Hiring Announcement: Alabama
    From an email message which I received earlier today: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must have outstanding academic…
Rank this Week: 55

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 20

    Wildenstein Mansion Relisted for $100 Million

    Wildenstein Mansion Relisted for $100 Million
    In 2014, the Wildensteins, a billionaire art dealing family, decided to sell their 21,000-square-foot townhouse in New York, acting as their art gallery. They agreed to sell the townhouse for $90 million to the Qatar government, which would…
  • Aug 20

    Article on Prudent Investor Rule for Financial Adviser

    Article on Prudent Investor Rule for Financial Adviser
    Max M. Schanzenbach & Robert H. Sitkoff recently published an Article entitled, Financial Advisers Can’t Overlook the Prudent Investor Rule, J. Financial Planning (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article calls…
  • Aug 19

    Section 2704 Proposed Regulations on Transfer Tax

    Section 2704 Proposed Regulations on Transfer Tax
    The section 2704 new proposed regulations may be the most significant regulations in the transfer tax area in a long time, resulting in substantial restrictions on valuation discounts for transfers of interests in family entities. Please…
Rank this Week: 57

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 19

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    At the Riesenfeld Rare Books blog, Ryan Greenwood shares news here and here of the University of Minnesota Law Library's remarkable South Asian law book collection.Mark S. Weiner reviews the Smithsonian National Museum of the American…
  • Aug 19

    Behre on Berkovitz's "Protocols of Justice"

    Behre on Berkovitz's "Protocols of Justice"
    Over at H-France, Patricia Behre, Fairfield University, has published a very substantial and thoughtful review of Jay R. Berkovitz’s Protocols of Justice: The Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court 1771-1789 (Leiden and Boston: Brill,…
  • Aug 19

    Ocean of Law II: Islamic Legal Crossings in the Indian Ocean World

    Ocean of Law II: Islamic Legal Crossings in the Indian Ocean World
    [Via H-Law, we have the following CFP.]Ocean of Law II: Islamic Legal Crossings in the Indian Ocean World, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 12-14 December, 2016.  Keynote speakers: Prof. Ronit Ricci, Australian National University,…
Rank this Week: 58

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 18

    What I'm Reading

    What I'm Reading
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  • Aug 18

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board
    In today's WSJ, Mike Gonzalez writes that the SEC is planning much more intrusive disclosure rules on boardroom "diversity": “Companies’ disclosures on board diversity in reporting under our current... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Aug 17

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.
    From WSJ Law Blog: When University of Utah law professor Shima Baradaran Baughman introduces herself to her students each year, she refers to herself as “Professor Baughman.” Or “Prof. B.” if she’s... [[ This is…
Rank this Week: 61

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 19

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 63, Issue 6

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 63, Issue 6
    Volume 63, Issue 6 (August 2016) Articles President Nixon’s Indian Law Legacy: A Counterstory Carole Goldberg 1506 Principles of International Law That Support Claims of Indian Tribes to Water Resources Reid Peyton Chambers &…
  • Aug 19

    Law and the Modern Mind — Frankly

    Law and the Modern Mind — Frankly
    Jerome Frank, New Deal chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Yale Law School scholar, and a judge on the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, wrote a study of how unruly psychological forces were at play in law. Law…
  • Aug 18

    The Mystery of the Title

    The Mystery of the Title
    I’m delighted to have the opportunity to comment on Susanna Blumenthal’s wonderful new book, Law and the Modern Mind.  This book unearths and synthesizes a treasure trove of civil lawsuits in the late 18th and 19th centuries…
Rank this Week: 64

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 20

    Baseline Hell and the Religion Clause

    Baseline Hell and the Religion Clause
    Perhaps because religions have a special interest in the diabolical, the fires of baseline hell seem to burn particularly hot in the context the Religion clauses. As I noted years ago, "baseline hell" refers to the futility of…
  • Aug 19

    More Retirement Plan Lawsuit

    More Retirement Plan Lawsuit
    An increasing number of universities may soon be facing lawsuits alleging retirement plan mismanagement. Since my last post, the list of universities currently facing lawsuits has grown to include Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern University,…
  • Aug 19

    On reaching "adulthood" in law teaching

    On reaching "adulthood" in law teaching
    Our new first-years are being "oriented" today, and it hit me that this is the 18th time that's happened since I started law teaching. So, I guess that means I get to vote, or get drafted, or rent a car (but not drink) in…
Rank this Week: 67

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
  • Aug 20

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole
    Clive James, in his continuing self-proclaimed farewell tour to life and art, says farewell to Mad Men. And as it happened, so, just this week, did we. I'll let Clive speak for himself (some kind of confusing paywall but persist) For me: yeh,…
  • Aug 19

    The Real Hillary Scandal

    The Real Hillary Scandal
    From FB, on which see infra.You want accountability? Okay, I'll give you accountability. It's been twenty years--/twenty years/, give or take, that the dragon lady, aka next President of the United States, has been under the telescope,…
Rank this Week: 69

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 20

    How Abortion Restrictions Harm Patient Care

    How Abortion Restrictions Harm Patient Care
    Huffington Post (August 12, 2016): What It's Like to Provide Abortions Where Access is Almost Non-Existent, by Catherine Pearson: Legal restrictions on abortion provision in different states can have a major impact on doctors' ability to…
  • Aug 20

    The Courts Begin to Call Out Lawmaker

    The Courts Begin to Call Out Lawmaker
    New York Times (Aug. 18, 2016): The Courts Begin to Call Out Lawmakers, by Linda Greenhouse: In this op-ed, Linda Greenhouse discusses why it is important for courts to call out legislators when they pass legislation with unconstitutional…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration Fails to Take Action to Make Abortion Funding Available to Victims of War Rape

    The Obama Administration Fails to Take Action to Make Abortion Funding Available to Victims of War Rape
    Ms. Blog (August 17, 2016): How Seven Words Deny Abortions to Women Raped in War, by Grant Shubin: In 1973, Congress passed the Helms Amendment which prohibits the use of U.S. foreign aid to "fund abortions as a method of...
Rank this Week: 75

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: 89

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 103

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    Can You Stop Networking?

    Can You Stop Networking?
    It is not an understatement to say that in professional services, networking is one of the most important parts of our job. Connections are critical, projects cannot be completed without people. There are lots of different ways to network and…
  • Aug 17

    Access to Private Standards Incorporated Into Law

    Access to Private Standards Incorporated Into Law
    From time to time governments make law by referring to non-governmental rules. These are often technical matters on which standards are developed by outside experts. For example, a regulation might require manufacturers to comply with a…
  • Aug 17

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. The Estate of Henry…
Rank this Week: 111

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 118

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 20

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home
    This is a follow-up to Marcia's post immediately below. Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) posted a comment to Marcia's post that I found particularly enlightening, so I phoned her yesterday and asked if…
  • Aug 18

    District Court holds RFRA trumps Title VII in gender identity case

    District Court holds RFRA trumps Title VII in gender identity case
    The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a decision today on cross motions for summary judgment in EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Homes, Inc., granting summary judgment for the funeral home. The funeral home terminated…
  • Aug 16

    New domestic worker protections in Illinoi

    New domestic worker protections in Illinoi
    Illinois became the sixth state to adopt a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights when Governor Rauner signed the bill last Friday. Domestic workers there will be covered by the state minimum wage laws, guaranteed rest periods, meals, and one day...
Rank this Week: 122

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 19

    Skibine on Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction

    Skibine on Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction
    Alexander Tallchief Skibine (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law) has posted Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (Albany Government Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: With the possible…
  • Aug 19

    Mulroy on Pre-Charge Attachment of the 6th Amendment Right to Counsel

    Mulroy on Pre-Charge Attachment of the 6th Amendment Right to Counsel
    Steven J. Mulroy (University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law) has posted The Bright Line’s Dark Zone: Pre-Charge Attachment of the 6th Amendment Right to Counsel on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article, Prof. Mulroy...
  • Aug 19

    Mailland on Roman Polanski

    Mailland on Roman Polanski
    Julien Mailland (Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Telecommunications) has posted Roman Polanski and the 'Artists' Minister': American Criminal Law v. French Cultural Diplomacy (ASU Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 5,…
Rank this Week: 126

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 23

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not
    This is a story of now you need it, now you don't. Social Security recently required that a person have a cellphone to use the online benefits services. The New York Times ran an article about this requirement that went...
  • Aug 23

    Philadelphia to Host the 27th Annual National Adult Protective Service Assoc Conference, August 29-31

    Philadelphia to Host the 27th Annual National Adult Protective Service Assoc Conference, August 29-31
    Recently I received an email reminder from ElderLawGuy Jeff Marshall that Pennsylvania is hosting this year’s National Adult Protective Service Association (NAPSA) Conference from August 29 through 31 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. The…
  • Aug 22

    Turning Silver Into Gold? Another "Advancement" in Non-Institutional Senior Care

    Turning Silver Into Gold? Another "Advancement" in Non-Institutional Senior Care
    The New York Times on Sunday had an exceptionally well written and important article about the latest trend in senior care. For-profit companies are now allowed to participate in PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a…
Rank this Week: 131

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation
             Musing as I do on occasion about the legal academics who have most influenced my way of thinking about law, Jan Deutsch is one of the top three. I can’t say that I was a…
  • Aug 19

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law
    Religion is something special in American law.  A swelling army of scholars think this is unfair.  Kathleen Brady's new book, The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law, shows how and when equality between religion and…
  • Aug 15

    Levinson on the American Political Tradition

    Levinson on the American Political Tradition
    Over at Law and Liberty Blog, Sandy Levinson has an essay entitled, American Tradition in Theory and Practice, responding to an essay by Marc DeGirolami, The Unforgettable Fire: Tradition and the Shape of the Law.
Rank this Week: 139

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cthulhu the functional?

    Cthulhu the functional?
    Jake Linford has recently expounded in detail about the descriptive or even functional characteristics of certain sounds, making certain "coined" words more useful in marketing.  Here's a great example from Michael Saler, As If: Modern…
  • Aug 18

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name
    Fashion Week, Inc. v. Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., 2016 WL 4367990, No. 16-cv-5079 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2016)FWI sued CFDA for trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark infringement…
  • Aug 18

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life
    Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016)Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha…
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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/
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
  • Aug 10

    DC Circuit Holds That SEC ALJs Are Constitutional

    DC Circuit Holds That SEC ALJs Are Constitutional
    ALJs have endured some controversy, but the merits argument against them was never very strong. The DC Circuit rejects it...
  • Aug 6

    Trump's Economic Advisors: "Steve, meet Steve"

    Trump's Economic Advisors: "Steve, meet Steve"
    Friend-of-the-blog Stephen Bainbridge might be feeling left out of Donald Trump's team of economic advisors, which is almost half "Steves."...
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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 20

    Ethics Clarity For New Jersey Judge

    Ethics Clarity For New Jersey Judge
    From the New Jersey Courts web page The Supreme Court has adopted a revised Code of Judicial Conduct that sets clearer ethical standards for judges to follow. The code consists of seven canons that set judicial guidelines in areas such...
  • Aug 19

    Adultery Or Not, Disbarment Proposed

    Adultery Or Not, Disbarment Proposed
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has proposed disbarment of an attorney who, in her own divorce, offered false testimony that she had engaged in an adulterous relationship Respondent's ever-changing story regarding the reported…
  • Aug 19

    Facebook Judicial Campaigning Blessed

    Facebook Judicial Campaigning Blessed
    From the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion Number: 2016-13 (Election)1 Date of Issue: August 19, 2016 ISSUES May a judicial candidate include the words “Vote for [CANDIDATE’S NAME] on August 30” in the candidate’s…
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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/
Rank this Week: 154

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: 153

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 ……
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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 19

    New Study: It’s Actually Bad for Men to Be Breadwinners | TIME

    New Study: It’s Actually Bad for Men to Be Breadwinners | TIME
    Being a good provider isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says a new study. Guys who are required to earn the lion’s share of the family income are less happy and less healthy than guys who aren’t. And the...
  • Aug 19

    Race: ‘Conversations’ about It Are Endless, and Cynically Motivated | National Review

    Race: ‘Conversations’ about It Are Endless, and Cynically Motivated | National Review
    An honest conversation about race should include consideration of the cynical ends to which “honest conversations about race” habitually are put, and should explore the inexplicable lacunae in those conversations and the question…
  • Aug 19

    Gawker & Hulk Hogan Lawsuit -- Press Isn't Exempt from Privacy Laws | National Review

    Gawker & Hulk Hogan Lawsuit -- Press Isn't Exempt from Privacy Laws | National Review
    If you want proof of the journalism profession’s staggeringly high self-regard, you could do worse than to study the kerfuffle over the not-quite-demise of Gawker. via www.nationalreview.com I don't see what the big deal is about…
Rank this Week: 229

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 221

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 18

    District Judge Rules RFRA Exemption in Transgender Title VII Case

    District Judge Rules RFRA Exemption in Transgender Title VII Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion and order in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, United States District Judge Sean Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan, the judge...
  • Aug 18

    District Judge Rejects WaPo's Motion to Unseal Records in Spin-Off of D.C. Campaign Finance Investigation

    District Judge Rejects WaPo's Motion to Unseal Records in Spin-Off of D.C. Campaign Finance Investigation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell (D.D.C.) today rejected the Washington Post's motion to unseal certain records in a criminal investigation that amounted to a spin-off of the U.S. Attorney's Office…
  • Aug 18

    CFP: Feminist Legal Theory at Law and Society in Mexico City

    CFP: Feminist Legal Theory at Law and Society in Mexico City
    The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network of Law & Society is a great group and Law & Society is always terrific. Here's the call: Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory…
Rank this Week: 220

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 17

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster
    (Photo Credit: The Millennium Report) As national news is just getting around to reporting, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas recently experienced tremendous flooding. Large portions of southeast Louisiana were (and many remain)…
  • Aug 16

    Meier on the Rule of Capture

    Meier on the Rule of Capture
    Luke Meier (Baylor) recently posted Teaching Pierson v. Post on SSRN. Here's an excerpt: I have now taught Pierson thirteen times. I love the case. (My former students would confirm this statement.) After experimenting with different ways of…
  • Aug 15

    Posner & Weyl on Private Property and Resource Allocation

    Posner & Weyl on Private Property and Resource Allocation
    Eric Posner (Chicago) and E. Glen Weyl (Yale/Microsoft) posted Property is Another Name for Monopoly Facilitating Efficient Bargaining with Partial Common Ownership of Spectrum, Corporations, and Land on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The…
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Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Des Moines Register The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again renewed the license that chronic animal welfare…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
  • Jul 6

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel. A Miami judge recently denied relief to Lolita, the sole orca at the Seaquarium, by creating out of…
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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
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 236

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 265

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    Rahmatian on University Academics as Owners of Copyright

    Rahmatian on University Academics as Owners of Copyright
    Andreas Rahmatian, University of Glasgow School of Law, has published University Academics as Employees and Creators of Copyright Works: University Academics as Owners of Copyright? at 37 European Intellectual Property Review 355 (2015). Here…
  • Aug 18

    Erdos @DavidErdos on Statutory Regulation of Professional Journalism Under European Data Protection

    Erdos @DavidErdos on Statutory Regulation of Professional Journalism Under European Data Protection
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, Trinity Hall, has published Statutory Regulation of Professional Journalism Under European Data Protection: Down But Not Out? as University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No.…
  • Aug 18

    Scardamaglia @abscard on Google, Online Search, and Consumer Confusion in Australia

    Scardamaglia @abscard on Google, Online Search, and Consumer Confusion in Australia
    Amanda Scardamaglia, Swinburne University of Technology, has published Google, Online Search and Consumer Confusion in Australia at 42 International Journal of Law and Information Technology 203 (2016). Here is the abstract. The legality of…
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