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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: 2

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/
  • Oct 30

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”
    I thought I’d pass along this very interesting article by Judge Andrew J. Guilford, from today’s L.A. Daily Journal. I think the heading style he suggests is functionally better in many ways, for the reasons he mentions. The risk,…
  • Oct 30

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?
    A lawsuit brought against the members of Led Zeppelin on behalf of the heirs of Randy Craig Wolfe (aka Randy California), alleging that the iconic opening riff of Stairway to Heaven – a song that routinely shows up at or near the top of…
  • Oct 30

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law
    Pardon the parochial post, but I wanted to let professors and students who are using my Computer Crime Law casebook next semester to know that a 2015 Supplement will be available for use starting in the Spring 2015 semester. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 10

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

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

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/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Oct 30

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School) has posted A Perspective on Supra-Nationality in Tax Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The international tax regime is almost a hundred years old. Its basic principles were laid out…
  • Oct 30

    Condon on Illegal Secret

    Condon on Illegal Secret
    Jenny-Brooke Condon (Seton Hall Law School) has posted Illegal Secrets (Washington University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 5, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When can the government keep its illegal action secret? In spite of the strong…
  • Oct 30

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech
    Todd E. Pettys (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a recent, widely publicized study, a…
Rank this Week: 16

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate
    The BBC has refused to include Green Party candidates in three upcoming televised debates, on the grounds that the party does not have enough support among voters. The party has responded by launching requests that voters sign a petition…
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
Rank this Week: 18

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Cornell's Free Online Tax Code Now Offers Links to IRS Letter Ruling

    Cornell's Free Online Tax Code Now Offers Links to IRS Letter Ruling
    The wonderful, free online Internal Revenue Code from Cornell's Legal Information Institute ("LII") now contains links to private letter rulings for each Code section (just click on the "IRS Rulings" tab above the…
  • Oct 30

    MIT Law School: Legal Education in the 21st Century

    MIT Law School: Legal Education in the 21st Century
    Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State), The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century, 2014 Ill. L. Rev. ___ : Despite some of the blustery rhetoric attendant to the ongoing market transition, lawyers and the market…
  • Oct 30

    Pomp Receives Excellence in State Taxation Award

    Pomp Receives Excellence in State Taxation Award
    Richard D. Pomp (Connecticut) is the recipient of the 6th Annual Council on State Taxation/Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award: Richard Pomp, a graduate of Harvard Law School, has dedicated his academic career to the teaching and…
Rank this Week: 29

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Oct 29

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »
    I am glad to post this comment by F. Mailhé, Associate Professor Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas On September 22, 2014, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) published two prejudicial opinions on…
  • Oct 28

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation
    The last decade has seen a number of important legislative developments in the field of European private international law and cross-border litigation, including the Rome I-III Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) and Brussels II bis…
  • Oct 28

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel
    The University of Basel, SVIR/SSDI (Swiss Association for International Law) and UNCITRAL are hosting a conference with the title 35 Years CISG and Beyond. The conference will take place on 29 and 30 January 2015 at the University of Basel.…
Rank this Week: 41

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 46

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: 48

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Planning for Special Need

    Planning for Special Need
    For families caring for those with special needs, estate planning takes time and thoughtful consideration. With advances in care and modern medicine, individuals with special needs live longer, healthier lives, making planning more important…
  • Oct 30

    Wills: The Amusing and Bizarre

    Wills: The Amusing and Bizarre
    This post is supplied courtesy of Aedan Kiernan at aedan@reflectdigital.co.uk: Wills are usually a pretty morbid and solemn subject and they are commonly not spoken about unless someone has passed away. Will are one of the most important…
  • Oct 30

    Family Claims Patrick Swayze's Will Was Forged

    Family Claims Patrick Swayze's Will Was Forged
    A legal battle may be brewing between Patrick Swayze’s family members and his widow, Lisa Niemi, as questions regarding his estate remain. Swayze’s family members are claiming that the second, updated will that surfaced shortly after the…
Rank this Week: 56

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy
    Tuesday's arguments (audio of full arguments) in Hudson v. Pittsylvania County, Virginia are now available on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' website.  In the case, a Virginia federal district court held that the prayer…
  • Oct 30

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA
    In Hanshaw v. Life Insurance Company of North America, (WD KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court held that a long term disability insurance plan offered to its employees by a Catholic hospital is covered by ERISA and…
  • Oct 30

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece
    In Nguyen v. Holder, (NY Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014), the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court--  answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit, held that a marriage between a man and his half-niece (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 58

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review
    Klaus Sylvester Friesenbichler, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Michael Boheim, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Department of Economics and Daphne Laster,…
  • Oct 30

    Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economic

    Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economic
    Jeffrey Church, University of Calgary - Economics and Andrew Wilkins, U Calgary School of Public Policy explain Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economics. ABSTRACT: Last year featured a high…
  • Oct 30

    Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse?

    Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse?
    Marek Martyniszyn, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law asks Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse? ABSTRACT: Leniency (amnesty) plus is one of the tools used in the fight against anticompetitive agreements. It…
Rank this Week: 65

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"
    Roberta Romano has posted "The Market for Corporate Law Redux" (October 19, 2014). Forthcoming in Francesco Parisi, ed., Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 29

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower
    Alison Frankel has an interesting article on the issue and the apparently looming SEC crackdown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"
    Edward Rock has posted Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance (October 15, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
Rank this Week: 68

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    At UC-Davis, Undocumented Students Get Free Legal Help From Clinic

    At UC-Davis, Undocumented Students Get Free Legal Help From Clinic
    Lawdragon reports on the AB 540 & Undocumented Student Center, which opened this month at UC Davis. Through a partnership with the law school’s immigration clinic – the first of its kind in the University of California system –…
  • Oct 30

    OU Symposium: Come for the immigration law, stay for the free lunch

    OU Symposium: Come for the immigration law, stay for the free lunch
    You are all cordially invited to the University of Oklahoma College of Law on Friday November 14. The Oklahoma Law Review will be hosting a symposium to discuss Chae Chan Ping, which turns 125 this year. If you RSVP, we'll...
  • Oct 30

    New Report on Family Detention

    New Report on Family Detention
    Today the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) released a new report — Locking Up Family Values, Again — which exposes the inhumane conditions and negligence inside family detention…
Rank this Week: 71

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
  • Oct 29

    Dueling Law

    Dueling Law
    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions.  Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter…
  • Oct 29

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality
    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd…
  • Oct 27

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today
    http://www.law.uconn.edu/calendar/symposium/volume-47-symposium-50th-anniversary-griswold-v-connecticut-privacy-laws-today
Rank this Week: 72

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: 70

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 30

    Who’s Watching the Spies?

    Who’s Watching the Spies?
    Much of the debate following the shootings in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu has turned on whether or not increased surveillance by Canadian law enforcement and intelligence agencies could have prevented the actions of Michael…
  • Oct 30

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia
    Cambodia is slowly recovering from the barbarism of the Khmer Rouge regime and the subsequent civil war that devastated the nation during the last quarter of the twentieth century. The current authoritarian government has been in power for…
  • Oct 30

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?
    Confidence. Do you have it? Sure, there are times that your confidence has been shaken… but deep down, are you confident in yourself and your ability? And how important is confidence to your success as a lawyer, a community leader…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Oct 30

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, calling for the immediate suspension of all transfers of detainees from Guantanamo. You can read the full letter here or…
  • Oct 30

    Dronestagram

    Dronestagram
    Stumbling around the internet last night, I found this gem: Dronestagram. It’s exactly what you would think; a free, user-built collection of videos and pictures shot by drones from all around the world. In this great little project you…
  • Oct 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Israeli paper Yediot Achronot noted in a headline yesterday, “Jerusalem continues to burn.” The instability wracking the disputed, holy city reached new heights yesterday with the attempted assassination by a Palestinian of a…
Rank this Week: 81

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 117

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: 119

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
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Oct 30

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend
    My grandmother Dora and her sister Batya were the sole survivors (so we thought, years later, a brother would emerge in Ukraine) of their family, having both moved to Palestine before the war. But Dora and Batya could not have had more…
  • Oct 30

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu
    Thanks to Ilya Somin for his additional comments in our "debate" about whether Justice Thomas's jurisprudence would support Korematsu. Respectfully though, Ilya is factually incorrect in saying neither Mr. Korematsu nor other…
  • Oct 30

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom
    New York has revoked gun rights for over 40,000 people deemed dangerous by mental health professionals. Are all of these people really dangerous? Are other people who fear losing their gun rights deterred from seeking help? These questions…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Oct 30

    Dear Voter

    Dear Voter
    Goodness, voting mail shenanigans are in the news. I hope to find time to blog about this experiment that has got political scientists at Dartmouth and Stanford in hot water. But for now, a quick post on another technique—this one...
  • Oct 29

    Above the (Public Health) Law: Healthcare Worker Deception & Disobedience in a Time of Distrust

    Above the (Public Health) Law: Healthcare Worker Deception & Disobedience in a Time of Distrust
    A physician shall . . . be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians . . . engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities. —AMA Principles of Medical Ethics This is a troubling series of news...
  • Oct 29

    Kentucky Law Journal

    Kentucky Law Journal
    From an email message that I received earlier this afternoon: The Kentucky Law Journal is opening an exclusive submission window for articles until November 14, 2014, at 5:00 PM EDT. All papers submitted during this window will be reviewed…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Oct 30

    A NASAA Presidential Conversation: William Beatty and Andrea Seidt

    A NASAA Presidential Conversation: William Beatty and Andrea Seidt
    The North American Securities Administrator Association has posted remarks given at NASAA’s Annual Conference on September 16, 2014 by William Beatty, NASAA President and Washington Securities Director, and Andrea Seidt, NASAA Past…
  • Oct 30

    NASAA Insight, Fall 2014

    NASAA Insight, Fall 2014
    The North American Securities Administrators Association has published its fall 2014 issue of Insight. According to the press release, this issue of the newsletter contains the information about the following: William Beatty Elected NASAA…
  • Oct 30

    NASAA Cautions Investors to Guard Against Ebola-Related Scam

    NASAA Cautions Investors to Guard Against Ebola-Related Scam
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 130

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 30

    Huge Win in the Zimbabwe Torture Docket Case

    Huge Win in the Zimbabwe Torture Docket Case
    by Kevin Jon Heller Earlier this year, Chris Gevers blogged about the Zimbabwe Torture Docket case, in which the Constitutional Court of South Africa was asked to determine whether the South African Police Service (SAPS) is required to…
  • Oct 30

    Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)

    Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro Paul Barrett gave a talk earlier this week at Temple on his Law of the Jungle. It’s a terrific journalistic account of the epic 20-year battle over Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador’s rain forest.…
  • Oct 30

    Expanding the UN Ombudsperson’s Mandate & Better Cooperation Between the ICC and Sanctions Regime

    Expanding the UN Ombudsperson’s Mandate & Better Cooperation Between the ICC and Sanctions Regime
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN Ombudsperson’s office currently has jurisdiction over the 1267 sanctions regime, but the discrepancy between the due process afforded to individuals affected by that regime as opposed to other…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Oct 30

    Twilight Time

    Twilight Time
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended disbarment of attorney who took funds from a client's trust. The findings In 1987, Marion Moran ("Moran") executed a trust agreement. In 2004, she amended the agreement to name Respondent,…
  • Oct 30

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge
    A county court judge has been removed from office by order of the Florida Supreme Court. Among the findings of misconduct were issues relating to the sale of her self-published book After considering all the evidence presented, the Hearing…
  • Oct 29

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina
    South Carolina now recognizes that a beneficiary of a will may sue an attorney for drafting errors: Erika Fabian (Appellant) brought this action for legal malpractice and breach of contract by a third-party beneficiary, alleging attorney Ross…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 136

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 30

    Do Small and Large Shareholders Have a Say on Pay?

    Do Small and Large Shareholders Have a Say on Pay?
    Miriam Schwartz-Ziv from Michigan State University and Russ Wermers from the University of Maryland have written an interesting article in time for the next proxy season. The abstract is below: This paper investigates the voting patterns of…
  • Oct 29

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law
    The West Virginia University College of Law is seeking applications and nominations to replace our former dean, Joyce McConnell, who is now the provost of the University. The College of Law just completed the addition of a new wing (part...
  • Oct 29

    Compliance & Business Law

    Compliance & Business Law
    Compliance is a hot business law topic in and outside of the industry. JD as compliance officers is a very likely future as law schools respond to hiring market pressures and what corporate employers' need. So what does this mean...
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Oct 27

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy
    Ward Farnsworth will be guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy in the coming days regarding is new book, "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment" He posted his first substantive contribution, "Restitution law:…
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Oct 24

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect
    RH Reality Check: Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Oklahoma can enforce its new anti-abortion admitting privileges requirement beginning November 1, a state district court judge ruled…
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Oct 30

    Edwards v. Lake Elsinore USD (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2014)

    Edwards v. Lake Elsinore USD (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2014)
    The good news for Lori Edwards is that the Court of Appeal holds that the trial court erroneously held that her complaint against the Lake Elsinore Unified School District was barred by the relevant limitations period.The bad news, however,…
  • Oct 30

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)
    Fear not.  Judge Wardlaw -- a resident of L.A. -- understands that trying to get out of the Port of Los Angeles and connect to the 405 is even scarier than four uncostumed teenagers showing up on your doorstep at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night…
  • Oct 29

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)
    You read a ton of dependency cases in which drugs are involved.  Not surprisingly.  Drugs and kids simply do not mix very well.It's usually methamphetamine or marijuana or cocaine.  But this case is slightly different:"Just…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Oct 30

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth
    Tamar R. Birckhead (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Oct 30

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"
    From Slate: [T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently…
  • Oct 30

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use
    Stephen Mayer has posted Proving Personal Use: The Admissability of Evidence Negating Intent to Distribute Marijuana (113 Mich. L. Rev. (May 2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note argues that federal district courts…
Rank this Week: 184

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
  • Oct 30

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"
    The title of this post is the title of this new article by I. Glenn Cohen, Robert Truog, and Mark Rockoff available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the recent botched execution by lethal injection in...
  • Oct 30

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government
    As noted in this post last week, Pope Francis spoke out last week against life imprisonment and harsh sentencing systems focused more on punishment than social justice. This intriguing new American Spectator commentary by Mark Tooley takes…
Rank this Week: 183

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Brotherly Conflict of Interest in New Jersey Sports Betting Case?

    Brotherly Conflict of Interest in New Jersey Sports Betting Case?
    Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp granted a petition sought by the NFL and other leagues to temporarily restrain New Jersey from giving effect to new legislation partially repealing its ban against sports betting. Had the…
  • Oct 29

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League
    [This is an update of my prior post for the sole purpose of incorporating the latest developments in the case, such as the issuance of a scheduling order and the release of the transcript from last Friday's hearing]Less than 48 hours…
  • Oct 25

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction
    Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was scheduled to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey’s history (and with crowds expected to top 10,000 people for this historic event), a federal court judge put a temporary…
Rank this Week: 175

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Structuring Families, Structuring Race

    Structuring Families, Structuring Race
    R.A. LenhardtFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure  to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships(Oxford University Press, 2014)  Several years ago, I invited a lawyer and social worker from the…
  • Oct 30

    Strengthening Families Close to Home

    Strengthening Families Close to Home
    Clare HuntingtonFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships  (Oxford University Press, 2014)I love Robert Emery’s challenge. These issues can feel overwhelming,…
  • Oct 30

    Benjamin Gregg on Human Right

    Benjamin Gregg on Human Right
    Benjamin Gregg’s book, Human Rights as Social Construction, propounds an understanding of human rights that is based upon ‘a wholly naturalistic conception’ of humanity, one ‘that takes human nature as biologically…
Rank this Week: 197

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 30

    Gupta-Kagan: "Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare"

    Gupta-Kagan: "Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare"
    Josh Gupta-Kagan has posted Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare, Alabama Law Review (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article proposes that child welfare law permit the non-exclusive adoption of foster children who cannot…
  • Oct 29

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"
    Malinda L. Seymore has posted Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growth in international adoption has been spurred, at least in part, by the desire of…
  • Oct 29

    Social Neuroscience

    Social Neuroscience
    From cafe. com: In Part 1 of this interview, married neuroscientists John and Stephanie Cacioppo discussed her research on love. Here, John explains his research and some paradoxical behaviors of the lonely. MG: You are one of the founders…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 194

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: 211

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany
    Today!!   Hat Tip: H-Law
  • Oct 30

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory
    James R. Hackney, Jr., Northeastern University School of Law, has posted Guido Calabresi and the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory, which appears in Law and Contemporary Problems 77 (2014): 45-64.  Here is the…
  • Oct 29

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"
    Over at JOTWELL, Allison Tirres (DePaul University College of Law) has posted an appreciative review of Kristin A. Collins, "Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation." The article…
Rank this Week: 210