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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
  • Jul 29

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud (AP): Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and…
  • Jul 27

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed
    Juan Cole identifies the Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed. His blog, Informed Comment, has a good track record on the Middle East, so I tend to think it’s more reliable than my daily scare sheet. Here’s how he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 12

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military
    Last week (July 22), the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General issued a report on Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains.  The 2014 Defense Authorization Act called for the…
  • Jul 30

    Religious Order Sued By Two Victims For Sex Abuse From 35 Years Ago

    Religious Order Sued By Two Victims For Sex Abuse From 35 Years Ago
    As reported in a press release on Tuesday from Jeff Anderson & Associates, two new clergy abuse lawsuits were filed this week in state court in Minnesota:Civil lawsuits were filed today by two men who were sexually abused as minors…
  • Jul 30

    Pennsylvania Court Retroactively Validates Same-Sex Marriage After Death of One Spouse

    Pennsylvania Court Retroactively Validates Same-Sex Marriage After Death of One Spouse
    In what is apparently the first case of its kind, on Wednesday a Bucks County, Pennsylvania trial court retroactively validated a same-sex common law marriage.  As reported by the Doylestown Intelligencer, the decision allows the…
Rank this Week: 21

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 25

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Law Grad Employment, Salaries Inch Up

    Law Grad Employment, Salaries Inch Up
    NALP, Employment Rate of New Law Graduates Up for the First Time Since 2007: The overall employment rate for the Class of 2014 was 86.7% of graduates for whom employment statuswas known, the first year that the rate has increased since 2007.…
  • Jul 30

    Senate Holds Hearing Today On The Impact Of The U.S. Tax Code On The Market For Corporate Control And Job

    Senate Holds Hearing Today On The Impact Of The U.S. Tax Code On The Market For Corporate Control And Job
    The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing today on Impact of the U.S. Tax Code on the Market for Corporate Control and Jobs: The hearing explored the impact of the U.S. corporate tax code on foreign acquisitions of…
  • Jul 30

    Simkovic: The Student Loan Marriage Penalty

    Simkovic: The Student Loan Marriage Penalty
    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), Student Loan Marriage Penalty: How should marriage affect legal determinations of ability to pay, and therefore obligation to pay? These are questions that tax scholars have long debated. Similar issues are now…
Rank this Week: 32

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change
    Joanne Scott (University College London - Faculty of Laws) has posted Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change (D. Farber & M. Peeters, Climate Law Encyclopedia (Edward Elgar, 2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 30

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof
    Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell Law School) has posted Trial by Traditional Probability, Relative Plausibility, or Belief Function? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Almost incredible is that no one has ever formulated an adequate model for applying…
  • Jul 30

    Himma on Religious Freedom

    Himma on Religious Freedom
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Why Religious Freedom Does Not Warrant Protection by a Special Right (Kenneth Einar Himma, Miodrag Jovanović, and Bojan Spaic (eds.), FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: JUSTIFICATION…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 34

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
  • Jul 30

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15
    There’s a lot going on in law and the humanities these days. Here’s a sampling. First, an opportunity for publication: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press invites the submission of proposals for books, monographs, or essay…
  • Jul 30

    Air Traffic Control for Drone

    Air Traffic Control for Drone
    Recently a man was arrested and jailed for a night after shooting a drone that hovered over his property. The man felt he was entitled (perhaps under peeping tom statutes?) to privacy from the (presumably camera-equipped) drone. Froomkin…
  • Jul 29

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment
    Since the news slows down in the summer, I thought I’d share some little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment. They concern everything from the text of the First Amendment / to Holmes and his 1919 opinions / to the…
Rank this Week: 37

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    CFP: Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective

    CFP: Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective
    [We have the follow call for papers.]Paper proposals are invited for the Second Annual Illinois-Bologna conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives. The conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on April 12 & 13,…
  • Jul 28

    Tyler on Habeas and the American Revolution

    Tyler on Habeas and the American Revolution
    Amanda L. Tyler, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, has posted Habeas Corpus and the American Revolution, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review 103 (2015): 635-98.Modern debates concerning the protections afforded…
  • Jul 28

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance
    [We’re delighted to report that LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak will be the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress.  Here is the LC press release.]Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced…
Rank this Week: 41

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    When A Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Careful Planning Is Essential

    When A Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Careful Planning Is Essential
    When a family member or loved one has Alzheimer’s it is important to plan ahead. Early planning can potentially alleviate a lot of stress that might come up as a result of waiting too long. It is important to put...
  • Jul 30

    Attorney Who Embezzled $115,000 Sentenced To One Day In Jail

    Attorney Who Embezzled $115,000 Sentenced To One Day In Jail
    An 84 year old Cleveland Attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing $115,000 from a client’s estate has been sentenced to serve one day in jail. Gerald Cooper, who practiced law for 57 years, originally could have faced a 15 to...
  • Jul 30

    CLE On Special Needs Trust

    CLE On Special Needs Trust
    The University of Texas School of Law is presenting a CLE entitled, Special Needs Trusts: A Guide for Attorneys, Financial Advisors and Trust Officers, Thursday & Friday February 4-5, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in downtown…
Rank this Week: 43

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 44

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Ayman al-Zawahiri is having a bad day.  Bad days are not rare for Ayman of late.  It sucks to try to follow in Osama Bin Laden’s footsteps. Ayman was always the brains behind operation, so when the Big O finally relocated…
  • Jul 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    It’s official. Afghan Taliban sources have confirmed to Al Jazeera that its leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, is dead. The U.S. government says it considers the report of Omar’s death to be credible. The Afghan intelligence service…
  • Jul 30

    Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem

    Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem
    At the Aspen Security Forum last week, FBI Director James Comey (and others) explicitly talked about the "going dark" problem, describing the specific scenario they are concerned about. Maybe others have heard the scenario before, but it…
Rank this Week: 45

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 47

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 30

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg
    I already have the title for a future paper--"Tie Goes to the Runner" and Other Myths of Baseball Rules. The paper will explore baseball rules that everyone believes/assumes are one way and that often are captured in a common, pithy…
  • Jul 29

    SEALS thought

    SEALS thought
    For a variety of geographic and other reasons, my SEALS participation this year involved just two days of driving the 50 miles to the Boca Resort. And I will have to miss the MarkelFest! Happy Hour. I did have two random thoughts after the…
  • Jul 29

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement
    My co-authors (Bill Banks, Steve Dycus, and Peter Raven-Hansen) and I have just put the finishing touches on the 2015-16 supplement to Aspen's (or is it Wolters Kluwer's?) National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks, which checks…
Rank this Week: 50

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Call for Participation: Survey on Asylum Process for Limited English Applicant

    Call for Participation: Survey on Asylum Process for Limited English Applicant
    The Vera Institute of Justice is seeking to better understand the challenges that limited English proficient (LEP) asylum seekers experience during asylum interviews before USCIS. To that end, they have developed a brief survey to gather…
  • Jul 30

    Final Day To Return Erroneously-Issued Work Permit

    Final Day To Return Erroneously-Issued Work Permit
    Today is the final day to return DACA three-year work authorizations issued (erroneously) after February 16, 2015. Helpfully, the USCIS has created an online tool for checking whether your work permit is subject to the recall. -KitJ
  • Jul 30

    Trump's Racial Divide: Donald Trump's Electability Among Latinos and "the Blacks"

    Trump's Racial Divide: Donald Trump's Electability Among Latinos and &quot;the Blacks&quot;
    Donald Trump has made the headlines with his presidential campaign and recent denigration of Mexican immigrants and denial that Senator John McCain was a war hero. It seems clear to all -- except maybe Mr. Trump -- that he will...
Rank this Week: 56

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 29

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank
    My colleague Peter Conti-Brown has an op-ed in the Times today regarding the Fed's crazy regional bank system. A taste:...
  • Jul 28

    Shadow Everything

    Shadow Everything
    I was looking at Dan Scwarcz's lastest paper on Shadow Insurance, which is a thing: Shadow insurance – defined as...
  • Jul 26

    Dodd-Frank at Five

    Dodd-Frank at Five
    Here are a couple of takes.
Rank this Week: 65

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 29

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State
    A federal judge issued an order in the Flores case that should go a long way to ending the government’s practice of detaining children and their mothers in unlicensed, secure facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. Since the summer of…
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade &amp; Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
Rank this Week: 64

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Drama at the Quebec Bar Escalates Into Legal Action

    Drama at the Quebec Bar Escalates Into Legal Action
    The suspended Bâtonnière of the Quebec Bar Association, Lu Chan Khuong, has filed a lawsuit against the association and its administrators to overturn the suspension and reinstate her until the court determines whether the…
  • Jul 30

    Slaughtering the Judicial Scapegoat

    Slaughtering the Judicial Scapegoat
    Thousands of years ago the Hebrew Bible records a practice of the ancient Israelites. Aaron, spiritual leader and High Priest, would select two goats designating one as a sacrifice for God while the other – designated by a red string…
  • Jul 30

    OPSEU Workers Seen Protesting the Government’s Privatization Agenda at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Game

    OPSEU Workers Seen Protesting the Government’s Privatization Agenda at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Game
    Toronto has been sitting in the spotlight for the last month as the host of the 2015 Pan Am Games, which has brought together athletes, coaches, volunteers, and Games supporters from across the world. The public attention received by the…
Rank this Week: 70

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 69

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 71

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: 78

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 30

    CFP: Quasi-Constitutionality And Constitutional Statute

    CFP: Quasi-Constitutionality And Constitutional Statute
    This just in: The New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty Law, Boston College Law School, and The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) invite submissions for a two-day symposium on…
  • Jul 30

    Roark: What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman

    Roark: What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman
    Marc Roark, who teaches property, secured transactions, and law and literature at Savannah Law School, asks what Robert Penn Warren might have thought about Go Set a Watchman: I’ve always thought Harper Lee’s themes and styles in To Kill…
  • Jul 30

    Cherry: A Conversation between Atticus Finch and his Libel Lawyer

    Cherry: A Conversation between Atticus Finch and his Libel Lawyer
    Miriam Cherry, who teaches business associations and contracts at St. Louis University's Law School, has a very different contribution to the Go Set a Watchman symposium. She's written a dialog between Atticus Finch and Clarence Darrow:…
Rank this Week: 90

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

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

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
  • Jul 28

    Go Set a Watchdog?

    Go Set a Watchdog?
    New Jersey struck a blow against a “job duties” exception to whistleblower suits, this time in the context of the state’s expansive Conscientious Employee Protection Act. In Lippman v. Ethicon the state Supreme Court rejected a…
Rank this Week: 91

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 101

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    My comments at SEALS on the Roberts Court at Ten

    My comments at SEALS on the Roberts Court at Ten
    This is a short summary of a short, broad-brush account I gave at yesterday's SEALS panel on the Roberts Court at Ten. I argued that the best way to understand the Roberts Court is to see it in the context of the recent transformation of the…
  • Jul 29

    Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives (call for papers)

    Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives (call for papers)
    I am posting the following call for papers which may be of interest to readers.Constitutional History: Comparative PerspectivesChicago, IllinoisApril 12 & 13, 2016Sponsored by:University of Illinois College of LawUniversity of Bologna…
  • Jul 21

    Is Obama a reconstructive president? We'll only know later on.

    Is Obama a reconstructive president? We'll only know later on.
    I am very sympathetic to Gerard's continuing uncertainty about whether Obama counts as a transformational or reconstructive president.  (Given the latest events, he now thinks that the odds have increased.) But there is a reason for…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Jul 14

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Gomez-Jara Diez, Honest Services Fraud as a Criminal Breach of Fiduciary Duties: A Comparative Law Approach for Reform, 18 New Crim.…
  • Jul 10

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Two weeks ending July 10, 2015).
  • Jul 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Kabir Ahmed & Dezso Farkas, A Proposal to Encourage Up-the-Ladder Reporting by Insulating In-House Corporate Attorneys from Managerial…
Rank this Week: 112

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    What accounts for decline in federal white-collar prosecutions (and should we care)?

    What accounts for decline in federal white-collar prosecutions (and should we care)?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new data report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which is titled "Federal White Collar Crime Prosecutions At 20-Year Low." Here…
  • Jul 30

    "Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule: The Case for Retroactivity"

    &quot;Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule: The Case for Retroactivity&quot;
    The title of this post is the title of this timely piece available via SSRN and authored by Beth Caldwell. Here is the abstract: Three years ago, in Miller v. Alabama, the Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life...
  • Jul 30

    Recent capital developments prompts query: "Is the death penalty dead in Washington?"

    Recent capital developments prompts query: &quot;Is the death penalty dead in Washington?&quot;
    The question and quote in the title of this post is from the headline of this new notable local article reporting on a notable new death penalty developments in Washington state. Here are the details: Some believe prosecutor Dan…
Rank this Week: 124

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open
    Email from the ABA Journal: We're working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Go to this link to tell us about a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Best news I've heard in age

    Best news I've heard in age
    I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015 Good news! I've got a job with @AmazonVideoUK. Bad news! So... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 29

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior
    Law schools should be about training gunslingers. We shouldn't privilege one set of clients/causes over another. https://t.co/pCqcxoFMII — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) July 29, 2015 Which I... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 126

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 30

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style
    by Neil H. BuchananToday, Verdict published Part Two of my two-column series analyzing the Greek/euro disaster.  Part One, published on Tuesday, was devoted mostly to describing the simple economics of the situation, as well as the…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?
    by Michael DorfMy Verdict column for this week asks whether the makers and disseminators of the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials seeming to haggle over prices the organization charges for fetal body parts could be liable for…
  • Jul 28

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy
    by Neil H. BuchananThis week in Verdict, I am publishing a two-part column about the Greek/European economic and political crisis, which dominated the news until very recently.  Part One was published today, and Part Two will be…
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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: 114

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
  • Jul 24

    Dietz v. Bouldin (9th Cir. - July 24, 2015)

    Dietz v. Bouldin (9th Cir. - July 24, 2015)
    When we discuss inconsistent (or incoherent) jury verdicts in Civil Procedure, I often tell my students that a court is not permitted to reassemble the jury and order them to deliberate further once the jurors have been dismissed.…
Rank this Week: 134

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Jul 30

    A dentist killed a lion...

    A dentist killed a lion...
    ...and the Internet swung into action.
  • Jul 30

    "Creating a password"

    "Creating a password"
    This is funny.
  • Jul 30

    Which countries send the most academics abroad?

    Which countries send the most academics abroad?
    According to this piece, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh are high on the list, though not, as far as I can tell, in philosophy, no doubt due to language barriers and the Anglo-centric parochialism of the field in the Anglophone...
Rank this Week: 143

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 150

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Pope Francis the Urbanist

    Pope Francis the Urbanist
    From the Atlantic Cities Blog: Today, the Vatican welcomes more than 60 mayors from around the world. The eclectic agenda covers mayoral efforts to combat climate change as well as modern forms of slavery. Many of the mayors will stay...
  • Jul 29

    Bell & Parchomovsky

    Bell &amp; Parchomovsky
    Avi Bell (San Diego) & Gideon Parchomovsky (Penn) have posted Of Property and Information (Columbia Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The property-information interface is perhaps the most crucial and under-theorized dimension of…
  • Jul 27

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?
    Michael Lewyn says no: According to a New York Times article about the evils of foreign investment in New York housing, "About $8 billion is spent each year for New York City residences that cost more than $5 million each."...
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Jul 24

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article
    Professor Cynthia Bond writes to request that law professors answer a survey about popular culture in the law school classroom. A cover letter from Professor Bond and a link to her survey are below. Mitchell H. Rubinstein ___________…
  • Jul 23

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate
    Good Call recently ranked the top 100 best small cities for recent law school graduates. The top 10 are reproduced below. Their web site is full of helpful information and is available here. Mitchell H. Rubinstein Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley...
  • Jul 23

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer
    Good Call recently ranked the best large metro areas for new law school graduates. The top 10 are copied below, but their web site ranked the top 100 and provides additional information, here. Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley Mitchell H. Rubinstein...
Rank this Week: 180

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: 172

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Wong on Warrantless Cell Phone Searche

    Wong on Warrantless Cell Phone Searche
    Marco Y. Wong has posted United States v Camou: Warrantless Cell Phone Searches after Riley v California (Legal Issues Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 117-135, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Comment examines how the Fourth…
  • Jul 30

    Crofts on The Age of Criminal Responsibility

    Crofts on The Age of Criminal Responsibility
    Thomas Crofts (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted A Brighter Tomorrow: Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 2015 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A report released by Amnesty…
  • Jul 30

    Lott et al. on Concealed Carry Permit Holder

    Lott et al. on Concealed Carry Permit Holder
    John R. Lott Jr., John E Whitley and Rebekah C. Riley (Crime Prevention Research Center , Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center) have posted Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 197

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
  • Jul 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 29

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun
    It's not about lawyers, but it's a free speech opinion about a learned profession, so here's news that the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law limiting the free speech of doctors in raising the issue of gun ownership with patients unless...
Rank this Week: 245

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Last week I attended a panel discussion with angel investors and venture capitalists hosted by Refresh Miami. Almost two hundred entrepreneurs and tech professionals attended the summer startup series to learn the inside scoop on fundraising…
  • Jul 29

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text
    My friend and corporate law colleague Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State Law and Bocconi University) recently let me know that he and several others--Pierre-Henri Conac, Gen Goto, Sebastian Mock, Mario Notari, and Arad Reisberg--have published a…
  • Jul 28

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?
    A lawyer representing Fordham Law School Professor (and Riverbed Technology shareholder) Sean Griffith argued in Delaware court that a class action settlement related to Riverbed Technology's $3.6 billion sale to private equity firm Thoma…
Rank this Week: 232

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 30

    Rabin on Weinstein

    Rabin on Weinstein
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Judge Jack Weinstein and the World of Tort: Institutional and Historical Perspectives. The abstract provides: In this Article, I offer four representative illustrations of Judge Jack Weinstein’s creative efforts…
  • Jul 29

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project
    NYU Law has just announced its new Civil Jury Project, with directors Sam Issacharoff and Cathy Sharkey. Its first conference, on Friday, September 11th, will be "The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials." Register here.
  • Jul 28

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program
    In Iowa, the reform I reported on here has become law. It has similarities to a program at the University of Michigan, which has also inspired laws in Massachusetts and Oregon. Readers of the blog know I am a big...
Rank this Week: 260

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: 247

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
Rank this Week: 237