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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: 5

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 15

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 18

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 16

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Last Spring, Temple Law School was pleased to host a two day workshop on the scholarship of one of international law’s true giants – Martti Koskenniemi (simply put, I’m a big fan).…
  • Apr 15

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I think it is fair to say that when Kevin and I agree on a legal question, there is a good chance there is a lunar eclipse happening or some other rare astronomical phenomenon occurring somewhere.  But…
  • Apr 15

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon There is an interesting interview with Professor Walter Kahlin, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, on disaster displacement over at the…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 16

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!
    À Québec aujourd’hui et demain, au Château Laurier, a lieu le 22e Congrès annuel des conseillers en accès à l’information et en protection de la vie privée (programme). Me Chantal…
  • Apr 16

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!
    Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and…
  • Apr 16

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono
    Access to justice is an ongoing problem across Canada and the call is out for lawyers to contribute to the solution. Late last fall, the Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Access to Justice issued a final report, Envisioning Equal…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 37

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The case of fitness center

    Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The case of fitness center
    Teresa Harrison (School of Economics LeBow College of Business Drexel University) and Katja Seim (Department of Business & Public Policy Wharton School University of Pennsylvania) analyze Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The…
  • Apr 16

    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014

    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014
    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014 Concurrences Journal, in cooperation with New York University Law School, is pleased to invite you to its…
  • Apr 16

    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014

    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014
    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014 This year again, ICC, the world business organization, in collaboration with ICC Morocco, will bring together senior officials from competition agencies worldwide and business executives to…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 16

    Franklyn & Kuhn on the Right of Publicity & Commercial Speech Doctrine

    Franklyn & Kuhn on the Right of Publicity & Commercial Speech Doctrine
    David J. Franklyn and Adam Kuhn (University of San Francisco School of Law and University of San Francisco) has posted Owning Oneself in a World of Others: Towards a Paid-For First Amendment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Can the...
  • Apr 16

    Gilman on the Supreme Court & Economic Inequality

    Gilman on the Supreme Court & Economic Inequality
    Michele E. Gilman (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted A Court for the One Percent: How the Supreme Court Contributes to Economic Inequality (Utah Law Review, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article...
  • Apr 16

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment
    David B. Kopel (Independence Institute) has posted The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment (Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As described in Part I of this article, the Supreme Court...
Rank this Week: 45

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 3, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsErik Gartzke & Matthew Kroenig, …
  • Apr 15

    A Note to Reader

    A Note to Reader
    I will be traveling the rest of this week, so posting will be spotty or non-existent until next Monday.
  • Apr 14

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 1, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Anatol Dutta & Andrea Schulz, First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the…
Rank this Week: 56

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 54

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Roin Presents Planning Past Pensions Today at Duke

    Roin Presents Planning Past Pensions Today at Duke
    Julie Roin (Chicago) presents Planning Past Pensions at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Seminar hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Evidence of state and local government dysfunction surfaces in many areas. One is the operation of their employee…
  • Apr 16

    The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Return

    The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Return
    FiveThirtyEight: The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Returns: Seeing as Tuesday night is the deadline for filing tax returns, and seeing as data is FiveThirtyEight’s raison d’être, I was excited to find a set of statistics…
  • Apr 16

    Sugin: Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairne

    Sugin: Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairne
    Linda Sugin (Fordham), Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairness, 51 Harv. J. on Legis.___ (2014): As the 2012 fiscal cliff approached, Congress and President Obama bickered over the top marginal income tax rate that would apply to a tiny sliver…
Rank this Week: 60

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

By Professors Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
  • Apr 9

    "Everything is awesome!"

    "Everything is awesome!"
    Comcast-TWC filed their application and public interest statement for review by the FCC yesterday. Let me summarize for you - "Everything is awesome!" Comcast assures us that competition has increased in recent years. That's funny,…
  • Apr 9

    The Unacquired

    The Unacquired
    You've heard of the acqui-hire -- the acquisition where the real goal is not to buy the company or its products but to get access to its real value, its people. But, but...what if your company gets acqui-hired and everyone...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)
    The DC Circuit just ruled in the conflicts mineral case. See NAM v. SEC. The court struck down a small aspect of the rule on First Amendment grounds.   With respect to the administrative law analysis, the court wrote a very…
  • Apr 15

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)
    So far things are going swimmingly for the SEC; however, once the Court reached the First Amendment argument it sang a different tune.  The Association challenged the Rule’s requirement that an issuer describe its products as…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 67

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
  • Apr 16

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty
    If you’ve been following the ranchers’ fight against the federal government and seen the latest news that armed ranchers have come to the aid of Cliven Bundy to keep the Bureau of Land Management from seizing his cattle grazing on…
  • Apr 16

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award
    The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has just announced the winners of the 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. Christie Hefner established the Awards in 1979, in conjunction with Playboy magazine’s…
  • Apr 16

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?
    {see news item after one immediately below re suicide case} Barcelona, April 14, 2014. I’m walking down a narrow street in Spain when I come upon a large town square (Plaza de San Jaime). Turns out that it’s the site of the…
Rank this Week: 71

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule
    In his recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher also commented on the state of SEC Rule 14a-8--the so-called shareholder proposal rule. First, he identified the problem: The Commission’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Federalization of Corporate Law

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Federalization of Corporate Law
    In an important recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher touched on a number of key issues, all of which will be blog fodder. First, he discussed what I have called "The Creeping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • Apr 15

    Orin Kerr spanks Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Orin Kerr spanks Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow
    Kerr exposes the absurdity of Chemerinsky and Menkel-Meadow's NY Times op-ed on law school "reform." I understand that Chemerinsky needs to justify the utterly unnecessary law school he started, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 80

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 15

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium
    I had the pleasure of participating in this weekend's very successful Research Symposium on Student Loans organized by Kathleen Engel of Suffolk Law School and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (NCLC, by the way, is…
  • Apr 3

    Pre-paid Cards Enter the Credit Market, Thwarting the Primacy Impetus for Using the Card

    Pre-paid Cards Enter the Credit Market, Thwarting the Primacy Impetus for Using the Card
    A while back, The PEW Charitable Trust did two fascinating papers, found here and here, on prepaid cards. The studies reported that nearly 12 million consumers loaded more than $64 billion onto prepaid cards in 2012, and that three of...
  • Apr 3

    Thank You to Javier Arias and Andrew Dawson

    Thank You to Javier Arias and Andrew Dawson
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I wanted to thank Professor Javier Arias of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Professor Andrew Dawson of the University of Miami. It takes time out of a busy schedule to contribute to...
Rank this Week: 83

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Is Scott Walker the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2016?

    Is Scott Walker the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2016?
    Power Line asks, after a new poll shows him with a 16-point lead in his reelection campaign.Revealingly, Walker fares well in an electorate that does not seem particularly conservative and that, if anything, appears to be slightly to the left…
  • Apr 16

    "How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage."

    "How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage."
    A big NYT Magazine article by Jan Becker. Excerpt:Despite the president’s stated opposition, even his top advisers didn’t believe that he truly opposed allowing gay couples to marry. “He has never been comfortable with his…
  • Apr 16

    The SAT is obviating obscure words.

    The SAT is obviating obscure words.
    "Instead, the focus will be on what the College Board calls 'high utility' words that appear in many contexts, in many disciplines — often with shifting meanings — and they will be tested in context."For example, a question based…
Rank this Week: 86

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by University of San Diego School of Law Dean & Professor of Law Kevin Cole, contributions by Professors Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael (Washington and Lee University School of Law) has posted Overcriminalizing Speech (Forthcoming, Volume 36 Cardozo Law Review 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recent years have seen a significant expansion in the…
  • Apr 16

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case
    Larry Yackle (Boston University School of Law) has posted The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases (American University Law Review, 2014 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article offers the first systematic examination of…
  • Apr 15

    Christopher on Death Delayed

    Christopher on Death Delayed
    Russell Christopher (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does death row incarceration for upwards of thirty years or…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 93

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

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

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

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

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

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
  • Mar 20

    Let's play ball!

    Let's play ball!
    I'm slowly becoming a convert to the idea that fantasy football is the best fantasy sport, but I still like fantasy baseball a lot, so I joined a public league more or less at the last moment (i.e., a couple...
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin Answers and Question

    Bitcoin Answers and Question
    You may remember Greg Shill blogged about Mr. Gox--at that time I just had some vague, "Mt. Gox-bad-virtual-currency-shady" bitcoin association...
  • Apr 15

    How Burdensome Is New Financial Regulation?

    How Burdensome Is New Financial Regulation?
    JPMorgan reported on how many people are required to do new regulatory compliance work. Let's outsource to this take: "That...
Rank this Week: 103

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 107

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/
Rank this Week: 115

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 16

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee
    Guest blogger: Tadios Belay. master of laws student (LLM), University of San Francisco A few months ago, I had a chance to interview an immigrant from Burma who left his country of origin at the age of eleven. This is...
  • Apr 16

    Immigration Fact Sheet

    Immigration Fact Sheet
    As U.S. immigration reform moves forward in 2013, a variety of facts and figures continue to be presented around immigrants and their current and potential contributions to the U.S. economy. Ameicas Society/Council of the Americas immigration…
  • Apr 16

    Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodger

    Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodger
    Jesse Katz in Los Angeles Magazine tells the story of enigmatic Los Angeles Dodger star Yasiel Puig, who fled Cuba by hook or by crook to Mexico and ultimately the United States. As Los Angeles Tims reporter Bill Plaschke writes,...
Rank this Week: 112

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Pfander and Birk on the Adverse Party Requirement

    Pfander and Birk on the Adverse Party Requirement
    James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk, Northwestern University School of Law, have posted Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction, which is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal.  Here is…
  • Apr 16

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois College of Law, has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States, which also appears in the…
  • Apr 15

    Colgan, "Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause"

    Colgan, "Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause"
    Beth A. Colgan (Stanford Law School) has posted "Reviving the Excessive Fines Clause," which appears in Volume 102, no. 2 of the California Law Review (2014). Here's the abstract:Millions of American adults and children struggle with debt…
Rank this Week: 113

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 125

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 16

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change
    Adena Rissman (Ecology-Wisconsin), (our very own) Jessie Owley (SUNY-Buffalo), Buzz Thompson (Stanford) and Rebecca Shaw (Env. Defense Fund) have posted Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change, Conservation Letters (2014). Here's…
  • Apr 16

    Op-ed on agritourism

    Op-ed on agritourism
    This year, my Economic Development Clinic has been working with rural communities interested in using agritourism to assist small farm survival. The projects have proven a really interesting source of legal issues, many of which were…
  • Apr 15

    If mayors ruled the world

    If mayors ruled the world
    Readers of this blog may want to tune in to the latest Freakanomics podcast, which investigates Benjamin Barber's recent book. A blurb from the Freakanomics website: The episode expands on an idea from political theorist Benjamin Barber,…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 121

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    The ASA on insufficiently close comparison

    The ASA on insufficiently close comparison
    The ASA found Made.com's ad misleading for claiming "FURNITURE DIRECT FROM THE MAKERS By the time the average sofa hits the high street it's been marked up by 500%. Agents, importers and wholesalers all add a little extra along the way. Our…
  • Apr 15

    FDA has a standard, so no Lanham Act claim can be made

    FDA has a standard, so no Lanham Act claim can be made
    OraLabs, Inc. v. Kind Group LLC, 2014 WL 1395954, No. 13–cv–00170 (D. Colo. Apr. 10, 2014)The court adopted the magistrate judge's recommendation to deny Kind leave to amend its counterclaims to add a Lanham Act false advertising…
  • Apr 15

    conflict mineral disclosure unconstitutional, DC Circuit rule

    conflict mineral disclosure unconstitutional, DC Circuit rule
    National Association of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 14, 2014)If we needed an example of how the First Amendment can reinstate Lochner, this would be a good one.  Here we have a…
Rank this Week: 167

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 158

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 16

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust
    In recent years, many states have been updating their trust laws, thus providing new and simplified techniques to help trustees fare with challenges of administering irrevocable trusts. The following two techniques can assist advisors in…
  • Apr 16

    5 Estate-Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    5 Estate-Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    Common mistakes made on an estate plan can be costly. Some errors can compromise what your heirs inherit when you die, and other mistakes may leave you vulnerable if you become incapacitated. To ensure your estate does not fall victim...
  • Apr 16

    Out of the Ordinary Obituary

    Out of the Ordinary Obituary
    Instead of a traditional obituary, Sweden’s Stig Kernell instead published one simple line: “I am dead.” Kernell was 92 when he passed. His son said he had a great sense of humor and wasn’t afraid of death. Although Kernell wanted...
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Apr 16

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict
    In my previous post, I observed that reserving all of the presidential power for one side of the political aisle denies representation to half the country, a serious problem in itself. It also causes other problems. In particular, a one-party…
  • Apr 16

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction
    The dispute over hydraulic fracturing ("hydrofracking" to its critics) in New York State will finally be resolved in a showdown before the Court of Appeals this June. The question in Norse Energy v. Town of Dryden is whether the…
  • Apr 16

    I want my Westlaw Classic

    I want my Westlaw Classic
    Oh yes I do! Sure, I feel about as outdated as this commercial in saying so, but Westlaw is now telling me that Classic database is disappearing in about two months, and I'm not happy. I tried to use WestlawNext when it first came out. The…
Rank this Week: 172

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 16

    The Property Story at Bundy Ranch

    The Property Story at Bundy Ranch
    It's not often an individual citzen manages to bully the federal government, but that's exactly what's happening out in Utah: Twenty-one years ago, rancher Cliven Bundy stopped paying his grazing fees. Bundy does not recognize federal…
  • Apr 16

    10 Ancient Theaters That You Can Still Visit

    10 Ancient Theaters That You Can Still Visit
    For the classics buffs among you.
  • Apr 16

    Schorr on Water Rights in Mandate Palestine

    Schorr on Water Rights in Mandate Palestine
    David Schorr (Tel Aviv) has posted Reform of Water Rights in Mandate Palestine (Water History) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article surveys the water law of Palestine under British rule, identifying the legal norms governing the use of…
Rank this Week: 169

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    No Time like the Present

    No Time like the Present
       "October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."So Mark Twain, or so it is…
  • Apr 13

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank
    Two can't miss weekend reads:  One. the  "Economist Essay" on the history of financial crises; and two, DeLong on Piketty--i.e., P's magisterial new study of inequality.  The Economist piece explains itself and I stand ready to…
  • Apr 12

    Cowen's Italy and Mine

    Cowen's Italy and Mine
    Tyler rolls his eyes at an NYT account of prodigal misspending at the Italian Tourist Board, particularly in respect to the South and Sicily.     He's right of course, but here's a guilty secret: hang the Tourist Board, I'd list…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 187

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Covers all aspects of business law. By Eric C. Chaffee, J. Scott Colesanti, Joshua P. Fershee, and Stefan J. Padfield

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
  • Apr 15

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything
    They really don't. To be clear, this is not a post bashing corporations (or government). It's not really extolling the virtues of corporations, either. Instead, it's just to make the point that, notwithstanding Citizens United or Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure
    In an opinion released earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court struck down the SEC's Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Rule under the compelled speech doctrine for failing the least restrictive alternative prong. We therefore hold that 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 221

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 15

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G
    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued its decision today in the case of the M/V Virginia G, an oil tanker flying the flag of Panama, which was arrested by officials from Guinea-Bissau because the vessel...
  • Apr 15

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement
    Twenty years ago today (April 15, 2014), the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its Annexes were signed in Marrakesh, Morocco. The agreements concluded the 1986-94 Uruguay Round of negotiations and were signed by…
  • Apr 15

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya
    The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver. According to media reports, assailants opened fire…
Rank this Week: 234

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Professors Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
  • Apr 15

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Drew Cohen recently published A Constitution at a Crossroads: A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the Northwestern Journal of International Human…
Rank this Week: 233

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Federalism as Administration and Politic

    Federalism as Administration and Politic
    Jessica Bulman-Pozen For the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismHow should we understand American federalism today? Amidst dysfunction in Washington, the prompt of this Symposium—“Federalism as the New…
  • Apr 15

    Federalism as the New Nationalism

    Federalism as the New Nationalism
    Today the Yale Law Journal has published a Feature marking the emergence of a nationalist school of federalism.  It brings together the work of five scholars (Abbe Gluck, Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Alison LaCroix, Cristina Rodriguez, and…
  • Apr 11

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)
    Ever since James Madison and Thomas Jefferson put its meaning at issue in the controversy over the first Bank of the United States, much effort has been spent on determining the original meaning of “necessary and proper” in the…
Rank this Week: 262