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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: 10

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/
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?
    My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →
  • May 2

    Link to My Paper

    Link to My Paper
    I neglected to link to Lessons Learned Too Well: Anonymity in a Time of Surveillance, the paper I’m presenting at #yalefesc. A very very small number of people will recognize this as a partial redraft of a paper I started ……
  • May 2

    Important Memo to Self

    Important Memo to Self
    Next time you stay in a hotel that has a notice like this one on the bedside table… …use the earplugs.
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    At the Algae Café...

    At the Algae Café...
    ... watch where you swim.Lake Mendota, today.
  • May 4

    Empathy cards.

    Empathy cards.
    "I created this collection of empathy cards for serious illness because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering. 'Get well soon' cards don’t make sense when someone might not.…
  • May 4

    The argument — in Norway — that LSD is a human right.

    The argument — in Norway — that LSD is a human right.
    "EmmaSofia... whose name derives from street slang for MDMA and the Greek word for wisdom, stands in the vanguard of a global movement...."Eager to sidestep the strictures of Norway’s intrusive “nanny state,” [Pal-Orjan]…
Rank this Week: 26

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 29

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Kamperman Sanders: The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law

    Kamperman Sanders: The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law
    Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht Univ. - Law) has published The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law: Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014). Contents include: Thomas Cottier…
  • May 4

    Call for Papers: Rights, Identities and the Public Space

    Call for Papers: Rights, Identities and the Public Space
    For the 2015 Critical Legal Conference on "Law, Space and the Political," to be held in Wrocław on September 3-5, 2015, the organizers invite the submission of papers for a stream on "Rights, Identities and the Public Space." Here's the…
  • May 4

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource
    Marc Bungenberg (Universität des Saarlandes - Law) & Stephan Hobe (Universität zu Köln - Law) have published Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (Springer 2015). Contents include:Stephan Hobe, Evolution of the…
Rank this Week: 30

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
  • Apr 29

    Council’s Position on the (to be) Insolvency Regulation Recast

    Council’s Position on the (to be) Insolvency Regulation Recast
    The Position (EU) No 7/2015 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insolvency proceedings (recast), Adopted by the Council on 12 March 2015 , as well…
  • Apr 29

    Johannes Schmidt on Legal Certainty in European Civil Procedure Law

    Johannes Schmidt on Legal Certainty in European Civil Procedure Law
    Johannes Schmidt’s doctoral thesis on “Legal Certainty in European Civil Procedure Law. An Analysis of ECJ Judgments Regarding the Brussels Convention and the Brussels I Regulation.” (Rechtssicherheit im europäischen…
  • Apr 27

    Le Précédent en Droit International (Conference)

    Le Précédent en Droit International (Conference)
    The annual conference of the French Society for International Law (Société française pour le droit international), organised in 2015 by the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg University, will take place next 28, 29 and 30 May…
Rank this Week: 32

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Thomas Reviews Avi-Yonah's Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Thomas Reviews Avi-Yonah's Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), Do Corporate Managers Have a Duty to Avoid Taxes? (Jotwell) (reviewing Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Just Say No: Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility, 12 NYU J. L. & Bus. __…
  • May 4

    President Obama Nominates Elizabeth Ann Copeland To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge

    President Obama Nominates Elizabeth Ann Copeland To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge
    White House Press Release (May 1, 2015): Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Elizabeth Ann Copeland as a Judge to the United States Tax Court. ... Elizabeth Ann Copeland, Nominee for Judge, United States Tax Court…
  • May 4

    Covey Receives Inaugural RPTE Award

    Covey Receives Inaugural RPTE Award
    Press Release, ‘Legend’ Richard Covey Recipient of First RPTE Award at Spring Symposia: “I thank you very much,” a humble Richard B. Covey said upon receiving the inaugural 2015 American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust…
Rank this Week: 40

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 4

    Of Privacy Awareness Week and the Canadian Mavens of Reddit’s AMA

    Of Privacy Awareness Week and the Canadian Mavens of Reddit’s AMA
    Privacy Awareness Week runs from May 3 – 9 and is an event hosted by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA) each year to “promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of…
  • May 4

    Legal Business Development: What to Do With the Leads You Acquire at a Conference

    Legal Business Development: What to Do With the Leads You Acquire at a Conference
    I worked with a client the other day to figure out what strategy she should put into place to maximize the 60 business cards she picked up during a 2-day conference that was truly filled with people who are her target market. First and…
  • May 4

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability
    Following up on his previous posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism) and urgency), Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses “sociability”, a person’s desire to meet…
Rank this Week: 41

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 42

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • May 4

    Ruskola on Tan on "Legal Orientalism" by Ruskola

    Ruskola on Tan on "Legal Orientalism" by Ruskola
    Teemu Ruskola (Emory University School of Law) has posted A Response to Professor Tan's Review of Legal Orientalism (Harvard Law Review Forum, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This piece is a response to Professor Carol Tan’s…
  • May 4

    Dane on Judaisim & American Legal Scholarship

    Dane on Judaisim & American Legal Scholarship
    Perry Dane (Rutgers School of Law - Camden) has posted Judaism, Pluralism, and Constitutional Glare (Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short essay will be included in a symposium issue…
  • May 4

    Kerr on Social Norms, Authorization, & Computer Tresspa

    Kerr on Social Norms, Authorization, & Computer Tresspa
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Norms of Computer Trespass (Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal and state laws prohibit computer trespass, codified as a ban on…
Rank this Week: 52

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 4

    Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look

    Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look
    The face of the young child population in the United States is rapidly changing. Today, children of immigrants account for one in four of all those under age 6, and represent all the net growth in this population since 1990....
  • May 4

    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Immigration at Conservative Summit

    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Immigration at Conservative Summit
    The conservative National Review Institute Ideas Summit took place Thursday through Saturday last week. It was an "invitation only" event, which might explain why you didn't attend. But GOP presidential hopefuls Bobby Jindal and…
  • May 4

    Drug Cartel Violence in Michoacán, Mexico

    Drug Cartel Violence in Michoacán, Mexico
    Guest blogger: Lorena Caldera – second-year graduate student, University of San Francisco School of Education This semester I was given the opportunity to volunteer at Centro Legal de La Raza, a non-profit organization in Oakland, which…
Rank this Week: 55

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 4

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC
    The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law is seeking a Director. The Center strives to advance access to justice for children and families, through advocating for law reform and supporting court and legal practice…
  • May 4

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June
    A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law is being organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law. The…
  • May 4

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)
    We’ve posted previously about this year’s ICC Summer School from 15-19 June 2015 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. Here is an update, with the full list of faculty: The ICC Summer School at…
Rank this Week: 61

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment
    Well, that's an alphabet soup.  Here are our reply comments to the opposition from DVDCSS and the MPAA et al. Notably, while opponents assert that remix videos are infringing, they don't oppose extension of the existing…
  • May 4

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure
    Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, 2015 WL 1931142, No. 5:14–cv–117 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015) Relax, we'll be here for a while. Vermont passed a law, Act 120, requiring that manufacturers and retailers identify…
  • May 4

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap
    Farmgirl Flowers, Inc. v. Bloom That, Inc., No. 14-CV-05657, 2015 WL 1939424 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2015)Farmgirl, a San Francisco-based florist selling locally farmed arrangements, sought a preliminary injunction against competitor Bloom That…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest
    From SSRN:Josh Blackman, Collective Liberty, (Floyd Abrams Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at Yale Law School, May 2-3, 2015).Ioana Cismas & Stacy N. Cammarano, Whose Right and Who's Right? The US Supreme Court v. The European…
  • May 3

    Muhammad Drawing Exhibit In Texas Ends As 2 Gunmen Attempt Attack and Are Killed

    Muhammad Drawing Exhibit In Texas Ends As 2 Gunmen Attempt Attack and Are Killed
    In Garland, Texas Sunday night, a controversial Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest sponsored by Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative ended in violence as two gunmen opened fire outside the event venue, wounded a security guard,…
  • May 3

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Herbert v. Balducci, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54866 (WD WA, April 27, 2015), a Washington federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54945, Jan. 8, 2015) and dismissed an inmate's claim that his…
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/
  • May 4

    WTF is "private law"?

    WTF is "private law"?
    There's a new blog out there called New Private Law. Its editors apparently define "private law" as including "the areas of torts, property, contracts, intellectual property, commercial law, wills... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 4

    Does religious piety reduce agency costs?

    Does religious piety reduce agency costs?
    This looks interesting: Because religious piety induces individuals to be more honest and risk-averse, it makes managers less likely to exploit shareholders, thereby mitigating the agency conflict... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 1

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture
    Report: There are almost no Republican donors teaching at Harvard Law School. Ninety-eight percent of the political donations from faculty go to Democrats. So much for diversity. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • May 4

    National Business Law Scholars Conference

    National Business Law Scholars Conference
    The National Business Law Scholars Conference has extended its CFP through May 8. They've announced two fantastic keynote speakers and...
  • May 4

    Family Film Blogging: Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Family Film Blogging: Avengers: Age of Ultron
    I can't decide if I have post-Ultron depression or if this sequel just isn't that great. My kids and I...
  • May 4

    Shareholder Activism Redux

    Shareholder Activism Redux
    It's an evergreen topic, so perhaps it is worth pointing you to this column by Stephen Davidoff Solomon on the...
Rank this Week: 91

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power

    Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power
    [We have the following announcement.]Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power is a joint conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association, hosted by Georgetown University’s…
  • May 4

    Funk on Fusion in the Field Code

    Funk on Fusion in the Field Code
    Kellen R. Funk, a doctoral candidate in History at Princeton University and a former Yale Legal History Fellow, has posted Equity without Chancery: The Fusion of Law and Equity in the Field Code of Civil Procedure, New York 1846-76, which is…
  • May 4

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk
    Scholarship on the legal secretaries of the justices long eclipsed by the eminences who clerked for Brandeis, Cardozo, Holmes and Stone keeps on coming.  The latest is from the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Clare Cushman:…
Rank this Week: 87

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • May 4

    Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law

    Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law
    For some time now, Lawfare and the Hoover Institution Press have been serializing our book on the Obama Administration’s speeches on legal policy and national security, . Now, we are pleased to announce, Hoover has…
  • May 4

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Details are still forthcoming about the two gunmen who were killed Sunday in Garland, Texas after opening fire outside a controversial event featuring a contest for cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. Before they were downed, the gunmen…
  • May 4

    International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition

    International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition
    Curtis A. Bradley (Duke University Law School professor, leading scholar of US foreign relations law and, not least, Friend of Lawfare) is most recently author of  International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition,  which has…
Rank this Week: 94

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
  • May 4

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”
    My friend Alan Morrison recently sent me a few short observations he had concerning the new ruling in Williams-Yulle v. Florida State Bar. I thought his comments might be of some interest to FAN readers. Alan is the…
  • May 4

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars…
  • May 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2015 issue: ARTICLES Derek W. Black, Federalizing Education by Waiver?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 607 (2015). Shu-Yi Oei & Diane Ring, Human Equity? Regulating the New…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • May 4

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate
    The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is their third guest post on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at the Sports Law Blog. In recent days,…
  • May 4

    The Conference Manifesto

    The Conference Manifesto
    At the New York Times "The Stone" page is Christy Wampole's "The Conference Manifesto." The "manifesto" opens with this: We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity…
  • May 4

    Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)

    Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)
    Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court transmitted to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which will go into effect on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action. There are a few goodies in these proposed amendments.…
Rank this Week: 99

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    Breaking the Silence — About Israel’s Assault on Gaza

    Breaking the Silence — About Israel’s Assault on Gaza
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The irreplaceable Breaking the Silence has released a new report on Operation Protective Edge — and it’s a doozy. Here are some particularly disturbing snippets from the…
  • May 3

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 4, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 4, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Africa Nigeria’s military is confident it has Boko Haram cornered, but a final push to clear the Islamist militants from their forest hideouts is being hampered by landmines, it said on Saturday.…
  • May 3

    Guest Post: The Complexity of International Trials Is Necessary

    Guest Post: The Complexity of International Trials Is Necessary
    by Stuart Ford by Stuart Ford [Stuart Ford is an Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School.] International criminal trials are extremely complex. The average trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia…
Rank this Week: 103

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • May 4

    Exclusive Submission Period: Northern Illinois University Law Review

    Exclusive Submission Period: Northern Illinois University Law Review
    This just in: The Northern Illinois University Law Review is conducting an exclusive review for Volume 36-1. Articles for review should be submitted by Friday, May 8th and will be evaluated Friday, May 15th. By submitting an article, you…
  • May 4

    Soongsil University Seeks American Law Professor

    Soongsil University Seeks American Law Professor
    This just in: Soongsil University, located in Seoul, South Korea, seeks a professor for it's Global Law Department in the College of Law. The school offers a 2 year contract with the possibility of unlimited renewal. Soongsil's College of…
  • May 4

    Future Environmental Law Profs Workshop

    Future Environmental Law Profs Workshop
    Pace Law School will host a workshop for aspiring environmental law professors on September 18, 2015. From the sponsors: Designed for visiting assistant professors, fellows, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are, or plan…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Apr 28

    Judge Admonished for Facebook Post

    Judge Admonished for Facebook Post
    David Kravets at arstechnica.com reports that a judge in Texas has been reprimanded her Facebook posts about a trial over which she was presiding. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct ordered the judge to enroll in a four-hour class on...
  • Apr 27

    Roberts Court at 10: The Fourth Amendment

    Roberts Court at 10: The Fourth Amendment
    On September 29, 2005, The United States Senate confirmed then appellate court judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. The current October 2014 Term for that court marks the tenth term completed with Roberts at the...
  • Apr 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raise Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raise Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
Rank this Week: 148

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 137

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 4

    End of Life Planning

    End of Life Planning
    Planning and communicating about end-of-life issues is one of the most important tasks a family can do. However, there is much confusion among individuals regarding which form is the correct one and who should have a copy? An advance…
  • May 4

    A Virtual Adoption Cannot Be Undone

    A Virtual Adoption Cannot Be Undone
    A person performs a virtual adoption when they orally agree to adopt someone and then act upon the agreement. In order for the parties to act on the agreement by way of partial performance, there must be evidence that the...
  • May 4

    To Gift or Bequeath? That is the Question

    To Gift or Bequeath? That is the Question
    For those who are fortunate to enjoy their retirement and have enough money to leave behind, they might be wondering whether it is best to leave an inheritance or gift their assets? Although the percentage of taxes owed on gifts...
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • May 4

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation
    Sam Kamin and Eli Wald (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law) have posted Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation (23(1) The Public Lawyer 14 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 4

    Fox & Stein on Watershed

    Fox & Stein on Watershed
    Dov Fox and Alex Stein (University of San Diego: School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Watersheds on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Watershed doctrine governs the conditions under which a…
  • May 4

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media
    Alessandra Baniel-Stark has posted Comment: Elonis, True Threats, and the Ontology of Facebook (New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy Quorum, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Elonis v. United States, argued…
Rank this Week: 183

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 1

    Ninth Circuit Rejects First Amendment Challenge to Disclosure of Significant Donors to NonProfit

    Ninth Circuit Rejects First Amendment Challenge to Disclosure of Significant Donors to NonProfit
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit's opinion in Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris rejected a First Amendment challenge to a disclosure of major donors requirement. The…
  • Apr 29

    Just the Latest Challenge to Obamacare

    Just the Latest Challenge to Obamacare
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Florida Governor Rick Scott filed suit yesterday against the federal government arguing that its move to take away the state's Low Income Pool money compels the state to expand Medicaid under the…
  • Apr 29

    Court Takes on Lethal Injection

    Court Takes on Lethal Injection
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Glossip v. Gross, the case testing the constitutionality of Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection cocktail. Our preview is here. The case centers…
Rank this Week: 179

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 192

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Constitution: An Interview with Mike Paulsen and Luke Paulsen-- Part One

    The Constitution: An Interview with Mike Paulsen and Luke Paulsen-- Part One
    I recently spoke with the father and son team of Mike Paulsen and Luke Paulsen about their new book, The Constitution: An Introduction (Basic Books, 2015).   This is part one of a two-part interview.  Part two will appear…
  • May 4

    Defending the sex discrimination argument from the left

    Defending the sex discrimination argument from the left
    Some of the recent criticisms of the sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage have come from the left, arguing that the argument does not do justice to the reality of discrimination against lesbians and gay men.  The argument in…
  • May 1

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in full

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in full
    At the oral argument in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case this week, Chief Justice John Roberts asked:  “if Sue loves Joe and Tom loves Joe, Sue can marry him and Tom can’t.  And the difference is based on their…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • May 4

    O'Brien on Purple Communication

    O'Brien on Purple Communication
    Christine Neylon O'Brien (Boston College School of Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 66 Lab. L.J. (2015)) Am I Blue or Seeing Red? The NLRB Sees Purple When Employer Communication Policies Unduly Restrict Section 7…
  • Apr 30

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Foundation

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Foundation
    Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) sends along the annual call for papers for the 14thInternational Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi and the Fifth Young Scholars’ Workshop in Labour Relations. The theme of the 2016…
  • Apr 29

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance
    Seth Harris, Distinguished Scholar at Cornell's ILR School, has just posted on SSRN his article, Managing for Social Change: Improving Labor Department Performance in a Partisan Era, which will appear in the West Virginia Law Review. The…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • May 4

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)
    "Defendant has had a substance abuse problem since he was 14 years old. He completed three substance abuse treatment programs between 1986 and 1997, but his substance abuse continued unabated. He was convicted of theft in 1988 and incurred…
  • May 4

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)
    This morning's case highlights that even well-considered treaties, crafted by sophisticated international lawyers on both side, may still be totally ambiguous.  The ambiguity here is from an extradition treaty with South Korea that says…
  • May 1

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)
    I didn't know that you could be convicted in federal court by an 11-person jury.  Apparently you can.Or at least you can in the modern era.  In the old days, you had a right to a verdict by a 12-person jury in federal court, even…
Rank this Week: 220

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
Rank this Week: 244

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 4

    EBRI Looks at "End-of-Life Financial Situation in America"

    EBRI Looks at "End-of-Life Financial Situation in America"
    The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) recently published an interesting examination of financial situations of older Americans at the end of their lives. The report documents: the percentage of households with a member who recently…
  • May 3

    My Retirement Paycheck

    My Retirement Paycheck
    My Retirement Paycheck is an interactive website from the National Endowment for Financial Education. The website offers 8 icons on which the user clicks to learn more about the topic. The 8 topics include home & mortgage, insurance,…
  • May 1

    Japan's Demographic Trend -- Aging -- Inspires New Technology

    Japan's Demographic Trend -- Aging -- Inspires New Technology
    I strongly suspect that my Blogging colleague Becky Morgan, who embraces new technology, will approve. As detailed in the New York Time's business section, Japan's leadership position in a surprising market sector-- as the nation with the…
Rank this Week: 223

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 30

    Student Scholarship: A Different Approach to Regulating Abortion Clinic

    Student Scholarship: A Different Approach to Regulating Abortion Clinic
    Jessica Ettinger (Notre Dame) has posted Seeking Common Ground in the Abortion Regulation Debate on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note argues that requiring abortion clinics to adhere to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers is…
  • Apr 30

    Americans' Views on Abortion Are Complex and Not Well Captured by Past Poll

    Americans' Views on Abortion Are Complex and Not Well Captured by Past Poll
    ThinkProgress: Polls Have Been Misleading You About What Americans Actually Believe About Abortion, by Tara Culp-Ressler: Do you know where most Americans stand on abortion? Thanks to the way that we’ve been polling on the issue for the…
  • Apr 30

    Recent Abortion Bans Elevate Politics Over the Judgment and Expertise of Doctor

    Recent Abortion Bans Elevate Politics Over the Judgment and Expertise of Doctor
    RH Reality Check (4/17): Laws Banning Abortion Procedure ‘Substituting Political Decisions for Medical Decisions’, by Teddy Wilson: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill into law Monday that criminalizes a medical procedure used…
Rank this Week: 226

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 215

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 4

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage
    So when Christians take offense at the suggestion that deeply held religious beliefs must change so that women can access abortion, they may be failing to appreciate the tenuous nature of their pro-life hegemony. Not only is Clinton’s…
  • May 4

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated
    (Newser) – A new study delivers a somewhat depressing message: Positive thinking may not be all it's cracked up to be. "I kept hearing about how optimistic mindset was so great, but then you think about all the times that...
  • May 4

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview...
Rank this Week: 266

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 4

    ICAO Planning Changes to Technical Instructions on Lithium Battery Packaging

    ICAO Planning Changes to Technical Instructions on Lithium Battery Packaging
    The ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel met last week, and has reportedly agreed to consider proposals for amending the packaging standards for lithium batteries. The batteries create a potential fire hazard that has caused multiple carriers to…
  • Apr 30

    New Issue of IALP

    New Issue of IALP
    The list of articles for the Spring 2015 edition of Issues in Aviation Law & Policy has been released. Titles and authors are listed below. Pai Zheng, Justifications and Limits of ADIZs under Public International Law Úna McLaughlin,…
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • May 4

    Hu on Financial Innovation

    Hu on Financial Innovation
    Henry T. C. Hu has posted Financial Innovation and Governance Mechanisms: The Evolution of Decoupling and Transparency on SSRN with the following abstract: Financial innovation has fundamental implications for the key substantive and…
  • May 2

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Christian At, Sylvain Beal & Pierre-Henri Morand, Freezeout, Compensation Rules, and Voting Equilibria, 41 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 91…
  • May 1

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper
    Details are available here.
Rank this Week: 280

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Another Transparency Issue: Conditional Merit-Based Scholarship

    Another Transparency Issue: Conditional Merit-Based Scholarship
    One of the ways in which law schools are allegedly inadequately transparent is in the award of merit scholarships conditional on the students’ achievement of a certain grade point average (GPA), usually 3.0, in law school. The New York…
  • May 1

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?
    In March, while I was co-teaching a course called International Humanitarian Law in Israel and Palestine with Professor Yaël Ronen, I visited Bethlehem with my students. Among other things, we saw the image at left, attributed to Banksy, on…
  • Apr 30

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education
    Silos, by Scott Davis I don't know if this is a thing yet, and I hope it doesn't become one, but I have been hearing, here and there, from people involved in legal education reform, that we need to combat...
Rank this Week: 276