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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: 6

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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    The Influence Of State Taxes On NBA Free Agency

    The Influence Of State Taxes On NBA Free Agency
    NBA free agency kicked off at midnight. How important are state tax considerations to players in choosing which team to join? Kevin Durant reportedly is courting six suitors, two of whom are in states without an income tax: Miami and San…
  • Jul 1

    Oxford 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

    Oxford 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium
    The 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium concludes today at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation: Allison Christians (McGill University), Not So Soft Law: The OECD BEPS Regime Discussant: John Vella (Oxford University) Dominika…
  • Jul 1

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog
    We offer three ways to have TaxProf Blog content automatically delivered to your computer, tablet, or smart phone: Follow @SoCalTaxProf RSS Feeds: You can subscribe to one of three different feeds to receive TaxProf Blog posts via your RSS…
Rank this Week: 19

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK
    I am not kidding - The Guardian has run an article that Neo from The Matrix (aka Keanu Reeves) can save the UK from Brexit.
  • Jul 1

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare
    Matthew N. White (Department of Economics, University of Delaware) analyzes Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare. ABSTRACT: This article presents a model to analyze consumer welfare, price, and competition in a three-way market…
  • Jun 30

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game
    Ludovic Alexandre Julien has thoughts On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we provide new proofs of existence and uniqueness of a Stackelberg market equilibrium for a multiple…
Rank this Week: 21

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Jun 30

    Overview of ABF Research (Part III): Law & Globalization and Legal History

    Overview of ABF Research (Part III): Law & Globalization and Legal History
    In this last post on ABF research, let me describe two parts of our research portfolio that reflect both our sense of the past and our transnational perspective on the present. From its founding in the 1950s through today, the ABF has been…
  • Jun 30

    Same-sex marriage, religious opt-outs, and constitutional procedure

    Same-sex marriage, religious opt-outs, and constitutional procedure
    On Monday, Judge Reeves of the Southern District of Mississippi declared that Mississippi cannot statutorily authorize county clerks to opt-out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to same-sex…
  • Jun 30

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Marcus on public interest class action

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Marcus on public interest class action
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Suzette Malveaux (Catholic), reviewing David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action (Geo. L.J.), which considers the special role of the public-interest, equitable-relief class action and how to shield it…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 1

    Bodansky & Spiro on Executive Agreements Plus & the Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Bodansky & Spiro on Executive Agreements Plus & the Paris Climate Change Agreement
    Daniel Bodansky and Peter J. Spiro (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law) have posted Executive Agreements Plus (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law,…
  • Jul 1

    Ford on Patenting the Social

    Ford on Patenting the Social
    Laura R. Ford (The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy; Bard College - Social Studies) has posted Patenting the Social: Alice, Abstraction, & Functionalism in Software Patent Claims (Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal,…
  • Jun 30

    Ukhuegbe & Fenemigho on Belligerent Occupation

    Ukhuegbe & Fenemigho on Belligerent Occupation
    Solomon Ukhuegbe and Alero Fenemigho (University of Benin - Faculty of Law and University of Benin) has posted Article 43 of the Hague Regulations of 1907 Revisited: The Past and the Future of Belligerent Occupation in International Law on…
Rank this Week: 38

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 1

    The Human Costs of Putting DAPA on Hold and the Legacy of US v. Texa

    The Human Costs of Putting DAPA on Hold and the Legacy of US v. Texa
    Law professors and commentators have focused generally on the legal aspects of the Supreme Court deadlock in United States v, Texas. We should not forget the very human impacts on people, families, and communities of delays in providing…
  • Jul 1

    Judge orders ‘filthy’ Arizona immigration detention centers photos released

    Judge orders ‘filthy’ Arizona immigration detention centers photos released
    Here is more on a story that Jennifer Koh previously blogged about. A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, approved the release of some photos and documents filed as evidence in a class action lawsuit against US Customs and Border Protection...
  • Jul 1

    Border officials clear border agents in four deadly-force case

    Border officials clear border agents in four deadly-force case
    The U.S. Border Patrol has a long history of excessive use of force and accompanying controversy. Most recently, Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times reports that border officials for the first time have publicly released the conclusions of…
Rank this Week: 36

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Court Strikes Down Indiana's So-Called Anti-Discrimination Ban on Abortion

    Court Strikes Down Indiana's So-Called Anti-Discrimination Ban on Abortion
    In Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. v. Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health, (SD IN, June 30, 2016), an Indiana federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing new regulation of abortions…
  • Jul 1

    Alien Tort Suit Against Turkish Cleric Dismissed

    Alien Tort Suit Against Turkish Cleric Dismissed
    In Ates v. Gulen, (MD PA, June 29, 2016), a Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed an Alien Tort Statute lawsuit (as well as related state law claims) that had been brought by three residents of Turkey against Fethullah…
  • Jul 1

    Federal District Court Strikes Down Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Conscience Protection Law

    Federal District Court Strikes Down Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Conscience Protection Law
    In Barber v. Bryant, (SD MS, June 30, 2016), a Mississippi federal district court in a stinging 60-page opinion, issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Mississippi House Bill 1523, the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 1

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Josephine J. Dawuni as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Josephine is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She holds an LLB from the University of…
  • Jul 1

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court
    What do we know about African women as subjects of international law? More so, what do we know about African women judges who sit on international courts at the regional and international levels? These questions are central to moving forward…
  • Jun 30

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?
    This blog post is based on a reflection presented at the “Transitional Justice as Legal Field, Site and Imagination” panel at the Transnational Law Summer Institute, Kings College, London June 29, 2016. I am grateful to Prabha…
Rank this Week: 42

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Kwak on Desan's "Making Money"

    Kwak on Desan's "Making Money"
    Over at Baseline Scenario, James Kwak, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, has posted a thoughtful review of Making Money: Coin, Currency and the Coming of Capitalism, by HLS’s Christine Desan. …
  • Jun 30

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism
    Mark Brown, Melbourne University, published Penal Power and Colonial Rule (Routledge) back in 2014. From the publisher:This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre.…
  • Jun 29

    Bruinsma and others on Transnational Crime

    Bruinsma and others on Transnational Crime
    Histories of Transnational Crime (Springer, 2015) edited by Gerben Bruinsma, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, came out last year. From the publisher: Histories of Transnational Crime provides a…
Rank this Week: 49

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    New Issue: Goettingen Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Goettingen Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Goettingen Journal of International Law (Vol. 7, no. 1, 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: The Exercise of Public Authority by International OrganizationsTim Staal, Exercising or Evading International Public…
  • Jun 30

    Alschner & Skougarevskiy: Mapping the Universe of International Investment Agreement

    Alschner & Skougarevskiy: Mapping the Universe of International Investment Agreement
    Wolfgang Alschner (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) & Dmitriy Skougarevskiy (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) have posted Mapping the Universe of International Investment Agreements…
  • Jun 29

    Kanetake: Subsidiarity in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

    Kanetake: Subsidiarity in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
    Machiko Kanetake (Utrecht Univ. - Law) has posted Subsidiarity in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security (Law and Contemporary Problems, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This article analyzes the question of subsidiarity in the…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Jun 29

    Brian Bix Reviews Franke’s “Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality”

    Brian Bix Reviews Franke’s “Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality”
    Anyone interested in marriage equality will want to read Katherine Franke’s Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality (New York University Press, 2015). Earlier this year we posted some commentaries as part of an…
  • Jun 29

    FAN 114 (First Amendment News) 2015 Term: What Happened to the Big Cases? — Equally Divided or Cert. Denied

    FAN 114 (First Amendment News) 2015 Term: What Happened to the Big Cases? — Equally Divided or Cert. Denied
    The big First Amendment news of the 2015 Term was the cases the Court declined to hear. But even in the one case the Justices actually decided (4-4 cases don’t count), they were of two minds. The result: no blockbuster opinion like…
  • Jun 28

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16
      Conferences   Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law and Society Scholarship 2016 Conference of the Law & Society Association…
Rank this Week: 51

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Jul 1

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: F. Eichel, Private International Law Aspects of Arbitration Clauses in Favor of the Court of Arbitration…
  • Jun 30

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach
    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot has placed the following paper on SSRN: Access of Victims to Justice and Foreign Conducts: The U.S.S.C. Gives Another Turning of the Screw in the Obb Personenverkeher V. Sachs Case, on Sovereign Immunity The text…
  • Jun 30

    Brussels IIbis recast

    Brussels IIbis recast
    The European Commission today published the Proposal for the Brussels IIbis Recast and issued a press release. There are no changes to jurisdiction in divorce matters, but quite a few significant ones on parental responsibility. The…
Rank this Week: 66

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation
    Mark Brabazon recently published an Article entitled, Trust Residence, Grantor Taxation and the Settlor Regime in New Zealand, New Zealand J. Taxation L. & Policy (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:…
  • Jun 30

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    As the age of technology flourishes, digital media assets are becoming increasing popular. The Florida Governor signed the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act into law on March 10, 2016. The Act allows people to plan for the…
  • Jun 30

    Article on Exceptions to Traditional Texas Partnership Interest

    Article on Exceptions to Traditional Texas Partnership Interest
    Nikki L. Laing recently published an Article entitled, Planner Beware: A Peculiar Exception to Traditional Texas Community Property Rules, 8 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. (Book 2) 423 (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Jun 30

    UNLV Hiring Announcement

    UNLV Hiring Announcement
    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-levels and laterals. The Boyd School of Law is a leading public law school with a reputation for a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.…
  • Jun 30

    My Dog Ate The Withdrawl Plan

    My Dog Ate The Withdrawl Plan
    With news this morning that Boris Johnson will not stand for PM, I have this sense of him as a fellow who has suddenly realized that the Brexit plan he supported might not be the best idea...for him. I imagine...
  • Jun 29

    Disqualifying the High Court

    Disqualifying the High Court
    I see that Louis J. Virelli of Stetson Law has just published Disqualifying the High Court: Supreme Court Recusal and the Constitution. Cribbing now from the KU Press website: Since at least the time of Justinian—under statutes, codes of…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    The US Really Does Want to Constrain Commercial Espionage: Why Does Nobody Believe It?

    The US Really Does Want to Constrain Commercial Espionage: Why Does Nobody Believe It?
    At a recent speech I gave, I was astonished to hear representatives of a European energy company express the concern that the National Security Agency is spying on them and giving information to American oil companies. There is clear…
  • Jul 1

    Hacking Back Without Cracking Up

    Hacking Back Without Cracking Up
    For at least two decades, American firms and institutions have been victimized by attacks on their computer systems. Hackers disrupt their websites, interfere with their communications, and—most costly of all—steal their…
  • Jul 1

    FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 Becomes Law

    FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 Becomes Law
    Last night, President Obama signed Senate Bill 337, the “FOIA Improvement Act of 2016,” into law. The bill enacts several key reforms to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act, and received a fair amount…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Jun 29

    Kim on Algorithmic Discrimination

    Kim on Algorithmic Discrimination
    Pauline Kim (Washington U.) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 2017 William & Mary Law Review) Data-Driven Discrimination at Work. Here's the abstract of this timely article: A data revolution is transforming the workplace.…
  • Jun 28

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program
    As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
Rank this Week: 74

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Book Lists, I Love Book List

    Book Lists, I Love Book List
    When I gave thought to beginning posting again, it occurred to me I could post here and cross post to Facebook.  But I can just as well post to Facebook and cross post here.  So here we go: an item I put up at FB a couple of days…
  • Jun 13

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

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

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
Rank this Week: 83

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 84

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 30

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jun 30

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement
    The Manitoba government has responded to the agreement in principle to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) concluded June 20, 2016. Manitoba’s Finance Minister Cameron Friesen wants all provincial and federal finance ministers to take…
  • Jun 30

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology
    Most ADR practitioners know of the contributions of Carrie Menkel-Meadow [Note 1] to the conflict resolution field. She is a “founder” of the US “ADR” movement and continues to deepen and strengthen our global…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 108

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 128

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 20

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele
    Ethan Elkind interviewed by KCRW, May 20, 2016 “This is a momentous occasion for Los Angeles transit advocates, and for mobility and the region. And the reason is that the Westside of Los Angeles is the most densely populated within the…
  • May 20

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Wired, May 20, 2016 “It comes down to what Theranos knew about its machines when it raised capital, and what its investors didn’t know,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon.
  • May 19

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism
    john a. powell quoted by Mad River Union, May 19, 2016 As powell put it, when “we are consciously aware of the [other] person, our stereotypes and beliefs about the person surface in our conscious mind but our emotional reaction has…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Jun 30

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 30, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts &amp; Commercial Law Downloads (June 30, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 587 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jun 30

    Judge Easterbrook’s Interpretation of “Reimburse”

    Judge Easterbrook’s Interpretation of “Reimburse”
    In Walker v. Trailer Transit, Judge Easterbrook finds that in addition to “recover costs,” the word “reimburse” could just as easily mean to broadly “compensate” (at a profit) or “pay” even given a seemingly contradictory…
  • Jun 29

    If You Sign a Lease, You Should Get a Habitable Apartment

    If You Sign a Lease, You Should Get a Habitable Apartment
    This seems like it should be obvious but a recent case out of Indiana, Pinnacle Properties Development Group, LLC v. Gales, Court of Appeals Case No. 10A01-1512-SC-2271, was still being fought at the appellate court phase. Gales rented an…
Rank this Week: 168

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 147

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 170

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 1

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie
    Martha Chamallas reviews Sarah Swan's Bystander Interventions at JOTWELL.
  • Jun 30

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill
    Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have essentially abrogated the collateral source rule, stating the bill was particularly unfair to those purchasing insurance. He also vetoed an expert witness qualification bill he stated was…
  • Jun 29

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser
    At least 6 children have been crushed to death by IKEA dressers, prompting the company to recall approximately 29 million dressers dating to 2002. Suit filed against IKEA alleges problems with the design and warnings on the products. ABC…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    These jobs have the highest rate of suicide - CBS New

    These jobs have the highest rate of suicide - CBS New
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often. High rates were also seen in carpenters, miners, electricians and people who work in construction. Mechanics were close…
  • Jun 30

    Hopes Dimming But Search Continues for Bear that Killed Cyclist Near Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

    Hopes Dimming But Search Continues for Bear that Killed Cyclist Near Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon
    Wildlife officials are going to great lengths but hopes are dimming as they continue to search for a bear that killed a West Glacier man riding his mountain bike on a forested trail south of Glacier National Park. via flatheadbeacon.com
  • Jun 30

    Tesla driver killed in crash with Autopilot active, NHTSA investigating | The Verge

    Tesla driver killed in crash with Autopilot active, NHTSA investigating | The Verge
    Because of the high ride-height of the trailer, as well as its positioning across the road, the Model S passed under the trailer and the first impact was between the windshield and the trailer. Tesla writes that if the car...
Rank this Week: 203

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    "F.H. Buckley Touts ‘Socialist Ends by Capitalist Means’"

    &quot;F.H. Buckley Touts ‘Socialist Ends by Capitalist Means’&quot;
    My friend Frank Buckley's new book The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America got an interesting write up in The Observer: The author and George Mason University School of Law professor praises... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jun 28

    The Anonymous Law Professor mocks Judge Richard Posner to a fare thee well

    The Anonymous Law Professor mocks Judge Richard Posner to a fare thee well
    And it is very, very good. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Barnett and Koppelman on the Commerce Clause

    Barnett and Koppelman on the Commerce Clause
    Randy Barnett is a constitutional scholar of the first rank.   He and I have had some argumentsabout the scopeof the Commerce power, so I’m very happy to have had the chance to collaborate with him on a statement, for the…
  • Jun 29

    Alito (Religion) v. Alito (Abortion)

    Alito (Religion) v. Alito (Abortion)
    Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent from a denial of certiorari in Storman’s Inc. v. Wiesman (2016) undermines his opposition to abortion and is a devastating rebuttal to the conservative dissents in Whole Woman’s Health v.…
  • Jun 28

    How War Lost Its Politic

    How War Lost Its Politic
    When it comes to the war powers, there is an underlying question of the structure of politics that has produced our profound contemporary apathy on issues of war and peace -- so that members of Congress avoid having to vote on authorizing the…
Rank this Week: 186

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jun 27

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO,…
  • Jun 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All…
  • Jun 27

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data
    Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...
Rank this Week: 202

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: 180

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 199

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 296

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    TM/false advertising interface: "same formulation" statement w/o more infringe

    TM/false advertising interface: &quot;same formulation&quot; statement w/o more infringe
    De Simone v. VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc., No. TDC-15-1356, 2016 WL 3466033 (D. Md. Jun. 20, 2016)This case sends us deep into the weeds of the distinctions between trademark and false advertising, and approves rather onerous requirements for…
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Jun 30

    Making IVF Safer with Nuclear Transfer

    Making IVF Safer with Nuclear Transfer
    CTV News (June 9, 2016): New IVF Method Limits Transfer of Bad DNA to Babies: Study: Nuclear transfer, a reproductive technique wherein the nucleus of an egg cell replaces the nucleus of an egg cell that has healthier cytoplasm, holds...
  • Jun 29

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion
    (June 28, 2106) Cross-posted on Human Rights at Home Blog: Whole Woman's Health, Human Rights and Poor Women's Access to Abortion, by Cynthia Soohoo The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to strike down two…
  • Jun 29

    Chimeras: Medical Cure or Threat to Humanity?

    Chimeras: Medical Cure or Threat to Humanity?
    National Public Radio (May 18, 2016): In Search for Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal and Human, by Rob Stein: Does creating animal-human hybrids--also known as chimeras--damage humanity? Some bioethicists think so. They…
Rank this Week: 231

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publisher

    Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publisher
    Eleanora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Neighbouring Rights for Publishers: Are National and (Possible) EU Initiatives Lawful? in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2015).…
  • Jun 30

    Ombelet, Kuczerawy, and Valcke on Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom

    Ombelet, Kuczerawy, and Valcke on Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom
    Pieter-Jan Ombelet, Aleksandra Kuczerawy, and Peggy Valcke, all of KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, are publishing Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom: Liability for Algorithmically Produced News Stories in the Revue du…
  • Jun 29

    Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone

    Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone
    U. S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel has dismissed a lawsuit brought by three Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia against the paper Rolling Stone, who alleged that its story detailing a rape that occurred at...
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Jun 29

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I received the McDonnell decision with mixed feelings. Initially, I was happy for my colleague Hank Asbill, one of the nation's top criminal defense attorneys, for a great victory. Asbill and his co-counsel litigated this case the…
  • Jun 28

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping
    McDonnell v. United States and Arthur Andersen v. United States are remarkably similar Supreme Court reversals. In both cases, aggressive federal prosecutors pushed obviously dubious jury instructions on all-too-willing federal district…
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
Rank this Week: 239

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 222

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 7

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
    Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you…
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 258

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 1

    After Trump Crashes, Will Conservatives and Liberals Understand Each Other Better?

    After Trump Crashes, Will Conservatives and Liberals Understand Each Other Better?
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is fascinating to observe the ongoing breakdown of the Republican Party and the conservative movement more generally.  Much has been written about the craven collapse of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority…
  • Jun 30

    National Constitution Center SCOTUS End-of-Term Wrap-Up

    National Constitution Center SCOTUS End-of-Term Wrap-Up
    by Michael DorfIn this podcast, I discuss the big cases, the trends, and the near-term future of the Supreme Court with National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen (host) and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network. We agree…
  • Jun 30

    Strieff, Innocence, Targeting, and Overcriminalization

    Strieff, Innocence, Targeting, and Overcriminalization
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the case of Utah v. Strieff. The Court held in Strieff that although a police officer had stopped a suspect without any reasonable suspicion (as the parties conceded), and…
Rank this Week: 414

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 314