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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 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
  • Jun 24

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline
    The 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Private International Law Conference is being held at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University on 3-5 September 2015.  Booking for accommodation closes soon – on 15th July.  Booking…
Rank this Week: 29

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 32

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a strong statement (full text) on Friday criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage, saying in part:Today’s ruling by five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a…
  • Jun 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rosalie Jukier & Jose Woehrling, Religion and the Secular State in Canada, (Javier Martinez-Torron, W. Cole Durham, Jr., (General Reporters), Donlu D. Thayer, ed, (June 18, 2015)).Matome M. Ratiba, 'Just Piles of Rocks to…
  • Jun 28

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell
    One of the most interesting and least-commented upon aspects of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion (see prior posting) in Obergefell v. Hodges , last Friday's marriage equality decision, is his treatment of appellants' equal…
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    Smell red roses, not white roses.

    Smell red roses, not white roses.
    From a list of dos and don'ts for the improvement of the brain, from 1596.
  • Jun 29

    "The Secret Jewish History of The Grateful Dead."

    "The Secret Jewish History of The Grateful Dead."
    Seth Rogovoy explains in Foward. It's not just that Mickey Hart was Jewish. It's:The manner in which the basic tracks on their studio albums turned into their legendary group improvisations are relatively analogous to the role that the…
  • Jun 29

    "We are a court. Why should we not leave the matter up to the people acting democratically through legislatures?"

    "We are a court. Why should we not leave the matter up to the people acting democratically through legislatures?"
    Justice Breyer sounds the leave-it-to-the-legislature theme today (in the death penalty case, Glossip v. Gross).The Constitution foresees a country that will make most important decisions democratically. Most nations that have abandoned the…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 49

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 59

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 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 64

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 29

    Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Sold For $212,500

    Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Sold For $212,500
    The grave marker of the late celebrity icon Marilyn Monroe was recently sold at the Hollywood Legends auction for $212,500. Originally, the grave marker from Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Las Angeles was estimated to be worth…
  • Jun 29

    How Showing Favoritism Can Divide Familie

    How Showing Favoritism Can Divide Familie
    In this column, Carolyn Hax discusses the emotional turmoil that can split families when a parent shows favoritism or writes someone out of a will. Hax responds to a letter sent by a sibling wondering if they should feel guilty...
  • Jun 29

    6 Tips Family Trustees Should Follow

    6 Tips Family Trustees Should Follow
    People should think twice before getting involved with serving as a trustee for friends or family. The role of trustee can be a thankless position that carries with it many fiduciary responsibilities and risk of personal liability. If a…
Rank this Week: 75

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 29

    Bezos, Jobs & Musk: Must Visionary Leaders Be Cruel To Their Employees?

    Bezos, Jobs & Musk: Must Visionary Leaders Be Cruel To Their Employees?
    New York Times, The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders: As I was reading Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, I was alternately awed and disheartened, almost exactly the same ambivalence I felt after…
  • Jun 29

    2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citation

    2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citation
    Alfred L. Brophy (North Carolina), Ranking Law Schools, 2015: Student Aptitude, Employment, and Law Review Citations (more here): This essay builds on a paper released last year that ranked law schools on three variables: the median LSAT of…
  • Jun 29

    ABA: The Most LGBT-Friendly Law School

    ABA: The Most LGBT-Friendly Law School
    ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, LGBT-Friendly Law Schools: Most law schools are LGBT-friendly. Some law schools, however, are going an extra step further to be more inclusive of LGBT students. These law schools have…
Rank this Week: 74

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jun 29

    Sunstein on the Expressive Function of Law

    Sunstein on the Expressive Function of Law
    Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School) has posted On the Expressive Function of Law (144 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2021 (1996)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article I explore the expressive function of law - the function...
  • Jun 29

    Rantanen on the Impact of Patent Rights Malleability

    Rantanen on the Impact of Patent Rights Malleability
    Jason Rantanen (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted How Malleability Matters on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In The Malleability of Patent Rights, I developed the concept that patent rights are malleable rather than static and…
  • Jun 29

    Bermudez & Pardo on Super-Risk

    Bermudez & Pardo on Super-Risk
    Jose Luis Bermudez and Michael S. Pardo (Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Department of Philosophy and University of Alabama School of Law) have posted Risk, Uncertainty, and 'Super-Risk' (Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy,…
Rank this Week: 85

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 29

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent
    Inside Higher Ed ponders the future of small evangelical colleges post-Obergefell: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 27

    Bebchuk and Jackson are carrying the Democrat's proxy water

    Bebchuk and Jackson are carrying the Democrat's proxy water
    Lucian Bebchuk and Robert Jackson opine that: Last week, the House Appropriations Committee included in its 2016 appropriations bill for financial services agencies a provision that would prevent the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 27

    Delaware SB 75 will not kill fee shifting bylaw

    Delaware SB 75 will not kill fee shifting bylaw
    Craig Eastland has an extensive and detailed analysis of why many fee shifting bylaws will survive the Delaware legislature's misguided effort to ban them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and…
Rank this Week: 80

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 29

    NBC to Donald Trump: YOU are Fired!

    NBC to Donald Trump: YOU are Fired!
    NBCUniversal has cut its ties with Donald Trump, a recent GOP entrant in the race for the Presidency. NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic and other groups, has announced that it is severing its business ties to Trump....
  • Jun 29

    Your Morning PAC Ad from Bobby Jindal

    Your Morning PAC Ad from Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal has only recently joined the presidential race for 2016. But his PAC already has a message on immigration currently airing in Iowa: If it's too much of a commitment to watch the thirty-second ad, let me summarize: he's...
  • Jun 29

    Noncitizen Eligibility for Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

    Noncitizen Eligibility for Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
    With its decision last week in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court kept the Affordable Care Act in the news and on the books. On the Insightful Immigration Blog, Cyrus Mehta discusses noncitizen eligibility for coverage under the Affordable…
Rank this Week: 93

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    CFP: Law as Culture at Medieval Studies 2016

    CFP: Law as Culture at Medieval Studies 2016
    [We have the following announcement from Sasha Volokh, Emory Law.]Every year, I run a legal history panel ("Law as Culture") at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Next year's meeting is May 12-15, 2016.…
  • Jun 29

    Farber on the Declaration, the Consitution and the Interpreter's Dilemma

    Farber on the Declaration, the Consitution and the Interpreter's Dilemma
    Daniel A. Farber, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, has posted The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Interpreter's Dilemma: An Essay on Historical and Iconic Meaning:The Declaration of Independence is one of the paradigm…
  • Jun 28

    Koziol Reviews the Hyams Festschrift

    Koziol Reviews the Hyams Festschrift
    Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams, a special issue of Reading Medieval Studies, is reviewed by Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley, in The Medieval Review.  H/t Michael Widener.
Rank this Week: 92

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

    The Arizona Legislature Case

    The Arizona Legislature Case
    I was surprised by the outcome, the reasoning in the opinion, and that there were two votes (from Scalia and Thomas) to dismiss the suit for lack of standing.  In the end, I wonder if the Court should have just said “no…
  • Jun 29

    Revisiting Capital Punishment

    Revisiting Capital Punishment
    I want to go through the opinions on the three-drug protocol more carefully, but I will say that I’m not persuaded (and never have been) that the death penalty is unconstitutional across the board.  Whether the states or the…
  • Jun 29

    Same-Sex Marriage Whopper

    Same-Sex Marriage Whopper
    Let’s turn to the same-sex marriage decision.  I’ll have a separate post on the Court’s opinion later.  Basically, my thought is that it reads like a lot of Justice Kennedy’s decisions, unfortunately. With…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 90

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 29

    CFP: Estate Planning in the 21st Century

    CFP: Estate Planning in the 21st Century
    Estate Planning In the 21st Century: Seismic Shifts and Predictions for the Future The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel announces a Call For Papers on the following topics: Estate planning has radically changed in the last several…
  • Jun 29

    The Origins of the Innocence Project

    The Origins of the Innocence Project
    Eric S. Lander, a scientist on the Human Genome Project and professor at Harvard, gave a moving speech on The Moth Radio Hour's segment on "Why I teach" this past weekend. It revolves around his work beginning in the late...
  • Jun 29

    Learning Qualitative Empirical Research

    Learning Qualitative Empirical Research
    Last week I started writing about my new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism. I introduced the book and then explained how it came about from a perfect storm of scholarship, teaching, and service.…
Rank this Week: 120

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 29

    On Glossip

    On Glossip
    So how are you doing after Glossip? This is the question I’ve gotten all day long. I feel like a widow at a funeral, with well-wishers stopping by to pay their respects and offer condolences. Thank God I wore black. For the record, my take…
  • Jun 29

    The Most Dangerous Precedent (or, A Silly Extravagance)

    The Most Dangerous Precedent (or, A Silly Extravagance)
    In today’s concurrence to Glossip v. Gross, Justice Scalia identifies a precedent that “has caused more mischief to our jurisprudence, to our federal system, and to our society than any other that comes to mind.” The villain is Trop v.…
  • Jun 29

    The Un-Kennedy

    The Un-Kennedy
    Two thoughts on Paul's post about the prose in Justice Kennedy's Obergefell opinion: 1) If you had asked me as of 9:57 a.m. Friday, I would have predicted the vote would be 6-3, with the Chief joining the majority. And at least part of the…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Jun 29

    The Third Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict

    The Third Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict
    I'm very happy to report that the 3rd annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict will occur at Oxford next week.  As I explained last summer, this event is co-sponsored by the ICRC's DC and…
  • Jun 29

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"
    Readers who found engaging my recent paper with Jodie Liu, "The Privacy Paradox: The Privacy Benefits of Privacy Threats," will certainly want to check out a new draft paper by Columbia Law School professor David E. Pozen. Entitled "Privacy…
  • Jun 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    “Grexit” may be on the horizon, as Greece holds a nationwide referendum on whether to accept an extension of the European Union’s promise of continued bailout funds in exchange for harsh austerity measures. The…
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
Rank this Week: 126

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
Rank this Week: 118

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?
    Houston Matter discusses the Texas Open Beaches Act (with Property Prof. Matt Festa). A summary of a recent dispute: The Houston Chronicle recently reported on a conflict between a Galveston resident and the city’s Park Board over who…
  • Jun 29

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The purpose of this publication is to provide a guide to…
  • Jun 26

    Map of the Day: Gay Marriage in the U.S.

    Map of the Day: Gay Marriage in the U.S.
Rank this Week: 135

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 29

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
    After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,”…
  • Jun 29

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day
    National Aboriginal Day was on June 21. The Library of Congress celebrated this event by providing access to Canadian aboriginal law on the Indigenous Law Portal. This is the first time the Indigenous Law Portal has provided coverage that…
  • Jun 29

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction
    The Nova Scotia Provincial Court is taking new approaches to dealing with occupational health and safety violations. Recently, it sentenced a company found guilty of breaching Occupational Health and Safety laws to complete community…
Rank this Week: 146

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: 141

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/
  • Jun 29

    Hull on Lawyers and Marijuana Counselling

    Hull on Lawyers and Marijuana Counselling
    Helia Garrido Hull (Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law) has posted Lost in the Weeds of Pot Law: The Role of Legal Ethics in the Movement to Legalize Marijuana (Penn State Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 2, 2014)...
  • Jun 29

    "Second Circuit grants rehearing in Ganias computer search and seizure case"

    "Second Circuit grants rehearing in Ganias computer search and seizure case"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Big news in the field of computer search and seizure today: The Second Circuit has granted rehearing in the full case of United States v. Ganias, the blockbuster case...
  • Jun 29

    Roberts on Impeaching Defendant

    Roberts on Impeaching Defendant
    Anna Roberts (Seattle University School of Law) has posted Reclaiming the Importance of the Defendant’s Testimony (University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Implicit courtroom stereotypes are an urgent…
Rank this Week: 162

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking

    Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeAt Religion & Politics, the online publication of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in Saint Louis, we argue that Obergefell put an end to exclusive…
  • Jun 29

    A Note to Append to Justice Scalia's Dissent in Arizona Redistricting

    A Note to Append to Justice Scalia's Dissent in Arizona Redistricting
    As Justice Scalia observed, the Court in Coleman v. Miller was "equally divided" on one of the questions in the case, though not on the standing question, where the vote was five (three plus two) to four. I quote from a work in progress (by…
  • Jun 29

    Obergefell, Democratic Constitutionalism, and Judicial Review

    Obergefell, Democratic Constitutionalism, and Judicial Review
    Among its many other virtues, the opinions in Obergefell v. Hodges contain an important debate about judicial review in a democratic society. All of the dissenters in Obergefell criticize the majority for preempting the decisions of state…
Rank this Week: 173

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 22

    Read On! Vulnerability of Children within International Law

    Read On! Vulnerability of Children within International Law
    The Nordic Journal of International Law just published a Special Edition on the Vulnerability of Children within International Law, dedicated to the late Lucy Smition who was the first woman in Norway to be awarded a doctorate of Law, and…
  • Jun 17

    Response to Michael N. Schmitt and John J. Merriam: On the Tyranny of Context

    Response to Michael N. Schmitt and John J. Merriam: On the Tyranny of Context
    In their forthcoming paper, The Tyranny of Context: Israeli Targeting Practices in Legal Perspective, Michael Schmitt and John J. Merriam examine Israel’s targeting practices against the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. Their purpose is to…
  • Jun 15

    On the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor

    On the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor
    The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) is hiring a Legal Advisor in the area of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Summary The Legal Advisor will work as part of the IHL team where he/she…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 190

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: 232

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 249

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 274

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
  • Jun 28

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often
    The “Twitter joke trial,” where a UK man was prosecuted for joking about blowing up an airport, made waves and resulted in widespread criticism, but recent cases in the US show that prosecutions for jokey threats over social media…
  • Jun 24

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge
    Defendant was accused of cyberbullying over posts he made about (and to) his high school classmate (Dillon) on Facebook. The opinion is unclear on the precise nature of the original post and whether defendant initiated the post, or offered…
Rank this Week: 225

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 229

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
  • Jun 25

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin I met Mike Lewis during my first year of law teaching at Cornell Law School. Mike was scheduled to give a lecture at the law school about torture and I was invited to give a commentary on his…
Rank this Week: 253

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: 268

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: 230

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

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
  • Jun 26

    Developing a GLBT Practice

    Developing a GLBT Practice
    The good news on today's marriage-equality case makes it particularly appropriate for me to give a shout-out to a couple of folks doing cutting-edge work on GLBT issues, especially on trans rights. Jillian Weiss, an attorney in Tuxedo Park,…
  • Jun 25

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project
    While everyone else in the country was reading the Supreme Court's opinion on health care subsidies, I had a chance to look at the other opinion issued today: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)
    Today is apparently "Judge Jones" day in the Ninth Circuit.Judge Jones, from the District of Nevada, is the subject of not one, but two (unrelated) published mandamus opinions today.  The first stems from his routine practice of denying…
  • Jun 26

    U.S. v. Jefferson (9th Cir. June 26, 2015)

    U.S. v. Jefferson (9th Cir. June 26, 2015)
    Headline:  George Jefferson gets a decade in prison.  He's no longer movin' on up.  But he is going to the big house.Okay, so it's not Sherman Helmsley's George Jefferson.  But he is nonetheless a guy who's similarly…
  • Jun 25

    People v. McDonald (Cal. Ct. App. - June 25, 2015)

    People v. McDonald (Cal. Ct. App. - June 25, 2015)
    There's such a fine line between a tiny little bit in prison and a ton of time in prison:"On August 19, 2012, Christopher Patterson snatched a gold chain from around the neck of 71-year-old Guadalupe Ramos. In the process, he either…
Rank this Week: 315

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer
    Session 2: Establishing the Features of the Consumer The UK courts have in recent years been quite explicit that the consumer is a normative construct, a fiction, and a benchmark. What does this mean? Does the modifier…
  • Jun 29

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM
    Seventh Trademark Scholars Roundtable: The Construction of the Consumer in Trade Mark Law Session 1: Roles for the Consumer in Trade Mark LawWhat role does the “consumer” (whether “average” or…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed
    Cabral v. Supple LLC, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015)  The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll…
Rank this Week: 311

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
  • Jun 21

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28
    It’s so cool that so many people sent their syllabi to share with our community in response to my post last week.   I’m sure you will be impressed when you will see them posted. Several folks said that they…
  • Jun 19

    Another Instance Where Riskin is Ahead of His Time

    Another Instance Where Riskin is Ahead of His Time
    When I started Missouri’s Dispute Resolution LLM Program in the fall of (ahem) a long time ago, I took Understanding Conflict which Len taught. It was the first class where he had a heavy mindfulness component, which was both brilliant…
Rank this Week: 343

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 25

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway
    Political subdivisions involved in the clean up of a corn mash spill onto a highway were denied sovereign immunity in a recent Nebraska case because they were on notice of the incident, had a reasonable amount of time to correct...
  • Jun 9

    Light Blogging

    Light Blogging
    Blogging for the next month will be very light. Enjoy your summer and regular programming will resume the second week in July.
  • Jun 8

    Nail Salon Chemicals: A Mass Tort Risk?

    Nail Salon Chemicals: A Mass Tort Risk?
    The National Law Review discusses here.
Rank this Week: 291