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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 24

    Rest in Peace, Dan

    Rest in Peace, Dan
    Our dear friend Dan was to be laid to rest today. All of us here, and so many others elsewhere, send our love to him, and our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. As his family has noted, memorial donations may be made to the…
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
Rank this Week: 10

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    A pitcher picture.

    A pitcher picture.
  • Jul 27

    Torturing turtles.

    Torturing turtles.
    1. Instapundit links to a news report of 2 teenage girls arrested for torturing a gopher tortoise. They were caught because they made a video of their brutality and posted it on Facebook, replete with the voiceover "Burn baby, burn baby. Now…
  • Jul 27

    73-year-old fashion designer Roberto Cavalli offends me and some Sufis.

    73-year-old fashion designer Roberto Cavalli offends me and some Sufis.
    1. I'm offended by his absurd shorts — cut-off stone-washed jeans. But I must say I got a kick out of the photograph of him with his 26-year-old girlfriend Lina Nilson because — she's also in shorts — the 2 have virtually…
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 15

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 17

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    WaPo: An Interactive Guide to Decide Whether to Leave the U.S. For Lower Taxe

    WaPo: An Interactive Guide to Decide Whether to Leave the U.S. For Lower Taxe
    Washington Post, Should You Leave the U.S. For Lower Taxes? An Interactive Guide to Legal Tax Arbitrage: We know that corporations enjoy many of the legal rights of individuals these days. In this situation, they really have more rights, as…
  • Jul 27

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #1 and #3: [291 Downloads] What Would Yale Do If It Were Taxable?, by Patrick Geddes (Aperio Group),…
  • Jul 27

    Do You Work Too Much?

    Do You Work Too Much?
    New York Times op-ed: Do You Work Too Much?, by Anna North: The American economy generally operates on the assumption that the more hours you work, the better an employee you are. But increasingly, researchers and workers themselves are…
Rank this Week: 18

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 32

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    ISIS On Campaign To Destroy Religious Shrines In Iraq Hits Tomb of Jonah

    ISIS On Campaign To Destroy Religious Shrines In Iraq Hits Tomb of Jonah
    The Wall Street Journal reported Friday on announced plans of the insurgent group Islamic State to destroy religious shrines and graves in Iraq.  Conservative Sunni doctrine prohibits the veneration of shrines or burial sites. Carrying…
  • Jul 27

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Legate v. Stephens, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98442 (SD TX, July 21, 2014), a Texas federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation and dismissed a complaint by a Native American inmate that he was not permitted to have long…
  • Jul 26

    President Signs Law Authorizing Huna Tlingits To Engage In Traditional Egg Harvest

    President Signs Law Authorizing Huna Tlingits To Engage In Traditional Egg Harvest
    The White House announced that yesterday President Obama signed H.R. 3110, the Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act. The law authorizes the Interior Department to permit members of the Hoonah Indian Association to harvest eggs of…
Rank this Week: 35

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 40

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    Institutional Authority and Collusion

    Institutional Authority and Collusion
    Axel Sonntag (University of East Anglia) and Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia) discuss Institutional Authority and Collusion. ABSTRACT: A 'collusion puzzle' exists by which, even though increasing the number of firms reduces the…
  • Jul 23

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain
    Raffaele Fiocco, University of Mannheim and Gongyu Guo, Humboldt University of Berlin discuss Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gains. ABSTRACT: In an industry where regulated firms interact with unregulated suppliers,…
  • Jul 23

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (Universite Paris X) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (Sorbonne) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal…
Rank this Week: 37

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 44

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: 46

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/
  • Jul 25

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware
    Flying somewhat below the radar, the on-going case of Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may prove to be one worthy of closer consideration. The case stems from the alleged involvement of Wal-Mart in a…
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
  • Jul 23

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC
    Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The…
Rank this Week: 47

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilitie

    Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilitie
    At a hacker conference in New York earlier this month, security expert Jonathan Zdziarski presented a paper which should raise some eyebrows for lawyers. Zdziarski noted the considerable developments Apple has made to ensure its iOS…
  • Jul 27

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. JEKE Enterprises Ltd. v.…
  • Jul 27

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    eLearning Program on Pre-Mortem Planning

    eLearning Program on Pre-Mortem Planning
    The American Bar Association is holding a Paralegal eLearning Program entitled, Immediate Pre-Mortem Planning, on August 14, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM CT via webinar. Here is why you should attend: The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust…
  • Jul 27

    Article on Physician Aid in Dying

    Article on Physician Aid in Dying
    David Orentlicher (Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law), Thaddeus Mason Pope (Hamline University School of Law) and Ben A. Rich (University of California, Davis) recently published an article entitled, The Changing Legal…
  • Jul 27

    Financial Elder Abuse Often Difficult to Catch

    Financial Elder Abuse Often Difficult to Catch
    Elder abuse is a problem that has many legal and financial professionals concerned. When the abuse is in the form of physical abuse or neglect, then Adult Protective Services may step in. Unfortunately, when financial abuse is occurring it…
Rank this Week: 49

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 52

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 27

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Holding

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Holding
    Introduction It used to be the case that an endless investigation of the difference between holding and dictum was a central preoccupation of the first year of law school. Nowadays, depending on which law school you attend and which set...
  • Jul 26

    Legal Theory Bookworm

    Legal Theory Bookworm
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community by Robert L. Tsai. Here is a description: The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: "We the…
  • Jul 26

    Download of the Week

    Download of the Week
    The Download of the Week is The Legitimacy of (Some) Federal Common Law by Caleb Nelson. Here is the abstract: Much of the modern debate over federal common law starts from the premise that when courts articulate rules of decision...
Rank this Week: 54

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    The Cartel Puzzle

    The Cartel Puzzle
    Here's a homework assignment to occupy your minds while I'm away.*  In the winter/spring of 1901, J. P. Morgan and his minions assembled what became if not the first, then certainly one of the greatest, of industrial cartels.  The…
  • Jul 13

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue
    I don't know if it's just happenstance or just me but the flavor du jour of a lot of my reading lately has been how we've just got to do something to dig ourselves out from under this debt mountain.   Public, maybe, okay, maybe…
  • Jul 10

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting
    A bit of a followup on that last, only tangentially familial.  Main point: I'm amused to note that the family in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is named "Nolan," and  if I heard right, they are identified as "Irish."  I also I…
Rank this Week: 66

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 24

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg
    Many thanks to Felix Koechel (MPI Luxembourg) for the hint. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will host a symposium in memory of Giuseppe Tarzia (28.12.1930 – 23.2.2005),…
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
Rank this Week: 68

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 27

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 61 Symposium: Vol. 61, Issue 6

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 61 Symposium: Vol. 61, Issue 6
    Volume 61, Issue 6 (July 2014) Articles Public Utility and the Low-Carbon Future William Boyd 1614 An Open Access Distribution Tariff: Removing Barriers to Innovation on the Smart Grid Joel B. Eisen 1712 Valuing National Security: Climate…
  • Jul 26

    Recent Articles of Note

    Recent Articles of Note
    Now that I’ve finished drafting my latest paper, I’m going through the stack of articles that I’ve wanted to read for some time.  I want to make two summer reading suggestions. The first is Justin Driver’s article…
  • Jul 26

    Wooden Statutory Interpretation

    Wooden Statutory Interpretation
    Critics of the D.C. Circuit’s panel decision in Halbig v. Burwell are condemning the decision for its wooden interpretation of the Affordable Care Act.  This got me to wondering how and when that phrase entered the lexicon.…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 26

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science
    The Hill - Contributors blog: Debunking the bad science on abortion and women's health, by Andrea Flynn: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that would prevent…
  • Jul 26

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her
    Gender & Sexuality Law Blog: When Reality Becomes Satire: Anti-Contraception Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic For Not Hiring Her, by Kara Loewentheil: And now for an exercise in absurdity: a nurse who refuses to prescribe contraception…
  • Jul 24

    Conservatives Hone Anti-Abortion Messaging

    Conservatives Hone Anti-Abortion Messaging
    The New York Times: Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion, by Jeremy W. Peters: It was not on the public schedule for the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting at the stately Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis.…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
Rank this Week: 75

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/
Rank this Week: 76

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 27

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty to read this weekend. Gordon Wood reviews Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen (Liveright) in The New York Review of Books."This is a strange and…
  • Jul 25

    Brubaker on Bankruptcy Injunctions and the AIA in the Early Republic

    Brubaker on Bankruptcy Injunctions and the AIA in the Early Republic
    Ralph Brubaker, University of Illinois College of Law, has posted Justice Story, Bankruptcy Injunctions, and the Anti-Injunction Act of 1793, which appears in the Texas Law Review 92 (2014).  Here is the abstract:   This…
  • Jul 25

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)
    [We have the following from Edward J. Balleisen, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, which follows up on an earlier post.]First, I want to thank the many individuals who have graciously sent in corrections and…
Rank this Week: 77

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 27

    Another Segregated War Memorial

    Another Segregated War Memorial
    Very soon I'm going to be posting a paper I'm writing with Judson Crump about a freedom suit in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the 1820s. Much to talk about there and how this fits with the work that legal historians such...
  • Jul 26

    Diane Curtis stepping into faculty lounge

    Diane Curtis stepping into faculty lounge
    I am writing to welcome Diane Curtis, senior lecturer in political science and director of pre-law planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to the faculty lounge. She'll be sitting with us for a spell. Curtis' teaching interests…
  • Jul 25

    CFP: Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law

    CFP: Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law
    Cribbing from an email I received: ***** The Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its December 2014 edition. JISPIL is a peer reviewed electronic journal (available at:…
Rank this Week: 88

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 26

    Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1997

    Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1997
    Multiple notes on this wine over the years: 2013, 2011, 2003. Although Robert Parker predicts it will last until 2025 or so, if tonight's sample was anything to go by, it's at its peak. I'm down to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 25

    Fettuccine With Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil with Conundrum (California) 2011

    Fettuccine With Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil with Conundrum (California) 2011
    For dinner tonight I made Dave Pasternack's Recipe for Fettuccine With Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil (WSJ, subscription may be required). It's very easy, very delicious, and ideal for a hot night... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 25

    is a fish a "record, document, or tangible object"?

    is a fish a "record, document, or tangible object"?
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act created a new obstruction of justice law that imposes stiff criminal penalties on anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 98

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    Duff on Harri

    Duff on Harri
    Michael Duff (Wyoming) recently posted Beneath the Veneer of Harris v. Quinn in the ClassismExposed blog. In the post, Duff puts forth what is a fairly controversial view for a union supporter: that reliance on agency fees is a bad...
  • Jul 24

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple
    There is an interesting article over on CNN.com that discusses a class action case that was just certified against technology giant Apple which alleges that the company failed to provide its workers sufficient time for meals and rest breaks…
  • Jul 23

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study
    As lawyers fight over an employer’s duty to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent paper on employer accommodation practices finds, among other things, that disability accommodations may benefit co-workers and…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 106

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
  • Jul 8

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva
    Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) wrote a thoughtful post yesterday at Concurring Opinions about ongoing financial problems at Manhattan's Yeshiva University, home institution to Cardoza Law School. When the Madoff scandal hit the…
Rank this Week: 115

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 27

    Events & Announcements: July 27, 2014

    Events & Announcements: July 27, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Call for Papers A conference on General International Law and International Economic Law: An (Un)Easy Relationship? will be held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University on April 17, 2015. The conference…
  • Jul 26

    Can Israel Cut Off Water and Power to Gaza?

    Can Israel Cut Off Water and Power to Gaza?
    by Kevin Jon Heller That's the question at the heart of a complicated debate between a variety of IHL scholars. The debate began with a legal opinion that Avi Bell submitted to the Knesset, in which he argued that nothing in…
  • Jul 26

    Weekend Roundup: July 19-25, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: July 19-25, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, our Emerging Voices symposium continued with a post by François Delerue on cyber operations and the prohibition on the threat of force, a comparison by Otto Spijkers of the…
Rank this Week: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 147

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
  • Jul 25

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Pando.com publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial.  Talk to me…
  • Jul 25

    Reading list: social media flagging

    Reading list: social media flagging
    Kate Crawford and Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, 4 New Media Society (2014).  One of the points I most liked:[F]lags speak only in a narrow vocabulary of complaint. A…
Rank this Week: 156

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 25

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing
    As Anna points out, there are indeed moments of poignancy in the pari passu litigation, largely having to do with the fact that, days from a major sovereign default induced in no small part by their rulings, the US courts...
  • Jul 24

    Pari Passu Poignancy

    Pari Passu Poignancy
    It is too easy to miss poignant moments in the news avalanche of Argentina debt litigation. Here is one from Judge Griesa's monologue at the July 22 hearing: I can't remember whether it was 2010 or 2011, but thereabouts, the...
  • Jul 24

    Once More, With ... Something

    Once More, With ... Something
    So we are again treated to what has become an annual tradition: the analysis of Dodd-Frank on its anniversary. The Republicans trot out a report critical of the Act, and the Democrats defend it. Yawn. Actually, this year the Republican...
Rank this Week: 174

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Two philosophers win Australian Future Fellowship

    Two philosophers win Australian Future Fellowship
    They are (see pp. 126-127) Mark Kelly (Western Sydney) for a project on normativity in science, law and ethics; and Colin Klein (Macquarie) for a project on neuroimaging and theories of mind. (Thanks to John Hadley for the pointer.)
  • Jul 26

    In Manhattan's future?

    In Manhattan's future?
    The Onion probably nails it. UPDATE: Egads, The Onion is late: such doors already exist in London! (Thanks to John Dupre for the pointer.) ANOTHER: It's a reality (or soon to be one) in New York too! (Thanks to Eric...
  • Jul 26

    Still more on Gaza, from David Enoch

    Still more on Gaza, from David Enoch
    Philosopher David Enoch (Hebrew U) tells me that the translation is not his. It's well worth reading, and makes a nice point.
Rank this Week: 193

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 192

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
  • Jul 25

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)
    I guess I can buy the officer's testimony that he decided to drive his car over to talk to 15-year old J.G. -- who was walking across a parking lot towards his brother, D.G. -- for absolutely no reason, merely because he "stops and talks to…
  • Jul 24

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)
    I don't think I need to tell you what sentence the jury returned for this offense:"Shayne York and his fiancée, Jennifer Parish, were both Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs. On August 14, 1997, they were planning a trip to Las Vegas…
Rank this Week: 199

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
  • Jul 25

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!
    The editors of Land Use Prof Blog are delighted to announce that we have lined up a great group of scholars to guest blog for us this fall. Jessie, Matt, Jim and I will continue to blog away, as usual,...
  • Jul 24

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...
    The bar exam is just under a week away in most jurisdictions. I saw one of my former students this morning, who shared this video with me. Worth a chuckle... [Note: the original is from the movie Downfall. See the...
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
Rank this Week: 203

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 209

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 206

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: 222

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 27

    An Updated Draft of “Corporate Social Responsibility & Concession Theory” and Some Further Thoughts on Hobby Lobby

    An Updated Draft of “Corporate Social Responsibility & Concession Theory” and Some Further Thoughts on Hobby Lobby
    I have posted an updated draft of my latest piece, “Corporate Social Responsibility & Concession Theory” (forthcoming __ Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. __) on SSRN (here). Here is the abstract: This Essay examines three related…
  • Jul 27

    Law Professor Position - Alabama

    Law Professor Position - Alabama
    Last year, when many law schools made no new hires, Alabama was one of the most active law schools on the market. Alabama hired a new dean and five new faculty members. It appears that Alabama is looking to hire...
  • Jul 26

    Private Securities Liability and Voluntary Disclosure

    Private Securities Liability and Voluntary Disclosure
    One of the classic arguments against private securities liability – and in particular, Section 10(b) fraud-on-the-market liability, with its high potential damages – is that it overdeters issuers, thus stifling voluntary disclosures…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
Rank this Week: 231

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
  • Jul 25

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity
    Claire Mumme (Windsor) has posted Property in Labour and the Limits of Contract (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: As has long been recognized, the contract of employment depends on the commodification of labour power.…
  • Jul 24

    How Much is a Sand Dune Easement Worth?

    How Much is a Sand Dune Easement Worth?
    The property owners thought a few hundred thousand dollars. A jury awarded them $300: A jury has awarded a Harvey Cedars couple just $300 as compensation for the borough's taking of land needed to build a sand dune and berm...
Rank this Week: 233