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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

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

    This is Slightly Weird

    This is Slightly Weird
    Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands. The Guardian says: The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still…
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
Rank this Week: 9

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 24

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada
    In 2011 Facebook, Inc. used the name and picture of certain Facebook.com members as part of an advertising product.  In response, a class action was started in British Columbia on behalf of roughly 1.8 million British Columbia residents…
  • Jun 22

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract
    The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles: C. Kohler: Limits of mutual trust in the European judicial area: the judgment of the ECtHR in…
  • Jun 22

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising
    A book by Jean- Sylvestre Bergé and Geneviève Helleringer, Elgar Publishing 2017, just published. Lawyers have to adapt their reasoning to the increasingly global nature of the situations with which they deal. Often, rules…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
Rank this Week: 26

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 25

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic
    Introduction Normative legal theory is concerned with reasons for legal actions, including reasons for adopting legislation or for judge-made law. This very brief entry in the Legal Theory Lexicon attempts to sort out some the terminology by…
  • Jun 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution by Alison L. Young. Here is a description: Constitutions divide into those that provide for a constitutionally protected set of rights, where courts can strike down…
  • Jun 24

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan
    The Download of the Week is Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty by Kimberly Kessler Ferzan. Here is the abstract: Many criminal law scholars have criticized the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine as a form of…
Rank this Week: 33

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 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. The Use of Risk Assessment at Sentencing: Implications for Research and Policy Jordan M. Hyatt and Steven L. Chanenson Drexel University and Villanova University School of Law…
  • Jun 24

    Hodgson on Comparative Custodial Legal Advice

    Hodgson on Comparative Custodial Legal Advice
    Jacqueline Hodgson (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted From the Domestic to the European: An Empirical Approach to Comparative Custodial Legal Advice (In: Ross, Jacqueline E. and Thaman, Stephen C., (eds.) Handbook on…
  • Jun 23

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel
    Akiva A. Miller has posted The Law of Time Travel on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Even as time machines remain as fictional as ever, time-travel stories hold important lessons for legal reasoning. Starting from the ancient paradigms of…
Rank this Week: 44

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Federal Court to Hear MALDEF Request to Block Texas SB 4

    Federal Court to Hear MALDEF Request to Block Texas SB 4
    (SAN ANTONIO, TX) – MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) will appear before a federal judge in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, tomorrowmorning on behalf of clients seeking to block Texas Senate…
  • Jun 25

    South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico than many American

    South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico than many American
    CNN reports on the growing number of American expatriates who are living happily in Mexico and enjoying the "three Cs," climate, culture, and (lower) cost of living. According to the State Department, roughly 1 million US citizens…
  • Jun 25

    Congratulations to Three Newly Tenured Immigration Law Professor

    Congratulations to Three Newly Tenured Immigration Law Professor
    Congratulations to three superstar immigration law professors whose tenure was finalized by their respective universities in the last few weeks. Ming Hsu Chen is a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she holds a faculty…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 78

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto the field…
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
Rank this Week: 85

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 75

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Dean Breckinridge Tushingham (Soso State Law School) Named AALS President

    Dean Breckinridge Tushingham (Soso State Law School) Named AALS President
    Erik M. Jensen (Case Western), The Breck Trilogy: A Day in the Life of S. Breckinridge Tushingham, Tough on Scholarship, and Dean Breck: This series of three articles (that's why it's a trilogy, duh-h-h) chronicles the legal-academic career…
  • Jun 25

    The Top Five New Tax Paper

    The Top Five New Tax Paper
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list, with some reshuffling of the orders of the papers within the Top 5: [223 Downloads] Can New York Publish President Trump's State Tax Returns?, by Daniel…
  • Jun 25

    NY Times:Is Your God Dead?

    NY Times:Is Your God Dead?
    New York Times op-ed: Is Your God Dead?, by George Yancy (Emory): Is your God dead? I don’t mean the God of the philosophers or the scholars, but, as Blaise Pascal said, the “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob.” With no…
Rank this Week: 108

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 25

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?
    Editor’s Note: The Trump administration, more than any of its predecessors, is relying on serving and retired military leaders to staff key civilian positions, including much of the National Security Council. Too often this is…
  • Jun 24

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban
    On Monday, the Supreme Court’s tumultuous 2016 term is scheduled to draw to an end. But will it? All of the briefing in the travel ban litigation has been filed, and the cases are ready for the Court’s ruling. There are…
  • Jun 24

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Developments in Syria and rising tensions with Russia drove foreign policy news this week. On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a manned Syrian government Su-22 bomber that had attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. J. Dana Stuster…
Rank this Week: 88

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 91

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Ghailani v. Sessions, (10th Cir., June 21, 2017), the 10th Circuit allowed a Muslim inmate in federal prison after a terrorism conviction to move ahead with his complaint under RFRA that he is prohibited from attending Jumu'ah prayers…
  • Jun 25

    3d Circuit: Dismissal of Prisoner's RLUIPA Suit At Pleading Stage Was Improper

    3d Circuit: Dismissal of Prisoner's RLUIPA Suit At Pleading Stage Was Improper
    In Robinson v. Houtzdale, (3d Cir., June 19, 2017), the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals held that the trial court should not have dismissed at the pleading stage a RLUIPA suit by a Christian inmate who objected that the prison's Sex…
  • Jun 24

    Turkey Removes Evolution From High School Curriculum

    Turkey Removes Evolution From High School Curriculum
    The New York Times reported yesterday that in Turkey the Education Ministry has decided to eliminate the teaching of evolution to ninth graders, removing the chapter on the topic from ninth grade text books because it is controversial.…
Rank this Week: 111

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview

    Article on The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview
    Rafael Domingo recently published an Article entitled, The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The law of succession addresses the legal destiny…
  • Jun 25

    Father Mistakenly Told His Son is Dead

    Father Mistakenly Told His Son is Dead
    Frank Kerrigan buried his homeless son at a cemetery in Orange County, California last month. Friends and family travelled from as far as Las Vegas and Washington State to mourn at the $20,000 funeral. To Kerrigan’s great surprise, Bill…
  • Jun 24

    Article on How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’?

    Article on How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’?
    Emily Devaney recently published an Article entitled, How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’? An Analysis of Trust Law and its Interface with Relationship Property Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017).…
Rank this Week: 133

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop
    The Manchester International Law Centre has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Democratic Governance," to take place November 3, 2017. Here's the announcement (with a link to the full call):The Manchester International Law Centre…
  • Jun 24

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique
    Christelle Belporo has published La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique (L'Harmattan 2017). Here's the abstract:La question de la responsabilité des entreprises…
  • Jun 24

    New Issue: Arbitration International

    New Issue: Arbitration International
    The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 33, no. 2, June 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesJack Beatson, International arbitration, public policy considerations, and conflicts of law: the perspectives of reviewing and…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Jun 24

    Saturday Television Blogging – Queen Sugar

    Saturday Television Blogging – Queen Sugar
    The second season premiere of Queen Sugar, a television adaptation of Natalie Baszile’s novel, aired earlier this week, and if you’re the kind of person who likes to catch pop cultural depictions of business issues, this is a nice…
  • Jun 23

    Focus Group Experience

    Focus Group Experience
    Recently, I participated in a focus group on running shoes for Brooks. A few years ago, I did something similar for New Balance. Brooks paid each participant $100 for 90 minutes. The group was well-facilitated, and the group members stayed...
  • Jun 22

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)
    "The regulatory impulse of the earlier corporations statutes ... simply moved to federal law" https://t.co/uIddhM1C0N #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 17, 2017 "Delaware Supreme Court’s attitudes towards recurring…
Rank this Week: 148

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jun 23

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You
    Are you aware of the Coming of Age in Aging America Project, a "one hour documentary distributed by American Public Television [that] asks … 'What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society...
  • Jun 22

    ACTEC Engagement Letter

    ACTEC Engagement Letter
    We previously let you know that ACTEC has released the 5th edition of its Commentaries to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Now ACTEC has released a new edition of their engagement letters. Engagement Letters A Guide for Practitioners…
  • Jun 21

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support
    According to a recent article in the Washington Post, not all family caregivers of vets are treated equally. Law makes VA treat some family caregivers better than others explains that for "veterans injured on duty, Uncle Sam pays more…
Rank this Week: 135

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 23

    Women, accustomed to the International Court of Justice

    Women, accustomed to the International Court of Justice
    HAGUE –  A briefing at the International Court of Justice was part of today’s Hague leg of the Global Governance Summer School that we at the University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk International Law Center are…
  • Jun 20

    UN Women and Promundo’s “Understanding Masculinities”: A Shift From Fact-Based to Social Construction-Based Analyses of Gender Issues?

    UN Women and Promundo’s “Understanding Masculinities”: A Shift From Fact-Based to Social Construction-Based Analyses of Gender Issues?
    UN Women and Promundo recently published “Understanding Masculinities,” the nearly-300 paged result of the International Men and Gender Equality Study (IMAGES) conducted in the Middle East and North Africa, conducted in Egypt,…
  • Jun 19

    Work On! ICCT Advanced Summer Programme

    Work On! ICCT Advanced Summer Programme
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ► [insert media here: aligned right, a thumbnail-sized logo of the sponsoring organization, if available] The…
Rank this Week: 193

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 169

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 213

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Constitutional Rot-- A Discussion on MSNBC

    Constitutional Rot-- A Discussion on MSNBC
    This evening Ari Melber had a segment on my speech to the Yale Law School Alumni, "Trumping the Constitution," which analyzes Donald Trump's rise to power as a symptom of long-term constitutional rot in our political institutions.Melber did a…
  • Jun 25

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.
         After weeks of suspense, built up with teases and process controversies, there is an understandable temptation to seize upon the newly released Senate Republican health care bill like a piece of next-generation…
  • Jun 24

    Ending Medicaid As We Know It: The Court's Role

    Ending Medicaid As We Know It: The Court's Role
    Perhaps the Senate's health care bill will be a political fizzle but if it passes, we should at least mark the Supreme Court's role in permitting Republicans to advance a proposal that would make one of the biggest changes to the welfare…
Rank this Week: 259

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 25

    Bainbridge books now on Kindle

    Bainbridge books now on Kindle
    Did you know Corporate Law (Concepts and Insights) by Stephen Bainbridge is now on Kindle? https://t.co/z5NHGVUudD via @amazon — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) June 26, 2017 Did you know my... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 20

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale
    It's on sale for about 1/3 off! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 19

    Free speech victory

    Free speech victory
    In Lee v Tam, SCOTUS affirms and holds that disparagement provision of the trademark laws is unconstitutional. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 19, 2017 An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 202

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 25

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action
    We meant what we said, when we described in R. v. Jordan last year, “a culture of complacency towards delay in the criminal justice system.”  This could encapsulate what the Supreme Court of Canada…
  • Jun 25

    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 Justice and…
  • Jun 23

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
    What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at its source – what is the bottom line restriction on a lawyer’s professional…
Rank this Week: 218

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 24

    Frederico Cheever (1957-2017)

    Frederico Cheever (1957-2017)
    I see from a comment on one of the other posts that Professor Frederico Cheever, a beloved environmental law professor at the University of Denver, passed away recently on a family trip. Cribbing now from the memorial notice at the...
  • Jun 24

    Civil Rights Era Building Trivia

    Civil Rights Era Building Trivia
    Before I depart the southern Atlantic for a gulf coast state, I thought I'd clear out a couple of trivia questions. This is a building I've been waiting a long time to take a picture of. Some years ago when...
  • Jun 24

    George Cochran (1936-2017)

    George Cochran (1936-2017)
    My friend Richard Gershon has passed along the news of the passing of his long-time and beloved colleague George Cochran at Ole Miss. Cribbing now a little from Professor Cochran's memorial notice, Cochran graduated first in his class from…
Rank this Week: 240

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jun 22

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion
    I have posted my newest article, "Ousted: The New Dynamics of Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion" to SSRN. In litigation days of old, American courts jealously guarded their procedural powers through the doctrine of…
  • Jun 22

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Nancy Leong’s essay, On Gender Disparity and Dialogue. Nancy review’s Jennifer Mika’s recent article, The Noteworthy Absence of Women Advocates at the United States Supreme Court, 25 Amer. U.…
  • Jun 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, covered earlier here and here. By a 4-2 vote, the Court reversed the Second Circuit and ordered the dismissal of most of the plaintiffs’ claims that they were subjected...
Rank this Week: 228

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence
    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying EvidenceThis post examines an opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District: People v. Pineda, 2017 WL 632823 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
Rank this Week: 247

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 13

    Summer

    Summer
    Blogging will be light--perhaps nonexistent--for the next several weeks. Enjoy summer!
  • Jun 12

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence
    James Goudkamp has posted to SSRN the Introduction to his book Tort Law Defences. The abstract provides: The law of torts recognises many defences to liability. While some of these defences have been explored in detail, scant attention has…
  • Jun 9

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap
    Yesterday, on equal protection grounds, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court struck down a 2003 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases: “We conclude that the caps on noneconomic damages … arbitrarily reduce damage…
Rank this Week: 217

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 269

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 25

    SCOTUS Symposium: The final week

    SCOTUS Symposium: The final week
    We enter the final week of June and the final week of the Term. Six cases remain, with Monday the final scheduled opinion day, so expect a flurry. I am most interested in Hernandez v. Mesa, which could produce either further contraction of…
  • Jun 25

    Does Article VII's Up-or-Down Process Weaken the Case for Constitutional Textualism (i.e., New Originalism")??

    Does Article VII's Up-or-Down Process Weaken the Case for Constitutional Textualism (i.e., New Originalism")??
    In constitutional interpretation, the "New Originalism" (nicely described by Larry Solum, among other places, here) bears an uncanny resemblance to the old statutory textualism of the mid-1990s and early 2000s. The focus of New…
  • Jun 25

    SCOTUS Symposium: Packingham and Fact-Checking the Supreme Court

    SCOTUS Symposium: Packingham and Fact-Checking the Supreme Court
    Last week’s decision in Packingham v. North Carolina is getting a lot of attention in part because of this fact checker column in the Washington Post. Packingham involved a challenge to a North Carolina law that severely restricted the…
Rank this Week: 416

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 24

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit
    Many thanks to Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) for forwarding yesterday's decision by the Fourth Circuit in Solomon v. NFL Player Retirement Plan. Here's Jon's description of the case: [T]he context is a retired NFL player's challenge to a…
  • Jun 23

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace
    Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces.…
  • Jun 23

    The Conservative Case for Union

    The Conservative Case for Union
    Jonathan Rauch has written The Conservative Case for Unions in the Atlantic. Congratulations to Matt Dimick (Buffalo) for a prominent mention, and for Rauch's discussion of Dimick's work on the Ghent System. Here's an excerpt from the…
Rank this Week: 489

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 24

    The Benefits of Bar Association

    The Benefits of Bar Association
    Picture this: you have finally been accepted as a member of the Bar in your respective state. Job offer in hand, you anxiously await the first day of the rest of your life – your first full time law position. The Sunday night before…
  • Jun 23

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture
    Bill Cosby has made two distinctly different splashes in American popular culture.  He starred in “The Cosby Show” (1984-92), a sitcom that was America’s most highly rated television show for five consecutive…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 351

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 24

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit
    By Eric SegallThe President of the United States owns a posh hotel in the shadow of the White House from which he derives foreign-government revenue. Along with income and benefits from many other domestic and international businesses, this…
  • Jun 23

    Redistricting and Blue Citie

    Redistricting and Blue Citie
    by Neil H. BuchananCan anything be done to make congressional and state legislative races more competitive?  The Supreme Court has taken on a case from Wisconsin that could meaningfully limit partisan gerrymandering.  Depending on…
  • Jun 22

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography
    by Michael DorfThe most important immediate impact of Monday's SCOTUS ruling in Matal v. Tam is that the Washington Redskins will be able to enjoy registered trademark protection, notwithstanding the offensiveness of their name. In…
Rank this Week: 449

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jun 24

    Vindictive Former Judge Suspended

    Vindictive Former Judge Suspended
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has suspended a former judge for two years. The charges Count 1 alleged that then Judge-elect Nadeau’s directive to the Register of Probate of York County not to include seven attorneys on the court…
  • Jun 23

    A Misbegotten Prosecution Results In Dismissal And Reprimand

    A Misbegotten Prosecution Results In Dismissal And Reprimand
    The Maryland Court of Appeals decided a disciplinary case against two attorneys that I have closely followed. In sharp contrast to my usual position, I entirely side with the accused attorneys and believe that they (and their pro bono…
  • Jun 22

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct
    The Ohio Supreme Court revoked admission based on conduct that the applicant failed to disclose. Michael Alexander Callam, of Macedonia, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0092109, was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 17,…
Rank this Week: 496

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 346

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: 392

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 289

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 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 373

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 487

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 301

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: 478

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: 432