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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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    The U.S. News Law School Academic Reputation Scores, 1998-2015

    The U.S. News Law School Academic Reputation Scores, 1998-2015
    Robert L. Jones (Northern Illinois), Academic Reputation Scores for Law Schools Continue Their Decline in 2015: This essay summarizes the results of the U.S. News & World Report rankings published in 2015 with respect to the academic…
  • May 4

    IRS Seeks Grant Applications for Funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

    IRS Seeks Grant Applications for Funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
    The IRS announced on Friday (IR-2015-75) that it is accepting grant applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2016 grant cycle (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016). Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2015. The LITC program awards…
  • May 4

    Tax Policy And The Invisible Hand Of God

    Tax Policy And The Invisible Hand Of God
    Huffington Post: The Invisible Hand of God, by Jim Burklo (Associate Dean of Religious Life, USC): The United States has the highest poverty rate, the greatest income inequality, and the greatest wealth inequality of any major developed…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • May 4

    [Eugene Volokh] The Achilles principle (that would be, ‘time wounds all heels’)

    [Eugene Volokh] The Achilles principle (that would be, ‘time wounds all heels’)
    In this case (Weaver v. Celebration Station Properties, Inc. (S.D. Tex. Apr. 28, 2015), it was time go-karting that wounded plaintiff’s heel, when her go-kart was hit by another driver’s go-kart. But defendant was under no duty to…
  • May 3

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, “Norms of Computer Trespass”

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, “Norms of Computer Trespass”
    I have posted a draft of a new article, Norms of Computer Trespass, forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review. The article addresses a recurring problem in computer crime law: What is unauthorized access? The article tries to answer that…
  • May 3

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Iran’s legal claims for seizing the Maersk Tigri

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Iran’s legal claims for seizing the Maersk Tigri
    Iran’s seizure of the Marshall Islands’ flagged Maersk Tigris cargo ship has lead to important discussions about the United States’ legal responsibilities to respond, under treaties with its one-time trust territory and…
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Carly Fiorina for President?!?!

    Carly Fiorina for President?!?!
    Joining Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, business executive Carly Fiorina, who unsuccessfully ran for the Senate against Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 2010, reportedly will join the race later today for the Republican…
  • May 3

    Protests Against Family Detention

    Protests Against Family Detention
    The Texas Tribune reports that some 500 protesters gathered outside of the Dilley immigration detention facility yesterday, carrying signs and chanting "shut it down." ICE responded with a statement that Dilley, and similar…
  • May 2

    Immigration Article of the Day: Confronting Cops in Immigration Court by Mary Holper

    Immigration Article of the Day: Confronting Cops in Immigration Court by Mary Holper
    Confronting Cops in Immigration Court by Mary Holper, Boston College - Law School August 25, 2014 William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23 No. 3, 2015, Forthcoming Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 333 Abstract:…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • May 1

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill
    Transactional Lawyering and Contractual Innovation 2016 AALS Annual Meeting New York, NY In a world of dramatic economic, technological and...
  • Apr 29

    NFL: tax exempt no more!

    NFL: tax exempt no more!
    The NFL is a nonprofit corporation. That should be no surprise when you stop to think about it. Many--indeed, most--trade...
  • Apr 28

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing
    The member of the Zaring family who studies such matters passes along this editorial, which yes, indeed, "prior to publication,...
Rank this Week: 17

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    "If they're all saying the same thing I am, fantastic. The more the merrier, bring em on."

    "If they're all saying the same thing I am, fantastic. The more the merrier, bring em on."
    "Let's talk about what our ideals are. The only thing I'm going to be doing is to encouraging people to think for themselves. Listen and think for yourself. Don't listen to pundits and the people who try to control everything."Said Ben…
  • May 4

    Oh, no! The British royals named their princess baby after the American royals' princess baby!

    Oh, no! The British royals named their princess baby after the American royals' princess baby!
    Charlotte.PREVIOUSLY: "Well, they're not going to name the baby Charlotte! That's the name that was chosen for America's royal baby."AND: It's Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Putting Charlotte first is a tribute to William's father, Charles,…
  • May 4

    "Is this dissent a crime? Is this a reason for killing her?"

    "Is this dissent a crime? Is this a reason for killing her?"
    45 years ago today: The bullets National Guardsmen fired into a group of student demonstrators at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, were meant to deescalate a situation spiraling out of control. Instead, they inspired a host of…
Rank this Week: 18

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

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

    O'Brien on Purple Communication

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

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Foundation

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

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance

    Harris on Department of Labor Performance
    Seth Harris, Distinguished Scholar at Cornell's ILR School, has just posted on SSRN his article, Managing for Social Change: Improving Labor Department Performance in a Partisan Era, which will appear in the West Virginia Law Review. The…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Florida Digital Assets Bill Fails to Pa

    Florida Digital Assets Bill Fails to Pa
    As I have previously discussed, a digital assets bill was being considered by Florida lawmakers that would have given a fiduciary access and control of digital assets of a deceased or incapacitated person. However, the Florida House ended…
  • May 4

    Search for Owners of Unclaimed Military Medal

    Search for Owners of Unclaimed Military Medal
    The Pennsylvania Department of Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property began a project in 2013 to find the owners or their heirs of military medals that were received by the department from various sources including hospitals and financial…
  • May 4

    New Book: Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisor

    New Book: Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisor
    Ramsay H. Slugg recently published a book entitled, Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisors, available both in print and eBook formats. Provided below is the description of the book from the ABA store: Addressing…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    I'm an Immunity Applicant, Get Me Out of Here: Joint and Several Liability Revisited

    I'm an Immunity Applicant, Get Me Out of Here: Joint and Several Liability Revisited
    Laura Guttuso, University of Queensland -TC Beirne School of Law explores I'm an Immunity Applicant, Get Me Out of Here: Joint and Several Liability Revisited. ABSTRACT: This article discusses the recently agreed text of the EU private…
  • May 4

    Software Interoperability Information Disclosure and Competition Law

    Software Interoperability Information Disclosure and Competition Law
    Qiang Yu, Leiden Law School has a new article on Software Interoperability Information Disclosure and Competition Law. ABSTRACT: Software interoperability information is indispensable in establishing connections among the parts of a program…
  • May 1

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark Lemley, Stanford has a new paper on IP and Other Regulations. ABSTRACT: Intellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. Once we understand IP laws as government social policies that seek to alter market outcomes, we can start to...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

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

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Herbert v. Balducci, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54866 (WD WA, April 27, 2015), a Washington federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54945, Jan. 8, 2015) and dismissed an inmate's claim that his…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 4

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

    Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)
    Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court transmitted to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which will go into effect on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action. There are a few goodies in these proposed amendments.…
  • May 4

    How Disability Gets Covered in the Media

    How Disability Gets Covered in the Media
    My thesis in a recent article was that the relatively easy journey of the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress (at least compared to laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964), combined with the large universe of people that it…
  • May 4

    Mass Compensation After September 11

    Mass Compensation After September 11
    Thanks to everyone for having me this month. For those of you who don’t know me, I write about complex litigation, mass torts and administrative law. Lately, I've been writing a lot about the issues that come up when mass disputes appear in…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 4

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability

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

    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law

    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law
    The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law will take place at the University of San Diego next month. ICAIL has been held biennially since 1987 and provides a “forum for the presentation and discussion of the…
  • May 4

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Celebrities, Privacy, Free Speech, and the Internet

    Celebrities, Privacy, Free Speech, and the Internet
    Elena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo LIUC University, has published The Scandals of Caroline, Max and Kate: Does Celebrity Privacy Threaten Press Freedom in the Internet Age? in Medien und Privatheit (Simon Garnett, Stefan Halft, Matthias Herz, and…
  • May 1

    Canada's Privacy Commissioner Offers Advice For Marketers and Consumers On Complying With Anti-Spam Law

    Canada's Privacy Commissioner Offers Advice For Marketers and Consumers On Complying With Anti-Spam Law
    Canada's Privacy Commissioner has weighed on the subject of the new Canadian anti-spam statute, CASL which came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Office has issued some guidelines, available here, for those who market online. Here are some…
  • Apr 30

    Property Theory and Copyright

    Property Theory and Copyright
    Pascale Chapdelaine, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has published The Property Attributes of Copyright at 10 Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal 34 (2014). Here is the abstract. The primary goal of this article is to look at the…
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2015 issue: ARTICLES Derek W. Black, Federalizing Education by Waiver?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 607 (2015). Shu-Yi Oei & Diane Ring, Human Equity? Regulating the New…
  • May 1

    Oral Argument as Performance Act

    Oral Argument as Performance Act
    I’m hibernating doing edits on a paper that are under deadline, but I did want to offer one thought about the oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases.  Some who oppose televising arguments claim that this would turn them into…
  • Apr 29

    FAN 58 (First Amendment News) Citizen Recordings of Police in Public Places — First Amendment Protection?

    FAN 58 (First Amendment News) Citizen Recordings of Police in Public Places — First Amendment Protection?
    We’ve had incidents where people have videotaped us and it requires unbelievable restraint. Typically during times where things can be a little chaotic. We really have to convey we’re living in a different environment now where…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California
    The complaint is below. Download Dunn FAC
  • May 1

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform
    The Times reports that the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan will arrest the New York Senate Speaker, Republican Dean Skelos, next week, along with his son. This come three months after the arrest of the (then) Democratic Speaker of the...
  • May 1

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response
    At today's excellent conference, Reconsidering Access to Justice, my role was to offer comments on a great new paper presented by David Luban. In his paper, David explores the “discourse of optimism,” which he uses to refer to the…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

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

    Link to My Paper

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

    Important Memo to Self

    Important Memo to Self
    Next time you stay in a hotel that has a notice like this one on the bedside table… …use the earplugs.
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 44

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

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

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

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

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

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

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 46

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

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

    Adler on Marijuana, Federal Power & The State

    Adler on Marijuana, Federal Power & The State
    Jonathan H. Adler (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) has posted Symposium Introduction: Marijuana, Federal Power & The State (65 Case Western Reserve Law Review, Issue 3 (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 3

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,530 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • May 2

    Cohen on Abortion Thought Crime

    Cohen on Abortion Thought Crime
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted Are All Abortions Equal? Should There Be Exceptions to the Criminalization of Abortion for Rape and Incest? (Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is...
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Call for Papers: Rights, Identities and the Public Space

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

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource
    Marc Bungenberg (Universität des Saarlandes - Law) & Stephan Hobe (Universität zu Köln - Law) have published Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (Springer 2015). Contents include:Stephan Hobe, Evolution of the…
  • May 4

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 4, Spring 2015) is out. Contents include:Michael Beckley, The Myth of Entangling Alliances: Reassessing the Security Risks of U.S. Defense Pacts Charles L. Glaser, A U.S.-China Grand…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    Breaking the Silence — About Israel’s Assault on Gaza

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

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 4, 2015

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

    Guest Post: The Complexity of International Trials Is Necessary

    Guest Post: The Complexity of International Trials Is Necessary
    by Stuart Ford by Stuart Ford [Stuart Ford is an Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School.] International criminal trials are extremely complex. The average trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia…
Rank this Week: 57

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 28

    Judge Admonished for Facebook Post

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

    Roberts Court at 10: The Fourth Amendment

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

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raise Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raise Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk
    Scholarship on the legal secretaries of the justices long eclipsed by the eminences who clerked for Brandeis, Cardozo, Holmes and Stone keeps on coming.  The latest is from the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Clare Cushman:…
  • May 4

    Was Terry Francois Ahead of His Time?

    Was Terry Francois Ahead of His Time?
    Terry Francois(Source:SFAAHS/FoundSF)If you lived in San Francisco in the 1960s or 1970s, you’d have heard of Terry Francois. Indeed, unlike most of the other people who appear in Forging Rivals, Francois has a street named after him.…
  • May 3

    A Remembrance of Stanley Kutler, by Donald Roger

    A Remembrance of Stanley Kutler, by Donald Roger
    Donald Rogers[This is the fourth in a series of posts in which the students of Stanley I. Kutler share memories of their mentor.  Donald Rogers is Adjunct Lecturer in History at Central Connecticut State University, Housatonic Community…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • May 4

    Till Theft Do Us Part

    Till Theft Do Us Part
    A Florida felony conviction has resulted in disbarment by operation of law by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The ABA Journal had reported on the charges A lawyer working as a paralegal at a small...
  • May 4

    A Pain In The Neck

    A Pain In The Neck
    The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department has censured an attorney for non-practice related misconduct Respondent admits that, in April 2012, he was involved in a one-vehicle accident after taking the prescription…
  • May 4

    Bribery Conviction Leads To Permanent Disbarment Of Former Congressman

    Bribery Conviction Leads To Permanent Disbarment Of Former Congressman
    The legal career of convicted former Congressman William J. Jefferson has ended with his permanent disbarment by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The court rejected the suggestion that a lesser sanction was appropriate Here, respondent stands…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure

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

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

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap
    Farmgirl Flowers, Inc. v. Bloom That, Inc., No. 14-CV-05657, 2015 WL 1939424 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2015)Farmgirl, a San Francisco-based florist selling locally farmed arrangements, sought a preliminary injunction against competitor Bloom That…
  • Apr 29

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le
    According to this post by a DC Comics artist (who created Felicity Smoak!).  This raises fascinating contract issues, as well as depressingly highlighting artists' lack of bargaining…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 3

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, May 4th at 1 pm: The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host a panel of distinguished politicians and analysts for a discussion of issues…
  • May 3

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Can Terrorists be Scared Straight?

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Can Terrorists be Scared Straight?
    Editor’s Note: Blowhards and wannabes pose a dilemma for domestic counterterrorism. On the one hand, if a fool makes empty threats that he (yes, it’s usually a he) can’t make good on, it seems an overreaction to jail him and…
  • May 2

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #121: Striking a Balance—Whistleblowing, Leaks, and Security Secret

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #121: Striking a Balance—Whistleblowing, Leaks, and Security Secret
    Last weekend, the New York Times published an article outlining the strength of congressional support for the CIA targeted killing program. In the story, the Times also purported to reveal the identities of three covert CIA operatives who now…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 75

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/
  • Apr 27

    A World Without Harvey

    A World Without Harvey
    Here's an early obit. It's hard for me to imagine a chapter 11 world without Harvey Miller. Although the adjective is over-used, I think it would be difficult to argue the man was not transformative to bankruptcy law. He was...
  • Apr 21

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law
    Over the last few years, the US Department of Justice has reached settlements with nearly every major lender with regard to the lending procedures for FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans. The legal basis for the settlements were…
  • Apr 21

    Thanks for the chance to post.

    Thanks for the chance to post.
    Thanks to the folks who run Credit Slips for the opportunity to post. I hope to be back in a few months with musings about the following: Since the CFPB has very limited authority over auto finance, and since securitization...
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

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

    Student Scholarship: A Different Approach to Regulating Abortion Clinic

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

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

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

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

    Recent Abortion Bans Elevate Politics Over the Judgment and Expertise of Doctor
    RH Reality Check (4/17): Laws Banning Abortion Procedure ‘Substituting Political Decisions for Medical Decisions’, by Teddy Wilson: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill into law Monday that criminalizes a medical procedure used…
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

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

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

    Defending the sex discrimination argument from the left

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

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

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in full
    At the oral argument in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case this week, Chief Justice John Roberts asked:  “if Sue loves Joe and Tom loves Joe, Sue can marry him and Tom can’t.  And the difference is based on their…
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

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

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

    Just the Latest Challenge to Obamacare

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

    Court Takes on Lethal Injection

    Court Takes on Lethal Injection
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Glossip v. Gross, the case testing the constitutionality of Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection cocktail. Our preview is here. The case centers…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • May 4

    Negative Interest Rates and the Definition of Security

    Negative Interest Rates and the Definition of Security
    In some European countries, bank interest rates have dropped below zero. (See here and here.) That’s right; it actually costs you to put your money in the bank. You put $1,000 in a savings account and the bank promises to...
  • May 3

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 3, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 3, 2015)
    "Activists say the market-focused corporate model tends to exacerbate global inequalities." http://t.co/3LVWv7tQ4u— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 28, 2015 Is invoking Adam Smith "to champion domestic corporations…
  • May 2

    Saturday Long Read

    Saturday Long Read
    The gripping story of how an accountant took on Halliburton and won. It's the story of Tony Menendez, a Halliburton accountant who believed that the company was incorrectly recognizing revenue. When the company wouldn't correct its practices,…
Rank this Week: 88

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 3

    More on PEN/Hebdo

    More on PEN/Hebdo
    The New York Times reports today that six writers have agreed to be “table hosts” at the presentation of the PEN courage award to Charlie Hebdo, replacing six who had withdrawn in a protest that has drawn the support of...
  • May 2

    Heat vs. Light III: A Call for Some Clear Thinking and Clear Talk About Law-Graduate Employment Reporting

    Heat vs. Light III: A Call for Some Clear Thinking and Clear Talk About Law-Graduate Employment Reporting
    When I wrote my most recent post in this series, I thought its subjects—“what [law-graduate] employment and earnings data ought generally to be presented, and whether the way such data are generally understood makes their presentation…
  • May 2

    PEN and Charlie Hebdo

    PEN and Charlie Hebdo
    On Tuesday, the writers’ organization PEN will present its Toni and James C. Goodale Free Expression Courage Award to the survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attack. Many prominent authors have objected to the award – including Joyce Carol…
Rank this Week: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 3

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit
    A team of high school students have discovered a previously unseen pulsar—a rapidly spinning neutron star—which happens to have the widest orbit ever detected of any pulsar orbiting a neutron star, according to a National Radio…
  • May 3

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death
    "If you think you can only do very little and be very incremental, then you'll work only on very incremental things. It's self-fulfilling," said Thiel, who is 47 and estimated to be worth $2.2 billion. "It's those who have an...
  • May 3

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book
    On Valentine’s Day in 1990, more than four billion miles from earth, in the vast emptiness and silence of space, the camera shutter of the spacecraft Voyager 1 snapped rapidly, taking sixty frames of photographs in quick succession.…
Rank this Week: 90

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    ALPS 2016: Next Year in Belfast

    ALPS 2016: Next Year in Belfast
    I've just returned from the annual meeting of the Association of Law Property and Society (ALPS) at the University of Georgia (check out the new and improved website). As usual, it was terrific: great papers, warm fellowship, and an…
  • May 4

    Benson on Protecting River Flow

    Benson on Protecting River Flow
    Reed Benson (New Mexico) has posted Protecting River Flows for Fun and Profit: Colorado's Unique Water Rights for Whitewater Parks (Ecology Law Quarterly) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Since 2001, Colorado has recognized a special type of…
  • Apr 29

    A Brutal Year for Property Hiring

    A Brutal Year for Property Hiring
    Both the lateral and entry-level hiring markets were rough sledding for property professors this year. On the entry-level side, it doesn't appear that any new hires do research on traditional real property subjects. The entry-level hires that…
Rank this Week: 93

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 2

    New in Print

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

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper
    Details are available here.
  • May 1

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted Anticipating a Sea Change for Insider Trading Law: From Trading Plan Crisis to Rational Reform on SSRN with the following abstract: The SEC is poised to take action in the face of compelling evidence that...
Rank this Week: 97

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: 98

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: 102

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/
  • May 3

    Q4 2014 & Q1 2015 Quick Links Part 8 (Copyright, Media)

    Q4 2014 & Q1 2015 Quick Links Part 8 (Copyright, Media)
    Copyright * Comments on Blurrred Lines jury verdict. NY Times. Raustiala & Sprigman. The defense attorney. Tim Wu. Eriq Gardner. Wendy Gordon. Judith Finell musicologist’s expert report.  NY Times: “Owing to the…
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
Rank this Week: 103