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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/
  • Aug 29

    Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger

    Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger
    Bloomberg: Medtronic Will Pay CEO’s $25 Million Tax Bill on Merger, by Michelle Fay Cortez & Zachary R. Mider: Medtronic plans to pick up a $25 million tax bill for Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak, the cost of a special penalty…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Former US Attorney Takes Plea in Tax-Return Case, Agrees to Pay $290K Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Tax Court: Frequent Flier Miles Are Income Detroit Free Press, 10 Things to Know About Corporate Inversions Forbes, Manny…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Bradley T. Borden (Brooklyn), Navigating State-Law Formalities and Tax-Law Forms of Partnership and LLC Reorganizations, 16 Bus, Ent, 4 (2014) Rachelle Holmes Perkins (George Mason), Deconstructing the Rules of Corporate Tax, 25 Akron Tax J.…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Aug 29

    Wald & Pearce on Vischer on Legal Ethic

    Wald & Pearce on Vischer on Legal Ethic
    Eli Wald and Russell G. Pearce (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Fordham University School of Law) have posted What's Love Got to Do with Lawyers? Thoughts on Relationality, Love, and Lawyers’ Work (17 Legal Ethics (2014))…
  • Aug 29

    Palfreyman on Involuntary Sterilization

    Palfreyman on Involuntary Sterilization
    Eric William Palfreyman (Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law) has posted The Evolving Doctrine of Involuntary Sterilization: From Buck v. Bell to Skinner v. Oklahoma to the Present Day -- With Model Law Indicating Legislative…
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs...
Rank this Week: 5

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Immigrant of the Day: Judge Frank Schwelb, DC Court of Appeals (RIP)

    Immigrant of the Day: Judge Frank Schwelb, DC Court of Appeals (RIP)
    A civil rights lawyer. A fair and reasonable judge. A wonderful husband. An immigrant turned naturalized citizen. These are some of the words one can use to describe Judge Frank Schwelb of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals who...
  • Aug 29

    Documentary and Play about "UndocuAsians"

    Documentary and Play about "UndocuAsians"
    As Sahra Vang Nguyen of NBC News reported in this article, a group of Asian Americans recently performed a play that portrayed their struggles with being undocumented in the United States. "The performance, 'Letters From UndocuAsians,'…
  • Aug 29

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?
    Professor Liz Keyes of the University of Baltimore brought to my attention this terrific BuzzFeed Quiz: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview? I had my Immigration Law students take the quiz with their…
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/
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
Rank this Week: 18

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    "Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing..."

    "Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing..."
    "... of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to…
  • Aug 29

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.
    That's "Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946)... an American rock and pop singer... best known for her million selling 1959 song 'Pink Shoe Laces,' which made her a star when she was only 13 years old."Here's the…
  • Aug 29

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.
    What was so unsettling about President Obama in a light-colored suit?Do we think of the comic-book villain?That's Lex Luthor as President. It's pretty awful!Beyond the comic-book realm, where villains are villains and heroes are heroes, we…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Understanding Probate Court Litigation

    Understanding Probate Court Litigation
    A recent case decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that probate court litigation differs procedurally from other types of litigation. Thus, when confronted with a will contest or other probate proceeding, it…
  • Aug 29

    Article on Inheritance Laws in India

    Article on Inheritance Laws in India
    Rahul Suresh Sapkal (University of Hamburg Institute of Law and Economics; Erasmus University Rotterdam) recently published an article entitled, From Mother to Daughter: Do Equal Inheritance Property Laws Reform Improves Female Labour Supply,…
  • Aug 29

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL
    A brokerage window, also known as a self-directed brokerage account, allows you to invest in almost anything in your 401(k) retirement account. While this may seem obvious, the Department of Labor is questioning whether it is helpful or…
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/
  • Aug 29

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Allan Shampine, Compass Lexecon are Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand. ABSTRACT: Standard…
  • Aug 29

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison
    Maurizio Naldi, University of Rome II and Marta Flamini, Universita Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) provide The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison. ABSTRACT: Concentration…
  • Aug 29

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly
    Stephen P. King, Monash University - Department of Economics; Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR); Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia (ERA) and Demitra Patras, Monash University - Department of Economics…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School
    Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the plaques, featuring two crosses, read: "Dedicated in the Year of…
  • Aug 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Smart v. Aramark Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113266 (D NJ, Aug. 15, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court reaffirmed its prior holding that an inmate, who variously claimed his relgion as Muslim or Jewish, did not have his…
  • Aug 29

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group
    In Bolivia last month, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia filed a Petition of Unconsitutionality with the country's Constitutional Tribunal challenging new provisions regulating churches. The Protestant group is challenging…
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/
  • Aug 29

    Video Chutzpah, defined

    Video Chutzpah, defined
    Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his…
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 29

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk
    Now, if shoes could tell where they’ve been When you say you’ve been visiting a friend Ain’t you glad? Hey hey hey, ain’t you glad? But ain’t you glad, glad that shoes don’t talk? Ry Cooder, “If…
  • Aug 29

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider
    Just as the business of law is at the start of a revolution, the platforms supporting firms, Practice Management Systems (PMS), are facing similar challenges. There are the traditional PMS brands that have been around for decades, and others…
  • Aug 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 32

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
  • Aug 28

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie
    There is a new website: Today in Civil Liberties History, which has five or six events for each day. Each event includes learning materials: books, reports, web sites, Youtube videos, and more. It covers the full range of civil liberties…
  • Aug 28

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor
    We normally avoid partisan politics at CoOp, but I did want to note that today the New York Times endorsed my friend (and Columbia Law Professor) Tim Wu in his primary race for Lt. Governor of New York.
  • Aug 27

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case
    As difficult as it is to obtain review in the Supreme Court, sometimes a case comes along that makes it hard for the clerks and their bosses to ignore. Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar may be just such a case as the stars seem to be…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
  • Aug 25

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication
    The September issue of the ABA Journal covers the story here. Links to our prior discussions are below: "[NSA] Eavesdropping Ensnared American Law Firm" The NSA is Listening in on Lawyer-Client Conversations ABA protests NSA spying NSA…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference
    The FCC has released and is seeking comment on recommendations approved by the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference. The Conference will take place in Geneva from November 2 to the 27th, 2015.
  • Aug 28

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home
    Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. journalist held for nearly two years by an extremist group in Syria and released a few days ago, has now returned to the United States. The group holding him, the al-Nusra Front, apparently negotiated with...
  • Aug 28

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program
    News from the University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme Greetings from Oxford. We are delighted to announce the 2014-15 mooting calendar for the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. We do hope that…
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 27

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of "reasonable expectation of privacy."  The principle is particularly important with respect to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that…
  • Aug 27

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 23, 2014 as What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation” of Privacy? Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of “reasonable expectation of privacy.”  The…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Aug 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Aug 28

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong
    [Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has…
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Aug 29

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"
    From FindLaw. In part: The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released a new mobile app that allows riders to discreetly report criminal activity on the trains. BART Watch, available on iTunes and Android in English, Spanish, and Chinese,…
  • Aug 29

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence
    Carl E. Fisher , David L. Faigman and Paul S. Appelbaum (Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital , University of California Hastings College of the Law and Columbia University) have posted Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric…
  • Aug 29

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law
    Alex Steel (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) has posted Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law (Disciplines : the lenses of learning. Ed. Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood. Common Ground…
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing proposals to take away the citizenship of Americans fighting for ISIS/ISIL forces in Syria and Iraq. They have drawn renewed attention in the wake of James…
  • Aug 27

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku The New York Times is running a big report today on the U.S. plan to sign a “sweeping” climate change agreement without having to go to Congress for approval or ratification.  Instead of a…
  • Aug 27

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On the record, US officials invariably defend even the most indefensible IDF uses of force in Gaza, most often parroting the Israeli line that the IDF does everything it can to spare civilian lives…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 1, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:A Century after Sarajevo: Reflections on World War I Ja Ian Chong & Todd H. Hall, The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today: Missing the…
  • Aug 29

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System
    Kenneth Anderson (American Univ. - Law), Daniel Reisner (Israel Defense Forces), & Matthew C. Waxman (Columbia Univ. - Law) have posted Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon Systems (International Law Studies,…
  • Aug 29

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy
    Øystein Jensen (Fridtjof Nansen Institute) has published The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Here's the abstract:As the world’s coastal states go about dividing up the…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution
    Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School; Michael Douma, James Madison University; Hans Lind, Yale University; and Brian Patrick Quinn have posted Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution: Before its ratification, the United…
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh, University of Richmond School of Law, has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions.  Here is the abstract:It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs to have…
  • Aug 28

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"
    New from Columbia University Press is Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice by Marion Holmes Katz, a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University:Juxtaposing Muslim scholars’…
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: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception
    In a summary order yesterday, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal by EDNY Judge Dora Irizarry of an Alien Tort Statute suit against two former directors of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate alleged to have…
  • Aug 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    If there were any doubt as to who Russian President Putin is supporting in Ukraine, there sure isn’t now: today, Putin directly applauded pro-Russian separatist rebels there. Putin attributed the offensive to the rebels—and…
  • Aug 29

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary
    On February 19, 2013, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted an order for the production of certain tangible things, applied for by the FBI pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1861, and issued an opinion explaining its decision to grant…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
Rank this Week: 75

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: 77

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/
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name
    My down and dirty research indicates that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled while President Obama has been in office.  The Dow began the day at 17,044.  When Obama took office, the Dow was at 7,949. The result…
  • Aug 28

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler
    Rob Weiner In the hopes of capping the increasingly tedious (not to mention snarky) contretemps with Professor Jonathan Adler, I think it worth reviewing a few of the instances where his responses to my blog posts on Halbig have ignored,…
  • Aug 28

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case
    Yesterday a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned the convictions of 16 members of the Bergholz Old Order Amish community in Ohio under the 2009 federal hate-crimes law, even though it was undisputed…
Rank this Week: 79

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 29

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled this week in Lacano Investments v. Balash that state sovereign immunity barred a suit against a state official for his determination that streambeds claimed by the plaintiffs…
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion today in Kinney v. Barnes, the Texas Supreme Court (pictured) considered the constitutionality of requested relief on an injunction in a…
  • Aug 28

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Tenth Circuit yesterday upheld an NLRB order by a Board panel that included Craig Becker, one of President Obama's recess appointments to the Board. The court suggested that the parties might…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Aug 29

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law
    A California Western faculty member provided me with the announcement below (the emphasis is mine for the benefit of our readers): CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW in San Diego invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 29

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal
    BPLB's own Joshua Fershee, Professor of Law with the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University College of Law, was quoted in a Greenwire story on the Kinder Morgan deal. You can read the full story below...
  • Aug 29

    Course Objectives and Syllabi

    Course Objectives and Syllabi
    Rebecca Schuman authored a recent article in Slate entitled Syllabus Tyrannus: The decline and fall of the American university is written in 25-page course syllabi. In the article Schuman complains that in the last twenty years syllabi have…
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 90

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 29

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee
    This week the UNC administration announced the members of the search committee for the new dean of Carolina Law. They are as follows: Michael R. Smith, Dean UNC School of Government, Chair. The alumni members are Richard Y. Stevens of...
  • Aug 29

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation
    I want to announce the "Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop," which will be held at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV on October 9, 2014. Cribbing now from the call:…
  • Aug 29

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015
    From conference organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group,…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Aug 18

    Chu on Credit Rating

    Chu on Credit Rating
    Chenghuan Sean Chu has posted Empirical Analysis of Credit Ratings Inflation as a Game of Incomplete Information on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper models competition among credit rating agencies as an auction. Equilibrium…
  • Aug 18

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Intelligence Design: An Analysis of the SEC's New Office of Market Intelligence and its Goal of Using Big Data to Improve Securities Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to…
  • Aug 18

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 94

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: 99

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/
Rank this Week: 100

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: 103