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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 25

    First Circuit: Puerto Rico's Special 100% Tax Imposed Only On Wal-Mart Is Unconstitutional

    First Circuit: Puerto Rico's Special 100% Tax Imposed Only On Wal-Mart Is Unconstitutional
    Reuters, Puerto Rico Cannot Enforce a Wal-Mart Tax: U.S. Appeals Court: A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said cash-strapped Puerto Rico cannot force Wal-Mart's affiliate on the island to pay a special corporate tax that the retailer claimed…
  • Aug 25

    More On Donald Trump's Tax Return

    More On Donald Trump's Tax Return
    Fred Goldberg (IRS Commissioner Under President George H.W. Bush), Trump Has No Excuse To Not Release His Tax Returns The Hill, GOP Chairman Calls on Trump to Release Tax Info Politico, Poll: 62 Percent of Republicans Want Trump's Tax Returns…
  • Aug 25

    Richmond Welcomes 112 1Ls, Down 36% From Last Year's 175

    Richmond Welcomes 112 1Ls, Down 36% From Last Year's 175
    Richmond Law School (ranked #55 in U.S. News) welcomed 112 1Ls this Fall, down 36% from last year's 175. Their median LSAT and UGPA improved to 161 and 3.55 (from 160 and 3.51); their 75th percentile LSAT improved to 163 from 161 (although…
Rank this Week: 6

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

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 25

    Aloni on the Sharing Economy & Pluralism

    Aloni on the Sharing Economy & Pluralism
    Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School) has posted Pluralizing the Sharing Economy (Washington Law Review, Vol. 91, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The so-called “sharing economy” presents one of the most important and controversial…
  • Aug 25

    Ferzan & Westen on Rape

    Ferzan & Westen on Rape
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Peter K. Westen (University of Virginia, School of Law and University of Michigan Law School) have posted How to Think (Like a Lawyer) About Rape (Criminal Law and Philosophy (forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 25

    Mungan on Gateway Crime

    Mungan on Gateway Crime
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Gateway Crimes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many who argue against the legalization of marijuana suggest that while its consumption may not be very…
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/
  • Aug 25

    Why Don’t They Just Get In Line?

    Why Don’t They Just Get In Line?
    Immigration hawks often criticized undocumented immigrants for not just getting in line like other immigrants. The truth of the matter is that for many undocumented immigrants there was no "line" for them to get in. And due to the…
  • Aug 25

    Funding an Equitable Education for English Learners in the United State

    Funding an Equitable Education for English Learners in the United State
    With nearly 10 percent of U.S. elementary and secondary students less than fully fluent in English, many school districts are struggling to develop the capacity to meet the needs of children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. A new…
  • Aug 25

    Team Cruz on Trump’s immigration shift: Told you so

    Team Cruz on Trump’s immigration shift: Told you so
    I have been missing the war of words between Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz that we saw during Republican primary season. Katie Glueck on Politico reports that Ted's supporters are still around. Indeed, as Donald Trump seems to be...
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    "Weiner."

    "Weiner."
    The documentary about Anthony Weiner is available now. We watched it last night. I think it's a bit overpraised. Check out the blurbs:But we enjoyed it quite a bit. The filmmakers did well with the material they had, which was the implosion…
  • Aug 25

    "To members of the liberal class, the Democratic Party offers constant reminders that the technocratic order whose upper ranks they inhabit is rational and fair..."

    "To members of the liberal class, the Democratic Party offers constant reminders that the technocratic order whose upper ranks they inhabit is rational and fair..."
    "... that whether they work in software or derivative securities they are a deserving elite; creative, tolerant, enlightened. Though it is less tangible, the moral absolution in which Democrats deal is just as important. It seems to put…
  • Aug 25

    "Let's stay on the Democratic Party plantation, recommends Donna Brazile..."

    "Let's stay on the Democratic Party plantation, recommends Donna Brazile..."
    Writes Glenn Loury.Unfortunately, Ms. Brazile -- the veteran Democratic strategist, who personifies the enduring legacy within the Party of Jesse Jackson's presidential aspirations from the 1980s -- makes no reference in her piece to the…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 19

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 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
  • Aug 23

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker
    Maria Ontiveros (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming BJELL) H-1B Visas, Outsourcing and Body Shops: A Continuum of Exploitation for High Tech Workers. Here's the abstract: This article analyzes the exploitation of…
  • Aug 20

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home
    This is a follow-up to Marcia's post immediately below. Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) posted a comment to Marcia's post that I found particularly enlightening, so I phoned her yesterday and asked if…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly

    Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly
    Brishti Guha notes Moral Hazard, Bertrand Competition, and Natural Monopoly. ABSTRACT: In the traditional model of Bertrand price competition among symmetric firms, there is no restriction on the number of firms that are active in…
  • Aug 25

    Excessive Competition for Headline Price

    Excessive Competition for Headline Price
    Roman Inderst and Martin Obradovits study Excessive Competition for Headline Prices. ABSTRACT: When firms' shrouding of charges, as in Gabaix and Laibson (2006), meets with consumers' salient thinking, as in Bordalo et al. (2013), this can…
  • Aug 25

    Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria

    Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria
    Michele Polo, Boconni provides an overview of Entry Games and Free Entry Equilibria. ABSTRACT: This Chapter reviews the theoretical literature on entry games and free entry equilibria. We show that a wide range of symmetric oligopoly models…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Europe's Wealthiest Bank on Years of Inheritance

    Europe's Wealthiest Bank on Years of Inheritance
    Maintaining inherited wealth is more prevalent in Europe compared to the United States, evidencing the continent’s low social mobility and stagnant education, income, and social connections; 33% of Italy and 65% of Germany’s richest…
  • Aug 25

    Article on Harmless Error Rule's Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard

    Article on Harmless Error Rule's Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard
    Mark Glover recently published an Article entitled, In Defense of the Harmless Error Rule’s Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard: A Response to Professor Baron, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 289 (2016). Provided below is an abstract…
  • Aug 24

    Article on Incomplete Disposition

    Article on Incomplete Disposition
    Naomi Cahn recently published an Article entitled, Incomplete Dispositions, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 259 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In Irresolute Testators, Professor Jane Baron provocatively suggests the…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
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 25

    The University of Chicago letter regarding "free exchange of ideas"

    The University of Chicago letter regarding "free exchange of ideas"
    You can see here (and all over the interwebs) a letter from the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago to that university's incoming first-year students. I wonder, have any law schools sent similar letters (or, letters covering the…
  • Aug 25

    Law School Hiring, 2016-2017, Thread One

    Law School Hiring, 2016-2017, Thread One
    Those on the market are invited to leave comments on this thread regarding whether they have received: (a) a first round interview at a school (including the subject areas the school mentioned, if any, as being of particular interest, and…
  • Aug 25

    A Clearinghouse for Questions, 2016-2017

    A Clearinghouse for Questions, 2016-2017
    In this comment thread to this post, you can ask questions about the law teaching market, and professors or others can weigh in. Both questions and answers can be anonymous, but I will delete pure nastiness, irrelevance, and misinformation.…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site
    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…
  • Aug 25

    Stealing Your Professional Identity: Online, It’s Just Too Easy

    Stealing Your Professional Identity: Online, It’s Just Too Easy
    Increasingly, professional services are available through global online platforms. It’s a popular concept and Upwork is a leading example. Upwork is a global freelancing platform with twelve million registered independents (sellers) and…
  • Aug 24

    Of Copyright, Copyleft and the Unique Creative Commons Needs of PLEI

    Of Copyright, Copyleft and the Unique Creative Commons Needs of PLEI
    Unlocking Intellectual Property Last May, Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, announced it would develop and adopt an open licensing policy. This is a big deal for an organization that spends over…
Rank this Week: 29

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 25

    Here We Go Again

    Here We Go Again
    It’s supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. This particular storm is not organized (yet?), and the National Weather Service is being cagey as to whether and when it might become a serious(ish) storm: Interests in the…
  • Aug 24

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016
    There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66)…
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
Rank this Week: 35

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: 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
  • Aug 25

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer
    I wanted to link to this op-ed by my friend Amanda Tyler on Mitsuye Endo, one of the plaintiffs who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
  • Aug 25

    Vergara and the Future of Liberal Constitutionalism

    Vergara and the Future of Liberal Constitutionalism
    The other day the California Supreme Court decided not to grant review in Vergara v. California, which raised the issue of whether state law regarding teaching tenure violates the equal protection rights of students (basically, by…
  • Aug 23

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United
    If Citizens United is overturned, it will be because of the sustained efforts of critics in civil society to critique it, educate the public about why it’s wrong, and show through local initiatives that alternative reforms are possible…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy
    Christoph Bezemek, IOER, is publishing Behind a Veil of Obscurity – Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech and Privacy in the International Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy. Here is the abstract. Anonymous and encrypted communication look…
  • Aug 24

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre
    Sean M. O'Connor, University of Washington School of Law, is publishing Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres in volume 23 of the George Mason Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Essay provides…
  • Aug 23

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 24

    Introducing OLYMPE: Francophone Feminist Approaches to IL represent!

    Introducing OLYMPE: Francophone Feminist Approaches to IL represent!
    There is obviously no better place than the IntLawGrrls blog to introduce to the anglophone world the first research network for francophone feminist studies in international law, OLYMPE, and its recent first collective publication, released…
  • Aug 24

    Introducing Bérénice K. Schramm

    Introducing Bérénice K. Schramm
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Bérénice K. Schramm as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Bérénice is a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Currently based at SOAS’ Centre…
  • Aug 23

    Welcoming back Indira Rosenthal

    Welcoming back Indira Rosenthal
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Indira Rosenthal back to IntLawGrrls. Indira is an Australian lawyer working in the fields of gender and international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law. She has worked with…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
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 24

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?
    Criminal defense lawyers in federal courts in this nation on an average plead 35 defendants guilty for every one they take to trial. Accordingly, many criminal defense lawyers are not much more "trial lawyers" than the many big firm…
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
    The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law has issued a call for submissions on the theme "Armed Groups" for its forthcoming volume 19 (2016). Here's the call: Call for Papers - Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol. 19…
  • Aug 25

    Conference: Liability, Immunity, and the Benefits of War: New Perspectives on the Moral Status of Civilian

    Conference: Liability, Immunity, and the Benefits of War: New Perspectives on the Moral Status of Civilian
    On September 1-2, 2016, the European University Institute will host the Seventh Annual Conference of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. The theme is: "Liability, Immunity, and the Benefits of War: New Perspectives on the…
  • Aug 24

    Call for Papers: Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisi

    Call for Papers: Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisi
    The Wisconsin International Law Journal has issued a call for papers for a symposium on "Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisis." Here's the call: Call for Papers Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisis Wisconsin International Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 49

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 25

    "Where the Death Penalty Still Lives"

    "Where the Death Penalty Still Lives"
    From The New York Times Magazine: Twenty states and the District of Columbia have abolished capital punishment. Four more have imposed a moratorium on executions. Of the 26 remaining states, only 14 handed down any death sentences last year,…
  • Aug 25

    Armacost on Sanctuary Law

    Armacost on Sanctuary Law
    Barbara E. Armacost (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted 'Sanctuary' Laws: The New Immigration Federalism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The policy of “immigration federalism” has justified granting state and local police…
  • Aug 25

    Adler on Defining Child Pornography

    Adler on Defining Child Pornography
    Amy Adler (New York University School of Law) has posted The 'Dost Test' in Child Pornography Law: 'Trial by Rorschach Test' (Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences 81 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 23

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Defense One points to a news story in the Baghdad Post that the Iraqi Security Forces may be preparing to deploy a ground-combat robot: Loosely dubbed Alrobot — Arabic for robot — it has four…
  • Aug 22

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As regular readers know, although I’m opposed to academic BDS, I fully support its economic incarnation. Which is why I find stories like this both depressing and infuriating: “I have…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the trial of 215…
Rank this Week: 56

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 25

    The Litchfield Law School, on Law.com

    The Litchfield Law School, on Law.com
    Karen Sloan, The Most Important Law School You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, on Law.com:The sign out front says it’s America’s first law school, but one could easily mistake the one-room structure on a quiet street in…
  • Aug 24

    Legal history meets the History of Science+

    Legal history meets the History of Science+
    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (credit)Are you working on the legal history of disasters, poisoning, animals, inventions, travel, hospitals, or forensic science? If so, your research probably sits at the intersection of legal history and the…
  • Aug 24

    Dissent and the Supreme Court: An ICH Seminar

    Dissent and the Supreme Court: An ICH Seminar
    [We hear that there are still some seats available for this seminar, so we are moving this up.  If you are interested, please sign up right away.]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for…
Rank this Week: 58

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 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 62

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 25

    "The Most Shocking, Unethical, And Unprofessional [Misconduct] As Has Ever Been Brought Before This Court"

    "The Most Shocking, Unethical, And Unprofessional [Misconduct] As Has Ever Been Brought Before This Court"
    The Florida Supreme Court has permanently disbarred two attorneys who set up opposing counsel for a DUI The Respondents in these two cases, Adam Robert Filthaut and Robert D. Adams, were members of a law firm, Adams & Diaco, P.A.,...
  • Aug 25

    Death Be Not Planned

    Death Be Not Planned
    A new one on me. A deceased attorney has been chided by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department for dying without a succession plan for his solo practice. James R. Hickey Jr. (hereinafter decedent) was admitted...
  • Aug 25

    Tamm Negotiated Discipline Imposed

    Tamm Negotiated Discipline Imposed
    The ethics saga of DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm ended after more than a decade with the adoption of a negotiated public censure by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Based upon respondent’s recognition that during the course of…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

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 25

    Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line

    Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line
    One of the foundational questions in surveillance law is how to distinguish between the contents of communications and non-content metadata. Contents generally receive very high privacy protection, while metadata generally receive very low…
  • Aug 25

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Turkey has sent more tanks across the Syrian border, in what Reuters writes is not only a sign of Turkish determination to defeat the Islamic State but a signal that Ankara aims thwart any Kurdish efforts to seize additional territory. Turkey…
  • Aug 25

    Honoring the Legacy of Mitsuye Endo

    Honoring the Legacy of Mitsuye Endo
    I published an op-ed today marking the seventieth anniversary of the closing of the last of the World War II “Relocation Centers” established by the federal government to intern Japanese Americans during the War.  The…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 74

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 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
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/
  • Aug 25

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live
    Human Reproduction (July 7, 2016): Is Underage Abortion Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood? A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study up to 25 Years of Age, by Suvi Leppälahti, et al.: A recent study conducted in Finland followed…
  • Aug 24

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm
    New York Times (Jul. 25, 2016): One Woman’s Crusade for Her Husband’s Sperm, by Tamar Lewin: Sarah Robertson, a Californian who lost her husband to a rare disease at the age of twenty-nine, desired to have a child using the...
  • Aug 23

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy
    New York Times (Jul. 19, 2016): Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy, by Tina Rosenberg: It is common knowledge that girls who get pregnant have a range of difficulties. They have trouble finishing school and often have babies at...
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
  • Aug 20

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation
             Musing as I do on occasion about the legal academics who have most influenced my way of thinking about law, Jan Deutsch is one of the top three. I can’t say that I was a…
  • Aug 19

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law
    Religion is something special in American law.  A swelling army of scholars think this is unfair.  Kathleen Brady's new book, The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law, shows how and when equality between religion and…
Rank this Week: 85

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 25

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education
    One of the more puzzling aspects of the decline in fortunes of U.S. law schools is the inability of many of these law schools to innovate their way out of financial misfortune. While some schools have increased their online educational...
  • Aug 24

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska
    From an email message which I received recently. Please note that this posting includes TWO announcements. The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 23

    In Defense of Judge Turner (sort of)

    In Defense of Judge Turner (sort of)
    I have this oped in the Chicago Tribune, about a local judge who's gotten into a lot of trouble (and who has drawn national attention): Judge Valarie Turner, of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is a very smart person...
Rank this Week: 87

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 88

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: 90

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 25

    Comments appear to be down

    Comments appear to be down
    Every so often RC readers mysteriously fall silent. I grow a bit morose. Is it me? Is it them? Are things so bad there's nothing to say? Then I remember the nature of typepad. Comments just stop working sometimes, for...
  • Aug 25

    US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship in 2nd Mideast close call this week | Fox New

    US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship in 2nd Mideast close call this week | Fox New
    DEVELOPING: A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday in the second close call this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels, a U.S....
  • Aug 25

    In the Race for Registered Voters, Republicans Are Gaining - The New York Time

    In the Race for Registered Voters, Republicans Are Gaining - The New York Time
    Although there are still more registered Democrats than Republicans in these key states, the margin is much smaller than it was in 2012. via www.nytimes.com
Rank this Week: 92

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 24

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"
    Increasing business demands are prompting companies to expand into new products and markets. Businesses also are engaging in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; issuing securities; and performing other transactions associated with…
  • Aug 23

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie
    I am still working my way through this new paper, Seeking an Angle of Repose in U.S. Business Organization Law: Fiduciary Duty Themes and Observations, from J. William Callison of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. It's an interesting premise, and…
  • Aug 23

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie
    I am still working my way through this new paper, Seeking an Angle of Repose in U.S. Business Organization Law: Fiduciary Duty Themes and Observations, from J. William Callison of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. It's an interesting premise, and…
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking
    Josh Eagle (South Carolina) has posted Taking the Oceanfront Lot (Indiana Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Oceanfront landowners and states share a property boundary that runs between the wet and dry parts of the shore. This legal…
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing
    Steven J. Eagle (George Mason) posted Conflation, Intractability and Affordable Housing (Fordham Urban Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article examines the varying and often-conflicting views of “affordable housing” of…
  • Aug 17

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster
    (Photo Credit: The Millennium Report) As national news is just getting around to reporting, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas recently experienced tremendous flooding. Large portions of southeast Louisiana were (and many remain)…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 100

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 101