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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/
  • Jul 23

    McIntyre & Simkovic:Timing Law School

    McIntyre & Simkovic:Timing Law School
    Frank McIntyre (Rutgers) & Michael Simkovic (USC), Timing Law School: We investigate whether economic conditions at labor market entry predict long-term differences in law graduate earnings. We find that unemployment levels at graduation…
  • Jul 23

    Tribute To Erik Jensen

    Tribute To Erik Jensen
    Tribute to Erik Jensen, 67 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 637-78 (2017): Arthur D. Austin, II (Case Western), How Erik Finessed the Tax Law Empire, 67 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 637 (2017) Jonathan L. Entin (Case Western), Erik Jensen: Curmudgeon, Scholar,…
  • Jul 23

    Can State Bars Prevent Law Schools From Offering Faith-Based CLE?

    Can State Bars Prevent Law Schools From Offering Faith-Based CLE?
    Bill Piatt (Former Dean, St. Mary's), State Bar Efforts to Deny Accreditation to Faith-based CLE Ethics Programs Sponsored by Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, 29 Regent U. L. Rev. 293 (2017): Religiously affiliated law schools focus on the…
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/
  • Jul 23

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesis: figures of speech

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesis: figures of speech
    Figures of speech are used in many kinds of texts, including legal texts. The late Justice Scalia saw “speech” and “press” in the First Amendment as “a sort of synecdoche” (p. 38 here). And several phrases…
  • Jul 22

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Ninth Circuit poised to resolve major free speech issue in secret proceeding’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Ninth Circuit poised to resolve major free speech issue in secret proceeding’
    A very interesting post from Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen’s Consumer Law & Policy Blog); here are the opening paragraphs: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued an order signed only by the Clerk…
  • Jul 22

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Whelan v. Posner

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Whelan v. Posner
    The ever-prolific Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has a new book out: “The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses.” As an often insightful scholar and analyst, Posner would be expected…
Rank this Week: 8

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 23

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Reasonable Person

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Reasonable Person
    Introduction Today's Legal theory Lexicon is about the "reasonable person." The notion of a "reasonable person" usually makes its first appearance in the Torts course. The context, of course, is the tort of negligence,…
  • Jul 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Constitutions and Gender," edited by Irving

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Constitutions and Gender," edited by Irving
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Constitutions and Gender, edited by Helen Irving. Here is a description: The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its recognition is the product of a revolution in thinking that began in…
  • Jul 22

    Download of the Week: "Justice Scalia’s Unfinished Business in Statutory Interpretation" by Gluck

    Download of the Week: "Justice Scalia’s Unfinished Business in Statutory Interpretation" by Gluck
    Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School) has posted Justice Scalia’s Unfinished Business in Statutory Interpretation: Where Textualism’s Formalism Gave Up (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Justice Scalia,…
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: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Meme of the Day

    Meme of the Day
    How's that for a provocative meme to spark student conversation? When this was shared by the Facebook group The Other 98% back in 2015, one user wrote: "Meanwhile, the immigrant is the one who actually made all the cookies..." -KitJ
  • Jul 22

    DACA Recipient Helps UAC Obtain Asylum

    DACA Recipient Helps UAC Obtain Asylum
    From Yahoo News: When attorney Cesar Vargas first met his teenage client Ivan Ruiz, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant from Honduras, he noticed Ruiz seemed to wear the weight of his traumatic childhood on his sleeve. Ruiz, 15 at the...
  • Jul 22

    Dream Act of 2017 Introduced

    Dream Act of 2017 Introduced
    We have but another DREAM Act proposal. Earlier this week, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017 in the U.S. Senate. The bill provides legal status, as well as a path to citizenship...
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    At the Water Lily Café...

    At the Water Lily Café...
    ... you can talk all night.And consider doing some shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal.
  • Jul 23

    50 years ago today: Day 1 of the 12th Street Riot.

    50 years ago today: Day 1 of the 12th Street Riot.
    Wikipedia has the history of the Detroit riot that would go on for 5 days. There were 43 deaths, 1,189 injured, and 7,231 arrested. Ending the riot took the Michigan Army National Guard (sent in by Governor George W. Romney) and the 82nd and…
  • Jul 23

    Jake Tapper encounters Anthony Scaramucci.

    Jake Tapper encounters Anthony Scaramucci.
    2 freeze frames I took watching "State of the Union" this morning:Here's the whole thing. It was very lively. Scaramucci is very much like Trump, so I was picturing Trump watching this and loving it:Scaramucci is there to fight for the…
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/
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
  • Jul 16

    Textualism Gone Mad?

    Textualism Gone Mad?
    A district court in Minnesota recently held that retaliation against a prospective hire for requesting an accommodation wasn’t actionable under §704(a). At issue in EEOC v. N. Mem'l Health Care was a claim on behalf of an applicant whose…
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility
    Giuseppe Colangelo, LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management; University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics and Mariateresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies;…
  • Jul 21

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel
    From the press release: UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels 19 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation…
  • Jul 21

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition
    Barak D. Richman, Duke University - School of Law, Will Mitchell, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Elena Vidal, Baruch College - City University of New York, and Kevin A.…
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Quincy Jones Says He's Victim of Financial Elder Abuse, Judge Rejects Claim

    Quincy Jones Says He's Victim of Financial Elder Abuse, Judge Rejects Claim
    In an ongoing war for Michael Jackson royalties, Quincy Jones is now alleging that he has been the victim of elder abuse. The eighty-four-year-old former producer is responsible for some of Michael Jackson's most notable albums, such as:…
  • Jul 23

    Do Billionaires Get Social Security?

    Do Billionaires Get Social Security?
    Billionaires earning their income from work pay a percentage of that income to social security taxes, just like anyone else. So, although they may not need the extra benefits in retirement, the ultra-affluent are entitled to collect a monthly…
  • Jul 22

    Tiger Lily Set to Inherit Million

    Tiger Lily Set to Inherit Million
    Recent speculation indicates the daughter of Paula Yates, an English television actress, and Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS, may inherent millions of dollars when she turns twenty-one next week. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence…
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Plaintiffs Awarded Attorneys' Fees In Suit Against County Clerk Kim Davi

    Plaintiffs Awarded Attorneys' Fees In Suit Against County Clerk Kim Davi
    In Miller v. Davis, (ED KY, July 21, 2017) a Kentucky federal district court awarded $224,703 in attorney’s fees and costs to plaintiffs who previously obtained a preliminary injunction against Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.…
  • Jul 21

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld
    In Mohamed v. Holder, (ED VA, July 20, 2017), a Virginia federal district court upheld the constitutionality of the government's No-Fly List in a challenge by a Muslim American citizen originally from Somalia.  One of plaintiff's…
  • Jul 21

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law
    In State v. S.B., (NJ Sup. Ct., July 20, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a youth ministry associated with a church is a "youth serving organization" under Megan's Law. That law prohibits sex offenders whose victims were minors…
Rank this Week: 21

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 22

    Update on late-game fouling and the "Elam Ending"

    Update on late-game fouling and the "Elam Ending"
    In April I wrote about the proposal from Nick Elam to eliminate late-game fouling basketball by making the end of the game untimed and playing to a target score (+7 of the leading team when the clock is turned off in the final minute). The…
  • Jul 22

    CFP: National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholar

    CFP: National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholar
    The Rehnquist Center is pleased to announce the inaugural National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars. The conference will be held at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on March 16-17, 2018. Its goal is to create a vibrant…
  • Jul 22

    Sponsored Post: Introducing students to legal research

    Sponsored Post: Introducing students to legal research
    The following post is by Robert C. Berring, Jr. (Berkeley) and is sponsored by West Academic The first-year law student encounters a daunting task. If she did not spend a few years working as a legal assistant or did not grow up in a family…
Rank this Week: 23

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 23

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender
    Lawyers agree on few things, but one of the issues that there appears to be consensus on is that the legal system is in crisis. The family law system is particularly strained, and complaints about family law go back decades. I touched on this…
  • Jul 23

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
  • Jul 23

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
Rank this Week: 27

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 22

    The Constitutional Iceberg

    The Constitutional Iceberg
    Josh Marshall summarizes it best: Trump is in many ways his own worst accuser. Anyone who’s been in business for decades would not welcome a searching legal scrutiny of years of business. Most people, certainly in Trump’s line of…
  • Jul 21

    Contingency Plan

    Contingency Plan
    Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no. Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to … Continue reading…
  • Jul 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 31

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: 34

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 23

    A Presidential Indictment

    A Presidential Indictment
    Perhaps I’m missing something in the discussion of this issue, but to my mind the question of whether a president can be indicted is simple–the President can only be indicted by a federal prosecutor if he consents to the…
  • Jul 22

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana
    As I’m still going through the proofs of my book and trying to complete my reapportionment paper, let’s still with offbeat posts for the time being. The Seventh Amendment is among the few that the Supreme Court has not extended to…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 12

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference
    From the mailbox: Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at…
  • Jul 11

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw
    Amy Gajda, Tulane University Law School, has published The Present of Newsworthiness at 50 New England Law Review 145 (2016). Here is the abstract. In early February 2016, less than a week before this Book Symposium, the Utah Supreme Court...
  • Jul 11

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype
    The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently. He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. More here.
Rank this Week: 36

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading…
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
  • Jul 3

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University
    I have a guest post today at the Virology Blog about Dr. Michael Sharpe's recent presentation on ethics, ME/CFS, and "the future of science," which I have copied in full below: On 1 June 2017, Professor Michael Sharpe presented the...
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 43

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
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/
Rank this Week: 48

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. What Happened to the American Jury? Proposals for Revamping Plea Bargaining and Summary Judgment Suja A. Thomas University of Illinois College of Law Date Posted: 30 May 2017 [2nd…
  • Jul 22

    "If Trump Pardons, It Could Be a Crime"

    "If Trump Pardons, It Could Be a Crime"
    Daniel Hemel and Eric Posner have published this op-ed in The New York Times, addressing whether the President could be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. In part: There is a broad consensus that a president exercises the pardon power…
  • Jul 22

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Affirmative Consent, by Way of the Intoxication 'Defense' Kevin Cole University of San Diego School of Law Date Posted: 18 May 2017 176 2. Dynamic Rationality Stephanie Plamondon…
Rank this Week: 49

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    Public Books carries a review of Ibram X. Kendi's "refreshing" and "courageous" Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.At HNN, Nate Holdren reviews  Elizabeth Anderson's Private…
  • Jul 21

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Have you registered for ASLH 2017?  We have. From the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: Noah Shusterman (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Bastille Day reminds us that our Second Amendment debates are distorted"; Leif…
  • Jul 21

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State
    Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto, has Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State: A Comparative-Historical Analysis, which appears in the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process:This paper is about a way of thinking about criminal process,…
Rank this Week: 53

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    Prosecutor Convicted Of Lunchtime DUI Agrees To Supension

    Prosecutor Convicted Of Lunchtime DUI Agrees To Supension
    A stipulated disposition of a two-year suspension with all but 60 days stayed has been approved by the California State Bar Court Hearing Department The case involves a series of alcohol-related driving incidents. Notably, one took place…
  • Jul 23

    A Slow and Painful Probate Proce

    A Slow and Painful Probate Proce
    A one year suspension has been imposed by the Tennessee Supreme Court for neglect of a probate matter. The Board of Professional Responsibility posted this summary Mr. Kennedy served as executor of an estate that was opened in 1987. In...
  • Jul 22

    Up In Not Smoking

    Up In Not Smoking
    A divided United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld an interpretation of the airplane smoking ban prohibiting inflight use of electronic cigarettes. Underlying petitioners’ arguments and those of the dissent…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 63

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/
  • Jul 23

    Qatar, China, Georgia and Elon Musk

    Qatar, China, Georgia and Elon Musk
    Here's a round up of interesting cyber-related stories from this week: Qatar thinks it was hacked. "Lt. Col. Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi, the head of an internal Qatari investigation of the events, stopped short of claiming proof of who was…
  • Jul 23

    Drones Are the New Face of U.S. Foreign Policy. What Good Are They?

    Drones Are the New Face of U.S. Foreign Policy. What Good Are They?
    Editor’s Note: Drone strikes are among the most important, and among the most contentious, U.S. counterterrorism instruments. Data limits and the complexity of both cause and effect when it comes to terrorism make many judgments on…
  • Jul 22

    The Lawfare Podcast: Graham Allison on "Destined for War"

    The Lawfare Podcast: Graham Allison on "Destined for War"
    This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison's new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? The conversation covers the…
Rank this Week: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
  • Jul 18

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, -- Fed. Appx. --- (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017)On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially…
  • Jul 18

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning
    Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3014273, -- F.3d --, No. 16-2768 (3d Cir. Jul. 6, 2017)District court opinion discussed previously here. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 72

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
Rank this Week: 82

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 84

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 23

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object
    In 2018, Cambridge University Press will publish a book titled A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, edited by Dan Hunter and Claudy Op Den Camp. Inspired by the British Museum/BBC podcast A History of the World in 100...
  • Jul 23

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School
    In March, my co-author Christopher J. Ryan, Jr. and I posted a draft article to SSRN, describing a law school ranking system based on the revealed preferences of law students. The article got some attention from David Bernstein at the...
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even In the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even In the Name of Art
    It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading art schools. As reported by Liel...
Rank this Week: 85

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 21

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?
    Given recent reporting that raises the specter of a Presidential self-pardon, a few sources are worth considering. First, there is the Constitutional text itself, which is not surprisingly inconclusive on this issue. Article II §2 begins by…
  • Jul 12

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a careful and well-reasoned opinion in Animal Defense Fund v. Herbert, United States District Judge for Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby, has concluded that Utah's…
  • Jul 7

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Fields v. City of Philadelphia, the Third Circuit concluded that "Simply put, the First Amendment protects the act of photographing, filming, or…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 90

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (July 23, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (July 23, 2017)
    "close to 50% of all college grades given are A’s" https://t.co/USFKLPst3p— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 18, 2017 "Workplace plaintiffs face long odds at trial, analytics data indicates" https://t.co/otKr2jdDDN…
  • Jul 22

    Sometimes it almost seems like SEC Commissioners aren’t reading my article

    Sometimes it almost seems like SEC Commissioners aren’t reading my article
    So Michael Piwowar inspired a bit of heartburn in the plaintiffs’ bar this week when, during a speech to the Heritage Foundation, he encouraged corporations to add mandatory arbitration provisions in their charters prior to an IPO. This is…
  • Jul 21

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach
    At the beach with my wife’s family, I read Parker J. Palmer’s Courage to Teach in a couple sittings. Palmer has a PHD in sociology from UC Berkeley, and has written extensively on education. My mother-in-law was reading the book...
Rank this Week: 91

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution
    Paul Franzese (Seton Hall) has written an op-ed in New Jersey.com titled Tenants Shouldn't be 'Blacklisted' For Asserting Their Rights. Check out this excerpt: Yanira Cortes, a mother of four young children, lives in subsidized housing in…
  • Jul 17

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD
    From our friends at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: HUD: Past, Present, and Future The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks proposals from scholars, practitioners, and housing advocates interested in participating in…
  • Jul 15

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation
    Joe Singer (Harvard) has posted Property and Sovereignty Imbricated: Why Religion Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations (Theoretical Inquiries in Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: May a hotel owner that objects to…
Rank this Week: 92

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 93

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Jul 22

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law
    I received the following conference announcement: Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law Presented by the University of Chicago Law Review and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics April 27-28, 2018 We are pleased to…
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
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
  • Jul 22

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition
    Please see the fourth edition of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 110 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept…
  • Jul 17

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender
    Constitutions and Gender, a new book edited by Helen Irving (University of Sydney) has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Here is the publisher’s description: The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its…
  • Jul 17

    Goodmark on “Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized?”

    Goodmark on “Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized?”
    Leigh Goodmark (Maryland) has posted to SSRN her article, Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized? 40 Harv. J. of L. & Gender 53 (2017).  Here is the abstract: In 1984, the United States started down a path towards the…
Rank this Week: 97