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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/
  • Mar 23

    Robinson Presents State Income Tax Law In The Shadow Of The Internal Revenue Code Today At Indiana

    Robinson Presents State Income Tax Law In The Shadow Of The Internal Revenue Code Today At Indiana
    Mildred Robinson (Virginia) presents Irreconcilable Differences?: State Income Tax Law in the Shadow of the Internal Revenue Code at Indiana-Bloomington today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Leandra Lederman: [T]his…
  • Mar 23

    Want To Buy A Law School (or Three) On The Cheap? InfiLaw May Have A Deal For You.

    Want To Buy A Law School (or Three) On The Cheap? InfiLaw May Have A Deal For You.
    ABA Journal, Can InfiLaw Schools Be Had on the Cheap, and Would They Be Worth It?: Sterling Partners may be unloading all three of its for-profit InfiLaw System schools, say some consultants after the announcement that Charlotte School of…
  • Mar 23

    Anthony Kronman, The Sage of Yale Law School: 'A Born-Again Pagan'

    Anthony Kronman, The Sage of Yale Law School: 'A Born-Again Pagan'
    The New Yorker, The Sage of Yale Law: Anthony Kronman, age seventy-one, may be the world’s most fulfilled man. A professor at Yale Law School for thirty-eight years, he has a happy marriage and four children. He swims a mile every day and…
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/
  • Mar 23

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, ‘Encryption Workarounds’

    [Orin Kerr] New draft article, ‘Encryption Workarounds’
    I recently posted to SSRN a new draft article, “Encryption Workarounds,” that I co-authored with cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Here’s the abstract: The widespread use of encryption has triggered a new step in many criminal…
  • Mar 23

    [Will Baude] A better constitutional basis for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

    [Will Baude] A better constitutional basis for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
    It has sometimes gotten lost amid some of the other doings in Congress this week, but the House is considering a bill, HR 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” that would create a federal right of reciprocity for…
  • Mar 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] President Trump’s first lower court nomination

    [Jonathan H. Adler] President Trump’s first lower court nomination
    This week, while attention was focused on the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings, President Trump announced his first pick for a lower court. On Tuesday, the president announced his intention to nominate the Honorable Amul Thapar, a federal…
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/
  • Mar 23

    Perry & Kantorowicz-Reznichenko on Income-Dependent Punitive Damage

    Perry & Kantorowicz-Reznichenko on Income-Dependent Punitive Damage
    Ronen Perry and Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and Erasmus University Rotterdam) have posted Income-Dependent Punitive Damages (Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Mar 23

    Dagan on Leiter on American Legal Realism

    Dagan on Leiter on American Legal Realism
    Hanoch Dagan (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Brian Leiter famously described the legacy of American legal realism as a ‘naturalized…
  • Mar 23

    Testifying Today at the Gorsuch Hearing

    Testifying Today at the Gorsuch Hearing
    I will be testifying today at the Gorsuch Hearings. The schedule for the panels has not yet been set, but I believe that it is most likely that my testimony will be in the late morning. My written statement can...
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 23

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog
    A new legal blog with a number of notable contributors, Take Care, has recently been created seeking to provide "insightful, accessible, and timely legal analysis of the Trump Administration." The blog has topical pages on Criminal…
  • Mar 23

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy NOLA.com article. Here are excerpts: Emanuel Lee [is] doing life for strangling his girlfriend in New Orleans.... Lee arrived at Angola 26 years ago [and] unless something drastic…
  • Mar 22

    Department of Justice to host National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety at the end of June

    Department of Justice to host National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety at the end of June
    Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson gave this speech today at the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Symposium. The entire speech makes for an interesting and encouraging read, and here are a few passages that really caught…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    The renaissance of manufacturing in America.

    The renaissance of manufacturing in America.
    Gummy bears!"Most of all they just like the business environment," [Scott] Walker said.Great. Now, legalize marijuana and we've got something.
  • Mar 23

    The best tiny house.

    The best tiny house.
    Here's the article: "A Secret, Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York" (in the NYT). Home? Yeesh. Never use "home" when "house" is at all possible. But it's particularly bad there. Not only are you talking about art and architecture, but…
  • Mar 23

    "I coined the word homophobia to mean it was a phobia about homosexuals.... It was a fear of homosexuals..."

    "I coined the word homophobia to mean it was a phobia about homosexuals.... It was a fear of homosexuals..."
    "... which seemed to be associated with a fear of contagion, a fear of reducing the things one fought for — home and family. It was a religious fear, and it had led to great brutality, as fear always does."Said the psychotherapist…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 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/
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled (6-2) in NLRB v. SW General. The Court held that once President Obama nominated Lafe Solomon to be the NLRB's General Counsel, he could no longer serve in his current capacity as Acting General Counsel....
  • Mar 18

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm
    James Brudney (Fordham) has just posted on SSRN his article The Internationalization of Sources of Labor Law, 39 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 1 (2017). The abstract is below. I think James is dead-on correct. Having attended a slew of...
  • Mar 17

    Hirsch & Seiner: Unions Deserve a Place in the Uber Economy

    Hirsch & Seiner: Unions Deserve a Place in the Uber Economy
    Jeff Hirsch (North Carolina) and Joe Seiner (South Carolina) have just posted on SSRN their extraordinarily timely article A Modern Union for the Modern Economy, ___ Fordham Law Review ___(forthcoming 2018) Here's the abstract: Membership in…
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/
  • Mar 23

    The Patent Damages Gap: An Economist's Review of U.S. Patent Damages Apportionment Rule

    The Patent Damages Gap: An Economist's Review of U.S. Patent Damages Apportionment Rule
    Anne Layne-Farrar explains The Patent Damages Gap: An Economist's Review of U.S. Patent Damages Apportionment Rules. ABSTRACT: As an economist, I find the current state of the law regarding damages for patent infringement – most…
  • Mar 23

    Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damage

    Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damage
    Jens-Uwe Franck, University of Mannheim and Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim - Department of Economics move us Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damages. ABSTRACT: The focus of cartel damages law is on the recovery of the cartel…
  • Mar 23

    The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law

    The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law
    Shaun D. Ledgerwood, The Brattle Group and Jeremy A. Verlinda, The Brattle Group discuss The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law. Abstract The antitrust laws are increasingly used to prosecute alleged acts of market…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Judge Allows Wife to Undergo IVF with Dead Husband's Sperm

    Judge Allows Wife to Undergo IVF with Dead Husband's Sperm
    A Barcelona judge is allowing a woman to use her dead husband’s sperm to undergo in vitro fertilization. The prosecution argued against the ruling, stating that it was not possible to obtain her late husband’s consent—a moral argument,…
  • Mar 23

    Article on Non-Recognition Provisions in the Income Tax

    Article on Non-Recognition Provisions in the Income Tax
    James R. Repetti recently published an Article entitled, Taft v. Bowers: The Foundation for Non-Recognition Provisions in the Income Tax, 42 ACTEC L.J. (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Taft v. Bowers is a Supreme Court…
  • Mar 22

    Article on Shifting Revenue to State & Local Government

    Article on Shifting Revenue to State & Local Government
    Alyssa A. DiRusso recently published an Article entitled, Wealth Management Planning to Shift Revenue to State and Local Governments, 31 Probate & Property 46 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: With Donald Trump elected…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
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/
  • Mar 23

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property
    The new Courts Law essay is from Sergio Campos, reviewing J. Maria Glover's A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims (Vand. L. Rev.), which considers the implications of understanding legal claims as property.
  • Mar 22

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power
    Judge Gorsuch's views on the Chevron doctrine, which directs reviewing courts to defer to agency constructions of ambiguous statutes, have received a lot of attention, and for good reason: They are well-articulated, interesting, and…
  • Mar 21

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court
    I wanted to pull up a chair to the blog posts last month by Richard Primus and Rick Hills about the decreasing public regard for the federal courts reported in a recent poll. I do not question these results, but I want to explain them a…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System
    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…
  • Mar 23

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader
    Law firm marketers have been fundamental to the establishment and management of many law firm practice groups and client teams in North American law firms. Critical to the success of these efforts has been the ability to help train team…
  • Mar 22

    Judgmental Judge

    Judgmental Judge
    Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide what happened. And they determine the legal consequences of what happened. But judges…
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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Mar 23

    What is the mood of a philosophical argument?

    What is the mood of a philosophical argument?
    A film has a mood, a story has a mood. What is the mood of philosophy? What is the beauty in a particular argument, its grotesqueness, its tensions, and resolution, and what does that mood sound like? This is an...
  • Mar 23

    In Memoriam: Marilyn McCord Adams (1943-2017)

    In Memoriam: Marilyn McCord Adams (1943-2017)
    A distinguished philosopher of religion and scholar of medieval philosophy, Professor Adams taught for more than two decades at UCLA, and then over the last 20+ years at Yale University, Oxford University, the University of North Carolina at…
  • Mar 23

    How to do story-driven philosophy for audio

    How to do story-driven philosophy for audio
    The Humanities-writ large initiative at Duke University is responsible for allowing me to work full time this entire academic year to produce the first season of Hi-Phi Nation. I have done nothing but this project, and since it is most...
Rank this Week: 37

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
  • Mar 23

    No Cheers for Star Athletica

    No Cheers for Star Athletica
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which addressed the issue of conceptual separability in copyright for useful articles (in this case, cheerleading uniforms). I’ll post…
  • Mar 22

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery
    On Sunday, April 16th at 6.00 p.m., The First Amendment Society will host the rock group whose case is waiting to be decided by the Supreme Court — yes, The Slants. They are the all-Asian American dance-rock band (music video)…
  • Mar 22

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2017 issue: ARTICLES Daniel Farbman, Reconstructing Local Government, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 413 (2017) Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, The Jurisdiction Canon, 70 Vand.…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 23

    Advanced Summer Programme Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemma

    Advanced Summer Programme Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemma
    28 August – 1 September 2017, The Hague Fee: € 1695 Registration: http://www.asser.nl/CT2017 Registration deadline: 23 July 2017 Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut Contact: educationtraining@asser.nl Overview In the past years,…
  • Mar 20

    IntLawGrrls 10th Year Anniversary Conference: “We have come a long way baby!”

    IntLawGrrls 10th Year Anniversary Conference: “We have come a long way baby!”
    IntLawGrrls celebrated its 10th year anniversary on the 3rd of March 2017 with a Conference at the University of Georgia. The Conference opened on the 2nd of March with the screening of Sundance-selected documentary 500 Years…
  • Mar 20

    Introducing Işıl Aral

    Introducing Işıl Aral
    It is our great pleasure to welcome Işıl Aral as an IntLawGrrls contributor! Işıl is a PhD candidate at The University of Manchester and works on unconstitutional changes of government and international legal theory.…
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
  • Mar 23

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”
    Yesterday's federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax…
  • Mar 22

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
  • Mar 22

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back
    The release of today's federal budget is expected to include a significant emphasis on innovation, with the government revealing how it plans to spend (or re-allocate) hundreds of millions of dollars that is intended to support innovation.…
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/
  • Mar 12

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign
    It is fairly typical that US Attorneys offer their resignations when a new President, especially one of a different party, is elected. But firings and requiring same-day resignations are less common. This is particularly troublesome as many…
  • Mar 10

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign
    The New York Times reports that "Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign." Sad. (esp)
  • Mar 10

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division
    Acting Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division Kenneth A. Blanco was the keynote speaker for the final morning's program of the ABA White Collar Crime Conference of 2017. He spoke about transnational and money laundering crimes and…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

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: 51

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/
  • Mar 23

    Robinson et al. on Somali Criminal Law Recodification

    Robinson et al. on Somali Criminal Law Recodification
    Paul H. Robinson and Criminal Law Research Group (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School) have posted Draft Report of the Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative. Here is the abstract: The…
  • Mar 23

    Kaye on Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science

    Kaye on Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science
    David H. Kaye (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science: A Memorandum (Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 130, No. 5, pp. 127-136, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • Mar 22

    Pundik on Racial Profiling

    Pundik on Racial Profiling
    Amit Pundik (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted Against Racial Profiling on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A police officer sees a suspicious bulge in the pocket of a passing pedestrian and deliberates whether to stop...
Rank this Week: 52

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Mothers and the Constitution: An ICH Seminar

    Mothers and the Constitution: An ICH Seminar
    [We have the following announcement.]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, “Mothers and the Constitution”:The seminar will explore the…
  • Mar 23

    Subjectivity, Intent and Impact: The Gordian Knot of Empathy and Interpretation

    Subjectivity, Intent and Impact: The Gordian Knot of Empathy and Interpretation
    One ideal of early anthropology was that long-term ethnographic research could fully map the social structure and meanings of a specific cultural space. The ethnographer could then give total context for any individual action or social…
  • Mar 23

    Returning to LHB

    Returning to LHB
    I want to extend my thanks to the team at LHB, as they have been gracious in allowing me to return to my previous blogging stint which I began in late November, but was unable to complete at the time.Today, I restart my series of posts…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
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/
  • 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: 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/
  • Mar 23

    False Statements In Federal Disciplinary Matter Draws New York Suspension

    False Statements In Federal Disciplinary Matter Draws New York Suspension
    Reciprocal discipline has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department based on sanctions ordered by a federal district court In February 2013, the Committee on Grievances for the United States District…
  • Mar 23

    A Mistake Was Made In The Clients Favor But The Attorney Gets A Three-Year Suspension

    A Mistake Was Made In The Clients Favor But The Attorney Gets A Three-Year Suspension
    An inexperienced attorney used a New Jersey retainer agreement form for a New York contingent fee matter and got disbarred in New Jersey for misappropriation of litigation proceeds. He would have been entitled to what he took if he had...
  • Mar 23

    Attorney Suspended For Failure To Account For Monies Received In Bankruptcy Representation

    Attorney Suspended For Failure To Account For Monies Received In Bankruptcy Representation
    An attorney has been suspended by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Respondent is the subject of an investigation by the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC)…
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: 66

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/
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    TM scholars' roundtable

    TM scholars' roundtable
    Ninth Trademark Scholars Roundtable: Distinctiveness, Secondary Meaning, Reputation And FameChicago-Kent College of LawSession 1:       Distinctiveness (including Secondary Meaning) as a Legal…
  • Mar 23

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYLAW STUDENT WRITINGCOMPETITION (2017)Sponsored by the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law SectionThe Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking papers written by law students who are…
  • Mar 23

    Reading list: a credit card nudge that seemed to work

    Reading list: a credit card nudge that seemed to work
    The power of light-touch financial education: A demonstration with credit card revolversJAN 19, 2017Can simple guidelines, or rules to live by, help consumers reduce their credit card debt? Can they be useful as a financial education tool?…
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

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/
  • Mar 23

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue
    Rewire (March 21, 2017): Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Eight months after the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Mississippi dropped its defense of an admitting…
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
  • Mar 18

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"
    New York Times (Dec. 14, 2016): Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health, by Pam Belluck: A new study comparing women who had abortions with those who were turned away at clinics finds that women who...
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Mar 22

    Jevic

    Jevic
    Third Circuit is reversed. Opinion is here.
  • Mar 18

    Bankruptcy Fees in the Trump Budget

    Bankruptcy Fees in the Trump Budget
    Thanks a tweet to the sharp-eyed Drew Dawson at the University of Miami, I saw this article in Politico that among the surprises in Trump's budget is an increase in bankruptcy filing fees (see item 5). Well, this seemed important...
  • Mar 14

    Scotexit and Allocating the UK's Debt

    Scotexit and Allocating the UK's Debt
    This is a joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Scotland voted 62% in favor of remaining in the EU in last June's Brexit vote. Now, with nationalism on the rise in Britain, Scotland has begun to rethink the...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Gorsuch/Garland: Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?

    Gorsuch/Garland: Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?
               The fact that it is Judge Gorsuch, rather than Judge Garland, for whom confirmation hearings are now underway prompts a return to the question of whether the Supreme Court is…
  • Mar 18

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion (Part III)

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion (Part III)
    As far as I can tell, legal treatises and casebook chapters on federalism do not discuss race and my colleagues interested in critical race theory tell me not much is said in that literature about federalism.  That seems a shame, for…
  • Mar 13

    A Modest Revision of the Accepted Wisdom About the Nondelegation Doctrine

    A Modest Revision of the Accepted Wisdom About the Nondelegation Doctrine
    Cass Sunstein's quip that the nondelegation doctrine had one good year -- 1935, the year of Panama Refining and Schechter -- is not quite right. Carter v. Carter Coal, decided in 1936, held the Bituminous Coal Act unconstitutional on two…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 87

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/
  • Mar 23

    Posted on The Conversation: The Continuing Saga of the PACE Trial

    Posted on The Conversation: The Continuing Saga of the PACE Trial
    If you are not familiar with The Conversation, I urge you to check it out. It is "an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public." Funded by a number of...
  • Mar 22

    Short Question

    Short Question
    Writing at the always interesting PrawfsBlawg, Howard Wasserman links to this Slate article in which Will Oremus explains why reporters should stop asking complex, mulit-part questions at political press conferences. Says Oremus, "this…
  • Mar 22

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist
    Temple University School of Law has announced three finalists for the position of Dean. They are A. Benjamin Spencer (Virginia), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), and Gregory Mandel (the current Interim Dean.)
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit today dismissed a fire department battalion chief's First Amendment retaliation claim for his Facebook activity in violation of the Department's Social Media and Code of Conduct…
  • Mar 17

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School President Trump's EO on sanctuary cities says that "the Attorney General and the Secretary . . . shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1373…
  • Mar 16

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide TRO against the President's March 6, 2017…
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/
  • Mar 23

    Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt | New York Post

    Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt | New York Post
    The matador ended up with the bull’s horn some 11 inches up his rectum, causing “severe” injuries. via nypost.com That has to hurt, I don't care who you are.
  • Mar 23

    The Gorsuch hearings were a pathetic charade | New York Post

    The Gorsuch hearings were a pathetic charade | New York Post
    What a charade. The Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is liable to drive Americans nuts. There ought to be a way to suspend the senators’ pay for every hour one of them talks. Or wheezes. I...
  • Mar 23

    Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century | Brookings Institution

    Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century | Brookings Institution
    Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. with a high school diploma or less have experienced increasing midlife…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Mar 23

    ICYMI: SSRN Roundup (March 23, 2017)

    ICYMI: SSRN Roundup (March 23, 2017)
    "obstacles to reparations for human rights violations related to business..arise frm..laws of jurisdiction" https://t.co/XcpfLGdOM3 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 17, 2017 "expect...startup to…
  • Mar 22

    What does the EU know that the U.S. Doesn’t About the Effectiveness of Conflict Minerals Legislation?

    What does the EU know that the U.S. Doesn’t About the Effectiveness of Conflict Minerals Legislation?
    Earlier this month, the EU announced plans to implement its version of conflict minerals legislation, which covers all “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” around the world. Once approved by the Council of the EU, the law will apply to…
  • Mar 21

    Abolishing Veil Piercing Is for Legislatures, Not Court

    Abolishing Veil Piercing Is for Legislatures, Not Court
    I write often about how courts often incorrectly treat LLCs as corporations. Last week, I reported on a case about a court that misstated, in my view, the state of the law regarding LLCs and veil piercing. When I do...
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 15

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law
    In 2014, the Association of Law, Property, and Society (ALPS) conference was at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and there was a plenary panel on teaching property law. [NOTE: Shameless plug for...
  • Mar 14

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)
    As everyone knows, Murr v. St. Croix County will be heard by SCOTUS on March 20 at 10:00am. Georgetown Law is offering a special treat that afternoon: the oral advocates for the case--John Groen (counsel for Murrs), Richard Lazarus…
  • Mar 13

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference
    The 14th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 at the Curtin Law School in Perth, Western Australia. The theme for this year's conference is "Beyond Sole Ownership." In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 96

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
    xxx
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Feb 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John P. Anderson, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?, 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). Maria Babajanian,…
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
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: 101