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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/
Rank this Week: 5

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit
    Although the finally tally is not yet complete, it is now clear that Britain has voted in favor of Brexit, and will likely leave the European Union. For reasons I outlined here, I think this is a bad development, and that the British have…
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa
    Abigail Fisher. The plaintiff in the long-running challenge to the University of Texas’ admissions policy. Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas (UT) has potentially…
  • Jun 23

    [David Post] And speaking of outlandish trademark claims . . .

    [David Post] And speaking of outlandish trademark claims . . .
    As I noted a few days ago, it’s becoming increasingly easy to ridicule and parody intellectual property developments these days — and then along comes this story, which pushes the envelope of silliness so far out that I…
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/
  • Jun 24

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law
    Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Transitional Constitutionalism Versus the Rule of Law? (Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Forthcoming, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers some of…
  • Jun 24

    Arthurs on Labor Law Theory & Practice

    Arthurs on Labor Law Theory & Practice
    Harry W. Arthurs (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted Mining the Philosophers’ Stone: Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get? Another Day Older and Deeper in Doubt on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This brief essay explores...
  • Jun 24

    Dolin & Manta on Patent Taking

    Dolin & Manta on Patent Taking
    Gregory Dolin (University of Baltimore - School of Law) & Irina D. Manta (Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law) have posted Taking Patents (73 Washington and Lee Law Review 719 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:...
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
  • Jun 17

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy
    As with many of the recent disturbing events making headlines, the horrific shootings in Orlando have a direct workplace connection. As is being reported, the shooter had engaged in some aggressive prior behavior, as one worker who worked at…
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/
  • Jun 24

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry
    Houpis, George ; Rodriguez, Jose Maria ; Ovington, Thomas ; Serdarevic, Goran explore The impact of network competition in the mobile industry. ABSTRACT: In 2000, there were as many countries served by a single mobile network as by network…
  • Jun 24

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market
    Francois Jeanjean and Georges Vivien Houngbonon theorize about Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Markets. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we design a theoretical model to analyze the impact of the number of firms on investment in the wireless…
  • Jun 23

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market
    Roberto E. Balmer analyzes Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market. ABSTRACT: Fixed telephony has long been a fundamentally important market for European telecommunications operators. The liberalisation and the…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Inmate Will Not Share in Prince's $300 Million Estate

    Inmate Will Not Share in Prince's $300 Million Estate
    The judge overseeing Prince’s estate is not allowing cameras in an upcoming hearing to determine possible heir claims. According to the law, the media and public may also be banned from the hearing if the court pursues specific paternity…
  • Jun 23

    Michael Jackson's Estate Attempts to Shut Down Media Buzz on Recently Released Police Report

    Michael Jackson's Estate Attempts to Shut Down Media Buzz on Recently Released Police Report
    Michael Jackson’s estate attempted to shut down the media buzz surrounding a 2003 police report that was released detailing the singer’s pornography collection. The estate worries that this hype is undermining the upcoming anniversary of…
  • Jun 23

    The Hidden Fees in Burial Plan

    The Hidden Fees in Burial Plan
    After twelve years of payments, a Kentucky resident finally covered the cost of his burial plan, or did he? Shortly after making the last payment, he began receiving more bills for hidden fees that will cost him another estimated $3,000....
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Indonesian Police Investigate Whether Facebook Post Was Blasphemy

    Indonesian Police Investigate Whether Facebook Post Was Blasphemy
    In Indonesia yesterday, Ade Armando, a lecturer in Communications Science at the University of Indonesia, was questioned by the Jakarta Police Special Criminal Investigation Unit after an employee of a media company filed blasphemy…
  • Jun 23

    9th Circuit Hears Challenge To Ban On Conversion Therapy

    9th Circuit Hears Challenge To Ban On Conversion Therapy
    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral argument (video of oral arguments) in Welch v. Brown.  In the case, a California federal district court rejected Free Exercise and Establishment Clause challenges to California's…
  • Jun 23

    7th Circuit: Bus Company Wrongly Refused Ad From Pro-Life Health Link

    7th Circuit: Bus Company Wrongly Refused Ad From Pro-Life Health Link
    In Women's Health Link, Inc. v. Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corp., (7th Cir., June 22, 2016), the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that Fort Wayne's Citilink wrongly refused to accept an ad that Women's Health Link wanted to…
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/
  • Jun 24

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice
    My apologies for the long gap between posts about ABF research. I’m clearly not as prolific as other guest bloggers. In fact, I don’t think I can read as fast as David Fontana can blog. Well done, David! Let me see if I can pick up the…
  • Jun 24

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable
    With Nelson Tebbe and co-blogger Rick Garnett, I have been an organizer of something called the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable ("ALRR" for short) for the past seven or so years. (Accuracy rather than modesty compels me to say…
  • Jun 23

    Whole Women's Health

    Whole Women's Health
    Three cases remain to be decided this term--Whole Woman's Health, McDonnell v. US, and Voisine v. US. Of these, only WWH seemed even remotely likely to be a 4-4 affirmance. The Court issued two 4-4 affirmances on Thursday, in DAPA and Dollar…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 24

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing
    I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s…
  • Jun 23

    International Identity Management

    International Identity Management
    It used to be that on the Internet, nobody knew you were a dog … or a trading partner, or a rogue. In this era of Big Data, geolocation, and light bulbs that call home, it may seem that those days are behind us. But it’s one…
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for. Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them. While there are lots of scams out there,…
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/
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
  • Jun 22

    My First 100 Days as President 

    My First 100 Days as President 
    Day 14: I’ll meet with China, and tell China to his face that he has absolutely No respect for us and that things are about to change, big time. via My First 100 Days as President . Reminds me of the … Continue reading…
  • Jun 19

    “Release The Measurements”

    “Release The Measurements”
    Video brought to you by Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands PAC. Really.
Rank this Week: 35

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jun 24

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court
    The result in Fisher was surprising, but the case illustrates an important point about how appellate courts work.  In Fisher I, the scuttlebutt is that a majority opinion was drafted (possibly by Justice Kennedy) to strike…
  • Jun 23

    The New House Filibuster

    The New House Filibuster
    I would bet that the sit-in tactic used yesterday by the House Democrats will become more common over time.  It’s pretty easy to find 50 House members who feel strongly about something and would be willing to tie up the chamber and…
  • Jun 22

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom
      June 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. It was a remarkable moment when the Abrams Court sat to hear the case of Pear v. United States. The two issues before the eight-member Court were: 1.) Does the All Writs Act empower a…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
  • Jun 20

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast
    Please join us for the annual WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 TIME: 8:30-10:30 AM ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) This breakfast roundtable conversation, sponsored by the…
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
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/
  • Jun 21

    Abramowitz Decries Effect of Corporate Prosecutions on Employee

    Abramowitz Decries Effect of Corporate Prosecutions on Employee
    Elkan Abramowitz, one of the best and most-respected white collar crime defense practitioners in the nation, last week received the Robert Louis Cohen Award for Professional Excellence from the New York Criminal Bar Association. At the dinner…
  • Jun 20

    The RJR Nabisco v. European Community - What Does It Mean For White Collar Criminal RICO Case

    The RJR Nabisco v. European Community - What Does It Mean For White Collar Criminal RICO Case
    Yes, The Supreme Court's opinion here looks at whether RICO has extraterritorial application in the civil context. And in that regard it limits its extraterritorial application. But there is some important language in this opinion for both…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Limits Loose Hobbs Act Interstate Commerce Interpretation to Drug Case

    Supreme Court Limits Loose Hobbs Act Interstate Commerce Interpretation to Drug Case
    The Supreme Court ruled today in Taylor v. United States, examining the interstate commerce element of the Hobbs Act. Although it provided a broad interpretation, it limited the decision to "cases in which the defendant targets drug…
Rank this Week: 46

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Jakobson & Melvin: The New Arctic Governance

    Jakobson & Melvin: The New Arctic Governance
    Linda Jakobson & Neil Melvin have published The New Arctic Governance (SIPRI 2016). Here's the abstract:Despite many predictions to the contrary, the Arctic has emerged today as a zone of cooperation. At the core of regional stability and…
  • Jun 23

    Call for Papers: Languages of Internationalism

    Call for Papers: Languages of Internationalism
    A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Languages of Internationalism," to take place May 25-26, 2017, at Birkbeck College, University of London. Here's the call:Languages of InternationalismConference to take place at Birkbeck…
  • Jun 23

    Torres Camprubí: Statehood under Water: Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island State

    Torres Camprubí: Statehood under Water: Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island State
    Alejandra Torres Camprubí (Fridjthof Nansen Institute) has published Statehood under Water: Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island States (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the abstract: In Statehood under Water,…
Rank this Week: 49

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    Evans on Hobby Lobby and the Death Penalty

    Evans on Hobby Lobby and the Death Penalty
    Danieli Evans has posted Religious Objections to the Death Penalty after Hobby Lobby (Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this short essay, I consider how the logic of the...
  • Jun 23

    Amarshi on Canadian Telewarrant

    Amarshi on Canadian Telewarrant
    Hafeez S Amarshi (Public Prosecution Service of Canada) has posted Facial Attacks on Telewarrants: Failure to Define 'Impracticable' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The use of telewarrants is a significant tool for law enforcement in Canada.…
  • Jun 23

    Mayson on Collateral Consequences and the Preventive State

    Mayson on Collateral Consequences and the Preventive State
    Sandra G. Mayson has posted Collateral Consequences and the Preventive State (91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 301 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Approximately eight percent of adults in the United States have a felony conviction. The…
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 23

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, Adrian Hilton — a self-described “conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist” — published a vicious hit-piece in The Spectator about SOAS. It’s…
  • Jun 22

    Syria Dissent

    Syria Dissent
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein There’s an interesting, if I suspect academic, discussion over at Just Security at the moment about whether the recent proposal by 51 State Department diplomats to use military force against…
  • Jun 22

    Introducing the First Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the First Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey [This post originated on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law and Policy Blog.] The updated Commentaries are an interpretive compass emerging from more than 60 years of application and interpretation of the…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted two papers.  The first is The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy, ed. Robert Hazell and…
  • Jun 24

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy
    Our advice-columnist-in-residence, Ms.Peppercorn, is in constant demand! MOVE OVER, OPRAH!!Dear Ms. Peppercorn, Help! My dissertation committee has a vacancy and I have an academic etiquette question that's perfectly suited to your expertise.…
  • Jun 23

    Spiro on the Past and Future of Dual Citizenship

    Spiro on the Past and Future of Dual Citizenship
    Peter J Spiro, Temple University Beasley School of Law, has just published At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship (NYU Press).The rise of dual citizenship could hardly have been imaginable to a time traveler from a…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Jun 24

    Pissing Contest

    Pissing Contest
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied review to a Spirit Airline pilot who had failed a urine test taken after he had landed a plane in Fort Lauderdale. Swaters’s specimen was sent to...
  • Jun 23

    A Matter Of Intent

    A Matter Of Intent
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended disbarment of a personal injury plaintiff's attorney for intentional misappropriation of funds due to third-party providers of chiropractic services. The attorney…
  • Jun 23

    No Malpractice In Model Representation

    No Malpractice In Model Representation
    The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against Boies Schiller. Plaintiff failed to establish that defendants breached their duty by representing her despite a…
Rank this Week: 63

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 64

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Endless War Watch, Summer 2016

    Endless War Watch, Summer 2016
    This Sunday the New York Times Book Review prints my all-too-brief rundown of Mark Danner’s new Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. Danner’s book is not a work of academic analysis or journalistic reportage but instead a synthetic…
  • Jun 24

    Facilitation and Security in the Age of Air Travel

    Facilitation and Security in the Age of Air Travel
    This summer has been dominated by headlines about long lines at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at the nation’s airports. Surely, countless meetings are currently being held at DHS and TSA aimed at ensuring no…
  • Jun 23

    “Brexit” Hangover: The Morning After a “Leave” Vote Explained

    “Brexit” Hangover: The Morning After a “Leave” Vote Explained
    As I write this, British voters are deciding a referendum on “Brexit,” Britain’s potential exit from the European Union. By the time you read it, we might know how the the electorate went. Over the last few weeks leading up…
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/
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
  • Jun 21

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding
    BNC Bancorp v. BNCCORP, Inc., 2016 WL 3365428, No. 15-cv-793 (M.D.N.C. Jun. 16, 2016)Bank of North Carolina sought a declaratory judgment against BNC National Bank to settle rights in the BNC mark, and BNC National Bank sought a preliminary…
  • Jun 21

    TM/design patent question of the day

    TM/design patent question of the day
    Consider the iPhoney:Does this infringe any rights Apple might have?  We know the trade dress is functional for phones; I would argue that the trade dress is functional for realistic toys as well (and possibly more so, given what a kid…
Rank this Week: 69

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
  • Jun 13

    The Demise of the Recovery Act

    The Demise of the Recovery Act
    I'm still digesting the opinion, but the obvious conclusion is that impressions from oral argument may be misleading. It also suggests that states that do not use chapter 9, have no ability to come up with a state law alternative....
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jun 24

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter
    New York Magazine (June 21, 2016): New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelters, by Susan Rinkunas: New York made a historic move as the first city to pass 'menstrual equity' legislation, with...
  • Jun 23

    Despite Legal Restrictions, Massachusetts Still Shackling Pregnant Inmate

    Despite Legal Restrictions, Massachusetts Still Shackling Pregnant Inmate
    Jezebel (May 17, 2016): Report Finds Pregnant Massachusetts Inmates Are Still Being Illegally Shackled, by Anna Merlan: In 2014, Massachusetts passed legislation prohibiting the shackling of pregnant inmates. The law prohibits shackling women…
  • Jun 22

    Can the U.S. End Teen Pregnancy?

    Can the U.S. End Teen Pregnancy?
    The Atlantic, June 14, 2016 Can the U.S. End Teen Pregnancy?, by Caitlin Cadieux, Olga Khazan, Nicolas Pollock: An animated video by the Atlantic discusses teen pregnancy in the U.S.: Teen birth rates in the U.S. are down 9 percent...
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Another June Surprise: Justice Kennedy Upholds Race-Conscious Admissions in Fisher

    Another June Surprise: Justice Kennedy Upholds Race-Conscious Admissions in Fisher
    Confounding those who expected the Roberts Court to deliver a blow to the use of race in university admissions, Justice Anthony Kennedy today authored a 4-3 opinionin Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin upholding the constitutionality of…
  • Jun 22

    The Corpus and the Constitution

    The Corpus and the Constitution
    Linguists at Brigham Young University are launching a 100 million word corpus of general Founding-era English, which it has named “COFEA.”  BYU is the home of the leading American corpora of this sort, which are used…
  • Jun 21

    Samuel Alito Channels Charles Beard (and maybe Sandy Levinson)

    Samuel Alito Channels Charles Beard (and maybe Sandy Levinson)
    When excerpting Evenwel v. Abbott for Gillman, Graber and Whittington, American Constitutionalism (second edition should be out imminently), I was struck by Samuel Alito’s comment that “power politics, not democratic theory . . .…
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On Fisher's second trip to the Court, the United States Supreme Court has found that the affirmative action plan of the University of Texas did not violate the...
  • Jun 20

    Cleveland RNC Convention Protest Zone Challenged

    Cleveland RNC Convention Protest Zone Challenged
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On behalf of Citizens for Trump, the ACLU has filed a complaint against the City of Cleveland for its Event Zone Permit Regulations, arguing that the regulations…
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/
  • Jun 24

    Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley
    Has passed away:
  • Jun 24

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law
    The presser is here. Dean Leonard Baynes of the University of Houston Law worries about brand confusion here. The ABA Journal tacitly accepts US News as the official law school ranking organization in its headline here.
  • Jun 24

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration
    This just in: The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Administration. This is a supervisory position in which the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing programs to enrich the law school.…
Rank this Week: 88

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 24

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU
    Last fall, I posted some thoughts on the film Poverty Inc., which looked at the impact of foreign aid and business giving through programs like TOMS Shoes' One for One initiative. Recently, I came across this discussion on Poverty Inc....
  • Jun 23

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie
    My latest article on Cuba and the US is out. Here I explore corporate governance and compliance issues for US companies. In May, I made my third trip to Cuba in a year to do further research on rule of...
  • Jun 22

    Is Cardozo Wrong? Of Partner-to-Partner Fiduciary Duties . . .

    Is Cardozo Wrong? Of Partner-to-Partner Fiduciary Duties . . .
    Do partners in a general partnership owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to one another? “Of course!” you say. “Everyone knows that.” In one of the most famous passages in business organizations law, Justice Cardozo observed: Joint…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
  • Jun 17

    June in Germany: Nein Law and Econ in Deutschland

    June in Germany: Nein Law and Econ in Deutschland
    The law and econ movement has influenced large swaths of American law, particularly in the area of property law. People may disagree whether the vast influence law and economics has had for the past seventy-ish years over property law is...
Rank this Week: 96

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

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

    New in Print

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

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 100

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
Rank this Week: 102