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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/
  • Oct 1

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard
    Eric M. Zolt (UCLA) presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America (with Richard M. Bird (Toronto)) at Harvard today as part of its Tax Law, Policy and Practice Workshop Series hosted by Daniel Halperin and Stephen Shay: Latin America has long…
  • Oct 1

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto
    Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The allocation of risk and of the income from…
  • Oct 1

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline
    The Oregonian: Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Downtown Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline: Lewis & Clark Law School is closing its namesake legal clinic in downtown Portland that provides services to the poor, a…
Rank this Week: 2

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 1

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law
    Thomas Schultz (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) has posted How Conceptions of Justice Associated with the Nation-State Obstruct Our View on Possibilities of Transnational Commercial Law ((2014) 25 King's Law Journal,…
  • Oct 1

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law
    Israel Gilead (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) has posted Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law (Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook: European Tort Law 2007 (H, Koziol and B. Steininger eds, Springer, 2008)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Oct 1

    SSRN Server Back Up

    SSRN Server Back Up
    SSRN seems to be functionally normally, and I will resume abstract posts.
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/
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller
    Prof. John Banzhaf passed this along press release for me to post, and I’m very glad to do so. The press release gleefully embracing the chilling effect created by the FCC’s statements — “regulat[ion] by a…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 1

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California
    I have long thought sentencing fans and criminal-justice reformers should always pay special attention to happenings in California because the state so often seems like a model of every ugly facet dysfunctional sentencing law and politics.…
  • Oct 1

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"
    The title of this post is the headline of this one part of some impressive reporting about the economic realities facing prisoners and their families being done by the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC. Here is an excerpt from...
  • Oct 1

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)
    I could not help but think about the famous 1980s "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America once I took a close look at the US Sentencing Commission's latest greatest data on federal…
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 1

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund
    The legal aid community is kicking off a new season of fund-raising in October to coincide with Campaign for Justice Month. The campaign – formed by a network of legal aid organizations, private lawyers, the Office of Legal Services of...
  • Oct 1

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified
    A federal district court has granted class certification in a federal class action lawsuit challenging the federal government’s unlawful use of immigration detainers to hold immigrants in the custody of local law enforcement agencies.…
  • Oct 1

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend
    Wasem photo via U. of Md. The Congressional Research Service has released a new report entitled Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends. The report is authored by Ruth E. Wasem. The report discusses…
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/
  • Oct 1

    The Five Pathways in Action

    The Five Pathways in Action
    In this post, which follows our earlier discussion of legal strategy, we’ll offer examples of companies situated within each of...
  • Sep 29

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story
    This American Life has a banking supervision story (!) that turns on secret recordings made by a former employee of...
  • Sep 26

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!
    UConn's James Kwak has joined Medium's Bull Market, a collection of interesting business writers doing long and semi-long form work....
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/
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
Rank this Week: 18

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 1

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently agreed that shared ownership of a multimillion dollar blue chip art collection entitled a Texas family to a substantial tax break when it came to settling an estate. Over the course of nearly...
  • Oct 1

    Using a Special Needs Trust

    Using a Special Needs Trust
    For disabled patients under 65 in need of Medicaid, a special needs trust can be an effective way to maintain Medicaid eligibility and preserve an inheritance or lawsuit settlement to enhance the patient’s standard of living. Generally,…
  • Oct 1

    Planning for Housing Expense

    Planning for Housing Expense
    It is common for advisors to warn retirees and pre-retirees to set aside enough money to pay for healthcare in their golden years. However, these individuals may be better off if they were told to ensure they have enough income...
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View
    David Spector,Paris School of Economics, CNRS. explores The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View. ABSTRACT: In recent decisions, the Commission has taken a hard stance vis-a-vis dominant firms using…
  • Oct 1

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question
    Pablo Ibanez Colomo, LSE describes The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Questions. ABSTRACT: In January 2014, the Commission launched an investigation into pay TV services in the context of a review of EU copyright rules…
  • Oct 1

    Sports and Antitrust Law

    Sports and Antitrust Law
    The ABA has a new book on Sports and Antitrust Law. BOOK ABSTRACT: Sports and Antitrust Law presents a legal overview of sports-related topics and offers an exciting new resource on the most current cases and issues, both for the...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination
    AP reported  yesterday that S.E. Funeral Homes of California Inc. has filed a $250 million breach of contract lawsuit in state court in California against the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The suit claims that the…
  • Oct 1

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony
    BNC reported yesterday that a lawsuit has been filed in a New York state trial court seeking to enjoin to enjoin Brooklyn Jewish residents from organizing, conducting or participating in the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kaporos using…
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
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/
  • Oct 1

    The Electorate and Attorney

    The Electorate and Attorney
    Thanks to the PrawfsBlawg folks for letting me join in again. Dan Markel's loss has been devastating, but I hope we can keep his mission alive here by going full speed ahead. As an Iowa-based law professor (Director of the Drake…
  • Oct 1

    Quack

    Quack
    Over the summer, my friend Dan Markel invited me to be a guest at this blog. I was one of probably hundreds who received that twice-yearly call for guest bloggers. Yet another exmaple of how many people floated in Danny's orbit. It had been…
  • Oct 1

    Life is short

    Life is short
    Thanks to Howard for the introduction and to him and all of the permaprawfs for letting me guest here this month. I had expected to thank Dan, of course, who asked in May if I would do another guest stint (my last one was a number of years…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Osgoode Digital Common

    Osgoode Digital Common
    This announcement from Louis Mirando was posted via the CALL listserv earlier today: The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons…
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. McKesson Canada Corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 29

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 32

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 30

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression
    PRESS RELEASE The First Amendment Salon is pleased to announce that it has formed an association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale Law School. The Abrams Institute is administered by the Yale Information Society…
  • Sep 30

    A Plea Bargaining Strike

    A Plea Bargaining Strike
    I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing.  Browder is arrested for theft.  He does not receive bail.  He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers…
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling
    Stefan Kulk, Utrecht University, Centre for Intellectual Property Law; Utrecht University School of Law; and Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, have published Google Spain v. González:…
  • Oct 1

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule
    Statement of FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworczel Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai Statement of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
  • Sep 30

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
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/
Rank this Week: 38

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
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: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
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/
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
  • Oct 1

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last
    This just in. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed 8-1 the lower appellate court ruling vacating Tom DeLay's money laundering conviction. Why was the conviction vacated? DeLay's actions, even if proven, did not constitute the…
  • Sep 28

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit
    Former Wellcare executives, who were convicted, have filed their briefs in the 11th Circuit and a stron amici brief is accompanying them. One of the key issues comes from an 11th Circuit case United States v. Whiteside, where the court...
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/
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 47

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 30

    Guest Post: Kenyatta (Finally) Has to Go Back to The Hague

    Guest Post: Kenyatta (Finally) Has to Go Back to The Hague
    by Abel Knottnerus by Abel Knottnerus [Abel S. Knottnerus is a PhD Researcher in International Law and International Relations at the University of Groningen.] The case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has reached a critical juncture.…
  • Sep 30

    To Debate or Not to Debate in a Time of War

    To Debate or Not to Debate in a Time of War
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon John Stewart’s Sept. 29 clip “Cameron – What are you Doing?” is a must see on comparative constitutional law.   Stewart contrasts the fulsome and spirited debate in the UK on…
  • Sep 30

    Ground Troops & the Myth of Air Power

    Ground Troops & the Myth of Air Power
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview on Sunday that ground troops may be necessary in order to stop the threat of ISIS. Although his comments were interwoven with lots of unnecessary…
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/
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Oct 1

    Not So Grandson

    Not So Grandson
    A municipal court judge has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court for intervening in a driving while suspended charge against her grandson Respondent's grandson was charged with Driving under Suspension, 1st offense. The matter…
  • Oct 1

    Gang Related

    Gang Related
    A recent disbarment is summarized in the October 2014 California Bar Journal In 2013, Markman pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit a crime and multiple counts of bringing drugs into jail and possession of a controlled substance in…
  • Oct 1

    Social Insecurity

    Social Insecurity
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has imposed a reprimand and other sanctions on an attorney for ethical violations relating to a fee dispute with his law firm. The court agreed with its Lawyer Disciplinary Board that only two...
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law
    Eric A. Posner (Univ. of Chicago - Law) has published The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties…
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    The 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place October 21-25 in Buenos Aires. The meeting's schedule is available here.
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference
    The 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place November 13-15, 2014, in Ottawa. The theme is "Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law." The preliminary program…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida
    The Washington History Seminar, which is jointly sponsored by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center, announces its next session, which is to take place on Monday, October 06, 2014, 4:00pm -…
  • Oct 1

    Legal History on the Web

    Legal History on the Web
    The refurbished "Legal History on the Web" site at Duke University is now online:This website is a production of the Triangle Legal History Seminar, a regional group of faculty and graduate students interested in legal history. The site…
  • Oct 1

    Binnema, "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76"

    Binnema, "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76"
    Another great find from our friends at the Canadian Legal History Blog: "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76," by Ted Binnema (University of Northern British Columbia). The article appears in the Spring 2014 issue of the…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

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

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

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

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Oct 1

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul
    For the two people still following the exchange between me and Peter Margulies over the bottom-side briefing in the al Bahlul D.C. Circuit military commission appeal, I wanted to offer a very quick (and hopefully final) word in response…
  • Oct 1

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist
    My Brookings colleagues Daniel Byman (who is, among other things, Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor) and Jeremy Shapiro (who is, among other things, a demon with a barbecue and a slab of meat), have a new piece out in…
  • Oct 1

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson
    Our guest today is Admiral David Simpson, Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  Admiral Simpson has more than 20 years of Information and Communications Technology experience supporting the Department of…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Sep 30

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order
    The CFPB entered into a Consent Order with Flagstar Bank regarding its default mortgage servicing practices. This order is really important. It's the first enforcement action of the CFPB's new servicing rules, and its "benching"…
  • Sep 24

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?
    A long long time ago in this same galaxy, I wrote what may be Credit Slips' most popular post: What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and phone sex in common? Today, I bring you a new comparison: bankruptcy mortgage servicing and...
  • Sep 23

    Rants and Book Recommendation

    Rants and Book Recommendation
    Just back from European Law and Economics, where the big topics at the coffee breaks were the Scottish vote, until that was resolved, sort of, Argentina, which is widely seen as a self-created mess for the U.S. courts, and the...
Rank this Week: 75

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 29

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion
    The New York Times editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts: Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by...
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel
    Dale CarpenterThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.From Congress to state houses, many legislators opposing same-sex marriage have acted based on what they openly claimed were simple matters of right and…
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt
    Bill AraizaThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.First, let me thank Susannah for organizing this online symposium, on a topic that is becoming more and more central to the Court’s approach to equal…
  • Sep 30

    The Revolt Against Leiter

    The Revolt Against Leiter
    Brian Leiter, in his own words:I am the editor of the PGR; I am also one of the leading Nietzsche scholars in the world, a law professor, a New Yorker with limited toleration for the fools our profession breeds, a leading figure in legal…
Rank this Week: 80

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 30

    Judge Strikes Subsidies for Health Insurance Purchasers on Federal Exchange

    Judge Strikes Subsidies for Health Insurance Purchasers on Federal Exchange
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Ronald A. White (E.D. Okla.) ruled today in Oklahoma v. Burwell that the IRS rule providing subsidies for individual purchasers of health insurance on an exchange established by the federal…
  • Sep 29

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place
    An equally divided en banc Seventh Circuit on Friday denied review of a three-judge panel decision that stayed an earlier district court ruling and injunction against Wisconsin's voter ID law. The upshot is that Wisconsin's voter ID law will…
  • Sep 29

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Grogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment of the district judge finding that…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Oct 1

    Gender in the Classroom

    Gender in the Classroom
    Yesterday, I shared with my faculty during our teaching conversations* my research and thinking on gender equality in the classroom. How do we handle gender in the classroom? My guess is that most of us teaching honestly strive to achieve...
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 1

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ
    TOKYO—It was a clear autumn Saturday, the perfect time for the legions of Japanese hikers who enjoy mountain climbing. Mountain guide Shigeki Tamura was among the hundreds of climbers on 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) Mount Ontake that day.…
  • Oct 1

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ
    U.S. stocks tumbled Wednesday to their lowest levels since mid-August, as investors retreated from riskier corners of the market amid worries about the pace of global growth. via online.wsj.com And Ebola in Texas.
  • Oct 1

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com
    DALLAS — Health officials in Dallas are monitoring at least five schoolchildren in North Texas who came into contact with a man found to have Ebola virus, after he became sick and infectious. The authorities also said that an early...
Rank this Week: 88

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Oct 1

    Finalists In The Tennessee Law Dean Search

    Finalists In The Tennessee Law Dean Search
    And they are: Brenda V. Smith (American), William Corbett (LSU), Melanie Wilson (Kansas), John Lovett (Loyola - New Orleans), and Donald Weidner (FSU). Full info is here.
  • Oct 1

    Beth Garrett Named President Of Cornell University

    Beth Garrett Named President Of Cornell University
    Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California - and a law professor - has been named the new president of Cornell University. She will take over in July. Before joining USC, Garrett was on the University of...
  • Oct 1

    The Threat from JD Advantage

    The Threat from JD Advantage
    There’s a trope in the kind of low brow movies I tend to watch – a character looks at a friend that he thinks has arrived just in the nick of time to save him, and then realizes that his...
Rank this Week: 92

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 25

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond
    Nicola Gennaioli, Alberto Martin, and Stefano Rossi have posted Banks, Government Bonds, and Default: What Do the Data Say? on SSRN with the following abstract: We analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and…
  • Sep 25

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund
    Tarini Chauhan and Jayant Gautam have posted An Analysis of Performance of Mutual Funds: Public Sector vs Private Sector on SSRN with the following abstract: A mutual fund is a mechanism for pooling the resources by issuing units to the...
  • Sep 25

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding
    David Groshoff, Kurtis R. Urien, and Alex Nguyen have posted Crowdfunding 6.0: Does the SEC's FinTechLaw Failure Reveal the Agency’s True Mission to Protect — Solely Accredited — Investors? on SSRN with the following abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 94

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 99

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 101

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 103