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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: 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/
  • Jan 21

    [Eugene Volokh] No, Madonna’s ‘I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House’ isn’t a threat of violence

    [Eugene Volokh] No, Madonna’s ‘I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House’ isn’t a threat of violence
    Piers Morgan writes (and I’ve seen other comments that suggest the same): Madonna just said she wants to bomb the White House. Any ordinary person who said that would be arrested, charged & jailed. I doubt it — and, if someone…
  • Jan 21

    [Eugene Volokh] Was, Ada, Jef, Mad, Mon

    [Eugene Volokh] Was, Ada, Jef, Mad, Mon
    1. Several U.S. presidents famously shared the same last name. Which were they? 2. Which presidents, if any, had the same first three letters of their last name, without sharing the last name altogether?
  • Jan 20

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court
    Donald Trump at an election night rally last year in New York. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) Appointments to the federal bench are often one of a president’s most significant and most lasting legacies. President Obama appointed more…
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/
  • Jan 22

    In Memoriam: William Andrew Norris (1927-2017)

    In Memoriam: William Andrew Norris (1927-2017)
    I am sad to report that William Andrew Norris, who served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit has passed away. I clerked for Norris in 1984-85, and I will miss him more...
  • Jan 22

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick
    Introduction Almost every law student receives some introduction to normative law and economics in their first year of law school. One of the basic ideas of normative law and economics is that the law should be "efficient." But what…
  • Jan 21

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends God and the Secular Legal System by Rafael Domingo. Here is a description: This timely book offers a theistic approach to secular legal systems and demonstrates that these systems are neither agnostic nor…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 22

    Making the case again against mandatory minimum

    Making the case again against mandatory minimum
    Mark Holden has this new op-ed, given the headline "Mandatory minimums are a crime in themselves," which discusses the well-known case of Weldon Angelos and then articulates the effective arguments against mandatory minimum…
  • Jan 21

    "Mass Incarceration: Where Do We Go From Here?"

    "Mass Incarceration: Where Do We Go From Here?"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report produced by the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on Mass Incarceration. Here is how its introduction gets started: The devastating consequences of mass incarceration…
  • Jan 20

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"
    As noted in this prior post, the Marshall Project this week has a timely three-part series in which leading conservatives working on and advocating for criminal justice reform are setting out the conservative case for reforms. The first…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 22

    Mexico's president will be among the first foreign leaders to meet with Trump this month

    Mexico's president will be among the first foreign leaders to meet with Trump this month
    Mexico, immigrants from Mexico, and "the wall" featured prominently in Donald Trump's campaign for President. Not surprisingly, Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plan to meet in Washington on Jan. 31 to discuss trade,…
  • Jan 22

    Sophie Cruz at the Women's March on Washington

    Sophie Cruz at the Women's March on Washington
    Yesterday was a the day of the Women's March -- actually marches -- in cities across the United States. Sophie Cruz, a 6-year-old immigration activist and daughter of two undocumented immigrants, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on…
  • Jan 22

    Is California’s Ag Industry Worried About a Labor Shortage Under Trump?

    Is California’s Ag Industry Worried About a Labor Shortage Under Trump?
    KQED reports on worries about the availability of farm labor in California during the Trump administration. In the Central Valley there is a popular bumper sticker shaped like California that reads “My job depends on Ag.” In California,…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    An elite group of lawyers and lawprofs is suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause.

    An elite group of lawyers and lawprofs is suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause.
    The lawsuit will be filed on Monday, the NYT reports.“No one would have thought when the Constitution was written that paying your hotel bill was an emolument,” Sheri A. Dillon, a partner at Morgan Lewis, said at a news conference…
  • Jan 22

    I score the 9 round bout — Chuck Todd vs. Kellyanne Conway.

    I score the 9 round bout — Chuck Todd vs. Kellyanne Conway.
    Here's the "Meet the Press" transcript from this morning. Chuck Todd doggedly tried to embarrass Conway over the Press Secretary's statements about the crowd size at the Inauguration. Let's count how many times Todd asked the question and see…
  • Jan 22

    "Ignorance allied w/ power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

    "Ignorance allied w/ power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
    A James Baldwin quote* on an excellent painted placard at yesterday's Women's March in Manhattan, caught in an excellent photograph by my son John Althouse Cohen. 2 more photographs by John here, one of police interacting respectfully with…
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/
  • Jan 18

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance
    Elizabeth Tippett (Oregon), Charlotte S. Alexander (Georgia State), and Zev J. Eigen (Littler) have just published their explosive article When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance (19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 1 ). When I say…
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Troubled Waters Between US and European Antitrust

    Troubled Waters Between US and European Antitrust
    Daniel Sokol explains the Troubled Waters Between US and European Antitrust. ABSTRACT: Antitrust is an important area of law and policy for most companies in the world. Having divergent rules across antitrust systems means that the same…
  • Jan 20

    Canada's International Cartel Enforcement: Keeping Score

    Canada's International Cartel Enforcement: Keeping Score
    John M. Connor, Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI) describes Canada's International Cartel Enforcement: Keeping Score. ABSTRACT: Canada’s Competition Bureau has been a highly rated competition-law enforcer. Previously…
  • Jan 20

    American Antitrust Institute (AAI) hosts its first International Antitrust Roundtable, February 8, 2017

    American Antitrust Institute (AAI) hosts its first International Antitrust Roundtable, February 8, 2017
    On February 8, 2017, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) will host its first International Antitrust Roundtable where experts from business, academia, law, and government in the U.S. and abroad will gather to discuss major competition…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 22

    Marilyn Monroe Mausoleum Marker Goes Up for Auction

    Marilyn Monroe Mausoleum Marker Goes Up for Auction
    Marilyn Monroe fans have a rare chance to purchase one of the markers from her final resting place. The bronze marker was removed back in the '80s from Monroe’s mausoleum at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles and...
  • Jan 22

    Helping Clients Cement Their Family Legacy

    Helping Clients Cement Their Family Legacy
    Not only do we want to preserve our family wealth, but most of us also desire to pass on our family history. Acknowledge Media is helping families do just that. The company assists families in producing legacy films, which cement...
  • Jan 21

    Tips for Estate Planners in 2017

    Tips for Estate Planners in 2017
    In 2017, estate planners should look to take their own advice, just as they easily give necessary advice to their clients. First and foremost, it is essential that estate planners write a letter to their children detailing critical…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Ali v. West, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6197 (ED WI, Jan. 17, 2017), a Wisconsin federal district court allowed a Muslim inmate to proceed against the prison chaplain, program director and warden on his claim that his request to be placed…
  • Jan 21

    The Obama Administration Website Is Archived

    The Obama Administration Website Is Archived
    As reported by CNN, as with past administrations the White House website of the Obama Administration disappeared when President Trump was sworn in, and whitehouse.gov now links to the Trump administration website.  However all the…
  • Jan 21

    Trump Attends Traditional Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service

    Trump Attends Traditional Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service
    This morning, President Donald Trump attended an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral.  The service is traditionally held the day after the presidential inauguration. Washington Post reports:The national prayer…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Arguments in Ziglar v. Abbassi

    Arguments in Ziglar v. Abbassi
    Some thoughts on last week's oral arguments in Ziglar v. Abassi, the follow-up to Iqbal raising three issues: 1) Whether a Bivens action can be brought against policymakers on national-security matters; 2) whether the complaints were…
  • Jan 21

    "This is what democracy looks like": Jovial Gridlock at the Women's March on Washington

    "This is what democracy looks like": Jovial Gridlock at the Women's March on Washington
    I am not much of a fan of gigantic Parisian-style marches in protest of this or that. I prefer American-style democracy of the town hall/zoning board variety, in which neighbors squabble passionately over boring matters like zoning and snow…
  • Jan 20

    I do solemnly swear

    I do solemnly swear
    Maybe this time the Chief, not wanting Trump to wield executive power, will intentionally screw-up the Oath.
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 22

    The Uncertain Future of the Invasion of Privacy Tort

    The Uncertain Future of the Invasion of Privacy Tort
    Almost exactly one year ago, I shared a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice which created a new privacy tort (the second after Jones v. Tsige) for invasion of privacy. One of the inherent limitations of the decision is that it…
  • Jan 22

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jan 20

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project
    Much of the research and writing on access to justice issues in the last five years, including that of the Canadian Bar Association and Julie Macfarlane’s National Self-Represented Litigants Project, has discussed unbundling as a…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Trump is President. I am Leaving the Country

    Trump is President. I am Leaving the Country
    Now that the Inaugural has taken place, I am going to Brussels. The two facts are not, however, related: I’m going the CPDP conference and the EDRi privacy camp. Back in a week. The post Trump is President. I am Leaving the Country…
  • Jan 20

    Burn Your Bridge

    Burn Your Bridge
    Why wait? Get on the White House blacklist now by signing this petition to Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance at We The People. Hurry–before they…
  • Jan 20

    Inauguration Day

    Inauguration Day
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is ……
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/
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
  • Jan 21

    Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School

    Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in…
  • Jan 20

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right
    As you know, I’m working on a book about the Bill of Rights.  The book is currently in publisher’s limbo, by which I mean that I’ve turned in the first draft and am waiting for the manuscript to be returned to me for…
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 20

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag
    From Rebecca Burns, In These Times Magazine: Call for proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting The Goodman Institute is currently seeking proposals for investigative stories that serve the public interest. The…
  • Jan 19

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law
    Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has published Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software. Here is the abstract.…
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 22

    Nasty Women (and Men) United in Berlin

    Nasty Women (and Men) United in Berlin
    Also in Berlin, Germany, women, men and children came together to show solidarity with the protesters in Washington DC. It was a gathering rather than a march, and with only a little over 500 participants attendance was relatively low…
  • Jan 21

    Women, children, men, 63K strong, join John Lewis in Atlanta’s largest-ever march

    Women, children, men, 63K strong, join John Lewis in Atlanta’s largest-ever march
    Total geeks. Of all the things that Kate, Emma, and I saw in our hours of marching – a very slow couple miles, sloshing in rain boots – it was the sign at right that excited us most. The woman seemed surprised when we asked her if…
  • Jan 21

    Dispatch from Atlanta

    Dispatch from Atlanta
    Unlike Diane & Beth, I am a “marcher.” I marched to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and countless times for marriage equality and LGBT rights. Heck, I even organized a “food not bombs”…
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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
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/
  • Jan 8

    White Collar Cases - What to Watch in 2017

    White Collar Cases - What to Watch in 2017
    Check out Walter Pavlo, Forbes, Jan. 5, 2017 - providing highlights of some of the white collar cases of interest for 2017 - White Collar Cases To Watch In 2017 (esp)
  • Dec 30

    2016 White Collar Crime Award

    2016 White Collar Crime Award
    Each year this blog has honored individuals and organizations for their work in the white collar crime arena by bestowing "The Collar" on those who deserve praise, scorn, acknowledgment, blessing, curse, or whatever else might be…
  • Dec 27

    Van Hilley: 1946-2016

    Van Hilley: 1946-2016
    We mourn the passing of Van Hilley and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and the lawyers and staff members at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley. Van was an outstanding trial lawyer and a long-time leader in the San Antonio,...
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Delimatsis: Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law

    Delimatsis: Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law
    Panagiotis Delimatsis (Tilburg Univ. - Law) has published Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016). Contents include: Panagiotis Delimatsis, Introduction: Climate change and trade law—challenges…
  • Jan 21

    Breau & Samuel: Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

    Breau & Samuel: Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law
    Susan C. Breau (Univ. of Reading - Law) & Katja L.H. Samuel (Univ. of Reading - Law) have published Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016). Contents include: Susan C. Breau & Katja L.H.…
  • Jan 21

    Call for Papers: International Law in Crisi

    Call for Papers: International Law in Crisi
    The chairs of the section "International Law in Crisis" at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations on "The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises" invite proposals for papers and panels. Here's the call:CALL…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 218 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 169 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted...
  • Jan 22

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,889 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
  • Jan 21

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim
    Paul McGorrery (Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Law School) has posted Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD ((2016) 24 Journal of Law…
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/
  • Jan 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Call for Applications: the 2017 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.  "The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a multi-day…
  • Jan 20

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump
    The Organization of American Historians has long has a lectureship program, with speakers contributing their fee to the OAH.  It has now launched a new initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump:The 2016…
  • Jan 20

    IRBs and Oral History

    IRBs and Oral History
    We quote from an update from the Organization of American Historians:On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB) which "explicitly removes" oral history and journalism from the…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
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/
  • Jan 20

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law
    This post at The Faculty Lounge by David Frakt suggests utter chaos is underway at Charlotte School of Law, an Infilaw for-profit law school. Charlotte law had previously pushed back the start of the semester by one week and the...
  • Jan 20

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration
    I do not usually comment on tort cases. However, I recently came across Westchester Hills Gold Club v. Panken, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30045(U) (New York Co. Jan. 10, 2017), which many readers may find of interest. Download Westchester Hills...
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
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/
  • Jan 21

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension
    A two-year suspension was recently ordered by a Colorado Hearing Board Through an anonymous text on an online application, Brian M. Reed Benight (“Respondent”) volunteered to fulfill a teenage girl’s request for alcohol. When Respondent…
  • Jan 20

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"
    A one-year suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court for an attorney's criminal conduct. The court struggled in balancing the nature of the misconduct with the attorney's dramatic recovery from substance abuse problems. In…
  • Jan 20

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board affirmed a panel order of disbarment This case arises out of respondent's numerous misrepresentations, including falsification of his resume beginning prior to and continuing well after his admission to…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Rethinking Homeland Security

    Rethinking Homeland Security
    For those intersted in the enterprise of homeland security and its operations, my Heritage colleague David Inserra has just published a lenghty, comprehensive review of DHS in which he argues for a fundamental reset of priorities.  You…
  • Jan 22

    Three Observations on China's Approach to State Action in Cyberspace

    Three Observations on China's Approach to State Action in Cyberspace
    We just returned from 36 hours in Beijing as part of a small group of American academics and government representatives to meet with Chinese counterparts about contemporary issues in cybersecurity.  This is the 10th round of this…
  • Jan 22

    Will Trump Make Iran His Partner or His Adversary?

    Will Trump Make Iran His Partner or His Adversary?
    Editor’s Note: Of all the many uncertainties about Trump's foreign policy, the question of Iran looms among the largest. The Obama administration moved U.S.-Iran relations from abysmal to bad, and both Republicans and Democrats heavily…
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/
  • Jan 19

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam
    Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center's website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.
    Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument:Activist Comicshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim
    Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam)Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on…
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/
  • Jan 21

    Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

    Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade
    NPR (January 17, 2017): Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade, by Sarah MacCammon: The Guttmacher Institute reports that the U.S. abortion rate fell to its lowest level since 1973. In 2014, the abortion rate...
  • Jan 10

    Pregnancy and the Brain

    Pregnancy and the Brain
    New York Times (Dec. 19, 2016): Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, by Pam Belluck: A recent study notes that pregnancy works changes in the brain, specifically in the part that perceives the feelings of others....
  • Jan 4

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right
    International Justice Center Resource Center (January 3, 2016): IACtHR Holds Bolivia Responsible for Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment: Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that sterilization of a woman without…
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/
  • Jan 22

    Paul Blustein's Laid Low, and Some Musings on the Next Crisi

    Paul Blustein's Laid Low, and Some Musings on the Next Crisi
    (This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati) We jointly teach a class on international debt, focusing on what happens when sovereign governments and the entities they control go bust. We love this class, because we work...
  • Jan 19

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act
    The Second Circuit on Tuesday released its long-awaited opinion on the Trust Indenture Act, Marblegate v. EDMC. Several of us Slipsters have been discussing the case behind the scenes, and others will have (more intelligent) things to say…
  • Jan 16

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant
    Scarcity refers to having less than one needs -- time, money, calories when on a diet. For example, not having enough money reduces a person's cognitive capacity as much as missing one full night of sleep. When Scarcity, by Sendhil...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    The Constitution of Abnegation

    The Constitution of Abnegation
    Jeffrey Pojanowski For the Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation.             Law’s Abnegation is an intellectual force to be reckoned with. This is especially so if,…
  • Jan 22

    Legality's Affirmation

    Legality's Affirmation
    David DyzenhausFor the Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation.  My blurb for Law’s Abnegation attests to my admiration of its argument. Before editing by the press, it read: “The administrative state does not fit…
  • Jan 21

    President* Trump's Coming Supreme Court Nomination

    President* Trump's Coming Supreme Court Nomination
    We now know that conventions/norms about Supreme Court nominations are fluid (perhaps -- I hope to write something about this later this semester -- this occurs in times of regime instability/transition). We also know that politicians need to…
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: 88

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/
  • Jan 21

    Lincoln and Liberty/Rosin the Beau

    Lincoln and Liberty/Rosin the Beau
    This post from a few days ago included a video of Ronnie Gilbert singing Lincoln's campaign song, written by the Hutchinson Family Singers, which used the melody from the Irish song Rosin the Beau. But the Hutchinsons were far from...
  • Jan 20

    Law Students Seek Faculty Support Of Letter Opposing Andrew Puzder

    Law Students Seek Faculty Support Of Letter Opposing Andrew Puzder
    This just in: Resisting Injustice & Standing for Equality (RISE), a new law student organization started at NYU Law, is collecting signatures on a national law student & faculty sign-on letter opposing the nomination of CKE…
  • Jan 19

    The Debacle Unfolds at Charlotte Law School

    The Debacle Unfolds at Charlotte Law School
    Over the last 36 hours, Dean Jay Conison has informed the majority of the Charlotte Law School Faculty, perhaps two-thirds or more, that they are being fired. Yesterday, Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell sent an e-mail to…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 22

    Lawsuit To Challenge Trump on Emolument

    Lawsuit To Challenge Trump on Emolument
    The New York Times reported today that a group of law profs, Supreme Court litigators, and former White House ethics lawyers will file a suit tomorrow alleging that President Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause. Here's the gist: The…
  • Jan 22

    OLC Says Trump Can Hire Son-In-Law Kushner

    OLC Says Trump Can Hire Son-In-Law Kushner
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel memo that concludes that President Trump can hire son-in-law Jared Kushner to the White House staff is mostly statutory construction. (It concludes that the anti-nepotism…
  • Jan 22

    Did Obama Open the Door to Trump's EO on Obamacare?

    Did Obama Open the Door to Trump's EO on Obamacare?
    Check out Seth Chandler's piece in Forbes, arguing that President Obama's unilateral executive actions on the Affordable Care Act set a precedent for President Trump's executive order scaling back the Act. "[A]ctions taken by the Obama…
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/
  • Jan 22

    ‘What Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?’ - POLITICO Magazine

    ‘What Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?’ - POLITICO Magazine
    As Donald Trump takes the oath of office—a phrase that still has the power to make those on the left shudder in shock—an easy way to process the election is that people in rural areas all over America loathe Washington...
  • Jan 22

    Donald Trump Has a Coherent, Radical Foreign Policy Doctrine | RealClearWorld

    Donald Trump Has a Coherent, Radical Foreign Policy Doctrine | RealClearWorld
    For Trump, the key is to recognize that the Post-World War II period of multilateralism is over, and that continuing to act otherwise is harming the United States’ interests in multiple ways. For the United States 9/11 remains a…
  • Jan 22

    KATIE HOPKINS on the Women's march on Washington | Daily Mail Online

    KATIE HOPKINS on the Women's march on Washington | Daily Mail Online
    I wanted to point out, respectfully, that democracy is the Electoral College system that saw Trump turn the map from blue to red. But there were a few million of them. And they had pictures of vaginas. So I decided...
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/
  • Jan 22

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 22, 2017)
    "10 biggest corporations together have revenue greater than the 180 poorest countries combined" https://t.co/4Pwd5RWWl2 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 16, 2017 "Trump has discovered he can move the…
  • Jan 21

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder
    I’ve been waiting for The Founder to open for months. Starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, it tells the story of the founding of McDonald’s restaurants. As business junkies and professors know, McDonald’s was an innovation: it created…
  • Jan 20

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit
    A copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creator Axanar Productions is going to trial this month. CBS and Paramount alleged infringement after Axanar raised over $1 million to produce a freely downloadable Star Trek movie and a…
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 21

    CFP: Fordham International & Comparative Urban Law Conference

    CFP: Fordham International & Comparative Urban Law Conference
    From Nestor Davidson and the good folks over at the Fordham Urban Law Center: 4th Annual International & Comparative Urban Law Conference Law and the New Urban Agenda Cape Town, South Africa - July 17th & 18th, 2017 Call for...
  • Jan 20

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy
    (With thanks to Nick Blomley for sharing this) CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Special Volume: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy The Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) seeks to…
  • Jan 19

    Maps of the day: the new winter

    Maps of the day: the new winter
    I just came back inside from helping dig my neighbor's car out of the snow pile in front of his house. The last two weeks have provided two snow days for the local school district--one because of too much snow,...
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/
  • Jan 17

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? on SSRN with the following abstract: Corporations are subject to broad criminal liability for the insider trading of their employees. Critics…
  • Jan 4

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair
    Details available here.
  • Jan 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John Armour & Brian Cheffins, Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 761. Rutheford B. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 98

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
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Rank this Week: 100

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