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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/
  • Dec 2

    Penn Prof: 10-15 Law Schools May Close

    Penn Prof: 10-15 Law Schools May Close
    ABA Journal, 10 to 15 Law Schools Could Close If Enrollment Keeps Shrinking, Higher-Ed Market Analyst Says: Although there’s been a contraction in the law school market, tuition continues to rise, including at private institutions that take…
  • Dec 2

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg (Megan McArdle), Trump Tax Cuts: A Bad Idea With a Bright Future Bloomberg (Sahil Kapur), Trump Wants ‘No Absolute Tax Cut’ for Upper Class: Mnuchin Bloomberg (Lynnley Browning), Trump’s Tax Cut Means Billion-Dollar Writedowns…
  • Dec 2

    Josie Caron, Malibu Celebrity

    Josie Caron, Malibu Celebrity
    The local paper featured this photo of our dog on the front page of the Malibu Life Section: I fear we are going to have to evade the paparazzi on our future walks. Here is the original higher resolution photo:
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/
  • Dec 2

    [Eugene Volokh] Prof. Michael McConnell on Brexit and British constitutional law

    [Eugene Volokh] Prof. Michael McConnell on Brexit and British constitutional law
    Stanford law professor Michael McConnell has post at the Hoover Institution site that I very much liked, and that he kindly agreed to let me post in its entirety. Next week the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will hear arguments in the…
  • Dec 1

    [Eugene Volokh] We Americans expect results, and quick!

    [Eugene Volokh] We Americans expect results, and quick!
    Just filed a week ago (Nov. 22): Franklin v. Trump, where President-elect Donald Trump is sued partly because he “promised to Repeal Obama care” and “also promised to deport the illegal aliens” but “has not yet…
  • Dec 1

    [David Post] 4th Circuit strikes down North Carolina residency/movement restrictions on sex offender

    [David Post] 4th Circuit strikes down North Carolina residency/movement restrictions on sex offender
    In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Wednesday struck down [Doe v. Cooper — opinion posted here] as unconstitutional under the First Amendment yet another “unconstitutional monstrosity”…
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/
  • Dec 2

    Huq on Guantánamo Detainee Actions & Decisions to Transfer or Prolong Detention

    Huq on Guantánamo Detainee Actions & Decisions to Transfer or Prolong Detention
    Aziz Z. Huq (University of Chicago - Law School) has posted The Predicates of Military Detention at Guantánamo: The Role of Individual Acts and Affiliations (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • Dec 2

    Davidov on the Status of Uber Driver

    Davidov on the Status of Uber Driver
    Guy Davidov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted The Status of Uber Drivers: A Purposive Approach (Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal (2017), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The status of…
  • Dec 2

    Fromer on Dynamic Patent Disclosure

    Fromer on Dynamic Patent Disclosure
    Jeanne C. Fromer (New York University School of Law) has posted Dynamic Patent Disclosure (Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1715, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Those who tout the role of disclosure as a benefit of the...
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 2

    Immigration Article of the Day: Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice by Ingrid V. Eagly

    Immigration Article of the Day: Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice by Ingrid V. Eagly
    Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, Ingrid V. Eagly, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, November 21, 2016, 95 Texas Law Review (Forthcoming), UCLA School…
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a major immigration detention case. The transcript to the arguments can be found here.My recap of the argument on SCOTUSBlog can be found here. Here is my…
  • Dec 2

    DHS committee recommends continued use of private prison

    DHS committee recommends continued use of private prison
    The Department of Homeland Security should continue relying on private prison contractors to maintain its immigration detention practices, a key subcommittee recommends in a draft report. Though the group criticizes the existing oversight of…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
  • Nov 22

    District Court Enjoins New Overtime Salary Threshold (and Basically Holds that Salary-Basis Test is Unlawful)

    District Court Enjoins New Overtime Salary Threshold (and Basically Holds that Salary-Basis Test is Unlawful)
    Today, the Eastern District of Texas just issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring application of the Department of Labor's (DOL) new minimum salary threshold for overtime exclusions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The decision…
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/
  • Dec 2

    Merger Guidelines for Bidding Market

    Merger Guidelines for Bidding Market
    Philippe Gagnepain (CES) and David Martimort (PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques) discuss Merger Guidelines for Bidding Markets. ABSTRACT: We propose merger guidelines for bidding markets through the construction of a simple test. It is…
  • Dec 2

    Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment

    Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment
    Assaf Hamdani; Eugene Kandel; Yevgeny Mugerman; and Yishay Yafeh explore Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment. ABSTRACT: Concerned with excessive risk taking, regulators worldwide generally…
  • Dec 1

    Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data

    Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data
    Stroka-Wetsch, Magdalena A. ; Talmann, Anna ; Linder, Roland ask Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data. ABSTRACT: We use administrative data from the largest sickness…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Prince's Estate Estimate Made Public

    Prince's Estate Estimate Made Public
    A new court filing estimates Prince’s estate to be worth approximately $200 million. This is the first time a specific estimate has been brought to the public. Prince’s six siblings are in line to inherit equal shares of his estate...
  • Dec 1

    Undocumented Immigrants & Inheritance

    Undocumented Immigrants & Inheritance
    What happens to property when the surviving spouse is an undocumented immigrant? The first thing that should be done is to hire an immigration attorney, but more than likely, the undocumented immigrant should be able to inherit the property.…
  • Dec 1

    How Much Are Prince's Lawyers Making?

    How Much Are Prince's Lawyers Making?
    Prince’s lawyers are making millions handling his estate and legal issues. Bermer Trust, the special administrator of Prince’s estate, filed legal documents asking the court to approve a $2.3 million bill that accumulated between July 1…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation
    In Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish v. Romania, (ECHR, Nov. 29, 2016), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that a Greek Catholic church had been denied a fair hearing in Romania on its claim for compensation for the…
  • Dec 2

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit
    NBC reports that President Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha last night lit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. The White House website now includes a 2016 Holidays at the White House page, carrying stories on decorations…
  • Dec 2

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court Invalidates Sentences of Abortion Clinic Worker

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court Invalidates Sentences of Abortion Clinic Worker
    On Tuesday, a 4-judge panel of the First Chamber of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court overturned the jail sentences of 5 people who were working at an underground abortion clinic near Rio de Janeiro.  Telesur reports:Judge Luis Roberto…
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/
  • Dec 2

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber
    This week I wrapped up my Torts course with a discussion of products liability and the McDonald’s hot coffee case. We watched this clip, which noted that Stella Liebeck’s case became one of the most misreported tort stories of all time:…
  • Dec 1

    The academic calendar and law review submission

    The academic calendar and law review submission
    Excited to be back at Prawfsblawg again for another month, musing mostly about youth and the law and law enforcement surveillance. Thank you to Howard for making it possible. I'll start things off with an observation about the upcoming winter…
  • Dec 1

    The  Benefits of Closer Connections Among Law School  Adjuncts and Full Time Law Faculty

    The  Benefits of Closer Connections Among Law School  Adjuncts and Full Time Law Faculty
    Surveys have confirmed the perception that adjuncts play a major and important role in U.S. legal education. The most recent surveys which were conducted in 2007 and 2010 have demonstrated the extensive use of adjuncts at most U.S. law…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 2

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index
    According to the most recent World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Canada ranks 12th overall out of 113 countries included in the survey. Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands rank 1st to 5th, respectively. Canada’s…
  • Dec 1

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?
    It’s December, and you know what that means: it’s Clawbies season! That’s right, it’s time to start nominating blogs for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. As always, you can get all the details over at…
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation
    On November 2, 2016, the Nova Scotia government proposed accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Nova Scotians who have disabilities or functional limitations in all areas…
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/
  • Nov 30

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked
    Check here. The post Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Nov 29

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?
    And it isn’t even directly about Donald Trump. Or then again maybe it is. Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the percentage of people who say it is…
  • Nov 21

    Thrust from Nothing

    Thrust from Nothing
    Really. It’s the controversial Em Drive, and it’s NASA science and peer-reviewed and everything. Formally it’s called “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust in a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum” by Harold…
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/
  • Dec 2

    Trump chooses retired Marine General Mattis as Secretary of Defense

    Trump chooses retired Marine General Mattis as Secretary of Defense
    I view this as a good development in an otherwise very bad situation, one that will reduce the risk of nuclear war. As a career military officer, he understands what nuclear weapons are, unlike Dopey Donald Chump ("DDC" for short),...
  • Dec 2

    Stephen Bannon's "documentary" film

    Stephen Bannon's "documentary" film
    This is interesting, and confirms that, whatever else he is, he is a stupid, simple-minded man.
  • Dec 2

    Opinions about APA's allocation of funding to various project

    Opinions about APA's allocation of funding to various project
    A propos yesterday's post and poll, we've now had almost 500 votes regarding the recent APA financial awards, and here are the results: What is your opinion of how the APA is awarding financial support to philosophy-related projects and…
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
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
  • Nov 30

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday
    What the holidays coming up, I thought some might like to have a Posner sampler of cerebral treats to savor at home, or at work, or as source of discussion at one of those otherwise dreadfully boring holiday parties. For example,…
  • Nov 28

    New Book on Business & the Roberts Court

    New Book on Business & the Roberts Court
    This from an interview I did over at SCOTUSblog. Ask the author: Adler and others on “Business and the Roberts Court” The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins on the occasion of the publication of…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 28

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie
    MGM has filed a lawsuit against Earl MacRauch and Walter Richter, the writer and director, respectively, of the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, in order to proceed with a television series using the…
  • Nov 27

    What English Words Are Most Offensive? The UK Public Responds To an Ofcom Survey

    What English Words Are Most Offensive? The UK Public Responds To an Ofcom Survey
    Ofcom, the UK's communications watchdog agency, has surveyed the UK public to find out its views on the most offensive English words around and has published the results. The survey is part of a larger body of research concerning the...
  • Nov 23

    Husovec @Hutko on Intellectual Property Rights and Integration By Conflict: The Past, Present, and Future

    Husovec @Hutko on Intellectual Property Rights and Integration By Conflict: The Past, Present, and Future
    Martin Husovec, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Stanford University Law School Center for Internet and Society, has published Intellectual Property Rights and…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 2

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter
    Crossposted courtesy of The Right to Education Project (November 27, 2016), summarising a mini series of four postings on the international legal protection of education. ‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a…
  • Dec 1

    IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference

    IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference
    Friday, March 3, 2017 Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law  Athens, Georgia USA  We can hardly believe that ten years have passed since our first posts on the IntLawGrrls blog.  If you had…
  • Nov 30

    Read On! A Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspective

    Read On! A Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspective
    The Nordic Journal of International Law has published a Special Edition on Nordic Approaches to International Law.  I was invited to address whether or not there is a Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International…
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/
  • 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:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 1

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue
    In the decade of lobbying leading up to the reform of Canadian copyright law in 2012, the music industry had one core message: Canada needed to implement and ratify the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet treaties. While many…
  • Nov 30

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched her surprise national consultation on Canadian content in a digital world last April with considerable excitement for the possibilities of revolutionizing policies born in an analog era.…
  • Nov 23

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor
    The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage wrapped up its lengthy hearing on the media and local news last week with appearances from Facebook, Google, and the Globe and Mail (I appeared before the committee last month and my opening…
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/
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 28

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch
    In recent years, aggressive antitrust enforcement overseas has increasingly targeted some of America’s most successful and innovative companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.  Inadequate foreign due process and…
  • Nov 23

    Competition Policy for a New Administration

    Competition Policy for a New Administration
    As Truth on the Market readers prepare to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners, let me offer some (hopefully palatable) “food for thought” on a competition policy for the new Trump Administration.  In referring to competition…
  • Nov 23

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past
    Last week, the Internet Association (“IA”) — a trade group representing some of America’s most dynamic and fastest growing tech companies, including the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay — presented the…
Rank this Week: 50

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

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum
    [The Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School announce their Tenth International Junior Faculty Forum with the following call for papers.]Sponsored by Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School,…
  • Dec 1

    Charles Donahue Honored

    Charles Donahue Honored
    Charles Donahue (HLS)We missed the Harvard Law School’s conference in honor of the Charles Donahue, the Paul A. Freund Professor of Law, when it was held back in October, but Harvard Law Today has just posted a nice report. …
  • Nov 30

    Mendenhall on Holme

    Mendenhall on Holme
    Out this month from Bucknell University Press: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon: Aesthetic Dissent and the Common Law, by Allen Mendenhall (Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law). A…
Rank this Week: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 2

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force. His views do not reflect those of the Air Force or Department of Defense.] The fascinating and edifying debate between Adil Haque (see here, here, here, and here)…
  • Nov 30

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership
    by Geoffrey Corn by Geoffrey Corn [Geoffrey S. Corn is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My thanks to Adil Haque for his response to my post. Adil and I rarely disagree in any profound way about IHL, so it’s enjoyable to spar with him about whether a first-strike by government forces…
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/
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
  • Oct 25

    Breaking News! Court Enjoins Obama Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Labor Law Violation

    Breaking News! Court Enjoins Obama Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Labor Law Violation
    On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13673 which requires federal contractors to disclose labor law and employment discrimination violations. This Executive Order also precludes certain contractors from entering into…
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/
  • Dec 2

    Unequal Misrepresentation

    Unequal Misrepresentation
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a stayed 90-day suspension with probationary conditions for an attorney's misrepresentation and improper advice in representing clients who were being evicted from their mobile home. The respondent engaged…
  • Dec 2

    Two Plus Two Equals Indefinite Suspension

    Two Plus Two Equals Indefinite Suspension
    The full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the sanction imposed by a single justice for crimes and other misdeeds Had the respondent's criminal misconduct been the only basis for discipline (although, as set forth below, it was…
  • Dec 2

    Mortgage Scam Caused Great Public Harm

    Mortgage Scam Caused Great Public Harm
    A California Hearing Department has ordered an attorney be placed on involuntary inactive enrollment This matter involves a nationwide loan modification scheme that garnered respondent and his nonattorney partner approximately $9.7 million in…
Rank this Week: 63

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

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

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Key Provisions in the Intelligence Authorization Act (FY'17)

    Key Provisions in the Intelligence Authorization Act (FY'17)
    On November 30th, the House passed H.R. 6393, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY'17.  While it remains to be seen what if anything ultimately emerges at the end of the process, I'd like to highlight some items in the current…
  • Dec 2

    Reminder: Hoover Book Soiree: Christopher Moran on "Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA"

    Reminder: Hoover Book Soiree: Christopher Moran on "Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA"
    The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7pm on Wednesday, December 7th, when Jack will interview Christopher Moran on his book Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA. This…
  • Dec 2

    Trump Names General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense Nominee

    Trump Names General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense Nominee
    At last night’s stop in Cincinnati along his“Thank You Tour,” President-elect Donald Trump confirmed his intention to nominate General James Mattis to the Secretary of Defense post. The Secretary of Defense oversees all…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
  • Dec 2

    Saving people, suing things: TM lawsuit over -hunter suffix continue

    Saving people, suing things: TM lawsuit over -hunter suffix continue
    Kenyon v. Clare, No. 16-cv-00191, 2016 WL 6995661 (M.D. Tenn. Nov. 29, 2016)Sherrilyn Kenyon sued Cassandra Clare alleging trademark/copyright violations arising from Clare’s books, the “Shadowhunter Series”; this opinion…
  • Dec 2

    Ugly facts doom "Life is Beautiful" infringement claim: fraud on the PTO bars claim

    Ugly facts doom "Life is Beautiful" infringement claim: fraud on the PTO bars claim
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life Is Beautiful, LLC, 2016 WL 6998566, No. 14-cv-08290 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 29, 2016)Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. In developing the festival’s style, founder Rehan Choudhry…
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: 73

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/
  • Dec 2

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion
    Guardian (November 30, 2016): Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion, by Henry McDonald: Ireland has offered Amanda Jane Mellet 30,000 euros as compensation for denying her access to abortion. Earlier this year,…
  • Dec 1

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health
    Atlantic (November 30, 2016): Tom Price: 'Not One Woman' Struggled to Afford Birth Control, by Olga Khazan: The New York Times has suggested that Donald Trump's nomination of Tom Price for secretary of the Department of Health and Human…
  • Nov 30

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse
    Washington Post (November 29, 2016): After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried, by Samantha Schmidt: On Monday, Texas officials finalized a new rule that prohibits the disposal of fetal remains…
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/
  • Nov 30

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!
    Credit Slips is honored to have been selected as part of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100, their annual list of the top 100 blogs about law and lawyering. It is our second year in a row for inclusion on the...
  • Nov 28

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy
    California's tiered homestead exemption protects a debtor's dwelling to the extent of $75,000, $100,000, or $175,000, depending upon the debtor's status, protects a like amount of proceeds of an execution sale of the homestead for six months…
  • Nov 28

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic
    This post is an extended aside from my previous post about David Evans' argument about the CFPB's mindset and institutional incentives. The point isn't critical to Evans' argument, but I'm writing because it really irks me because it shows…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of
    A key chapter in North Carolina’s long running attack on one of our Constitution’s most cherished principles—equal political opportunity for all regardless of race—comes to the Supreme Court next week.   The…
  • Nov 29

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory
    Consider three general perspectives on the meaning of Trump’s victory for political regime theory.  One we can call “change as order.”  It is said that 2016 was a “change election.”  But…
  • Nov 27

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action
    As many readers probably know, Sandy Levinson received an anti-Semitic postcard from Great Britain, and as I've reported I've received a fair number of anti-Semitic e-mails in response to my post on "taking a hard line." (I haven't been to my…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Dec 2

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report
    The much-anticipated report of Yale's Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming has just been released. It's a very thoughtful assessment of the factors to consider in renaming -- and also the situation on the ground in New Haven as it...
  • Dec 2

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge
    I'm pleased to announce that Professor Shontavia Johnson of Drake Law School is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. She holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is Director of the...
  • Dec 2

    Hiring Announcement: Villanova Endowed University Professorship

    Hiring Announcement: Villanova Endowed University Professorship
    In a prior post I pointed to a press release announcing the University Professorship at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The official job posting, which includes details and application information, is now available, and…
Rank this Week: 88

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
  • Dec 2

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School It depends on what "aggrieved" means, according to the Trump team in its filing yesterday in opposition to Stein's recount petition. Under Michigan law, a candidate can petition for a…
  • Dec 1

    Eleventh Circuit Denies Immunity in Police Officer's Free Speech Case

    Eleventh Circuit Denies Immunity in Police Officer's Free Speech Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled earlier this week that a police major was not entitled to qualified immunity for issuing a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) advisory for another officer, recently fired for…
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/
  • Dec 1

    Donald Trump and the Outstate Midwest Redraw the Partisan Lines | RealClearPolitic

    Donald Trump and the Outstate Midwest Redraw the Partisan Lines | RealClearPolitic
    Would any Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary Clinton and been elected the 45th president? It's an interesting question, not susceptible to a definitive answer but with consequences for politics going forward. via…
  • Dec 1

    Democrats Send Their Regrets - WSJ

    Democrats Send Their Regrets - WSJ
    Regrets? Delaware Sen. Chris Coons has a few—and not too few to mention. At the top of his list is his party’s decision in 2013 to blow up the filibuster for most presidential nominees. via www.wsj.com Karma she is not...
  • Dec 1

    GOP weighs reversal of 'hundreds' of Obama executive actions | Washington Examiner

    GOP weighs reversal of 'hundreds' of Obama executive actions | Washington Examiner
    Republicans will soon begin sifting through "hundreds" of executive actions implemented by President Obama in order to determine which ones to reverse, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday. via www.washingtonexaminer.com
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/
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
  • Dec 2

    See you next week

    See you next week
    I'm in the midst of grading 110 exams while traveling on an ill-timed but worthwhile weekend trip to an orphanage in Haiti. I'm sure you can feel my pain. I'll see you next week with some possible reflections on corporate...
  • Dec 1

    Taxing Operation Gold

    Taxing Operation Gold
    Many thanks to Haskell Murray and the Business Law Prof Blog editorial crew for inviting me to serve as a guest blogger during the final countdown to 2017. For the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of my...
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Property Prof Blog! May you be with family, friends, and loved ones today, eating too much turkey, tofu-rkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and,…
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/
  • Nov 28

    SEC Announces Agenda for Nov. 29 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

    SEC Announces Agenda for Nov. 29 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
    Details available here.
  • Nov 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, Book review, Confounding Ockham's Razor: Minilateralism and International Economic Regulation (reviewing Chris Brummer,…
  • Nov 23

    Wang on Short Selling

    Wang on Short Selling
    Ye Wang has posted (Naked) Short Selling Around Earnings Announcement on SSRN with the following abstract: Since short sellers are considered sophisticated traders and respond to corporate news and public information in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 99

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
    xxx
Rank this Week: 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