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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 22

    A California Assault on Free Speech

    A California Assault on Free Speech
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: A California Assault on Free Speech That Would Shock the Founders, by Tim Phillips (Americans for Prosperity) & David Spady (Americans for Prosperity): In the past four years, the Democratic Party and the…
  • Dec 22

    D.C. Circuit Revives Law Prof's Discrimination Claim Over Tenure Denial

    D.C. Circuit Revives Law Prof's Discrimination Claim Over Tenure Denial
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Blog of the Legal Times, D.C. Circuit Revives Ex-UDC Law Prof’s Discrimination Case: A former professor at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law can proceed…
  • Dec 22

    Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuse

    Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuse
    Margaret Reuter (Indiana) & Joanne M. Ingham (New York Law School), Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses: The Carnegie education masters, legal employers, and the ABA have appealed for more experiential teaching in law schools.…
Rank this Week: 2

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Dec 22

    Kramer on Steiker & Danaher on "The Ethics of Capital Punishment"

    Kramer on Steiker & Danaher on "The Ethics of Capital Punishment"
    Matthew H. Kramer (Churchill College, Cambridge University) has posted The Purgative Rationale for the Death Penalty: Replies to Steiker and Danaher on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Carol Steiker and John Danaher have recently published…
  • Dec 22

    McLeod on Regulating Sexual Harm

    McLeod on Regulating Sexual Harm
    Allegra M. McLeod (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Regulating Sexual Harm: Strangers, Intimates, and Social Institutional Reform (California Law Review, Vol. 102, pp. 1553-1621, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The criminal…
  • Dec 22

    Conference Announcement: Taming Power in Times of Globalization at Galway

    Conference Announcement: Taming Power in Times of Globalization at Galway
    Call for Papers Conference-workshop Taming Power in Times of Globalization: What Role for Human Rights? Monday, 30 November 2015, and Tuesday, 01 December 2015. Irish Centre for Human Rights National University of Ireland Galway Galway,…
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/
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Prez Obama to nominate Atlanta US Attorney Sally Yates to Deputy AG position

    Prez Obama to nominate Atlanta US Attorney Sally Yates to Deputy AG position
    As reported in this Wall Street Journal article, President Obama is apparently going to make some more history with his nominee to take over the number two position at the US Department of Justice. The headline and subheadline of the...
  • Dec 22

    "A Simple Model of Optimal Deterrence and Incapacitation"

    "A Simple Model of Optimal Deterrence and Incapacitation"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper on SSRN authored by Steven Shavell (who taught me about law and economics over a score ago when I was in law school). Here is the abstract:...
  • Dec 21

    With new drug secrecy law, just when is Ohio really likely to get its machinery of death operational?

    With new drug secrecy law, just when is Ohio really likely to get its machinery of death operational?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this Columbus Dispatch account of the new Ohio law enacted last week to foster procurement of needed execution drugs by state authorities. The article is headlined "New law will...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 18

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    Goodbye to Joe Cocker.

    Goodbye to Joe Cocker.
    He was 70.I loved when he was on "Saturday Night Live" with John Belushi:
  • Dec 22

    It's his mattress too.

    It's his mattress too.
    "He has gotten used to former friends crossing the street to avoid him."He has even gotten used to being denounced as a rapist on fliers and in a rally in the university’s quadrangle. Though his name is not widely known beyond the…
  • Dec 22

    "Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."

    "Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."
    Headline of a Salon article that ends: "If liberals want to see more of the kind of direct action that’s characterized the Occupy Wall Street and #blacklivesmatter movements — if they really want to comfort the afflicted and…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Changes Ahead for Professional Trustee

    Changes Ahead for Professional Trustee
    For professional trustees, this year was a break from the apparently never-ending changes in laws, rules and regulations that have been imposed on trusts for more than a decade. Despite the break from the shifting federal landscape, 2014…
  • Dec 22

    Annuity Advantage

    Annuity Advantage
    Every day, there are roughly 10,000 baby boomers retiring and financial experts worry about how well this generation can provide for their golden years. With so many challenges of investing, policymakers have stressed the significance of…
  • Dec 22

    Oscar Auction Canceled

    Oscar Auction Canceled
    The auction of late actress Joan Fontaine's 1941 Oscar has been withdrawn after threats of a lawsuit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, according to Fontaine's estate. The $200,000 to $300,000 expected selling price for the…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 22

    Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction

    Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction
    John M. Connor, Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI) offers Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction. ABSTRACT: This three-page article is a succinct, nontechnical introduction to the topic of the economics…
  • Dec 22

    call for papers for forthcoming Clasf workshop on Friday 24 April 2015 at Lancaster Law School

    call for papers for forthcoming Clasf workshop on Friday 24 April 2015 at Lancaster Law School
    Call for Papers The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) Invite contributions to the XXIV CLaSF event (www.clasf.org) Clasf Workshop on “Object and/or effects in Competition Law” Lancaster Law School, Lancaster, Friday 24 April 2015 The…
  • Dec 22

    Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation

    Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation
    Jonathan B. Baker, American University - Washington College of Law explores Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation. ABSTRACT: This paper evaluates the innovation consequences of antitrust enforcement…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    India Considering Anti-Conversion Law

    India Considering Anti-Conversion Law
    According to a report from AFP on Saturday, in India, Parliament is paralyzed over a proposed law against "forced conversion." The term is used in India to describe not just conversion under threat of violence, but also conversion through…
  • Dec 22

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Jane Mair, Belief in Marriage, (Forthcoming in the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family).Ines Michalowski, What is at Stake in Military Chaplaincy When Muslims Join the Ranks? An International Comparison, (Robert…
  • Dec 21

    Cert. Petiiton Filed In 6th Circuit ACA Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Case

    Cert. Petiiton Filed In 6th Circuit ACA Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Case
    On Dec. 12, a petition for certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell. (Docket entry). The full text of the petition is available on Westlaw at  2014 WL 7166539. In the case, the U.S.…
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 22

    The Dating Game

    The Dating Game
    Dating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom. In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they…
  • Dec 22

    Modesty About the System's Ability to Find Truth

    Modesty About the System's Ability to Find Truth
    The big criminal justice related cases, at the moment, are the killing in Ferguson and Rolling Stone's UVA gang rape story. It is remarkable that in both cases, a key lesson is that witnesses cannot be trusted. Of course, it has long been…
  • Dec 21

    Law Professor Poetry

    Law Professor Poetry
    Poetry by law professors and lawyers is a pretty rare thing; the doctors had William Carlos Williams, the insurance industry had Wallace Stevens; and James R. Elkins recently edited an anthology of poems about the practice of law, but I am…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 22

    Deep Learning Algorithms and the “Machine Learning Revolution”

    Deep Learning Algorithms and the “Machine Learning Revolution”
    I saw a very interesting TEDx chat by Jeremy Howard where he talked about the current state of machine learning and what computers are capable of today. Howard is the founder and CEO of Enlitic a medical company that “uses recent…
  • Dec 22

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Dec 22

    Too Much Information; Can LibGuides Provide a Freely Available Filter?

    Too Much Information; Can LibGuides Provide a Freely Available Filter?
    Is there too much choice out there? Do we need 35 varieties of coffee? 46 cereal options? 17 brands of garbage bags? Over half a dozen sites to find US caselaw? At least the same number for cases from England and Wales? Did we ask for all…
Rank this Week: 29

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 19

    Scots Wha' Hae!

    Scots Wha' Hae!
    From across the pond, news that a tuxedo cat is striking a blow for feline rights. Jordan, a media-savvy (read his thoughts on life, the Universe and everything here on his Facebook page here) and intellectually curious kitty who lives...
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
  • Dec 11

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"
    From the Guardian, a compilation of non-fiction titles "everyone should read."
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Dec 22

    On Second Thought . . .

    On Second Thought . . .
    In this season of forgiveness, I come to confess error.  A few months ago, I wrote some posts arguing that the procedure for drawing congressional districts in Arizona is constitutional.  After working through the materials, though,…
  • Dec 22

    The 100 Year Bloom?: Wealth Inequality in the U.S.

    The 100 Year Bloom?: Wealth Inequality in the U.S.
    The debates around Piketty’s analysis of wealth gaps will persist, but a recent paper by Emmanuel Saez (U.C. Berkeley) and Gabriel Zucman (London School of Economics) indicates that wealth disparity in the U.S. has hit the levels of…
  • Dec 22

    Posner on Same-Sex Marriage: Then and Now

    Posner on Same-Sex Marriage: Then and Now
    . . .  I disagree with contentions that the Constitution should be interpreted to require state recognition of homosexual marriage on the ground that it is a violation of equal protection of the laws to discriminate against homosexuals…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    ABA Ethics 20/20 Changes Are Reviewed by NY State Bar Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct

    ABA Ethics 20/20 Changes Are Reviewed by NY State Bar Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct
    The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct ("COSAC") has finished reviewing the Ethics 20/20 changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and has sent a 44-page report to the NY State Bar's…
  • Dec 20

    Google strikes back (at Mississippi AG). Justice for sale to competitors?

    Google strikes back (at Mississippi AG). Justice for sale to competitors?
    I previously posted about the revelations that Sony had been promoting the efforts of state attorneys general to attack Google. Now Google has struck back, filing a suit in federal court in Mississippi to enjoin the efforts of the attorney...
  • Dec 18

    Structural Change and Law School

    Structural Change and Law School
    In its recent piece on dropping law school enrollment, the New York Times suggests that we are not merely witnessing a market correction. Rather, prospective students are astutely observing a structural shift in the legal market. The Times…
Rank this Week: 38

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 22

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence
    It is the season of renewal, of anticipating the year to come. It is a time for revelry, but also for reflection. And reflection on this past year forces one to confront the grim reality of harms humans have wreaked upon other humans –…
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba
    President Obama announced on Wednesday that he was pursuing a marked shift in policy to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. This included a future U.S. embassy in the capital city of Havana, as well as the possibility of official visits…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Dec 21

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs? This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba: “We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale,…
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch
    The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in Canada several years ago with the adoption of a "notice and notice" system. Unlike countries that…
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 20, 2014 as New Internet copyright rules to launch The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in…
  • Dec 15

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network
    After years of failed bills, public debate, and considerable controversy, lawful access legislation received royal assent last week. Public Safety Minister Peter MacKay's Bill C-13 lumped together measures designed to combat cyberbullying…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 46

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Dec 10

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know
    It’s easy to look at the net neutrality debate and assume that everyone is acting in their self-interest and against consumer welfare. Thus, many on the left denounce all opposition to Title II as essentially…
  • Dec 4

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Dec 22

    Davies on Holmes, Coase & Blackmail

    Davies on Holmes, Coase & Blackmail
    Ross E. Davies (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Holmes, Coase & Blackmail (Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 93-104, Autumn 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From beginning to end, the Holmes-versus-Milverton story…
  • Dec 22

    Ross on Racial Bias in Police Shooting

    Ross on Racial Bias in Police Shooting
    Cody Ross has posted Introducing the United States Police-Shooting Database: A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011-2014 on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Several months…
  • Dec 22

    Mungan on Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Marijuana Offense

    Mungan on Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Marijuana Offense
    Murat C. Mungan (Florida State University - College of Law) has posted Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Some Additional Reasons to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession and Consumption Offenses on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to…
  • Dec 21

    Events and Announcements: December 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: December 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Events For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (University of Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Max Planck Institute Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams…
  • Dec 20

    Weekend Roundup: December 13-19, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: December 13-19, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, our regular bloggers touched on a variety of topics again with Kevin rejecting Ashley Deeks’ evidence that the international response to ISIS supports the “unwilling or…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 57

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence
    A call for papers has been issued for the section on "Law's Violence" at the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Here's the call:Law's Violencechairs: Tanja Aalberts (Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law,…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional
    The latest issue of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional/Latin American Journal of International Trade Law (Vol. 2, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Rodrigo Corredor Castellanos, Foreign Direct Investment:…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Gino J. Naldi & Konstantinos D. Magliveras, The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine,…
Rank this Week: 58

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 22

    Short Arizona Suspension Becomes Long Suspension In Oklahoma

    Short Arizona Suspension Becomes Long Suspension In Oklahoma
    A 90-day suspension imposed in Arizona was raised to a suspension of two years and a day as reciprocal discipline by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. There is no question that the attorney misled the defense, his co-counsel, his supervisor in...
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation
    The Utah Supreme Court has reversed findings of misconduct, concluding that the accused attorney had been denied due process. A screening panel found that the attorney violated Rules 1.2, 1.4 and 8.4(a). The attorney had not been placed on…
  • Dec 20

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction
    An attorney who had obtained power of attorney from an elderly client was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals for misappropriation and deceit. The attorney was added to a joint bank account that had over $14,000 on balance.…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Stanford's International Junior Faculty Forum

    Stanford's International Junior Faculty Forum
    [We have a call for papers for Stanford Law School’s Eighth International Junior Faculty Forum:]Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the International Junior Faculty Forum was established to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research,…
  • Dec 22

    JSCH 40:1

    JSCH 40:1
    Via H-Law, here’s the TOC for the Journal of Supreme Court History 40:1.IntroductionMelvin I. UrofskyFounding the Third Branch: Judicial Greatness and John Jay’s ReluctanceMatthew Van HookPolice the Border:  Justice Field on…
  • Dec 22

    How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787

    How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787
    [We're moving this up, as the deadline of December 30, 2014, is approaching]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce a seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, “How Slavery Killed the…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 63

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Extradition, Chesimard, and U.S.-Cuba Relation

    Extradition, Chesimard, and U.S.-Cuba Relation
    Following President Obama’s announcement that the US would begin normalizing relations with Cuba, questions immediately arose on the possible extradition of Joanne Deborah Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur.  She is a member of…
  • Dec 22

    North Korean Internet Down

    North Korean Internet Down
    The New York Times is reporting that the entire North Korean network is off line as of right now.  No information at all on the cause.  Here is the opening from the article: North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet…
  • Dec 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The news of President Obama’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba took firmer shape over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal tells us that the president’s plan faces strong opposition in Congress, led by Senator Marco Rubio.…
Rank this Week: 70

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Dec 22

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...
    We're talking softball, from Maine to San Diego... We're talking Homer, Ozzie and the Straw... The IRS is auctioning off a deferred annuity the Mets owe to Darryl Strawberry (yup, the Mets are still paying for Darryl). What does this...
  • Dec 22

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower
    A lot of the mortgage servicing litigation over the past seven years has faltered on standing issues. Does the borrower have standing to sue the servicer? This has been a problem for RESPA and HAMP suits, where there are questions...
  • Dec 19

    Catching up

    Catching up
    I've been remiss in cross-posting my Dealb%k columns. Both of the most recent ones have commented on the ABI's chapter 11 reform proposal. You can find them here.
Rank this Week: 75

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

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

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    the more things change . . .

    the more things change . . .
    At this late date, this surely doesn’t warrant (or deserve) a detailed response, especially since the President has repudiated it and it no longer represents the view of the government.But for those of you who didn’t follow…
  • Dec 18

    New Developments in Originalist Theory

    New Developments in Originalist Theory
    Over at the Law and Liberty Blog, there is a very interesting symposium responding to Steve Smith's essay on Meanings or Decisions? -- Getting Originalism Back on Track.  Steve is concerned that the turn to original meaning originalism…
  • Dec 18

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom
    Winnifred Fallers Sullivan is arguably the premier scholar of law and religion in the United States. She brings to the field of law an unparalleled degree of sophistication and historical and anthropological knowledge. When she says that…
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Fourth Circuit Finds North Carolina's Anti-Abortion "Right to Know" Statute Violates First Amendment

    Fourth Circuit Finds North Carolina's Anti-Abortion "Right to Know" Statute Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In the unanimous panel opinion today in Stuart v. Camitz, authored by Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, the court agreed with the district judge that North Carolina's…
  • Dec 22

    President Obama Signs NDAA, with Reservation

    President Obama Signs NDAA, with Reservation
    Steven D. Schwinn, The John Marshall Law School President Obama on Friday signed the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, and, as in prior years, issued a constitutional signing statement on provisions restricting the use of funds to…
  • Dec 18

    States Sue Colorado for Legalizing Pot

    States Sue Colorado for Legalizing Pot
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed an original suit against Colorado in the United States Supreme Court over that state's Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana. The plaintiffs argue that Colorado's…
Rank this Week: 84

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 22

    Curiosity and Learning

    Curiosity and Learning
    My co-blogger Haskell Murray had an interesting post last month on curiosity and obedience. He wrote about the natural curiosity of children: “As a professor, I wish I could bottle my son’s curiosity and feed it to my students.” But...
  • Dec 21

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)
    Corporate transparency: The openness revolution http://t.co/7WirJPUmDv #corpgov Thx @PIRCpress for bringing to my attention— James McRitchie (@corpgovnet) December 16, 2014 mandatory-arbitration & fee-shifting provisions: what a…
  • Dec 20

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"
    Joshua Fershee has previously noted that men and women experience careers in business differently. If women want to get to the top, they often have a longer haul than men. Previous research has also shown that women are evaluated…
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 89

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 22

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)
    Noted and respected scholar Jeremy Blumenthal of Syracuse University died peacefully on December 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judy Bernstein, and children Daniel, Rebecca, and Matthew. He died at the…
  • Dec 21

    Name That College Town

    Name That College Town
    Can you name this college town? No Google image searching allowed! Hint: Unlike the last one, this town has a law school.
  • Dec 20

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"
    My Durham neighbors Katherine T. Bartlett and Mitu Gulati have just posted an exciting -- and I'd add controversial -- paper called "We do we allow customer discrimination?" Cribbing now from their abstract: Customers discriminate.…
Rank this Week: 90

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole

    Denmark Challenges Russia (and Canada) for Control of the North Pole
    Yes, that Denmark: In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home -- the North Pole. Although it might seem like a joke, Denmark's wish to expand its influence in the Arctic is part of a serious geopolitical struggle:...
  • Dec 19

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie

    McCarl on Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communitie
    Ryan McCarl (Independent) has posted When Homeowners Associations Go Too Far: Political Responses to Unpopular Rules in Common Interest Communities (Real Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Common Interest Communities (CICs) are…
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from…
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce…
  • Dec 7

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 96

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

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

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

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

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 102