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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/
  • Jul 23

    Mirror of Justice Joins Law Professor Blogs Network

    Mirror of Justice Joins Law Professor Blogs Network
    I am delighted to announce that Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory edited by Rick Garnett (Notre Dame) and 19 other prominent law professors of faith, has joined the Law Professor Blogs Network.…
  • Jul 23

    Camp: Preliminary Thoughts on Habig and King

    Camp: Preliminary Thoughts on Habig and King
    TaxProf Blog op-ed: Preliminary Thoughts on Habig and King, by Bryan Camp (Texas Tech): Yesterday two different U.S. Courts of Appeal disagreed on the validity of a tax regulation. It is not a rare event for two federal courts of appeals to…
  • Jul 23

    Who Killed Dan Markel?

    Who Killed Dan Markel?
    Prior TaxProf Blog Posts: Death of Dan Markel (1972-2014) Details Begin to Emerge in Murder of Dan Markel
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/
  • Jul 23

    Strauss on the Administrative Conference & Politic

    Strauss on the Administrative Conference & Politic
    Peter L. Strauss (Columbia Law School) has posted The Administrative Conference and the Political Thumb (George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Two recent drafts posted on SSRN identify very different yet…
  • Jul 23

    Peha on an Open Internet

    Peha on an Open Internet
    Jon M. Peha (Carnegie Mellon University) has posted A 'Most Favored Nation' Approach to an Open Internet on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is important for the Commission to establish new Open Internet rules. However, the proposed rules…
  • Jul 23

    Franks on Revenge Porn Legislation

    Franks on Revenge Porn Legislation
    Mary Anne Franks (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Drafting an Effective 'Revenge Porn' Law: A Guide for Legislators on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short document provides an overview of legislative efforts in the U.S. to...
Rank this Week: 5

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jul 23

    [Prof. Jim Dow (guest-blogging)] Economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse

    [Prof. Jim Dow (guest-blogging)] Economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse
    Most zombie preparation guides focus on helping you survive the first few weeks with the idea that sooner or later the authorities will defeat the zombie menace and order will be restored.  However, what we know from the literature (e.g.…
  • Jul 22

    [Orin Kerr] Guess the Date

    [Orin Kerr] Guess the Date
    For the computer crime law nerds in the VC audience, try to guess the publication year of the following passage: Over the past quarter of a century our society has witnessed an amazing technological transformation. The computer has become an…
  • Jul 22

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in lethal injection case

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in lethal injection case
    That was fast. The Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Ryan v. Wood, the lethal injection case. The order states: The application to vacate the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 15

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Long Running Breach of Trust Case Shows No Sign of Stopping

    Long Running Breach of Trust Case Shows No Sign of Stopping
    The case is Siegel v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, and after passing the 10 year mark, it may be the longest running breach of trust suit Florida has ever seen. The case has seen multiple trials and appeals. Now, after...
  • Jul 23

    Yahoo Offering Death Event Planning and Digital Asset Management Packages in Japan

    Yahoo Offering Death Event Planning and Digital Asset Management Packages in Japan
    As I have previously discussed, the issue of family members accessing online accounts after the account holder has died is an issue that private companies are beginning to address. Yahoo Japan has begun marketing a package to customers in…
  • Jul 23

    Lessons Learned From James Gandolfini’s Will

    Lessons Learned From James Gandolfini’s Will
    James Gandolfini’s will made headlines for the tax implications that his estate planning decisions created. The Soprano’s star left gifts to his sister and daughter totaling 80% of his estate, which was then taxed at 55% in “death…
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/
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Chavis v. United States, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96940 (D NJ, July 17, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court dismissed without prejudice a claim by an inmate that his free exercise rights were infringed when a correctional officer…
  • Jul 23

    Suit Seeks Return of Valuable Hebrew Bible Manuscript

    Suit Seeks Return of Valuable Hebrew Bible Manuscript
    On Monday, a suit was filed in federal district court in New York by the heirs of  David C. Arakie to obtain the return of a "priceless, ancient, handwritten set of the Five Books of Moses."  The complaint (full text) in Samuels v.…
  • Jul 22

    Condolences On Death of Dan Markel, Legal Blog Innovator

    Condolences On Death of Dan Markel, Legal Blog Innovator
    All of us involved in the legal blogosphere send sincere condolences to the family of Dan Markel, founder of the groundbreaking PrawfsBlog. Prof. Markel, a Professor at Florida State University Law School, died Saturday from gunshot wounds,…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
  • Jul 19

    Chokeholds and clearly established right

    Chokeholds and clearly established right
    This is a tragic story and has all the trappings of yet another racially polarized split involving police, city government, and the public. Plus, we have video, with all the confusion and false certainty that goes along with visual images of…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 23

    Tracking Currents and Following Flotsam

    Tracking Currents and Following Flotsam
    The Atlantic reported this week on the outcome of a 1997 cargo ship spill. The story was picked up yesterday by CBC’s As It Happens (listen here). Here’s what happened as described in The Atlantic article: It started in 1997.…
  • Jul 23

    The Komagata Maru Remembered

    The Komagata Maru Remembered
    On May 23, 1914, the Komagata Maru sailed into Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, carrying 376 passengers of Indian origin. However, the passengers on board the Japanese steamer were denied permission to enter Canada. Fears over Asian…
  • Jul 23

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and…
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: 31

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Jul 23

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word
    We live by falsehoods. They feed the myths of the great figures whose words are etched in our collective memory as if they were tablets from on High. We know those words; we are moved by those words; and those words define who we are or…
  • Jul 23

    The World Dan Markel Created

    The World Dan Markel Created
    There have been such moving tributes to Dan Markel posted online that I wondered what I could add that hasn’t already been said about him. I didn’t know Dan as closely as many others, but I was fortunate to get to know him back in…
  • Jul 22

    Dan Markel’s Life Lesson

    Dan Markel’s Life Lesson
    Over at Forbes, I blogged about Dan Markel and his important lessons. He sorely missed.
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
  • Jul 22

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar
    A New York Times opinion piece on the lack of journalistic freedom in Myanmar.
  • Jul 22

    License This, Not That

    License This, Not That
    John Howells, University of Aarhus, and Ron D. Katznelson, Bi-Level Technologies, have published The Coordination of Independently-Owned Vacuum Tube Patents in the Early Radio Alleged Patent 'Thicket'. Here is the abstract. It has been…
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
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/
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
  • Jul 18

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II
    I am honored to join Ellen Podgor, Lawrence Goldman, and Solomon Wisenberg as a blogger on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. My focus on the blog will be matters related to internal investigations and international white collar crime. To...
  • Jul 18

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
    Welcome to Professor Lucian Dervan, who is joining the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Dervan is a professor of Southern Illinois School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of Faculty Development. A prolific scholar,…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
  • Jul 15

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal
    With Berin Szoka. TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics will shortly file two joint comments with the FCC, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet—now called “net…
Rank this Week: 47

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    Shimick on Pretextual Prosecution and "Breaking Bad"

    Shimick on Pretextual Prosecution and "Breaking Bad"
    Scott Shimick (SUNY at Geneseo) has posted Heisenberg's Uncertainty: An Analysis of Criminal Tax Pretextual Prosecutions in the Context of Breaking Bad's Notorious Anti-Hero (Tulsa Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 22

    Bergman & Sokol on Leniency and Cartel Enforcement

    Bergman & Sokol on Leniency and Cartel Enforcement
    Howard Bergman and D. Daniel Sokol (Howard J. Bergman Consulting and University of Florida - Levin College of Law) have posted The Air Cargo Cartel: Lessons for Compliance (ANTI-CARTEL ENFORCEMENT IN A CONTEMPORARY AGE - LENIENCY RELIGION…
  • Jul 21

    "Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Is Convicted of Conspiracy and Obstruction"

    "Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Is Convicted of Conspiracy and Obstruction"
    From The New York Times: In the case that ended on Monday, prosecutors said that after Mr. Tazhayakov and another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, realized Mr. Tsarnaev was a suspect in the bombing, they removed items including a backpack and a...
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 55

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 8

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva
    Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) wrote a thoughtful post yesterday at Concurring Opinions about ongoing financial problems at Manhattan's Yeshiva University, home institution to Cardoza Law School. When the Madoff scandal hit the…
  • Jul 3

    Interesting Blog Posting About 7th Circuit Criminal Law Decision

    Interesting Blog Posting About 7th Circuit Criminal Law Decision
    The 7th Circuit issued a recent decision addressing the definition of sexual activity under a criminal law statute. Some readers may find this blog posting (which discusses this case) of interest because of Judge Posner's statutory…
  • Jul 2

    Call For Papers National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call For Papers National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    Professor Bill Herbert (CUNY) writes to inform us of a call for papers by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education. The conference will be held in April 2015. I have been to their conferences....
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    The Hugo Black Paper

    The Hugo Black Paper
    Hugo Black, 1937 (LC)For years, anyone who wanted to consult the papers of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress had to obtain the permission of one of the surviving donors, Hugo Black,…
  • Jul 22

    New Release: Day, "The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation"

    New Release: Day, "The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation"
    New from the University Press of Mississippi: The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation, by John Kyle Day (University of Arkansas at Monticello). Here's a description from the Press:On March 13, 1956,…
  • Jul 22

    Finkelman at the Dallas Bar's Legal History Group on Douglass's Constitution

    Finkelman at the Dallas Bar's Legal History Group on Douglass's Constitution
    [We have the following from our faithful reader Josiah Daniel, a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins who chairs the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal History Discussion Group.]If a reader of Legal History Blog finds him/herself in Dallas this…
Rank this Week: 60

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

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

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device
    Catheter Connections, Inc. v. Ivera Medical Corp., 2014 WL 3536573, No. 2:14–CV–70 (D. Utah, July 17, 2014)The parties compete in the medical device market for infection-control devices.  At issue here are disinfectant caps…
  • Jul 23

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment
    AEP Texas Comm. & Indus. Retail Ltd. P’ship v. Public Util. Comm’n, 2014 WL 3558763, No. 03–13–00358–CV, -- S.W.3d – (Tex. Ct. App. July 17, 2014)A complicated regulatory background is the setting for…
  • Jul 22

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
Rank this Week: 66

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    CISA Boom Bah …

    CISA Boom Bah …
    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the title which does not reflect my true feelings about CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014.  Approved earlier this month by the Senate Intelligence Committee, this bill awaits…
  • Jul 22

    Progress on NSA Reform?

    Progress on NSA Reform?
    So reports the LA Times.  Here’s a short summary: As part of the deal, the intelligence community agreed to a stricter definition of the search terms the NSA may use to seek data from telephone companies that might be useful in…
  • Jul 22

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation
    David Anderson, the U.K.’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has released his annual report on British terrorism laws. The report covers several broad topics: ethnic or community bias in the use of police powers;…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Jul 22

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy
    Kudos to Joseph Cotterill at FTAlphaville for an excellent post on the obsession with the Rights-Upon-Future-Offers (RUFO) clause in Argentina's restructured bonds, which seems to be driving Argentina to a payment default on those very bonds.…
  • Jul 20

    In Tribute to Dan Markel

    In Tribute to Dan Markel
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I want to express our profound sadness at hearing of the tragic and untimely passing of Professor Dan Markel. a professor of law at Florida State University and a prominent criminal law theorist....
  • Jul 20

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?
    In a long story in today's edition, the New York Times is reporting a bubble in often deceptive and abusive subprime auto lending on unaffordable terms, including very high rates of interest. Although not quite the threat to the overall...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Jul 23

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception
    Salon: Women who don’t use birth control explain why not, slut-shame those who do, by Jenny Kutner: Hint: It's because they don't understand how birth control works In the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby ruling that will effectively allow…
  • Jul 23

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection
    Forbes: Eden Foods To Grocers: Stick With Us Despite Birth Control 'Attack', by Claire O'Connor: In the weeks since Eden Foods first hit headlines in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the natural foods company has…
  • Jul 22

    Two Federal Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidie

    Two Federal Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidie
    The Hill: ObamaCare subsidies in jeopardy, by Elise Viebeck: A pillar of ObamaCare was put in jeopardy Tuesday as two appeals courts split on whether the law’s premium subsidies are legal in 36 states. . . . Politico: How Obama’s...
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Some Roundups on Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies Cases)

    Some Roundups on Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies Cases)
    Much commentary has been posted in the past 24 hours on the Obamacare subsidies rulings.  Here are just a few:Emily Bazelon comments  at Slate about how implausible it is, as the D.C. Circuit holding would have it, "that…
  • Jul 23

    Some Thoughts on Habig

    Some Thoughts on Habig
    I posted after the oral argument in the DC Circuit to say that I thought the argument that prevailed there yesterday needed to be taken seriously, so now I feel compelled to talk about what comes next.First, I think that there are four…
  • Jul 22

    Fourth Circuit Rules in FAVOR of Government in Obamacare Subsidies Case

    Fourth Circuit Rules in FAVOR of Government in Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Making sure our readers keep up with this roller-coaster day in health reform land: The Fourth Circuit released its own opinion (3-0, with a strong concurrence from J. Davis) rejecting the subsidies challenge pending in that…
Rank this Week: 80

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Appeals Courts Issue Opposing Rulings on Obamacare Exchange Tax Credit

    Appeals Courts Issue Opposing Rulings on Obamacare Exchange Tax Credit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Two federal appeals courts today issued dueling rulings on the legality of an IRS rule that offers tax credits to purchasers of health insurance on a federally operated exchange who meet certain…
  • Jul 21

    Obama (& Bush) on Executive Orders Regarding LGBT Discrimination and Religion

    Obama (& Bush) on Executive Orders Regarding LGBT Discrimination and Religion
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Today President Obama signed an Executive Order: "Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and…
  • Jul 21

    Ninth Circuit Delays Execution Until Condemned Gets Information

    Ninth Circuit Delays Execution Until Condemned Gets Information
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit on Saturday ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner gets information about the two-drug cocktail that Arizona plans to use. The court ruled (on a…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jul 23

    Antitrust as a Question of Power, Not Competition

    Antitrust as a Question of Power, Not Competition
    Steven Davidoff Solomon, a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, has an interesting article on antitrust in the DealBook today: Changing Old Antitrust Thinking for a New Gilded Age. Professor Solomon argues that a new…
  • Jul 22

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System
    Steve Bradford yesterday posted a thoughtful (as is usual for his posts) critique of law reviews. I had drafted a comment, but Steve suggested that I should post links to my prior posts separately, so here goes, along with (what...
  • Jul 22

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton
    The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania has posted a legal studies and business ethics professor opening. As you may suspect, Wharton has an extremely strong legal studies faculty. More information from the announcement is quoted…
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 22

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter
    The New York Times Real Estate Section runs a reader Q&A: Q. We live in a rent-stabilized apartment. Many years ago, at our own expense, we upgraded our kitchen, installing counters, tiling and new appliances. We also moved the kitchen...
  • Jul 22

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude
    Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn) has posted The Cost of Personal Property Servitudes: Lessons for the Internet of Things on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Why has the common law evolved to disfavor complex and nonpossessory personal property…
  • Jul 21

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier
    Josh Blackman continues to stay on top of the doings at Aspen: After I declared a partial victory in #AspenGate, I decided to stay with the 7th edition of the excellent property book, Dukeminier & Krier. My plan was to...
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Jul 23

    Intergenerational Justice in the Law and Ethics of Human Right

    Intergenerational Justice in the Law and Ethics of Human Right
    I'm delighted to report that the current issue of Law and Ethics of Human Rights, has a symposium on inter generational justice. The papers look terrific. Here is the table of contents: David Heyd, Parfit on the Non-identity Problem, Again...
  • Jul 22

    Hiring Announcement: Arkansas (Fayetteville)

    Hiring Announcement: Arkansas (Fayetteville)
    From an email message that I received in recent days: The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Fayetteville, seeks to fill one tenure-track position to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year at the rank of assistant or associate professor.…
  • Jul 19

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel
    As others have now acknowledged, our friend and colleague Dan Markel, of Florida State Law, died today. More details, and a remembrance, are appropriately found at his blawg. Few, if any, law professors who have had a broader impact on...
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/
  • Jul 17

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong
    Hon Kiu Chan, Raymond Siu Yeung Chan, and Kong Shan John Ho have posted Enforcement of Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong: What Insights Can We Learn from Recent Convictions? on SSRN with the following abstract: This study analyzes all...
  • Jul 17

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Are SOX and Dodd-Frank Securities Laws? The Answer is 'Up in the Air' on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to the 2013 Instittue for Investor Protection Conference poses and addresses the…
  • Jul 17

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank
    Richard Zhe Wang and Menghistu Sallehu have posted The Hidden Message in AFS Securities of US Banks on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine US banks’ use of available-for-sale (“AFS”) securities to smooth their earnings during…
Rank this Week: 94

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Jul 22

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport
    Danielle Wysocki blogged at “The Jersey Catcher,” a sports blog for women. On December 6, 2010, she blogged about a lawsuit over the 1985 novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” sung by members of the Chicago Bears…
  • Jul 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
  • Jul 16

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course
    I have been exploring teaching a one unit course in the undergraduate Engineering School called something like “IP for Engineers.” As part of researching this course, I flagged several books for closer review. Here are some…
Rank this Week: 99

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 22

    Choi on Earnout

    Choi on Earnout
    You know me. I'm not an earnout fan. They're usually more trouble than they are worth. Nevertheless, Albert Choi has posted a new paper, Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments. His studies suggests…
  • Jul 16

    Summer of the inversion

    Summer of the inversion
    For those of you trying to catch up on the inversion wave that has swamped the deal world this summer, here's a neat video summary of what they are all about. For those of you who don't have access to...
  • Jul 15

    Kraft still haunts UK

    Kraft still haunts UK
    Kraft's 2012 acquisition of Cadbury is still haunting the UK. At the time Kraft promised to maintain Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the UK as part of the deal. After the deal closed, however, Kraft had an epiphany and closed the...
Rank this Week: 104