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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    NY Times: Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

    NY Times: Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California
    New York Times: Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California: Nationwide, about $1.5 billion in tax breaks is awarded to the film industry each year, according to a 2012 survey by The New York Times. Several tax policy…
  • Apr 19

    IRS Uses Private Company to Track Taxpayer License Plate

    IRS Uses Private Company to Track Taxpayer License Plate
    Bloomberg, IRS Among Agencies Using License Plate-Tracking Vendor: The IRS and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid…
  • Apr 19

    Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drop

    Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drop
    Bloomberg: Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops: Moody’s, which rates more than 500 public and private nonprofit colleges and universities, downgraded an average of 28 institutions annually in the five years through…
Rank this Week: 1

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: 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/
  • Apr 19

    Legal Theory Bookworm

    Legal Theory Bookworm
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft by Chris Brummer. Here is a description: Economic diplomacy is changing. The multilateral…
  • Apr 19

    Download of the Week

    Download of the Week
    The Download of the Week is Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction by James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk. Here is the abstract: The jurisprudence of Article III has so far failed to…
  • Apr 18

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap
    Ori Aronson (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) has posted Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap (Seton Hall Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a novel solution 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/
  • Apr 18

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing
    A couple of weeks ago, Professor Doug Berman posted over at his Sentencing Law and Policy Blog about the sentencing of Antwuan Ball.  The D.C. Circuit concluded that the district court could properly consider evidence that Ball had run a…
  • Apr 18

    [David Kopel] National Firearms Law Seminar

    [David Kopel] National Firearms Law Seminar
    If you will be in the Indianapolis area next Friday, and are interested in firearms legal issues, you might be interested in attending the 17th annual National Firearms Law Seminar. This is a continuing legal education program that is a…
  • Apr 18

    [Eugene Volokh] Wisconsin limits on public employer collective bargaining upheld

    [Eugene Volokh] Wisconsin limits on public employer collective bargaining upheld
    So the Seventh Circuit held Friday in Laborers Local 326 v. Walker (7th Cir. Apr. 18, 2014). Act 10 … prohibited government employers from collectively bargaining with their general employees over anything except base wages, made it…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 18

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
Rank this Week: 12

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 19

    Detention Watch Network Conference

    Detention Watch Network Conference
    From Detention Watch Network: Register Today for the 10th National Member Conference! The Last day to register is Friday, April 25th! Participate in the DWN and CAMBIO Advocacy: The focus of the advocacy day will be to educate strategic…
  • Apr 19

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open
    From Educators for Fair Consideration: Dear E4FC Family, We are thrilled to announce that E4FC is NOW RECRUITING for our 2014-2015 Outreach, Legal Services and Policy Teams! E4FC invests in developing the concrete skills and leadership…
  • Apr 19

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?
    An article by Julia Preston in the New York Times this week with an eye catching but somewhat misleading headline ("Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years") grabbed the attentiion of immigration watchers. Preston's…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
Rank this Week: 16

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
Rank this Week: 17

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 Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 19

    A Will Referring to Trusts Did Not Exercise a Power of Appointment Contained Therein Requiring a Specific Reference

    A Will Referring to Trusts Did Not Exercise a Power of Appointment Contained Therein Requiring a Specific Reference
    The testator was the donee of testamentary powers of appointment over three trusts each of which required that the power be exercised by specific reference to the power. The will stated that the trusts were “included” in the testator’s…
  • Apr 19

    Article on Trust Variation and ERISA

    Article on Trust Variation and ERISA
    Peter J. Wiedenbeck (Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Trust Variation and ERISA’s ‘Presumption of Prudence’, Tax Notes, Vol. 142, No. 11, 2014. Provided below is the…
  • Apr 19

    Article on Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem

    Article on Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem
    Adam J. Hirsch (University of San Diego) recently published an article entitled, Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem, (February 3, 2014).St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2014. Provided below is the abstract…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Second Degree Price Discrimination in a Market for Credence Good

    Second Degree Price Discrimination in a Market for Credence Good
    Dulleck, Uwe (QUT School of Economics and Finance), Kerschbamer, Rudolf (Dept of Economics, University of Innsbruck and CEPR) and Konovalov, Alexander (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Goteborg University)…
  • Apr 18

    Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband

    Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband
    Jochen Wulf and Walter Brenner, University of St. Gallen are Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband. ABSTRACT: The diffusion of mobile broadband, which use cellular mobile communication technology, is at an advanced…
  • Apr 18

    Spectrum licensing, policy instruments and market entry

    Spectrum licensing, policy instruments and market entry
    Gary Madden, Department of Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling, Curtin University, Australia, Erik Bohlin, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Thien Tran, Communication Economics…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Anti--SLAPP Motion Granted To Dismiss Suit Growing Out of Ground-Zero Mosque Controversy

    Anti--SLAPP Motion Granted To Dismiss Suit Growing Out of Ground-Zero Mosque Controversy
    Forras v. Rauf, (D DC, April 18, 2014), is a remnant from the widely publicized battle over attempts in 2010 to construct a mosque and community center two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.  New York City first responder…
  • Apr 19

    Kentucky Supreme Court Fleshes Out The Ministerial Exception Doctrine

    Kentucky Supreme Court Fleshes Out The Ministerial Exception Doctrine
    In two cases decided earlier this week, the Kentucky Supreme Court clarified the ministerial exception doctrine.  In Kirby v. Lexington Theological Seminary, (KY Sup. Ct., April 17, 2014), Jimmy Kirby, a tenured professor teaching…
  • Apr 19

    Dobson's Family Talk Wins Preliminary Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Coverage Rule

    Dobson's Family Talk Wins Preliminary Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Coverage Rule
    In Dobson v. Sebelius, (D CO, April 17, 2014), a Colorado federal district court issued a preliminary injunction preventing the government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate against James Dobson's religious…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview
    Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into…
  • Apr 17

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association released a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck from resources invested in government, law firm and…
  • Apr 17

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?
    A few months ago, a subscriber to John Gregory’s listserv (which every IT law enthusiast should subscribe to) sent a message regarding how the impact of IT on the legal profession was being taught (or rather wasn’t being taught)…
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: 33

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
Rank this Week: 34

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 40

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 19

    ICJ anti-whaling judgment appears to have whetted Japan opponents’ appetite

    ICJ anti-whaling judgment appears to have whetted Japan opponents’ appetite
    Some lawmakers and lobbyists in Japan displayed their distaste for whaling bans this week with a whale-meat eat-in in Tokyo. The Japan Daily Press reported: ‘In an act of defiance against a recent ruling by the International Court of…
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Apr 19

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"
    From The New York Times: PRETORIA, South Africa — Before the murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said his decision would counter the notion that South...
  • Apr 19

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"
    This story is at FindLaw. In part: When the officers on "Cops" arrest most of their suspects, the circumstances leading up to the arrest are out in public. However, in order to avoid unlawfully appropriating the images of those…
  • Apr 18

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case
    James Robert Sheppard III has posted Double Jeopardy Blues: Why in Light of Blueford v. Arkansas States Should Mandate Partial Verdicts in 'Acquit First' Cases (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 83, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
  • Apr 16

    Brooklyn Law School Cuts Tuition

    Brooklyn Law School Cuts Tuition
    Yes, it's true and it is by 15%. Story here. Brooklyn is not alone. As CNN reports: A handful of other schools have cut tuition as well. The most prestigious school in this group is the University of Iowa, which...
  • Apr 8

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision
    Palladino v. CNY Centro, ___N.Y.3d___(April 8, 2014), is a major decision. In a 5-2 decision the New York Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of a duty of fair representation case brought against a labor union that refused to take...
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 19

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This fortnight on Opinio Juris, Julian examined whether the US could legally deny Iran’s new U.N. Ambassador a visa to New York and provided his take on the three main arguments in…
  • Apr 18

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As readers no doubt know, the Ukraine has accepted the ICC’s jurisdiction on an ad hoc basis for acts committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014. The self-referral has already…
  • Apr 17

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So maybe the use of the Alien Tort Statute against corporations for overseas activities isn’t fully dead. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has revived In re South…
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/
  • Apr 19

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper
    A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her…
  • Apr 19

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...
  • Apr 19

    A Friend On The Bench

    A Friend On The Bench
    A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Junto: "Is Blogging Scholarship? Reflections on the OAH Panel."Congratulations to Roman Hoyos, Southwestern Law School, for being awarded the (Senior) Moroney Award for Scholarship in Postal History for his article The People's…
  • Apr 18

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought
    Richard A. Danner, Duke University School of Law, has posted Influences of the Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?, which also appears in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 33 (2014).  Here is the…
  • Apr 18

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation
    We don’t review books here at Legal History Blog, but we also don’t complain when publishers send us review copies.  This week we received Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, by…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation
    Jean Salmon (Université libre de Bruxelles - Law) has published Droit international et argumentation (Bruylant 2014). Here's the abstract:L’ouvrage rassemble une vingtaine d’articles que Jean Salmon a écrits au cours…
  • Apr 18

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    The latest issue of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal (Vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2013) includes a symposium on "Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi." Contents include: Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Engaging the Writings of Martti…
  • Apr 18

    Chechi: The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Dispute

    Chechi: The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Dispute
    Alessandro Chechi (Univ. of Geneva - Art-Law Centre) has published The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Disputes (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:The past forty years have seen a wide proliferation of disputes under…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 61

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
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/
  • Apr 19

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program
    Below is the text of a Report/public comment on the 702 program submitted by the NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), dated April 16, 2014. It doesn’t appear to have…
  • Apr 19

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF
    This is a very impressive hour of radio based on this excellent story by Gregory Johnsen. John Bellinger and I both show up at various points in the discussion. It’s neat what you can do on national security law in broadcast media if…
  • Apr 19

    The Reality of Russian Surveillance

    The Reality of Russian Surveillance
    James Lewis of CSIS has an excellent post on the reality of the Russian surveillance system, a reality that is quite different from the impression created by Vladimir Putin during his recent televised exchange with Edward Snowden.  The…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
Rank this Week: 74

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    George Will's Partial Constitution

    George Will's Partial Constitution
    Efforts to reduce the Constitution to one principle usually end up oversimplifying our nation’s fundamental charter, mangling it in the process.  So is the case with George Will’s recent column for the Washington Post, which…
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism
    Cristina RodríguezFor the symposium on Federalism as the New Nationalism In my contribution to this symposium, Negotiating Conflict through Federalism, I begin with the question of what federalism might be good. I emphasize, however,…
  • Apr 17

    The Shadow Powers of Article I

    The Shadow Powers of Article I
    Alison L. LaCroixFor the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismThe terms of the federalism debate have recently changed, with important and potentially far-reaching consequences that have not been fully appreciated—even by the…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 80

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 17

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Apr 19

    Do the securities laws matter?

    Do the securities laws matter?
    Today I'm plugging my colleague Elisabeth de Fontenay's new article, despite the existential threat it poses to my specialty. InDo the Securities Laws Matter?, de Fontenay compares the market for syndicated loans, which are not treated as…
  • Apr 18

    Student Business Plan Competition

    Student Business Plan Competition
    Earlier this semester, Belmont undergraduate students competed for a total of $8,000 in a business plan competition. The first place team, What’s Hubbin’, won $5,000. Law firm Baker Donelson was one of the sponsors. Each competition team…
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, recently posted her paper, A Corporate Right to Privacy, on SSRN (forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review 2014). This paper timely weighs in on the corporate personhood debate by…
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 18

    Capitalism and the Dalai Lama - NYTimes.com

    Capitalism and the Dalai Lama - NYTimes.com
    Historically, free enterprise has done this to astonishing effect. In a remarkable paper, Maxim Pinkovskiy of M.I.T. and Xavier Sala-i-Martin of Columbia University calculate that the fraction of the world’s population living on a…
  • Apr 18

    Herr Doktor Professor is against income inequality and is well paid for it

    Herr Doktor Professor is against income inequality and is well paid for it
    Which I think is fine actually. I just wish people who disagreed with him were as well paid. I, for example. Not that I'm for income inequality exactly. It's just something that happens when capital gets allocated by what you...
  • Apr 18

    It beats the heckoutta Ro

    It beats the heckoutta Ro
    Thus does Ross Douthat of the NYT admit he hasn't a clue who the GOP nominee will be. Because it's Ross it's more complicated than that.
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 18

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit
  • Apr 18

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion
    Rigel Oliveri (Missouri) has posted Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions (Florida Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Many local governments use single family zoning ordinances to…
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Hates Buse

    Tennessee Hates Buse
    According to Wired, Tennessee has imposed a state-wide ban on Bus Rapid Transit: Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) in two counties, one of which includes the city…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II
    At least part of this courthouse was built around the time of the Progressive era. Though it looked a lot different back then -- the two wings (which in my mind really detract from the building's beauty) were built during...
  • Apr 18

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing
    This just in: Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program. The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty;…
  • Apr 18

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law
    Professor Jon Garon of Northern Kentucky University law school has been named the new dean of Nova Southeastern Law School, effective this summer. Garon is currently the director of NKU's Law + Infomatics Institute, and he was previously dean…
Rank this Week: 91

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Professor Barbara Black.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 19

    Krug on Regulatory Theory

    Krug on Regulatory Theory
    Anita K. Krug has posted Downstream Securities Regulation on SSRN with the following abstract: Securities regulation wears two hats: Its “upstream” side governs firms in connection with their obtaining financing in the securities markets.…
  • Apr 19

    Kick, Onali, Ruprecht & Schaeck on Asset Allocation

    Kick, Onali, Ruprecht & Schaeck on Asset Allocation
    Thomas K. Kick, Enrico Onali, Benedikt Ruprecht, and Klaus Schaeck have posted Wealth Shocks, Credit-Supply Shocks, and Asset Allocation: Evidence from Household and Firm Portfolios on SSRN with the following abstract: We use a unique dataset…
  • Apr 19

    Carpentier & Suret on IPO

    Carpentier & Suret on IPO
    Cécile Carpentier and Jean-Marc Suret have posted Business Angels’ Perspectives on Exit by IPO on SSRN with the following abstract: We analyze exit-related perceptions of the members of a large, well-structured Canadian angel group.…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Apr 19

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson
    It’s been a while since I blogged a Ripoff Report case. I’m sure you’ve missed hearing about them, but their litigation docket has calmed down somewhat since their heyday. This pro se lawsuit, rehashing tired arguments that…
  • Apr 18

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action
    I sent the following email to a reporter covering the fallout from General Mills’ amended legal terms to mandate arbitration and the The New York Times’ coverage, When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue…
  • Apr 18

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Revenge porn is odious, but so is a judge’s disregard for a federal law. In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host,…
Rank this Week: 99

Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. By Carolyn Shapiro, Christopher Zorn, David Stras, Dawn M. Chutkow, Frank Cross, Michael Heise, Sara Benesh, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford and William Henderson.

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/
  • Apr 14

    (Animated) Stata Graphic

    (Animated) Stata Graphic
    Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that…
  • Apr 9

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate
    Conventional wisdom about US incarceration rates during the past few decades emphasizes the war on drugs. In a recent essay, Escaping from the Standard Story: Why the Conventional Wisdom on Prison Growth is Wrong, and Where We Can Go from...
  • Apr 3

    On Picking Winners and Loser

    On Picking Winners and Loser
    In an interesting exchange between Jacob Felson and Andrew Gelman, Gelman recommends resisting the urge to "adjudicate" competing interpretations of results (or, more specifically, "picking" one significant variable as a…
Rank this Week: 105