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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/
  • Feb 24

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, Daniel Hemel (Chicago) reviews a new working paper by David M. Schizer (Columbia), Subsidies and Nonprofit Governance: Comparing the Charitable Deduction with the Exemption for Endowment Income (Columbia Univ. Sch. of Law, Ctr. for…
  • Feb 24

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    The Atlantic, Who's Afraid of a Big BAT Tax? Bloomberg, Goldman Has Grim Prognosis for Tax Reform Amid Obamacare Debate Bloomberg, Manufacturing CEOs Push Border Tax During Meeting With Trump Bloomberg BNA, Services a Possible Sticking Point…
  • Feb 24

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Paul Caron (Pepperdine), Syracuse's Secret Sauce For Its Outperformance On NY Bar: Tougher 1L Curve And Readmit Policy, Mandatory Bar Courses Harriet N. Katz (Rutgers Camden), The Past and Future of Externship Scholarship, 23 Clinical L. Rev.…
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/
  • Feb 24

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry
    I don’t know whether the angry demonstrators at various Republican “town hall” meetings recently are paid left-wing provocateurs — though I seriously doubt that they are — but there does seem to be growing…
  • Feb 23

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic
    Budapest, Hungary recently dropped its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. CNN reports that this is part of an increasing trend of cities refusing to bid for the Games because of the economic damage they inflict: Budapest has abandoned its…
  • Feb 23

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning
    The Associated Press reports: A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook. Jan Reckendorff says it was the first…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 24

    Ferguson on Rule 24 & Article III

    Ferguson on Rule 24 & Article III
    Z. N. Ferguson has posted Rule 24 Notwithstanding: Why Article III Should Not Limit Intervention of Right on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal judges often confront cases asking them to set precedent with less-than-complete information.…
  • Feb 24

    Schneiderman on Global Constitutionalism & International Investment Law

    Schneiderman on Global Constitutionalism & International Investment Law
    David Schneiderman (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) have posted Global Constitutionalism and International Economic Law: The Case of International Investment Law (2016 European Yearbook of International Economic Law 23-43) on SSRN.…
  • Feb 24

    Dickson on Enoch on the Interestingness of General Jurisprudence

    Dickson on Enoch on the Interestingness of General Jurisprudence
    Julie Dickson (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Why General Jurisprudence Is Interesting on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a recent article entitled, ‘Is General Jurisprudence Interesting?, David Enoch answers his own…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 24

    The Trump Administration's Inhumane Immigration Policie

    The Trump Administration's Inhumane Immigration Policie
    Guest blogger: Nicole Martinez, University of San Francisco Law Student: A 26-year-old woman was detained by ICE agents in a Texas hospital where she was awaiting treatment for a brain tumor. Her story begins in El Salvador where she…
  • Feb 24

    International Student Enrollment: Is It Time To Panic Now?

    International Student Enrollment: Is It Time To Panic Now?
    The number of international students flocking to U.S. institutions of higher education has been steadily increasing, year after year. The only real dip of note can be traced to 9/11. As I've blogged about before, I'm worried that there…
  • Feb 24

    From the Bookshelves: Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity By: Robert Con Davis-Undiano

    From the Bookshelves: Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity By: Robert Con Davis-Undiano
    Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity By Robert Con Davis-Undiano Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano has described U.S. and Latin American culture as continually hobbled by amnesia—unable, or unwilling, to remember…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

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

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)
    Many thanks to Matthew Dimick for contributing this guest post: A few weeks ago, OnLabor.org featured a post I wrote about the Ghent system and progressive federalism. At the end of that post, I referred to “other avenues for Ghent-type...
  • Feb 22

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn
    Jack Getman (Texas) wrote a guest post yesterday over at PrawfsBlawg on The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case. I am re-posting it here with Jack's permission: In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous...
  • Feb 21

    Uber and Harassment

    Uber and Harassment
    There have been numerous news stories over the last 48 hours regarding the sexual-harassment allegations against Uber. For example, articles can be found discussing the issue in the LA Times, on CNN, and in the USA Today just to name...
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 24

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner
    Traditionally, the burial of a person’s pet is confined to pet cemeteries, where some states have allowed the owners to be buried with them. However, today, a growing movement is permitting pet owners to rest in peace with their beloved...
  • Feb 24

    Woman Wins Right to Die After Suffering from Eating Disorder

    Woman Wins Right to Die After Suffering from Eating Disorder
    A woman who battled a severe eating disorder for most of her life has died after winning the right to refuse forced feeding. A New Jersey judge granted her the right to “live free from medical intervention.” The legal battle...
  • Feb 24

    Beloved Dog's Ashes Returned to Mourning Family

    Beloved Dog's Ashes Returned to Mourning Family
    After the Flewelling family had just mourned the loss of their beloved golden retriever, a thief stole the dog’s ashes from their car. As soon as the family realized the ashes had been stolen, they reported it to their local...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Religious Discrimination In Suspension of Minister's Gym Membership

    No Religious Discrimination In Suspension of Minister's Gym Membership
    In Armstrong v. James Madison University, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25014 (WD VA, Feb. 23, 2017), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing claims of religious discrimination and infringement of free exercise rights brought…
  • Feb 24

    Arkansas Supreme Court Invalidates City's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law

    Arkansas Supreme Court Invalidates City's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law
    In Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville, (AR Sup. Ct., Feb. 23, 2017), the Arkansas Supreme Court held that the City of Fayetteville is precluded by state statute from extending its anti-discrimination provisions to protect…
  • Feb 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Church Autonomy Shields Suit Over Publicity of Baptism

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Church Autonomy Shields Suit Over Publicity of Baptism
    In a 5-3 decision in Doe v. First Presbyterian Church USA of Tulsa, (OK Sup. Ct., Feb. 22, 2017), the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the church autonomy doctrine requires dismissal of a suit by a Muslim convert to Christianity…
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/
  • Feb 24

    Who Speaks for the Courts? Who Should?

    Who Speaks for the Courts? Who Should?
    The President’s recent (and not-so-recent) tweets about the federal judiciary have spurred discussions among legal academics about whether the courts can really defend themselves in the public sphere—and if not, whether one or more…
  • Feb 24

    Losing the Scholarly Pose

    Losing the Scholarly Pose
    [Posted by Bill Henderson] Law professors are likely to be thrown off their game by Rules for a Flat World by Gillian Hadfield and The Future of the Professions by Richard and Daniel Susskind. The reason is that these books have tremendous…
  • Feb 24

    Hernandez v. Mesa argument

    Hernandez v. Mesa argument
    Just finished the argument in Hernandez v. Mesa (shooting across the Mexican border). A couple quick notes: The argument was dominated by Justices Breyer and Kagan, with fewer questions from the Chief or Kennedy and even fewer from Justice…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 24

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era

    Criticizing Judges in a Trump Era
    What does ethical criticism of a judge or judgment require? Or, to put it slightly differently, on what basis might we say that a criticism of a judge or judgment is improper? Recent comments by Donald Trump make this question seem…
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 34

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 37

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

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

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme
    I just finished Brad Snyder’s fascinating new book on “The House of Truth.” The book is about the men who lived or visited this house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC during the 1910s, most notably Justice Oliver Wendell…
  • Feb 21

    Some History on Trade and Tariff

    Some History on Trade and Tariff
    I tend to think that when someone says “This is how it should be” or “As it was, so it shall be” there’s a good chance that the claims are incorrect. Marc Levinson’s book, An Extraordinary Time, hits an…
  • Feb 20

    FAN 143 (First Amendment News) The Turner Broadcasting case, Justice Kennedy & one of his then law clerks — Neil Gorsuch  

    FAN 143 (First Amendment News) The Turner Broadcasting case, Justice Kennedy & one of his then law clerks — Neil Gorsuch  
    Vancouver, Canada. Neil Gorsuch clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy (earlier for Justice Byron White) during the 1993-1994 Court Term. In that Term the Court decided Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. FCC (June 27, 1994).…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
  • Feb 20

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW
    Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1. Here is the abstract. Due to limits on the scope of the Fourth Amendment and numerous exceptions to…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
  • Feb 20

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes submissions for the Australian Feminist Law Journal, as follows: ► The Australian Feminist Law Journal seeks submissions for their special issue on…
  • Feb 20

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ►  The Siracus International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host its Defense…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway
    The Washington Post reports that fifteen law professors have filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway claiming that she engaged in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” The article links to the…
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Graduate Institute's International Law Literature Forum for Spring 2017

    Graduate Institute's International Law Literature Forum for Spring 2017
    Here's the Spring 2017 schedule for the International Law Literature Forum at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: March 8, 2017: Kristina Daugirdas (Univ. of Michigan), Understanding the United Nations' Failure…
  • Feb 24

    Call for Papers: XXII Convegno annuale della SIDI

    Call for Papers: XXII Convegno annuale della SIDI
    The Italian Society of International Law and European Union Law has issued a call for papers for its Twenty-Second Annual Conference, to be held June 8-9, 2017, at the Università degli Studi di Trento. The theme is: "Migration and…
  • Feb 24

    Hepburn: Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration

    Hepburn: Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration
    Jarrod Hepburn (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has published Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract:Although domestic law plays an important role in investment treaty arbitration, this…
Rank this Week: 48

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 24

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual
    Ross E. Davies (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Some Sort of Map or Chart of the Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (Green Bag Single Sheet Classic No. 5 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Feb 24

    Morse on Neuroethic

    Morse on Neuroethic
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Neuroethics: Neurolaw (In Oxford Handbooks Online (February 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a pre-copyedited version of a chapter in the Oxford Handbooks Online…
  • Feb 23

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role
    Abubakar Bukar Kagu (University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology) have posted Criminal Justice's Ailing Role (Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 4(2), p. 164-175, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 52

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History
    Justin Collings, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, What Should Comparative Constitutional History Compare? University of Illinois Law Review (2017)Raymond Grew once observed that, ‘‘for many professional…
  • Feb 24

    Rady on Hungarian customary law

    Rady on Hungarian customary law
    We missed this book by Martyn Rady, UCL, out in 2015: Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts, and the Tripartitum. From Oxford University Press: This is the first comprehensive treatment in any language of the history of customary…
  • Feb 23

    CFP: Family, Human Rights and Internationalism

    CFP: Family, Human Rights and Internationalism
    [We have the following call for papers.]The Family, Human Rights and Internationalism: Global Historical-Sociological Perspectives, 10-11 November 2017, University of GöttingenHistorical and historical-sociological research on the…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 23

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Apparently, being named Charles and having vast military experience is all the rage in the blogosphere these days. Last week I mentioned Charles Blanchard’s new blog. And this week…
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
Rank this Week: 58

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 62

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 24

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund
    The Utah Supreme Court has issued its second significant decision on the law of entrusted funds in the past few days. We hold that, for a presumption of disbarment, the [Office of Professional Conduct] must prove knowledge at the time...
  • Feb 24

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record
    A majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed the unanimous Court of Appeals and denied access to immigration detainer records sought from Fox News' favorite sheriff David Clarke. We conclude that I-247 forms are statutorily exempt from…
  • Feb 23

    No Suit For Plaintiff Allegedly Tortured For Converting To Christianity

    No Suit For Plaintiff Allegedly Tortured For Converting To Christianity
    The dismissal of a lawsuit against a church was affirmed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court The story This appeal originates from a lawsuit filed by Plaintiff/Appellant John Doe (a pseudonym for Plaintiff) (hereinafter, "Appellant")…
Rank this Week: 63

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 66

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later?

    The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later?
    One subject of senior U.S. officials’ talks with Mexico on Thursday was a proposal in the recently issued DHS memo on border enforcement that would return undocumented noncitizens to Mexico before a U.S. deportation hearing (See Memo…
  • Feb 24

    Trump’s DOJ to Assert State Secrets Privilege in Salim v. Mitchell

    Trump’s DOJ to Assert State Secrets Privilege in Salim v. Mitchell
    It looks like the DOJ is going to invoke the state secrets privilege after all in the latest CIA torture suit brought by former detainees, marking the first time that the Trump administration will use this powerful legal tool. But in an…
  • Feb 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    CNN tells us that FBI Director James Comey refused a recent request by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to publicly knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to…
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels.Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next FrontierIncontestability is a nearly unique feature of…
  • Feb 24

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim
    Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a…
  • Feb 24

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action
    Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 2017 WL 680344, No. 17 C 194 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 21, 2017)I think Eric Goldman will see a §230 issue here. The FTC sued CBC, Michael Brown, Danny Pierce, and Andrew Lloyd seeking a…
Rank this Week: 70

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 74

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 24

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion
    National Catholic Reporter (Feb. 21, 2017): El Salvador's proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortions must be rejected, by Natasha Reifenberg, Alexis Doyle and Aly Cox: Earlier this week El Salvador began debating a…
  • Feb 23

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die
    Washington Post (February 18, 2017): Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decisions legalizing abortion nationwide dies at 19, by Emily Langer: Last Saturday, Norma McCorvey who was plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the 1973 case Roe v.…
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
Rank this Week: 78

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 20

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality
    Over at Consumer Law & Policy Blog, Jeff Sovern recently discussed James Kwak's new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality, which mounts a convincing case against the blind application of Economics 101 to important…
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
  • Feb 14

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas 5th) has an alternative fact problem. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Hensarling alleged that "Since the CFPB’s advent, the number of banks offering free checking has…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
  • Feb 22

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing
    Tomorrow I shall teach Prigg v. Pennsylvania to my class.  For non-professors, it is what I think is the worst single decision in our 225 year history.  Justice Story not only upheld the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law…
Rank this Week: 85

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Feb 24

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice
    Penn State Law, based in University Park, PA, is seeking to hire an experienced legal professional to serve as a clinical professor of practice with a background in representing startup and early-stage companies on intellectual property (IP)…
  • Feb 24

    How Many Co-Authors Is Too Many?

    How Many Co-Authors Is Too Many?
    Inside Higher Ed has this story about a proposal in the sciences to limit “credit” for articles with too many co-authors: Under the proposal, those who contribute to co-authored papers would receive only a fraction of a research credit…
  • Feb 24

    Vermont Law Seeks Earthjustice Clinical Professor

    Vermont Law Seeks Earthjustice Clinical Professor
    From colleagues at Vermont, this notice of a clinical opening: Job Description: The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum
    The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute, and the London School for Economics and Political Science invite submissions for the Inaugural Annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence, to…
  • Feb 23

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change
    Check out Ben Wofford's interview at Politico with David Cole (Georgetown), the ACLU's recently appointed legal director. Cole talks about the ACLU agenda for the Trump presidency, and, drawing on his book, Engines of Liberty, and his essay…
  • Feb 22

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a brief Order in IMBD v. Becerra, federal district judge Vince Chhabria enjoined California AB 1687, added as §1798.83.5, stating that "it's difficult to…
Rank this Week: 90

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 93

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 24

    CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOLARS CONFERENCE (2017)

    CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOLARS CONFERENCE (2017)
    The following comes to us from Professor Stephen Diamond, Santa Clara University School of Law. The Santa Clara University School of Law, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the University of Washington School of Law, the…
  • Feb 24

    Financing Benefit Corporations - Data.world raises $18.7 million

    Financing Benefit Corporations - Data.world raises $18.7 million
    One of the many questions surrounding benefit corporations is whether their choice of legal entity form will scare away investors. As previously reported, we now have our first publicly traded benefit corporation. And in this week's news…
  • Feb 24

    Will Buying American Make America Great Again?

    Will Buying American Make America Great Again?
    A few weeks ago I blogged about the spate of boycotts and buycotts responding to President Trump’s travel ban. Since that time, the #grabyourwallet campaign has taken credit for a number of stores dropping Ivanka Trump’s merchandise. In…
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform
    The Trump Presidency is off to a very lively (to put it mildly) start, and tax reform is one of the big issues. Last summer (2016) Speaker Paul Ryan put out a plan called “A Better Way” that set forth...
  • Feb 16

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!
    Don't forget: the period to submit abstracts for the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) ends on February 24, i.e. next Friday! Carve out some time this weekend to get your abstracts in. The 8th annual meeting of ALPS...
  • Feb 13

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill
    In Washington state, Valentine's Day is the traditional day for hearts, Cupids, over-priced romantic dinners, and property tax bills. Yep, you read that correctly: apparently in Washington state, Valentine's Day is the day that property tax…
Rank this Week: 96

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
  • Feb 6

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Manipulative Games of Gifts by Corporate Executives, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1131…
Rank this Week: 98

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 100

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 101