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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/
  • May 27

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    GOP Senate Cuts UNC Law School's Budget 30% As Payback To Liberal Faculty (Especially Gene Nichol), Rankings Slide From 20 (1979) To 39 (2017) Private Investigator's Attempt To Obtain Donald Trump's Tax Return Led IRS To Shut Down FAFSA Data…
  • May 27

    Raskolnikov:A Tale of Two Tax Plans — What Trump And Ryan Get Wrong

    Raskolnikov:A Tale of Two Tax Plans — What Trump And Ryan Get Wrong
    Foreign Affairs: A Tale of Two Tax Plans: What Trump and Ryan Get Wrong, by Alex Raskolnikov (Columbia): Republicans have long panned the U.S. tax system; now they have a plan to change it. In fact, two plans. The first comes from Congress,…
  • May 27

    88% Of Law Firms Have 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': 'Decreasing Demand For Legal Services Is Endemic In The Profession'

    88% Of Law Firms Have 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': 'Decreasing Demand For Legal Services Is Endemic In The Profession'
    ABA Journal, Law Firm Leaders Report Lawyer Oversupply and 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': Fifty-two percent of law firm leaders responding to Altman Weil’s Law Firms in Transition Survey said their equity partners are not…
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/
  • May 27

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’
    So declares Prof. Mark Liberman (Language Log), and I agree (whatever one might think of the substantive sentiment): Some say the administration will end in ICE, some say in FOIA/from what I know of corporate lawyas, I hold with those who…
  • May 26

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco
    So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held Thursday, in Taub v. City & County of S.F.: Plaintiffs Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis …, self-described body freedom advocates, appeal the dismissal of their…
  • May 26

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation
    Excerpted, by permission of Yale University Press, from “The Soul of the First Amendment” by Floyd Abrams, 2017. Citizens United held that the fact that a speaker was a corporation could not deprive it of the right to endorse…
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/
  • May 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Congress's Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers by Josh Chafetz. Here is a description: Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government.…
  • May 27

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington
    Ben Johnson and Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students and Princeton University - Department of Political Science) has posted Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws? (University of Illinois Law…
  • May 26

    Wexler & Robbennolt on Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualtie

    Wexler & Robbennolt on Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualtie
    Lesley Wexler and Jennifer K. Robbennolt (University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law) have posted Designing Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualties (Lesley Wexler & Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Designing…
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/
  • May 27

    Most Asian Americans Support Undocumented Immigrant

    Most Asian Americans Support Undocumented Immigrant
    From the Washington Post: Are legal immigrants opposed to undocumented immigration? Recently, a group of first-generation Chinese Americans has made national news by showing up at hearings and objecting vociferously to sanctuary city…
  • May 27

    AAJC Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate Attack in Portland

    AAJC Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate Attack in Portland
    From Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday's tragic attack in Portland:…
  • May 27

    Fly the Friendly Skies? ICE Air Operation

    Fly the Friendly Skies? ICE Air Operation
    Photo courtesy of CNN There have been a great many negative stories in the news about horrific experiences on American airlines. Well, here is an airline that might generate nightmares. CNN reports on flights on which the passengers are…
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: 18

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/
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria
    The call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is...
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
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/
  • May 27

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning
    More than half of Americans do not have a formal estate plan; 52 percent do not currently have a will in place. Among those that do have a will in place, a majority intend an equal distribution among beneficiaries, but...
  • May 27

    More Alzheimer's Deaths Occurring at Home

    More Alzheimer's Deaths Occurring at Home
    Alzheimer’s deaths increased by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014 in the US. These numbers are expected to rise given America’s aging population and increasing life expectancy. While the number of individuals suffering from…
  • May 26

    The Final Goodbye

    The Final Goodbye
    Doctor-assisted suicide remains a polarizing and difficult issue. Despite this, countries such as Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden have already legalized voluntary euthanasia. Last year, Canada legalized medically-assisted death. A recent…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting
    The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this evening.  President Donald Trump today released a statement (full text) wishing all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. He said in part:During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in…
  • May 26

    One Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud In Attempt To Get Approval For Townhouses For Hasidic Jew

    One Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud In Attempt To Get Approval For Townhouses For Hasidic Jew
    As previously reported, the village of Bloomingburg, New York has been embroiled in a battle over whether an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community would expand into the town.  Real estate developer Kenneth Nakdimen and his associates…
  • May 26

    Suit Charges Dearborn Pizza Store With Serving Pepperoni As Halal

    Suit Charges Dearborn Pizza Store With Serving Pepperoni As Halal
    Detroit Free Press reports on a class action lawsuit filed yesterday in a Michigan state trial court against Little Caesars claiming that the chain's pizza store in Dearborn placed pizza topped with pork-based pepperoni in boxes marked Halal.…
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/
  • May 27

    A Benefit of Magnanimity

    A Benefit of Magnanimity
    Our opinions sometimes inform our personal identities. Changing your opinion on some subjects may also require you to change how you self-identify. Changing an opinion on these issues may also cause you to lose your membership in a group. On…
  • May 26

    “Bright Data”  

    “Bright Data”  
    At the core of the rise of data-driven policing is the ability to predict risk. Predictive policing does not actually predict crime, but instead provides a mathematical assessment of heightened risk at certain places or with certain people.…
  • May 25

    Scope of injunction in the 4th Circuit travel ban decision

    Scope of injunction in the 4th Circuit travel ban decision
    The Fourth Circuit divided 10-3 in affirming the district court and enjoining the second travel ban. The court agreed to keep the injunction nationwide, but reversed the part of the injunction that ran against the President personally…
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program
    When asked, most firms would say that their #1 business goal is to get more work. The only way to get more work for the firm is to get it from existing clients, or to develop new client relationships. It’s well-documented that…
  • May 25

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming
    On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report by authors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray. It contains 173 recommendations that recommend significant changes to Ontario employment law…
  • May 25

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Canada (Governor General in…
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/
  • May 25

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy
    The papers say the US is spending $3.1 billion per month on the war in Afghanistan. And I’m sure that doesn’t count the long-term care costs for wounded soldiers after they get home. At $37.2 billion per year our spending ……
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
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
  • May 27

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.
    I learned about the concept and practice of “rural-proofing” on my first trip down under, in 2010. It’s a term Aussie law- and policy-makers use regularly–especially at places like the Rural and Regional Law and…
  • May 27

    The Meaning of Patriotism

    The Meaning of Patriotism
    Last fall, I began reading Hillbilly Elegy. I wanted to see how the author, J.D. Vance, would deal with the question of class. I was particularly interested to see if his experiences at Yale Law School were anything like mine. They were in…
  • May 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24
    In February this year, Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage. From a European standpoint, this may not seem particularly ground-breaking considering that the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. However, marriage equality has been…
  • May 17

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and…
  • May 17

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway
    On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows: ► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway.  The holder of this position will principally work from the…
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/
  • May 26

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)
    Several decades ago, an American client asked me to help recruit some British barristers for an international project. I flew to London and met in chambers with a QC and a junior, and we discussed other barristers who might be...
  • May 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
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/
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    On August 24, 2017, the Asian Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts will hold its first workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret, and apply international law. The workshop will take…
  • May 26

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 382Daniel P. Cooper & Christopher Kuner, Data Protection Law and International Dispute Resolution Bing Bing…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Seventh Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference

    Call for Papers: Seventh Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference
    A call for papers has been issued for the Seventh Annual Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference, to be held November 10-11, 2017, in New Haven. Here's the call: Yale Law School is proud to host the Seventh Annual Doctoral Scholarship…
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/
  • May 19

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)
    Introduction The International Competition Network (ICN), a “virtual” organization comprised of most of the world’s competition (antitrust) agencies and expert non-governmental advisors (NGAs), held its Sixteenth Annual…
  • May 18

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die
    It’s fitting that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently compared his predecessor’s jettisoning of the FCC’s light touch framework for Internet access regulation without hard evidence to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James…
  • May 9

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry
    Today the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) Antitrust and Consumer Protection Research Program released a new white paper by Geoffrey A. Manne and Allen Gibby entitled: A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive…
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/
  • May 27

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 4,843 Encryption Workarounds Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet &…
  • May 26

    Sipe on The Sherman Act and Vagueness Doctrine

    Sipe on The Sherman Act and Vagueness Doctrine
    Matthew G. Sipe has posted The Sherman Act and Avoiding Void-for-Vagueness on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recent Supreme Court jurisprudence has reaffirmed the viability of the void-for-vagueness doctrine, including the use of facial…
  • May 26

    Polinsky & Riskind on Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation

    Polinsky & Riskind on Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation
    A. Mitchell Polinsky and Paul N. Riskind (Stanford Law School and Stanford Law School) have posted Deterrence and the Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article we derive the sentence —...
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/
  • May 26

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via Notches: "Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS," moderated by Marc Stein.We've previously noted the publication of Edward Balleisen's Fraud. Professor Balleisen has a related piece out this month…
  • May 26

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett
    The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY-Buffalo has announced the next group of Fellows in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.We are pleased to see that the Center has once again included a legal historian: Amanda Hughett. Here's an…
  • May 26

    Jones to Johns Hopkin

    Jones to Johns Hopkin
    Via the Michigan Daily News, we have word that Martha Jones is leaving the University of Michigan for Johns Hopkins University.CreditAt Michigan, Jones was a Presidential Bicentennial Professor, a professor of history and Afroamerican and…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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/
  • May 27

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation
    A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance…
  • May 26

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie
    A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted their children to attend different schools. The father had an order to send the children to school in...
  • May 26

    Troubling Allegations Will Be Heard

    Troubling Allegations Will Be Heard
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that an ineffective assistance claim arising from a 1988 guilty plea will be heard on the merits In March 1988, Corey Lorenzo Woodfolk pleaded guilty in the Circuit...
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/
  • May 27

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement
    Reading the Fourth Circuit’s en banc opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, one would think the court’s analysis amounts to routine application of well-settled precedent. But a close…
  • May 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel
    Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn't White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin…
  • May 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Once again, Lawfare has reached the end of an exhausting week. Andrew Kent kicked off the week with a study of what issues fall under newly-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s jurisdiction in the Russia probe,…
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/
  • May 26

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
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/
  • May 23

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State
    Amnesty International (May 23, 2107): Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: Amnesty International has issued a new report that looks at the impact of pregnancy criminalization laws in the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around 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/
  • May 26

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level
    Yesterday I purchased a travel alarm clock through Amazon. This morning, the manufacturer emailed me with instructions for its use, including a very important point about switching the travel lock button off to activate the clock. The clock…
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout
    Although Donald Trump campaigned as a populist during the 2016 campaign, he has not governed like one. Instead, in domestic policy he has taken positions that are largely consistent with a very conservative business-oriented Republican who…
  • May 27

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling
    Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, starts his recent ruling on President Trump's travel ban with these two questions: 1) is the Constitution (still) "a law for rulers and people equally in war…
  • May 25

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand
    Polls close soon in today’s special congressional election in Montana.  Last night, the Republican candidate Greg Gianforte reacted angrily to a Guardian reporter’s questions about the CBO score of the Republican health care…
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/
  • May 27

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele
    Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a Lambda Literary Award finalist reading in Los Angeles. The Lambdas (or more colloquially, “The Lammys”) are considered the preeminent book awards for LGBT writers, and it was…
  • May 26

    CFP - Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism

    CFP - Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism
    From colleagues at Emory: There is a widespread perception that we live in a moment of change that is unprecedented in its scope and pace. Climate change, mass movements of dislocated persons, technological innovation, shifts in recognition…
  • May 25

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)
    Several decades ago, an American client asked me to help recruit some British barristers for an international project. I flew to London and met in chambers with a QC and a junior, and we discussed other barristers who might be...
Rank this Week: 88

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 25

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's "Travel Ban"

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's "Travel Ban"
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, heard by the en banc court without an intervening panel decision, the court affirmed in…
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA's upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of…
  • May 23

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps "sanctuary cities" executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary…
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/
  • May 27

    Reality is just a shared illusion

    Reality is just a shared illusion
    I’m always looking for quirky evidence of market efficiency – or market inefficiency – to share with my students. For example, there’s the Cuba Beverage thing, and the Trump tweets thing. And now, there’s the fake news thing: As…
  • May 26

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause
    Last Friday, The New York Times ran a story on possible performance enhancing drug use inside the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, who, by all accounts, is both incredibly competitive…
  • May 25

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)
    "Delaware has yet to provide an answer to certain basic questions pertaining to officers" https://t.co/jvALu0Kr6d #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2017 "turning sovereignty into a tradable commodity"…
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 24

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 96

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
    xxx
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • May 24

    Chaffee on the Extraterritorial Application of Private Rights of Action

    Chaffee on the Extraterritorial Application of Private Rights of Action
    I have posted A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights of Action Under Federal Securities Law While Limiting the Scope of Relief Available on SSRN with the following abstract: When the…
  • May 24

    Schulzke & Berger-Walliser on Materiality

    Schulzke & Berger-Walliser on Materiality
    Kurt S. Schulzke and Gerlinde Berger-Walliser have posted Toward a Unified Theory of Materiality in Securities Law on SSRN with the following abstract: In the face of rapidly advancing globalization of capital markets, data, and information…
  • May 24

    Koehler on the FCPA

    Koehler on the FCPA
    Mike Koehler has posted The FCPA's Record-Breaking Year on SSRN with the following abstract: On a number of levels, 2016 was a record-breaking year for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. This article, part of annual series, highlights…
Rank this Week: 99

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