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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/
  • Sep 28

    BigLaw Could Retain More Women By Hiring From Lower-Ranked School

    BigLaw Could Retain More Women By Hiring From Lower-Ranked School
    ABA Journal, BigLaw Could Retain More Women by Hiring from Lower-Ranked Schools, Research Suggests: Female graduates of law schools ranked in the top 10 are more likely to make an early exit from BigLaw than female grads of lower-tier…
  • Sep 28

    Oei & Ring:Can Sharing Be Taxed?

    Oei & Ring:Can Sharing Be Taxed?
    Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane) & Diane Ring (Boston College), Can Sharing Be Taxed?, 93 Wash. U. L. Rev. 987 (2016): In the past few years, we have seen the rise of a new model of production and consumption of goods and services, often referred to…
  • Sep 28

    Chemerinsky:The ABA Should Grant Provisional Accreditation To Dallas Law School

    Chemerinsky:The ABA Should Grant Provisional Accreditation To Dallas Law School
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): National Law Journal op-ed: In These Times, Innovation in Legal Education Should be Applauded: The ABA Should Grant Provisional Accreditation to UNT Dallas College of Law, by Erwin Chemerinsky…
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/
  • Sep 28

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The en banc D.C. Circuit meets the Clean Power Plan

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The en banc D.C. Circuit meets the Clean Power Plan
    Smoke no longer rises out of the smokestacks at the coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant outside Helper, Utah, in 2015. The plant was closed last year in anticipation of new regulations aimed at cutting carbon emissions. (George…
  • Sep 28

    [David Bernstein] Northwestern University president Morton Schapiro embarrasses himself and his university with insulting rant

    [David Bernstein] Northwestern University president Morton Schapiro embarrasses himself and his university with insulting rant
    These days, university presidents tend to have very few “academic” responsibilities. Academic functions are typically delegated to the provost and other university officials, while the president schmoozes and hobnobs with donors,…
  • Sep 27

    [Ilya Somin] Trump and the Second Amendment

    [Ilya Somin] Trump and the Second Amendment
    At last night’s presidential debate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made all kinds of attacks on each other. But on one notable issue, they were in complete agreement: they both think people on the federal government’s “no…
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/
  • Sep 28

    Vinuales on Law and the Anthropocene

    Vinuales on Law and the Anthropocene
    Jorge E. Vinuales (University of Cambridge) has posted Law and the Anthropocene on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article explores the legal dimensions of the Anthropocene, i.e. the currently advocated new geological era in which humans are…
  • Sep 28

    Batchelder on Trump's Tax Plan

    Batchelder on Trump's Tax Plan
    Lily L. Batchelder (New York University School of Law) has posted Families Facing Tax Increases Under Trump's Latest Tax Plan on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Donald Trump’s latest tax plan would cost more than $5 trillion over 10 years....
  • Sep 28

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Voluntary Intoxication and Sex

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Voluntary Intoxication and Sex
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael (Washington and Lee University School of Law) has posted The Conundrum of Voluntary Intoxication and Sex (Brooklyn Law Review , Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Research shows that a significant number of…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Sep 28

    U.N.’s New York Declaration on Migrants and Refugee

    U.N.’s New York Declaration on Migrants and Refugee
    Photo courtesy of United Nations General Assembly website Huffington Post reports that on 19 September 2016, Heads of State and Government from around the world gathered together in the United Nations and adopted the New York Declaration for…
  • Sep 27

    DACA Outreach to San Diego's Filipino Immigrant Communitie

    DACA Outreach to San Diego's Filipino Immigrant Communitie
    The San Diego Union Tribune writes about one nonprofit organization's efforts to reach DACA-eligible members of the Filipino community in San Diego. The article describes Alliance San Diego's outreach to Filipino and other Asian immigrants,…
  • Sep 27

    FOIA Analysis by Marshall Project Casts Doubt on "Felons, Not Families" Narrative

    FOIA Analysis by Marshall Project Casts Doubt on "Felons, Not Families" Narrative
    "Felons, not families," said President Obama in his November 2014 speech outlining the Administration's prosecutorial discretion policies in immigration. But data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Marshall Project…
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/
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
  • Sep 22

    Wellness Programs & The ADA

    Wellness Programs & The ADA
    A recent federal lawsuit brought by the EEOC looks at the extent to which a company's wellness program falls within the insurance safe harbor provision of the ADA. A federal district court in Wisconsin rejected the employer's motion for…
  • Sep 21

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women
    Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge…
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/
  • Sep 27

    Article on New Regulations Affecting the Deductibility of Investment Advisory Expense

    Article on New Regulations Affecting the Deductibility of Investment Advisory Expense
    Domingo P. Such, III & Tina D. Milligan recently published an Article entitled, Understanding the Regulations Affecting the Deductibility of Investment Advisory Expenses by Individuals, Estates and Non-grantor Trusts, 50 Real Prop. Tr.…
  • Sep 27

    The 'Bahamas Papers'

    The 'Bahamas Papers'
    On Thursday, a new cache of leaked offshore corporate documents were made public from the Bahamas, marking the latest setback for international financial transparency. The same group that released the Panama Papers has now brought documents…
  • Sep 27

    New York Allows People to Be Buried with Their Pet

    New York Allows People to Be Buried with Their Pet
    New York is now allowing pet owners to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. Governor Cuomo signed the proposal into law on Monday. Cemeteries do not have to offer the option, and religious cemeteries are forbidden from...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Islamist Sentenced By International Criminal Court For Destruction of Religious Sites In Mali

    Islamist Sentenced By International Criminal Court For Destruction of Religious Sites In Mali
    In In the Case of  The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, (ICC,  Sept. 27, 2016), a trial chamber of the International Criminal Court sitting in The Hague unanimously found Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi guilty of war crimes for…
  • Sep 28

    City Seeks To Ban Elaborate Christmas Display

    City Seeks To Ban Elaborate Christmas Display
    In Plantation, Florida, the city-- citing code violations-- is asking a Broward County court to enjoin Mark and Kathy Hyatt from erecting the elaborate Christmas display that they have put up at their home for the last 23 years.…
  • Sep 28

    State High School Athletic Association Sued Over Its Refusal To Allow Broadcast of Pre-Game Prayer

    State High School Athletic Association Sued Over Its Refusal To Allow Broadcast of Pre-Game Prayer
    In Tampa, Florida yesterday, a Christian high school filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) which refused to allow the school to use the loudspeaker at a state football…
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/
  • Sep 28

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel
    Over the past couple years, I’ve stumbled upon a small but, for me, enjoyable genre of fiction: the academic novel. My sense of my job, and of academic life generally, is mainly a product of my personal experiences and a fair amount of…
  • Sep 27

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry
    How much and what sort of process is due in university sexual harassment administrative proceedings? The question, once for me a relatively academic question, has become painfully personal after Sujit Choudhry, a personal friend and the…
  • Sep 27

    Letters of recommendation

    Letters of recommendation
    I come from a family that overwhelmingly worked in blue-collar jobs. Growing up, my father was a stagehand and my mother was a homemaker. In addition, very few members of my (large) extended family went to college. Having grown up without a…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 28

    Robson Hall Diary…Week 4

    Robson Hall Diary…Week 4
    So far, so good. My first few weeks at Robson Hall have been uneventful. We’ve had a few full group lectures in Legal Methods, where first year students are being immersed in practical topics ranging from basic legal research to…
  • Sep 28

    Naughty Secrets – Findings in the Ashley Madison Breach

    Naughty Secrets – Findings in the Ashley Madison Breach
    A quote attributed to FBI Director Robert Mueller is “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be”. The assessment of the Ashley Madison cyber-attack has lessons for all organizations…
  • Sep 27

    Regulate Thi

    Regulate Thi
    Most people today are employees who drive cars and get married. Most people today deal with law only when they are fired, ticketed, or divorced. (It’s nice that the vast majority of people never interact with the criminal…
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/
  • Sep 27

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’
    …and as a bonus explains the Clinton Foundation controversy too. This will undoubtedly enrage certain people.
  • Sep 27

    Baked

    Baked
    The jokes this year have been on us. Here’s the first actually funny joke I’ve spotted about the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery. As soon as they enter the bakery, Trump steals three pastries…
  • Sep 25

    Save the Day

    Save the Day
    The PAC has a video: Warning: contains swearing, discussions of nudity, and lots of meta-snark.
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/
  • Sep 28

    Thoughts on the PGR from a foreign student

    Thoughts on the PGR from a foreign student
    A graduate student writes: I am a student of philosophy and a refugee coming from a Middle Eastern country [name omitted]. I obtained my most recent degree from [a university in Canada]. Let me clarify that my current refugee status...
  • Sep 28

    Against Canary Mission, redux

    Against Canary Mission, redux
    Following up on this (many of you signed), there is now a website with the letter and the full list of signatories. Someone really needs to create a list of faculty and students behind "Canary Mission," since a list of...
  • Sep 28

    Best PhD Programs for Metaethics for 2016-17

    Best PhD Programs for Metaethics for 2016-17
    Following up on this post, and once again taking account of faculty changes since the fall 2014 PGR, here's an attempted update of the top (3.5 or higher) programs for metaethics for 2016-17, again by rough "clusters" of peer programs:...
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
  • Sep 27

    Is the iPhone Defectively Designed?

    Is the iPhone Defectively Designed?
    This is a question raised by a fascinating NYT article on Sunday.  Here’s the argument: Apple has a patent on a technology that would prevent the iPhone from sending or receiving texts in a moving car.  This technology is not,…
  • Sep 26

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?
    We all write more than ever today, but do we communicate well?  As one group, corporate directors, pondered how to communicate effectively to shareholders, they  turned to the gold standard.  They wondered, what most…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
  • Sep 27

    Worthy @benworthy1 on Freedom of Information and the Media

    Worthy @benworthy1 on Freedom of Information and the Media
    Ben Worthy, University of London, Birkbeck College, has published Freedom of Information and the Media. Here is the abstract. The media are a powerful constituency of users, lobbyists and defenders of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws. This…
  • Sep 22

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation
    Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School, and Christopher Jon Sprigman, New York University School of Law, are publishing Experiments in Intellectual Property in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 26

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”
    REDRESS is pleased to announce the conference ‘Justice for victims and accountability for torturers: past, present and future strategies’, which will take place from 2 to 6 pm, on 29 September 2016, at The Carlton Ambassador Hotel…
  • Sep 23

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project
    The role of “commentaries” in the shaping of contemporary international law proved a recurring question in the just-concluded morning public plenary of today’s conference, “Humanity’s Common Heritage: 2016…
  • Sep 22

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court
    On 10 September, the African Court and UNESCO convened a seminar on “Strengthening judiciary systems and African Courts to protect the safety of journalists and end impunity” in Arusha, Tanzania. Attended by some 100 participants,…
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/
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/
  • Sep 26

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee
    In the recently-released hit movie "Sully," about a pilot who landed a disabled US Airways plane on the Hudson River after its engines hit a flock of geese shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, the film's heroes, Capt.…
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
  • Sep 8

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision
    As noted here by Solomon Wisenberg, DOJ moved to remand the case against Robert F. McDonnell to the district court in order to dismiss the indictment with prejudice. Many in the media have reported about this dismissal (e.g., Washington…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Call for Submissions: Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law

    Call for Submissions: Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law
    The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming volume on the topic of "Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law: Structural Developments in Trade, Investment…
  • Sep 28

    Happold: Targeted Sanctions and Human Right

    Happold: Targeted Sanctions and Human Right
    Matthew Happold (Université du Luxembourg - Law) has posted Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights (in Economic Sanctions and Human Rights, Matthew Happold & Paul Eden eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This chapter examines the…
  • Sep 28

    Low, Osakwe, & Oshikawa: African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO

    Low, Osakwe, & Oshikawa: African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO
    Patrick Low (Univ. of Hong Kong), Chiedu Osakwe (World Trade Organization), & Maika Oshikawa (World Trade Organization) have published African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO: Domestic Reforms, Structural Transformation and Global…
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: 49

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/
  • Sep 28

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Rape Law Revisited (13 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 279 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay introduces the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Symposium, “Rape…
  • Sep 28

    Findley on The Federal Role in the Innocence Movement

    Findley on The Federal Role in the Innocence Movement
    Keith A. Findley (University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted The Federal Role in the Innocence Movement in America (Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite its small contribution to…
  • Sep 27

    Oosterhuis & Loughnan on Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry

    Oosterhuis & Loughnan on Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry
    Harry Oosterhuis and Arlie Loughnan (Maastricht University - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) have posted Madness and Crime: Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry (International Journal…
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/
  • Sep 28

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire
    We missed this important collection when it came out with Routledge in 2014: Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws,engagements and legacies, edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett (University of Technology, Sydney) and John McLaren (University of…
  • Sep 28

    UVA Legal History Workshop

    UVA Legal History Workshop
    Our friends at the University of Virginia Law School have sent us the schedule for 2016-17 for UVA’s legal history workshop:Fall 2016October 24     Tim Lovelace, Indiana UniversityNovember 14  Daniel Hulsebosch,…
  • Sep 28

    ABF Names Edwards Neukom Fellows Research Chair

    ABF Names Edwards Neukom Fellows Research Chair
    [From the American Bar Foundation's press release.]Laura Edwards (credit)The American Bar Foundation has appointed Laura F. Edwards, the Peabody Family Professor of History at Duke University, as the 2016-17 William H. Neukom Fellows Research…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
  • Sep 27

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the UC Davis School of Law, where he specializes in international law, international transactions, and international dispute…
  • Sep 26

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku As we face the first U.S. presidential debate tonight (on my home campus of Hofstra University!),  the possibility of a President Trump seems more and more real.  Although U.S. election analysts…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
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/
  • Sep 28

    Client Autonomy Trumps Attorney's Desire To Press Insanity Defense

    Client Autonomy Trumps Attorney's Desire To Press Insanity Defense
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a competent defendant retains the authority to refuse to pursue an insanity defense notwithstanding the wishes of her attorney. When a criminal defendant is found competent to stand trial under…
  • Sep 28

    Disqualification Order Reversed

    Disqualification Order Reversed
    The grant of a motion for disqualification of counsel motion was reversed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. This is a legal malpractice action to recover as damages the attorneys' fees incurred in…
  • Sep 27

    The Ungovernable

    The Ungovernable
    A Hearing Tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada has ordered license revocation of a member deemed to be "ungovernable" A determination of ungovernability is based on a case by case analysis, the guiding principle of which is…
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: 64

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/
  • Sep 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Record-Setting Insecurity Week

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Record-Setting Insecurity Week
    Our interview in episode 131 is with Matt Cutts and Lisa Wiswell from the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service. Matt joined the Digital Service from Google where he authored their SafeSearch content filter. Lisa is a bureaucracy…
  • Sep 28

    Decryption Mandates and Global Internet Freedom: Toward a Pragmatic Approach

    Decryption Mandates and Global Internet Freedom: Toward a Pragmatic Approach
    PDF version What effect would a U.S. decryption mandate have for international human rights? Would Burr-Feinstein or something like it hurt dissidents and journalists living under authoritarian governments? It depends who you ask—but…
  • Sep 28

    Rational Security: The "400-Pound Guy in a Bed" Edition

    Rational Security: The "400-Pound Guy in a Bed" Edition
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the first presidential debate. What did they have to say on ISIS, hackers, and other important national security issues? And a Trump adviser heads off to Moscow and meets with senior Russian…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Shot by shot recreation of photos with male and female roles reversed, in response to a sexist GQ pictorial. Transformative, but in a good way—the reverse of the mocking transformations I cataloged in My Fair…
  • Sep 27

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!
    Consider this story about "canned pumpkin" actually being squash.  False advertising, even if compliant with FDA regulations?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 27

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use
    I have a conversation with Henry Jenkins on these topics up at his blog.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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

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/
  • Sep 27

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?
    A new paper by Franceso D'Acunto and Albert Rossi, both at the University of Maryland's Department of Finance, contends that the Dodd-Frank Act resulted in "a substantial redistribution of credit from middle-class households to wealthy…
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 27

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban
    IrishCentral (Sept. 19, 2016): Former Irish President McAleese Calls on Pope to End Contraception Ban, by James O'Shea: A "Scholars Statement" that includes the signature of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese (1997-2011)…
  • Sep 26

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion
    Reacting to how restrictive abortion laws block low-income women's access to reproductive health care and force them across state borders, Kaiya Lyons's article in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Journal on Gender, Race, and Justice…
  • Sep 23

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In
    New York Times (Sept. 19, 2016): Want a Zika Test? It's Not Easy, by Roni Caryn Rabin: Getting a Zika test is harder than you thought, even for people who have recently traveled to areas where Zika is a big...
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
  • Sep 26

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution
    A significant criticism of Donald Trump is that he has not released his tax returns (which I'm sure are amazing and fantastic if only we could see them). There has been a convention in recent decades that presidential candidates should…
  • Sep 23

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm
    Events of the past decade (should) have made us aware that low-probability events can, nonetheless, take place and test the resilience of systems, whether US banking or levees in New Orleans, that essentially translate "low-probabity" into…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Sep 28

    A Quick Hello

    A Quick Hello
    My thanks to everyone at the Faculty Lounge for having me around for the month. I look forward to it. Together with my colleague Prof. Raul Ruiz, I teach in FIU College of Law’s Academic Excellence Program. The goals of...
  • Sep 28

    Shimon Peres (1923-2016 CE)

    Shimon Peres (1923-2016 CE)
    Jerusalem Post article here. The Forward article here. New York Times article here.
  • Sep 27

    Daniel Bernstine

    Daniel Bernstine
    I was sorry to hear that Daniel Bernstine, a former dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, later president of Portland State University, and most recently head of the LSAC, passed away recently. One moving article about his life...
Rank this Week: 88

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 26

    SCOTUS ConLaw Cases Preview for 2016-17 Term

    SCOTUS ConLaw Cases Preview for 2016-17 Term
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court hears only small fraction of cases: The Court hears about 80 cases a year, of the approximately 8,000 requests for review filed with...
  • Sep 25

    Ninth Circuit: Green Party's First Amendment Challenge to Arizona's 180-day Party Recognition Deadline

    Ninth Circuit: Green Party's First Amendment Challenge to Arizona's 180-day Party Recognition Deadline
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Arizona Green Party v. Reagan, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district judge's grant of summary judgment in favor of Arizona's Secretary of State,…
  • Sep 22

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Christopher R. Cooper (D.D.C.) ruled earlier this week that the controlling members of the FEC applied the wrong legal analysis in concluding that two groups were not "political…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 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/
  • Sep 28

    Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation

    Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation
    Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the course of the…
  • Sep 28

    Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation

    Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation
    Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the course of the…
  • Sep 28

    Editorial: Save the fresh*** - The Daily Princetonian

    Editorial: Save the fresh*** - The Daily Princetonian
    This past summer, the University Office of Human Resources released guidelines on inclusive language for official communications. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that no gender-based words, such as “chairman” or…
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/
  • Sep 27

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching
    As law professor, most of my students are Millennials. What does that mean? Well, Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, published in 1991, defined Millennials as those born…
  • Sep 26

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .
    In recent weeks, co-bloggers Ann Lipton and Anne Tucker both have posted on issues relating to the upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in Salman v. U.S. Indeed, this is an important case for the reason they each cite: resolution of...
  • Sep 26

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom
    Fresh from the presidential debate,** I find myself writing about board room diversity.*** Over the 2016 summer, SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White signaled intent to revisit diversity in U.S. boardrooms. In 2009 the SEC adopted a diversity…
Rank this Week: 94

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 26

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act
    (From left, Ed Mullins, commissioner for the South Carolina delegation of the Uniform Law Commission, Thomas Mitchell, Gov​. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Rep​. James E. Smith, Jr., primary sponsor of the UPHPA in the South Carolina…
  • Sep 22

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway
    Storytime by the fire -- photo by Brant Miller Although my body is in desperate need of some reasoning skills, my brain is several hundred miles away, thinking about a criminal trial in Portland, Oregon. In that Oregon courtroom, seven...
  • Sep 22

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education
    Daniel Schaffzin (Memphis) has posted (B)Light at the End of the Tunnel? How a City's Need to Fight Vacant and Abandoned Properties Gave Rise to a Law School Clinic Like No Other (Washington Journal of Law & Policy) on SSRN....
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/
  • Sep 27

    Anderson & Brockman on Form 13F filing

    Anderson & Brockman on Form 13F filing
    Anne M. Anderson and Paul Brockman have posted Form 13F (Mis)Filings on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine the reliability of Form 13F filings and document the widespread presence of significant reporting errors. Even among a select…
  • Sep 27

    Karpoff, Koester, Lee & Martin on Financial Misconduct

    Karpoff, Koester, Lee & Martin on Financial Misconduct
    Jonathan M. Karpoff, Allison Koester, D. Scott Lee, and Gerald S. Martin have posted Proxies and Databases in Financial Misconduct Research on SSRN with the following abstract: An extensive accounting and finance literature examines the…
  • Sep 27

    Cong & Xu on Composite Securitie

    Cong & Xu on Composite Securitie
    Lin William Cong and Douglas Xu have posted Rise of Factor Investing: Asset Prices, Informational Efficiency, and Security Design on SSRN with the following abstract: We model financial innovations such as Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), smart…
Rank this Week: 99

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
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