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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/
  • Jun 29

    Bezos, Jobs & Musk: Must Visionary Leaders Be Cruel To Their Employees?

    Bezos, Jobs & Musk: Must Visionary Leaders Be Cruel To Their Employees?
    New York Times, The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders: As I was reading Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, I was alternately awed and disheartened, almost exactly the same ambivalence I felt after…
  • Jun 29

    2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citation

    2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citation
    Alfred L. Brophy (North Carolina), Ranking Law Schools, 2015: Student Aptitude, Employment, and Law Review Citations (more here): This essay builds on a paper released last year that ranked law schools on three variables: the median LSAT of…
  • Jun 29

    ABA: The Most LGBT-Friendly Law School

    ABA: The Most LGBT-Friendly Law School
    ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, LGBT-Friendly Law Schools: Most law schools are LGBT-friendly. Some law schools, however, are going an extra step further to be more inclusive of LGBT students. These law schools have…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Jun 29

    Sunstein on the Expressive Function of Law

    Sunstein on the Expressive Function of Law
    Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School) has posted On the Expressive Function of Law (144 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2021 (1996)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article I explore the expressive function of law - the function...
  • Jun 29

    Rantanen on the Impact of Patent Rights Malleability

    Rantanen on the Impact of Patent Rights Malleability
    Jason Rantanen (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted How Malleability Matters on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In The Malleability of Patent Rights, I developed the concept that patent rights are malleable rather than static and…
  • Jun 29

    Bermudez & Pardo on Super-Risk

    Bermudez & Pardo on Super-Risk
    Jose Luis Bermudez and Michael S. Pardo (Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Department of Philosophy and University of Alabama School of Law) have posted Risk, Uncertainty, and 'Super-Risk' (Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy,…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
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/
  • Jun 29

    NBC to Donald Trump: YOU are Fired!

    NBC to Donald Trump: YOU are Fired!
    NBCUniversal has cut its ties with Donald Trump, a recent GOP entrant in the race for the Presidency. NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic and other groups, has announced that it is severing its business ties to Trump....
  • Jun 29

    Your Morning PAC Ad from Bobby Jindal

    Your Morning PAC Ad from Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal has only recently joined the presidential race for 2016. But his PAC already has a message on immigration currently airing in Iowa: If it's too much of a commitment to watch the thirty-second ad, let me summarize: he's...
  • Jun 29

    Noncitizen Eligibility for Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

    Noncitizen Eligibility for Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
    With its decision last week in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court kept the Affordable Care Act in the news and on the books. On the Insightful Immigration Blog, Cyrus Mehta discusses noncitizen eligibility for coverage under the Affordable…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Smell red roses, not white roses.

    Smell red roses, not white roses.
    From a list of dos and don'ts for the improvement of the brain, from 1596.
  • Jun 29

    "The Secret Jewish History of The Grateful Dead."

    "The Secret Jewish History of The Grateful Dead."
    Seth Rogovoy explains in Foward. It's not just that Mickey Hart was Jewish. It's:The manner in which the basic tracks on their studio albums turned into their legendary group improvisations are relatively analogous to the role that the…
  • Jun 29

    "We are a court. Why should we not leave the matter up to the people acting democratically through legislatures?"

    "We are a court. Why should we not leave the matter up to the people acting democratically through legislatures?"
    Justice Breyer sounds the leave-it-to-the-legislature theme today (in the death penalty case, Glossip v. Gross).The Constitution foresees a country that will make most important decisions democratically. Most nations that have abandoned the…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
  • Jun 26

    Developing a GLBT Practice

    Developing a GLBT Practice
    The good news on today's marriage-equality case makes it particularly appropriate for me to give a shout-out to a couple of folks doing cutting-edge work on GLBT issues, especially on trans rights. Jillian Weiss, an attorney in Tuxedo Park,…
  • Jun 25

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project
    While everyone else in the country was reading the Supreme Court's opinion on health care subsidies, I had a chance to look at the other opinion issued today: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 29

    Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Sold For $212,500

    Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Sold For $212,500
    The grave marker of the late celebrity icon Marilyn Monroe was recently sold at the Hollywood Legends auction for $212,500. Originally, the grave marker from Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Las Angeles was estimated to be worth…
  • Jun 29

    How Showing Favoritism Can Divide Familie

    How Showing Favoritism Can Divide Familie
    In this column, Carolyn Hax discusses the emotional turmoil that can split families when a parent shows favoritism or writes someone out of a will. Hax responds to a letter sent by a sibling wondering if they should feel guilty...
  • Jun 29

    6 Tips Family Trustees Should Follow

    6 Tips Family Trustees Should Follow
    People should think twice before getting involved with serving as a trustee for friends or family. The role of trustee can be a thankless position that carries with it many fiduciary responsibilities and risk of personal liability. If a…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a strong statement (full text) on Friday criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage, saying in part:Today’s ruling by five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a…
  • Jun 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rosalie Jukier & Jose Woehrling, Religion and the Secular State in Canada, (Javier Martinez-Torron, W. Cole Durham, Jr., (General Reporters), Donlu D. Thayer, ed, (June 18, 2015)).Matome M. Ratiba, 'Just Piles of Rocks to…
  • Jun 28

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell
    One of the most interesting and least-commented upon aspects of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion (see prior posting) in Obergefell v. Hodges , last Friday's marriage equality decision, is his treatment of appellants' equal…
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/
  • Jun 29

    On Glossip

    On Glossip
    So how are you doing after Glossip? This is the question I’ve gotten all day long. I feel like a widow at a funeral, with well-wishers stopping by to pay their respects and offer condolences. Thank God I wore black. For the record, my take…
  • Jun 29

    The Most Dangerous Precedent (or, A Silly Extravagance)

    The Most Dangerous Precedent (or, A Silly Extravagance)
    In today’s concurrence to Glossip v. Gross, Justice Scalia identifies a precedent that “has caused more mischief to our jurisprudence, to our federal system, and to our society than any other that comes to mind.” The villain is Trop v.…
  • Jun 29

    The Un-Kennedy

    The Un-Kennedy
    Two thoughts on Paul's post about the prose in Justice Kennedy's Obergefell opinion: 1) If you had asked me as of 9:57 a.m. Friday, I would have predicted the vote would be 6-3, with the Chief joining the majority. And at least part of the…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 29

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
    After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,”…
  • Jun 29

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day
    National Aboriginal Day was on June 21. The Library of Congress celebrated this event by providing access to Canadian aboriginal law on the Indigenous Law Portal. This is the first time the Indigenous Law Portal has provided coverage that…
  • Jun 29

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction
    The Nova Scotia Provincial Court is taking new approaches to dealing with occupational health and safety violations. Recently, it sentenced a company found guilty of breaching Occupational Health and Safety laws to complete community…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jun 29

    What is it like to be a philosopher? Al Mele edition

    What is it like to be a philosopher? Al Mele edition
    Courtesy of Clifford Sosis.
  • Jun 29

    Dowe from Queensland to ANU

    Dowe from Queensland to ANU
    Phil Dowe (metaphysics, philosophy of science), presently Reader in Philosophy at the University of Queensland, will move to the Australian National University, effective January 2016. (Thanks to Christian Barry for the information.)
  • Jun 29

    Gender balance on APA committee

    Gender balance on APA committee
    Michael Tooley (Colorado) writes (regarding the data below the fold): I was looking over the membership of the Board of the APA, and of their "Current Initiatives and Task Forces" committees. These committees look to me to be very…
Rank this Week: 35

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jun 29

    The Arizona Legislature Case

    The Arizona Legislature Case
    I was surprised by the outcome, the reasoning in the opinion, and that there were two votes (from Scalia and Thomas) to dismiss the suit for lack of standing.  In the end, I wonder if the Court should have just said “no…
  • Jun 29

    Revisiting Capital Punishment

    Revisiting Capital Punishment
    I want to go through the opinions on the three-drug protocol more carefully, but I will say that I’m not persuaded (and never have been) that the death penalty is unconstitutional across the board.  Whether the states or the…
  • Jun 29

    Same-Sex Marriage Whopper

    Same-Sex Marriage Whopper
    Let’s turn to the same-sex marriage decision.  I’ll have a separate post on the Court’s opinion later.  Basically, my thought is that it reads like a lot of Justice Kennedy’s decisions, unfortunately. With…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 29

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad
    The University of Ottawa Law School's Michael Geist discusses a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) demand that the (Canadian) Conservative Party stop airing an ad that included clips from a CBC interview between a network reporter and…
  • Jun 25

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable
    Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired. He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. That’s where...
  • Jun 25

    Bundling News to Offset the Effects of Privacy Breach Disclosure

    Bundling News to Offset the Effects of Privacy Breach Disclosure
    Sebastian Gay, University of Chicago Department of Economics, has published Strategic News Bundling and Privacy Breach Disclosures. Here is the abstract. I examine how firms strategically bundle news reports to offset the negative effects of…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jun 29

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?
    A new opinion issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association discusses whether -- and under what circumstances -- an attorney may threaten another lawyer with disciplinary charges. From the digest: An…
  • Jun 28

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?
    This time religious freedom is the apparent excuse for blatantly unprofessional conduct in the face of a Supreme Court ruling. Religious freedom of state employees cannot possibly mean that two Jewish people or two Muslim people should have…
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 22

    Read On! Vulnerability of Children within International Law

    Read On! Vulnerability of Children within International Law
    The Nordic Journal of International Law just published a Special Edition on the Vulnerability of Children within International Law, dedicated to the late Lucy Smition who was the first woman in Norway to be awarded a doctorate of Law, and…
  • Jun 17

    Response to Michael N. Schmitt and John J. Merriam: On the Tyranny of Context

    Response to Michael N. Schmitt and John J. Merriam: On the Tyranny of Context
    In their forthcoming paper, The Tyranny of Context: Israeli Targeting Practices in Legal Perspective, Michael Schmitt and John J. Merriam examine Israel’s targeting practices against the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. Their purpose is to…
  • Jun 15

    On the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor

    On the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor
    The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) is hiring a Legal Advisor in the area of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Summary The Legal Advisor will work as part of the IHL team where he/she…
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: 44

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/
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
  • Jun 6

    When is there Entity Liability - Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Charged

    When is there Entity Liability - Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Charged
    The DOJ has prosecuted many companies, often resolving the cases with Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements. And on occasion, states have also proceeded against companies alleging corporate criminal liability. But how far does entity…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
  • Jun 22

    Raisins, Takings, and the Regulatory State

    Raisins, Takings, and the Regulatory State
    Today, in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fifth Amendment requires that the Government pay just compensation when it takes personal property, just as when it takes real property, and that the…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jun 29

    Hull on Lawyers and Marijuana Counselling

    Hull on Lawyers and Marijuana Counselling
    Helia Garrido Hull (Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law) has posted Lost in the Weeds of Pot Law: The Role of Legal Ethics in the Movement to Legalize Marijuana (Penn State Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 2, 2014)...
  • Jun 29

    "Second Circuit grants rehearing in Ganias computer search and seizure case"

    "Second Circuit grants rehearing in Ganias computer search and seizure case"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Big news in the field of computer search and seizure today: The Second Circuit has granted rehearing in the full case of United States v. Ganias, the blockbuster case...
  • Jun 29

    Roberts on Impeaching Defendant

    Roberts on Impeaching Defendant
    Anna Roberts (Seattle University School of Law) has posted Reclaiming the Importance of the Defendant’s Testimony (University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Implicit courtroom stereotypes are an urgent…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
  • Jun 25

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin I met Mike Lewis during my first year of law teaching at Cornell Law School. Mike was scheduled to give a lecture at the law school about torture and I was invited to give a commentary on his…
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/
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    CFP: Law as Culture at Medieval Studies 2016

    CFP: Law as Culture at Medieval Studies 2016
    [We have the following announcement from Sasha Volokh, Emory Law.]Every year, I run a legal history panel ("Law as Culture") at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Next year's meeting is May 12-15, 2016.…
  • Jun 29

    Farber on the Declaration, the Consitution and the Interpreter's Dilemma

    Farber on the Declaration, the Consitution and the Interpreter's Dilemma
    Daniel A. Farber, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, has posted The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Interpreter's Dilemma: An Essay on Historical and Iconic Meaning:The Declaration of Independence is one of the paradigm…
  • Jun 28

    Koziol Reviews the Hyams Festschrift

    Koziol Reviews the Hyams Festschrift
    Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams, a special issue of Reading Medieval Studies, is reviewed by Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley, in The Medieval Review.  H/t Michael Widener.
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jun 29

    Not Perfect But Not Unethical

    Not Perfect But Not Unethical
    Disciplinary charges against a criminal defense attorney were dismissed by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. The attorney was alleged to have provided incompetent representation and failed to communicate with his client While the Panel…
  • Jun 29

    Breathtaking Contempt For Courts Precludes Reinstatement

    Breathtaking Contempt For Courts Precludes Reinstatement
    A petition for reinstatement was denied by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The misconduct was committed after the attorney's contentious divorce in 1990. In 1995, a series of decisions that Jonas had made was discovered, changing the course…
  • Jun 29

    The Law Of Incredible Dubiosity

    The Law Of Incredible Dubiosity
    The Indiana Supreme Court reversed its Court of Appeals and reinstated the conviction of a criminal defendant charged with burglary of a Dollar General. The court found that the prosecution did not knowingly use perjured testimony. Rather,…
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: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer
    Session 2: Establishing the Features of the Consumer The UK courts have in recent years been quite explicit that the consumer is a normative construct, a fiction, and a benchmark. What does this mean? Does the modifier…
  • Jun 29

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM
    Seventh Trademark Scholars Roundtable: The Construction of the Consumer in Trade Mark Law Session 1: Roles for the Consumer in Trade Mark LawWhat role does the “consumer” (whether “average” or…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed
    Cabral v. Supple LLC, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015)  The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll…
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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/
  • Jun 29

    The Third Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict

    The Third Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict
    I'm very happy to report that the 3rd annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict will occur at Oxford next week.  As I explained last summer, this event is co-sponsored by the ICRC's DC and…
  • Jun 29

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"
    Readers who found engaging my recent paper with Jodie Liu, "The Privacy Paradox: The Privacy Benefits of Privacy Threats," will certainly want to check out a new draft paper by Columbia Law School professor David E. Pozen. Entitled "Privacy…
  • Jun 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    “Grexit” may be on the horizon, as Greece holds a nationwide referendum on whether to accept an extension of the European Union’s promise of continued bailout funds in exchange for harsh austerity measures. The…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 75

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/
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
  • Jun 23

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?
    I've been a skeptic for some time about claims that we have a student loan "crisis" in the United States. For individuals mired with student loan debt, it is very much a crisis, of course. But my reluctance to term...
  • Jun 16

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency
    I agree with Adam about all that post-Starr hyperventilation. No, it does not mean that bailouts are over, that the Fed has been slapped down, or any of that lurid stuff. (Though tabloidness does feel strangely gratifying in financial…
Rank this Week: 76

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 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking

    Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeAt Religion & Politics, the online publication of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in Saint Louis, we argue that Obergefell put an end to exclusive…
  • Jun 29

    A Note to Append to Justice Scalia's Dissent in Arizona Redistricting

    A Note to Append to Justice Scalia's Dissent in Arizona Redistricting
    As Justice Scalia observed, the Court in Coleman v. Miller was "equally divided" on one of the questions in the case, though not on the standing question, where the vote was five (three plus two) to four. I quote from a work in progress (by…
  • Jun 29

    Obergefell, Democratic Constitutionalism, and Judicial Review

    Obergefell, Democratic Constitutionalism, and Judicial Review
    Among its many other virtues, the opinions in Obergefell v. Hodges contain an important debate about judicial review in a democratic society. All of the dissenters in Obergefell criticize the majority for preempting the decisions of state…
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 29

    Court Grants Certiorari in Fisher v. UT Austin (Redux)

    Court Grants Certiorari in Fisher v. UT Austin (Redux)
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court has granted certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which means the affirmative action in university admissions will be making its second trip…
  • Jun 26

    Court Decides Fourteenth Amendment Requires States to License Same-Sex Marriage

    Court Decides Fourteenth Amendment Requires States to License Same-Sex Marriage
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a closely-divided opinion, with the majority written by Justice Kennedy, the Court has decided that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license same-sex…
  • Jun 25

    Court Rebuffs Attack on Obamacare Subsidie

    Court Rebuffs Attack on Obamacare Subsidie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled today that the Affordable Care Act means exactly what Congress thought it meant in the first place: everybody should get--and be able to get--health insurance. The Court…
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/
  • Jun 29

    CFP: Estate Planning in the 21st Century

    CFP: Estate Planning in the 21st Century
    Estate Planning In the 21st Century: Seismic Shifts and Predictions for the Future The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel announces a Call For Papers on the following topics: Estate planning has radically changed in the last several…
  • Jun 29

    The Origins of the Innocence Project

    The Origins of the Innocence Project
    Eric S. Lander, a scientist on the Human Genome Project and professor at Harvard, gave a moving speech on The Moth Radio Hour's segment on "Why I teach" this past weekend. It revolves around his work beginning in the late...
  • Jun 29

    Learning Qualitative Empirical Research

    Learning Qualitative Empirical Research
    Last week I started writing about my new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism. I introduced the book and then explained how it came about from a perfect storm of scholarship, teaching, and service.…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Jun 29

    You Don't Want Police at Your Annual Meeting, Unless They're Shareholder

    You Don't Want Police at Your Annual Meeting, Unless They're Shareholder
    I was traveling to the annual CALI Conference on Law School Computing when this happened, but I thought I would share it, in case you haven’t seen it yet. Two police officers showed up at the annual meeting of PNE...
  • Jun 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 28, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 28, 2015)
    J. Robert Brown Jr.: testimony on the definition of accredited investor & business development companies http://t.co/gK1AdFEant— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 23, 2015 ICYMI: "Laws and regulators need get up to speed with…
  • Jun 27

    Insider Trading Profits as a Proxy for Intrafirm Information Flow

    Insider Trading Profits as a Proxy for Intrafirm Information Flow
    Chen Chen, Xiumin Martin, Sugata Roychowdhury, and Xin Wang have posted a paper to SSRN that attempts to identify firms that suffer from poor internal information flow by comparing the relative insider trading profits of high level managers…
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/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Creates a New Reality - WSJ

    Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Creates a New Reality - WSJ
    The Rev. Jim Garlow, pastor at Skyline Church in La Mesa, Calif., said that at the end of his Sunday sermon he held up a copy of the Supreme Court ruling and a Bible. “I said, ‘One was written by...
  • Jun 29

    Leftist politics have doomed Greece to collapse - Telegraph

    Leftist politics have doomed Greece to collapse - Telegraph
    There are generally four steps to social and economic collapse. First, the middle class loses access to its money, either because the banks shut or go bust in a mass, uncontrolled manner. Second, food and supplies start to run out...
  • Jun 29

    Leftist politics have doomed Greece to collapse - Telegraph

    Leftist politics have doomed Greece to collapse - Telegraph
    There are generally four steps to social and economic collapse. First, the middle class loses access to its money, either because the banks shut or go bust in a mass, uncontrolled manner. Second, food and supplies start to run out...
Rank this Week: 91

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 29

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?
    Houston Matter discusses the Texas Open Beaches Act (with Property Prof. Matt Festa). A summary of a recent dispute: The Houston Chronicle recently reported on a conflict between a Galveston resident and the city’s Park Board over who…
  • Jun 29

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The purpose of this publication is to provide a guide to…
  • Jun 26

    Map of the Day: Gay Marriage in the U.S.

    Map of the Day: Gay Marriage in the U.S.
Rank this Week: 94

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: 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/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
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

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
  • Jun 28

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often
    The “Twitter joke trial,” where a UK man was prosecuted for joking about blowing up an airport, made waves and resulted in widespread criticism, but recent cases in the US show that prosecutions for jokey threats over social media…
  • Jun 24

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge
    Defendant was accused of cyberbullying over posts he made about (and to) his high school classmate (Dillon) on Facebook. The opinion is unclear on the precise nature of the original post and whether defendant initiated the post, or offered…
Rank this Week: 105