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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/
  • Aug 3

    Caron Named Associate Dean For Research And Faculty Development At Pepperdine

    Caron Named Associate Dean For Research And Faculty Development At Pepperdine
    Press Release, Paul L. Caron Named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development: Paul L. Caron, Professor of Law at Pepperdine School of Law, has been named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, effective August 1, 2015.…
  • Aug 3

    The Best Legal Job Market for Millenials? Tax Law

    The Best Legal Job Market for Millenials? Tax Law
    Huffington Post: The Best Legal Job Market for Millenials? Tax Law, by Debra Carpenter: According to the National Association for Law Placement, the job market for new law school graduates doesn't look that great at first glance. ... [But]…
  • Aug 3

    Brooks & Glater: Raise The Cap On Federal Student Loan

    Brooks & Glater: Raise The Cap On Federal Student Loan
    Los Angeles Times op-ed: Raise the Cap on Federal Student Loans, by John R. Brooks (Georgetown) (author, Income-Driven Repayment and the Public Financing of Higher Education, 104 Geo. L.J. ___ (2015)) & Jonathan D. Glater (UC-Irvine)…
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/
  • Aug 3

    Redish & Heins on Premodern Constitutionalism

    Redish & Heins on Premodern Constitutionalism
    Martin H. Redish and Matthew Heins (Northwestern University - School of Law and Northwestern University - School of Law) have posted Premodern Constitutionalism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When scholars traditionally debated issues of…
  • Aug 3

    Arcioni & McLeon on the Australian High Court's Use of Foreign and International Materials in Constitutional Case

    Arcioni & McLeon on the Australian High Court's Use of Foreign and International Materials in Constitutional Case
    Elisa Arcioni and Andrew McLeod (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford) have posted Cautious but Engaged -- An Empirical Study of the Australian High Court's Use of Foreign and International…
  • Aug 3

    Hawkins on Advertisements & Behavioral Market Failure

    Hawkins on Advertisements & Behavioral Market Failure
    Jim Hawkins (University of Houston Law Center) has posted Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In imperfect markets where consumers have malleable preferences and bounded rationality,…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Aug 3

    US Sentencing Commission releases big report on 5-year impact of Fair Sentencing Act

    US Sentencing Commission releases big report on 5-year impact of Fair Sentencing Act
    As reported in this official USSC news release, today "the United States Sentencing Commission submitted to Congress its report assessing the impact of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which among other things reduced the statutory…
  • Aug 3

    Two distinct notable tales of crimes and punishment via the Grey Lady

    Two distinct notable tales of crimes and punishment via the Grey Lady
    The New York Times starts the work week off with these two intriguing lengthy pieces about two different stories of crimes and punishment: "Probation May Sound Light, but Punishments Can Land Hard" "Onetime Allies on Wall…
  • Aug 3

    "Let's hear from the presidential candidates on clemency reform"

    "Let's hear from the presidential candidates on clemency reform"
    The title of this post is the headline of this timely new op-ed authored by Rachel Barkow and Mark Osler. Here are excerpts: On Thursday in Cleveland, Fox News will host the first substantive presidential debate. The moderators will…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
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/
  • Aug 3

    Ted Cruz would really like your attention.

    Ted Cruz would really like your attention.
    He's making bacon with a machine gun...Via Talking Points Memo, which is duly disgusted.
  • Aug 3

    "Some people take frequent breaks outside. Others bring in a sweater, a scarf or an 'office blanket.'"

    "Some people take frequent breaks outside. Others bring in a sweater, a scarf or an 'office blanket.'"
    "Some block air vents with cardboard, or quietly switch on space heaters under their desks... How did America become the land of over-powered air conditioners?"America, it turns out, is addicted to A/C for reasons of fashion, physiology,…
  • Aug 3

    Donald Trump has invaded my dreams.

    Donald Trump has invaded my dreams.
    Yesterday, in "Hitting the wall," I confessed that I watched 4 of the Sunday talk shows and listened to at least 3 phoned-in Trump interviews, hashing and rehashing the same few questions. Last night, I dreamed that I was talking to someone…
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/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having…
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 3

    Congress Makes Changes To Tax Return Due Dates, Extensions, And Statutes Of Limitation

    Congress Makes Changes To Tax Return Due Dates, Extensions, And Statutes Of Limitation
    Congress has recently passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. This new legislation will include modifications to the mortgage reporting requirements, 1098 forms will now have to report the…
  • Aug 3

    Mid-Year Report Shows Increase In Charitable Giving

    Mid-Year Report Shows Increase In Charitable Giving
    The amount of charitable giving has been strong in the first half of 2015 according to a report put out by the Atlas of Charitable Giving. There has been an increase in giving compared to this time in 2014 that...
  • Aug 3

    Family Drama Unfolded At Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral

    Family Drama Unfolded At Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral
    I have previously discussed the volatile family tensions surrounding the late singer Whitney Houston’s estate. This Saturday the families of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown gathered in Georgia to mourn the loss of Whitney Houston’s…
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/
  • Aug 3

    COMPETITION LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

    COMPETITION LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS
    Erik Kloosterhuis, Authority for Consumers & Markets, the Netherlands and Machiel Mulder, Authority for Consumers & Markets, the Netherlands write on COMPETITION LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON COAL-FIRED…
  • Aug 3

    Digital Markets: New Rules for Competition Law

    Digital Markets: New Rules for Competition Law
    Daniel Zimmer, Chairman of the German Monopolies Commission and Professor of Law at the University of Bonn addresses Digital Markets: New Rules for Competition Law. ABSTRACT: Many people are concerned about the strong market position of…
  • Aug 3

    Cartel Criminality: The Mythology and Pathology of Business Collusion

    Cartel Criminality: The Mythology and Pathology of Business Collusion
    Christopher Harding and Jennifer Edwards, Aberystwyth University have a new book on Cartel Criminality: The Mythology and Pathology of Business Collusion. BOOK ABSTRACT: Anti-competitive business cartels, engaging in practices such as price…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Orthodox Jewish Tenants Sue Over Electronic Keys In Building Renovation

    Orthodox Jewish Tenants Sue Over Electronic Keys In Building Renovation
    The New York Daily News reports on a class action religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal district court in New York last month by Orthodox Jewish tenants in LeFrak City, a 20-building housing complex in Queens.  The case is…
  • Aug 3

    Court Refuses To Reduce Sentence of Rabbi Convicted of Voyeurism

    Court Refuses To Reduce Sentence of Rabbi Convicted of Voyeurism
    According to the Washington Post, a D.C Superior Court judge on Friday denied a motion to reduce the six-and-one-half year prison sentence of Barry Freundel, former rabbi of Washington, D.C.'s Kesher Israel Synagogue who plead guilty in May…
  • Aug 3

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Armin Steinbach, Burqas and Bans: The Wearing of Religious Symbols Under the European Convention of Human Rights, (Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015).Kenneth Einar Himma, Why Religious…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 3

    Long time lurker, first time blogger

    Long time lurker, first time blogger
    Thanks Howard for the welcome. My tenure file closed a little over a month ago, so time to blog! Just a bit about myself so that we aren't complete strangers here. Rather than coffee, I start my day with a routine. I type p (prawfsblawg…
  • Aug 2

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice
    I had the great pleasure of participating on a SEALS panel this morning discussing prostitution, prison sex, drugs, sin taxes and vice in general. Perfect material for a Sunday morning, right? Seth Stoughton (South Carolina) organized this…
  • Aug 1

    What I love about SEALS discussion groups...

    What I love about SEALS discussion groups...
    I'm happy to be back on Prawfs blogging this month. I have to admit that I have been on Prawfs a lot less since Danny died, since it reminds me so much of him, but I'm powering through those memories and hopefully I can get through some…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 3

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!
    Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has taken to Twitter in an attempt to reach the province’s young workers. The Board has launched a Twitter contest challenging workers between the ages of 15 and 24 to tag a…
  • Aug 3

    Informed, Documented Plea Instructions Protect You From Claim

    Informed, Documented Plea Instructions Protect You From Claim
    Though the rate of malpractice claims flowing from criminal cases is lower than in other areas of law, the number of claims in this area is on the rise of late, and for many of the same reasons we see in other areas. The most important cause?…
  • Aug 3

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
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/
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
  • Aug 3

    Formalities of Judicial Voting

    Formalities of Judicial Voting
    I’ve started drafting my next book (on the Bill of Rights), and I’m not sure how that will change my blogging.  Maybe I will post less often, maybe my posts will focus on the Bill of Rights–we’ll see. For now,…
  • Aug 3

    FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA –Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon

    FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA –Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon
    The FDA has long sought to ban manufacturers from promoting off-label uses of approved drugs and medical devices.  In taking the position that manufacturers and their agents cannot promote off-label uses, the FDA suggests they are…
  • Jul 31

    Citing Oral Argument Question

    Citing Oral Argument Question
    I want to raise a question about the citation of statements made by Justices at oral argument.  This never used to happen, in part because such transcripts were either unavailable or imprecise.  In recent years, though, you see…
Rank this Week: 37

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 3

    Dungeons & Dragons Lawsuit Dropped; Parties Move Forward With "D&D" Film

    Dungeons & Dragons Lawsuit Dropped; Parties Move Forward With "D&D" Film
    From The Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner: the parties on opposite sides of the Dungeons & Dragons litigation (Warner Brothers, Hasbro, and Sweetpea Entertainment) have decided to come together to create a new movie that will…
  • Aug 3

    A Quick Survey of the Supreme Court's 2014/2015's Term

    A Quick Survey of the Supreme Court's 2014/2015's Term
    Todd E. Pettys, University of Iowa College of Law, has published Weddings, Whiter Teeth, Judicial-Campaign Speech, and More: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's 2014-2015 Term at 51 Court Review 88 (2015). Here is the abstract. Commissioned by…
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Aug 3

    I Went to the ‘Beach’

    I Went to the ‘Beach’
    Me, yesterday, at the Beach at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.. Although it wasn’t that deep, it was actually very hard to get get traction and stand up…
  • Aug 1

    Clinton Monster Movie

    Clinton Monster Movie
    I guess this is what yukked them up in Hilary Clinton campaign HQ.
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Aug 3

    Florida Lawyers Fight Invasion (by Lawyers)

    Florida Lawyers Fight Invasion (by Lawyers)
    The WSJ Law Blog (Jacob Gershman) reports, based on an ALM Florida business article, that lawyers in Florida are alarmed by the bar president's revolutionary idea: Motion admission might be a good idea. Says the WSJ blog: "The newly…
  • Aug 3

    Efficiency and Disclosure in Criminal Case

    Efficiency and Disclosure in Criminal Case
    The NYT reports on a brief arguing in substance that prosecutors violate Brady obligations when they fail to disclose information they possess even if defense counsel could have uncovered the information with a diligent search. (The…
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 3

    Go On! Women in International Law Networking Breakfast in DC (deadline TOMORROW)

    Go On! Women in International Law Networking Breakfast in DC (deadline TOMORROW)
    This Thursday, August 6, 2015, the Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of ASIL will sponsor a breakfast featuring accomplished professionals in various practices of international law, who will discuss their…
  • Jul 29

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State
    A federal judge issued an order in the Flores case that should go a long way to ending the government’s practice of detaining children and their mothers in unlicensed, secure facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. Since the summer of…
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications…
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/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
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/
  • Jul 17

    Let’s Inject Antitrust Principles into Antidumping Law

    Let’s Inject Antitrust Principles into Antidumping Law
    In a Heritage Foundation paper released today, I argue that U.S. antidumping law should be reformed to incorporate principles drawn from the antitrust analysis of predatory pricing.  A brief summary of my paper follows.  Such a…
  • Jul 16

    Greek Crisis Underscores the Importance of Regulatory Reform – in Greece and Around the World

    Greek Crisis Underscores the Importance of Regulatory Reform – in Greece and Around the World
    The Heritage Foundation continues to do path-breaking work on the burden overregulation imposes on the American economy, and to promote comprehensive reform measures to reduce regulatory costs.  Overregulation, unfortunately, is a global…
  • Jul 14

    A Measured Approach to Patent Reform Legislation

    A Measured Approach to Patent Reform Legislation
    Patent reform legislation is under serious consideration by the Senate and House of Representatives, a mere four years after the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) brought about a major overhaul of United States patent law. A primary goal of…
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/
  • Aug 3

    Caldwell on Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule

    Caldwell on Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule
    Beth Caldwell (Southwestern Law School) has posted Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule: The Case for Retroactivity (Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 9, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Three years ago, in Miller v.…
  • Aug 3

    Kim on Underestimating the Trial Penalty

    Kim on Underestimating the Trial Penalty
    Andrew Chongseh Kim (Concordia University School of Law) has posted Underestimating the Trial Penalty: An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Trial Penalty and Critique of the Abrams Study (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 84, No. 5, 2015) on…
  • Aug 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Abstract Endangerment," Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization

    Duff & Marshall on "Abstract Endangerment," Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and University of Stirling) have posted 'Abstract Endangerment,' Two Harm Principles, and Two Routes to Criminalization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: We need to distinguish,…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    New Issue: Journal of International Criminal Justice

    New Issue: Journal of International Criminal Justice
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Vol. 13, no. 3, July 2015) is out. Contents include:ArticlesMarlies Glasius, ‘It Sends a Message’: Liberian Opinion Leaders’ Responses to the Trial of…
  • Aug 3

    New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 28, no. 3, September 2015) is out. Contents include:EditorialCecily Rose, International Lawyers as Public Intellectuals and the Need for More Books John Dugard Lecture -…
  • Aug 3

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 3, September 2015) is out. Contents include:Liesbet Hooghe & Gary Marks, Delegation and pooling in international organizations Asif Efrat, Do human rights…
Rank this Week: 53

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 3

    U.S. Prepared to Launch Possibly Illegal Airstrikes Against Assad (But That’s OK)

    U.S. Prepared to Launch Possibly Illegal Airstrikes Against Assad (But That’s OK)
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Obama has authorized U.S. military forces to use air power to defend  U.S.-trained Syrian rebels if those rebels are attacked by the Syrian government…
  • Aug 3

    Emerging Voices 2015 Starts This Week

    Emerging Voices 2015 Starts This Week
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Both last year’s edition and 2013’s inaugural Emerging Voices symposium were quite successful, so this week we’re kicking off our…
  • Aug 3

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 3, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 3, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigeria’s army says it has rescued 178 people held by the Boko Haram group in…
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/
  • Jul 24

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article
    Professor Cynthia Bond writes to request that law professors answer a survey about popular culture in the law school classroom. A cover letter from Professor Bond and a link to her survey are below. Mitchell H. Rubinstein ___________…
  • Jul 23

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate
    Good Call recently ranked the top 100 best small cities for recent law school graduates. The top 10 are reproduced below. Their web site is full of helpful information and is available here. Mitchell H. Rubinstein Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley...
  • Jul 23

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer
    Good Call recently ranked the best large metro areas for new law school graduates. The top 10 are copied below, but their web site ranked the top 100 and provides additional information, here. Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley Mitchell H. Rubinstein...
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/
  • Aug 3

    Penningroth to UC Berkeley

    Penningroth to UC Berkeley
    To many readers, this is old news, but I don't think we've officially announced it yet. Dylan Penningroth, formerly of Northwestern University and the American Bar Foundation, has joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley,…
  • Aug 3

    Gordon on Race, Religion and Corporate Law in Early National America

    Gordon on Race, Religion and Corporate Law in Early National America
    Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School, has posted The African Supplement: Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in Early National America, which appears in the William & Mary Quarterly 72 (2015): 385-422:Bishop Richard…
  • Aug 3

    Unsolved Puzzle

    Unsolved Puzzle
    I’m delighted to have the chance to share some thoughts this month on Legal History Blog. Thanks to Dan, Karen, and Tomiko for having me.The invitation to blog came because of the recent publication of my book, After Roe: The Lost…
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/
  • Aug 3

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run
    The report of the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility in the case of Wayne Rohde, Board Docket No. D347-05, has been filed. You may remember the case - it involves an attorney who drove from the District of...
  • Aug 3

    Unneighborly Threat

    Unneighborly Threat
    The California Bar Journal reports a six-month suspension with credit for time served and probation for these incident In the first incident, on Oct. 16, 2011, a police officer saw Sterkin yelling obscenities at people and shattering wine…
  • Aug 3

    Oh Brother

    Oh Brother
    More from the California Bar Journal JOHN MICHEL GANTUS [#55038], 67, of Glendale, was disbarred March 1, 2015 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The State Bar Court found that Gantus misappropriated…
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/
  • Aug 3

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin
    Photographic Illustrators Corp. v. Orgill, Inc., 2015 WL 4572296, No. 14-11818 (D. Mass. July 29, 2015) PIC specializes in commercial photography.  It took photos of lighting fixtures manufactured by nonparty OSI.  Defendants…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2015 WL 4545408, No. 5:15–cv–00946 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)  Parks sells sausage and other processed meats; its origin is in the H.G. Parks Sausage Company, known for the first…
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Aug 3

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has called for Taliban unity in the wake of Mullah Omar’s death, the BBC reports: “division in our ranks will only please our enemies.” Mullah Mansour also appeared to…
  • Aug 3

    Bits and Byte

    Bits and Byte
    Hacking the hackers.  Companies are getting more aggressive in responding to attacks, but the law limits how far they can go. Remedying flaws in the ECPA.  Viet Dinh, former AAG at DOJ looks at updating the ECPA and bringing it into…
  • Aug 3

    Kyiv Dispatch: Displaced!

    Kyiv Dispatch: Displaced!
    Vladymyr Khlepitko and his fiancée Yana Marek look like a normal couple sitting outside the Boulangerie Artisan café in downtown Kyiv. Two trendy young Ukrainians sipping lemonades in the hot summer sun, discussing chess and…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)
    As Jason Kilborn has graciously described, Credit Slips is the blogging base of the authors of the Law of Debtors and Creditors, 7th edition, (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2015). We have revised the Teacher's Manual this summer and encourage all…
  • Jul 30

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position
    Here's an opportunity to supervise a consumer financial protection clinic that has done some great work - information on the position and how to apply here.
  • Jul 29

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint
    Among its other effects, the Puerto Rico debt crisis has dramatically increased the number of public figures and politicians whose verbal repertoire includes the term "chapter 9." Bondholders' resistance to chapter 9 access for…
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/
  • 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/
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 3

    District Judge Holds Idaho's Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional

    District Judge Holds Idaho's Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the United States District of Idaho today held Idaho's so-called "Ag-Gag" law, Idaho Code § 18-7042, unconstitutional in his…
  • Aug 3

    In Memoriam: Marc Poirier

    In Memoriam: Marc Poirier
    While known to many scholars and students because of his work on administrative and environmental law, Professor Marc Poirier of Seton Hall was a remarkable scholar on constitutional issues surrounding sexuality and gender. One of Marc's…
  • Jul 30

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Sidney Stein (SDNY) this week denied Citizens United's motion to preliminarily enjoin the New York Attorney General from enforcing his policy of requiring registered charities to disclose the…
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/
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech
    From an email that I received earlier today: Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals for a tenured or tenure-track position teaching Criminal Law, and related courses. Applicants must possess a…
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota
    From an email message I received earlier today: Director Position The University of South Dakota School of Law may have an opening for a Director of Experiential Learning either at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level. It will likely…
  • Aug 3

    Sally Greene: Atticus Uprising

    Sally Greene: Atticus Uprising
    My Chapel Hill friend Sally Greene, who's on the town council here, and holds both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in English, has sent along the following post (which originally appeared on her blog): One of the most unforgettable moments...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Aug 3

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring

    The University of Nebraska is Hiring
    My law school, the University of Nebraska, is hiring. Here are the details: Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more…
  • Aug 3

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?

    Should We Include More International Materials in the Basic Business Associations and Securities Regulation Courses?
    Joan Heminway’s post last week about comparative corporate law got me thinking about international coverage in my own courses. Joan’s post reviewed a book designed for a stand-alone comparative corporate law course, but I’ve been…
  • Aug 2

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 2, 2015)
    "the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015 "Corporate personhood is not new; but it…
Rank this Week: 91

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 3

    Chambers Blows Lid Off Communist Spying | RealClearHistory

    Chambers Blows Lid Off Communist Spying | RealClearHistory
    The evidence since the Hiss-Chambers case, especially the release of the so-called Venona Papers (army signals intelligence intercepts of Soviet cables between Moscow and the U.S. during and after World War II) vindicates the jury’s…
  • Aug 3

    The Iran deal is hemorrhaging support - The Washington Post

    The Iran deal is hemorrhaging support - The Washington Post
    Just two weeks after it was struck, Americans appear to be taking an increasingly negative view of the Iran nuclear deal. via www.washingtonpost.com Does it matter though?
  • Aug 3

    8 Giant Asteroids That Flew Uncomfortably Close to Earth - Slideshow from PCMag.com

    8 Giant Asteroids That Flew Uncomfortably Close to Earth - Slideshow from PCMag.com
    How often do these existential extraterrestrial encounters occur? Unsettlingly often! For example, NASA just released footage from a fly-by of a potentially hazardous, but adorably nicknamed "space peanut" (AKA Asteroid 1999 JD6),…
Rank this Week: 92

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 3

    Marc Poirier (1952-2015)

    Marc Poirier (1952-2015)
    Ugh. I've just received the gutting news that Marc Poirier has passed away. Marc was a stalwart of the property community: creative, involved, generous with his time, and extremely kind to young scholars. He will be missed. Thanks to Ezra...
  • Aug 3

    PEW Charitable Trusts on Heirs' Property

    PEW Charitable Trusts on Heirs' Property
    The PEW Charitable Trusts has published a good overview of heirs' property. The piece gives the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act a very favorable review.
  • Aug 3

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [170 downloads] Banks, Break-Ins, and Bad Actors in Mortgage Foreclosure Christopher K. Odinet (Southern) 2. [163…
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/
  • Aug 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Wendy Gerwick Couture, Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity, 17 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 453 (2015). Sandeep Gopalan & Katherine…
  • Aug 3

    Ben-David, Franzoni, Moussawi & Sedunov on Institutional Investor

    Ben-David, Franzoni, Moussawi & Sedunov on Institutional Investor
    Itzhak Ben-David, Francesco A. Franzoni, Rabih Moussawi, and John Sedunov III have posted The Granular Nature of Large Institutional Investors on SSRN with the following abstract: Over last 35 years institutional ownership became concentrated…
  • Aug 3

    Clapham, Haferkorn & Zimmermann on High-Frequency Trading

    Clapham, Haferkorn & Zimmermann on High-Frequency Trading
    Benjamin Clapham, Martin Haferkorn, and Kai Zimmermann have posted Does Speed Matter? The Role of High-Frequency Trading for Order Book Resiliency on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper explores limit order book resiliency following…
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: 102

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/
Rank this Week: 105