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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    WSJ: Skyrocketing Graduate Student Debt Threatens Income-Based Repayment Program

    WSJ: Skyrocketing Graduate Student Debt Threatens Income-Based Repayment Program
    Wall Street Journal: Student-Debt Forgiveness Plans Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs, Higher Tuition; Some Law Schools Advertise Their Own Plans to Cover Loan Repayments: Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular…
  • Apr 22

    Clausing Presents Lessons for International Tax Reform from Formulary Apportionment Today at NYU

    Clausing Presents Lessons for International Tax Reform from Formulary Apportionment Today at NYU
    Kimberly Clausing (Reed College), Lessons for International Tax Reform from the U.S. State Experience under Formulary Apportionment at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Auerbach: This work…
  • Apr 22

    NY Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

    NY Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
    New York Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest, by David Leonhardt & Kevin Quealy: The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are…
Rank this Week: 1

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: 2

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/
  • Apr 22

    Givati on Plea Bargaining & Social Value

    Givati on Plea Bargaining & Social Value
    Yehonatan Givati (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Legal Institutions and Social Values: Theory and Evidence from Plea Bargaining Regimes (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 22

    Legal Theory Blog Up Again

    Legal Theory Blog Up Again
    Typepad was down again today, but it back up for now.
  • Apr 22

    Cohen on Human Enhancement

    Cohen on Human Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted What (If Anything) Is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (If Anything) Is Right with It? (Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Should human enhancement be…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Apr 22

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable
    Put aside for a moment the lengthy debate in the opinions about “political restructuring” doctrine. Here is the nub of the problem the plaintiffs faced (excerpted from my article on Schuette in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty,…
  • Apr 22

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California
    As Jonathan noted earlier, the Supreme Court has handed down Navarette v. California. Here are six thoughts about the new case: 1) I think the majority opinion by Justice Thomas is persuasive. Notably, the majority opinion avoids the…
  • Apr 22

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?
    On Friday, President Obama signed into law S.2195, a unanimously-enacted bill designed to prevent Hamid Aboutalebi from entering the United States as U.N. ambassador from Iran. He also issued a signing statement announcing that he deemed the…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 12

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 22

    Will Obama Administration Act to Slow Removals?

    Will Obama Administration Act to Slow Removals?
    There is lots of chatter out there that the Obama administration is considering administreative measures sthat will slow down the well-greased deportation machionery. Activists have been pressing the administration to halt all deportations.…
  • Apr 22

    Tech meltdown cripples deportation case

    Tech meltdown cripples deportation case
    The New York Post reports that a computer meltdown is crippling the nation’s immigration courts — creating a backlog of removal cases. The problem began April 12, when servers that help power a nationwide computer network failed and shut…
  • Apr 22

    Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interview

    Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interview
    The ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, filed a class action lawsuit last week in the Northern…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 22

    Issue Spotting

    Issue Spotting
    Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at…
  • Apr 22

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino
    Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil…
  • Apr 21

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote
    In a bit of a surprise, the UAW announced today that it will drop its challenge against its recent election loss at VW-Chattanooga. The UAW cited the prospect of delay while going through the NLRB challenge process. That's certainly a...
Rank this Week: 17

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 22

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud
    As a growing number of people choose to cohabit but not get married, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of family rifts over inheritances. In Britain, married people are now the minority and about half of children...
  • Apr 22

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You
    Axess Law is the newest innovation in discount retailing. Founded by two Toronto lawyers, Axess Law provides time-pressed shoppers with fast, affordable legal services at their local Walmart. The first office opened in Markham, Ontario, and…
  • Apr 22

    Startling Amount of Medicare Spent on Chiropractor

    Startling Amount of Medicare Spent on Chiropractor
    As part of a transparency effort, the federal government recently released a huge data set that detailed how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012. Most news organizations focused on who the biggest beneficiaries were. Just 100…
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/
  • Apr 22

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation
    Justus Haucap, Ulrich Heimeshoff, Gordon J. Klein, Dennis Rickert, and Christian Wey analyze Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the extent of…
  • Apr 22

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard
    Nancy Gallini (UBC) explores Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard. ABSTRACT: I examine the private and social efficiency of patent pools in a setting in which owners of intellectual…
  • Apr 22

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement
    Igor Mouraviev (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University) examines Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement. ABSTRACT: The article seeks to fill the gap between tacit and explicit collusion in a setting where firms…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code
    The small southeast Asian nation of Burnei has postponed implementation of a new sharia criminal code that had been scheduled to take effect today. According to AFP, no new date has been given for implementing the phase-in of sharia penalties…
  • Apr 22

    City Council Settles Suit By ending Invocations, Abolishing Chaplain Position

    City Council Settles Suit By ending Invocations, Abolishing Chaplain Position
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced last week that it has reached a settlement with the city of Pismo Beach, California which it sued last year challenging its practice of opening city council meetings with Christian prayer,…
  • Apr 22

    Suit Challenges Daily School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance

    Suit Challenges Daily School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance
    The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it has filed suit in a New Jersey state court challenging New Jersey's statutory requirement that schools open each day with the Pledge of Allegiance that includes the phrase "under…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 22

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition
    This is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See practicepro.ca/20tips for the full…
  • Apr 22

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice
    The current Law Society model for licensing legal professionals in Canada provides all lawyers with a blanket license to practice in any area of law. Virtually every other major profession that exists today employs specialized licensing and…
  • Apr 22

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start
    Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start.…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Apr 22

    Modern philosophers with the most pernicious influence on philosophy?

    Modern philosophers with the most pernicious influence on philosophy?
    In the past we've done surveys of the "most important" or "influential" philosophers of the modern era or the last 200 years. This poll is slightly different: we've taken the philosophers ranked in the top 25ish of the earlier surveys,...
  • Apr 22

    Reading papers vs. "talking" paper

    Reading papers vs. "talking" paper
    We touched on this seven years ago, and a current grad student, Sean, asked that I re-open it for discussion about what changes, if any, have take place in the intervening years. Thoughts from readers?
  • Apr 22

    Friends of America: Saudi King edition

    Friends of America: Saudi King edition
    30 wives, 40 children, including some he's torturing to death.
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Apr 22

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down
    The attack on Typepad that's been keeping us off-line is, according to this article, a modern form of highway robbery.
  • Apr 22

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"
    Article. Abstract: Two recently published books apply a rigorous analytical lens to the same topic — the state of the legal profession — and come to dramatically different conclusions. Yet, what is more remarkable is the fact that…
  • Apr 21

    A conflict and a waiver claim in the Dewey Four case

    A conflict and a waiver claim in the Dewey Four case
    The WSJ Law Blog reports that a witness against some or all of the Dewey Four will be former Dewey partner, now at DLA, John Altorelli. However, the firm that represents him also represents Zachary Warren, whose indictment has observers...
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Apr 22

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?
    Today the Court heard oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the “false speech”/ “campaign lies” case. Judging from the oral arguments in the case (see below), it seems unlikely that the Court will…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Breyer’s Concurrence in Schuette

    Justice Breyer’s Concurrence in Schuette
    Fascinating opinion, in that Breyer clearly does not care for Michigan’s prohibition on racial preferences in university admissions but felt bound by the principle that local and state governments ought to be free to experiment on this…
  • Apr 22

    “Yes, Prime Minister” on Ukraine

    “Yes, Prime Minister” on Ukraine
    THE PRIME MINISTER:  “Britain should not support law and justice?” SIR HUMPHREY APPLEBY:  “Of course we should.  We just shouldn’t let it affect our foreign policy, that’s all.” THE PRIME…
Rank this Week: 34

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
  • Apr 21

    IntLawGrrls welcomes new post from Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor

    IntLawGrrls welcomes new post from Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor
    It’s IntLawGrrls’ great pleasure today to welcome a new post from Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Her post below comprises the remarks she gave on April 11, 2014, at the capstone event of the…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Apr 22

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock
    Matt Saldaña has posted Counterterrorism Roadblocks: Constitutional Under the Fourth Amendment? (Ohio North University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, this Article…
  • Apr 22

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"
    Mark M. Jaycox, Legislative Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation, has this guest post at the ACSBlog. In part: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs when service providers may disclose private online messages like…
  • Apr 22

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted Culpability and Modern Crime (Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Apr 21

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader
    Sometimes you cannnot make this stuff up. The NY Times reports that the Boy Scouts revoked the charter of an affiliate who refused the fire a Scout leader because he was gay. As the article states: The Boy Scouts of...
  • Apr 21

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle
    Job Figures Show Improvement for New York Law Schools is an interesting April 18, 2014 NYLJ article Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202651533889/Job-Figures-Show-Improvement-for-New-York-Law-Schools#ixzz2zXIRFu6O As the…
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
Rank this Week: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 22

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law
    by Karen J. Alter by Karen J. Alter [Karen J Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University and co-direcor at iCourts Center of Excellence at the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law.] The New…
  • Apr 22

    Joint Opinio Juris-EJIL:Talk! Book Symposium this week

    Joint Opinio Juris-EJIL:Talk! Book Symposium this week
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week we are working with EJIL:Talk! to bring you a symposium on Karen Alter‘s (Northwestern) book The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press).…
  • Apr 21

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 21, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 21, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Apr 22

    Not In Indiana

    Not In Indiana
    An Illinois attorney not barred in Indiana has agreed to an order barring him from practice in the Hoosier State. The Indiana Supreme Court entered the order based on these facts Franciscan Alliance Inc. ("Franciscan") is a…
  • Apr 22

    In Georgia

    In Georgia
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who defaulted on allegations that she abandoned a civil client and made misrepresentation to a trial court. The attorney's spouse received a significant amount of publicity in 2007 (see this…
  • Apr 21

    Not That Paul Wei

    Not That Paul Wei
    An Illinois Hearing Board has issued its long awaited report in a matter involving an attorney (not the firm) named Paul Weiss. The hearing has proposed a 30-month suspension for a series of sexually harrassing acts against female employees,…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
  • Apr 22

    Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC

    Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC
    At 5:30 today Boston College’s Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy is sponsoring an author-meets-readers session on In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court, by Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School. …
  • Apr 21

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"

    Eyer, "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy"
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers School of Law - Camden) has posted "Lessons From Sex and Illegitimacy," which is forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review. The abstract follows:We stand at a crossroads in Equal Protection doctrine. Over the last 20…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

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: 61

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
  • Apr 22

    I'm interviewed about Aereo

    I'm interviewed about Aereo
    In which I give my take on Aereo, albeit briefly and for a general audience. My pet theory is that the best way for the Court to rule for the broadcasters without screwing too much up would be to distinguish between avoidance of the cable…
Rank this Week: 66

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Daniel Byman and My Article in Foreign Affairs on NSA

    Daniel Byman and My Article in Foreign Affairs on NSA
    My Brookings colleague, sometime coauthor, and Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor, Daniel Byman, have written a lengthy article Foreign Affairs, on NSA matters. It’s a high-altitude, non-legal look at the issue of how NSA should…
  • Apr 22

    4/22 Session #6: Reprisal

    4/22 Session #6: Reprisal
    In AE222, the defense seeks to compel discovery into a possible reprisal defense to the terrorism charges against Al-Nashiri. By reprisal, Maj. Tom Hurley has in mind, in essence, a legal doctrine that permits certain individuals to take…
  • Apr 22

    4/22 Session #5: Lots of Reasons Not to Impose the Death Penalty

    4/22 Session #5: Lots of Reasons Not to Impose the Death Penalty
    The afternoon pushes on, to AE209—the first in a series of motions seeking to take death off the table as a punishment option. In AE209, the Defense seeks to have the death penalty tossed out, because the Convening Authority, in…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills: About-Face

    General Mills: About-Face
    General Mills decided to reverse direction on its recent change to its terms of service purporting to mandate arbitration and ban class actions for anyone who 'liked' them (among other things). Perhaps they were threatened by Adam Levitin's…
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
Rank this Week: 74

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Loyal Opposition

    The Loyal Opposition
    For the symposium, Federalism as the New Nationalism          This Balkinization symposium grows out of a Yale Law Journal Featureentitled “Federalism as the New Nationalism.”  My…
  • Apr 22

    Schuette v. Bamn

    Schuette v. Bamn
    The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting.  (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on the cutting room floor.)The most eye-catching part to me is Justice Scalia's…
  • Apr 21

    Federalism by the Grace of Congress—and the Doctrines Needed to Protect the State Sovereign Acts it Generate

    Federalism by the Grace of Congress—and the Doctrines Needed to Protect the State Sovereign Acts it Generate
    For the symposium, Federalism as the New Nationalism My contribution to this symposium, Our [National] Federalism, is about modern federalism’s source, its domain, and its doctrines.  My main argument, which relates to…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 80

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 22

    Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action

    Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court's opinion in Schuette v. BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary),…
  • Apr 22

    Oral Arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus on Campaign Lie

    Oral Arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus on Campaign Lie
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments today in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, a challenge to an Ohio election law prohibiting false statements. As we explained when…
  • Apr 17

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Apr 22

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Can Lead to Better Businesse

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Can Lead to Better Businesse
    Over at realclearpolitics.com, a number of leading thinkers, including some leading business law folks such as Richard Epstein and Jonathan Adler, among others, have signed a public statement: Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must…
  • Apr 21

    State Crowdfunding Exemptions and Federal Law

    State Crowdfunding Exemptions and Federal Law
    The SEC has proposed, but not yet adopted, an exemption that would allow securities to be sold to the general public through crowdfunding. But a number of states have beat the SEC to the punch, adopting exemptions allowing securities to...
  • Apr 20

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)
    Are poison pills appropriate in the age of shareholder activism? http://t.co/r40UEHaqvp by @StevenDavidoff— Epicurean Dealmaker (@EpicureanDeal) April 18, 2014 "Law & Economics Prof Blog" http://t.co/cB1A56VseC— Stefan…
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 21

    Obama Handles Russia Like Republicans: Overpromise, Under-Deliver, and Write Off - NationalJournal.com

    Obama Handles Russia Like Republicans: Overpromise, Under-Deliver, and Write Off - NationalJournal.com
    President Obama came to office nursing dreams "of forging a new partnership" with a stubborn rival. When times got tough, he abandoned the relationship and adopted dusty zero-sum gain policies of his predecessors. To allies and rivals alike,…
  • Apr 21

    Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations - The Washington Post

    Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations - The Washington Post
    It was the federal Bureau of Land Management that provoked the confrontation — descending with 200 armed men, including some with sniper rifles, to seize the Bundys’ cattle on land their family has grazed since 1877. Whatever one…
  • Apr 21

    The Teacher - Esquire

    The Teacher - Esquire
    The best teachers are the ones who remain students at heart, the ones who keep learning from their students, and from the world around them, and from their own drive to know even more about even more things, and who...
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 22

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?

    Mortgage Debt Relief Equals Big Tax Bill?
    The Washington Post reports that many homeowners who received principal write-downs as part of national efforts to blunt the harsh effects of the housing crisis, and thereby avoid additional foreclosures, are now facing sizable income tax…
  • Apr 22

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market

    The Tragedy of the Bay Area Housing Market
    TechCrunch has a lengthy piece on the housing fiasco in the San Francisco area: San Francisco has a roughly thirty-five percent homeownership rate. Then 172,000 units of the city’s 376,940 housing units are under rent control. (That’s…
  • Apr 22

    Huber on The Durability of Private Claims to Public Property

    Huber on The Durability of Private Claims to Public Property
    Bruce Huber (Notre Dame) has posted The Durability of Private Claims to Public Property (Georgetown Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Property rights and resource use are closely related. Scholarly inquiry about their relation,…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Apr 22

    Taboo Trades Reading List

    Taboo Trades Reading List
    Yay! It's good to be back. Hope you missed us as much as we missed you. One of the things that I talked about with Christian and Joe the other day was my course on Taboo Trades and Forbidden markets...
  • Apr 22

    We've been MIA

    We've been MIA
    Dear Readers, Just wanted to bring you up to date on happenings around these parts. As many of you have noticed the blog's been down for the better part of the last five or so days. Our host, typepad, has...
  • Apr 22

    Civil War Widows Home Trivia

    Civil War Widows Home Trivia
    This is a trivia question about a home for civil war veterans' widows. Until I saw this building I didn't even know these existed, though I obviously should have. Really makes me wonder about the literature on homes for veterans'...
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Apr 22

    Woody on Securities Laws and Foreign Policy

    Woody on Securities Laws and Foreign Policy
    Karen E. Woody has posted Securities Laws as Foreign Policy on SSRN with the following abstract: The SEC was founded in 1934 and bestowed by Congress with a three-pronged mission: (a) protecting investors; (b) maintaining fair, orderly, and…
  • Apr 22

    McGee on Insider Trading

    McGee on Insider Trading
    Robert W. McGee has posted Is the SEC Guilty of Insider Trading? on SSRN with the following abstract: This article reviews the literature on insider trading by SEC employees and discusses ethical issues. It also provides links to more than...
  • Apr 22

    Ramirez on Securities Litigation

    Ramirez on Securities Litigation
    Steven A. Ramirez has posted The Virtues of Private Securities Litigation: An Historic and Macroeconomic Perspective on SSRN with the following abstract: In the wake of the Great Depression, the federal securities laws operated to mandate…
Rank this Week: 92

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: 98

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/
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)
    Copyright * Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc., No. 11-7098 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014). Upholding Giganews’ policy of terminating repeat infringers. The ruling also is critical of Perfect 10′s method of sending takedown…
  • Apr 19

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson
    It’s been a while since I blogged a Ripoff Report case. I’m sure you’ve missed hearing about them, but their litigation docket has calmed down somewhat since their heyday. This pro se lawsuit, rehashing tired arguments that…
Rank this Week: 99

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
Rank this Week: 106