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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 1

    Flying Home to an Empty Nest

    Flying Home to an Empty Nest
    My wife Courtney and I are flying back to Malibu today, after helping our daughter Jayne get settled in her apartment in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend before she starts her job tomorrow at Epic Systems, a health care software company.…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me

    Don’t Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me
    New York Times: Don’t Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me, by Josh Barro: I fly a lot. When I fly, I recline. I don’t feel guilty about it. And I’m going to keep doing it, unless you pay me to stop. I bring this up...
  • Sep 1

    President Obama Appoints Ronald Pearlman to the IRS Oversight Board

    President Obama Appoints Ronald Pearlman to the IRS Oversight Board
    The White House has announced the appointment of Ronald Pearlman to the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board: Ronald Alan Pearlman recently retired as a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, a position he held from…
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/
  • Sep 1

    Gold & Miller on the Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

    Gold & Miller on the Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law
    Andrew S. Gold and Paul B. Miller (DePaul University - College of Law and McGill University Faculty of Law) have posted Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (In: Andrew S. Gold & Paul B. Miller, eds., Philosophical…
  • Sep 1

    Wright on "Causation and Responsibility" by Moore

    Wright on "Causation and Responsibility" by Moore
    Richard W. Wright (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted Moore on Causation and Responsibility: Metaphysics or Intuition? (LEGAL, MORAL, AND METAPHYSICAL TRUTHS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF MICHAEL MOORE (Kimberly…
  • Sep 1

    Goldberg on Tort Law & Excuse

    Goldberg on Tort Law & Excuse
    John C. P. Goldberg (Harvard Law School) has posted Inexcusable Wrongs (California Law Review, Vol. 103, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tort law has little patience for excuses. Criminal law is more forgiving — it recognizes nominate…
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/
  • Sep 1

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The dubious sources of some Supreme Court “facts”

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The dubious sources of some Supreme Court “facts”
    The NYT‘s Adam Liptak has a very interesting story about how some facts make their way into Supreme Court opinions.  He writes: The justices are hungry for such data. Their opinions are increasingly studded with citations…
  • Sep 1

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Sixth Circuit reverses Amish beard-cutting hate crime conviction

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Sixth Circuit reverses Amish beard-cutting hate crime conviction
    Last week, in U.S. v. Miller, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the convictions of sixteen members of an Amish sect who had been charged with violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd,…
  • Sep 1

    [David Post] Abortion, ICANN, and Internet governance

    [David Post] Abortion, ICANN, and Internet governance
    I have a feeling that I will be spending increasing amounts of my time in the next year or so on “Internet governance” questions, and particularly those connected to ICANN, the folks who oversee the operation of 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/
  • Sep 1

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    It has been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts at Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform. Here are some of the latest posts from a a variety of bloggers, with my own little bit of organization...
  • Sep 1

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth
    As reported in this recent Toledo Blade editorial, headlined "Women in prison: A big increase in female inmates should prompt changes in how Ohio’s courts deal with addiction," Ohio has struggled of late with an increase in its…
  • Aug 31

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem
    As this CNN Money article highlights, because of the "crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, ... Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons." Here is more about who can profit from a need for...
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 1

    Little Readers: Migrant by Maxine Trottier

    Little Readers: Migrant by Maxine Trottier
    Migrant by Maxine Trottier is a picture book for young children. It tells the story of a migrant family from the perspective of its youngest member. She feels like a bird, flying north for the spring and south every fall....
  • Sep 1

    Immigrant of the Day: Harry Bridges (Australia)

    Immigrant of the Day: Harry Bridges (Australia)
    Courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Bridges Courtesy of https://depts.washington.edu/labpics2/repository/main.php?g2_itemId=4971 Harry Bridges. Born Alfred Renton Bridges July 28, 1901 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Died March 30,…
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor website The History of Labor Day Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic...
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

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    I'd write more, but I'm actually laboring to finish an article. Not sure if that's appropriate, ironic, or just sad. -JH
  • Sep 1

    LA to Raise Minimum Wage

    LA to Raise Minimum Wage
    The issue of the appropriate minimum wage continues to be a source of controversy. There has been little movement on the federal level over this question, but many states and local jurisdictions have acted to raise the limits. I recently...
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Sep 1

    Eight Temptations to Overspend

    Eight Temptations to Overspend
    Otherwise effective estate and financial planning can be sabotaged by overspending habits. Here are eight tempting situations and triggers to stray from the budget to be aware of if financial plans are budget contingent: Thinking something is…
  • Sep 1

    Benefits of Giving Appreciated Stock

    Benefits of Giving Appreciated Stock
    As the stock market has reached historic highs, fundraisers should be talking to their donors about making a new gift or fulfilling a pledge with appreciated stock.Donor-advised funds, which allow people to set up charitable accounts and help…
  • Sep 1

    Article on Marital Trust

    Article on Marital Trust
    Jay A. Soled (Rutgers University), Dena Wolf (Independent) and Nathan Arnell (Independent) published an article entitled, Funding Marital Trusts: Mistakes and Their Consequences, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Journal, Vol. 31. No. 88,…
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/
  • Sep 1

    Selling Experiments: Menu Pricing of Information

    Selling Experiments: Menu Pricing of Information
    Dirk Bergemann (Cowles Foundation, Yale University), Alessandro Bonatti (MIT) and Alex Smolin (Dept. of Economics, Yale University) are Selling Experiments: Menu Pricing of Information. ABSTRACT: A monopolist sells informative experiments to…
  • Sep 1

    On the Optimality of Pure Bundling for a Monopolist

    On the Optimality of Pure Bundling for a Monopolist
    Domenico Menicucci, Universita degli Studi di Firenze Sjaak Hurkens, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE and Doh-Shin Jeon, Toulouse School of Economics write On the Optimality of Pure Bundling for a Monopolist. ABSTRACT:…
  • Sep 1

    King’s College London presents the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law 2014 - there is still time to enroll (through this Friday)

    King’s College London presents the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law 2014 - there is still time to enroll (through this Friday)
    King’s College London presents the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law 2014 Start date 1st October 2014 Some of the key elements of the course: Professor Richard Whish is the guru on EU Competition Law and the reason many students...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Recent Articles and Book of Interest

    Recent Articles and Book of Interest
    From SSRN:Inna Semenenko & Ruslan Galgash, Role of Religion as a Social Institution in Sustainable Development: View from Ukraine, (Problemy Ekorozwoju-- Problems of Sustainable Development 2014, vol. 9, no 2, 65-72).Richard K. Sherwin,…
  • Aug 31

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Phillip v. Schriro, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117720 (SD NY, Aug. 22, 2014), a New York federal district court allowed a Muslim inmate to proceed with most of his claims that his free exercise rights were violated when he was denied…
  • Aug 31

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief

    5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Belief
    In Davis v. Fort Bend County, (5th Cir., Aug. 26, 2014), in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Title VII religious accommodation case held that employee Lois Davis, a county desktop support supervisor, had…
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 29

    Video Chutzpah, defined

    Video Chutzpah, defined
    Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his…
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 1

    Be the Messenger (And Don’t Get Shot)

    Be the Messenger (And Don’t Get Shot)
    The #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you…
  • Sep 1

    LawTechCamp 2014 This Weekend

    LawTechCamp 2014 This Weekend
    The fourth annual LawTechCamp takes place this Saturday at Ryerson University’s DMZ building. LawTechComp provides an opportunity to “bridge the gap between the tech and legal communities and encourage the exchange of ideas and…
  • Sep 1

    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: 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/
Rank this Week: 32

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 1

    Digital Labor & Rethinking Economic

    Digital Labor & Rethinking Economic
    It’s easy to document the degradation of work conditions in the wake of capital’s ascendance. I’ve done so for years, fully expecting that globalization would push the downward convergence of non-college-educated American…
  • Sep 1

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, Autonomy, from Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values; the full text of the chapter, which considers the case for Berkshire’s distinctive trust-based model of corporate…
  • Aug 31

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, Autonomy, from Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values; the full text of the chapter, which considers the case for Berkshire’s distinctive trust-based model of corporate…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Sep 1

    Brute force hacking of password

    Brute force hacking of password
    I imagine that lots of lawyers already know this, but in the wake of news of a major security breach, it's worth mentioning that lawyers can use password management products to ensure that all their passwords are (1) strong, (2)...
  • Sep 1

    "Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation"

    "Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation"
    Lucian Dervan has thoughts over at White Collar Crime Prof Blog.
  • Aug 30

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey
    At the Lectern has a nice post about the passing of California Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey. In our field, Croskey is perhaps best known for his thougtful opinion in Kirk, recognizing the efficacy of ethical screens.
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference
    The FCC has released and is seeking comment on recommendations approved by the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference. The Conference will take place in Geneva from November 2 to the 27th, 2015.
  • Aug 28

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home
    Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. journalist held for nearly two years by an extremist group in Syria and released a few days ago, has now returned to the United States. The group holding him, the al-Nusra Front, apparently negotiated with...
  • Aug 28

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program
    News from the University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme Greetings from Oxford. We are delighted to announce the 2014-15 mooting calendar for the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. We do hope that…
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 27

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of "reasonable expectation of privacy."  The principle is particularly important with respect to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that…
  • Aug 27

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 23, 2014 as What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation” of Privacy? Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of “reasonable expectation of privacy.”  The…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 1

    Munch’s magic Oslo “Scream”

    Munch’s magic Oslo “Scream”
    OSLO –  Remember the famous Edvard Munch image of The Scream? Well, that’s it at left. At least, that’s how it looked to me on first glimpse at the Munchmuseet, a highlight of this Norwegian capital. A while back,…
  • Aug 28

    Trying to Classify the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine….

    Trying to Classify the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine….
    On 23 July the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a statement declaring inter alia that the conflict in eastern Ukraine was of a non-international nature. Yet, one may rightly question whether the conflict has become…
  • Aug 25

    Go On! Registration ends 12 Sept. for Institute for Global Law and Policy 2015 Workshop in Doha, Qatar

    Go On! Registration ends 12 Sept. for Institute for Global Law and Policy 2015 Workshop in Doha, Qatar
    The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School invites you to apply to participate in our 2015 Workshop in Doha, Qatar, from January 2-11, 2015: At the 2015 Workshop (January 2-11) we will continue to seek ways to…
Rank this Week: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 1

    Tech Progress Report

    Tech Progress Report
    Blog migrated to a new server. Many things still flaky. Along the way I learned that I had 2.2 GB — yes gigabytes — of useless accumulated metadata for comments, caused by getting 1.5 million 2.1 million or so sp*m ……
  • Aug 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
Rank this Week: 43

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation
    The New York Times had an interesting article this week by Steven Davidoff Solomon entitled “Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing.” The piece centers on the recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court in the case…
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Aug 28

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong
    [Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has…
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
Rank this Week: 47

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 31

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 371 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Aug 31

    "Keeping the Police Honest"

    "Keeping the Police Honest"
    Slate has a piece discussing how police react to being recorded and expressing skepticism about whether imcreased use of body cams would dampen inappropriate activity: At the moment, there’s an activist and citizen drive for police…
  • Aug 29

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"

    "New App Lets Bay Area Commuters Silently Report Crime"
    From FindLaw. In part: The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released a new mobile app that allows riders to discreetly report criminal activity on the trains. BART Watch, available on iTunes and Android in English, Spanish, and Chinese,…
Rank this Week: 52

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing proposals to take away the citizenship of Americans fighting for ISIS/ISIL forces in Syria and Iraq. They have drawn renewed attention in the wake of James…
  • Aug 27

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku The New York Times is running a big report today on the U.S. plan to sign a “sweeping” climate change agreement without having to go to Congress for approval or ratification.  Instead of a…
  • Aug 27

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On the record, US officials invariably defend even the most indefensible IDF uses of force in Gaza, most often parroting the Israeli line that the IDF does everything it can to spare civilian lives…
Rank this Week: 55

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
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/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    New Issue: Global Responsibility to Protect

    New Issue: Global Responsibility to Protect
    The latest issue of Global Responsibility to Protect (Vol. 6, no. 3, 2014) is out. Here's the abstract:Theresa Reinold, The ‘Responsibility Not to Veto’, Secondary Rules, and the Rule of Law Vassilis Pergantis, Strange Bedfellows…
  • Sep 1

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory
    The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 5, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Maksymilian Del Mar, Legality as Relative Institutionalisation: MacCormick's Diffusionism and Transnational Legal Theory Anthony Robert…
  • Sep 1

    New Volume: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law (Volume 7, 2012) is out. Contents include:ArticlesAnthony Carty & Zhang Xiaoshi, Unequal to Equal Treaty: From the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921 to the Belfast Agreement (Good…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    NYU Legal History Colloquium: Fall 2014 Lineup

    NYU Legal History Colloquium: Fall 2014 Lineup
    New York University School of Law has posted the fall lineup for its Legal History Colloquium:September 8Wars and State-Making Reconsidered: The Rise of the Interventionist State Steven Pincus, Bradford Durfee Professor of History, Yale…
  • Aug 31

    Klerman on the Economics of Legal History

    Klerman on the Economics of Legal History
    Daniel M. Klerman, USC Gould School of Law, has posted Economics of Legal History, which is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, ed. Francesco Parisi.  Here is the abstract:This essay surveys economic analyses of…
  • Aug 31

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    H-Net has posted several new reviews this week, one of which is of Edgar J. McManus and Tara Helfman's Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States (Taylor and Francis)."In their new concise edition of…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 67

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    The Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument This Week in Challenge to Section 215 Surveillance

    The Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument This Week in Challenge to Section 215 Surveillance
    On Tuesday, the Second Circuit will hear oral argument in ACLU v. Clapper, one of the cases challenging the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program. The Second Circuit is reviewing Judge Pauley’s decision upholding the program. You…
  • Sep 1

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for immediate talks on “the statehood” of southeastern Ukraine, a “vague and provocative turn of phrase,” notes the New York Times, that comes only days…
  • Aug 31

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Tuesday, September 2nd at 4 pm: The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University hosts an event entitled War of Words: The Impact of Russian…
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/
  • Aug 31

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind
    Last December the FDIC put out for comment a proposal for a Single-Point-of-Entry (SPOE) Strategy to implement its Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under Title II of Dodd-Frank. Single-Point-of-Entry has gotten a lot of policy traction.…
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 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/
  • Aug 30

    Call for Applications: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Call for Applications: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    U.S. Feminist Judgments Project -- Call for Applications: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States…
  • Aug 30

    Call for Participation: LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop

    Call for Participation: LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop
    Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV October 9, 2014 LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) are pleased to invite…
  • Aug 30

    NYT Magazine Examines Rise of Medication Abortion Via the Internet

    NYT Magazine Examines Rise of Medication Abortion Via the Internet
    The New York Times Magazine: The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion, by Emily Bazelon: In June 2001, under a cloud-streaked sky, Rebecca Gomperts set out from the Dutch port of Scheveningen in a rented 110-foot ship bound for Ireland. Lashed...
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Steven Salaita and the Modern University

    Steven Salaita and the Modern University
    When I speak, I speak as Professor Mark A. Graber (my eldest daughter, now Professor Naomi Graber, correctly observes that “Dad does not speak, he lectures”).  Many academics wish professors had more authority in our…
  • Sep 1

    Digital Labor & Rethinking Economic

    Digital Labor & Rethinking Economic
    It’s easy to document the degradation of work conditions in the wake of capital’s ascendance. I’ve done so for years, fully expecting that globalization would push the downward convergence of…
  • Aug 28

    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name
    My down and dirty research indicates that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled while President Obama has been in office.  The Dow began the day at 17,044.  When Obama took office, the Dow was at 7,949. The result…
Rank this Week: 79

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 1

    Daily Read: Zephyr Teachout on (Anti-) Corruption

    Daily Read: Zephyr Teachout on (Anti-) Corruption
    In her new book, Corruption from Harvard University Press, ConLawProf Zephyr Teachout argues that campaign finance reform is constitutional and that the anti-corruption principle is one that originalists should embrace rather than disparage.…
  • Sep 1

    District Judge Enjoins Portions of Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law, HB 2

    District Judge Enjoins Portions of Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law, HB 2
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The latest installment in the continuing saga of HB 2, Texas' restrictive abortion law, occurred late Friday with Judge Lee Yeakel enjoining the admitting privileges…
  • Aug 29

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled this week in Lacano Investments v. Balash that state sovereign immunity barred a suit against a state official for his determination that streambeds claimed by the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 83

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 1

    If Legal Education Were a Phone Company, We'd All Have Land Line

    If Legal Education Were a Phone Company, We'd All Have Land Line
    I began my twenty-ninth year of law school teaching this week. It has now been thirty-six years since I entered law school as a student. Except for four years of practice, I have been there ever since. The world has...
  • Aug 31

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 31, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 31, 2014)
    "business is...so in thrall to finance, that capital accumulation is their primary goal, rather than value creation" http://t.co/J9yA0hkJTs— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 31, 2014 “we now have more business income in…
  • Aug 30

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing
    Adam Levitin at Credit Slips has an interesting breakdown of MBS litigation settlements. He points out that of the $94.6 billion in settlement funds, only 2% has gone to private investors alleging securities-fraud-type claims. He concludes:…
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 1

    Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order - WSJ

    Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order - WSJ
    For the U.S., this will require thinking on two seemingly contradictory levels. The celebration of universal principles needs to be paired with recognition of the reality of other regions' histories, cultures and views of their security. Even…
  • Sep 1

    Bari Weiss: How to Survive—and Maybe Enjoy—PC University - WSJ

    Bari Weiss: How to Survive—and Maybe Enjoy—PC University - WSJ
    Sure, you've crossed your t's and dotted your i's, but you haven't yet learned to "check your privilege." That's what orientation is for. Perhaps you're only now learning that white is a synonym for racist. Brace yourselves for lectures…
  • Sep 1

    Men outpacing women in job gain

    Men outpacing women in job gain
    Men have outpaced women since the jobs recovery began in 2010. That's largely because they were hit much harder by job losses in manufacturing and construction during the 2007-09 Great Recession and benefited more as those sectors bounced…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
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/
  • Sep 1

    U.S.S. Maine Memorial

    U.S.S. Maine Memorial
    I've been meaning to talk for some months about a monument in Hillsborough, North Carolina. It's a monument mostly to the old state house and I guess Daniel Boone. But an inscription at the bottom is what really caught my...
  • Aug 30

    Call For Papers: Central States Law Schools Ass'n Scholarship Conference

    Call For Papers: Central States Law Schools Ass'n Scholarship Conference
    This just in: The Central States Law Schools Association 2014 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We invite law faculty…
  • Aug 30

    Picturing Hampden Sydney Students Before The War

    Picturing Hampden Sydney Students Before The War
    As I'm sitting here editing a chapter on student literary societies and their magazines, I'm happy to report that Rob Luther sent along a most exciting link recently. It's to a story in the Hampden-Sydney alumni magazine called "Digging…
Rank this Week: 92

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 31

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending August 28, 2014).
  • Aug 31

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule
    The SEC has adopted asset-backed securities reform rules. The press release in part states the following: The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted revisions to rules governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process for…
  • Aug 31

    SEC Announces Pilot Plan to Assess Stock Market Tick Size Impact for Smaller Companie

    SEC Announces Pilot Plan to Assess Stock Market Tick Size Impact for Smaller Companie
    The SEC has announced a pilot plan to assess stock market tick size impact for smaller companies. The press release in part states the following: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the national securities exchanges…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 99

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: 100

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: 103