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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

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/
  • Jun 25

    [Eugene Volokh] Michael Broyde guest-blogging on ‘Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West’

    [Eugene Volokh] Michael Broyde guest-blogging on ‘Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West’
    I’m delighted to report that Prof. Michael Broyde (Emory Law School), will be guest-blogging here this coming week on his new book, “Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and…
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill
    New York University law Professor Roderick Hills has posted a thoughtful response to my post criticizing the Supreme Court’s just-issued decision in Murr v. Wisconsin. Rick makes two interesting arguments. Neither persuades me that Murr…
  • Jun 23

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi
    Last year I published an article on the phrases “necessary and proper” and “cruel and unusual.” I argued that both phrases are best seen as instances of the figure of speech hendiadys. Hendiadys is the use of two…
Rank this Week: 7

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 25

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action
    We meant what we said, when we described in R. v. Jordan last year, “a culture of complacency towards delay in the criminal justice system.”  This could encapsulate what the Supreme Court of Canada…
  • Jun 25

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jun 23

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
    What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at its source – what is the bottom line restriction on a lawyer’s professional…
Rank this Week: 42

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jun 25

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic
    Introduction Normative legal theory is concerned with reasons for legal actions, including reasons for adopting legislation or for judge-made law. This very brief entry in the Legal Theory Lexicon attempts to sort out some the terminology by…
  • Jun 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution by Alison L. Young. Here is a description: Constitutions divide into those that provide for a constitutionally protected set of rights, where courts can strike down…
  • Jun 24

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan
    The Download of the Week is Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty by Kimberly Kessler Ferzan. Here is the abstract: Many criminal law scholars have criticized the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine as a form of…
Rank this Week: 52

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?
    Editor’s Note: The Trump administration, more than any of its predecessors, is relying on serving and retired military leaders to staff key civilian positions, including much of the National Security Council. Too often this is…
  • Jun 24

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban
    On Monday, the Supreme Court’s tumultuous 2016 term is scheduled to draw to an end. But will it? All of the briefing in the travel ban litigation has been filed, and the cases are ready for the Court’s ruling. There are…
  • Jun 24

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Developments in Syria and rising tensions with Russia drove foreign policy news this week. On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a manned Syrian government Su-22 bomber that had attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. J. Dana Stuster…
Rank this Week: 105

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop
    The Manchester International Law Centre has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Democratic Governance," to take place November 3, 2017. Here's the announcement (with a link to the full call):The Manchester International Law Centre…
  • Jun 24

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique
    Christelle Belporo has published La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique (L'Harmattan 2017). Here's the abstract:La question de la responsabilité des entreprises…
  • Jun 24

    New Issue: Arbitration International

    New Issue: Arbitration International
    The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 33, no. 2, June 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesJack Beatson, International arbitration, public policy considerations, and conflicts of law: the perspectives of reviewing and…
Rank this Week: 35

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 24

    The Benefits of Bar Association

    The Benefits of Bar Association
    Picture this: you have finally been accepted as a member of the Bar in your respective state. Job offer in hand, you anxiously await the first day of the rest of your life – your first full time law position. The Sunday night before…
  • Jun 23

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture
    Bill Cosby has made two distinctly different splashes in American popular culture.  He starred in “The Cosby Show” (1984-92), a sitcom that was America’s most highly rated television show for five consecutive…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Jun 24

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women
    TIME (Jun. 22, 2017): 4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women, by Amanda MacMillan The newly unveiled Senate health care bill intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a name: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of...
  • Jun 23

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health
    Ms. Magazine (Jun. 21, 2017): Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health, by Meliss Arteaga: Last week, members of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a maternal health advocacy committee organized by SisterSong, briefed…
  • Jun 22

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court
    Texas Observer (Jun. 20, 2017): How Texas' Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court, by Sophie Novack: Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law, "an omnibus measure that mandates…
Rank this Week: 72

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
  • Jun 22

    Monster Mashup

    Monster Mashup
    I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on ……
Rank this Week: 104

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 36

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 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 65

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 117

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 70

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 586

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 25

    American Airlines Won’t Cut Leg Room by 2 Inche

    American Airlines Won’t Cut Leg Room by 2 Inche
    Good news for travelers. From Conde Nast Travel: Never do two inches feel quite so large as when you don't have them on an airplane—thus the previous outrage over American Airlines' announcement it would be cutting that much legroom in...
  • Jun 25

    AAUP Takes Stand against Political Harassment of Faculty

    AAUP Takes Stand against Political Harassment of Faculty
    Recently, a right wing media outlet has led attacks on faculty members for statements that faculty members and usually their schools complain were taken out of context. The American Association of University Professors has issued a statement…
  • Jun 24

    Needed: A New Bar Exam

    Needed: A New Bar Exam
    Over at the Best Practices for Legal Education blog (June 8, 2017), Ben Bratman call for a rethinking of the bar exam. He argues that the National Conference of Bar Examiners stands in the way of innovation: Written performance testing...
Rank this Week: 2416

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jun 25

    SCOTUS Symposium: Packingham and Fact-Checking the Supreme Court

    SCOTUS Symposium: Packingham and Fact-Checking the Supreme Court
    Last week’s decision in Packingham v. North Carolina is getting a lot of attention in part because of this fact checker column in the Washington Post. Packingham involved a challenge to a North Carolina law that severely restricted the…
  • Jun 23

    A Half-Hearted Two Cheers for the Victory of Federalism over Property Rights in Murr v. Wisconsin

    A Half-Hearted Two Cheers for the Victory of Federalism over Property Rights in Murr v. Wisconsin
    Legal scholars like Ilya Somin who share my own libertarian inclinations are mourning the defeat of federally protected property rights in Murr v. Wisconsin. I am not ready to don black. While I agree with Ilya that there should be more…
  • Jun 23

    The exodus of high-band LSAT student

    The exodus of high-band LSAT student
    This is an extraordinary graph. It describes the big decline in applicants in the high band of LSAT scores. Of course, these are the students who would be admitted to top law schools and/or strong performing law schools with significant merit…
Rank this Week: 236

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 25

    Venezuela's Maduro is rapidly running out of friends - Hot Air Hot Air

    Venezuela's Maduro is rapidly running out of friends - Hot Air Hot Air
    It’s been clear for months that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had lost the support of most of his starving citizens, but now even some of the hard core Chavistas are abandoning him. via hotair.com
  • Jun 25

    McDonald's stock is soaring because of... automation - Hot Air Hot Air

    McDonald's stock is soaring because of... automation - Hot Air Hot Air
    McDonald’s shares rallied 26 percent this year through Monday compared to the S&P 500’s 10 percent return. via hotair.com
  • Jun 25

    About the Museum | POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew

    About the Museum | POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew
    The idea to create a Museum of the History of Polish Jews emerged at the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute. This idea soon secured support both in Poland and abroad. Because of the generous help of individual and institutional...
Rank this Week: 678

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Dean Breckinridge Tushingham (Soso State Law School) Named AALS President

    Dean Breckinridge Tushingham (Soso State Law School) Named AALS President
    Erik M. Jensen (Case Western), The Breck Trilogy: A Day in the Life of S. Breckinridge Tushingham, Tough on Scholarship, and Dean Breck: This series of three articles (that's why it's a trilogy, duh-h-h) chronicles the legal-academic career…
  • Jun 25

    The Top Five New Tax Paper

    The Top Five New Tax Paper
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list, with some reshuffling of the orders of the papers within the Top 5: [223 Downloads] Can New York Publish President Trump's State Tax Returns?, by Daniel…
  • Jun 25

    NY Times:Is Your God Dead?

    NY Times:Is Your God Dead?
    New York Times op-ed: Is Your God Dead?, by George Yancy (Emory): Is your God dead? I don’t mean the God of the philosophers or the scholars, but, as Blaise Pascal said, the “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob.” With no…
Rank this Week: 2261

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jun 25

    “Tool Without a Handle: Reflections on 20 years from Reno v. ACLU”

    “Tool Without a Handle: Reflections on 20 years from Reno v. ACLU”
    On 26 June 1997, in Reno v ACLU,[1] the US Supreme Court decided the fate of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), insofar as it criminalized the intentional transmission of "obscene or indecent" messages or…
  • Jun 20

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA
    The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property law (Matal v. Tam) and one of which didn’t (Packingham v. North Carolina). There is,…
  • Jun 16

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple
    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and…
Rank this Week: 391

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 25

    Article on The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview

    Article on The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview
    Rafael Domingo recently published an Article entitled, The Roman Law of Succession. An Overview, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The law of succession addresses the legal destiny…
  • Jun 25

    Father Mistakenly Told His Son is Dead

    Father Mistakenly Told His Son is Dead
    Frank Kerrigan buried his homeless son at a cemetery in Orange County, California last month. Friends and family travelled from as far as Las Vegas and Washington State to mourn at the $20,000 funeral. To Kerrigan’s great surprise, Bill…
  • Jun 24

    Article on How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’?

    Article on How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’?
    Emily Devaney recently published an Article entitled, How Can the Property (Relationships) Act Be ‘Trusted’? An Analysis of Trust Law and its Interface with Relationship Property Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017).…
Rank this Week: 2258

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    There's a wide array of book reviews on offer for legal historians this week:In The New York Times is a review of Edward Luce's sobering transnational treatise The Retreat of Western Liberalism. Also in the Times is Eric…
  • Jun 23

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From Quartz: "Is Donald Trump Saving the History Degree?" (h/t The Way of Improvement Leads Home). The legal historian Alfred Brophy, one of two editors of the American Journal of Legal History, is moving to the University of Alabama, as he…
  • Jun 23

    Engstrom on Class Actions (x 2)

    Engstrom on Class Actions (x 2)
    David Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School, has posted two papers on the history of class actions.  The first, forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Law Review 165 (2017), is Revolution of 1978 and the Puzzle of American Procedural…
Rank this Week: 289

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 25

    2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

    2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon
    From WFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution…
  • Jun 22

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn
    I write occasionally for the Best Practices in Legal Education blog and I recently posted the following: This post riffs on this post, which describes benefits of formative assessments and suggests some ways to do them.  It cites…
  • Jun 22

    Chatbots Who Negotiate

    Chatbots Who Negotiate
    From FOI Erin Archerd (Detroit Mercy): Facebook has apparently been developing chat bots that negotiate. This article in The Atlantic focuses on the bots creation of their own language. And here’s the Facebook report on training the…
Rank this Week: 1318

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 591

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 25

    South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico than many American

    South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico than many American
    CNN reports on the growing number of American expatriates who are living happily in Mexico and enjoying the "three Cs," climate, culture, and (lower) cost of living. According to the State Department, roughly 1 million US citizens…
  • Jun 25

    Congratulations to Three Newly Tenured Immigration Law Professor

    Congratulations to Three Newly Tenured Immigration Law Professor
    Congratulations to three superstar immigration law professors whose tenure was finalized by their respective universities in the last few weeks. Ming Hsu Chen is a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she holds a faculty…
  • Jun 24

    In Clooney's Italian Hometown, Immigration Is Key

    In Clooney's Italian Hometown, Immigration Is Key
    Clooney by Ed Van-West Garcia When I think of Lake Como in Italy, I think of George Clooney. Don't judge. I'm pretty sure most of our readers would say the same. And, by the way, you're welcome for the editorial...
Rank this Week: 2276

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jun 25

    Choosing Wellness This Summer

    Choosing Wellness This Summer
    Law students often comment about how stressed they are, how little sleep they get, how they survive on pizza and energy drinks, how they never have time to exercise, and more. It is easy for them during the academic year...
  • Jun 24

    Welcome to Two New Contributing Editors!

    Welcome to Two New Contributing Editors!
    It is with great pleasure that I welcome two new Contributing Editors to the Law School Academic Support Blog. Please join me in congratulating them on their editorial positions. They will begin posting next week, and all of us can...
  • Jun 23

    Reminder: Deadline for Learning Curve Submissions is July 1

    Reminder: Deadline for Learning Curve Submissions is July 1
    Dear Friends & Colleagues: We're working on the summer issue of The Learning Curve and would like a couple more articles. Please let this email serve as a reminder that the submission deadline for potential inclusion in this issue is...
Rank this Week: 4264

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.

    This is not the health care bill you were looking for. Move along.
         After weeks of suspense, built up with teases and process controversies, there is an understandable temptation to seize upon the newly released Senate Republican health care bill like a piece of next-generation…
  • Jun 24

    Ending Medicaid As We Know It: The Court's Role

    Ending Medicaid As We Know It: The Court's Role
    Perhaps the Senate's health care bill will be a political fizzle but if it passes, we should at least mark the Supreme Court's role in permitting Republicans to advance a proposal that would make one of the biggest changes to the welfare…
  • Jun 24

    Texas boys speak, and what they want is secession

    Texas boys speak, and what they want is secession
    Like many states, Texas has an annual "Boys State" (and I assume in these enlightened times a "Girls State" as well).  It met earlier this month, and guess what this set of potential future leaders of America's second-largest state…
Rank this Week: 191

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 4261

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 25

    President Trump Sued by Feminist Group

    President Trump Sued by Feminist Group
    From The Daily Caller: The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed a suit Monday against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for failing to give the organization data it wanted on sexual harassment in schools. The feminist nonprofit…
  • Jun 24

    IVF Out of Reach

    IVF Out of Reach
    From HuffPost: Much has been made of the high cost of rearing children in the United States, and rightly so. Families spend more than $230,000 on average to raise kids from birth to age 17 — a figure that doesn’t...
  • Jun 24

    Cosby

    Cosby
    From Garnet News, written by Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver (SMU Law School): WHAT THE COSBY AND SANDUSKY CASES TEACH US ABOUT REPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT Once one or two victims come forward, the gate opens and the flooding begins. In both...
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Turkey Removes Evolution From High School Curriculum

    Turkey Removes Evolution From High School Curriculum
    The New York Times reported yesterday that in Turkey the Education Ministry has decided to eliminate the teaching of evolution to ninth graders, removing the chapter on the topic from ninth grade text books because it is controversial.…
  • Jun 23

    In Mosque's Factional Dispute, Ohio Court Orders Dissolution and Reincorporation

    In Mosque's Factional Dispute, Ohio Court Orders Dissolution and Reincorporation
    In State of Ohio ex. rel. DeWine v. Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque, Inc., (OH App., June 22, 2017), an Ohio appeals court exercising its original jurisdiction in quo warranto actions granted the state attorney general a writ…
  • Jun 23

    Court Temporarily Halts Deportation of 100 Iraqi Chaldeans and Minority Muslim

    Court Temporarily Halts Deportation of 100 Iraqi Chaldeans and Minority Muslim
    A Michigan federal district court yesterday issued a 14-day stay of the immediate deportation of over 100 Iraqi nationals who were arrested in immigration raids earlier this month.  Many of those arrested were Chaldeans. (See prior…
Rank this Week: 410

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: 672

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jun 24

    Frederico Cheever (1957-2017)

    Frederico Cheever (1957-2017)
    I see from a comment on one of the other posts that Professor Frederico Cheever, a beloved environmental law professor at the University of Denver, passed away recently on a family trip. Cribbing now from the memorial notice at the...
  • Jun 24

    Civil Rights Era Building Trivia

    Civil Rights Era Building Trivia
    Before I depart the southern Atlantic for a gulf coast state, I thought I'd clear out a couple of trivia questions. This is a building I've been waiting a long time to take a picture of. Some years ago when...
  • Jun 24

    George Cochran (1936-2017)

    George Cochran (1936-2017)
    My friend Richard Gershon has passed along the news of the passing of his long-time and beloved colleague George Cochran at Ole Miss. Cribbing now a little from Professor Cochran's memorial notice, Cochran graduated first in his class from…
Rank this Week: 4275

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 24

    Donald Trump: The Art of the Fight

    Donald Trump: The Art of the Fight
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, describes President Trump’s lifelong history of being in fights—with wives, business partners, vendors, tenants, the news media, and countless others. Dean argues that…
  • Jun 21

    The Antidote to Trump: Humility, Character, and Integrity, aka, Judge Edward R. Becker

    The Antidote to Trump: Humility, Character, and Integrity, aka, Judge Edward R. Becker
    Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, extols the late Judge Edward Becker as exemplifying the traits of integrity, intelligence, and goodness—traits Hamilton…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Considers Whether to Grant Privacy to Cell Tower Location Record

    Supreme Court Considers Whether to Grant Privacy to Cell Tower Location Record
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb considers the reasoning behind an appeals court's allowing law enforcement to acquire, without a warrant or probable cause, cell phone records that include a user’s approximate location…
Rank this Week: 3557

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit
    Many thanks to Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) for forwarding yesterday's decision by the Fourth Circuit in Solomon v. NFL Player Retirement Plan. Here's Jon's description of the case: [T]he context is a retired NFL player's challenge to a…
  • Jun 23

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace
    Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces.…
  • Jun 23

    The Conservative Case for Union

    The Conservative Case for Union
    Jonathan Rauch has written The Conservative Case for Unions in the Atlantic. Congratulations to Matt Dimick (Buffalo) for a prominent mention, and for Rauch's discussion of Dimick's work on the Ghent System. Here's an excerpt from the…
Rank this Week: 2259

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2264

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: 204

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 24

    Pipeline Company Lacks Standing to Challenge State Foot-Dragging for Construction Approval

    Pipeline Company Lacks Standing to Challenge State Foot-Dragging for Construction Approval
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled yesterday that Millennium Pipeline Company lacked standing to sue the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its foot-dragging on Millennium's application…
  • Jun 23

    D.C. Circuit Says IDEA Class Action Not Moot

    D.C. Circuit Says IDEA Class Action Not Moot
    The D.C. Circuit ruled today that a class-action against the D.C. school system for failing to identify pre-school children with disabilities in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was not moot just because the…
  • Jun 23

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Upholds Liquor Regulation Against First Amendment Challenge

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Upholds Liquor Regulation Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its en banc opinion in Retail Digital Network v. Prieto, the Ninth Circuit rejected a First Amendment challenge to a California prohibition of alcohol manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 4248

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    Hodgson on Comparative Custodial Legal Advice

    Hodgson on Comparative Custodial Legal Advice
    Jacqueline Hodgson (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted From the Domestic to the European: An Empirical Approach to Comparative Custodial Legal Advice (In: Ross, Jacqueline E. and Thaman, Stephen C., (eds.) Handbook on…
  • Jun 23

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel
    Akiva A. Miller has posted The Law of Time Travel on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Even as time machines remain as fictional as ever, time-travel stories hold important lessons for legal reasoning. Starting from the ancient paradigms of…
  • Jun 23

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence
    Leigh Goodmark (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized? (40 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 53 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1984, the United States started…
Rank this Week: 2294

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 24

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit

    Members of Congress Have Standing in the Emoluments Suit
    By Eric SegallThe President of the United States owns a posh hotel in the shadow of the White House from which he derives foreign-government revenue. Along with income and benefits from many other domestic and international businesses, this…
  • Jun 23

    Redistricting and Blue Citie

    Redistricting and Blue Citie
    by Neil H. BuchananCan anything be done to make congressional and state legislative races more competitive?  The Supreme Court has taken on a case from Wisconsin that could meaningfully limit partisan gerrymandering.  Depending on…
  • Jun 22

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography
    by Michael DorfThe most important immediate impact of Monday's SCOTUS ruling in Matal v. Tam is that the Washington Redskins will be able to enjoy registered trademark protection, notwithstanding the offensiveness of their name. In…
Rank this Week: 270

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4258

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 24

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada
    In 2011 Facebook, Inc. used the name and picture of certain Facebook.com members as part of an advertising product.  In response, a class action was started in British Columbia on behalf of roughly 1.8 million British Columbia residents…
  • Jun 22

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract
    The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles: C. Kohler: Limits of mutual trust in the European judicial area: the judgment of the ECtHR in…
  • Jun 22

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising
    A book by Jean- Sylvestre Bergé and Geneviève Helleringer, Elgar Publishing 2017, just published. Lawyers have to adapt their reasoning to the increasingly global nature of the situations with which they deal. Often, rules…
Rank this Week: 604

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 4255

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jun 24

    Vindictive Former Judge Suspended

    Vindictive Former Judge Suspended
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has suspended a former judge for two years. The charges Count 1 alleged that then Judge-elect Nadeau’s directive to the Register of Probate of York County not to include seven attorneys on the court…
  • Jun 23

    A Misbegotten Prosecution Results In Dismissal And Reprimand

    A Misbegotten Prosecution Results In Dismissal And Reprimand
    The Maryland Court of Appeals decided a disciplinary case against two attorneys that I have closely followed. In sharp contrast to my usual position, I entirely side with the accused attorneys and believe that they (and their pro bono…
  • Jun 22

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct
    The Ohio Supreme Court revoked admission based on conduct that the applicant failed to disclose. Michael Alexander Callam, of Macedonia, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0092109, was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 17,…
Rank this Week: 382

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Why Mueller is Not Conflicted

    Why Mueller is Not Conflicted
    There is has been some loose talk about Mueller being conflicted because Comey is his friend. Let's stipulate that a prosecutor cannot prosecute a crime where his or her friend is the victim. But this begs the question. a. What...
  • Jun 6

    DOJ lawyers must be honest with the Court

    DOJ lawyers must be honest with the Court
    Lawyers may not misrepresent facts to the court. FRCP Rule 11. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers in particular have an obligation accurately to inform the court about executive branch action that is challenged as illegal or…
  • Jun 5

    Imposing on law students' "moral independence"

    Imposing on law students' "moral independence"
    DePaul law prof Julie Lawton has posted a new article, “Teaching Social Justice in Law Schools: Whose Morality is It?” Professor Lawton argues that “requiring law student participation in pro bono and legal clinics serving…
Rank this Week: 336

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 24

    Saturday Television Blogging – Queen Sugar

    Saturday Television Blogging – Queen Sugar
    The second season premiere of Queen Sugar, a television adaptation of Natalie Baszile’s novel, aired earlier this week, and if you’re the kind of person who likes to catch pop cultural depictions of business issues, this is a nice…
  • Jun 23

    Focus Group Experience

    Focus Group Experience
    Recently, I participated in a focus group on running shoes for Brooks. A few years ago, I did something similar for New Balance. Brooks paid each participant $100 for 90 minutes. The group was well-facilitated, and the group members stayed...
  • Jun 22

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)
    "The regulatory impulse of the earlier corporations statutes ... simply moved to federal law" https://t.co/uIddhM1C0N #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 17, 2017 "Delaware Supreme Court’s attitudes towards recurring…
Rank this Week: 2286

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jun 23

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery
    My research on what will be my next book continues.  An important part of the story will involve slavery. There is a delicious irony in the fact that Justice Washington, who owned slaves all of his life and inherited America’s most…
  • Jun 23

    Leopards and Their Spot

    Leopards and Their Spot
    My former colleague, Bill Bradford, is back in the news.  In 2005, he resigned from his position on our faculty, as summarized here. Two years ago he resigned his position as a lecturer at West Point, as summarized here. These scandals,…
  • Jun 20

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview
    Music is the best way we know how to drive social change: it overcomes social barriers in a way that mob-mentality and fear-based political rhetoric never can — Simon Tam A major First Amendment victory — National ACLU The…
Rank this Week: 613