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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/
Rank this Week: 8

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

    Working on Vacation?
    As the Fourth of July holiday is upon us, it is a good time to consider the following question: should non-exempt employees be compensated for time spent responding to work-related emails, texts, etc. It is extremely common for workers to...
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 23

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 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 26

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 32

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 6

    After Board Closes UNC Law School Poverty Center, Gene Nichol Launches New Poverty Research Fund

    After Board Closes UNC Law School Poverty Center, Gene Nichol Launches New Poverty Research Fund
    Following up on my previous post, North Carolina Senate Cuts $3 Million From UNC Law School Budget: 'The Gene Nichol Transfer Amendment': WRAL, Nichol Opens New Research Project at UNC Law: The Center on Poverty at UNC School of Law may have…
  • Jul 6

    Lipshaw: Law Schools Whose Rankings Are Helped (Or Hurt) By Their Law Review

    Lipshaw: Law Schools Whose Rankings Are Helped (Or Hurt) By Their Law Review
    Following up on last week's post, 2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citations: Jeff Lipshaw (Suffolk), Playing With Al Brophy's Alternative Law School Rankings - Student Centered vs.…
  • Jul 6

    The Tax Underpinnings Of The Greek Financial Crisi

    The Tax Underpinnings Of The Greek Financial Crisi
    Washington Post, Why Greece and Germany Just Don’t Get Along, in 15 Charts: Despite a crisis that has sometimes threatened the global economy — and maybe today, still does — Greece and Germany have just not been able to get along. Both…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jul 6

    Practice Pointer: Carefully Read Letters From Disciplinary Counsel

    Practice Pointer: Carefully Read Letters From Disciplinary Counsel
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has admonished an attorney as recommended by the Disciplinary Review Board, The case involved an attorney who had his first brush with the disciplinary system in 22 years of practice. The DRB overturned a…
  • Jul 6

    Regardless of Harm

    Regardless of Harm
    The Georgia Supreme Court accepted the voluntary license surrender of an attorney In the petition Barnes admits that he withdrew approximately $275,000 from his law firm’s trust account for his personal use, though the funds did not belong…
  • Jul 6

    A Learning Tool

    A Learning Tool
    The Wyoming Supreme Court has imposed a public censure of an attorney for a series of incidents while he was intoxicated. It started with his car crash into a mechanical gate at the Sheridan airport. He had appeared to not...
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Jul 6

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE
    I've been reading through the 48 classified documents about the NSA's XKEYSCORE system released by the Intercept last week. From the article: The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet…
  • Jul 6

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The vote count on the “greferendum” is in, and Greek citizens have decisively voted "no" (or "oxi"). Despite the potential for exorbitant fallout, the Greeks rejected the terms of an international bailout that would have required…
  • Jul 6

    Two Developments in Al Warafi's End of War Challenge

    Two Developments in Al Warafi's End of War Challenge
    I caught development one on social media last week: It seems Judge Royce Lamberth has set a hearing on Mukhtar Al Warafi's bid to end his detention at Guantanamo. The former Taliban medic, as readers well know, claims that assertions by…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    A Festschrift for Richard H. Helmholz

    A Festschrift for Richard H. Helmholz
    I’m very pleased to note the publication of the festschrift Studies in Canon Law and Common Law in Honor of R. H. Helmholz, edited by Troy L. Harris (Berkeley: The Robbins Collection, 2015).  “Richard Helmholz is a scholar,…
  • Jul 5

    Hovenkamp on "Classical" American Patent Law

    Hovenkamp on "Classical" American Patent Law
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, on The Emergence of Classical American Patent Law.An important historical debate has developed about whether the American Constitution was intended to be "classical" -- a term referring…
  • Jul 5

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty of Fourth of July and Founding Fathers themed book reviews and even a review of our blog's founder's most recent book. Here's a quick list of book reviews for weekend reading.Mary Dudziak's War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its…
Rank this Week: 46

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 5

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique
    Amid this weekend’s reminiscences of the birth of the United States, I found much to ponder in one reading – not in English, but rather in French. Entitled La démocratie dan les bras de Big Brother – that is,…
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Jul 6

    Pozen on Privacy-Privacy Tradeoff

    Pozen on Privacy-Privacy Tradeoff
    David Pozen (Columbia Law School) has posted Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs (University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Legal and policy debates about privacy revolve around conflicts between privacy and other…
  • Jul 6

    Coan & Desai on the Difficulty of Amendment & Interpretive Choice (And a Comment)

    Coan & Desai on the Difficulty of Amendment & Interpretive Choice (And a Comment)
    Andrew Coan and Anuj C. Desai (University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted Difficulty of Amendment and Interpretive Choice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The extreme difficulty of…
  • Jul 6

    Dagan, Kreitner, & Kricheli‐Katz on Legal Theory & Empirical Legal Studie

    Dagan, Kreitner, & Kricheli‐Katz on Legal Theory & Empirical Legal Studie
    Hanoch Dagan (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law), Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law), Tamar Kricheli‐Katz (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted Legal Theory for Legal Empiricists…
Rank this Week: 60

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 6

    Death on the Border: Graves of Shame

    Death on the Border: Graves of Shame
    The Texas Observer has released this report by Investigative Fund reporter John Carlos Frey. "Mass Graves in Texas," explores the tragic reality of border-crossing for migrants who are left behind if injured. Many die on the Texas…
  • Jul 6

    Another Trial for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Another Trial for Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MSCO) cannot seem to stay out of the news. The Associated Press reports that the contempt-of-court case dogging Sheriff Arpaio is not his only legal trouble. He is scheduled for…
  • Jul 6

    Flight of the Rohingya

    Flight of the Rohingya
    Photo via European Commission DG ECHO Today, the NYT has a heartbreaking story about the flight of Rohingya from Myanmar. The Rohingya are a group of Muslim IDPs (internally displaced persons). "Stateless, shunned and persecuted,"…
Rank this Week: 53

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
    The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law has issued a call for submissions on the theme "Contemporary Armed Conflicts and their Implications for International Humanitarian Law" for its forthcoming volume 18. The call is here.
  • Jul 6

    Call for Submissions: Transnational Environmental Law

    Call for Submissions: Transnational Environmental Law
    Transnational Environmental Law has issued a call for submissions for a special issue in recognition of its fifth anniversary. The theme is: "Common but Differentiated Responsibilities." The call is here.
  • Jul 6

    Fichtelberg: Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination

    Fichtelberg: Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination
    Aaron Fichtelberg (Univ. of Delaware - Sociology and Criminal Justice) has published Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination (Springer 2015). Here's the abstract:This book examines hybrid tribunals created in Sierra Leone, Kosovo,…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
Rank this Week: 105

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Richard Glossip

    Richard Glossip
    The Supreme Court’s decision in Glossip v. Gross (2015) cleared the way for Oklahoma to execute a person who may be innocent of murder and for whom Oklahoma admits merits a lesser sentence.  The precise issue in Glossip was whether…
  • Jul 5

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith
    One of the smartest young philosophers working in the area of law and religion is Kevin Vallier, who has just published his first book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation.  It is an important and distinctive…
  • Jul 3

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell
    Over at the Slate "Breakfast Table," I have a post describing the handful of biggest surprises in what was in fact (or so I argue) a Supreme Court Term in which the Justices generally acted according to predictable form.One of the most…
Rank this Week: 92

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 6

    California State Bar Offers On-Line Guide for "Seniors and the Law"

    California State Bar Offers On-Line Guide for "Seniors and the Law"
    The State Bar of California offers an on-line "guide for maturing Californians," available in PDF format. This is an updated, 2015 version. At first I was a bit dubious, as the length is just 12 pages and the print is...
  • Jul 6

    Washington Post Op-Ed: Summer Reading Suggestions for Law-Students-To-Be

    Washington Post Op-Ed: Summer Reading Suggestions for Law-Students-To-Be
    George Mason University Law School Michael Krauss offers an list of books for newly admitted law students to read over their summer vacation. Interesting selections, both expected and unexpected. Here are a few of his recommendations from his…
  • Jul 3

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home
    On July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania's Attorney General filed a complaint in the Commonwealth Court against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC (GGNSC) which manages and operates Golden Living Centers nationally. The AG's suit focuses on 14…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Jul 5

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday
    July 10th is the last day to register for the Applied Legal Storytelling conference in Seattle. The conference takes place from July 21st through July 23rd at the Seattle University School of Law. Conference information is on the Legal…
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jun 29

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981 (June 29, 2015). Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration of the petition. The case is "a legal challenge to the...
Rank this Week: 104

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 5

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events From 10-11 July 2015, as part of its summer Institute in Transnational Law, Duke Law School will be hosting a conference on the topic of “comparative foreign relations…
  • Jul 2

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank
    by Kevin Jon Heller Laurie Blank published a post yesterday at Lawfare entitled "The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose." The post accuses the Independent Commission of Inquiry's report on Operation Protective Edge ("Gaza…
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual
    by Gregory H. Fox by Gregory H. Fox [Gregory H. Fox is Professor of Law and Director of the Program for International Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School.] In the aftermath of the Iraq occupation, a vigorous debate began over the…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 108

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 6

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page
    If you are now or ever wish to be a coauthor of mine, please -- pretty please -- switch to a Mac so we can use pages. Microsoft Word for Macs has crashed on me twice this am when trying to save a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 4

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar
    Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 3

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 123

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 6

    Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not

    Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not
    This post is by Ian Hu, Claims Prevention and practicePRO Counsel at LAWPRO. Lawyers often talk about the stress and burden of debt. If there is one piece of advice worth giving, it is a simple one: spend less than you earn. As a new lawyer,…
  • Jul 6

    Machine Learning: Truth, Lies and “Gold Standards”

    Machine Learning: Truth, Lies and “Gold Standards”
    There’s an interesting article in the recent issue of AI Magazine called “Truth Is a Lie: Crowd Truth and the Seven Myths of Human Annotation.” AI Magazine is considered the “journal of record for the AI…
  • Jul 6

    Michael Silverstein – Editor, Mentor and Gentleman

    Michael Silverstein – Editor, Mentor and Gentleman
    Friends and colleagues of Michael Silverstein recently gathered at MacLean House in Toronto to share reminiscences and a musical tribute in his memory. Michael passed away on May 6, 2015, at age 63. Michael was best known to the legal…
Rank this Week: 155

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 3

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?
    If you work in technology, the big bad wolf can be your best friend. Read below to find out why. A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme court denied Google's appeal from a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which…
  • Jul 2

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware
      This letter is pretty remarkable.  It is already beginning to attract some attention. It is interesting from the perspective of both the general subject matter...   "I am writing in regard to the Federal Bureau of…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    June 2015 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2015-june/ Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder dialogue…
Rank this Week: 159

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained
    I have now posted many screen shots of my evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan. A few years ago I posted an extended comment that explained (viz. attempted to explain) the purposes and the theoretical presuppositions of my evidence…
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #12
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Jun 19

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11

    Images for Marshaling & Analyzing Evidence #11
    &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 205

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 150

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)
    Here's a weird one. At least to an outsider like me.Among other things, the Ninth Circuit vacates and injunction that prohibited a high school student from graduating.  That part doesn't seem strange.  Judge Callahan's opinion on…
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
Rank this Week: 420

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 6

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?
    The question in the title of this post is my post-holiday follow-up thought in light of my prior posts here and here and here concerning the uncertain (but surely significant) fall-out from the Supreme Court's big ruling in Johnson v....
  • Jul 6

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting article by John Stinneford which was recently updated on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the government wants to impose exceptionally harsh punishment on a criminal defendant, one of...
  • Jul 6

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?
    The question in the title of this post is my (somewhat muted) reaction to a key quote from this newly published Q&A interview with former Attorney General Eric Holder. Let me quote the Q&A passage of interest here and then...
Rank this Week: 266

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 314

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 6

    New York Adopts Uniform Bar Examination

    New York Adopts Uniform Bar Examination
    In case you missed it (I did), New York recently announced that it will utilize a uniform bar examination that is in use in 15 states. A New York Times article about this change is available here. I am not...
  • Jul 3

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel
    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings [OATH} is accepting applications from qualified persons who would like to serve on Contract Dispute Resolution Board (CDRB) panels. Each CDRB panel consists of an OATH ALJ, as…
  • Jul 2

    Captains Are Not Supervisor

    Captains Are Not Supervisor
    The Board recently held in Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 111 (2015), that captains of tugboats are not supervisors. Despite arguments by the company that the captains are supervisors because they exercise assignment authority…
Rank this Week: 296

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
  • Jul 6

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”
    This is a longer-than-average post about why we think that the Constitution establishes three equal branches.  As I’ve explained in some earlier posts, the text does not support that proposition, and at the Founding it’s hard…
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Jul 6

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool
    Raven Skye Boyd Maurer and attorney Joyce Nanine McCool were friends. Raven had a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband. Among other points of contention, Raven accused her ex-husband of sexually abusing the kids. Raven sought to…
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
Rank this Week: 474

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 6

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ
    The urge to merge is sweeping managed health care. Aetna AET -5.97 % announced Friday a $37 billion deal to acquire Humana. HUM 2.37 % Anthem and Cigna CI -0.95 % are in merger talks and could be next. The...
  • Jul 6

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach
    This is the hopeful side of the culture wars—a call for engagement, not retreat. Religious believers weighing the option of withdrawing from a culture increasingly hostile to their values should redouble their efforts to cultivate their…
  • Jul 6

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time
    In May, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that the Christian share of the population has declined, and that the decline came from Protestant mainstream churches and Catholicism — not evangelicalism. Evangelical churches…
Rank this Week: 397

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 6

    Summer Program in Venice

    Summer Program in Venice
    I have spent the last several weeks teaching in Venice; I'm home now and blogging should be much more consistent again. I taught a class entitled "Tort Law in Global Perspective," using Julie Davies and Paul Hayden's Global Issues…
  • Jun 30

    Engstrom on Health Court

    Engstrom on Health Court
    Nora Freeman Engstrom has posted to SSRN A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP. The abstact provides: The latest in a long line of reform proposals, health courts have been called “the best option for fixing...
  • Jun 29

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination
    Leslie Kendrick has posted to SSRN Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v. Coakley. The abstract provides: What does it mean to say that the government may not “restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its…
Rank this Week: 267

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 6

    Country's First Gay Divorce Firm Open

    Country's First Gay Divorce Firm Open
    From CBS Philly: A Philadelphia attorney has opened what he says is the first LGBTQ divorce firm. Philadelphia lawyer Conor Corcoran, who bills himself as the nation’s first gay divorce attorney, says he is ready to serve gays and…
  • Jul 5

    Your Chances of Marrying

    Your Chances of Marrying
    From the New York Times, The place where you grow up doesn’t affect only your future income, as we wrote about last week. It also affects your odds of marrying, a large new data set shows. The most striking geographical...
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
Rank this Week: 274

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Wiretapping, the iPad and "Devices"

    Wiretapping, the iPad and "Devices"
    This post examines an opinion the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently issued in a criminal case:  Commonwealth v. Diego, 2015 WL 3868639 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the Commonwealth appeals from the…
  • Jul 5

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted
    You can find the updated post here. It includes a link to a relatively detailed news story about the trial and the acquittal.  The defendant was offered a very good plea deal, but turned it down, went to trial and won. It's a good…
  • Jul 3

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by the U.S.Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals:  U.S. v. Kamara, 2015 WL 2438269 (2015) (per curiam). The opinion begins by explaining that apanel comprised of both officer and…
Rank this Week: 258

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Israel's Cabinet Strengthens Ultra-Orthodox Control of Religious Status Matter

    Israel's Cabinet Strengthens Ultra-Orthodox Control of Religious Status Matter
    Times of Israel reports that Israel's Cabinet on Sunday took two steps that place personal status matters of Israeli Jews more firmly under control of the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate.  First the Cabinet withdrew a measure that made its way…
  • Jul 6

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest
    From SSRN:Randall Lesaffer, The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations,(June 25, 2015).Asim Jusic, Actionable Pluralism and Toleration in Religiously Diverse Societies: For Whom and for What?, (CEDAR Occasional Paper No.7,…
  • Jul 6

    Court Dismisses Native American Challenge To San Antonio Revitalization Effort

    Court Dismisses Native American Challenge To San Antonio Revitalization Effort
    In Rocha v. City of San Antonio, (WD TX, July 2, 2015), a Texas federal district court rejected a vast variety of statutory and constitutional challenges to San Antonio's redevelopment efforts at several historical sites including the…
Rank this Week: 510

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 505

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 5

    Thoughts on the Greek Referendum and the Democracy Mismatch in Public Debt Crise

    Thoughts on the Greek Referendum and the Democracy Mismatch in Public Debt Crise
    Today's Greek referendum might look like a high point for democratic accountability, but it is not. When Greek citizens vote on the demands of their government’s international creditors, the outcome will bind Greek politicians, but not the…
  • Jul 4

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    So I've been off the grid for a few weeks, and of course after months of little to talk about, the world gave us a bounty of stories about financial distress, and related topics, each of which would merit its...
  • Jul 2

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding
    In a recent case called Madden v. Marine Midland Funding, the Second Circuit ruled that a loan owned by a debt collector violated New York's usury statute. The loan had been originally made by a national bank and was subsequently...
Rank this Week: 472

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jul 3

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times Magazine In The Popular Press: Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer, New York Times Machine Ethics: The…
  • Jun 28

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"
    I recently wrote a guest post for the Value of Suffering Project. I encourage you to read the post and to read about the project more generally.
  • Jun 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Rise of Cognitive Enhancers Is a Mass Social Experiment, The Conversation US In The Popular Press: Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times…
Rank this Week: 400

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Call for papers The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law invites submissions for its next issue (Volume 24:2). We are seeking articles on racial…
  • Jul 3

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded Property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [259 downloads] Investors Effect on Household Real Estate Affordability Sebastien Gay (Chicago - Econ) 2. [195…
  • Jul 2

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out its annual list of the country's most endangered historical sites. The Trust describes this year's entries as the "most diverse list ever." Here are the places facing threats:…
Rank this Week: 272

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 460

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect
    Spain's much criticized new "gag" law (ley mordaza) is now in effect, and its provisions could have a chilling effect on protest against government actions generally. Anyone convicted of illegally assembling, for example, could be…
  • Jul 2

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case
    Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that a prison sentence imposed on reporter Bekir Coskun for criticizing government officials was a violation of his freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Court has ordered the officials who…
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
Rank this Week: 277

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

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

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

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 392