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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/
  • Mar 2

    [Eugene Volokh] Missouri Constitution’s right to bear arms covers many nonviolent felon

    [Eugene Volokh] Missouri Constitution’s right to bear arms covers many nonviolent felon
    So a Missouri trial court held Friday, in Raymond Robinson; Missouri’s right to bear arms provision had been strengthened last year. Missouri law bans gun possession by anyone who has a felony conviction, and the court had to decide…
  • Mar 2

    [Randy Barnett] Lobbying the Chief Justice (again)

    [Randy Barnett] Lobbying the Chief Justice (again)
    Back in May 2012, after the progressive intelligentsia had launched its “Disdain Campaign” against the conservative justices in general and Chief Justice Roberts in particular, but before the Supreme Court announced its decision,…
  • Mar 2

    [Sasha Volokh] An “easy” answer to the infamous Monty Hall problem

    [Sasha Volokh] An “easy” answer to the infamous Monty Hall problem
    You may have heard of the so-called Monty Hall problem: you’re on a game show, there are three doors, and there’s a car behind one door. You choose door 1. The host, Monty, opens a door which (1) is different than the door you…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Mar 2

    Darian-Smith on Identity & the State

    Darian-Smith on Identity & the State
    Eve Darian-Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara) has posted The Constitution of Identity: New Modalities of Nationality, Citizenship, Belonging and Being (Austin Sarat and Patty Ewick (eds) Wiley Handbook of Law and Society,…
  • Mar 2

    Goldstein on Constitutional Devotion & Violence

    Goldstein on Constitutional Devotion & Violence
    Jared A. Goldstein (Roger Williams University School of Law) has posted To Kill and Die for the Constitution: How Devotion to the Constitution Leads to Violence on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From an early age, Americans are taught that...
  • Mar 2

    Smith on Wisdom & Reason in the Law

    Smith on Wisdom & Reason in the Law
    Steven Douglas Smith (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Wisdom versus 'Reason' in Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper, written for a conference at Pepperdine on “Wisdom, Law, and Lawyers,” begins by considering…
Rank this Week: 21

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 2

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong
    Thomas K. Cheng, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and Jolene Lin, University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law offer Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong. ABSTRACT: This…
  • Mar 2

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input
    Hiroshi Kitamura, Kyoto Sangyo University, Noriaki Matsushima, Osaka University - Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Misato Sato, George Washington University - Graduate School of Economics explain Exclusive Contracts with…
  • Mar 2

    Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damage

    Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damage
    John M. Connor, Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and Robert H. Lande, University of Baltimore - School of Law explain that Cartel Settlements Seldom Surpass Actual Damages. ABSTRACT: Antitrust law authorizes treble…
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 371 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 371Paul Lagarde, La méthode de la reconnaissance est-elle l’avenir du droit international…
  • Mar 2

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 33, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:Robert Spano, The European Court of Human Rights and National Courts: A Constructive Conversation or a Dialogue of Disrespect? Amrei…
  • Mar 2

    Bianchi, Peat, & Windsor: Interpretation in International Law

    Bianchi, Peat, & Windsor: Interpretation in International Law
    Andrea Bianchi (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Daniel Peat (Univ. of Cambridge - Law), & Matthew Windsor (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) have published Interpretation in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press…
Rank this Week: 26

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 31

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: 39

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: 40

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
  • Mar 2

    French Same-Sex Marriage, a Strange International Public Policy

    French Same-Sex Marriage, a Strange International Public Policy
    By Dr. François Mailhé, maître de conferences, Paris II Last month, on January 28, the French Cour de cassation decided on a new “Same-sex Marriage” Act international case. After “Thalys babies” in…
  • Mar 2

    Annexes I and II Brussels Recast

    Annexes I and II Brussels Recast
    Quick post to inform about the publication, on the OJ L 54, 25.02.2015, of the Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/281, of 26 November 2014, replacing Annexes I and II of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and…
  • Mar 2

    Tort jurisdiction and pure economic loss – Request preliminary ruling

    Tort jurisdiction and pure economic loss – Request preliminary ruling
    Written by Laura van Bochove, Erasmus University Rotterdam In January, the Dutch Court of Cassation referred several questions on Article 5(3) Brussels I Regulation to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling (Case C-12/15), including the questions…
Rank this Week: 55

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 2

    Civil War Sword Returned to Soldier's Gravesite

    Civil War Sword Returned to Soldier's Gravesite
    In 2012 Ted Gonzalez, owner of the Pacific Diamond and Swiss Watch Exchange, bought a civil war sword from an estate dealer. “I thought it was unusual just because I’ve never bought one before [so] I decided to buy it...
  • Mar 2

    Texas' First Same-Sex Marriage: Product of Creative Lawyering

    Texas' First Same-Sex Marriage: Product of Creative Lawyering
    Attorney’s who followed the tornado of legal arguments surrounding Texas’ first legal same-sex marriage said that the newlyweds’ counsel “beautifully executed a creative legal strategy to help their clients tie the knot.” Austin…
  • Mar 2

    Understanding Estate Creditor

    Understanding Estate Creditor
    There is nothing more painful than the loss of a loved one. During this time, it is important to understand how to handle an estate. In deciding how to best approach any estate matter, one must first understand how the...
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Mar 2

    Stuntz’s Presence In Yate

    Stuntz’s Presence In Yate
    Last week, the Court decided Yates v. United States, the red grouper case, by a 5-4 vote in favor of the defendant. I’ve blogged about Yates and its oddities before (here and here). In this post I’d like to focus on a connection between…
  • Mar 2

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Call for Information
    Time once again for the entry level hiring report. I will gather the following information for tenure-track, clinical, or legal writing full-time entry-level hires: Basic Information: Name, Hiring School, JD Institution, JD Year of Graduation…
  • Mar 2

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie
    What’s the half-life for internet-breaking social media sensations these days? It seems to get shorter and shorter, so I figured I should address #TheDress sooner rather than later. Is it White & Gold, or Blue & Black? For all the…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Mar 2

    The Arizona Redistricting Case

    The Arizona Redistricting Case
    The press reports of today’s oral argument suggest that the Court will find the Arizona state constitutional amendment unconstitutional.  The Justices evidently think that the state legislature does have standing and that the…
  • Mar 2

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal
    Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is annotated in The Wall Street Journal by 30 professors, authors, and investors.  Editors Erik Holm and Anupreeta Das assigned…
  • Mar 2

    FAN 49.1 (First Amendment News) Court takes no action in pending free speech case

    FAN 49.1 (First Amendment News) Court takes no action in pending free speech case
    The Court has just released its orders from the February 27th Conference. There were no cert grants or denials in any of the pending petitions listed below. Some opinions may be released next week.   THE COURT’S…
Rank this Week: 52

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 2

    Oei Presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? Today at Pepperdine

    Oei Presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? Today at Pepperdine
    Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane) presents Can Sharing Be Taxed? (with Diane M. Ring (Boston College)) at Pepperdine today as part of our Tax Policy Colloquium Series: The past few years have seen the rise of a new model of production and consumption of…
  • Mar 2

    The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform

    The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform
    Forbes: Hey, It Could Happen! The Optimist's Case For Tax Reform, by Joseph Thorndike (Tax Analysts): It’s easy to be cynical about tax reform. Politicians tell us that fixing the tax system is imperative and essential. But comprehensive…
  • Mar 2

    Avi-Yonah: The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS

    Avi-Yonah: The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), All or Nothing? The Obama Budget Proposals and BEPS: There is a wide bipartisan consensus that the US international tax regime is broken. We have the highest corporate tax in the OECD, which at 35% imposes a…
Rank this Week: 49

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in ProtectMarriage.com v. Padilla, (Docket No. 14-434, cert. denied 3/2/2015) (Order List).  In the case, the 9th Circuit in a 2-1 decision (full text) rejected a challenge by backers…
  • Mar 2

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week
    In Jack-Bey v. Tribley, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23161 (WD MI, Feb. 26, 2015), a Michigan federal district court refused to dismiss a claim by an inmate who was a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America that the 1st Amendment protects…
  • Mar 2

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee
    The Miami Herald reported yesterday that a military judge, Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, has lifted his prior restraining order that had barred women guards from being used at Guantanamo Bay to transfer former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al…
Rank this Week: 51

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 23

    SEC Speaks 2015

    SEC Speaks 2015
    At SEC Speaks 2015 on February 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C., Chair Mary Jo White, Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, and Commissioner Kara M. Stein delivered remarks. The texts of…
  • Feb 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesse Scott, Student Article, The JOBS Act: Encouraging Capital Formation, But Not IPOs, 7 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 367 (2014).…
  • Feb 23

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending February 20, 2015).
Rank this Week: 46

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 2

    Can a State Use an Independent Redistricting Commission?

    Can a State Use an Independent Redistricting Commission?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the case testing whether Arizona can use an independent commission…
  • Mar 2

    Senate Republicans Say They Have a Health Care Plan

    Senate Republicans Say They Have a Health Care Plan
    Senators Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander, and John Barrasso wrote in WaPo that Republicans now have a plan for health care, should the Supreme Court strike the IRS subsidies for health-insurance purchasers on a federally facilitated exchange in…
  • Mar 2

    Nebraska Federal Judge Declares Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Nebraska Federal Judge Declares Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Senior United States District Judge Joseph Bataillon has enjoined Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban in its state constitution and found it violates the Fourteenth…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 74

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 2

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
  • Mar 2

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management
    Lately I have been thinking about knowledge management (KM) and how difficult it seems to be to implement effectively. From my perspective looking in (unless you count CanLII Connects as a national KM initiative), it seems there are many…
  • Mar 2

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Mar 3

    Ohio judge invokes legal ethics rules against lawyer who privately crticized judge

    Ohio judge invokes legal ethics rules against lawyer who privately crticized judge
    Jonathan Adler, at Volokh, ran this post about Ohio Judge Tim Grendell. According to news accounts, the judge learned that a party in a matter had said that a lawyer not involved in the particular matter had made deeply unflattering...
  • Mar 2

    Eulogy for Monroe

    Eulogy for Monroe
    Abbe Smith delivered this moving tribute at Monroe's memorial yesterday: Monroe was my friend, co-author, intellectual life partner, mentor, and member of the family. There is no one like him; he is irreplaceable. I’m not the only one…
  • Mar 2

    In Memoriam: Paul Vapnek

    In Memoriam: Paul Vapnek
    I just received news of the passing of Paul Vapnek -- a terrific patent lawyer who made foundational contributions to legal ethics in California and legal ethics for patent lawyers. Here is an obituary. Paul was a great man and...
Rank this Week: 86

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
  • Mar 2

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech
    Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2015 WL 795841, No. WDQ–14–1825. (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2015) Disappointing ruling on political speech and infringement now supplemented by flat-out wrong ruling on dilution.  Hershey…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Mar 1

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization
    The Roanoke Times: Forced sterilization victims in Virginia awarded compensation: Rose Brooks would have loved to have children and a family of her own one day. “But they said, no, no, no, you can’t,” she said. Brooks, 73, of…
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
Rank this Week: 77

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 28

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right
    When I was in school at the University of Virginia, Dean Smith's University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team routinely thrashed my beloved Cavaliers. At the time, I blamed Smith's reliance... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 27

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case
    Frankel: I was intrigued by another amicus brief filed on the defendants’ behalf. Not the brief by onetime SEC defendant and billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban, but the one by three professors... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 26

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book
    UCLA Law Librarian Kevin Gerson sent along some thoughts in response to my post the other day on law libraries: Here are a few thoughts on print resources in law libraries: The operating budget of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 87

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 2

    What a Treat! Immigrant Chef Invites Justice Sotomayor to Dine

    What a Treat! Immigrant Chef Invites Justice Sotomayor to Dine
    The Washington Post had a story today about how Francisco Ferrufino, the recently promoted Executive Chef of Meridian Pint (Columbia Heights, Washington DC), invited Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to dine in the restaurant. She…
  • Mar 2

    Immigrant of the Day: Rey Faustino (The Philippines)

    Immigrant of the Day: Rey Faustino (The Philippines)
    Rey Faustino and his family arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines seeking a better life. As it so often turns out, getting to America was actually the easy part. The Faustinos, now U.S. citizens, were undocumented and spoke little...
  • Mar 2

    Missing in Action: Job-Driven Educational Pathways for Youth and Adult

    Missing in Action: Job-Driven Educational Pathways for Youth and Adult
    Titled Missing in Action: Job-Driven Educational Pathways for Youth and Adults, this National Skills Coalition brief details particular aspects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that are ripe for additional advocacy. The brief…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Mar 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
  • Mar 1

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    I'm well overdue for a labor & employment roundup, so this one is loaded. And somewhat dated at times. Enjoy: Blogger Emeritus Paul Secunda on recent developments on Gov. Walker's attempts to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. It…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Mar 1

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection
    I suspect many readers have never heard of UN Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This is because the list of participating schools, only identifies six…
  • Feb 28

    Harrison and Mashburn Ask the Meaning of Citations And Suggest Reform

    Harrison and Mashburn Ask the Meaning of Citations And Suggest Reform
    Jeff Harrison and Amy Mashburn of the University of Florida have a paper up on ssrn, "Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study." It asks the uses that authors and courts make of…
  • Feb 28

    Yamamoto et al on Jeju

    Yamamoto et al on Jeju
    Eric Yamamoto, Miyoko Pettit, and Sara Lee have posted on ssrn an extensive paper on the Jeju massacre, in which perhaps as many as 30,000 South Korean citizens were killed. Their paper is called "Unfinished Business: A Joint South…
Rank this Week: 130

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 17

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people
    Jeffrey Selbin and Paul Boden write for Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2015 After homelessness began skyrocketing in the 1980s, cities responded with laws that criminalize basic life activities conducted in public like standing, sitting,…
  • Feb 17

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.
    Kim Thuy Seelinger writes for The Washington Post, February 16, 2015 The family was stopped at a police checkpoint because it was after curfew. They were detained for several hours. The child died there, roadside, in a red pickup truck.
  • Feb 17

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation
    Robert Berring interviewed by The Daily Californian, February 10, 2015 “Attorney General (Eric) Holder has stated that so long as medical marijuana dispensaries do not violate state laws they will let them alone,” Berring said in…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 101

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Mar 2

    Live: Gen. John Allen Addresses the Future of the Fight Against ISIL

    Live: Gen. John Allen Addresses the Future of the Fight Against ISIL
    At 5:00 pm, General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, will deliver a keynote address at the Atlantic Council on the future of the fight against the Islamic State. You can watch the event live…
  • Mar 2

    Additional Thoughts on the DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

    Additional Thoughts on the DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment
    Jack gave a terrific rapid reaction to the DNI’s 2015 annual threat assessment, delivered last Thursday. Here, I wanted to add a few more brief thoughts comparing this assessment to previous ones. First, the rank ordering of global…
  • Mar 2

    3/2 Session #3: Odds and End

    3/2 Session #3: Odds and End
    Motion AE319J is next. In it, the defense asks to postpone the government’s bid to admit hearsay, pending the Court of Military Commission Review’s (“CMCR”) resolution of an interlocutory appeal concerning charges…
Rank this Week: 181

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 2

    The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary's Foreign Gov't. Payola

    The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary's Foreign Gov't. Payola
    The Washington Post reported last week that the tax-exempt foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton accepted money from seven foreign governments while Hillary served as U.S. Secretary of State (it’s unclear how much foreign money the…
  • Mar 2

    Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios - The Washington Post

    Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios - The Washington Post
    President Obama, seeking to explain his veto of a bill that would have leapfrogged the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, in an interview with a North Dakota station repeated some false claims that had previously earned him…
  • Mar 2

    Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today - The Washington Post

    Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today - The Washington Post
    Bush was, by far, the best that I've seen him in his just-started presidential campaign. Gone was the somewhat-bumbling, uncertain speech-giver. (He did make a weird reference to campaign finance law and an odd joke about the weather in…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Mar 2

    Third Annual AASE Conference

    Third Annual AASE Conference
    Registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual AASE National Conference May 26-28, 2015 The John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois To register go to: http://www.associationofacademicsupporteducators.org/conferencesevents.html You can update…
  • Feb 26

    Law School Action Comics #11

    Law School Action Comics #11
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Feb 25

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support January 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, New York Raising the Bar As law schools react to a changing bar exam landscape, many schools have adapted new and different programming to meet...
Rank this Week: 164

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
  • Feb 28

    Divorce Recovery Conference

    Divorce Recovery Conference
    From KCTV Kansas City: A special conference in the metro was created to help women who are going through divorce spread hope and love to others. Women traveled from as far as 700 miles away to attend this year's "Your...
  • Feb 27

    Children & Family Relations Bill

    Children & Family Relations Bill
    From Irish Independent: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald expects to get Government clearance on Tuesday for a new Children & Family Relations Bill, which she hopes will be put through the Dáil and Seanad by the end of March. Ms…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 194

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 209

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
Rank this Week: 206

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 203

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 2

    Does Promoting Democracy in Hong Kong Violate the Principle of Non-Interference in Domestic Affairs?

    Does Promoting Democracy in Hong Kong Violate the Principle of Non-Interference in Domestic Affairs?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku A bipartisan group of US lawmakers proposed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act last week.  The proposed law would “would enhance U.S. monitoring of Hong Kong’s autonomy and human…
  • Mar 2

    Will Japan Embrace the “Illegal But Legitimate” View of the UN Charter’s Limits on Use of Force?

    Will Japan Embrace the “Illegal But Legitimate” View of the UN Charter’s Limits on Use of Force?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Japan has been slowly moving to modify its domestic law, both constitutional and legislative, restricting the use of its military forces outside of Japan.  In its latest political discussions, it is worth noting…
  • Mar 2

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, March 2, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, March 2, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The Malian government has signed a peace agreement with some northern rebel groups but the main…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Mar 2

    Association of Academic Support Educators Conference

    Association of Academic Support Educators Conference
    Registration is now open for the Third Annual National Conference of the Association of Academic Support Educators. The conference will be May 26-28, 2015 (just after the Global Legal Skills Conference) at The John Marshall Law School in…
  • Mar 2

    Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop in July

    Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop in July
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive…
  • Mar 1

    Ed Harri Receives Oregon State Bar Award

    Ed Harri Receives Oregon State Bar Award
    Edward J Harri of Willamette University College of Law is a Professor of Legal Writing and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. He began teaching Legal Research and Writing in 1986 and he has served as associate dean from 1994...
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman
    The Business Law Prof Blog is pleased to announce that Professor Marc Edelman will be joining us as a guest blogger for the month of March. Quoting from his online bio, "Marc Edelman is an Associate Professor of Law at...
  • Mar 2

    Darian Ibrahim on Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?

    Darian Ibrahim on Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?
    As many of you know, both I and my co-blogger Joan Heminway have written several articles on crowdfunding. My articles are available here and Joan’s are available here. I think that a properly structured crowdfunding exemption…
  • Mar 1

    SOMETHING OLD, BORROWED AND BLUE: NEW YORK STILL NOT WEDDED TO BITCOIN REGULATIONS

    SOMETHING OLD, BORROWED AND BLUE: NEW YORK STILL NOT WEDDED TO BITCOIN REGULATIONS
    The following comes to us from J. Scott Colesanti and Mandy Li Weiner: To a degree large or moderate, New York shall soon be at the vanguard of Bitcoin regulation. Since last July, observers have been asked to witness the...
Rank this Week: 365

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 2

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie
    What’s the half-life for internet-breaking social media sensations these days? It seems to get shorter and shorter, so I figured I should address #TheDress sooner rather than later. Is it White & Gold, or Blue & Black? For all…
  • Feb 28

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce
    I wanted to post a quick blurb about my testimony yesterday before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee in the hearing on The State of Class Actions Ten Years After the Class Action...
  • Feb 26

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Allan Erbsen entitled Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation. Allan reviews a recent article by Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, the current…
Rank this Week: 261

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 2

    Is America's Transportation System Racist

    Is America's Transportation System Racist
    An long article in Slate argues in the affirmative: Race and transportation have long been intertwined, whether it be federally funded highways that plowed through, or isolated, minority neighborhoods; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus…
  • Mar 2

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim
    Michael Goodman (George Washington) has posted Taking Back Takings Claims: Why Congress Giving Just Compensation Jurisdiction to the Court of Federal Claims is Unconstitutional (Villanova Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Under…
  • Mar 2

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Homeownership in the US is on the decline and the percentage of...
Rank this Week: 356

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: 297

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect
    The FCC has adopted new rules under Title II of the Communications Act to regulate the Internet. Briefly, in the words of the FCC's Open Internet Order: no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization. Discussion here from the Washington…
  • Feb 26

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh
    Local media are reporting that blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death and his wife severely injured by unknown assailants as they were leaving a book fair near Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Law enforcement is searching for the attackers.…
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
Rank this Week: 363