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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: 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/
  • May 27

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot
    Seems checking mail provides the same “intermittent variable rewards” that addicts folks to slot machines. That insight, and several others, comes from How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and…
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • May 28

    The Proposed Revision of the Posting Directive (paper)

    The Proposed Revision of the Posting Directive (paper)
    Veerle Van Den Eeckhout has written a working paper version of an article on the Proposed  Revision of the Posting Directive.  The working paper, in Dutch, is entitled “Toepasselijk arbeidsrecht bij…
  • May 27

    Out now: Matthias Weller (ed.), Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (2016)

    Out now: Matthias Weller (ed.), Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (2016)
    Professor Dr. Matthias Weller, European Business Law School-University of Wiesbaden (Germany), has edited and co-authored a new volume on European Conflict of Laws (in German): Europäisches Kollisionsrecht (Nomos; Baden-Baden, 2016). The…
  • May 26

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union
    Meik Thöne has authored a book on the abolition of exequatur proceedings under the new Brussels I-Regulation (“Die Abschaffung des Exequaturverfahrens und die EuGVVO”, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, IX + 289 pages). The…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • May 29

    Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins Remarks at Guantanamo Bay

    Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins Remarks at Guantanamo Bay
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement over the weekend: CHIEF PROSECUTOR MARK MARTINS REMARKS AT GUANTANAMO BAY 28 MAY 2016 Good evening. As we commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, we pause in solemn…
  • May 29

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan
    Editor's Note: Although the presidential candidates, our media, and most importantly, Lawfare, tend to focus on the danger from Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, right-wing groups have been a more lethal terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland…
  • May 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program
    This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of…
Rank this Week: 57

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 86

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 29

    20th Annual Webby Award

    20th Annual Webby Award
    No, we weren’t invited to the party. But many serious and not-so-serious folks were. All award winners could give acceptance speeches, but only speeches with five or fewer words. If you noodle around here and have patience, you can hear...
  • May 29

    Top online job sites for law students seeking traditional as well as alternative career opportunities.

    Top online job sites for law students seeking traditional as well as alternative career opportunities.
    Hilary Mantis, a career advice columnist for National Jurist Magazine, has complied a list of top job sites for law students still looking for employment. Ms. Mantis provides recommended websites to visit based on whether you're looking for a…
  • May 28

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia
    From the AP George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter. The school announced plans to...
Rank this Week: 171

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 29

    Some blogosphere reading for the extended weekend

    Some blogosphere reading for the extended weekend
    With a bit of unexpect internet time, I have come to see a few interesting postings from the past week around the blogosphere that seemed worth rounding up here. So: From California Correctional Crisis, "Long Sentences for Juveniles:…
  • May 28

    "To Save Our Justice System, End Racial Bias in Jury Selection"

    "To Save Our Justice System, End Racial Bias in Jury Selection"
    The title of this post is the headline of this New York Times op-ed authored by one of my favorite former bosses, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman. Like all writing by Judge Newman,...
  • May 28

    Two notable new article examing capital prosecutions of intellectually disabled defendant

    Two notable new article examing capital prosecutions of intellectually disabled defendant
    Michael Perlin, whose interesting scholarship on mental health criminal always includes an extra-fun Bob Dylan reference in the title, has these two notable new articles on capital prosecutions now available via SSRN: "'Your Corrupt Ways…
Rank this Week: 138

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 29

    "Judge temporarily suspends extradition of "El Chapo" to US"

    "Judge temporarily suspends extradition of "El Chapo" to US"
    From Jurist: A Mexican judge granted a temporary suspension [El Mundo report, in Spanish] on the extradition of Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán to the US on Saturday. The decision comes after Guzmán's lawyers filed [El Pais report, in…
  • May 29

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 368 De-Policing Stephen Rushin and Griffin Sims Edwards University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial…
  • May 28

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"
    Kent Scheidegger has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Yet neither the House bill nor the Senate bill includes recklessness in its defaultmens rea provision. The Senate bill (S. 2298) requires "willfully" and the House…
Rank this Week: 141

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Article on Building a Trusts and Estates Practice

    Article on Building a Trusts and Estates Practice
    Alyssa A. DiRusso recently published an Article entitled, Turn-Key T&E: Building a Trusts and Estates Practice, 29 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 126–76 (2016). Provided below is a summary of the Article: If your dream is to start your own…
  • May 29

    Article on Encouraging Charitable Bequest

    Article on Encouraging Charitable Bequest
    Kristine S. Knaplund recently published an Article entitled, Becoming Charitable: Predicting and Encouraging Charitable Bequests in Wills, 77 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1–49, (2015). Provided below is a summary of the Article: What causes people to…
  • May 28

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe
    Are millionaires moving across the country to benefit from tax breaks? A study based on thirteen years of tax data shows that this assumption is principally untrue. Oftentimes, millionaires are moving for reasons that have nothing to do with…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
Rank this Week: 257

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    Good morning, legal historians. There are quite a few book reviews to check out this Memorial Day weekend.  Appropriately, many are somber but thought-provoking accounts of our capacity for violence and the law's power to control it.In…
  • May 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    credit: LSAWe just registered for the American Society for Legal History’s annual meeting in Toronto, October 27-30.  How about you? The Judicial History of Santa Fe, as told in murals. The Law and Society Association annual…
  • May 27

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma
    Legal studies of Myanmar/Burma have been booming in recent years, with exciting new work coming out by scholars like Australia-based Nick Cheesman and Melissa Crouch. Now the Asian Legal Information Institute brings us a fabulous set of…
Rank this Week: 106

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service
    ACLU of Illinois reports on a complaint it filed last month with the Illinois Department of Human Rights charging Bernadine’s Stillman Inn in Galena, Illinois with religious discrimination. After reserving the Inn for their…
  • May 27

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right
    An AP article posted yesterday provides a useful state-by-state summary of legislative activity and executive orders this year in 35 states relating to religious freedom, including bills that specifically protect religious views relating to…
  • May 27

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College
    In American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey v. Hendricks, (NJ App., May 26. 2016), a New Jersey state appellate court held that grants to two religious colleges for capital improvements violate the provision in the New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • May 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 170

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 109

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
  • May 27

    Developmental Equality

    Developmental Equality
    We live in a time where we can accurately predict the risks and opportunities for many children.  As surely as if we marked them at birth (or even before), we can identify who will likely succeed and who will likely fail by…
  • May 25

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return
    Donald Trump’s refusal thus far to release his tax returns raises an interesting issue.  Tax returns are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I can’t just ask the IRS to give me his returns and get them.…
  • May 25

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4
    In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s…
Rank this Week: 295

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 27

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?
    Earlier this month Ciara O’Connell’s blog post alerted us that I.V. v. Bolivia is expected to be the first Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IA Court) case to apply the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment…
  • May 27

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back IntLawGrrl Cindy Soohoo and introduce Suzannah Phillips as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Cindy is the Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic at City University of New York…
  • May 27

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016
    One of the main questions of contemporary (international) law comes from the increasingly blurred line between the public and private— how do we treat private organizations taking on the responsibilities and roles previously firmly…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • May 27

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?
    Robert A. Mead, with many years of experience as a law librarian at the University of Kansas, the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Supreme Court, and now serving as the Deputy Chief Public Defender for New Mexico,...
  • May 26

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
    We all know folks who are the glass half-full type (optimist), as well as the glass half-empty type (pessimist). When one talks to those folks, how those folks interpret what they hear depends on what "glass type" they are. The...
  • May 26

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update
    Senior residential care provider Life Care Centers of America is the focus of recent legal news, including: KOAA TV 5 News: Colorado Jury Awards $5.5 million in wrongful death suit against Life Care Center of Pueblo. Chattanooga Times Free…
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 172

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 225

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 292

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 4

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense
    Sonia Katyal writes for The New York Times, May 4, 2016 Brands and trade symbols are not just pictures. They implicate the very force of identity, which can form and recode itself according to the dynamic pull of public culture. But there are…
  • May 4

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime
    Franklin Zimring quoted in The Washington Post, May 4, 2016 “If you and I are selling drugs on the street, we’re both going to want the best corner, and if we have a conflict about who got there first, we’re not going to put…
  • May 3

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 3, 2016 Mr. Pulte’s interests are divided, as he has hedged his own stock holdings in the company and borrowed heavily against them, leaving one to wonder whether he is acting…
Rank this Week: 123

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 247

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 190

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 166

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Blog for various Georgetown Law faculty to post about legal topics of interest.

http://gulcfac.typepad.com/georgetown_university_law/
  • Jun 13

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
    The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration has promoted the role of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy as fiercely as…
  • Jun 6

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion
    by Lisa Heinzerling When an agency defends over three decades of inaction on an important problem by saying that acting would take too long, one hopes a judge reviewing the agency's inaction will see through the pretense. This is exactly what…
  • Sep 2

    Ozone Madne

    Ozone Madne
    (The following post corrects two small factual errors in the original post.) by Lisa Heinzerling Today, President Obama announced that he had asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the final National Ambient Air Quality Standard…
Rank this Week: 165

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 568

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 29

    Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump - WSJ

    Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump - WSJ
    SAN DIEGO— Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with Donald Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich…
  • May 29

    NYT video on libertarian convention (with hats)

    NYT video on libertarian convention (with hats)
  • May 29

    Alaska new

    Alaska new
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. via hosted.ap.org
Rank this Week: 2150

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Feinberg: Sovereignty in the Age of Global Terrorism: The Role of International Organisation

    Feinberg: Sovereignty in the Age of Global Terrorism: The Role of International Organisation
    Myriam Feinberg (Univ. of Haifa - Minerva Centre for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions) has published Sovereignty in the Age of Global Terrorism: The Role of International Organisations (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the…
  • May 29

    SFDI: Le précédent en droit international

    SFDI: Le précédent en droit international
    La Société française pour le droit international has published Le précédent en droit international (Pedone 2016). Here's the abstract:Le précédent en droit international fait sans doute partie…
  • May 28

    Fach Gómez & Titi: International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America

    Fach Gómez & Titi: International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America
    Katia Fach Gómez (Univ. of Zaragoza) & Catharine Titi (French National Centre for Scientific Research) have posted International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America (Journal of World Investment & Trade,…
Rank this Week: 1329

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • May 29

    "Emotion and False Memory"

    "Emotion and False Memory"
    Recently Published on SSRN (and in Emotion Review, Vol.8, No.1, 2016): "Emotion and False Memory" ROBIN L. KAPLAN, Bureau of Labor Statistics ILSE VAN DAMME, KU Leuven, Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Experimental Psychology LINDA J.…
  • May 27

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: D. Shoemaker, ed., Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility (2017)): "Implicit Bias, Responsibility, and Moral Ecology" MANUEL R. VARGAS, University of San Francisco - School of Law,…
  • May 25

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in PNAS, Vol. 113, No.8, 2016, pp.2047-2050): "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions" STEVEN J. FRENDA, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior SHARI R. BERKOWITZ,…
Rank this Week: 2146

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: 2018

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/
  • May 29

    Documents unsealed in Trump University lawsuit

    Documents unsealed in Trump University lawsuit
    On Friday, Donald Trump spent more than ten minutes of a campaign rally to criticize (and highlight the ethnic origin of) the judge in a class action against Trump University, mainly because the judge had issued various rulings against the…
  • May 28

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding
    Following up my previous post on Peter Thiel and Gawker, this TNR post is so wrong about so many issues with civil litigation. First, it derides the ACLU/NAACP analogy (also offered by Eugene Kontorovich) as "ridiculous." That is…
  • May 27

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment
    I wanted to share two takes on the news that tech billionaire Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Simona Grossi (Loyola-LA) argues there is nothing inherently wrong with Thiel financing someone else's…
Rank this Week: 1959

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Pappas on Takings Claims and Regulation

    Pappas on Takings Claims and Regulation
    Michael Pappas (Maryland) has posted A Right to Be Regulated? (George Mason Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Can property include a right to government regulation? An enormous amount rides on this question. Billions of dollars in…
  • May 29

    Infranca on the Sharing Economy and the Middleman

    Infranca on the Sharing Economy and the Middleman
    John Infranca (Suffolk) has posted Intermediary Institutions and the Sharing Economy (Tulane Law Review Online) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Regulating Sharing: The Sharing Economy as an Alternative Capitalist System, Professor Rashmi…
  • May 29

    Zhang on Property and the Influence of Cultural Factor

    Zhang on Property and the Influence of Cultural Factor
    Tails Zhang (Duke) has posted Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions (Yale Journal of International Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Do “cultural factors” substantively influence the creation and evolution of property institutions?…
Rank this Week: 2455

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/
  • May 29

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 29, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 29, 2016)
    Is "the time ... ripe for the development of shareholder duties on the part of institutional investors"? https://t.co/xqMSPVf7Ee #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 23, 2016 "Ayn ... Rand’s villains were just as…
  • May 28

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction
    A former law student of mine who practices in Delaware just alerted me to this Delaware Online article. The article describes the proposed bill as follows: House Bill 371 would restrict the number of corporate shareholders who can petition…
  • May 28

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager
    Public companies are required to report certain material events within 4 business days on Form 8-K. These events include such matters as the departure of directors or officers, the disposition of assets, or material impairment of assets. In…
Rank this Week: 2445

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/
  • May 29

    Ukraine's Defense: Russian Suit Part of a "Broader Strategy of Aggression"

    Ukraine's Defense: Russian Suit Part of a "Broader Strategy of Aggression"
    It has taken several months, but the Russian Particulars of Claim and Ukraine's Defence (akin to complaint and answer in U.S. civil procedure) have now been filed. Distilled to its essence, Ukraine's response, as the Financial Times notes, is…
  • May 26

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge
    H.R. 5278, containing debt restructuring authority and an oversight board for Puerto Rico, inched closer to passage after yesterday's approval by the House Natural Resources Committee. A combination of Rs and Ds rejected amendments that would…
  • May 25

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert
    The brief is not up on the SG's webpage yet, but they are recommending granting the petition and reversing the Third Circuit. Hat tip to Professor Lipson or Attorneys Goldblatt et al.? I think this now places granting odds at...
Rank this Week: 476

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 29

    Educational Nonprofit Under Investigation

    Educational Nonprofit Under Investigation
    A South Carolina nonprofit has recently come under fire for their practices in fund disbursement. Palmetto Kids First Scholarship Program is an organization that gives students with disabilities scholarships to obtain private school education…
  • May 28

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage
    The "Google Cultural Institute" recently announced its initiative to document and provide access to works of art owned by museums from around the world, facilitated by the Google "art camera," which enables the production…
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
Rank this Week: 940

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Death on the High Seas: UN -- 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

    Death on the High Seas: UN -- 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
    The Associated Press is reporting that the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees says over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach…
  • May 29

    Slam Poet George Masao Yamazawa Nails What It's Like to Be a Child of Immigrant

    Slam Poet George Masao Yamazawa Nails What It's Like to Be a Child of Immigrant
    National Poetry Slam Champion George Masao Yamazawa is the son of Japanese immigrants — but he doesn't know how to speak Japanese. Thus, he's afraid of being the "broken chain" in his family's lineage. In his poem "The…
  • May 29

    Trump shames ‘Mexican’ (U.S. Born Citizen by Birth) Judge

    Trump shames ‘Mexican’ (U.S. Born Citizen by Birth) Judge
    The Washington Post reports that, as protesters outside a rally in San Diego on Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, gave a…
Rank this Week: 2442

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    4 Things Newly Single Women Should Do With Their Finance

    4 Things Newly Single Women Should Do With Their Finance
    Saving for a New You From US News & World Report: Over the years, I've worked with many women who find themselves newly single as a result of divorce or widowhood. Those life events can be incredibly demanding emotionally, even...
  • May 28

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation
    3 Takeaways on Virginia's Luttrell v. Cucco From JD Supra Business Advisor: Last December, I previewed the case of Luttrell v. Cucco, which had, at that time, just been taken up by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Court recently...
  • May 27

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with
    Listening Devices on Little Kids From The Guardian: A young girl had listening devices sewn into her school blazer and raincoat so that her father could eavesdrop on her private meetings with a social worker, a court has been told....
Rank this Week: 2443

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • May 27

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format
    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has recently held that a party who held relevant electronic records must produce them in native format, rather than in TIFF format, although producing them in native format (in this case, Excel) could…
  • May 27

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk
    In a 2015 speech, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin implored the legal profession to “accept the idea of change”, including the reality that some tasks that have been traditionally carried out by lawyers can now be more effectively…
Rank this Week: 2139

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • May 29

    Help Fort McMurray evacuees - volunteer lawyers needed in Edmonton & Calgary on June 11 for Dial-A-Lawyer initiative

    Help Fort McMurray evacuees - volunteer lawyers needed in Edmonton & Calgary on June 11 for Dial-A-Lawyer initiative
    If you are looking for a way to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, here is an opportunity for you. Lawyers are invited to assist Fort McMurray residents through the Fort McMurray Dial-a-Lawyer initiative. Pro Bono Law…
  • May 20

    The Flipped Classroom in Action

    The Flipped Classroom in Action
    Are you interested in the idea of the Flipped Classroom, but unsure how it works, or what it actually means? In this video, produced with the assistance of students from my Evidence law class from 2015, I break down how...
  • May 16

    Blogging Update

    Blogging Update
    Things have been slow with grades coming in and last minute wrap-up issues related to convocation. So stay tuned. Hopefully, next week things will pick up!
Rank this Week: 4450

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 29

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September
    The Central States Law Schools Association Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota. CSLSA is an organization of…
  • May 23

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work
    In a press release today, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced that a severe financial crisis is threatening its ability to carry out its mission. Because of the dire nature of this situation, the press release is…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
Rank this Week: 889

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"
    Dinner tonight was duck fried "rice," with the rice in scare quotes because it was mostly riced cauliflower left over from last night. I started with two Muscovy duck breasts left over from Helen's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 2036