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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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 28

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation
    Catherine E White has posted Comment: 'I Did Not Hurt Him...This Is a Nightmare': The Introduction of False, But Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations (Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Junk…
  • May 28

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape
    Raul Caruso (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan) has posted What is the Relationship between Unemployment and Rape? Evidence from a Panel of European Regions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the…
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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 new European Insolvency Regulation

    The new European Insolvency Regulation
    Antonio Leandro, the author of this post, teaches International Law at the University of Bari. On 20 May 2015 the European Parliament approved the new European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) in the text adopted by the Council at first reading on…
  • May 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
Rank this Week: 15

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 28

    Punctuating Happine

    Punctuating Happine
    [From the National Archives's press release.]The National Archives, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, will host a free conference on the Declaration of Independence titled “Punctuating Happiness,” from 9:15…
  • May 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
  • May 28

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West
    From Southern Methodist University, we have the following call for papers:Laying Down the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American WestA Joint Symposium Sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU and…
Rank this Week: 20

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 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 21

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

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
  • May 29

    Rational Security: “The ‘How Much is a Copy of Orgasm?’ Edition”

    Rational Security: “The ‘How Much is a Copy of Orgasm?’ Edition”
    Shane and I were alone for yesterday’s taping of Rational Security, Tamara being away on an overseas trip, so we pulled out the Scotch and had a conversation about two of my recent pieces of work: Jodie Liu and my paper about The…
  • May 28

    Psychology and War Power

    Psychology and War Power
    The common denominator of nettlesome war powers questions is who should make the difficult and freighted decisions about whether the nation goes to war, how it fights a war, and when it ends a war. Surprisingly, however, scholars and…
Rank this Week: 28

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 29

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 35

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
  • May 28

    DMCA hearings: remix

    DMCA hearings: remix
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating. Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works –…
Rank this Week: 54

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference
    For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area June 1-2, the American Red Cross will be hosting a 2-day conference entitled Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers addressing emerging frontiers of humanitarian action, including service to…
  • May 20

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law
    In an article in the most recent volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law (http://www.vjil.org/articles/when-are-international-crimes-just-cause-for-war), I explore the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)…
  • May 20

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman. Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law,…
Rank this Week: 68

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 8

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 67

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/
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
  • May 29

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    Michael John DeBoer (Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law) has posted Legislating Morality Progressively -- The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Religious Freedom, and Public Health Policy and Ethics (Journal of Law and…
  • May 29

    Vázquez on "Crimmigration"

    Vázquez on "Crimmigration"
    Yolanda Vázquez (University of Cincinnati - College of Law) has posted Constructing Crimmigration: Latino Subordination in a 'Post-Racial' World (Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Over the last…
Rank this Week: 96

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Woman Accused Of Altering Stepfathers Will

    Woman Accused Of Altering Stepfathers Will
    A Tamarac, Florida woman has been accused of forging portions of her stepfather's will in addition to forging signatures of family members. The women left herself an expensive recreational vehicle and had her step father sign a quit claim…
  • May 29

    Article On Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy

    Article On Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy
    Brian T. Galle (Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School) recently published an article entitled, Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy, Washington University Law Review, (2016). Provided below is an…
  • May 29

    CLE Estate Tax Returns & Estate Expense

    CLE Estate Tax Returns & Estate Expense
    The American Bar Association presents a paralegal CLE entitled, Introduction to Estate Tax Returns, Estate Expense, Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:300-1:30 Central online. Here is why you should attend: Attendees of the Paralegal eLearning Program…
Rank this Week: 129

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:  U.S. v. Bradbury, 2015 WL 2449641 (May 22, 2015).  He begins by explaining that…
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • May 29

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...
    ...a Northwestern radio, television and film professor had a Title IX "retaliation" complaint filed against her after writing an opinion piece in CHE about sexual politics and paranoia on campus; her chilling account of this appalling…
  • May 29

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record
    A prospective PhD student writes: I am a reader of your blog and your philosohy gourmet report -and a philosophy student. I found both resources very illuminating in thinking about grad school. I have seen that people sometime email you...
  • May 29

    Cudd from Kansas to BU

    Cudd from Kansas to BU
    Ann Cudd (political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of economics), University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Vice-Provost at the University of Kansas, has accepted appointment as Dean of the College of Arts &…
Rank this Week: 150

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Magistrates To Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriage

    North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Magistrates To Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriage
    As reported by The Advocate, yesterday North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, announced he would veto Senate Bill 2 (full text), which was sent to him earlier in the day by the state legislature. The bill provides…
  • May 29

    Provocative Draw Muhammad Contest and Rally Planned In Phoenix Today

    Provocative Draw Muhammad Contest and Rally Planned In Phoenix Today
    A provocative rally is set for this evening in Phoenix, Arizona outside the Phoenix Islamic Center.  KPHO News and Mashable report on the event organized by former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and billed as "Round 2" after the attacks…
  • May 29

    Group Challenges University Football Coach Leading Players In Lord's Prayer

    Group Challenges University Football Coach Leading Players In Lord's Prayer
    The Toledo Blade reported Wednesday on a letter (full text) sent by Freedom From Religion Foundation to the president of the University of Toledo (a public university) complaining about a video posted on the University's YouTube channel…
Rank this Week: 147

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 29

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie
    Light blogging ahead for me, as I will be leaving in a couple of days for my first visit to Cuba, as part of a small Penn State University faculty group. I'm confident I will have plenty of things to...
  • May 28

    New Survey on Retirement Readine

    New Survey on Retirement Readine
    Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has issued their 16th Annual Retirement Survey of Older Workers. Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations & Preparations of American Workers was released in May of 2015. The 81 page report…
  • May 28

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
Rank this Week: 122

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 28

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Cross-posted at Just Security As Marty Lederman’s earlier post explains, a D.C. district court is now considering the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi, found…
  • May 28

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon On May 27, 2015 Mr. Dire Tladi of South Africa was appointed Special Rapporteur for a new topic on the International Law Commission’s agenda:  jus cogens.  The progressive development and…
  • May 28

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Two recent court filings bring to light important questions about the scope and nature of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Who would have thought that so many years after 9/11 we would still be asking…
Rank this Week: 91

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 28

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion only a civil-procedure geek like me could love. The court held that in MDL cases, the trial court should apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which the case would have been properly…
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
Rank this Week: 87

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 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 140

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 97

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit this week denied the government's motion for a stay of Judge Hanen's nationwide injunction against the government's deferred action program for parents of Americans and lawful…
  • May 27

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled in National Association of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge settlement terms between the Service and…
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
Rank this Week: 279

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    David Kaye (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN Doc. A/HRC/29/32, May 22, 2015). Here's the summary:In the…
  • May 29

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor
    On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on "Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor," in Stockholm. The program is here. Here's the idea: This meeting brings together high-level…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero
    Kristen Eichensehr (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, no. 2, p. 355, 2015). Here's the abstract:As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this…
Rank this Week: 364

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration
    Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends. U.S. government officials are quick to…
  • May 28

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship
    As KJ blogged earlier, the annual Law & Society is happening now. There are many panels on immigration and citizenship. You can do a search here for panels. (Not sure these links will work but it's worth trying: click here...
  • May 28

    STREETS OF NEW YORK - Mexican moms of Brooklyn Photographs by David Bacon

    STREETS OF NEW YORK - Mexican moms of Brooklyn Photographs by David Bacon
    Photo courtesy of David Bacon Can one imagine a photo story on "Mexican Moms of Brooklyn" 20 years ago? The times they are a changin'. KJ
Rank this Week: 595

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    GAL's in CT

    GAL's in CT
    From the Connecticut Law Tribune: During testimony before the legislature last year, it seemed like the loudest voices in the debate over family court reform were those of divorcing parents angry at a legal system they believed had failed…
  • May 28

    Information in Adoption

    Information in Adoption
    From Sioux City Journal: A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.…
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
Rank this Week: 552

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 29

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era
    Edward Snowden burst into the public consciousness in June 2013 with a series of astonishing revelations about U.S. surveillance activities. Snowden's primary focus has centered on the U.S., however the steady stream of documents have laid…
  • May 28

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security
    Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last week, the CBC reported that Canada was among several countries whose surveillance agencies actively exploited security…
  • May 28

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2015 as Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last…
Rank this Week: 369

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Today's Law, Society & Taxation Panel

    Today's Law, Society & Taxation Panel
    Today's Law, Society, and Taxation panels at the 2015 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle: Panel #5: Business and Entity Taxation Panel #6: Inequality, Distribution and the State Panel #7: Topics in the Theory and Practice…
  • May 29

    Former Assistant Dean, Tenured Law Prof Sue Cleveland-Marshall Dean, Claim Retaliation For Formation Of Faculty Union

    Former Assistant Dean, Tenured Law Prof Sue Cleveland-Marshall Dean, Claim Retaliation For Formation Of Faculty Union
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland State University's Law School Dean Retaliated Against Associate Dean and Professor, Lawsuit Claims: The former [assistant] dean and a professor at Cleveland…
  • May 29

    IRS Should Be 'Red Carded' For This Lame FIFA Zing

    IRS Should Be 'Red Carded' For This Lame FIFA Zing
    USA Today, IRS Official Should be 'Red Carded' For This Terrible 'Red Card' FIFA Zing: The U.S. Government sent a shock wave through the sports world on Wednesday when it promptly indicted 14 FIFA officials — including two vice presidents…
Rank this Week: 586

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    Losing the Past

    Losing the Past
    Are you working in a firm that has gone through a merger, or been rebranded through a takeover? Have you had occasion to look on the web and try to locate the old firm by name or by its URL? In most cases if you do this, you will no longer…
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 28

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege
    An Ontario court has compelled an employer to produce an email message between HR staff and counsel in the wrongful dismissal case of Jacobson v Atlas Copco Canada Inc. The Superior Court of Justice found the employer failed to show that the…
Rank this Week: 441

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column
    Mike Rustad's tort scholarship is featured heavily in a column written by his son, James. A singer/songwriter as well, James includes his song "The Great Inevitably Exploding Ford Pinto."
  • May 28

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"
    It's summer and literature week here at TortsProf. Yesterday I posted about Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy," and today I'm pushing another novel from my home state of Virginia. Charlottesville lawyer John Davidson has just published…
  • May 27

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order
    Virginia Circuit Judge Martin Clark is about to publish his fourth novel, "The Jezebel Remedy." I reviewed Clark's third novel, "The Legal Limit," back in 2009. I'm very excited about the next one, due out on June 9th.…
Rank this Week: 583

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 28

    Mark Steyn On ISIS’ Origins With Frank Loesser

    Mark Steyn On ISIS’ Origins With Frank Loesser
    HH: And I begin this hour, which begins with our friend, Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn, www.steynonline.com, with the Kinks’ Lola for a couple of reasons. But first, Mark, did you ever have any connection with the Kinks? MS: Yeah,…
  • May 28

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-jindal The Transcript: HH: I’m joined now by the governor of the great state of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal, welcome back, it’s always a pleasure to speak with you. BJ: Hugh, thank you for having…
  • May 28

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-christie The Transcript: HH: Right now, I’m pleased to welcome back the Governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie. Governor Christie, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. CC: Hugh, happy to be back. HH: Good to…
Rank this Week: 197

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?
    According to this article, the photographer, Richard Prince, is ripping off using other people’s Instagram photos – and selling them for lots of money ($90,000)! Arguably, he can do this because it’s fair use -- he blows the images…
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
Rank this Week: 426

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 28

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”
    For over twenty-five years, federal courts of appeals have rebelled against every Supreme Court mandate that weakens the federal sentencing Guidelines. That rebellion has intensified since the Court dealt a blow to the Guidelines a decade ago…
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • May 28

    Haan on NAM v. SEC

    Haan on NAM v. SEC
    Sarah Haan has an interesting post on Balkination about D.C. Circuit's rehearing of NAM v. SEC, the 2014 case in which the court threw out part of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule on First Amendment grounds. The post addresses the...
  • May 28

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection
    Mike Koehler has an interesting post on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on the FCPA Professor Blog. The post discusses how the SEC determines whether as a civil action in federal court or an SEC administrative proceeding. It's well worth...
  • May 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015). Hunter DeKoninck, Note, Breaking the Curse:…
Rank this Week: 247

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • May 28

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!

    TWIHL Podcast # 13!
    As Nic and Frank are traveling, I wanted to alert everyone to TWIHL Podcast number 13: http://twihl.com/ I made my second guest appearance, and we discuss some recent ACA-related litigation, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center (which I…
  • May 27

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

    Position Opening: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
    The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and…
  • May 26

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 3: the 21st Century Cures Act
    The CURES bill, HR6, https://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr6-114/text, was introduced in the House of Representatives on May 19 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means Committee. The bill received unanimous…
Rank this Week: 183

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 27

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union
    The LA Times reports: Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy
    From today's WSJ: U.S. businesses, feeling heat from activist investors, are slashing long-term spending and returning billions of dollars to shareholders, a fundamental shift in the way they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother
    I just finished the Wright Brothers, which I enjoyed, even though I don't think it's one of McCullough's best books. My main criticisms? The treatment of the events of December 1903 get relatively... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 320

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/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 513

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 27

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover
    The Irish government has decided to support the sale of it's 25 percent stake in national carrier Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG). All eyes now turn to Ryanair, Aer Lingus' largest shareholder and itself the…
  • May 21

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System
    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reportedly will begin assigning safety ratings to all foreign carriers serving Chinese airports, with the possibility of revoking licenses of carriers with low scores. The carriers will be…
  • May 18

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015
    The University of Zagreb Faculty of Law and the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences invite you to attend the First International Transport and Insurance Law Conference – INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015, on October 15 and 16. The conference will…
Rank this Week: 405

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 354

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 26

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge
    According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to bring corruption charges against up to 14 senior officials at FIFA, the world's soccer governing body. The reports from CNN come from "law enforcement officials."…
  • May 26

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?
    My friend Kimberly Brown used to invite me once a year to address her Administrative Law class at University of Baltimore Law School. The topic was always the pros and cons of an Independent Counsel, operating under the auspices of...
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
Rank this Week: 547

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 26

    The School of Don Walker

    The School of Don Walker
    Several people have used the phrase “old school” when talking about Don Walker. I know what they mean and it is certainly intended as a compliment. But I want to make sure no one thinks that what Don did as a news reporter and…
  • May 24

    The Rule of Law in the United State

    The Rule of Law in the United State
    The highly regarded World Justice Project, an independent organization in Washington, D.C. that promotes the rule of law, has used 47 indicators organized around nine themes to generate a so-called “Rule of Law Index.” Using this…
  • May 13

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference

    Sampling the Strong Stew of Thoughts at Eckstein Hall Education Conference
    Given the long list of controversial and major decisions to be made soon as the process of setting Wisconsin’s state budget for the next two years comes to a head, it was remarkable how much agreement there was among speakers at the…
Rank this Week: 447

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
Rank this Week: 514

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/
Rank this Week: 343