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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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • Apr 17

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat
    Those actively following or engaging with bencher election activities on Twitter will recognize this hashtag. It’s been pretty exciting to watch and be a part of. In the past week (April 10th-16th), 158 different contributors issued…
  • Apr 16

    An Ounce of Prevention on Law Day

    An Ounce of Prevention on Law Day
    Prevention is better than cure, health professionals like to remind us. But what’s true for your physical well-being is arguably just as true for your emotional and financial health. That’s why it’s so important for people…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Apr 18

    [Todd Zywicki] “Credit is a Powerful Tool for American Families”

    [Todd Zywicki] “Credit is a Powerful Tool for American Families”
    The Business Section of the print version of this fine newspaper features a column by Tom Durkin and me in Sunday’s edition. The online version is posted already and available here. It is based on our book, “Consumer Credit and…
  • Apr 17

    [Eugene Volokh] “I heard it from Brian Boitano” = good defense in Oksana Baiul libel lawsuit

    [Eugene Volokh] “I heard it from Brian Boitano” = good defense in Oksana Baiul libel lawsuit
    From yesterday’s Second Circuit decision in Baiul v. Disson, familiar libel principles illustrated in a fun fact pattern: “[W]hen a defamatory statement is allegedly made about a public figure, the plaintiff has a heightened…
  • Apr 17

    [Orin Kerr] Stay in the know with IJ’s Short Circuit

    [Orin Kerr] Stay in the know with IJ’s Short Circuit
    The Institute for Justice has created a free weekly case alert service for those interested in knowing about noteworthy federal circuit cases. The publication, Short Circuit, is a weekly Friday e-mail with entertaining and opinionated short…
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 18

    The Ugly Truth About What's Going Wrong In American Law School

    The Ugly Truth About What's Going Wrong In American Law School
    Bloomberg, The Ugly Truth About What's Going Wrong in American Law Schools: With Test Scores and Bar-Passage Rates Falling, Academics Grope for Answers: Are law students getting dumber, foreshadowing a future dip in the talents available to…
  • Apr 18

    IRS Budget Cuts: Tax Administration v. Tax Handout

    IRS Budget Cuts: Tax Administration v. Tax Handout
    Chris Edwards (Cato Institute), IRS Budget Cuts and Tax Filing: For taxpayers needing IRS help, this year’s filing season could be a nightmare. The Washington Post today reports on the long lines at IRS offices. The newspaper suggests that…
  • Apr 18

    Burk: Much Heat, Some Light In Resurgent Law School Eschatology Debate

    Burk: Much Heat, Some Light In Resurgent Law School Eschatology Debate
    Bernie Burk (North Carolina), Much Heat, Some Light in Resurgent Law-School Eschatology Debate: There has been a flareup in the debate over the purpose and value of law school. The new discussion has been prompted by a series of posts by…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Apr 17

    My Advice to Law School Transparency: Declare Victory and Move On

    My Advice to Law School Transparency: Declare Victory and Move On
    I'm going to keep this one brief and provocative. Six years ago, when Law School Transparency (LST) came into existence, law schools had some problems with transparency. The problems were not actionable. As Michael Simkovic details here and…
  • Apr 16

    SeaWorld in a World of Trouble

    SeaWorld in a World of Trouble
    A potential class-action lawsuit against SeaWorld was filed in Florida on April 8 just two weeks after the company was sued over its killer whale care in San Diego in another purported class action suit. The Florida lawsuit alleges unjust...
  • Apr 16

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David M. Attwater, Promoting Sustainable Development with Canadian Public Procurement, 44 Pub. Cont. L.J. 79 (2014) Jonathan M. Barnett, Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets, 64 Duke L.J. 605 (2015) Timothy Bunting, Lost and…
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Apr 16

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back
    Apologies for our recent outage, which many of you had noticed – thanks to those who emailed in and pointed out the problems with accessing posts, search, etc. We had gremlins of some variety in the database which powers…
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
Rank this Week: 32

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 18

    Congress Ends Coverage of Medicare Part B Deductible

    Congress Ends Coverage of Medicare Part B Deductible
    Medicare beneficiaries typically purchase “Medigap” insurance, which pays for most of Medicare’s deductibles and copayments. However, Congress recently passed legislation that will no longer allow Medigap plans to offer coverage of the…
  • Apr 18

    Article on Charitable Bequest

    Article on Charitable Bequest
    Elizabeth R. Carter (Louisiana State University) recently published an article entitled, Tipping the Scales in Favor of Charitable Bequests: A Critique, 34 Pace L. Rev. 983-1040 (2014). Provided below is the article’s abstract: The public…
  • Apr 18

    Importance of Reviewing Powers of Attorney Gifting Provision

    Importance of Reviewing Powers of Attorney Gifting Provision
    Powers of Attorney are often drafted using boilerplate language. However, with the now $5.43 million Federal estate tax exemption, many Powers of Attorney may need to be revised in the way they address gifts made by agents. Prior to the...
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Apr 18

    Download of the Week: "The Return of Lochner" by Colby & Smith

    Download of the Week: "The Return of Lochner" by Colby & Smith
    Thomas Colby and Peter J. Smith (George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School) have posted The Return of Lochner (Cornell Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 527, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For a...
  • Apr 17

    Ranchordas & Kouroutakis on Sunset Clauses & De-Juridification

    Ranchordas & Kouroutakis on Sunset Clauses & De-Juridification
    Sofia Ranchordas and Antonios E. Kouroutakis (Information Society Project, Yale Law School and City University of Hong Kong) have posted Temporary De-Jurification: Sunset Clauses at a Time of Crisis (Minnesota Journal of International Law,…
  • Apr 17

    Boso on Sexual Orientation Stereotyping

    Boso on Sexual Orientation Stereotyping
    Luke A. Boso (University of San Francisco School of Law) has posted Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping (83 Tenn. L. Rev. (2016), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What does it mean to discriminate…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Apr 9

    Don’t tread on my Internet

    Don’t tread on my Internet
    Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet.” It’s part of a special collection of articles and videos dedicated to the proposition…
  • Apr 9

    FCC Preemption of State Municipal Broadband Restrictions is Legally Problematic and Bad for Taxpayers and Competition

    FCC Preemption of State Municipal Broadband Restrictions is Legally Problematic and Bad for Taxpayers and Competition
    By a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided on February 26 to preempt state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that bar municipally-owned broadband providers from providing services beyond their geographic…
  • Apr 8

    The Ninth Circuit botched its efficiencies analysis in the FTC v St Lukes antitrust case

    The Ninth Circuit botched its efficiencies analysis in the FTC v St Lukes antitrust case
    Earlier this week the International Center for Law & Economics, along with a group of prominent professors and scholars of law and economics, filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit seeking rehearing en banc of the court’s FTC,…
Rank this Week: 37

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Evangelist Blocked From Festival Sue

    Evangelist Blocked From Festival Sue
    St. Paul Pioneer Press reports on a lawsuit filed April 3 by the Center for Religious Expression (press release) on behalf of evangelist David Miller who was prevented by police from preaching at the 2014 Irish Fair-- an annual event on the…
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Senate Kills Bill To Make Bible the Official State Book

    Tennessee Senate Kills Bill To Make Bible the Official State Book
    According to The Tennessean, the Tennessee state Senate yesterday effectively killed the controversial bill, passed by the House a day earlier, that would have made the Bible the state's official book. The Senate voted 22-9 to send the…
  • Apr 16

    Justice Alito Stays 3rd Circuit's Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Decision

    Justice Alito Stays 3rd Circuit's Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Decision
    Late on Wednesday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order (full text) temporarily staying the Third Circuit's mandate in Zubik v. Buwell. In the case, the 3rd Circuit upheld the Obama Administration's rules accommodating…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
  • Apr 15

    2015 Coral Gables Commission Election Result

    2015 Coral Gables Commission Election Result
    Coral Gables mayor Cason and commissioner Quesada re-elected, joined by newcomer Slesnick: With 27 of the city’s 27 precincts reporting, Cason won 57 percent of the vote to Ralph Cabrera’s 43 percent. Quesada, 35, an attorney…
  • Apr 13

    Coral Gables Commission Group V Election: Six Candidates in Search of a Plurality

    Coral Gables Commission Group V Election: Six Candidates in Search of a Plurality
    There are six candidates for Coral Gables Commission Group V, so it will not take many votes to get a win in what has recently been a low-turnout election. There is no run-off (there should be). We’re fortunate to have … Continue…
Rank this Week: 49

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 18

    Update on the Successful Campaign to Stop the Sale of Art from the Internment Camp

    Update on the Successful Campaign to Stop the Sale of Art from the Internment Camp
    As we blogged previously, a New Jersey auction house decided not to sell photographs of interned Japanese Americans and artifacts that they made while they were interned in camps between 1942 and 1945. No doubt, the collaboration of Japanese…
  • Apr 18

    A Bird's Eye View of the Oral Argument Before the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United State

    A Bird's Eye View of the Oral Argument Before the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United State
    Nicholas Espiritu of the National Immigration Law Center late yesterday provided this blog report on the oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United States: : This morning, the line to get...
  • Apr 17

    Law Students Help Detained Immigrant Families in Karne

    Law Students Help Detained Immigrant Families in Karne
    I want to give a shout out to students in the UC Davis School of Law Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO) who traveled to San Antonio, Texas during spring break to provide support and assistance for immigrant women and children...
Rank this Week: 52

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU
    I am happy to announce that Scott Hemphill is moving across town from Columbia Law to NYU Law. NYU now has the following antitrust team: Harry First Eleanor Fox Scott Hemphill Dan Rubinfeld Others on the NYU faculty who have...
  • Apr 17

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach
    Germain Gaudin, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Despoina Mantzari, University of Reading - School of Law; Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation offer Margin…
  • Apr 17

    2015 ANTITRUST WRITING AWARDS - Winners - Concurrence

    2015 ANTITRUST WRITING AWARDS - Winners - Concurrence
    2015 Winning Award Articles I. ACADEMIC ARTICLES 1. GENERAL ANTITRUST When the State Harms Competition – The Role for Competition Law Eleanor M. Fox and Deborah Healey, 79(3) Antitrust Law Journal, p. 769, 2014. 2. CONCERTED…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Apr 18

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Johnson v. U.S.: Whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Tuesday McFadden v. U.S.:…
  • Apr 17

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence
    Elizabeth Katz (Harvard University - Department of History) has posted Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence: A Challenge to the Conventional Family Privacy Narrative (William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 21, No. 2,…
  • Apr 17

    McLeod on Death Row

    McLeod on Death Row
    Marah Stith McLeod has posted Does the Death Penalty Require Death Row? The Harm of Legislative Silence (Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article exposes two flawed assumptions about death row in…
Rank this Week: 62

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 16

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women
    United Nations Peacekeeping is actively looking for “qualified senior women” to join their staff: We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN…
  • Apr 15

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence
    During her first visit to Colombia last month, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura drew attention to the issue of sexual violence in Colombia’s five decade long conflict. She met with government…
  • Apr 15

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Daniela Kravetz as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Daniela is an international criminal justice and gender practitioner. She currently works as a consultant for UN Women in Colombia supporting…
Rank this Week: 67

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 82

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: 71

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Modern Papacy and War

    The Modern Papacy and War
    It did not receive nearly the attention it should have. In the last five weeks, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the Holy See's chief diplomatic representative to the United Nations, has issued calls for organized military responses against…
  • Apr 9

    Making Sense of Human Dignity

    Making Sense of Human Dignity
    Charles White, “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” 1956 “The roots of the cosmopolitanism I am defending are liberal: and they are responsive to liberalism’s insistence on human dignity. It has never been easy to say what…
  • Apr 8

    Liberals and Sexual Orientation: Religious Liberty and Hate Speech

    Liberals and Sexual Orientation: Religious Liberty and Hate Speech
    Liberals think it obvious that evangelical Christians should not have a constitutional right to discriminate in hiring or in deciding which customers to serve on the basis of sexual orientation. I agree with these conclusions, but I think the…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Apr 18

    A Saturday night Marx question

    A Saturday night Marx question
    Now you know what I'm working on this evening. Here it is in brief: Marx thought technological innovation under capitalism would produce a falling rate of profit for capitalist enterprises, but he thought this because he accepted the labor…
  • Apr 18

    What is it like to be a philosopher?

    What is it like to be a philosopher?
    The Brit Brogaard story! This is due to the good work of Clifford Sosis.
  • Apr 18

    Philosophy PhDs outside academe...

    Philosophy PhDs outside academe...
    ...in The Atlantic.
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Apr 17

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question
    In what has been termed "Sonypocalypse," hackers breached the Sony Pictures corporate database and stole widespread data from the company. Much of this data was later leaked to the public. While most of the attention for this…
  • Apr 16

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence
    Soon after Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1991, liability insurers began marketing separate liability insurance coverage for employment-law liability—what insurers today call it Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). How…
  • Apr 15

    NLRB Representation Rules Now in Effect

    NLRB Representation Rules Now in Effect
    It's official. As of yesterday, the NLRB's new representation rules are now effective. Challenges are already raised, and more are likely to follow, so there's plenty more to come. In the meantime, if you're look for a primer on the...
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Apr 17

    Ukraine's Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign

    Ukraine's Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign
    Debt restructuring is the second largest source of outside financing for Ukraine’s new IMF program. The Fund itself brings $17.5 billion over four years; $9.6 billion comes from governments and other multilaterals (including Europe, the…
  • Apr 16

    Russia's Bond: It's Official! (... and Private ... and Anything Else It Wants to Be ...)

    Russia's Bond: It's Official! (... and Private ... and Anything Else It Wants to Be ...)
    Ukraine's bond restructuring talks are in high gear, and, as ever, Russia is trouble du jour. Not only is it threatening to hold out in the bond deal and take Ukraine to arbitration, Russia also seems poised to block IMF...
  • Apr 16

    Dodd Frank and Pink Champagne

    Dodd Frank and Pink Champagne
    Over at Dealb%k, I argue that section 117 of Dodd-Frank is more Siouxsie and the Banshees than Eagles.
Rank this Week: 101

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
  • Mar 25

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?
    Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both schools have been rejected by the union membership, twice at U of…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Apr 18

    Eleventh Circuit flunks Civ Pro

    Eleventh Circuit flunks Civ Pro
    We just started Erie last week and one of my students found this Eleventh Circuit decision from March. The Erie analysis (at pp. 25-31) is so utterly ridiculous and facile as to make me wonder if any of the judges (or their clerks) ever took…
  • Apr 18

    An Appreciation of Legal Blogging (and Twitter!)

    An Appreciation of Legal Blogging (and Twitter!)
    Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger here. This month, I have read with interest and surprise the recent lamentations of legal blogging posted by some of the founders and earliest adopters of the medium. I was particularly…
  • Apr 18

    "Get off my lawn!" -- or, how (my) law-blogging has changed

    "Get off my lawn!" -- or, how (my) law-blogging has changed
    I like the title of Paul's 10th anniversary, "How has blogging changed?" post better than the one I chose. (Maybe I should have gone with this, from Grandpa Simpson.) And, I think Paul captured well a lot of what I wanted to say, at…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Apr 18

    Andrew McCarthy’s Distortion of the Corker Bill (and the Constitution)

    Andrew McCarthy’s Distortion of the Corker Bill (and the Constitution)
    Andrew McCarthy, like the New York Times, doesn’t like Senator Corker’s Iran Review bill.  But in contrast to the NYT’s argument that the bill “inappropriately diminishe[s] the president’s power” (a…
  • Apr 18

    The Lawfare Podcast: Antony Blinken on The Future of Central Asia

    The Lawfare Podcast: Antony Blinken on The Future of Central Asia
    A few weeks ago, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Brookings for a public address on the current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia. With the draw-down in Afghanistan on the horizon, Mr. Blinken…
  • Apr 18

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to remember that the moment we’ve all been waiting for will soon be upon us. On the evening of May 7, the folks behind the Lawfare Podcast, the Rational Security Podcast, and the…
Rank this Week: 150

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: beyond transformative use

    Campbell conference: beyond transformative use
    Panel VII. Beyond Transformative Use—Other Fair and Permitted Uses (Moderator, Professor Gomulkiewicz) (partial: I had to leave early, sorry) Gomulkiewicz: sometimes licenses get a bad rap but they can be a powerful engine for…
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression

    Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression
    Panel VI. IP and Cultural Expression (Moderators, Professor Said and Professor Margaret Chon) Mark McKenna, Notre Dame: Influence of Campbell outside copyright/in right of publicity: the First Amendment cases in which there’s an…
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing

    Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing
    Panel V. Copyright and Music Licensing (Moderator, Dean O'Connor) Peter Menell, U.C. Berkeley: We seem to approach fair use depending on how we approach our careers. Lawyers: fair use is attractive b/c it has so much potential. …
Rank this Week: 136

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 18

    San Francisco Catholics Petition God To Remove Jesus From Trinity | EOTT LLC

    San Francisco Catholics Petition God To Remove Jesus From Trinity | EOTT LLC
    In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent San Francisco based Roman Catholics signed a petition and ran a full-page ad Friday calling on God to remove Jesus from the Trinity for fostering “an atmosphere of division and…
  • Apr 18

    Video: Star Wars trailer: The Force Awakens - Watch new teaser - Telegraph

    Video: Star Wars trailer: The Force Awakens - Watch new teaser - Telegraph
    The second trailer for JJ Abrams's forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released today. The teaser, which premiered at the Star Wars Celebration in Anheim, California, contains an intriguing voiceover (Mark Hamill's Luke…
  • Apr 18

    How Europeans evolved white skin | Science/AAAS | New

    How Europeans evolved white skin | Science/AAAS | New
    The origins of Europeans have come into sharp focus in the past year as researchers have sequenced the genomes of ancient populations, rather than only a few individuals. By comparing key parts of the DNA across the genomes of 83...
Rank this Week: 132

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Ford: Regulating Business for Peace

    Ford: Regulating Business for Peace
    Jolyon Ford (Univ. of Oxford - Global Economic Governance Programme) has published Regulating Business for Peace: The United Nations, the Private Sector, and Post-Conflict Recovery (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract: This book…
  • Apr 17

    Wagner: The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon System

    Wagner: The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon System
    Markus Wagner (Univ. of Miami - Law) has posted The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon Systems (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 47, 2014). Here's the…
  • Apr 17

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy
    The latest issue of the Review of International Political Economy (Vol. 22, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Eleni Tsingou, Club governance and the making of global financial rules Photis Lysandrou & Anastasia Nesvetailova, The…
Rank this Week: 149

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 151

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 18

    I LOVE the ABA Conference

    I LOVE the ABA Conference
    I love going to the ABA conference. This is my annual reunion with my best friends – and a chance to make new ones.  I am completely unbiased but I think that our folks have good hearts and do great work. It was very touching to…
  • Apr 16

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 7: Moty Cristal

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 7: Moty Cristal
    One of the most interactive and influential speakers during the trip was Moty Cristal, the CEO of Next Consulting. Having begun his career as one of Israel’s leading negotiators, Moty now conducts international negotiation trainings for…
  • Apr 15

    Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center

    Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center
    On the beginning of day seven of our trip (our last day!!), we visited the Rabin Center museum.  This museum commemorates the life and career of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through telling the story of Israeli history. …
Rank this Week: 199

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 208

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 18

    Oklahoma now able to use nitrogen gas as execution method if needed

    Oklahoma now able to use nitrogen gas as execution method if needed
    As reported in this CNN piece, headlined "Oklahoma approves nitrogen gas as backup execution method," the Sooner State is now officially able to use a novel execution method sooner or later. Here are the details: Oklahoma Gov. Mary…
  • Apr 18

    "Why We Let Prison Rape Go On"

    "Why We Let Prison Rape Go On"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new commentary in today's New York Times authored by Chandra Bozelko. Here are excerpts: It’s been called “America’s most ‘open’ secret”: According to the Bureau of Justice…
  • Apr 17

    Parent of Boston bombers' young victims: "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty"

    Parent of Boston bombers' young victims: "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this remarkable new Boston Globe commentary authored by Bill and Denise Richard, parents of 8-year-old Martin who was one of three people killed in the April 2013 explosions at...
Rank this Week: 196

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 18

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)
    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Pacific Rim Region, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei,…
  • Apr 15

    Nominations for GLS Award

    Nominations for GLS Award
    The Global Legal Skills Conference being held in Chicago May 20-22, 2015 includes a Consular Reception and GLS Awards Presentation at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday evening, May 21. Nominations are still open for GLS Awards,…
  • Apr 15

    US President Obama to Remove Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism

    US President Obama to Remove Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism
    News reports indicate that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a message to the U.S. Congress yesterday that he intends to remove Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. Once that happens, the U.S. and Cuba will be able...
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Apr 18

    When is a fine not a fine?

    When is a fine not a fine?
    It was recently announced that the SEC has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Freddie Mac executives Richard Syron, Patricia Cook, and Donald Bisenius. The basic allegation in the case was that these executives violated Section 17 of…
  • Apr 17

    UConn Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference│ Storrs, CT │ April 23-24, 2015

    UConn Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference│ Storrs, CT │ April 23-24, 2015
    At the end of next week, I will be at the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for their Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference. Further information about the conference is available…
  • Apr 17

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    On April 3, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (DRAA) into law. The DRAA becomes effective on May 4, 2015. The DRAA is a different take on the attempted Chancery Arbitration that the Third Circuit…
Rank this Week: 193

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 157

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 16

    Losing my nerve

    Losing my nerve
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  • Apr 16

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word
    I was invited to participate in the NY Times Room for Debate on The Do-Gooder Corporation: Does the law allow corporations to pursue social goals over shareholder profits? I had a whopping 300 word... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 15

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner
    My UCLAW colleague Daniel Bussel has a post on the increasing importance of bankruptcy examiners: There is a buzz in the air concerning bankruptcy examiners. Recently in such cases as ResCap, Dynegy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 164

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
  • Apr 16

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15
    New Books New books of interest to law and humanities folks include Robert P. Burns’  Kafka’s Law: “The Trial” and American Criminal Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Here’s a description…
  • Apr 15

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury
    For Americans, both Magna Carta and trial by jury are enveloped in almost sacred myths. The myths of Magna Carta and jury trial are the more powerful for being deeply intertwined. These and similar myths encouraged Americans to accomplish…
  • Apr 15

    Governing the District of Columbia

    Governing the District of Columbia
    A quick thought that occurred to me recently is that someone could probably write an interesting article on how Congress governed the District of Columbia from its creation in 1800 until Home Rule was established in the 1970s.  The…
Rank this Week: 172

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
  • Apr 14

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"
    A New Juvenile Justice System is being published mid-May. Download Juvenile Justice Flyer and discount form. Edited by Nancy E. Dowd, Foreword by Charles J. Ogletree , Jr., A New Juvenile Justice System aims at nothing less than a complete...
  • Apr 10

    "Destination Divorces"

    "Destination Divorces"
    From Quartz: I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out...
Rank this Week: 195

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: 210

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy
    You can listen here to yesterday's Fifth Circuit oral argument (before Judges Smith, Elrod and Higginson) in Texas's challenge to DHS's “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) immigration policy.  The argument ranged…
  • Apr 17

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available
    My co-editor Ken Kersch and I are pleased to announce that the fifth annual book review issue of the Tulsa Law Review (our second as co-editors) is now available online and in print.  This issue (Volume 50, Issue 2, 2014) includes…
  • Apr 16

    Constitutional Interpretation and Change in the United States: The Official and the Unofficial

    Constitutional Interpretation and Change in the United States: The Official and the Unofficial
    I have just posted a draft of my latest essay, Constitutional Interpretation and Change in the United States: The Official and the Unofficial, on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This lecture, given at the Institut Villey in Paris, describes the…
Rank this Week: 238

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
  • Apr 16

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    This is a really good opinion by Judge Tallman.It's a classic Erie issue.  One that Judge Tallman resolves clearly and with a great deal of erudition.  If one of my students wrote it for my civil procedure class, I'd definitely…
Rank this Week: 246

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright
    Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Trolling For Doe

    Trolling For Doe
    Brad A. Greenberg, Columbia University Law School and Yale Information Society Law Project has published Copyright Trolls and the Common Law at 100 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 77 (2015). Here is the abstract. Copyright trolls have been treated…
  • Apr 15

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?
    The Registrar of Copyright would like Congress to set up an independent agency to handle copyright. Right now copyright law is handled within the Library of Congress, and the current Registrar would like more independence of action. More…
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 224

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
Rank this Week: 214

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 6

    An Administrative Law Practicum

    An Administrative Law Practicum
    Over the last few years, many law schools have introduced a legislation and regulation course into the 1L curriculum. This is a very positive trend, and one I’m glad to be part of. But it does create some curricular challenges....
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
Rank this Week: 217