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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: 13

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public
    As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA just released 6 Legal Health Checks for members of the public. Similar to LAWPRO’s Annual Legal Health Check-up, these are intended to ensure people have the information…
  • Apr 24

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo
    With his latest project Fargo, Dave Winer puts outliners where they belong: everywhere. Fargo runs in your web browser and stores your data in your Dropbox folder. This combination of browser and cloud puts the outliner everywhere making it a…
  • Apr 24

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?
    “If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend” is an often cited quote from Benjamin Franklin. But what does it mean? It could mean that our friends will eventually become our enemies and, thus, should not…
Rank this Week: 15

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 17

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Digital Medicine and Speech

    Digital Medicine and Speech
    Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law, is publishing Digital Medicine, the FDA, and the First Amendment in the Georgia Law Review. Here is the abstract. Digital medicine will transform healthcare more fundamentally than the…
  • Apr 24

    Speech Crime

    Speech Crime
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael, Washington and Lee University School of Law, is publishing Overcriminalizing Speech in volume 36 of the Cardozo Law Review. Here is the abstract. Recent years have seen a significant expansion in the criminal…
  • Apr 24

    Rwanda's Media Law

    Rwanda's Media Law
    Fred Kennedy Nkusi, Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK), has published Journalistic Privilege to Confidentiality Sources: Analysis of Rwanda's Media Law, in volume 1 of the Boston Unviersity International Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 18

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Kleinbard Delivers Pugh Lecture at San Diego Today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?

    Kleinbard Delivers Pugh Lecture at San Diego Today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?
    Edward Kleinbard (USC) delivers the annual Richard C. Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy at San Diego today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?: Americans largely take for granted that our tax system should be…
  • Apr 24

    Miami Professor 'Beaten to a Pulp' in Retaliation for a Bad Grade

    Miami Professor 'Beaten to a Pulp' in Retaliation for a Bad Grade
    Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan was "beaten to a pulp" in the school's parking garage, allegedly in retaliation for a bad grade: CBS Miami, MDC Professor May Have Been Attacked Over Bad Grade Headlines & Global…
  • Apr 24

    Study: Faculty Discriminate Against Prospective Women, Minority Grad Student

    Study: Faculty Discriminate Against Prospective Women, Minority Grad Student
    Inside Higher Ed, The Bias for White Men: A survey of more than 6,000 faculty members, across a range of disciplines, has found that when prospective graduate students reach out for guidance, white males are the most likely to get attention.…
Rank this Week: 21

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 32

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 42

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

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 24

    Bhala on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Bhala on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Raj Bhala (University of Kansas - School of Law) has posted Trans-Pacific Partnership or Trampling Poor Partners? A Tentative Critical Review (Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 24

    Couture on Legal Circularity & the Materiality Doctrine in Securities Fraud

    Couture on Legal Circularity & the Materiality Doctrine in Securities Fraud
    Wendy Gerwick Couture (University of Idaho College of Law) has posted Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity (University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 17, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues…
  • Apr 24

    Robinson on Snowden

    Robinson on Snowden
    John Robinson Jr. (University of Utah College of Law) has posted The Snowden Disconnect: When the Ends Justify the Means on SSRN. Here is the abstract: People react to Edward Snowden and his national security disclosures in radically…
Rank this Week: 46

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 24

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    We begin with foreign affairs: Israel just halted peace talks with Palestine, reports the Associated Press. The move comes as a response to the unity pact signed by the PLO and Hamas yesterday evening, in which the two factions agreed to form…
  • Apr 24

    New Draft Article, “The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet”

    New Draft Article, “The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet”
    I have a new forthcoming article that may be of interest to readers: The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet, forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review. Here’s the abstract: This article considers how Fourth Amendment law should adapt…
  • Apr 24

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester
    The court begins the afternoon session with quick consideration of one more defense discovery motion, AE226, seeking exculpatory information from a case in the Southern District of New York pertaining to additional people that were allegedly…
Rank this Week: 55

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue
    Smithsonian National Museum of American HistoryDr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to…
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 66

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 65

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 73

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    New Issue: Internationales Handelsrecht

    New Issue: Internationales Handelsrecht
    The latest issue of Internationales Handelsrecht (2014, no. 2) is out. Contents include:Olivier Delgrange & Martin Riedel, Die „rupture brutale“ gefestigter Geschäftsbeziehungen mit einem französischen…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers: Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers: Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution
    A further call for papers has been issued for a conference on "21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution," to be held June 13, 2014, at the University of Lancaster. Here's the call: 21st Century borders are coming…
  • Apr 24

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory
    The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 4, no. 4, 2013) is out. Contents include:Symposium: William Twining's Montesquieu Lecture on "Globalisation and Legal Scholarship"Peer Zumbansen, Why Global Law is Transnational: Remarks on…
Rank this Week: 76

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 24

    Koshan on Integrated Domestic Violence Court

    Koshan on Integrated Domestic Violence Court
    Jennifer Koshan (University of Calgary - Faculty of Law) has posted Investigating Integrated Domestic Violence Courts: Lessons from New York (Forthcoming in Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 24

    "Of Course Recidivism Is High When Everything Is a Crime"

    "Of Course Recidivism Is High When Everything Is a Crime"
    From Reason.com: I thumbed through the full 31-page report (pdf) and found what I was looking further in. Fully a quarter of rearrests included probation or parole violations. More than 38 percent were rearrested for drug-related violations.…
  • Apr 24

    Randall on Feminists, Restorative Justice, and Gendered Violence

    Randall on Feminists, Restorative Justice, and Gendered Violence
    Melanie Randall (Faculty of Law, UWO) has posted Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence? From Vaguely Hostile Skeptic to Cautious Convert: Why Feminists Should Critically Engage with Restorative Approaches to Law ((Fall 2013) 36 The…
Rank this Week: 98

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 24

    Two New Additions to the Law Professor Blogs Network

    Two New Additions to the Law Professor Blogs Network
    First, as announced on the TaxProf Blog here, The Right Coast, edited by Thomas A. Smith (San Diego), has joined the Law Professor Blogs Network. Second, as announced on the TaxProf Blog here, the Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled...
  • Apr 23

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision
    I just stumbled upon an interesting damages decision from the Australian High Court in December. In a thouroughly modern context (sale of frozen sperm), it raises the age-old question of how to measure expectation damages when the buyer is…
  • Apr 22

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email
    In France, two labor unions and two corporate business groups have signed an agreement guaranteeing managers eleven consecutive hours of “rest” per day. During these eleven hours, managers are not to “check or feel pressured to check”…
Rank this Week: 97

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 24

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado
    From conference organizers Scott Moss and Melissa Hart, at the University of Colorado Law school comes word that registration is open for the Ninth Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law Scholarship. The dates will be September 11th to…
  • Apr 24

    Nassar's Hidden Message

    Nassar's Hidden Message
    In late June of 2013, the Supreme Court decided University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517, 2530 (2013). The Court held that plaintiffs proceeding on a Title VII retaliation claim must establish their protected…
  • Apr 24

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia
    Gillian Lester, currently Acting Dean at Berkeley, has just been named Dean at Columbia. She'll start January 1, 2015; here's the press release. Congrats, Gillian, and I look forward to seeing you on the dean's circuit! rb
Rank this Week: 104

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 24

    Book on Long-Term Care

    Book on Long-Term Care
    Chris Orestis (senior health-care advocate and CEO of Life Care Funding) recently published a new free e-book entitled, Help on the Way: The BIG Insurance Secret Seniors Aren’t Supposed to Know. Provided below is a description: The costs of…
  • Apr 24

    CLE on NFA Gun Trust

    CLE on NFA Gun Trust
    The American Bar Association is presenting a live webinar entitled, NFA Gun Trusts: Protecting Your Client’s Firearms for the Future Under New and Pending Regulations, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Provided below is a description of the…
  • Apr 24

    New Orleans Socialite Goes Out As She Wanted

    New Orleans Socialite Goes Out As She Wanted
    Mickey Easterling’s last party turned out to be a memorable one. The New Orleans socialite attended her own wake at the Saenger Theater on Canal Street. Easterling took in the whole scene wearing a feather boa, holding a champagne flute,...
Rank this Week: 99

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 24

    Innocent Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Case

    Innocent Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Case
    In two articles this week, the Austin American-Statesman reported that 21 men and women in Texas were recently exonerated of drug convictions to which many plead guilty. Many of the defendants had prior convictions when they were arrested for…
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
Rank this Week: 121

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 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
  • Apr 23

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL
    Boundaries of European Private International Law Seminar n° 2 – Louvain la Neuve: What are the Boundaries between Internal Market and European PIL and among PIL Instruments? 5/6 June 2014 Coordination : Jean-Sylvestre…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Apr 23

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz
    So, by now, you know that if you want an enforceable online agreement, you need to implement it as a mandatory clickthrough. With that settled, it’s time to address an advanced topic: what evidence can you offer a judge to...
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
Rank this Week: 117

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
  • Mar 3

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner
    I agree with Becker that we should end the embargo. It was first imposed in 1960, two years after Castro took power, and strengthened after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and thereafter modified from time to time—and recently somewhat…
Rank this Week: 113

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
Rank this Week: 158

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 24

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at B.C.’s Trinity Western University (TWU).  For the life of me, I…
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
Rank this Week: 164

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Megan's Myopia

    Megan's Myopia
    I feel inhibited about joining the affray over Megan McCardle's non-review of the Picketty sensation.  Unlike Megan (and unlike her most affectionate critic), I actually have read the book--okay, 80 percent of it.  Enough to know…
  • Apr 23

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:
    From an inter-office e-memo sent (and received) on April 23:Christmas cards and other types of greeting cards should not be sent from one department to another. 
  • Apr 22

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not
    We've Found Shakespeare's Dictionary!--We got it on Ebay!  So goes the headline (lightly paraphrased).  Well you never say never, but my guess is no.  Not that I've done anything like actually review the evidence, but the very…
Rank this Week: 144

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 23

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name
    This week I had a request for privacy information that went something like this: I am starting a new project and expect people to search my name online. There are search results that give personal information about me, including my address,…
  • Apr 22

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash
    Last week, Intel’s director of security policy and global privacy officer, David Hoffman, wrote a Harvard Business Review piece announcing that “Privacy is a Business Opportunity.” InBloom’s…
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
Rank this Week: 149

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 145

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 24

    Now Google Ad Free for Your Reading Pleasure

    Now Google Ad Free for Your Reading Pleasure
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  • Apr 24

    Millennials' expectation of participatory workplaces is misplaced, at best

    Millennials' expectation of participatory workplaces is misplaced, at best
    CFO.com: You have a boss, and at the same time people report to you. In fact, at the company where you work, every employee reports to a single other person. Actually, that’s the way it works in just... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 24

    Do religious traditions motivate enhanced corporate social responsibility?

    Do religious traditions motivate enhanced corporate social responsibility?
    An interesting new paper says yes: Abstract: The tradition of giving finds itself in every religious text across the world. There seem to be few other principles which are so globally accepted.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Apr 24

    Pinto on Securitization

    Pinto on Securitization
    João Pinto has posted The Economics of Securitization: Evidence from the European Markets on SSRN with the following abstract: Securitization is the process whereby financial assets are pooled together, with their cash flows, and sold to a…
  • Apr 24

    Torres-Spelliscy, Fogel & El-Khatib on the SEC and the D.C. Circuit

    Torres-Spelliscy, Fogel & El-Khatib on the SEC and the D.C. Circuit
    Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Kathy Fogel, and Rwan El-Khatib have posted Running the D.C. Circuit Gauntlet on Cost Benefit Analysis after Citizens United: Empirical Evidence from SOX and the JOBS Act on SSRN with the following abstract: To require…
  • Apr 24

    Couture on Materiality

    Couture on Materiality
    Wendy Gerwick Couture has posted Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article argues that the materiality doctrine, which lies at the heart of securities fraud, has the potential to operate…
Rank this Week: 226

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 24

    In Re Marriage of Haugh (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2014)

    In Re Marriage of Haugh (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2014)
    Maybe this will only interest (if at all) procedure or family law people.  But it's a toughie in my book, so I thought I'd share it.The issue is child custody and support orders.  Imagine that Mother, Father and Child are all in one…
  • Apr 24

    Hernandez v. Holland (9th Cir. - April 24, 2014)

    Hernandez v. Holland (9th Cir. - April 24, 2014)
    One of the great things about reading appellate opinions is that you often see things you've never, ever seen before.Like in this one.I've read plenty of cases involving custodial (as well as non-custodial) interrogations.  There are…
  • Apr 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
Rank this Week: 179

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 24

    Contested Ideas About Consent

    Contested Ideas About Consent
    One of the challenging things about studying popular constitutionalism is that theories of power, community, and tactics can be all jumbled together. For instance, from what I can gather, Cliven Bundy appears to be a rancher who holds a…
  • Apr 24

    Washington Law Review, Issue 89:1

    Washington Law Review, Issue 89:1
    Volume 89  | Issue 1 Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Washington Law Review Print Symposium Washington Law Review, the flagship law journal at the University of Washington School of Law, released its spring 2014 print…
  • Apr 24

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”
    According to The New York Times, that’s the message that Northwestern is sending to its football players, who vote Friday on whether to form a union.  While the University and its boosters are not doing anything improper in…
Rank this Week: 194

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 24

    DDoS and Captcha

    DDoS and Captcha
    If you are a long-time reader of Credit Slips, first thank you. Second, you probably noticed we were off the air earlier in the week. Our blog hosting service, Typepad, was the victim of a criminal denial-of-service attack. According to...
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 224

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

    Ackman on insider trading

    Ackman on insider trading
    Just in time for final exams, Bill Ackman schools CNBC on insider trading rules and the misappropriation theory while discussing his combined bid with Valeant for Allergan. For those of you who can't do video, here's a write up care...
  • Apr 23

    Can we do better?

    Can we do better?
    Chief Justice Strine's recent article in the Columbia Law Review, Can We Do Better By Ordinary Investors? has gotten a lot of ink recently. For those of you who don't have access to the CLR, you can download a copy...
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
Rank this Week: 193

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 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 217

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 4

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy
    by Julie Cromer Young When Harold Ramis died in late February, I reflected upon his long career in comedic acting and film. As a much less successful alumna of the comedy classes offered by Second City, I appreciate the subtle but hilarious…
  • Apr 4

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture
    Since the founding of the show and this website, Hearsay Culture has been singularly focused on the radio show/podcast content. I have very occasionally blogged, and less so in recent years. For the most part, the absence of blog posts has…
  • Mar 29

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 202

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

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

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

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

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

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

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

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 218

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 24

    Enough said

    Enough said
  • Apr 24

    Web series: "Approach the Bench"

    Web series: "Approach the Bench"
    Approach the Bench is a new web series from Above Average, starring Bob Balaban as a judge holding a sidebar with the attorneys. The first episode involves discussion of whether actor Danny Aiello is one of the jurors. (Balaban is on a legal…
  • Apr 24

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 4: Pulling the Judge

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 4: Pulling the Judge
    Now for the long-promised installment of this series on the Indian Trust case discussing the D.C. Circuit’s decision, upon the government’s urging in the wake of Judge Lamberth's unique July 12, 2005 opinion, to reassign the case. Cobell…
Rank this Week: 299

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 24

    Should the SEC have a conflict about the conflict minerals rule after the DC Circuit decision?

    Should the SEC have a conflict about the conflict minerals rule after the DC Circuit decision?
    Last week the DC Circuit Court of Appeals generally upheld the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule but found that the law violated the First Amendment to the extent that it requires companies to report to the SEC and state on their...
  • Apr 23

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign
    CNN this afternoon ran the following Breaking News headline: "Facebook reports earnings and sales that exceed forecasts. CFO to step down June 1." I hate to think what the CFO would have done if they had failed to meet expectations.
  • Apr 23

    Racial Identities of Corporation

    Racial Identities of Corporation
    In March, the Fourth Circuit held in Carnell Construction Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, that racial identity can be imputed to a corporation for purposes of standing under Title VI, citing to case precedent from the…
Rank this Week: 279

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
Rank this Week: 326

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    South Carolina: LegalZoom is not the the Unauthorized Practice of Law

    South Carolina: LegalZoom is not the the Unauthorized Practice of Law
    Jordan Furlong has a nice analysis of the South Carolina Supreme Court's conclusion. LegalZoom's press release is here. (I couldn't find the order from the South Carolina Supreme Court that LegalZoom references in its press release. If anyone…
  • Apr 24

    ABA Formal Opinion on the Monitoring of Jurors' Internet Presence

    ABA Formal Opinion on the Monitoring of Jurors' Internet Presence
    Here is an overview of the new ABA Formal Opinion 466. The Opinion itself is here. It appears that the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has largely affirmed a number of opinions from state bars on the...
  • Apr 24

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel
    At the Volokh site, Jonathan Adler critcizes an attack ad by the Republican Governor's Association that focuses on a political candidate's work as criminal defense counsel. News story here. I have gone back and forth about posting the ad…
Rank this Week: 345

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 24

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?
    As reported here, yesterday the US Department of Justice announced more formally its plans and criteria for its Clemency Initiative, and this memo by Deputy AG Cole there set forth "six criteria the department will consider when…
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Oklahoma Supreme Court lets executions go forward; Justices lift stay after ruling inmates don’t have right to know source of drugs," a controversial execution stay put in plae in the…
  • Apr 23

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development
    My blogging cup runneth over today as I try to find time to read and process the Supreme Court's big child porn restitution in Paroline (basics here) and DOJ's new clemency guidelines (basics here). Before I find time to share...
Rank this Week: 277