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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/
  • Sep 27

    [Ilya Somin] Trump and the Second Amendment

    [Ilya Somin] Trump and the Second Amendment
    At last night’s presidential debate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made all kinds of attacks on each other. But on one notable issue, they were in complete agreement: they both think people on the federal government’s “no…
  • Sep 27

    [Orin Kerr] Government ‘hacking’ and the Playpen search warrant

    [Orin Kerr] Government ‘hacking’ and the Playpen search warrant
    (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) In recent months, over a dozen district courts have handed down divided opinions on the legality of a single search warrant that was used to search the computers of many visitors to a child pornography website. The…
  • Sep 27

    [Sasha Volokh] How flexible is the “California Rule” for public-employee pensions?

    [Sasha Volokh] How flexible is the “California Rule” for public-employee pensions?
    Readers of this blog may be familiar with my posts about constitutional protection for public-employee pensions, in particular the special California constitutional-law doctrine, called the “California Rule”, that’s very…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Sep 25

    Save the Day

    Save the Day
    The PAC has a video: Warning: contains swearing, discussions of nudity, and lots of meta-snark.
  • Sep 23

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre
    A Clinton ad to put us in the mood for what will undoubtedly be an edifying debate on Monday night.
  • Sep 21

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)
    Commentator “How” (I still have commentators?)  may or may not be a Republican plant.  I prefer to assume he or she is not, and thus thought I would write a reply to this recent contribution “How” writes,…
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 27

    DACA Outreach to San Diego's Filipino Immigrant Communitie

    DACA Outreach to San Diego's Filipino Immigrant Communitie
    The San Diego Union Tribune writes about one nonprofit organization's efforts to reach DACA-eligible members of the Filipino community in San Diego. The article describes Alliance San Diego's outreach to Filipino and other Asian immigrants,…
  • Sep 27

    FOIA Analysis by Marshall Project Casts Doubt on "Felons, Not Families" Narrative

    FOIA Analysis by Marshall Project Casts Doubt on "Felons, Not Families" Narrative
    "Felons, not families," said President Obama in his November 2014 speech outlining the Administration's prosecutorial discretion policies in immigration. But data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Marshall Project…
  • Sep 27

    Immprofs at CSLSA

    Immprofs at CSLSA
    Immprofs Elias and Jeffries This past weekend the University of North Dakota School of Law was privileged to host the annual Central States Law Schools Association conference. CSLSA is a generalist conference, yet it still managed to secure…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Sep 27

    Simons on Hellman on Discrimination

    Simons on Hellman on Discrimination
    Kenneth W. Simons (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted Discrimination is a Comparative Injustice: A Reply to Hellman (Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 102, July 2016, pp. 85-100) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Two…
  • Sep 27

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court & the Common Law of Tort

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court & the Common Law of Tort
    John C. P. Goldberg and Benjamin C. Zipursky (Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law) has posted The Supreme Court's Stealth Return to the Common Law of Torts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In its famous 1938...
  • Sep 27

    Albert on Revision versus Amendment of Constitution

    Albert on Revision versus Amendment of Constitution
    Richard Albert (Boston College - Law School) has posted Amendment and Revision in the Unmaking of Constitutions (Richard Albert, "Amendment and Revision in the Unmaking of Constitutions" in Edward Elgar Handbook on Comparative…
Rank this Week: 52

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
  • Sep 24

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?
    Christopher Kutz quoted by The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2016 By not putting the technology in place, Apple has “failed in their social responsibility,” said Christopher Kutz … who specializes in the moral and legal…
Rank this Week: 58

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
  • Sep 26

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution
    A significant criticism of Donald Trump is that he has not released his tax returns (which I'm sure are amazing and fantastic if only we could see them). There has been a convention in recent decades that presidential candidates should…
  • Sep 23

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm
    Events of the past decade (should) have made us aware that low-probability events can, nonetheless, take place and test the resilience of systems, whether US banking or levees in New Orleans, that essentially translate "low-probabity" into…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Sep 27

    SCP/Swinburne controversy, redux

    SCP/Swinburne controversy, redux
    Now there's a letter calling for the SCP to apologize to Professor Swinburne! (Earlier post for context.) If anyone hears of a letter from SAF members calling for an apology to Prof. Shelby, please let me know.
  • Sep 27

    Best PhD Programs for Philosophy of Mind for 2016-17

    Best PhD Programs for Philosophy of Mind for 2016-17
    Following up on this post, and once again taking account of faculty changes since the fall 2014 PGR, here's an attempted update of the top (3.5 or higher) programs for philosophy of mind for 2016-17, again by rough "clusters" of...
  • Sep 27

    Debate post-mortem...

    Debate post-mortem...
    ...from data maven Nate Silver. I didn't watch it, so have no comment at all! I hope Silver is right. UPDATE: And see this from a right-wing columnist at the New York Post. AND ANOTHER complete with transcriptions of Dopey...
Rank this Week: 139

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 27

    New York Allows People to Be Buried with Their Pet

    New York Allows People to Be Buried with Their Pet
    New York is now allowing pet owners to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. Governor Cuomo signed the proposal into law on Monday. Cemeteries do not have to offer the option, and religious cemeteries are forbidden from...
  • Sep 27

    Article on Beneficiaries Modifying Irrevocable Trust

    Article on Beneficiaries Modifying Irrevocable Trust
    Bradley E.S. Fogel recently published an Article entitled, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries – A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 337…
  • Sep 26

    Book on Mediation for Estate Planner

    Book on Mediation for Estate Planner
    Susan N. Gary recently published a book entitled, Mediation for Estate Planners: Managing Family Conflict (2016). Provided below is a summary of the book: This book represents an important new resource for attorneys to assist clients in…
Rank this Week: 244

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 27

    Replacing Outdated Identifiers of Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Disability & Challenge, etc.

    Replacing Outdated Identifiers of Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Disability & Challenge, etc.
    In a column in the Journal of the Missouri Bar (here), Professor Douglas Abrams writes: On May 20, 2016, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4238, which the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed unanimously. The bipartisan…
  • Sep 27

    Government Lawyers Don’t Understand the Internet

    Government Lawyers Don’t Understand the Internet
    So says Garrett M. Graff, the former editor of Politico Magazine, and a leading authority on national security, technology and politics. From the Washington Post: Whether it’s high-level physics research or the technology of our daily…
  • Sep 27

    The Humanities in the Law School Curriculum: Courtship and Consummation

    The Humanities in the Law School Curriculum: Courtship and Consummation
    The Humanities in the Law School Curriculum: Courtship and Consummation by Linda H. Edwards. "Today the humanities occupy a small corner of the law school curriculum. Might they instead become a more vibrant partner in legal education?…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Sep 27

    Oosterhuis & Loughnan on Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry

    Oosterhuis & Loughnan on Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry
    Harry Oosterhuis and Arlie Loughnan (Maastricht University - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) have posted Madness and Crime: Historical Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry (International Journal…
  • Sep 27

    Lieblich & Shinar on Police Militarization

    Lieblich & Shinar on Police Militarization
    Eliav Lieblich and Adam Shinar (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law) have posted The Case Against Police Militarization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The police…
  • Sep 27

    Harmon on Legal Control of the Police

    Harmon on Legal Control of the Police
    Rachel Harmon (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Legal Control of the Police (in 6 Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice 2898 (Gerben Bruinsma & David Weisburd eds., 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 228

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 289

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
  • Sep 27

    Worthy @benworthy1 on Freedom of Information and the Media

    Worthy @benworthy1 on Freedom of Information and the Media
    Ben Worthy, University of London, Birkbeck College, has published Freedom of Information and the Media. Here is the abstract. The media are a powerful constituency of users, lobbyists and defenders of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws. This…
  • Sep 22

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation
    Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School, and Christopher Jon Sprigman, New York University School of Law, are publishing Experiments in Intellectual Property in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Sep 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 254

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 27

    Insider trading and political corruption

    Insider trading and political corruption
    My friend and UCLAW colleague Sung Hui Kim has written extensively about why we should think of insider trading as a form of corruption, in articles such as The Last Temptation of Congress:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 27

    What's life as a corporate lawyer like?

    What's life as a corporate lawyer like?
    Interesting podcast. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 27

    Overview of benefit corporation law

    Overview of benefit corporation law
    By Mark Loewenstein: Highly recommended. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 247

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 27

    The NCAA and the Rule of Reason

    The NCAA and the Rule of Reason
    Herb Hovenkamp, Iowa ponders The NCAA and the Rule of Reason. ABSTRACT: This brief essay considers the use of antitrust’s rule of reason in assessing challenges to rule making by the NCAA. In particular, it looks at the O’Bannon case,...
  • Sep 27

    Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis?

    Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis?
    Donal Curtin, Economics New Zealand Ltd asks Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis? ABSTRACT: This paper argues that the New Zealand legislation against abuse of market power, and subsequent jurisprudence, is ineffective…
  • Sep 27

    Interlocking Directorates and Anti-Competitive Risks: An Enforcement Gap in Europe?

    Interlocking Directorates and Anti-Competitive Risks: An Enforcement Gap in Europe?
    Florence Thepot, University of Glasgow; Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth), Florian Hugon, Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth), and Mathieu Luinaud, Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth) ask Interlocking Directorates and…
Rank this Week: 176

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
  • Sep 22

    Wellness Programs & The ADA

    Wellness Programs & The ADA
    A recent federal lawsuit brought by the EEOC looks at the extent to which a company's wellness program falls within the insurance safe harbor provision of the ADA. A federal district court in Wisconsin rejected the employer's motion for…
  • Sep 21

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women
    Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge…
Rank this Week: 243

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Michael Moore mocks "pro-Hillary gloaters."

    Michael Moore mocks "pro-Hillary gloaters."
    Pro-Hillary gloaters doing end-zone dance again when still on 50-yd line. U MUST get it in your head TRUMP IS GONNA WIN and act accordingly!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 27, 2016
  • Sep 27

    "I don’t care how much you dislike Trump, that shouldn’t be happening in a supposedly balanced debate."

    "I don’t care how much you dislike Trump, that shouldn’t be happening in a supposedly balanced debate."
    "Holt asked eight generic questions of both candidates.... But there was [sic] also five questions that were asked specifically of certain candidates. All but one were to Trump, and all of those were negative questions about varying Trump…
  • Sep 27

    Chanted at the Charlotte City Council meeting last night: "Hands Down! Shoot Back!"

    Chanted at the Charlotte City Council meeting last night: "Hands Down! Shoot Back!"
    "A furious crowd of citizens criticized and often shouted down Charlotte City Council on Monday night...."Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who allowed people to speak for two hours, repeatedly had to stop the meeting, pleading for quiet. Sometimes the…
Rank this Week: 258

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Gordon-Reed to Deliver Jefferson Memorial Lecture

    Gordon-Reed to Deliver Jefferson Memorial Lecture
    The University of California, Berkeley welcomes Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University) to campus tomorrow to deliver the Jefferson Memorial Lecture. Her lecture is titled "Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination." The lecture…
  • Sep 27

    Klarman's "Framer's Coup"

    Klarman's "Framer's Coup"
    Michael J. Klarman, Harvard Law School, will publish next month The Framers' Coup:The Making of the United States Constitution (Oxford University Press):Americans revere their Constitution. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and…
  • Sep 26

    Tani reviews Jagodinsky, "Legal Codes and Talking Trees"

    Tani reviews Jagodinsky, "Legal Codes and Talking Trees"
    JOTWELL recently posted my admiring review of Katrina Jagodinsky's Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946. Here's the first paragraph of the review:In 2016, legal…
Rank this Week: 179

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    New Issue: Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme

    New Issue: Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme
    The latest issue of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme (No. 108, October 2016) is out. Contents include:F. Philippe, L’arbitrage sportif, la lutte contre le dopage et le respect des droits fondamentaux des sportifs…
  • Sep 27

    Criddle & Fox-Decent: Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority

    Criddle & Fox-Decent: Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority
    Evan J. Criddle (William & Mary Law School) & Evan Fox-Decent (McGill Univ. - Law) have published Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford Univ. Press 2016). Here's the abstract: Public…
  • Sep 27

    Fuentes: Normative Plurality in International Law

    Fuentes: Normative Plurality in International Law
    Carlos Iván Fuentes has published Normative Plurality in International Law: A Theory of the Determination of Applicable Rules (Springer 2016). Here's the abstract: This book provides a theoretical framework for explaining the choices…
Rank this Week: 227

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 27

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in de Fontbrune v. Wofsy. The court unanimously held that the district court was correct to consider expert declarations on the content of French law in…
  • Sep 26

    Penn Law Review Symposium on Class Action

    Penn Law Review Symposium on Class Action
    On November 11-12, 2016, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review is hosting a symposium entitled “1966 and All That: Class Actions and Their Alternatives After Fifty Years.” Here’s the schedule, and here’s where you can register.
  • Sep 23

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Common Law in the Age of Arbitration. Allan reviews Myriam Gilles’ recent article, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L....
Rank this Week: 230

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 26

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .
    In recent weeks, co-bloggers Ann Lipton and Anne Tucker both have posted on issues relating to the upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in Salman v. U.S. Indeed, this is an important case for the reason they each cite: resolution of...
  • Sep 26

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom
    Fresh from the presidential debate,** I find myself writing about board room diversity.*** Over the 2016 summer, SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White signaled intent to revisit diversity in U.S. boardrooms. In 2009 the SEC adopted a diversity…
  • Sep 26

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    Every year I teach RUPA (1997) § 404(e), and every year I am confused. That section states that “[a] partner does not violate a duty or obligation under this [Act] or under the partnership agreement merely because the partner’s…
Rank this Week: 236

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
  • Sep 26

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?
    We all write more than ever today, but do we communicate well?  As one group, corporate directors, pondered how to communicate effectively to shareholders, they  turned to the gold standard.  They wondered, what most…
  • Sep 26

    The Time for a Presidential Veto

    The Time for a Presidential Veto
    I just finished reading Samuel I Rosenman’s book Working With Roosevelt, which is the biography of FDR’s principal speechwriter during his years as Governor and for much of his presidency. In that book, I came across this…
  • Sep 23

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
Rank this Week: 108

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/
Rank this Week: 121

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill
    Michigan's Senate will soon consider, and I'm told will likely pass, several bills related to automated driving. SB 995, 996, 997, and 998 are now out of committee, and SB 927 and 928 are not far behind. These bills seem to be a mixed bag.…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 153

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

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

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

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 145

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

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

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

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

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

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

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
Rank this Week: 255

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 732

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/
  • Sep 27

    Daniel Bernstine

    Daniel Bernstine
    I was sorry to hear that Daniel Bernstine, a former dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, later president of Portland State University, and most recently head of the LSAC, passed away recently. One moving article about his life...
  • Sep 27

    Schultze Stepping into Faculty Lounge

    Schultze Stepping into Faculty Lounge
    I'm delighted to report that Louis Schulze, Assistant Dean and Professor of Academic Support at Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida, is stepping into the lounge to sit with us for a spell. He has taught in...
  • Sep 27

    CFP: War In The 21st Century: Cyberterrorism, Cybersecurity & The Law Of War

    CFP: War In The 21st Century: Cyberterrorism, Cybersecurity & The Law Of War
    This just in: The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (“JLIA”) is currently inviting submissions for the upcoming publication “War in the 21st Century: Cyberterrorism, Cybersecurity, and the Law of War.” Submissions…
Rank this Week: 4210

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
  • Sep 27

    Works in Progress Scavenger Hunt

    Works in Progress Scavenger Hunt
    One of the fun events we had this past weekend at the conference was a scavenger hunt around Marquette’s campus as a break between the 28 amazing presentations that we had over the course of a day and half.  Here are…
  • Sep 26

    Marquette Law Hosts Fabulous ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

    Marquette Law Hosts Fabulous ADR Works-in-Progress Conference
    Thanks to Marquette Law, especially Andrea Schneider and Natalie Fleury, for hosting the Tenth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference, sponsored by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution.  Not only did participants hear presentations and…
  • Sep 25

    Best Practices for Legal Education

    Best Practices for Legal Education
    I’m failing at retirement again. I just joined the Best Practices for Legal Education blog.  Every once in a while, I would forward to BPLE editor Mary Lynch a post I wrote for Indisputably to mention in her blog.  Having…
Rank this Week: 1066

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/
  • Sep 27

    Letter from Rep. Adam Smith in Opposition to JASTA

    Letter from Rep. Adam Smith in Opposition to JASTA
    Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, has written the following letter in opposition to JASTA. President Obama vetoed the bill on Friday, September 23rd, and the Senate is set to vote to…
  • Sep 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Russian and Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo continue following the collapse of the ceasefire agreement last week, reports the Wall Street Journal. The aerial bombardment may have been accompanied by a ground offensive: Syrian state-run media…
  • Sep 27

    National Security Highlights from the First Presidential Debate

    National Security Highlights from the First Presidential Debate
    The much-anticipated debut debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place on Monday night at Hofstra University. In a conversation moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, the candidates began by discussing economic issues and race…
Rank this Week: 4417

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 27

    Hilary

    Hilary
    I’ve been traveling and so I’m playing catch up. But I was shocked at the reactions I heard to Hilary’s illness. I expected people to do what we do when most people get sick – wish her well and hope she can get over it…
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
Rank this Week: 4626

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 27

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?
    Kathy Stanchi, Why Are Feminist Judgments Necessary? Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, the new book I edited with Linda Berger and Bridget Crawford, imagines what 25 key Supreme Court cases on gender…
  • Sep 23

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England
    Guardian, Police in England and Wales Consider Making Misogyny a Hate Crime Police forces across England and Wales are considering expanding their definition of hate crime to include misogyny after an experiment in one city that saw more than…
  • Sep 20

    Sister Wives Stars File Cert to Supreme Court

    Sister Wives Stars File Cert to Supreme Court
    Celebrity Plural Family Case Appeal Filed With the Supreme Court “Sister Wives” TV star Kody Brown is taking his case to Washington, as his attorneys have filed a last-ditch Supreme Court appeal in Brown’s “plural family” case.…
Rank this Week: 1459

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2452

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Sep 27

    Letters of recommendation

    Letters of recommendation
    I come from a family that overwhelmingly worked in blue-collar jobs. Growing up, my father was a stagehand and my mother was a homemaker. In addition, very few members of my (large) extended family went to college. Having grown up without a…
  • Sep 27

    Follow Up on Academic Vita

    Follow Up on Academic Vita
    Just because of the comments and interest the original post elicited, a few more thoughts. I’m grateful for the comments, which helped me understand both the problem and also at least one way in which I was unclear. I’d begin though by…
  • Sep 26

    Random thoughts on a Monday morning

    Random thoughts on a Monday morning
    Because none was worth its own post: 1) Having now watched the pilot of Designated Survivor, I still cannot decide whether to stay with it. As I said before, some of the exposition about succession and about Kirkman's position--designed to…
Rank this Week: 1964

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/
  • Sep 27

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?
    A new paper by Franceso D'Acunto and Albert Rossi, both at the University of Maryland's Department of Finance, contends that the Dodd-Frank Act resulted in "a substantial redistribution of credit from middle-class households to wealthy…
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
Rank this Week: 568

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 27

    The Ungovernable

    The Ungovernable
    A Hearing Tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada has ordered license revocation of a member deemed to be "ungovernable" A determination of ungovernability is based on a case by case analysis, the guiding principle of which is…
  • Sep 27

    Almost Teacher Of The Year

    Almost Teacher Of The Year
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a fully-stayed one year and a day suspension for conversion of entrusted funds. In December 2006, Respondent wrote checks drawn on the firm's client trust account totaling $2,900 [sic…
  • Sep 27

    Linked Out

    Linked Out
    A September 6 Judicial Ethics Opinion from Massachusetts: Linked In: Using Social Networking Site September 6, 2016 You have asked the CJE whether you may accept Linked in requests from attorneys who appear before you. You have also asked…
Rank this Week: 563

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
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
  • Sep 26

    Doctoral Seminars on EU Private International Law at the University of Padova

    Doctoral Seminars on EU Private International Law at the University of Padova
    During the months of October-December 2016, Professor Christian Kohler (Europa-Institut, University of Saarbrücken) will give a series of doctoral seminars on European Private International Law at the University of Padova, where he will…
Rank this Week: 396

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 27

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban
    IrishCentral (Sept. 19, 2016): Former Irish President McAleese Calls on Pope to End Contraception Ban, by James O'Shea: A "Scholars Statement" that includes the signature of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese (1997-2011)…
  • Sep 26

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion
    Reacting to how restrictive abortion laws block low-income women's access to reproductive health care and force them across state borders, Kaiya Lyons's article in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Journal on Gender, Race, and Justice…
  • Sep 23

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In
    New York Times (Sept. 19, 2016): Want a Zika Test? It's Not Easy, by Roni Caryn Rabin: Getting a Zika test is harder than you thought, even for people who have recently traveled to areas where Zika is a big...
Rank this Week: 545

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
  • Sep 27

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the UC Davis School of Law, where he specializes in international law, international transactions, and international dispute…
  • Sep 26

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku As we face the first U.S. presidential debate tonight (on my home campus of Hofstra University!),  the possibility of a President Trump seems more and more real.  Although U.S. election analysts…
Rank this Week: 3834

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!
    Consider this story about "canned pumpkin" actually being squash.  False advertising, even if compliant with FDA regulations?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 27

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use
    I have a conversation with Henry Jenkins on these topics up at his blog.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 26

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising
    Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 5106990, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 19, 2016)Following up on its previous opinion, the court rules again about the possible falsity of reviews posted in exchange for undisclosed gifts of the…
Rank this Week: 467