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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/
  • Nov 26

    [Will Baude] The Endgame in King v. Burwell

    [Will Baude] The Endgame in King v. Burwell
    Many people have assumed that the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert. in King v. Burwell in the absence of a circuit split means that the government is likely to lose the case. If so, one big question that comes up is how much time…
  • Nov 25

    [Orin Kerr] Ferguson and cultural cognition (and a reader poll)

    [Orin Kerr] Ferguson and cultural cognition (and a reader poll)
    Watching the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision reminds me of a law review article, “They Saw a Protest”: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction, by Kahan et. al. As regular readers may recall, the…
  • Nov 25

    [Eugene Volokh] Sharia-compliant wills — English bar association withdraws advice on how to draft them

    [Eugene Volokh] Sharia-compliant wills — English bar association withdraws advice on how to draft them
    The withdrawn practice advice is here; it was faulted in large part because of the statement that, Certain principles of Sharia are different to English succession laws. For example, it is not possible to inherit under Sharia rules via a…
Rank this Week: 10

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 25

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male
    I. Introduction As the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) sends Bosco Ntaganda to trial, there has been a resurgence in the focus on sexual violence in war. This also coincides with the timing of the Global Summit to End Sexual…
  • Nov 25

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh
    Parisa Zangeneh is a newly qualified lawyer with interests in international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and international human rights law. Parisa has developed these interests during internships in the Appeals Chamber of…
  • Nov 24

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting
    The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on International Law is pleased to sponsor two programs at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-4, 2015. The first program is called “Adding Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Nov 26

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime
    Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser University) has posted Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10 (2014) 281-299) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Once regarded as mere pawns of their regimes, courts…
  • Nov 26

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy
    John Bronsteen (Loyola University Chicago School of Law), Christopher J. Buccafusco (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law), & Jonathan S. Masur (University of Chicago - Law School) have posted Well-Being and…
  • Nov 26

    Reid on the Rule of Recognition

    Reid on the Rule of Recognition
    Charles J. Reid Jr. (University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)) has posted Sovereignty and Belief: Thoughts on H.L.A. Hart, the Rule of Recognition, and the Crisis in Iraq (Judicial Service Association Journal (2014 Forthcoming)) on…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    How to draw and paint like Paul Klee.

    How to draw and paint like Paul Klee.
    As I said the other day, I found the notebook I wrote as I studied an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Paul Klee. (It was "Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation" at the Hayward Gallery in March 2002, intelligently reviewed here in The…
  • Nov 26

    A 26-year sentence for a TV show with a song and dance about the wedding of Muhammad's daughter.

    A 26-year sentence for a TV show with a song and dance about the wedding of Muhammad's daughter.
    The sentence of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo News, the largest media group in Pakistan, will be appealed. From the end of the linked article:Pakistan's blasphemy law allows anyone to file a complaint alleging their religious feelings…
  • Nov 26

    When you're tired of all that political fakery...

    When you're tired of all that political fakery...
    ... dogs are reliably spontaneous and ingenuous. Photographed by Meade at The Puparazzo, the cure for your political malaise.
Rank this Week: 18

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 26

    Are You a Jerk at Work?

    Are You a Jerk at Work?
    Columbia Press Release, Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Counterparts and Colleagues: When Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as the executive editor of The…
  • Nov 26

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?
    Mark Hoenig (Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York), Trafficking in Net Operating Losses: What's So Bad?, 145 Tax Notes 919 (Nov. 24, 2014): Hoenig examines the almost century-long history of Congress’s efforts to allow tax losses and limit…
  • Nov 26

    The IRS Scandal, Day 566

    The IRS Scandal, Day 566
    Washington Examiner: 2,500 New Documents ID'd in White House-IRS Taxpayer Harassment Cases: In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by…
Rank this Week: 21

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive
    Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Just a Matter of Laugh? Why the CJEU Decision in Deckmyn is Broader than Parody in the Common Market Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. On 3 September 2014...
  • Nov 25

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading
    Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland,…
  • Nov 25

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, has published Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression as University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2014. Here is the abstract.…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 23

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 26

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement
    Guy Sagi, Netanya Academic College offers Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangements. ABSTRACT: The law of tying arrangements as it stands does not correspond with modern economic analysis. Therefore, and because tying…
  • Nov 26

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014
    Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law by Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General US Department of Justice on Tuesday 9 December 2014 Registration at 12:45pm, Lecture from 1.05 - 2pm at the UCL Faculty of Laws About the speaker:…
  • Nov 26

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation
    Ed Black, Computer & Communications Industry Association has a reply in the Financial Times that Politics should not be part of Google investigation.
Rank this Week: 31

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated
    Yesterday federal district courts in two more states-- Arkansas and Mississippi-- struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.  In each case, the ruling was stayed to permit an appeal.In Austin v. Crane, (ED AR, Nov. 25, 2014), an…
  • Nov 26

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim
    In California-Nevada Annual Conference of the Methodist Church v. City and County of San Francisco, (ND CA, Nov. 24, 2014), a California federal district court resolved two rather interesting issues defining the scope of religious…
  • Nov 26

    Controversial Former Navy Chaplain Loses Another Round

    Controversial Former Navy Chaplain Loses Another Round
    Former Navy chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, who has been in a long-running battle with the military over regulations requiring chaplains to deliver inclusive prayers at military events other than religious services, lost another round…
Rank this Week: 34

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century
    Bridget Coggins (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara - Political Science) has published Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:From Kurdistan…
  • Nov 26

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping
    The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, no. 5, 2014) is out. Contents include:Roland Paris, The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the Structural Problems of Preventive Humanitarian Intervention Rahel Kunz, Gender…
  • Nov 25

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict
    Sabrina Safrin (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflicts (Arizona State Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This article helps lay the foundation for a…
Rank this Week: 39

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
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 26

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier
    The annual Isaac Pitblado Lectures are coming up in a couple of days and will focus attention this year on issues in access to justice. The agenda is filled with thought-provoking and intelligent discussions led by some very smart people on…
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC . As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems for…
  • Nov 26

    Stay of Environmental Order Pending Appeal? Not Likely.

    Stay of Environmental Order Pending Appeal? Not Likely.
    Does the public interest in environmental protection allow the sacrifice of the innocent? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the Environmental Review Tribunal, think it does. Few people, however innocent, can…
Rank this Week: 46

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 48

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    JSCH 39:3

    JSCH 39:3
    Here are the contents of the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:3 (November 2014)IntroductionMelvin I. Urofsky“We always tell our children they are Americans”: Mendez v. Westminster and the beginning of the end of school…
  • Nov 26

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit
    While we’re looking in on rare books at YLS, we might as well note the exhibit, Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library:Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular…
  • Nov 25

    Celebrating the Taussig Collection at YLS

    Celebrating the Taussig Collection at YLS
    We’ve previously noted the opening of the Anthony Taussig Collection at the Yale Law School.  It was the subject of a symposium, Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition, at YLS on October 3.  Video recordings of the…
Rank this Week: 52

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 25

    International Migration Outlook 2014

    International Migration Outlook 2014
    International Migration Outlook 2014 Publication Date : 01 Dec 2014 This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also…
  • Nov 25

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Revise Removal Priorities":…
  • Nov 25

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration
    I had the opportunity to discuss the President's immigration initiatives on Capital Public Radio yesterday morning. Although the press reports strongly suggest that the President Obama's initiatives may border on the unconstitutional (which…
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 26

    Real Life Legal Books Available for Free Download December 1-3, 2014

    Real Life Legal Books Available for Free Download December 1-3, 2014
    Real Life Legal publishes concise booklets designed to provide non-lawyers with straight-forward information on a variety of legal topics including several relevant to estate planning. Real Life Legal is making these books available for free…
  • Nov 26

    Families of Miners Killed in Explosion Seek Restitution

    Families of Miners Killed in Explosion Seek Restitution
    Over four years ago, a mine explosion in the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed many miners, and a year later the mine's owner agreed to pay restitution to the miners' families as part of a non-prosecution agreement....
  • Nov 26

    Risks of Retained Death Benefit Life Settlement

    Risks of Retained Death Benefit Life Settlement
    A retained death benefit life settlement allows the seller to retain the contractual right to death benefits, such as a life insurance policy, to have the purchaser maintain the policy and pay some death benefits to the seller. However,…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Nov 26

    When "protests" become "riots"

    When "protests" become "riots"
    Tim's final post talks about Monday's protests turning violent and destructive (and the process being repeated on Tuesday) as a tipping point, in which public (and media) support and attention shifts away from the protesters. I do not know if…
  • Nov 26

    Ferguson – What Now? (guest post)

    Ferguson – What Now? (guest post)
    This is the final post on Ferguson from Timothy Zick: Monday night, peaceful vigils and other protected forms of protest were largely overshadowed by acts of violence and destruction. As headlines attest, the Ferguson “protests” have…
  • Nov 26

    Osofsky on tax nonenforcement

    Osofsky on tax nonenforcement
    President Obama's recent immigration nonenforcement announcements have caused scholars to go searching for an appropriate lens through which to judge executive nonenforcement. The problem is that each of the potential lenses relies on…
Rank this Week: 58

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 18

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Times, October 1, 2014 “It’s disappointing that today’s decision lets law enforcement agents off the hook in a broader range of circumstances,” said Catherine Crump … who…
  • Nov 18

    The making of Ferguson

    The making of Ferguson
    Richard Rothstein writes for Economic Policy Institute, October 2014 No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas.…
  • Nov 18

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Nov 26

    The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part II, The Will to Greatne

    The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part II, The Will to Greatne
    This is the second installment of a biographical profile of Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner. The first installment can be found here. Beginning next week, a five-part Q & A series along with an interview with the…
  • Nov 25

    (Il)liberalism’s Paralysi

    (Il)liberalism’s Paralysi
    At Vox, Ezra Klein claims that the White House believes the bully pulpit drives illiberal dissensus on most matters of public concern. “The problem is the White House no longer believes Obama can bridge [racial] divides.…
  • Nov 25

    Law’s Influence Protecting Wealth Growth

    Law’s Influence Protecting Wealth Growth
    Thomas Piketty in Capital in his path breaking book, Capital the Twenty-First Century, by citing to a vast array of data demonstrates that over the long haul capital grows more rapidly than income or the economy generally – his formula…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Nov 26

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)
    I am sorry to report that James Jones, a long-time professor at the University of Wisconsin passed away last week. Professor Jones, who continued to teach after his retirement in 1993, was an expert in labor law. Cribbing now a...
  • Nov 25

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)
    I have just heard that sad news that Dickson Bruce has passed away. He was a history professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of a number of books. Bruce's The Rhetoric of Conservatism: The Virginia Convention of 1829-30...
  • Nov 25

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law. She will take over next summer. Wilson holds a JD from the University of Georgia.
Rank this Week: 68

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: 70

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/
  • Nov 25

    China’s ADIZ at One Year

    China’s ADIZ at One Year
    A year ago this week, China abruptly declared an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering a large area of the East China Sea, including islands the legal possession of which China disputes with Japan.  Over on the Asia Maritime…
  • Nov 25

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In Washington, analysts and pundits are continuing to pick apart the resignation yesterday of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. In Foreign Policy, David Rothkopf argues that sacking Hagel is not a cure for President Obama’s foreign…
  • Nov 25

    Memo to NSA: Stop Saying You Apply the FIPP

    Memo to NSA: Stop Saying You Apply the FIPP
    The intelligence community has no set of general principles for judging the privacy impact of their programs.  Some privacy scholars believe that the Fair Information Protection Principles (FIPPs) serve this purpose and can apply to…
Rank this Week: 80

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/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Nov 25

    The Part-Time Economy

    The Part-Time Economy
    There is an interesting article at CNN Money which discusses a disturbing but important employment trend in this country. The piece looks at the movement towards employing part-time workers rather than using full-time employees. The article…
  • Nov 25

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?
    Richard Ford (Stanford) has just posted on SSRN his article (forthcoming Stanford L. Rev. 2014) Bias in the Air: Rethinking Employment Discrimination Law. Here's the abstract: Employment discrimination jurisprudence assumes that key concepts…
  • Nov 25

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book
    Thanks to Phil Sparkes for sending us a note about this gem. From yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he…
Rank this Week: 86

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 90

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Nov 25

    "Woman Who Faked Son's Cancer Gets Probation [and 90 nights in jail]"

    "Woman Who Faked Son's Cancer Gets Probation [and 90 nights in jail]"
    From the Colorado Springs Gazette: Nguyen pleaded guilty in September to one count each of charitable fraud and child abuse. Police say she convinced her son, family and others in the community that the boy had leukemia and had been...
  • Nov 25

    "Rand Paul: The Politicians Are To Blame in Ferguson"

    "Rand Paul: The Politicians Are To Blame in Ferguson"
    From Time: In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians. Michael Brown’s death and the suffocation of Eric Garner in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes indicate something is wrong with criminal…
  • Nov 25

    Luther on Felon Firearm Rights Restoration

    Luther on Felon Firearm Rights Restoration
    Robert Luther III has posted The Quiet Army: Felon Firearm Rights Restoration in the Fourth Circuit (23 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 237 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article discusses the restoration of firearm…
Rank this Week: 96

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

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

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
Rank this Week: 110

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 25

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this provocative and interesting new piece by Jacob Sullum now up at Reason. Here is how the piece starts and ends: In a radio interview on August 18, a self-identified friend...
  • Nov 25

    Can and should out-going Maryland Gov commute death sentences to ensure LWOP after state's capital repeal?

    Can and should out-going Maryland Gov commute death sentences to ensure LWOP after state's capital repeal?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this Baltimore Sun article discussing the interesting procedural and practical issues now surrounding the fate of Maryland's death row prisoners and the decisions facing the out-going…
  • Nov 25

    Rounding up some blogsphere reactions to events in Ferguson

    Rounding up some blogsphere reactions to events in Ferguson
    In part because it is not a sentencing story, I have not had much to say about all the high-profile events in Ferguson, Missouri in recent months. But, not surprisingly, a number of other notable criminal law bloggers have shared...
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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/
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
  • Nov 21

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour
    Jackson Lewis has announced that it will no longer ask associates to bill by the hour. The firm's chair is quoted as saying, “The billable hour is directly opposed to the best interest of the client and to the provider...
Rank this Week: 122

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
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Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart
    by Beth Stephens by Beth Stephens [Beth Stephens is a Professor at Rutgers Law.] Two cheers for James Stewart and his forthcoming article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute.…
  • Nov 26

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller London-area readers interested in the ICC and Palestine might want to attend the following event, which is co-sponsored by Chatham House and Doughty Street Chambers (where I’m an academic member).…
  • Nov 25

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Steven Ratner

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Steven Ratner
    by James G. Stewart by James G. Stewart [James G. Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. His new article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes:…
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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/
  • Nov 25

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    Justice Pollak tells you in this opinion where to go in this opinion if you want to pick up a 16-year old prostitute in the Bay Area:  Laguna and Ellis Streets in Concord.Why this particular location?  Justice Pollak explains why,…
  • Nov 24

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    The bad news for Byron Prince is that he accidentally shot himself with a revolver.  Oops.The worse news for Mr. Prince is that, since he's a felon, once the United States realized (presumably at the hospital) that he accidentally shot…
  • Nov 24

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)
    Were I ever sentenced to probation, a lot of time, I think and take my lumps and just let it go.  Even if I thought the conviction was dubious in some way.Because, yeah, I could appeal.  Because who wants a conviction on one's…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Nov 26

    More PGR results: top 5 in Philosophy of Mind

    More PGR results: top 5 in Philosophy of Mind
    They are (see earlier posts for an explanation of the ranking): Group 1 (1) (rounded mean of 5.0) New York University (5, 5) Group 2 (2) (rounded mean of 4.5) Rutgers University, New Brunswick (4.5, 5) Group 3 (3-5) (rounded...
  • Nov 26

    David Malament retirement blue

    David Malament retirement blue
    Here.
  • Nov 26

    A different perspective on September's smear campaign

    A different perspective on September's smear campaign
    My former colleague, the moral philosopher and former editor of Ethics, John Deigh (Texas) wrote: I regret that so many...are unable to separate your private email correspondence from your editing the PGR and to see that what's deplorable in…
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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: 152

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Nov 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law
    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality in a 5-0 decision in Zoeller, et al. v. Sweeney, et al., (Nov. 6, 2014). The decision reverses a lower court decision that previously declared the law unconstitutional.…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
Rank this Week: 173

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Even if it’s lawful . . . should we be concerned that it might set a dangerous precedent?

    Even if it’s lawful . . . should we be concerned that it might set a dangerous precedent?
    [For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law]Let’s assume OLC is correct that the new Obama/DHS immigration initiative complies with all of the relevant immigration laws.  Even so, was it unwise, or…
  • Nov 25

    Why Can't Deferred Action Be Given to Parents of the Dreamers?

    Why Can't Deferred Action Be Given to Parents of the Dreamers?
    Steve LegomskyFor the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law Most of the OLC opinion is the model of careful research, sound analysis, and clear expression.  And then you get to the third section, in which they declare…
  • Nov 25

    The President’s Relief Program as a Response to Insurrection

    The President’s Relief Program as a Response to Insurrection
    Ahilan ArulananthamFor the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawAt first glance, it is easy to understand why critics of the President’s new administrative relief program do not see it as merely an exercise of…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 179