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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/
  • Aug 21

    [Paul Cassell] Would a body camera have answered questions about Michael Brown’s shooting?

    [Paul Cassell] Would a body camera have answered questions about Michael Brown’s shooting?
    In posts over the last several days, found here, here, and here, I wrote about criminal charges that might (or might) not be appropriately filed in the Michael Brown shooting case, depending on the evidence that might become available. …
  • Aug 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Holy replevin, Bat-wing-man!

    [Eugene Volokh] Holy replevin, Bat-wing-man!
    The Archbishop of Oklahoma City has sued the Satanists to get back the consecrated host that they’re planning to use in their Black Mass on Sept. 21 (that’s the Black Mass I blogged about in this post). His theory: The Satanists…
  • Aug 20

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Research Magazine about “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Research Magazine about “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”
    I did an interview with Gil Weinreich, EditorIn-Chief of Research Magazine today, where I summarized some of the key takeaways from the book. I want to thank him for a terrific job capturing the essence of our interview. For those looking for…
Rank this Week: 9

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    "I guess, all in all, I wish I wasn’t American."

    "I guess, all in all, I wish I wasn’t American."
    Said James Foley, shortly before his beheading, quoted in "How the U.S. and Europe Failed James Foley/America doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Should it?"Linked by Instapundit, who says, "The response to Foley’s beheading should have…
  • Aug 21

    Assignments given to me in the comments.

    Assignments given to me in the comments.
    1. "The hula hoop thing was github. Google github and hula hoop. It was a story with lots of hidden stuff, office romance, etc., so don't take any one article as definitive. I don't trust my memory enough to tell the tale, but my take away…
  • Aug 21

    "If you choose an answer to this question at random..."

    "If you choose an answer to this question at random..."
    "... what is the chance you will be correct?"
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 20

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section
    The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a call for papers for its program during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The program will be called Global Perspectives on Human…
  • Aug 18

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?
    All states have an intrinsic right to call upon their citizens to undertake military service, but under what circumstances may states recruit citizens into irregular forces or civil militias? And what if the citizens are internally displaced…
  • Aug 15

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate
    When two aid workers were shot dead in Afghanistan last month, the world’s media focused its attention on the dangers of 21st century humanitarianism and the challenges that assistance agencies face in protecting their personnel. Those…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Aug 21

    Two-way video

    Two-way video
    Police body cameras are often seen as a panacea in police-public relations and in controlling police misconduct. Judge Scheindlin endorsed them during closing arguments in the New York stop-and-frisk trial. As I have written before, I support…
  • Aug 21

    Judging similarity (Part 2)

    Judging similarity (Part 2)
    In my first post on this subject, I wrote about the background that motivated us to conduct our studies on copyright infringement for our paper “Judging Similarity”. Today, I would like to discuss our methodology and results in more…
  • Aug 21

    Thoughts about Perez on Courage and Rationality in Regulation

    Thoughts about Perez on Courage and Rationality in Regulation
    Oren Perez (Bar Ilan University) has published Courage, Regulatory Responsibility, and the Challenge of Higher-Order Reflexivity in Regulation and Governance and on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Contemporary regulators must respond to…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 22

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter
    The U.S. government has confirmed that ISIS militants have murdered reporter James Foley, who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago. President Barack Obama addressed the nation, saying that both the U.S. and the world are horrified at…
  • Aug 19

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show
    Ofcom, the UK broadcasting agency, is investigating complaints on two fronts about the recent live Monty Python show, which aired on the Gold Channel. Some viewers objected to the swearing broadcast before the watershed, saying there was too…
  • Aug 19

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid
    The Guardian reports that Thomas Ridgeway, a Scotland Yard police officer, has been sentenced to one year in prison for for selling stories to the UK tabloid the Sun. The stories involved information about an actor who attempted suicide…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Aug 21

    Allan on Justice, Common Law, & Law as Integrity

    Allan on Justice, Common Law, & Law as Integrity
    T. R. S. Allan (University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) has posted Justice, Integrity, and the Common Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ronald Dworkin’s work in legal theory emphasizes the close dependence of common law adjudication…
  • Aug 21

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    Mary L. Dudziak (Emory University School of Law) has posted The Future as a Concept in National Security Law (Pepperdine Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: With their focus on the future of national security law, the...
  • Aug 21

    Darcy on Collective Punishment

    Darcy on Collective Punishment
    Shane Darcy (National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Irish Centre for Human Rights) has posted The Prohibition of Collective Punishment (Forthcoming in The Geneva Conventions in Context; A Commentary, edited by Andrew Clapham, Paola…
Rank this Week: 28

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Tax Profs on Twitter

    Tax Profs on Twitter
    Ben Alarie (Toronto): @BAlarie Steve Black (Texas Tech): @taxprof Jack Bogdanski (Lewis & Clark): @bojack54 Craig Boise (Cleveland State): @CMLAWDean Dorothy Brown (Emory): @DorothyABrown Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago): @smbrnsn Len Burman…
  • Aug 21

    The Deductibility of $100 Charitable Contributions to ALS in the Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Deductibility of $100 Charitable Contributions to ALS in the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Forbes: Could The IRS Disallow Ice Bucket Challenge Charitable Contributions?, by Tony Nitti: So let’s say you were challenged via social media to either take the Ice Bucket Challenge or contribute to ALS. Assume further that you are unable…
  • Aug 21

    Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admission

    Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admission
    Kristen Holmquist, Marjorie Shultz, Sheldon Zedeck & David Oppenheimer (all of UC-Berkeley), Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, 63 J. Legal Educ. 565 (2014): Law schools profess a commitment to racial…
Rank this Week: 29

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Call for Submissions: Australian International Law Journal

    Call for Submissions: Australian International Law Journal
    A call for submissions has been issued by the Australian International Law Journal for its forthcoming volume. Here's the call:The Australian International Law Journal, published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch), calls…
  • Aug 21

    Moyn: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism

    Moyn: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism
    Samuel Moyn (Harvard Univ. - Law) has published The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism (Critical Inquiry, Vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 365-384, Summer 2014). Here's an excerpt: [N]ot only does…
  • Aug 21

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (Vol. 17, nos. 1-2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Lexie Revord Larkin, Human–Wildlife Conflict in Maasai Mara National Reserve: Demonstrating the Need for an…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 37

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste
    Francesco Silvestri (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Universita di Ferrara) describes Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste. ABSTRACT: The article focuses on the European Union Municipal…
  • Aug 20

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER
    Thore Holm, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Carsten Steinhagen, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat and Jens-Peter Loy, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Thomas Glauben Leibniz-Insititute IAMO analyze COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED…
  • Aug 20

    Administrative Antitrust

    Administrative Antitrust
    Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law has written on Administrative Antitrust. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: Antitrust has long been treated as exceptional by the courts. This article argues that the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    A Note To Religion Clause Reader

    A Note To Religion Clause Reader
    A Note to Religion Clause Reders:The corollary to this famous New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner is that on the Internet nobody knows where you are located either.  So I wanted to let readers know that this week I am moving from Atlanta…
  • Aug 21

    Pennsylvania Diocese Gets Permanent Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate

    Pennsylvania Diocese Gets Permanent Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate
    In Brandt v. Burwell, (WD PA, Aug. 20, 2014), a Pennsylvania federal district court issued a permanent injunction under RFRA against requiring the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania and affiliated organizations to comply with the…
  • Aug 21

    Archbishop's Suit Seeks Return of Consecrated Host Taken By Organizers Of Black Ma

    Archbishop's Suit Seeks Return of Consecrated Host Taken By Organizers Of Black Ma
    The Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City filed an unusual lawsuit yesterday in an effort to stop a satanic "Black Mass" ritual scheduled to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on Sept. 21. The complaint (full text) in Coakley v.…
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 43

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 21

    Swedish Nationalists Rise as Influx of Syrian Refugees Grow

    Swedish Nationalists Rise as Influx of Syrian Refugees Grow
    Bloomberg reportstht the Sweden Democrats, a nationalist party that targets deep cuts to immigration, is poised to double its support in elections next month. Polls show the party garnering more than 10 percent of votes, enough to ensure that…
  • Aug 21

    Immigrant of the Day: Laurence H. Tribe From China | Constitutional Law Scholar

    Immigrant of the Day: Laurence H. Tribe From China | Constitutional Law Scholar
    Laurence H. Tribe From China | Constitutional Law Scholar One of the leading constitutional authorities in the U.S., Laurence H. Tribe was born in Shanghai, China, in 1941 to Russian-Jewish parents and immigrated to the U.S. following the…
  • Aug 21

    From the Bookshelves: Three Books on Immigrants and Religion

    From the Bookshelves: Three Books on Immigrants and Religion
    Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe by Phillip Connor Immigrant Faith examines trends and patterns relating to religion in the lives of immigrants. The volume moves beyond specific…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Aug 20

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle
    Fans of federalism and/or sports-betting were likely disappointed to see the Supreme Court deny cert last month in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The case involved the constitutionality of the federal Professional…
  • Aug 20

    Some Textual Question

    Some Textual Question
    I was rereading the Constitution the other day, and two things stuck out this time that I had not thought about before. 1.  Article I, Section 3 says “each senator shall have one Vote.”  But Article I never says that…
  • Aug 20

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?
    Start here: “Under the conventional view of constitutional adjudication, dubious precedents enjoy a presumption of validity through the doctrine of stare decisis.” Okay, so much for the gospel regularly taught in law schools. But…
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 21

    5 Common Mistakes When Designating a Beneficiary

    5 Common Mistakes When Designating a Beneficiary
    Misunderstandings of how beneficiary designations are treated or lack of care in filling out the forms can result in troublesome problems later. Here are five common mistakes made when choosing and designating account beneficiaries. Leaving…
  • Aug 21

    Online Toolkit Offers Estate Planning Help

    Online Toolkit Offers Estate Planning Help
    A comprehensive on-line estate planning toolkit service called Final Roadmap can assist with various estate planning needs, including storing and sharing estate planning documents. Membership to the site is available with a one-time purchase.…
  • Aug 21

    California Judge Resolves Final Issue in Anna Nicole Smith Lawsuit

    California Judge Resolves Final Issue in Anna Nicole Smith Lawsuit
    An Orange County federal judge has put an end to two decades of litigation over the will of J. Howard Marshall. Marshall and Anna Nicole Smith were married for 14-months when Marshall died leaving his entire estate, valued at $1.6...
Rank this Week: 52

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 53

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 21

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)
    The new semester has started at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and I am, among other things, teaching a basic securities class. If I compare what I am teaching this semester with what I taught in say the 1990s, the classes are…
  • Aug 19

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player
    According to the WSJ, the SEC is looking into microcap fraud. Microcap fraud typically involves a dishonest broker (someone has to facilitate the sale of the shares) and often a dishonest company (someone has to tell the market a false…
  • Aug 18

    Insider Trading and the Unexpected Dangers of Information Shared in Alcoholics Anonymou

    Insider Trading and the Unexpected Dangers of Information Shared in Alcoholics Anonymou
    As an academic, writing an exam that tests the law of insider trading can be enjoyable. We faculty can often come up with the most outlandish scenarios and test whether students can apply the arcane and definitely not intuitive law of insider…
Rank this Week: 57

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 21

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate
    An employer can do nothing and still meet its duty to accommodate, so long as it turns out that the employer could not have accommodated the complainant without undue hardship. This was the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the…
  • Aug 21

    Do Less Marketing

    Do Less Marketing
    That headline sounds like heresy coming from someone who runs a legal marketing agency for a living, but hear me out. Try as I might to remain benevolently immature until the end of my days, there are some telltale markers of adulthood (nay,…
  • Aug 20

    Clio Conference More Than Food Trucks and Yoga

    Clio Conference More Than Food Trucks and Yoga
    When my company started working with Clio back in 2008, I had a gut feeling they were onto something. But frankly, I never would have predicted the immense success this cloud-based software start-up would see over the next six years. Even…
Rank this Week: 59

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"
    Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch try to understand and explain how the world has changed over the last half century or so: Four specific transformations were especially important in this restructuring of the economy and social relations in the US,…
Rank this Week: 64

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference
    Sarah Bannerman, a researcher at the Law School of the University of Glasgow, writes to draw our attention to a forthcoming MOOC on which she and Professor Christian Tams, also of Glasgow Law, have been working, in collaboration with the…
  • Aug 21

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University School of Law, has posted The Future as a Concept in National Security Law, which is forthcoming in the Pepperdine Law Review.  Here is the abstract:     With their focus…
  • Aug 20

    Rana on Colonialism and Constitutional Memory

    Rana on Colonialism and Constitutional Memory
    Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School, has posted Colonialism and Constitutional Memory, which is forthcoming in the UC Irvine Law Review.  Here is the abstract:The United States shares a number of basic historical traits with various British…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 21

    Israel-Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict: Recommended Reading

    Israel-Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict: Recommended Reading
    A number of friends and colleagues have asked me recently for recommended readings on the law of armed conflict and Gaza. I’ve decided, therefore, to post some of my suggestions and some explanation as to why I chose them. I hope to…
  • Aug 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    “No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day,” President Obama said earlier this afternoon, in reaction to the appalling video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an…
  • Aug 20

    Another Clue on Anwar Al-Aulaqi

    Another Clue on Anwar Al-Aulaqi
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a pair of posts analyzing where the notion of imminence comes from in the government’s thinking about targeted killing—and in David Barron’s OLC memo on the Al-Aulaqi strike. In one, I wrote: I…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 20

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work
    CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied…
  • Aug 20

    The Coming Lawyer Shortage

    The Coming Lawyer Shortage
    In this post, I will argue that within a few years there will be a shortage of entry-level lawyers. Law school enrollments have dropped so much that the demand for new lawyers will far exceed the supply of law school...
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Journal of Race and Law at 20

    Michigan Journal of Race and Law at 20
    I'm excited to see the line-up for the Michigan Journal of Race and Law's symposium celebrating their twentieth anniversary. Looks like a great conference is set for September 19 in Ann Arbor!
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Aug 14

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic
    Houston Chronicle: Anti-abortion activists adopt a new tactic: tracking license plates, by Brian M. Rosenthal: Advocates say tactic is legitimate; critics contend that it is intimidation On nearly every weekday morning between late 2010 and…
  • Aug 12

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico
    Fox News Latino: Texas Anti-Abortion Law Could Force Women Across The Border For Procedure: Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to...
  • Aug 11

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception
    The Guardian: Iran bans permanent contraception to boost population growth: Parliament prohibits vasectomies and other lasting birth control measures after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for more babies Iran's parliament has voted to ban…
Rank this Week: 80

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 20

    Let's demilitarize the regulatory agencies too - Overlawyered

    Let's demilitarize the regulatory agencies too - Overlawyered
    One consequence of the events in Ferguson, Mo. is that people are talking with each other across ideological lines who usually don’t, a symbol being the attention paid on both left and right to Sen.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 20

    "Grappling With the Cost of Corporate Gadflies" - Stephen Davidoff Solomon

    "Grappling With the Cost of Corporate Gadflies" - Stephen Davidoff Solomon
    Corporate America is being held hostage by three people you have probably never heard of. The three people — John Chevedden, William Steiner, James McRitchie and their families — specialize in... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 20

    My all-time top 10 QB

    My all-time top 10 QB
    Over on Facebook, a friend who clearly is in denial about the fact that law school starts next week (he's another law prof), asked: "whom would you rank (in order) as the top 10 QBs in NFL history?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 97

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 20

    A Summer of Shifting Alliances?

    A Summer of Shifting Alliances?
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Just keeping up with the news on international terrorism/counterterrorism this summer could be a full time job. Among many other potentially significant reports, I wanted to highlight this statement…
  • Aug 20

    Emerging Voices: Controversy on the Definition of the Cambodian Genocide at the ECCC

    Emerging Voices: Controversy on the Definition of the Cambodian Genocide at the ECCC
    by Melanie Vianney-Liaud by Melanie Vianney-Liaud [Mélanie Vianney-Liaud is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Aix-Marseille University in France.] Many international Human Rights authorities, including the United Nations…
  • Aug 19

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Radiolab has  posted an informative and entertaining essay entitled “How to Cross 5 International Borders in 1 Minute without Sweating.” It describes the intertwined municipalities of the Dutch…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section
    Annie Smith (University of Arkansas) sends along this call for papers for the AALS Poverty Law Section, who will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting...
  • Aug 20

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)
    An important aspect of the job for most employees is the retirement package offered by our employers. As many of us know, most corporations are moving away from a traditional pension-based system to the more common employee-savings based…
  • Aug 18

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014
    I just saw an interesting survey on this year's top paying jobs that I thought would be worth sharing. Per the study detailed at Yahoo! Finance, the top three positions are all in the medical field: "1. Surgeon Annual Average...
Rank this Week: 105

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: 112

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/
  • Aug 20

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"
    Eugene Volokh has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, addressing in particular First Amendment problems with the prosecution.
  • Aug 20

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v. Florida and the Possibility of a 'Scientific Stare Decisis' (William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23, 2014) on SSRN.…
  • Aug 20

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"
    Paul Cassell has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Some commentators have assumed that the officer could be charged federally if he was negligent or reckless in assessing the need to use deadly force. For a federal civil...
Rank this Week: 120

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 127

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 142

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/
Rank this Week: 154

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 170

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Aug 21

    Criminal Law and Financial Distre

    Criminal Law and Financial Distre
    I commend to Slips readers Alex Tabarrok's post over at Marginal Revolution entitled "Ferguson and the Modern Debtor’s Prison."
  • Aug 20

    Argentina and the Swap Puzzle

    Argentina and the Swap Puzzle
    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has proposed a law authorizing the executive to reroute payments on the restructured bonds out of New York, and to offer all bondholders local-law bonds on 2010 exchange terms. All the buzz has been…
  • Aug 20

    Escalating to Nowhere?

    Escalating to Nowhere?
    Here is the proposed law rerouting payments under the restructured, now-defaulted Argentine bonds away from New York. Contrary to reports, the big news is not the swap, but the unilateral attempt at firing Bank of New York Mellon and…
Rank this Week: 186

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 20

    The Next Campaign Finance Law to Go Down?

    The Next Campaign Finance Law to Go Down?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Christopher R. Cooper (D.D.C.) earlier this week in Rufer v. FEC granted a plaintiff's motion to send its First Amendment challenge to the restriction on contributions to political parties to…
  • Aug 20

    No Head-of-State Immunity for Finance Minister

    No Head-of-State Immunity for Finance Minister
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge James E. Boasberg (D.D.C.) ruled earlier this week in Sikhs for Justice v. Singh that while Manmohan Singh enjoyed head-of-state immunity from suit in U.S. federal court for acts committed…
  • Aug 20

    UDC Law Review Covers Civil Gideon

    UDC Law Review Covers Civil Gideon
    The University of the District of Columbia Law Review just issued its symposium edition on the right to counsel in civil cases, or Civil Gideon. The full list of articles and links to the full texts are here. John Pollock,...
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Aug 19

    What's driving inversions?

    What's driving inversions?
    That question is still a bit of a mystery. Still no real answer, but like the SAT test we can start to eliminate the obviously wrong answers. From a paper by Ed Kleinbard, Competitiveness Has Nothing to Do With It...
  • Aug 15

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting
    For those of you not from the Boston area, the whole Market Basket saga has not been a part of your summer. Around here, it's been a huge story. The ten cent version: Market Basket is a regional grocery chain...
  • Aug 7

    Fleischer on inversion

    Fleischer on inversion
    Vic Fleischer's got his take on how to deal with inversions up at the Times site. He calls it, aptly, a dispute between law and politics. That's about right. There's also a link to a video of Obama on the...
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema
    Microsoft wants you to believe that Google’s business practices stifle competition and harm consumers. Again. The latest volley in its tiresome and ironic campaign to bludgeon Google with the same regulatory club once used against…
  • Aug 13

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!
    [First posted to the CPIP Blog on June 17, 2014] Last Thursday, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, issued an announcement on the company’s blog with a catchy title: “All Our Patent Are Belong to You.”…
Rank this Week: 199

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.
    I have just posted "Constructing Constitutional Politics: Thaddeus Stevens, John Bingham and the Forgotten Fourteenth Amendment" on SSRN.  The abstract of the paper is as follows:This paper maintains that Thaddeus Stevens and other…
  • Aug 20

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word
    Rob WeinerSometimes, lawyers are fortunate that an opponent does not get the opportunity to reply to their argument and they get the last, unchallenged, word on an issue.  The Halbig case presents a prime example.  On Monday, the…
  • Aug 20

    War and Peace in Time and Space

    War and Peace in Time and Space
    My new paper War and Peace in Time and Space was inspired/provoked by the indomitable Yxta Maya Murray, who invited me to participate in a symposium on Law, Peace and Violence: Jurisprudence and the Possibilities of Peace at Seattle…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
  • Aug 4

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee
    Matter of Yoga Vida v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D. 3d___(3d Dep't. July 31, 2014), is an interesting case. In the context of Unemployment, the court had to decide whether a Yoga instructor was an employee. In concluding that she was,...
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Aug 21

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"
    NYT round-table about doctors. (Lots of people have written on the topic as it applies to lawyers. I've enjoyed Margaret Tarkington's articles.)
  • Aug 20

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?
    A NYT editorial tonight says Robert McCulloch should should step aside in the Michael Brown case. Among the reasons: When he was a boy, "his father [a police officer] was killed on the job...by a black suspect while helping another...
  • Aug 19

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"
    Sung Hui Kim has a post at The Conglomerate about a recent decision by the Delaware high court, affirming a Garner exception to attorney client privilege in the context of the Wal-Mart bribery scandal. I'm not up to speed on...
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Aug 20

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)
    Want to know why many people hate insurance companies?  Stuff like this.United Behavioral Health kicks a severely anorexic, 88-pound woman who's planning to starve herself to death or overdose on laxatives out of the hospital because…
  • Aug 20

    In Re A.R. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 12, 2014)

    In Re A.R. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 12, 2014)
    Please do not drive under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine.  If you elect to ignore this request, please do not do so with your seven- and five-year old daughters in the vehicle.  At a bare minimum, if you do all of this…
  • Aug 19

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    I sometimes find it refreshing when the Ninth Circuit adopts the district court's opinion as its own.  It's a nice hat-tip to the hardworking district court judge.  Plus, when there's no need to reinvent the wheel, why do so?So when…
Rank this Week: 220

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
Rank this Week: 219