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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 26

    Chew on Thi

    Chew on Thi
    Haven’t had any good tin foil postings in a long time–perhaps because so much of the crazy in politics these days is true. But here, via the Florida Bulldog is a good candidate: Overlooked class action against Democratic…
  • Jul 25

    Boy’s Club?

    Boy’s Club?
    Over at ACS Blog, my brother notes that of the 29 people Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney positions, 28 are men.  And 25 are white. Makes for a nice collage: The post Boy’s Club? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 22

    The Constitutional Iceberg

    The Constitutional Iceberg
    Josh Marshall summarizes it best: Trump is in many ways his own worst accuser. Anyone who’s been in business for decades would not welcome a searching legal scrutiny of years of business. Most people, certainly in Trump’s line of…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jul 27

    Weis on Constitutional Directive Principle

    Weis on Constitutional Directive Principle
    Lael K Weis (Melbourne Law School) has posted Constitutional Directive Principles (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article is the first step toward developing a general and systematic account…
  • Jul 27

    Shaffer & Durkee on Industry Associations & Transnational Legal Ordering

    Shaffer & Durkee on Industry Associations & Transnational Legal Ordering
    Gregory Shaffer (University of California, Irvine School of Law) & Melissa (MJ) Durkee (University of Washington - School of Law) have posted Introduction to Symposium on Industry Associations in Transnational Legal Ordering (111 AJIL…
  • Jul 27

    Brauner on Tax Regulation & Example

    Brauner on Tax Regulation & Example
    Yariv Brauner (University of Florida - Levin College of Law) has posted Why Examples? Towards More Behaviorally-Intelligent Regulation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tax regulation authors habitually infuse regulations with explanatory…
Rank this Week: 15

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience
    Mulder, M. ; Willems, Bert (Tilburg University, TILEC) discuss Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience. ABSTRACT: This paper examines a decade of retail competition in the Dutch electricity…
  • Jul 27

    Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition

    Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition
    Wyatt J. Brooks (University of Notre Dame) ; Joseph Kaboski (University of Notre Dame) ; and Yao Amber Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) address Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition. ABSTRACT:…
  • Jul 26

    Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure

    Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure
    ARA Tomohiro and Arghya GHOSH discuss Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure. ABSTRACT: We study the impact of market thickness on the optimal tariff in vertical specialization. We show that, in the exogenous market structure where…
Rank this Week: 18

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    At the Purple Café...

    At the Purple Café...
    ... you can talk while I go air myself out.And please — I know it's weird after that last post — use The Althouse Amazon Portal.
  • Jul 27

    Bezos just became richer than Gates.

    Bezos just became richer than Gates.
    He's now the richest person in the world, the NYT reports.Forbes now estimates the wealth of Mr. Bezos, currently Amazon’s chief executive, at about $90.6 billion, compared with $90 billion for Mr. Gates.Mr. Bezos has added tens of…
  • Jul 27

    "The elders — who effectively served as the family’s 'panchayat,' or village council — decided that justice should be served as revenge."

    "The elders — who effectively served as the family’s 'panchayat,' or village council — decided that justice should be served as revenge."
    "They instructed the victim’s brother, who is also about 16, to rape the teenage sister of the attacker in return for his crime, Ahsan Younis, head of the Multan city police, told The Washington Post."So the 16-year-old brother followed…
Rank this Week: 26

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Court Interprets Vaccination Provision In Custody Decree

    Court Interprets Vaccination Provision In Custody Decree
    In In Re the Paternity of: G.G.B.W., (IN App., July 26, 2017), an Indiana appeals court held that the mother of a minor child should be held in contempt of a custody decree when she refused for religious reasons to have the child vaccinated.…
  • Jul 27

    Catholic School Teacher Stripped of Tenure May Sue

    Catholic School Teacher Stripped of Tenure May Sue
    In Mis v. Fairfield College Preparatory School, 2017 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3741 (CT Super., June 20, 2017), a Connecticut trial court refused to dismiss a suit by a tenured teacher at a Jesuit prep school whose employment was terminated by…
  • Jul 26

    Trump Administration Reverses Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Serve In Military

    Trump Administration Reverses Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Serve In Military
    Last year, Obama Administration Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military was being lifted. (See prior posting.) Today, President Trump in a series of three Tweets (1, 2, 3)…
Rank this Week: 27

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Geiringer on Representation Reinforcement and the NZ Bill of Rights Act

    Geiringer on Representation Reinforcement and the NZ Bill of Rights Act
    Claudia Geiringer, Victoria University of Wellington School of Law, has posted When Constitutional Theories Migrate: A Case Study, which is forthcoming in the American Journal of Comparative Law:The last decade or so has witnessed a…
  • Jul 26

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History
    [We have the following announcement.]Research Fellowship in the field of European Administrative History"JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History"At the end of 2012 Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, who served as Professor of Public Law…
  • Jul 26

    Cairns on Legal Transplant

    Cairns on Legal Transplant
    Back in 2015, John W. Cairns, University of Edinburgh, published Codification, Transplants and History: Law Reform in Louisiana (1808) and Quebec (1866) with Talbot Publishing. From the press:When Louisiana enacted its Digest of the…
Rank this Week: 28

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Crawford & Spivack: Human Rights And Taxation Of Menstrual Hygiene Products In An Unequal World

    Crawford & Spivack: Human Rights And Taxation Of Menstrual Hygiene Products In An Unequal World
    Bridget J. Crawford (Pace) & Carla Spivack (Oklahoma City), Human Rights and Taxation of Menstrual Hygiene Products in an Unequal World, in Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World (Philip G. Alston and Nikki Reisch eds., Oxford…
  • Jul 27

    The Collateral Costs Of Diversity In Legal Education

    The Collateral Costs Of Diversity In Legal Education
    SpearIt (Texas Southern), Not for Free: Exploring the Collateral Costs of Diversity in Legal Education, 48 Pac. L. Rev. 887 (2017): This essay examines some of the institutional costs of achieving a more diverse law student body. In recent…
  • Jul 27

    Brexit Puts Financial-Trade Tax On Ice As Banks Start Moving

    Brexit Puts Financial-Trade Tax On Ice As Banks Start Moving
    Bloomberg, Brexit Puts Financial-Trade Tax on Ice as Banks Start Moving: A six-year push to impose a tax on financial transactions in Europe may have run its course, with Germany and France dragging their feet as they prepare for Brexit and a…
Rank this Week: 31

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 40

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    mmigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag

    mmigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag
    In a segment of a Colorlines five-part video series featuring Maricopa County, Arizona, immigration activists, Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change Arizona reflects on coming to the United States at age 12, fighting hate speech and…
  • Jul 27

    New study: Spikes in violence are major driver of child immigration from Central America

    New study: Spikes in violence are major driver of child immigration from Central America
    While the dominant rhetoric around migration has focused on economic drivers, a new study today from Michael Clemens, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, quantifies for the first time just how much violence drives child…
  • Jul 27

    Texas police arrest DACA recipients in Austin protest

    Texas police arrest DACA recipients in Austin protest
    Courtesy of Cosecha It is summer and things are heating up. Here is some immigration news from Texas. At least 15 people, including four DACA recipients, have been arrested in Texas during a protest demanding permanent legal status for.…
Rank this Week: 44

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 46

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/
Rank this Week: 47

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 26

    Call for Papers: International Law Weekend 2017 New Voice

    Call for Papers: International Law Weekend 2017 New Voice
    International Law Weekend 2017, a conference jointly organized by the International Law Students’ Association and the American Branch of the International Law Association will take place in New York City from October 19-21.  The…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou
    On behalf of the IntLawGrrls editorial team, I’m delighted to welcome two new student editors, Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou, to the blog. Carla Cortavarría is a rising 2L at Temple University Beasley School of…
  • Jul 12

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield
    YPRES, Belgium – Beautiful vistas and bright sunlight cannot blind the visitor to the pain of this place. This place is Flanders Fields, the name given to the part of west Belgium, close to the French border, that saw intense battles…
Rank this Week: 49

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s $12 Million Estate Planning Mistake

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s $12 Million Estate Planning Mistake
    Philip Seymour Hoffman was an incredibly talented actor. He earned a plethora of awards for his roles in movies like Capote and The Master. Unfortunately for Hoffman’s heirs, his acting talent did not transfer to estate planning. Hoffman…
  • Jul 26

    Article on The Elective Share Has No Friends: Creditors Trump Spouse in the Battle Over the Revocable Trust

    Article on The Elective Share Has No Friends: Creditors Trump Spouse in the Battle Over the Revocable Trust
    Angela M. Vallario recently published an Article entitled, The Elective Share Has No Friends: Creditors Trump Spouse in the Battle Over the Revocable Trust, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the…
  • Jul 26

    The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

    The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid
    Medicaid qualifications tend to vary from state to state. Generally, there exist some asset thresholds that may not be exceeded in order to qualify for aid. With Republicans in Congress seeking legislation aimed at reducing Medicaid benefits,…
Rank this Week: 50

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 54

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin
    Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017 O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal…
  • Jun 29

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback
    Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017 Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California…
  • Jun 29

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017 Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Jul 26

    Law Review vs. Peer Review

    Law Review vs. Peer Review
    I have a new essay up on the University of Illinois Online titled "Law Review vs. Peer Review: A Qualified Defense of Student Editors. It begins with a description of the familiar complaints about law reviews, and then discusses the...
  • Jul 26

    New ALI Member

    New ALI Member
    Today the ALI announced the election of 58 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California Colleen V. Chien, Santa Clara – Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law Donald Earl Childress III, Malibu –…
  • Jul 26

    Interrogating Ethnography

    Interrogating Ethnography
    My forthcoming book -- Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters (Oxford) -- now has a cover. Publication will be in October; more details to follow. NOTE: This idea began as a book review on The New Rambler, and it was amplified...
Rank this Week: 61

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Ontario AODA Compliance and Enforcement 2016 Report

    Ontario AODA Compliance and Enforcement 2016 Report
    On June 21, 2017, the Ontario Accessibility Directorate tabled the accessibility compliance and enforcement report for 2016. The report outlines the Directorate’s activities in 2016 to oversee compliance with the Accessibility for…
  • Jul 27

    Can You Trust Your Expert Witnesses With Confidential Data?

    Can You Trust Your Expert Witnesses With Confidential Data?
    Not always. There was a recent case in which confidential data was not, to put it mildly, well handled. The corporate defendant, a mortgage servicer, was accused of violating a consumer’s privacy rights based on the manner in which it…
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules. A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment. They propose a complex set of rules that vary…
Rank this Week: 63

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 26

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is inviting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible…
  • Jul 26

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700…
  • Jul 22

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I opened Facebook just now to find the following post from my brilliant student at SOAS, Tamara Tamimi, whose MA dissertation — written under my supervision — received the law school’s…
Rank this Week: 62

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
  • Jul 27

    An Interpretive Fable

    An Interpretive Fable
    I came across this story in an Indian children’s book.  Hope you enjoy its take on interpretation. Five men set off in a ox cart to sell produce from their garden and to buy provisions at the local market. They were Guruji the…
  • Jul 23

    A Presidential Indictment

    A Presidential Indictment
    Perhaps I’m missing something in the discussion of this issue, but to my mind the question of whether a president can be indicted is simple–the President can only be indicted by a federal prosecutor if he consents to the…
  • Jul 22

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana
    As I’m still going through the proofs of my book and trying to complete my reapportionment paper, let’s still with offbeat posts for the time being. The Seventh Amendment is among the few that the Supreme Court has not extended to…
Rank this Week: 68

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    The Associated Press Discusses Why Twitter Won't Close Down Trump's Account

    The Associated Press Discusses Why Twitter Won't Close Down Trump's Account
    Barbara Ortutay discusses why it's unlikely that the microblogging platform Twitter would close down Donald Trump's account, even though he frequently tweets offensive or questionable content. For one thing, she notes that his tweets draw a…
  • Jul 26

    Denison, Wedeking, and Zilis on Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court @universityofky

    Denison, Wedeking, and Zilis on Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court @universityofky
    ICYMI: Alex Denison, Justin Wedeking, and Michael Zilis, all of the Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky, have published Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court: The Interactive Role of Opinion Language, Coalition…
  • Jul 26

    Turkish Journalists Go On Trial For Assisting Terrorism

    Turkish Journalists Go On Trial For Assisting Terrorism
    From the BBC: Seventeen journalists are on trial in Turkey, accused of aiding terrorists. They were arrested last year in the wake of the attempted coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The seventeen work for opposition…
Rank this Week: 73

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 25

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision
    An earlier post touched on the validity of mandatory arbitration clauses in corporate bylaws or articles of incorporation, noting Ann Lipton's skepticism about them. It turns out that Kevin LaCroix... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 25

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?
    Reuters reported last week that President Trump plans to renominate Hester Pierce to be an SEC Commissioner. That would leave one seat open, which by law would have to go to a Democrat. President... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 25

    Pileggi on Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnership

    Pileggi on Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnership
    Friend of the blog Francis Pileggi posts: For my latest column in Directorship, the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors, I discuss a recent Delaware Supreme Court decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jul 27

    Dubber on Legal History

    Dubber on Legal History
    Markus D. Dubber (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Legal History As Legal Scholarship: Doctrinalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Critical Analysis of Law (Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jul 26

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"
    Richard Re has this post at PrawfsBlawg. In part: Supreme Court precedent is not entirely clear on how non-constitutional privacy protections should inform the scope of Fourth Amendment rights, and commentators have debated the issue. Under…
  • Jul 26

    Woody on FCPA Enforcement

    Woody on FCPA Enforcement
    Karen E. Woody (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University) has posted 'Declinations with Disgorgement' in FCPA Enforcement (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article addresses…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 91

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: 108

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 112

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: 110

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: 113

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/
  • Jul 27

    Bird from Bristol to KCL

    Bird from Bristol to KCL
    Alexander Bird (metaphysics & epistemology of science and medicine), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, will take up the Peter Sowerby Chair in Philosophy and Medicine at King’s College London, effective January…
  • Jul 25

    "Philosophy Time": the serie

    "Philosophy Time": the serie
    Philosopher Eliot Michaelson (King's College, London, who took his PhD at UCLA) explains this new project with the actor James Franco: About mid-way through my time in grad school, my friend James Franco suggested that we do a project…
  • Jul 24

    On Cedric Robinson

    On Cedric Robinson
    This is interesting, from the always interesting Boston Review. It does involve some misunderstandings of Marx, however.
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Jul 22

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law
    I received the following conference announcement: Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law Presented by the University of Chicago Law Review and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics April 27-28, 2018 We are pleased to…
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading…
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
  • Jul 3

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University
    I have a guest post today at the Virology Blog about Dr. Michael Sharpe's recent presentation on ethics, ME/CFS, and "the future of science," which I have copied in full below: On 1 June 2017, Professor Michael Sharpe presented the...
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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/
  • Jul 26

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)
    Depressing opinion.  Concise holding:"A 72-foot diseased tree fell on a sleeping child’s tent pitched in a campground that is located within a vast public wilderness park. The park’s owner, the County of San Mateo, contends…
  • Jul 24

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)
    Your usual parental termination appeal typically involves horrible facts.  If there's a jurisdictional dispute, it often involves technical stuff about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) notice.But this one's different.  And I learned…
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
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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/
  • Jul 25

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 3089011 (D. Utah Apr. 28, 2017)Leland Sycamore invented the process and formula for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid Bread and subsequently received federal trademark…
  • Jul 25

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say
    Wysong Corp. v. APN, Inc., Nos. 16-11823, 16-11825, 16-11826, 16-11827, 16-11832 (E.D. Mich. Jul. 20, 2017)Wysong, a pet food manufacturer, sued six competitors, alleging that their packages used images of “premium meats, poultry, fish,…
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
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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/
  • Jul 25

    CALL FOR PAPERS: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    CALL FOR PAPERS: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is inviting submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego,…
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 23

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution
    Paul Franzese (Seton Hall) has written an op-ed in New Jersey.com titled Tenants Shouldn't be 'Blacklisted' For Asserting Their Rights. Check out this excerpt: Yanira Cortes, a mother of four young children, lives in subsidized housing in…
  • Jul 17

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD
    From our friends at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: HUD: Past, Present, and Future The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks proposals from scholars, practitioners, and housing advocates interested in participating in…
  • Jul 15

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation
    Joe Singer (Harvard) has posted Property and Sovereignty Imbricated: Why Religion Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations (Theoretical Inquiries in Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: May a hotel owner that objects to…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrou

    The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrou
    With two strikes thus far on more substantial Obamacare repeal efforts, the Senate seems headed for the so-called "skinny" repeal option, which it appears would repeal the individual insurance-purchase mandate, along with the employer mandate…
  • Jul 25

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation
         Now that the Senate, defying many pundits’ expectations, has voted to begin debate on a reconciliation bill to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it may be useful to review the procedural rules…
  • Jul 25

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure
    Calvin TerBeekAfter the shock of President Trump’s election, some political scientists and legal scholars turned to Stephen Skowronek’s theory of political time to understand Trump’s place in presidential history. Political…
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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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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    Noisy Withdrawal

    Noisy Withdrawal
    The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed a stayed one-year suspension of an attorney who had violated the duty of confidentiality in a motion to withdraw In 2008, Heben briefly represented Jennifer Cecchini during the initial stages of her divorce…
  • Jul 26

    Public Censure For Returning Stolen Shoes To Nordstrom

    Public Censure For Returning Stolen Shoes To Nordstrom
    A criminal conviction has led to a public censure by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On December 8, 2015, the respondent pleaded guilty before the Honorable Richard Buchter, in Supreme Court, Queens County,…
  • Jul 26

    Delays For Spite

    Delays For Spite
    A former probate judge is not immune from class action allegations that he created a backlog of cases as retaliation for a rejected pay raise. Nor are the claims moot in light of the termination of his service, according to...
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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
  • Jul 25

    Guest Blogger Vasujith Ram on Taxes on Sanitary Napkins in India

    Guest Blogger Vasujith Ram on Taxes on Sanitary Napkins in India
    The Constitution of India was recently amended to introduce the ‘Goods and Services Tax’ (GST). The GST subsumes almost all the existing indirect taxes in India (such as Excise Duty and Service Tax, levied and collected by the…
  • Jul 22

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition
    Please see the fourth edition of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 110 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept…
  • Jul 17

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender
    Constitutions and Gender, a new book edited by Helen Irving (University of Sydney) has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Here is the publisher’s description: The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 27

    Time and Marriage

    Time and Marriage
    From Refinery29: Modern couples are rewriting the rulebook when it comes to weddings and marriage. We're spending less on more unique and interesting engagement rings and waiting until later in our lives than previous generations to tie the…
  • Jul 26

    Israel and Alimony

    Israel and Alimony
    From The Jerusalem Post: The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that divorced mothers of children aged six to 15 will have to share equally the financial burden of child support with the fathers if their salaries are equal or the...
  • Jul 25

    ACLU Sues AK to Block Abortion Law

    ACLU Sues AK to Block Abortion Law
    From CNN News: (CNN) Arkansas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and a new one set to go into effect at the end of the month has drawn the ire of the ACLU. The American...
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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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
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