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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: 10

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 22

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change
    During the first two weeks of December, world leaders will lay the foundation for a new global agreement on climate change at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima,…
  • Nov 22

    Introducing Astrid Puente

    Introducing Astrid Puente
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Astrid Puentes Riaño as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Originally from Colombia, Astrid holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University of Florida, a Masters in Environmental Law from…
  • Nov 21

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law
    Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock have just published “The Greening of European Business under EU Law” The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
  • Nov 21

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent
    Yair Listokin's Bounded Institutions has been posted to the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines two alternative designs for hierarchical institutions: “bounded” and “unbounded.” In a bounded structure,…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 20

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell
    Al Jazeera: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): For those at the very top 2010 will be remembered as a very good year. While most Americans struggled to recover from the worst economic collapse since the…
  • Nov 22

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job
    Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy…
  • Nov 22

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi
    Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 27, 2014) David Cay Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Sept. 24, 2014) L.A. Times Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better…
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
  • Nov 20

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law
    Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Sciences Po - Law) has published A Short Introduction to International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:In our globalised world the sources and actors of international law are many and its…
Rank this Week: 33

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality
    On Wednesday, a Montana federal district court issued a permanent injunction barring Montana from enforcing statutory and constitutional provisions that prevent same-sex marriages or recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other…
  • Nov 22

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed
    In Allison v. New Jersey Transit Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162175 (D NJ, Nov. 19, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court dismissed a claim by an African American Muslim employee of New Jersey Transit that disciplinary action taken…
  • Nov 22

    Zoning Denial Did Not Create Substantial Burden Under RLUIPA

    Zoning Denial Did Not Create Substantial Burden Under RLUIPA
    In Andon, LLC v. City of Newport News, Virginia, (ED VA, Nov. 20, 2014, a Virginia federal district court dismissed a RLUIPA challenge to the city's refusal to grant a zoning variance to allow use of a leased building as a church.  The…
Rank this Week: 36

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment
    Jos Jansen and Andreas Pollak explore Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment. ABSTRACT: We study the strategic disclosure of demand information and product-market strategies of duopolists. In a setting…
  • Nov 21

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA
    Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University School of Law, Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law, Edward D. Cavanagh, St. John's University - School of Law, Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Daniel…
  • Nov 21

    My Tribute to Bert Foer

    My Tribute to Bert Foer
    Bert Foer is retiring from AAI. Presumably spending more time with the grandchildren and Esther will keep him busy. Maybe he will write a book. I hope he remains engaged with antitrust. I have thought quite a bit about Bert's...
Rank this Week: 40

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: 45

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
  • Nov 21

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?
    Over the past few years the pharmaceutical marketplace has seen an increase in patent “re-litigation” (where a patentee is involved in a second case against another generic). Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s warning…
  • Nov 20

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal
    Hank Peelle, the owner of Peelle Company Ltd., deluded himself into believing the company’s financial controller, Christine Horner, had a romantic interest in him, despite his 25-year marriage and her long-term relationship. When he…
Rank this Week: 48

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 49

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

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

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 50

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 22

    Drawings By Themselves: Portraits of America

    Drawings By Themselves: Portraits of America
    Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is a national nonprofit "working to end the isolation and abuse of men, women, and children in U.S. immigration detention through visitation, independent monitoring,…
  • Nov 22

    The Face of DACA Expansion: Jose Antonio Varga

    The Face of DACA Expansion: Jose Antonio Varga
    Another important aspect of the president's new immigration action is the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. On June 15, 2012, the president announced a new deferred action plan for young people known as DREAMers. He…
  • Nov 22

    Part of the Obama Plan: The End of Secure Communitie

    Part of the Obama Plan: The End of Secure Communitie
    One part of the new immigration action announced by President Obama and outlined in detail by DHS is the end of a federal program called Secure Communities, also known as S-Comm. Secure Communities was created in 2008. It enabled local...
Rank this Week: 55

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 22

    James Brown Estate In Limbo

    James Brown Estate In Limbo
    A companion of music legend James Brown has requested an Aiken Court in South Carolina ban several of Brown’s children from participating in hearings that will determine if Brown had a spouse when he died in December 2006. According to...
  • Nov 22

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planners, on December 10, 2014 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern, available via telephone seminar or audio webcast.…
  • Nov 22

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children
    The funeral of the Duchess of Alba was attended by thousands including dignitaries, and members of the public filled the streets to watch her funeral procession. The Spanish Billionaire and direct royal descendent of King James II of England,…
Rank this Week: 56

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

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

    The making of Ferguson

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

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction
    We’ve previously noted the publication of The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right (New York: Cambridge University Press 2014) by Sophia Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The introduction is now…
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From Völkerrechtsblog: a post by Katharina Isabel Schmidt (JSD candidate, Yale Law School) "On American 'Dilettantism' and German 'Pedantry': A Comparative Look at Law Journal Culture and the Future of Legal Knowledge Production."It…
  • Nov 21

    Kearley on an Obscure and Important American Legal Antiquarian

    Kearley on an Obscure and Important American Legal Antiquarian
    Timothy G. Kearley, University of Wyoming College of Law, has posted The Enigma of Samuel Parsons Scott., which appears in Roman Legal Tradition 10 (2014): 1-37.  Here is the abstract:     S. P. Scott (credit)Samuel…
Rank this Week: 60

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Nov 21

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6
    On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten…
  • Nov 19

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence
    Judge Breyer has a unique zig-zag style. – Ralph Nader (confirmation hearing statement, July 15, 1994) I do not rest my conclusion upon a strict categorical analysis. – Justice Stephen Breyer (concurring…
  • Nov 18

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?
    That’s what Drexel 3L William Hanrahan claims in a newly filed complaint against Dechert LLP.  According to Hanrahan, though he ranks #4 in Drexel’s class, Dechert (and other large firms) hire disproportionately from…
Rank this Week: 61

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
  • Nov 21

    DOJ weighs in

    DOJ weighs in
    Seeming to share my sense of where the burden should lie, Eric Holder released video urging law enforcement and protesters to collaborate on plans to keep the peace should protests occur in Ferguson. He reminded protesters that historically…
  • Nov 21

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line
    "Blurred Lines," the summer hit of 2013, is the subject of a copyright dispute. The estate of Marvin Gaye claims that the composers of the hit song (Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.) appropriated the song from the Gaye hit,…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 68

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Nov 22

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop
    Is plunge the right word? I don't know. But in July 2013, first-time California law graduates passed at a 76% rate. First timers from out-of-state passed at a 64% rate. This July, California grads passed at a 69% rate and...
  • Nov 22

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia
    I visited a park with a nineteenth century industrial building on it recently and want to use a picture I took there as a trivia question. For a long time I've been interested in use of slave labor in industrial...
  • Nov 21

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search
    Our friends at the University of Cincinnati College of Law have posted information on their search for a new law dean here: http://www.uc.edu/provost/about-us/searches/law.html.
Rank this Week: 75

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA
    Earlier this month, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security held its “24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.” As part of the conference, the group held a particularly strong panel…
  • Nov 22

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power
    It has been instructive during the last six years to watch President Obama and most Democrats evolve from Executive power critics to Executive power apologists, just as it has been instructive to watch many Republicans evolve from Executive…
  • Nov 22

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    First off, in anticipation of President Obama’s decision this week to take on the immigration issue, Ben examined the central question in the standoff between him and Congress: how much discretion does he have to decline, as a…
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/
  • Nov 22

    Walter Olson ties fee shifting bylaws to a broader debate over freedom of contract

    Walter Olson ties fee shifting bylaws to a broader debate over freedom of contract
    His excellent post begins: To the extent America has made progress in recent years in rolling back the extreme litigiousness of earlier years, one main reason has been the courts’ increased... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 22

    As long as Presidents aren't enforcing laws, why not add a few from Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley?

    As long as Presidents aren't enforcing laws, why not add a few from Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley?
    In yesterday's WSJ, Kimberly Strassel had a great column on President Obama's decision to rewrite the nation's immigration law via "prosecutorial discretion." Her premise is that a Republican has won... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 19

    Usha Rodrigues on fee shifting bylaw

    Usha Rodrigues on fee shifting bylaw
    Typically excellent post. Kind words about yours truly an added bonus. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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/
  • Nov 20

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law
    The Jackson Clarion-Ledger: 5th Circuit refuses to reconsider Mississippi's abortion law, by Jimmie E. Gates: The full 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider a ruling blocking Mississippi from enforcing a law requiring…
  • Nov 20

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court
    RH Reality Check: How Shoddy Evidence Finds Its Way From State Legislatures to the U.S. Supreme Court, by Sharona Coutts & Sofia Resnick: If you were a South Dakota legislator looking for expert evidence on how abortion affects women,…
  • Nov 13

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth
    TIME: 6 Myths About Abortion, by Katha Pollitt: 1. The Bible forbids abortion. It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion…
Rank this Week: 85

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
  • Nov 20

    The Workplace Constitution

    The Workplace Constitution
    Why do most people today not have rights at work that come from the US Constitution? That’s the puzzle at the heart of a just-published legal history: Sophia Z. Lee, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 95

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

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

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
  • Nov 21

    Lamborghini going to pot?

    Lamborghini going to pot?
    If "anything can signify anything," is this equation of a pot with a Lamborghini nominative fair use?  (It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think.)Anything can signify anything billboard, Washington DCPhoto by Zach…
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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...
Rank this Week: 104

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"
    FourthAmendment.com excerpts and links to this article from The Hill: A judge Friday unsealed a trove of court documents that could shed light on a secret cellphone tracking program used by police nationwide. . . . Included are 529…
  • Nov 22

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"
    Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Whether President Obama has the authority to allow the effective nullification of our immigration statutes through executive order is an interesting subject, about which I may have…
  • Nov 22

    "Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson"

    "Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson"
    The story is in The New York Times: Three people were charged with unlawful assembly overnight in protests in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement authorities said early Saturday, as the St. Louis region awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether…
Rank this Week: 109

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 122

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: 126

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

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

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 22

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence
    I just noticed, over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, that California Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron has this new posting exploring the impact of his state's approval of Proposition 47 which downgraded various felonies…
  • Nov 22

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment
    Earlier this week, Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason delivered these interesting remarks for DOJ's Office of Justice Programs at a big Justice Reinvestment Summit. The full speech is worth review, and here are a few excerpts I found…
  • Nov 21

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Michael Perlin available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s death penalty jurisprudence is based in large part on the assumption that jurors can...
Rank this Week: 131

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
  • Nov 21

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy
    by Robert Howse by Robert Howse [Rob Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU and is guest blogging this week here at Opinio Juris. His first post can be found here; his…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 138

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 145

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Law Review Companion

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

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

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

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 157

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 20

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

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

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

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
  • Nov 13

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 171

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 168

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
  • Nov 17

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington
    If you are hanging around Wilmington this afternoon, go listen to Afra Afsharipour's talk on Deal Advisors! Here's the info: Presented by The Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law of Widener Law Delaware and The Delaware Counsel…
  • Nov 11

    When is a controller a controller?

    When is a controller a controller?
    A recent opinion in the Chancery Court, In re Crimson Exploration, deals with the question of when is a stockholder a controlling stockholder. This case deals with an application of the proper standard of review in a transaction with an...
Rank this Week: 173

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 185

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Supreme Court Resignation

    Strategic Supreme Court Resignation
    Do NOT take the following seriously.Suppose you are a sitting Supreme Court Justice. To some degree you are concerned about who your successor will be. As the political scientists put it, your ideal point is, well, you.  You want your…
Rank this Week: 186