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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: 9

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Reading the King v. Burwell transcript.

    Reading the King v. Burwell transcript.
    Here's the PDF of today's oral argument. I'm going to read it right now and give my immediate impressions.1. Justice Alito topped Justice Kagan at page 11, lines 7-13. Kagan had just sprung her elaborate clerks-writing-memos hypothetical, and…
  • Mar 4

    "In the shock scenario where Hillary bows out, the Democratic establishment would be initially stunned and directionless."

    "In the shock scenario where Hillary bows out, the Democratic establishment would be initially stunned and directionless."
    Says Bill Scher (at Politico), seeming to argue that some sort of order would emerge from the chaos, but — and I've read the whole thing — I'm really not sure what. Key passage:As of now, says [Democratic consultant Chris]…
  • Mar 4

    SCOTUSblog reports from the oral argument in King v. Burwell.

    SCOTUSblog reports from the oral argument in King v. Burwell.
    By Eric Citron. Excerpt:[Justice Kagan... offered (something like) the following example:  Imagine I tell law clerk A to write a memo, and law clerk B to edit law clerk A’s memo, and then I tell law clerk C to write such memo if…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Mar 4

    SpearIt on the Eighth Amendment

    SpearIt on the Eighth Amendment
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Evolving Standards of Domination: Abandoning a Flawed Legal Standard and Approaching a New Era in Penal Reform (Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 90, 2015) on SSRN.…
  • Mar 4

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation
    Lee Anne Fennell (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Slicing Spontaneity (Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this symposium essay, I consider the role of resource segmentation — the natural or…
  • Mar 4

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work
    Paul J. Heald (University of Illinois College of Law), Kris Erickson (University of Glasgow), & Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow) have posted The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on…
Rank this Week: 13

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government

    Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government
    Wolf Sauter, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Dutch Healthcare Authority; Tilburg Law School discusses Containing Corporatism: EU Competition Law and Private Interest Government. ABSTRACT: Corporatism, or private interest government,…
  • Mar 4

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input

    Exclusive Contracts with Complementary Input
    Hiroshi Kitamura, Kyoto Sangyo University, Noriaki Matsushima, Osaka University - Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Misato Sato, George Washington University - Graduate School of Economics have written about Exclusive Contracts…
  • Mar 4

    Horizontal Mergers in the Presence of Vertical Relationship

    Horizontal Mergers in the Presence of Vertical Relationship
    Arghya Ghosh, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales - School of Economics, and Chengsi Wang, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim analyze Horizontal Mergers in the…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Mar 3

    Report on Group V Debate — Six Candidate

    Report on Group V Debate — Six Candidate
    Yesterday I attended the Coral Gables Forum candidates’ debate for Coral Gables Commission Group V election. This is the race with the most candidates, making the events most difficult – they’re not real debates, and every…
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Court Applies Title VII Religious Institution Exemption

    Court Applies Title VII Religious Institution Exemption
    In Newbrough v. Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, (ND IA, Feb. 23, 2015), an Iowa federal magistrate judge held that the provision in Section 702 of the 1964 Civil Right Act that exempts religious institutions from Title VII's religious…
  • Mar 4

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License
    Yesterday, in a 134-page per curiam opinion, the Alabama Supreme Court by a 7-1 vote issued a writ of mandamus ordering Probate Court judges around the state to discontinue the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Ex parte…
  • Mar 4

    Dallas Sues Synagogue For Failing To Obtain Certificate of Occupancy

    Dallas Sues Synagogue For Failing To Obtain Certificate of Occupancy
    Last month, a Homeowners Association lost its attempt to enforce deed restrictions barring use of a north Dallas, Texas home by Congregation Toras Chaim, a group of 30 Orthodox Jewish families, for daily prayer services. (See prior…
Rank this Week: 25

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Conference: The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and Implication

    Conference: The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and Implication
    On March 19-20, 2015, the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences will host a conference on "The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: Its Nature and…
  • Mar 4

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law
    Alan O. Sykes (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Economic 'Necessity' in International Law. Here's the abstract: Recent investment litigation against Argentina focuses attention on the necessity defense in customary international law and…
  • Mar 4

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum
    On May 14-15, 2015, the European University Institute will host the 2015 ESIL Research Forum. The program is here. Registration is now open.
Rank this Week: 29

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
  • Mar 4

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
  • Mar 3

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy
    By Dina Reis, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) In its ruling of 10 December 2014 (Case XII ZB 463/13), the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) had to decide whether, despite the domestic prohibition of…
  • Mar 3

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001
    On 3 March 2015, Advocate General Szpunar delivered its opinion in the case C-681/13 (Diago Brands BV) concerning the interpretation of Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 (former Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012), in a case where…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Mar 4

    Missing the signal

    Missing the signal
    Ed: This post originally was published under Dan's name because I was inadvertently signed-in on our administrative password. My apologies. The worst thing that can be said about the Supreme Court of Alabama's mandamus decision (besides its…
  • Mar 4

    Experiencing practical education

    Experiencing practical education
    The following guest post is by Michael Chasalow (USC Gould School of Law) and is sponsored by West Academic. Given the new ABA guidelines (and the push by many State Bars) for experiential learning, I wanted to share my experiences using…
  • Mar 4

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!
    Thanks to Orin, I see that a new online book review, The New Rambler, has been launched by editors Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule. It describes itself as reviewing "books about ideas, including literary fiction."…
Rank this Week: 35

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 4

    Birth Tourism in the New

    Birth Tourism in the New
    In the story that is making the national news, the Los Angeles Times reports on what restrictionists will no doubt characterize as the latest episode of the alleged abuse of the American rule of birthright citizenship. The Times reports…
  • Mar 4

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship
    Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism will conduct its annual fellowship…
  • Mar 4

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider
    Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner "surrendered [yesterday] to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But…
Rank this Week: 41

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 40

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 4

    Passing Down a Private Foundation

    Passing Down a Private Foundation
    If you have a private foundation, it is time to think about who might run it after your death. The best advice for donors and heirs is to start planning. A private foundation is a lot like a family business:...
  • Mar 4

    Article on Trusting Trust

    Article on Trusting Trust
    Deborah S. Gordon (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Trusting Trust, Kansas Law Review, Vol. 63 (2015); Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-A-01.…
  • Mar 4

    Three Parent Babies Opposed by EU MEP

    Three Parent Babies Opposed by EU MEP
    As I have previously discussed, in early February Britain's House of Commons voted in favor of a bill that would allow the genetic modification of babies to prevent birth defects, which would result in the children having the DNA of...
Rank this Week: 42

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    New Release: Hollis-Brusky on the The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

    New Release: Hollis-Brusky on the The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution
    New from Oxford University Press: Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Jan. 2015), by Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Pomona College). A description from the Press:There are few intellectual movements…
  • Mar 3

    Thank you, Sophia Lee!

    Thank you, Sophia Lee!
    Please join us in thanking guest blogger Sophia Z. Lee (University of Pennsylvania) for a terrific series of posts, most of which related to writing and publishing:Making Your Book's Structure Serve You, Your Argument, and Your Reader How to…
  • Mar 3

    Civil Rights in Black and Brown: An Oral History Project

    Civil Rights in Black and Brown: An Oral History Project
    [Here’s an announcement of an employment opportunity with an oral history project this summer.]The Civil Rights in Black and Brown oral history project is now hiring for summer 2015!  We seek several graduate student research…
Rank this Week: 46

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 4

    Go On! PhD seminar: Methods of Human Rights Law Research, University of Iceland (deadline 1 April)

    Go On! PhD seminar: Methods of Human Rights Law Research, University of Iceland (deadline 1 April)
      The University of Iceland Human Rights Institute and iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at Copenhagen University, will host a seminar on “Methods of Human…
  • Mar 4

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney
    The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or a Staff Attorney. CJA is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the…
  • Mar 3

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France
    The European Court of Human Right’s decision in the case S.A.S. v. France has been subject to substantial legal commentary. It was recently featured in the ASIL Insights, where the content of the judgment, the dissent as well as…
Rank this Week: 47

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 4

    Is a Typed Name on an Email a Valid Signature?

    Is a Typed Name on an Email a Valid Signature?
    Both Canadian law and American law, through their uniform e-transactions statutes, give a wide definition to ‘electronic signature’ – being essentially any information in electronic form in or associated with a document with…
  • Mar 4

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There
    Let’s be careful out there.  We have all received fraudulent emails or phone calls. To reduce the chances of being a victim, here is a Global News article on the Top 10 scams to watch out for this Fraud Prevention Month, and Tips…
  • Mar 4

    One Step Short of Disbarment

    One Step Short of Disbarment
    “Just what does it take to get disbarred?” That’s been one of the conversations ongoing this week with law students at Legal Help Centre. At Legal Help Centre, we provide experiential learning for law students and…
Rank this Week: 49

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
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/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

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

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 17

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people
    Jeffrey Selbin and Paul Boden write for Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2015 After homelessness began skyrocketing in the 1980s, cities responded with laws that criminalize basic life activities conducted in public like standing, sitting,…
  • Feb 17

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.
    Kim Thuy Seelinger writes for The Washington Post, February 16, 2015 The family was stopped at a police checkpoint because it was after curfew. They were detained for several hours. The child died there, roadside, in a red pickup truck.
  • Feb 17

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation
    Robert Berring interviewed by The Daily Californian, February 10, 2015 “Attorney General (Eric) Holder has stated that so long as medical marijuana dispensaries do not violate state laws they will let them alone,” Berring said in…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Mar 4

    Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland-Marshall

    Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland-Marshall
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland State Law Review will be hosting Professor Lawrence Lessig on April 17, 2015. His address is “How Money (in politics) Matters.” The Cleveland State Law Review is building a symposium…
  • Mar 4

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 10

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 10
    The LSAC is now reporting that "As of 2/27/15, there are 247,698 fall 2015 applications submitted by 36,120 applicants. Applicants are down 6.9% and applications are down 8.7% from 2014. Last year at this time, we had 71% of the...
  • Mar 3

    University Naming Policie

    University Naming Policie
    I've been pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive UNC's policy on building names is. This is what it has to say about renaming: If the benefactor's or honoree's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of that name may…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Mar 4

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?
    The Huffington Post: How Safe Is Abortion?, by Dr. David A. Grimes: The safety of abortion depends on whom one asks. National data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that induced abortion and miscarriage are…
  • Mar 1

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization
    The Roanoke Times: Forced sterilization victims in Virginia awarded compensation: Rose Brooks would have loved to have children and a family of her own one day. “But they said, no, no, no, you can’t,” she said. Brooks, 73, of…
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Mar 4

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress yesterday. In his speech, he roundly condemned the nuclear deal being negotiated between Iran and the P5+1. The Washington Post describes the speech as a “bankshot,”…
  • Mar 4

    Hillary’s Email

    Hillary’s Email
    By now, most readers will be familiar with the news reports that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account (hdr22@clintonemail.com) for her official work while Secretary of State.  Most of the news has been about whether or not this…
  • Mar 4

    American Privacy and EU Privacy

    American Privacy and EU Privacy
    Of course the US cares about privacy, just as much, if not more, than they do in the EU.  And the data are clear that in the EU, national security and law enforcement surveillance are often subject to less formal judicial control than in…
Rank this Week: 70

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 3

    Serial Plaintiff Hilary Kramer has sued to block $100 billion in M&A deal

    Serial Plaintiff Hilary Kramer has sued to block $100 billion in M&A deal
    Reuters profiles serial shareholder litigant Hilary Kramer whose many lawsuits have netted shareholders zero--as in nothing, nada, zilch--but her lawyers "got a payout for every settlement. Firms... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 3

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Shareholder Letter Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Shareholder Letter Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal
    Larry Hamermesh reports that: Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is annotated in The Wall Street Journal by 30 professors, authors, and investors. The post also has a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 3

    Leading business groups rebuke SEC Chair Mary Jo White

    Leading business groups rebuke SEC Chair Mary Jo White
    Keith Paul Bishop has the details on their critique of the SEC's reversal of position in the Whole Foods shareholder fight: ... a coalition of some 17 different organizations ... denounced the SEC’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Mar 4

    Roeder et al. on The Crime Decline

    Roeder et al. on The Crime Decline
    Oliver K. Roeder , Lauren-Brooke Eisen , Julia Bowling , Joseph E. Stiglitz and Inimai M. Chettiar (University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics , New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice , New York University...
  • Mar 3

    Carrington on Mississippi Innocence

    Carrington on Mississippi Innocence
    William Tucker Carrington (University of Mississippi - School of Law) has posted Mississippi Innocence: The Convictions and Exonerations of Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer and the Failure of the American Promise (Georgetown Journal of Legal…
  • Mar 3

    Argument about police access to hotel registry under Fourth Amendment

    Argument about police access to hotel registry under Fourth Amendment
    The transcript from the argument in Los Angeles v. Patel is here.
Rank this Week: 86

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: 88

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 92

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Requiring An Opt-In To Protect Data Privacy

    Requiring An Opt-In To Protect Data Privacy
    Joseph A. Tomain, Georgia State University College of Law, has published Online Privacy and the First Amendment: An Opt-In Approach to Data Processing in volume 83 of the University of Cincinnati Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. An…
  • Mar 4

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry
    The Hollywood Reporter covers tax credits, other incentives for film productions state-by-state here. Questions are arising about the administration of the film tax credit program in at least one state, Louisiana, as the state budget bleeds…
  • Mar 3

    Recorded Music and Copyright

    Recorded Music and Copyright
    Marcel Boyer, CIRANO, Université de Montréal, C. D. Howe Institute, has published The Value of Copyrights in Recorded Music: Terrestrial Radio and Beyond, as C. D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 419. Here is the abstract. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Mar 3

    Arkansas Joins Tennessee in Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

    Arkansas Joins Tennessee in Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
    Last week, the Arkansas legislature prohibited local governments in that State from exceeding State law anti-discrimination protections—including protections against employment discrimination. The legislation—Act No. 137, or the…
  • Mar 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 104

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: 108

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 4

    First Circuit creates hard and firm standards before allowing sex offender penile plethysmograph testing

    First Circuit creates hard and firm standards before allowing sex offender penile plethysmograph testing
    Long-time readers likely can recall the occasional post throughout the years setting out some appellate jurisprudence as to when and how a court may rely upon or order sex offenders to be subject to penile plethysmograph testing. The First…
  • Mar 4

    Victims and law enforcement assail Gov Wolf's execution moratorium in Pennsylvania

    Victims and law enforcement assail Gov Wolf's execution moratorium in Pennsylvania
    As reported in this local article, folks in Pennsylvania unhappy with "Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to criticize that decision that they say was reached without input from…
  • Mar 4

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic piece by Molly Ball exploring what to make of the recent emphasis on criminal justice reform coming from politically-savvy billionaires. Here are excerpts: Here is the…
Rank this Week: 109

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 4

    The Latest Clinton Scandal Is Quintessentially Hillary

    The Latest Clinton Scandal Is Quintessentially Hillary
    Nobody who is familiar with the Clinton family can possibly be expected to believe this line. Vanity, as ever, is the Clintons’ meal ticket, and it is their downfall, too. Digging a little into the story today, Business Insider’s…
  • Mar 4

    Indian rapist says women to blame for being sexually assaulted | euronews, world new

    Indian rapist says women to blame for being sexually assaulted | euronews, world new
    Indian women have only themselves to blame if they venture out at night and attract the unwanted attention of others, says one of the men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang rape. Mukesh Singh was the driver of the bus...
  • Mar 4

    Microsoft's Paul Allen says he's found sunken Japanese battleship Musashi

    Microsoft's Paul Allen says he's found sunken Japanese battleship Musashi
    Tokyo: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. via…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 119

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/
  • Mar 3

    Hillary Clinton's Email and Rule 1.1 Comment [6]

    Hillary Clinton's Email and Rule 1.1 Comment [6]
    The unfortunate news today that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address throughout her tenure as Secretary of State, and had no government email address at all, will of course play into the long running narrative about the Clintons.…
  • Mar 3

    Ohio judge invokes legal ethics rules against lawyer who privately crticized judge

    Ohio judge invokes legal ethics rules against lawyer who privately crticized judge
    Jonathan Adler, at Volokh, ran this post about Ohio Judge Tim Grendell. According to news accounts, the judge learned that a party in a matter had said that a lawyer not involved in the particular matter had made deeply unflattering...
  • Mar 2

    Eulogy for Monroe

    Eulogy for Monroe
    Abbe Smith delivered this moving tribute at Monroe's memorial yesterday: Monroe was my friend, co-author, intellectual life partner, mentor, and member of the family. There is no one like him; he is irreplaceable. I’m not the only one…
Rank this Week: 130

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 25

    Women in M&A

    Women in M&A
    I talk a lot of students about life as a lawyer and finding ways to balance the needs of the profession with having a life. There's no way around it. It's not easy. It's particularly tough on women. In response...
  • Feb 24

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy
    Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia. Here's the ad: Overview: The Berkeley...
  • Feb 23

    Seitz nominated

    Seitz nominated
    Gov. Markell has nominated Collins J. Seitz to replace Justice Ridgely. Mr. Seitz is a well-known Delaware litigator with some very big cases under his belt. He also has a judicial pedigree. His father, Collins Seitz, was a judge on...
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Mar 4

    In Re G.Y. (Cal. Ct. App. - March 3, 2015)

    In Re G.Y. (Cal. Ct. App. - March 3, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal's call for legislative action here might well not fall on deaf ears.You're not usually going to see the Legislature fall over itself to pass a statute that favors someone who's committed a crime.  Admittedly, the…
  • Mar 3

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)

    Sato v. Bank of America (Cal. Ct. App. - March 2, 2015)
    Is this really all the Court of Appeal wants to do?It's an unpublished opinion, so I wouldn't ordinarily mention it.  But it's a guy with my last name ("Martin"), so I feel somewhat proprietary about its reputation.Andrew R. Martin files…
  • Mar 3

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)

    Rush v. Sport Chalet (9th Cir. - March 3, 2015)
    When you read this Ninth Circuit opinion, it seems so obviously right.  How could the district court have gotten such a (relatively) simple thing as joinder so wrong?  Obviously the various defendants were related.  Or at least…
Rank this Week: 136

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 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Mar 4

    Colorado philosopher Dan Kaufman files lawsuit against University...

    Colorado philosopher Dan Kaufman files lawsuit against University...
    ...for its mistreatment of him, despite knowing about his medical conditions. I hope he succeeds against an Administration that is pretty clearly "out of control." (Earlier coverage here.)
  • Mar 4

    The virtues of timely responses to offers of admission

    The virtues of timely responses to offers of admission
    MOVING TO FRONT FROM LAST YEAR, SINCE TIMELY AGAIN (thanks to Prof. Inglis for the reminder): Students admitted to graduate school have until April 15 to respond. You can't be made to respond sooner--let me know of schools violating that...
  • Mar 4

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i
    In her contribution to Portraits of American Philosophy, she writes: A way of understanding what philosophy is came to seem to me increasingly plausible. I had already come to think that philosophy consists in a battery of problems; back…
Rank this Week: 148

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 4

    Infranca on Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy

    Infranca on Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy
    John Infranca (Suffolk) has posted Housing Resource Bundles: Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy (Richmond Law Review). Here's the abstract: Only one in four eligible households receives some form of rental assistance…
  • Mar 4

    Miller on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy

    Miller on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted First Principles for Regulating the Sharing Economy on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article posits ten first principles on which a regulatory response to the sharing economy must rest. Given the rapid…
  • Mar 3

    Case of the Week

    Case of the Week
    Joe Singer's blog points us toward an easement case from Vermont: The Vermont Supreme Court has adopted the rule promoted by the Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes), §4.8(3), allowing the owner of a servient estate to relocate an…
Rank this Week: 162

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
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 178

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 4

    Divorced Catholic

    Divorced Catholic
    From The New York Times: Facing millions of divorced Catholics around the world, many of whom express frustration over their status in the church, the Vatican has begun a remarkable re-examination of the church’s treatment of worshipers…
  • Mar 3

    On Cohabitation

    On Cohabitation
    From New York Post: “What are the odds you’d be in this relationship if you weren’t living with your boyfriend or girlfriend?” That’s the question Scott Stanley asks people who cohabited before they got married. Stanley, the…
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
Rank this Week: 185

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 191

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 4

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case testing whether IRS tax subsidies to health-insurance purchasers on a federally-facilitated exchange violate the ACA. We…
  • Mar 3

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a per curiam opinion in excess of 130 pages, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered certain probate judges to 'discontinue the issuance of marriage licenses to…
  • Mar 3

    Court Clears Path to Internet Tax Reporting Challenge

    Court Clears Path to Internet Tax Reporting Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled today in Direct Marketing Ass'n v. Brohl that out-of-state retailers can move forward with their challenge to Colorado's requirement that the retailers notify Colorado…
Rank this Week: 194