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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: 8

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 6

    Weill on Understatement in Judicial Decision

    Weill on Understatement in Judicial Decision
    Rivka Weill (Radzyner School of Law - Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)) has posted The Power of Understatement in Judicial Decisions (Annuaire international de justice constitutionnelle (forthcoming, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 6

    Kamp on Constitutional Interpretation and Constitutional Change

    Kamp on Constitutional Interpretation and Constitutional Change
    Allen R. Kamp (John Marshall Law School) has an essay entitled Constitutional Interpretation and Technological Change that has been posted on the New England Law Review website. There is no abstract, but here is a taste: There is a…
  • Jul 6

    Pozen on Privacy-Privacy Tradeoff

    Pozen on Privacy-Privacy Tradeoff
    David Pozen (Columbia Law School) has posted Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs (University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Legal and policy debates about privacy revolve around conflicts between privacy and other…
Rank this Week: 30

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 6

    After Board Closes UNC Law School Poverty Center, Gene Nichol Launches New Poverty Research Fund

    After Board Closes UNC Law School Poverty Center, Gene Nichol Launches New Poverty Research Fund
    Following up on my previous post, North Carolina Senate Cuts $3 Million From UNC Law School Budget: 'The Gene Nichol Transfer Amendment': WRAL, Nichol Opens New Research Project at UNC Law: The Center on Poverty at UNC School of Law may have…
  • Jul 6

    Lipshaw: Law Schools Whose Rankings Are Helped (Or Hurt) By Their Law Review

    Lipshaw: Law Schools Whose Rankings Are Helped (Or Hurt) By Their Law Review
    Following up on last week's post, 2015 Brophy Law School Rankings: Median LSAT, Full-Time J.D.-Required Jobs, And Law Review Citations: Jeff Lipshaw (Suffolk), Playing With Al Brophy's Alternative Law School Rankings - Student Centered vs.…
  • Jul 6

    The Tax Underpinnings Of The Greek Financial Crisi

    The Tax Underpinnings Of The Greek Financial Crisi
    Washington Post, Why Greece and Germany Just Don’t Get Along, in 15 Charts: Despite a crisis that has sometimes threatened the global economy — and maybe today, still does — Greece and Germany have just not been able to get along. Both…
Rank this Week: 32

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

    Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
    The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law has issued a call for submissions on the theme "Contemporary Armed Conflicts and their Implications for International Humanitarian Law" for its forthcoming volume 18. The call is here.
  • Jul 6

    Call for Submissions: Transnational Environmental Law

    Call for Submissions: Transnational Environmental Law
    Transnational Environmental Law has issued a call for submissions for a special issue in recognition of its fifth anniversary. The theme is: "Common but Differentiated Responsibilities." The call is here.
  • Jul 6

    Fichtelberg: Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination

    Fichtelberg: Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination
    Aaron Fichtelberg (Univ. of Delaware - Sociology and Criminal Justice) has published Hybrid Tribunals: A Comparative Examination (Springer 2015). Here's the abstract:This book examines hybrid tribunals created in Sierra Leone, Kosovo,…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 39

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 40

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    A Festschrift for Richard H. Helmholz

    A Festschrift for Richard H. Helmholz
    I’m very pleased to note the publication of the festschrift Studies in Canon Law and Common Law in Honor of R. H. Helmholz, edited by Troy L. Harris (Berkeley: The Robbins Collection, 2015).  “Richard Helmholz is a scholar,…
  • Jul 5

    Hovenkamp on "Classical" American Patent Law

    Hovenkamp on "Classical" American Patent Law
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, on The Emergence of Classical American Patent Law.An important historical debate has developed about whether the American Constitution was intended to be "classical" -- a term referring…
  • Jul 5

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty of Fourth of July and Founding Fathers themed book reviews and even a review of our blog's founder's most recent book. Here's a quick list of book reviews for weekend reading.Mary Dudziak's War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its…
Rank this Week: 42

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 6

    Death on the Border: Graves of Shame

    Death on the Border: Graves of Shame
    The Texas Observer has released this report by Investigative Fund reporter John Carlos Frey. "Mass Graves in Texas," explores the tragic reality of border-crossing for migrants who are left behind if injured. Many die on the Texas…
  • Jul 6

    Another Trial for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Another Trial for Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MSCO) cannot seem to stay out of the news. The Associated Press reports that the contempt-of-court case dogging Sheriff Arpaio is not his only legal trouble. He is scheduled for…
  • Jul 6

    Flight of the Rohingya

    Flight of the Rohingya
    Photo via European Commission DG ECHO Today, the NYT has a heartbreaking story about the flight of Rohingya from Myanmar. The Rohingya are a group of Muslim IDPs (internally displaced persons). "Stateless, shunned and persecuted,"…
Rank this Week: 43

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Israel's Cabinet Strengthens Ultra-Orthodox Control of Religious Status Matter

    Israel's Cabinet Strengthens Ultra-Orthodox Control of Religious Status Matter
    Times of Israel reports that Israel's Cabinet on Sunday took two steps that place personal status matters of Israeli Jews more firmly under control of the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate.  First the Cabinet withdrew a measure that made its way…
  • Jul 6

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest
    From SSRN:Randall Lesaffer, The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations,(June 25, 2015).Asim Jusic, Actionable Pluralism and Toleration in Religiously Diverse Societies: For Whom and for What?, (CEDAR Occasional Paper No.7,…
  • Jul 6

    Court Dismisses Native American Challenge To San Antonio Revitalization Effort

    Court Dismisses Native American Challenge To San Antonio Revitalization Effort
    In Rocha v. City of San Antonio, (WD TX, July 2, 2015), a Texas federal district court rejected a vast variety of statutory and constitutional challenges to San Antonio's redevelopment efforts at several historical sites including the…
Rank this Week: 44

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 5

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique
    Amid this weekend’s reminiscences of the birth of the United States, I found much to ponder in one reading – not in English, but rather in French. Entitled La démocratie dan les bras de Big Brother – that is,…
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Jul 6

    What can plaintiffs sue for after Obergefell?

    What can plaintiffs sue for after Obergefell?
    A same-sex couple sued the County Clerk of Hood County, TX in the Northern District of Texas on Monday, after they were denied a marriage license (purportedly because the office did not yet have appropriate forms). With several hours of the…
  • Jul 6

    When Corporations are Good People

    When Corporations are Good People
    I’m currently in the early days of a larger project looking more closely at corporate personhood and liberal pluralism. One of the first steps is getting clear on what corporate personhood even means and what about it, and corporate…
  • Jul 6

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Sergei Aleynikov's Saga to Acquittal - EEA and Secrecy Hysteria

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Sergei Aleynikov's Saga to Acquittal - EEA and Secrecy Hysteria
    Today marks the second time of a dramatic acquittal for Sergei Aleynikov, the Goldman Sachs programmer who was prosecuted and convicted first in federal court for economic espionage, served a year in federal prison, then had his conviction…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decisions Effect On Estate Planning

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decisions Effect On Estate Planning
    As a result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges advisers of same-sex couples are going to want to update their client’s financial, tax, and retirement plans. The decision will make it easier for same-sex couples…
  • Jul 6

    Recent Report Shows That Almost Half Of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Were Overpaid

    Recent Report Shows That Almost Half Of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Were Overpaid
    A recent report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration 44.5% of social security beneficiaries have been overpaid at some point in time between 2004 and 2014. According to the report, one of the main...
  • Jul 6

    Be Careful When Seeking Medicaid Assistance From A Non-Lawyer

    Be Careful When Seeking Medicaid Assistance From A Non-Lawyer
    Long term health care costs for people in assisted living situations can be astronomical. Many people often rely on Medicaid benefits to stay afloat financially. Recently there has been major growth in “non-lawyer Medicaid planning”,…
Rank this Week: 61

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 6

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”

    Hunting for “Three Coequal Branches”
    This is a longer-than-average post about why we think that the Constitution establishes three equal branches.  As I’ve explained in some earlier posts, the text does not support that proposition, and at the Founding it’s hard…
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
Rank this Week: 64

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 6

    Vik Amar Named Dean Of Illinois Law

    Vik Amar Named Dean Of Illinois Law
    Professor Vikram Amar, of UC Davis Law, has been named the new Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law. Amar was one of three finalists for the slot - along with Laura Rosenbury of Wash U. (who has...
  • Jul 6

    LSU Law Dean And Chancellor Jack Weiss Steps Down

    LSU Law Dean And Chancellor Jack Weiss Steps Down
    Citing "major policy differences" with a "vocal" segment of the faculty, LSU Law Chancellor and Dean Jack Weiss is stepping down at the end of the month. He has served since 2007,
  • Jul 5

    Formal Poetry Contest Based on Scalia's 2015 Disssent

    Formal Poetry Contest Based on Scalia's 2015 Disssent
    I can't vouch for this organization, but the challenge they pose sounds super fun. More information is available at: http://poetrybusinessmanager.com/1st-annual-scalia-dissents-formal-poetry-contest/
Rank this Week: 74

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 6

    "HRW to US: Adopt new criminal justice reform bill"

    "HRW to US: Adopt new criminal justice reform bill"
    Jurist has the story. In part: Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday said that the SAFE Justice Act, a US criminal justice reform bill introduced in June, could better protect prisoners' rights and increase fairness in…
  • Jul 6

    Stolzenberg & Lyon on Questioning Children in Sex Abuse Case

    Stolzenberg & Lyon on Questioning Children in Sex Abuse Case
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted “Where Were Your Clothes?” Eliciting…
  • Jul 6

    Smith on Sexual Violence Against Boys in Custody

    Smith on Sexual Violence Against Boys in Custody
    Brenda V. Smith (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Boys, Rape and Masculinity: Reclaiming Boys’ Narratives of Sexual Violence in Custody (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 93, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 77

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

    Working on Vacation?
    As the Fourth of July holiday is upon us, it is a good time to consider the following question: should non-exempt employees be compensated for time spent responding to work-related emails, texts, etc. It is extremely common for workers to...
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 76

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 6

    Bill C-377 Is Back: Unions to Be Required to Make Financial Disclosures in Canada

    Bill C-377 Is Back: Unions to Be Required to Make Financial Disclosures in Canada
    A controversial Private Members Bill that will have a direct impact on unions across Canada is currently working its way through Parliament. Bill C-377, which was passed by the Senate last week, will require unions to essentially open their…
  • Jul 6

    Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not

    Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not
    This post is by Ian Hu, Claims Prevention and practicePRO Counsel at LAWPRO. Lawyers often talk about the stress and burden of debt. If there is one piece of advice worth giving, it is a simple one: spend less than you earn. As a new lawyer,…
  • Jul 6

    Machine Learning: Truth, Lies and “Gold Standards”

    Machine Learning: Truth, Lies and “Gold Standards”
    There’s an interesting article in the recent issue of AI Magazine called “Truth Is a Lie: Crowd Truth and the Seven Myths of Human Annotation.” AI Magazine is considered the “journal of record for the AI…
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Jul 6

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE
    I've been reading through the 48 classified documents about the NSA's XKEYSCORE system released by the Intercept last week. From the article: The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet…
  • Jul 6

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The vote count on the “greferendum” is in, and Greek citizens have decisively voted "no" (or "oxi"). Despite the potential for exorbitant fallout, the Greeks rejected the terms of an international bailout that would have required…
  • Jul 6

    Two Developments in Al Warafi's End of War Challenge

    Two Developments in Al Warafi's End of War Challenge
    I caught development one on social media last week: It seems Judge Royce Lamberth has set a hearing on Mukhtar Al Warafi's bid to end his detention at Guantanamo. The former Taliban medic, as readers well know, claims that assertions by…
Rank this Week: 82

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 6

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page
    If you are now or ever wish to be a coauthor of mine, please -- pretty please -- switch to a Mac so we can use pages. Microsoft Word for Macs has crashed on me twice this am when trying to save a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 4

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar
    Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 3

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 113

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule
    Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. v. Festa Radon Technologies, Co., 2015 WL 4038802, No. 15–11521 (D. Mass. July 2, 2015) Spruce and Festa compete in the radon mitigation industry, selling products for testing and reducing…
  • Jul 6

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling
    Amy Mudge and Randall Shaheen explain the NAD's take on product names: if you put two terms together, as in "Nourishing Coconut Shampoo," the ingredient has to provide the benefit.  If not, it has to be called "Nourishing Shampoo with…
  • Jul 6

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, 2015 WL 4002468, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2015) A good old-fashioned false advertising case about pregnancy tests!  Prior opinion, refusing to…
Rank this Week: 128

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 5

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events From 10-11 July 2015, as part of its summer Institute in Transnational Law, Duke Law School will be hosting a conference on the topic of “comparative foreign relations…
  • Jul 2

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank
    by Kevin Jon Heller Laurie Blank published a post yesterday at Lawfare entitled "The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose." The post accuses the Independent Commission of Inquiry's report on Operation Protective Edge ("Gaza…
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual
    by Gregory H. Fox by Gregory H. Fox [Gregory H. Fox is Professor of Law and Director of the Program for International Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School.] In the aftermath of the Iraq occupation, a vigorous debate began over the…
Rank this Week: 134

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 6

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ
    The urge to merge is sweeping managed health care. Aetna AET -5.97 % announced Friday a $37 billion deal to acquire Humana. HUM 2.37 % Anthem and Cigna CI -0.95 % are in merger talks and could be next. The...
  • Jul 6

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach
    This is the hopeful side of the culture wars—a call for engagement, not retreat. Religious believers weighing the option of withdrawing from a culture increasingly hostile to their values should redouble their efforts to cultivate their…
  • Jul 6

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time
    In May, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that the Christian share of the population has declined, and that the decline came from Protestant mainstream churches and Catholicism — not evangelicalism. Evangelical churches…
Rank this Week: 139

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Richard Glossip

    Richard Glossip
    The Supreme Court’s decision in Glossip v. Gross (2015) cleared the way for Oklahoma to execute a person who may be innocent of murder and for whom Oklahoma admits merits a lesser sentence.  The precise issue in Glossip was whether…
  • Jul 5

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith
    One of the smartest young philosophers working in the area of law and religion is Kevin Vallier, who has just published his first book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation.  It is an important and distinctive…
  • Jul 3

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell
    Over at the Slate "Breakfast Table," I have a post describing the handful of biggest surprises in what was in fact (or so I argue) a Supreme Court Term in which the Justices generally acted according to predictable form.One of the most…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 144

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 6

    Tweeting To Disbarment

    Tweeting To Disbarment
    Disbarment was imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court for an attorney's online posts and use of a social media "blitz" in a domestic case These online articles and postings by respondent contain numerous false, misleading, and…
  • Jul 6

    Practice Pointer: Carefully Read Letters From Disciplinary Counsel

    Practice Pointer: Carefully Read Letters From Disciplinary Counsel
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has admonished an attorney as recommended by the Disciplinary Review Board, The case involved an attorney who had his first brush with the disciplinary system in 22 years of practice. The DRB overturned a…
  • Jul 6

    Regardless of Harm

    Regardless of Harm
    The Georgia Supreme Court accepted the voluntary license surrender of an attorney In the petition Barnes admits that he withdrew approximately $275,000 from his law firm’s trust account for his personal use, though the funds did not belong…
Rank this Week: 156

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 6

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?
    The question in the title of this post is my post-holiday follow-up thought in light of my prior posts here and here and here concerning the uncertain (but surely significant) fall-out from the Supreme Court's big ruling in Johnson v....
  • Jul 6

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting article by John Stinneford which was recently updated on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the government wants to impose exceptionally harsh punishment on a criminal defendant, one of...
  • Jul 6

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?
    The question in the title of this post is my (somewhat muted) reaction to a key quote from this newly published Q&A interview with former Attorney General Eric Holder. Let me quote the Q&A passage of interest here and then...
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Jul 6

    The SEC's Clawback Rule

    The SEC's Clawback Rule
    The rule, authorized by Dodd-Frank, would permit companies to claw back compensation from executives if things go south. Or, more...
  • Jul 3

    Jury Duty

    Jury Duty
    I've been swept up in associate dean tasks (including a healthy dose of administrivia, a word new to me but...
  • Jul 2

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School
    Kelley has a particularly strong and large group, young too. They're adding to the ranks this year. Announcements after the...
Rank this Week: 170

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: 174

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)

    Meridian Joint School Dist. No. 2 v. D.A. (9th Cir. - July 6, 2015)
    Here's a weird one. At least to an outsider like me.Among other things, the Ninth Circuit vacates and injunction that prohibited a high school student from graduating.  That part doesn't seem strange.  Judge Callahan's opinion on…
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
Rank this Week: 180

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect
    Spain's much criticized new "gag" law (ley mordaza) is now in effect, and its provisions could have a chilling effect on protest against government actions generally. Anyone convicted of illegally assembling, for example, could be…
  • Jul 2

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case
    Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that a prison sentence imposed on reporter Bekir Coskun for criticizing government officials was a violation of his freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Court has ordered the officials who…
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
Rank this Week: 186

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
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Jul 6

    New York Adopts Uniform Bar Examination

    New York Adopts Uniform Bar Examination
    In case you missed it (I did), New York recently announced that it will utilize a uniform bar examination that is in use in 15 states. A New York Times article about this change is available here. I am not...
  • Jul 3

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel
    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings [OATH} is accepting applications from qualified persons who would like to serve on Contract Dispute Resolution Board (CDRB) panels. Each CDRB panel consists of an OATH ALJ, as…
  • Jul 2

    Captains Are Not Supervisor

    Captains Are Not Supervisor
    The Board recently held in Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 111 (2015), that captains of tugboats are not supervisors. Despite arguments by the company that the captains are supervisors because they exercise assignment authority…
Rank this Week: 189

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 202

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 207

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 208

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    A Cost-Imposing Law that may Indirectly Save Million

    A Cost-Imposing Law that may Indirectly Save Million
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US This past June, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Law No. 15-142, ostensibly to improve data security in the state.  It follows on the heals of the Anthem Data Breach earlier this year.…
  • Jun 17

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination
    The Americans with Disabilities Act protects three categories of individuals:  those presently disabled, those previously disabled, and those perceived to be disabled.  The latter is deemed “regarded as”; it does not…
  • Jun 5

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance
    by Jay Wolman The law is ever changing and what is common may, at some point, become unlawful (or already is without folks realizing it).  Recent developments in statutory law and enforcement actions in existing law have really made me…
Rank this Week: 224

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 6

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19
    The World Justice Institute recently issued its Rule of Law Index for 2015. We posted on last year's Index here. The Index ranks 102 countries on various measures related to rule of law, around these four "universal principles": 1.…
  • Jul 2

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law After the United States Supreme Court's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26 declaring that states are required by the Fourteenth Amendment to issue same-sex…
  • Jul 1

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reports that Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are considering a rally in Columbia, South Carolina to support the controversial display of the confederate battle flag evokes…
Rank this Week: 227