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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

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/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    In the arb today, a spectrum...

    In the arb today, a spectrum...
    ... from white...... to brown... ... to green...
  • Jan 31

    Pan-arb-rama.

    Pan-arb-rama.
    A panorama in the arb.Click to enlarge. Photo by Meade. I am the tiny figure on the left. Note the "futuristic" vehicle dead center.
  • Jan 31

    Old Pictures: Mudd Clubb/Hurrah.

    Old Pictures: Mudd Clubb/Hurrah.
    This is the second in a series of photographs of walls from late 1980 or early 1981, right after I'd bought my first SLR camera and before my first child was born. This was somewhere in the Village/SoHo area of NYC, where I was quite taken…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Jan 30

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause
    Ben Cassady (Yale University - Law School) has posted 'You've Got Your Crook, I've Got Mine': Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn't (Always) Disqualify (Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 209, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alcee…
  • Jan 30

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted The Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law and the Constitutional Regulation of Federal Lawmaking (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jan 30

    Burke on the Expansion of Right

    Burke on the Expansion of Right
    Thomas F. Burke (Political Science Department, Wellesley College) has posted The Rights Revolution Continues: Why New Rights are Born (and Old Rights Rarely Die) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why do Americans, as Alexis de Tocqueville first…
Rank this Week: 28

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 29

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), The Betrayal of Socrates: My argument here is that there is a stark disjunction between the Socratic ideal and the reality found in the First Year of law school at nearly all institutions. The underlying…
  • Jan 31

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014
    National Jurist, Enrollment Up at 9 California Law Schools: Law school enrollment dropped by 7.2 percent this year, but 33 law schools bucked the trend and increased enrollment. Nine of those law schools hail from California — more than any…
  • Jan 31

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax
    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), The Knowledge Tax: Labor economists struggle to explain why the rates of return to higher education have remained much higher than the rates of return to other investments. This article proposes a novel…
Rank this Week: 37

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 39

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 40

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 27

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014
    Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 31, 2014 “If it stays this low it remains unmitigated good news in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated, even just a decade ago,” said noted criminologist and law professor…
  • Jan 27

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014 If China’s leadership is genuine about wanting to clean up the party, it should explore the possibility of moving the power to investigate and adjudicate cases of…
  • Jan 27

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US
    Ian Haney López interviewed by NPR, December 30, 2014 We need to get beyond the opinion, beyond the ideas and really ask, ‘How is race really working in terms of allocating power and resources in our society?’” says…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jan 31

    How to Find (and Build) a Scholarly Community

    How to Find (and Build) a Scholarly Community
    So imagine this: You are new to the legal academy, and you are trying to find a scholarly community. Or, you have just formed such a community but want to make it stronger. Where do you begin? What steps do you take? I am not an expert in…
  • Jan 31

    Standing’s Lujan-ification

    Standing’s Lujan-ification
    Standing doctrine has been in flux in recent decades, and one aspect of that change has to do with the rise of the tripartite constitutional standing test that is now most closely associated with Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (1992). This…
  • Jan 30

    LBJ and the Supreme Court

    LBJ and the Supreme Court
    This is a couple days old, but I will second Gerard Magliocca's recommendation of KC Johnson's post on LBJ's conversations about the nomination of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice; the post includes audio links to excerpts of the Johnson White…
Rank this Week: 45

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union
    On Wednesday, the National Congress of Chile (Chile's Parliament) gave final approval to the Civil Union Agreement bill.  PanAm Post reports that if, as expected, Chilean President Michelle Bachele signs the bill, this will make…
  • Jan 30

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol
    Yesterday CAIR Texas sponsored its annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, featuring sessions on political activism and meetings with state representatives.  According to the Texas Tribune, participants visiting freshman representative…
  • Jan 30

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House
    On Wednesday, Washington D.C.'s Kesher Israel Synagogue and its president instituted a suit in a Jewish religious court-- the Beth Din of America-- against the synagogue's former rabbi, Barry Freundel.  The rabbi was suspended without…
Rank this Week: 48

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 30

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”
    Because we must read so much, it’s rare for you or me to come across a word we don’t know. I suppose there are at least three reasons we might: the word is old, obsolete; it’s a jargon word, proper to some trade or art we…
  • Jan 30

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014
    Among his many other activities – including practising law – Robert Ambrogi has been writing a blog on legal technology issues, LawSites, since 2002. His posts are always interesting and often very informative. His posting at the…
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada. Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 50

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 15, no. 1, February 2015) is out. Contents include: Rolf Lidskog & Göran Sundqvist, When Does Science Matter? International Relations Meets Science and Technology Studies Kate…
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal
    The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 30, no. 1, Winter 2015) is out. Contents include:LecturesDoak Bishop, Investor–State Dispute Settlement Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment…
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 64, no. 1, January 2015) is out. Contents include:ArticlesHélène Lambert, Comparative Perspectives on Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee…
Rank this Week: 54

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 31

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund
    A city welfare worker scammed her own daughter out of a $48,000 trust fund left by her late father, who was shot to death during a robbery in 2006. According to a new lawsuit, Vanessa Nieves, 21, learned late last...
  • Jan 31

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a free webinar for RPTE members entitled, The Uniform Powers of Appointment Act: Straightforward Default Rules to Fill a Vacuum, on February 11th from…
  • Jan 31

    The myRA Pilot Program

    The myRA Pilot Program
    A pilot program for myRA accounts was started by the Treasury Department in December. The myRAs are Roth IRAs that allow qualifying employees that do not have a workplace retirement account to save up to $15,000 or up to 30...
Rank this Week: 58

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: 61

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Jan 29

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage
    A while back I wrote some posts stating that one day we would see originalist justifications for the inevitable Supreme Court decision holding that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited by a state.  Turns out those justifications have…
  • Jan 29

    Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan
    I wanted to note Andrew Sullivan’s retirement from blogging, which he announced yesterday.  I am a blogger because my CoOp colleagues gave me a chance in 2009.  I wanted to become a blogger because of Andrew Sullivan.  As…
  • Jan 28

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue
    Updated: 1-28-15: 2:10 PM, ET Writing in the New York Observer, Sidney Powell began his column this way: “What will it take to produce honest and ethical conduct from our state and federal prosecutors? The Ninth Circuit has a…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Jan 30

    Pretend you never went to school

    Pretend you never went to school
    President Obama's SOTU address was easy to dismiss as standard-issue liberal class-baiting. But when within the span of a week...
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jan 30

    Partners merger challenge

    Partners merger challenge
    In local Massachusetts news, a state Superior Court judge refused to approve a consent agreement permitting PartnersHealthcare to close its merger with three smaller hospitals. The transactions had been opposed by the MA Attorney General on…
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
Rank this Week: 89

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!
    creditIt is our great pleasure to announce that Sophia Z. Lee will be joining us as a guest blogger for the next month.She is Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches administrative law,…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Consumer Law & Policy Blog: historical perspectives on the Supreme Court's current Fair Housing Act case (here and here). (Hat tip: Torts Today)Joanna L. Grossman (credit)Geoffrey Stone, Chicago Law, the author of, among other…
  • Jan 30

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance
    [We have the following announcement for the “7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance.”]In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of…
Rank this Week: 95

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe
    Your tax dollars at work, protecting America from infringing merchandise: I don't have much brief for protecting counterfeits, but I find it hard to believe this is the best use of public resources: "Gross misspellings of superstars’…
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 96

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Jan 28

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN
    I have just learned that friend-of-blog and employment law scholar/expert Nicole Porter (Toledo) has just uploaded a significant amount of her wonderful scholarship on SSRN. I am sure that most of our readers are familiar with Nicole's…
  • Jan 28

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference
    The Thirteenth International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi will take place on March 19 – 20, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “Employment Relations and Transformation of the Enterprise in the Global…
  • Jan 27

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"
    Many of you in the Northeast may be snowed in or facing hazardous travel conditions (we here in South Carolina typically don't have to worry about that). So if you are enjoying a Snow day off, you might contemplate whether...
Rank this Week: 104

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: 115

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/
  • Jan 31

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book
    Professor Stewart Harris of Appalachian School of Law hosts a weekly public radio discussion of law and often history, known as "Your Weekly Constitutional." This week his discussion is about the Negro Motorist Green Book and I had…
  • Jan 30

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe
    In a comment to one of my prior posts, Barry pointed out that backlash may not be the right way to see the immediate period after Roe v. Wade, since there is some evidence that the Religious Right did not...
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jan 29

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance
    The Washington Post (The Fix blog): States that are more opposed to abortion rights have fewer abortions — but not fewer unintended pregnancies, by Aaron Blake: Abortion in America is an extremely divisive issue, splitting Republicans and…
  • Jan 29

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp
    The New York Times (Taking Note blog): Tim Ryan’s Switch on Abortion Rights, by Dorothy Samuels: Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who previously opposed abortion rights, has officially changed sides. He’s very welcome in the…
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Jan 30

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy
    Joe McGrath (UCD) has posted The Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Ireland in the 20th Century (in: Van Erp, J.; Huisman, W.; Vande Walle, G (eds). The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and…
  • Jan 30

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison
    Malcolm M Feeley (University of California, Berkeley) has posted The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prisons (Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice held that…
  • Jan 30

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice
    Patrick C. Toomey and Brett Max Kaufman (ACLU National Security Project and NYU School of Law Technology Law & Policy Clinic) has posted The Notice Paradox: Secret Surveillance, Criminal Defendants & the Right to Notice (Santa Clara…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
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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/
  • Jan 31

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing
    On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. Although as a staff report, the report has no binding authority on anyone, and the report merely stated that…
  • Jan 31

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age
    General Michael Hayden, former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, gave the keynote address last weekend at Washington and Lee School of Law’s symposium on Cyber-surveillance in the…
  • Jan 31

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing
    The Washington Post and Newsweek report that the CIA in 2008 worked with Israel’s Mossad to kill Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s operations chief, in Damascus, Syria.  The Post says that Mughniyah “had been implicated in…
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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    Fittingly, the published opinions for January end with what's likely the highest-value appeal of the month (and perhaps the year):  Katherine Jackson's appeal seeking to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson's death.The…
  • Jan 30

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    There are actually people (e.g., guards) who voluntarily elect to pay market rates to live on the grounds of San Quentin prison?!Interesting lifestyle choice.I bet it makes for a fascinating conversation if you ever meet someone in a bar and…
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 31

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The Washington Post has a long article today about how Mossad and the CIA collaborated to blow up Hezbollah’s chief of international operations in 2008. Here are the key paragraphs:…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey This week on Opinio Juris saw Deborah note the publication of current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi’s diary and her review that appeared in the Washington Post about it. Peter offered…
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 31

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed
    I think that’s the real explanation. This is not so much a rational calculation about how to finance the behemoth state. This is an admission by a man who has no more election campaigns to run, and therefore no pragmatic...
  • Jan 31

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river
    Los Angeles firefighters received a call about a little dog trapped in a swollen river, and the ensuing rescue involved a helicopter and some serious daring from the diver. The operation was successful, and officials say the pup was…
  • Jan 31

    Jeb Bush was a pothead

    Jeb Bush was a pothead
    In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish dives into Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates. Bush's classmates also told the…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 181

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jan 30

    Random Thoughts on Reform

    Random Thoughts on Reform
    I just finished discussing the “random walk” theory in my Corporate Finance class, so I thought I would close out my stint on Credit Slips with some “random thoughts” on reform. First, two expressions of sincere gratitude: I want…
  • Jan 29

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal
    I want to take up Michelle Harner's call for "innovation and new approaches to valuation". Valuation may well be the most important issue in bankruptcy, and it is also the issue that is least subject to meaningful judicial review.…
  • Jan 29

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge
    Much is being made of American Airlines' "bold" decision to avoid hedging its fuel costs. I fully believe that corporations engage in way too much hedging, mostly to the benefit of big financial institutions. But let's be clear, a…
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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"?
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Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
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Legal 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/
  • Jan 31

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"
    The Holly Near song is about the Kent State victims and Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, killed by the junta, but I thought of the words lately in another context. In class, I often begin with a "lawyer's in the...
  • Jan 31

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"
    Article. Abstract: Can a good lawyer also be a good person? In answering in the affirmative, it is helpful to note the legal career of Nelson Mandela — a lawyer — and also a person recognized the world over as...
  • Jan 30

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)
    The trailer for Ted 2 has a riff on witness preparation.
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 31

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted an interesting paper to SSRN, Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement, where he argues that the SEC goes easy on firms that contribute significantly to employment in a particular area. He finds that the effect is…
  • Jan 30

    Simpler

    Simpler
    I recently purchased and read two Cass Sunstein (Harvard) books: Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting Beyond GroupThink to Make Groups Smarter (with Reid Hastie (Chicago)) Cass Sunstein is a enjoyable writer to read, and…
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
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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/
  • Jan 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
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Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video
    From CNN: Oregon State University reports that Oregon State Police cited a former OSU student for public indecency for filming herself engaging in an indecent act while in the OSU Library last fall. It seems the video was later uploaded...
  • Jan 29

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog
    Martin Brandsma and David Tait of McCarthy Tetrault keep up snIP/ITs, a lively and informative intellectual property and tech blog, here. Follow them via RSS feed, email, or Twitter. Recommended.
  • Jan 29

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station
    Police have arrested a man wielding a pistol who forced his way into the NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) television station in Hilversum, the Netherlands, around 7 p.m. local time. He apparently wanted air time; it is not clear what, if...
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jan 30

    More Than A Legal Assistant

    More Than A Legal Assistant
    An attorney who facilitated the unauthorized practice of a disbarred lawyer was suspended for two years by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The "legal assistant" was disbarred as a result of a…
  • Jan 30

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for misconduct in representing a client in a medical malpractice claim. The attorney blew the statute of limitations, failed to advise and made…
  • Jan 30

    Out Of Whack

    Out Of Whack
    A suspension without possibility of reinstatement for 30 days was imposed by the Iowa Supreme Court for an attorney's trust accounting deficiencies. The problems came to light during an audit but were not cured. Then, there were bounced…
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