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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/
  • Aug 28

    [Orin Kerr] A misleading story about Justice Thoma

    [Orin Kerr] A misleading story about Justice Thoma
    The home page of the New York Times has this provocative link: The story begins by presenting Justice Thomas as a real outlier: Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions…
  • Aug 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Appeals court upholds ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza

    [Eugene Volokh] Appeals court upholds ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza
    The D.C. Circuit just upheld today (Hodges v. Talkin) the ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza, the open space in front of the Supreme Court. In United States v. Grace (1983), the Supreme Court itself held that the government…
  • Aug 28

    [Eugene Volokh] The ‘Sister Wives’ case, criminal punishment of polygamy and the free speech clause

    [Eugene Volokh] The ‘Sister Wives’ case, criminal punishment of polygamy and the free speech clause
    I just filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Cato Institute in the Sister Wives case — Brown v. Buhman, now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit — and I thought I’d pass it along. (Thanks to…
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/
  • Aug 30

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)
    Luxe. Should I call this phenomenon “Uberization” or “TaskRabbitization”? The first is catchier, the second maybe more accurate. Whatever it is, it’s deeply classist and to some apparently devilishly useful.…
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Oliver Sacks has died.

    Oliver Sacks has died.
    We knew he was dying. He wrote about it. (Eloquently, as always.) But it's very sad to see that he has departed. He gave us so many fascinating books over the decades. What a terrible loss!Here's the NYT obituary, which — amid the good…
  • Aug 30

    It's hard to photograph the corpse flower.

    It's hard to photograph the corpse flower.
    Yesterday, at Olbrich Gardens.Even if no one is plunging his head into it — drawn by the famous stench — there are too many signs.It seems important to get the full misshapen phallus (amorphophallus) in the picture, in which…
  • Aug 30

    Carson sneaking up on Trump.

    Carson sneaking up on Trump.
    "The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Aug 29

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Rationalism, Pluralism, & Freedom" by Levy

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Rationalism, Pluralism, & Freedom" by Levy
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom by Jacob T. Levy. Here is a description: Intermediate groups voluntary associations, churches, ethnocultural groups, universities, and more-can both protect and threaten…
  • Aug 29

    Download of the Week: "The New Holy Trinity" by Re

    Download of the Week: "The New Holy Trinity" by Re
    Richard M. Re (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted The New Holy Trinity (18 Green Bag 2d, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There’s a familiar story about statutory interpretation in the Supreme...
  • Aug 28

    Farber on Legal Scholarship in 1917

    Farber on Legal Scholarship in 1917
    Daniel A. Farber (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Back to the Future? Legal Scholarship in the Progressive Era and Today on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article introduces volume 100 of the Minnesota Law...
Rank this Week: 24

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officers would not allow Muslim inmates to pray in…
  • Aug 30

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case
    In Salman v. City of Phoenix, (D AZ, Aug. 27, 2015), an Arizona federal district court denied plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint after dismissing plaintiffs' RLUIPA and state Free Exercise of Religion Act…
  • Aug 29

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme
    In Gardner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (USTC, Aug. 26, 2015), the U.S. Tax Court upheld $47,000 in penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Service against a husband and wife who marketed to more than 300 people a tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 30

    L.A. Times: California Bar Requires Unaccredited Law Schools To Disclose Dropout Rate

    L.A. Times: California Bar Requires Unaccredited Law Schools To Disclose Dropout Rate
    Following up on my prior posts (links below): Los Angeles Times, Plan to Require Unaccredited Law Schools in California to Disclose Dropout Rates OKd: A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited…
  • Aug 30

    The End Of Summer

    The End Of Summer
    New York Times Sunday Review: The Summer That Never Was, by Tim Kreider: I never went to Iceland. I suppose I should say I didn’t go to Iceland this summer — never sounds a little melodramatic, possibly terminal. It’s not as if I’ve…
  • Aug 30

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [434 Downloads] Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships: Powerful Default Rules and Potential Tax Significance, by Donald Weidner (Dean, Florida State)…
Rank this Week: 37

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 42

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 43

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ratner: Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nation

    Ratner: Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nation
    Steven R. Ratner (Univ. of Michigan - Law) has posted Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nations (Criminal Law and Philosophy, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This paper considers the implications of Chiara Lepora and Robert Goodin's…
  • Aug 28

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 4, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include: Marika McAdam, What’s in a Name? Tenia Kyriazi, Trafficking and Slavery Solon Solomon, Broadening International Criminal…
  • Aug 28

    Zorzi Giustiniani: The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue

    Zorzi Giustiniani: The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue
    Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani (International Telematic Univ. Uninettuno - Law) has published The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue (Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol 30, no…
Rank this Week: 45

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
  • Aug 18

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project
    A favorite aspect of my new position is becoming acquainted with Georgia Law’s vast global community. Yesterday was a special treat: We at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center received a visit from an alum who is…
Rank this Week: 44

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluder

    The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluder
    J. Zhou, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) examines The Rise and Fall of Cartels with Multi-Market Colluders. Abstract: The majority of cartels discovered by the European Commission (EC) over the last 30 years involved firms that…
  • Aug 28

    Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payment

    Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payment
    Adam M. Copeland, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Rodney J. Garratt, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York examine Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payments. ABSTRACT: The multiple payments…
  • Aug 28

    ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE

    ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE
    Günter Knieps, Institute of Transport Economics and Regional Policy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg explores ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE. ABSTRACT: The changing role of the Internet…
Rank this Week: 46

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 30

    Tom Benson Continues Effort To Remove Heirs From Team

    Tom Benson Continues Effort To Remove Heirs From Team
    I have previously discussed the ongoing legal dispute between Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his jilted heirs. Tom Benson is continuing his efforts to remove his children from ownership of the sports teams by suing the trustees…
  • Aug 30

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute
    I have previously discussed the battle over Robin Williams’ estate. There is currently a legal battle brewing over a large bicycle collection that the late actor owned. William’s was an avid biker and used to frequent bike shops on a...
  • Aug 30

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children
    When a family has an adult child that suffers from addiction or mental disease they will want to ensure that the child's well being is protected after the death of the parents. However, some precautionary steps should be taken to...
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Aug 28

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce sentences for most federal drug offenders retroactively, potentially allowing 46,000 inmates to obtain slightly shorter sentences by the end of this year. Given that there are over 6 million…
  • Aug 27

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!
    The ABA’s new standard 303(a)(3) instructs law schools to require graduating students satisfactorily complete “one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.” This standard (along with the subsequent standard…
  • Aug 27

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One
    Those on the market are invited to leave comments on this thread regarding whether they have received: (a) a first round interview at a school (including the subject areas the school mentioned, if any, as being of particular interest, and…
Rank this Week: 53

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Aug 28

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    I’m honored to be giving the keynote address at the Museum of American Finance symposium on the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Museum on Wall Street.…
  • Aug 28

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter
    In 2013, Chapman Ducote, a professional race car driver, and his wife, Kristin Ducote, had an idea for a new book about the world of professional motor sports, to be called Naked Paddock. Rather than the traditional route through book…
  • Aug 27

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. — Chemerinsky & Volokh discuss Roberts Court & First Amendment . . . & more!

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. &mdash; Chemerinsky &amp; Volokh discuss Roberts Court &amp; First Amendment . . . &amp; more!
    It was a remarkable late-afternoon program yesterday as the First Amendment Salon went on the road for the first time with an event held at the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine. There was a live video feed to…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The New Rambler has a review of Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice by R.H. Helmholtz (Harvard University Press).Christine Desan's Making Money: Coin, Currency and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford…
  • Aug 28

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Amici, the podcast series of nycourts.gov, has an interview with Marilyn Marcus, executive director of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.  Among other things, Ms. Marcus discusses Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye's role in…
  • Aug 28

    Triangle Legal History Seminar, 2015-16

    Triangle Legal History Seminar, 2015-16
    Via Al Brophy over at the Faculty Lounge, we have the schedule for the Triangle Legal History Seminar for 2015-16.  Al writes that the seminar meets at the National Humanities Center, except on December 4, when it will meet at UNC Law…
Rank this Week: 59

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 30

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer
    “Time and tide wait for no man” (Geoffrey Chaucer). Or for no lawyer [male or female].  Change is afoot in the legal profession, and lawyers are trying to figure out how to react to it. But the legal industry isn’t…
  • Aug 30

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Aug 30

    Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

    Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust
    Editor’s Note: A longstanding counterterrorism tension is how to balance a robust intelligence presence and tough legal measures against hardcore terrorists with the need to gain the support of local communities. In the struggle against…
  • Aug 29

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    In case you missed it last year, here's our special end of summer reairing of a Lawfare Podcast special edition:  Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they're really upon us . . .…
  • Aug 29

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On Monday, the Third Circuit issued its decision in the potentially landmark case Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation et al, on the FTC’s ability to regulate private-sector cybersecurity. Paul filled us in on the…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 80

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/
  • Aug 29

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda
    We have a good idea of what the #blacklivesmatter agenda regarding criminal justice looks like. Though, as I speculated in a previous post, there's a lot to flesh out about what that agenda might look like in criminal law and...
  • Aug 28

    The One Where Joe Miller Eats a Dog Biscuit

    The One Where Joe Miller Eats a Dog Biscuit
    That would be Episode 72 of the always interesting, frequently zany Oral Argument podcast, in which I join Joe Miller and Christian Turner to talk about the Dallas Cowboys, the new Star Wars movie and, eventually (starting at around the...
  • Aug 28

    The Law School Industry - International Program

    The Law School Industry - International Program
    Institutional efforts within the law school industry are a hot topic, and one relatively new area of movement in US legal education increasingly addressed is the attempt to establish a more 'global' presence through 'international' offerings…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 88

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/
  • Aug 29

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy
    Eric M. Freedman (Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law) has posted Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy (Northeastern University Law Journal, Vol. 8, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is the second part of a...
  • Aug 29

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie
    Denis Binder (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Increasing Application of Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedies: A Global Phenomenon on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prosecutors have become aggressive in…
  • Aug 28

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle
    David H. Kaye (The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law) has posted Ultracrepidarianism in Forensic Science: The Hair Evidence Debacle (Washington & Lee Law Review Online, Vol. 72 (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 94

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was still too hot to cook tonight, so I went with another no cook salad and a crisp white wine. To wit, the 2013 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée and Fattoush (Pita Bread Salad With Tomatoes And Cucumber)... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Aug 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
  • Aug 29

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee

    Ashley Madison Leak &amp; Federal Employee
    The fallout from the Ashley Madison leak has extended into numerous areas, including employment. The government is now investigating a large number of federal workers that may have visited the site during work hours. According to an article…
  • Aug 28

    Workplace Safety After Virginia

    Workplace Safety After Virginia
    There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can...
Rank this Week: 101

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 112

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 116

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: 121

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 147

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 28

    Dog story

    Dog story
    Yeah, I know.
  • Aug 28

    The Repugnancy of the Repugnant Conclusion

    The Repugnancy of the Repugnant Conclusion
    If you read the post immediately below, you will see what this post is about. Basicly, a well known Swedish philosopher wrote about the "Repugnant Conclusion," the idea originally (sort of) floated out by Derek Parfit that (repugnantly) we…
  • Aug 28

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: So much for trying to bring philosophy to the public

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: So much for trying to bring philosophy to the public
    Torbjorn Tannsjo, Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, asked me to share the following experience he recently had. via leiterreports.typepad.com
Rank this Week: 150

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 30

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The Goettingen Journal of International Law has recently released the second issue of its sixth volume. The thoroughly selected articles of issue 6.2 address a variety of current questions in…
  • Aug 28

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System
    by Justin Yang by Justin Yang [Justin S. Yang, PhD Researcher at King’s College London; LL.M at Leiden University.] The International Criminal Court (ICC) projects a legal framework that is unique from the prior expressions of…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)
    by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat [Dr Aaron Matta is a Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Rule of Law Program. Anda Scarlat is a Summer Fellow with the Rule of Law Program at the…
Rank this Week: 157

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
  • Aug 28

    Blomley on the Territory of Property

    Blomley on the Territory of Property
    Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser) has posted The Territory of Property (Progress in Human Geography). Here's the abstract: The pervasive and important territorial dimensions of property are understudied, given the tendency to view territory…
  • Aug 28

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space
    Andrea McArdle (CUNY) has posted [Re]Integrating Community Space: The Legal and Social Meanings of Reclaiming Abandoned Space in New York's Lower East Side (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What understandings about…
Rank this Week: 158

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Aug 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero &amp; Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
  • Aug 26

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    It at first seemed a little harsh to me that the California State Board of Pharmacy revoked Andrew Sternberg's pharmacy license just because he was the pharmacist in charge when someone else stole some drugs from the office.  Seemed…
  • Aug 26

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Section 290 of the Penal Code requires that when certain people (e.g., sex offenders) are released from jail after serving a sentence of 30 days or more, these people must register their new (post-release) address with the local police…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 178

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: 183

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/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
  • Aug 25

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"

    Richard McAdams review of &quot;Go Set a Watchman&quot;
    The review, at New Rambler, discusses in part the views of Monroe Freedman and Stephen Lubet about Atticus Finch. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Excerpt: While it might then appear that I am in accord with the iconoclastic critics of theMockingbird…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Aug 28

    Gawker now carrying Prof. Tannsjo's essay that Vox rejected

    Gawker now carrying Prof. Tannsjo's essay that Vox rejected
    Amusing. I think this is on its way to being the best-known bit of philosophy in cyberspace.
  • Aug 28

    Only about a third of published psychological findings (even less in social psychology) are reliable

    Only about a third of published psychological findings (even less in social psychology) are reliable
    NY Times reports, including a link to the Science article. Haven't had time to read the article carefully; any readers care to comment on which results of interest to philosophers failed the reliability tests?
  • Aug 28

    Advertising update

    Advertising update
    There's still one 3rd from the top spot available in September. October, however, is completely sold out, including the 4th spots. Thereafter, there is at least one spot still available at each level (top, 2nd, 3rd etc.).
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
  • Aug 28

    Finally, I Can Agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar

    Finally, I Can Agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar
    I don't agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar on many issues. But I agree with his recent call for transparency in the disqualification waiver process. A number of SEC rules, such as some of the offering registration exemptions, are not...
  • Aug 28

    Can Conscious Consumers or Class Action Lawsuits Change Corporate Behavior?

    Can Conscious Consumers or Class Action Lawsuits Change Corporate Behavior?
    I’m the socially-conscious consumer that regulators and NGOs think about when they write disclosure legislation like the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals law that I discussed last week. I drive a hybrid, spend too much money at Whole Foods for…
Rank this Week: 234

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 230

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 228