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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: 5

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/
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 9

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO
    A sensible, cautious, and careful opinion. It will probably drive Trump nuts. The post 9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
  • Feb 17

    BILETA 2017 Call for Paper

    BILETA 2017 Call for Paper
    Dr. Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Assistant Professor at the University of Minho, has provided this piece of information to be shared with CoL readers. BILETA stands for British and Irish Law Education and…
Rank this Week: 25

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Feb 18

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Vagueness in the Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, edited by Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher. Here is a description: Vague expressions are omnipresent in natural language. As such, their use in…
  • Feb 18

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott
    Jennifer L. Mascott (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Who are "Officers of the United States"? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For decades courts have believed that only officials with “significant authority” are…
  • Feb 17

    Morse on Neurolaw

    Morse on Neurolaw
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Neuroethics: Neurolaw (In Oxford Handbooks Online (February 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a pre-copyedited version of a chapter in the Oxford Handbooks Online…
Rank this Week: 36

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 6

    Draft executive order highlights possible census redistricting scheme, constitutional conflict

    Draft executive order highlights possible census redistricting scheme, constitutional conflict
    Karin Mac Donald quoted by InsideSources, Feb. 6, 2017 “So here’s the funny thing,” Berkeley Law election expert Karin Mac Donald told InsideSources. “There is no more long form questionnaire. We did away with the long…
  • Feb 6

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall
    Holly Doremus quoted by California Magazine, Feb. 6, 2017 “There’s not a lot of existing border fencing in Texas, so the wall would have to pass through a lot of private land where barriers haven’t been much of an issue…
  • Feb 6

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall
    Daniel Farber quoted by California Magazine, Feb. 6, 2017 “The wall would cost a lot, and its benefits are unclear, but the Secure Fence Act does give the administration pretty broad powers to dispense with legal requirements such as…
Rank this Week: 37

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 39

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: 41

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    The Vox story recommended below struck a particular nerve with me.  So I will record my disagreement, at least from a methodological perspective, with some of the views expressed by the various eminent scholars consulted in the…
  • Feb 17

    Would a Parliamentary System Stop Trump?

    Would a Parliamentary System Stop Trump?
    The United States has a presidential system. That means that once a president is elected, he or she stays in office for four years, barring death, disability, resignation, or impeachment. The 25th Amendment allows for the Vice President and…
  • Feb 15

    Departmentalism, Judicial Supremacy, and Trump

    Departmentalism, Judicial Supremacy, and Trump
    Keith E. WhittingtonThe Trump administration is doing it wrong.  But perhaps I should be more specific.The administration is unhappy with the courts. It is not clear that President Trump had any real concerns about the courts until his…
Rank this Week: 42

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 17

    Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence

    Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence
    Claudia Mollers discusses Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence. ABSTRACT: Building on the seminal paper of Ordover, Saloner and Salop (1990), I study the role of reputation building on foreclosure in…
  • Feb 17

    Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion

    Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion
    Salvatore Piccolo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano), and CSEF) and Aldo Pignataro (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano)) identify Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion. ABSTRACT: Two…
  • Feb 17

    The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry

    The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry
    Thomas Kramler, DG Competition describes The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry. ABSTRACT: E-commerce in the EU has grown steadily over the past years. Today, the EU is the largest e-commerce market in the world. In total, 53 per…
Rank this Week: 44

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    SCOTUS Sets Oral Arguments In Trinity Lutheran Case For April 19

    SCOTUS Sets Oral Arguments In Trinity Lutheran Case For April 19
    The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley for April 19. (Argument calendar.) In the case, the 8th Circuit rejected arguments that Missouri's Blaine Amendments violate the U.S. Constitution's 1st…
  • Feb 17

    Jewish Groups Criticize Trump's Response To Questions About Anti-Semitism

    Jewish Groups Criticize Trump's Response To Questions About Anti-Semitism
    JTA reports that the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League have issued statements criticizing President Donald Trump's response at his news conference yesterday to a question from reporter Jake Turx of Ami Magazine…
  • Feb 17

    Jewish School's Challenge To Zoning Decision Is Ripe For Litigation

    Jewish School's Challenge To Zoning Decision Is Ripe For Litigation
    In Congregation Kollel, Inc. v. Township of Howell, N.J., (D NJ, Feb. 16, 2017), a New Jersey federal district court rejected a township's lack of ripeness defense in a suit by an Orthodox Jewish organization that is attempting to construct a…
Rank this Week: 61

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 18

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Woman Sues Howard Stern For Airing Her Phone Call With IRS Agent Discussing Her Taxes NY Times: Haunted By Student Debt Past Age 50 Syracuse Law Dean, Raised By Adoptive White Parents, Had To Learn To Be Black; He Foresaw Legal Ed Crisis…
  • Feb 18

    Michael Jackson Estate's $700 Million Tax Court Thriller Turns On Value Of Star's Name At Time Of Death

    Michael Jackson Estate's $700 Million Tax Court Thriller Turns On Value Of Star's Name At Time Of Death
    Wall Street Journal, Michael Jackson’s Estate Faces Demand for Big Tax Payment: Dispute With IRS Centers on Valuation of the Singer’s Name and Likeness Rights at Time of His Death: When pop star Michael Jackson died in 2009, weeks before…
  • Feb 18

    IRS Suspends Guidance Due To Trump Executive Order

    IRS Suspends Guidance Due To Trump Executive Order
    Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), The (Near) Future of Treasury Regulations: Today’s Tax Notes reports [No Substantive IRS Guidance Coming for a While, Official Says] that the IRS has announced that it will not release pretty much any new…
Rank this Week: 64

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 16

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation
    Every year, I have the pleasure of teaching first year law students at the University of Ottawa in a dispute resolution and professional responsibility course. A big part of the course involves having students gain “hands-on”…
  • Feb 15

    Trump Administration to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    Trump Administration to Roll Back Net Neutrality
    In 2015 the US FCC took steps to prevent ISPs from discriminating against internet traffic. This is called Net Neutrality, which Wikipedia describes as “…the principle that Internet service providers and…
  • Feb 15

    Legal Research’s Easy Button Moment

    Legal Research’s Easy Button Moment
    I have been thinking of this blog post by Jean P. O’Grady from last September: “Lex Machina Launches New ‘Easy Button’ Analytics Apps to Compare Judges, Courts and Law Firms”. To my knowledge Lex Machina…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
Rank this Week: 74

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 18

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead
    As many Americans look to retire overseas, they will need to seek advice on the best way to plan for their ultimate destination. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Americans receiving Social Security benefits abroad jumped from 400,000…
  • Feb 18

    Jackie Collins's $3 Million Estate Hits the Auction Block

    Jackie Collins's $3 Million Estate Hits the Auction Block
    Jackie Collins fans have a chance to bid on her collection of art and jewelry as the writer’s $3 million estate hits the auction block. Collins wrote thirty-two bestsellers throughout her career, and yet again, it is time for her...
  • Feb 18

    2017 Edition of California Probate Code Annotated Now Available

    2017 Edition of California Probate Code Annotated Now Available
    Adam Hirsch and William M. McGovern have published the 2017 edition of the California Probate Code Annotated (Thomson Reuters). This book provides the complete text of the California Probate Code, related state and federal statutes, and rules…
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • Feb 14

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule
      Seattle. “Then-students Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh were officers with Iowa State University’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) when they filed their lawsuit in…
  • Feb 13

    Hibernation Time

    Hibernation Time
    Today I got the tap on the shoulder from my publisher saying that the clock has started to run for the next round of edits on my Bill of Rights book.  So I’ll be posting less frequently for the next month or so.
  • Feb 13

    The Ninth Census and the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Ninth Census and the Fourteenth Amendment
    In prior posts I’ve outlined part of my argument that the laws regulating the apportionment of representatives among the states violate Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Before getting back to explaining that analysis and…
Rank this Week: 76

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled yesterday that Florida's law banning doctors from asking patients about gun ownership violated the First Amendment. The en banc court struck three key provisions of…
  • Feb 16

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit issued an Order staying the en banc consideration of Washington v. Trump based on the Department of Justice's representation that “the President…
  • Feb 16

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal

    Washington Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Claims of Florist in Same-Sex Wedding Refusal
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion in State v. Arlene's Flowers, the Supreme Court of Washington upheld the Washington Law Against Discrimination including sexual orientation as…
Rank this Week: 78

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 17

    Write On! Amsterdam Law Forum

    Write On! Amsterdam Law Forum
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the Amsterdam Law Forum, as follows:  The Amsterdam Law Forum seeks submissions for their upcoming spring/summer…
  • Feb 13

    Work On! 2nd Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” Workshop

    Work On! 2nd Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” Workshop
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:       ► The International Committee of the Red Cross’s Delegation in Washington along…
  • Feb 13

    Write On! Palestine Yearbook, Hague Justice Journal & Race, Gender & Law

    Write On! Palestine Yearbook, Hague Justice Journal & Race, Gender & Law
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at The Canadian Journal of Women and Law, The Hague Justice Journal and the Palestine Yearbook of International Law, as follows:…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Feb 18

    “It Wasn’t Me; It Was John Kelly”: Some Themes from Trump’s Press Conference

    “It Wasn’t Me; It Was John Kelly”: Some Themes from Trump’s Press Conference
    From Fox News to MSNBC, the press has panned President Trump’s Thursday solo press conference. Predictably, most of the attention has centered on (1) his statements about the Michael Flynn investigation and the Russia…
  • Feb 18

    The Lawfare Podcast: Edward Jay Epstein on “How America Lost Its Secrets”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Edward Jay Epstein on “How America Lost Its Secrets”
    Amidst the chaos surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor and the slowly unspooling news story on the Trump team’s reported contacts with the Russian government, it’s worth taking a step back…
  • Feb 18

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    General Michael T. Flynn was forced to resign this week because of his discussion of U.S. sanctions on Russia with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak—discussions he earlier denied. The Rational Security gang saw…
Rank this Week: 89

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    At the Rat Café....

    At the Rat Café....
    ... watch out for the broom from nowhere.
  • Feb 18

    "Ivanka Trump brand tops Amazon Best Sellers list."

    "Ivanka Trump brand tops Amazon Best Sellers list."
    Well, of course. Here, if you want to get in on the trend, buy some through the Althouse Amazon Portal.
  • Feb 18

    Here's Bill Maher interviewing Milo Yiannopoulos last night.

    Here's Bill Maher interviewing Milo Yiannopoulos last night.
    I thought that went very well for both men, and it was surprising and nice how much they agreed, notably about the power of comedy to transcend political lines and recombine people in new ways. These 2 made a great team, and I think Maher saw…
Rank this Week: 90

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 18

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City
    By Eric SegallA brief inside baseball interruption for law nerds from the horrors of the real world and our nightmare-producing clown of a President.I was at the University of Chicago on Wednesday defending my thesis that the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 17

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State
    by Michael DorfSuppose you were a professional mediator and two parties came to you to help them resolve a dispute. As Professor Colb explained after completing her training as a mediator, you would quite properly resist the temptation to…
  • Feb 16

    How Lawsuits For Humans Can Help Animal

    How Lawsuits For Humans Can Help Animal
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss a lawsuit brought by the animal protection organization "Compassion Over Killing" (COK) against a dairy conglomerate.  The lawsuit alleged price fixing because the dairy conglomerate…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Feb 15

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction
    New York Times (Dec. 11, 2016): Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise "Onslaught" of Tough Restrictions, by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Ohio has new law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is…
  • Feb 14

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle
    (February 14, 2017) The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World's Pro-Choice Battle, by Chelsea Wilson Miller, CUNY Law Student: Last month, millions of women and allies around the world marched in solidarity for women’s rights. We…
  • Feb 13

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch
    New York Times (Feb. 7, 2017): Reading Between the Lines for a Nominee's Views on Abortion, by Adam Liptak: Neil Gorsuch's 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (New Forum Books) may provide a window onto the nominee's...
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Feb 17

    "Public defender says Marsy's Law complicates efforts to defend her client"

    "Public defender says Marsy's Law complicates efforts to defend her client"
    From The Bismark Tribune, via NACDL news scan: Raissa Carpenter, a public defender for accused robber and attempted murderer Javontez Barnes, told North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar Thursday that the state's attorney's office…
  • Feb 17

    "Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Charged With Lying About a Suspect"

    "Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Charged With Lying About a Suspect"
    From The New York Times: The detectives told a sergeant in the 33rd Precinct that they had encountered a man standing in a hallway holding a gun, according to court records. Detective Cordoba told an assistant district attorney that she...
  • Feb 17

    Madison on Noncompliance with Tax Law

    Madison on Noncompliance with Tax Law
    Allen D. Madison (University of South Dakota Law School) has posted The Legal Consequences of Noncompliance with Federal Tax Laws (Tax Lawyer, Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 367, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article addresses the legal...
Rank this Week: 124

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
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
  • Jan 26

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"
    "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how…
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Feb 18

    DOL Jobs Handbook

    DOL Jobs Handbook
    The Department of Labor is publicizing its Occupational Outlook Handbook on its website. This is a great resource (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) which includes salary data and growth information for numerous occupations. If…
  • Feb 16

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee
    Today, the President announced that he is nominating Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor. As many readers know, Acosta is a former member of the NLRB and is currently Dean at FIU's law school. I really like this choice. Although...
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor
    This just in: Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration as Secretary of Labor. It sounds like the writing on the wall showed that he lacked enough Republican support in the Senate. It's interesting that this is the one...
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 16

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)
    When I saw the caption of this case -- which I read before even booting up the opinion -- I thought the case was going to be a huge one.  Bank of New York Mellon.  Citibank.  Those are big banks.  When they fight each…
  • Feb 15

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    Every single word of this opinion from earlier today is correct.And the Supreme Court should nonetheless grant review of the opinion.  On its own initiative, if necessary.It's an opinion about res judicata.  A topic near and dear to…
  • Feb 14

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)
    I had to read this modification three times before I finally understood it:"On page 9, second full paragraph, change the following last full sentence that appears on that page: 'The tow truck driver give his father a receipt' to 'The tow…
Rank this Week: 134

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 129

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 139

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 18

    The North Dakota Flop

    The North Dakota Flop
    I'll be posting more later about the conference about Delaware corporate law we had here at UCLA this weekend, but as a matter of personal privilege I wanted to note that numerous speakers referred... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 17

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 5 Assignment: The Liturgy

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 5 Assignment: The Liturgy
    As previously noted, I'm enrolled in Notre Dame's STEP program and currently taking the Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith. This week's class focused on the Liturgy. This week's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Feb 13

    Maybe we should all take a deep breath and emulate Cardinal Dolan

    Maybe we should all take a deep breath and emulate Cardinal Dolan
    John Allen from Crux: Dolan is unquestionably what most people would regard as a “conservative.” His closest friends and advisers are conservatives, he’s by-the-book when it comes to faith and... [[ This is a content summary…
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Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 16

    President Trump’s Tools to Prosecute Leaker

    President Trump’s Tools to Prosecute Leaker
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, discusses President Trump’s recent comments regarding information leaks, one of which led to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. While Dean explains that…
  • Feb 15

    How Will America Resist Trump’s Lust for Absolute Power?

    How Will America Resist Trump’s Lust for Absolute Power?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan considers where resistance may arise during Donald Trump’s presidency. Specifically, Buchanan considers the three branches of government and identifies where in each branch…
  • Feb 14

    A Misguided Lawsuit by an Animal Welfare Organization

    A Misguided Lawsuit by an Animal Welfare Organization
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb comments on a recent antitrust lawsuit by an animal advocacy organization against a dairy organization. Colb argues that the public message of the suit will likely be detrimental to the…
Rank this Week: 172

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 18

    The Great Wall · Film Review The Great Wall is a stupidly awesome eyeful · Movie Review · The A.V. Club

    The Great Wall · Film Review The Great Wall is a stupidly awesome eyeful · Movie Review · The A.V. Club
    What if the Great Wall Of China were actually built as a defense against a colony of spike-toothed, green-blooded sauroid aliens that crashed into Inner Mongolia on a meteorite sometime around the eighth century B.C.? Such is the premise…
  • Feb 18

    Pulling Up to the Bumper, Baby | Flashback | OZY

    Pulling Up to the Bumper, Baby | Flashback | OZY
    It had an edge that bordered on the dangerous, the crazy confluence of free and freaky, the blurring of gender identity and the mating of music and high fashion. The city saw and had it all. And the standard bearer...
  • Feb 18

    Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA - WSJ

    Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA - WSJ
    Scott Pruitt, whom the Senate confirmed Friday, 52-46, doesn’t fit either mold. His focus is neither expanding nor reducing regulation. “There is no reason why EPA’s role should ebb or flow based on a particular…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Feb 18

    Kellye Testy Stepping Down As University Of Washington Law Dean

    Kellye Testy Stepping Down As University Of Washington Law Dean
    Dean Kellye Testy has announced that she will step down after eight years as the Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, effective at the end of the academic year. Testy was the President of the AALS in...
  • Feb 17

    The University of Akron: Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology

    The University of Akron: Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology
    The University of Akron School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date…
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a conservative listserv -- and leaked...
Rank this Week: 180

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 18

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol
    This AP article reports on a notable an unusual provision in Arizona's new execution protocol. The article is headlined "Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs," and here are details: The recent revelation that…
  • Feb 17

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force
    As noted in this prior post, last week Prez Trump signed three crime-fighting executive orders. In my view, the EO with arguably the most enduring significance and substance was this one creating a “Task Force on Crime Reduction and…
  • Feb 17

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new short piece by David Alan Sklansky now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing number of chief prosecutors are winning office by pledging a more thoughtful...
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Feb 17

    Losing Strategy Does Not Establish Ethics Violation

    Losing Strategy Does Not Establish Ethics Violation
    A District of Columbia Hearing Committee proposes a 45-day suspension with automatic reinstatement for an attorney's alleged mishandling of a wrongful death case in Virginia federal court. In the underlying case During that [summary judgment]…
  • Feb 17

    Call for papers & nominations: Zacharias Prize for Scholarship in PR

    Call for papers & nominations: Zacharias Prize for Scholarship in PR
    Thanks for this reminder from Sam Levine at Touro: Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility Submissions and nominations of articles are now being accepted for the eighth annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial…
  • Feb 17

    90 Days Is Not Enough

    90 Days Is Not Enough
    The Florida Supreme Court rejected a referee's proposed 90-day suspension in favor of more severe discipline for misuse of advanced expenses On October 10, 2013, Respondent emailed Ms. Rhodes informing her that $500 was needed for the costs…
Rank this Week: 202

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: 203

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 223

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    M. C. Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, has posted The History of the Florida Supreme Court, Volume 0, which appears in 2017 Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Review 12.  The “article describes the…
  • Feb 17

    Vlahoplus on Natural Born Derivative Citizenship

    Vlahoplus on Natural Born Derivative Citizenship
    John Vlahoplus, an independent scholar, has posted Toward Natural Born Derivative Citizenship, which is forthcoming in volume 7 of the British Journal of American Legal Studies:Senator Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican presidential…
  • Feb 17

    Official Leaks, the Reporter's Privilege, and the Law

    Official Leaks, the Reporter's Privilege, and the Law
    We were quite fortunate Tuesday to attend "In re Judith Miller: National Security Privilege," an extremely timely and important reargument and panel discussion, sponsored by the Historical Society of the DC Circuit, in which the historical…
Rank this Week: 213

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
  • Feb 15

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"
    This post examines an opinion from the California Court ofAppeal – Second District: People v. Thomas, 2017 WL 527379 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that inNovember 2012, appellant was charged with seven counts of…
  • Feb 13

    The Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, the Civil Suit and Punitive Damage

    The Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, the Civil Suit and Punitive Damage
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Georgia:  Lyman v. Cellchem International, Inc., 2017 WL 279514 (2017).  The opinion issued in a civil case, but one that was brought under a “criminal” statute:…
Rank this Week: 225

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 17

    Sigificant Relationships: Arizona's New Guardianship Law Provides Rights of Contact for Ward

    Sigificant Relationships: Arizona's New Guardianship Law Provides Rights of Contact for Ward
    As we have discussed often on this Blog, one key issue in guardianships can be the right of access between third persons and the protected ward. Arizona has adopted a new rule expressly permitting individuals with "significant…
  • Feb 16

    Exceeding Expectations: 20 New Yorker

    Exceeding Expectations: 20 New Yorker
    Check this out! A project from "the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health", Exceeding Expectations is the stories of 20 New Yorkers from all different circumstances and…
  • Feb 15

    A Home Accessible to Mobility Device

    A Home Accessible to Mobility Device
    I think designing homes to allow a person to age in place is great (and of course, we have to make the community accessible as well). So I was interested in this article that discussed making the home accessible when...
Rank this Week: 220

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 222

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission
    Counts v. General Motors, LLC, No. 16-cv-12541, 2017 WL 588457 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2017)Plaintiffs sued GM for deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment claims under the laws of thirty states based on GM’s…
  • Feb 16

    claims about others' patent infringement can be factual, commercial speech subject to Lanham Act

    claims about others' patent infringement can be factual, commercial speech subject to Lanham Act
    Global Tech Led, LLC v. HiLumz International Corp., 2017 WL 588669, No. 15–cv–553 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2017)The parties, former business partners, now compete in the retrofit LED lighting industry. Global Tech sued defendants for…
  • Feb 16

    Doctor's evaluation of another doctor's treatment isn't commercial speech

    Doctor's evaluation of another doctor's treatment isn't commercial speech
    Tobinick v. Novella, No. 15-14889 (11th Cir. Feb. 15, 2017)Ultimately, despite a long battle, this is a relatively easy case about “the medical viability of a novel use for a particular drug.”  Dr. Tobinick (plaintiff, along…
Rank this Week: 245

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
  • Feb 6

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Manipulative Games of Gifts by Corporate Executives, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1131…
  • Jan 17

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? on SSRN with the following abstract: Corporations are subject to broad criminal liability for the insider trading of their employees. Critics…
Rank this Week: 252

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 270

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
Rank this Week: 281