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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/
  • Mar 29

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown
    There has been another leadership change for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions.  Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor, offers some thoughts in the NYT. His essay begins: Last week, we learned that, only months into…
  • Mar 28

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
    I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar, Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear…
  • Mar 27

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?
    I haven’t been blogging much lately — I’ve been too busy, although I’ve been regularly sharing new cases and links over at my Twitter feed — but I wanted to flag a new post I wrote for Lawfare on the pending…
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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 17

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Sunset.

    Sunset.
    Right now. Seen from our deck.
  • Mar 29

    "In 1998, the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers introduced the idea of 'the extended mind'..."

    "In 1998, the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers introduced the idea of 'the extended mind'..."
    "... arguing that it makes no sense to define cognition as an activity bounded by the human skull. Humans are masters of mental outsourcing: we archive ideas on paper, we let Google Maps guide us home, and we enlist a spouse to remember where…
  • Mar 29

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.
    Except Cher. She's doing The Monkey.Based on that set of clips the essential movie dance is: Face forward, plant your feet apart, elbows up and out sideways, punch one fists up and then the other in a way that causes movement in the rest of…
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015
    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, we are making the April 24, 2015 annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium open to the public on a space available basis. The colloquium is free and Illinois CLE...
  • Mar 27

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach
    Rutger J.G. Claassen, Utrecht University Department of Philosophyn and Anna Gerbrandy, Europa Institute Utrecht University School of Law address Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach. ABSTRACT: European…
  • Mar 27

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015
    The ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property Committee and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Antitrust Committee Present FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May…
Rank this Week: 27

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Mar 29

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View
    Introduction How can we look at a legal system? H.L.A. Hart famously deployed the distinction between external and internal perspectives on a legal system in his famous book, The Concept of Law. This post provides a very brief introduction…
  • Mar 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin. Here is a description: Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the…
  • Mar 28

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo
    The Download of the Week is Political Powerlessness by Nicholas Stephanopoulos. Here is the abstract: There is a hole at the heart of equal protection law. According to long-established doctrine, one of the factors that determines whether a…
Rank this Week: 31

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 29

    On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”
    In response to murmurings about Senator Ted Cruz's candidacy for President (Kennedy was born in Canada), Neal Katyal and Paul Clement in the Harvard Law Review Forum have this to say about the U.S. Constitution's "natural born…
  • Mar 29

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun
    As we have seen on ImmigrationProf, the GOP presidential hopefuls cannot agree on immigration reform. This Washington Post article reports that the candidates do agree on guns: "Some of them have been building their collections since…
  • Mar 29

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium
    The Chapman Law Review (vol. 18, number 2) has published a symposium entitled "Stalemate on Immigration Reform" with contributions by Scott Rempell (unaccompanied minors and the "border surge"), Wendi Adelson (immigrant…
Rank this Week: 34

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law
    Chiara Franco (Istituto Affari Internazionali) has posted a report on the conference on Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law, which was held in Rome on February 13, 2015, at the Istituto Affari Internazionali. Here's the…
  • Mar 28

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie
    On the occasion of the 11th European Society of International Law Conference in Oslo, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a roundtable on "The Impact of and Backlash against International…
  • Mar 27

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?
    Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics), Peter Nunnenkamp (Univ. of Kiel), & Martin Roy (World Trade Organization) have posted Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious? Host Country Competition for Foreign Direct Investment Through…
Rank this Week: 37

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 29

    North Carolina Dean Finalist

    North Carolina Dean Finalist
    University of North Carolina, Law School Dean Candidates Announced: Daniel Crane, Associate Dean and Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School Curriculum Vitae | Campus Visit April 6-7 Martin Brinkley,…
  • Mar 29

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel
    Cool front page story in the L.A. Times: At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, Prayers Come in Waves: On such a gray, nippy morning, most self-respecting college students would pull the covers over their heads and languish for a couple of extra hours…
  • Mar 29

    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: [366 Downloads] Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen, by Edward Kleinbard (USC) [239 Downloads] Cancellation of Debt and Related Transactions, by Douglas A.…
Rank this Week: 38

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 20

    Patching up the social safety net

    Patching up the social safety net
    Alan Auerbach quoted in The New York Times, March 17, 2015 The great irony, Professor Auerbach notes, is that “inequality is increasing yet our ability to do anything about it is weakening.” The main job for any Democratic…
  • Mar 20

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar
    Charles McClain quoted in Metropolitan News-Enterprise, March 17, 2015 This was followed by the 1880 legislative session, described by author and UC Berkeley School of Law lecturer Charles McClain as “the most Sinophobic in the…
  • Mar 20

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million
    Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in McClatchy, March 17, 2015 “It’s no surprise at all,” said Stephen Rosenbaum. … “Academics are pretty much liberal, left of center.”
Rank this Week: 39

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
  • Mar 19

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015
    We just received the sad news that Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Fritz Sturm passed away on 14 March 2015. Fritz Sturm was professor emeritus at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and an internationally renowned expert on private international…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 27

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot
    I wanted to alert our readers to the Margot Wallstrom Affair –because, most likely, most of our readers have not heard about it.  This is unfortunate because, as a journalist for The Spectator noted, “[i]f the cries of…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has sent an invitation to a workshop on public international law (PIL) from 25-27 September 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. The full call for papers is…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)
    The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is offering its five day summer school on Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July 2015. This will be followed by a second week (6-7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge…
Rank this Week: 45

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    First Book Workshop

    First Book Workshop
    First Book workshops seem to be a growing trend. In this post, I share some thoughts on the model, which offers real value for legal historians.In a First Book workshop, a scholar presents the first draft of a book manuscript to a group of…
  • Mar 29

    Why Reconstruction (Still) Matter

    Why Reconstruction (Still) Matter
    ICYMI, Eric Foner's very teachable op-ed in today's New York Times is here.
  • Mar 29

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Steve Fraser's The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (Little, Brown, and Co).Amanda Hollis-Brusky's Ideas with…
Rank this Week: 50

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge
    Editor’s Note: North Korea has long been a thorny problem for the United States as an erratic nuclear power that threatens America’s regional allies. Yet the problem may be even bigger for China, which has long propped up the…
  • Mar 28

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral
    In recent years, analysts have devoted much attention to the fact that China continues to increase its defense spending by double-digit percentages annually. They have also focused on fiscal constraints in the United States, and how these may…
  • Mar 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”
    This week, Brookings hosted a book launch with Jessica Stern and co-author J.M. Berger for their new book, ISIS: The State of Terror. The panel, which also featured Brookings Fellow William McCants, details ISIS’s uniquely…
Rank this Week: 51

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight
    In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long battle between Hasidic residents and others in parts of Rockland…
  • Mar 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Stavenjord v. Schmimdt, (AK Sup. Ct., March 20, 2015), the Alaska Supreme Court held that a trial court was incorrect in dismissing a RLUIPA claim by a Buddhist prisoner who wanted to receive a kosher diet and to purchase a prayer…
  • Mar 28

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding
    As previously reported, last month a Washington state trial court held that a florist shop and its owner violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the state's Consumer Protection Act when the shop's owner advised a customer…
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 29

    Article on the Trust Residence

    Article on the Trust Residence
    H. Michael Dolson (Felesky Flynn LLP) recently published an article entitled, Trust Residence after Garron: Provincial Considerations, Canadian Tax Journal/Revue Fiscale Canadienne, Vol. 62, No. 3, p. 671 (2014). Provided below is the…
  • Mar 29

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade
    Authorities say that a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for ten years and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, fooled BMZ law by forging a...
  • Mar 29

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery
    Bail bondsman Ray Zapata of San Angelo, Texas, has been indicted in connection to allegations that he forged the will of John Edward Sullivan, who died last year. Defense attorney John Young has also been indicted in the case, which...
Rank this Week: 54

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 59

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 29

    Why isn't PRSM more popular?

    Why isn't PRSM more popular?
    Following the angsting thread this season and reading Dave's thread about professors breaching law review contracts has made me start thinking again about the law review submission process. Everyone, it seems, agrees that the process creates…
  • Mar 29

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?
    (Cross-posted at Co-Op.) Prompted by Dan Kahan, I've been thinking a great deal about whether null hypothesis significance testing (NHST, marked by p values) is a misleading approach to many empirical problems. The basic argument against…
  • Mar 27

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?
    I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their…
Rank this Week: 60

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 65

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Mar 29

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?
    (Cross-posted at Prawfs.) Prompted by Dan Kahan, I’ve been thinking a great deal about whether null hypothesis significance testing (NHST, marked by p values) is a misleading approach to many empirical problems.  The…
  • Mar 28

    Pregnancy as Disability

    Pregnancy as Disability
    When I teach family law, I briefly discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The basic hypothetical that I use is: Ace Employer makes no accommodations for any disabilities (other than what is required under the Americans with Disabilities…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
Rank this Week: 68

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 29

    Justice Delayed in Brampton

    Justice Delayed in Brampton
    Courthouses across the GTA, Canada’s most populous region, are already overwhelmed. Under particular strain are the suburbs of Toronto, which have exploded in population over the past few decades, with few corresponding increases in…
  • Mar 29

    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…
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
Rank this Week: 78

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 84

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
  • Mar 27

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean
    Today, Widener University has officially split its law school into two separate units. The ABA has approved the move. Widener's Wilmington, Delaware campus will be called Widener University Delaware Law School. Rodney Smolla, former law dean…
  • Mar 27

    Oklahoma, International

    Oklahoma, International
    The middle of the United States continues to generate some of the most radical experiments in (mis)governance in recent American history. From the declared bankruptcy in Detroit, to the moral bankruptcy of the Capitalist Republic of Ferguson,…
Rank this Week: 92

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation
    John Coffee highlights an important wrinkle in the legislation proposed by the Delaware state bar to ban fee shifting bylaws and charter provisions: Fee-shifting bylaws and charter provisions are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 29

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"
    Adam Badawi has a really interesting new paper out, which I recommend highly: Here's the abstract: Economists have long attributed the existence of firms to their ability to exercise authority... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 28

    How I spent my spring break

    How I spent my spring break
    The recent posting hiatus resulted from my taking UCLAW's spring break to get out of town for a while. Helen, the dogs, and I took our RV up to Redding, California, visiting Coyote Valley (outside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 95

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada
    A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. (source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. (source)Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?
    My latest CNN column – sparked by a recent controversy, but illustrating an ongoing theme of enforced ignorance. Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate
    The TTAB is looking to add a member to its ranks. (source) This is the perfect candidate, since she seems to be explaining the TTAB’s prevailing view in Section 2(a) cases, with just about as much logic as any written decision handed…
Rank this Week: 99

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 105

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: 109

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 29

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post
    BEIRUT — The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle…
  • Mar 29

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post
    I’ve written frequently about the likelihood of a dystopian “Mad Max” scenario if Iran gets nukes. My thinking is guided by a belief among American military and intelligence officials that a nuclear exchange would take place…
  • Mar 29

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma
    He told me about loading up with his platoon in the helicopter that day. He described what it was like to see the ground coming through the window and realize they were about to crash. He talked about grabbing his...
Rank this Week: 113

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
  • Mar 12

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU
    Graduate Assistants at NYU have been on strike for awhile. An article discussing the strike and NYU's recent threats from Inside Education can be found here. As readers to this blog as well as my former students all know, in...
Rank this Week: 112

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 118

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 127

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Mar 28

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Brumfield v. Cain: (1) Whether a state court that considers the evidence presented at a petitioner’s penalty phase proceeding as determinative of the petitioner’s claim…
  • Mar 27

    Ravich on Drone

    Ravich on Drone
    Timothy M. Ravich (University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs) has posted Courts in the Drone Age (Northern Kentucky Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Few subjects encapsulate legal informatics…
  • Mar 27

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty
    Mary Kelly Tate (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 135

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
  • Mar 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 165

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"
    Article in the LA Times about the possible impact in California of a recent SCOTUS case (about teeth whitening in North Carolina). Excerpt: Hanging in the balance is the state's ability to regulate not only barbers and pet groomers, but...
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Mar 29

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Mar. 29, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Mar. 29, 2015)
    "paucity of ... instruction ... on broad conceptions of the purpose of the corporation has important ramifications" http://t.co/VKUyRUSf8D— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 22, 2015 ICYMI: "S&P 500...companies referencing GRI…
  • Mar 28

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court finally issued its decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (.pdf), concerning the definition of “opinion falsity” in the context of a lawsuit under Section…
  • Mar 27

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter
    Plenty of valuable information was shared today at Vanderbilt's 17th annual law & business conference, including remarks from Elisse Walter (former-SEC Chairman), Jim Cox (Duke), Bob Thompson (Georgetown), Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt), and…
Rank this Week: 186

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 187

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 29

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Brumfield v. Cain, the case testing how state courts must consider evidence of mental retardation in death penalty sentencing proceedings.…
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit dismissed most of the plaintiff's Family and Medical Leave Act case in Bryant v. Texas Dep't of Aging and Disability Services, holding that most claims were barred by state…
  • Mar 26

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Governor Mike Pence of Indiana in a "private ceremony," signed the controversial Senate Act 101, a state RFRA, into law. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana via…
Rank this Week: 193

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    In Memoriam: Leigh S. Cauman (1917-2015)

    In Memoriam: Leigh S. Cauman (1917-2015)
    Dr. Cauman was Managing Editor of the Journal of Philosophy from 1962 to 1987, and also taught logic in the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Professor Charles Parsons, now Emeritus at Harvard, but who taught at Columbia…
  • Mar 29

    Lots of new junior appointments listed...

    Lots of new junior appointments listed...
    ----at PhilJobs. (And special congratulations to Nir Ben-Moshe, the first of the PhD students I've had the privilege of working with here to go on the job market; he will start in a tenure-track position at Illinois/Urbana-Champaign!)
  • Mar 29

    "Normativity for Naturalists"

    "Normativity for Naturalists"
    This paper is for a forthcoming volume of Philosophical Issues (the supplement to Nous) on "Normativity" edited by Ram Neta.
Rank this Week: 197

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 29

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Calls for Papers Opinio Juris’ own Peter Spiro will be the keynote speaker at the Skilled Migration Conference on Unravelling the Talent Tale: Skilled Migration Policies between National Images,…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey In the last fortnight at Opinio Juris, we saw Julian critique M. Cherif Bassiouni on his take on the Amanda Knox case in Italy, arguing that she would indeed be extraditable to the US. Peter analyzed…
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 198

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
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
  • Dec 10

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

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
Rank this Week: 208