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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/
  • Apr 18

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing
    A couple of weeks ago, Professor Doug Berman posted over at his Sentencing Law and Policy Blog about the sentencing of Antwuan Ball.  The D.C. Circuit concluded that the district court could properly consider evidence that Ball had run a…
  • Apr 18

    [David Kopel] National Firearms Law Seminar

    [David Kopel] National Firearms Law Seminar
    If you will be in the Indianapolis area next Friday, and are interested in firearms legal issues, you might be interested in attending the 17th annual National Firearms Law Seminar. This is a continuing legal education program that is a…
  • Apr 18

    [Eugene Volokh] Wisconsin limits on public employer collective bargaining upheld

    [Eugene Volokh] Wisconsin limits on public employer collective bargaining upheld
    So the Seventh Circuit held Friday in Laborers Local 326 v. Walker (7th Cir. Apr. 18, 2014). Act 10 … prohibited government employers from collectively bargaining with their general employees over anything except base wages, made it…
Rank this Week: 5

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 16

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
Rank this Week: 18

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 19

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This fortnight on Opinio Juris, Julian examined whether the US could legally deny Iran’s new U.N. Ambassador a visa to New York and provided his take on the three main arguments in…
  • Apr 18

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As readers no doubt know, the Ukraine has accepted the ICC’s jurisdiction on an ad hoc basis for acts committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014. The self-referral has already…
  • Apr 17

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So maybe the use of the Alien Tort Statute against corporations for overseas activities isn’t fully dead. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has revived In re South…
Rank this Week: 19

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 29

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
  • Apr 18

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?
    Although in the middle of the Easter holiday (at least for some), I find it is worth briefly reporting on the opinion of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, that was…
  • Apr 16

    New Czech Act on Private International Law

    New Czech Act on Private International Law
    By Petr Briza, co-founding partner of Briza & Trubac, a Czech law firm focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration, among others. Regular readers of this blog might recall this post that referred to my article at Transnational…
  • Apr 15

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture
    On June 6, 2014 the Humboldt University Berlin will host the first Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture. The Lecture is part of an annual lecture series that aims at encouraging the exchange between U.S. and European lawyers in the field of…
Rank this Week: 36

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview
    Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into…
  • Apr 17

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association released a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck from resources invested in government, law firm and…
  • Apr 17

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?
    A few months ago, a subscriber to John Gregory’s listserv (which every IT law enthusiast should subscribe to) sent a message regarding how the impact of IT on the legal profession was being taught (or rather wasn’t being taught)…
Rank this Week: 39

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 18

    Second Degree Price Discrimination in a Market for Credence Good

    Second Degree Price Discrimination in a Market for Credence Good
    Dulleck, Uwe (QUT School of Economics and Finance), Kerschbamer, Rudolf (Dept of Economics, University of Innsbruck and CEPR) and Konovalov, Alexander (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Goteborg University)…
  • Apr 18

    Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband

    Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband
    Jochen Wulf and Walter Brenner, University of St. Gallen are Analyzing competitive effects between fixed and mobile broadband. ABSTRACT: The diffusion of mobile broadband, which use cellular mobile communication technology, is at an advanced…
  • Apr 18

    Spectrum licensing, policy instruments and market entry

    Spectrum licensing, policy instruments and market entry
    Gary Madden, Department of Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling, Curtin University, Australia, Erik Bohlin, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Thien Tran, Communication Economics…
Rank this Week: 50

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    IRS Uses Private Company to Track Taxpayer License Plate

    IRS Uses Private Company to Track Taxpayer License Plate
    Bloomberg, IRS Among Agencies Using License Plate-Tracking Vendor: The IRS and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid…
  • Apr 19

    Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drop

    Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drop
    Bloomberg: Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops: Moody’s, which rates more than 500 public and private nonprofit colleges and universities, downgraded an average of 28 institutions annually in the five years through…
  • Apr 19

    The IRS Scandal, Day 345

    The IRS Scandal, Day 345
    All Gov: Karl Rove’s Crossroads Non-Profit at the Heart of IRS Targeting and Election Commission Clashes Baltimore Sun: Fox & Friends Mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS Emails Story Human Events: Cummings’ “McCarthyism” Charge in…
Rank this Week: 51

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation
    Jean Salmon (Université libre de Bruxelles - Law) has published Droit international et argumentation (Bruylant 2014). Here's the abstract:L’ouvrage rassemble une vingtaine d’articles que Jean Salmon a écrits au cours…
  • Apr 18

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    The latest issue of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal (Vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2013) includes a symposium on "Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi." Contents include: Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Engaging the Writings of Martti…
  • Apr 18

    Chechi: The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Dispute

    Chechi: The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Dispute
    Alessandro Chechi (Univ. of Geneva - Art-Law Centre) has published The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Disputes (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:The past forty years have seen a wide proliferation of disputes under…
Rank this Week: 56

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

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: 69

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Apr 18

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap
    Ori Aronson (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) has posted Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap (Seton Hall Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a novel solution to…
  • Apr 18

    Gilli & Gilli on the Diffusion of Drone

    Gilli & Gilli on the Diffusion of Drone
    Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli Sr. (European University Institute and Northwestern University) have posted The Diffusion of Drone Warfare: Industrial, Infrastructural and Organizational Constraints on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many scholars…
  • Apr 18

    Paulson on Process and Coercion in Kelsen's Concept of Law

    Paulson on Process and Coercion in Kelsen's Concept of Law
    Stanley L. Paulson (Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law) has posted How Merkl's Stufenbaulehre Informs Kelsen's Concept of Law (Revus - Journal for Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law, 21, 2013, 29-45) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 77

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
Rank this Week: 80

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 86

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 19

    Detention Watch Network Conference

    Detention Watch Network Conference
    From Detention Watch Network: Register Today for the 10th National Member Conference! The Last day to register is Friday, April 25th! Participate in the DWN and CAMBIO Advocacy: The focus of the advocacy day will be to educate strategic…
  • Apr 19

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open
    From Educators for Fair Consideration: Dear E4FC Family, We are thrilled to announce that E4FC is NOW RECRUITING for our 2014-2015 Outreach, Legal Services and Policy Teams! E4FC invests in developing the concrete skills and leadership…
  • Apr 19

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?
    An article by Julia Preston in the New York Times this week with an eye catching but somewhat misleading headline ("Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years") grabbed the attentiion of immigration watchers. Preston's…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Apr 18

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi
    Bank of America settled a case with the Attorney General of NY, Eric Schneiderman over the acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The settlement included a $10 payment by Kenneth Lewis, the former CEO of BofA. A copy of the settlement is here.…
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
Rank this Week: 89

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
Rank this Week: 91

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 18

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action
    I sent the following email to a reporter covering the fallout from General Mills’ amended legal terms to mandate arbitration and the The New York Times’ coverage, When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue…
  • Apr 18

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Revenge porn is odious, but so is a judge’s disregard for a federal law. In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host,…
  • Apr 17

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google
    The pro se plaintiff alleges that unknown Does defamed him. He sued Google, Yahoo and Amazon for this defamation alleging: (1) Google administered a blogger service and profile pages that contained defamatory and threatening communications;…
Rank this Week: 92

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 101

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 104

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Apr 18

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case
    James Robert Sheppard III has posted Double Jeopardy Blues: Why in Light of Blueford v. Arkansas States Should Mandate Partial Verdicts in 'Acquit First' Cases (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 83, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 18

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy
    Paul Litton (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Symposium Foreword: Bombshell or Babystep? The Ramifications of Miller v. Alabama for Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy (Missouri Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, Fall 2013) on…
  • Apr 18

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence
    Alex Stein (Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) has posted Inefficient Evidence (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 66, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why set up evidentiary rules rather than allow factfinders to make…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Apr 18

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II
    At least part of this courthouse was built around the time of the Progressive era. Though it looked a lot different back then -- the two wings (which in my mind really detract from the building's beauty) were built during...
  • Apr 18

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing
    This just in: Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program. The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty;…
  • Apr 18

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law
    Professor Jon Garon of Northern Kentucky University law school has been named the new dean of Nova Southeastern Law School, effective this summer. Garon is currently the director of NKU's Law + Infomatics Institute, and he was previously dean…
Rank this Week: 117

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Junto: "Is Blogging Scholarship? Reflections on the OAH Panel."Congratulations to Roman Hoyos, Southwestern Law School, for being awarded the (Senior) Moroney Award for Scholarship in Postal History for his article The People's…
  • Apr 18

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought
    Richard A. Danner, Duke University School of Law, has posted Influences of the Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?, which also appears in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 33 (2014).  Here is the…
  • Apr 18

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation
    We don’t review books here at Legal History Blog, but we also don’t complain when publishers send us review copies.  This week we received Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, by…
Rank this Week: 148

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 18

    Alexander on Property's End

    Alexander on Property's End
    Greg Alexander (Cornell) has posted Property's Ends: The Publicness of Private Law Values, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1257 (2014). Here's the abstract: Property theorists commonly suppose that property has as its ends certain private values, such as…
  • Apr 17

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online
    From the EPA listserv announcement: Please save the date for "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum at the UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC on May 5th, 2014 from 1:30pm-4:30pm Eastern. This event will also be…
  • Apr 16

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change
    Adena Rissman (Ecology-Wisconsin), (our very own) Jessie Owley (SUNY-Buffalo), Buzz Thompson (Stanford) and Rebecca Shaw (Env. Defense Fund) have posted Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change, Conservation Letters (2014). Here's…
Rank this Week: 146

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
  • Mar 20

    Let's play ball!

    Let's play ball!
    I'm slowly becoming a convert to the idea that fantasy football is the best fantasy sport, but I still like fantasy baseball a lot, so I joined a public league more or less at the last moment (i.e., a couple...
Rank this Week: 160

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 18

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit
  • Apr 18

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion
    Rigel Oliveri (Missouri) has posted Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions (Florida Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Many local governments use single family zoning ordinances to…
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Hates Buse

    Tennessee Hates Buse
    According to Wired, Tennessee has imposed a state-wide ban on Bus Rapid Transit: Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) in two counties, one of which includes the city…
Rank this Week: 171

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Professors Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
  • Apr 16

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House
    Two weeks ago, I reported that a bill to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial had passed a key committee vote in the House. Today the full House voted the bill down 51-49, with 5 members not...
Rank this Week: 177

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
Rank this Week: 182

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 19

    Article on Trust Variation and ERISA

    Article on Trust Variation and ERISA
    Peter J. Wiedenbeck (Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Trust Variation and ERISA’s ‘Presumption of Prudence’, Tax Notes, Vol. 142, No. 11, 2014. Provided below is the…
  • Apr 19

    Article on Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem

    Article on Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem
    Adam J. Hirsch (University of San Diego) recently published an article entitled, Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem, (February 3, 2014).St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2014. Provided below is the abstract…
  • Apr 19

    Article on The State of Your Trust

    Article on The State of Your Trust
    Dennis Delaney (Hemenway & Barnes) recently published an article entitled, The State of Your Trust: Where Should a Trust Be Sited?, (Feb. 18, 2014). Provided below are the trust planning pain points from Reuters: - Tax law: state income…
Rank this Week: 185

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 188

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 191

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Ingham's The Nature of Money

    Ingham's The Nature of Money
    Geoffrey Ingham, The Nature of Money,  I think this is a remarkable book.  I'm a little out of my depth here (and actually, I haven't finished it) but it's the most useful thing I ever read on the topic.  Put narrowly, it…
  • Apr 14

    No Time like the Present

    No Time like the Present
       "October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."So Mark Twain, or so it is…
  • Apr 13

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank
    Two can't miss weekend reads:  One. the  "Economist Essay" on the history of financial crises; and two, DeLong on Piketty--i.e., P's magisterial new study of inequality.  The Economist piece explains itself and I stand ready to…
Rank this Week: 202

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
Rank this Week: 205

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
  • Apr 8

    Why Take Environmental Law?

    Why Take Environmental Law?
    Across the country, law students are registering for their fall courses, and some of them are choosing whether or not to take environmental law. This, then, is a good time to make the case for enrolling in the course. The...
Rank this Week: 209

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 211

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 17

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"
    Just as I have reservations about empirical scholarship in the law, I have different but equal reservations about economic modeling in the law. But, setting those aside, An Evaluation of Shareholder... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"
    As regular readers know, I take empirical work with a rather large grain of salt. With that qualifier, however, I found a new article entitled Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule
    In his recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher also commented on the state of SEC Rule 14a-8--the so-called shareholder proposal rule. First, he identified the problem: The Commission’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 214

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 216