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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/
  • Jan 19

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy
    President Barack Obama gives his farewell address. Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today is his last full day in office. Now is therefore an appropriate time to begin to assess his legacy, including his legacy for…
  • Jan 19

    [David Kopel] 7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing range

    [David Kopel] 7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing range
    People younger than 18 have a Second Amendment right to target practice, with adult supervision. Broad bans on the location of firing ranges are unconstitutional. On these points, all three judges of a 7th Circuit panel agree, in the newly…
  • Jan 19

    [Eugene Volokh] Chicago ban on minors at gun ranges struck down under the Second Amendment

    [Eugene Volokh] Chicago ban on minors at gun ranges struck down under the Second Amendment
    Chicago’s gun range regulations ban, among other things, anyone younger than 18 from going to a shooting range within city limits. Yesterday’s 7th Circuit opinion in Ezell v. City of Chicago, written by Judge Diane Sykes, joined…
Rank this Week: 7

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 19

    An Extreme Virulence of Fact

    An Extreme Virulence of Fact
    In the course of reading an article full of things I didn’t agree with–such as the assertion that “legal scholars have generally overlooked robotics,” with our Robot Law book cited as an honorable exception when it is…
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 19

    IntLawGrrls welcomes Alice Bullard

    IntLawGrrls welcomes Alice Bullard
    Today we welcome a post on inauguration events from Dr. Alice Bullard. Alice is an historian and a human rights and environmental law lawyer in Washington, D.C. Formerly a tenured historian, she is now the President and Chief Executive…
  • Jan 19

    Trump Inauguration Events Jan 19, 2017

    Trump Inauguration Events Jan 19, 2017
    President Elect Donald Trump’s only tweet in the last seven hours (as of about 3pm EST, Jan 19th), is the relatively inoffensive, “Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. The journey begins and I will be working and fighting…
  • Jan 19

    Write On! 2d annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop

    Write On! 2d annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
Rank this Week: 14

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Lübbe-Wolff: Democracy, Separation of Powers, and International Treaty-making

    Lübbe-Wolff: Democracy, Separation of Powers, and International Treaty-making
    Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff (Universität Bielefeld - Law; formerly, Judge, Bundesverfassungsgericht, Germany) has published Democracy, Separation of Powers, and International Treaty-making The example of TTIP (Current Legal Problems, Vol.…
  • Jan 19

    Reinbold: Seeing the Myth in Human Right

    Reinbold: Seeing the Myth in Human Right
    Jenna Reinbold (Colgate Univ. - Religion) has published Seeing the Myth in Human Rights (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 2017). Here's the abstract:The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been called one of the most powerful documents…
  • Jan 19

    Call for Papers: Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?

    Call for Papers: Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?
    The World Trade Institute at the University of Bern has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?," which will take place on June 19, 2017. The call is here.
Rank this Week: 26

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Guest Contributor

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

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  • Nov 12

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Rank this Week: 33

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 37

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
  • Jan 19

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez
    It is my pleasure to give notice of a recently published monograph of my colleague Dr. Javier Maseda Rodríguez (Associate Professor of private international law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), entitled La ley…
  • Jan 17

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit
    In her long-awaited speech on what Brexit actually means for the future application of the acquis communautaire in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 17 January, 2017, stressed that the objective of legal certainty is…
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
Rank this Week: 41

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge
    Yesterday in McCall v. Scott, (FL Sup. Ct., Jan. 18, 2017) the Florida Supreme Court declined to hear in appeal in a case challenging the constitutionality of Florida's Tax Credit Scholarship Program.  In August, a state appeals…
  • Jan 19

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar
    In Tisby v. Camden County Correctional Facility, (NJ App., Jan. 18, 2017), a New Jersey state appeals court upheld the refusal by the warden of a state correctional facility to grant a religious accommodation to a female Muslim…
  • Jan 19

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application
    In an important decision handed down last week, a New York state trial court held unconstitutional, at least in some situations, the New York statutory provision allowing a divorce court to pressure a Jewish husband economically to give a…
Rank this Week: 39

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 12

    What happens to a feminist dream deferred?

    What happens to a feminist dream deferred?
    Melissa Murray co-writes for The Nation, Jan. 12, 2017 So what happens to a feminist dream deferred? Does it wither and die? Or does it explode in indignation—moving beyond the existing paradigm to become a bolder, more progressive…
  • Jan 11

    Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release

    Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release
    Jill Adams quoted by The Guardian, Jan. 11, 2017 “Criminal prosecution is the wrong response to healthcare access issues. No one should fear arrest or jail for ending their own pregnancy or for seeking medical help when they need…
  • Jan 11

    Your Call: Examining Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing to be Attorney General

    Your Call: Examining Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing to be Attorney General
    Ty Alper interviewed by KALW-FM, Jan. 11, 2017 “Jeff Sessions will be the ‘top cop’ in the United States and he will have broad jurisdiction and broad discretion over the enforcement of all of our nation’s federal…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 60

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 73

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Free Innovation

    Free Innovation
    Eric A. von Hippel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management describes Free Innovation. ABSTRACT: In this book I integrate new theory and new research findings into the framework of a “free innovation…
  • Jan 19

    Standard-Essential Patents and Market Power

    Standard-Essential Patents and Market Power
    Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates; Northwestern University, and Koren W. Wong-Ervin, George Mason University, Scalia Law School - Global Antitrust Institute Standard-identify Essential Patents and Market Power. ABSTRACT: While most…
  • Jan 19

    Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Olga Gurgula, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law discusses Anticompetitive Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry. ABSTRACT: Pharmaceutical companies use various strategies to protect their market monopoly. One of such…
Rank this Week: 66

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment
    American voters have bigger things to worry about than Trump’s business interests, writes @HolmanJenkins: https://t.co/THooR77Tce — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) January 18, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 18

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?
    In Stone v. Ritter,[1] shareholders of AmSouth Bancorporation brought a derivative suit against AmSouth’s directors alleging a “classic Caremark claim.” In 2004, AmSouth had paid $50 million in fines... [[ This is a content…
  • Jan 18

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development
    As previously noted, I'm enrolled in Notre Dame's STEP program and currently taking the Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith: In the documents of Vatican II, the baptized are called to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 71

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Strange on Pardon and Parole

    Strange on Pardon and Parole
    Carolyn Strange, Australian National University has published Discretionary Justice:Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression with NYU Press. From the publisher:The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right…
  • Jan 18

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser
    Kirsten Sellars, Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has posted The First World War, Wilhelm II, and Article 227: The Origin of the Idea of "Aggression" in International Criminal Law, which appears in The Crime of Aggression: A…
  • Jan 18

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference
    [We have the following announcement of Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference, an NEH Summer Seminar hosted by Drs. Nancy Beck Young and Leandra Zarnow.]In November 1977, 2000 elected delegates and 20,000…
Rank this Week: 81

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
Rank this Week: 86

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jan 19

    More on Zervos v. Trump

    More on Zervos v. Trump
    Or, as it will be called on my Civ Pro exam, Pervos v. Drumpf (really, you cannot make this stuff up): Michael Dorf has a typically excellent analysis of the decision to sue in state rather than federal court He concludes that it was a…
  • Jan 19

    More civ pro in SCOTUS

    More civ pro in SCOTUS
    SCOTUS today granted cert in Bristol-Meyers Squibb v. Superior Court, another personal-jurisdiction case. This one should provide an opportunity to define when contacts give rise or relate to a claim (and whether those two things mean the…
  • Jan 19

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"
    The renowned Cass Sunstein is delivering the Rosenthal Lectures at NorthwesternLaw this fall. His topic is political polarization, its causes and effects. In his first lecture yesterday, entitled "Whose Facts?," Sunstein presented…
Rank this Week: 121

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 19

    Witte on Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England

    Witte on Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England
    John Witte Jr. (Emory University School of Law) has posted Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England (in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contents in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue…
  • Jan 19

    Rubin on Climate Change Denial

    Rubin on Climate Change Denial
    Edward L. Rubin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Rejecting Climate Change: Not Science Denial, but Regulation Phobia (Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: At this juncture, it…
  • Jan 19

    Pargendler on Contract Law & Development

    Pargendler on Contract Law & Development
    Mariana Pargendler (Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo) has posted Comparative Contract Law and Development: The Missing Link? (85 George Washington Law Review (2017 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Contract law…
Rank this Week: 133

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 122

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 19

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule
    Bernard Sharfman, a prolific author on corporate governance, has written his fourth article on the business judgment rule. The piece provides a thought-provoking look at a subject that all business law professors teach. He also received…
  • Jan 18

    Girls' Club: Corporate Governance at Mutual Funds & Pension

    Girls' Club: Corporate Governance at Mutual Funds & Pension
    The New York Times DealB%k reports today on the role women are playing in shaping corporate governance at the largest mutual funds. "The corporate governance heads at seven of the 10 largest institutional investors in stocks are now…
  • Jan 17

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation
    Here we go again. Oregon Federal District Court has a new rule on the books: In diversity actions, any party that is a limited liability corporation (L.L.C.), a limited liability partnership (L.L.P.), or a partnership must, in the disclosure…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
  • Jan 3

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!
    Sexual Harassment of Men, by Woman is on the rise. The January 3, 2016 Detroit Free Press, outlines some statistics, here. As the article states: According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the percentage of sexual…
  • Dec 20

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution
    This summer, South Texas Law Review published my review of Ward Farnsworth's "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment." Earlier this month, I posted that review on SSRN. I really enjoy teaching restitution in my class and…
Rank this Week: 97

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Gift Tax Consequences Between American & Brazilian Spouse

    Article on Gift Tax Consequences Between American & Brazilian Spouse
    Flávia Allegro Gerola recently published an Article entitled, Gift Tax Consequences Between Spouses of Different Citizenships: A Comparative Analysis Between American and Brazilian Laws, 31 Probate & Property 54 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided…
  • Jan 19

    The Final Battle of the War on Estate Tax

    The Final Battle of the War on Estate Tax
    President-elect Donald Trump will soon assume his position, and as it stands, the Democrats have control over the Executive and Legislative branches, but their party was severely wounded after the election. Consequently, many assume that they…
  • Jan 18

    Article on ESOPs & EOT

    Article on ESOPs & EOT
    Christopher Michael recently published an Article entitled, The Employee Ownership Trust, an ESOP Alternative, 31 Probate & Property 42 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: For the last four decades, an employee…
Rank this Week: 192

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
  • Jan 17

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?
    I’m going to begin a series of posts about my next project, which will examine the Reapportionment Act of 1929; a critically important statute that fixes the size of the House of Representatives at 435 and delegates the reapportionment…
Rank this Week: 180

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?
    Readers will recall that late last year the Mirai botnet was used to take down large swaths of the network.  Victims included Brian Krebs (of Krebs on Security), Dyn (one of the largest network DNS resolvers) and almost the entire…
  • Jan 19

    Trump v. National Security Fact

    Trump v. National Security Fact
    In her post “On Bullshit and the Oath of Office,” Quinta Jurecic joined several other commentators in reflecting that President-elect Trump is a bullshitter — in the technical sense of the term as defined by…
  • Jan 19

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Foreign Policy warns us that the Trump national security team continues to be “missing in action” on the eve of the inauguration. The lack of key deputies may hobble the new administration’s response to emergency situations…
Rank this Week: 193

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 19

    Court Leans Toward Government in 9/11 Detainee Suit

    Court Leans Toward Government in 9/11 Detainee Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School An unusually short-stafffed Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Ziglar v. Abbasi, the case testing whether detainees in the early post-9/11 round-ups could sue government officials for…
  • Jan 19

    Federalist Student, Faculty Conference

    Federalist Student, Faculty Conference
    Check out The Federalist Society page, where it posted videos of its recent Faculty Conference, and a registration announcement for its annual Student Symposium on March 3 and 4, in New York.
  • Jan 18

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam involving the constitutionality of the denial of trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the…
Rank this Week: 225

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 19

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research
    In December, the UK Competition & Markets Authority released its Legal services market study focused on individual consumer and small business experience of purchasing legal services in England and Wales. Not surprisingly, this report…
  • Jan 18

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
  • Jan 18

    The Magic Ingredient

    The Magic Ingredient
    What makes CLEBC publications so popular with BC lawyers? There’s no doubt our talented editorial and production staff make a great contribution, but I believe the magic ingredient is the combined wisdom of our excellent authors and…
Rank this Week: 203

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
Rank this Week: 212

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 187

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 5

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

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 144

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Includes student, announcement and faculty blogs.

http://law.scu.edu/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?
    Has beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez finally run out of people and groups to alienate? According to Rodriguez, he’s been mistreated by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the Major League Baseball Players…
  • Feb 4

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction
    NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb was featured in a KPIX story about the questions being raised surrounding convictions based on shaken baby syndrome. The piece examines the tragic story of Kristian Aspelin, who was wrongly accused of child abuse…
  • Feb 4

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)
    This is a list of clerkship positions recently added to OSCAR.  To see other recently added clerkships, follow the “Judicial Clerkship” tag to see other posts.  To see all available clerkship positions, please go to:…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 163

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 194

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Trump to Allow DACA to Die a Natural Death?

    Trump to Allow DACA to Die a Natural Death?
    Amanda Becker for Reuters reports that : "Trump will likely seek to undo an Obama executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed people brought into the United States illegally as children to stay in…
  • Jan 19

    Storm Clouds on the Horizon? As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration

    Storm Clouds on the Horizon? As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration
    Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times reports that aides are clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to take the first steps toward transforming the immigration system as soon as he takes office today. Gone will be the temporary...
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post Arkady Bukh, Esq.: Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior

    Guest Post Arkady Bukh, Esq.: Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior
    Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior by Arkady Bukh, Esq. In recent correspondence with Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Nevada's Jason Frierson urged the…
Rank this Week: 292

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 19

    Oh yes: Hillary leads de Blasio by 20 points in NYC mayoral poll « Hot Air

    Oh yes: Hillary leads de Blasio by 20 points in NYC mayoral poll « Hot Air
    How much would it cost to remodel the mayor’s office at City Hall to make it look like the Oval Office? Can’t be more than a hundred thou, I’m thinking. Hillary could cover that with one four-minute speech to Goldman...
  • Jan 19

    Seventh Circuit strikes down Chicago restrictions on gun ranges « Hot Air

    Seventh Circuit strikes down Chicago restrictions on gun ranges « Hot Air
    Chicago’s latest attempts to ban gun ranges within its city has failed again in federal court, again at the Seventh Circuit. The three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling that overturned zoning restrictions that clearly intended to…
  • Jan 19

    4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump

    4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump
    One may have hoped that the media would respond to their 2016 failures and resulting lack of credibility by reforming. Instead, it seems that many in political media are quadrupling down on the mistakes that served them and their readers...
Rank this Week: 285

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime
    Over at Vox, I have a new piece expanding on my earlier assessment of Obama's presidency.It's very hard to strike the right balance in such a piece.On the one hand, I firmly believe that Obama is one of the most successful presidents in my…
  • Jan 19

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start
    After Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, Chief Justice John Roberts invited the President-elect to pay a courtesy call on the Court prior to his inauguration. The President-elect and Joe Biden accepted his invitation  and met…
  • Jan 19

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)
    You may have seen those commercials for Allstate that feature a character called "Mr. Mayhem," that's what I had in mind.  Following up, we can usefully define the notion of the "Trump premium."  The premium is the difference…
Rank this Week: 283

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jan 19

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s docket of civil procedure and federal courts cases continues to expand. Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, which will review a California Supreme Court…
  • Jan 19

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity
    Joanna Schwartz has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, How Qualified Immunity Fails. Here’s the abstract: Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields government officials from constitutional claims for money…
  • Jan 19

    Baude on Qualified Immunity

    Baude on Qualified Immunity
    Will Baude has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful? Here’s the abstract: The doctrine of qualified immunity operates as an unwritten defense to civil rights lawsuits brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. It…
Rank this Week: 229

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jan 19

    Talkin About My Generation

    Talkin About My Generation
    The Columbus Dispatch has (and an alert reader forwarded to us) a story on another of the recent spate of posted Ohio Bar disciplinary charges A Columbus lawyer faces disciplinary charges for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars in legal…
  • Jan 19

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney convicted of bank robbery and related offense. From the Disciplinary Review Board report Respondent pleaded guilty to an April ii, 2013 information charging him with bank robbery, simple…
  • Jan 19

    A Sad Emoticon

    A Sad Emoticon
    The Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has charged an attorney with misconduct in connection with his retention by Ms. Carla Stanley to file a motion to secure a judicial release of a third party. He allegedly failed to escrow and advance fee...
Rank this Week: 231

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31
    H/T Dov Waisman from the Contracts Prof Listserv for this post: Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCON XII) is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 24th. Here in Los Angeles, we are…
  • Jan 19

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 586 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
  • Jan 18

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law Overview The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 296

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: 291

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
  • Nov 12

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
    This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the…
  • Nov 9

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016
    Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there ……
  • Oct 8

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
    [These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 319

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 303

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Huang on Law and Moral Dilemma

    Huang on Law and Moral Dilemma
    Bert I. Huang (Columbia Law School) has posted Law and Moral Dilemmas (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 130, p. 659, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: If your self-driving Volvo suddenly must decide whether to swerve into one pedestrian in...
  • Jan 19

    Robinson & Williams on Insanity

    Robinson & Williams on Insanity
    Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania, Students) have posted MAPPING AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW An Exploration of the Diversity Among the States: Ch. 14 Insanity Defense (In…
  • Jan 19

    Dix-Carneiro et al. on Economic Shocks and Crime

    Dix-Carneiro et al. on Economic Shocks and Crime
    Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares and Gabriel Ulyssea (Duke University, Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)) have posted Economic Shocks and Crime:…
Rank this Week: 486

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 19

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie
    From our friends at the Harvard Law School, check out these great opportunities for up-and-coming property law scholars: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically…
  • Jan 12

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right
    Chad J. Pomeroy (St. Mary's) has posted All Your Air Rights Belong to Us (Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Privacy and property rights are tricky subjects for a variety of reasons.…
  • Jan 7

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation
    Bethany Berger (Connecticut) has posted The Illusion of Fiscal Illusion in Regulatory Takings (American University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In January 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Murr v. Wisconsin, the first…
Rank this Week: 462