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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 22

    Constitutional Collision with Colorado Anti-Sanctuary Bill

    Constitutional Collision with Colorado Anti-Sanctuary Bill
    César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández and Christopher N. Lasch on the CrImmigration blog write that the virulent tone of immigration debate that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency has come to Colorado. A Republican state legislator has…
  • Feb 22

    Fear and Silence in the Wake of the Feb. 20 DHS Memos Yxta Maya Murray

    Fear and Silence in the Wake of the Feb. 20 DHS Memos Yxta Maya Murray
    Fear and Silence in the Wake of the Feb. 20 DHS Memos by Yxta Maya Murray President Trump’s threat to deport 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants from the United States puts people in terror. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary…
  • Feb 22

    Immigration Article of the Day: Regulating the Human Supply Chain by Jennifer Gordon

    Immigration Article of the Day: Regulating the Human Supply Chain by Jennifer Gordon
    Regulating the Human Supply Chain by Jennifer Gordon, Fordham University School of Law, Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102, 2017 Abstract Over the past decade, the United States has experienced a stunning 65% decline in undocumented immigration. While…
Rank this Week: 15

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

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

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 21

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 22

    Should New York State Give President Trump’s Federal Tax Returns To Congress?

    Should New York State Give President Trump’s Federal Tax Returns To Congress?
    Balkinization: Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?, by Gregory Klass (Georgetown): There has been a lot of talk about the new role state attorneys general have been taking on as a check on federal…
  • Feb 22

    Lawyers For Adelsons, Magbanua Attack Prosecution's Case Against Their Clients In Dan Markel Murder

    Lawyers For Adelsons, Magbanua Attack Prosecution's Case Against Their Clients In Dan Markel Murder
    Orlando Sun Sentinel, 'That's What We Went to Go Kill That Man For': New Details Emerge in FSU Professor's Killing: No one in the Adelson family has been arrested or charged in the case. The family, through its attorneys, has denied any…
  • Feb 22

    Racism In The Legal Academy: A Tale Of Two Law Professor

    Racism In The Legal Academy: A Tale Of Two Law Professor
    Racism In Academia (Not A Breaking Story), by LawProfBlawg (Anonymous Professor, Top 100 Law School): This is a story of a traditional law school. It is a story I have heard many times at law professor gatherings around the country. It’s a…
Rank this Week: 23

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 22

    Kleinberg, Lakkaraju, Leskovec, Ludwig, & Mullainathan on Machine Learning & Release Before Trial

    Kleinberg, Lakkaraju, Leskovec, Ludwig, & Mullainathan on Machine Learning & Release Before Trial
    Jon Kleinberg, Himabindu Lakkaraju, Jure Leskovec, Jens Ludwig, & Sendhil Mullainathan have posted Human Decisions and Machine Predictions on the NBER webpage. Here is the abstract: We examine how machine learning can be used to improve…
  • Feb 22

    Taylor on Data Justice

    Taylor on Data Justice
    Linnet Taylor (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society) have posted What Is Data Justice? The Case for Connecting Digital Rights and Freedoms on the Global Level on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The increasing availability of ‘data…
  • Feb 22

    Wilson on Informed Consent

    Wilson on Informed Consent
    Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted The Promise of Informed Consent (The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law Edited by I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

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

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

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 30

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public
    The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 120, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:ArticlesGiorgio Sacerdoti, La contribution de l'organe d'appel de l'OMC à la construction du droit…
  • Feb 22

    New Issue: Rivista di Diritto Internazionale

    New Issue: Rivista di Diritto Internazionale
    The latest issue of the Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 99, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:ArticoliPasquale De Sena, Proportionality and Human Rights in International Law:: Some ... "Utilitarian" Reflections Fabrizio Vismara,…
  • Feb 22

    New Issue: Revista Española de Derecho Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Española de Derecho Internacional
    The latest issue of the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 69, no. 1, 2017) is out. Contents include:EstudiosSantiago Álvarez González, ¿Qué norma de conflicto de leyes hay que adoptar para…
Rank this Week: 33

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 22

    The Antitrust of Foreign Direct Investments vis-à-vis Energy and Sustainability Patent

    The Antitrust of Foreign Direct Investments vis-à-vis Energy and Sustainability Patent
    Parham Farhang Vesal, Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID) describes The Antitrust of Foreign Direct Investments vis-à-vis Energy and Sustainability Patents. ABSTRACT: This study analyzes the feasibility of optimal equilibrium between…
  • Feb 22

    From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for Cartel Criminalisation in Europe

    From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for Cartel Criminalisation in Europe
    Anna Tzanaki, University College London, Centre for Law, Economics and Society, has written on From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for Cartel Criminalisation in Europe. ABSTRACT: In the aftermath of the global financial…
  • Feb 21

    Securing the Legitimacy of Individual Sanctions in UK Competition Law

    Securing the Legitimacy of Individual Sanctions in UK Competition Law
    Jonathan Galloway, Newcastle Law School has written on Securing the Legitimacy of Individual Sanctions in UK Competition Law. ABSTRACT: Traditional deterrence theory relies on a combination of probability and severity of punishment to impose…
Rank this Week: 37

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?
    Gregory KlassThere has been a lot of talk about the new role state attorneys general have been taking on as a check on federal overreach. The Virginia and Washington AGs, for example, have brought important lawsuits to halt President…
  • Feb 19

    Originalism as Old and New

    Originalism as Old and New
    I spent the weekend at a terrific conference at the Center for the Study of Originalism at the University of San Diego Law School.  There were good papers, insightful commentaries, sharp questions, and a general seriousness of…
  • Feb 18

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    The Vox story recommended below struck a particular nerve with me.  So I will record my disagreement, at least from a methodological perspective, with some of the views expressed by the various eminent scholars consulted in the…
Rank this Week: 35

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 39

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 22

    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. Adam v. Canada (Environment),…
  • Feb 22

    Five More Questions About Digital Copyright Law

    Five More Questions About Digital Copyright Law
    In my first post on Slaw last summer, I highlighted 5 questions that face digital copyright law. There are of course many unanswered questions in this remarkably dynamic area of the law. Below I discuss 5 more issues that are elaborated upon…
  • Feb 21

    Tweaking Mediation

    Tweaking Mediation
    Civil justice resources should be deployed so that there is a gravity-assisted, downhill run to the courtroom where disputes will promptly be judicially determined, if mediation fails. Unless the parties decide otherwise, failed mediation and…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Feb 22

    Intentional walks and limiting rule

    Intentional walks and limiting rule
    Major League Baseball announced agreement on a rule change under which intentional walks will now require only a signal from the dugout, rather than the pitcher intentionally throwing four pitches wide of the plate and the catcher's box. The…
  • Feb 21

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction
    I spent last weekend at the University of San Diego’s annual originalism works-in-progress conference, which was, as always, excellent and thought provoking. In particular, Michael McConnell presented a draft of his very, very impressive…
  • Feb 21

    Jack Getman on "The Continuing Mischief of the <i>Linn</i> Case"

    Jack Getman on "The Continuing Mischief of the &lt;i&gt;Linn&lt;/i&gt; Case"
    [The following is a guest post from my UT colleague Julius Getman, who, among many other things, is the author of the recent book, The Supreme Court on Unions.] In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous instructions…
Rank this Week: 44

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Mocan & Eren on Football and Sentencing

    Mocan &amp; Eren on Football and Sentencing
    Naci H. Mocan and Ozkan Eren (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics) have posted Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 21

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Class v. United States: Whether a guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction.
  • Feb 21

    Dissent from cert denial regarding Alabama lethal-injection protocol

    Dissent from cert denial regarding Alabama lethal-injection protocol
    Justice Sotomayor's dissent in Arthur v. Dunn is here. Justice Breyer joined in the dissent.
Rank this Week: 57

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Does President Trump Control Head-of-State Immunity Determinations in US Courts?

    Does President Trump Control Head-of-State Immunity Determinations in US Courts?
    If Vladimir Putin is prosecuted or sued in the United States, is he entitled to head-of-state immunity? In the past, the U.S. government has maintained that the executive branch has the constitutional power to make foreign official…
  • Feb 22

    How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door

    How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door
    The Middle East has been engulfed in chaos. Longstanding authoritarian regimes have been toppled; still other dictators have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions in an effort to retain power. Iran’s Shiite proxy militias…
  • Feb 22

    Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition

    Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition
    President Trump selects Army general H.R. McMaster as as his national security adviser after a turbulent search. A rival to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is murdered under bizarre circumstances in a Malaysian airport. And Trump meets with…
Rank this Week: 61

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Uber and Harassment

    Uber and Harassment
    There have been numerous news stories over the last 48 hours regarding the sexual-harassment allegations against Uber. For example, articles can be found discussing the issue in the LA Times, on CNN, and in the USA Today just to name...
  • Feb 21

    Australia Launches Supply-Chain-Based Anti-Slavery Inquiry

    Australia Launches Supply-Chain-Based Anti-Slavery Inquiry
    Paul Harpur (Melbourne) sends word that the Australian Government has announced the launch of a broad inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. The inquiry will consider whether the introduction of anti-slavery legislation…
  • Feb 21

    Flake on Employer Liability for E'ment Decisions Based on Customer Feedback

    Flake on Employer Liability for E'ment Decisions Based on Customer Feedback
    My colleague Dallan Flake (ONU) has just posted on SSRN his article When Should Employers Be Liable for Factoring Biased Customer Feedback into Employment Decisions? Here's the abstract: In today’s customer-centric business environment,…
Rank this Week: 75

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Draft executive order highlights possible census redistricting scheme, constitutional conflict

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

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall

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

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall

    Barriers abound to Trump’s border wall
    Daniel Farber quoted by California Magazine, Feb. 6, 2017 “The wall would cost a lot, and its benefits are unclear, but the Secure Fence Act does give the administration pretty broad powers to dispense with legal requirements such as…
Rank this Week: 73

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 22

    Advice On Immigration Consequences Of Guilty Plea Deemed Sufficient

    Advice On Immigration Consequences Of Guilty Plea Deemed Sufficient
    The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed a decision to deny a motion to withdraw a guilty plea This case requires us to determine the extent of a criminal-defense attorney’s obligation under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution…
  • Feb 22

    Admonition For Incompetent Pro Bono Representation

    Admonition For Incompetent Pro Bono Representation
    The Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge imposed an admonition by consent of an attorney based on allegations that she provided incompetent representation to a pro bono client - the Maricopa County Republican Committee - in a defamation and…
  • Feb 22

    Client Security Payment Should Fall On Offending Attorney

    Client Security Payment Should Fall On Offending Attorney
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted an attorney's voluntary license revocation for misconduct in multiple matters We revoke Attorney Gegner's Wisconsin law license effective the date of this order. The scope of his misconduct is vast and…
Rank this Week: 90

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 22

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Fourth Circuit yesterday upheld Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines against a Second Amendment challenge. The ruling reverses an earlier panel decision and…
  • Feb 21

    Court Leans Toward Agent in Cross-Border Shooting Case

    Court Leans Toward Agent in Cross-Border Shooting Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Hernandez v. Mesa, the case testing whether the family of a Mexican youth can sue a border patrol agent for Fourth and Fifth Amendment violations...
  • Feb 20

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Bormuth v. County of Jackson (Michigan), a panel of the Sixth Circuit has concluded that the prayer practices of a county commission…
Rank this Week: 92

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 102

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    French Presidential Candidate Le Pen Refuses To Wear Headscarf To Meet With Lebanese Grand Mufti

    French Presidential Candidate Le Pen Refuses To Wear Headscarf To Meet With Lebanese Grand Mufti
    In French presidential elections, far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen leads in the polls for the April 23 first round, as national security has become the leading concern of voters. As of now, polls show Le Pen losing in the…
  • Feb 22

    British Appeals Court Refuses To Extend Civil Partnerships To Heterosexual Couple

    British Appeals Court Refuses To Extend Civil Partnerships To Heterosexual Couple
    In Steinfeld & Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, (EWCA, Feb. 21, 2017), Britain's Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, rejected a challenge to British law that allows same-sex couples, but not opposite-sex couples, to enter…
  • Feb 22

    In Settlement, School Will Remove Ten Commandments Monument

    In Settlement, School Will Remove Ten Commandments Monument
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced yesterday that it has reached a successful settlement with a Pennsylvania school district in FFRF's suit seeking removal of a 6-foot tall Ten Commandments monument from a high school's lawn. The…
Rank this Week: 105

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 21

    Article on Probate Lending

    Article on Probate Lending
    David Horton & Andrea Cann Chandrasekher recently published an Article entitled, Probate Lending, 126 Yale L.J. 102 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: One of the most controversial trends in American civil justice is…
  • Feb 21

    Over 100 Headstones Damaged at Jewish Cemetery

    Over 100 Headstones Damaged at Jewish Cemetery
    The University City Police Department is currently leading an investigation to determine who has damaged several headstones at a local Jewish cemetery. Over 100 headstones were damaged at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis. Police…
  • Feb 21

    Article on Consideration for Inter Vivos & Testamentary Gift Transfer

    Article on Consideration for Inter Vivos &amp; Testamentary Gift Transfer
    Alex M. Johnson, Jr. published an Article entitled, Contracts and the Requirement of Consideration: Positing a Unified Normative Theory of Contracts, Inter Vivos and Testamentary Gift Transfers, 91 N.D. L. Rev. 547 (2015). Provided below is…
Rank this Week: 108

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
  • Feb 20

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW
    Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1. Here is the abstract. Due to limits on the scope of the Fourth Amendment and numerous exceptions to…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 106

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

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

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

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Manipulative Games of Gifts by Corporate Executives, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1131…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Feb 21

    Law Student Writing Competition on Class Action

    Law Student Writing Competition on Class Action
    Here’s the announcement for the American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Group’s second annual law student writing competition: Download CALG Writing Competition Rules 2016-2017 Deadline to submit is April 30, 2017.
  • Feb 20

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar
    Earlier we covered last month’s flurry of cert grants by the U.S. Supreme Court, including several cases raising interesting civil procedure and federal courts issues. Many of these, as well as some earlier cert grants, are now on the…
  • Feb 20

    Burch on MDL Monopolie

    Burch on MDL Monopolie
    Elizabeth Burch has recently published Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 67 (2017). Here’s the abstract: When transferee judges receive a multidistrict proceeding, they select a few lead plaintiffs’ lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 122

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

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

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 115

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: 121

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 144

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use
     Brian L. Frye, Aesthetic Nondiscrimination & FairUse,  3 Belmont L. Rev. 29 (2016)ABSTRACTWhile courts do not consider the aesthetic value of an element of a work in determining whether it is protected by copyright, they do…
  • Feb 21

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article
    Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)A nice citation for the proposition that §301 preemption covers both copyrightable and uncopyrightable matter. Ultraflo argued that Pelican engaged in…
  • Feb 21

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine
    Wollschlaeger v. Governor, No. 12-14009 (11th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017) The court of appeals at last mostly overturns Florida’s Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA), after several false starts.The AMA “encourages its members to…
Rank this Week: 173

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 22

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal
    From USA Today: Fewer U.S. teens attempted suicide in states where same-sex marriage was legal in the years leading up to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling upholding gay marriage, according to a new study. Analyzing data from 1999 to 2015,...
  • Feb 22

    Call for Student Paper

    Call for Student Paper
    If/When/How, in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law School, is currently accepting submissions for the twelfth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New…
  • Feb 21

    Woman had to leave Mississippi to divorce husband

    Woman had to leave Mississippi to divorce husband
    From 10 News: In 2001, Elizabeth Freels knew her marriage of seven years was over, and she wanted a divorce. But her husband, David, felt otherwise. He didn't want one. Elizabeth said he told her, "I will not give you...
Rank this Week: 168

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?
    A psychiatrist responsible for the DSM definition says he does not, but the reasons given are not very good ones. (See an earlier discussion of this topic here.) He claims that Trump does not suffer distress and impairment connected to...
  • Feb 22

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring
    Besides being a massive violation of academic freedom, it's almost certainly unconstitutional for a state university to mandate this kind of political balance (which would require, among other things, an unconstitutional invasion of the…
  • Feb 22

    Reader poll #5: the readers seeking advice post

    Reader poll #5: the readers seeking advice post
    These posts vary quite a bit--from students seeking advice about programs and applications, to faculty seeking advice about publishing, and so on. They've been a feature of the blog going back to near the beginning. They are also posts…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 148

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Feb 22

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law
    Professor Heather Gerkin has been named the new Dean of Yale Law, effective this summer. Gerkin, who holds a JD from Michigan, joined the Yale Law faculty in 2006. She is the first woman to lead the law school.
  • Feb 21

    Travel Video of 1940s Chicago

    Travel Video of 1940s Chicago
       
  • Feb 21

    Rachel Van Cleave Stepping Down as Golden Gate Law Dean

    Rachel Van Cleave Stepping Down as Golden Gate Law Dean
    Dean Rachel Van Cleave has announced that, at the end of this school year, she will step down from the deanship at Golden Gate University Law. Van Cleave has served as Dean since 2012, having previously held the position on...
Rank this Week: 183

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
  • Feb 21

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider
    Rewire (Feb. 16, 2017): GOP Begins Shredding Family Planning Safeguards, by Christine Grimaldi: Using the Congressional Review Act, Republican law makers are working to undo regulations adopted during the Obama administration. Last week the…
  • Feb 15

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction
    New York Times (Dec. 11, 2016): Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise "Onslaught" of Tough Restrictions, by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Ohio has new law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is…
Rank this Week: 182

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 22

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President
    by Michael DorfThe events of the last several days suggest that the Trump White House, while not exactly the fine-tuned machine that the Maximum Leader touts, is behaving a bit more professionally than in its first chaotic month. On Monday,…
  • Feb 21

    Why Should Retirement Planning be Confusing and Expensive?

    Why Should Retirement Planning be Confusing and Expensive?
    by Neil H. BuchananNotwithstanding Candidate Trump's promises not to cut Social Security, his enablers in the Republican Party have long salivated at the idea of privatizing our retirement system.  Given the utter chaos of the…
  • Feb 20

    Trump's Taxes and the Return of the Corruption Premium

    Trump's Taxes and the Return of the Corruption Premium
    by Neil H. BuchananIf guilt can be inferred from a suspect's efforts to cover his tracks, the Trump tax returns must surely be incriminating.  The very fact of Donald Trump's insistence on breaking with decades of precedent by refusing…
Rank this Week: 226

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 216

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: 184

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 22

    Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar

    Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar
    Registration is now open for Stetson's annual Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar (full disclosure, I'm the conference chair) scheduled for May 5, 2017. Topics include : Becoming a SNT Administrator A Primer on Tax When Making…
  • Feb 22

    Are Seniors the Target of Unfair Foreclosures in Florida Reverse Mortgage Cases?

    Are Seniors the Target of Unfair Foreclosures in Florida Reverse Mortgage Cases?
    The marketers of reverse mortgages often paint a rosy picture of how seniors will be able to draw on the equity in their homes to cover daily expenses, without risk of repayment before death. But details of these mortgages can...
  • Feb 21

    Texas Elder Abuse Statute Used to Convict and Sentence Doctor to Life in Prison

    Texas Elder Abuse Statute Used to Convict and Sentence Doctor to Life in Prison
    The deeply disturbing medical practice history of Christopher Duntsch, who worked as a neurosurgeon in Texas until 2013, culminated in his February 2017 conviction and sentence of life in prison for his injuries to a 74-year old patient. It…
Rank this Week: 293

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination &amp; Black Solidarity [revised ed.]
    Painting by Trevor Jenkins [This is a slightly revised version of a post from a couple of years ago.] On this date in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. “… [T]oward the end of his life…
  • Feb 21

    The Social & Political Context of Integrity

    The Social &amp; Political Context of Integrity
    Thinking about integrity should not be reduced to simply talk about personal moral virtue, an attribute of character, a marker for an integrated (or integrating or individuating) self, or its role as indicative of moral purpose and…
  • Feb 17

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”
    Among the definitions for “milk” in The New Shorter Oxford Dictionary (Clarendon Press, 1993) we find: “A milky juice [like many lexical definitions, circular in construction] or latex secreted by certain plants, e.g.…
Rank this Week: 320

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)
    It's a sign of bad things if you have a car parked on your front lawn.  Driveway:  Fine.  Carport or garage:  Perfect.  But front lawn:  No.  Not classy.It's even worse if this vehicle (1) has been on the…
  • Feb 20

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)
    "Defendant and another man went to a drug dealer’s home for the purpose of purchasing a quarter-pound of methamphetamine. Defendant was carrying two cell phones, a large knife in a concealed sheath, another knife in a pocket, and $1,300…
  • Feb 16

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

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)
    When I saw the caption of this case -- which I read before even booting up the opinion -- I thought the case was going to be a huge one.  Bank of New York Mellon.  Citibank.  Those are big banks.  When they fight each…
Rank this Week: 296

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 298