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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: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 17

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 26

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC
      The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free massive open online…
  • Jul 25

    También de este lado hay sueño

    También de este lado hay sueño
    With the arrival of the Democratic National Convention, protesters have converged on Philadelphia.  At least for the moment, the historic selection of the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history seems to have been…
  • Jul 23

    You go, ‘Grrls!

    You go, ‘Grrls!
    Here is our final round of updates! Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications,…
Rank this Week: 22

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
Rank this Week: 28

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 22

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 22, 2016 The ExamWorks Group buyout and related lawsuit shows how changing takeover laws are steering shareholders toward more appraisal actions and making deals riskier for buyers.
  • Jul 22

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie
    Jill Adams interviewed by Mother Jones, July 22, 2016 “The SIA Legal Team is pleased the court recognized that feticide laws are intended to protect, not prosecute, pregnant women,” she wrote in an email. “Women don’t…
  • Jul 22

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction
    Jill Adams quoted in The Washington Post, July 22, 2016 Adams said she was glad the appeals court overturned Patel’s feticide conviction, but that it was still worrisome that she faced a felony neglect conviction. Adams called the…
Rank this Week: 31

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History
    The topic for the moment is social trust, with a side order of ethnic animosity.  I'm inspired by Roger Scruton's admirable essay in Prospect   where he defines social trust:[S]ocial trust—the sense that we…
  • Jul 16

    Still Getting in the Swing

    Still Getting in the Swing
    Wrote about 4/5 of a lovely post just now on "social trust," but it seems to have disappeared.  If you got it, know that it is incomplete .  Technical problems.  My desktop is down and I am trying to compose on my IPad mini…
  • Jul 15

    Kershaw Takes the Long View

    Kershaw Takes the Long View
     I read Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler some years ago with pleasure and profit.  Now at the urging of the Missus I am rooting around in To Hell and Back,  his big-picture history of the 20th Century, particularly the early…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jul 27

    Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook's Decisions in the George Ryan Case

    Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook's Decisions in the George Ryan Case
    Albert W. Alschuler (University of Chicago Law School) has posted How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan in Prison on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This lawyer’s memoir tells the story of my unsuccessful representation of former Illinois…
  • Jul 27

    Sokol & Ma on Online Markets & Antitrust

    Sokol & Ma on Online Markets & Antitrust
    D. Daniel Sokol and Jingyuan Ma (University of Florida - Levin College of Law and Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)) has posted Understanding Online Markets and Antitrust Analysis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Antitrust…
  • Jul 27

    Verstein on Business without Organizational Law

    Verstein on Business without Organizational Law
    Andrew Verstein (Wake Forest University School of Law) has posted Enterprise Without Entities on SSRN. Here is the abstract:Scholars and practicing lawyers alike consider legal entities to be essential. Who can imagine running a large…
Rank this Week: 37

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Oh! The convention. Day 3. Do you care?

    Oh! The convention. Day 3. Do you care?
    What's the point of Day 3? I don't get it. They've got to get the VP nominated, so there's one order of business. Other than that, it's a line-up of speeches, notably President Obama, but also the VP guys, Biden and Kaine. I'm a little…
  • Jul 27

    Flight of the Pelikan/Drawing like Paul Klee.

    Flight of the Pelikan/Drawing like Paul Klee.
    Maybe you remember the series of blog posts, back in 2014, How to draw/paint like Paul Klee. I'd found the notebook about which I'd once written:I have a notebook of drawings/writings done at a big Paul Klee show, done in London in about…
  • Jul 27

    The Trump press conference. I watched it.

    The Trump press conference. I watched it.
    Anything to blow a gasket about? Any bait to take?
Rank this Week: 38

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Strategic Choice of Network Externality

    Strategic Choice of Network Externality
    Yuanzhu Lu (China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China) and Sougata Poddar (Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology) explore Strategic…
  • Jul 27

    Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auction

    Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auction
    Emmanuel LORENZON studies Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auctions. ABSTRACT: In this paper we aim at studying the sensitivity of the Generalized Second-Price auction to bidder collusion when monetary transfers are allowed. We…
  • Jul 27

    Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awaken

    Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awaken
    Eleftheriou, Konstantinos and Polemis, Michael explore Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awakens. ABSTRACT: We build an Asymmetric Spatial Error Correction Model (ASpECM) to investigate the role of spatial dependence at the retail…
Rank this Week: 39

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Tax Infinity And Beyond

    Tax Infinity And Beyond
    Galya Savir (Michigan), Tax Infinity & Beyond: Commercial activities in space are going to expand thanks to new game-changing technologies being developed by Space Entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have pledged to reduce the cost of…
  • Jul 27

    Chodorow & Johnston:Trump's Wrong-Headed Call For Tax-Subsidized Politicization Of The Pulpit

    Chodorow & Johnston:Trump's Wrong-Headed Call For Tax-Subsidized Politicization Of The Pulpit
    Following up on Sunday's post, Trump's Call To Repeal The Johnson Amendment And Allow Churches To Endorse Political Candidates: Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Donald Trump Wants to Politicize the Pulpit: One of the biggest applause lines of…
  • Jul 27

    The Top 10 Washington, D.C. Tax Law Firm

    The Top 10 Washington, D.C. Tax Law Firm
    Following up on my previous post, 2017 Vault Law Firm Tax Rankings: Above the Law, Tax Firm Power Rankings: Over the next few months, we going to be hear A LOT about the presidential candidates' tax plans. But who is actually going to turn…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    New Issue: European Journal of International Law

    New Issue: European Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 27, no. 2, May 2016) is out. Contents include:Editorial Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make, but Might the Paris Agreement on Climate Change a…
  • Jul 25

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"
    AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on Devika Hovell's article Due Process in the United Nations. The symposium includes an introduction by Alexandra Huneeus and responses by Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Rosa Freedman, and Joy Gordon.
  • Jul 24

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell Univ. - Law) has posted Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk (in Research Handbook on Remote Warfare, Jens David Ohlin ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The history of modern weaponry involves the construction of the…
Rank this Week: 50

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 27

    Haitian/DR Crisis Reveals Rift in Catholic Church

    Haitian/DR Crisis Reveals Rift in Catholic Church
    We've all been watching the migration crisis in the Dominican Republic as that country seeks to remove individuals of Haitian descent. What you may not have know is that there is a division within the Catholic Church in Hispaniola over...
  • Jul 27

    Lena Dunham And America Ferrera Slam Trump At Democratic Convention

    Lena Dunham And America Ferrera Slam Trump At Democratic Convention
    At the Democratic Convention yesterday, Hillary Clinton was nominated for President. In one of the speeches in support of Clinton, Lena Dunham And America Ferrera slammed Donald Trump. For what it is worth, Ferrara was born in Los Angeles…
  • Jul 27

    The Long and Winding Road Followed by an Undocumented Immigrant: To Law School and Legal Statu

    The Long and Winding Road Followed by an Undocumented Immigrant: To Law School and Legal Statu
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe Remember Sergio Garcia, the undocumented immigrant who persevered and obtained his law license in California. The Boston Globe tells another "feel good" immigration story. Antonio Massa Viana was a…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Aucoin, "Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South"

    Aucoin, "Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South"
    New from the University of Alabama Press: Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South, by Brent Aucoin (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary). A description from the Press:This first comprehensive biography of Thomas…
  • Jul 27

    William Nelson Foundation Grant

    William Nelson Foundation Grant
    American legal historians have long been indebted to the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation for supporting their work through a series of prizes and fellowships awarded in consultation with the American Society for Legal History.  These…
  • Jul 27

    Meares on Policing and Its Reform

    Meares on Policing and Its Reform
    On July 11, Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University, delivered the 12th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  According to an…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Jul 27

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case
    Andy Grewal (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Why Lenity Has No Place in the Income Tax Laws (Missouri Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A controversy has emerged over how to interpret statutes...
  • Jul 27

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Neuroscientific Evidence as Instant Replay (Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This commentary offers a reflection on the state of…
  • Jul 27

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law
    Oxford University Press has just published Doug Husak's book, Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry. I highly recommend it, and not just for philosophers. The book defends a much broader scope for a mistake-of-law defense than current law…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Jul 27

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender
    Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some…
  • Jul 27

    Oral Arguments for Law Student

    Oral Arguments for Law Student
    I will sometimes – not often, maybe once a semester, if that – play a couple of minutes of oral argument from the Supreme Court for my students if they are particularly enlightening. For example, I have played portions of the argument in…
  • Jul 26

    Community Value

    Community Value
    If you write and think about policing, as I do, acting on behalf of the community has become one of the core problems of recent weeks. I have found the whole business of shootings and assassinations in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota,…
Rank this Week: 80

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    Alzheimer's Effect on Women v. Men

    Alzheimer's Effect on Women v. Men
    Historically, statistics show that Alzheimer’s Disease effects women way more often than men—nearly two thirds of those suffering from the disease are women. It has long been the theory that women live longer and therefore have more time…
  • Jul 27

    Article on Sexual Advance Directive

    Article on Sexual Advance Directive
    Alexander A. Boni-Saenz recently published an Article entitled, Sexual Advance Directives, 68 Ala. L. Rev. (2016 Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Can one consent to sex in advance? Scholars have neglected the…
  • Jul 27

    Increasing Awareness of Thieves Targeting Elder

    Increasing Awareness of Thieves Targeting Elder
    Police were called to investigate a case of elder abuse by a woman who befriended an 81-year-old man with dementia and depression. The man, who had once been a missile systems analyzer for the Air Force, now sat broken in...
Rank this Week: 87

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 27

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking
    Once again, I have run into a law review that has adopted the convention of using decisionmaking as a one word unhyphenated noun and adjective. I hate to be pedantic about this, but the Chicago... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 26

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter
    Fascinating new paper by my colleague Steve Bank, along with Brian Cheffins and Harrell Wells: CEO pay is a controversial issue in America but there was a time, often overlooked today, when chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 25

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information
    My friend and coauthor Todd Henderson (Chicago law) has a really interesting op-ed in today's WSJ, in which he argues for creating a market in early access to corporate disclosures: The SEC could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 96

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
Rank this Week: 130

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
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
Rank this Week: 137

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 27

    Malawi arrests 'hyena' man who bragged about sex with children - CNN.com

    Malawi arrests 'hyena' man who bragged about sex with children - CNN.com
    "All these girls find pleasure in having me as their hyena. They actually are proud and tell other people that this man is a real man, he knows how to please a woman." He said while he's HIV-positive, the families...
  • Jul 27

    Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails - CNNPolitics.com

    Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails - CNNPolitics.com
    Doral, Florida (CNN)Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential…
  • Jul 27

    Hillary Clinton DNC appearance draws '1984' comparisons - Business Insider

    Hillary Clinton DNC appearance draws '1984' comparisons - Business Insider
    Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows with a somewhat surreal satellite appearance at the Democratic National Convention that drew parallels to Apple's "1984" ad. via www.businessinsider.com I wish I hadn't seen this. Don't watch it.
Rank this Week: 172

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/
  • Jul 27

    Political Campaigns and Cybersecurity Risk

    Political Campaigns and Cybersecurity Risk
    Long before recent reports on the (very probable) Russian intelligence-led hack of the Democratic National Committee and public exposure of internal emails, political campaigns were already faced with cybersecurity threats. This post offers…
  • Jul 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    American intelligence agencies have reached a consensus of “high confidence” that Russia was in fact behind the hacking of 20,000 DNC emails, according to The New York Times. The hack could have been part of “routine…
  • Jul 27

    Rep. Schiff, Sen. Feinstein Call For Response if Russia Behind DNC Hack

    Rep. Schiff, Sen. Feinstein Call For Response if Russia Behind DNC Hack
    Rep. Adam Schiff and Dianne Feinstein have released the following statement regarding the hack of the DNC and subsequent document leak: Urge Administration to Release Intelligence Related to Attack Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam…
Rank this Week: 167

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 171

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/
  • Jul 27

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend
    The Minnesota Supreme Court imposed an indefinite suspension with no right to reapply for five years on charges alleging two counts of misconduct: (1) an improper referral and fee-sharing arrangement and (2) a first-degree assault conviction.…
  • Jul 27

    A Letter To A Debtor

    A Letter To A Debtor
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with the district court that a lawyer's letter to a debtor did not create a cause of action. The court rejected the claim that the letter was...
  • Jul 27

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction On March 19, 2015, an amended information was filed in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, charging Movant with one…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Jul 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
  • Jul 21

    Alschuler on Easterbrook

    Alschuler on Easterbrook
    Former University of Chicago law professor Al Alschuler has just published an explosive article about Judge Frank Easterbrook. Posted on the website of the Valparaiso Law Review, the article is titled "How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan…
Rank this Week: 214

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 27

    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. Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand…
  • Jul 27

    Keeping It Real: Implementing a Firm-Wide LPM Program, Part 1

    Keeping It Real: Implementing a Firm-Wide LPM Program, Part 1
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, a law firm with 300 attorneys in five offices throughout the U.S. mid-west launched a comprehensive legal project management (LPM) initiative in 2011. Rather than announce the…
Rank this Week: 189

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland:  In re Raymond C., 2016 WL 3856139 (2016).  The caption of the case differs from the “State v. ____” or “U.S. v. ____”  type…
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
Rank this Week: 216

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 200

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Jul 27

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right
    News Deeply (Jul. 18, 2016): Zika Spotlights Latin America's Reproductive Rights, by Christine Chung: There is a disconnect between the World Health Organization's advice to women in Zika-threatened countries to refrain from reproducing and…
  • Jul 26

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice
    Cosmopolitan.com (Jul. 18, 2016): Police Violence Is a Reproductive Justice Issue, by Leslie Watson Malachi: In this piece, Malachi reflects on mothers who have lost their sons to violent police officers. Police violence is a reproductive…
  • Jul 25

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group
    Buzzfeed (July 12, 2016): Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group, by Meredith Talusan: Jillian Weiss was just named the new executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. With a…
Rank this Week: 276

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/
  • Jul 27

    Polls: looking back at 2012

    Polls: looking back at 2012
    As long as it's "polling day" at the blog, this item from Nate Silver when he was still part of NYT is worth revisiting--it compares polls the three weeks before the 2012 election with the actual results. An excerpt (with...
  • Jul 27

    Also counting against Dopey Donald Chump is that two-thirds of the growth in the electorate...

    Also counting against Dopey Donald Chump is that two-thirds of the growth in the electorate...
    ...comes from the groups who hate the Chump: There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has come from racial and ethnic...
  • Jul 27

    More on polling outfits, and why they differ right now about Clinton's prospect

    More on polling outfits, and why they differ right now about Clinton's prospect
    From PEC and the NYT. Nate Silver, as we noted awhile ago, is not as reliable as he was in 2012. My theory is that, having ditched the New York Times, and ventured out on his own, he is now...
Rank this Week: 226

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 27

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)
    {Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict, I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion…
  • Jul 26

    Life Plan, Subject of a Life, or Sentience: Competing Criteria for Moral Consideration

    Life Plan, Subject of a Life, or Sentience: Competing Criteria for Moral Consideration
    by Michael DorfLast week, Sherry Colb and I were guests on the radio show Main Street Vegan, hosted by Victoria Moran. The episode is now available as a podcast. The interview covered various of the subjects we address in our book Beating…
  • Jul 25

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law
    by Neil H. BuchananAnyone who was looking for a change of "tone" (or something like that) after the Republican convention was quickly disabused of the idea that anything can change in the world of Donald Trump.  The legitimacy conferred…
Rank this Week: 235

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: 281

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 26

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the difference between “law and order,” a term Donald Trump uses to describe his approach to governance, and “rule of law,” a principle that those in positions…
  • Jul 25

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016”: A Sign of the Time

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016”: A Sign of the Time
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, a bill that, if passed, would undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council.…
  • Jul 24

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses how the Republican and Democratic platforms deal with child sex abuse. Hamilton reveals that both parties fail to provide adequate support for child sex abuse victims.
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Jul 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
  • Jul 25

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA
    Christine O'Brien (Boston College - Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 19 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. ___) Will the Supreme Court Agree with the NLRB that Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class and…
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
Rank this Week: 259

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 27

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go
    Okay, I admit it. I’m playing Pokémon Go. It’s frustratingly addictive. For those who don’t know, Pokémon Go is an app for smartphones; the app is free, but players can make in-app purchases. The idea is for…
  • Jul 19

    When is it Plagiarism?

    When is it Plagiarism?
    Last night’s Republican National Convention has thrust “plagiarism” to the forefront of the news. One of last night’s speakers was Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.…
  • Jul 18

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 351

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Jul 27

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University
    From an email message which I received earlier today: The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for one tenure‑stream appointment, to begin July 1, 2017. While the primary focus of this search is for a tenure-track…
  • Jul 27

    National Political Convention Trivia

    National Political Convention Trivia
    You know what we haven't had in these parts recently, if ever? An easy trivia question. So I thought I'd try one of these, which I think will be pretty obvious. I had thought that the practice of holding acceptance...
  • Jul 26

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook
    In an article in the Valparaiso Law Review, reported here, here, and here, former University of Chicago professor Al Alschuler descibes “eight falsehoods” in Judge Easterbrook's opinion in the Illinois Gov. George Ryan case. Alschuler's…
Rank this Week: 293

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/
  • Jul 27

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie
    Just in case you haven't gotten the message yet: Delaware law means fiduciary duty freedom of contract for alternative entities. In May 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court upheld a waiver of fiduciary duties in a master limited partnership. In…
  • Jul 26

    Slow Down on the Reverse Veil Piercing of LLCs (Which Are STILL Not Corporations)

    Slow Down on the Reverse Veil Piercing of LLCs (Which Are STILL Not Corporations)
    Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have issues related to the distinction between LLCs (limited liability companies) and corporations. In some instances, it is a subtle, likely careless mistake. Other cases seem to be trolling me. Today,…
  • Jul 25

    Direct v. Derivative under the Tennessee Business Corporation Act

    Direct v. Derivative under the Tennessee Business Corporation Act
    In a recent decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Keller v. Estate of Edward Stephen McRedmond, Tennessee adopted Delaware's direct-versus-derivative litigation analysis from Tooley v. Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, Inc., 845 A.2d 1031…
Rank this Week: 383