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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: 8

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie
    Gregory J. Werden, U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division offers Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studies. ABSTRACT: Inconvenient truths prevent merger retrospective studies from substantially altering our understanding of…
  • Feb 27

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control
    Eckart Bueren, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law has written on Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control. ABSTRACT: Are transactional resolutions of competition law and merger…
  • Feb 26

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm
    Victor Aguirregabiria and Gustavo Vicentini explore Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firms. ABSTRACT: We propose a dynamic model of an oligopoly industry characterized by spatial competition between multi-store retailers. Firms…
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

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 27

    Roznai on Constitutional Unamendability

    Roznai on Constitutional Unamendability
    Yaniv Roznai (The Hauser Global Law School, NYU) has posted Unamendability and the Genetic Code of the Constitution on SSRN. Here is the abstract: An increasing number of constitutions contain “unamendable provisions” in order, inter…
  • Feb 27

    Robinette on Party Autonomy & Tort Theory

    Robinette on Party Autonomy & Tort Theory
    Christopher J. Robinette (Widener University - School of Law) has posted Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform (6 J. Tort Law (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tort theory has been dominated by a debate between…
  • Feb 27

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy
    Steven G. Calabresi (Northwestern University - School of Law) & Justin R. Braga (Brown University) have posted The Jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Response to Professor Bruce Allen Murphy and Professor Justin Driver on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    How to Tell If You’re a Jerk at Work

    How to Tell If You’re a Jerk at Work
    Following up on my previous post, Are You a Jerk at Work?: Wall Street Journal, How to Tell if You’re a Jerk at Work, by Daniel Ames (Columbia Business School) & Abbie Wazlawek (Columbia Business School): Self-awareness is crucial in…
  • Feb 27

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Tax Boards Use an Online System to Resolve Disputes Bloomberg, Gilead Avoids Billions in U.S. Tax on Its $1,000-a-Pill Drug Bloomberg, Mismanaged Soccer Body Faces Penalties as IRS Talks Drag On CBS Money Watch, What's a Fair Tax…
  • Feb 27

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, ABA to Fund Startup Projects to Hire New and Underutilized Lawyers ABA Journal, Law School Clinics Join to Help Battle Patent Trolls Jamie Abrams (Louisville), Reframing the Socratic Method, 64 J. Legal Educ ___ (2015) Jennifer…
Rank this Week: 16

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple

    3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couple
    Three senior faculty members at the University of Notre Dame earlier this week published an interesting attack on the decision by Notre Dame University and some other Catholic institutions to grant same-sex couples who are legally married the…
  • Feb 27

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law

    South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law
    By a vote of 7-2 yesterday, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the country's 1953 law criminalizing adultery.  The New York Times reports that an opinion joined by 5 of the Justices said that the law has often been misused to…
  • Feb 27

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content

    ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content
    According to a report yesterday from the Daily Mail, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ISIS followers have wreaked widespread destruction at museums and libraries to rid them of all non-Islamic content.  Video recently posted on a…
Rank this Week: 20

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante
    Emmanuel Vianès has published Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérantes (Helbing & Lichtenhahn 2015). Here's the abstract: Il est question dans cette étude d’identifier la…
  • Feb 26

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique
    Kémoko Diakité has published La justice pénale internationale en Afrique : Aspects juridiques, défis et perspectives (L'Harmattan 2015). Here's the abstract: Cet ouvrage met surtout en exergue le contexte de…
  • Feb 26

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 4, nos. 3-4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Christoph Schwarte & Will Frank, The International Law Association’s Legal Principles on Climate Change and Climate Liability Under Public…
Rank this Week: 22

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Ho on Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty

    Ho on Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty
    Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law, has posted Understanding Traditional Chinese Law in Practice: The Implementation of Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), which is forthcoming in the UCLA Pacific Basin Law…
  • Feb 27

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained
    Edmund Burke (credit)From Edmund Burke, who entered Middle Temple in 1749, via David Bromwich, Alan Ryan and the New York Review of Books, here is a challenge to all would-be authors of legal treatises:The study of our jurisprudence presented…
  • Feb 27

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police
    Aaron T. Knapp, a doctoral candidate in Boston University’s Department of History, has posted The Judicialization of Police, which is forthcoming in Critical Analysis of Law 2 (2015).  Here is the abstract:    …
Rank this Week: 23

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 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 28

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 27

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah
    Doesn't this illustrate everything that Dan Kahan, current GuestPrawf Dave Hoffman, and others (including me) have been saying about video evidence? If no one can agree on the color of the dress,* how can anyone agree on whether the force…
  • Feb 27

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.
    Not just my own University of Notre Dame, but also American higher education and, in many ways, the country has lost a truly great and really good man, "Fr. Ted" Hesburgh. You can learn a lot more about his work and life here. And,…
  • Feb 27

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer
    Thanks to prawfsblawg for having me and to Dan Markel for having been such a welcoming presence when I first entered academia a few years ago. Most of my posts will focus on areas of criminal law/procedure, but today I want to look at…
Rank this Week: 32

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 25

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)
    The University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme…
  • Feb 20

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge
    The Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, is advertising a three year lectureship in Conflict of Laws sponsored by Clifford Chance. The closing date is 13th March 2015. More detail is available here. If anyone would like to discuss the…
  • Feb 18

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi
    The University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spain), with support from the DAAD, will host a joint conference under the heading…
Rank this Week: 33

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Update on American Samoa Birthright Citizenship Case: Tuaua v. United State

    Update on American Samoa Birthright Citizenship Case: Tuaua v. United State
    We have previously blogged (here and here) about Tuaua v. United States, the case involving American Samoan individuals who claim that they acquired U.S. citizenship at birth by virtue of being born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory. In…
  • Feb 27

    Laura Murrray-Tjan Shows Us, Yet Again, that Immigration Law is Hard

    Laura Murrray-Tjan Shows Us, Yet Again, that Immigration Law is Hard
    Laura Murray-Tjan Immprof Laura Murray-Tjan's latest post for HuffPo is: Whoops! The Department of Justice Admits That It Misunderstood U.S. Citizenship Law. In her piece, Murray-Tjan covers the DOJ's Feb 12, 2015 decision in which the…
  • Feb 27

    Timothy Dugdale: The Constitution and Noncitizens in Two District Court Decision

    Timothy Dugdale: The Constitution and Noncitizens in Two District Court Decision
    Two interesting cases have been decided in the past week at the district court level. In one, L.I. L-R v. Johnson, (DC District) James Boasberg takes ICE to task for using detention as a warning advertisement to Central America that...
Rank this Week: 36

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 17

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people
    Jeffrey Selbin and Paul Boden write for Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2015 After homelessness began skyrocketing in the 1980s, cities responded with laws that criminalize basic life activities conducted in public like standing, sitting,…
  • Feb 17

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.

    A 12-year-old rape victim was detained and allowed to die on the way to a Liberian hospital. Here’s why.
    Kim Thuy Seelinger writes for The Washington Post, February 16, 2015 The family was stopped at a police checkpoint because it was after curfew. They were detained for several hours. The child died there, roadside, in a red pickup truck.
  • Feb 17

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation

    Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operation
    Robert Berring interviewed by The Daily Californian, February 10, 2015 “Attorney General (Eric) Holder has stated that so long as medical marijuana dispensaries do not violate state laws they will let them alone,” Berring said in…
Rank this Week: 37

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 42

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 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    The noted legal ethicist, Monroe Freedman, passed away on Wednesday. He was 86. For the last 42 years, he had been a member of the Hofstra Law faculty and he served as the school's second dean. Among criminal defense attorneys,...
  • Feb 27

    For Fan

    For Fan
    Live long and prosper.
  • Feb 27

    Non-Contiguous Law School Merger

    Non-Contiguous Law School Merger
    The recent news out of Saint Paul, Minnesota that William Mitchell and Hamline are merging their law schools was intriguing in many ways, not least because of the ways that this announcement fueled speculation that Mitchell/Hamline was just…
Rank this Week: 45

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Elizabeth Taylor's Diamond Dispute

    Elizabeth Taylor's Diamond Dispute
    The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is currently in a dispute with Christie’s auction house over the actress’s heart-shaped “Taj Mahal” diamond, which is set inside a ruby border of a pendant given to Taylor by then-husband Richard Burton…
  • Feb 27

    L'Oreal Heiress Takes Center Stage in Courtroom Battle

    L'Oreal Heiress Takes Center Stage in Courtroom Battle
    Liliane Bettencourt, the 92-year-old heir to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune, is at the center of a courtroom battle in southwestern France, where prosecutors and defense lawyers paint vastly different portraits of Ms. Bettencourt. The case…
  • Feb 27

    New York Takes Aggressive Stance on Residency

    New York Takes Aggressive Stance on Residency
    Though it is unclear whether tax related influences are the reason 55,000 individuals move from New York to Florida each year, New York is taking an aggressive stance on ex-New Yorkers when it comes to state taxes. The state puts...
Rank this Week: 48

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 47

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 27

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation
    In this note, I propose a model of family justice that’s less of a model of family justice than it is a model of family-centred social services, and places primary responsibility for post-separation decision-making on the family itself.…
  • Feb 27

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly
    Duncan probably had it right: “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” It’s where we live — or where we are seen to live — and that’s the point of it, I suppose:…
  • Feb 27

    Purpose of a Law School?

    Purpose of a Law School?
    A profession is a vocation founded on specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others (1). Today in North America a person can become a legal professional by graduating from an…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • Feb 27

    New Podcast: The Week in Health Law (TWIHL)

    New Podcast: The Week in Health Law (TWIHL)
    Nicolas Terry and I are starting a health law podcast, The Week in Health Law, and the first two episodes are posted here. We were honored to have Nicole Huberfeld on as our first guest. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite…
  • Feb 26

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality
    Today the FCC voted to classify the Internet as a public utility and enforce net neutrality.  Kudos to Tim Wu (disclosure–I’ve known Tim for a long time).  Rarely has an academic had such a significant impact on public…
  • Feb 26

    Barbara Babcock reviews new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Barbara Babcock reviews new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Over at SCOTUSblog, Standford Law Professor Emerita Barbara Babcock has a book review of Scott Dodson’s new The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (336 pp., cloth, $29.99), which he edited.…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 65

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case
    Frankel: I was intrigued by another amicus brief filed on the defendants’ behalf. Not the brief by onetime SEC defendant and billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban, but the one by three professors... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 26

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book
    UCLA Law Librarian Kevin Gerson sent along some thoughts in response to my post the other day on law libraries: Here are a few thoughts on print resources in law libraries: The operating budget of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 26

    It happened again: Top law review that I can't crack as author asks me to referee an article

    It happened again: Top law review that I can't crack as author asks me to referee an article
    Back in 2011 I got a request from the Chicago Law Review to referee an article for them, which sort of pissed me off. Today I got one from the Yale Law Journal: I hope this note finds you well. I am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 68

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 27

    Moore on Choosing Counsel

    Moore on Choosing Counsel
    Janet Moore (University of Cincinnati College of Law) has posted Democracy Enhancement and the Sixth Amendment Right to Choose on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A democracy deficit undermines the legitimacy of criminal justice systems. People…
  • Feb 27

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution
    Michael Patrick Wilt (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Who Watches the Watchmen? Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecutions (American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 26

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, previewing oral argument from a case earlier this week: [T]he en banc Eleventh Circuit will hear oral argument in United States v. Davis, the case I blogged about here and hereon...
Rank this Week: 73

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    Why Washington Power Players Are Flocking to Seminary School - NationalJournal.com

    Why Washington Power Players Are Flocking to Seminary School - NationalJournal.com
    To the casual Washington observer, the path from partisan politics to theology might not be obvious, but it has nonetheless quietly become well trod. This past spring, former Mitt Romney adviser and longtime political operative Eric…
  • Feb 27

    Driver who broke through Lake Minnetonka tells of 40 minutes of terror | Star Tribune

    Driver who broke through Lake Minnetonka tells of 40 minutes of terror | Star Tribune
    As the frigid water and ice chunks poured into the open window, the pickup truck plummeted to the bottom of Lake Minnetonka and Ryan Neslund felt the surge of panic and fear. “I was doomed,” said the 35-year-old paraplegic. via...
  • Feb 27

    Monster black hole born shortly after big bang | Science/AAAS | New

    Monster black hole born shortly after big bang | Science/AAAS | New
    All galaxies are thought to have supermassive black holes at their center. These start out small—with masses equivalent to between 100 and 100,000 suns—and build up over time by consuming the gas, dust, and stars around them or by…
Rank this Week: 74

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 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 82

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 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
  • Feb 26

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy
    The New York Times: Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power, by Janet Maslin: When the Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 and was warmly lauded by the Communist government,...
Rank this Week: 85

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 27

    How might US Sentencing Commission's new Tribal Issues Advisory Group deal with marijuana law and policy?

    How might US Sentencing Commission's new Tribal Issues Advisory Group deal with marijuana law and policy?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new US Sentencing Commission press release, which was released on a day I am participating in the first ever Tribal Marijuana Conference (some background here via…
  • Feb 27

    "A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration"

    "A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic commentary by Irwin Weathersby. Here is how it starts: The American Journal of Men’s Health published a study this month titled "I Want a Second Chance" that...
  • Feb 27

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch one step closer to confirmation

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch one step closer to confirmation
    As reported in this Politico piece, "Loretta Lynch cleared a key vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday in her bid to become the nation’s next attorney general, picking up support from three Republicans on the panel in…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 91

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 27

    Fishing Expedition

    Fishing Expedition
    Do you worry that the NSA, perhaps in a joint program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, might be considering a “collect-it-all” program to seize and monitor fish, crocodiles, or antelopes for national security…
  • Feb 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by the Islamic State continues to rise. The New York Times reports that, according to one local Assyrian leader, 287 people have now been captured by the militant group, and dozens of villages in…
  • Feb 27

    Wednesday and Thursday at the Military Commissions: Al Nashiri

    Wednesday and Thursday at the Military Commissions: Al Nashiri
    At the outset of Wednesday’s session in the Al Nashiri military commission—the criminal proceeding against a Guantanamo detainee accused of plotting, among other things, the 2000 attack on the USS Cole—Judge Vance…
Rank this Week: 95

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 26

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh
    Local media are reporting that blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death and his wife severely injured by unknown assailants as they were leaving a book fair near Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Law enforcement is searching for the attackers.…
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
  • Feb 26

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia
    Paul J. Heald, University of Illinois College of Law, and Kris Erikson and Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, have published The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on Wikipedia. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 109

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 26

    Important opinion from Hawaii Supreme Court

    Important opinion from Hawaii Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court of Hawaii has issued an important opinion that offers a new way to think about the McDonnell Douglas test. Adams v. CDM Media USA, Inc., 2015 WL 769745, No. SCWC-12-00000741 (Hawaii Feb. 24, 2015). In Adams, the...
  • Feb 25

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument
    I was recently asked by a reporter about metrics relating to case filings and monetary recovery for the past fiscal year. I responded that the metric that has garnered much of my attention this year is “two-and-a-half” – the number...
  • Feb 24

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument
    I was recently asked by a reporter about metrics relating to case filings and monetary recovery for the past fiscal year. I responded that the metric that has garnered much of my attention this year is “two-and-a-half” – the number...
Rank this Week: 110

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 117

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 27

    One War Begins, Another Ends?

    One War Begins, Another Ends?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Yesterday, as members of Congress continued to debate the need for a new AUMF against ISIS, lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Al Warafi have filed a new habeas petition to the D.C. District Court, arguing…
  • Feb 24

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon If you haven’t seen it yet, the Elders Proposal for Strengthening the UN is a must read.  Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a…
Rank this Week: 125

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP
    Moderator – Irene Calboli, Marquette Law School and National University of Singapore Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Deconstructing Copyright’s Choreographer: the Power of Performance (and the…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court
    Panel III: Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal CourtsModerator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson
    Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law – IP and Gender: Reflections on Methodology and Accomplishments Literature review: from the footnotes to the text.  Personal experience writing and publishing in gender &…
Rank this Week: 132

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 27

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation
    So with not quite 1800 votes, here are the results: What is your primary occupation? Tenure-track philosophy professor 21%379 Tenure-track professor in another field 6%101 Non-tenure-track philosophy teacher 9%168 Non-tenure-track teacher in…
  • Feb 26

    Haldane from St Andrews to Baylor

    Haldane from St Andrews to Baylor
    John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and a leading "Analytical Thomist" working across metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion and medieval philosophy, has accepted a senior offer from…
  • Feb 26

    More on U Conn's Susan Schneider's work with NASA

    More on U Conn's Susan Schneider's work with NASA
    Here. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 137

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: 134

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court
    The Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, which the Court will hear next week, has deep importance not only for health care but also for law.  I have previously detailed why the case is textualism's big test. Today, in…
  • Feb 25

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA
    One week ago, Judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Brownsville), issued an opinion and order in which he preliminarily enjoined nationwide operation of the Department of Homeland…
  • Feb 23

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell
    The Justices returned to work today without issuing an order for supplemental briefing on the questions raised in the media about the standing of the plaintiffs.  Why?  I can think of two reasons.1.  Standing in the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Feb 27

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman
    Monroe's Hofstra colleague, Susan Saab Fortney, passes along this news: Thanks to everyone for their reflections and words of condolence related to the passing of Monroe. As Roy Simon mentioned, from the day I arrived at Hofstra, Monroe was…
  • Feb 26

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky sends along the terribly sad news that our dear colleague, friend, and co-blogger Monroe Freedman passed away this morning. From Ellen's email: It is with profound sadness that I let you know that Monroe Freedman…
  • Feb 26

    SCOTUS sides against dentists: "established ethical standards may blend with private anticompetitive motives"

    SCOTUS sides against dentists: "established ethical standards may blend with private anticompetitive motives"
    Discussion of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC over at Marginal Revolution. The Court sided with the FTC, which had deemed anti-competitive the Board's efforts to quash un-licensed teeth whiteners.
Rank this Week: 153

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 25

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg's post on today's Supreme Court decision in Yates v. United States highlights the plurality opinion that focuses on a straight statutory interpretation analysis. But there is an interesting and important note in…
  • Feb 25

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.
    The U.S. Supreme Court has rendered its opinion in Yates v. United States. A fish is still a fish, but it is not a tangible object under 18 U.S.C. Section 1519, which was passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act....
  • Feb 17

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation
    Any internal white collar invesitgation is limited by the nature and scope of the investigation and the power of the entity conducting it. And those are just the tangible, objective limiting factors. Are you reporting to the Audit Committee…
Rank this Week: 169

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Feb 25

    Women in M&A

    Women in M&A
    I talk a lot of students about life as a lawyer and finding ways to balance the needs of the profession with having a life. There's no way around it. It's not easy. It's particularly tough on women. In response...
  • Feb 24

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy
    Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia. Here's the ad: Overview: The Berkeley...
  • Feb 23

    Seitz nominated

    Seitz nominated
    Gov. Markell has nominated Collins J. Seitz to replace Justice Ridgely. Mr. Seitz is a well-known Delaware litigator with some very big cases under his belt. He also has a judicial pedigree. His father, Collins Seitz, was a judge on...
Rank this Week: 181

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 23

    SEC Speaks 2015

    SEC Speaks 2015
    At SEC Speaks 2015 on February 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C., Chair Mary Jo White, Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, and Commissioner Kara M. Stein delivered remarks. The texts of…
  • Feb 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesse Scott, Student Article, The JOBS Act: Encouraging Capital Formation, But Not IPOs, 7 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 367 (2014).…
  • Feb 23

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending February 20, 2015).
Rank this Week: 187

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 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
  • Feb 27

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension
    A stayed three-year suspension with probation has been imposed by the Kansas Supreme Court on an attorney appointed to defend a criminal case. The attorney was concerned that a witness had moved out of state and was not there for...
  • Feb 27

    Fall From Prominence

    Fall From Prominence
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended an attorney without possibility of reinstatement for at least six months. Verla Jean Bartley was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1961. She rose to prominence in the profession over the years and was...
Rank this Week: 209

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 25

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Does a community college stand in the shoes of the state for the purposes of Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit? In its opinion in Leitner v. Westchester…
  • Feb 24

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting
    Prof. Alan Morrison (GWU) offers his take on Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in this ACS Issue Brief. The case, scheduled for argument on March 2, tests whether Arizona's independent redistricting…
  • Feb 24

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A panel of the Second Circuit issued its amended opinion in Garcia v. Does now holding that the New York City police officers do have qualified immunity in...
Rank this Week: 211