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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

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: 13

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)
    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Professor of International History. The advertisement is here.
  • Jun 25

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest
    Stephan W. Schill (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) & Vladislav Djanic (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) have posted International Investment Law and Community Interests. Here's the abstract: In contemporary discourse, international investment law…
  • Jun 24

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System
    Jorge Contesse (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Law & Contemporary Problems, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This Article discusses the inter-American human…
Rank this Week: 24

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    ADL Issues Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incident

    ADL Issues Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incident
    This week the ADL issued its 2015 Audit of  Anti-Semitic Incidents. It showed 941 incidents in the United States last year, a 3% increase from 2014. Fifty-six of the incidents were assaults (compared to 36 in 2014).  Overall, the…
  • Jun 24

    HHS Sued Over Allowing Catholic Agencies To Limit Health Services To Unaccompanied Immigrant Minor

    HHS Sued Over Allowing Catholic Agencies To Limit Health Services To Unaccompanied Immigrant Minor
    The ACLU today filed suit in a California federal district court alleging that officials in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have violated the Establishment Clause in allowing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its…
  • Jun 24

    Orthodox Church Lays Groundwork For Legal Enforcement of Ban on Church Use For Same-Sex Marriage

    Orthodox Church Lays Groundwork For Legal Enforcement of Ban on Church Use For Same-Sex Marriage
    The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America last week adopted a statement (full text) titled Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage.  It is apparently designed to allow parishes and monasteries to…
Rank this Week: 35

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
  • Jun 20

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast
    Please join us for the annual WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 TIME: 8:30-10:30 AM ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) This breakfast roundtable conversation, sponsored by the…
Rank this Week: 52

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

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/
  • Jun 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" by Graetz & Greenhouse

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" by Graetz & Greenhouse
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right by Michael J. Graetz & Linda Greenhouse. Here is a description: A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it...
  • Jun 25

    Download of the Week: "Actions Speak Louder Than Images" by Morse

    Download of the Week: "Actions Speak Louder Than Images" by Morse
    The Download of the Week is Actions Speak Louder Than Images: The Use of Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Cases by Stephen Morse. Here is the abstract: This invited commentary for Journal of Law & the Biosciences considers four…
  • Jun 24

    Davis on Legal Dualism & Legal Ethic

    Davis on Legal Dualism & Legal Ethic
    Joshua P. Davis (University of San Francisco - School of Law) has posted Legal Dualism, Legal Ethics, and Fidelity to Law (Journal of the Professional Lawyer) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues that there is an important...
Rank this Week: 56

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 54

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry
    Houpis, George ; Rodriguez, Jose Maria ; Ovington, Thomas ; Serdarevic, Goran explore The impact of network competition in the mobile industry. ABSTRACT: In 2000, there were as many countries served by a single mobile network as by network…
  • Jun 24

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market
    Francois Jeanjean and Georges Vivien Houngbonon theorize about Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Markets. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we design a theoretical model to analyze the impact of the number of firms on investment in the wireless…
  • Jun 23

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market
    Roberto E. Balmer analyzes Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market. ABSTRACT: Fixed telephony has long been a fundamentally important market for European telecommunications operators. The liberalisation and the…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 59

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/
  • Jun 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 209 It's Too Complicated: The Technological Implications of IP-Based Communications on Content/Non-Content Distinctions and the Third Party Doctrine Steven M. Bellovin, Matt…
  • Jun 25

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: This question has come up in the “Gone Girl” kidnapping case currently before Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento. As I understand the facts from the SacBee story, the defendant,...
  • Jun 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
Rank this Week: 63

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns? NY Times: As Law Grads Seethe With 'Atavistic Rage' At Their Financial Plight, Many Law Schools Confront Stark Choice: Continue To Admit Marginal Students, Or Shut Down Reactions To Yesterday's NY Times…
  • Jun 25

    Update On Murder-For-Hire Investigation Into Dan Markel's Death: Hit Men Thwarted In Previous Attempt To Kill FSU Law Prof

    Update On Murder-For-Hire Investigation Into Dan Markel's Death: Hit Men Thwarted In Previous Attempt To Kill FSU Law Prof
    ABA Journal, Vigilant Rental Car Company May Have Thwarted Earlier Attempt on Law Prof's Life CP24, Florida Man Says He Didn't Kill Toronto-Born Prof Florida Sun-Times, South Florida Man Says He's Didn't Kill FSU Professor Tallahassee…
  • Jun 25

    The Tax Consequences Of Brexit

    The Tax Consequences Of Brexit
    Bloomberg, Brexit Risks Losing Corporate Tax Break Worth Billions in U.K., by Lynnley Browning Forbes, Weighing The Corporate Tax Implications Of A 'Brexit', by Joe Harpaz International Tax Review, Bexit: Tax Implications for Business, by…
Rank this Week: 71

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 72

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 25

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law
    With looming imminent kidney failure, Ellen does not expect to live much longer, but she is as active in her death as she was throughout her life. She does not want to subject herself to life-sustaining treatments and makes this...
  • Jun 25

    Common Will-Substitutes Used in England and Wale

    Common Will-Substitutes Used in England and Wale
    Alexandra Braun recently published an Article entitled, Will-Substitutes in England and Wales, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 39/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Will-substitutes, that is to say mechanisms…
  • Jun 24

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan
    Alexandra Braun & Anne Roethel recently published an Article entitled, Passing Wealth on Death. Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the…
Rank this Week: 96

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
  • Jun 24

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court
    The result in Fisher was surprising, but the case illustrates an important point about how appellate courts work.  In Fisher I, the scuttlebutt is that a majority opinion was drafted (possibly by Justice Kennedy) to strike…
  • Jun 23

    The New House Filibuster

    The New House Filibuster
    I would bet that the sit-in tactic used yesterday by the House Democrats will become more common over time.  It’s pretty easy to find 50 House members who feel strongly about something and would be willing to tie up the chamber and…
  • Jun 22

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) &ldquo;Abrams Court&rdquo; Breaks with Tradition &amp; Allows Cameras in Courtroom
      June 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. It was a remarkable moment when the Abrams Court sat to hear the case of Pear v. United States. The two issues before the eight-member Court were: 1.) Does the All Writs Act empower a…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jun 24

    Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley
    Has passed away:
  • Jun 24

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law
    The presser is here. Dean Leonard Baynes of the University of Houston Law worries about brand confusion here. The ABA Journal tacitly accepts US News as the official law school ranking organization in its headline here.
  • Jun 24

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration
    This just in: The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Administration. This is a supervisory position in which the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing programs to enrich the law school.…
Rank this Week: 87

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 98

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Jun 24

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Access to Justice
    My apologies for the long gap between posts about ABF research. I’m clearly not as prolific as other guest bloggers. In fact, I don’t think I can read as fast as David Fontana can blog. Well done, David! Let me see if I can pick up the…
  • Jun 24

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable
    With Nelson Tebbe and co-blogger Rick Garnett, I have been an organizer of something called the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable ("ALRR" for short) for the past seven or so years. (Accuracy rather than modesty compels me to say…
  • Jun 23

    Whole Women's Health

    Whole Women's Health
    Three cases remain to be decided this term--Whole Woman's Health, McDonnell v. US, and Voisine v. US. Of these, only WWH seemed even remotely likely to be a 4-4 affirmance. The Court issued two 4-4 affirmances on Thursday, in DAPA and Dollar…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
  • Jun 17

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy
    As with many of the recent disturbing events making headlines, the horrific shootings in Orlando have a direct workplace connection. As is being reported, the shooter had engaged in some aggressive prior behavior, as one worker who worked at…
Rank this Week: 112

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 25

    Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America - Breitbart

    Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America - Breitbart
    In fact, most Americans will think it extremely odd that the USCIS action with regard to the Oath of Allegiance is not illegal. But the fact is, unelected bureaucrats at the USCIS can change the wording of the Oath without...
  • Jun 25

    Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case

    Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case
    The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal…
  • Jun 25

    Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' | TheHill

    Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' | TheHill
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Donald TrumpClinton camp blasts Trump over Brexit response: 'He patted himself on the back' Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' Evangelical leader applauds Trump for 'relationship…
Rank this Week: 120

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal
    Read them here.  The Copyright Office has indicated, unwisely, an intent to make DMCA registrants re-register every three years, which will set up another hurdle for ISPs and encourage copyright…
  • Jun 24

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne
    Midwestern Midget Football Club Inc. v. Riddell, Inc., 2016 WL 3406129, No. 2:15-00244 (S.D. W. Va. Jun. 17, 2016)Midwestern is a nonprofit youth football organization, and Riddell makes helmets for football players.  Midwestern bought…
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
Rank this Week: 121

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 24

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen As the news of the Brexit vote sinks in, commentators are considering the various longer-term effects. I want to highlight the how this may look to the EU’s neighbors to the east, especially countries…
  • Jun 23

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, Adrian Hilton — a self-described “conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist” — published a vicious hit-piece in The Spectator about SOAS. It’s…
  • Jun 22

    Syria Dissent

    Syria Dissent
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein There’s an interesting, if I suspect academic, discussion over at Just Security at the moment about whether the recent proposal by 51 State Department diplomats to use military force against…
Rank this Week: 137

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action
    Fisher v. Texas II, decided this week in a startling opinion by Justice Kennedy for a 4-3 majority of a short-handed Court, will not end the controversy—or the litigation—over affirmative action in American higher education,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust
    The stunning Brexit vote showed all too clearly a chasm between elite and mass opinion, something that has always fascinated me, at least when it comes to democracies.  How do such splits happen in political systems that have regular and…
  • Jun 24

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism
    The story told until recent years about the "unwritten" British Constitution was a charming paradox. On the one hand, the lack of a written Constitution there meant that the law could adapt much more easily to crises or changing…
Rank this Week: 145

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Two posts of interest from Notches: (1) "History from the Witness Stand": Rachel Hope Cleves (University of Victoria) interviews George Chauncey (Yale University). (2) "More Than Loving": blogger Jennifer Dominique Jones (University of…
  • Jun 24

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application
    [We have the following announcement.  Note especially the good news that a Hurst Summer Institute will be held in Summer 2017.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the [American Society for Legal History] is now open for…
  • Jun 24

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted two papers.  The first is The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy, ed. Robert Hazell and…
Rank this Week: 153

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 24

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing
    I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s…
  • Jun 23

    International Identity Management

    International Identity Management
    It used to be that on the Internet, nobody knew you were a dog … or a trading partner, or a rogue. In this era of Big Data, geolocation, and light bulbs that call home, it may seem that those days are behind us. But it’s one…
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for. Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them. While there are lots of scams out there,…
Rank this Week: 150

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 20

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele
    Ethan Elkind interviewed by KCRW, May 20, 2016 “This is a momentous occasion for Los Angeles transit advocates, and for mobility and the region. And the reason is that the Westside of Los Angeles is the most densely populated within the…
  • May 20

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Wired, May 20, 2016 “It comes down to what Theranos knew about its machines when it raised capital, and what its investors didn’t know,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon.
  • May 19

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism
    john a. powell quoted by Mad River Union, May 19, 2016 As powell put it, when “we are consciously aware of the [other] person, our stereotypes and beliefs about the person surface in our conscious mind but our emotional reaction has…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 202

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/
  • Jun 25

    The Lawfare Podcast: Mona Sedky on Prosecuting Sextortion

    The Lawfare Podcast: Mona Sedky on Prosecuting Sextortion
    A few weeks ago, The Brookings Institution released a pair of reports on the problem of sextortion, authored by me, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera. (See Lawfare's previous coverage here). This week, on the podcast, I was joined…
  • Jun 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on Thursday night stunned the political establishment throughout the West. Zoe Bedell wrote a post on the legal and regulatory implications of Brexit. Timothy Edgar penned a…
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment
    Yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing announced a new white paper about cybersecurity norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology industry,…
Rank this Week: 211

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
Rank this Week: 231

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: 220

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 270

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 22

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970
    Back in March, I posted about a grand jury report detailing the sexual molestation of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Now two women have filed lawsuits alleging that a priest from the parish abused them in the 1970s. The grand...
  • Jun 21

    Vars's "Ode to Adams v. Bullock"

    Vars's &quot;Ode to Adams v. Bullock&quot;
    Fredrick Vars (Alabama) has posted his poem to SSRN. The link contains footnotes. Tort law asks juries to ignore what they know And give plaintiffs relief only if they show That the defendant should have foreseen the harm As likely...
  • Jun 20

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)
    Last month, I reported on a bill to adopt the discovery rule for med mal cases in New York. The bill would toll the (2 1/2 year) statute of limitations until the plaintiff discovered the alleged malpractice. New York is...
Rank this Week: 229

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 227

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: 240

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: 259

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jun 25

    New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University

    New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University
    Excerpt from listserv email from Zoe Niesel, Service Professor and Director of Law Success, St. Mary's University School of Law: St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are dramatically changing our academic support approach.…
  • Jun 23

    Fear of the bar exam essay

    Fear of the bar exam essay
    With the law school terminal exam, the bar exam, about a month away, bar studiers are typically anxious and nervous for a variety of reasons. Some are overwhelmed by the limited amount of time remaining, others are fearful of not...
  • Jun 21

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk
    Does that voice in your head ever cause you to feel anxious or defeated? Negative self-talk is something that many people have to combat. What do I mean by negative self-talk? It is when you think: "I have never been...
Rank this Week: 345

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 25

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study
    From Kaiser Health News: As lawmakers grapple with how best to combat the nation’s prescription painkiller abuse crisis, a recent survey is shedding light on how patients who get these medications — drugs such as OxyContin, methadone or…
  • Jun 24

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time
    From Divorce Discourse: People don’t remember you. I’m sorry. They don’t. It’s not that you’re unremarkable. I’m sure you’re about as interesting as they come. Personally, I find you irresistible, and I’m not likely to forget…
  • Jun 23

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP
    From The Guardian: Excessive court fees impose an unjustified tax on divorce, deny refugees the opportunity to establish asylum rights and prevent employees with legitimate grievances from obtaining justice, a report by a…
Rank this Week: 319

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: 362

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court:  Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, 2016 WL 3344953 (2016).  The title of the case differs from the usual “Brown v. Smith” (civil case) or “State v.…
  • Jun 20

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop
    This post deals with an opinion from the District Court of Appeal of Florida – Fourth District:  Walker v. State, 2016 WL 2745011 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[t]he issue in this appeal is whether there was…
Rank this Week: 324

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On Fisher's second trip to the Court, the United States Supreme Court has found that the affirmative action plan of the University of Texas did not violate the...
  • Jun 20

    Cleveland RNC Convention Protest Zone Challenged

    Cleveland RNC Convention Protest Zone Challenged
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On behalf of Citizens for Trump, the ACLU has filed a complaint against the City of Cleveland for its Event Zone Permit Regulations, arguing that the regulations…
Rank this Week: 346

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
  • Jun 13

    The Demise of the Recovery Act

    The Demise of the Recovery Act
    I'm still digesting the opinion, but the obvious conclusion is that impressions from oral argument may be misleading. It also suggests that states that do not use chapter 9, have no ability to come up with a state law alternative....
Rank this Week: 292