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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Dec 6

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017
      archa joint seminar of the Child & Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law 27 March 2017, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union will precipitate important change in the…
  • Dec 5

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted
    I’ve come across this piece of news by Stacie I. Strong, and found it worth to be shared. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon to address the question of whether the Hague Service…
  • Dec 2

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme
    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme – Short Studies in Private International Law, is the title of a book just released, edited by Vesna Lazic and Steven Stuij. The book focuses…
Rank this Week: 16

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Britain Releases Report On Integration of Ethnic Communitie

    Britain Releases Report On Integration of Ethnic Communitie
    Britain's Department for Communities and Local Government yesterday released a report (full text) (Executive Summary) by Dame Louise Casey on integration and opportunity in isolated and deprived communities. It examines immigration and…
  • Dec 6

    Congress Passes State Department Authorization Act Including Various Religious Liberty Provision

    Congress Passes State Department Authorization Act Including Various Religious Liberty Provision
    Yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1635, the Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016 (full text). The bill, which had been passed by the Senate in April, now…
  • Dec 6

    Questions On Abortion and Gay Marriage Violated Rights of Constable Candidate

    Questions On Abortion and Gay Marriage Violated Rights of Constable Candidate
    In Lloyd v. Birkman, (WD TX, Dec. 2, 2016), a Texas federal district court held that members of the Williamson County (TX) Commissioners' Court violated the equal protection rights of plaintiff when, in an interview for appointment as…
Rank this Week: 25

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé
    The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (Vol. 93, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:D. Rezai Shaghaji, L'émergence des obligations erga omnes de protection des droits humains découlant…
  • Dec 6

    New Issue: Netherlands Quarterly of Human Right

    New Issue: Netherlands Quarterly of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (Vol. 34, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include: Y. Donders, Defending the Human Rights Defenders M. Neglia, The UNGPs – Five Years On: From Consensus to Divergence in…
  • Dec 6

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2016, no. 5) is out. This is a special issue on "Latin America (Vol. 2)." The table of contents is here.
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 6

    Article on Intellectual Property Dimensions of Real Property

    Article on Intellectual Property Dimensions of Real Property
    Michael N. Widener recently published an Article entitled, Brand: Modern Realty Transfers' Iconic Dimension, 51 Real Property, Trust & Estate L.J. 23 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Any real estate project branded…
  • Dec 6

    Wealthy Families, the Next Generations & Philanthropic Desire

    Wealthy Families, the Next Generations & Philanthropic Desire
    Wealthy families can now transfer their wealth to the next generations at a transfer tax discount of up to 50% while receiving up to a 50% charitable income tax deduction. Two important developments have allowed ultra wealthy families to…
  • Dec 6

    Article on Wealth Transfer Tax Reform

    Article on Wealth Transfer Tax Reform
    Joseph M. Dodge recently published an Article entitled, Three Whacks at Wealth Transfer Tax Reform: Retained-Interest Transfers, Generation-Skipping Trusts, and FLP Valuation Discounts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. 999 (2016). Provided below is an…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 42

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/
  • Dec 6

    Case on Scalia's Rhetoric

    Case on Scalia's Rhetoric
    Mary Anne Case (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Scalia as Procrustes for the Majority, Scalia as Cassandra in Dissent (Forthcoming in Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Using…
  • Dec 6

    Simonson on Community Bail Fund

    Simonson on Community Bail Fund
    Jocelyn Simonson (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Bail Nullification (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 115, 2017, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The longstanding scholarly debate over the ability of community members to engage in…
  • Dec 6

    Hill on Explaining Regulatory Governance

    Hill on Explaining Regulatory Governance
    Adam Hill (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Governance from the Ground Up on SSRN. Here is the abstract: How do the main theoretical approaches in the social sciences — rational choice theory, the three…
Rank this Week: 44

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

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Rank this Week: 45

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 1

    Wanna get away? Calexit secession plan possible, but faces huge hurdle

    Wanna get away? Calexit secession plan possible, but faces huge hurdle
    Daniel Farber quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 1, 2016 Daniel Farber … pointed to a Supreme Court decision, Texas v. White, in 1869 that said Texas “entered into an indissoluble relation” when it became part of the United…
  • Nov 30

    The intersection of Chinese law and politic

    The intersection of Chinese law and politic
    Rachel Stern interviewed by China File: Sinica podcast, Nov. 30, 2016 Rachel talks … about her recent research, the Chinese bar exam and its politicization, the ways in which environmental litigation works (or doesn’t), and the…
  • Nov 30

    How courts could force cops to get serious about using body camera

    How courts could force cops to get serious about using body camera
    Catherine Crump quoted by The Huffington Post, Nov. 30, 2016 “Courts have a special interest in ensuring that there’s footage available, because they’re the ones responsible for making sure juries reach accurate decisions.…
Rank this Week: 50

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 52

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 6

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”
    Since accused Lord’s Resistance Army leader Dominic Ongwen surrendered to the International Criminal Court in January 2015, there’s been much discussion of the effect, if any, of reports that he was abducted as a child into the…
  • Dec 5

    Updates on Standing Rock/DAPL

    Updates on Standing Rock/DAPL
    Further to post on Standing Rock, two updates: International – Tribal representatives have been invited to speak at a hearing at the IACHR in Washington, DC on Dec. 9, , 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., on the “Human Rights Situation of…
  • Dec 5

    ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict

    ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict
    People who’ve actually experienced war place greater value on regulating warfare than those who haven’t. That appears to be one thought-provoking takeaway from People on War: Perspectives from 16 Countries, a report that the…
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • Dec 5

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon
    The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) will podcast future First Amendment Salons, the next of which is scheduled for December 8th in Washington, D.C. That salon, the eleventh, will feature a discussion between David Cole (the new…
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
  • Nov 30

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday
    What the holidays coming up, I thought some might like to have a Posner sampler of cerebral treats to savor at home, or at work, or as source of discussion at one of those otherwise dreadfully boring holiday parties. For example,…
Rank this Week: 70

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 6

    Substitution and Complementarity between Fixed-line and Mobile Acce

    Substitution and Complementarity between Fixed-line and Mobile Acce
    Chengsi Wang (Department of Economics, University of Mannheim) and Julian Wright (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore) discuss Substitution and Complementarity between Fixed-line and Mobile Access. ABSTRACT: Platforms…
  • Dec 6

    Market power in the portfolio: Product market competition and mutual fund performance

    Market power in the portfolio: Product market competition and mutual fund performance
    Stefan Jaspersen analyzes Market power in the portfolio: Product market competition and mutual fund performance. ABSTRACT: I provide evidence that fund managers who overweight firms with the most differentiated products ('monopolies') exhibit…
  • Dec 6

    Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industrie

    Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industrie
    Jiawei Chen (Department of Economics, University of California) and Michael Sacks (Department of Economics, West Virginia University) explore Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industries. ABSTRACT: This paper investigates…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Dec 6

    Chavis on Stop and Frisk

    Chavis on Stop and Frisk
    Kami Chavis (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted The Legacy of Stop and Frisk: Addressing the Vestiges of a Violent Police Culture (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the introduction to...
  • Dec 6

    Scott-Hayward & Williamson on Post-Custody Supervision in Ireland

    Scott-Hayward & Williamson on Post-Custody Supervision in Ireland
    Christine S. Scott-Hayward and David Williamson (California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management and Trinity College (Dublin)) have posted Post-Custody Supervision in Ireland: From…
  • Dec 6

    Delgado & Stefancic on Police, Policing, and Mass Incarceration

    Delgado & Stefancic on Police, Policing, and Mass Incarceration
    Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic (University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law) have posted Critical Perspectives on Police, Policing, and Mass Incarceration (104 Geo. L. J. 1531 (2016)) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Dec 6

    Facebook News Feed Tip

    Facebook News Feed Tip
    Facebook frustrations have seemed to reach new heights lately. NPR's All Tech Considered did a story yesterday with tips on how to spot fake news, which spreads rapidly on social media and seems to add to the angst. But our general discontent…
  • Dec 5

    Clemency and Collateral Consequence

    Clemency and Collateral Consequence
    Back in May, a Loyola Law School student and I submitted a clemency petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) as part of President Obama's Clemency Initiative. Our client had received a 30 year sentence for a non-violent cocaine…
  • Dec 5

    Must Read: Tristin Green's new book - Discrimination Laundering

    Must Read: Tristin Green's new book - Discrimination Laundering
    I am excited to report that the much anticipated book of law professor Tristin Green is out. Here is the description from Cambridge Press: While discrimination in the workplace is often perceived to be undertaken at the hands of individual or…
Rank this Week: 95

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 3

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm
    Erin C. Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms. Here is the abstract. In deciding privacy lawsuits against media defendants, courts have for decades…
  • Dec 2

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic
    Center for Journalism Ethics Announces 2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for…
  • Nov 28

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie
    MGM has filed a lawsuit against Earl MacRauch and Walter Richter, the writer and director, respectively, of the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, in order to proceed with a television series using the…
Rank this Week: 93

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 6

    Hundreds Released from Karnes & Dilley

    Hundreds Released from Karnes & Dilley
    Photo from Raices Following the recent order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from licensing the immigration detention centers at Dilley and Karnes as child-care facilities, some 460 women and children have…
  • Dec 6

    Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Big Crimmigration Case in New Year

    Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Big Crimmigration Case in New Year
    The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya on January 17, 2017. The issue in the case is whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an...
  • Dec 6

    California Legislature Declares Opposition to Trump Immigration Policie

    California Legislature Declares Opposition to Trump Immigration Policie
    Jeremy B. White and Alexei Koseff report for the Sacramento Bee on the California Legistaure's defiance of the immigration platform of President-Elect Donald Trump. California legislative leaders opened a new session yesterday by vowing to…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Dec 6

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval
    The U.Mass. Law community is pleased to announce that the school has received full ABA approval. For more information, see the press release.
  • Dec 5

    Photography and Evidence

    Photography and Evidence
    The Public Image is a new book by my Northwestern colleague Robert Hariman (and his coauthor John Louis Lucaites). Of interest to lawyers and law professors is the discussion of the reliability of photography and the problem of fraudulent…
  • Dec 5

    With 13th, Netflix May Be Relaxing Its Streaming Policy a Little, Which is Good for Educator

    With 13th, Netflix May Be Relaxing Its Streaming Policy a Little, Which is Good for Educator
    Hi - I'm excited to be guest blogging this month about a few topics that I find engaging. I hope they are also relevant to many of you. Thank you to the moderators for this opportunity. Like many people, I...
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Dec 6

    Japanese Village v. FTA (9th Cir. - Dec. 6, 2016)

    Japanese Village v. FTA (9th Cir. - Dec. 6, 2016)
    Bonus question for the day:The shortened caption for this opinion is "Japanese Village v. FTA."  What's the FTA?(No peeking).Answer:........The Federal Transit Administration.Give yourself a dollar if you got that one correct.P.S. - The…
  • Dec 6

    In Re Marriage of Schu (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 6, 2016)

    In Re Marriage of Schu (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 6, 2016)
    I always thought that California was a no-fault divorce state.I was wrong.Apparently how much spousal support ("alimony") you receive can vary depending on how much "at fault" you are.  To the extent that -- as here -- the trial court…
  • Dec 5

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)
    This opinion discusses the making of a terrorist.  By the United States.That said, I think that Judge Owens seems spot on.  The jury rejected his entrapment defense, and that's a very high barrier to reversal.  The opinion…
Rank this Week: 112

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 6

    Can somebody explain how Donald Trump and Jeb Hensarling Plan to Get Dodd-Frank Repeal Through the Senate?

    Can somebody explain how Donald Trump and Jeb Hensarling Plan to Get Dodd-Frank Repeal Through the Senate?
    I don't think they can use reconciliation and I doubt they can get 60 votes, so what's the plan? Agency rulemaking? Note that I assume Mitch McConnell will not let GOP nuke legislative filibuster. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 6

    Blawgosphere reaction to Salman

    Blawgosphere reaction to Salman
    Joan Heminway The opinion offers some clarity not he application of U.S. insider trading doctrine by unanimously affirming the "gift" language from Dirks in a solid way: "To the extent the Second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 6

    Salman's decided

    Salman's decided
    More to follow, but here's some initial reactions: Insider Trading: Link to SCOTUS opinion on US v Salman. #insidertrading https://t.co/8ekTfeijYp— Wall Street Gulliver (@insidergulliver) December 6,... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 124

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 122

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Gault at 50

    Gault at 50
    My colleague Wally Mlyniec notes in an email to the Georgetown University Law Center's faculty, in part in reference to the Georgetown clinic he led for many year:Today marks a significant day in American jurisprudence and an especially…
  • Dec 6

    Symposium and Lecture Commemorates SFC Milsom

    Symposium and Lecture Commemorates SFC Milsom
    Cambridge University’s release on the symposium and lecture, by David Ibbetson, at the Centre for English Legal History, on the great legal historian S.F.C. Milsom (1923-2016)  is here.  The same release notes that the event…
  • Dec 6

    Democratic Constitutionalism: An ICH Seminar

    Democratic Constitutionalism: An ICH Seminar
    [We're moving this post up, as the deadline of December 10, 2016 is fast approaching!]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce “Democratic Constitutionalism,"  another seminar for advanced graduate students…
Rank this Week: 129

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 5

    Regionalization as a Blessing  or as a Curse? The EU and International Criminal Justice

    Regionalization as a Blessing  or as a Curse? The EU and International Criminal Justice
    by Carsten Stahn by Carsten Stahn [Carsten Stahn is Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden University and Programme Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of…
  • Dec 2

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force. His views do not reflect those of the Air Force or Department of Defense.] The fascinating and edifying debate between Adil Haque (see here, here, here, and here)…
  • Nov 30

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership
    by Geoffrey Corn by Geoffrey Corn [Geoffrey S. Corn is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Dec 6

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Iraqi forces pushed deeper into southeastern Mosul today in an effort to gain ground after weeks of slow fighting, the AP reports. The Ninth Armored Division launched a new assault to take the hospital in Mosul’s Salam neighborhood,…
  • Dec 6

    Regarding the Report of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity…

    Regarding the Report of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity…
    As many Lawfare readers know, I was honored to be one of 12 members of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.  We turned in our final report to the White House on Thursday, December 1, and it was released…
  • Dec 6

    Evolving Standards of Dual Citizenship

    Evolving Standards of Dual Citizenship
    PDF version A review of Peter Spiro's At Home in Two Countries (NYU Press, 2016). *** In At Home in Two Countries, Peter Spiro provides a detailed account of the largely untold history of dual citizenship in the United States. The…
Rank this Week: 139

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 6

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing Grey Literature: Our Favourite Sources and…
  • Dec 6

    Technology, the Fiduciary Duty, and the Unaffordable Legal Services Problem

    Technology, the Fiduciary Duty, and the Unaffordable Legal Services Problem
    The concept of a legal profession should have a strong social welfare aspect to it such that its distant goal is to make a community’s legal health as important to it as its medical health, and its lawyers as important to it as its…
  • Dec 5

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
Rank this Week: 147

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 5

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College
    ConLawProf Lawrence Lessig has a terrific post sharing arguments that the present "winner take all" rule (in all but 2 states) for allocating electoral votes violates the Equal Protection Clause. As an orientation for assessing the…
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
  • Dec 2

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School It depends on what "aggrieved" means, according to the Trump team in its filing yesterday in opposition to Stein's recount petition. Under Michigan law, a candidate can petition for a…
Rank this Week: 158

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Nov 12

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

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

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

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

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

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
    [These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 159

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job
    Randazza Legal Group needs another paralegal / legal secretary. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about working for a firm that does First Amendment Law and international intellectual property law. Candidates must be in Las…
  • Oct 23

    Associate Attorney Position

    Associate Attorney Position
    Randazza Legal Group is looking for an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience, but others will be considered. Should you apply?  Will you do no harm to the First Amendment, nor through inaction allow harm to come to the First…
  • Sep 2

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Georgetown University has decided to violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.  In a grand gesture that has alternately received praise or been derided as empty, the…
Rank this Week: 172

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 6

    Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population) / Fake is the new real

    Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population) / Fake is the new real
    A poster version of the map is for sale. The poster has much more detail than the map here, including hundreds of smaller cities, an inset for the New York area and better elevation shading. The poster is 22″ x...
  • Dec 6

    If every U.S. state had the same population, what would the map of America look like.

    If every U.S. state had the same population, what would the map of America look like.
    Most state borders were drawn centuries ago, long before the country was fully settled, and often the lines were drawn somewhat arbitrarily, to coincide with topography or latitude and longitude lines that today have little to do with…
  • Dec 6

    Enlarging the House of Representatives - The New York Time

    Enlarging the House of Representatives - The New York Time
    Eventually, President Herbert Hoover pressured Congress not only to resolve the apportionment standoff, but to do so permanently. This led to passage of the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929. Not only did it permanently fix the size of the…
Rank this Week: 227

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 6

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way
    The political discourse of this election cycle, and the respective postures of the two main political parties, suggest that social justice and economic prosperity are in opposition to one another. At times, it seems that some believe pursuing…
  • Dec 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salman

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salman
    In a relatively brief opinion released this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's judgment in Salman v. United States. The decision of the Court was unanimous. The big take-aways include: doctrinally, the Court's…
  • Dec 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salmon

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salmon
    In a relatively brief opinion released this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's judgment in Salman v. United States. The decision of the Court was unanimous. The big take-aways include: doctrinally, the Court's…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Dec 6

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble At the recent “Law, Borders, and Speech” conference at Stanford, several participants debated the relevance of server location in determining jurisdiction. Some Silicon Valley attorneys at the…
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
Rank this Week: 264

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 6

    Long life due to divorce

    Long life due to divorce
    From pix11: The oldest person in the world, Emma Morano of Italy, credits her longevity to a diet of raw eggs and ending her abusive marriage long before divorce was even legal. Morano celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday and...
  • Dec 5

    A Tale of Two Divorce

    A Tale of Two Divorce
    From the Chicago Tribune: For better or for worse, when it comes to divorce "for richer or for poorer" helps determine how much one spouse pays the other. In an ongoing divorce trial due to resume in mid-December, the…
  • Dec 4

    Children of divorce

    Children of divorce
    From Live Science: Divorce is often stressful for both parents and their children, and now a new report with some advice for parents encourages them to look to their children's pediatricians, therapists and others in their communities to help…
Rank this Week: 287

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
  • Nov 18

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

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 272

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 233

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: 286

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/
  • Dec 6

    Permanent Disbarment: Prosecutor Got Signed Saints Hat, Bikes, Clothes And Cash

    Permanent Disbarment: Prosecutor Got Signed Saints Hat, Bikes, Clothes And Cash
    A former assistant district attorney has been permanently disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court for his participation in a scheme to profit from favorable treatment in drunk driving matters In order to qualify for the “immediate 894…
  • Dec 6

    A "Special Circumstance" Exception To Privity Requirement In Legal Malpractice Case

    A "Special Circumstance" Exception To Privity Requirement In Legal Malpractice Case
    The dismissal of portions of a legal malpractice claim has been reversed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Defendant Pryor Cashman LLP represented nonparty David Lichtenstein in a transaction in which…
  • Dec 6

    Disbarment Proposed For Attorney Who Claimed Earlier Order Was Invalid

    Disbarment Proposed For Attorney Who Claimed Earlier Order Was Invalid
    The California State Bar Court Review Department has recommended disbarment of an attorney who failed to comply with an earlier discipline order. Reiner appeals. He contends that Reiner I is invalid and unlawful, and that, therefore, so is…
Rank this Week: 292

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 6

    "Bill Would Create Law Clerkships on Capitol Hill"

    "Bill Would Create Law Clerkships on Capitol Hill"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new National Law Journal article that discusses a terrific program that a terrific colleague has been advocating for. Here is how the article begins: Is the fifth time the charm...
  • Dec 6

    SCOTUS unanimously upholds broad interpretation of insider trading in Salman

    SCOTUS unanimously upholds broad interpretation of insider trading in Salman
    The Supreme Court handed down this morning its first significant criminal justice ruling of the Term via a unanimous decision in Salman v. US, No. 15-628 (S. Ct. Dec. 6, 2016) (available here). Here is how the opinion authored by...
  • Dec 6

    Intriguing discussion of how religion might have helped save the death penalty in Nebraska

    Intriguing discussion of how religion might have helped save the death penalty in Nebraska
    This new local article, headlined "How religion impacted Nebraska’s death penalty vote," discusses the intersection of religious beliefs and support for capital punishment among Cornhuskers. Here are the details: While the…
Rank this Week: 357

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: 293

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Dec 5

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable
    The 1st Annual Report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR), Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs was released last month. A fact sheet accompanying the report is available here. According to the…
  • Dec 4

    Long-Distance Caregiving

    Long-Distance Caregiving
    The Alzheimer’s Association blog recently ran a post about the challenges of long-distance caregiving. The post features an interview with Richard Lui, a reporter for NBC and MSNBC, who flies weekly across country. Finding Joy in the Face…
  • Dec 1

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule
    The Administration on Aging (AoA) issued FAQ on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The purpose of the FAQs is " to assist State Agencies on Aging, States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with…
Rank this Week: 366

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    Arizona State University has issued a call for presentations and panels for its Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators on May 12, 2017. Carol Rose will be this year's keynote speaker. ASU will pay up to $500…
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
Rank this Week: 355

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
  • Dec 1

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect
    Back in April the U.S. Supreme Court adopted amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 6 ,and 82. Today is the effective date of those amendments. More details on the amendments are here.
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 288