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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

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 19

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”
    Kudos to my Georgia Law colleague Harlan G. Cohen for organizing what promises to be a superb conference on “International Law as Behavior,” a daylong presentation of papers that will lead to a same-named essay volume. Convened by…
  • Oct 17

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security
    “If Al Qaeda sent a team of sleeper cells to poison our groundwater and release toxic materials into the air, people would go nuts. It would be an act of war,” Dycus notes. “But if we do it to ourselves in the name of…
  • Oct 15

    Statelessness averted? Former Burundian refugees to receive Tanzanian citizenship

    Statelessness averted? Former Burundian refugees to receive Tanzanian citizenship
    On 29 September 2014, at the annual meeting of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Governing Executive Committee in Geneva, the government of Tanzania announced that it finally intends to deliver on its 2008 promise of…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Oct 19

    Wonderful Layered Short Story

    Wonderful Layered Short Story
    Sleeper by Jo Walton at Tor.com crams in themes about dystopian spying, virtuality, how we create our pasts and our futures, and identity. All in just a few words. When I grow up, I’d be happy to write something Jo … Continue…
  • Oct 18

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater
    Epic indeed: Let’s illustrate the mad-right’s narrative machine, and how sadly incurious millions of our neighbors have become, nodding and swallowing anything that gets fed to them on Fox.  Use this!  Ask your…
  • Oct 16

    Anyone Interested in Data Anonymization or Differential Privacy Should Read Thi

    Anyone Interested in Data Anonymization or Differential Privacy Should Read Thi
    Riding with the Stars: Passenger Privacy in the NYC Taxicab: Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club is in a fairly isolated location in Hell’s Kitchen, and no doubt experiences significant cab traffic in the early hours of the morning. I ran…
Rank this Week: 15

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 17

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment
    John D. Moore, Brooklyn Law School, has published In the Same Boat: Leaks, the Press, and the First Amendment at 18 Holy Cross journal of Law and Public Policy 137 (2014). Here is the abstract. In the Same Boat offers...
  • Oct 16

    Limiting Copyrightability of Illegal Work

    Limiting Copyrightability of Illegal Work
    Eldar Haber, Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law, has published Copyrighted Crimes: The Copyrightability of Illegal Works at 16 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 454 (2014). Here is the abstract. Copyright law does not explicitly…
  • Oct 15

    Free Speech in Europe Today

    Free Speech in Europe Today
    Anthony Lester, Blackstone Chambers, has published Free Speech Today at 33 Polish Yearbook of International Law 129 (2013). Here is the abstract. The article is an amended version of the Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture presented at Warsaw…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Oct 18

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "American Justice 2014" by Garrett Epp

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "American Justice 2014" by Garrett Epp
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court by Garrett Epps. Here is a description: In this provocative and insightful book, constitutional scholar and journalist Garrett Epps reviews…
  • Oct 18

    Download of the Week: "Why the State?" by Raz

    Download of the Week: "Why the State?" by Raz
    Joseph Raz (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Why the State? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The paper provides a broadly sketched argument about the importance of state-law and its limits, and the way current developments...
  • Oct 17

    Martin on Federalism & Muncipal Regulation of Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism & Muncipal Regulation of Vacant Propertie
    Benton C. Martin (Emory University School of Law) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (46 The Urban Lawyer 361) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability…
Rank this Week: 30

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the Common Fare diet which made it impossible for him to…
  • Oct 19

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy
    In Pakistan on Thursday, in a high-profile case a 2-judge panel of the High Court in Lahore upheld the death sentence on blasphemy charges that had been imposed in 2010 on a Christian woman, Asia Bibi.  Morning Star News and World Watch…
  • Oct 19

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise
    On Thursday, an Alabama state trial court issued a preliminary injunction ordering Rev. Juan McFarland to turn over his church keys to the deacons and trustees of Montgomery's Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church that he led for 24 years. He was…
Rank this Week: 35

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    L.A. Times: Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This Is 'Moral and Farsighted'

    L.A. Times: Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This Is 'Moral and Farsighted'
    Los Angeles Times: On Fiscal Policy, USC Professor's Viewpoint is Moral and Farsighted, by Michael Hiltzik: The left sees me as a Wall Street Journal Satanist, and the right as a stealth Marxian bent on destroying free enterprise,"…
  • Oct 19

    Linda Beale to Return to Blogging Following the Death of Her Husband

    Linda Beale to Return to Blogging Following the Death of Her Husband
    Tax Prof Linda Beale (Wayne State) has announced that she is returning to blogging after an eight month hiatus following the death of her husband: To make a long and difficult story short--my husband died in January, and I have gone through…
  • Oct 19

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #2 and #5: [338 Downloads] 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, by Jeffrey A.…
Rank this Week: 36

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Collins: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law

    Collins: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law
    David A. Collins (City Univ. London - Law) has posted Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law. Here's the abstract:This article offers chaos, a theory drawn from the physical sciences, as an explanatory model for…
  • Oct 17

    Special Issue: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia

    Special Issue: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia
    The latest issue of Northeast African Studies (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2014) contains a forum on "Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia." Contents include:Fowsia Abdulkadir & Rahma Abdulkadir, Introduction: Transitional Justice Mechanisms…
  • Oct 17

    Scobbie: Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom?

    Scobbie: Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom?
    Iain Scobbie (Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom? (in Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Military Operations, Erika de Wet…
Rank this Week: 39

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sunday in Madison.

    Sunday in Madison.
    Out by the lake:In the neighborhood:Home:
  • Oct 19

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.
    The previous post has video of Harry Truman doing an imitation of the radio commentator H.V. Kaltenborn. And I can remember Barack Obama imitating Al Green. Or maybe that shouldn't count. He was just doing his best at singing "Let's Stay…
  • Oct 19

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.
    For reasons that need not be explained here, today's post titled "Out-olding the nouveau old" eventually gets around to the topic of what Holden Caulfield ate in "Catcher in Rye," and I quote him saying:When I’m out somewhere, I…
Rank this Week: 40

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
  • Oct 18

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)
    Prof. Zamora Cabot (University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain), has just published a new comment on the US Supreme Court decision Daimler in English. He has kindly provided me the link: just click here.
  • Oct 17

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law
    As mentioned earlier on this blog, Matthias Weller from EBS Law School and Christoph Althammer (now) from the University of Regensburg will host a conference on minimum standards in European Civil Procedure in Wiesbaden on 14 and 15…
  • Oct 15

    Opinion 1/13 of the ECJ (Grand Chamber)

    Opinion 1/13 of the ECJ (Grand Chamber)
    As you might remember, the following request was submitted to the ECJ on June 2013: ‘Does the exclusive competence of the [European] Union encompass the acceptance of the accession of a non-Union country to the Convention on the civil…
Rank this Week: 43

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    Resale Price Maintenance in China: An Economic Perspective

    Resale Price Maintenance in China: An Economic Perspective
    Shan Jiang, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) School of Law and D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida - Levin College of Law discuss Resale Price Maintenance in China: An Economic Perspective. ABSTRACT: This article…
  • Oct 17

    Competition as a Discovery Procedure: Schumpeter Meets Hayek in a Model of Innovation

    Competition as a Discovery Procedure: Schumpeter Meets Hayek in a Model of Innovation
    Pedro Bento (West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics) analyzes Competition as a Discovery Procedure: Schumpeter Meets Hayek in a Model of Innovation. ABSTRACT: I incorporate an insight of Friedrich Hayek - that competition…
  • Oct 17

    Product Market Competition and Industry Return

    Product Market Competition and Industry Return
    M. Cecilia Bustamante (LSE) and Andres Donangelo (University of Texas) address Product Market Competition and Industry Returns. ABSTRACT: This paper shows that product market competition has two opposing effects on asset returns. The first…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 53

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 16

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)
    As a general rule, parents are not liable for their childrens’ actions simply by virtue of the fact that they are the kid’s parents. (I wish it were different, as that might put a leash on our idiocracy devolution, but sigh). That…
  • Oct 16

    Flori-duh. Thank you, again.

    Flori-duh. Thank you, again.
    Governor Rick Scott refused to debate Charlie Crist (at least for a while) because Crist had a fan in the podium. Depending on who you believe, Scott cited a rule that prohibited “electronics” in the podium, or there was a rule…
  • Oct 15

    I am Sarkeesian

    I am Sarkeesian
    I don’t imagine that I would agree with much Anita Sarkeesian has to say. I admit that don’t know much of what she has to say, because I don’t give a shit. The Guardian describes her as “best known for her YouTube…
Rank this Week: 59

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 19

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding
    Justice ministers from across Canada met in Alberta this week to discuss funding for legal aid, but no agreement was reached. According to provincial justice ministers, legal aid used to be shared equally with the federal government. However,…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 60

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 19

    Retirement Planning for Single

    Retirement Planning for Single
    Retirement planning for couples can be difficult, however, when you are single, the planning can be that much harder. While many Americans will retire single for various different reasons (death of a spouse, divorce, changing lifestyles), the…
  • Oct 19

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children
    Mark Strasser (Capital University Law School) recently published an article entitled, Capato, Art, and the Provision of Benefits to After-Born Children, Michigan State Law Review 985-1001 (2013). Provided below is the abstract from SSRN: In…
  • Oct 19

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner
    As I have previously discussed, the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson left many wondering who the new team owner would be. Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres, has been approved as the new owner. The sale is...
Rank this Week: 62

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: 64

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Oct 18

    In And Out

    In And Out
    The Louisiana Supreme Court decided a number of bar admission matters last week. The court granted admission to an applicant who had a prior history as a civilian and in the military. The Committee on Bar Admissions ("Committee")…
  • Oct 17

    Credible Self-Regulation

    Credible Self-Regulation
    Any credible disciplinary system requires that a complained-about attorney provide substantive and meaningful cooperation with the bar investigation. Failure to cooperate is treated as conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. New…
  • Oct 16

    Computergate Conviction Leads To Consent Disbarment

    Computergate Conviction Leads To Consent Disbarment
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of an attorney convicted in the so-called Computergate matter. Matt Miller of pennlive reported on the conviction and appeal in September 2013 The state Superior Court refused…
Rank this Week: 74

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 72

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 19

    A New Form of Protest: Taking Note - The Editorial Page Editor's Blog ‘Chant Down the Walls’ of the Metropolitan Detention Center By Lawrence Downe

    A New Form of Protest: Taking Note - The Editorial Page Editor's Blog ‘Chant Down the Walls’ of the Metropolitan Detention Center By Lawrence Downe
    Lawrence Downes reports on the latest form of immigration protests. Immigrant-rights advocates are singing in protest in downtown Los Angeles, outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal lockup where noncitizens are detained by…
  • Oct 19

    Tim Dugdale Part 2: MSPC v. Johnson

    Tim Dugdale Part 2: MSPC v. Johnson
    Here is Part I. _______________________________ Habeas corpus is not a shield. It's a sword meant to be used against illegal detention. That is what makes the expedited removal system such an ugly mechanism of attenuated habeas. The…
  • Oct 19

    President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola

    President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola
    "I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. We are going to be able...
Rank this Week: 76

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The History Roll has a review of Kurt T. Lash's The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press)."It does not definitively settle the debate over the nascent Fourteenth…
  • Oct 17

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From PQ Monthly: “On September 4, OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon; GLAPN (Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest); and Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department jointly sponsored a class entitled…
  • Oct 17

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute
    William W. Park, Boston University School of Law, has posted The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration in Colonial New England, which is forthcoming in International Council Commercial Arbitration (2014).  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Oct 18

    DOL on Paid Family Leave

    DOL on Paid Family Leave
    image from www.DOL.gov In an interesting post from the official Department of Labor blog, the agency discusses the importance of paid family leave in the workplace. As the only industrialized nation without such paid leave, this country lags…
  • Oct 15

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS
    Many of you have been following the EEOC's high-profile litigation against CVS, where the agency challenged the validity of the severance agreements offered to terminated employees. While workers waived their rights to litigation as part of…
  • Oct 14

    A Fast-Food Non-Compete Clause

    A Fast-Food Non-Compete Clause
    What’s the confidential information about a fast-food restaurant franchise that justifies having all its employees sign a non-competition agreement? Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops is the restaurant chain—stores nationwide—and the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 83

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"
    Article at Tampa Bay Tribune. Excerpt: A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment...
  • Oct 17

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC
    We've discussed it several times, but here is the short, new policy. (Thanks to Tigran Eldred for sending it along.) Download Department Policy on Waivers of Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Coun...
  • Oct 17

    Texas Will Revisit Ethics Opinion on Nonlawyer Law Firm Officer

    Texas Will Revisit Ethics Opinion on Nonlawyer Law Firm Officer
    The Texas State Bar Ethics Committee responsible for an opinion finding that law firms should not have any nonlawyer "officers," including chief technology officers, has decided to revisit the opinion. The latest news is here. Our earlier…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Oct 19

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One
    Here's an op-ed from the local paper, the Tuscaloosa News, discussing a state constitutional amendment that is on the Alabama ballot next month. That amendment, which bars the application or enforcement of "foreign" law (including…
  • Oct 19

    Audio at Oyez

    Audio at Oyez
    Does anyone know why Oyez no longer offers audio of SCOTUS arguments with the transcript embedded into the audio (Compare this audio from last term with one from this term)? It was a great feature that made reviewing arguments easier and more…
  • Oct 18

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC
    This year at USD law school I am chairing our appointments committee and we are focusing on hiring an environmental and/or energy law candidate, whether entry-level or lateral who will assume institutional leadership in the field given that…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Oct 19

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart
    Loving your online, decentralized model may not work when you care about safe drivers, clean rooms, and other real-world issues. Claire Cain Miller brings up this problem in today’s New York Times. She points out that AirBnB and Uber…
  • Oct 19

    Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

    Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?
    A woman named Grace Choi seems to have come up with a way to 3D print “lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, brow powder—pretty much everything except foundations and face power” at home. Her company, Mink,…
  • Oct 18

    William Jennings Bryan and the Bill of Right

    William Jennings Bryan and the Bill of Right
    I’ve made an interesting discovery about the history of the Bill of Rights that I want to share.  In prior posts, I’ve noted that people did not start commonly calling the first set of amendments a bill of rights until around…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
  • Oct 8

    Vaughn confirmation today

    Vaughn confirmation today
    Delaware's state senate is scheduled to convene this afternoon to confirm the nomination of James Vaughn to the Supreme Court. My guess is that - if it's anything like other recent confirmation hearings - it will be a quick affair...
Rank this Week: 103

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Oct 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)
    Proxy season brings ‘fundamental shift’ in shareholder resolution trends: http://t.co/a5UiR9aV31 by @IRMagazine— Dennard Lascar (@DennardLascar) October 15, 2014 SEC: "This marks the first high frequency trading manipulation…
  • Oct 18

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….
    The Columbia Journalism Review blog reports: Since 2008, one particular federal government agency has aggressively investigated leaks to the media, examining some one million emails sent by nearly 300 members of its staff, interviewing some…
  • Oct 17

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe
    (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, by Patrick Delahanty from Louisville, United States) Alison Lundergan Grimes and I both graduated from Rhodes College, a small liberal arts college in Memphis, TN. I have not spoken to Alison since…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Oct 19

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review
    I'm delighted to report that the Journal of Legal Education has issued a call for book reviews and book review proposals. Cribbing now from their proposal: The Journal of Legal Educaiton (JLE) believes that review essays constitute an…
  • Oct 17

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Comparative Legal Writing / Research)

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Comparative Legal Writing / Research)
    From our friends in Detroit: The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position to teach Comparative Legal Writing and Research in its Canadian & American Dual JD Program,…
  • Oct 17

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Commercial/Business)

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Commercial/Business)
    From our friends in Detroit: The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-faculty member to begin in August 2015 to teach commercial or business law courses. The successful candidate will be expected to...
Rank this Week: 131

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 17

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage
    Earlier this week, a group of farmers from Columbia filed suit in the United Kingdom against Equion Energia (a UK company formerly known as BP Exploration Columbia) alleging that BP's negligence in building the Ocensa oil pipeline in the…
  • Oct 16

    ICTR Appeals Chamber Affirms Convictions in Three Case

    ICTR Appeals Chamber Affirms Convictions in Three Case
    The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda delivered its judgement in three cases at the end of September. The cases are: Édouard Karemera and Matthieu Ngirumpatse; Ildéphonse Nizeyimana; and Callixte Nzabonimana.…
  • Oct 16

    WTO: Canada Asks for Consultations With China on Antidumping Dutie

    WTO: Canada Asks for Consultations With China on Antidumping Dutie
    Canada notified the World Trade Organization Secretariat this week that it has requested consultations with China with respect to Chinese anti-dumping duties levied on imports of cellulose pulp from Canada. Click here to read more. (mew)
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
  • Oct 17

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    Here are two hypotheticals.  Tell me how you think each one should come out.Hypothetical One.  Plaintiff files a state court lawsuit through counsel, plaintiff and his attorney decide to dismiss the lawsuit and refile it, and…
  • Oct 16

    People v. Blakely (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 16, 2014)

    People v. Blakely (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 16, 2014)
    Ordinarily you'd be happy if someone told you that you were pretty clearly sane.But the contrary is true when that person is a trial judge holding that the evidence of your sanity is so clear that she's taking this issue away from the jury.…
Rank this Week: 142

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 17

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open
    RH Reality Check: The Hidden Costs of Abortion Restrictions, by Carole Joffe (Univ. of Calif.): “You walk into our surgery center and it’s so cold and scary. There’s no art. The lights are bright, the recovery rooms smell like…
  • Oct 17

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt
    The New York Times: Take Back the Right: Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights', by Clara Jeffery: “I never had an abortion, but my mother did. She didn’t tell me about it, but from what I pieced together after her...
  • Oct 17

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"
    The Huffington Post -- The Blog: The Abortion Conversation We Need To Have, by Katha Pollitt: Abortion. We need to talk about it. I know, sometimes it seems as if we talk of little else, so perhaps I should say...
Rank this Week: 137

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
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Oct 19

    Ask Wells: #ComeyCrypto, Our Mysterious Publisher, and Cancelled Hearing

    Ask Wells: #ComeyCrypto, Our Mysterious Publisher, and Cancelled Hearing
    I am stoked to post the first installment of Lawfare’s latest (and perhaps most peculiar) experimental feature: “Ask Wells.” The format, as Benjamin Wittes explained earlier, is straightforward.  Readers can write…
  • Oct 19

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Arab World’s Foreign Fighter Problem

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Arab World’s Foreign Fighter Problem
    The Arab world’s foreign fighter problem makes the West’s concerns seem minor. Specific numbers should be treated with suspicion, but the current estimate is that there are roughly 15,000 foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, of…
  • Oct 18

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    This Thursday, FBI Director James B. Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institution and was interviewed by our very own Benjamin Wittes. Besides giving a shoutout to Lawfare, which Comey apparently reads “every single day,” he…
Rank this Week: 144

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 19

    Bishops explains to Coffee why the SEC should stay out of the fee shifting bylaw debate

    Bishops explains to Coffee why the SEC should stay out of the fee shifting bylaw debate
    Keith Paul Bishop argues: In a recent post, Columbia Law School Professor John C. Coffee Jr. argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission should take a number of steps to challenge and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 17

    Comment on the 2015 ISS Benchmark Policy Consultation re Independent Chair Shareholder Proposal

    Comment on the 2015 ISS Benchmark Policy Consultation re Independent Chair Shareholder Proposal
    The ISS is currently conducting its 2015 benchmark voting policy consultation: To ensure its voting policies take into consideration the perspectives of the corporate governance community and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 16

    Yosifon on Yours Truly on Strine & Walter

    Yosifon on Yours Truly on Strine & Walter
    My article here. David's article here. He's wrong, of course, but I offer the link in the interests of being fair and balanced. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 145

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: 154

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 19

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious…
  • Oct 19

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander...
  • Oct 19

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest…
Rank this Week: 177

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 179

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
  • Oct 2

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution
    I highly recommend that free market aficionados attend or listen to the Heritage Foundation’s October 7 program on economic liberties and the Constitution.  This event, hosted by my colleague Paul Larkin, will feature presentations…
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
Rank this Week: 198

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 15

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 10

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference
    The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) conference has just opened with three legal writing stars. Pictured here are: Linda L. Berger, the Family Foundation Professor of Law at the Univeristy of Nevada at Las Vegas, who is the current...
  • Oct 7

    Two new interdisciplinary article

    Two new interdisciplinary article
    Two new articles, both by University of Wyoming law professors, identify ties between legal writing scholarship and other subject areas. Kenneth Chestek’s The Life of the Law Has Not Been Logic: It Has Been Story echoes an Oliver Wendell…
Rank this Week: 194

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 215

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 15

    Space Law!

    Space Law!
    Slate covers the burgeoning field of mining rights in outer space: Current efforts to clarify the legal status of asteroid-mined resources, if approached the wrong way, she says, could guarantee Arctic-like international disputes over future…
  • Oct 15

    Anderson & Bogart Textbook Adds Video

    Anderson & Bogart Textbook Adds Video
    The Anderson & Bogart Property Law textbook (Aspen) has recently added a cool-looking feature: video problems. The videos drop students into assorted property law scenarios – a real estate closing, a zoning board hearing, and an estate…
  • Oct 14

    Consuming Property

    Consuming Property
    If you want to understand how Americans think about property (or at least how middlebrow Americans with cable think about property) you need to understand the worldview and aesthetic of Jonathan and Drew Scott. The Scott Brothers (who are…
Rank this Week: 223