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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/
  • Nov 21

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law
    Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock have just published “The Greening of European Business under EU Law” The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years…
  • Nov 20

    ICC Prosecutor on “Children and International Criminal Justice”

    ICC Prosecutor on “Children and International Criminal Justice”
    This silver anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child seems a fitting day to report on the “Children & International Criminal Justice,” the conference that brought to Athens, Georgia, more than 2 dozen experts…
  • Nov 17

    Work On! iCourts in Copenhagen offering international PhD scholarship

    Work On! iCourts in Copenhagen offering international PhD scholarship
    The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now offering PhD Scholarships. iCourts welcomes applications oriented toward the study of…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 19

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 22

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: 30

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment
    Jos Jansen and Andreas Pollak explore Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment. ABSTRACT: We study the strategic disclosure of demand information and product-market strategies of duopolists. In a setting…
  • Nov 21

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA
    Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University School of Law, Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law, Edward D. Cavanagh, St. John's University - School of Law, Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Daniel…
  • Nov 21

    My Tribute to Bert Foer

    My Tribute to Bert Foer
    Bert Foer is retiring from AAI. Presumably spending more time with the grandchildren and Esther will keep him busy. Maybe he will write a book. I hope he remains engaged with antitrust. I have thought quite a bit about Bert's...
Rank this Week: 31

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 36

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job
    Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy…
  • Nov 22

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi
    Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 27, 2014) David Cay Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Sept. 24, 2014) L.A. Times Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better…
  • Nov 22

    The IRS Scandal, Day 562

    The IRS Scandal, Day 562
    Wall Street Journal: IRS Finds Missing Emails of Former Top Official Lerner in Targeting Probe: The watchdog agency for the Internal Revenue Service said it has found as many as 30,000 missing emails that could be relevant to a long-running…
Rank this Week: 42

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Neo-Pagan Group Gets NY Property Tax Exemption

    Neo-Pagan Group Gets NY Property Tax Exemption
    In In the Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc., v. McCoy. (NY Ct. App., Nov. 18, 2014), New York's highest court, in a brief opinion, affirmed the decision of an appellate court that a neo-Pagan group is entitled to a tax…
  • Nov 21

    Supreme Court Developments On Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Developments On Same-Sex Marriage
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order (full text) in Wilson v. Condon denying a stay of a South Carolina federal district court's decision striking down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. (See prior posting.) Justices…
  • Nov 21

    High Schooler Sues After He Is Suspended For Proselytizing

    High Schooler Sues After He Is Suspended For Proselytizing
    The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports on a federal lawsuit filed this week on behalf of an Everett, Washington high school student who was suspended three times for handing out Christian religious tracts at school and preaching to students…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
  • Nov 21

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent
    Yair Listokin's Bounded Institutions has been posted to the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines two alternative designs for hierarchical institutions: “bounded” and “unbounded.” In a bounded structure,…
  • Nov 21

    Miller on Empirical Analysis of Dispute Resolution Terms in Commercial Contract

    Miller on Empirical Analysis of Dispute Resolution Terms in Commercial Contract
    Geoffrey P. Miller (New York University School of Law) has posted Empirical Analysis of Legal Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Empirical analysis of dispute resolution terms in commercial contracts provides information about theoretical…
Rank this Week: 45

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 18

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Times, October 1, 2014 “It’s disappointing that today’s decision lets law enforcement agents off the hook in a broader range of circumstances,” said Catherine Crump … who…
  • Nov 18

    The making of Ferguson

    The making of Ferguson
    Richard Rothstein writes for Economic Policy Institute, October 2014 No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas.…
  • Nov 18

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 48

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 22

    Part of the Obama Plan: The End of Secure Communitie

    Part of the Obama Plan: The End of Secure Communitie
    One part of the new immigration action announced by President Obama and outlined in detail by DHS is the end of a federal program called Secure Communities, also known as S-Comm. Secure Communities was created in 2008. It enabled local...
  • Nov 22

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Promote the Naturalization Process"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Promote the Naturalization Process"
    As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. In the coming days, I will (and my co-bloggers are free to join in) comment on various…
  • Nov 22

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Immigration Hotel by Virgil Wiebe

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Immigration Hotel by Virgil Wiebe
    The Immigration Hotel by Virgil Wiebe, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) November 1, 2014 U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-41 Abstract: The image of a hotel with each floor representing…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From Völkerrechtsblog: a post by Katharina Isabel Schmidt (JSD candidate, Yale Law School) "On American 'Dilettantism' and German 'Pedantry': A Comparative Look at Law Journal Culture and the Future of Legal Knowledge Production."It…
  • Nov 21

    Kearley on an Obscure and Important American Legal Antiquarian

    Kearley on an Obscure and Important American Legal Antiquarian
    Timothy G. Kearley, University of Wyoming College of Law, has posted The Enigma of Samuel Parsons Scott., which appears in Roman Legal Tradition 10 (2014): 1-37.  Here is the abstract:     S. P. Scott (credit)Samuel…
  • Nov 21

    Hollander on Legal Education and Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship at Princeton

    Hollander on Legal Education and Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship at Princeton
    I've only just stumbled across An Unexpected Story: The History and Origins of Princeton’s Long-standing Tradition of Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship, by David A. Hollander, Law & Legal Studies Librarian, Princeton University…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Nov 21

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6
    On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten…
  • Nov 19

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence
    Judge Breyer has a unique zig-zag style. – Ralph Nader (confirmation hearing statement, July 15, 1994) I do not rest my conclusion upon a strict categorical analysis. – Justice Stephen Breyer (concurring…
  • Nov 18

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?
    That’s what Drexel 3L William Hanrahan claims in a newly filed complaint against Dechert LLP.  According to Hanrahan, though he ranks #4 in Drexel’s class, Dechert (and other large firms) hire disproportionately from…
Rank this Week: 64

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
  • Nov 21

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?
    Over the past few years the pharmaceutical marketplace has seen an increase in patent “re-litigation” (where a patentee is involved in a second case against another generic). Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s warning…
  • Nov 20

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal
    Hank Peelle, the owner of Peelle Company Ltd., deluded himself into believing the company’s financial controller, Christine Horner, had a romantic interest in him, despite his 25-year marriage and her long-term relationship. When he…
Rank this Week: 63

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
  • Nov 20

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law
    Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Sciences Po - Law) has published A Short Introduction to International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:In our globalised world the sources and actors of international law are many and its…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

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/
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
  • Nov 20

    The Workplace Constitution

    The Workplace Constitution
    Why do most people today not have rights at work that come from the US Constitution? That’s the puzzle at the heart of a just-published legal history: Sophia Z. Lee, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New...
  • Nov 19

    Greene & O'Brien on the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate

    Greene & O'Brien on the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate
    Stephanie Greene and Christine Neylon O'Brien (both Boston College - Mgmt.) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming 119 Penn St. L. Rev.) Judicial Review of the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate. Here's the abstract: Fifty years after the…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 78

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Usha Rodrigues on fee shifting bylaw

    Usha Rodrigues on fee shifting bylaw
    Typically excellent post. Kind words about yours truly an added bonus. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nov 18

    Delaware's Decision: Viewing fee shifting bylaws through a public choice len

    Delaware's Decision: Viewing fee shifting bylaws through a public choice len
    In a recent WSJ column, Lisa Rickard did a great job analyzing the decision Delaware's legislature will sonn face with respect to fee shifting bylaws: Specifically, the controversy hinges on whether... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 17

    The Depths of Despair that Daniel Snyder's Ownership of the Washington [deleted] Brought 1 Fan

    The Depths of Despair that Daniel Snyder's Ownership of the Washington [deleted] Brought 1 Fan
    Trigger warning: The name that must not be spoken of the Washington football team appears repeatedly in this video. Liberal weenies are advised not to watch. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,…
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/
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
  • Nov 21

    DOJ weighs in

    DOJ weighs in
    Seeming to share my sense of where the burden should lie, Eric Holder released video urging law enforcement and protesters to collaborate on plans to keep the peace should protests occur in Ferguson. He reminded protesters that historically…
  • Nov 21

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line
    "Blurred Lines," the summer hit of 2013, is the subject of a copyright dispute. The estate of Marvin Gaye claims that the composers of the hit song (Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.) appropriated the song from the Gaye hit,…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
Rank this Week: 98

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
  • Nov 21

    Lamborghini going to pot?

    Lamborghini going to pot?
    If "anything can signify anything," is this equation of a pot with a Lamborghini nominative fair use?  (It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think.)Anything can signify anything billboard, Washington DCPhoto by Zach…
Rank this Week: 101

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 22

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planners, on December 10, 2014 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern, available via telephone seminar or audio webcast.…
  • Nov 22

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children
    The funeral of the Duchess of Alba was attended by thousands including dignitaries, and members of the public filled the streets to watch her funeral procession. The Spanish Billionaire and direct royal descendent of King James II of England,…
  • Nov 22

    IRS Tax Tips on Charitable Gift Deduction

    IRS Tax Tips on Charitable Gift Deduction
    In a special edition of IRS Tax Tips released on Monday, the IRS highlights some important rules to be aware of for individuals claiming charitable gift deductions. The tips include how to determine if the charity is a qualified charity...
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
  • Nov 17

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington

    Deal Advisors, Wilmington
    If you are hanging around Wilmington this afternoon, go listen to Afra Afsharipour's talk on Deal Advisors! Here's the info: Presented by The Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law of Widener Law Delaware and The Delaware Counsel…
  • Nov 11

    When is a controller a controller?

    When is a controller a controller?
    A recent opinion in the Chancery Court, In re Crimson Exploration, deals with the question of when is a stockholder a controlling stockholder. This case deals with an application of the proper standard of review in a transaction with an...
Rank this Week: 116

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: 123

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/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Nov 22

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power
    It has been instructive during the last six years to watch President Obama and most Democrats evolve from Executive power critics to Executive power apologists, just as it has been instructive to watch many Republicans evolve from Executive…
  • Nov 22

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    First off, in anticipation of President Obama’s decision this week to take on the immigration issue, Ben examined the central question in the standoff between him and Congress: how much discretion does he have to decline, as a…
  • Nov 22

    End of Forever War Watch, Weekend Edition

    End of Forever War Watch, Weekend Edition
    Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt report: President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Nov 22

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia
    I visited a park with a nineteenth century industrial building on it recently and want to use a picture I took there as a trivia question. For a long time I've been interested in use of slave labor in industrial...
  • Nov 21

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search
    Our friends at the University of Cincinnati College of Law have posted information on their search for a new law dean here: http://www.uc.edu/provost/about-us/searches/law.html.
  • Nov 21

    UNC Law School Dean Search Announcement

    UNC Law School Dean Search Announcement
    The University of North Carolina just posted an announcement for our dean search. It is as follows: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports...
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Nov 22

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving
    I have something of a follow-up to Haskell's earlier post. While companies like Wal-Mart will be open on Thanksgiving - a decision that has garnered no small amount of public criticism- others have conspicuously declared that they will be…
  • Nov 21

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)
    I just booked my hotel for Sunday and Monday for a mini-writing retreat before the Thanksgiving holiday. This has been an effective (although intimidating) format for me in the past to tackle big writing projects (and deadlines). The idea…
  • Nov 21

    Prices versus Proce

    Prices versus Proce
    Whole Foods recently launched its first national advertising campaign around the theme “Values Matter.” Some outlets claim that the campaign is a response to weak comparable store sales. Supposedly, Whole Foods is spending between $15…
Rank this Week: 149

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 145

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
  • Nov 17

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary
    This blog launched on February 8, 2005, meaning that our 10th anniversary is just a couple of months away. Where did the time go??? With our big milestone looming, we’re cooking up some special features to help celebrate in style.…
Rank this Week: 158

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 172

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Nov 20

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law
    The Jackson Clarion-Ledger: 5th Circuit refuses to reconsider Mississippi's abortion law, by Jimmie E. Gates: The full 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider a ruling blocking Mississippi from enforcing a law requiring…
  • Nov 20

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court
    RH Reality Check: How Shoddy Evidence Finds Its Way From State Legislatures to the U.S. Supreme Court, by Sharona Coutts & Sofia Resnick: If you were a South Dakota legislator looking for expert evidence on how abortion affects women,…
  • Nov 13

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth
    TIME: 6 Myths About Abortion, by Katha Pollitt: 1. The Bible forbids abortion. It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Nov 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law
    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality in a 5-0 decision in Zoeller, et al. v. Sweeney, et al., (Nov. 6, 2014). The decision reverses a lower court decision that previously declared the law unconstitutional.…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 202

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 214

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 225

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
  • Nov 21

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy
    by Robert Howse by Robert Howse [Rob Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU and is guest blogging this week here at Opinio Juris. His first post can be found here; his…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
  • Nov 13

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 235