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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • May 28

    The new European Insolvency Regulation

    The new European Insolvency Regulation
    Antonio Leandro, the author of this post, teaches International Law at the University of Bari. On 20 May 2015 the European Parliament approved the new European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) in the text adopted by the Council at first reading on…
  • May 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
Rank this Week: 22

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference
    For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area June 1-2, the American Red Cross will be hosting a 2-day conference entitled Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers addressing emerging frontiers of humanitarian action, including service to…
  • May 20

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law
    In an article in the most recent volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law (http://www.vjil.org/articles/when-are-international-crimes-just-cause-for-war), I explore the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)…
  • May 20

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman. Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law,…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 34

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 8

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • May 28

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion only a civil-procedure geek like me could love. The court held that in MDL cases, the trial court should apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which the case would have been properly…
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    David Kaye (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN Doc. A/HRC/29/32, May 22, 2015). Here's the summary:In the…
  • May 29

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor
    On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on "Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor," in Stockholm. The program is here. Here's the idea: This meeting brings together high-level…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero
    Kristen Eichensehr (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, no. 2, p. 355, 2015). Here's the abstract:As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this…
Rank this Week: 48

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle
    The U.S. of Representatives recently passed a bill to abolish the federal Estate Tax (Death Tax). In order to become law this bill is going to have to survive a number of hurdles. The Bill would first need to pass...
  • May 29

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill
    The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill that would gradually raise the threshold of wealth subject to State estate taxes over a three year period. Under current Minnesota law, estates worth more than $2 million are subject…
  • May 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.
    A recent survey by HSBC has revealed interesting differences between attitudes of men and women when it comes to inheritance. The study found that women were more concerned about maintaining some assets to hand down to the next generation…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • May 29

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law
    Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA School of Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this invited contribution explores the challenges…
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
  • May 29

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    Michael John DeBoer (Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law) has posted Legislating Morality Progressively -- The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Religious Freedom, and Public Health Policy and Ethics (Journal of Law and…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • May 29

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight
    Congress is playing brinksmanship again, this time over the national-security metadata collection program. Until the Second Circuit concluded that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act did not authorize bulk metadata collection, it looked as if…
  • May 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Iraqi forces focus on driving ISIS out of Ramadi, two bombings rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing 15 and wounding 42 more. The Associated Press reports that the two car bombs detonated late Thursday night at two hotels in the capital city.…
  • May 29

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
Rank this Week: 54

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 55

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting
    U.S. Tax Prof presentations at today's European Association of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting: Leandra Lederman (Indiana), Administrative Surcharges: Instruments of Cooperative Tax Compliance Regimes Stephen W. Mazza (Dean, Kansas),…
  • May 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Accounting Today, Howard Stern Airs Taxpayer Phone Call to IRS Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Comptroller v. Wynne: An Odd Remedy That Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes,…
  • May 29

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, The Cruel Grading System Of Low-Ranked Law Schools Above the Law, Law Schools + The Internet = Embarrassing Screenshots Margaret Barry (Vermont), Jon Dubin (Rutgers) & Peter Joy (Washington University), Clinical Education…
Rank this Week: 56

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell
    Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessments by Scott Rempell, South Texas College of Law May 29, 2015 Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014 Abstract: Asylum claims often hinge on applicants’ ability to prove that they suffered…
  • May 29

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration
    Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends. U.S. government officials are quick to…
  • May 28

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship
    As KJ blogged earlier, the annual Law & Society is happening now. There are many panels on immigration and citizenship. You can do a search here for panels. (Not sure these links will work but it's worth trying: click here...
Rank this Week: 67

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
  • May 28

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security
    I am a lover of literature (I teach a class in law and literature), and I also love privacy and security, so I thought I’d list some of my favorite novels about privacy and security. I’m also trying to compile a more comprehensive…
  • May 28

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”
    The following is adapted from “Berkshire’s Blemishes,” a working paper delineating the costs, rather than the vaunted benefits, of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as a management model, including its…
  • May 28

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book
    Ace the following quiz and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate (or, if you prefer, take $100 worth of my own books directly from me).  All answers may be found in Berkshire Beyond Buffett:  The Enduring Value of Values.  Feel…
Rank this Week: 68

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 29

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education
    I post these tweets with some trepidation, as doing so could get me in big trouble with the Title IX cops at my employer, but all of us in higher education have an obligation to push back against the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 29

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"
    Actually, the WSJ headline is somewhat misleading. What Donatiello and Pitt actually address in their provocative op-ed is the influence of proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewis. They argue... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 29

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi
    In an editorial, the WSJ today opined that proxy advisory services "have enjoyed far too much influence over companies they don’t own and been subject to far too little scrutiny given their potential... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 73

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 92

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
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
Rank this Week: 93

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    The Friday Fillip: Worthy Primo

    The Friday Fillip: Worthy Primo
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 29

    Losing the Past

    Losing the Past
    Are you working in a firm that has gone through a merger, or been rebranded through a takeover? Have you had occasion to look on the web and try to locate the old firm by name or by its URL? In most cases if you do this, you will no longer…
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 95

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment
    Nedschroef Detroit Corp. v. Bemas Enterprises LLC, 2015 WL 2453511, No. 14–10095 (E.D. Mich. May 22, 2015) Defendants Rigole and LePage were Nedschroef employees in Detroit who formed a competing company, Bemas, while still working…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
Rank this Week: 102

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"
    Over at JOTWELL, Bethany Berger (University of Connecticut School of Law) has posted an appreciative review of "Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause," by former LHB guest blogger Gregory Ablavsky (University of Pennsylvania, headed soon to…
  • May 28

    Punctuating Happine

    Punctuating Happine
    [From the National Archives's press release.]The National Archives, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, will host a free conference on the Declaration of Independence titled “Punctuating Happiness,” from 9:15…
  • May 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • May 29

    Bagenstos on The Stealth Assault on Civil Right

    Bagenstos on The Stealth Assault on Civil Right
    Samuel R. Bagenstos (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Who is Responsible for the Stealth Assault on Civil Rights? (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although every practicing lawyer…
  • May 28

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation
    Catherine E White has posted Comment: 'I Did Not Hurt Him...This Is a Nightmare': The Introduction of False, But Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations (Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Junk…
  • May 28

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape
    Raul Caruso (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan) has posted What is the Relationship between Unemployment and Rape? Evidence from a Panel of European Regions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the…
Rank this Week: 121

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 28

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”
    For over twenty-five years, federal courts of appeals have rebelled against every Supreme Court mandate that weakens the federal sentencing Guidelines. That rebellion has intensified since the Court dealt a blow to the Guidelines a decade ago…
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
Rank this Week: 131

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 143

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 28

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Cross-posted at Just Security As Marty Lederman’s earlier post explains, a D.C. district court is now considering the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi, found…
  • May 28

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon On May 27, 2015 Mr. Dire Tladi of South Africa was appointed Special Rapporteur for a new topic on the International Law Commission’s agenda:  jus cogens.  The progressive development and…
  • May 28

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Two recent court filings bring to light important questions about the scope and nature of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Who would have thought that so many years after 9/11 we would still be asking…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • May 29

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial Begin

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial Begin
    Students of BigLaw Behaving Badly will have noticed that the trial on financial fraud charges of three top managers at the failed Dewey LeBoeuf firm has begun. Former Firm Chair (managing partner) Steven Davis, Executor Director Stephen…
  • May 29

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)
    A remarkable new “sting” of the "diet research-media complex" was just revealed. It tells us little we didn’t already know and has potentially caused a fair amount of damage, spread across millions of people. It does, however,…
  • May 29

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law
    The University of Montana has received a $10 million dollar law school naming gift from Alexander and Andrew Blewett. The school will now be named the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. Details here. Blewett,...
Rank this Week: 162

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 29

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit this week denied the government's motion for a stay of Judge Hanen's nationwide injunction against the government's deferred action program for parents of Americans and lawful…
  • May 27

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled in National Association of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge settlement terms between the Service and…
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
Rank this Week: 170

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 29

    The Great Senior Sell Off

    The Great Senior Sell Off
    What happens when all those aging baby-boomers finally decide to sell their large homes and move into smaller properties (or retirement communities)? Arthur Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, sees…
  • May 29

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation
    Jessie Owley (Buffalo) has posted Keeping Track of Conservation (Ecology Law Quarterly) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Throughout the world, governments require land protection in exchange for development permits. Unfortunately, oftentimes…
  • May 28

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo
    It fills me with joy to report that Ben Barros, founder of this blog, will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean. Hearty congratulations to Dean Barros. Well earned. Toledo's press release is here.
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • May 28

    Haan on NAM v. SEC

    Haan on NAM v. SEC
    Sarah Haan has an interesting post on Balkination about D.C. Circuit's rehearing of NAM v. SEC, the 2014 case in which the court threw out part of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule on First Amendment grounds. The post addresses the...
  • May 28

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection

    Koehler on the FCPA and SEC Forum Selection
    Mike Koehler has an interesting post on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on the FCPA Professor Blog. The post discusses how the SEC determines whether as a civil action in federal court or an SEC administrative proceeding. It's well worth...
  • May 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015). Hunter DeKoninck, Note, Breaking the Curse:…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • May 26

    Ethics On The Run

    Ethics On The Run
    My review of Alice Goffman’s On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City was posted today on The New Rambler Review (an online journal edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule). As you will see, I am...
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
Rank this Week: 209

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    GAL's in CT

    GAL's in CT
    From the Connecticut Law Tribune: During testimony before the legislature last year, it seemed like the loudest voices in the debate over family court reform were those of divorcing parents angry at a legal system they believed had failed…
  • May 28

    Information in Adoption

    Information in Adoption
    From Sioux City Journal: A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.…
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
Rank this Week: 250

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: 254

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/
  • May 29

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?
    If you have been following my guest posts regarding white collar crime and how white collar offenders rationalize their conduct, you likely have noticed that the discussion thus far has been largely theoretical. In this post, I’d like to…
  • May 29

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal
    A while ago, I noted a New York Times article about the effect of SEC Chair Mary Jo White's recusals from cases because of her husband's work at Cravath. The Times has a follow-up today. Apparently, the 2-2 split that...
  • May 29

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville
    Earlier this month, The Tennessean reported that the state of Tennessee approved $8 million of incentive's for the fourth season of ABC's show Nashville. The city of Nashville also plans to chip in about $500,000. According to the article,…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • May 29

    Neil Sinhababu (NUS) has a new...

    Neil Sinhababu (NUS) has a new...
    ...blog!
  • May 29

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...
    ...a Northwestern radio, television and film professor had a Title IX "retaliation" complaint filed against her after writing an opinion piece in CHE about sexual politics and paranoia on campus; her chilling account of this appalling…
  • May 29

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record
    A prospective PhD student writes: I am a reader of your blog and your philosohy gourmet report -and a philosophy student. I found both resources very illuminating in thinking about grad school. I have seen that people sometime email you...
Rank this Week: 291

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 29

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie
    Light blogging ahead for me, as I will be leaving in a couple of days for my first visit to Cuba, as part of a small Penn State University faculty group. I'm confident I will have plenty of things to...
  • May 28

    New Survey on Retirement Readine

    New Survey on Retirement Readine
    Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has issued their 16th Annual Retirement Survey of Older Workers. Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations & Preparations of American Workers was released in May of 2015. The 81 page report…
  • May 28

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
Rank this Week: 272

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 28

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill
    I strongly and consistently opposed the Iraq War that was initiated by former President George W. Bush and would equally strongly oppose any similar large-scale military venture today. But with ISIS gaining strength and calling on followers…
  • May 28

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015
    What is most interesting from the cultural point of view about the preposterous nonsense of trigger warnings for Victorian books is the obvious thirst or desire for victimization that they express. Victims are the heroes of the politically…
  • May 28

    An Economic Checkup | TIME

    An Economic Checkup | TIME
    The U.S. economy is at a critical juncture. The Federal Reserve’s very easy monetary policy during the past few years has been the root of both good and ill: reduced unemployment on the one hand and increased financial risks on...
Rank this Week: 271

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call
    FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is proposing new ways to protect consumers against unwanted phone calls, including robocalls and sales messages. In a proposal he began circulating today, Mr. Wheeler listed a number of actions which would allow…
  • May 27

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue
    Eric N. Lindblom, Georgetown University, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health law, has published Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising — And the First Amendment at 70 Food & Drug Law Journal 57 (2015).…
  • May 27

    "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before"

    "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before"
    The American Federation of Musicians is still hearing sour notes. Eriq Gardner (The Hollywood Reporter) reports that the AFM has filed a second lawsuit against the biggest studios in Hollywood (Columbia Studios, Paramount, Twentieth Century…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 285

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 279