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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/
  • Sep 3

    [Sasha Volokh] Cato’s Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17

    [Sasha Volokh] Cato’s Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17
    Cato’s 14th Annual Constitution Day event will be two weeks from now: Thursday, September 17, at Cato’s offices in Washington, D.C. Here’s a link to the site, so you can register. I’ll be on the 2:15-3:30 panel on…
  • Sep 3

    [Sasha Volokh] Wrapping up judicial non-delegation

    [Sasha Volokh] Wrapping up judicial non-delegation
    I’ve recently been blogging about my new article, The Inherent-Powers Corollary: Judicial Non-Delegation and Federal Common Law, which I’ve posted to SSRN. Here’s a link to my last post, which contains the links to all…
  • Sep 3

    [David Post] In a dark corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership lurks some pretty nasty copyright law

    [David Post] In a dark corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership lurks some pretty nasty copyright law
    The extent to which our international obligations interact with — and may sometimes override — domestic law is a pretty fascinating one, and is, for any number of pretty obvious reasons, increasingly in the news. Here’s a…
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/
  • Sep 3

    Where’s Bernie?

    Where’s Bernie?
    Where Bernie Sanders stands on the issues. Where there are Bernie Sanders events near you. Backstory on above.
  • Sep 3

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?
    UGuardian App :: UMPD Campus Safety: Miami has a new app which lets users phone quickly for campus cops, and also set a time to get from one place to another, during which ‘friends’ can monitor progress. And if the ……
  • Sep 2

    Trump in Your Head

    Trump in Your Head
    Folks from Miami make a video about Donald Trump: Could be better, but it’s a start and it has its moments. The Miami Herald has more details about whodunnit.
Rank this Week: 14

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: 25

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 2

    Actually, research shows that guns do kill people

    Actually, research shows that guns do kill people
    Franklin Zimring cited in Daily Commercial, August 29, 2015 Almost two decades ago, Franklin Zimring, a longtime researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and a colleague, Gordon Hawkins, showed that the U.S. doesn’t have an…
  • Sep 2

    Police to institute sexual violence unit

    Police to institute sexual violence unit
    Kim Thuy Seelinger quoted in New Vision, August 26, 2015 “Most gender desks in police stations are manned by unqualified personnel who in most cases are reassigned to other duties, leaving gender violence cases unattended.” she…
  • Sep 2

    Worried biotech advocates swarm to prenatal testing fight

    Worried biotech advocates swarm to prenatal testing fight
    Peter Menell cited in The Recorder (registration required), August 27, 2015 “There is serious risk that failure to engage this issue at this juncture could set the patent system on a dire course,” say UC-Berkeley Law professor…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

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/
  • Sep 4

    Lapp on "The Eternal Criminal Record" by Jacob

    Lapp on "The Eternal Criminal Record" by Jacob
    Kevin Lapp (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted American Criminal Record Exceptionalism (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, criminal records have proliferated and come to…
  • Sep 4

    Powell on Zivotofksy II

    Powell on Zivotofksy II
    Catherine Powell (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Agora: Reflections on Zivotofksy v. Kerry: Presidential Signing Statements and Dialogic Constitutionalism (109 AJIL Unbound 51 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the…
  • Sep 3

    Brennan on Christian Constituitonalism

    Brennan on Christian Constituitonalism
    Patrick McKinley Brennan (Villanova University School of Law) has posted An Essay on Christian Constitutionalism: Building in the Divine Style, for the Common Good(s) (Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
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

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 4

    Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal point

    Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal point
    Adrian Proctor describes Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal points. ABSTRACT: This article discusses how different focal points in a market can lead to different collusive agreements…
  • Sep 3

    Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Price

    Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Price
    Kathleen Ngangoue and Georg Weizsacker are Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Prices. ABSTRACT: Our market experiment investigates the extent to which traders learn from the price, differentiating between situations where orders are…
  • Sep 3

    Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence

    Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence
    Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder and Michael Riordan, Columbia University explore Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence. ABSTRACT: We develop a new approach to discrete choice demand for differentiated products, using…
Rank this Week: 38

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

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

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 49

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 2

    ESIL/PluriCourts Women in International Law Happy Hour

    ESIL/PluriCourts Women in International Law Happy Hour
    Friday 11 September 2015, from 17:30 to 19:30 Location: Domus Media, Kjerka (University of Oslo) Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet and Assistant Professor Chiara Giorgetti warmly welcome women interested in studying or practicing International…
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 3

    Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley) 2008

    Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley) 2008
    This beautiful example of cool climate Zinfandel was a perfect match for a strip steak and fries as I start my Labor Day weekend. It's a blend of 98% Zinfandel and 2% Petite Sirah. I'd love to ask... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 3

    Three Mock Fantasy Football Draft

    Three Mock Fantasy Football Draft
    It is the time of year when an old codger's thoughts turn to fantasy football: Mock Draft #1 12 team. Drafting 4th. PPR. Comments Welcome. pic.twitter.com/QVKY8cHqjV— Stephen Bainbridge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 3

    Senate Democrats Press SEC on Companies’ Political Donation

    Senate Democrats Press SEC on Companies’ Political Donation
    Sigh: Nearly every Senate Democrat on Monday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose their political spending. Forty-four Senate Democrats made the push... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 59

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
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 62

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Tennessee Judge Says Obergefell Ended State Jurisdiction Over Contested Divorce

    Tennessee Judge Says Obergefell Ended State Jurisdiction Over Contested Divorce
    A Tennessee Chancery Court Judge, in what can only be described as a fit of judicial pique, last week used a divorce case in which he had substantial doubt about the parties' credibility to launch a verbal attack on the U.S. Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 4

    10th Circuit Denies En Banc Review, Over 5 Dissents, In Contraceptive Mandate Case

    10th Circuit Denies En Banc Review, Over 5 Dissents, In Contraceptive Mandate Case
    As previously reported, in July, without seeking en banc review, a petition for certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court for review of the 10th Circuit's panel decision upholding application of the Obama Administration's Affordable…
  • Sep 4

    Oregon Judge Creates Legal Defense Fund After Refusal To Perform Same-Sex Marriage

    Oregon Judge Creates Legal Defense Fund After Refusal To Perform Same-Sex Marriage
    In Marion County, Oregon, Circuit Judge Vance Day, former chairman of the state Republican Party, has apparently decided for religious reasons not to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.  This has led to inquiries by the Oregon…
Rank this Week: 63

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 4

    Re-evaluating the Supreme Court's Approach to Defamation, Privacy, and IIED

    Re-evaluating the Supreme Court's Approach to Defamation, Privacy, and IIED
    Cristina Carmody Tilley, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, has published Tort, Speech, and the Dubious Alchemy of State Action at 17 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1117 (2015). Here is the abstract.…
  • Sep 3

    Canadian Whistle-Blowing Legislation

    Canadian Whistle-Blowing Legislation
    Frederic St-Martin has published Measuring the Effectiveness of Canadian Whistleblowing Law as his master's thesis (International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)). Here is the abstract. Due to the increasing complexity of modern organizations,…
  • Sep 3

    Australia's Data Retention Law

    Australia's Data Retention Law
    Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, has published Going Against the Flow: Australia Enacts a Data Retention Law at 134 Privacy Laws & Business International Report 26-28 (2015). Here is the abstract. After the…
Rank this Week: 80

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 4

    Utah Law School Celebrates Opening Of New Building With Audacious Goal: 100% Bar Passage, 100% Professional Employment

    Utah Law School Celebrates Opening Of New Building With Audacious Goal: 100% Bar Passage, 100% Professional Employment
    Utah Law School celebrated the opening of its new $62.5 million building with Dean Robert Adler announcing an audacious goal: The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law announced a new initiative this week to reach a goal of 100…
  • Sep 4

    North Carolina Central Law School Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinic Director

    North Carolina Central Law School Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinic Director
    North Carolina Central University School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor/Supervisor of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic: Candidates for the…
  • Sep 4

    Manolakas: The Taxation Of Artists And The Acquirers Of Art

    Manolakas: The Taxation Of Artists And The Acquirers Of Art
    Christine Manolakas (McGeorge), The Taxation of Artists and the Acquirers of Art: The Many Shades of Grey, 43 AIPLA Q.J. 69 (2015): The United States has the largest art market in the world with estimated sales of $25 billion in 2014. This…
Rank this Week: 78

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    TAU's Law and History Workshop, Fall 2015

    TAU's Law and History Workshop, Fall 2015
    [We have the following announcement.] Tel Aviv Law is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 schedule for the Yigal Arnon & Co. Law and History Workshop   Markus Dubber (Toronto Law)The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of …
  • Sep 4

    Brophy and Troutman on Eugenics in North Carolina

    Brophy and Troutman on Eugenics in North Carolina
    Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, and Elizabeth Lea Troutman, an alumna of North Carlina Law, have posted The Eugenics Movement in North Carolina: “The Eugenics Movement in North Carolina” places North…
  • Sep 3

    Goluboff on the NAACP and Labor Litigation in the 1940

    Goluboff on the NAACP and Labor Litigation in the 1940
    Risa Goluboff, University of Virginia Law School, has posted an item from her backlist: “Let Economic Equality Take Care of Itself': The NAACP, Labor Litigation, and the Making of Civil Rights in the 1940s, which appeared in the UCLA…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Sep 4

    Out George Wallace-ing George Wallace

    Out George Wallace-ing George Wallace
    I was quoted (mostly out of context) in yesterday's New York Times on Kim Davis; I said that Davis was "out George Wallace-ing George Wallace." Wallace's stand in the schoolhouse door, and accompanying speech, remain one of the…
  • Sep 4

    Marriage licenses issuing in Rowan County

    Marriage licenses issuing in Rowan County
    Here and here. The first couple--William Smith and James Yates--were not parties to the litigation. No word on whether the license was issued in Kim Davis' name or whether it is valid if issued over her command not to. That probably is moot;…
  • Sep 3

    Kim Davis (not Jim or Garfield) jailed for contempt

    Kim Davis (not Jim or Garfield) jailed for contempt
    Judge David Bunning has held Kim Davis in contempt and had her jailed. Bunning apparently pointed to the fact that members of the public are raising money to cover the fines (damn crowd-funding) as evidence that fines alone would not work.…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2
    Yesterday, guest blogger Bilyana Petkova summarized some of her arguments in favor of “privacy federalism,” i.e., temporary state-level regulation of privacy matters, a topic she addresses more fully in a forthcoming article on…
  • Sep 2

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)–Avdeef v. Google

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)&ndash;Avdeef v. Google
    The wheels of justice move slowly. To wit, the main Authors Guild vs. Google Books litigation has been percolating in the courts for almost a decade (September 20 is the 10 year anniversary–how do you plan to celebrate?!). Despite…
  • Sep 1

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn’t Criminal Stalking–People v. Selinger

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn&rsquo;t Criminal Stalking&ndash;People v. Selinger
    This is a stalking and harassment case. The complainant’s allegations are below: I observed a photograph of a telephone number and a caption stating, “Found on the street. No.callme # anytakers? # foragoodtime.” posted on…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Sep 4

    William McCants on "The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Leader of the Islamic State"

    William McCants on "The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Leader of the Islamic State"
    This is a really great article.  My Brookings colleague William McCants has written a lengthy profile of the Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, published by the Brookings Essay. It's one of the more informative things I've read on the subject.…
  • Sep 3

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    Tanks returned to Tiananmen Square earlier today, but this time to celebrate an ascendant China as well as the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. With fighter jets and helicopters soaring overhead and tanks, troops, and ballistic…
  • Sep 3

    Rational Security: The "Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend" Edition

    Rational Security: The "Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend" Edition
    Gen. David Petraeus has a new plan for fighting ISIS. Is it smart or is it totally nuts? Tamara talks about a new article by William McCants that takes us deep inside the mind and menace of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared…
Rank this Week: 103

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: 102

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 4

    Article On The Law of Will-Execution

    Article On The Law of Will-Execution
    Mark Glover (Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law) recently published an article entitled, Decoupling the Law of Will-Execution, 88 St. John's L. Rev. 597-652 (2014). Provided below is an abstract of the article: The law of…
  • Sep 4

    Inherited Wealth Tends Not To Last Very Long For Many American

    Inherited Wealth Tends Not To Last Very Long For Many American
    The Baby Boomers as a whole are rich and many of them will leave significant wealth to the succeeding generations. However, the windfall does not last for long as one in three people will have spent the entire devise within...
  • Sep 4

    CLE On Exculpatory Clause

    CLE On Exculpatory Clause
    The American Bar Association is presenting a CLE entitled, Exculpatory Clauses, Tuesday October 20, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm Central, online. Here are some details about the event: JOIN THE SECTION & SAVE! ABA Members join RPTE for $70 to save…
Rank this Week: 118

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 119

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
  • Sep 3

    Affirmative Consent and Burden Shifting

    Affirmative Consent and Burden Shifting
    Tamara Rice Lave has a thoughtful post at Prawfsblawg about affirmative consent standards in sexual assault cases. She contends that application of such standards amount to a burden shift to the defendant. From her post: The case I am…
  • Sep 2

    No Questions Asked

    No Questions Asked
    In going through what happened to the original parchments of the Bill of Rights, I’ve come across another oddity that I’d like to share. The Library of Congress and the New York Public Library both hold originals from 1789.…
  • Sep 2

    Handshakes and Smiles: Founder Feuds from Snapchat to Facebook

    Handshakes and Smiles: Founder Feuds from Snapchat to Facebook
    In 2011, Frank Reginald “Reggie” Brown, IV was an English major at Stanford University, living in the Kimball Hall dormitory. There Brown conceived of an idea for a mobile device application that would let people send…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Sep 4

    Welcome Martha Ertman To The Lounge

    Welcome Martha Ertman To The Lounge
    I'm very pleased that Martha Ertman will be joining us for a while here in the Lounge. Martha is the Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor of Law at the University of Maryland. Her new book is Love’s Promises: How...
  • Sep 4

    The coming arrived casebook revolution

    The coming arrived casebook revolution
    This morning, I received a survey from Wolters Kluwer (Aspen), publisher of the IP Survey textbook I use. The survey sought out what I find important in a book, and even asked if I knew any young IP professors I...
  • Sep 2

    Religious Marriage v. Legal Marriage

    Religious Marriage v. Legal Marriage
    While I fully expect most readers here to understand the distinction between "religious marriage" and "legal marriage" (or "civil marriage"), it is perfectly clear that a large segment of American society does…
Rank this Week: 124

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
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Sep 2

    Federal Judge Permits Uber Class Action

    Federal Judge Permits Uber Class Action
    In a detailed, 68-page decision a federal district court in the Northern District of California permitted a class action to proceed against Uber on the question of whether drivers are employees or independent contractors. The decision, issued…
  • Sep 1

    EEOC Finds "Continuing Pattern" of Pay Discrimination at U. Denver Law School

    EEOC Finds &quot;Continuing Pattern&quot; of Pay Discrimination at U. Denver Law School
    The Denver Post reported yesterday that the EEOC has threatened to sue the University of Denver's law school over what the commission calls a "continuing pattern" of paying female professors less than their male colleagues. In a…
  • Sep 1

    Contracting Out of Public Policy

    Contracting Out of Public Policy
    A doctor, upset about the outcome of a pregnancy, threatened to report to the hospital the conduct of certain nurses whom he thought had contributed to the death of the baby. He also disclosed to the mother what he believed...
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Aug 28

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation
    Rupert Macey-Dare has posted Key Derivatives Cases 2015 on SSRN with the following abstract: The paper considers key derivatives cases in the English courts from 2015, namely: Wani v Royal Bank of Scotland, Dexia v Commune di Prato, Enasarco…
  • Aug 17

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Please note the following Conference announcement: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2015 Scholarship Conference, on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at The University of Toledo College of Law…
  • Aug 17

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law
    I received the following notice that may be of interest to some of this blog's readers: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Sep 3

    "Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking"

    &quot;Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking&quot;
    From The New York Times: The Justice Department will regularly require federal agents to seek warrants before using secretive equipment that can locate and track cellphones, the agency announced Thursday, the first regulations on an…
  • Sep 3

    "Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement"

    &quot;Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement&quot;
    The story is at Jurist: The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) [official website], in partnership with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School[website] released [press release] a report [PDF] Wednesday…
  • Sep 3

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play
    Peter K. Westen (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Retributive Desert as Fair Play (Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford: Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 155

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 4

    The Friday Fillip: Vector

    The Friday Fillip: Vector
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Sep 4

    Fostering a Culture of Legal Literacy

    Fostering a Culture of Legal Literacy
    I have had the good fortune of being involved in a number of groups and initiatives aimed at improving access to justice and reforming family law processes over the last several years – from pro bono advice clinics and rosters, to…
  • Sep 4

    Re-Imagining Self-Help Materials for the Public

    Re-Imagining Self-Help Materials for the Public
    While legal-related self-help materials may be “accessible” (available in plain language) they are not always “deployable” (actually used by a person to deal with their legal problem). I learned this lesson the hard…
Rank this Week: 161

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 4

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other
    A colleague alerted me to a remarkable and disconcerting federal sentencing story from the Carolinas, which is reviewed in this local piece headlined "Gang Leader Sought Prosecutor’s Murder: In spite of threat, her superiors sought a…
  • Sep 4

    "American Criminal Record Exceptionalism"

    &quot;American Criminal Record Exceptionalism&quot;
    The title of this post is the titel of this new paper by Kevin Lapp now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, criminal records have proliferated and come to be more consequential than ever. James B....
  • Sep 3

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being "proven wrong time and time again"

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being &quot;proven wrong time and time again&quot;
    Regular readers know I often note and express respect for the work and writings of both former federal prosecutor Bill Otis, who now writes most regularly at Crime & Consequences, and Julie Stewart, who is the President and Founder of...
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • Sep 4

    Adam Smith against inequality

    Adam Smith against inequality
    The political theorist David Lay Williams (DePaul) comments.
  • Sep 4

    Fall 2015 update to the PGR

    Fall 2015 update to the PGR
    Since the fall 2014 PGR surveys, here are the major lateral moves with tenure that have taken place: Paul Audi (metaphysics, philosophy of mind) from the University of Nebraska, Omaha to the University of Rochester. Rachael Briggs…
  • Sep 4

    More mindless identity politics...

    More mindless identity politics...
    ...from narcissistic Berkeley undergrads this time. They apparently didn't notice the course was called "classics" of social theory. They do not engage the content of these classics at all, just their demographics, as though it is astonishing…
Rank this Week: 176

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Sep 4

    Routine Denial of the Human Right to Work Safely

    Routine Denial of the Human Right to Work Safely
    Boston columnist Joan Vennochi has given us insight into some of the cases that are being dismissed when women bring claims of a hostile work environment. In 2012, a TSA employee in Boston filed suit against Homeland Security. Her boss...
  • Sep 3

    Justice Kennedy's Human Rights Decision

    Justice Kennedy's Human Rights Decision
    Yesterday's post by Jeremiah Ho analyzed the majority and dissenting Obergefell opinions. Today's post discusses why the majority opinion is part of the progression of Human Rights Law in U.S: LGBTQ advocates need not contort Kennedy’s…
  • Sep 2

    #Love Win

    #Love Win
    By Jeremiah Ho There has been much criticism over the emotional rhetoric of Justice Kennedy’s majority decision in Obergefell v. Hodges—especially when comparing it to the seemingly more rigorous language in the dissenting…
Rank this Week: 175

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim
    Virag, SRL v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01729 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2015) In yet another demonstration of the ridiculous mismatch between right of publicity law and trademark law, Sony wins dismissal of trademark…
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 170

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 177

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 4

    Migrant Chaos Mounts While Divided Europe Stumbles for Response - The New York Time

    Migrant Chaos Mounts While Divided Europe Stumbles for Response - The New York Time
    LONDON — The struggle among European leaders to develop a coherent response to the spiraling migrant crisis intensified on Thursday as fresh calls for a blocwide plan were met with recriminations about the Continent being swamped with…
  • Sep 4

    Trump accuses talk-show radio host of 'gotcha' question | Reuter

    Trump accuses talk-show radio host of 'gotcha' question | Reuter
    Earlier in the interview, Trump brought up the Kurds after being asked about the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds forces, before adding: "Oh, I thought you said Kurds, Kurds." via www.reuters.com His poll numbers will probably…
  • Sep 4

    Ted Cruz: 'I stand with Kim Davis' - Houston Chronicle

    Ted Cruz: 'I stand with Kim Davis' - Houston Chronicle
    Cruz said in a statement: "Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America. "I stand…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Sep 4

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Reports and Law & Entrepreneurship

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Reports and Law &amp; Entrepreneurship
    Babson College has posted their Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ("GEM") Reports for 2014 (one global, one for the U.S.), available here. The reports are valuable resources and should be read in full, but below are a few, selected…
  • Sep 3

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate
    Has Wal-Mart reformed? Last week I blogged about whether conscious consumers or class actions can really change corporate behavior, especially in the areas of corporate social responsibility or human rights. I ended that post by asking…
  • Sep 2

    Calling All M&A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool

    Calling All M&amp;A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool
    As many readers already know, I teach Corporate Finance in the fall semester as a three-credit-hour planning and drafting seminar. The course is designed to teach students various contexts in which valuations are used in the legal practice of…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
Rank this Week: 209

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    SECOND CIRCUIT ANALYTICS FOR BRADY VS. NFL

    SECOND CIRCUIT ANALYTICS FOR BRADY VS. NFL
    Median duration of appeal = 10.0 months·      This is germane to the question of whether the Second Circuit will be in a position decide Brady vs. NFL prior to the end of the 2015 season. The losing side will…
  • Sep 2

    Getting ready to teach Deflategate at the University of New Hampshire

    Getting ready to teach Deflategate at the University of New Hampshire
    Tonight I teach my first Deflategate class at the University of New Hampshire. There will be more than 70 students in attendance and at least three TV camera crews, including FOX Sports 1 and Katie Nolan, will be there as well to film…
  • Aug 30

    Preview of Tom Brady's court hearing on Monday

    Preview of Tom Brady's court hearing on Monday
    Monday is a big day for Tom Brady and his case against the NFL. Here's my Sports Illustrated preview on what to expect in the court hearing and where the case could be headed. I appreciate the excellent insights from John Greabe, Daniel…
Rank this Week: 239

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 24

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale
    In her concurring opinion in US v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ (2012), Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought up a crucial point regarding a democracy's natural acceptance or resistance to government surveillance. As you may recall, the Court in Jones…
  • Aug 24

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model
    No state has emerged as "the" model for cyber security policy and information sharing; nor is any likely to - given the varying needs, resources, and strategic priorities of the many states.  Rather, as Justice Brandeis suggested, we've…
  • Aug 17

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted
    I’ve just posted a new paper titled “The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted” to the ssrn website, which deals with the so called “right to be forgotten” as it was crafted by the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 221

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 263

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    The Laptop, the Private Search and the 4th Amendment

    The Laptop, the Private Search and the 4th Amendment
    After Aron Lichtenberger was charged with possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography, he filed a motion to suppressevidence.  U.S. v. Lichtenberger, 786 F.3d 478 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit 2015).  The…
  • Sep 2

    Sexual Assault, the Guilty Plea and the Surveillance Video

    Sexual Assault, the Guilty Plea and the Surveillance Video
    Joseph Stevenson wascharged with numerous offenses relating to his sexual attacks of three women between 2007 and 2009. The evidence against him appeared to be strong, consisting of identifications by the women and a DNA match. The cases were…
  • Aug 31

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines an opinion issued in a case in which a woman – Chantay Sewell -- sued “her former boyfriend, . . . Phil Bernardin,” alleging that he “had gained access to her e-mail and Facebook accounts without her…
Rank this Week: 298