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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: 4

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/
  • Jul 21

    Geiringer on the Migration of Constitutional Theory

    Geiringer on the Migration of Constitutional Theory
    Claudia Geiringer (Victoria University of Wellington School of Law) has posted When Constitutional Theories Migrate: A Case Study (American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The last decade or so has…
  • Jul 21

    Kochan on Notice and Comment & Public Participation in Regulatory Policy

    Kochan on Notice and Comment & Public Participation in Regulatory Policy
    Donald J. Kochan (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Whether you are a member of the resistance movement or…
  • Jul 21

    Crawford, Stanchi, & Berger on the Effect of Feminist Theory & Methods on Judgment

    Crawford, Stanchi, & Berger on the Effect of Feminist Theory & Methods on Judgment
    Bridget J. Crawford (Pace University School of Law), Kathryn Stanchi (Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law), and Linda L. Berger (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) have posted Feminist Judging…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jul 21

    Contingency Plan

    Contingency Plan
    Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no. Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to … Continue reading…
  • Jul 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 9

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?
    An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was…
Rank this Week: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld
    In Mohamed v. Holder, (ED VA, July 20, 2017), a Virginia federal district court upheld the constitutionality of the government's No-Fly List in a challenge by a Muslim American citizen originally from Somalia.  One of plaintiff's…
  • Jul 21

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law
    In State v. S.B., (NJ Sup. Ct., July 20, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a youth ministry associated with a church is a "youth serving organization" under Megan's Law. That law prohibits sex offenders whose victims were minors…
  • Jul 21

    Court Enjoins Illinois Law Requiring Referrals Out For Abortion

    Court Enjoins Illinois Law Requiring Referrals Out For Abortion
    In National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Rauner, (ND IL, July 19, 2017), an Illinois federal district court granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs, a group of pro-life health care facilities and medical personnel, who object…
Rank this Week: 18

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State
    Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto, has Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State: A Comparative-Historical Analysis, which appears in the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process:This paper is about a way of thinking about criminal process,…
  • Jul 21

    McKenzie on Spousal Murder at the Old Bailey

    McKenzie on Spousal Murder at the Old Bailey
    We received an advance alert on the publication of  "His Barbarous Usages", Her "Evil Tongue": Character and Class in Trials for Spouse Murder at the Old Bailey, 1674-1790, by Andrea McKenzie, Department of History, University of…
  • Jul 21

    Dubber on Legal History as Legal Scholarship

    Dubber on Legal History as Legal Scholarship
    Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto, has posted Legal History As Legal Scholarship: Doctrinalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Critical Analysis of Law, which is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research:Legal history is…
Rank this Week: 19

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, David Gamage (Indiana) reviews a new draft article by Regina Herzlinger (Harvard Business School) and Barak D. Richman (Duke Law), Evaluating Changes to the Income Tax Code to Create Consumer-Driven Health Insurance Competition.…
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, Why should law schools have to require LSAT or GRE? Law deans ask the question Nicolas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn), TaxProf Blog op-ed, California Bar Exam Developments: Tip of the Iceberg Paul Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), ABA Meets…
  • Jul 21

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Axios, GOP Tax Sources: Will Be Hard to Get Corporate Rate Below 25% Axios, Tax Reform Shocker: The White House Actually Has a Plan Bloomberg, Americans Aren't So Excited About Tax Reform Bloomberg, Hope Dies Hard: Corporate America Still…
Rank this Week: 21

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 22

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility
    Giuseppe Colangelo, LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management; University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics and Mariateresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies;…
  • Jul 21

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel
    From the press release: UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels 19 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation…
  • Jul 21

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition
    Barak D. Richman, Duke University - School of Law, Will Mitchell, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Elena Vidal, Baruch College - City University of New York, and Kevin A.…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Jul 21

    Hiring Committees 2017-2018

    Hiring Committees 2017-2018
    Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2017-2018 law school faculty hiring season: (a) your school; (b) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral…
  • Jul 20

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion
    Nowadays, news reports resemble the sorts of crazy hypotheticals that law professors love (and law students loathe). And since we love far-fetched hypotheticals, many law professors have taken to giving our legal opinions about the political…
  • Jul 19

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor
    What did people think about The Lawyer, the Addict in last weekend's New York Times? The piece was written by the ex-wife of a lawyer who died of an overdose; in investigating her husband's drug use and death, the author found a legal…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Jul 21

    In Defense of Archives; or, Why Archives Will Help You

    In Defense of Archives; or, Why Archives Will Help You
    Historians, political scientists, and indeed many other scholars in the humanities and social sciences have long relied on archives to help them craft their dissertations and theses, round out a monograph that needs just one more primary…
  • Jul 21

    Mindfulness And The Law Conference At SEALS

    Mindfulness And The Law Conference At SEALS
    The ever-popular Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference has added a new dimension this year: a conference within a conference focused on mindfulness in law. There will be varied panels on the role of mindfulness in…
  • Jul 20

    Number Needed to Treat

    Number Needed to Treat
    In this article on Science Based Medicine, Dr. Harriet Hall sets out the significance of the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) as a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention (drug, procedure, or other therapy). In brief, the NNT...
Rank this Week: 33

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 37

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 40

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 21

    New Report: Parenting Assessments and Their Use in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia

    New Report: Parenting Assessments and Their Use in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia
    The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family has just released a new report on parenting assessments, prepared by Calgary articled student and UBC graduate, Zoe Suche. These assessments, also called “custody and…
  • Jul 21

    Open Justice?

    Open Justice?
    Last year The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) released a report that examined public perceptions of access to justice in Ontario. For those of us who work in the legal and justice sectors, the results were dismal. Here’s what we…
  • Jul 20

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
    The Ontario Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 (we were informed that hearings are continuing to July 21, 2017, Hamilton is today and Toronto closes the tour tomorrow) to…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
  • Jul 18

    The Vermont Ratification Convention

    The Vermont Ratification Convention
    Here’s something that I didn’t know until yesterday: Vermont held a convention to ratify the Constitution. Vermont was an independent country (in other words, it was not part of the Union under the Articles of Confederation). In…
  • Jul 17

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?
    I’m working on the galley proofs of my Bill of Rights book–the last stage before publication. This puts me in the mood to daydream about far-fetched legal scenarios. Suppose the Senate is divided equally between the parties. Under…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
  • Jul 3

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University
    I have a guest post today at the Virology Blog about Dr. Michael Sharpe's recent presentation on ethics, ME/CFS, and "the future of science," which I have copied in full below: On 1 June 2017, Professor Michael Sharpe presented the...
  • Jun 26

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision
    Today's ruling from the SCOTUS upholding large portions of President Trump's executive order 9-0 gives us grounds to revisit the earlier decision by then Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to order DOJ personnel not to defend any portion of…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 60

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 12

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference
    From the mailbox: Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at…
  • Jul 11

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw
    Amy Gajda, Tulane University Law School, has published The Present of Newsworthiness at 50 New England Law Review 145 (2016). Here is the abstract. In early February 2016, less than a week before this Book Symposium, the Utah Supreme Court...
  • Jul 11

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype
    The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently. He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. More here.
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/
  • Jul 21

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.
    Richard Posner, pp. 72-73 of his new book. Actual quote says "of those states," refers back to "states of the deep South" in prev sentence. https://t.co/5braUI1rYK — Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 21

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker
    I've wanted a pressure cooker for a long time but hadn't gotten around to getting one. When I finally decided to do so, I discovered the new wave of multi-cookers. In theory, they do it all: brown,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed
    Professor David Milman of the School of Law at the University of Lancaster reviewed Bainbridge & Henderson's Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis in vol. 28 of the International... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 68

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 20

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com
    More than a year after a mandate for the Pentagon opened previously closed ground combat and special operations jobs to women, officials say the Navy has its first female candidates for its most elite special warfare roles. via…
  • Jul 20

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound
    As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd. The...
  • Jul 20

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time
    The University of California, Berkeley officially announced it has been unable to find a venue for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s September 14 speaking engagement on the university campus. The cancellation comes just months…
Rank this Week: 71

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
  • Jul 17

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)
    I wonder why it is that I find myself agreeing with the California Supreme Court more than perhaps many other courts?  Similar disposition to the justices?  More cases that the court accepts for review that are important and yet…
Rank this Week: 64

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 62

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 63

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • Jul 21

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper
    In 2010, Professors Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kroell organized a seminar on “conflict of laws in international commercial arbitration”, conscious of the fact that every arbitration raises a number of ‘conflict of laws’…
  • Jul 21

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)
    The book Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (Springer, 2017), edited by Professor Yuko Nishitani, has just been published. It includes one general report and 30 national reports on the treatment of foreign law in…
  • Jul 20

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force
    The revised European Small Claims Procedure entered into force on July 14 (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small…
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
Rank this Week: 74

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin
    Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017 O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal…
  • Jun 29

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback
    Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017 Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California…
  • Jun 29

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017 Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
Rank this Week: 81

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Jul 21

    How White House Threats Condition Mueller’s Reality

    How White House Threats Condition Mueller’s Reality
    What does the world look like today if you’re Robert Mueller? You’ve got a huge, sprawling, immeasurably complicated job, and the President of the United States has just put you on notice of what you already have long suspected:…
  • Jul 21

    Grand Jury Indicts Al Qaeda Suspect in Federal Court

    Grand Jury Indicts Al Qaeda Suspect in Federal Court
    The New York Times reports that the Justice Department has brought Al Qaeda suspect Ali Charaf Damache to Philadelphia to face prosecution in federal court. The full indictment can be found below. Ali Charaf…
  • Jul 21

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Members of President Donald Trump’s legal team are exploring ways to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 104

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Partially- Indigent Defendant May Be Eligible For Court-Compensated Service

    Partially- Indigent Defendant May Be Eligible For Court-Compensated Service
    The Kansas Supreme Court has recognized a right to have retained criminal defense counsel seek court compensation for investigative or other defense-related services This original action in mandamus raises the question of whether a partially…
  • Jul 21

    Dismissal Of Suit Against WilmerHale Reversed

    Dismissal Of Suit Against WilmerHale Reversed
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reversed the dismissal of claims brought against Wilmer Hale and others Minority members of a Massachusetts limited liability company seek to hold the company's attorneys liable for their involvement…
  • Jul 21

    His Own Worst Enemy

    His Own Worst Enemy
    A suspension of at least 180 days without automatic reinstatement has been ordered by the Indiana Supreme Court of an attorney who practiced after a suspension and engaged in substantive misconduct. He represented the client in two matters…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
  • Jul 16

    Textualism Gone Mad?

    Textualism Gone Mad?
    A district court in Minnesota recently held that retaliation against a prospective hire for requesting an accommodation wasn’t actionable under §704(a). At issue in EEOC v. N. Mem'l Health Care was a claim on behalf of an applicant whose…
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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…
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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/
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
  • Jul 13

    Chairman Clayton's Remarks at the Economic Club of New York

    Chairman Clayton's Remarks at the Economic Club of New York
    His remarks are available here, and they provide an overview of his plans for the future of the SEC.
  • Jul 13

    Job Posting: Business Law Clinic Faculty Position

    Job Posting: Business Law Clinic Faculty Position
    Clinical Faculty Position The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law Description: The Moritz College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in its Entrepreneurial Business Law…
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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/
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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/
  • Jul 21

    "Justice Dept. Revives Criticized Policy Allowing Assets to Be Seized"

    "Justice Dept. Revives Criticized Policy Allowing Assets to Be Seized"
    The New York Times has this story: In amending the policy, created during the war on drugs in the 1980s and restricted in 2015 under the attorney general at the time, Eric H. Holder Jr., as part of a broad...
  • Jul 21

    Aljumily on Quantitative Criminology and the "Dark Figure" of Crime

    Aljumily on Quantitative Criminology and the "Dark Figure" of Crime
    Refat Aljumily has posted Quantitative Criminology: Bayesian Statistics for Measuring the 'Dark Figure' of Crime on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper proposes a new approach to measure the “dark figure” of crime. Accurate…
  • Jul 20

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Minority Mens Rea: Racial Bias and Criminal Mental States (68 Hastings Law Journal 1007 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American criminal justice system relies upon…
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Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jul 15

    Judge Weinstein, 50 Years on the Bench

    Judge Weinstein, 50 Years on the Bench
    Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York, who is noted for his opinions in many mass torts including Agent Orange, has surpassed 50 years on the bench. Shibani Gokhale, At 95, Weinstein Keeps Going After 50 Years...
  • Jun 2

    A Note to Mass Tort Plaintiffs on HR 985

    A Note to Mass Tort Plaintiffs on HR 985
    HR 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, has now passed the House and is pending in the Senate's Committee on the Judiciary. How might that bill affect plaintiffs involved in…
  • May 12

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed
    An Iowa class action (subject to CAFA's local class exception) has been approved by the Iowa Supreme Court. Here is the report from Iowa radio. You can find the opinion here: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation. The court considers…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
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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/
  • Jul 21

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach
    At the beach with my wife’s family, I read Parker J. Palmer’s Courage to Teach in a couple sittings. Palmer has a PHD in sociology from UC Berkeley, and has written extensively on education. My mother-in-law was reading the book...
  • Jul 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)
    "Dark money groups [are] comparing themselves to civil rights heroes in Alabama under Jim Crow" 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 1049 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 16, 2017 stakeholder theory's "subordination of the…
  • Jul 19

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur
    Last year, I was asked to contribute to a symposium on law and entrepreneurship hosted at the University of North Carolina. Although I had to Skype in for my presentation from Little Rock, Arkansas (where I had just given a...
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 193

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 192

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 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
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The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
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