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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: 11

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 22

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize
    The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and…
  • Oct 21

    Write On! Call for Papers: ‘A Nordic Approach to International Law?’ Abstracts due 15 March

    Write On! Call for Papers: ‘A Nordic Approach to International Law?’ Abstracts due 15 March
    From 27-29 August 2015, the Centre for International Law and Justice (CILJ) at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law will convene a conference in Oslo, Norway, on “A Nordic Approach to International Law?” (One…
  • Oct 21

    Publication and Event Announcement: Litigating International Investment Dispute

    Publication and Event Announcement: Litigating International Investment Dispute
    I am delighted to announce the publication of Litigating International Investment Disputes, a book published by Brill, which I edited. The book guides practitioners through the many complexities involved in international investment…
Rank this Week: 14

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene
    Ben C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, has died at the age of 93. Mr. Bradlee joined the paper in 1965, brought on board by legendary owner Katharine Graham, and oversaw its growth into one of the...
  • Oct 22

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right
    Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, is publishing Political Advertising Bans and Freedom of Expression in volume 27 of the Greek Public Law Journal in volume 27 (2014). Here is the abstract. In Animal…
  • Oct 21

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest
    Nick Clegg, head of the UK's Liberal Democratic party, advocates a "public interest" defense for the media, which would include allowing journalists to pursue stories even if they broke laws such as those prohibiting bribery or…
Rank this Week: 21

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 22

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

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: 42

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at UC-Irvine

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at UC-Irvine
    Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presents Treasury's Retroactivity at UC-Irvine today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: In Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital, the Supreme Court described retroactivity as "not favored in the…
  • Oct 23

    Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaway

    Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaway
    Raw Story: Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways: A 10-year veteran IRS attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing…
  • Oct 23

    Osofsky: Tax Law Nonenforcement

    Osofsky: Tax Law Nonenforcement
    Leigh Osofsky (Miami), Tax Law Nonenforcement: The Obama Administration has engaged in what some have characterized as an “unprecedented use of executive power” not to enforce certain laws, including immigration laws, federal marijuana…
Rank this Week: 44

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Oct 22

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)
    A topic we were discussing just a few days ago at the MPI, with especial attention to a Spanish decision. Now it’s Italian time. The article, by S. Ferrero, is to be found here. Abstract: In this work it is discussed the validity and…
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
  • Oct 21

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute
    Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal and Transnational Dispute Management invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes. Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy…
Rank this Week: 45

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements?

    Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements?
    Jong-Hee Hahn (Yonsei University), Yun Jeong Choi (Yonsei University) and Jinsoo Bae (Ohio State University) ask Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements? ABSTRACT: This paper investigates whether fixed and mobile…
  • Oct 23

    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC - 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform

    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC - 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform
    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC Event date: Thursday 6/11/2014 to Friday 7/11/2014 Location Residence Palace 155 Rue de la Loi 1000 Brussels Belgium 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform This conference is dedicated to…
  • Oct 23

    The Impact of Mergers on Quality Provision: Evidence from the Airline Industry

    The Impact of Mergers on Quality Provision: Evidence from the Airline Industry
    Jeffrey T. Prince (Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University Kelley School of Business) and Daniel H. Simon (School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University) explain The Impact of Mergers on Quality…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 50

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 23

    Fershee on the Adoption and Safe Families Act & Due Proce

    Fershee on the Adoption and Safe Families Act & Due Proce
    Kendra Huard Fershee (West Virginia University - College of Law) has posted The Parent Trap: The Unconstitutional Practice of Severing Parental Rights Without Due Process of Law (Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2014) on…
  • Oct 23

    Sichelman on Burk, Cotter, & Lemley on Sichelman on Private Patent Law Remedie

    Sichelman on Burk, Cotter, & Lemley on Sichelman on Private Patent Law Remedie
    Ted M. Sichelman (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Meaning is in the Mind of the Reader: A Rejoinder to Burk, Cotter, and Lemley (Texas Law Review "See Also", Vol. 93, pp. 15-27, 2014) on SSRN. Here...
  • Oct 23

    Gideon Yaffe's Criminal Attempts (PDF…

    Gideon Yaffe's Criminal Attempts (PDF version) has been posted on the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: Self-help doctrines pervade the law. They regulate a legal subject’s attempts to cure or prevent a perceived wrong by her…
Rank this Week: 52

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    President Sends Diwali Greeting

    President Sends Diwali Greeting
    Today is Diwali. Yesterday the White House posted a video and transcript of a message from President Obama sending wishes for a joyous celebration to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating this festival of lights.
  • Oct 23

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court
    Russia's Constitutional Court yesterday issued a decision rejecting a challenge by a member of the Pussy Riot punk rock band to her 2012 conviction for disorderly conduct (hooliganism). The conviction came after a protest performance at…
  • Oct 23

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab
    France's 2010 ban on wearing of the full-face veil (niqab) in public places gained new attention this month when on Oct. 3 a tourist from the Gulf States and her male companion who had purchased the most expensive seats for the opera La…
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 23

    CBP, Ebola, and Flying

    CBP, Ebola, and Flying
    Today the CBP issued a new rule. All planes to the U.S. carrying passengers who "recently traveled to, from, or through Ebola-stricken countries" must be diverted to one of the five U.S. airports where CBP is implementing…
  • Oct 23

    NYU Symposium: The Latino Child and the Law

    NYU Symposium: The Latino Child and the Law
    On Friday November 7, the Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Symposium at NYU School of Law is holding a symposium on "The Latino Child and the Law." The topics of discussion include immigration reform, access to…
  • Oct 23

    Rumors Abound: Homeland Security Department Gears Up For Obama Immigration Action

    Rumors Abound: Homeland Security Department Gears Up For Obama Immigration Action
    Rumors continue to circulate about President Obama's possible executive action on immigration. AP reports that the White House has cautioned against speculating about what the President might do based on a new federal contract proposal from…
Rank this Week: 62

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Sarfaty: Shining Light on Global Supply Chain

    Sarfaty: Shining Light on Global Supply Chain
    Galit A. Sarfaty (Univ. of British Columbia – Law) has posted Shining Light on Global Supply Chains (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This Article analyzes the effectiveness of emerging domestic…
  • Oct 23

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 14, no. 4, November 2014) is out. Contents include: Joanna I. Lewis, The Rise of Renewable Energy Protectionism: Emerging Trade Conflicts and Implications for Low Carbon Development …
  • Oct 23

    Bellamy: Responsibility to Protect: A Defense

    Bellamy: Responsibility to Protect: A Defense
    Alex J. Bellamy (Griffith Univ. - International Relations) has published Responsibility to Protect: A Defense (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle is the international community's major…
Rank this Week: 64

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

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

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

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

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
  • Oct 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Oct 23

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!
    My firm was recently retained by a client to assist with their Strategic Planning process. During the “interview stage” of our relationship, the Managing Partner went to great lengths to have me explain my process and style. We…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule
    A few years back, I enjoyed Ken Gormley's account of Ken Starr's investigation of Whitewater and the Lewisnky matters. I found the book even-handed and thorough, and it had lots of intereting stuff for us law-of-lawyering types. One of the...
  • Oct 22

    "The Continuing Duty"

    "The Continuing Duty"
    Check out this new site, The Continuing Duty, which has materials, and a blog, and much more. Run by David M. Siegel and Tigran Eldred. From their front page: Criminal defendants rely on their lawyers to provide the most vigorous...
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
Rank this Week: 77

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 23

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence
    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  I recently had the opportunity to…
  • Oct 23

    Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa
    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan.  Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme…
  • Oct 22

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error
    How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit…
Rank this Week: 82

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
  • Oct 23

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    There's been a lot of action in labor and employment law recently, so time for another roundup: The Office of Special Counsel just found the U.S. Army gulity of harassment against a transgendered employee. It shows how the recent executive...
  • Oct 23

    Jim Hawkins on The Law's Remarkable Failure to Protect Mistakenly Overpaid Employee

    Jim Hawkins on The Law's Remarkable Failure to Protect Mistakenly Overpaid Employee
    Friend-of-blog Jim Hawkins (Houston) just posted on SSRN his fascinating article, The Law's Remarkable Failure to Protect Mistakenly Overpaid Employees, which is forthcoming later this year in the Minnesota Law Review. This piece takes a…
Rank this Week: 87

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Fleckner on Roman Business Association

    Fleckner on Roman Business Association
    Andreas M. Fleckner, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has posted Roman Business Associations, which is forthcoming in Roman Law and Economics, ed. Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci.  Here is the abstract:Roman…
  • Oct 23

    Bonilla on Liberalism and Property in Colombia

    Bonilla on Liberalism and Property in Colombia
    Daniel Bonilla, Universidad de los Andes School of Law, has posted Liberalism and Property in Colombia: Property as a Right and Property as a Social Function, which appeared in the Fordham Law Review 80 (2011): 1135-70.  Here is the…
  • Oct 23

    George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance

    George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance
    [We have the following announcement for the George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance.] Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, in collaboration with Duke’s Trinity College of Arts…
Rank this Week: 90

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

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

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 91

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Al Qaeda Has Set its Sights on Xinjiang—and China Isn’t Happy About It

    Al Qaeda Has Set its Sights on Xinjiang—and China Isn’t Happy About It
    If you don’t follow the jihadi social media scene, you may not know that the first issue of Al Qaeda’s online English-language magazine, Resurgence, has just hit webstands across the terrorist world. Fortunately for you, we at…
  • Oct 23

    President Obama Is Right

    President Obama Is Right
    President Obama is right. He was right when he said, as a presidential candidate in 2007, that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not…
  • Oct 23

    Russian Bagram Detainee Set for Federal Prosecution in U.S.

    Russian Bagram Detainee Set for Federal Prosecution in U.S.
    Or so I gather from this Washington Post piece, which opens thusly: A Russian captured fighting with insurgents in Afghanistan and held for years at a detention facility near Bagram air base will be flown to the United States to be…
Rank this Week: 97

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 23

    More scholarly outlets?

    More scholarly outlets?
    Zak started a conversation and Bridget Crawford asks a follow-up: When did it become the case that one post-law school is not sufficient to make one a viable candidate and that 2-3 post-school pieces are the norm? One possibility (raised by…
  • Oct 23

    Justice Clarence Thomas and Korematsu: The Sequel

    Justice Clarence Thomas and Korematsu: The Sequel
    I blogged here on October 15, about an article of mine that was published this year in the Harvard Journal of Racial & Ethnic Justice titled “Justice Clarence Thomas’s Korematsu Problem.”…
  • Oct 23

    The Slow Writing Movement

    The Slow Writing Movement
    Orin's post below on tips for new professors is chock-full of good advice. I'm especially interested in his first suggestion, Send out an article in the spring submission of your first year. The reasons he gives make sense. In the spirit of…
Rank this Week: 102

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 23

    Approaching Charitable Giving

    Approaching Charitable Giving
    Over the past decade, wealthy investors have increased their charitable donations by thirty-six percent. However, only one in five feel their approach to giving is effective. Only nine percent of millionaire investors say they have received…
  • Oct 23

    Melissa Rivers to Inherit More than $100 Million

    Melissa Rivers to Inherit More than $100 Million
    Following the tragic death of iconic comedian Joan Rivers, her daughter will inherit more than $100 million in cash and property. Melissa Rivers will receive $75 million in cash from her mother and the comedian’s $35 million Upper East…
  • Oct 23

    Impact of Slayer Statutes on ERISA Benefit

    Impact of Slayer Statutes on ERISA Benefit
    A recent opinion by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Box v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Case No. 4:11-CV-02829-MHH, discusses the variations among state “slayer statutes”—laws preventing murderers from…
Rank this Week: 103

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 22

    Henry Manne comments on SEC administrative rule making

    Henry Manne comments on SEC administrative rule making
    My post the other day on the problems with the SEC's increasing use of administrative law judges prompted the great Henry Manne to send along this comment: Steve, you might also have noted the other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 22

    Millon responds re corporate law after Hobby Lobby

    Millon responds re corporate law after Hobby Lobby
    David Millon sent along a response to my post "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby": A couple of brief thoughts on your remarks about the freedom of shareholders in closely held corporations to depart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 22

    An Article II challenge to the constitutionality of the SEC's ALJ

    An Article II challenge to the constitutionality of the SEC's ALJ
    Keith Paul Bishop has the details. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 114

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)
    Judges Noonan and Reinhardt are extraordinarily concerned about fairness.  Deeply, profoundly, and sincerely.  In every case, including but not limited to (and perhaps exceptionally in) criminal cases.So when the trial judge…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
  • Oct 22

    Lofton v. Wells Fargo (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    Lofton v. Wells Fargo (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    The trial court said that it was "very, very troubled" by the events that transpired in this class action case, stating that he thought that "[i]t appears to me [that] there has been egregious misconduct and bad faith on the part of ILG…
Rank this Week: 118

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 23

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Christopher Slobogin now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: American imprisonment rates are far higher than the rates in virtually every Western country, even after...
  • Oct 23

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty
    As reported in this story from the Catholic News Service, the leader of the Catholic Church can now be added to the list of persons vocally advocating against life without parole sentences. Here are the details: Pope Francis called for...
  • Oct 23

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"
    Gallup has this new report highlighting that "[s]ix in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers, generally consistent with attitudes since 2008." Here is more: Americans' support for the death penalty has varied…
Rank this Week: 123

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
  • Oct 22

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby
    So this had to be done...for your pleasure. -bjmq
  • Oct 22

    Specific performance and other remedie

    Specific performance and other remedie
    Rick Climan and Keith Flaum's videos on negotiating the merger agreement have become something of a regular feature on this blog. I think Keith and Rick do a great job teeing up the issues, and the animation is almost on...
Rank this Week: 125

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

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

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 120

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 23

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?
    In response to Zach Kramer's post on The Slow Writing Movement over at Prawfs, Glenn Cohen thoughtfully asks in the comments: Is more than one paper in work or published the new "state of the field" for getting attention? *...
  • Oct 23

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%
    According to the LSAC, 30,943 LSATs were administered in September. This is down 8.1% from last October's administration. This follows a 9% decline in the LSAT administrations in June, 2014 (and there was a 14% decline in first-time takers…
  • Oct 23

    Thank

    Thank
    Thanks for the chance to be a guest on this Blog. As my next foray into the pedagogy of law school adjuncts I am considering a survey of adjuncts and some further research into and thinking and writing about innovative...
Rank this Week: 129

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

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

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

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

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 142

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 22

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
  • Oct 22

    "International Business With Russian Nexus: Why Not New York Law?"

    "International Business With Russian Nexus: Why Not New York Law?"
    On November 12, 2014 - from 6-8 PM -the International Centre for Dispute Resolution ("ICDR"), in cooperation with the Russian Arbitration Association ("RAA") and with support of the American Bar Association Section of…
  • Oct 22

    New Database to Research Decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Right

    New Database to Research Decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Right
    Loyola Law School Los Angeles has a new, student-run project on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The website includes a database and journal to assist practitioners, journalists, students, and other scholars in understanding the…
Rank this Week: 147

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Oct 23

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Formalism versus Pragmatism in Evidence: Reconsidering the Absolute Ban on the Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Prove Impeaching, Untruthful Acts that Have Not…
  • Oct 23

    Sheley on The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic

    Sheley on The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic
    Erin L. Sheley (George Washington University - Law School) has posted Doubled Jeopardy: The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic (24 Law and Literature 211 (2014 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article explores how Sir Walter…
  • Oct 23

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase
    Robert P. Mosteller (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Pernicious Inferences: Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biases In Criminal Cases (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2015) on…
Rank this Week: 169

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 23

    Suspension For Computer Child Porn

    Suspension For Computer Child Porn
    An attorney convicted of second degree endangerment of children has been suspended for an indeterminate period by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He may seek reinstatement in five years from the date of his January 2011 interim suspension on…
  • Oct 23

    Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

    Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
    From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court comes this story of a prosecutor's third brush with the attorney discipline system. He had previously been suspended for a year in two separate matters. One matter involved allegations that he...
  • Oct 23

    Disbarred After Missing Oral Argument Before Court

    Disbarred After Missing Oral Argument Before Court
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney for misconduct in the course of representing a client in a child custody disputes and during the resulting bar investigation. We conclude that the appropriate sanction for Barnett’s…
Rank this Week: 163

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
  • Sep 30

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

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
Rank this Week: 197

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 22

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.
    Mike Konczal has an important follow-up to the recent Vox article (How Sweden Fights Inequality WIthout Soaking the Rich) on the relationship between progressive taxes and inequality. Konczal argues that the Vox's definition of…
  • Oct 22

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property
    Mitchell Berman (Penn) has posted Abuse of Property Right Without Political Foundations: A Response to Katz (Yale Law Journal Forum) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In an article recently published in the Yale Law Journal, Larissa Katz defends…
  • Oct 21

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback
    Matt Yglesias explains: The emerging housing market that's rising from the ashes of the recent crash looks very different from the one that we had in the aughts in one important way — a much larger share of new dwellings...
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
  • Oct 15

    Good Luck At AALS, And Here Are Some Alternatives!

    Good Luck At AALS, And Here Are Some Alternatives!
    I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at the meat market, Wharton is interviewing (and the deadline for applications...
Rank this Week: 206

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
  • Oct 3

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence
    In May, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales issued their "Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences - Definitive Guidelines." The Guidelines apply to "all individual offenders aged 18 and older and to organisations…
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
Rank this Week: 213

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: 215

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 23

    Job Opening: Florida International University

    Job Opening: Florida International University
    Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position…
  • Oct 22

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre
    Job Opening: Library Technician (Collections) The Law Technician for Inventory and Physical Controls is supervised by the Chief, Collection Services Division, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely…
  • Oct 22

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
Rank this Week: 219

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
  • Oct 21

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application
    The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law would like to invite you to apply for Study Space VIII, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis…
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 218