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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Feb 5

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa
    Actual innocence need not be proven for a defendant to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice, according to a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court In the present case, the plaintiff faults his former criminal defense attorneys for…
  • Feb 5

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me
    The Iowa Supreme Court has privately admonished an attorney who sent an ex parte email to the judge reviewing an arbitration award of a county bar association. His (non-frivolous) beef with the award was that his former attorney was the...
  • Feb 5

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension
    From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court notes a decision to increase the length of an attorney's suspension. The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for…
Rank this Week: 213

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 389

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 5

    Left and Right Religious Narrative

    Left and Right Religious Narrative
    Double standards in the press are not surprising.  Most of us are well aware of how they cover religious conservatives.  We’re always battling to find just the right person.  That narrative is based in fact.  We do…
  • Feb 4

    Ohio Governor John Kasich On The Home Stretch In New Hampshire

    Ohio Governor John Kasich On The Home Stretch In New Hampshire
    Ohio Governor John Kasich joined me Thursday to talk about his closing kick in New Hampshire: Audio: 02-04hhs-kasich Transcript: HH: So pleased to welcome back my governor, Ohio Governor John Kasich. Governor, welcome, I bet you’re in…
  • Feb 4

    Donald Trump On His Closing Argument To New Hampshire Voter

    Donald Trump On His Closing Argument To New Hampshire Voter
    Donald Trump joined me On Thursday’s program: Audio: 02-04hhs-trump Transcript: HH: Pleased to again begin the program with the very best interview in America, Donald Trump. Mr. Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. DT: Hello,…
Rank this Week: 2968

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/
  • Feb 5

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)
    The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom is an annual data compilation that provides an ordinal ranking of economic freedom in nations throughout the world, based on such country-specific measures of economic liberty as…
  • Feb 4

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer
    On Wednesday, the International Center for Law & Economics, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the appellants in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereo…
  • Feb 1

    Politicians Call for More Price Controls on Pharmaceutical

    Politicians Call for More Price Controls on Pharmaceutical
    Politicians have recently called for price controls to address the high costs of pharmaceuticals. Price controls are government-mandated limits on prices, or government-required discounts on prices. On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 454

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Feb 5

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future
    Kara Swanson (Northeastern), Intellectual Property and Gender: Reflections on Accomplishments and Methodology, 24 American J. Gender, Soc. Policy & L. 175 (2015) Abstract: This essay answers the invitation of the organizers of the annual…
  • Feb 5

    Admin: Proposals to Address Women's Disproportionate Burden of Administrative Labor

    Admin: Proposals to Address Women's Disproportionate Burden of Administrative Labor
    Elizabeth Emens (Columbia), Admin, 103 Georgetown L.J. (2015) Abstract: This Article concerns a relatively unseen form of labor that affects us all, but that disproportionately burdens women: admin. Admin is the office type work — both…
  • Feb 4

    Against Criminalizing Title IX Enforcement for Campus Sexual Violence

    Against Criminalizing Title IX Enforcement for Campus Sexual Violence
    Nancy Chi Cantalupo (Barry), For the Title IX Civil Rights Movement: Congratulations and Cautions, Yale Law Journal Forum (forthcoming). Abstract: The Yale Law Journal's September 25, 2015 Conversation on Title IX confirmed the existence of a…
Rank this Week: 1113

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 957

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 2766

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    The Biggest Tax Refund?

    The Biggest Tax Refund?
    The headline to this article caught my eye. It caught my eye primarily because I could see it catching the eye of many people. It appeals to the need or desire for money that affects almost everyone. The headline? “How to Get the…
  • Feb 3

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”
    Yes, that’s the question a reader posed to me. The reader also commented, “You think your taxes are complicated, try having a dependent who’s a clone.”First things first.Only an individual can be a dependent, either as…
  • Feb 1

    Will Diverting Tax Payments to Escrow Funds Motivate the Pennsylvania Legislature?

    Will Diverting Tax Payments to Escrow Funds Motivate the Pennsylvania Legislature?
    Bill Dingfelder, a Philadelphia Inquirer reader, is fed up with the failure of the Pennsylvania legislature to approve a budget. He’s not alone. I’m certain far from impressed watching legislators serve special interests and…
Rank this Week: 1613

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: 876

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 5

    Call me Old but not Traditional [1] - Henrietta Muir Edward

    Call me Old but not Traditional [1] - Henrietta Muir Edward
    The fifth member of the Famous Five women shares her name with the "Persons Case", Edwards v Canada (Attorney General), simply because her surname occurs first in the alphabet [2]. Henrietta Muir Edwards challenged mainstream…
  • Feb 4

    “Father’s a Drunkard and Mother is Dead”

    “Father’s a Drunkard and Mother is Dead”
    Louise McKinney is one of five prominent women who together “pulled off one of the biggest legal coups ever” [1]. This “legal coup” is now known as the Persons Case and McKinney was the second woman to sign the petition...
  • Feb 3

    The Accomplishments of Emily Murphy, both Admirable and Abhorrent

    The Accomplishments of Emily Murphy, both Admirable and Abhorrent
    The name Emily Murphy sounds familiar to most Edmontonians, even if for nothing more than the fact that a local park is named after her. Emily Murphy was an author and a zealous advocate for many noble causes over her...
Rank this Week: 4700

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/
  • Feb 5

    Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 - Discussion/Symposia

    Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 - Discussion/Symposia
    Symposium-Discussion: Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 Stetson University College of Law – Gulfport, Florida Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.(Eastern Time) This Symposium/Discussion will consider the current state of…
  • Feb 4

    Cosby Decision May Affect informal Dealmaking in Practice of Criminal Law

    Cosby Decision May Affect informal Dealmaking in Practice of Criminal Law
    The decision by a Philadelphia suburban trial court that a previous prosecutor's publicly announced promise not to be prosecute Bill Cosby was not enforceable has virtually no precedential value anywhere, but it may affect how prosecutors,…
  • Jan 19

    BuzzFeed and the BBC Expose Evidence of Match-Fixing in Tenni

    BuzzFeed and the BBC Expose Evidence of Match-Fixing in Tenni
    White collar crime in sports has been a topic of much discussion over the last year, including the widespread coverage of corruption allegations against high ranking officials with FIFA (discussed here). Now it appears that the tennis word is…
Rank this Week: 301

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 5

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency
    by Michael DorfAs Prof. Buchanan noted on Tuesday, it is still too soon to coronate Marco Rubio as the  "establishment" alternative to either the external (Trump) or internal (Cruz) hostile takeover of the Republican party. Before…
  • Feb 4

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union
    by Neil H. BuchananMy most recent Verdict column, published last Thursday, asks: "Have Democrats Rediscovered Unions Too Late?"  There, I note that the recent embrace of labor unions by mainstream liberals needs to be seen in the context…
  • Feb 3

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?
    by Michael DorfWhenever I write something for or appear in the general-purpose media, as opposed to the self-selecting group of people who read DoL, Verdict, or, even more self-selectingly, my academic work, I am reminded of how lucky I am to…
Rank this Week: 158

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 5

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence
    Gijs Van Dijck (Tilburg University) has posted to SSRN Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Liability? Reviewing the Empirical Evidence. The abstract provides: Do tort claims, or the fear of them, result in the adoption of practices aimed at…
  • Feb 3

    Kaye's Law of Torts Webby Book

    Kaye's Law of Torts Webby Book
    Tim Kaye (Stetson) has founded Webby Books (web e-books). From his e-mail: The first Webby Book to be published is my own Law of Torts. Further details about it can be found here: https://webby-books.com/news/inaugural-publication/ The…
  • Feb 2

    Long on Lawyers as Public Figures in Defamation Case

    Long on Lawyers as Public Figures in Defamation Case
    Alex Long has posted to SSRN The Lawyer as Public Figure for First Amendment Purposes. The abstract provides: Should lawyers be treated as public figures for purposes of defamation claims and, therefore, be subjected to a higher evidentiary…
Rank this Week: 468

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Extracurricular International Criminal Law. Here's the abstract: Domestic criminal law informs the register of international criminal law, whether formally through the development…
  • Feb 5

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter
    Petros C. Mavroidis (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter. Here's the abstract:The basic point I advocate in this paper is that the WTO Dispute Settlement System aims to curb unilateralism. No…
  • Feb 4

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Hors-série décembre 2015) is out. Contents include:La justice pénale internationale comme projet politique et sélectifJulien Pieret…
Rank this Week: 24

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 5

    Is It Possible to "Care for Mom When You Live Far Away"? -- ElderLawGuy Shows How

    Is It Possible to "Care for Mom When You Live Far Away"? -- ElderLawGuy Shows How
    My friend and mentor Jeffrey Marshall, a/k/a ElderLawGuy on Twitter, once again uses practical experiences to illustrate how "planning in advance" for the possibility of emergencies makes sense, particularly as our loved ones age.…
  • Feb 4

    New Brochure-Caregiver Advocate

    New Brochure-Caregiver Advocate
    The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) sent an email to the elderabuse listserv on February 4, 2016 that announced the release of a new brochure for family caregivers on how to advocate for those in their care with dementia....
  • Feb 4

    "Compression of Morbidity" and its Relationship to "Healthy Aging"

    "Compression of Morbidity" and its Relationship to "Healthy Aging"
    My colleague Laurel Terry sent a link to this week's New York Times article that delves into the topic of "healthy aging." Thank you! While I can see "healthy aging"as a goal, I have to admit I had not thought...
Rank this Week: 446

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 4

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut
    My law professor husband and I spent the better part of Thursday evening trying to get our daughter a shoe. It’s not that we don’t have shoes. We have every shoe a seven-year-old girl could want: school shoes, soccer shoes,...
  • Feb 3

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain
    (photo by Jonathan Long) The Malheur Occupation has presented at least two community-learning opportunities. These most recent sagebrush rebels have used a specific, limited reading of the Constitution to support their arguments, and legal…
  • Feb 1

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie
    Finders law is always fun teach. It’s fun in part because everyone, even my seven-year-old daughter, knows the rule “finders keepers.” It’s also fun because the law of finders gives an easy avenue into topics I particularly enjoy,…
Rank this Week: 355

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 4

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim
    Illinois Law dean and law professor Vikram David Amar evaluates three people’s statements regarding America’s treatment of Muslims: President Obama, an Iowa businessman, and a local Muslim cleric (an imam). Amar points out that…
  • Feb 3

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton comments on the use of religious terms in among the Republican presidential candidates, particularly terms that refer to a specific religio-political world view. Hamilton especially critiques Cruz’s…
  • Feb 1

    You Made Your (Marital) Bed, Now Lie in It

    You Made Your (Marital) Bed, Now Lie in It
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman comments on a recent decision by an appellate court in New York holding that a harsh but voluntary prenuptial agreement could be enforced as written. Grossman points out that the decision is…
Rank this Week: 612

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

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

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945
    A new book from Cambridge, The Making of Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, by Stephen L.B. Jensen, due out this month, promises to make an important contribution to the scholarly dialogue on the…
  • Feb 3

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context
    Law profs and others may be looking for resources to support classroom discussions of water issues in Flint, Detroit, California and elsewhere through a human rights lens. This blog collects some of the material that we've found most useful.…
  • Feb 2

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?
    Through the tireless work of people on the ground in Michigan communities, the national media outlets finally put the Flint water crisis on the front page in January, months after the story first surfaced. But while there is much that...
Rank this Week: 2603

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Feb 4

    Interesting Fourth Circuit Decision Precludes Consumer from Waiving Rights Under Federal Law

    Interesting Fourth Circuit Decision Precludes Consumer from Waiving Rights Under Federal Law
    In a rare win for consumers, the Fourth Circuit decided that an arbitration agreement that precluded the arbitrator from applying federal or state law to decide disputes arising under the parties’ loan agreement was unenforceable…
  • Feb 2

    Cuba–Do They Like Us?

    Cuba–Do They Like Us?
    Since returning, I’ve received calls from those about to go and questions from others—what are the Cuban people like?  And what do they think of Americans? The official Cuban policy, of course, is that the US policy has…
  • Feb 1

    Moffitt Stepping Down as Dean (summer of 2017)

    Moffitt Stepping Down as Dean (summer of 2017)
    Our fellow Indisputably blogger and resident kind soul, Michael Moffitt, has decided to decline a second 5 year term as Dean at Oregon.  His statement is here, but more telling is what Oregon’s provost said: I speak for his fellow…
Rank this Week: 385

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 1288

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 187

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?
    Just results, it appears: This paper examines the impact of enhanced executive remuneration disclosure rules under UK regulations introduced in 2013 on the voting pattern of shareholders. Based on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 2

    If non-top 50 law reviews want good articles, maybe they should pay for them

    If non-top 50 law reviews want good articles, maybe they should pay for them
    Steve Bradford has an interesting idea: The Harvard, Yale, and Chicago law reviews are never going to have trouble getting good submissions. If you’re a law review editor at a top-20 law review, you... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 181

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1390

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are
    Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc., No. 15-2158 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2016)  Sometimes it’s nice to see the law work itself pure, as a court clears out some plaintiff-postulated ambiguities in Rogers…
  • Feb 3

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity
    Martin v. Living Essentials, LLC, 2016 WL 374142, No. 15 C 01647 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) Ted Martin, who holds the world record for most consecutive kicks in hacky sack (no knees, no partner) sued for invasion of privacy and false…
  • Feb 1

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student
    The deadline for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Janet Steiger Fellowship Program has been extended to Friday, February 5th. Steiger Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for summer internships in the offices of 36 State Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 396

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 3

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester

    Teaching Tips to Think about Early in the New Semester
    With the beginning of a new semester upon us, these thoughts and tips are a great thing to keep in the back of everyone’s mind whether you are a student or a professor. Flexibility and Mobility in Law School Learning As a professor who…
  • Jan 29

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering

    Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering
    As a follow-up to my previous post on “-crastination”, Creativity and the Importance of Downtime, I’m sharing a copy of my favorite handout for helping all of us, students and faculty alike, learn to engage in discernment…
  • Jan 28

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think

    Formative Assessments – Valuable Educational Tool, Not as Hard (or Time-Intensive) as Some Think
    New ABA Standard 314 requires laws schools to use “formative assessments” a fancy phrase for a simple concept: giving students feedback on how they are progressing in a course. Anyone who has seen the data knows that formative…
Rank this Week: 4689

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/
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
  • Jan 18

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] Many readers will know that I have been very critical of Alice Goffman’s claims, in On the Run, that the Philadelphia police have had routine access to patient and visitor records in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 865

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
  • Jan 25

    Federal Bureaucrats Outside Washington

    Federal Bureaucrats Outside Washington
    Few clichés are more timeworn than equating federal governance with bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. And that equation is rarely meant kindly. Federal bureaucrats, according to common critiques, cannot match the particularized knowledge and…
Rank this Week: 1741

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
  • Jan 26

    What is Limited Government Anyway?

    What is Limited Government Anyway?
    With the presidential primaries underway, the media is choked with talk about getting the government off the people’s backs, restoring limited government, making government let the people alone. But the Koch brothers, the Tea Party,…
  • Jan 21

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier
    Republicans repeat over and over that they want to take back the Constitution. That’s nonsense. Actually they are trying to destroy it. It’s important to understand where it comes from. After the Civil War, generations of Southern…
Rank this Week: 4687

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kansas:  State v. Gauger, 2016 WL 97343 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining thatRobert Alfred Gauger, III, appeals his conviction for theft by…
  • Jan 29

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  Bozelko v. Commissioner of Correction, 2016 WL 305628 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining what the appeal involved and who was bringing…
  • Jan 27

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Lowell, 2015 WL 8349916 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:This criminal appeal concerns defendant's motion to suppress evidence.…
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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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 14

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Newsday, Feb. 2, 2016 “What is important about January is what is not happening,” said Professor Franklin Zimring of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, referring to the low crime…
  • Feb 2

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2016 That Mr. Boies is representing an embattled client is nothing new. But this time, the lawyer has raised the ante by becoming a director of Theranos.
  • Feb 1

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned
    Christopher Jay Hoofnagle quoted by The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2016 “Google could use information it gleans from the messages for its own purposes – purposes it does not have to disclose to us,” Hoofnagle said. “In…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 2

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict
    A California appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of singer Courtney Love Cobain that her "twibel" statements about a former attorney didn't defame her, because although they were false, Ms. Love did not make them with…
  • Feb 2

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson
    Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, is publishing Privacy and Freedom of the Press from 2004-2015: From Campbell to Leveson, in Law, Policy and the Internet (L. Edwards, ed.; Hart Publishing, forthcoming).…
  • Feb 2

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract. In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of…
Rank this Week: 289

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
  • Jan 29

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Feb 2

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development
    Some more news coverage of the GM Bellwethers and the allegations made against the lead lawyer. An interview with Robert Hilliard can be found here: Amanda Bronstad, Plaintiffs Lawyer Hilliard Saw No Red Flags in Case, National Law Journal,…
  • Jan 29

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW
    There's obviously been a lot in the news about multidistrict litigation--from Lance Cooper's allegations in GM to the recent selection of the plaintiffs' leadership slate in VW. But what do we really know about the settlements that come out…
  • Jan 28

    Backstory on the First GM Ignition Bellwether

    Backstory on the First GM Ignition Bellwether
    A good read from Automotive News by Erik Larson & Margaret Cronin Fisk.
Rank this Week: 626

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 43

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Feb 1

    The Supreme Injsutice

    The Supreme Injsutice
    The new sensation in legal circles is the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5189670/ The film is a riveting examination of the two trials and appeals of Stephen Avery who in rural Wisconsin was twice convicted,…
  • Jan 26

    Take Time to Look Around

    Take Time to Look Around
    In the good old days lawyers tended to be Jacks and Jills of all trades. Now the operative word is “specialization” which in everyday life often translates into the same clients, the same issues, and same side of those issues.…
  • Jan 17

    No Amnesty for Ted

    No Amnesty for Ted
    We all know that Republicans believe in certain political principles. High on their list is “law and order.” We all must obey the law. But Ted Cruz disrespects that cherished conservative principle. He admits to failing his duty…
Rank this Week: 2760

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Feb 1

    Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

    Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund
    We’re pleased to announce a new scholarship fund, the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund. Helen and Lew were my mom Gail Schlachter’s parents (i.e., my grandparents), who died in 1984 (Lew) and 1988 (Helen). Before…
  • Dec 3

    Remarks From Gail Schlachter’s Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    Remarks From Gail Schlachter’s Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    Last month, my mom, Gail Schlachter, was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame. The text from her CLA induction page: Driven by a commitment to identify information needs and to create resources to meet those needs, Dr. Gail...
  • Nov 24

    New Listing: Commercial Building in Sonora

    New Listing: Commercial Building in Sonora
    I’ve listed a commercial building, 14266 Tuolumne Rd in Sonora, for sale. The building has prime visibility on a major commercial road in Sonora, which is the county seat and main commercial city for Tuolumne County–home of…
Rank this Week: 1919

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/
  • Jan 31

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”
    Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego this Friday, February 5,…
  • Jan 29

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online
    The Scrivener is the newsletter for Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers. The Winter issue is now available online at the Scribes website. Professor Maureen Collins (pictured at the far right) of The John Marshall Law School…
  • Jan 27

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning
    Here's a reminding of the upcoming deadline for proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference on “Real-World Readiness,” June 10-11, 2016 at the Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas The…
Rank this Week: 576

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
Rank this Week: 4672

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
  • Jan 8

    What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?

    What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?
    Come on!  A monkey selfie!  Did you see this story about the legal battle over ownership of a photo taken by a monkey who stumbled upon a camera in the jungle?  I can’t resist posting the photo on this blog and lucky…
Rank this Week: 4279

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/
  • Jan 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Weiling Chou, Note, Restoring Integrity in American Businesses: A Broad Interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 60 Wayne L.…
  • Jan 29

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption
    The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have adopted in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108, which governs crowdfunding in those jurisdictions. The Canadian Securities…
  • Jan 29

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending January 29, 2016).
Rank this Week: 1032

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/
  • Jan 29

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP
    Concordia Law Dean Cathy Silak has been named Concordia University's new Vice President for community engagement. She will also remain dean temporarily, as the school conducts a search for her replacement.
  • Jan 29

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP
    This just in: The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a 2016-17 visiting assistant professor position, for one or two semesters. The position would primarily involve teaching courses in the Health Law…
  • Jan 28

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law
    Chapman University has announced that Matthew J. Parlow will serve as the next dean of the law school, starting this summer. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University Law School. Parlow holds a JD from...
Rank this Week: 95

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jan 28

    Air Navigation Commission Recommends Banning Batterie

    Air Navigation Commission Recommends Banning Batterie
    In a somewhat unexpected development, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that ICAO's air navigation commission will recommend to the ICAO Council that lithium ion batteries be banned from cargo holds of passenger aircraft. The decision is…
  • Jan 20

    Airlines for Europe Seeks to Eclipse Association for European Airline

    Airlines for Europe Seeks to Eclipse Association for European Airline
    Europe has a new lobbying group, Airlines for Europe (A4E), which hopes to replace the Association for European Airlines (AEA) as the primary trade association for European carriers. AEA was beset by defections last year over the…
  • Jan 15

    Extending Antitrust Immunity to LATAM

    Extending Antitrust Immunity to LATAM
    Air Transport World is reporting that LATAM will seek antitrust immunity for joint ventures with American Airlines and IAG. Competition authorities in South America, the European Union, and the United States will all need to acquiesce. The…
Rank this Week: 470