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Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 23

    First Amendment’s Outward Creep Makes It Harder to Hold Platforms Accountable

    First Amendment’s Outward Creep Makes It Harder to Hold Platforms Accountable
    Today, the Stanford Law Review published my very first single-authored publication, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” This article contributes to the legal scholarly…
  • May 23

    Government Hacking: Evidence and Vulnerability Disclosure in Court

    Government Hacking: Evidence and Vulnerability Disclosure in Court
    On April 5, CIS and Mozilla hosted the final event in a series of discussions designed to identify and debate important policy issues related to the practice of government hacking. This event focused on evidentiary issues and court disclosure…
  • May 9

    CIS Progress in Unsealing Surveillance Record

    CIS Progress in Unsealing Surveillance Record
    In September 2016, we filed a Petition in the Northern District of California (the federal district court for the Bay Area and much of Northern California) asking the court to unseal years’ worth of surveillance matters filed there. We…
Rank this Week: 1687

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/
Rank this Week: 365

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 23

    Politics in the U.S. Will Continue to Be Brutal and Nasty, With or Without Impeachment

    Politics in the U.S. Will Continue to Be Brutal and Nasty, With or Without Impeachment
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan predicts that regardless of the immediate future of President Trump, the foreseeable future of American politics will be dysfunctional. Buchanan argues that everyone who wants to…
  • May 22

    “Dot the i’s and Cross the t’s”: Louisiana Supreme Court Voids Prenuptial Agreement for Signature Defect

    “Dot the i’s and Cross the t’s”: Louisiana Supreme Court Voids Prenuptial Agreement for Signature Defect
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman describes a case in which the Louisiana Supreme Court voided a prenuptial agreement for its failure to abide by strict formalities required in that state. Grossman discusses the history of…
  • May 21

    Lowering Marginal Tax Rates to Improve the Economy

    Lowering Marginal Tax Rates to Improve the Economy
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law professor Ronald D. Rotunda argues that lowering the marginal tax rates improves the economy. Rotunda looks at several historical examples where lowering the marginal tax rate coincided with an increase…
Rank this Week: 1545

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

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

    Doctrine trumps party loyalty (sort of) in two race districting decision

    Doctrine trumps party loyalty (sort of) in two race districting decision
    SCOTUS decided two important cases dealing with race-based districting this week. As I have noted in an earlier post, this area of doctrine has evolved in a suspiciously partisan way. So the question naturally arises: Was this week's pair of…
  • May 23

    Another unwarranted universal/nationwide injunction

    Another unwarranted universal/nationwide injunction
    Last week, Judge Jones of the Western District of Washington issued a nationwide TRO against enforcement of a federal regulation barring attorneys from providing limited limited legal services for otherwise-pro bono litigants in immigration…
  • May 23

    An Updated Fiduciary Forecast

    An Updated Fiduciary Forecast
    As the clock ticks down, the fiduciary rule seems increasingly likely to go into effect. This morning, Secretary Acosta dropped a surprising op-ed in the Wall Street Journal announcing that he would not delay the fiduciary rule's…
Rank this Week: 35

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • May 23

    Wisconsin’s War on Cocaine, 1986-1990

    Wisconsin’s War on Cocaine, 1986-1990
    The new issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine has an excerpt of my book Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era. The excerpt covers changes to drug sentencing in the late 1980s, which were largely motivated by concerns…
  • May 12

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life

    1 in 7 U.S. Prisoners Now in for Life
    According to a new report by the Sentencing Project, there are now 206,268 life-sentenced prisoners in the United States, amounting to one in every seven inmates. As a result of a long-term national crime decline and years of effort in many…
  • Apr 30

    New Research Suggests Potential of Prison Furloughs, But Shadow of Willie Horton Still Loom

    New Research Suggests Potential of Prison Furloughs, But Shadow of Willie Horton Still Loom
    It remains the paradigmatic moment in the modern history of tough-on-crime politics. In  the summer of 1988, Michael Dukakis, the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts, seemed to be cruising toward a presidential election victory in…
Rank this Week: 3715

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 23

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State
    Amnesty International (May 23, 2107): Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: Amnesty International has issued a new report that looks at the impact of pregnancy criminalization laws in the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around the...
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • May 23

    The Yogyakarta Principles and HIV Human Rights Advocacy

    The Yogyakarta Principles and HIV Human Rights Advocacy
    The Yogyakarta Principles for eliminating sexual identity and gender discrimination were written in 2006. In 2010, an Activists Guide to the principles was published. The target audience for the guide is LBGTQ activists, with a secondary…
  • May 22

    Coming this Fall: Human Rights Officials and Advocates Meet in Seattle

    Coming this Fall: Human Rights Officials and Advocates Meet in Seattle
    So much is happening to promote and protect human rights at the local, county and state levels! You can get a front line perspective this September 24-28, in Seattle, Washington, at the annual conference of the International Association of…
  • May 21

    Forced Marriage of Minors in the US - A Human Rights Issue

    Forced Marriage of Minors in the US - A Human Rights Issue
    During a recent Boston demonstration against forced marriage of minors, word came that Governor Christie vetoed a bill overwhelmingly passed by the New Jersey legislature that would restrict marriage to those who are age 18 and older - no…
Rank this Week: 861

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/
  • May 23

    EEOC Seeks Rehearing En Banc in 9th Cir Decision Finding Unequal Pay Based on Salary History Alone is not Gender Discrimination

    EEOC Seeks Rehearing En Banc in 9th Cir Decision Finding Unequal Pay Based on Salary History Alone is not Gender Discrimination
    The EEOC has petitioned for rehearing en banc in the 9th Circuit's decision in Rizo v. Yovino (Apr. 27, 2017) holding that pay a woman less than men doing the same job because of their different salary histories was not...<img…
  • May 18

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie
    The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has created an online platform called The Gender Policy Report that will analyze the policies that will be proposed by the US federal government in this new administration…
  • May 18

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
    The new French President has appointed women to 50% of his cabinet, as did Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Macron Cabinet: Women are Half of France's New Ministers French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced…
Rank this Week: 3162

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

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

    Removing Confederate Monument

    Removing Confederate Monument
    New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu explains why they had to go:
  • May 23

    AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding” CFP

    AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding” CFP
    The AALS Sections on Constitutional Law and Legal History invite paper submissions to participate in our joint program, “Reconstruction: The Second Founding,” at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting on January 4, 2018. One paper will be selected…
  • May 23

    Jim Crow School Trivia Question

    Jim Crow School Trivia Question
    Here's a school established during the era of Jim Crow, which was the site of an important protest. The parents from this county were part of the lawsuits leading into Brown. And am I making this too easy by adding...
Rank this Week: 108

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 23

    Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should, Detroit Lions Edition

    Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should, Detroit Lions Edition
    Last weekend, retired NFL receiver Calvin Johnson made news when he revealed that he was not pleased with the Detroit Lions and how they handled his retirement. Johnson is apparently frustrated that the Lions required him to pay back about...
  • May 22

    Shareholder Wealth Maximization at the Firm Level

    Shareholder Wealth Maximization at the Firm Level
    I ask my Advanced Business Associations students to recognize and process theory and policy and relate them to doctrine at the practical level. This is, as most of you will recognize, a tall order of business for students who have...
  • May 21

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 21, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 21, 2017)
    Financial Choice Act: "To submit a proposal, SHs would ... need to invest more than $7 billion in Apple." https://t.co/M5h1FqmkFf #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 15, 2017 "California ... equal pay law ...…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • May 23

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing
    Alfred Lubrano’s father was a bricklayer in Brooklyn. As an adult, Lubrano became a newsman and author. In his book, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Lubrano comments that in the…
  • May 23

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense…

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense regarding the future of gerrymandering, and therefore the future of Republican domination of state and federal legislatures. For my discussion on The Hill.com, click on Will the Supreme Court Draw…
  • May 16

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure
    Woops! Because the original post was illegible and the link broken, I’m reposting this link to my description of the law’s contribution the polarization of America. Here, I hope, is a working link : “What’s…
Rank this Week: 4137

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/
  • May 23

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign
    Anthony Victor Alfieri has posted Inner-City Anti-Poverty Campaigns on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers a defense of outsider, legal-political intervention and community triage in inner-city anti-poverty campaigns under…
  • May 9

    Aprill: Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Dutie

    Aprill: Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Dutie
    Ellen Aprill has posted her forthcoming article entitled "Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Duties" to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tax-exempt organizations, including section…
  • May 9

    Michigan Supreme Court: Personal Property Tax Exemption Applies Regardless of Nonprofit Statu

    Michigan Supreme Court: Personal Property Tax Exemption Applies Regardless of Nonprofit Statu
    On May 1, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled for-profit college Sanford-Brown College Grand Rapids was not required to pay property taxes on its personal property. Two Michigan statutes exempt property owned by charitable and educational…
Rank this Week: 416

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Felix B. Chang, Second-Generation Monopolization: Parallel Exclusion in Derivatives Markets, 2016 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 657. Stephen S.…
  • May 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Christian W. Borek, Comment, Regulation A+: Navigating Equity-Based Crowdfunding under Title IV of the JOBS Act, 47 Cumb. L. Rev. 143…
  • May 2

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Stephen M. Bainbridge, Revitalizing SEC Rule 14a-8's Ordinary Business Exclusion: Preventing Shareholder Micromanagement by Proposal, 85…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
Rank this Week: 262

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/
Rank this Week: 4366

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

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

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
  • May 12

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument
    According to the ABA Journal, a Tennessee lawyer representing a defendant charged with rape made the following comment in closing argument: "People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker…
Rank this Week: 300

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: 544

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is &quot;Corporate Governance&quot; a branch of &quot;Moral Psychology&quot;?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 17

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project
    Here [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 186

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 913

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
  • May 21

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth
    Michael Green has been burning the midnight scholarship oil recently. He has posted two articles to SSRN in the last month: The Audacity of Protecting Racist Speech under the National Labor Relations Act, forthcoming 2017 U. Chicago Legal…
  • May 21

    Duffy on Blatt

    Duffy on Blatt
    Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) has provided this guest post on Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc. Seventeen months after oral argument in Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., No. 5:14-cv-04822-JFL (E.D.…
Rank this Week: 99

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    My European Speaking Trip

    My European Speaking Trip
    For people interested in attending, here is the list of the open talks:Gothenburg, Sweden, May 24, 18:00 CEST"A World of Strong Privacy: Anarcho-Capitalism Online"Allégården, Södra Allégatan 4, GothenburgFacebook…
  • May 14

    The Most Exciting Maybe of the Year

    The Most Exciting Maybe of the Year
    A  link in a recent post on my favorite blog took me to a piece on a recent article from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. It describes a procedure which appears to reverse aging in mice. These are early results, they might…
  • May 13

    Something Different. Or Maybe Not.

    Something Different. Or Maybe Not.
    My younger son writes, among other things, fiction set in the world of super heroes and super villains. This morning he pointed me at someone else's work in that genre, a novella: Interviewing Leather. I read it.The narrator is a reporter…
Rank this Week: 1072

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
  • May 19

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    Today, the defense filed its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case. This is the last brief that will be filed before oral arguments in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on June 8th. In the Reply...
  • May 16

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation
    Washington Rule of Evidence 702 provides that If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge willassist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge,…
Rank this Week: 997

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • May 20

    All In the Family?

    All In the Family?
    While Priscilla Delmaro was in jail awaiting trial on fraud charges in 2015, her mother-in-law Christine Evans kept her fortunetelling parlor open. Eventually law enforcement came for her, also. She was arrested for fortunetelling and fraud,…
  • May 2

    Mateusz and Mateusz on The Relationship Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remark

    Mateusz and Mateusz on The Relationship Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remark
    ICYMI: Pękala Mateusz and Stępień Mateusz, The Relationshiop Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remarks, in Towards An Anthropology of the Legal Field: Critiques and Case Studies (T. Ledvinka, Prague: 2012), at 24-34. Here's the text of…
  • Apr 29

    Toronto Police Arrest Another Individual for Witchcraft

    Toronto Police Arrest Another Individual for Witchcraft
    Yet another witchcraft practitioner story out of Canada--this one from Toronto. Police have charged Murali Muthyalu (Master Raghav) for violating the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46, Sec. 365, Pretending to practice witchcraft,…
Rank this Week: 3998

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/
  • May 19

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)
    Introduction The International Competition Network (ICN), a “virtual” organization comprised of most of the world’s competition (antitrust) agencies and expert non-governmental advisors (NGAs), held its Sixteenth Annual…
  • May 18

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die
    It’s fitting that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently compared his predecessor’s jettisoning of the FCC’s light touch framework for Internet access regulation without hard evidence to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James…
  • May 9

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry
    Today the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) Antitrust and Consumer Protection Research Program released a new white paper by Geoffrey A. Manne and Allen Gibby entitled: A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive…
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • May 19

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR)…
  • May 18

    Readings for Next Year’s Course

    Readings for Next Year’s Course
    Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have been doing a fabulous service for our community every year by conducting the “Resource Share” sessions at the ABA’s Legal Educators Colloquium.  They not only lead these entertaining…
  • May 16

    Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators and Lawyer

    Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators and Lawyer
    Len Riskin (Northwestern) asked me to pass along this announcement for an upcoming workshop at Northwestern.   This will be cross-posted under events. Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators…
Rank this Week: 4525

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: 65

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
  • May 15

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kindred Nursing v Clark, an arbitration case in which the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to enforce arbitration agreements between a nursing home and two patients. The agreements had been executed by…
Rank this Week: 219

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor &amp; Immigration
    Please see my post at the Agricultural Law blog. And for further reading and research:César Chávez & the United Farm Workers… and the Struggle of Farm Workers in the U.S. — A Basic Bibliography Beyond…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
  • May 3

    Resistance & Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title

    Resistance &amp; Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title
    I want to draw your attention to some books that fall, loosely (e.g., may be indirectly relevant to…), under the heading, “resistance and revolutionary aspirations in the Middle East.” The list is confined to books…
Rank this Week: 1689

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor &amp; Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
Rank this Week: 702

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Experts Excited by Brain 'Wonder-Drug', BBC News Science Has Outgrown the Human Mind and its Limited Capacities, Aeon Chemo Scrambled My Brain, NPR Shots Blog Aaron Hernandez’s Brain to Be Released for CTE Study, NBC News Technology…
  • May 9

    Two Neurolaw-Related Case Studies from South Africa

    Two Neurolaw-Related Case Studies from South Africa
    See here for this 2004 journal article in African Health Sciences. Here is the abstract: Two cases are presented of adult males diagnosed with psychosis who were found to have intraventricular tumours (central neurocytomas). In both cases the…
  • Apr 30

    "Deep Brain Stimulation Through the 'Lens of Agency': Clarifying Threats to Personal Identity from Neurological Intervention"

    "Deep Brain Stimulation Through the 'Lens of Agency': Clarifying Threats to Personal Identity from Neurological Intervention"
    "Deep Brain Stimulation Through the 'Lens of Agency': Clarifying Threats to Personal Identity from Neurological Intervention" by Eliza Goddard has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract This paper explores the…
Rank this Week: 109

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: 491

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
  • May 17

    True Grit

    True Grit
    If you had to choose a law partner from the characters in Better Call Saul, who would you choose? I’d pick Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).  When you consider the alternatives it’s really an easy decision,  When he’s not…
  • May 1

    Creating the Future

    Creating the Future
    James Lorenz died  earlier this year. In the late 1960s  Lorenz  showed  himself to be one of the most important  social entrepreneurs of the second half of the Twentieth Century.  A 26 year old associate in a…
  • Apr 15

    Fake Justice

    Fake Justice
    Donald  Trump has ushered in the era of “fake news.” The only question is whether we should view Trump himself as  its creator  or its victim.  Now we see a parallel problem with Trump’s Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 2361

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • May 16

    Ranking Law Schools by Employment, 2016-2017 Edition

    Ranking Law Schools by Employment, 2016-2017 Edition
    The American Bar Association has released the new 2016 employment data for law schools. Every year, this release prompts significant commentary about how the data should be interpreted. The disclosures contain over 100 categories of…
  • May 5

    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law?

    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law?
    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law? The traditional story among most practicing corporate lawyers is that Delaware's superior corporate law, judiciary, and responsiveness allowed it to win an interstate competition for corporate…
  • Apr 28

    Why is Brian Leiter so interested in me?

    Why is Brian Leiter so interested in me?
    As my loyal reader(s) know, Professor Brian Leiter took to his blog yesterday to take issue with two posts I wrote about the Whittier Law School closure (you can read my posts here and here). In the two short paragraphs about me, he called me…
Rank this Week: 3069

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
  • May 4

    Sport and speech, part 766

    Sport and speech, part 766
    Two news stories, submitted largely without comment:1) The Boston Red Sox banned a fan from Fenway Park for life for using a racial slur in a conversation with another fan, describing the Kenyan woman who had sung the national anthem. The…
  • May 3

    Infield fly rule is not in effect and it produces a triple play

    Infield fly rule is not in effect and it produces a triple play
    The Baltimore Orioles turned a triple play against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night (video in link) on an unintentionally uncaught fly ball into shallow left field. With first-and-second/none-out, the batter hit a fly ball into shallow…
Rank this Week: 343

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 16

    Insights on Judiciary and Tech Industry Highlight New Marquette Lawyer Magazine

    Insights on Judiciary and Tech Industry Highlight New Marquette Lawyer Magazine
    Two pairs may not be the most powerful hand in poker, but they are definitely a winning combination for the Summer 2017 edition of Marquette Lawyer, the Marquette Law School magazine. One pair in the magazine focuses on how long U.S. Supreme…
  • May 15

    Law Firm Ads and Other Fun

    Law Firm Ads and Other Fun
    For my ethics class, I have students works through the applicable rules by creating advertisements for their law firms.   As a little break from finals (and grading them), here are the top ones in various formats–worth…
  • May 13

    Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!

    Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!
    Speaker Moty Cristal is always one of the student favorites and, frankly, I never know what he is going to do.  Last time, he led us in an exercise learning about coalitions.  This time, Moty focused on the lessons from his upcoming…
Rank this Week: 746

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 293

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • May 13

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)
    We've seen how the Scalia-esque approach to judicial decision-making avowed by now-Justice Gorsuch would have precluded cherished landmarks in American history. [See Part 2; Part 1.] His "focusing backward, not forward," insisting…
  • May 8

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 2)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 2)
    It's now Justice Neil Gorsuch, having been confirmed by the Senate following the Republicans' deployment of the nuclear option. I've been tied up with (over)commitments--not that I could have affected the outcome--but let's continue with this…
  • Apr 12

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP
    Shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Those are the first words that come to mind in reacting to the loss of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was an absolutely lovely person and a magnificent judge. She was loved and admired by…
Rank this Week: 4422

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/
  • May 12

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed
    An Iowa class action (subject to CAFA's local class exception) has been approved by the Iowa Supreme Court. Here is the report from Iowa radio. You can find the opinion here: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation. The court considers…
  • Apr 26

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday
    Yesterday the Supreme Court held oral arguments in a personal jurisdiction case involving purchasers of the drug Plavix who bought the drug in Ohio but wanted to join a suit in California where the company does almost 1 billion dollars...
  • Apr 4

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust
    With everything else that's dominated the news, it's easy to place the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" on the back burner. But to forget that it's still an active bill (having now passed the House and pending before the...
Rank this Week: 275

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 12

    Save the Date: December 2018 Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia

    Save the Date: December 2018 Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia
    The 13th Global Legal Skills Conference will be held at Melbourne Law School from December 10-12, 2018.
  • May 11

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • May 5

    Cleveland-Marshall Announces New Dean

    Cleveland-Marshall Announces New Dean
    The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees announced that the next dean of the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law will be the current interim dean, former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. Dean Fisher is…
Rank this Week: 412

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Animal Law Grants!

    Animal Law Grants!
    David Cassuto From the email (with a huge hats off to Prof. Taimie Bryant at UCLA): Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP…
  • May 10

    Totally Excellent Conference in Australia: Center for Compassionate Conservation, November 2017

    Totally Excellent Conference in Australia: Center for Compassionate Conservation, November 2017
    David Cassuto Yet another reason to be in Australia this November…  Please consider giving a paper (details for abstract submission below) or just come and enjoy.  [Full disclosure: Our hero will deliver a keynote] 2017…
  • Apr 28

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being
    David Cassuto From the email: The law has recognised animals as “sentient” beings, so … … this is how that change affects how you can use animals for food, ​​entertainment, companionship, service…
Rank this Week: 5185

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
  • Apr 21

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law.  In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law…
Rank this Week: 1091

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
  • Apr 16

    Careers in Law

    Careers in Law
    This is three years old, but still applicable today:
  • Apr 7

    Thanks and Happy 150th!

    Thanks and Happy 150th!
    Today, we offer our gratitude. Thanks to all of you who have clicked, shared, liked, retweeted, and otherwise gotten involved with this year’s Law and Social Media project. Special thanks go out to our interviewees, who have braved the…
Rank this Week: 4115

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
  • May 7

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

    Episode 06: Frank Stella &rsquo;54
    Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
Rank this Week: 358