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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/
  • Oct 23

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America
    This November, West Virginia voters will be deciding whether to amend to the state’s constitution. The proposed amendment is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that are engaged in “adventure, educational or recreational…
  • Oct 23

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?
    The City of Houston, Texas has found itself in the midst of a growing controversy. The controversy stems from the passage of a city ordinance aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT residents. In response to the ordinance, several Houston...
  • Oct 17

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?
    A low-income housing cooperative that sought reconsideration of the IRS’s determination that it did not qualify as a 501(c)(3) received a final determination earlier this month that it indeed fail to meet the requirements of 501(c)(3). The…
Rank this Week: 449

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico

    “Same As It Ever Was”?: The Definition of Marriage in Puerto Rico
    On October 21, Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, a federal district court judge in the District of Puerto Rico, made headlines by granting the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s motion to dismiss in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, a…
  • Oct 18

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment
    Joshua M. SharfsteinFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment[The following is the text of the Keynote Address for the Conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, delivered at Yale Law…
  • Oct 17

    Government By Wishful Thinking

    Government By Wishful Thinking
    Ted MerminFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Public health and government have what supermarket tabloids refer to as a “complicated relationship.”  One of the reasons for the complexity…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Oct 23

    Whistleblowers, Confidential Sources, and the Obama Administration's Ruthless Treatment of the Pre

    Whistleblowers, Confidential Sources, and the Obama Administration's Ruthless Treatment of the Pre
    The October 27th issue of the Nation has a terrific article: The Government’s War on Whistleblowers by Normon Solomon and Marcy Wheeler.The story powerfully details retaliation by both the Bush and Obama administrations against both…
  • Oct 20

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix
    One of the hallmarks of a civilized political system is respect for the right of a fair trial. In the United States, the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases is regarded as fundamental to the American scheme of justice. If defendants…
  • Oct 16

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach
    In his book, Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish takes the position that faculty may not advocate political or moral views in the classroom. Indeed, he claims that if “an idea or policy is presented as a candidate for…
Rank this Week: 523

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
  • Oct 22

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law By its terms, the new "Revictimization Act" passed by the Pennsylvania legislature and signed into law by the Governor today is more than a bit vague. It…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Dismisses Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Dismisses Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico Juan Perez-Gimenez dismissed the constitutional challenge…
Rank this Week: 304

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 374

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

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

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

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

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

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

    Thank

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

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

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

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act

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

    Sheley on The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic

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

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase
    Robert P. Mosteller (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Pernicious Inferences: Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biases In Criminal Cases (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2015) on…
Rank this Week: 143

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 23

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate
    Texas death row inmate Max Soffar is dying of cancer and could spend the rest of days in isolation all because of a false confession he signed decades ago as a teenager. Despite evidence of his innocence in a triple murder and a confession…
  • Oct 22

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform
    It has been only a few weeks since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its landmark report on eyewitness identification reform (Identifying the Culprit), and already there has been a significant amount of media attention paid to…
  • Oct 21

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error
    A recent Boston Globe editorial called for prosecutors to be held accountable for miscarriages of justice that occur at their hands and specifically called out a former Berkshire County prosecutor who may have withheld exculpatory evidence in…
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Oct 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Q&A: Robots and the Law, Science Upcoming Event: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. November 13-14, 2014 In The Popular Press: New Algorithms Search for Signs of…
  • Oct 23

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics (J. Teitelbaum & K. Zeiler eds, (2015)): "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University…
  • Oct 23

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship
    Quoting from here: Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Program at the Center for Law and the Biosciences. The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who want an academic or policy career working on…
Rank this Week: 800

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lofton v. Wells Fargo (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    The trial court said that it was "very, very troubled" by the events that transpired in this class action case, stating that he thought that "[i]t appears to me [that] there has been egregious misconduct and bad faith on the part of ILG…
Rank this Week: 112

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

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

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby

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

    Specific performance and other remedie

    Specific performance and other remedie
    Rick Climan and Keith Flaum's videos on negotiating the merger agreement have become something of a regular feature on this blog. I think Keith and Rick do a great job teeing up the issues, and the animation is almost on...
Rank this Week: 156

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

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

    Job Opening: Florida International University

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

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre

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

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
Rank this Week: 245

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 23

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…
    I should note two things: First, this Watergate mythbusting by Prof. Joseph Campbell, and second, that I doubt Bradlee would have done the same to a Democratic President. via pjmedia.com Exactamundo.
  • Oct 23

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That, apparently, is Rand Paul’s approach to convincing the political establishment and, perhaps more important, Republican-primary voters, that he is not an isolationist. via…
  • Oct 23

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ
    The force now dooming the ability of fixers like Mr. Klain to succeed at bending reality is the Web. The political Web is today a nonstop exercise in skepticism and cynicism. True, on the outskirts of the political Web lie...
Rank this Week: 272

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

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

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report
    What does it mean to be a liberal or a conservative? What are the contributing factors in the increasing political polarization of the American electorate? The Pew Research Center recently released two fascinating analyses on the nature of…
  • Oct 22

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist
    This week, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas’ voter identification law. In doing so, the Court dismissed an emergency request from the Department of Justice, which took action to stop the law from preventing an estimated 600,000…
  • Oct 21

    The Illegality of Homelessness... and of Helping the Homeless?

    The Illegality of Homelessness... and of Helping the Homeless?
    Much of my work focuses on homeless rights advocacy. In the past, I (and many others) have written about the ways that American legislative , administrative, and judicial branches create and reproduce the systematic oppression of the visible…
Rank this Week: 3249

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely
    With an hourly rate of $1,800, Ted Olson may be the most expensive lawyer in the country. But, as his pedigree and track record prove (e.g., Bush v. Gore, Proposition 8, etc.), he is worth every penny. He demonstrated it again last…
  • Oct 23

    Georgia: Guilty until proven innocent? Please explain.

    Georgia: Guilty until proven innocent? Please explain.
    The University of Georgia is now requesting that the NCAA tell the university that its initial determination that Todd Gurley is ineligible for accepting money for signing autographs was clearly wrong.  Here is how this rather curious…
  • Oct 21

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting
    Earlier today, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA opened up a second front in their latest legal campaign against sports betting in New Jersey. The leagues had filed suit on Monday in response to the enactment of Senate…
Rank this Week: 804

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

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

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

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

    Mea Culpa

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

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error
    How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 1604

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Thank you again, Rick Scott

    Thank you again, Rick Scott
    I wish I could have had the luxury of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the American West, but I was doing other things. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my…
Rank this Week: 244

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 784

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/
  • Oct 23

    Punishment & Prison: A Bibliography

    Punishment & Prison: A Bibliography
    The latest draft of my bibliography for “punishment and prison” is available here. 
  • Oct 21

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography
    The latest draft of my select bibliography for “philosophy of law and legal theory” is available here.
  • Oct 16

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014
    Lest we forget these egregious war crimes from our recent history: “...[I]nvestigations by Branfman and others showed that 2 million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos from 1965 to 1973 — about one ton for every Laotian man,…
Rank this Week: 1419

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
  • Oct 21

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC
    GMAC, as most of you likely know, was General Motors' financial group. GMAC had originated as a means for the auto company to support the market for autos through its wholly owned lending group. But as with most corporate enterprises,...
Rank this Week: 922

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

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

    Lander on Adjunct

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

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

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
Rank this Week: 194

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 22

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize

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

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

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

    Publication and Event Announcement: Litigating International Investment Dispute

    Publication and Event Announcement: Litigating International Investment Dispute
    I am delighted to announce the publication of Litigating International Investment Disputes, a book published by Brill, which I edited. The book guides practitioners through the many complexities involved in international investment…
Rank this Week: 15

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Henry Manne comments on SEC administrative rule making

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

    Millon responds re corporate law after Hobby Lobby

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

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

    An Article II challenge to the constitutionality of the SEC's ALJ
    Keith Paul Bishop has the details. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 102

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: 1890

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
  • Oct 22

    “Labels Suck”

    “Labels Suck”
    So said the illustrious founder of our blog – at least until good taste or something else induced her to change the title of an article to the more borrrrrring, “Teaching a New Negotiation Skills Paradigm.” (On the other…
  • Oct 21

    What is puffing?

    What is puffing?
    John’s interesting post below leads me to ask a definitional question, what is puffing?  Some people believe it to be a broad term describing all dissembling in negotiation and other see it more narrowly, simply as exaggerating the…
  • Oct 21

    To Puff or Not to Puff . . . (or When and How to Puff)

    To Puff or Not to Puff . . . (or When and How to Puff)
    I love teaching law students about misrepresentation in negotiation. I call this class, “lying like a lawyer.”   Of course, civilians (i.e., non-lawyers) regularly fudge the facts, let’s call it. While it might be nice…
Rank this Week: 1815

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/
  • Oct 22

    Ottawa Shooting

    Ottawa Shooting
    By now, everyone knows what has happened in Ottawa. Not much to add, other than say here is CBC's live updates, and here is the Twitter coverage.
  • Oct 22

    Against Youth Curfew

    Against Youth Curfew
    The case against youth curfews. I am not sure why towns enact any sort of curfew other than to control its citizenry. The notion that the public space that publicly owned can be restricted by a bunch of councillors is...
  • Oct 22

    Civil Forefeiture in Vega

    Civil Forefeiture in Vega
    More civil forefeiture adventures south of the border (and yes - to be clear, none of this has happened in Canada yet): Calling their conduct “constitutionally abhorrent,” a federal judge recently chided government prosecutors for working…
Rank this Week: 1160

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene

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

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

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

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

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest
    Nick Clegg, head of the UK's Liberal Democratic party, advocates a "public interest" defense for the media, which would include allowing journalists to pursue stories even if they broke laws such as those prohibiting bribery or…
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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/
  • Oct 22

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    [Two brief introductory notes: (1) the trade secret bills have been dormant in Congress pending the November elections, but don't rule out the possibility of them roaring back immediately thereafter, and (2) I have uploaded an expanded…
  • Oct 10

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan
    This is an online harassment dispute. Ellis, the plaintiff/petitioner, is the author of a poem called “The Dash”. She has achieved some degree of public figure status through the poem’s notoriety. The poem is about a person…
  • Oct 9

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)
    * United States v. Valle, 2014 WL 2980256 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2014). The highly unusual facts of this case reflect the Internet age in which we live. To prove the kidnapping conspiracy alleged in Count One, the Government relied on...
Rank this Week: 474

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: 541

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
Rank this Week: 1675

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/
Rank this Week: 1082

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Undocumented Mark Steyn

    The Undocumented Mark Steyn
    HH: As promised, a special two-hour edition of Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. Mark, welcome and congratulations on the publication of The Undocumented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned, in bookstores everywhere today,…
  • Oct 21

    God (And The Catholics) At Harvard

    God (And The Catholics) At Harvard
    There has been a Catholic ministry at Harvard College since 1893, and now you can see how it works via www.HarvardCatholic.org.  Since 1895 it has been headquartered at St. Paul’s Catholic Church across from the Yard in the center…
  • Oct 21

    Apple’s Profits and the GOP’s Poll

    Apple’s Profits and the GOP’s Poll
    The transcript of yesterday’s interview with Mark Steyn about his new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn will be posted here ay my “Transcripts Page” later today. Apple yesterday blew past the expectations that analysts had…
Rank this Week: 1037

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
  • Oct 8

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport
    The U.S. government has decided to move ahead with plans to begin screening passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at five U.S. airports. The screenings will be conducted by representatives of the Center for Disease Control…
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
  • Oct 13

    Let’s End This Drive

    Let’s End This Drive
    I’ve enjoyed the races – first time I went to the track with friends who also hadn’t been to the races, a friend said, it looks like they’re on wheels – it’s beautiful. And I’ve been with friends who…
Rank this Week: 3694

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

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

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

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

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

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

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Oct 20

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation
    I saw fellow blogger Brian Galle today at a seminar, and he properly chided me for not following up my post of a couple of days ago with my promised second post on Hotze, the Obamacare case on whether the...
  • Oct 19

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service
    James Surowiecki is the economics correspondent for the New Yorker. Lots of times he does a nice job explaining difficult concepts in ways that are accessible to the lay public. Last week’s column on “payments for economic services”…
  • Oct 11

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case
    Since Friday I gave a talk at Hillsdale on Halbig, and Monday I give a talk at Notre Dame about Hobby Lobby, I wondered if I had anything to say on Sissel v. HHS (DC Circuit, No.13-5202) and Hotze v....
Rank this Week: 3841

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Oct 20

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

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
Rank this Week: 3250

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Oct 20

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support
    Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference December 8, 2014 at Suffolk University Law School 10:00 - 2:45 Morning Workshop: Sara…
  • Oct 19

    Law School Action Comics #7

    Law School Action Comics #7
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Oct 17

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community
    Please welcome Mary Ann Becker! Mary Ann is the Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support at Loyola Unviersity Chicago School of Law. Thank you to Jennifer Brendel, the Director, for providing more information on Mary Ann:…
Rank this Week: 1995

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/
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Oct 20

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)
    (Link to today's interview on Fred Dicker: Live at the State Capitol below) Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his selection for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. He appointed a very fine judge, Leslie Stein, instead of…
  • Oct 12

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As all Court watchers and political junkies in New York know, Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately chose not to make his pick for the Court of Appeals by the deadline. Instead, on that day, Friday, October 3--the end of the 30-day period in…
  • Sep 29

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As now added to the previous post, Part 3, the Albany County Bar Association changed its rating of Preeta D. Bansal upon appeal from "Not Qualified" to "Qualified." As reported by Joel Stashenko in the New York Law…
Rank this Week: 1733

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/
  • Oct 20

    BP Cert Petition Denied

    BP Cert Petition Denied
    BP's petition for cert was denied today. You can find the order here. You can find the cert filings at SCOTUSBLOG. The time to review whether this class action settlement was permitted under Rule 23 was when it was originially...
  • Oct 14

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement
    The papers in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement cert petition are mostly in. The case is BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. -- you can find the documents on SCOTUSBLOG. BP's basic argument is…
  • Oct 14

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla
    NYU's new Center on Civil Justice is hosting a conference on November 7 titled "The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class." Here's a bit more information for those in the area who might be interested...
Rank this Week: 295

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 20

    Law’s Love of Adverb

    Law’s Love of Adverb
    Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs[.]” He likens them…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument
    An interview with Justice Ginsburg appears in the October issue of Elle magazine.  In the article, Justice Ginsburg describes her first oral argument before the United States Supreme Court.  Any advocate could relate to her story: I…
  • Oct 16

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)
    The first published case on Wisconsin’s (relatively) new rule on expert opinion testimony has emerged at long last. In 2011 the legislature replaced Wisconsin’s decade’s-old approach with the federal “Daubert…
Rank this Week: 866

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
Rank this Week: 1216

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 20

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
Rank this Week: 248