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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/
  • Dec 2

    ELC Essay #2: Seeing Past the Zero Sum Game in Environmental Policy – Harder than it Look

    ELC Essay #2: Seeing Past the Zero Sum Game in Environmental Policy – Harder than it Look
    by J.B. Ruhl In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Robert Wright offers a sweeping view of human evolution that culminates in his argument that modern society has become so complex and interconnected that there are no true “zero sum”...
  • Dec 1

    ELC Essay #1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Zero-Sum Environmentalism

    ELC Essay #1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Zero-Sum Environmentalism
    By Jessica Owley This past summer, a small but hardy group of law professors gathered to discuss the concept of zero-sum environmentalism. In particular, we had set for our agenda to get “beyond” zero-sum environmentalism. The suggestion…
  • Dec 1

    Environmental Law Collaborative (ELC) Essays on Zero-Sum Environmentalism

    Environmental Law Collaborative (ELC) Essays on Zero-Sum Environmentalism
    This past summer, members of the Environmental Law Collaborative tackled the concept of Zero-Sum Environmentalism. As an initial foray into our experience with the phrase and its implications, we have followed our pattern of earlier sessions…
Rank this Week: 2770

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/
  • Dec 2

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion
    Guardian (November 30, 2016): Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion, by Henry McDonald: Ireland has offered Amanda Jane Mellet 30,000 euros as compensation for denying her access to abortion. Earlier this year,…
  • Dec 1

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health
    Atlantic (November 30, 2016): Tom Price: 'Not One Woman' Struggled to Afford Birth Control, by Olga Khazan: The New York Times has suggested that Donald Trump's nomination of Tom Price for secretary of the Department of Health and Human…
  • Nov 30

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse
    Washington Post (November 29, 2016): After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried, by Samantha Schmidt: On Monday, Texas officials finalized a new rule that prohibits the disposal of fetal remains…
Rank this Week: 296

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 666

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
  • Nov 30

    Gambling With Tax Revenue

    Gambling With Tax Revenue
    As soda taxes gained voter approval in four cities earlier this month, Philadelphia continues to encounter challenges in its attempt to implement its version of the tax. Unlike those four cities, Philadelphia faces questions of state…
  • Nov 28

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround
    Five months ago, in A Not So Hidden Tax Increase?, I commented on the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie to explore the termination of the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I explained…
Rank this Week: 652

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 2

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force. His views do not reflect those of the Air Force or Department of Defense.] The fascinating and edifying debate between Adil Haque (see here, here, here, and here)…
  • Nov 30

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership
    by Geoffrey Corn by Geoffrey Corn [Geoffrey S. Corn is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My thanks to Adil Haque for his response to my post. Adil and I rarely disagree in any profound way about IHL, so it’s enjoyable to spar with him about whether a first-strike by government forces…
Rank this Week: 202

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 2

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index
    According to the most recent World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Canada ranks 12th overall out of 113 countries included in the survey. Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands rank 1st to 5th, respectively. Canada’s…
  • Dec 1

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?
    It’s December, and you know what that means: it’s Clawbies season! That’s right, it’s time to start nominating blogs for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. As always, you can get all the details over at…
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation
    On November 2, 2016, the Nova Scotia government proposed accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Nova Scotians who have disabilities or functional limitations in all areas…
Rank this Week: 102

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 2

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review

    Animals, Robots, and the Religious Right: A Response to Two Review
    By Michael DorfIA recent article by Nathan Heller in The New Yorker asks whether arguments for animal rights have implications for the rights of robots. In the course of getting there, Heller first discusses the excellent new book by…
  • Dec 1

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter
    [Note to readers: My new Verdict column was published today.  Rather than following my usual practice of writing a Dorf on Law post that extends the arguments in my Verdict column, I have decided to write today's post on a different…
  • Nov 30

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I distinguish three risks that arise out of President-elect Trump's extensive business holdings: (1) That Trump will pursue his private interest at the expense of the public interest by, say,…
Rank this Week: 1594

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4453

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Dec 1

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule
    The Administration on Aging (AoA) issued FAQ on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The purpose of the FAQs is " to assist State Agencies on Aging, States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with…
  • Nov 30

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?
    The NY Times ran an article recently focusing on bias against LGBTQI residents of nursing homes. No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians starts with telling the story of one resident who ended up filing suit,...
  • Nov 29

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse
    Nashville Public Television ran a story about elder abuse in Aging Matters-Abuse and Exploitation. Here is a summary of the story: It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth...
Rank this Week: 622

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3640

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/
  • Dec 1

    US Human Rights Advocacy in the Age of Trump

    US Human Rights Advocacy in the Age of Trump
    By Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute Human rights and social justice advocates are still reeling from the election and assessing what, exactly, a Trump administration will bring. Conversations with colleagues around the…
  • Nov 30

    Academics Face Up to a Trump Administration

    Academics Face Up to a Trump Administration
    As the reality of Trump's election sinks in, more and more academic institutions and faculty groups are staking out positions in support of immigrants, people of color, religious freedom, freedom of speech, gay rights, and human rights, all…
  • Nov 29

    Human Rights and Schooling

    Human Rights and Schooling
    Have we ever needed human rights education more? For new ideas about the why and how of human rights education and what we can do in our own classrooms, check out the new book by Audrey Osler, Human Rights and...
Rank this Week: 1910

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
  • Dec 1

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction
    How is this for a most bizarre contract law decision: The Chicago Housing Authority (“CHA”) contracted with architectural and engineering company DeStefano and Partners (“DeStefano”) for consulting services in connection with the…
  • Nov 30

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All
    I am always saying to my students that if they care about something, they should put it in their contract, and they should be specific about what it is they want. I think sometimes people might think there's something to...
Rank this Week: 269

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Property Prof Blog! May you be with family, friends, and loved ones today, eating too much turkey, tofu-rkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and,…
Rank this Week: 799

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of

    Voting Rights Back at the Supreme Court: The Big Racial Gerrymandering Cases You Haven’t Heard Of
    A key chapter in North Carolina’s long running attack on one of our Constitution’s most cherished principles—equal political opportunity for all regardless of race—comes to the Supreme Court next week.   The…
  • Nov 29

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory

    Trump's Victory and Regime Theory
    Consider three general perspectives on the meaning of Trump’s victory for political regime theory.  One we can call “change as order.”  It is said that 2016 was a “change election.”  But…
  • Nov 27

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action

    Republicans and the Americans for Democratic Action
    As many readers probably know, Sandy Levinson received an anti-Semitic postcard from Great Britain, and as I've reported I've received a fair number of anti-Semitic e-mails in response to my post on "taking a hard line." (I haven't been to my…
Rank this Week: 282

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
  • Nov 30

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional
    I had the privilege of working with two outstanding National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) teams again this year. The Region VIII round of the NMCC was hosted by Marquette November 19-20, 2016. Please congratulate team members Kayla…
Rank this Week: 627

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: 878

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 1

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case
    In his November 29, 2016, Volokh Conspiracy post, Professor Orin Kerr raised some important points about the unintended or unanticipated consequences of the so-called Microsoft Ireland case. In that case, the Second Circuit decided that a…
  • Nov 30

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!
    Watch out! Fake news is coming to get you! Lock your doors and iPhones, guard your dogs and children, and hold on to your comb overs! But is fake news so bad, and isn't some, all, or most of it legally protected parody?  According to the…
  • Nov 29

    Wiretap Numbers Still Don't Add Up

    Wiretap Numbers Still Don't Add Up
    Earlier this year, I wrote that the wiretap numbers reported by the Administrative Office (AO) of the US Courts in its 2014 Wiretap Report and those disclosed in transparency reports by the major telecommunications companies just didn’t…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
  • Dec 1

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief
    Miranda Forsyth, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), has published The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Beliefs at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 331 (2016). Here is the abstract. This article…
  • Dec 1

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live
    CNN is premiering a documentary on James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru whose enlightenment seminars led to tragedy at a sweat lodge in Sedona, Arizona. Three people died during the sweat lodge ceremony when they were overcome by the heat...
  • Nov 4

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England
    Via Stefan Bauer @BauerStefan: very interesting posts from Laura Sangha at the many-headed monster on the subject of the ghosts of early modern England. Here, part I: Dramatic news of the horrid ghosts of early modern England. Part II:…
Rank this Week: 560

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 1

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue
    In the decade of lobbying leading up to the reform of Canadian copyright law in 2012, the music industry had one core message: Canada needed to implement and ratify the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet treaties. While many…
  • Nov 30

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched her surprise national consultation on Canadian content in a digital world last April with considerable excitement for the possibilities of revolutionizing policies born in an analog era.…
  • Nov 23

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor
    The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage wrapped up its lengthy hearing on the media and local news last week with appearances from Facebook, Google, and the Globe and Mail (I appeared before the committee last month and my opening…
Rank this Week: 456

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/
Rank this Week: 1644

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 30

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)
    Milan Markovic writes On Trump and Divestment: I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 30

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)
    The HBR reports: A year before Bear Stearns failed during the financial crisis, there were signs that the Wall Street firm was in trouble. During July 2007, two of Bear Stearns’ large hedge funds... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 29

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog
    Rick Garnett reports: As MOJ readers probably already know, Prof. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard) recently came into full communion with the Catholic Church. Now, I'm delighted to announce that Prof.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
  • Nov 29

    The Don in Giovanni

    The Don in Giovanni
    Hi folks, I don’t usually tell stories, but sometimes an ancient story seems to have contemporary relevance. We know the character I’m thinking about as DON Juan. In Italian it is DON Giovanni, the title character of a Mozart…
Rank this Week: 634

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
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
  • Nov 30

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday
    What the holidays coming up, I thought some might like to have a Posner sampler of cerebral treats to savor at home, or at work, or as source of discussion at one of those otherwise dreadfully boring holiday parties. For example,…
  • Nov 28

    New Book on Business & the Roberts Court

    New Book on Business & the Roberts Court
    This from an interview I did over at SCOTUSblog. Ask the author: Adler and others on “Business and the Roberts Court” The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins on the occasion of the publication of…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Nov 30

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade
    What will become of the New Brunswick court case that promised to “free the beer” along with other goods traded across provincial borders? Some will recall the April decision in R. v. Comeau, which New Brunswick is apparently now…
  • Nov 30

    Writing for CanLII Connect

    Writing for CanLII Connect
    Consider this a clarion call for those of you who enjoy writing case comments, and are prepared to take the time to research and write a worthwhile case comment for CanLII Connects, to at least consider doing a few a...
  • Nov 29

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart
    This first part of this posting is a story that Bart Simpson would say is exactly what I should have expected and one for which both he and Homer would both award me D'OHs for expecting something else. The rest?...
Rank this Week: 1031

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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Nov 30

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked

    Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked
    Check here. The post Find Out if You are Among 1 Million Android Users Whose Gmail Got Hacked appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Nov 29

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?

    The Most Disturbing News Article of the Week?
    And it isn’t even directly about Donald Trump. Or then again maybe it is. Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the percentage of people who say it is…
  • Nov 21

    Thrust from Nothing

    Thrust from Nothing
    Really. It’s the controversial Em Drive, and it’s NASA science and peer-reviewed and everything. Formally it’s called “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust in a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum” by Harold…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
  • Nov 26

    Adding Derogatory Caption to Photo Meme Can Be False Light–S.E. v. Chmerkovskiy

    Adding Derogatory Caption to Photo Meme Can Be False Light–S.E. v. Chmerkovskiy
    S.E. has Down Syndrome. The complaint alleges that in 2008, S.E. attended a baseball game (at the age of 8) in Nashville and was photographed standing outside the stadium near a concession stand. The photographer posted the photo to his...
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Nov 30

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!
    Credit Slips is honored to have been selected as part of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100, their annual list of the top 100 blogs about law and lawyering. It is our second year in a row for inclusion on the...
  • Nov 28

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy
    California's tiered homestead exemption protects a debtor's dwelling to the extent of $75,000, $100,000, or $175,000, depending upon the debtor's status, protects a like amount of proceeds of an execution sale of the homestead for six months…
  • Nov 28

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic
    This post is an extended aside from my previous post about David Evans' argument about the CFPB's mindset and institutional incentives. The point isn't critical to Evans' argument, but I'm writing because it really irks me because it shows…
Rank this Week: 590

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: 288

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/
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
  • Nov 22

    District Court Enjoins New Overtime Salary Threshold (and Basically Holds that Salary-Basis Test is Unlawful)

    District Court Enjoins New Overtime Salary Threshold (and Basically Holds that Salary-Basis Test is Unlawful)
    Today, the Eastern District of Texas just issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring application of the Department of Labor's (DOL) new minimum salary threshold for overtime exclusions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The decision…
Rank this Week: 125

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016 Now, big fund managers like BlackRock, with $4 trillion under management, argue that shareholders should be more prominent and have an active role in shaping companies…
  • Nov 29

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 29, 2016 “It’s not used to maintain anesthesia,” McCracken said. “So with the three botched executions using Midazolam, one of the similarities … is the person…
  • Nov 29

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA
    John Yoo co-writes for Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2016 If Trump simply announced that the United States was pulling out of NAFTA, all the U.S. laws that implemented it would remain unchanged. Trump would have effectively freed Mexico…
Rank this Week: 29

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Nov 29

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)
    When someone offers to turn a gay person straight, what they offer is called "conversion therapy." One example of conversion therapy is "Pray the gay away." These four words express both a normative claim about what some people should do...
  • Nov 28

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations" CHRIS DEUBERT, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study I. GLENN COHEN, Harvard Law School HOLLY…
  • Nov 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Competing Identities of Neuroethics, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Scientists use AI to 'rewrite' painful memories in people's brains, WIRED External brain stimulation goes deep, Nature News Debating the Replication Crisis - Why Neuroethics…
Rank this Week: 182

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2766

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/
  • Nov 28

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch
    In recent years, aggressive antitrust enforcement overseas has increasingly targeted some of America’s most successful and innovative companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.  Inadequate foreign due process and…
  • Nov 23

    Competition Policy for a New Administration

    Competition Policy for a New Administration
    As Truth on the Market readers prepare to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners, let me offer some (hopefully palatable) “food for thought” on a competition policy for the new Trump Administration.  In referring to competition…
  • Nov 23

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past

    The Internet Association’s vision for the future looks a lot like the past
    Last week, the Internet Association (“IA”) — a trade group representing some of America’s most dynamic and fastest growing tech companies, including the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay — presented the…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
  • Nov 7

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book
    I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The Law of Work.  The final part Law of Work: Parts I to III are out now covers The…
  • Nov 5

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List
    November 5 2016 A paper I wrote for an Employment Law course with Professor Hugh Collins (now of Oxford) while I was doing my LLM at the London School of Economics is now number 9 on the SSRN list of most downloaded papers of all time in the…
Rank this Week: 4318

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/
  • Nov 28

    SEC Announces Agenda for Nov. 29 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

    SEC Announces Agenda for Nov. 29 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
    Details available here.
  • Nov 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, Book review, Confounding Ockham's Razor: Minilateralism and International Economic Regulation (reviewing Chris Brummer,…
  • Nov 23

    Wang on Short Selling

    Wang on Short Selling
    Ye Wang has posted (Naked) Short Selling Around Earnings Announcement on SSRN with the following abstract: Since short sellers are considered sophisticated traders and respond to corporate news and public information in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 885

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
  • Nov 10

    Happy 241st birthday to my beloved Marine Corps.

    Happy 241st birthday to my beloved Marine Corps.
    So grateful to you and your fellow servicemembers for all that you do.  Here's today's birthday greeting.
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Nov 27

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award
    A passionate advocate for interdisciplinary scholarship in law, literature, and language, Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013) was Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law and former Professor of Law and Director of Legal Rhetoric at…
  • Nov 16

    Hiring at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston

    Hiring at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston
    Northeastern University School of Law is seeking applicants for Assistant/Associate Teaching Professors, a full-time faculty position teaching legal research and writing, and legal skills beginning July 1, 2017. The Assistant/Associate…
  • Nov 13

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award
    A passionate advocate for interdisciplinary scholarship in law, literature, and language, Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013) was Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law and former Professor of Law and Director of Legal Rhetoric at…
Rank this Week: 674

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: 1938

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 25

    Travel Bans Hinder Free Speech of Human Rights Defenders in Egypt

    Travel Bans Hinder Free Speech of Human Rights Defenders in Egypt
    Warning that Egypt's travel bans and other restrictions on the free speech of human rights defenders appear politically motivated to “choke legitimate and democratic debate, both within and outside,” the country, a United Nations rights…
  • Nov 23

    European Society of International Law 2017 Conference in Naples, Italy

    European Society of International Law 2017 Conference in Naples, Italy
    ESIL Annual Conference, Naples, 7-9 September 2017: Call for Papers. The 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Naples, Italy, on 7-9 September 2017. The conference will be hosted by the…
  • Nov 19

    Michael Flynn Reported to National Security AAG for Possible Violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act

    Michael Flynn Reported to National Security AAG for Possible Violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act
    President-Elect Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has been reported to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Mary McCord, yesterday for possibly breaking the law by failing to register under the…
Rank this Week: 4456

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
  • Nov 24

    Don’t Blame Donald!

    Don’t Blame Donald!
    Here is a NYT article detailing the misery of migrant farm workers in California’s Salinas Valley. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us/in-a-california-valley-healthy-food-everywhere-but-on-the-table.html?_r=0 The gist of the story is…
  • Nov 15

    Golden Oldie

    Golden Oldie
    The first season of Amazon’s Goliath grabs you from start to finish. Billy Bob Thorton is dynamite as Billy McBride, a failed lawyer trying to bring down a vicious corporation; and perennial Emmy winner David E. Kelly has lost none of…
  • Oct 31

    The Art of Herding Coyote

    The Art of Herding Coyote
    It’s hard for lawyers not to be envious of scientists, fellow professionals who seem to continually come up with discoveries that improve the human condition while law muddles through from one crisis to the next. Dan Flores’ book…
Rank this Week: 2320

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/
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
  • Oct 25

    Breaking News! Court Enjoins Obama Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Labor Law Violation

    Breaking News! Court Enjoins Obama Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Labor Law Violation
    On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13673 which requires federal contractors to disclose labor law and employment discrimination violations. This Executive Order also precludes certain contractors from entering into…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • Nov 22

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?
    Donald Trump We've heard from President-elect Trump about how much he admired Justice Antonin Scalia. Since early in his campaign, he has repeated that he wants to appoint Justices like Scalia. Trump supporters, both in and out of…
  • Nov 9

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    Well, we elected a new president yesterday. God bless our country through the next four years. Among many other things, whatever may become of the Supreme Court, we are fortunate in New York to have the Court of Appeals, which historically…
  • Oct 31

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    We saw in the last post that the early DiFiore Court has compiled a record in criminal cases that is somewhat pro-prosecution. More specifically, in the first half-year of criminal appeals since Janet DiFiore has presided over New York's…
Rank this Week: 4301

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 211