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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
  • Jan 7

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law
    Last fall, I started a series of posts here on substantive criminal law theory.  I wasn’t satisfied with the way they were framed, though, and decided to approach the topic differently through a series of posts on the Marquette Law…
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
Rank this Week: 1853

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/
  • Jan 28

    Since we seem to be stuck with 529 plans, let's fix 'em

    Since we seem to be stuck with 529 plans, let's fix 'em
    The Obama administration announced yesterday that it was dropping its proposal to tax distributions out of "529 plans," and in some ways that is too bad. (A 529 plan, for readers without college-bound descendants, is a tax-free…
  • Jan 26

    Catastrophe Insurance for Global Warming

    Catastrophe Insurance for Global Warming
    At the AEA meetings in Boston this January Robert Barro talked about global warming. He has a draft paper out, "Environmental Protection, Rare Disasters, and Discount Rates," where he argues that the biggest concern in global…
  • Jan 26

    Graham et al.: Do CEOs Understand the Corporate Tax?

    Graham et al.: Do CEOs Understand the Corporate Tax?
    "Tax Rates and Corporate Decision Making" JOHN R. GRAHAM, Duke University, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) MICHELLE HANLON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management TERRY J. SHEVLIN,…
Rank this Week: 4495

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 28

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality
    This blog post was co-authored by Barbara van Schewick and Morgan Weiland. After a year of debates on network neutrality, the GOP has finally joined the party. Through a draft bill released this month and congressional hearings last week,…
  • Jan 28

    Intermediary Liability Updates from Turkey: Forcing Online Intermediaries to Create a Website Blocking-Friendly Infrastructure

    Intermediary Liability Updates from Turkey: Forcing Online Intermediaries to Create a Website Blocking-Friendly Infrastructure
    Turkish governmental control of web traffic is on the rise. Recently, the Information Technology and Communications Authority (the "ITC Authority") updated the Authorization Regulation in the Electronic Communications Sector…
  • Jan 27

    Seminar on the Law of the Newly Possible

    Seminar on the Law of the Newly Possible
    One of my courses this semester is Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible. This seminar, at the University of South Carolina School of Law, examines how law responds to, incorporates, and affects innovation. Whereas my previous seminar at…
Rank this Week: 486

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 42

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    #Not All Conviction

    #Not All Conviction
    Sadly, the only lessons anyone will learn about campus sexual assault from the convictions of two former Vanderbilt football players is 1) Don't be so stupid (or arrogant) as to record and share your criminal activity and 2) You cannot get…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity
    I have a new article for Sports Illustrated on the labor dispute in Major League Soccer and potential legal options for the players and the league. Hope you can check it out.
  • Jan 26

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?
    Another surreal day in Deflategate. I have new article tonight for Sports Illustrated on allegations against a Patriots locker room attendant and how the Patriots are prepared to fight back. Hope you can check it out.
Rank this Week: 1176

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    No Hot Tub But Hot Water

    No Hot Tub But Hot Water
    I have blogged recently on the subject of online public access to information about bar disciplinary hearings. The Ohio Supreme Court has a nice feature - in its online listing, the reader can link to the charges of misconduct. This...
  • Jan 27

    "It Is What It Is"

    "It Is What It Is"
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended an attorney as a result of a guilty plea [the attorney] entered a plea of no contest to one count of Publishing, Distributing or Participating in Obscene Material, and one count of Possession of...
  • Jan 27

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict
    An indefinite suspension with the right to apply for reinstatement after six months was imposed by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The attorney was retained by a couple to pursue a claim arising from a motor vehicle accident and ended...
Rank this Week: 363

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment
    After “Paul Robert Gunter [was] convicted and sentenced on multiple counts related to two international investment fraud schemes”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Odoni, 2015 WL 150740 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department
    As Wikipedia explains, territorial jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court's power over events and persons within the bounds of a particular geographic territory. If a court does not have territorial jurisdiction over…
Rank this Week: 1791

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 105

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

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

    Segregation Expanding Beyond Race

    Segregation Expanding Beyond Race
    Suzanna E. Eckes, Aaron N. Butler, and Natasha M. Wilson's article, Brown v. Board of Education's 60th Anniversary: Still No Cause For a Celebration, 311 Ed. Law Rep. 1 (Jan. 15, 2015), is now on westlaw. The article discusses how far the…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Class Action Suit Challenging Use of Pepper Spray in Schools Begins in Alabama

    Federal Class Action Suit Challenging Use of Pepper Spray in Schools Begins in Alabama
    Last week, the trial of a federal class action lawsuit against Birmingham police challenging officers' use of pepper spray on students in eight of the city's nine high schools. The suit alleges that Birmingham police, serving as school…
  • Jan 27

    Kansas Funding System Unconstitutional by Molly Hunter

    Kansas Funding System Unconstitutional by Molly Hunter
    For those left wanting more after my quick post two weeks ago, Molly Hunter got her hands on the full opinion and offers the following summary: On December 30, 2014, a three-judge District Court panel, in Gannon v. State, declared that the…
Rank this Week: 2363

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jan 28

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a roundtable on proxy voting to take place on February 19. The roundtable is to focus on two key questions: (1) whether to facilitate use of universal proxies, and (2) increasing…
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
Rank this Week: 2276

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi
    From SFGate: Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008, lawyer Carey Varnadotold the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.…
  • Jan 27

    Custody Dispute

    Custody Dispute
    From Between the Lines News: A custody case filed against a local lesbian woman will soon be presented before a Wayne County Judge, as the children's biological father seeks full custody. Annette Burgan, 44, has three children. The metro…
  • Jan 26

    DeKalb Middlemen

    DeKalb Middlemen
    From Dekalb Daily Chronicle: A new service beginning Tuesday will provide DeKalb County parents with a middleman to keep their children out of potential squabbling during visitation exchanges. The Neutral Exchange Program, a new division of…
Rank this Week: 335

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jan 28

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; Chairman, Pacific Research Institute Last week President Obama delivered his…
  • Jan 27

    Rorke Denver on “American Sniper”

    Rorke Denver on “American Sniper”
    Rorke Denver, a SEAL commander whose role in the film Act of Valor and his book Damn Few have made him one of the most in-demand speakers in America, was a SEAL Team Three colleague of Chris Kyle, and Denver writes about the movie, the…
  • Jan 27

    Holocaust Memorial Day: The 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Holocaust Memorial Day: The 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the Telegraph has an aggregator of stories related to the anniversary.
Rank this Week: 2958

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: 2798

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/
  • Jan 28

    The Taxation of Egg Donation

    The Taxation of Egg Donation
    Almost two years ago, in Getting Smart About Tax Questions, I expressed agreement with the advice given to an individual who donated eggs to a fertility clinic, that the compensation received for doing so was includible in gross income. I…
  • Jan 26

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction
    A recent Tax Court case, Milbourn v. Comr., T. C. Memo 2015-13, teaches an important lesson to spouses working their way through divorce proceedings. Payments intended to be alimony that are made when there is no divorce or separation…
  • Jan 23

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
Rank this Week: 1850

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

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

    Mormon Church Advocates LGBT Right

    Mormon Church Advocates LGBT Right
    From WaPo: After years of behind-the-scenes meetings between LGBT advocates and top Mormon leaders, church officials Tuesday announced for the first time general support for legislation to protect LGBT people in areas such as housing and…
  • Jan 28

    NY Governor Advocates for Transgender Identity

    NY Governor Advocates for Transgender Identity
    The story: ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The governor is calling for an amendment to the state's civil rights law to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, credit, education and public accommodations. Gov. Andrew…
  • Jan 27

    America's Family-Leave Disgrace

    America's Family-Leave Disgrace
    From the New Yorker: America's Family-Leave Disgrace What do Papua New Guinea, Oman, and the United States of America have in common? They are the only three countries in the world with no paid-maternity-leave law. When you point out…
Rank this Week: 2358

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: 836

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    More Companies Win On Basis of Hobby Lobby Decision

    More Companies Win On Basis of Hobby Lobby Decision
    In a brief opinion in Briscoe v. Burwell, (D CO, Jan. 27, 2015), a Colorado federal district court, applying the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, enjoined enforcement of:those provisions of federal law in existence on June 30, 2014,…
  • Jan 28

    Mormon Church Leaders Call For Legislation Protecting LGBT Rights and Religious Liberty

    Mormon Church Leaders Call For Legislation Protecting LGBT Rights and Religious Liberty
    In a News Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah yesterday, leaders of the Mormon Church called for legislation protecting LGBT rights but also protecting religious freedom. (Full text of news conference.) (Summary of key points.) (Press…
  • Jan 28

    Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Developments: A Second Decision and Defiance

    Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Developments: A Second Decision and Defiance
    As previously reported, on Jan. 23 an Alabama federal district court invalidated Alabama statutory and constitutional provisions that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. The court however imposed a 14-day stay on its order to allow an…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Jan 28

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?
    With fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Much to the disappointment of activists seeking to terminate the ban entirely, the new policy replaced a lifetime ban...
  • Jan 27

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?
    by JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School The U.S. prides itself on free and fair elections. Indeed, the Constitution and federal law guarantee equality in voting: the “one person, one vote” standard was…
  • Jan 26

    More Reflections on Why The Poor Can't Trust Our Institution

    More Reflections on Why The Poor Can't Trust Our Institution
    by Brian Howe Why would you trust authority figures in municipalities where one of the primary functions of the police force appears to be extracting revenue from the poor in the form of onerous fines for petty offenses? As the...
Rank this Week: 2357

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

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

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline
    There has been much talk recently regarding Section 2B1.1 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, commonly referred to as the Fraud Guidelines. Earlier this year, I noted in a post that the American Bar Association had issued a report calling…
  • Jan 26

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice
    Earlier this month, my colleague Lucien E. Dervan highlighted the issue of collateral consequences as one of the criminal justice hot topics of the year ("Collateral Consequences in 2015, " Jan. 7,2015). Prof. Dervan mentioned the…
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
Rank this Week: 338

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
  • Jan 27

    The Greek Elections and the European Great Depression

    The Greek Elections and the European Great Depression
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananThree years ago, in a Dorf on Law post titled (in what is easily my most cringe-worthy play on words) "Owed on a Grecian Urge," I described how Greece had become the reflexive cautionary tale for those in the…
  • Jan 26

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I argue that the SCOTUS cert grant in the Sixth Circuit same-sex marriage (SSM) cases makes it all but a foregone conclusion that the Court will recognize a right to SSM by the end of the current…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
Rank this Week: 200

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: 129

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/
  • Jan 27

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)
    So what can be gleaned from the list of gay rights decisions and the Justices' votes which we laid out in the last post? A few interesting facts emerge. Of the 7 cases--from Bowers v Hardwick in 1986 to U.S. v Windsor in 2013--all but one…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)
    We'll return to Gov. Cuomo's two yet-to-be-confirmed nominees to New York's Court of Appeals. But first, last post's look at the party affiliation of gubernatorial appointees to the high court suggested a brief detour. Let's review the party…
  • Jan 23

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has now nominated 4 Judges for New York's 7-member Court of Appeals. Hence, if Appellate Division [The state's mid-level appeals court.] Justices Leslie Stein and Eugene Fahey are confirmed by the state's Senate, as is…
Rank this Week: 4451

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4775

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3852

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 27

    Read On!: Drone Wars – Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy

    Read On!: Drone Wars – Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy
    I’m excited to announce the recent publication of a new book on one of the most talked about tools of modern warfare: drones. Drone Wars – Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy by Cambridge University Press provides a…
  • Jan 26

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
    The United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, an independent quasi-judicial agency in the U.S. government that determines the validity and monetary value of claims of U.S. nationals for losses caused by foreign governments, is…
  • Jan 26

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
    The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is now accepting applications. E.MA is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jan 27

    Australian Government Proposes Funding For Students Wishing To Study CAM

    Australian Government Proposes Funding For Students Wishing To Study CAM
    The Australian newspaperThe Age reports that the current Australian federal government plans to subsidize students wishing to learn about such things as homeopathy, naturopathy, iridology, and other non-traditional courses of study private…
  • Jan 9

    Law and Magic On "The McCarthys"

    Law and Magic On "The McCarthys"
    The lawyer/magician has made it onto scripted television. On the January 8, 2015 episode of the CBS series The McCarthys, titled "Marjorie and Eileen," Marjorie's brother-in-law a partner at a BigLaw firm, announces that he retired…
  • Dec 31

    Argentina's President "Adopts" Boy To Avoid Werewolf Outcome

    Argentina's President "Adopts" Boy To Avoid Werewolf Outcome
    NBC News reports that the President of Argentina has "adopted" a seventh son of an Argentinian family, in order to prevent him from becoming a werewolf. Yes, according to South American folklore, a seventh son might become a…
Rank this Week: 944

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 27

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014
    Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 31, 2014 “If it stays this low it remains unmitigated good news in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated, even just a decade ago,” said noted criminologist and law professor…
  • Jan 27

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014 If China’s leadership is genuine about wanting to clean up the party, it should explore the possibility of moving the power to investigate and adjudicate cases of…
  • Jan 27

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US
    Ian Haney López interviewed by NPR, December 30, 2014 We need to get beyond the opinion, beyond the ideas and really ask, ‘How is race really working in terms of allocating power and resources in our society?’” says…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
Rank this Week: 409

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 27

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?
    According to State v. Shively, 999 P.2d 952, 957 (Kan. 2000). In most states polygraph evidence is either per se inadmissible in trials or is only admissible by stipulation, see United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 311, 118 S.Ct....
  • Jan 26

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence
    The Washington Post published this interesting piece yesterday about the use of police body camera video as evidence in court, a phenomenon that will become increasingly common as more and more police agencies adopt body cameras. Overall this…
  • Jan 26

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel & the Suspended/Disbarred Attorney

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel & the Suspended/Disbarred Attorney
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Strickland v. Washington, a defendant proves an ineffective assistance of counsel claim by establishing (1) that counsel’s performance "fell below an objective standard of reasonableness"…
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Jan 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
Rank this Week: 321

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: 1113

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Zachary Ahonen, Note, The Recent Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Interest Rate Swaps: A Road to Recovery through the Frustration of…
  • Jan 27

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action
    James J. Park has posted Bondholders and Securities Class Actions on SSRN with the following abstract: Prior studies of corporate and securities law litigation have focused almost entirely on cases filed by shareholder plaintiffs. Bondholders…
  • Jan 27

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market
    Feng Chen, Ole-Kristian Hope, Qingyuan Li, and Xin Wang have posted Flight to Quality in International Markets: Political Uncertainty and Investors’ Demand for Financial Reporting Quality on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
Rank this Week: 18

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 27

    More on Boehner’s Netanyahu Invite (and What It Says About Constitutional Change)

    More on Boehner’s Netanyahu Invite (and What It Says About Constitutional Change)
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro My earlier post on whether John Boehner’s invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have triggered a little in-house conservative disagreement on the issue (or at least Weekly Standard’s Adam J. White…
  • Jan 26

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to make his first appearance at the…
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
Rank this Week: 182

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
  • Jan 27

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra
    Seth Victor The blawg previously commented on the ongoing issues surrounding California’s ban on the sale of foie gras, particularly the idea of giving away foie gras as a “complimentary side” when selling some other…
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just…
  • Jan 22

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
Rank this Week: 4474

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jan 27

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16
    I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again…
  • Jan 22

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s…
  • Nov 19

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put…
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
  • Jan 27

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion
    We've already noted the 2nd circuit's decision this month finding that termination of the UCC-1 filing in connection with the $1.5 billion GM loan was enforceable and that therefore the property securing the loan was no longer secure. The…
  • Jan 27

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"
    Our own Stephen Gillers offers thoughts, including discussion of legal ethics issues, at The Nation. Excerpt: An obscure legal ethics rule will have a leading role in Silver’s trial. The rule allows one lawyer to share a fee with…
  • Jan 27

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)
    Clegard LLC v. LG Chem. Ltd., Federal Circuit, 12-10-14 Jones Day represented the plaintiff in a matter where success would be economically harmful to non-client Apple, which was a customer of defendant. Apple was a Jones Day client on…
Rank this Week: 247

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2015 as Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? As e-commerce and online digital services command a growing share of the market, it comes as little surprise to find the government angling to claim…
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
Rank this Week: 692

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 27

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case
    January 27, 2015 The labour law community is having an exciting January.  First, we got the twin Charter decisions from the Supreme Court last week dealing with freedom of association and collective bargaining.  And this Friday we…
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
Rank this Week: 4400

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 27

    Property Poetry

    Property Poetry
    Monica Youn, a Yale law grad and poet has a book coming out, entitled Blackacre. Her poem Whiteacre was recently featured on the American Academy of Poets website. Here's an interview with Youn, where she talks about the influence of...
  • Jan 27

    Singer on Property Law Conflict

    Singer on Property Law Conflict
    Joseph Singer (Harvard) has posted Property Law Conflicts (Washburn Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What law applies to real property? At one time the answer to this question was simple: the law of the situs. But then the...
  • Jan 26

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat
    New York Housing Court sounds like a disaster: Two weeks ago, a city housing inspector visited an apartment on the fourth floor of 940 Prospect Place in Brooklyn and issued a violation to the landlord for inadequate heat. The visit...
Rank this Week: 219

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 26

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and the 2015 award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
  • Jan 26

    New book will help struggling legal-writing student

    New book will help struggling legal-writing student
    Temple’s Kristen Murray (pictured at left) and George Washington’s Jessica Clark have written a new book to help “troubleshoot” students’ way through the legal writing course. Titled The Legal Writing Companion: Problems, Solutions,…
  • Jan 22

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive…
Rank this Week: 734

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case
    Nearly 50 years after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project the Supreme Court recently addressed the interpretation of this law and whether the law…
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
Rank this Week: 2355

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Ronald Coase tribute

    Ronald Coase tribute
    As I am a former University of Chicago Law School professor, who overlapped with Ronald Coase during my eight-year stay there, I was asked a couple of years ago if I would like to join a group of people who would be writing short tributes to…
  • Jan 26

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - another cancellation due to winter weather!

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - another cancellation due to winter weather!
    Tomorrow's Tax Policy Colloquium sessions, featuring my colleague David Kamin's paper "In Good Times and Bad: Designing Legislation That Responds to Fiscal Uncertainty," has been cancelled due to the blizzard that is already hitting NYC and…
  • Jan 21

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian
    Yesterday we had the first session of the 2015 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  This is the 20th time (in 20 straight spring semesters) that I have done the colloquium.  This year, I am happy to be co-leading it with Alan Viard. …
Rank this Week: 4265

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Jan 26

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!
    Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh chef and entrepreneur extraordinaire, has a plan to rescue the Pittsburgh region’s signature communal failure, Braddock, Pennsylvania, by opening a high-end restaurant there. It will be an unusual restaurant,…
  • Jan 12

    Fun with Zombie

    Fun with Zombie
    I have a new post up at JOTWELL, reviewing a forthcoming piece by Julie Cohen on the zombification of the First Amendment.  That doesn’t sound like cyberlaw, but it is. Here is the link.  The title is an homage to Night of the…
  • Dec 31

    Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015

    Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015
    I’ve been teaching law for 16 years. This blog has been around for more than 10 years. To speak the plain truth, it’s getting pretty damn dull around here. So change is afoot. I’m starting small, redesigning the blog (for…
Rank this Week: 354