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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 20

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project
    Much of the research and writing on access to justice issues in the last five years, including that of the Canadian Bar Association and Julie Macfarlane’s National Self-Represented Litigants Project, has discussed unbundling as a…
  • Jan 19

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research
    In December, the UK Competition & Markets Authority released its Legal services market study focused on individual consumer and small business experience of purchasing legal services in England and Wales. Not surprisingly, this report…
  • Jan 18

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
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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 20

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?
    A reader sent me a link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance or tax craziness?” After looking through what was posted on the web site, my response is, “Neither. There’s some good advice, and there’s some advice…
  • Jan 18

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error
    A reader sent me a web link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance?” So I took a look at this Turbo Tax FAQ. The title of the FAQ is a question: “Is a parsonage or housing allowance deductible?” It’s unclear whether…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider demand-side economics to be far superior to supply-side economics. As a recent facebook meme put it, put $100 in the hands of a poor person, and that person will spend it because that person needs…
Rank this Week: 2184

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case
    As I noted on Wednesday, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (COSA) will consider five or six issue in the Adnan Syed case: 1. Did Judge Welch abuse his discretion in hearing the cell tower claim; 2. Did Adnan...
  • Jan 19

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia
    In yesterday's Undisclosed episode, we noted how the defense team filed an application for writ of habeas corpus in the Joey Watkins case. We also noted how, amazingly, the case that most strongly supports Joey's appeal is actually another…
  • Jan 18

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Jan 20

    Update on D.C. Physician-Aided Dying Law

    Update on D.C. Physician-Aided Dying Law
    We blogged previously that D.C.'s mayor signed the physician-aided dying bill that was then sent to Congress. According to a January 9, 2017 article in the Washington Post, Congressman plans to block D.C. law to let terminally ill patients…
  • Jan 20

    Is Age 70.5 No Longer an Appropriate Age to Compel IRA Distributions? What Sayeth Donald Trump?

    Is Age 70.5 No Longer an Appropriate Age to Compel IRA Distributions? What Sayeth Donald Trump?
    Under long-standing IRS rules, IRAs and similar retirement accounts created with tax deferred income are generally subject to "required minimum distributions" when the account holder reaches age 70 and a half. As the IRS.gov website…
  • Jan 19

    NYT: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?

    NYT: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?
    The New York Times has a recent article that resonates with me. I am spending my sabbatical time in Arizona in order to be of more help to my sister with our parents who are both in their 90s. Neither...
Rank this Week: 2315

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 20

    HLS Posdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law

    HLS Posdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law
    Overview The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in private law. Private law embraces…
  • Jan 19

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result

    New Study: Malpractice Law Does Not Improve Result
    A new study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine has concluded that stronger med mal laws do not translate to better care. Fox News Health has the story, quoting both Michelle Mello and William Sage.
  • Jan 18

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon

    OH: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During Chase of Fleeing Felon
    Marianna Brown Bettman has commentary at Legally Speaking Ohio.
Rank this Week: 2356

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 19

    Inauguration Day 2017—Trump’s Dangerous Ego Trip

    Inauguration Day 2017—Trump’s Dangerous Ego Trip
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, expresses concern over the presidency of Donald Trump, which begins today with his inauguration. Dean predicts that Trump will serve at least one complete term as president but fears it…
  • Jan 18

    The Sunshine the Constitution Craves: Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Protesters, and Boycotters Should Not Stop Now

    The Sunshine the Constitution Craves: Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Protesters, and Boycotters Should Not Stop Now
    Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, defends those protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration this week in the face of those calling for “unity.”…
  • Jan 17

    Another Excuse for Possible Constitutional Overreach by Trump

    Another Excuse for Possible Constitutional Overreach by Trump
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explores how President-elect Donald Trump could seize upon, or even create, a debt ceiling crisis as a way to enhance his executive powers. Buchanan explains that Trump could put…
Rank this Week: 3657

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 19

    We Must March

    We Must March
    The Women's Rights Marches scheduled in every state in the country on January 21, are not just domestic phenomena, nor are they narrowly limited to women's rights. Rather, the organizers remind us, women's rights are human rights -- they…
  • Jan 18

    A Human Rights Response to Hacking

    A Human Rights Response to Hacking
    Human rights seem to have moved to the back burner, or even off the stove entirely, during the months since the election. Human rights has barely registered in the debate over repeal of the Affordable Care Act. President-elect Trump has...
  • Jan 17

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence
    Russia has taken the first step to de-criminalize much of domestic violence. The pending bill would de-criminalize acts of abuse that do not result in serious injury and would apply not only to intimate partners but to children. Such…
Rank this Week: 2634

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/
  • Jan 19

    The Defendant's "Brain Fog" May Have Made Him Incompetent to Enter into a Contract

    The Defendant's "Brain Fog" May Have Made Him Incompetent to Enter into a Contract
    I don't come across a lot of cases revolving around competence, but here's a recent one out of New York, Gray v. Jung, No. 62996 (behind paywall). The case, at the summary judgment stage, revolves around plaintiff's seeking of specific...
  • Jan 19

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31

    KCON XII Reminder: Conference Proposals Due by January 31
    H/T Dov Waisman from the Contracts Prof Listserv for this post: Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCON XII) is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 24th. Here in Los Angeles, we are…
  • Jan 19

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 19, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 586 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
Rank this Week: 292

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam
    Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center's website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.
    Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument:Activist Comicshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim
    Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam)Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on…
Rank this Week: 2789

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3519

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I'm generally okay with those "create a theme based on the case" type of opinions.  Not a fan of them, to be sure, but if they're done well, I'm okay with it.  I know others disagree, and think that it makes light of the litigants.…
  • Jan 18

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I took a Conflict of Laws class in law school.  Not many other people did.  It was interesting.  -Ish.  I learned some concepts that I hadn't heard of before.  Like renvoi.  Or at least the word for it.  And…
  • Jan 18

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)
    I haven't seen an amended opinion that's this type of terse:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on December 15, 2016, be modified as follows:On page 14, third line of the first full paragraph, after the sentence ending “with…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Jan 19

    H/T to the Business Law Prof Blog: Alexander on Benefit Corporation

    H/T to the Business Law Prof Blog: Alexander on Benefit Corporation
    Haskell Murray, one of our co-conspirators over at the Business Law Prof Blog, recently wrote about a recent post by Rick Alexander, the head of Legal Policy at B Lab (of B Corp certification fame) on Benefit Corporations. Here's Prof....
  • Jan 18

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"
    By Professor Alina S. Ball, UC Hastings - from the SSRN Abstract: The social enterprise movement has ushered in a promising new wave of companies using market-based strategies to advance social and environmental change. The longevity and…
  • Jan 17

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"
    Jesse Lecy, David Van Slyke, and Nara Yoon (all affiliated with Syracuse University) recently posted to SSRN an article detailing the results of a survey of the motivations behind the creation of new tax-exempt organizations. The SSRN…
Rank this Week: 4394

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 19

    Women's March : we march for America's future

    Women's March : we march for America's future
    Many men and women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities will join together in Washington on January 21 to honor American values of inclusiveness, concern for the most vulnerable amongst us, belief in the role of citizens working through…
  • Jan 18

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot
    As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in…
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
Rank this Week: 4881

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.
    [NOTE: I just published a shorter version of this post (alternate link here) in Foreign Policy. Here's the longer and more academic version, with links to the original documents.] Both Chinese and western press reports last month (Caixin; New…
  • Dec 6

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing
    Here's the announcement over at the China IPR blog.
  • Nov 2

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project
    Here’s a list of approved (which I assume means, “received state funding”) legal research projects from the MOJ that just came out: http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161102/Articel03002GN.htm My impression (possibly wrong)…
Rank this Week: 2169

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/
  • Jan 19

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act
    The Second Circuit on Tuesday released its long-awaited opinion on the Trust Indenture Act, Marblegate v. EDMC. Several of us Slipsters have been discussing the case behind the scenes, and others will have (more intelligent) things to say…
  • Jan 16

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant
    Scarcity refers to having less than one needs -- time, money, calories when on a diet. For example, not having enough money reduces a person's cognitive capacity as much as missing one full night of sleep. When Scarcity, by Sendhil...
  • Jan 11

    Bankruptcy Filings for 2017 -- Let's Say 767,000

    Bankruptcy Filings for 2017 -- Let's Say 767,000
    According to Epiq Systems, there were 771, 894 total U.S. bankruptcy filings in 2016, a decline of 5.8% from 2015. The overall annual decline in 2015 was 10.0% and was 11.8% in 2014. As I noted yesterday, the rate of...
Rank this Week: 805

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: 2179

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 19

    Michigan Introduces Sports Betting Bill; Third State This Year

    Michigan Introduces Sports Betting Bill; Third State This Year
    New Jersey's quest to overturn the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting had largely been a solo effort for the past four-and-one-half years. States that were interested in having legal sports betting within their borders (and there…
  • Jan 18

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)
    The "death defying" New Jersey sports betting case--having secured the rare daily double of a rehearing en banc grant and a CVSG ("call for the views of the Solicitor General")--has proven to be the ultimate zombie of sports law cases: just…
  • Jan 17

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order
    For the case that has had nearly everything—e.g., three divided circuit opinions in succession and the rarity of en banc rehearing—we shouldn’t have been all that shocked by the latest twist and turn in the New Jersey sports…
Rank this Week: 2335

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: 845

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Jan 18

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance
    Elizabeth Tippett (Oregon), Charlotte S. Alexander (Georgia State), and Zev J. Eigen (Littler) have just published their explosive article When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance (19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 1 ). When I say…
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
Rank this Week: 725

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/
Rank this Week: 2088

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 18

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?
    My Twitter feed tells me that today is the fifth anniversary of the day the Internet “went dark” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). For anyone who needs a reminder,…
  • Jan 18

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA
    The Internet is full of trolls. So it’s no surprise that notice and takedown systems for online speech attract their fair share of them – people insisting that criticism of their scientific research, videos of police brutality,…
  • Jan 17

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?
    This blog post is excerpted from our filing in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's 2016 Notice and Request for Public Comment on notice and takedown practice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The entire filing is…
Rank this Week: 1411

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 18

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment
    American voters have bigger things to worry about than Trump’s business interests, writes @HolmanJenkins: https://t.co/THooR77Tce — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) January 18, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 18

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?
    In Stone v. Ritter,[1] shareholders of AmSouth Bancorporation brought a derivative suit against AmSouth’s directors alleging a “classic Caremark claim.” In 2004, AmSouth had paid $50 million in fines... [[ This is a content…
  • Jan 18

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development
    As previously noted, I'm enrolled in Notre Dame's STEP program and currently taking the Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith: In the documents of Vatican II, the baptized are called to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 260

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 18

    Former Clinton adviser Ann O’Leary joins Boies Schiller

    Former Clinton adviser Ann O’Leary joins Boies Schiller
    Ann O’Leary quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Jan. 18, 2017 “I am very excited to join the go-to team of incredibly innovative and talented litigators who are called on to solve the toughest problems at the most…
  • Jan 17

    So, you want to teach?

    So, you want to teach?
    Olga Mack and Troy Foster write for Above the Law, Jan. 17, 2017 If you teach outside of law school, it may be a good idea to include an overview of basic legal principles and the legal system. It’s important to view the topic from the…
  • Jan 17

    Sears clings to catalog thinking in an online world

    Sears clings to catalog thinking in an online world
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2017 Despite the conventional wisdom, though, it is not Amazon that is primarily to blame for Sears’s plight. Sears is being squeezed by changing economies and technology.…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 4391

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 568

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 17

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law, a contributing editor to the Legal Writing Prof Blog, has created a wonderful video montage of photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.…
  • Jan 13

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii
    Professor Bob Brain (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) is pictured here with an exit sign at the end of his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He now joins...
  • Jan 12

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent
    Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking applications for its Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting Assistant Professors are generally appointed for an initial term that can be renewed to a total of four years. Each Visiting Assistant…
Rank this Week: 4397

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 17

    Law and Magic in Calgary @calgaryherald @WowRyan @jayingram

    Law and Magic in Calgary @calgaryherald @WowRyan @jayingram
    The Calgary Herald highlights some Canadian devotees of law and magic here. Claudia Bustos, magician Ryan Pilling, and Jay Ingram, author of The Science of Why and former host of The Daily Planet Show are among those investigating witchcraft…
  • Dec 10

    Double, Double: Hulu Offers Up a New Series About a Magician Turned Psychic

    Double, Double: Hulu Offers Up a New Series About a Magician Turned Psychic
    The New York Times reviews a new series featuring a psychic who used to be a magician, as opposed to all those magicians and police consultants who used to claim to be psychic, and that one police consultant who claimed...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 593

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 17

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat
    In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of…
  • Jan 15

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied
    According to a press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 90% of children reaching Italy's shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. The number of…
  • Jan 12

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy
    For the last two decades, the United States has maintained a special immigration policy that applied only to Cubans. Cubans who were intercepted by U.S. officials in the waters between the United States and Cuba (those with wet feet) would...
Rank this Week: 613

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography
    My latest compilation is on South African liberation struggles. The two images respectively above and below are paintings by the South African artist John Koenakeefe Mohl. The first, “Miners carrying their working tools, near Springs,…
  • Jan 17

    It Can't Happen Here

    It Can't Happen Here
    The election of Donald Trump created trauma, depression, and associated health issues with those who were shocked by the result. Virtually all of us thought it can’t happen here. The U.S. could not elect an ignorant, intellectually…
  • Jan 9

    "The Holidays"

    "The Holidays"
    This is around (or actually after) the time of year when I often pitch my short unpublished essay on the legal and cultural complications of Christmas. See here. That essay speaks for itself. But here are some additional reflections: Donald…
Rank this Week: 4948

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Future

    The Future
    What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy? First, leaving part of the population far behind is dangerous. Democracy properly gives everyone the right to vote, so everybody counts. When a segment of the population feels…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
Rank this Week: 4650

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 17

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? on SSRN with the following abstract: Corporations are subject to broad criminal liability for the insider trading of their employees. Critics…
  • Jan 4

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair
    Details available here.
  • Jan 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John Armour & Brian Cheffins, Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 761. Rutheford B. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 450

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
Rank this Week: 1280

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/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography
    My latest compilation on South African Liberation Struggles is here.The images are of two paintings by John Koenakeefe Mohl and are found here.
  • Jan 6

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977
    Today, as the 2017 Verso Radical Diary reminds me, is the date of the signing of Charter 77. First, by way of historical backdrop and relevant causal conditions: “The sweeping political reforms introduced by [Mikhail] Gorbachev in…
  • Jan 5

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate
    “The American people want us to start over,” Pence said. “Releasing the power of the free market is the pathway toward expanding access and affordability of health care across the country.”  This is one of the…
Rank this Week: 1418

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: 2709

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 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
Rank this Week: 3265

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 16

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court
    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has nominated Rowan Wilson for the Court of Appeals, New York State's highest Court. If confirmed by the state Senate, Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Judge Eugene…
  • Jan 12

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)
    Let's continue considering "Scalia-type Justices--Really?" But first, wishing all a happy and healthy 2017. I'm back from Christmas break--in Scottsdale, which I love almost as much as upstate New York--and have finished grading…
  • Dec 2

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)
    In the introductory post, I mentioned several areas of the law in which many of the self-proclaimed admirers of the late Justice Scalia are likely unfamiliar with his actual record, would likely be less admiring if they knew it, or, at the…
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 815

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
Rank this Week: 191

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 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4349

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Temporary escape

    Temporary escape
    I'm leaving for a warm climate (outside the U.S.) for 6 days, returning late on January 20 as I don't teach my first class (Tax Policy Colloquium with paper by Lily Batchelder) until Monday, January 23.
  • Jan 11

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust
    One is to shape government policies, procurement decisions, etcetera, to favor his businesses. A second is to get business from others who seek to curry favor (the emoluments issue). A third is to have the businesses act on inside information…
  • Jan 5

    This should not be normal

    This should not be normal
    It's not just Trump.As Rebecca Kysar notes, courtesy of Tax Policy Center estimates:"The House blueprint ... awards three-quarters of its tax cuts to earners in the top 1 percent ....  Even factoring in favorable macroeconomic effects,…
Rank this Week: 4879

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 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 606

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
  • Jan 9

    Is Mitch McConnell Too Smart for His Own Good?

    Is Mitch McConnell Too Smart for His Own Good?
    Last Spring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embarked on a risky plan to deprive President Obama of the chance to appoint a Supreme Court Justice during his last year in office.   McConnell  won that bet; now it’s time…
  • Dec 19

    Law’s Odd Couple

    Law’s Odd Couple
    Here is one  one of the first posts I published on  GuileisGood.com. https://guileisgood.com/2014/10/15/erin-brockovich-what-it-takes-to-be-a-good-lawyer/ It sets out a  what I think good lawyering is all about. Rereading it…
  • Dec 5

    Creative Math

    Creative Math
    I believe that imagination, not logic, is the essential ingredient in good legal reasoning.  But imagination need not be vague or dreamy. Sometimes the imaginative solution to a thorny legal problem can be as clear and simple as 1,2,3. A…
Rank this Week: 1213

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 8

    White Collar Cases - What to Watch in 2017

    White Collar Cases - What to Watch in 2017
    Check out Walter Pavlo, Forbes, Jan. 5, 2017 - providing highlights of some of the white collar cases of interest for 2017 - White Collar Cases To Watch In 2017 (esp)
  • Dec 30

    2016 White Collar Crime Award

    2016 White Collar Crime Award
    Each year this blog has honored individuals and organizations for their work in the white collar crime arena by bestowing "The Collar" on those who deserve praise, scorn, acknowledgment, blessing, curse, or whatever else might be…
  • Dec 27

    Van Hilley: 1946-2016

    Van Hilley: 1946-2016
    We mourn the passing of Van Hilley and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and the lawyers and staff members at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley. Van was an outstanding trial lawyer and a long-time leader in the San Antonio,...
Rank this Week: 723