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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 29

    What if Clinton were indicted, post-DNC?

    What if Clinton were indicted, post-DNC?
    "It would get very messy," said Costas Panagopoulos, a visiting professor of political science at Yale University who has written on the deliberative function of party conventions. "There are lots of open questions." via www.philly.com Thank…
  • May 29

    Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump - WSJ

    Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump - WSJ
    SAN DIEGO— Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with Donald Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich…
  • May 29

    NYT video on libertarian convention (with hats)

    NYT video on libertarian convention (with hats)
Rank this Week: 1026

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 29

    Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins Remarks at Guantanamo Bay

    Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins Remarks at Guantanamo Bay
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement over the weekend: CHIEF PROSECUTOR MARK MARTINS REMARKS AT GUANTANAMO BAY 28 MAY 2016 Good evening. As we commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, we pause in solemn…
  • May 29

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan
    Editor's Note: Although the presidential candidates, our media, and most importantly, Lawfare, tend to focus on the danger from Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, right-wing groups have been a more lethal terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland…
  • May 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program
    This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of…
Rank this Week: 217

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 29

    Ukraine's Defense: Russian Suit Part of a "Broader Strategy of Aggression"

    Ukraine's Defense: Russian Suit Part of a "Broader Strategy of Aggression"
    It has taken several months, but the Russian Particulars of Claim and Ukraine's Defence (akin to complaint and answer in U.S. civil procedure) have now been filed. Distilled to its essence, Ukraine's response, as the Financial Times notes, is…
  • May 26

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge
    H.R. 5278, containing debt restructuring authority and an oversight board for Puerto Rico, inched closer to passage after yesterday's approval by the House Natural Resources Committee. A combination of Rs and Ds rejected amendments that would…
  • May 25

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert
    The brief is not up on the SG's webpage yet, but they are recommending granting the petition and reversing the Third Circuit. Hat tip to Professor Lipson or Attorneys Goldblatt et al.? I think this now places granting odds at...
Rank this Week: 734

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 28

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"
    Dinner tonight was duck fried "rice," with the rice in scare quotes because it was mostly riced cauliflower left over from last night. I started with two Muscovy duck breasts left over from Helen's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 110

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 28

    The Virtues of Legal Academia

    The Virtues of Legal Academia
    I want to sincerely thank the entire Faculty Lounge crew for letting me hang out here for the month, but it's time for me to sign off. I have weddings to attend, courses to prepare, and doctoral work to attend...
  • May 27

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth
    Readers of this blog may recall that I am no fan of Prof. Jasbir Puar, who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers. I think that her constant critique of Israel is exaggerated, distorted, one-sided, and hyperbolic. She recklessly…
  • May 27

    Comparative Toilet

    Comparative Toilet
    With the issue of transgender access to restrooms of their own choice potentially heading to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few years, it may be interesting for readers to know that this issue has recently been addressed by...
Rank this Week: 146

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • May 28

    More photos?

    More photos?
    Thanks to folks for kind words about the series of photo albums.  I realized that it was a unique community resource that I wanted to share and I’m glad that people have enjoyed the photos. Several people have offered to send me…
  • May 27

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver
    From FOI Jean Sternlight: The Seventh Circuit has just issued a very important decision, Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., banning the use of an arbitral class/collective action prohibition in a non-unionized wage and hour claim. The decision is…
  • May 27

    Compared to What?

    Compared to What?
    My colleague, S.I. Strong, recently circulated on the DRLE listserv a link to a survey conducted in 2015 for the National Center for State Courts.  The survey involved a nationwide random sample of 1000 members of the public (actually…
Rank this Week: 938

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 474

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: 470

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/
  • May 27

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot
    Seems checking mail provides the same “intermittent variable rewards” that addicts folks to slot machines. That insight, and several others, comes from How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and…
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
Rank this Week: 17

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
Rank this Week: 1592

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 227

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3464

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/
  • May 27

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit unanimously grants habeas relief because the state court erroneously discharged a juror.The Supreme Court reverses and remands.The Ninth Circuit then issues a brief order dismissing the habeas petition pursuant to its view…
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
Rank this Week: 139

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use
    Jon Penney, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute; Citizen Lab, University of Toronto; Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and Dalhousie Unviersity Schulich School of Law, is publishing Chilling Effects:…
  • May 27

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power
    Frank A. Pasquale III, University of Maryland School of Law, and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Platform Neutrality: Enhancing Freedom of Expression in Spheres of Private Power in Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Here…
  • May 26

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
Rank this Week: 678

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 27

    Forced Individual Arbitration of Wage-and-Hour Claims Violates NLRA

    Forced Individual Arbitration of Wage-and-Hour Claims Violates NLRA
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Diane Wood, held that forcing an employee to agree to bring any wage-and-hour claim through individual arbitration violated the National Labor Relations Act. Lewis v. Epic Systems…
  • May 25

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)
    The indefatigable Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met on April 14, 2016 and prepared a report to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee), which will meet June 6-7, 2016. The report begins at page 251...
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
Rank this Week: 312

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Heading to Amsterdam

    Heading to Amsterdam
    I'll be there a week, touristically with the exception of my talk, on one of the panels at the June 1 conference that I've mentioned in previous posts.I like traveling, but this is also my favorite time of the year in NYC.
  • May 25

    New Alice film

    New Alice film
    I've been distressed by the unavoidability, in some media settings, of ads, previews, feature articles, etc., that bring to mind the forthcoming film based on Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Part of the problem is its…
  • May 24

    Another upcoming talk

    Another upcoming talk
    On June 17, I will be back in Washington, to participate in a panel (9-10:30 am at AEI) discussing Eric Toder's and Alan Viard's forthcoming "A Proposal to Reform the Taxation of Corporate Income."  This is the follow-up, with…
Rank this Week: 552

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 27

    Rethinking the Cultural Attitudes of Masculinity in Acquaintance Rape Case

    Rethinking the Cultural Attitudes of Masculinity in Acquaintance Rape Case
    Eric Carpenter (FIU), Patriarchy, Not Hierarchy: Rethinking the Effect of Cultural Attitudes in Acquaintance Rape Cases, 68 Hastings L.J. (forthcoming 2016) Abstract: Do certain people view acquaintance rape cases in ways that favor the man?…
  • May 27

    Court Hears Appeal of Woman's 20-Year Conviction for Abortion

    Court Hears Appeal of Woman's 20-Year Conviction for Abortion
    Purvi Patel Appeals in Feticide, Neglect Case The fate of a Northern Indiana woman sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in connection with the end of her own pregnancy is now in the hands of the Indiana Court of...<img…
  • May 26

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act
    Belinda Smith & Monica Hayes, Using Data to Drive Gender Equality in Employment: More Power to the People? The latest version of affirmative action legislation in Australia, the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act), reflects…
Rank this Week: 1796

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard
    In May of 2013, lawyer David Danon brought a whistleblower award (qui tam) case against his then-employer, Vanguard, suing on behalf of New York State regarding taxes that Danon believed Vanguard owed the state. As Nancy Moore & I…
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
Rank this Week: 443

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts,Suffolk:  Commonwealth v. Mattier, 2016 WL 2758931 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining that the defendants,Branden E. Mattier and his half-brother…
  • May 23

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico:  Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Matos Flores, 2016 WL 1030074(2016).  The judge…
  • May 18

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
Rank this Week: 157

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 26

    Don’t Compare Trump’s Presidential Campaign to Barry Goldwater’

    Don’t Compare Trump’s Presidential Campaign to Barry Goldwater’
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, explains why any comparisons between Donald Trump’s and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaigns are completely off the mark. Dean argues that Barry Goldwater entered public service…
  • May 23

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner
    Hofstra University law professors Joanna L. Grossman and Grant M. Hayden explain how recent controversies over same-sex marriage, transgender use of bathroom, and differentiated high school graduation attire for males and females reflect a…
  • May 22

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on a practice by federal prosecutors of settling some cases by requiring defendants to pay money to specific charities—organizations that tend to support the present…
Rank this Week: 613

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 26

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!
    Happy Birthday to the dean of the Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense bar, Stanley Sacks. Still going strong at 94 and still going to work every day.
  • May 26

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable
    The Supreme Court this week in Foster v. Chatman (14-8349, decided May 23,2016) reversed a Georgia murder conviction because the prosecutors violated the requirement of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) that lawyers not use race-based…
  • May 26

    Post Luis Blue

    Post Luis Blue
    In Luis v. United States, the Supreme Court held that pretrial restraint of untainted assets needed by a criminal defendant to retain counsel of choice violates the Sixth Amendment. But what about pretrial restraint of untainted assets not…
Rank this Week: 860

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 26

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?
    The Modi government in India has been developing a new aviation policy, and while public release of the proposal was thought to be imminent, reports today suggest the release date may have been postponed. The plans are rumored to include...
  • May 25

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story
    Today's New York Times reports on the increasing number of small businesses offering drone-related services. In addition to providing examples of specific companies such as HoneyComb, which provides drone-operated agricultural monitoring, the…
  • May 17

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?
    While air traffic control privatization was the en vogue idea for reforming U.S. aviation policy for most of the past year, developments over the past few weeks have shifted attention to the growing problem of airport security lines as the...
Rank this Week: 852

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: 386

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/
  • May 26

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
  • May 26

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)
    May 26, 2016 My new book The Law of Work was released late last fall and is already in use at universities across the country of courses in Employment Law.   So far, the book includes the Common Law Regime (contract and tort law), and…
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk &amp; Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
Rank this Week: 845

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 712

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 529

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 26

    IP vacancy at the USTR

    IP vacancy at the USTR
    See the post over at the China IPR blog for more details.
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
Rank this Week: 752

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1752

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: 253

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • May 25

    The Man Who Saw Werewolve

    The Man Who Saw Werewolve
    An Alberta (Canada) court heard the case of Matthew De Grood, who killed five young people attending a party in 2014. Mr. De Grood claims that at the time he believed the people he killed were werewolves, and his duty...
  • May 9

    Underground Witche

    Underground Witche
    Slate's' Ben Mathis-Lilley notes that the New York City Subway twitter account tweeted that "witch problems" caused problems on a line today. Of course it was "switch problems," but witch problems conjures up all kinds of…
  • May 2

    New Series on Houdini, Conan Doyle Friendship Debuts On Fox Tonight

    New Series on Houdini, Conan Doyle Friendship Debuts On Fox Tonight
    The new series Houdini and Doyle premieres tonight on Fox (9 EDT, 8 Central). The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman weighs in with an early review here. For more on the real-life friendship (and subsequent break-up) of Harry and Sir Arthur,...
Rank this Week: 4508

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: 1931

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 25

    Weber of Disability Discrimination

    Weber of Disability Discrimination
    DePaul University Law Professor Mark C. Weber has recently published important scholarship which I would like to bring to my readers' attention. Mark Weber, Numerical Goals For Employment of People With Disabilities By Federal Agencies and…
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law
    Machinists v. Wisconsin, Case No. 2015CV000628 (Dane Co. April 8, 2016) Download Wisc Order is an important case. A state trial judge struck down 2015 Wisconsin Act 1 which was known as the right to work law. This statute prohibits...
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
Rank this Week: 595

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 24

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer
    In defending Facebook against government scrutiny by invoking First Amendment rights, we’ve overlooked the legal consequences for CDA 230 and risk constitutionalizing the web.   In the wake of recent reporting of Facebook’s…
  • May 24

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act
    The Email Privacy Act is moving forward in the Senate.  S.356, which currently has 28 cosponsors, would require a warrant for stored content -- essentially codifying current law and practice over the last six years. The House passed H.R.…
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
Rank this Week: 1591

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/
  • May 24

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education
    Professor Lou Sirico of Villanova Univeristy received the 2016 Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education. The Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education Committee presents this award (one of the…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
  • May 19

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick
    A Guest Post from David Marcello For a dozen years, Dick Wydick generously shared his drafting expertise and his teaching talent at our International Legislative Drafting Institute. When illness curtailed his travels and he could no longer…
Rank this Week: 4384

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/
  • May 24

    Creation of New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology for the Academy and the Profession

    Creation of New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology for the Academy and the Profession
        The world of legal practice is changing.   We regularly hear about new technologies that have the potential to remake long-term approaches to practicing law.  From data analytics to self-help materials, lawyering and…
  • May 14

    What does ROSS mean for lawyers?

    What does ROSS mean for lawyers?
    So, robot-lawyers now work in law firms?  What’s next robot-judges? Thanks to my colleague Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung for forwarding me this Fortune article. Global law firm Baker & Hostetler, one of the nation’s…
  • May 13

    Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, June 10-12

    Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, June 10-12
    From our colleague Margaret Barry, “Please join us next month for a thoughtful discussion about how to identify and effectively assess experiential learning outcomes within your courses and across the curriculum!”   To see…
Rank this Week: 4694

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today in Wittman v. Personhubalah that three members of Congress from Virginia lacked standing to appeal a federal court's rejection of the state's districting plan.…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts in Foster v. Chatman, the Court reversed the finding on the Georgia courts that death row inmate Timothy Foster did not...
  • May 18

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Julie A. Robinson (D. Kansas) granted a preliminary injunction and halted Kansas's requirement that motor-voter applicants provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote (along with…
Rank this Week: 337

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 23

    The Bathroom War

    The Bathroom War
    So, on the one hand, I find myself befuddled by the North Carolina “bathroom law” and other extreme responses to transgender rights.... On the other hand, the traditionalist reaction does unwittingly reveal a real tension in the…
  • May 17

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case
    The cases involving religious freedom and the contraception mandate were decided yesterday. Some of the reporting discussed the case as if it showed the problems of a 4-4 division of the Justices on the Court. I do not agree. Aside from…
  • May 10

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration
    In 2014, the US Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over 100 points ahead of next highest state Oklahoma. Because the US leads the world in…
Rank this Week: 934

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    The Notorious RBG & Tom Brady

    The Notorious RBG &amp; Tom Brady
    If you're a fan of the New England Patriots, or believe the NFL has expanded the power of the commissioner's office illegally, you have yet another reason to believe in the wisdom of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Tom Brady's…
  • May 9

    Adding to list of summer sports law programs...Florida Coastal School of Law

    Adding to list of summer sports law programs...Florida Coastal School of Law
    As we blogged about last month, there are many great summer sports law programs---including at the University of Oregon Law School, the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Case Western Reserve Law School. Another great program can…
  • Apr 26

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in "The Hillsborough Disaster"

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in &quot;The Hillsborough Disaster&quot;
    The top Sports Law story in the world today?No, not the awful ruling by the Second Circuit reinstating the suspension of Tom Brady for, more probably than not, conspiring to deflate a few footballs contrary to the laws of physics.A far more…
Rank this Week: 856

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
  • May 17

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, together with numerous other religious organizations, has filed suit against the State of New York for requiring abortion coverage in its employee health insurance policies. (Catholic Diocese of…
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
Rank this Week: 1435

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 4383

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
  • May 5

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet
    Kathleen Stachowski  Other Nations A bullet stopped Scarface. The famously recognizable grizzly bear with a fan base in Yellowstone was a 25-year-old elder in declining health. Given that fewer than five percent of…
Rank this Week: 4414

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: 4704

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 164

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 19

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More
    Pair up the wisdom of a leading national expert on understanding urban neighborhoods with an effort to increase the vitality of a large section of Milwaukee’s west side and what do you have? You have the cover package of the Summer 2016…
  • May 18

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education
    Until Tuesday, Dale Kooyenga and Lauren Baker had never met. That alone is an argument for why their discussion before a capacity audience in the Appellate Courtroom of Eckstein Hall was worthwhile. Kooyenga is a member of the state Assembly,…
  • May 15

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property
    Most law school classes in Property begin with the venerable bundle of sticks metaphor.  The “bundle” includes those rights and interests held by the owners of property.  The assorted “sticks” take on…
Rank this Week: 730

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 404