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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Kamali on Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England

    Kamali on Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England
    Elizabeth Papp Kamali has posted Felonia Felonice Facta: Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England (Criminal Law and Philosophy (2014 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores the meaning of the word “felony” in…
  • Sep 15

    Pratt on Schneckloth v. Bustamonte

    Pratt on Schneckloth v. Bustamonte
    Alexandra L. Pratt has posted The Need for 'Knowing': Why the Iowa Supreme Court Should Reject Schneckloth v. Bustamonte and Impose a 'Knowing' Standard to Evaluate the Voluntariness of Consent Under Article One, Section Eight (Iowa Law…
  • Sep 15

    Collins on Domestic Violence

    Collins on Domestic Violence
    Erin R. Collins (New York University School of Law) has posted The Evidentiary Rules of Engagement in the War Against Domestic Violence (New York University Law Review, May 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Our criminal…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Sep 15

    A View of the Ballot

    A View of the Ballot
    I got on line the other night to see what to expect at the voting booth today. We have all been hearing about the primary races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, although polls tell us that lots of people haven’t heard of Zephyr…
  • Sep 2

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World
    We are increasingly being forced to live in an immoral world. The radical wrong has hijacked the very idea of morality so that it no longer has anything to do with helping our neighbor. We’re not supposed to lift a collective finger for…
  • Aug 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
Rank this Week: 1377

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 88

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 15

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment
    Judge Richard Posner minces no words. In an opinion dated September 4, Judge Posner wrote for a unanimous 7th Circuit panel, affirming the Wisconsin district court’s decision invalidating Wisconsin’s so-called marriage amendment.…
  • Sep 15

    “I Want to Make Sure I Don’t Educate Monsters”

    “I Want to Make Sure I Don’t Educate Monsters”
    During an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” discussion at Eckstein Hall on Sept. 11, Michael Berenbaum, a prominent scholar of the Nazi Holocaust, described the Wannsee Conference held near Berlin on Jan. 20, 1942, when 15 leaders…
  • Sep 12

    Chasing Happine

    Chasing Happine
    A July 2014 article in the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine describes a nationwide study about the happiness of lawyers.  This study shows factors that correlate with lawyer happiness, as well as those that don’t correlate.  Those…
Rank this Week: 897

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 15

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence
    The Innocence Project and the Mississippi Innocence Project filed a motion in the Mississippi Supreme Court today urging the court to vacate the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Eddie Lee Howard, Jr., based on new DNA evidence…
  • Sep 15

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence
    With the consent of Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris, a Tulsa court exonerated Michelle Murphy on Friday of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence. Recent…
  • Sep 12

    Federal Conviction Integrity Unit to Launch in Washington, D.C.

    Federal Conviction Integrity Unit to Launch in Washington, D.C.
    The Washington Post reported that the first conviction integrity unit within a U.S. attorney's office will be launched in Washington, D.C., by federal prosecutors in an effort to identify potential wrongful convictions. The formation of the…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Sep 15

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Naseem Faqihi, Note, Choosing Which Rule to Break First: An In-House Attorney Whistleblower's Choices after Discovering a Possible Federal…
  • Sep 12

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle
    The press release is available here, and the Update is available here.
  • Sep 12

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the creation of a working group to focus on improved broker-dealer fee disclosure. The press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 94

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 15

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"
    Courtney G. Joslin (UC Davis) just posted Federalism and Family Status, -- Ind. L.J. -- (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping...
  • Sep 5

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case
    Here is a Bloomberg Radio podcast with Margaret Ryznar on the 7th Circut same-sex marriage cases.
  • Sep 4

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI
    From ABC News: A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
  • Sep 3

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence
    Last month Prof. Douglas Berman reported in his indispensable Sentencing Law and Policy blog about a ten-year prison sentence imposed by SDNY judge Richard Berman upon defendant Rudy Kurniawan, who had sold counterfeit wine to the very rich,…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    This house is somewhat cute.  Small, of course.  A fixer-upper.  But right along the river in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Lots of space.  For sale now for $119,500.  The beauty and splendor of the Alaska frontier can be…
  • Sep 12

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)
    Prisoner Larry Schinkel wants to recall his three-strikes, 25-to-life sentence under Proposition 36, and the question is whether he was convicted of a serious or violent felony and hence disqualified from relief under the statute.Schinkel has…
Rank this Week: 163

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 15

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right
    What was the original understanding of a bill of rights?  This is one of the questions that my next book will address.  A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it…
  • Sep 15

    Local Government and Global Urbanization

    Local Government and Global Urbanization
    The world’s future looks to be an urban one. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The planet’s urban population will increase from about 2.5 billion to over six…
  • Sep 12

    31.1 (First Amendment News) Proposed amendment to 1st Amendment fails — A brief history of it all

    31.1 (First Amendment News) Proposed amendment to 1st Amendment fails — A brief history of it all
    We must preserve our Bill of Rights including our rights to free speech. We must not allow officials to diminish and ration that right. We must not let this proposal become the supreme law of the land. – Senator Chuck Grassley, Sept.…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Let Them Go?

    Let Them Go?
    Claire Enders (the Guardian) anticipates a host of changes for the media if Scottish voters opt to leave the UK and set up on their own. Among them: no access to the BBC--Scots will have to subscribe to SkyTV, Virgin...
  • Sep 12

    CATegorically Speaking

    CATegorically Speaking
    Reading and friendship are FUNdamental.
  • Sep 11

    The Good, the Bad, and the Rest

    The Good, the Bad, and the Rest
    Jo Becker examines the journalist genre of non-fiction for the New York Times here.
Rank this Week: 38

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
  • Sep 11

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF
    President Obama may not have initiated the War on Terrorism, but he has certainly become attached to it. The administration now maintains that the President's announced campaign to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
Rank this Week: 80

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
  • Sep 12

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor
    The trial on the City of Detroit's restructuring takes a hiatus while insurer Syncora and others try to finalize a settlement. The deal seems to be a hybrid of enhanced treatment for Syncora's class of claims in Detroit's plan (class...
  • Sep 10

    Apple Pay and the CFPB

    Apple Pay and the CFPB
    Apple Pay has been getting a lot of attention, and I hope to do a longer post on it, but for now let me highlight one possible issue that does not seem to have gotten any attention. I think Apple...
Rank this Week: 75

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 15

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a 25 page opinion replete with bolded underlined language, Judge Timothy Black held Ohio's statutory provisions prohibiting political false statements in Susan B.…
  • Sep 12

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment
    Senate Republicans unanimously blocked the campaign finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats. The measure, S.J. Res. 19, failed 54 to 42, short of the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote on the merits. The…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Third Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey A3371 banning "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE), also known as sexual conversion…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 100

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/
Rank this Week: 398

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
  • Sep 12

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring
    After William Lance McGowan was convicted of “aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child” in violation of Kansas law and sentenced to “life without the possibility of parole…
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy, Attorney Discipline and Extortion

    Bankruptcy, Attorney Discipline and Extortion
    On April 25, 2013, the Toledo Bar Association "filed a five-count second amended complaint charging Beauregard Maximillion Harvey with violating various rules of professional conduct arising from his representation” several clients…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Sep 15

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance
    Facebook is a wonderful window into the minds of Americans. Examining the posts that show up provides insights that shatter many of the stereotypes that mythologize this nation. For example, though this country allegedly has the world’s…
  • Sep 12

    When They Talk About “Cutting Spending,” Why Is This Sort of Outlay Ignored?

    When They Talk About “Cutting Spending,” Why Is This Sort of Outlay Ignored?
    The other day, I read a Philadelphia Inquirer article that gave me yet another reason to question the wisdom and cerebral skills of certain elected officials and the people who put them in office. According to the article, the Commonwealth of…
  • Sep 10

    How the Rich Get Richer, Technique No. 49323

    How the Rich Get Richer, Technique No. 49323
    It just doesn’t stop. And it won’t stop, until the people adversely affected make their objections known rather than assuming someone else will fix what is wrong. According to this report, and others, the governor of Nevada is…
Rank this Week: 445

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
  • Sep 12

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International
    The new issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International 2/2013 [Vol. 66] was published earlier this month. Table des matières Première Partie - Articles Dossier spécial La Proposition de Règlement…
Rank this Week: 161

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 374

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/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 106

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1522

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/
  • Sep 14

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:
    http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 7

    Unlearning as Learning Outcome

    Unlearning as Learning Outcome
    As the newly revised ABA accreditation standards 301 and 302 now require law schools to clearly articulate and publish their learning outcomes for their students, so individual faculty members must do likewise. Yet it is not uncommon to see…
  • Sep 7

    Developing the habit of critiquing the law – or legal nihilism?

    Developing the habit of critiquing the law – or legal nihilism?
    We often ask students to consider the role of law and policy in shaping society and providing a means for solving problems. But what problems has the law ever solved? Posing that question to students, what do they come up with? Certainly, the…
Rank this Week: 917

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Dark Days in the NFL

    Dark Days in the NFL
    The Adrian Peterson situation, aside from coming at the worst possible moment for the NFL, raises two difficult ethical questions.In the Sports Law context, the question is what is the right thing for the NFL and the team to do when one of…
  • Sep 13

    New Jersey's Latest Sports Betting Ploy Not Likely to Succeed: Earlier Legislation not a "Repeal"

    New Jersey's Latest Sports Betting Ploy Not Likely to Succeed: Earlier Legislation not a "Repeal"
    Earlier this week, New Jersey public officials took two steps designed to legalize sports betting in that state. First, the New Jersey Attorney General issued Formal Opinion 1-2014 which concluded that casinos and racetracks would not be…
  • Sep 13

    Spot the differences, if you possibly can

    Spot the differences, if you possibly can
    Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry used racist stereotypes in evaluating and describing player Luol Deng. The comments were unquestionably tasteless and offensive; they might form the basis for an employment-discrimination action, although Deng did…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Sep 14

    Should Christian Organizations Be Able to Discriminate on the Basis of Religion? Sexual Orientation?

    Should Christian Organizations Be Able to Discriminate on the Basis of Religion? Sexual Orientation?
    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship an evangelical student organization with 949 chapters on 616 campuses was “derecognized” last week by the California State University system. The offense leading to the derecognition was that the…
  • Sep 12

    The Battlefields of Hobby Lobby

    The Battlefields of Hobby Lobby
    When claims for RFRA exemptions from the contraceptive mandate first popped up, I thought that the issues they raised were, on the whole, humdrum. That’s not to say that the cases were easy. But they did involve, or so I believed,…
  • Sep 12

    Mea Culpa Hobby Lobby

    Mea Culpa Hobby Lobby
    In a prior post, I argued that the Hobby Lobby decision properly accommodated the relevant interests because of the availability of a less restrictive alternative. Under that alternative, closely held business corporations would be treated…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
Rank this Week: 1666

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Sep 14

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation
    Solomon v. Vilsack, ___F.3d___(D.C. Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), is an interesting case. The D.C. Circuit followed other circuits holding that the Department of Agriculture should have considered a flextime schedule for an employee under treatment…
  • Sep 12

    Call For Paper

    Call For Paper
    The Journal of Law and Health's Annual Symposium at Cleveland Marshall Law School has issued a call for papers which provides in part: You are invited to submit an Article for possible inclusion in the Journal of Law & Health’s...
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
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Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Sep 13

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published on LinkedIn. I have no opinion about Scotland seceding from the United Kingdom. But...
  • Sep 8

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?
    I remember one of the highlights of my early career as a law professor was receiving my first copy of the Directory of Law Teachers. Having your name and bio in the directory was exciting. That was in the in...
  • Aug 27

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do
    Being a dean has its challenges, especially in these days of rethinking and redefining legal education, but the person with the hardest job in the law school is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. I will never forget the day...
Rank this Week: 4660

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 47

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 293

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Sep 12

    The pulse of the cities?

    The pulse of the cities?
    Most readers of this blog are probably painfully aware of the fact that a drafter can compose the most beautiful piece of legislation ever, but it won't mean much if it doesn't have the political support needed to pass and...
  • Sep 12

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood
    I am a proud mother of two incredible, beautiful children. At times, as in everyone's life, somene (usually another kid) is mean or cruel to one of my kids and it raises my hackles. I want to protect my children...
  • Sep 2

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill
    Last week, the California legislature passed an affirmative consent sexual assault bill. Called the "Yes Means Yes" bill, the legislation requires "students engaging in sexual activity [to obtain] 'affirmative consent' from both parties…
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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/
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case
    We've been following GlaxoSmithKline's re-removal, more than 12 months after filing, of several personal injury cases after the Third Circuit held that a ten-by-ten foot subleased office made Delaware the principal place of business of a…
  • Sep 11

    "Corporate and Defense Perspective" Prevails in the Proposed Step Toward Cost-Shifting in Rule 26(c)

    "Corporate and Defense Perspective" Prevails in the Proposed Step Toward Cost-Shifting in Rule 26(c)
    With the proposed amendment to Rule 26(c), the Advisory Committee is taking another step down the road to perhaps the biggest prize for large institutional defendants: shifting to plaintiffs the defendants' cost of responding to discovery.…
Rank this Week: 209

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: 216

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
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
Rank this Week: 849

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Sep 12

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]
    Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive…
  • Sep 12

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain
    Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive…
  • Aug 4

    Tressie (McMillan) Cottom on Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domain

    Tressie (McMillan) Cottom on Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domain
    How are inequality regimes challenged, or sometimes perpetuated, in online environments? In this talk Tressie McMillan Cottom — blogger, PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Emory University, and PhD Intern at the Microsoft…
Rank this Week: 145

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: 4506

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
Rank this Week: 265

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 11

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Where Is The Brain In The Human Brain Project? Nature News In The Popular Press: Could Deep-Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers’ Minds? Scientific American Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Finally…
  • Sep 11

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"
    Recently Published in SSRN (and forthcoming in the University of Miami Law Review): "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law" Carl…
  • Sep 11

    "The Selective Allure of Neuroscientific Explanations"

    "The Selective Allure of Neuroscientific Explanations"
    Recently published on PLoS One: "The Selective Allure of Neuroscientific Explanations" NICHOLAS SCURICH, University of California, Irvine ADAM SHNIDERMAN, Texas Christian University Some claim that recent advances in neuroscience will…
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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/
  • Sep 11

    Suggestions for law review editor

    Suggestions for law review editor
    Professor Josephine Potuto of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently posted a critique of the law review editing process. After hearing the “moans and groans” of colleagues whose work has been subjected to illogical student edits…
  • Sep 10

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School
    One last chance to register for the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference! The conference is called "Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Motivating Students to Do Their Best Work" and it will be held on September 19 and 20, 2014 at…
  • Sep 9

    Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
Rank this Week: 143

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Sep 11

    European Court Rules Arrival Time Determined by Opening of Aircraft Door

    European Court Rules Arrival Time Determined by Opening of Aircraft Door
    The Court of Justice for the European Union issued a judgment last week clarifying the exact moment to use as the "arrival time" when measuring the length of a delay for purposes of a compensation claim brought under the EU's...
  • Sep 3

    DOT Postpones Decision on Norwegian Air International

    DOT Postpones Decision on Norwegian Air International
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has dismissed an application by Norwegian Air International (NAI) for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 40109, which would have temporarily authorized NAI to operate additional services to the United States…
  • Aug 14

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend
    A column in the forthcoming print issue of the Economist uses last week's announcement that Malaysia Airlines may return to full state control as an excuse to criticize governments' unwillingness to allow airlines to fail. Given the unique…
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