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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/
  • Jul 22

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport
    Danielle Wysocki blogged at “The Jersey Catcher,” a sports blog for women. On December 6, 2010, she blogged about a lawsuit over the 1985 novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” sung by members of the Chicago Bears…
  • Jul 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
  • Jul 16

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course
    I have been exploring teaching a one unit course in the undergraduate Engineering School called something like “IP for Engineers.” As part of researching this course, I flagged several books for closer review. Here are some…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 22

    The Most Popular Hollywood Law Movie

    The Most Popular Hollywood Law Movie
    The consensus among film critics seems to be that the “law movie” does not constitute a shaped genre comparable to the thriller or the romantic comedy. However, we can still speak more generally of movies in which a lawyer is a…
  • Jul 22

    Remembering the 1964 All-Star Game

    Remembering the 1964 All-Star Game
    Last week’s Major League All-Star Game was pretty entertaining, as All-Star games go. The game was reasonably close throughout, and the outcome was never entirely certain until the final out was made. Even though the American League…
  • Jul 20

    Commonly Confused Words: A Couple, A Few, Some, Several, or Many?

    Commonly Confused Words: A Couple, A Few, Some, Several, or Many?
    In three previous posts (here, here, and here), I’ve addressed some commonly confused words and how to choose the one that expresses what you really mean. Talking about those posts with some friends prompted this one: what’s the…
Rank this Week: 911

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar

    The Lack of Press Freedom In Myanmar
    A New York Times opinion piece on the lack of journalistic freedom in Myanmar.
  • Jul 22

    License This, Not That

    License This, Not That
    John Howells, University of Aarhus, and Ron D. Katznelson, Bi-Level Technologies, have published The Coordination of Independently-Owned Vacuum Tube Patents in the Early Radio Alleged Patent 'Thicket'. Here is the abstract. It has been…
  • Jul 22

    Florida State Law Professor Die

    Florida State Law Professor Die
    I note with sadness the tragic death of criminal law professor Dan Markel, professor of law at Florida State University College of Law. Professor Markel died on Saturday at a local hospital. Professor Markel was a noted scholar and…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jul 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
  • Jul 20

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing
    The gala held during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Boston celebrated various individuals who have worked in the legal writing for more than 30 years or who helped found the field. Here, for example, is the tribute slide to...
  • Jul 19

    Professor Dan Markel, Florida State University, Dies After Being Shot

    Professor Dan Markel, Florida State University, Dies After Being Shot
    Professor Dan Markel, the D'Alemberte Professor at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, focused his scholarship on topics such as the proper scope of mercy, the death penalty, punitive damages, shaming punishments, and…
Rank this Week: 142

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Jul 22

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you…

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you interested in the UN’s process for establishing Sustainable Development Goals as mandated by Rio+20, the Open Working Group approved its  “Outcome Document” on Saturday after a…
  • Jul 7

    Energy Issues Take Center Stage at 2014 IUCN Colloquium

    Energy Issues Take Center Stage at 2014 IUCN Colloquium
    Professor Ann Powers from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium in Tarragona: Although an extensive range of energy topics are being covered, the Colloquium has focused primarily on terrestrial activities and has provided only…
  • Jul 3

    Pace at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in Tarragona

    Pace at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in Tarragona
    After two days of workshops and side events focused on teaching and research, the 12th IUCNAEL Colloquium opened officially Wednesday with remarks and greetings from a number of IUCN officials, academic hosts, and local and international…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Choi on Earnout

    Choi on Earnout
    You know me. I'm not an earnout fan. They're usually more trouble than they are worth. Nevertheless, Albert Choi has posted a new paper, Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments. His studies suggests…
  • Jul 16

    Summer of the inversion

    Summer of the inversion
    For those of you trying to catch up on the inversion wave that has swamped the deal world this summer, here's a neat video summary of what they are all about. For those of you who don't have access to...
  • Jul 15

    Kraft still haunts UK

    Kraft still haunts UK
    Kraft's 2012 acquisition of Cadbury is still haunting the UK. At the time Kraft promised to maintain Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the UK as part of the deal. After the deal closed, however, Kraft had an epiphany and closed the...
Rank this Week: 104

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
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 18

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Jul 22

    Hiring Announcement: Arkansas (Fayetteville)

    Hiring Announcement: Arkansas (Fayetteville)
    From an email message that I received in recent days: The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Fayetteville, seeks to fill one tenure-track position to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year at the rank of assistant or associate professor.…
  • Jul 19

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel
    As others have now acknowledged, our friend and colleague Dan Markel, of Florida State Law, died today. More details, and a remembrance, are appropriately found at his blawg. Few, if any, law professors who have had a broader impact on...
  • Jul 18

    AALS Call For Papers: The Unbefriended Elderly

    AALS Call For Papers: The Unbefriended Elderly
    The AALS Sections on Aging and the Law and on Law, Medicine, and Health Care are sponsoring a joint program at the January 2015 Annual Meeting. The program will consider many of the issues faced by elders, doctors, and the...
Rank this Week: 93

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 22

    Hasday's "Family Law Reimagined"

    Hasday's "Family Law Reimagined"
    From Jill Elaine Hasday (University of Minnesota), writing for Slate: Too often, the law permits sibling relationships to be severed by an adoption or a parent’s divorce or death. Sometimes, siblings are left with no way to stay in touch...
  • Jul 21

    Time Spent with Kid

    Time Spent with Kid
    From the Guardian: Dads may deserve that card to mark Fathers' Day as research shows they spend seven times as much time interacting with their children than their own fathers did with them 40 years ago. While the time focused...
  • Jul 19

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From Brookings: Economists have long argued that there is such a thing as a market for spouses. The old theory, associated with University of Chicago Nobel laureate, Gary Becker, is that people marry for the same reason that nations trade...
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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
  • Jul 21

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)
    Issuers have been required to "tag" their financial statements since 2009 (although the requirement was phased in for issuers over a number of years, with the last group becoming subject to the requirements in 2011).  Tagging the…
  • Jul 21

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)
    The staff of the Division of Investment Management and Corporation Finance recently issued guidance with respect to proxy advisory firms.  The guidance, in the form of a Staff Legal Bulletin, is here.  The advice provides some…
Rank this Week: 105

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jul 22

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian
    Yeah - so what? Well everyone seems to be making an issue of it. First, the question was whether he was too nice to survive the NBA? Now, apparently, Canadians aren't hungry enough for success in the NBA (aound 3.20):
  • Jul 21

    Prostitution Law

    Prostitution Law
    Did you know that prostitution was legal in Rhode Island (please no family guy jokes) from 2003 to 2009. I didn't either. It turns out that there was mayhem and chaos just like what Canada has been experiencing since the...
  • Jul 21

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON
    It has been a few years now, and sadly the pace of asset forefeiture cases in Canada seem to be heading towards their American counterparts examples. The courts, or at least some of them, have not been so readily accepting...
Rank this Week: 981

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 22

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter
    The New York Times Real Estate Section runs a reader Q&A: Q. We live in a rent-stabilized apartment. Many years ago, at our own expense, we upgraded our kitchen, installing counters, tiling and new appliances. We also moved the kitchen...
  • Jul 22

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude
    Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn) has posted The Cost of Personal Property Servitudes: Lessons for the Internet of Things on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Why has the common law evolved to disfavor complex and nonpossessory personal property…
  • Jul 21

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier
    Josh Blackman continues to stay on top of the doings at Aspen: After I declared a partial victory in #AspenGate, I decided to stay with the 7th edition of the excellent property book, Dukeminier & Krier. My plan was to...
Rank this Week: 90

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 22

    US reporting and the Convention Against Torture

    US reporting and the Convention Against Torture
    In advance of a webinar discussing the topic, guest blogger Rebecca Landy, Outreach Coordinator of the Human Rights Network writes this post on US obligations and advocacy under the Convention Against Torture and US. She writes: Under the…
  • Jul 21

    California Death Penalty Struck Down based on "Death Row Phenomenon"

    California Death Penalty Struck Down based on "Death Row Phenomenon"
    Last Wednesday, a federal judge in California declared the state's administration of the death penalty to be unconstitutional. Critical to the decision are the delays in exercise of the dealth penalty in California, which currently run up to…
  • Jul 18

    Stereotyping Asian Americans As Misogynist

    Stereotyping Asian Americans As Misogynist
    Sital Kalantry sends along her post which captures the promotion of misogyny through cultural stereotyping. This piece also appeared in Huffington Post. In recent years, politicians in almost half the states in the country as well as a…
Rank this Week: 4560

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 250 The Privatization of Compliance Scott Killingsworth Bryan Cave LLP 2 186 Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance Kenneth K.…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit Sends Case to Arbitration 2 1/2 Years After Litigation Begin

    Fifth Circuit Sends Case to Arbitration 2 1/2 Years After Litigation Begin
    In Al Rushaid v. Nat'l Oilwell Varco, Inc., plaintiffs sued eight entities for breach of contract. The District Court found that the disputed contracts could result in damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Discovery would have to…
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court of Ohio Rules in Condition Precedent Case

    Supreme Court of Ohio Rules in Condition Precedent Case
    This is a edited version of a longer post from the Legally Speaking Ohio blog, written by Marianna Brown Bettman (pictured), a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a...
Rank this Week: 123

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Verdier & Voeten: Precedent, Compliance and Change in Customary International Law: An Explanatory Theory

    Verdier & Voeten: Precedent, Compliance and Change in Customary International Law: An Explanatory Theory
    Pierre-Hugues Verdier (Univ. of Virginia - Law) & Erik Voeten (Georgetown Univ. - School of Foreign Service) have posted Precedent, Compliance and Change in Customary International Law: An Explanatory Theory (American Journal of…
  • Jul 21

    New Issue: Journal of World Intellectual Property

    New Issue: Journal of World Intellectual Property
    The latest issue of the Journal of World Intellectual Property (Vol. 17, nos. 1-2, March 2014) is out. Contents include:Stefan Larsson, Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga, Måns Svensson & Marcin De Kaminski, Parallel Norms: File-Sharing and…
  • Jul 21

    Payandeh: Fragmentation within International Human Rights Law

    Payandeh: Fragmentation within International Human Rights Law
    Mehrdad Payandeh (Heinrich Heine Universität Dusseldorf - Law) has posted Fragmentation within International Human Rights Law (in A Farewell to Fragmentation: The ICJ’s Role in the Reassertion and Convergence of International Law,…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
Rank this Week: 35

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 21

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy discrimination. Grossman provides an overview of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…
  • Jul 20

    Banning the Export of American Oil

    Banning the Export of American Oil
    Ronald Rotunda, a Chapman University law professor, discusses why Congress should eliminate the federal ban on the export of American oil. Rotunda provides a background on the history of the Export Clause of the U.S. Constitution and explains…
  • Jul 17

    A Potential Guide to the Meaning of Hobby Lobby: Why Justice Kennedy’s Concurring Opinion May Be Key, Part I

    A Potential Guide to the Meaning of Hobby Lobby: Why Justice Kennedy’s Concurring Opinion May Be Key, Part I
    Professor Vikram David Amar, of U.C. Davis School of Law, explains why Justice Kennedy’s concurring opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. deserves heightened attention and weight. In this first of a two-part series of columns,…
Rank this Week: 1252

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror
    The Tampa Tribune has an interesting article highlighting the efforts by some defense attorneys to make their clients more presentable to jurors. As the article points out, attractive defendants are less likely to be convicted than…
  • Jul 17

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire
    Currently, Massachusetts is considering whether or not to change the way it conducts voir dire. At present, Massachusetts uses judge conducted voir dire. However, the Massachusetts House has passed legislation (H. 4123) to allow attorneys to…
  • Jul 16

    Deliberative Democracy and American the Civil Jury

    Deliberative Democracy and American the Civil Jury
    Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil JuryValerie HansJohn GastilTraci FellerAbstract:      Civil jury service should be a potent form of deliberative democracy, creating greater civic engagement. However, a 2010…
Rank this Week: 979

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 57

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
  • Jul 8

    Jotwell post on Piketty book

    Jotwell post on Piketty book
    I have published a very brief essay on Jotwell concerning Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  You  can find it here.As you can perhaps see from reading it, it's less of an actual response to or full…
  • Jun 26

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation
    Gad, but I love the summer.  First of all there's the weather.  So long as the AC in my house doesn't break, I say bring on the heat.  I like a real summer, and we've had bits of it although at times it's been too cool and wet.…
Rank this Week: 615

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 21

    Charities that Support People with Mental Illness Win Hilton Prize

    Charities that Support People with Mental Illness Win Hilton Prize
    This morning I came across this touching story published in Friday's Chronicle of Philanthropy. The story begins by stating that the biggest danger for people living with severe mental illnesses is not navigating the health-care system or…
  • Jul 19

    Assessment of the "America Gives More Act"

    Assessment of the "America Gives More Act"
    Unsurprisingly, the U.S. House passed charitable giving legislation, the “America Gives More Act,” on July 17 by a vote of 277-130. (For a summary of the bill’s contents, see prior blog post.) Broadly, the bill would encourage food…
  • Jul 16

    Notes on the CPI Report on the IRS Targeting Scandal

    Notes on the CPI Report on the IRS Targeting Scandal
    The Center for Public Integrity has released an investigative report about the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal, in which the CPI reviewed thousands of pages of documents and interviewed dozens of insiders. The report provides a good…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
  • Jul 8

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question
    As I noted last week, the University of Windsor threatened to impose new terms and conditions of employment on its unionized faculty if a deal wasn’t reached by 12.01 a.m. on  July 8.  That date has now passed, but the…
  • Jul 8

    Sneak Peek at Cover of My Forthcoming Book: The Law of Work

    Sneak Peek at Cover of My Forthcoming Book: The Law of Work
    Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been working on a new book called The Law of Work.  It will be published by Emond Montgomery.  Below  is a copy of the cover for the first three parts of the book. Check out…
Rank this Week: 393

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance
    A juvenile court judge in Oregon held that “J.C.L.”, a minor whose age is not given in the opinion this post examines, was “within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for conduct that, if committed by an adult, would…
  • Jul 18

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals:  Rooks v. Krzewski, 2014 WL 1351353 (2014). Joseph Krzewski appealed when, after a bench trial, a udge held he “portrayed” the two plaintiffs, Jonathan…
  • Jul 16

    The Mother, the Daughter and Identity Theft

    The Mother, the Daughter and Identity Theft
    After “Rebecca F.” pled to eight counts of identity theft in violation of West Virginia Code § 61-3-54, and was sentenced “to an effective five-year prison term” and ordered to pay restitution, she appealed. …
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Jul 21

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable
    Perhaps in the rush to be succinct, people present general rules as absolutes. For example, a responder in this threadadvised that “And yes, alimony is always taxable to the recipient, regardless of the form in which it is paid.”…
  • Jul 18

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple
    One of the most persistent, widespread, and enticing tax myths is the unfounded claim that the flat tax is simple. Three years ago, the Heritage Foundation claimed that the flat tax “is simple.” Sixteen years ago, Dick Armey…
  • Jul 16

    Tax Myths: Part IX: The Tax Rate Confusion

    Tax Myths: Part IX: The Tax Rate Confusion
    Most people do not understand income tax rates. Some law students enrolled in the basic income tax course struggle to understand tax rates. What confuses people is the difference between marginal tax rate and average tax rate. It is not…
Rank this Week: 437

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 21

    The 2016 GOP Field, Romney, and The Western Conservative Summit

    The 2016 GOP Field, Romney, and The Western Conservative Summit
    I left Denver Saturday night for vacation, after attending and speaking to/teaching for the Western Conservative Summit 2016 and the Young Conservative Leadership Summit. I was especially encouraged by the impressive turnout…
  • Jul 20

    Don’t be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot

    Don’t be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot
    Caveat emptor: I have not talked with or received an email from former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in months, and the last time I asked him if he was thinking about 2016 — on air before a…
  • Jul 19

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Matthew Gaetano Discuss Martin Luther and the Reformation

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Matthew Gaetano Discuss Martin Luther and the Reformation
    HH: Today, we’re going to tackle Luther. And since we didn’t have a Hillsdale Dialogue last week, we’re going to take both hours to do this. And as I said to the gentlemen before we began, I’m quite certain this will…
Rank this Week: 4454

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/
  • Jul 20

    In Tribute to Dan Markel

    In Tribute to Dan Markel
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I want to express our profound sadness at hearing of the tragic and untimely passing of Professor Dan Markel. a professor of law at Florida State University and a prominent criminal law theorist....
  • Jul 20

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?
    In a long story in today's edition, the New York Times is reporting a bubble in often deceptive and abusive subprime auto lending on unaffordable terms, including very high rates of interest. Although not quite the threat to the overall...
  • Jul 18

    Eight Years and Counting

    Eight Years and Counting
    Today marks the eighth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. That means we have been around long enough to get tenure at most universities. Now, if we only can get through the review letters. One thing that I have...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
  • Jul 18

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II
    I am honored to join Ellen Podgor, Lawrence Goldman, and Solomon Wisenberg as a blogger on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. My focus on the blog will be matters related to internal investigations and international white collar crime. To...
  • Jul 18

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
    Welcome to Professor Lucian Dervan, who is joining the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Dervan is a professor of Southern Illinois School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of Faculty Development. A prolific scholar,…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 17

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Jul 19

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker
    From Ali Abunimah’s blog at The Electronic Intifada: “Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has…
  • Jul 15

    A voice from “the generation that failed” speaks on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    A voice from “the generation that failed” speaks on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) Raja Shehadeh, a founder of Al-Haq,* proffers advice to the Palestinian leadership in this piece from the London Review of Books, ending with a succinct proposal on how to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…
  • Jul 14

    Secular Liberals and Hobby Lobby

    Secular Liberals and Hobby Lobby
    I am puzzled by the selective tolerance of secular liberals. These liberals are prepared to protect speech involving depictions of animal cruelty, gruesomely violent video games sold to children, and the intentional infliction of emotional…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Jul 19

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group
    The New York Times: Obama Set to Bar Federal Contractors From Anti-Gay Discrimination, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: President Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday that protects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from…
  • Jul 18

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban
    The Oregonian/AP: Idaho defends fetal-pain abortion law in federal court: A federal judge's ruling striking down Idaho's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy should be reversed because criminal charges against the eastern Idaho…
  • Jul 18

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction
    NPR - Shots blog: Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted, by Carrie Feibel: In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that...
Rank this Week: 78

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe
    Two thoughts on the Vikings' report about the release of punter Chris Kluwe and anti-gay comments by the team's special teams coach. The coach, Mike Priefer, was suspended for three games (reduced to two if he attends sensitivity training);…
  • Jul 14

    Busy Stretch on Sterling, O'Bannon, Redskins, Painkillers, Insider Trading, LeBron, Carmelo, A-Rod, Dan Marino, Johnny Manziel, Ken Feinberg . . .

    Busy Stretch on Sterling, O'Bannon, Redskins, Painkillers, Insider Trading, LeBron, Carmelo, A-Rod, Dan Marino, Johnny Manziel, Ken Feinberg . . .
    Since the Donald Sterling story broke on April 26, I've written 41 columns for Sports Illustrated, SI.com, MMQB and Golf.com.  The last 10 weeks have been a busy stretch! I have a week's worth of columns from last week's Sterling hearing…
  • Jul 13

    The risk to catalyzed fan

    The risk to catalyzed fan
    As everyone in the Free World now knows, LeBron James chose not to re-sign with the Miami Heat and is on his way back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs, the team he abandoned (to angry rants and burned jerseys) four years ago. So it…
Rank this Week: 442

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
  • Jul 15

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal
    With Berin Szoka. TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics will shortly file two joint comments with the FCC, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet—now called “net…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Jul 18

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device
    The ABA is presenting a free (to members) Webinar called "The Mobile Transformation: The Extraordinary Legal Implications of Billions of Mobile Devices" on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Information on the Webinar is…
  • Jul 7

    Call for Papers -- AALS Section on Civil Procedure

    Call for Papers -- AALS Section on Civil Procedure
    The Civil Procedure Section of the AALS will present a panel, “The Rising Bar to Federal Courts: Beyond Pleading and Discovery,” at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The panel will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m....
  • Jul 3

    Cert Grant on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Case

    Cert Grant on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Case
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in a trademark infringement case involving a collateral estoppel issue. The questions presented in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, are: (1) Whether the Trademark Trial and…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Jul 18

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional
    This week, a Federal District Court Judge found California's death penalty unconstitutional. In the opinion, Judge Cormac Carney stated: "Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the…
  • Jul 17

    ALICE and PSN are Merging

    ALICE and PSN are Merging
    Yesterday afternoon, the American Legislative Issue and Campaign Exchange (ALICE) and the Progressive States Network (PSN) announced that they are merging their organizations and efforts. ALICE Executive Director Nick Rathod and PSN Board…
  • Jul 9

    Law Student Spotlight: Michael Althauser on Juvenile Justice in Washington State

    Law Student Spotlight: Michael Althauser on Juvenile Justice in Washington State
    The Legislation Law Prof Blog is excited to announce a quarterly spotlight on a law student whose work in legislative advocacy, drafting, and/or policymaking warrants attention. If one of your students shows such dedication, please contact us…
Rank this Week: 4800

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 18

    Liability for MH17

    Liability for MH17
    Professor Brian F. Havel was interviewed for a post on Malaysia Airlines' anticipated liability for yesterday's crash in the New York Times' Upshot blog. Under the Montreal Convention, Malaysia is still responsible to its passengers for…
  • Jul 17

    Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

    Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine
    Earlier today a Boeing 777 operated by Malaysia Airlines and carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area that has been the subject of heavy fighting in recent months. While...
  • Jul 16

    AirAsia Gives Japan Another Try

    AirAsia Gives Japan Another Try
    AirAsia recently announced plans to relaunch its Japanese affiliate. The Malaysian low-cost carrier has successfully circumvented rules against foreign ownership and control of airlines by partnering with local investors to establish…
Rank this Week: 251

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: 214

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/
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
  • Jul 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The pill to banish painful memories—forget it!, Practical Ethics In The Popular Press: The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future, Wired The Trouble With Brain Science, New…
  • Jul 17

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law
    via Jennifer Chandler: The Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law invites applications for professorial positions. The Common Law Section invites applications for two tenure-track positions, commencing at the…
Rank this Week: 227

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 4695

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/
  • Jul 17

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong
    Hon Kiu Chan, Raymond Siu Yeung Chan, and Kong Shan John Ho have posted Enforcement of Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong: What Insights Can We Learn from Recent Convictions? on SSRN with the following abstract: This study analyzes all...
  • Jul 17

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Are SOX and Dodd-Frank Securities Laws? The Answer is 'Up in the Air' on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to the 2013 Instittue for Investor Protection Conference poses and addresses the…
  • Jul 17

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank
    Richard Zhe Wang and Menghistu Sallehu have posted The Hidden Message in AFS Securities of US Banks on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine US banks’ use of available-for-sale (“AFS”) securities to smooth their earnings during…
Rank this Week: 94