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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/
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
  • Jul 31

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)
    There's an interesting new case out of the Seventh Circuit, reinstating a legal malpractice case against a transactional firm for an alleged failure to warn the client that it might be dealing with a Ponzi scheme. Worth reading in its...
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jul 31

    "Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be"

    "Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be"
    From the NYT Upshot: Young men today have aspirations of being hands-on fathers as well as breadwinners — supportive husbands who also do dishes. But as they enter that more responsibility-filled stage of life, something changes: Their…
  • Jul 31

    "Law Society reveals 42 per cent gender pay gap among members"

    "Law Society reveals 42 per cent gender pay gap among members"
    From Scotland: New research by the Law Society of Scotland shows a 42 per cent gender pay gap among its members, the lawyers’ body has revealed. The figure was reached by comparing average full-time and full-time equivalent (for part…
  • Jul 29

    Bill Cosby's Accusers, 35 of them, anyway.....

    Bill Cosby's Accusers, 35 of them, anyway.....
    .....featured in a provocative New York article.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/wRkaO28bCyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 31

    Fruehwald's Torts Exercise

    Fruehwald's Torts Exercise
    Just in time for fall classes, E. Scott Fruehwald has published A Companion to Torts: How to Think Like a Torts Lawyers. The blurb: This book takes a new approach to learning torts law: its goal is to teach law...
  • Jul 30

    Rabin on Weinstein

    Rabin on Weinstein
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Judge Jack Weinstein and the World of Tort: Institutional and Historical Perspectives. The abstract provides: In this Article, I offer four representative illustrations of Judge Jack Weinstein’s creative efforts…
  • Jul 29

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project
    NYU Law has just announced its new Civil Jury Project, with directors Sam Issacharoff and Cathy Sharkey. Its first conference, on Friday, September 11th, will be "The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials." Register here.
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 31

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Jul 31

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario
    Rejoicing over Legal Aid Ontario‘s (LAO’s) recent increased funding from the Government of Ontario, should be tempered by the listed “points of conscience” that follow this next paragraph. The Government of…
  • Jul 30

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize
    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek has been awarded the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize for his book Solicitor-Client Privilege, published by Lexis-Nexis: “Solicitor-Client Privilege explains key aspects of…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment
    Paul Beckmannpled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography after having been previously convicted and sentenced for possession of child pornography in 2001. See 18 U.S. Code §2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2). The [U.S.…
  • Jul 29

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"
    This post examines an opinion the Criminal Court – City of New York issued on July 14, 2015:  People v. Marian, 2015 WL 4231664.  The opinion begins by noting that[t]his Court occasionally is presented with an accusatory…
  • Jul 27

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I object to using the tax law to accomplish what can and should be accomplished, if at all, through other means. It ought not be the task of the IRS or a state revenue department to administer the health law,…
  • Jul 29

    Changing the Look of Tax Form

    Changing the Look of Tax Form
    A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here.…
  • Jul 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Sympathetic Court Nevertheless Rejects Claim That Chimpanzees Are "Persons" Entitled To Habeas Relief

    Sympathetic Court Nevertheless Rejects Claim That Chimpanzees Are &quot;Persons&quot; Entitled To Habeas Relief
    A New York state trial court judge yesterday in a 33-page opinion sympathetic to plaintiffs' claims nevertheless rejected attempts by animal rights activists to obtain a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two chimpanzees used in scientific…
  • Jul 31

    Judge Acquits Hasidic Rabbi Accused of Sexually Molesting A Boy

    Judge Acquits Hasidic Rabbi Accused of Sexually Molesting A Boy
    In Rockland County, New York yesterday, a state trial court judge, after a bench trial, found Hasidic Rabbi Moshe Taubenfeld not guilty on charges of sexually abusing a minor from 2001 to 2006.  The Lower Hudson Journal News reports…
  • Jul 30

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military
    Last week (July 22), the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General issued a report on Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains.  The 2014 Defense Authorization Act called for the…
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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 31

    USHRN Takes the Right to Water and Sanitation to a Human Rights Tribunal

    USHRN Takes the Right to Water and Sanitation to a Human Rights Tribunal
    The critical need for affordable, fresh drinking water has been the subject of several posts on this blog. Now the US Human Rights Network announced that on July 28th it, along with twenty other organizations and individuals, requested a…
  • Jul 30

    Leveraging Advancement Post-Obergefell

    Leveraging Advancement Post-Obergefell
    by Jeremiah Ho Editor's Note: Professor Ho completes his three part series with this discussion of post Obergefell Advancement As an anti-stereotyping principle, the concepts of animus and dignity interwoven by Kennedy in Obergefell serves to…
  • Jul 28

    The Animus - Dignity Connection: Obergefell

    The Animus - Dignity Connection: Obergefell
    By Jeremiah Ho Editors' note: This post is part one of three posts. Today's post explores the history of Justice Kennedy's use of the language of animus and dignity, setting the stage for tomorrow's post on next steps. Last month...
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 31

    Is an Unmowed Lawn a Nuisance?

    Is an Unmowed Lawn a Nuisance?
    An Ohio couple is fighting with their local government over whether they can keep their lawn unmowed. They appear to have a pretty good case: Ohio couple Sarah Baker and Daryl Watson are fighting Licking County’s St. Albans Township for...
  • Jul 31

    Are You a Gentrifier?

    Are You a Gentrifier?
    Slate has a handy calculator to help you figure it out. Some background on their definition of gentrification: Most experts consider a neighborhood to be gentrifiable if its incomes are in the bottom half or quarter of the income…
  • Jul 31

    Oliveri on Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Loui

    Oliveri on Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Loui
    Rigel Oliveri (Missouri) has posted Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis (Missouri Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The events of fall 2014 in Ferguson, MO (the shooting death of Michael…
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 31

    Which is More Terrifying? "Dying Early" or "Living Long" (and Doing Financial Planning Necessary for the Latter)?

    Which is More Terrifying? &quot;Dying Early&quot; or &quot;Living Long&quot; (and Doing Financial Planning Necessary for the Latter)?
    The New York Times recently carried a column that probably hit home with many -- if, that is, one could bring oneself to read it. While some people keep postponing "the conversation" discussion about how they want to die, there...
  • Jul 31

    Update on Family Caregiver

    Update on Family Caregiver
    AARP''s Public Policy Institute has released a new report that provides an update on the topic of family caregivers. Valuing the Invaluable 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain is 25 pages long and available as a pdf. As...
  • Jul 30

    Hospital "Observation Status" Medicare Bill Goes to President Obama for Signature

    Hospital &quot;Observation Status&quot; Medicare Bill Goes to President Obama for Signature
    The legislation carrying the name Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, that has now passed both the House and Senate, goes to President Obama for signature. If signed by the president, it will…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 30

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim

    Southern District Rebuffs Citizens United's Speech Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Sidney Stein (SDNY) this week denied Citizens United's motion to preliminarily enjoin the New York Attorney General from enforcing his policy of requiring registered charities to disclose the…
  • Jul 24

    D.C. Circuit OKs Case Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    D.C. Circuit OKs Case Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit on Friday ruled that a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can move forward. At the same time, the court dismissed claims against…
  • Jul 22

    Eighth Circuit Finds North Dakota's "Heartbeat" Abortion Prohibition Unconstitutional

    Eighth Circuit Finds North Dakota's &quot;Heartbeat&quot; Abortion Prohibition Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A unanimous panel of the Eighth Circuit, affirming the district judge, found that North Dakota's abortion regulation based on a "detectable heartbeat" is…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Prospects for Presidential Election Reform as the 2016 Campaign Season Gets Underway

    The Prospects for Presidential Election Reform as the 2016 Campaign Season Gets Underway
    Law professor and dean designate of the University of Illinois College of Law Vikram David Amar provides an update on the so-called National Popular Vote (NPV) interstate compact plan in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision…
  • Jul 29

    Blaming the Victims in Greece: Part Two of a Two-Part Series of Column

    Blaming the Victims in Greece: Part Two of a Two-Part Series of Column
    In this second of a two-part series of columns, George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan explains how the German-led policy regime is likely to hurt not just Greece’s people but also people elsewhere in the world.…
  • Jul 28

    Were Planned Parenthood Officials Defamed by Misleading Videos?

    Were Planned Parenthood Officials Defamed by Misleading Videos?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf considers to what extent defamation law provides a remedy for people who appear in deliberately misleading audiovisual recordings, as in the recently released videos ostensibly showing senior…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
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Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jul 30

    Newly Listed: My Mom’s “Mountain Home” in the Sierra Foothill

    Newly Listed: My Mom’s “Mountain Home” in the Sierra Foothill
    I’m continuing to liquidate the real estate portfolio left by my mom’s death. We just listed my mom’s “second home,” which is a little misleading because my mom had several “second” homes. This…
  • Jul 15

    Just Listed: Income-Producing Commercial Building in Angels Camp

    Just Listed: Income-Producing Commercial Building in Angels Camp
    [My mom had a portfolio of 15 real estate properties, and I now spend my days and nights managing them until I can get them sold. I’m excited to bring to market this attractive income-producing opportunity in the bustling Gold...
  • Jul 13

    Memorial For My Mom At The ALA Annual Meeting (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    Memorial For My Mom At The ALA Annual Meeting (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    At the ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the end of June, we had a memorial session for my mom. I think about 100 people showed up. The session started with the current ALA president, Courtney Young, presenting us...
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic
    Fordham's Sean Griffith is putting his motions where his writing is, and taking positions against "deal tax" shareholder settlements. If...
  • Jul 29

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank
    My colleague Peter Conti-Brown has an op-ed in the Times today regarding the Fed's crazy regional bank system. A taste:...
  • Jul 28

    Shadow Everything

    Shadow Everything
    I was looking at Dan Scwarcz's lastest paper on Shadow Insurance, which is a thing: Shadow insurance – defined as...
Rank this Week: 17

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 30

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim

    The Difficulty of Obtaining Justice for MH 17 Victim
    As expected, Russia used its Security Council veto to prevent the U.N. from creating a tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17. The Chicago Convention and its annexes include…
  • Jul 29

    Will Drones Require New Classes of Airspace?

    Will Drones Require New Classes of Airspace?
    Among the many restrictions small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators face, one of the least controversial is the limitation on operations above 400 feet of altitude. Similar altitude caps are common throughout the world, even in…
  • Jul 20

    Thai DCA Must Staff Up to Avoid FAA Downgrade

    Thai DCA Must Staff Up to Avoid FAA Downgrade
    Officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration completed an initial assessment of the Thai civil aviation sector last week and reportedly identified a number of problems in need of correction for the country to maintain its Category…
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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 30

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)
    As Jason Kilborn has graciously described, Credit Slips is the blogging base of the authors of the Law of Debtors and Creditors, 7th edition, (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2015). We have revised the Teacher's Manual this summer and encourage all…
  • Jul 30

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position
    Here's an opportunity to supervise a consumer financial protection clinic that has done some great work - information on the position and how to apply here.
  • Jul 29

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint
    Among its other effects, the Puerto Rico debt crisis has dramatically increased the number of public figures and politicians whose verbal repertoire includes the term "chapter 9." Bondholders' resistance to chapter 9 access for…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?
    There is no single or simple answer to this important question. NALP today released its "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014." The good news: the employment rate for graduates rose over 2...
  • Jul 23

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon.…

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon. If anyone is interested in edited versions of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. or Young v. United Postal Service, I have posted them here:…
  • Jul 15

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch
    With the controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman, I thought of my late colleague Monroe Freedman, who critiqued Atticus Finch long before the new Harper Lee book was published. Monroe, who passed away this past year, was brilliant and…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
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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 30

    Trainwreck and Hate Crimes Against Women

    Trainwreck and Hate Crimes Against Women
    I may have a limited imagination, but it never occurred to me that anyone would deny that the murders in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were racially motivated. I did not even think Fox News could be so clueless.…
  • Jul 27

    "Push Within Religions for Gay Marriage Gets Little Attention"

    &quot;Push Within Religions for Gay Marriage Gets Little Attention&quot;
    That's the title of an article in the "On Religion" column that appears every Saturday in the New York Times. The article, by Samuel G. Freedman, will be of great interest to RLL readers. Here.
  • Jul 25

    Japanese Catholic Bishops on the 70th Anniversary of World War II

    Japanese Catholic Bishops on the 70th Anniversary of World War II
    70 Years after the War Blessed are the peacemakers – Now especially, peace must not depend upon weapons To our Brothers and Sisters in Christ and to All Who Wish for Peace The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan issued messages…
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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 30

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea
    I earlier blogged on an American TV personality's contract to hunt and kill one of the most highly endangered species on earth: a black rhino. That hunt has now been completed at a price tag of $350,000. The asserted reasoning...
  • Jul 29

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law
    Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the…
  • Jul 28

    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 1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation Eric A. Posner University of Chicago - Law School 2 155 After the Revolution:…
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Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Jul 30

    Prescott & Spier on Civil Settlement

    Prescott &amp; Spier on Civil Settlement
    "A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement" Forthcoming, NYU Law Review, April 2016 J.J. PRESCOTT, University of Michigan Law School KATHRYN E. SPIER, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty, National Bureau of Economic Research…
  • Jul 27

    Macey-Dare on an 1856 Transfer Pricing Case

    Macey-Dare on an 1856 Transfer Pricing Case
    Post v. Jones (US Supreme Court 1856) – A Protype Early Transfer Pricing Type Case (at SSRN) Rupert Macey-Dare University of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Minerva Chambers July 12, 2015 On…
  • Jul 26

    Dari-Mattiaci & Faure on Disaster Relief

    Dari-Mattiaci &amp; Faure on Disaster Relief
    "The Economics of Disaster Relief" Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2015-01 Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2015-25 GIUSEPPE DARI‐MATTIACCI, University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for Law…
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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 30

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest
    If you have joined the academic support/bar preparation professional community for the first time, we welcome you to a rewarding career and wonderful group of colleagues. One thing that ASP is known for is collegiality. There are many…
  • Jul 29

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness This position is currently being filled as a one-year visiting position. The position will be reposted and filled permanently next year, for 2016-2017. The…
  • Jul 21

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation
    Job Description JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation REPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt GENERAL…
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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 781

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 29

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online
    We now live in an instant society, where every detail of our lives is shared and posted to ‘friends’ and followers. But what are the…
  • Jul 22

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?
    The telephone and mobile marketplace is a competitive one, both locally and internationally. Brands like Flow, bmobile and Digicel are constantly offering additional ‘value’ services…
  • Jul 16

    Consent in the Digital Age

    Consent in the Digital Age
    Are you planning to have sex tonight? There’s an app for that. And no, this isn’t a post about dating or hookup apps like Tinder, Grindr or…
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paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
Rank this Week: 4989

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
Rank this Week: 3589

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 29

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and…
  • Jul 24

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates &amp; Photos!
    Chapter Five of the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, hosted by Seattle Law School, concluded Thursday evening with a lovely dinner at Seattle's Rainier Club, courtesy of Seattle Dean Annette Clark. The Conference was "predictably…
  • Jul 24

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School
    Professor Steve Schwinn has been named as Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the American University Washington…
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Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Judge and Defendant Spar Over Wearing of Vodun Bead

    Judge and Defendant Spar Over Wearing of Vodun Bead
    Fayetteville, North Carolina, defendant Abu-Bakr Abdur Rahman has had two run-ins this month with local judge Talmage Baggett over Mr. Rahman's Vodun beads. The judge objects to Mr. Rahman's wearing of the beads in court. In early July, Judge…
  • Jul 26

    John Berryman's Magical Short Shorie

    John Berryman's Magical Short Shorie
    John Berryman used the pseudonym Walter Bupp for his "real magic"/ paranormal short stories. They're available at Project Gutenberg. Links below. Card Trick Modus Vivendi The Right Time Vigorish
  • Jun 25

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender
    Here. Reacting to the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell, Senator Ted Cruz proclaimed, Today, these robed Houdinis have transmogrified a federal exchange into an exchange, quote, 'established by the State...This is lawless. As…
Rank this Week: 1387

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 29

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State
    A federal judge issued an order in the Flores case that should go a long way to ending the government’s practice of detaining children and their mothers in unlicensed, secure facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. Since the summer of…
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade &amp; Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
Rank this Week: 41

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling

    We Gettin’ Money, Bank Roll, Supersized: Digesting the 7th Circuit’s Data Breach Ruling
    by Brent Tuttle, CIPP/US, E* Recently, the 7th Circuit handed down a ruling in a data breach case that has class action plaintiffs’ attorneys poppin’ bottles. The case is Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Grp., LLC, No. 14-3122, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 21

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery

    A Federal Pure Bill of Discovery
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I read an interesting case over the weekend.  You may recall the case of Heleen Mees allegedly stalking Citigroup chief economist Willem Buiter.  She was charged with five misdemeanor counts after, it seems,…
  • Jul 17

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law

    Updates in Railroad Employee Liability Law
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In addition to my usual lawyerly activities, I am also a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Jul 28

    Environmental Time Wasted

    Environmental Time Wasted
    A news director at this station, about a decade ago, wanted me to engage in what some call pack journalism, to talk about whatever was occupying the press’s attention. I understood his point; people’s interest was already peaked.…
  • Jul 22

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran
    We did something that infuriated Iranians in 1953 by organizing a coup removing their democratically selected Prime Minister. They did something that properly infuriated us in 1979 by taking our embassy staff hostage. George Bush announced…
  • Jul 16

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal
    Here is a link to an article by Bill Beeman, Iran specialist and U. Minnesota anthropologist just back from a trip to Iran, that I think well worth reading: Iran Won the Vienna Accords By Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing…
Rank this Week: 1410

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event
    We held an event on Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning in May 2014 and here is a brief report:Funded by:National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning - www.teachingandlearning.ie.Theme:  Teaching for…
  • Jul 14

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork
    From September 2015, the School of Law at University College Cork will open an IT Law Clinic.UCC law students will provide information to businesses in the IT sector on issues such as copyright law, web domain names, electronic commerce law…
  • Jun 26

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update
    I have previously blogged about the Muhammad Younis case.In a surprising development yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Mr Younis's appeal which means that he is now entitled to his award of more than €91,000 (see Irish Times report…
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?
    There can be little doubt that law schools are largely proficient in teaching “hard skills” such as knowledge of the law, legal analysis, research, writing, and drafting. But what about “soft skills”—the general…
  • Jul 20

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward
    In law school, we learn about model answers, class ranking and, for lack of a better term, perfection. It usually seems to be about striving to perform better and comparing to others ahead of ourselves, no matter where we are placed –…
  • Jul 17

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?
    As law schools continue to develop their learning outcomes, an important question we all should consider is, “hat makes my course distinctive?”  For example, in my research on assessment in legal research courses, I…
Rank this Week: 924

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 28

    Church/State Differences and Interaction

    Church/State Differences and Interaction
    The last few days I have found myself in a number of very interesting church/state conversations.  While I have not had a conversation with a liberal I have spoken with many shades of conservatives and found a huge variety of viewpoints…
  • Jul 27

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security
    My column this morning at The Washington Examiner and Noah Rothman’s at Commentary both target the same incredible though so-far-largely-ignored story in the background of the noise around Hillary’s server. The former Secretary of…
  • Jul 27

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Every day the Iran deal…
Rank this Week: 4144

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 154

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 27

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie
    This month’s essay on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Rationing Constitutional Justice by Marin Levy. Marin reviews Aziz Huq’s recent article, Judicial Independence and the Rationing of Constitutional Remedies, 65 Duke L.J.…
  • Jul 16

    Note on Class Ascertainability

    Note on Class Ascertainability
    The Yale Law Journal has published a note by student Geoffrey C. Shaw on Class Ascertainability. It may be of interest given the Civil Rules Advisory Committee's recent report to the Standing Committee that "ascertainability"…
  • Jul 15

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment
    Howard Wasserman has posted on SSRN his article, Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment, published in Michigan State Law Review. Abstract: This essay examines three cases from the Supreme Court’s October Term 2013 addressing the standards for…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Jul 26

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?
    This month NASA released a new photo of Earth, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. The satellite was launched in February, 2015 and actually orbits the Earth at a distance 4 times further out than the orbit of...
  • Jul 25

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Pillard, Williams) issued a decision in National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA. Both industry and environmental petitioners filed petitions for review challenging a 2012 EPA regulation…
  • Jul 21

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Rogers (dissenting in part), Brown, Ginsburg) issued a decision in Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC. Gunpowder Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, filed a petition for review challenging FERC’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 307

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 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be &quot;at risk&quot; by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
Rank this Week: 210