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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Apr 23

    Using the State to Bully Dissident

    Using the State to Bully Dissident
    Justia columnist and Chapman law professor Ronald Rotunda explains why the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is implicated by the forced resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his donation to a committee that supported California…
  • Apr 22

    The Supreme Court Again Fractures Over Race

    The Supreme Court Again Fractures Over Race
    Justia columnist and Cornell law professor Michael Dorf discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. He provides a brief history of Supreme Court jurisprudence on race and…
  • Apr 21

    The High Price of Badmouthing One’s Spouse During Divorce

    The High Price of Badmouthing One’s Spouse During Divorce
    Justia columnist and Hofstra law professor Joanna Grossman discusses one aspect of the highly public divorce between Ira and Janice Schacter. She notes that a court recently held that the wife’s decision to vilify her husband in the…
Rank this Week: 1261

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Apr 23

    It's official: Westlaw Classic will sunset on July 1

    It's official: Westlaw Classic will sunset on July 1
    We'd previously reported an unofficial story that Westlaw Classic would be phased out as of July 1, 2014. A number of law school library blogs are now reporting that Westlaw has confirmed the same with them (here, here, here and...
  • Apr 23

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise
    A group of University of Oregon law faculty members made this proposal: The faculty recommends that the dean proceed with conversations with the Provost and the President regarding: reallocating funds for proposed faculty merit raises toward…
  • Apr 22

    Canadian law firm opens offices inside Walmart stores to offer consumers discounted legal service

    Canadian law firm opens offices inside Walmart stores to offer consumers discounted legal service
    Two Canadian lawyers who met while pursuing an MBA have opened a business called Legal Axess which offers discounted legal services seven days a week through several Walmart stores in Ontario. Among other services, the firm offers $99.00…
Rank this Week: 4892

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Court to Rule on Separation of Powers in Foreign Affair

    Court to Rule on Separation of Powers in Foreign Affair
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Zivotofsky v. Kerry--or, rather, to rehear the case, this time on the merits. The case tests congressional authority versus presidential authority in…
  • Apr 22

    Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action

    Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court's opinion in Schuette v. BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary),…
  • Apr 22

    Oral Arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus on Campaign Lie

    Oral Arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus on Campaign Lie
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments today in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, a challenge to an Ohio election law prohibiting false statements. As we explained when…
Rank this Week: 82

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 23

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker
    Adding to Brice’s concern, some of his most experienced Sherpas, ordinarily exceedingly stoical men, approached him to say that the conditions on the mountain made them fear for their lives. One of them actually broke down in tears as…
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 23

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina
    On Monday, lawyers for NML and Argentina (with a cameo by lawyers for the US Department of Justice) were before the Supreme Court arguing about the scope of a US court's power to order discovery in aid of execution. (Here's...
Rank this Week: 74

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Megan's Myopia

    Megan's Myopia
    I feel inhibited about joining the affray over Megan McCardle's non-review of the Picketty sensation.  Unlike Megan (and unlike her most affectionate critic), I actually have read the book--okay, 80 percent of it.  Enough to know…
  • Apr 23

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:
    From an inter-office e-memo sent (and received) on April 23:Christmas cards and other types of greeting cards should not be sent from one department to another. 
  • Apr 22

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not
    We've Found Shakespeare's Dictionary!--We got it on Ebay!  So goes the headline (lightly paraphrased).  Well you never say never, but my guess is no.  Not that I've done anything like actually review the evidence, but the very…
Rank this Week: 128

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later
    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Celebration, a master-planned community adjacent to Walt Disney World designed by Disney and intended to be a suburban utopia.  I remember reading about Celebration when it was announced…
  • Apr 23

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later
    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Celebration, a master-planned community adjacent to Walt Disney World designed by Disney and intended to be a suburban utopia.  I remember reading about Celebration when it was announced…
  • Apr 23

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A
    Kashmir Hill at Forbes has a great piece on a guy I’m proud to call a friend.  Filed under: misc
Rank this Week: 176

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is the IPCC High Emissions Scenario Impossible?

    Is the IPCC High Emissions Scenario Impossible?
    A commenter here a while back argued that RCP 8.5, the highest emission scenario in the current IPCC report, is impossible, because it requires more coal than is available to be mined. I recently came across a more detailed version of that…
  • Apr 13

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan
    In my previous post I took issue with Lovejoy's claim to show, by statistical analysis of global temperature data since 1500, that the probability that natural processes would produce the amount of warming observed in the period 1880 to 2008…
  • Apr 13

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim
    A number of news stories claim that a recent paper by Lovejoy proves that the probability that the warming of the past century is entirely due to natural causes is less than one percent. I find the conclusion plausible enough, but, so far as…
Rank this Week: 1134

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 178

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
Rank this Week: 687

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 23

    Strong on Class, Mass, and Collective Arbitration discussed at ITA-ASIL Conference

    Strong on Class, Mass, and Collective Arbitration discussed at ITA-ASIL Conference
    Stacie Strong (Missouri) sends this dispatch from the recent Institute of Transnational Arbitration – American Society of International Law (aka ITA-ASIL) conference in Washington D.C.…
  • Apr 21

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai
    I learned this morning that General Mills retracted its arbitration policy in the face of considerable criticism. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/business/general-mills-reverses-itself-on-consumers-right-to-sue.html?_r=0. Imre Szalai…
  • Apr 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
Rank this Week: 355

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
Rank this Week: 839

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 4653

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/
Rank this Week: 92

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 23

    Baldwin Points to Tax Issues for the Super-Rich as a Rising Issue

    Baldwin Points to Tax Issues for the Super-Rich as a Rising Issue
    Could using tax policy to reduce the gaps between the highest income Americans and middle and lower income people be an important, and maybe hot, issue ahead? Sen. Tammy Baldwin indicated that was her perspective and that she was open to…
  • Apr 22

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?
    The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like…
  • Apr 21

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation
    There’s an important lawsuit currently pending in federal court in San Diego. In this post, I’ll provide a brief summary and then highlight an intriguing legal question that the parties haven’t addressed. First the summary:…
Rank this Week: 928

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/
  • Apr 23

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide
    Let me begin by thanking Gordon Smith and the other organizers of the Conglomerate for inviting me to guest-blog here...
  • Apr 22

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller
    After a delay caused by the well-publicized attack on Typepad, Robert Miller is poised to begin guest blogging. Robert is...
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
Rank this Week: 16

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 23

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign
    CNN this afternoon ran the following Breaking News headline: "Facebook reports earnings and sales that exceed forecasts. CFO to step down June 1." I hate to think what the CFO would have done if they had failed to meet expectations.
  • Apr 23

    Racial Identities of Corporation

    Racial Identities of Corporation
    In March, the Fourth Circuit held in Carnell Construction Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, that racial identity can be imputed to a corporation for purposes of standing under Title VI, citing to case precedent from the…
  • Apr 23

    Bainbridge on the Insider Trading Liability of Remote Tippee

    Bainbridge on the Insider Trading Liability of Remote Tippee
    Steve Bainbridge has an excellent post on the insider trading liability of secondary tippees: where, for example, an insider provides nonpublic information to Tippee #1, and Tippee #1 gives that information to Tippee #2. He argues that Tippee…
Rank this Week: 87

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Apr 23

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"
    Recently posted to SSRN (and published in Arizona State Law Journal): "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements" SUSAN A. BANDES, DePaul University - College of Law JESSICA M.…
  • Apr 22

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"
    Recently posted to SSRN: "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'" JACQUELYN SHAW, Dalhousie University Abstract: Death is a phenomenon that resists simple explanation. While the…
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
Rank this Week: 226

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 23

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz
    So, by now, you know that if you want an enforceable online agreement, you need to implement it as a mandatory clickthrough. With that settled, it’s time to address an advanced topic: what evidence can you offer a judge to...
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
Rank this Week: 99

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Apr 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 163

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 23

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"
    Typically insightful analysis by Steven Davidoff of the "Faustian" bargain between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman’s hedge fund to make a $45.6 billion unsolicited offer for Allergan. One... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR
    Subject to the usual disclaimers about emirical work, Knighthoods, Damehoods, and CEO Behaviour (April 3, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2420066, is a very interesting paper: This... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?
    Although Congress has mandated extremely draconian civil and criminal sanctions for insider trading, it has never seen fit to define what constitutes insider trading. Admittedly, insider trading is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Apr 23

    The Bieber does it again!

    The Bieber does it again!
    First Anne Frank, and now the Biebs decides to visit the Yasukuni shrine and then posts it.
  • Apr 23

    Mind your Language

    Mind your Language
    So says Canadian Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker in his new book The Sense of Style. This story about his new book talks about politicians and academics and why they can't just speak with clarity: "Most academics … effortlessly…
  • Apr 20

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!
    A new biography of the great Nolan Ryan by Rob Goldman has been released. This article discusses an excerpt from the book, which cemented Ryan's place in baseball history as one tough Texan pitcher! The article notes that "[d]uring…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Apr 23

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It
    I haven't had time to read it, but Paroline v. US, which came out today, is an interesting and hard case about causation and burdens of proof. Paroline illegally possessed a pornographic image of Victim as a child. A statute...
  • Apr 21

    Successor Liability

    Successor Liability
    I'm on a bankruptcy email list that's lately had some interesting discussion of the liability of the new General Motors for torts caused by the old General Motors before bankruptcy but not known at the time to the victims. What...
  • Apr 17

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?
    Slate’s Jordan Weissman has an interesting story on CBO’s projections for the profitability of the three main federal direct student lending programs. The projections are reasonably big -- about $15 billion per year, of which $12 billion…
Rank this Week: 2493

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 655

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/
  • Apr 23

    Chu On Thi

    Chu On Thi
    From The Hollywood Reporter, news that the popular superhero comic Chew is headed for the big screen as an animated feature. Steven Yeun will voice the "cibopath," the detective with psychic powers Tony Chu, and Felicia Day is…
  • Apr 23

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie
    Oh, too good to pass up. Although it's probably not a good idea to pass up zombies, or pass by zombies, if you see them on a road, or walking toward you, or anywhere in your vicinity. See Dawn of...
  • Apr 10

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion
    Of interest: a series of articles on war magic and warrior religion in the journal Social Analysis (vol. 58, Spring 2014), in an issue called War Magic and Warrior Religion: Sorcery, Cognition, and Embodiment. Here's the list. Farrer, D.…
Rank this Week: 1504

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon
    Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls.…
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
Rank this Week: 40

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?
    This is a somewhat modified cross-post from the Election Law blog:I have recently come to the view that the issue of what I call “insti itutional formalism versus institutional realism” is one of the most profound and pervasive…
  • Apr 22

    The Loyal Opposition

    The Loyal Opposition
    For the symposium, Federalism as the New Nationalism          This Balkinization symposium grows out of a Yale Law Journal Featureentitled “Federalism as the New Nationalism.”  My…
  • Apr 22

    Schuette v. Bamn

    Schuette v. Bamn
    The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting.  (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on the cutting room floor.)The most eye-catching part to me is Justice Scalia's…
Rank this Week: 79

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Apr 23

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language
    We are excited to have David Marcello as today’s guest blogger to highlight his article on Plain Language titled “Teaching Plain Language Drafting in a Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinic,” recently published in…
  • Apr 18

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right
    As I've previously posted, I have spent some time researching, writing, teaching, and presenting on homeless bills of rights. Rhode Island has emerged as one of several models, and I recently found this thoughtful and heartfelt post from Jim…
  • Apr 17

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation
    I'm thrilled to introduce today's guest blogger on the Legislation Law Prof Blog: Ann L. Schiavone. Ann returned to Duquesne University School of Law in 2013 as an assistant professor of legal writing. Prior to joining Duquesne's faculty, she…
Rank this Week: 4886

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue
    Smithsonian National Museum of American HistoryDr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to…
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 66

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 446

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 23

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”
    We have the great privilege today of Chris Hughes’ visit to Andover.  Chris graduated from Phillips Academy in 2002.  He returns today to teach a master-class with me, to give the All School Meeting address, and to meet with…
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!
    The Digital Public Library of America is one year old!  We launched in April, 2013 after a few years of planning and barnstorming the country for ideas, inspiration, and volunteers. While we postponed the launch celebration due to the…
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 996

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Michigan - Sufficiency of Evidence; Inference on Inference

    Michigan - Sufficiency of Evidence; Inference on Inference
    People v. LaFountain, 495 Mich. 968 (March 28, 2014): In this case, defendant only disputes whether there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding that her operation of a methamphetamine laboratory “involve[d] the…
  • Apr 12

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD
    John H. Mansfield, obituary, Boston Globe (April 13, 2014): MANSFIELD, John Howard Of Brookline, MA, died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the John Watson Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Harvard Law School. Beloved husband of…
  • Apr 7

    Time to mobilize

    Time to mobilize
    It is time for Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the United States to mobilize. Mr. Putin probably wants to expand westward next. And Obama and Merkel cannot yet be counted on. &&& The dynamic evidence…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Apr 23

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision
    I just stumbled upon an interesting damages decision from the Australian High Court in December. In a thouroughly modern context (sale of frozen sperm), it raises the age-old question of how to measure expectation damages when the buyer is…
  • Apr 22

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email
    In France, two labor unions and two corporate business groups have signed an agreement guaranteeing managers eleven consecutive hours of “rest” per day. During these eleven hours, managers are not to “check or feel pressured to check”…
  • Apr 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 1 723 Aftermarketfailure: Windows XP's End of Support Andrew Tutt Yale University - Information Society Project 2 331 Will Ticket…
Rank this Week: 121

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
  • Apr 23

    Events in April 2014 and after

    Events in April 2014 and after
    I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Four Courts CC BY ncareyHere's the current listing:25-26 April 2014:Law Society Annual Conference 2014 - Dromoland Castle, Co.…
  • Dec 3

    Events in December 2013 and after

    Events in December 2013 and after
    Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY, Kieran Lynam, from FlickrI've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law,…
  • Nov 4

    Events from November 2013 onward

    Events from November 2013 onward
    Four Courts - CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current listing:PART 1 - EVENTSWed. 6 Nov. 2013:Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Recent Research and Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 2245

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/
  • Apr 23

    When It’s Too Late to Change One’s (Tax) Story

    When It’s Too Late to Change One’s (Tax) Story
    A recent Tax Court case, Henson v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2014-36, demonstrates how unwise it is to say one thing and then to say something inconsistent at a later point in time. The taxpayer in question, during a Tax Court trial involving…
  • Apr 21

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive
    A recent Reuters report discloses that, according to tax return preparers, at least some wealthy clients “have been surprised” to learn that their taxes have increased. One tax professional claimed that “people are caught…
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
Rank this Week: 438

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: 785

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 23

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill
    It started innocuously enough with the House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology releasing its long-awaited report on intellectual property in Canada in March 2013. The report included a recommendation that Canada…
  • Apr 16

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing
    As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions.…
  • Apr 15

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing
    Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. I have several posts planned about…
Rank this Week: 39

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 23

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name

    Search Me: Managing Unwanted Search Results On Your Name
    This week I had a request for privacy information that went something like this: I am starting a new project and expect people to search my name online. There are search results that give personal information about me, including my address,…
  • Apr 22

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash

    InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash
    Last week, Intel’s director of security policy and global privacy officer, David Hoffman, wrote a Harvard Business Review piece announcing that “Privacy is a Business Opportunity.” InBloom’s…
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Apr 22

    DeFunis, Defunct

    DeFunis, Defunct
    Justice William O. Douglas, author of a pivotal dissent in DeFunis v. Odegaard.The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions in state universities in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No.…
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
     Grand View of Rivers and Mountains, Ma Yuan, Ming dynastyOn an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional entanglement…
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
Rank this Week: 470

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Apr 22

    The Three Pictures of Aereo

    The Three Pictures of Aereo
    As many who follow such things know, ABC v. Aereo was argued today before the Supreme Court. My writeup on it last year provides some background about the case and my views at the time (which have changed a bit … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?
    The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like…
  • Apr 4

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost
    This week, the Court heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. There are lots of writeups, and I, of course, prefer the one that quotes me. For that reason, I’m going to skip a lot of the detail. … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 245

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Apr 22

    Florida Coastal Dean Search Raises Deeper Issue

    Florida Coastal Dean Search Raises Deeper Issue
    The editors of this blog have received disturbing reports from sources inside the Florida Coastal School of Law regarding its dean search. We have been told that the search itself has been fairly typical. Applicants were screened by a…
  • Apr 15

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law
    Registration has opened online for the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law June 13 – 15, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina Hosted by Elon University School of Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law…
  • Apr 9

    ABA Placement Statistics Released

    ABA Placement Statistics Released
    The ABA placement data for each law school has been released, and can be found at: http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/
Rank this Week: 4890