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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 1

    Cassell and Dershowitz to Settle Grudge in MMA Match

    Cassell and Dershowitz to Settle Grudge in MMA Match
    by Michael DorfLegal scholars and tabloid readers alike have been waiting for months to see what would come of a contretemps between two legal titans who, in early January, traded heated accusations of serious misconduct. Yesterday's news…
  • Mar 31

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag
    by Michael DorfYesterday I noted that Professor Orin Kerr had responded to the challenge posed by CJ Roberts and written the definitive article on The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria.…
  • Mar 31

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?
    by Neil H. BuchananA national controversy has erupted over Indiana's recent adoption of a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently came out as gay, wrote an impassioned op-ed…
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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 1

    The Most Important Law Review Article of Our Time

    The Most Important Law Review Article of Our Time
    I have often wondered what it would be like to pick up a new law review article and discover that it was a seminal article. What did a reader feel when he first read R.H. Coase, The Problem of Social...
  • Mar 31

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder
    In a lengthy posting on Law Crossing, Harrison Barnes offers a valuable discussion of attachment disorder and relates it to an attorney’s success on the job: What is so significant about this is that your career and the success you...
  • Mar 31

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief
    As you may know, there's a proposed rule change to limit federal appellate briefs to 12,500 words (from 14,000). The National Law Journal has a point-counterpoint style post on the proposed rule change featuring opinions from several legal…
Rank this Week: 4333

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/
  • Apr 1

    5-4 Supreme Court Decision Rejects Private Rights of Action on Medicaid Funding

    5-4 Supreme Court Decision Rejects Private Rights of Action on Medicaid Funding
    On Tuesday, March 31, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision rejected "private" rights of action for services providers to challenge under-funding of Medicaid programs by states. The ruling potentially impacts availability of services…
  • Apr 1

    AARP Reports on the Struggle to Overcome Unemployment for Older Job Seeker

    AARP Reports on the Struggle to Overcome Unemployment for Older Job Seeker
    The AARP Public Policy Institute has recently published an Insight Report (March 2015) on older workers and unemployment following the recent economic crisis. The report draws upon surveys of persons aged 45 to 70 affected by unemployment…
  • Mar 31

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)
    When I ask real or prospective law students what television programs they watch, I often get two answers: "The Big Bang" or "Suits." I have to admit I love to use Big Bang's "roommate contract" for my contracts…
Rank this Week: 182

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Mar 31

    New Land Use Articles on SSRN

    New Land Use Articles on SSRN
    As it is the first of the month, it is time to see what has been posted on SSRN in land use in March. As always, I run the search on the term "land use" in the period "last month."...
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
Rank this Week: 164

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/
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Mar 31

    Bruce A. Green, "Legal Discourse and Racial Justice: The Urge to Cry 'Bias!'"

    Bruce A. Green, "Legal Discourse and Racial Justice: The Urge to Cry 'Bias!'"
    Article. Abstract: One who is convinced that a judge wrongly decided a case may sometimes be tempted to accuse the judge of bias, referring to unconscious social-group stereotypes and/or cognitive biases that fall under the rubric of…
  • Mar 31

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office
    The NY State court of appeals on 3/31 answered a question certified by the second circuit: Interpreting a NY statute, the state court said a lawyer who does not reside in NY must have a physical office to transact business...
  • Mar 30

    Veronica Root, "Modern-Day Monitorships"

    Veronica Root, "Modern-Day Monitorships"
    Article. Abstract: When a sexual abuse scandal rocked Penn State, when Apple engaged in anticompetitive behavior, and when servicers like Bank of America improperly foreclosed upon hundreds of thousands of homeowners, each organization…
Rank this Week: 38

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1248

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 31

    Coral Gable Chamber Candidates’ Forum (Part I): Group V

    Coral Gable Chamber Candidates’ Forum (Part I): Group V
    This evening the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosted its candidates’ forum for the upcoming elections on April 14. Group V, which went first, started with a moment of actual drama, and then had another dramatic moment with an…
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Mar 31

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)
    Imagine you’re assigned the task of coming up with a list of books—say, for a graduate level seminar— by way of covering or at least suggesting the breadth and depth of both classical and contemporary Liberalism (as a…
  • Mar 25

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
    This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox — Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
Rank this Week: 346

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 31

    Research Bleg!

    Research Bleg!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone out there in OJ-land know of a good book about the re-establishment of diplomatic relations? Ideally it would focus on the US (such as with Vietnam in 1995), but one discussing any…
  • Mar 31

    Israel’s “Defenders” Show Their True Colors Regarding Academic Freedom

    Israel’s “Defenders” Show Their True Colors Regarding Academic Freedom
    by Kevin Jon Heller From April 17-19, the University of Southampton is scheduled to host a conference entitled "International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism." As the title indicates, the conference…
  • Mar 31

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just in time for the activation of Palestine’s membership in the ICC, Mark Kersten’s blog, Justice in Conflict, will be featuring posts by all of the people who participated in last…
Rank this Week: 56

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 221

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Guest Post -- NCAA Academic Requirements: A Lesson for Antitrust Analysis of Amateurism

    Guest Post -- NCAA Academic Requirements: A Lesson for Antitrust Analysis of Amateurism
    The following is a guest post by Sherman Clark, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Michigan: NCAA Academic Requirements: A Lesson for Antitrust Analysis of Amateurism Sherman J. Clark Here is hypothetical but…
  • Mar 31

    New Article: Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sport

    New Article: Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sport
    It's my pleasure to announce the online publication of sections 1-4 of my newest law review article "Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: A Detailed Primer in Federal and State Gambling Law."   This article…
  • Mar 30

    The NCAA Business Enterprise: Crumbling Under its Own Success?

    The NCAA Business Enterprise: Crumbling Under its Own Success?
    We just enjoyed perhaps the most exciting college sports weekend of the year: the Regional Finals of the NCAA's March Madness Tournament. Four men's basketball games are played, in sold out arenas (or domes), in front of a staggering number…
Rank this Week: 449

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate
    Corey Brettschneider & Nelson TebbeLast week, the Court heard arguments in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Texas license plate case. Neither side’s lawyer could offer a coherent theory of the case, and the Justices…
  • Mar 31

    Excluding Religion from Government Support

    Excluding Religion from Government Support
    Nelson TebbeCan a government deny support for a specific exercise of religion? Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to review Bronx Household of Faith, an important decision from the Second Circuit that allowed one such denial of support.…
  • Mar 30

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition
    Robert HeverlyFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolThe (commercial) drones are coming. Amazon wants to deliver packages with them, as does Google, and utilities want to monitor…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Mar 31

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama
    In Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, decided a week ago on March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court reversed and sent back the lower court decision. The federal district court had thrown out a challenge to Alabama’s 2012…
  • Mar 24

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?
    You’ve heard that high school administrators in the Hudson Valley apologized for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic for one morning during National Foreign Language Week. Americans are funny about language. The Founders…
  • Mar 17

    Radicalization of Jihadi John

    Radicalization of Jihadi John
    Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep…
Rank this Week: 1407

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/
  • Mar 31

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)
    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important civil rights law intended to ensure that people with physical disabilities can enjoy the same social and economic interactions as everyone else. The law had ambitious visions about…
  • Mar 30

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)
    “Web scraping,” also called crawling or spidering, is the automated gathering of data from someone else’s website. Scraping is an essential part of how the Internet functions. For example, Google uses web scraping to build…
  • Mar 29

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli
    This case involves message board posts by a community that criticized Ellis’s copyright enforcement efforts. Ellis sought and obtained a protection order against Chan, the operator of the message board, on the legal grounds that the…
Rank this Week: 104

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
  • Mar 25

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?
    Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both schools have been rejected by the union membership, twice at U of…
  • Mar 13

    Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

    Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work
    My new book The Law of Work should be out later this summer, in time for the fall.  The book will interact with this blog and be available in hard copy or eBook version with live links to case law, commentary, and blog entries. Here is…
Rank this Week: 412

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Robinette on William Prosser's Letter

    Robinette on William Prosser's Letter
    I have posted to SSRN The Prosser Letters: 1919-1948. The abstract provides: William Prosser was one of the most accomplished and influential scholars of the twentieth century. He molded the development of tort doctrine, especially in the…
  • Mar 31

    McClurg on the Second Amendment and Negligence

    McClurg on the Second Amendment and Negligence
    Andrew McClurg (Memphis) has posted to SSRN The Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent. The abstract provides: Only two constitutional rights — the First and Second Amendments — have the capacity, through judicial interpretation or…
  • Mar 30

    FL: New Model Jury Instructions for Products Liability

    FL: New Model Jury Instructions for Products Liability
    Last week, Florida adopted new model jury instructions for products cases. On design defects, there is a split in Florida circuits between the consumer expectations and risk-utility tests; the instructions do not resolve the split. Newsome…
Rank this Week: 126

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Mar 31

    Even the Laws are Secret

    Even the Laws are Secret
    In his book Secrets,  Daniel Ellsberg tells a story that changed my thinking about how democracy  works (or doesn’t work) in America.  Ellsberg, who now is remembered as the Edward Snowden of the Vietnam War […]
  • Mar 21

    The Day Before the Earthquake

    The Day Before the Earthquake
    Paul Wilson was the lawyer who represented the State of Kansas before the Supreme Court in the case of Brown v Board of Education.   Fifty years after the Brown decision he wrote a memoir of […]
  • Mar 16

    Clever is Good

    Clever is Good
    Criminal defense attorney Judy Clarke has a history of representing “unpopular clients.”  She was one of the lawyers who represented the Unabomber; now she represents  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his murder trial. Dzhokhar is…
Rank this Week: 5050

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Mar 31

    Senior Fullbright Scholar award for Secunda

    Senior Fullbright Scholar award for Secunda
    Congratulations to blogger emeritus and our friend Paul Secunda (Marquette), who has been awarded a Senior Fullbright Scholar award for this fall. He will be teaching and conducting research on the national pension program in Australia. Paul…
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
Rank this Week: 19

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 31

    Law School Major Donation New

    Law School Major Donation New
    In the last week or so, two law schools have announced very big gifts. Indiana University - Bloomington (the Maurer School of Law) received $20 million from alum Lowell Baier. Meanwhile, Villanova Law snared $5 million from John Scarpa.
  • Mar 30

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP
    The organizers of a conference on the "Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements" to be held at Duke Law, November 20-21, 2015, have sent along the following call for papers: The Center on Law, Race and Politics at the...
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
Rank this Week: 89

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Mar 31

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take
    My friend Ken Ford is enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame, courtesy of the Department of Energy (D0E), which is displeased with his memoir, Building the H-Bomb: A Personal History. According to this report in the New York Times, DoE...
  • Mar 31

    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 1 371 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions,…
  • Mar 30

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract
    Earlier this month, Los Angeles-area media reported a somewhat humorous of a valet service that gave away a relatively expensive new car to a random guy claiming that he had "lost the [valet] ticket." Yup, the valet service actually…
Rank this Week: 128

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 365

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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: 399

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 31

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More
    The Audio: 03-30hhs-lee The Transcript: HH: As promised, United States Senator Mike Lee is in the studio. He’s now been taken to the secret location where John Thune, Justice Breyer, Dick Cheney, and he is underwhelmed as they are. You…
  • Mar 30

    Jeb Bush On The Indiana Law, Iran, and Hillary

    Jeb Bush On The Indiana Law, Iran, and Hillary
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is making a California swing this week, and came by the studio today: Audio: 03-30hhs-bush-1 03-30hhs-bush-2 Transcript: HH: I begin with a great drop-in guest, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joins me in the…
  • Mar 30

    Republicans vie in the Putin primary

    Republicans vie in the Putin primary
    Who among the would-be GOP presidential nominees would most alarm Vladimir Putin if he (or she) became President Obama’s successor? Call this the “Putin Primary.” Of all the various “primaries” said to be…
Rank this Week: 4200

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 30

    Wedding "High"

    Wedding "High"
    From the New York Times: The risk of self-delusion is ever-present in the days leading up to a wedding. There you are, surrounded by parents, friends, caterers and florists, all vying for attention. And as the big day approaches, everyone...
  • Mar 30

    Marrying Across Class Line

    Marrying Across Class Line
    From Jessi Streib (assistant professor of sociology at Duke University), writing for the Washington Post: Madison didn’t have an easy childhood. As a kid, her house was always in disrepair. Her parents couldn’t consistently afford…
  • Mar 30

    Young v. United States Parcel Service

    Young v. United States Parcel Service
    Professors Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, on the GWU Law Review blog: At the core of the Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a fundamental question of feminist jurisprudence: should women be treated the same as men,...
Rank this Week: 133

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, "Death Panel" Case

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, "Death Panel" Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today declined to review Coons v. Lew, the Ninth Circuit case holding that the plaintiffs' challenge to the ACA's Independent Payment Advisory Board was not ripe and rejecting the…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a summary order today, the United States Supreme Court listed among the cases denied certiorari the controversial "Cinco de Mayo" case, Dariano v. Morgan…
  • Mar 29

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Brumfield v. Cain, the case testing how state courts must consider evidence of mental retardation in death penalty sentencing proceedings.…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Mar 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Researchers Track Eye Movements to Sway Moral Decisions, Nature News In The Popular Press: Early Intervention in Schools: A Site for Empirical Neuroethics, The Neuroethics Blog Bioethics Commission…
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Ideas for a Cover for Another Book?

    Ideas for a Cover for Another Book?
    After the spectacular success of my project to use this blog to get a cover for the new edition of The Machinery of Freedom, I thought I might see if I could use it for a second project. My book Law's Order has been translated into Spanish…
  • Mar 30

    Baker's Borax—An Experiment

    Baker's Borax—An Experiment
    As some of you know, I have a long term interest in medieval cooking. One feature of that cooking is the absence of chemical leavening, our familiar baking powder and baking soda.Or so I would have said a year ago. It turns out that…
  • Mar 21

    The Hardcopy of the Third Edition is Available on Amazon

    The Hardcopy of the Third Edition is Available on Amazon
    HereWith a beautiful cover by David Aiello, based in part on an idea by Anarchei. And it has just been the subject of two posts by my favorite blogger.
Rank this Week: 1150

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/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
Rank this Week: 77

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: 4381

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/
  • Mar 30

    Bar War

    Bar War
    This is a volatile time in terms of bar admissions. Some states have added subjects to the bar exam (a terrible idea, in my opinion). Some have or will raise passing scores. In Illinois, most of the deans were recently...
  • Mar 23

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law
    Charleston Law board members, and former federal magistrates Robert Carr and George Kosko, have made public statements that they would rather have the law school close, than approve board member Ed Westbrook's plan. Westbrook has formed a…
  • Mar 18

    A Thank You

    A Thank You
    Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be stepping down from the deanship at Ole Miss Law. I have enjoyed being dean at Ole Miss, very much, and am really pleased that my wonderful colleague Debbie Bell has agreed...
Rank this Week: 4551

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

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: 780

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Remote testimony

    Remote testimony
    Here's a belated report on a recent development in a long-standing issue.  Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in New Mexico v. Schwartz, No. 14-317.  The petition presented the issue whether the…
  • Mar 12

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children
    Today's Washington Post is publishing an Op Ed piece by Steve Ceci and me, How courts should hear from children.  It summarizes the views that Steve and I presented in an amicus brief in Clark and in the law review essay on which the…
  • Mar 10

    Justice Breyer's "30 exceptions" concern

    Justice Breyer's "30 exceptions" concern
    A notable moment in the argument of Ohio v. Clark came when Justice Breyer acknowledged “misgivings” about confrontation doctrine and identified what he felt was the source:I don’t want to see the Confrontation Clause…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare
    A bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization ACT, would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which sets a cap on physician spending, and would revamp payment of physicians under Medicare. On March 26, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
Rank this Week: 4641

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Mar 26

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Soon it will be April 1st, and for those of you with superstitious or folklorish proclivities, remember to say “rabbit, rabbit!” (or “rabbit, rabbit,…
  • Mar 16

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations Anyone who works in the animal rights arena knows that a single day–nay, a single minute–can feature the most jubilant high and the utmost despairing low. One emotion…
  • Mar 7

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant
    Seth Victor As many of you may have already heard, Ringling Bros. is retiring elephants from its act and focusing on caring for elephants in a conservation center. Wayne Pacelles of HSUS described this move as a “Berlin Wall…
Rank this Week: 321

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
Rank this Week: 546

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 78

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
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
Rank this Week: 708