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Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 29

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Last week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about their…
  • Jun 26

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial. Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only limits…
  • Jun 26

    Persuading People Who Don’t Want to Be Persuaded

    Persuading People Who Don’t Want to Be Persuaded
    I just finished a recent book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. If the names Levitt and Dubner sound familiar, it’s because you may have heard of their popular (and interesting) Freakonomics books (here and here). In the book I…
Rank this Week: 892

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jun 29

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law
    The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director, Academic Success Program, William S. Boyd School of Law, Search # 15476. UNLV is a comprehensive research university of…
  • Jun 29

    Friends and Family: Common Bar Exam Issues and How to Deal With Them:

    Friends and Family: Common Bar Exam Issues and How to Deal With Them:
    Some suggestions for friends and family supporting someone through the bar exam. Bar Taker: I’m going to fail. Wrong: Keep up that negative attitude and you certainly will fail. Right: You are a brilliant, wonderful, hard-working person who…
  • Jun 24

    Welcome to ASP!

    Welcome to ASP!
    Please welcome Cyrah Khan as Associate Director of Academic Support at Seattle University School of Law where she assumed ASP duties this winter. She grew up in New York and became interested in education during high school when she…
Rank this Week: 674

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jun 29

    Not Perfect But Not Unethical

    Not Perfect But Not Unethical
    Disciplinary charges against a criminal defense attorney were dismissed by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. The attorney was alleged to have provided incompetent representation and failed to communicate with his client While the Panel…
  • Jun 29

    Breathtaking Contempt For Courts Precludes Reinstatement

    Breathtaking Contempt For Courts Precludes Reinstatement
    A petition for reinstatement was denied by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The misconduct was committed after the attorney's contentious divorce in 1990. In 1995, a series of decisions that Jonas had made was discovered, changing the course…
  • Jun 29

    The Law Of Incredible Dubiosity

    The Law Of Incredible Dubiosity
    The Indiana Supreme Court reversed its Court of Appeals and reinstated the conviction of a criminal defendant charged with burglary of a Dollar General. The court found that the prosecution did not knowingly use perjured testimony. Rather,…
Rank this Week: 63

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 29

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
    After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,”…
  • Jun 29

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day
    National Aboriginal Day was on June 21. The Library of Congress celebrated this event by providing access to Canadian aboriginal law on the Indigenous Law Portal. This is the first time the Indigenous Law Portal has provided coverage that…
  • Jun 29

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction
    The Nova Scotia Provincial Court is taking new approaches to dealing with occupational health and safety violations. Recently, it sentenced a company found guilty of breaching Occupational Health and Safety laws to complete community…
Rank this Week: 28

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
  • Jun 24

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"
    As its title probably indicates, this post examines an opinion recently issued in a civil case:  Walker v. BuildDirect.com Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 2074964 (Oklahoma Supreme Court 2015).   The Supreme Court begins the…
Rank this Week: 286

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 29

    Court Grants Certiorari in Fisher v. UT Austin (Redux)

    Court Grants Certiorari in Fisher v. UT Austin (Redux)
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court has granted certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which means the affirmative action in university admissions will be making its second trip…
  • Jun 26

    Court Decides Fourteenth Amendment Requires States to License Same-Sex Marriage

    Court Decides Fourteenth Amendment Requires States to License Same-Sex Marriage
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a closely-divided opinion, with the majority written by Justice Kennedy, the Court has decided that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license same-sex…
  • Jun 25

    Court Rebuffs Attack on Obamacare Subsidie

    Court Rebuffs Attack on Obamacare Subsidie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled today that the Affordable Care Act means exactly what Congress thought it meant in the first place: everybody should get--and be able to get--health insurance. The Court…
Rank this Week: 85

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    What is it like to be a philosopher? Al Mele edition

    What is it like to be a philosopher? Al Mele edition
    Courtesy of Clifford Sosis.
  • Jun 29

    Dowe from Queensland to ANU

    Dowe from Queensland to ANU
    Phil Dowe (metaphysics, philosophy of science), presently Reader in Philosophy at the University of Queensland, will move to the Australian National University, effective January 2016. (Thanks to Christian Barry for the information.)
  • Jun 29

    Gender balance on APA committee

    Gender balance on APA committee
    Michael Tooley (Colorado) writes (regarding the data below the fold): I was looking over the membership of the Board of the APA, and of their "Current Initiatives and Task Forces" committees. These committees look to me to be very…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 4339

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 54

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 29

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge
    From The New York Times: A Kansas state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new law that would have banned the most common method of abortion in the second trimester. The law, adopted in April and the first of its...
  • Jun 28

    Uncomplicating Same-Sex Marriage Law

    Uncomplicating Same-Sex Marriage Law
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court uncomplicated same-sex marriage law. The Court's clear-cut rule that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to…
  • Jun 28

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Changes Couples' Finance

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Changes Couples' Finance
    From Time: The much-anticipated Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has been decided, with the majority of judges declaring it a constitutionally protected right. While 37 states previously recognized same-sex marriages, today’s…
Rank this Week: 134

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 44

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge

    Texas AG, Critical of Obergefell, Issues Opinion On Religious Accommodation For Clerks and Judge
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a strong statement (full text) on Friday criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage, saying in part:Today’s ruling by five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court marks a…
  • Jun 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rosalie Jukier & Jose Woehrling, Religion and the Secular State in Canada, (Javier Martinez-Torron, W. Cole Durham, Jr., (General Reporters), Donlu D. Thayer, ed, (June 18, 2015)).Matome M. Ratiba, 'Just Piles of Rocks to…
  • Jun 28

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell

    Commentary: Justice Kennedy's Equal Protection Analysis In Obergefell
    One of the most interesting and least-commented upon aspects of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion (see prior posting) in Obergefell v. Hodges , last Friday's marriage equality decision, is his treatment of appellants' equal…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 186

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: 400

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/
  • Jun 29

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider Grover Norquist to be an anti-tax bully. In Debunking Tax Myths?, I shared opinions expressed by others who share my position, and criticized the commentators who defend Norquist and his tactics, in…
  • Jun 26

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?
    A story from two years ago with tax roots is now going viral, as a recent addendum to the story notes. Discussions about what was reported has taken off on sites such as this one.The tax at the center of the story is a bike tax proposed in…
  • Jun 24

    So What’s Trickling Down?

    So What’s Trickling Down?
    Back in January, in A New Play in the Make-the-Rich-Richer Game Plan, I explained how Kansas politicians were struggling with the need to repair a fiscal mess. The problem, coming as no surprise to those who understand taxation, is that the…
Rank this Week: 475

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/
  • Jun 29

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule
    As Prof Galle noted a few days ago, this blog has had a number of posts on student loans. I'm interested in the 2008 financial crisis, and I've been running across the Bagehot Rule a lot, which says that a...
  • Jun 24

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School
    This solution is simple. Let's go back to the old days, when all you had to do to practice law was to pass the bar exam. That will solve the problem of law school tuition. All the people who think...
  • Jun 21

    What is meritocracy?

    What is meritocracy?
    There's a new book out called The China Model (Princeton University Press) by Daniel A. Bell, a government professor. I read a review after reading a post about it at Marginal Revolution. The attention in the book and review seem...
Rank this Week: 2452

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
  • Jun 25

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi

    Reading and Learning from Mike Lewi
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin I met Mike Lewis during my first year of law teaching at Cornell Law School. Mike was scheduled to give a lecture at the law school about torture and I was invited to give a commentary on his…
Rank this Week: 57

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jun 28

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage
    The graph below was lifted from an Atlantic essay that shortly predated the Supreme Court's announcement regarding gay marriage. White evangelical Protestants and Mormons are the only two groups in which majorities of younger members do not…
  • Jun 28

    GOP on Gay Marriage

    GOP on Gay Marriage
    It looks as though the GOP has settled into two camps regarding gay marriage. One--the more conservative--represented by Carla Fiorina, and the other--less conservative--represented by Jeb Bush: "Throughout the millennia and in every…
  • Jun 28

    What will Justice Kennedy's legacy be?

    What will Justice Kennedy's legacy be?
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Kennedy's rhetoric is elegant, and as a cultural document, his judicial opinion will be celebrated by many Americans--and many more in the future. But as a teacher of constitutional law, I wish he hadn't…
Rank this Week: 4408

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/
  • Jun 28

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"
    I recently wrote a guest post for the Value of Suffering Project. I encourage you to read the post and to read about the project more generally.
  • Jun 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Rise of Cognitive Enhancers Is a Mass Social Experiment, The Conversation US In The Popular Press: Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times…
  • Jun 22

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in New Criminal Law Review): "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime" MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John…
Rank this Week: 234

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1254

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
  • Jun 24

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline
    The 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Private International Law Conference is being held at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University on 3-5 September 2015.  Booking for accommodation closes soon – on 15th July.  Booking…
Rank this Week: 132

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    הנאום של ח"כ בגין בטקס חלוקת תעודות הבוגר

    הנאום של ח"כ בגין בטקס חלוקת תעודות הבוגר
    ביום חמישי האחרון נאם ח"כ בני בגין בטקס חלוקת התעודות לבוגרים הטריים של הפקולטה. הנאום היה חשוב, מעניין מאוד ולכן הוא מועלה במלואו…
  • Jun 19

    כמה הערות על פרשת יואב אבן

    כמה הערות על פרשת יואב אבן
    קראתי את הצד שלו וגם את הצד שלה. בניגוד לרבים מחבריי הפייסבוק שלי אני ממש לא יודע מה קרה שם באותו יום. אני מודה שלאחר הקריאה אני נוטה…
  • Jun 9

    היועץ המשפטי לממשלה מחייב את המשטרה ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר.

    היועץ המשפטי לממשלה מחייב את המשטרה ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר.
    אתמול הודיע היועץ המשפטי לממשלה לוועדת החוקה חוק המשפט שסוף סוף המשטרה תתחיל ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר, באיחור אופנתי של שנתיים…
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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
Rank this Week: 58

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 1606

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

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/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 40

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 27

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School
    Federal district courts in New York and the District of Columbia have rejected challenges to the Department of Education’s “gainful employment rule”. A recent story in The American Lawyer, “New Rule Spells Trouble for…
  • Jun 26

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned
    In 2012, my dean asked me to chair a review our curriculum at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He asked our committee to consider the current three-year curriculum in light of our learning outcomes. It sounded like an overwhelming…
  • Jun 24

    Lawyers as Leader

    Lawyers as Leader
    Leadership courses can prepare law students for the leadership roles they will assume as they serve their clients, law offices, and communities. The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Institute for Professional Leadership offers…
Rank this Week: 923

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/
  • Jun 27

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue
    In this video blog, I explore some common issues that arise when a party tries to rely on legal advice privilege in some way, and the opposing party suggests - as a result - that the privilege was waived because...
  • Jun 24

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc
    Lawyers practicing creditor-debtor law in Canada will want to take note of a recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Talisman Energy Inc. v. Flo-Dynamics Inc, 2015 ABQB 340. The Court held it could order a defendant to...
  • Jun 17

    MC Quiz

    MC Quiz
    Take the Magna Carta Quiz. Hint: Oliver Cromwell had a potty mouth.
Rank this Week: 993

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Preview of New Jersey Sports Betting Decision and Likely Aftershock

    Preview of New Jersey Sports Betting Decision and Likely Aftershock
    As we await the impending decision in the New Jersey sports betting case, no clear consensus has emerged as to which side will win. Those of us who were in attendance for the Third Circuit oral argument on March 17th are divided. While some…
  • Jun 26

    Justice Clarence Thomas's reprehensible use of NBA players' race for argument on fair housing

    Justice Clarence Thomas's reprehensible use of NBA players' race for argument on fair housing
    Justice Clarence Thomas has taken Sports Law to a new low.In his dissent in the Fair Housing case issued Thursday (Texas Dept. of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project), Thomas argued that African Americans don't need the protection of the…
  • Jun 23

    The future of Pete Rose

    The future of Pete Rose
    ESPN's Outside the Lines reports on new evidence showing that Pete Rose bet on baseball, including games involving the Reds, while still an active player. Rose has admitted to betting on baseball, including on the Reds, while a manager from…
Rank this Week: 448

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jun 26

    Patricia Schuman’s Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

    Patricia Schuman’s Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)
    This remembrance is from Patricia Glass Schuman, who was President of ALA, 1991-1992; Treasurer of ALA, 1984-1988; and President, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1976-2011. Pat’s remembrance is a selection from a collection of memories by…
  • Jun 25

    Dimi Berkner’s Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    Dimi Berkner’s Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    At my mom’s memorial service, we asked her long-time friend Dimi Berkner to say some words. Her eulogy: ___ Gail will be honored and celebrated for her fierce dedication to libraries and ALA and for her contribution to reference…
  • Jun 18

    Remembrance From My Mom’s Lifelong Friend, David Weber (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    Remembrance From My Mom’s Lifelong Friend, David Weber (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    I have several remembrances of my mom that have surfaced in the past few weeks. I’ll be sharing them in due course. I’ll start with this remembrance from David Weber, a friend of my mom for 50 years. David became...
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
  • Jun 26

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"
    As I suggested in my last post, one of the most significant insights in Kennedy's opinion today is his acknowledgment that many opponents of same-sex marriage, "reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical…
  • Jun 26

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage
    Justice Kennedy’s opinions in gay rights cases have always reached for rhetorical heights, and some critics confuse that with mushy thinking. But his decision in Obergefell is compelling precisely because it avoids some of the cheap…
  • Jun 25

    Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police after Killing Unarmed People

    Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police after Killing Unarmed People
    By Bill Quigley. Bill teaches law at Loyola University New Orleans and can be reached at quigley77@gmail.com Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Jun 26

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee
    We have been following the Sweet Briar College litigation and settlement on this blog (see here and here). I thought readers might be interested in knowing precisely what the Virginia Supreme Court stated in its order leading up to the...
  • Jun 25

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange
    The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in King v. Burwell today. In a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts (and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), the Court interpreted the Affordable…
  • Jun 25

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit
    The New York Times has published a piece exploring how nonprofits could be affected by the pending Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which raises the issue of whether the United States Constitution establishes a right to enter…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
  • Jun 23

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?
    I've been a skeptic for some time about claims that we have a student loan "crisis" in the United States. For individuals mired with student loan debt, it is very much a crisis, of course. But my reluctance to term...
  • Jun 16

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency
    I agree with Adam about all that post-Starr hyperventilation. No, it does not mean that bailouts are over, that the Fed has been slapped down, or any of that lurid stuff. (Though tabloidness does feel strangely gratifying in financial…
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • Jun 26

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update

    Migrant Workers - Younis case update
    I have previously blogged about the Muhammad Younis case.In a surprising development yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Mr Younis's appeal which means that he is now entitled to his award of more than €91,000 (see Irish Times report…
  • Jun 26

    Seminar on LGBT Rights and Legal Change, TCD, Dublin, Fri. 10 July 2015

    Seminar on LGBT Rights and Legal Change, TCD, Dublin, Fri. 10 July 2015
    Seminar on LGBT Rights and Legal Change11am - 1pm Friday 10th July 2015, Room 3126, Arts Block, Trinity College DublinSpeakers: Senator David Norris, Senator Katherine Zappone, Ann Louise Gilligan, Professor Mark Bell (TCD), Brian Sheehan…
  • Apr 12

    Events in April 2015 and after

    Events in April 2015 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current list:Mon. 13 April 2015:International conference - Child Protection and the Law, Law Society of Ireland - fully bookedDetails at…
Rank this Week: 2211

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/
  • Jun 26

    If you're going to start a new law school ...

    If you're going to start a new law school ...
    [by Rick Bales] ... step #1 needs to be working with the local state board of bar examiners to get its approval for the first several entering classes to take the bar of that state even if provisional ABA accreditation...
  • Jun 24

    Are Co-Deans the Wave of the Future?

    Are Co-Deans the Wave of the Future?
    I doubt it, but it is fascinating that two schools, New Mexico and Case Western, are going that route. For those of us slogging along as non-co-deans, I suppose it is flattering that New Mexico's Provost thinks we are doing...
  • Jun 17

    Decanal Succession Planning

    Decanal Succession Planning
    [by Rick Bales] Jeff Redding's Faculty Lounge post on The Internal Dean got me thinking about a topic I've never seen discussed: decanal succession planning. In the business world, succession planning is imperative. Companies have gone from…
Rank this Week: 4496

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
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
  • Jun 21

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28
    It’s so cool that so many people sent their syllabi to share with our community in response to my post last week.   I’m sure you will be impressed when you will see them posted. Several folks said that they…
  • Jun 19

    Another Instance Where Riskin is Ahead of His Time

    Another Instance Where Riskin is Ahead of His Time
    When I started Missouri’s Dispute Resolution LLM Program in the fall of (ahem) a long time ago, I took Understanding Conflict which Len taught. It was the first class where he had a heavy mindfulness component, which was both brilliant…
Rank this Week: 374

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/
  • Jun 25

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

    Hallelujah! What a relief.
    Copy editing finally done for Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. It’s scheduled for publication in January by NYU Press – still a few months off but it feels like a…
  • Jun 24

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
  • Jun 23

    Texas License Plate

    Texas License Plate
    What really matters about the decision about Texas license plates?[1] The conversation is all about the plates. That’s a part of what lawsuits do. They get us talking about the specific example, the thing that the plaintiff wanted to…
Rank this Week: 1407

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/
  • Jun 25

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender
    Here. Reacting to the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell, Senator Ted Cruz proclaimed, Today, these robed Houdinis have transmogrified a federal exchange into an exchange, quote, 'established by the State...This is lawless. As…
  • Jun 25

    A NY Detective Discusses Psychics and Their Client

    A NY Detective Discusses Psychics and Their Client
    For the New York Times, Michael Wilson interviews long-time New York City detective Michael McFadden on the subject of psychics, people who visit psychics, and the reasons they visit them. Writes Mr. Wilson, In fairness to honest psychics,…
  • Jun 12

    Law and the Supernatural: A Newly Published Volume From a 2013 Conference

    Law and the Supernatural: A Newly Published Volume From a 2013 Conference
    From the mailbox: I've received a copy, courtesy of the authors and publisher, of the wonderful Droit et surnaturel (Issy-les-Moulineaux: lextenso, 2015), edited by Jean-Christophe Roda, a professor of law at the University of Aix-Marseille.…
Rank this Week: 1381

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
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 677

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out
    For those who feared that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision would open the door for employers to block contraceptive access for women in the workplace, welcome reassurance has come this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • Jun 25

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie
    Today, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, handing a major victory to the Obama administration. The decision was 6-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts delivering the court's majority…
  • Jun 24

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd
    How will the Supreme Court rule on the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies that help millions of lower- and middle-income Americans afford their health care coverage? According to FantasySCOTUS’s court watchers, who have…
Rank this Week: 251

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jun 25

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
Rank this Week: 154

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 25

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway
    Political subdivisions involved in the clean up of a corn mash spill onto a highway were denied sovereign immunity in a recent Nebraska case because they were on notice of the incident, had a reasonable amount of time to correct...
  • Jun 9

    Light Blogging

    Light Blogging
    Blogging for the next month will be very light. Enjoy your summer and regular programming will resume the second week in July.
  • Jun 8

    Nail Salon Chemicals: A Mass Tort Risk?

    Nail Salon Chemicals: A Mass Tort Risk?
    The National Law Review discusses here.
Rank this Week: 126

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
  • Jun 24

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie
    20,000 new residents for the City of Pittsburgh by 2025? Mayor Bill Peduto aims low, but that’s not the real problem in the newly-released “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan. [Welcoming Pittsburgh plan here.] Still, I’ll…
  • Jun 19

    Orphans Works and Fair Use

    Orphans Works and Fair Use
    .@ARLPolicy @mmasnick and @klsmith4906 have already blogged and tweeted most of what should be said about the recent Report on Orphan Works from the U.S. Copyright Office. Like them, I’m particularly concerned about the critical tone…
  • Jun 18

    Pittsburgh Has Bookstores, Still

    Pittsburgh Has Bookstores, Still
    @NEXTPittsburgh recently published a nice roundup and review of the independent bookstores in the region that are standing proud for print as well as text. Pittsburgh isn’t as publicly bookish as say, Boston, but it’s nice to know…
Rank this Week: 253

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 23

    LOT Hack

    LOT Hack
    Polish national carrier, LOT Airlines, temporarily suspended service on Sunday because of an external attack on its computer systems. International aviation's various security treaties are often cited as a model for an international…
  • Jun 11

    Follow Up on Recent News Event

    Follow Up on Recent News Event
    There were multiple developments today in news stories about which we have recently blogged, so we have decided to include a brief list of links to keep readers up-to-date on these items: Portugal has chosen the investor group led by...
  • Jun 10

    EPA Proposes Endangerment Finding for Aircraft Emission

    EPA Proposes Endangerment Finding for Aircraft Emission
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is proposing to find that greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare. In doing so, the EPA is…
Rank this Week: 257