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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
  • Mar 2

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech
    Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2015 WL 795841, No. WDQ–14–1825. (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2015) Disappointing ruling on political speech and infringement now supplemented by flat-out wrong ruling on dilution.  Hershey…
Rank this Week: 96

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law

    Supreme Court Denies California Prop 8 Backers Review of Contribution Disclosure Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in ProtectMarriage.com v. Padilla, (Docket No. 14-434, cert. denied 3/2/2015) (Order List).  In the case, the 9th Circuit in a 2-1 decision (full text) rejected a challenge by backers…
  • Mar 2

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases-- Installment #2 For The Week
    In Jack-Bey v. Tribley, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23161 (WD MI, Feb. 26, 2015), a Michigan federal district court refused to dismiss a claim by an inmate who was a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America that the 1st Amendment protects…
  • Mar 2

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee

    Military Judge Lifts Order Accommodating Religious Concern of GITMO Detainee
    The Miami Herald reported yesterday that a military judge, Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, has lifted his prior restraining order that had barred women guards from being used at Guantanamo Bay to transfer former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al…
Rank this Week: 51

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"
    For reasons we will get to in a moment, the State of Missouri charged Robert Metzinger with “making a terroristic threat under [Missouri Revised Statutes] § 574.115(4).”  State v. Metzinger, 2015 WL 790463 (Missouri…
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
Rank this Week: 2291

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 2

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie
    What’s the half-life for internet-breaking social media sensations these days? It seems to get shorter and shorter, so I figured I should address #TheDress sooner rather than later. Is it White & Gold, or Blue & Black? For all…
  • Feb 28

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce
    I wanted to post a quick blurb about my testimony yesterday before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee in the hearing on The State of Class Actions Ten Years After the Class Action...
  • Feb 26

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling

    Erbsen on Klerman & Reilly on Forum Selling
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Allan Erbsen entitled Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation. Allan reviews a recent article by Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, the current…
Rank this Week: 261

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 2

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual report on the Privacy Act, the legislation that governs how government collects, uses, and discloses personal information.…
  • Mar 2

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 28, 2015 as RCMP Records Called ‘Incomplete and Inaccurate’ in Memo Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual…
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 2

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
  • Mar 2

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management
    Lately I have been thinking about knowledge management (KM) and how difficult it seems to be to implement effectively. From my perspective looking in (unless you count CanLII Connects as a national KM initiative), it seems there are many…
  • Mar 2

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 66

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
  • Feb 28

    Divorce Recovery Conference

    Divorce Recovery Conference
    From KCTV Kansas City: A special conference in the metro was created to help women who are going through divorce spread hope and love to others. Women traveled from as far as 700 miles away to attend this year's "Your...
  • Feb 27

    Children & Family Relations Bill

    Children & Family Relations Bill
    From Irish Independent: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald expects to get Government clearance on Tuesday for a new Children & Family Relations Bill, which she hopes will be put through the Dáil and Seanad by the end of March. Ms…
Rank this Week: 137

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Mar 2

    Horwitz on Investigative Hold

    Horwitz on Investigative Hold
    Daniel A. Horwitz has posted The First 48: Ending the Use of Categorically Unconstitutional Investigative Holds in Violation of County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (45 U. MEM L. REV. __ (Spring 2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Mar 1

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,285 Bill C-51 Backgrounder #1: The New Advocating or Promoting Terrorism Offence Kent Roach and Craig Forcese University of Toronto -…
  • Feb 28

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Ohio v. Clark: (1) Whether an individual's obligation to report suspected child abuse makes that individual an agent of law enforcement for purposes of the Confrontation…
Rank this Week: 2746

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/
  • Mar 2

    "How girl activists helped to ban child marriage in Malawi"

    "How girl activists helped to ban child marriage in Malawi"
    From the Guardian UK: Child marriage is both the cause and consequence of grinding poverty, gender-based violence and the inescapable inequality that girls experience every day. For example, Florence Mwase, an eight-year-old Malawian orphan,…
  • Mar 2

    LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM

    LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM
    Wesleyan University has created a special dorm that is meant to house the LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM crowd. From the school website: Open House is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual,…
  • Mar 2

    From the Independent UK: Sara Bahayi is…

    From the Independent UK: Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver in recent memory, and she is believed to be the only one actively working in the country. She’s 38, unmarried and outspoken. And in a highly patriarchal…
Rank this Week: 2071

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 2

    Students Threatened with Suspension If Parents Do Not Attend a Meeting

    Students Threatened with Suspension If Parents Do Not Attend a Meeting
    Parents in Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit received letters last week indicating that the parents' children would be suspended if they did not attend a meeting at school. Apparently, the school recently held a group meeting to discuss…
  • Feb 27

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut
    This week, the parties in Sheff v. O'Neill reached an agreement to expand the state's inter-district integration remedy. An additional one thousand seats will become available in Hartford's magnet school program, for which students from the…
  • Feb 26

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education
    Earlier this year, I posted on the strong shift in approach to reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and how it was placing the federal role in education in jeopardy. Such a shift would have undone much of the work of…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Mar 2

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit
    As mentioned in this article, Pennsylvania faces a deficit of $2.3 billion in its budget. The deficit is structural, that is, it reflects revenues and spending that persist from year to year. There are only two ways to eliminate structural…
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
Rank this Week: 2292

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/
  • Mar 2

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    On Friday you got to read Ms. Magna Carta’s take on Clause 39. Now tune in to hear what Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Clackson has to say about the famous chapter of the Magna Carta!
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
Rank this Week: 813

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 2

    King v. Burwell Pre-Mortem: The Spending Clause Question

    King v. Burwell Pre-Mortem: The Spending Clause Question
    by Michael DorfSo much has been said already about the statutory interpretation issue in King v. Burwell (which will be argued on Wednesday), that I thought it might be worth jumping ahead a bit to consider an issue that might arise in the…
  • Feb 28

    Midtown with Monroe (Guest Post by James Sample)

    Midtown with Monroe (Guest Post by James Sample)
    Editor's Note: Thursday brought the sad news that Professor and former Dean of Hofstra Law School Monroe Freedman died. Freedman was widely regarded as the father of legal ethics as a legal academic discipline. Here is a personal remembrance…
  • Feb 27

    Fish, Health Insurance, and Overcriminalization: A Comment on Yates v. United State

    Fish, Health Insurance, and Overcriminalization: A Comment on Yates v. United State
    by Michael DorfWednesday's SCOTUS decision in Yates v. United States  is interesting for what it may say about King v. Burwell--the challenge to the subsidies on federal exchanges to be argued next week--but also, as I'll explain…
Rank this Week: 933

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Mar 2

    Why Protection Orders Don’t Protect Victim

    Why Protection Orders Don’t Protect Victim
    by: Leigh Goodmark, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Dr. Alesha Durfee, Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University Sarah Drewer had a protective order against her husband when he shot…
  • Feb 27

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken
    Thank you, Patricia Arquette, for raising the issue of US women's equality. I agree. US women are in a sorry state. I remember the momentum to pass the women's equal rights amendment and the shock and disappointment when it did...
  • Feb 26

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual
    By Jeremiah Ho This week the U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…
Rank this Week: 2072

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 765

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 2

    Is America's Transportation System Racist

    Is America's Transportation System Racist
    An long article in Slate argues in the affirmative: Race and transportation have long been intertwined, whether it be federally funded highways that plowed through, or isolated, minority neighborhoods; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus…
  • Mar 2

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim
    Michael Goodman (George Washington) has posted Taking Back Takings Claims: Why Congress Giving Just Compensation Jurisdiction to the Court of Federal Claims is Unconstitutional (Villanova Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Under…
  • Mar 2

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Homeownership in the US is on the decline and the percentage of...
Rank this Week: 356

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 2

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform
    I have posted to SSRN my contribution to the Journal of Tort Law's Jeffrey O'Connell tribute. Entitled Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform, the abstract provides: Tort theory has been dominated by a debate between scholars who view…
  • Feb 27

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell
    The next issue of the Journal of Tort Law is a tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell, who died in January of 2013. From the Introduction: O’Connell’s overriding goal was to make compensation more readily available to the injured. He saw…
  • Feb 26

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie
    Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules. Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist...
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Mar 2

    The Economic Cost of Conflict of Interest for Advisors on Retirement Investment

    The Economic Cost of Conflict of Interest for Advisors on Retirement Investment
    The White House Council of Economic Advisors released "The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings" in February 2015, and the report is a must-read for anyone teaching courses on aging policy. The major focus…
  • Mar 2

    Dementia -- A Triple Whammy for Women

    Dementia -- A Triple Whammy for Women
    Alzheimer's Research UK is releasing a report this month about the impact of dementia on women. Details released in advance of the formal launch are eye-opening. As reported in The Guardian, “'Dementia is a life-shattering condition and…
  • Mar 1

    A Look Back at Cooperation in Addressing the Need for National Health Care Coverage

    A Look Back at Cooperation in Addressing the Need for National Health Care Coverage
    This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on King v. Burwell. The New York Times offers historical perspective about an earlier journey to enact federal legislation that mandated the nation's first broad health care coverage, the…
Rank this Week: 2745

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 31

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: 297

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Mar 1

    Protecting Rights in the Supreme Court

    Protecting Rights in the Supreme Court
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda discusses the poor success rate of the current solicitor general on recent civil liberties cases that have come before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading →
  • Feb 26

    How Prospective Law Students Can Make Better Use of the U.S. News Law School Rankings That Are About to Be Released

    How Prospective Law Students Can Make Better Use of the U.S. News Law School Rankings That Are About to Be Released
    U.C. Davis law professor Vikram David Amar and guest columnist and dean of UC Davis law school Kevin R. Johnson offer five ways in which law students might better use the U.S. News law school rankings when they are released. Continue reading…
  • Feb 25

    Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing

    Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan explains why education of its citizens, while critically important, is not the only factor in securing this country’s greatness. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3606

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 1

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization
    The Roanoke Times: Forced sterilization victims in Virginia awarded compensation: Rose Brooks would have loved to have children and a family of her own one day. “But they said, no, no, no, you can’t,” she said. Brooks, 73, of…
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
Rank this Week: 77

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 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
  • Mar 1

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    I'm well overdue for a labor & employment roundup, so this one is loaded. And somewhat dated at times. Enjoy: Blogger Emeritus Paul Secunda on recent developments on Gov. Walker's attempts to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. It…
Rank this Week: 107

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Mar 1

    The PhD and beyond[:] the apprenticeship model of learning

    The PhD and beyond[:] the apprenticeship model of learning
    At the kind invitation of Mary Spiers-Williams, I gave a seminar to our doctoral students here at ANU College of Law, last Friday.  For some reason WordPress refuses to render the slideset at the usual tab above, so you’ll…
  • Feb 14

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure
    Yestreen I wanted to look at an activity I put together for students, oh way back in 1995.  I’m sure every law teacher has a similar one.  It was on statutory interpretation, written up briefly in this book chapter.  I…
  • Feb 12

    Experiential learning & simulated client

    Experiential learning & simulated client
      Just finished reading a fine report on experiential learning, with simulated clients at the core of the analysis.  The report is published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), as part of its…
Rank this Week: 3771

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

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

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Mar 1

    The PhD and beyond[:] the apprenticeship model of learning

    The PhD and beyond[:] the apprenticeship model of learning
    At the kind invitation of Mary Spiers-Williams, I gave a seminar to our doctoral students here at ANU College of Law, last Friday.  For some reason WordPress refuses to render the slideset at the usual tab above, so you’ll…
  • Feb 14

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure
    Yestreen I wanted to look at an activity I put together for students, oh way back in 1995.  I’m sure every law teacher has a similar one.  It was on statutory interpretation, written up briefly in this book chapter.  I…
  • Feb 12

    Experiential learning & simulated client

    Experiential learning & simulated client
      Just finished reading a fine report on experiential learning, with simulated clients at the core of the analysis.  The report is published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), as part of its…
Rank this Week: 2027

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 648

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • Mar 1

    Monroe H. Freedman (April 10, 1928 – February 26, 2015)

    Monroe H. Freedman (April 10, 1928 – February 26, 2015)
    I’m saddened by the death of Monroe Freedman. “For 42 years as a professor and dean at Hofstra Law, Monroe instilled in thousands of students the responsibility of lawyers to zealously represent their clients and also to stand for…
  • Feb 26

    Black History…and the history of the struggles of oppressed peoples everywhere: Paul Robeson—KPFA Interview, February 8, 1958

    Black History…and the history of the struggles of oppressed peoples everywhere: Paul Robeson—KPFA Interview, February 8, 1958
    An interview with Paul Robeson on KPFA (thanks to Michael Duff for the link). Recommended Reading: Duberman, Martin Bauml. Paul Robeson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Robeson, Paul. Here I Stand. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1988 (first…
  • Feb 22

    The Obama Administration's War Against the Pre

    The Obama Administration's War Against the Pre
    Last week Pulitzer Prize winning reporter James Risen tweeted that the “Obama Administration is the greatest enemy of freedom of press in a generation.” See here. This may well be true. Certainly, the Obama Administration is no…
Rank this Week: 4814

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 1

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection
    I suspect many readers have never heard of UN Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This is because the list of participating schools, only identifies six…
  • Feb 28

    Harrison and Mashburn Ask the Meaning of Citations And Suggest Reform

    Harrison and Mashburn Ask the Meaning of Citations And Suggest Reform
    Jeff Harrison and Amy Mashburn of the University of Florida have a paper up on ssrn, "Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study." It asks the uses that authors and courts make of…
  • Feb 28

    Yamamoto et al on Jeju

    Yamamoto et al on Jeju
    Eric Yamamoto, Miyoko Pettit, and Sara Lee have posted on ssrn an extensive paper on the Jeju massacre, in which perhaps as many as 30,000 South Korean citizens were killed. Their paper is called "Unfinished Business: A Joint South…
Rank this Week: 130

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 1

    There were no losers at CPAC

    There were no losers at CPAC
    A successful presidential candidacy requires competence in many skills sets and excellence in at least a few. Think of the decathlon in the Olympics: 10 events, but winning one or even two or three doesn’t guarantee the gold. You have…
  • Mar 1

    What A Great Weekend To Be A Conservative Political Junkie, But….

    What A Great Weekend To Be A Conservative Political Junkie, But….
    …my mind keeps returning to the abducted Assyrian Christians that I wrote about Thursday.   The good news is, in what looks like the first humanitarian act by ISIS to date, some are reporting that a few of the abductees are…
  • Feb 27

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre
    Off to D.C. tonight after the show for a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.  Taking with me galleys of C. J. Box’s Endangered and of Guy P. Benson’s and Mary Katharine Ham’s End of Discussion to pass the red eye…
Rank this Week: 692

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
  • Jan 7

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-17, 2015, at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty, lawyers,…
  • Nov 25

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform
    James Ming Chen, Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform, http://ssrn.com/abstract=771226 or http://bit.ly/PriceLevelRegulation: Price-level, or “price-cap,” regulation offers an alluring alternative to the traditional technique of…
Rank this Week: 1048

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/
  • Mar 1

    Defending Witches and Voodoo Practitioner

    Defending Witches and Voodoo Practitioner
    My colleague Ken Levy has published It's Not Too Difficult: A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense, at 45 New Mexico Law Review 225 (Fall 2014). It's an interesting piece, fun to read, about why we should acquit defendants when,...
  • Feb 24

    Astrology To the Rescue of the National Health Service?

    Astrology To the Rescue of the National Health Service?
    From the Guardian: UK Conservative MP David Tredinnick says astrology could help National Health Service physicians out by assisting in diagnosis but says he knows that there would be enormous pushback from using it. He accuses those who…
  • Feb 22

    Another Overview of IP Protection For Magic Trick

    Another Overview of IP Protection For Magic Trick
    From the 1709 Blog, a post dated 2013, discussing IP protection for magicians' tricks and illusions. Some new material here. The author also runs through Teller's lawsuit against Bakardy, the Robert Rice case, and the Think-a-Drink case. A…
Rank this Week: 4603

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 1

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition
    Like many others, I have been struggling to figure out whether the new lunar year is a Sheep or a Goat. I found the answer last week in the archives of the League of Nations Committee for the Study of...
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
Rank this Week: 634

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: 2651

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 28

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right
    When I was in school at the University of Virginia, Dean Smith's University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team routinely thrashed my beloved Cavaliers. At the time, I blamed Smith's reliance... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 27

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case
    Frankel: I was intrigued by another amicus brief filed on the defendants’ behalf. Not the brief by onetime SEC defendant and billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban, but the one by three professors... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 26

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book
    UCLA Law Librarian Kevin Gerson sent along some thoughts in response to my post the other day on law libraries: Here are a few thoughts on print resources in law libraries: The operating budget of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Feb 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Glowing 'tattoo' captures 3D snapshot of brain activity, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Mothers’ Sounds Are Building Block for Babies’ Brains, New York Times Well Blog Outing A.I.:…
  • Feb 27

    Our 10th Blogiversary!

    Our 10th Blogiversary!
    The Neuroethics & Law Blog turns ten years old today. It was the first blog dedicated to the legal and ethical issues raised by advances in neuroscience (that I know of). Back then most people had never even heard of...
  • Feb 26

    "PTSD in the Prison System"

    "PTSD in the Prison System"
    Recently published in SSRN: "PTSD in the Prison System" JULIE ANN DAVIS, Texas Tech University School of Law The treatment of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in the federal prison system has fallen in quality, if it can ever…
Rank this Week: 916

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
Rank this Week: 568

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect
    The FCC has adopted new rules under Title II of the Communications Act to regulate the Internet. Briefly, in the words of the FCC's Open Internet Order: no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization. Discussion here from the Washington…
  • Feb 26

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh
    Local media are reporting that blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death and his wife severely injured by unknown assailants as they were leaving a book fair near Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Law enforcement is searching for the attackers.…
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
Rank this Week: 363

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 844

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/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 14

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1390

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Just back from the above panel, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, which provides that "participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other…
  • Feb 27

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Today, in just over an hour, I will be participating in a panel discussion regarding corporate inversions that is sponsored by Columbia Law School along with the law firm of Davis Polk.  My co-panelists will be Rosanne Altshuler, Richard…
  • Feb 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin
    We had a week off from the colloquium last week, as the usual Tuesday was a "legislative Monday" at NYU Law School.  But yesterday we were back in business, discussing Linda Sugin's article, Invisible Taxpayers.The article discusses tax…
Rank this Week: 3994

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/
  • Feb 27

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application
    Earlier this week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal history in initial application forms. In doing so, Georgia joined 13 other states…
  • Feb 27

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC
    Last summer, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced the launch of a spinoff organization aimed at local government. The American City County Exchange (ACCE) aims to "advance limited government and free market principles in…
  • Feb 26

    Codifying Hate

    Codifying Hate
    Codifying Hate Like many other law schools across the nation, here at Seattle U we are celebrating Diversity Week. The terrible irony is that this very week, I’ve seen a stunning display of new anti-diversity laws proposed across the…
Rank this Week: 2085

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 26

    Allen v Jet2

    Allen v Jet2
    A UK court today held that airlines could not delay payments for compensation claims under EU 261 while awaiting the outcome of a related case before the European Court of Justice. In this case, Jet2 had been postponing payment to...
  • Feb 25

    Journalists Arrested for Drone Operation in Pari

    Journalists Arrested for Drone Operation in Pari
    Details are still emerging, but reports tonight of three Al Jazeera journalists in Paris for the operation of a remotely piloted aircraft illustrate the difficulty ahead in formulating appropriate public policy to meet the challenges…
  • Feb 19

    French Court Rules on Damages for Yemenia 626 Crash

    French Court Rules on Damages for Yemenia 626 Crash
    A french court has found Yemenia Airways liable for more than $34 million in damages arising from the 2009 crash of Flight 626.
Rank this Week: 366