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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 23

    Human Rights City Round-up

    Human Rights City Round-up
    Earlier this August, the city council of Edina, Minnesota, declared Edina to be a Human Rights City. The city's press release explains that "[i]n addition to an increased mindfulness of human rights issues, Human Rights Cities serve as a…
  • Aug 22

    Judge Garland and Accountability for Abu Ghraib

    Judge Garland and Accountability for Abu Ghraib
    As the Trump Presidential candidacy continues to tank in the polls, Judge Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination may get a second wind. After all, Garland has been praised as a moderate by legislators on both sides of the aisle, and...
  • Aug 21

    Trump's Fleeting Gesture in Louisiana Falls Far Short

    Trump's Fleeting Gesture in Louisiana Falls Far Short
    The NAACP's statement on flooding in Louisiana eloquently addresses the human rights issues at stake in the immediate impact of the floods and in the long term as climate change continues to accelerate. According to the statement, "From…
Rank this Week: 1085

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 23

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Defense One points to a news story in the Baghdad Post that the Iraqi Security Forces may be preparing to deploy a ground-combat robot: Loosely dubbed Alrobot — Arabic for robot — it has four…
  • Aug 22

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As regular readers know, although I’m opposed to academic BDS, I fully support its economic incarnation. Which is why I find stories like this both depressing and infuriating: “I have…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the trial of 215…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Aug 23

    Call for Papers: New Voices in Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: New Voices in Conflict of Law
    I recently received a Call for Papers from the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws, which will be holding a program entitled New Voices in Conflict of Laws at the AALS annual meeting in January 2017. Here’s the submission procedure:...
  • Aug 23

    Sant’Ambrogio & Zimmerman on the Agency Class Action

    Sant’Ambrogio & Zimmerman on the Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant'Ambrogio and Adam Zimmerman have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, Inside the Agency Class Action, which will be published in the Yale Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: Federal agencies in the United States hear almost…
  • Aug 22

    Federal Court Dismisses Alien Tort Statute Claim Against U.S.-Based Turkish Cleric

    Federal Court Dismisses Alien Tort Statute Claim Against U.S.-Based Turkish Cleric
    Earlier this summer, Judge Robert Mariani of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion dismissing an Alien Tort Statute claim brought against Muhammed Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish cleric who has been a…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Aug 23

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye
    Bill Nye on ghosts and the afterlife, here, from BigThink.
  • Jul 17

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?
    Seeker presents an image that has gone viral and that some believe shows a spirit leaving the body of an accident victim as he dies. The writer notes that the victim hadn't yet died when the image was taken (thus...
  • Jul 13

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season
    The new season of Penn and Teller: Fool Us! premieres July 13 on the CW at 8 p.m., 7 Central time. Alyson Hannigan is the new host. Houdini and I will be watching; not so sure about Penn. He's not...
Rank this Week: 4543

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/
  • Aug 23

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy

    "Set and Forget" in the Battle Against Teenage Pregnancy
    New York Times (Jul. 19, 2016): Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy, by Tina Rosenberg: It is common knowledge that girls who get pregnant have a range of difficulties. They have trouble finishing school and often have babies at...
  • Aug 22

    Discriminatory Infertility Treatment in New Jersey

    Discriminatory Infertility Treatment in New Jersey
    New York Times (Aug. 9, 2016): Four Lesbians, Suing, Say New Jersey Rule on Fertility Treatment is Discriminatory, by Megan Jula: Couples who need infertility treatment to have children often do not have the resources to pay for it.…
  • Aug 21

    Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world

    Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world
    Guardian (August 20, 2016): Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds, by Molly Redden: From 2010-14 the rate of Texas women who died from pregnancy related complications doubled according to a new study by the…
Rank this Week: 69

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Aug 23

    Ferguson, Land Use and the Voting Rights Act

    Ferguson, Land Use and the Voting Rights Act
    Yesterday, a district court in the Eastern District of Missouri held that political processes for electing Board members in the Ferguson-Florissant School District deprive African American voters of an equal opportunity to elect…
  • Aug 23

    Call for Applications: Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program

    Call for Applications: Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program
    I have been working with the leaders of CPAW as part of my wildfire research the past year and have been very impressed by this group. They are now inviting new communities into the CPAW program. For any western community...
  • Aug 16

    Zoning's Centennial blog series by John R. Nolon now available in a collection

    Zoning's Centennial blog series by John R. Nolon now available in a collection
    A note from John R. Nolon (Pace): Earlier this year, under the title of "Zoning's Centennial," I posted 21 blogs tracking the birth, maturation, and contemporary relevance of zoning: aka land use law. I have compiled them into a…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 119

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: 2496

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
Rank this Week: 182

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 23

    Welcoming back Indira Rosenthal

    Welcoming back Indira Rosenthal
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Indira Rosenthal back to IntLawGrrls. Indira is an Australian lawyer working in the fields of gender and international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law. She has worked with…
  • Aug 23

    Sexual and gender-based violence under the Geneva Conventions: A New Commentary

    Sexual and gender-based violence under the Geneva Conventions: A New Commentary
    The 1949 Geneva Conventions, A Commentary (A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, M. Sassòli, Eds. OUP, October 2015), is a mammoth effort to update the interpretation of the Conventions to take account of the significant developments in international…
  • Aug 19

    Trouble? Remembering the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit Aftermath

    Trouble? Remembering the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit Aftermath
    Although Brexit resurfaced in the weekend’s newspapers with the revelation that Britain’s exit from the EU could be delayed until 2019, the referendum has largely taken a backseat to other news. Even at the height of the…
Rank this Week: 32

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    One way to explain to lawyers why income effects don't create deadweight lo

    One way to explain to lawyers why income effects don't create deadweight lo
    All tax law profs who read any economics know, because it says so in any Public Economics (or for that matter Price Theory) textbook, that income effects, unlike substitution effects, don't give rise to deadweight loss.  But sometimes…
  • Aug 22

    Endful summer

    Endful summer
    Yesterday while working out on the elliptical machine at the health club, I played the Beach Boys 60s hit collection, Endless Summer, in tribute to my increasingly painful awareness of how endful (so to speak) rather than endless this summer…
  • Aug 12

    No blue background for me

    No blue background for me
    As I prepared to head out to the beach this morning, I got a couple of emails from TV shows that wanted a talking head (or presumably several) to address, in taped studio interviews, Hillary Clinton's (and Tim Kaine's) tax return release…
Rank this Week: 768

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/
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
  • Aug 15

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu
    I've been meaning to post about this recent decision, by Judge Rakoff in the Southern District of New York, denying motions by Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick to compel arbitration of a class action lawsuit. More coverage here (Bloomberg)...
Rank this Week: 103

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 23

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or…
  • Aug 22

    NY Divorces from 100 Years Ago

    NY Divorces from 100 Years Ago
    From the New York Post: David Ackerman was a terrible husband. During his volatile marriage to wife Julia, he tried to throw her down a flight of stairs. He also told his long-suffering spouse she should support him by turning...
  • Aug 21

    Same-Sex Family Law Matter

    Same-Sex Family Law Matter
    From HG Legal Resources: Many New Jersey LGBTQ couples consider 2013 to be a landmark year. In that year, a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned, and New Jersey recognized the right for same-sex couples...
Rank this Week: 2156

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016
    Downballot recommendations may be the most important thing I do on this blog these days. This post is about the four County Court races. Please see my previous post, 11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot,…
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot
    There’s a big election coming up on Aug. 30th involving primaries, judicial elections, and some other important matters. Everyone focuses on the big ticket races – the Florida Senate primaries, key Congressional elections and the…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Aug 22

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving
    Xue Tan, Yingda Lu and Yong Tan have posted Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving Over Social Media Platforms on SSRN with the following abstract: With the growing…
  • Aug 18

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M
    Yesterday's NonProfitTimes reported that the OneOrlando Fund has begun accepting claims from victims and families of victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured. According to fund administrator,…
  • Aug 17

    Restructuring Coming for Wounded Warrior Project

    Restructuring Coming for Wounded Warrior Project
    In 2003, four men came together to form Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit 501(c) organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. The…
Rank this Week: 171

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 22

    A First Take on the State's Conditional Application for Limited Remand

    A First Take on the State's Conditional Application for Limited Remand
    From the State's Conditional Application for Limited Remand Today, the Maryland Attorney General filed a "Conditional Application for Limited Remand." That application is based upon the allegation that Asia McClain told two sisters…
  • Aug 22

    Consider Supporting the Petition Asking Mike Pence to Pardon Keith Cooper

    Consider Supporting the Petition Asking Mike Pence to Pardon Keith Cooper
    Back in January, I posted an entry about Kristine Guerra's "Stolen Freedom," a series of stories that examined "the issue of wrongful imprisonment and shares the stories of people who have suffered this injustice." The…
  • Aug 18

    Justice Department Announces Plan to End its Use of Private Prison

    Justice Department Announces Plan to End its Use of Private Prison
    In a memo issued today by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, the Justice Department plans to end its use of private/contract prisons. According to the memo, The Justice Department reached this conclusion largely as a result of a report…
Rank this Week: 4195

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking
    Josh Eagle (South Carolina) has posted Taking the Oceanfront Lot (Indiana Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Oceanfront landowners and states share a property boundary that runs between the wet and dry parts of the shore. This legal…
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing
    Steven J. Eagle (George Mason) posted Conflation, Intractability and Affordable Housing (Fordham Urban Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article examines the varying and often-conflicting views of “affordable housing” of…
  • Aug 17

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster
    (Photo Credit: The Millennium Report) As national news is just getting around to reporting, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas recently experienced tremendous flooding. Large portions of southeast Louisiana were (and many remain)…
Rank this Week: 325

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Microsoft Does Marijuana

    Microsoft Does Marijuana
    In a move that demonstrates how contracts for various aspects of marijuana products and services are going mainstream, Microsoft Corp. has accepted a contract to make marijuana-tracking software available for sale on its cloud computing…
  • Aug 21

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?
    Plaintiff William Baldwin’s almost new Toyota Tundra pickup truck was badly damaged when, while parked, the cars of two other men slammed into it. This decreased the car’s future resale value by more than $17,100. Mr. Baldwin filed suit…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)
    The number of United States Supreme Court cases whose names have crossed over into becoming widespread epithets is relatively few, but the leading contender from this group that also has contract-law implications is surely Lochner v. New…
Rank this Week: 157

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
  • Aug 18

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber
    As you know, for the past year I’ve been railing against the Defend Trade Secrets Act’s unprecedented and ill-advised ex parte seizure provision. The good news is that, as far as I know, there’s only been one request for…
  • Aug 17

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law
    In April, I gave a talk in Israel at an inaugural event to celebrate the life and work of Avron Gabrieli, one of Israel’s most venerable and well-known IP lawyers who died in 2015. Initially, the talk topic was styled...
Rank this Week: 788

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
  • Aug 19

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  State v. Deitering, 2016 WL 4262976 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDouglas Deitering faced a second-degree burglary charge for…
  • Aug 17

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit:  In re Grand Jury Subpoena, JK-15-029, 2016 WL 3745541 (9th Circuit 2016). The opinion begins by explaining that thiscase arises in the midst of an…
Rank this Week: 581

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Aug 21

    A Wise Latina

    A Wise Latina
    Sonia Sotomayor has been a different kind of Supreme Court justice from the beginning.   At her confirmation hearing, instead of putting the Senate committee to sleep with platitudes, she told a male Senator that she thought a…
  • Aug 1

    Guilty Till Proven Innocent– and Even After!

    Guilty Till Proven Innocent– and Even After!
    Amy Albritton learned the hard way that the American criminal justice system assumes that those charged with crime are guilty, at least until proven innocent, and sometimes even after. This article from the New York Times Magazine sets out…
  • Jul 18

    My Favorite Villain

    My Favorite Villain
    Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Oderkirk) has a lot of qualities I admire. Jimmy is smart, funny, and irreverent, both a friend to the underdog, and a plague on the pompous. What’s not to like? Still I’m starting to…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Aug 7

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?
    Of course, under the circumstances, Hillary Clinton must be elected President, but what can she be trusted to do? I will argue that there is a lot to worry about here, but first, some things she can be trusted to do. First, she will appoint…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
Rank this Week: 214

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
  • Aug 20

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole
    Clive James, in his continuing self-proclaimed farewell tour to life and art, says farewell to Mad Men. And as it happened, so, just this week, did we. I'll let Clive speak for himself (some kind of confusing paywall but persist) For me: yeh,…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Aug 21

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"
    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers" by Veljko Dubljevic has been published in the most recent issue of Neuorethics: Abstract The organizers and members of the international abstract review…
  • Aug 17

    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility"

    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility"
    "Psychopathy, Mental Time Travel, and Legal Responsibility" by Andrew Vierra has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Neil Levy argues that the degree to which psychopaths ought to be held blameworthy for their…
  • Aug 15

    "A Defense of Brain Death"

    "A Defense of Brain Death"
    "A Defense of Brain Death" by Nada Gligorov has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In 1959 two French neurologists, Pierre Mollaret and Maurice Goullon, coined the term coma dépassé to designate a…
Rank this Week: 745

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Two Maps I Would Like to See

    Two Maps I Would Like to See
    Suppose you are planning to move–across town or across the country. One consideration in deciding exactly where to move to is the price of housing. With a little effort, you can probably find average house prices in different cities you…
  • Aug 15

    Most People are Nice: A True Story

    Most People are Nice: A True Story
    We are currently visiting with my wife’s mother in Cleveland. Yesterday my daughter went for a walk and got mugged near Case Western Reserve University. She was not hurt but lost her purse and contents, iPhone and iPad.   She…
  • Jul 21

    A Story Idea

    A Story Idea
    Someone comes up with a drug, or a technology, that gives the user perfect recall, the ability to rerun, in full detail, any part of his life. How would it get used?One possibility is for self-education. Observing selected past experiences…
Rank this Week: 1537

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: 144

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: 330

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 19

    Time is Running Out to Confirm Judge Garland

    Time is Running Out to Confirm Judge Garland
    The unprecedented, and unconstitutional, obstruction of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland is just one of many recent missteps by Republican leaders.  For example, mainstream Republican presidential candidates strategically…
  • Aug 10

    New Poll Shows Wider Clinton Lead, But It’s Not Over, Franklin Say

    New Poll Shows Wider Clinton Lead, But It’s Not Over, Franklin Say
    A member of the audience had a question Wednesday after Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Mike Gousha, the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy, completed presenting the results of a…
  • Aug 6

    Summer Law Studies in Germany with MU Law

    Summer Law Studies in Germany with MU Law
    Just one week remains in the 8th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law taking place in Giessen, Germany.  In the photo you can see me with some of my students in the Comparative Constitutional Law class.  It is…
Rank this Week: 4572

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cthulhu the functional?

    Cthulhu the functional?
    Jake Linford has recently expounded in detail about the descriptive or even functional characteristics of certain sounds, making certain "coined" words more useful in marketing.  Here's a great example from Michael Saler, As If: Modern…
  • Aug 18

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name
    Fashion Week, Inc. v. Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., 2016 WL 4367990, No. 16-cv-5079 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2016)FWI sued CFDA for trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark infringement…
  • Aug 18

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life
    Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016)Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha…
Rank this Week: 133

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 18

    What I'm Reading

    What I'm Reading
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  • Aug 18

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board
    In today's WSJ, Mike Gonzalez writes that the SEC is planning much more intrusive disclosure rules on boardroom "diversity": “Companies’ disclosures on board diversity in reporting under our current... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Aug 17

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.
    From WSJ Law Blog: When University of Utah law professor Shima Baradaran Baughman introduces herself to her students each year, she refers to herself as “Professor Baughman.” Or “Prof. B.” if she’s... [[ This is…
Rank this Week: 64

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    More sports rules and perverse incentive

    More sports rules and perverse incentive
    Good stories in Slate and NY Mag about the zero-tolerance false-start rules in Olympic track, under which a racer is disqualified if he false-starts. This is the third version of the Olympic rule. Pre-2003, each runner was allowed one false…
  • Aug 16

    Further Thoughts Midway Through RIO 2016

    Further Thoughts Midway Through RIO 2016
    Despite all the naysayers, including me, and dire predictions, the Rio Olympics thus far seem to be rather successful. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt surely will be remembered 84 years from now when Sports Illustrated opines as to who was the…
  • Aug 11

    New York May Be The Perfect PASPA Challenger

    New York May Be The Perfect PASPA Challenger
    I met New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow at a gaming industry conference in Boston last week. Mr. Pretlow, the chair of the Assembly's Racing and Wagering Committee, moderated a panel at the National Conference of Legislators from Gaming…
Rank this Week: 521

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 16

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation
    As our readers surely know, despite its bulky name, multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) is in the news constantly: litigation over Volkswagen's defeat device, GM’s ignition defect, Toyota’s sudden acceleration, asbestos, and medical…
  • Jul 25

    Is this the new face of mass torts?

    Is this the new face of mass torts?
    Sergio Campos has a great new review on JOTWELL of an important report from Adam Zimmerman and Michael Sant'Ambrogio. The report concerns the use of aggregation techniques in administrative agencies and is both conceptually and practically…
  • Jul 2

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage
    Hillel Bavli (Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics in Law & Governance, Harvard; Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, The Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and…
Rank this Week: 670

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
Rank this Week: 575

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”
    As some of you know, I have been arguing for quite some time that the scope of section 1983 should not be governed by tort law. See Nahmod, Section 1983 and the “Background” of Tort Liability, 50 Ind. L.J. 5 (1974). Along the same…
  • Aug 2

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly
    Protecting Police Officers from Section 1983 Damages Liability By now, many of us know that section 1983 doctrines are highly protective of police officers sued for violating citizens’ constitutional rights. Fourth Amendment law itself…
  • Jul 6

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
Rank this Week: 646

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1
    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1 This blog has, to date, primarily focused on the qualities of networked information technologies and regulatory responses to them – in particular qualities…
  • Aug 5

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking
    Internet case-law of the ECtHR will soon be enriched. Magyar Jeti Zrt v Hungary is a new important pending case. It concerns liability for hyperlinks in the domestic defamation law and its compatibility with freedom of expression.   The…
  • Aug 4

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner
    I’m told that August is a slow month in D.C., but there is nevertheless policy drama in the air for the telecommunications and copyright nerds among us. I blogged last week about the battle currently being waged over the FCC’s…
Rank this Week: 2346

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2581

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 15

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1
    The United States Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly granted Indonesia a Category 1 rating after nearly a decade as a Category 2 state. Under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, the U.S. government…
  • Jul 28

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?
    In a thought-provoking post over at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, Eli Dourado and Michael Kotrus draw attention to an area of aircraft regulation that is rarely discussed: aircraft speed. The post argues that innovation in air…
  • Jul 27

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration
    The European Commission has informed U.S. officials that it intends to seek via arbitration proceedings a resolution to the dispute over the excessive delay by the U.S. in granting operating permission to Norwegian Air International's Irish…
Rank this Week: 2192

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • Aug 14

    Experiential Learning Resource

    Experiential Learning Resource
    Looking to add experiential learning to your law school course but not sure where to start or what to add? There’s a list for that! As we start another school year, let me take this chance to mention the list of experiential…
  • Aug 8

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression
    I have become interested in progression and ordering lately.  Not so much with chickens and eggs, but more with respect to progressions used in the classroom.  Traditionally, I would start a class with a case and deploy it to open…
  • Aug 2

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.
    The millennial worker is an educated consumer armed with details about the global economy. They acquire knowledge that provides factual comparisons of how similar professionals work-life is balanced in other countries versus the many demands…
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 419

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: 4456

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 1330

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3380