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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2468

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    A Modern Conceit

    A Modern Conceit
    One of my hobbies is cooking from very early cookbooks, including one big one from the tenth century. Recently I had an online exchange with a friend who had made a fermented drink from a recipe based loosely on—which is to say sharply…
  • Sep 16

    The Spanish Do Great Cover

    The Spanish Do Great Cover
  • Sep 5

    A Small Mistake

    A Small Mistake
    I have been reading How China Became Capitalist by Ronald Coase and Ning Wang. It's a fascinating account and I will probably post more on it later, but one detail struck me.When Mao died, The Economist wrote:“In the final reckoning,…
Rank this Week: 1318

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 16

    New England School of Law creates new 1L "Lawyering Experience" course

    New England School of Law creates new 1L "Lawyering Experience" course
    NESL has announced via its website the launch of a new year long 1L course called "The Lawyering Experience" that augments traditional first year coursework with interactive discussions, "on-point exercises," and practical…
  • Sep 16

    The Key Issues In Legal Education

    The Key Issues In Legal Education
    The same issues seem to keep coming up in legal education. I will list those issues, then link to our previous posts on these questions. Does legal education need to be reformed? The Biggest Problem in Legal Education: The Mismatch...
  • Sep 16

    Spend Less Time Writing?

    Spend Less Time Writing?
    At Vitae, Professor Tanya Golash-Boza tells us that we should limit the amount of time we spend on writing each day. Here is her argument: When you write, you deplete your intellectual energy, and each of us only has a...
Rank this Week: 1882

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 16

    Holman Jenkins: ObamaCare and American Decline - WSJ

    Holman Jenkins: ObamaCare and American Decline - WSJ
    This connects to another Obama legacy, a more dangerous and disorderly world. A world in which America needs to tighten up and toughen up. A world in which rising powers (e.g., China) no longer can be expected to finance endless...
  • Sep 16

    The Insiders: Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama? - The Washington Post

    The Insiders: Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama? - The Washington Post
    Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it. Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked? Maybe the president was told that, if...
  • Sep 16

    'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day - The Times of India

    'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day - The Times of India
    EDINBURGH: New opinion polls indicated Scotland could narrowly reject independence as the rival campaigns battled into Wednesday, the final day before a historic vote that could split the United Kingdom. via timesofindia.indiatimes.com I…
Rank this Week: 189

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 16

    Is It Arbitrary to Distinguish Incest From Homosexuality?

    Is It Arbitrary to Distinguish Incest From Homosexuality?
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb differentiates state bans on incestuous marriages from bans on same-sex marriages by looking at the governmental interests the bans purportedly serve and the harm done to their targets. Colb argues…
  • Sep 15

    If She Don’t Win It’s a Shame: Female Executive Sues New York Mets for Pregnancy Discrimination

    If She Don’t Win It’s a Shame: Female Executive Sues New York Mets for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman and University of Pittsburg law professor Deborah Brake comment on a recent lawsuit filed by Leigh Castergine against her former employer, the New York Mets, alleging pregnancy discrimination.…
  • Sep 14

    IRS Monitoring Religious Group

    IRS Monitoring Religious Group
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on the IRS monitoring of religious groups. Rotunda argues that the government agency’s actions run counter to the guarantees of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.…
Rank this Week: 3524

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 16

    Reading cases and preparing for exam

    Reading cases and preparing for exam
    Most of you are well within your first month of law school and may have had your first quiz or a writing assignment which may have made you question your decision to be in law school. It’s understandable but don’t...
  • Sep 16

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award
    The following announcement is from Joyce Savio Herleth, Chair of the Awards Committee for the section: The Awards Committee for the AALS Section on Academic Support is soliciting nominations for our section award. The Association of American…
  • Sep 15

    It is not too soon to review

    It is not too soon to review
    Even though the semester is still new, build in time to review. First year students and upper-level students, alike, should build in time for review on a daily and a weekly basis. When first year students hear that law students...
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
  • Sep 16

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification
    Carissima Mathen (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification (Laws. 2014; 3(3):529-552) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper analyzes the criminal offence of the non-consensual distribution…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Sep 16

    A Solution to Hobby Lobby You Are Sure to Hate

    A Solution to Hobby Lobby You Are Sure to Hate
    I have a solution to the Hobby Lobby case with which no one will agree. I have previously argued that the government action at issue imposed a serious religious burden on the owners of Hobby Lobby because they were being compelled to engage…
  • Sep 14

    Should Christian Organizations Be Able to Discriminate on the Basis of Religion? Sexual Orientation?

    Should Christian Organizations Be Able to Discriminate on the Basis of Religion? Sexual Orientation?
    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship an evangelical student organization with 949 chapters on 616 campuses was “derecognized” last week by the California State University system. The offense leading to the derecognition was that the…
  • Sep 12

    The Battlefields of Hobby Lobby

    The Battlefields of Hobby Lobby
    When claims for RFRA exemptions from the contraceptive mandate first popped up, I thought that the issues they raised were, on the whole, humdrum. That’s not to say that the cases were easy. But they did involve, or so I believed,…
Rank this Week: 451

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 16

    Return from the Bakken: It's Good to Be Home

    Return from the Bakken: It's Good to Be Home
    After my long trip away from my wonderful family in western North Dakota, I stopped in Chicago for the ABA Site Evaluation Workshop on my way home. I'm not quite where my co-blogger is on the whole accreditation thing, but...
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
  • Sep 15

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation
    I was recently asked to serve on an ABA site team to reaccredit a law school. I have done this before; it’s hard work, but it’s fun. You get to see how another law school operates and meet many legal...
Rank this Week: 89

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
  • Sep 11

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Where Is The Brain In The Human Brain Project? Nature News In The Popular Press: Could Deep-Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers’ Minds? Scientific American Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Finally…
  • Sep 11

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"
    Recently Published in SSRN (and forthcoming in the University of Miami Law Review): "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law" Carl…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
Rank this Week: 69

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 16

    Surrogacy is a me

    Surrogacy is a me
    Joan Heifetz Hollinger quoted in Slate, August 6, 2014 “There are issues across the board with regard to health care of the surrogate and whether the surrogate can or should be required to undergo tests, including fetal diagnostic test…
  • Sep 16

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 5, 2014 The Internet giants are not just conglomerates but also the largest venture capitalists on the block. Not only are they buying early-stage businesses to incubate and grow,…
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
Rank this Week: 76

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 16

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference
    Save the date for GLS-10! The tenth edition of the Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-22, 2015. GLS-10 will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and…
  • Sep 11

    Suggestions for law review editor

    Suggestions for law review editor
    Professor Josephine Potuto of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently posted a critique of the law review editing process. After hearing the “moans and groans” of colleagues whose work has been subjected to illogical student edits…
  • Sep 10

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School
    One last chance to register for the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference! The conference is called "Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Motivating Students to Do Their Best Work" and it will be held on September 19 and 20, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 1070

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/
  • Sep 16

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition
    As the implementation phase of last year’s Illinois medical marijuana statute gets underway, the real action now is happening at zoning boards and city councils around the state. Famously the nation’s strictest medical cannabis law of the…
  • Sep 13

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker
    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum has issued a call for articles and presenters for a symposium on the national food system, which will be at Duke Law school on Friday, January 23, 2015. The working title is "Carrots and...
  • Sep 11

    The common sense of self-published legal e-casebooks, or, Why on earth would anyone publish a casebook with a major legal publisher these days?

    The common sense of self-published legal e-casebooks, or, Why on earth would anyone publish a casebook with a major legal publisher these days?
    The cost of law school casebooks is truly staggering; they are almost twice what they were when I finished law school about a decade ago. Further, very few law professors are getting rich off the relatively insignificant royalties. Add to...
Rank this Week: 240

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Sep 16

    Forfeit Loss: 9th Circuit Finally Decides Burden of Proof to Apply to Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

    Forfeit Loss: 9th Circuit Finally Decides Burden of Proof to Apply to Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
    Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(6) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay (and the Confrontation Clause) for A statement offered against a party that wrongfully caused — or acquiesced in wrongfully causing — the declarant’s…
  • Sep 15

    New York Times (Liptak) on Warger v. Schauer

    New York Times (Liptak) on Warger v. Schauer
    Adam Liptak has this piece in today's New York Times on the Supreme Court's upcoming Fed. Rule of Evidence 606 case, Warger v. Schauers. As I said, in this post when cert was granted, the precise bounds of the longstanding...
  • Sep 15

    Remembrance of Things Past: 7th Circuit Finds Prior Inconsistent Statement Rule Applied to Forgetful Witne

    Remembrance of Things Past: 7th Circuit Finds Prior Inconsistent Statement Rule Applied to Forgetful Witne
    Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(A) indicates that A statement that meets the following conditions is not hearsay: (1) A Declarant-Witness’s Prior Statement. The declarant testifies and is subject to cross-examination about a prior…
Rank this Week: 1130

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 16

    ISL and US Foreign Policy

    ISL and US Foreign Policy
    America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace. Israel has tried since the 1960s to…
  • Sep 15

    A View of the Ballot

    A View of the Ballot
    I got on line the other night to see what to expect at the voting booth today. We have all been hearing about the primary races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, although polls tell us that lots of people haven’t heard of Zephyr…
  • Sep 2

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World
    We are increasingly being forced to live in an immoral world. The radical wrong has hijacked the very idea of morality so that it no longer has anything to do with helping our neighbor. We’re not supposed to lift a collective finger for…
Rank this Week: 4522

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 16

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?
    The NYT reports that: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension fund, will eliminate all of its hedge fund investments over the next year on concerns that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 511

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 448

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 502

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
  • Sep 16

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement
    Irina D. Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Robert E. Wagner, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Department of Law, are publishing Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism in the Stanford Technology Law Review.…
  • Sep 15

    Let Them Go?

    Let Them Go?
    Claire Enders (the Guardian) anticipates a host of changes for the media if Scottish voters opt to leave the UK and set up on their own. Among them: no access to the BBC--Scots will have to subscribe to SkyTV, Virgin...
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric's introduction: this guest blog post comes from Ed Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, Texas, who I've known for 20 years. Ed was part of the first wave of lawyers and scholars focusing on Internet law, and he...
  • Sep 15

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to suppress or erase consumers’ negative online reviews of them. In particular, we’ve recently seen a proliferation of contract clauses purporting to stop consumers from reviewing…
  • Sep 10

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)
    For years, Yelp has been dogged by allegations that it manipulates user reviews to coerce businesses to advertise with it. While businesses aren’t likely to stop grumbling about these concerns any time soon, a federal appellate court…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Sep 16

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member
    The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is seeking recommendations for public members. According to the announcement, the committee “is to study and prepare findings,…
  • Sep 11

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact
    Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst have posted "Big Data's Disparate Impact," which focues on the relationship between big data mining and Title VII. Here's the abstract: Big Data promises to replace faulty intuitions with facts,…
  • Sep 10

    Disability and the Law Writing Competition

    Disability and the Law Writing Competition
    My TJSL colleague Susan Bisom-Rapp would like to share the following about a new writing competition: Thomas Jefferson School of law is pleased to announce the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. Made…
Rank this Week: 245

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Sep 16

    Containing Both The Ebola And The Takfir Viruse

    Containing Both The Ebola And The Takfir Viruse
    President Obama’s decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought…
  • Sep 15

    Chalres Krauthammer On Selling A Million Books And Our Narcissist-in-Chief

    Chalres Krauthammer On Selling A Million Books And Our Narcissist-in-Chief
    Dr. Charles Krauthammer joined me in the first segment today to discuss the astonishing fact that his non-fiction collection of essays “Things That Matter” has sold more than a million copies, as well as to muse some more about…
  • Sep 14

    Part 2 of Romney 3.0

    Part 2 of Romney 3.0
    My Monday Washington Examiner column focuses on the reaction to the Friday Politico Magazine article I co-authored with Robert C. O’Brien on the buzz around as return of Mitt Romney to the lists of possible 2016 contenders. The Politico…
Rank this Week: 796

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 16

    Channeling Whistleblower

    Channeling Whistleblower
    For those interested in national security, Edward Snowden, and some such, Glenn Reynolds has a new, short (8 pages) essay up on SSRN entitled Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing. Here is the abstract:…
  • Sep 16

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment
    This proposal to make scientific misconduct a crime would seem to raise serious First Amendment problems, certainly under the Kennedy plurality in United States v. Alvarez. If false statements are not categorically unprotected, regulations…
  • Sep 15

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"
    Over at the Law & Liberty blog, they ran a short essay of mine in which I set out the short-version of some claims I've been making in recent years about the freedom of religion and "the freedom of the church." They also…
Rank this Week: 77

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Sep 16

    Dangerous research

    Dangerous research
    I’ve been catching up on and re-reading the recent regulatory literature coming from the ABA, now that I’m here in the USA and discussing experiential learning, assessment and much else with Roberto Corrada and his colleagues at…
  • Sep 15

    Letter from America

    Letter from America
    I’m in the US, by kind invitation of Roberto Corrada at Sturm College of Law, University of Denver and the IAALS conference, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers.  More of this in my next posts.  But this post is about something…
  • Sep 3

    Scottish independence: future historical counterfactual

    Scottish independence: future historical counterfactual
    In my post on the Scottish independence debate I quoted the distinguished medieval historian Geoffrey Barrow’s words from his inaugural lecture when he was made Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography…
Rank this Week: 3626

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 16

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System
    An editorial in Saturday's Dallas Morning News pointed out the cracks in Texas' criminal justice system in the wake of prosecutorial misconduct and new DNA evidence pointing to the innocence of Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee. Days…
  • Sep 15

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence
    The Innocence Project and the Mississippi Innocence Project filed a motion in the Mississippi Supreme Court today urging the court to vacate the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Eddie Lee Howard, Jr., based on new DNA evidence…
  • Sep 15

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence
    With the consent of Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris, a Tulsa court exonerated Michelle Murphy on Friday of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence. Recent…
Rank this Week: 597

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Sep 15

    Wind and Sun, Conquerors of Fossil Fuel

    Wind and Sun, Conquerors of Fossil Fuel
    The New York Times ran an article Sunday about how Germany is rapidly expanding its wind energy capacity, and realizing unexpectedly lower costs because of economies of scale never before seen in any non-hydro renewable energy industry. Large…
  • Sep 15

    Paying It Forward: An Empirical Perspective

    Paying It Forward: An Empirical Perspective
    BC is hosting an exciting conference this week on the future of philanthropy. One of our major focuses will be on whether current law has gotten the right balance between current and future spending. For example, should we be doing...
  • Sep 14

    Informality and Formality in Cost-Benefit Analysi

    Informality and Formality in Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Professor Amy Sinden at Temple has posted a paper titled Formality and Informality in Cost-Benefit Analysis. This is an important paper that seeks to transcend a debate about cost-benefit analysis that has gotten intellectually (though not…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
  • Sep 7

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation
    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Boston College Law School are organizing the 6th Academic Symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and…
Rank this Week: 728

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 15

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Naseem Faqihi, Note, Choosing Which Rule to Break First: An In-House Attorney Whistleblower's Choices after Discovering a Possible Federal…
  • Sep 12

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle
    The press release is available here, and the Update is available here.
  • Sep 12

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the creation of a working group to focus on improved broker-dealer fee disclosure. The press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 737

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 15

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"
    Courtney G. Joslin (UC Davis) just posted Federalism and Family Status, -- Ind. L.J. -- (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping...
  • Sep 5

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case
    Here is a Bloomberg Radio podcast with Margaret Ryznar on the 7th Circut same-sex marriage cases.
  • Sep 4

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI
    From ABC News: A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
  • Sep 3

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence
    Last month Prof. Douglas Berman reported in his indispensable Sentencing Law and Policy blog about a ten-year prison sentence imposed by SDNY judge Richard Berman upon defendant Rudy Kurniawan, who had sold counterfeit wine to the very rich,…
Rank this Week: 426

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
  • Sep 11

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF
    President Obama may not have initiated the War on Terrorism, but he has certainly become attached to it. The administration now maintains that the President's announced campaign to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
Rank this Week: 506

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/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
  • Sep 12

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor
    The trial on the City of Detroit's restructuring takes a hiatus while insurer Syncora and others try to finalize a settlement. The deal seems to be a hybrid of enhanced treatment for Syncora's class of claims in Detroit's plan (class...
  • Sep 10

    Apple Pay and the CFPB

    Apple Pay and the CFPB
    Apple Pay has been getting a lot of attention, and I hope to do a longer post on it, but for now let me highlight one possible issue that does not seem to have gotten any attention. I think Apple...
Rank this Week: 2209

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 2298

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 533

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 343

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/
  • Sep 14

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:
    http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 7

    Unlearning as Learning Outcome

    Unlearning as Learning Outcome
    As the newly revised ABA accreditation standards 301 and 302 now require law schools to clearly articulate and publish their learning outcomes for their students, so individual faculty members must do likewise. Yet it is not uncommon to see…
  • Sep 7

    Developing the habit of critiquing the law – or legal nihilism?

    Developing the habit of critiquing the law – or legal nihilism?
    We often ask students to consider the role of law and policy in shaping society and providing a means for solving problems. But what problems has the law ever solved? Posing that question to students, what do they come up with? Certainly, the…
Rank this Week: 4524

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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 241

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
Rank this Week: 4637

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 14

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation
    Solomon v. Vilsack, ___F.3d___(D.C. Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), is an interesting case. The D.C. Circuit followed other circuits holding that the Department of Agriculture should have considered a flextime schedule for an employee under treatment…
  • Sep 12

    Call For Paper

    Call For Paper
    The Journal of Law and Health's Annual Symposium at Cleveland Marshall Law School has issued a call for papers which provides in part: You are invited to submit an Article for possible inclusion in the Journal of Law & Health’s...
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
Rank this Week: 356

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Sep 13

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published on LinkedIn. I have no opinion about Scotland seceding from the United Kingdom. But...
  • Sep 8

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?
    I remember one of the highlights of my early career as a law professor was receiving my first copy of the Directory of Law Teachers. Having your name and bio in the directory was exciting. That was in the in...
  • Aug 27

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do
    Being a dean has its challenges, especially in these days of rethinking and redefining legal education, but the person with the hardest job in the law school is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. I will never forget the day...
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Sep 12

    The pulse of the cities?

    The pulse of the cities?
    Most readers of this blog are probably painfully aware of the fact that a drafter can compose the most beautiful piece of legislation ever, but it won't mean much if it doesn't have the political support needed to pass and...
  • Sep 12

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood
    I am a proud mother of two incredible, beautiful children. At times, as in everyone's life, somene (usually another kid) is mean or cruel to one of my kids and it raises my hackles. I want to protect my children...
  • Sep 2

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill
    Last week, the California legislature passed an affirmative consent sexual assault bill. Called the "Yes Means Yes" bill, the legislation requires "students engaging in sexual activity [to obtain] 'affirmative consent' from both parties…
Rank this Week: 1894