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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/
  • Sep 29

    Fed. Dist. Court in TN Finds City Violated Telecommunications Act

    Fed. Dist. Court in TN Finds City Violated Telecommunications Act
    Plaintiffs applied to the Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (“MPC”) to install a wireless telecommunications tower. The MPC approved the application and a group of citizens appealed that decision to the City…
  • Sep 28

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing
    Sounding like the 1991 Kemp Commission Report on removing barriers to affordable housing ( https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/NotInMyBackyard.pdf), on Monday the White House released a toolkit on housing development…
  • Sep 27

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway
    Sun Outdoor sought a permit from the Department of Transportation of Okanogan County, Washington to erect a billboard along State Route 97 a designated scenic highway/”scenic system.” The proposed location was zoned as a…
Rank this Week: 4629

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    My Client Was Accused of Violating the Cuba Trade Embargo (But What Trump Did Was Worse)

    My Client Was Accused of Violating the Cuba Trade Embargo (But What Trump Did Was Worse)
    I received a phone call from Larry Dupuis of the Milwaukee Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in November of 2003.  He described a Wisconsin resident who had contacted the ACLU after receiving a PrePenalty Notice…
  • Sep 28

    Close Friend Praises Jim Foley for Putting Marquette Values to Work in War Zone

    Close Friend Praises Jim Foley for Putting Marquette Values to Work in War Zone
    The legacy of Jim Foley? Tom Durkin intentionally put it in terms that connected to Marquette University’s core mjission. “We’re either people for others or we’re not,” Durkin said. “That’s the legacy…
  • Sep 27

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Dockendorff and Roelandt

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Dockendorff and Roelandt
    Today, September 27, 2016, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Hannah Dockendorff, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL Foundation…
Rank this Week: 4600

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/
  • Sep 29

    Lousy Ad

    Lousy Ad
    I don’t know who this Democratic Coalition Against Trump is.  I like their URL.  But I don’t at all care for this web ad they’ve done — it strikes me as utterly ineffective.  The issue of Trump being in…
  • Sep 29

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele
    The Attorney Generals of four right-wing states sued today to block the transfer of the US’s control over IANA to ICANN.  Here’s a link to the plaintiffs’ complaint and request for declaratory and injunctive…
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Sep 29

    Humanity at Sea

    Humanity at Sea
    New this month from Cambridge University Press is the book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, by Itamar Mann, University of Haifa. According to the publisher's blurb: This interdisciplinary study…
  • Sep 29

    Humanity at Sea

    Humanity at Sea
    New this month from Cambridge University Press is the book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, by Itamar Mann, University of Haifa. According to the publisher's blurb: This interdisciplinary study…
  • Sep 28

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination
    The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the Commission on Human Rights. Among the Group's 2008 charges were to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent…
Rank this Week: 1476

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: 1992

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    cara membuat lulur kopi dengan mudah dan simpel

    cara membuat lulur kopi dengan mudah dan simpel
     Kopi merupakan semacam minuman yang selanjutnya biasanya dihidangkan hangat, diolah besutan pemrosesan serta ekstrasi biji tanaman kopi. Minuman ini sudah di kenal mulai sejak 1000 SM diangkut masuk ke daerah Timur Tengah dengan…
  • Sep 27

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan
     Cendana denga nama latin Santalum album adalah tanaman pohon oleh tetras sampai meraih 15 mtr.. Kulitnya berkayu kasar berwarna kelabu. Daunnya begitu gampang gugur. Kayu cendana dipakai sebab memilki wangi yang banyak disenangi…
  • Sep 24

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit
     Penemuan mengenai manfaat minyak esensial kepada muka menjadikan wanita berawal memberikan perangkat perawatan ini dalam ritual kecantikannya. Beberapa bahan alami yang terdapat dalam tiap-tiap tetesnya, berguna kepada melembapkan kulit…
Rank this Week: 1073

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
Rank this Week: 2159

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
Rank this Week: 3826

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 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
Rank this Week: 163

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Sep 29

    Early DiFiore Court Patterns (Part 1- Who's Dissenting?)

    Early DiFiore Court Patterns (Part 1- Who's Dissenting?)
    (Summer's gone, the Saratoga meet has ended, and the fall semester is well underway. New York's highest court is back from it's summer break. So let's start to look at where it's been since Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat.) We'll…
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
Rank this Week: 839

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 29

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption
    Researchers at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) filed a petition yesterday seeking to unseal judicial records in San Francisco federal district court. Their goal is to reveal how the federal government uses U.S. law to…
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
Rank this Week: 566

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 226

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 29

    Domestic Violence in the Divorce Cases of Marital Cruelty, 1840-1860

    Domestic Violence in the Divorce Cases of Marital Cruelty, 1840-1860
    Book Review: Harris on Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America, reviewing the book Robin C. Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America (Lousiana State University Press 2016) In literature and the popular press, antebellum women were…
  • Sep 27

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?
    Kathy Stanchi, Why Are Feminist Judgments Necessary? Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, the new book I edited with Linda Berger and Bridget Crawford, imagines what 25 key Supreme Court cases on gender…
  • Sep 23

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England
    Guardian, Police in England and Wales Consider Making Misogyny a Hate Crime Police forces across England and Wales are considering expanding their definition of hate crime to include misogyny after an experiment in one city that saw more than…
Rank this Week: 1482

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 29

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole
    In white collar cases, prosecutors often stress the signs or "indicia" of fraud inherent in a given defendant's conduct. In the FBI/DOJ investigation of Secretary Clinton we have several signs of incompetence and/or highly irregular…
  • Sep 26

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee
    In the recently-released hit movie "Sully," about a pilot who landed a disabled US Airways plane on the Hudson River after its engines hit a flock of geese shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, the film's heroes, Capt.…
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
Rank this Week: 2459

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/
  • Sep 29

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario
    Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the workers and maybe the employer, there is often uncertainty,…
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
Rank this Week: 763

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal…
  • Sep 29

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference
    Today the Supreme Court issued the order list following its end-of-the-summer “Long Conference.” It granted certiorari in nine cases. Here are some that may be of particular interest... McLane Co. v. EEOC (No. 15-1248): Whether a district…
  • Sep 28

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review
    Carlos Vazquez and Steve Vladeck have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, which will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: For years, the prevailing…
  • Sep 27

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in de Fontbrune v. Wofsy. The court unanimously held that the district court was correct to consider expert declarations on the content of French law in…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 633

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 29

    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer on Corporate Social Responsibility
    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer has posted The Virtuous Corporation: On Corporate Social Motivation and Law on SSRN with the following abstract: Above and beyond their traditional financial roles, contemporary corporations are increasingly assuming a…
  • Sep 27

    Butera & Houser on Charitable Giving

    Butera & Houser on Charitable Giving
    Luigi Butera and Daniel Houser have posted Delegating Altruism: Toward an Understanding of Agency in Charitable Giving on SSRN with the following abstract: Philanthropy, and particularly ensuring that one’s giving is effective, can require…
  • Sep 26

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum
    Michael J. Rushton (Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs) has posted Should Public and Nonprofit Museums Have Free Admission? on SSRN with the following abstract: A common pricing structure for…
Rank this Week: 947

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/
Rank this Week: 948

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 29

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 28

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decreased emphasis on affiliation with organized religion this election cycle. Although this may seem unusual…
  • Sep 27

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, holding that police violated their suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by acquiring, without a warrant, the suspect’s…
  • Sep 26

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman discusses the continuing impact of Troxel v. Granville, a seminal case in family law that addressed third-party visitation rights, particularly those of grandparents. Grossman lays out…
Rank this Week: 329

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"
    Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, or what?  Lester Holt spoke accurately, more or less, on Monday night when he said that "stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York," but Donald Trump was also right to say "there are many…
  • Sep 28

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election
    Last week John Judis published an interesting essayin the New Republic (based on his upcoming bookon populism after the Great Recession in Europe and the US), situating the populisms of this 2016 election season in a longer history of…
  • Sep 27

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
Rank this Week: 1966

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 1989

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 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
Rank this Week: 2460

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Sep 28

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New
    There is more to say, as it turns out, about law and tech and entrepreneurship and Pittsburgh and various and sundry other things. Since the end of Pittsblog (born 2003, suspended 2013) and the earlier version of this site (born 2004,…
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
Rank this Week: 2017

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/
Rank this Week: 973

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 28

    President Obama: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier

    President Obama: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
    Greg Deal’s Leonard Peltier mural at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Peace and Justice Center, headquarters for the Peltier Defense Committee “Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the…
  • Sep 27

    Islam and Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography

    Islam and Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography
    Islamic Cultural Center of New York Abdullah, Zain. Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Ammar, Nawal H., ed. Muslims in US Prisons: People, Policy, Practice. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2015.…
  • Sep 26

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography
    Here is a very select list of titles (you’re warmly invited to add more in the comments), in English, on “Islamic ethics.” Of course ethics in Islam cannot be discussed without—at the very least—a corresponding…
Rank this Week: 4711

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/
  • Sep 27

    Islam & Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography

    Islam & Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography
    Islamic Cultural Center of New YorkPlease see the bibliography posted here.
  • Sep 25

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography
    Here is a very select list of titles, in English, on “Islamic ethics.” Of course ethics in Islam cannot be discussed without — at the very least — a corresponding knowledge of Islamic theology and jurisprudence. Still,…
  • Sep 14

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice
    Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity (1968)At the blogof the African American Intellectual History Society, Clarence Lang explains why“[f]raming symbols and discourses—rendered in the form of images, platforms and demands—are the…
Rank this Week: 565

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 27

    Hilary

    Hilary
    I’ve been traveling and so I’m playing catch up. But I was shocked at the reactions I heard to Hilary’s illness. I expected people to do what we do when most people get sick – wish her well and hope she can get over it…
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
Rank this Week: 4625

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 976

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 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 278

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 27

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?
    A new paper by Franceso D'Acunto and Albert Rossi, both at the University of Maryland's Department of Finance, contends that the Dodd-Frank Act resulted in "a substantial redistribution of credit from middle-class households to wealthy…
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Sep 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
Rank this Week: 408

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Mortality From AGW Warming: A Brief Analysi

    Mortality From AGW Warming: A Brief Analysi
    In a recent FaceBook exchange, the question came up of why I object to the omission from most talk about AGW of the benefits from milder winters. I ended up sketching an approach to the question of whether increased mortality from hotter…
  • Sep 17

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply
    A recent post discussed the effect of climate change on the food supply. I now have a little more information.I start with the table from Lobell et. al. 2011 which I showed in my previous post:The issue was the effect on food supply, so it…
  • Sep 10

    Future Climate and the Food Supply

    Future Climate and the Food Supply
    I recently had an experience both rare and pleasant, a civil and informative argument about climate on FaceBook. It was started byOne of the commenters, although not prepared to defend the hysterical tone of the posted piece, was willing to…
Rank this Week: 1334

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 26

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Washington Post, Sept. 26, 2016 “People who are talking about Ferguson effects — why do you find it in homicide and not burglary?” asked Franklin Zimring, a criminologist at the University of…
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 26

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act
    (From left, Ed Mullins, commissioner for the South Carolina delegation of the Uniform Law Commission, Thomas Mitchell, Gov​. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Rep​. James E. Smith, Jr., primary sponsor of the UPHPA in the South Carolina…
  • Sep 22

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway
    Storytime by the fire -- photo by Brant Miller Although my body is in desperate need of some reasoning skills, my brain is several hundred miles away, thinking about a criminal trial in Portland, Oregon. In that Oregon courtroom, seven...
  • Sep 22

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education
    Daniel Schaffzin (Memphis) has posted (B)Light at the End of the Tunnel? How a City's Need to Fight Vacant and Abandoned Properties Gave Rise to a Law School Clinic Like No Other (Washington Journal of Law & Policy) on SSRN....
Rank this Week: 2452

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: 1968

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
  • Sep 26

    The Makings of a Great Lawyer

    The Makings of a Great Lawyer
    What separates a “great” lawyer from a merely good one? Graham Moore’s new novel The Last Days of Night gives us what I think is a persuasive answer to that fascinating question. The Last Days of Night tells the story of…
  • Sep 5

    Winner or Loser?

    Winner or Loser?
    The new film Don’t Think Twice is my favorite kind of movie; it makes you laugh watching it and makes you think later on. In telling the story of the breakup of an improvisational comedy troupe in NYC, the movie celebrates how a…
  • Aug 28

    Let’s Give Law a Chance

    Let’s Give Law a Chance
    We are all unhappy about continuing stories of widespread police abuse of African-American citizens, but there seems to be no effective remedy available. One egregious example was the police killing of  seventeen year old Laquan McDonald…
Rank this Week: 1923

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Sep 26

    Events in September 2016 and after

    Events in September 2016 and after
    I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current version:  25 to 30 Sept. 2016:Autumn Criminology School for Doctoral Researchers, Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, Co.…
  • Jun 9

    Events in June 2016 and following month

    Events in June 2016 and following month
    I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:9-11 June 2016:  British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference, DublinDetails…
  • Apr 2

    Events in April 2016 and following month

    Events in April 2016 and following month
    I have updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current listing:Wed. 6 April 2016 4.30 p.m.Prison Litigation Workshop - Irish Penal Reform Trust and Prison Litigation Network, CorkDetails…
Rank this Week: 2175

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 25

    Let Me Introduce Myself

    Let Me Introduce Myself
    My name is John Lande and I just became a blogger with BPLE.  I want to tell you about my background and interests and the kinds of things I expect to write about in this blog.  This post also includes links to some resources you…
  • Sep 16

    Looking Beyond the Trends: Whose Our Curriculum Really For?

    Looking Beyond the Trends: Whose Our Curriculum Really For?
    Just catching up on my summer reading and I came across a short piece titled, “My Best Marketing Advice for Lawyers,” by John H. Fisher, Esq.  In the article, Attorney Fisher responds to an inquiry for his best marketing…
  • Sep 9

    Expanding the Curriculum to Build Better Lawyer

    Expanding the Curriculum to Build Better Lawyer
    Just finished reading a fascinating piece in the Journal of Legal Education by Pamela Bucy Pierson, Bainbridge Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.  Her article, Economics, EQ, and Finance: The Next Frontier…
Rank this Week: 4626

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
Rank this Week: 1468

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: 649

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Sep 20

    New Essay: ‘Writing Tenure Review Letters’

    New Essay: ‘Writing Tenure Review Letters’
    I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new essay, Writing Tenure Review Letters, 19 Green Bag 2d 357 (2016). The essay abstract: Tenure review letters are a crucial part of the tenure process, but academic communities don’t…
  • Sep 15

    PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio

    PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio
    In addition to the emotional consequences, my mom’s death in April 2015 put a big workload onto my plate–including managing and liquidating her portfolio of 15 real estate properties. That has proven to be one of the most…
  • May 17

    Selling Real Estate? Some Suggested Interview Questions For Prospective Brokers (LinkedIn Cross-Post)

    Selling Real Estate? Some Suggested Interview Questions For Prospective Brokers (LinkedIn Cross-Post)
    My mom was a real estate investor, and after her death I assumed responsibility for a portfolio of 15 real estate properties to manage and sell. This is the first of a series of posts where I’ll share some lessons...
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1277