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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.
    When, from time to time, I mention that I watch episodes of Judge Judy whenever I get the chance, sometimes the reaction is one of bewilderment, as though I’ve descended into the depths of letting myself be entranced by reality TV. Of…
  • Jun 29

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again

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

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?
    A story from two years ago with tax roots is now going viral, as a recent addendum to the story notes. Discussions about what was reported has taken off on sites such as this one.The tax at the center of the story is a bike tax proposed in…
Rank this Week: 265

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 1

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District struck down a voucher program in Douglas County, finding that the Choice Scholarship Pilot Program violated separation of church and…
  • Jun 30

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber
    On June 19, Texas enacted a law, S.B. No. 507, calling for video surveillance of special education classrooms. The law applies to all public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, that receive a request from a parent, trustee, or…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Will Revisit Diversity Admissions Policies in Fisher v. UT Austin

    Supreme Court Will Revisit Diversity Admissions Policies in Fisher v. UT Austin
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Fisher v. Univ. of Texas to revisit race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin. The Supreme Court remanded the Fisher case in 2013 for the Fifth Circuit to conduct a…
Rank this Week: 1930

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jul 1

    Alive

    Alive
    This post mostly is not about dispute resolution. I just went to see an amazing film, Alive Inside, which was a 2014 Sundance Award winner. It is a documentary about a social worker whose personal mission is to arrange for people with…
  • Jun 30

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style
    This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai.  NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard…
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
Rank this Week: 1139

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking
    MLive reports that a federal lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Dearborn, Michigan police department for requiring a Muslim woman arrested on traffic charges to remove her headscarf (hijab) during the booking process.  The…
  • Jul 1

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional
    In Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Sup. Ct., June 30, 2015), the Oklahoma Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision held that a Ten Commandments Monument placed on the statehouse grounds must be removed. The Court held…
  • Jul 1

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief
    The ACLU of Louisiana announced yesterday that it has filed suit in Louisiana state court challenging Governor Bobby Jindal's May 19 Marriage and Conscience Order. The challenged executive order prohibits government departments,…
Rank this Week: 145

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Sorochan v Bouchier, 2015 ABCA…
  • Jun 30

    Practice Compassion

    Practice Compassion
    July 1 and Q3 begin after midnight. I cannot believe that the year is flying by so quickly, again. One strategy that is helping me to maintain focus with my very busy portfolio is to have a theme for the week. These themes are meant as…
  • Jun 30

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education
    Experiential legal education has been the subject of numerous papers, conferences, and innovative curriculum changes in the United States in the past decade. In October 2012 the first National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law was…
Rank this Week: 2209

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/
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice
    by Jonathan Todres Last week, human rights advocates around the country – and indeed around the globe – celebrated the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the coming days, weeks, and years, scrutiny of every passage of…
  • Jun 30

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment
    by Richard J. Wilson, guest contributor, American University Washington College of Law Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Glossip v. Gross was, in one way, the affirmation of a longstanding pattern in the court. As both…
  • Jun 29

    The Lethal Injection Decision

    The Lethal Injection Decision
    by Michael Meltsner, guest contributor* Today’s Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the lethal injection case from Oklahoma (Glossip v Gross) is much more than another rejection of last minute efforts by condemned inmates to avoid…
Rank this Week: 1931

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 2205

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 1

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"
    From the June 22 issue of The New Yorker magazine, an interesting, thorough -- and ultimately devastating -- account of recent developments in "death with dignity" movements around the world. The article introduced me to Wim…
  • Jun 30

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog
    Readers, Today marks my final day as a regular contributor and editor of the Elder Law Prof Blog. Since I started the Blog ten years ago (May 2005), many things have changed in the practice and teaching of elder law,...
  • Jun 30

    Long Island "Elder Law" Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client

    Long Island "Elder Law" Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client
    On June 23, 2015, Martha Brosius, a "retired" attorney who once held herself out as an "elder law attorney," pled guilty in New York to stealing $797,322 from clients. In one alleged instance of breach of fiduciary duties…
Rank this Week: 2525

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 30

    Engstrom on Health Court

    Engstrom on Health Court
    Nora Freeman Engstrom has posted to SSRN A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP. The abstact provides: The latest in a long line of reform proposals, health courts have been called “the best option for fixing...
  • Jun 29

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination
    Leslie Kendrick has posted to SSRN Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v. Coakley. The abstract provides: What does it mean to say that the government may not “restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its…
  • Jun 25

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

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway
    Political subdivisions involved in the clean up of a corn mash spill onto a highway were denied sovereign immunity in a recent Nebraska case because they were on notice of the incident, had a reasonable amount of time to correct...
Rank this Week: 2520

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 30

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry discusses a new type of mobile app that maps illness in much the same way other apps map weather patterns and warns of the privacy implications these apps pose. Continue reading →
  • Jun 30

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case
    UC Davis law professor Vikram David Amar discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., in which the Court held that Texas could, consistent with the First Amendment,…
  • Jun 29

    Will the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Face “Massive Resistance”?

    Will the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Face “Massive Resistance”?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses three possible methods that some states might use to resist implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3537

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1025

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 452

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 30

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case
    Since 2004, 12 Catholic dioceses have filed under Chapter 11. The latest case is that of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which filed in January 2015. The claims bar date is set for August 3. How should the...
  • Jun 30

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm
    Credit Slips blogger, Anna Gelpern, was on the Diane Rehm Show this morning discussing the financial problems in Puerto Rico and Greece. Gelpern of Georgetown University was joined by Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal and Matthias Matthjis…
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
Rank this Week: 581

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.
    Stanley Lubman quoted in The New York Times, May 29, 2015 “The ideology is far thinner and holds the attention of the populace far less powerfully than before,” said Stanley Lubman. … “As a result, the Chinese…
  • Jun 30

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 26, 2015 This would all be just another story of an entrenched chief executive who treats the company as his own playground were Gamco not an asset manager, which is a fiduciary to…
  • Jun 30

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident
    Franklin Zimring quoted in San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2015 UC Berkeley Professor Frank Zimring, who has written books about America’s crime rate, says ascertaining the root causes of crime is more complicated than many believe. He…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Jun 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 2508

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 30

    Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Operating License

    Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Operating License
    Last week, the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ALTA) finally issued its decision rejecting Jetstar Hong Kong Airways Limited's (JHK) application for license to operate scheduled air services. This is a setback for Qantas which…
  • Jun 23

    LOT Hack

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

    Follow Up on Recent News Event

    Follow Up on Recent News Event
    There were multiple developments today in news stories about which we have recently blogged, so we have decided to include a brief list of links to keep readers up-to-date on these items: Portugal has chosen the investor group led by...
Rank this Week: 2517

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”
    I’ve been celebrating like many of you over the marriage equality and Obamacare decisions last Thursday and Friday. But my own celebrations are tempered by the realization that these two cases don’t symbolize any shift on the…
  • Jun 25

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

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

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
Rank this Week: 4538

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/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 127

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
  • Jun 29

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad
    The University of Ottawa Law School's Michael Geist discusses a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) demand that the (Canadian) Conservative Party stop airing an ad that included clips from a CBC interview between a network reporter and…
  • Jun 25

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable
    Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired. He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. That’s where...
Rank this Week: 298

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that excluding same-sex couples from civil marriage is unconstitutional. Sometimes the appropriate response to a judicial decision is:…
  • Jun 26

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"

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

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage
    Justice Kennedy’s opinions in gay rights cases have always reached for rhetorical heights, and some critics confuse that with mushy thinking. But his decision in Obergefell is compelling precisely because it avoids some of the cheap…
Rank this Week: 257

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 30

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common
    The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance Bologna, Italy November 6-7 (2015) Website: http://www.labgov.it/wordpress/urbancommons/ Co-Chairs: Shelia Foster (Fordham) & Christian Iaione (Marconi -…
  • Jun 29

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?

    Privatization of Texas Beaches?
    Houston Matter discusses the Texas Open Beaches Act (with Property Prof. Matt Festa). A summary of a recent dispute: The Houston Chronicle recently reported on a conflict between a Galveston resident and the city’s Park Board over who…
  • Jun 29

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land

    Miller on Funding Conservation on Private Land
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The purpose of this publication is to provide a guide to…
Rank this Week: 172

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1709

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
  • Jun 28

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often
    The “Twitter joke trial,” where a UK man was prosecuted for joking about blowing up an airport, made waves and resulted in widespread criticism, but recent cases in the US show that prosecutions for jokey threats over social media…
Rank this Week: 588

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 30

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World
    You could expect students in the Kettle Moraine school district to do well. The communities served by the district in western Waukesha County are generally doing well economically, parents are involved and expect good results, and the school…
  • Jun 29

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

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

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

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial. Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only limits…
Rank this Week: 4650

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2169

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 30

    Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet

    Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2015 as Quebec Gambles With the Open Internet For governments accustomed to wielding their power to regulate local activity, the Internet has long been a source of frustration. From music sites to Uber…
  • Jun 30

    Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet

    Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet
    For governments accustomed to wielding their power to regulate local activity, the Internet has long been a source of frustration. From music sites to Uber to AirBNB, online services represent an enormous challenge to conventional government…
  • Jun 29

    CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims “No One” Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission

    CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims “No One” Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission
    Last week, the Conservative party posted an offensive advertisement on YouTube and Facebook titled Justin Trudeau on ISIS. The ad starts with ISIS music and images of prisoners about be drowned or beheaded before running short edited clips…
Rank this Week: 2147

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

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

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jun 29

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?
    A new opinion issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association discusses whether -- and under what circumstances -- an attorney may threaten another lawyer with disciplinary charges. From the digest: An…
  • Jun 28

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?
    This time religious freedom is the apparent excuse for blatantly unprofessional conduct in the face of a Supreme Court ruling. Religious freedom of state employees cannot possibly mean that two Jewish people or two Muslim people should have…
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 126

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4540

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: 2151

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/
  • Jun 29

    Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail

    Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail
    (We'll return to the Recaps--last week's marriage decision and then today's on lethal injection. But first, let's update last week's "Supremely Polarized" post.) We've discussed and documented the politically partisan voting on…
  • Jun 29

    (The combined list) Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail

    (The combined list) Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail
    Here's the complete list, combining those from Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail and the Update. (As in those previous posts, the Democratic Justices are in blue, the Republicans in red, and Kennedy in purple. (How…
  • Jun 27

    Obamacare Subsidies Decision: Recap (part 2: the video)

    Obamacare Subsidies Decision: Recap (part 2: the video)
    As an appendix to the Recap on the immediately preceding post from earlier today, here's an interview with Liz Benjamin on her Capital Tonight. Liz questions me about the Obamacare subsidies decision and about the housing discrimination…
Rank this Week: 891

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 1208

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1036

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

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

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

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

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 473

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jun 28

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

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

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

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

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

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in New Criminal Law Review): "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime" MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John…
Rank this Week: 2212

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

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

    הנאום של ח"כ בגין בטקס חלוקת תעודות הבוגר

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

    כמה הערות על פרשת יואב אבן

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

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

    היועץ המשפטי לממשלה מחייב את המשטרה ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר.
    אתמול הודיע היועץ המשפטי לממשלה לוועדת החוקה חוק המשפט שסוף סוף המשטרה תתחיל ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר, באיחור אופנתי של שנתיים…
Rank this Week: 1384

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

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

    Labor Art Exhibition

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

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
Rank this Week: 634

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
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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: 122

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

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

    I Did

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

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 15

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

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

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School

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

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned

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

    Lawyers as Leader

    Lawyers as Leader
    Leadership courses can prepare law students for the leadership roles they will assume as they serve their clients, law offices, and communities. The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Institute for Professional Leadership offers…
Rank this Week: 4541

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    Preview of New Jersey Sports Betting Decision and Likely Aftershock

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

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

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

    The future of Pete Rose

    The future of Pete Rose
    ESPN's Outside the Lines reports on new evidence showing that Pete Rose bet on baseball, including games involving the Reds, while still an active player. Rose has admitted to betting on baseball, including on the Reds, while a manager from…
Rank this Week: 2511

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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