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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
  • Jan 26

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse
    Ryan Whalen maps the law prof Twitterverse.  My eccentricity turns out to be 4.0.  I’m not sure what that means, but based on the name, I probably would have guessed higher.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jan 26

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium

    Jan 30 - Boston U Law - The Iron Triangle of Food Policy - AJLM Symposium
    I'm delighted to be speaking at this conference. Should be a great group. If you're in the Boston area, stop on by... The Iron Triangle of Food Policy The American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium January 30, 2015 9:00...
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
Rank this Week: 530

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/
  • Jan 26

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"
    Profs. Rostron and Levit's comprehensive guide, "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals," has been updated for 2015. H/T: Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
Rank this Week: 216

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jan 26

    2016 And All That: GOP Edition

    2016 And All That: GOP Edition
    Thanks to Chuck Todd and the entire Meet the Press team for having me on the panel yesterday.  It is’t everyday you get to hang out in a green room with Tom Brokaw and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and then offer up your assessments of a…
  • Jan 23

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On Team Obama’s Slam On/Threat To BiBi, The GOP in Iowa, And, Of Course, GloZell

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On Team Obama’s Slam On/Threat To BiBi, The GOP in Iowa, And, Of Course, GloZell
    I broadcast for D.C. today and will stay through Sunday to be on the Meet The Press panel Sunday, which will reverse roles with my standard Friday interview with MTP host Chuck Todd.  Todd joins me in the second hour today to talk the…
  • Jan 23

    Senator Tom Cotton: Obama Might Have A Year And A Half Left, But I And Others Have Many Years To Go

    Senator Tom Cotton: Obama Might Have A Year And A Half Left, But I And Others Have Many Years To Go
    The junior Senator from Arkansas joined Hugh at the Heritage Foundation, and had lots to say about the reported spat between the Congress, the White House, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Audio: 01-23hhs-cotton The…
Rank this Week: 1411

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 172

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 26

    DeKalb Middlemen

    DeKalb Middlemen
    From Dekalb Daily Chronicle: A new service beginning Tuesday will provide DeKalb County parents with a middleman to keep their children out of potential squabbling during visitation exchanges. The Neutral Exchange Program, a new division of…
  • Jan 24

    Attraction in Biological Family

    Attraction in Biological Family
    From NY Magazine: In the late '80s, the founder of a support group for adopted children who had recently reconnected with their biological relatives coined the term “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) to describe the intense romantic and…
  • Jan 24

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline
    From Omaha World-Herald: Many noncustodial parents would see a reduction in their monthly financial obligations under proposed updates to Nebraska’s child support guidelines. The across-the-board recommendations of a special state…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Jan 26

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity
    I blogged before about the privacy lawsuit against Viacom and Google over the disclosure of the viewing habits of minors. The court previously rejected the claims on the basis that the disclosure of user attributes (such as demographic…
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
Rank this Week: 212

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jan 26

    Race and Poverty in the Decline of Neighborhood School

    Race and Poverty in the Decline of Neighborhood School
    Yesterday, the Washington Post ran Jay Mathews' commentary on changes in neighborhood schooling. As the National Center for Education Statistics' chart shows below, the percentage of students attending a public school of choice has risen…
  • Jan 23

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit
    In 1997, North Carolina Supreme Court recognized a state constitutional right to "the opportunity to obtain a sound basic education" in a long-running education equity lawsuit, Leandro v. State, 346 N.C. 336, 354 (1997). The job of…
  • Jan 23

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?
    Whether one supports state statutes that require schools to include student test scores in teacher evaluations or not, a new report detailing the extent to which some schools have failed to implement the pertinent California law is shocking.…
Rank this Week: 2435

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/
  • Jan 26

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron
    Loyal readers are familiar with my (if not necessarily appreciative of) obsession with the Horton principle (which, by the way, is getting another rub at the courts in the Second Circuit). Those similarly afflicted (or maybe just interested…
  • Jan 25

    Parental Leave Around the World

    Parental Leave Around the World
    There is a wonderful chart and article over at the Huffington Post that takes a comparative look at parental leave. Many of us examine this issue when we cover the FMLA, or teach an international employment law class. The chart...
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jan 26

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction
    A recent Tax Court case, Milbourn v. Comr., T. C. Memo 2015-13, teaches an important lesson to spouses working their way through divorce proceedings. Payments intended to be alimony that are made when there is no divorce or separation…
  • Jan 23

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
  • Jan 21

    Getting the Tax Fact

    Getting the Tax Fact
    When I finished reading this recent story, my first thought was, “Well, what REALLY happened?”According to the story a person identified as “Dan from Marlton” called the governor of New Jersey on a radio show and…
Rank this Week: 1879

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat
    New York Housing Court sounds like a disaster: Two weeks ago, a city housing inspector visited an apartment on the fourth floor of 940 Prospect Place in Brooklyn and issued a violation to the landlord for inadequate heat. The visit...
  • Jan 26

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This is chapter 8 from my forthcoming book, "Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use…
  • Jan 23

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16
    As a result of some sudden retirements, Valparaiso is seeking two property profs to start teaching in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school's advertisements are reproduced below: FULL TIME TENURE TRACK – 2015-16 Academic Year VALPARAISO…
Rank this Week: 282

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: 508

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 26

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I argue that the SCOTUS cert grant in the Sixth Circuit same-sex marriage (SSM) cases makes it all but a foregone conclusion that the Court will recognize a right to SSM by the end of the current…
  • Jan 23

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty
    By Michael DorfLast October, I received a summons for jury duty. Because it was the middle of the semester, I postponed my service to what should have been winter break, but as it worked out, I ended up with a new summons to appear on the…
  • Jan 22

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is fair to conclude that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to be President.  If Hillary Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, Cuomo would immediately be cast as the favored candidate of the Democratic…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Jan 26

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost
    In a major investigative report, The New York Times describes findings that nursing homes in counties throughout the state of New York are agressively seeking appointment of non-family members as guardians for residents of their facilities.…
  • Jan 26

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment
    National Senior Citizens Law Center, an important advocate for low income seniors in the U.S. since its inception in 1972, has announced a new identity, "Justice in Aging." But, don't worry, this change represents a deepening of…
  • Jan 25

    Proposed Regs from the VA

    Proposed Regs from the VA
    The Federal Register on January 23, 2015 included a proposed rule from the VA on Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary This proposed rulemaking would amend…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Jan 26

    More Reflections on Why The Poor Can't Trust Our Institution

    More Reflections on Why The Poor Can't Trust Our Institution
    by Brian Howe Why would you trust authority figures in municipalities where one of the primary functions of the police force appears to be extracting revenue from the poor in the form of onerous fines for petty offenses? As the...
  • Jan 23

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence
    by Roger Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law, Northeastern University, guest contributor The National Football League’s 2014-15 season is nearing its close with the Super Bowl scheduled for February 1. However that game comes out, it…
  • Jan 22

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!
    It's the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and though the central holding is still standing, it can be hard these days to find anything to celebrate as abortion access shrinks and anti-women policies proliferate. But in the immortal words...
Rank this Week: 4016

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 26

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law
    Kyle Graham (Santa Clara) has posted to SSRN The Diffusion of Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law. The abstract provides: This article examines the diffusion of “innovations” — new ideas — in tort law. Drawing from a larger body of…
  • Jan 23

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly
    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto, a blood thinner alleged to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding. Approximately 75 cases will be transferred to…
  • Jan 21

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law
    In 2012, Massachusetts enacted a disclosure and early offer law for medical injuries. NPR covers the law here. There's not much empirical data (it's fairly early), but the story describes a particular case: The law mandates that people give…
Rank this Week: 497

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 26

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to make his first appearance at the…
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
  • Jan 25

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller
    by Nimrod Karin by Nimrod Karin [Nimrod Karin is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. From 2006 to 2012 he served as a legal adviser to the Israel Defense Forces at the International Law Department of the Military…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 71

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 25

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will present the fifth annual "Live from L" program, a unique opportunity for international lawyers and students of international law to hear directly from the Office of the…
  • Jan 25

    Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen is Transferred to the International Criminal Court for Prosecution on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Uganda

    Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen is Transferred to the International Criminal Court for Prosecution on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Uganda
    Following his surrender on January 6, 2015, Senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, 6he ICC had issued a warrant for his arrest for war crimes…
  • Jan 25

    Experts to Review UN Peacekeeping

    Experts to Review UN Peacekeeping
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has nominated an Advisory Group of Experts to conduct a policy and institutional review of the peacebuilding architecture and then to develop recommendations based on this work. The seven experts named to…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Jan 25

    Female Terrorists Finding Their Way in Militant Rank

    Female Terrorists Finding Their Way in Militant Rank
    From the LA Times: From bikini-clad beachgoer to veiled jihadist fugitive, the partner of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly underwent a startling metamorphosis that illuminates the dangerous potential behind militant groups' efforts to increase…
  • Jan 25

    Vatican Revisits Divorce

    Vatican Revisits Divorce
    From the NYT: The battle lines are clear: Some high-level church officials, most notably the conference of German bishops, want the church to relax its rules so that divorced Catholics can more fully return to church life, particularly by…
  • Jan 24

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship
    Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships,Study Shows The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if…
Rank this Week: 4006

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: 552

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 25

    The Question Is How, Not Whether, the Supreme Court Will Find a Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    The Question Is How, Not Whether, the Supreme Court Will Find a Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf argues that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to recognize a right to same-sex marriage in a ruling this term and discusses the different theories on which the Court could do so. Continue reading…
  • Jan 22

    Time for Madam President

    Time for Madam President
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean argues that it is high time for a woman—and most likely Hillary Clinton, in particular—to become our country’s next transformational president. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a recent New York law that bans tattoos of companion animals and compares it to a hypothetical law banning other types of animal cruelty. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1664

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/
  • Jan 25

    Secularism and Self-Deception

    Secularism and Self-Deception
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post which addressed the question whether Christianity paved the way for liberalism. See here. I maintained that Christianity in fact played a stronger role than is suggested by the account which grounds liberalism…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)
    As one might infer from several recent posts, I’ve been learning as much as I can of late about one of the best known (and rightly so) African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). As it happens to be Sunday, I thought to share…
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
Rank this Week: 947

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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 18

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jan 25

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre
    An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in…
  • Jan 24

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
Rank this Week: 326

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 200

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
  • Jan 24

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference
    The NY Times recently published an op ed using the podcast Serial to argue that the defendant would have been better off taking a deal due to the trial penalty. The defendant, after a trial, was sentenced to life in prison plus thirty years.…
  • Jan 23

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference
    For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by…
  • Jan 21

    ACR Writing Competition

    ACR Writing Competition
    An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New…
Rank this Week: 730

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 695

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point
    I want to add one more point about VIEs to my post from yesterday on the draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) (it was late and I forgot to include it before hitting the "Publish" button). Let's not forget that as...
  • Jan 23

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law
    On January 19th, China’s Ministry of Com...
  • Jan 23

    Jonathan Ocko

    Jonathan Ocko
    I am deeply saddened to announce that Jonathan Ocko, a good friend and a leader in the Chinese law community, passed away suddenly yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. Jonathan was a good friend and mentor not only to me,...
Rank this Week: 566

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
Rank this Week: 3587

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/
  • Jan 24

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust
    Elizabeth A.M. Searing (School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University) has published Charitable (Anti)Trust: The Role of Antitrust Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector, 5 Nonprofit Policy Forum 261 (2014). Here is the abstract: The purpose…
  • Jan 24

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey
    Kate Cooney (School of Management, Yale), Justin Koushyar (Business School, Emory), Matthew Lee (INSEAD (Singapore)), and Haskell Murray (Belmont) have posted the results of their research titled Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey…
  • Jan 24

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur
    Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari (both School of Management, Michigan-Flint) have published The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur, 119 Business and Society Review 519 (2014). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 538

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
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Jan 23

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 2--Some Perspective)
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has now nominated 4 Judges for New York's 7-member Court of Appeals. Hence, if Appellate Division [The state's mid-level appeals court.] Justices Leslie Stein and Eugene Fahey are confirmed by the state's Senate, as is…
  • Jan 19

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 1--Common Denominators)

    NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominees (Part 1--Common Denominators)
    End of semester, exams, grading, Christmas, and away for the break. Yes, it's more than time to return to New York Court Watcher. Justice Leslie Stein As everyone knows who follows New York's highest court, or New York's Governor, or New…
  • Dec 16

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In
    Come the new year, New York's highest court will be 2 Judges short. That is, in the absence of the Governor and the Senate near-miraculously completing their respective nominating and confirming duties, the Court of Appeals will begin 2015…
Rank this Week: 2164

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health Today, the Washington Post ran an interview with Laurence Tribe about the King v. Burwell subsidy litigation (recall that oral arguments are scheduled for March 4). Tribe speculated that Chief Justice Roberts…
  • Jan 20

    2012 All Over Again

    2012 All Over Again
    In 2012, the Supreme Court heard two important Medicaid cases, one in January of 2012 pertaining to payment rates (Douglas v. ILC), and the other in March 2012 pertaining to the ACA's Medicaid expansion (NFIB v. Sebelius). In Douglas, the...
  • Jan 17

    D.D.C. rejects DOL regulations requiring minimum wage and overtime for many home health aide

    D.D.C. rejects DOL regulations requiring minimum wage and overtime for many home health aide
    In a pair of recent decisions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has struck down Department of Labor (DOL) regulations designed to provide wage protections for home care workers. Challenging the regulations were the Home…
Rank this Week: 825

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 23

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a ten page Opinion and Order late Friday in Searcy v. Strange, Alabama District Judge Callie V.S. Granade entered an injunction against the enforcement of the…
  • Jan 22

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled in Shinault v. Hawks that a state has to provide pre-deprivation notice and hearing before it freezes funds in an inmate's trust account to recover the cost of his...
  • Jan 21

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Rodriguez v. United States, the case testing whether an officer can prolong a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff, even if the officer lacks...
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Jan 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: David K. Brown & Derek B. Swanson, Securities Regulation, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 1087 (2014). Winthrop N. Brown, With This ring, I Thee…
  • Jan 23

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination
    Robert J. Jackson Jr., Wei Jiang, and Joshua Mitts have posted How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment on SSRN with the following abstract: Using data from a unique episode in which the SEC…
  • Jan 23

    Heese on SEC Enforcement

    Heese on SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: I examine whether political pressure by the government as a response to voters’ general interest in protecting employment is reflected in…
Rank this Week: 277

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
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just…
  • Jan 22

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
  • Dec 29

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations ex-ploi-ta-tion (noun): the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Animal exploitation comes in many shapes and sizes and often involves…
Rank this Week: 1954

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/
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining
    Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, the Court found a legislative scheme that…
Rank this Week: 1793

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: 467

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
  • Jan 22

    6 Facts About Abortion

    6 Facts About Abortion
    Vox: 6 very basic facts about abortion in America, by Sarah Kliff: Forty-two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to abortion. Ever since, America has debated and…
Rank this Week: 133

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 783

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
  • Jan 15

    CJEU Rules Against Air Berlin in Price Transparancy Case

    CJEU Rules Against Air Berlin in Price Transparancy Case
    The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has issued a judgment in Case C-573/13. The case was referred to the court for the purpose of resolving two questions concerning the proper interpretation of Article 23(1) of Regulation EC...
  • Jan 14

    Fixing Indonesian Aviation

    Fixing Indonesian Aviation
    In a post last week we took a skeptical view of Indonesia's plans to introduce a price floor for air fares. An analysis out today from CAPA shares our criticism and includes alternative suggestions for how to fix Indonesia's air...
Rank this Week: 304

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jan 22

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s…
  • Nov 19

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put…
  • Oct 24

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…
    The U.S. News rankings of law schools casts a long shadow on the legal education industry. Although the “general” rankings get most of the attention, U.S. News also publishes rankings of various specializations–including a…
Rank this Week: 4285