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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention
    In 2013 in Brown v. Buhman, a Utah federal district court  struck down much of Utah's statute which criminalizes polygamy.  The decision limits the statute's applicability to cases in which an individual has multiple marriage…
  • Aug 27

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour
    In Bonitto v. Halifax Regional School Board, (NS Ct. App., Aug. 26, 2015), the Nova Scotia (Canada) Court of Appeal rejected the claim by Sean Bonitto, a fundamentalist Christian parent of school children, that Secs. 2(a) and (b) of the…
  • Aug 27

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv
    Since 2011, a Suffolk County, New York, Jewish organization known as the East End Eruv Association (EEEA) has been attempting to obtain approval to erect an eruv (a symbolic boundary) in three towns in the Hamptons. It has been opposed by a…
Rank this Week: 30

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 27

    Why Do Pandas Born in the U.S. Belong to China?

    Why Do Pandas Born in the U.S. Belong to China?
    Because China owns all of the world's pandas and rigidly enforces the loan agreements it makes with zoos around the world. The Vox explains: On Saturday, a pair of tiny baby panda twins were born at the National Zoo. The...
  • Aug 27

    Clowney on Black Middle-Class Communitie

    Clowney on Black Middle-Class Communitie
    Stephen Clowney (That's Me!) has posted Boundary Work in Black Middle-Class Communities (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This piece, written for the "Re-Integrating Spaces" symposium at Savannah Law School,…
  • Aug 25

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    Rob Anderson (Pepperdine) makes an argument that seems especially relevant for Property professors. Is there any good reason to assign the newest edition of a property textbook?: The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks…
Rank this Week: 150

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 27

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National
    Washington Week in Human Rights reports that: Last week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated Bernardo Aban Tercero's rights to due process and a fair trial that are enshrined in the…
  • Aug 26

    Right to Counsel in Nonpayment Hearing

    Right to Counsel in Nonpayment Hearing
    By Tamar Birkhead In my last post, I discussed the phenomenon that I call “the new peonage,” in which criminal justice debt creates a two-tiered system of justice in our juvenile and criminal courtrooms. One of my proposals for…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Gee Enters Her Final Order

    Judge Gee Enters Her Final Order
    In two earlier posts, we reported on the Texas case where plaintiffs sought the release of children and their mothers from immigrant detention centers. After issuing her initial order, Judge Gee gave the Obama Administration an opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 2878

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 27

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Sixth Circuit's brief Order in Miller v. Davis refused to stay the district court's preliminary injunction mandating that a court clerk in Kentucky issue same-sex…
  • Aug 24

    Seventh Circuit Finds No Valid Constitutional Claims in School Bullying Lawsuit

    Seventh Circuit Finds No Valid Constitutional Claims in School Bullying Lawsuit
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the schools, the Seventh Circuit's brief opinion today in D.S. v. East Porter County Schools…
  • Aug 23

    Court Tosses Klayman Case Alleging Harm from Administration Payments to Hama

    Court Tosses Klayman Case Alleging Harm from Administration Payments to Hama
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. District tossed Larry Klayman's case against President Obama, administration officials, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and others for allegedly funneling money to Hamas, which, according…
Rank this Week: 494

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/
  • Aug 27

    Webinar on Effective Guardianship Practice

    Webinar on Effective Guardianship Practice
    Dr. Brenda Ukert of the National Center for State Courts will be speaking on September 2, 2015 at a webinar on How to Protect our Nation's Most Vulnerable Adults through Effective Guardianship Practices. The one hour webinar starts at 1...
  • Aug 27

    Justice in Aging: Analyzing Training of Workers Who Assist People with Dementia

    Justice in Aging: Analyzing Training of Workers Who Assist People with Dementia
    Justice in Aging offers a very interesting examination of training standards for the broad array of persons who assist or care for persons with dementia, including volunteers and professionals working in health care facilities or emergency…
  • Aug 26

    LegalZoom Touts "Legal Advice"

    LegalZoom Touts "Legal Advice"
    Traditional estate practice attorneys are facing ever-increasing competition from commercial sites offering document preparation for set fees, usually through use of on-line templates for wills and similar estate planning documents.…
Rank this Week: 294

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 27

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?
    Earlier this month, I reported on a bill in Wisconsin to allow patients to have surgeries recorded. On Tuesday, The Washington Post (Tom Jackman) covered the idea in an article. A sample: Currently, re-creating what went wrong in an…
  • Aug 26

    TX: High Court Addresses Premises Liability Dutie

    TX: High Court Addresses Premises Liability Dutie
    Texas is the only state in the country that has voluntary workers' compensation; employers can subscribe to it or not as they see fit. An employee of a non-subscribing employer, Kroger, as part of his duties, was mopping up a...
  • Aug 25

    More on Race and Tort Damage

    More on Race and Tort Damage
    This is a hot topic. Judge Weinstein issued a ruling in late July and Tony Sebok blogged about the decision at New Private Law. Now, in recent postings to SSRN, Ronen Avraham and Alberto Bernabe take up the topic. Avraham's...
Rank this Week: 554

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: 808

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 26

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the apparent conflict between the social norm that women’s breasts should be covered in public and the legal right of women (in most states) to be top-free in public. Continue…
  • Aug 25

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship as part of immigration reform. Dorf argues that birthright citizenship implements widely shared and characteristically American…
  • Aug 23

    Police Reform in the Queen City

    Police Reform in the Queen City
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies reflects on his recent time spent shadowing the Cincinnati Police Department, describing its efforts to reform the relationship between the police and the community. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2294

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/
Rank this Week: 466

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 46

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 26

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!
    Blog co-editor Mark Wojcik was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. His appointment began in August 2015 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in…
  • Aug 17

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship
    I am pleased to announce that Temple University Beasley School of Law’s advocacy program is soliciting articles on an advocacy or advocacy-and-law related subject for the first “Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship.”…
  • Aug 17

    job opening at Suffolk

    job opening at Suffolk
    Suffolk seeks to hire a full-time LRW faculty member to start in the fall of 2016. The person hired will teach two sections of Legal Practice Skills (LPS), a core first-year, two-semester, course (3 credits in the fall and 2...
Rank this Week: 495

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 26

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year
    My blogging has been light the past few months as we have been working on the eighth edition of what will now be LoPucki, Warren & Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach. For you secured transactions teachers out there, we...
  • Aug 26

    Venue (Again)

    Venue (Again)
    Some thoughts on the latest dustup over venue in big chapter 11 cases, on Dealb%k.
  • Aug 22

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court
    Puerto Rico is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the First Circuit decision that Puerto Rico's Recovery Act is preempted and thus unconstitutional. Here's the petition. In addition to parsing the legal issues, the petition is framed…
Rank this Week: 234

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review
    Via the Guardian: The celebrated writer Mario Vargas Llosa has complained to the New York Times via a letter to the editor that a recent review of his new book, Notes on the Death of Culture, included incorrect information that...
  • Aug 26

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization
    Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Patents, Technical Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations: A Survey of the Empirical, Legal and Economics Literature in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of…
  • Aug 26

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ
    Marcella Favale, Bournemouth University & University of Glasgow, Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, and Paul L. C. Torremans, are publishing Is There a EU Copyright Jurisprudence? An Empirical Analysis of the Workings of the…
Rank this Week: 111

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 26

    Qantas, China Eastern Able to Satisfy Competition Commission, Secure Code Share Approval

    Qantas, China Eastern Able to Satisfy Competition Commission, Secure Code Share Approval
    Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) gave its blessing to a proposed code-sharing agreement between Qantas and China Eastern. The ACCC had indicated earlier this year that it was inclined to block the deal…
  • Aug 21

    FAA Records of Drone Encounters Leaked

    FAA Records of Drone Encounters Leaked
    The Washington Post has obtained copies of FAA files on close encounters between drones and manned aircraft, reporting the number of incidents is nearing 700 so far in 2015, a dramatic increase from the previous year. The Post's report has...
  • Aug 19

    Can Intercity Bus Services Act as a Check on Airline Price Gouging?

    Can Intercity Bus Services Act as a Check on Airline Price Gouging?
    Professor Joseph Schwieterman, director of DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and a long-time friend to the International Aviation Law Institute, published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday…
Rank this Week: 626

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 26

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law Director of the Academic Success Program The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program…
  • Aug 25

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference
    Twelve law schools across the country are hosting LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conferences on one of the first two weekends in December. The Conferences are hosted by schools in every region of the country. They are great opportunities for…
  • Aug 24

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.
    Last week was the first installment on how to succeed in law school, advice from students. Here is the second: You Belong. Be Yourself. Have Fun. First off: Congratulations. Deciding to pursue law school is difficult; getting accepted even…
Rank this Week: 1312

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 26

    Chan et al. on the interconnection of household debt

    Chan et al. on the interconnection of household debt
    "Determinants of Mortgage Default and Consumer Credit Use: The Effects of Foreclosure Laws and Foreclosure Delays" FRB of New York Working Paper No. FEDNSR732 SEWIN CHAN, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School…
  • Aug 17

    In New Jersey, cutting in half the number of drug convictions would reduce prisons by just 3%

    In New Jersey, cutting in half the number of drug convictions would reduce prisons by just 3%
    From the New York Times via Marginal Revolution: A new interactive “prison population forecaster,” posted online Tuesday by the Urban Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, aims to help fill that void and yields some…
  • Aug 14

    Nguyen on the effects of daughters on CEO job performance

    Nguyen on the effects of daughters on CEO job performance
    "Does Your Daughter Make You a Better CEO?" VINH QUANG NGUYEN, Boston College - Carroll School of Management This paper investigates the effect of the gender of CEOs' offspring on corporate performance. I collect a dataset of the…
Rank this Week: 3172

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Aug 26

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School
    According to this new survey, tuition discounting at private colleges and universities reached an average of 48% for freshman last year. That is up from 38% in 2004. How does this compare to what has been happening in legal education?...
  • Aug 25

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean
    I was very fortunate to serve as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law from July 1, 2010 until June 30 of this year. I appreciate that my co-bloggers on this blog are allowing me to continue to...
  • Aug 25

    Deans v. Clinicians?

    Deans v. Clinicians?
    As California considers whether to require 15 credit hours of experiential learning prior to admission to the bar, the executive committee of the AALS Section of Clinical Legal Education and the AALS’s Deans Steering Committee have…
Rank this Week: 2887

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: 577

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/
  • Aug 26

    A Rudeness Tax?

    A Rudeness Tax?
    A reader alerted me to an unusual book, Tax the Rude, Not Me!. The examples provided in the preview tend to confirm the depiction of the book as humor. For example, they propose an “outer limits tax” on “infuriating…
  • Aug 24

    Tax Return Preparer Gone Bad

    Tax Return Preparer Gone Bad
    It is not unusual to see stories about tax return preparers who are convicted of tax fraud, or of ripping off their clients. It happens too often. But a recent story about a convicted tax return preparer caught my eye because the actions of…
  • Aug 21

    Be Careful With Divorce Tax Planning, Part II

    Be Careful With Divorce Tax Planning, Part II
    About a month ago, in Be Careful With Divorce Tax Planning, I noted the lessons learned from two Tax Court cases in which the taxpayers ended up with federal income tax consequences worse than those that they would have experienced with…
Rank this Week: 1729

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
  • Jun 20

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained

    My Evidence Marshaling Scheme, Explained
    I have now posted many screen shots of my evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan. A few years ago I posted an extended comment that explained (viz. attempted to explain) the purposes and the theoretical presuppositions of my evidence…
Rank this Week: 1232

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable
    Once again, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Academics Committee will host work-in-progress roundtables at the annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute in Washington, DC. The roundtables will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from…
  • Aug 13

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid
    Guest Bloggers - Peter Hardy, Abe Rein and Carolyn Kendall On Wednesday, Judge Berman of the Southern District of New York issued an order preliminarily enjoining the SEC from pursuing an administrative proceeding – an in-house trial before…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
Rank this Week: 340

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Fifth Circuit upholds mandatory self-abnegating disclosure to correct competitor's harassment

    Fifth Circuit upholds mandatory self-abnegating disclosure to correct competitor's harassment
    Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. v. Robin Singh Educational Services, Inc., No. 13-20250 (5th Cir. Aug. 21, 2015)  The parties, test prep companies, have competing claims to TESTMASTERS as a trademark, and have been litigating for…
  • Aug 24

    DC Circuit panel doubles down on invalidating conflict minerals disclosure

    DC Circuit panel doubles down on invalidating conflict minerals disclosure
    Nat’l Ass’n of Mfgrs v. SEC, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 18, 2105)  After the AMI en banc decision, the panel granted rehearing of National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, 748 F.3d 359 (D.C. Cir. 2014).  The panel,…
  • Aug 24

    The platonic ideal of fair use: critical remix of municipal video

    The platonic ideal of fair use: critical remix of municipal video
    City of Inglewood v. Teixeira, No. 15-cv-01815 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2015) Teixeira lives in Inglewood, California, and posts videos on YouTube as “Dehol Trouth.”  The City argued that he infringed the City’s…
Rank this Week: 256

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
  • Aug 24

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review
    As the title indicates, this post is about Deborah Thomson, “a Florida attorney” who “brought a defamation suit against Doe, an anonymous poster who wrote a negative review of Thomson on Avvo.com.”  Thomson v.…
  • Aug 21

    The Podiatrist, the Computer and the Child Pornography

    The Podiatrist, the Computer and the Child Pornography
    Pete G. Thomas, “a podiatrist,” was convicted of possessing child pornography after the police found numerous images of naked young girls on his computer. He contends reversal is required because the police unlawfully seized and…
Rank this Week: 658

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: 31

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
  • Aug 17

    The University of Iowa Invites Application

    The University of Iowa Invites Application
    The University of Iowa College of Law sent to us the following request for applications for tenure, tenure track, and clinical professors: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members…
Rank this Week: 774

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016
    The schedule for the 2016 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Chris Sanchirico of U Penn Law School, is now set (as to speakers, though not as yet paper titles).  We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4 to 5:50 pm,…
  • Aug 19

    Belated comment on Hillary Clinton's capital gains proposal

    Belated comment on Hillary Clinton's capital gains proposal
    I was away on vacation when Hillary Clinton released her capital gains proposal, but figured better late than never, so here are a few words on it now.Under present law, the top individual tax rate is 39.6%, and this is also the tax rate for…
  • Aug 3

    Back from Spain

    Back from Spain
    After an enjoyable close-to-two-weeks in Spain (Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Toledo), I am back in NYC, more or less for the duration.  Among the best things I saw out there were the Gaudi buildings and Sagrada Familia church in…
Rank this Week: 1220

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/
  • Aug 25

    Amtrak Subsidy

    Amtrak Subsidy
    I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide…
  • Aug 18

    Regression to the Mean

    Regression to the Mean
    Social scientists have a phrase, “regression to the mean.” What they mean is that the law of averages eventually fells families, companies or countries that are doing better than average, and eventually lift those doing much worse…
  • Aug 4

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?
    Perhaps you read the NY Times story over the weekend about the self-described expert in police killings, William Lewinski, who justifies every police killing on the ground that the policeman had no time to protect himself, no time to do…
Rank this Week: 4496

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Aug 25

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?
    August 25, 2015 Is life about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Canadian Legion?   These “clubs” are the latest micro-group to be offered up goodies by Stephen Harper’s…
  • Aug 24

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American
    lions golden tate iii mens jersey Celtic was involved in supplying various American vessel in this area of operation although she was not directly involved in the actions of July 3, 1898 when the Spanish Navy was defeatedBoth teams were shut…
  • Aug 24

    12 Rose was also a consultant to

    12 Rose was also a consultant to
    lions eric ebron womens jersey 12 Rose was also a consultant to the the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer Association, a trade organization that represents flavor manufacturers It’s hard to believe they have only five sacks through four…
Rank this Week: 1825

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
  • Aug 17

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii
    Late last month, Canada joined eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, and Australia in Hawaii for what many experts expected would be the final round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership. According to media…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
Rank this Week: 491

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
  • Aug 21

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform
    I can’t count the number of book reviews I’ve read of works advocating constitutional and political reform which conclude along these lines: “the author’s suggested remedies are interesting, but unlikely to be…
  • Aug 21

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"
    I want to elaborate some on Mark Graber's extraordinarily incisive and important post on why "constitutional theorists" are obsessed by, say, Obergefell and have almost literally nothing to say about Ferguson.  With regard to the…
Rank this Week: 223

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 140 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach Lars Kjølbye, Alessio…
  • Aug 24

    Contracting to Pollute

    Contracting to Pollute
    Hugely successful auto-maker Tesla is making very good money not only on its electric cars, but also on its contracts selling zero emission credits to rivaling automakers. New environmental standards in eleven states require that by 2025, 15%…
  • Aug 24

    Good Enough Notice -- Even if Not for Assent

    Good Enough Notice -- Even if Not for Assent
    A recent case out of the Eastern District of California, Handy v. LogMeIn, found that there was notice good enough to defeat a consumer's claims under California's Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws -- even if that notice might…
Rank this Week: 282

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

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

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 25

    This One Goes to 11

    This One Goes to 11
    Just about 11 years ago, on August 30, 2004 to be precise, I launched this blog.  Blog authorship has expanded and shrunk since then; posting frequency has increased and decreased; the blog’s scope has expanded – and expanded…
  • Aug 4

    IP and Ignorance

    IP and Ignorance
    My views of the deficiencies and virtues of intellectual property scholarship pop up on this blog from time to time, usually just before or just after the annual IPSC – Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.  See posts from…
  • Jul 20

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition
    The apparent absence of artifice — one might say, the calculated absence of artifice — so dominates California’s cultural and natural landscape that when I return from a trip out West, as I just did, I have to spend a few…
Rank this Week: 430

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell settle Deflategate litigation?

    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell settle Deflategate litigation?
    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell come to a deal this week? I think that's possible and I explain how it could happen in a new article for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 24

    Published Speech: The Legal Status of Fantasy Sports in a Changing Business Environment

    Published Speech: The Legal Status of Fantasy Sports in a Changing Business Environment
    On March 20, 2015, I had the pleasure of giving a speech at Northern Kentucky Law Review's symposium on the "New Era of Gaming Law" about the legal status of fantasy sports in a changing business environment.   The speech looks at the…
  • Aug 22

    Catching up on Patrick Kane investigation, Tom Brady v. NFL

    Catching up on Patrick Kane investigation, Tom Brady v. NFL
    It was an extremely busy last few days in the world of sports law. Here are three articles I wrote for Sports Illustrated during that time:* Why the Patrick Kane rape case investigation may take months* What to make of judge's criticisms of…
Rank this Week: 400

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 24

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale
    In her concurring opinion in US v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ (2012), Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought up a crucial point regarding a democracy's natural acceptance or resistance to government surveillance. As you may recall, the Court in Jones…
  • Aug 24

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model
    No state has emerged as "the" model for cyber security policy and information sharing; nor is any likely to - given the varying needs, resources, and strategic priorities of the many states.  Rather, as Justice Brandeis suggested, we've…
  • Aug 17

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted
    I’ve just posted a new paper titled “The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted” to the ssrn website, which deals with the so called “right to be forgotten” as it was crafted by the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
Rank this Week: 1054

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 24

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)
    Here is the announcement: The UNLV School of Law and the Duke School of Law are hosting a conference Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary on September 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference may be the...
  • Aug 21

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful
    Appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is an article by Gregory C. Sisk and Michael Heise entitled "'Too Many Notes'? An Empirical Study of Advocacy in Federal Appeals." Abstract: The warp and woof…
  • Aug 19

    Glock Handgun Entities' Documents Obtained for Use in Austria May Be Used in U.S.

    Glock Handgun Entities' Documents Obtained for Use in Austria May Be Used in U.S.
    A recent Eleventh Circuit opinion is interesting on a number of levels. Glock v. Glock, Inc., No. 14-15701 (11th Cir. Aug. 17, 2015). Helga Glock, the wife of the inventor of the Glock handgun, initiated a proceeding in the United...
Rank this Week: 905

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 324

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
  • Aug 19

    Cynic.al Indeed

    Cynic.al Indeed
    The new Ashley Madison Hack lookup tool is at https://ashley.cynic.al/. As the site notes, just because an email is in there doesn’t prove the person who uses it signed up. But I would find it at least suggestive once we ……
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
  • Aug 18

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project
    A favorite aspect of my new position is becoming acquainted with Georgia Law’s vast global community. Yesterday was a special treat: We at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center received a visit from an alum who is…
Rank this Week: 48

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 21

    Ashley Madison and Standing

    Ashley Madison and Standing
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Recently, this blog has published posts on a new Connecticut law and a 7th Circuit ruling on data breach, both of address the issue of standing in class action data breach suits.  Standing, in plain terms,…
  • Aug 12

    Knowing Employee Legal Right

    Knowing Employee Legal Right
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Shameless self-promotion: Today, I had the privilege of presenting “Knowing Employee Legal Rights” to a Cornell Alumni Leadership Lunch and Learn along with Prof. David Sherwyn. Video is here:…
  • Aug 4

    And Then a Sensible Dinner

    And Then a Sensible Dinner
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US I was driving home from Philadelphia this past Sunday after a wedding, when I learned about the dietary habits of Attorney Rand Spear. (Something like the Rand Corporation, only smarter.) The story is nothing…
Rank this Week: 352

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

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

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
  • Aug 18

    Proudest moment of my time at UHLC.

    Proudest moment of my time at UHLC.
    I had so many good times at UHLC, including (surprisingly enough) the post-Tropical Storm Allison time, when everyone at the law school -- including those inside the school and our alumni and other supporters -- pulled together to rebuild…
  • Aug 18

    So proud of UNLV's Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering!

    So proud of UNLV's Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering!
    If you ever want to see the value of research in action, watch this clip.  Thanks to Professors Brendan O'Toole and Mohamed Trabia and their team, Hailey Dawson now has her "special hand."
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Aug 20

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"
    Daniel Nazer at techdirt.com reports that if patent litigation cases were evenly distributed among the 94 federal district courts in the United States, each court would have 33 such cases filed so far this year. As it happens, the Eastern...
  • Aug 19

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing
    On August 17, 2015, Gallup released the following: Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. In the interim, the...
  • Aug 19

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism
    Erica Goldberg (Harvard: Climenko Fellow) has posted "Free Speech Consequentialism" on SSRN. The abstract reads: Balancing the harms and benefits of speech — what I call “free speech consequentialism” — is pervasive and…
Rank this Week: 246

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
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
  • Apr 10

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline
    HeinOnline recently rolled out an exciting new feature that I haven't seen blogged about much, it's ScholarRank system. Hein uses a combination of citations from articles and cases to rank the top 250 legal scholars. By counting cases as well…
Rank this Week: 3639

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 18

    Online Litigation Finance Platform at LexShare

    Online Litigation Finance Platform at LexShare
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has an article, Investing In Lawsuits Is Heating Up, Aided By Electronic Platform, discussing LexShares.
  • Aug 15

    University of Haifa Conference on the Legal Resolution of Mass Dispute

    University of Haifa Conference on the Legal Resolution of Mass Dispute
    The University of Haifa in Israel is hosting an international conference on the Legal Resolution of Mass Disputes on November 26-27, 2015. The conference includes a remarkable gathering of speakers from numerous countries. Participating…
  • Jun 8

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication
    The Supreme Court this morning granted certiorari in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. The questions presented are: (1) Whether differences among individual class members may be ignored and a class action certified under Federal Rule of Civil…
Rank this Week: 618