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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    In Re R.S. and I.V. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 28, 2017)

    In Re R.S. and I.V. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 28, 2017)
    Two opinions this morning.  Both involving juveniles.  Both from San Diego.  Both involving kids for whom, sadly, I feel this opinion may not be their only lifetime involvement with the criminal justice system.Here's R.S.: "On…
  • Apr 27

    People v. Pou (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2017)

    People v. Pou (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2017)
    The police get a report of a woman screaming inside a particular home and go to investigate.When they arrive, the police see two men inside a house who seem to be making gestures like they are arguing.  No women, but okay.  So they…
  • Apr 26

    In Re B.M. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 20, 2017)

    In Re B.M. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 20, 2017)
    Is a butter knife -- the same one you probably used in the last 24 hours -- a "deadly weapon" in California?The Court of Appeal has previously said "No."  The Court of Appeal in this opinion says "Yes," calling the prior opinion "wrongly…
Rank this Week: 181

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 30

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Apr 28

    Police Demand Shop Install Surveillance, Give Cops Full Feed, and also Right to Ban Customer

    Police Demand Shop Install Surveillance, Give Cops Full Feed, and also Right to Ban Customer
    This story in the New Times seems outrageous: But in September, the city suddenly declared the store a nuisance, citing drug deals made nearby. And the Nuisance Abatement Board made a long series of demands, including one that struck Corine…
  • Apr 27

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat
    Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Her Intention To Vote NO on Revised AHCA. Yes, she’d be one of the most right-wing members of the caucus especially on foreign policy (“Cuba”), but surely her sanity would take less of a beating.…
  • Apr 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
Rank this Week: 120

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being
    David Cassuto From the email: The law has recognised animals as “sentient” beings, so … … this is how that change affects how you can use animals for food, ​​entertainment, companionship, service…
  • Mar 30

    NYSBA Animal Law Writing Competition

    NYSBA Animal Law Writing Competition
    David Cassuto Attention law students! Announcing the 2017 NYSBA Animal Law Student Writing Competition On behalf of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law, we are pleased to inform you about our…
  • Mar 27

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”
    David Cassuto Sherry Colb & Michael Dorf’s book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights is the subject of an online symposium by the Boston University Law Review.  You can find it here.  Full disclosure: I was one…
Rank this Week: 609

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 28

    Billboard Top Ten List: The Future Interest of My Heart

    Billboard Top Ten List: The Future Interest of My Heart
    Last week, my good friend, brilliant colleague, and property law scholar extraordinaire, Jim Gordley (Tulane), told me that he had been on a road trip and listened to a good deal of country music. In the course of listening to...
  • Apr 22

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay
    While at the Texas A&M University Property Schmooze in February, one book title was mentioned at least 10 times: Matthew Desmond's (Harvard) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016). I knew of the book but, admittedly, had…
  • Apr 17

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie
    This just in from Sarah Schindler (Maine): Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Call for Fellows, 2017-18 The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
  • Apr 26

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else
    There’s a man in Montana who is unhappy that the county treasurer has not cashed the check he wrote in November to pay his property tax bill. After waiting several months for the check to be cashed, Scott Dion, according to this report,…
  • Apr 24

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate
    Seventeen months ago, in Taking and Giving Back, I wrote:It’s a familiar story. A private sector business asks for special tax breaks and taxpayer funding for an enterprise that already is extremely profitable and that will continue to…
Rank this Week: 385

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 28

    Avraham & Yuracko on Torts and Discrimination

    Avraham & Yuracko on Torts and Discrimination
    Ronen Avraham and Kim Yuracko have posted to SSRN Torts and Discrimination. The abstract provides: Current tort law contains incentives to target individuals and communities based on race and gender. Surprisingly, the basis for such targeting…
  • Apr 26

    Goldman & Jin on Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination

    Goldman & Jin on Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination
    Eric Goldman & Angie Jin have posted to SSRN Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases. The abstract provides: Nonconsensual pornography dissemination has emerged as one of the key social issue of the digital…
  • Apr 25

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law
    Andrea Curcio has posted to SSRN Institutional Failure, Campus Sexual Assault and Danger in the Dorms: Regulatory Limits and the Promise of Tort Law. The abstract provides: Data demonstrates the majority of on-campus sexual assaults occur in…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 1043

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 28

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?
    by Michael DorfThirty-five years ago, in Nixon v. Fitzgerald, the Supreme Court held that the president has absolute immunity against civil damages litigation for acts undertaken in his official capacity. Twenty years ago, the Supreme…
  • Apr 27

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy
    By Neil H. BuchananDuring the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump hit a low point with the press when he announced that he would make a "major statement" about the birther controversy, supposedly to tell the world at long last that he had…
  • Apr 26

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the legislation currently pending in Texas to abolish the cause of action for wrongful birth.  A wrongful birth suit is one in which the plaintiff claims that had the…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Apr 28

    Montana Legislature Rejects ABA Ethics Rule Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment

    Montana Legislature Rejects ABA Ethics Rule Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment
    Montana Legislature Says ABA Model Rule on Discrimination and Harassment Violates First Amendment A joint resolution passed Wednesday by the Montana state legislature condemns the ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g) as a violation of Montanans’ First…
  • Apr 28

    Gender, Class, and Science in the 19th Century Patent Office

    Gender, Class, and Science in the 19th Century Patent Office
    Kara Swanson, Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the 19th Century Patent Office, 108 J. History of Science 1 (2017) The United States Patent Office of the 1850s offers a rare opportunity to analyze the…
  • Apr 28

    Task Forces and Best Practices Rather than Litigation to Achieve Gender Equity for University Faculty

    Task Forces and Best Practices Rather than Litigation to Achieve Gender Equity for University Faculty
    Constance Z. Wagner, Change From Within: Using Task Forces and Best Practices to Achieve Gender Equity for University Faculty This article focuses on the search for gender equity among women faculty in the university setting in the United…
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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: 229

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 28

    Taking Complementarity Seriously: Why is the International Criminal Court Not Investigating Government Crimes in Congo?

    Taking Complementarity Seriously: Why is the International Criminal Court Not Investigating Government Crimes in Congo?
    by Patryk Labuda by Patryk Labuda [Patryk I. Labuda is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human…
  • Apr 27

    Congratulations, thanks to International Law Reporter

    Congratulations, thanks to International Law Reporter
    by Edward Swaine by Edward Swaine Most readers are probably keenly familiar with International Law Reporter, the brainchild of Professor Jacob Katz Cogan (Cincinnati).  For those not aware, ILR provides notices of scholarship,…
  • Apr 25

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria
    by Nancy Simons by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
  • Apr 27

    May is Older Americans Month & National Elder Law Month

    May is Older Americans Month & National Elder Law Month
    May is the time of many things. Spring is in full swing, flowers are blooming, we celebrate mothers, the school year is ending, and more. Not only that, May is also Older Americans month and National Elder Law month. The...
  • Apr 26

    Webinar: Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denial

    Webinar: Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denial
    Justice in Aging has announced a free webinar for May 17th, 2017 from 2-3 edt on Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denials. Here is a description of the webinar Financial exploitation can devastate low-income older adults, especially those…
  • Apr 25

    Senate Committee on Aging Hearing April 27

    Senate Committee on Aging Hearing April 27
    The Senate Special Committee on Aging has a hearing scheduled for April 27, 2017 starting at 9:45 a.m. The topic of the hearing: Aging Without Community: The Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness. Four witnesses are scheduled to testify,…
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Apr 27

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?
    New York Times (April, 27, 2017): Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy, by Patrick Adams: As access to clinical abortion becomes more restricted in the U.S., there are growing discussion about the legality and safety of self-induced abortions.…
  • Apr 26

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control
    FiveThirtyEight (April 24, 2017): Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control, by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux: As we wait to see whether the Trump Administration will get rid of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 186

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 27

    reforming law reviews (a non-radical solution)

    reforming law reviews (a non-radical solution)
    In my last post, I outlined what I saw as the incumbent players who would be likely to resist significant and comprehensive reform. To summarize, most law reviews want to self-govern; administrators view their law reviews as co-curricular…
  • Apr 27

    #I

    #I
    Tomorrow, I'm fortunate to be travelling to the Yale Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference. I love the format of this conference, because you have to present someone else's paper and someone else has to present yours. This format really…
  • Apr 27

    More on summary judgment and qualified immunity

    More on summary judgment and qualified immunity
    Following on my post on Monday's cert denial in Salazar-Limon: Justice Sotomayor questioned that denial in light of the Court's recent summary reversals in cases denying qualified immunity. It is notable for the coincidence that on the same…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Apr 27

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary
    The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
  • Apr 27

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right
    Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one…
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
Rank this Week: 115

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 27

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    Ronald A. Cass interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito during a luncheon at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law, in a discussion that ranged from the dynamics of the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Apr 27

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award
    The 2017 Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award was presented this morning at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting to Naosuke Fujita and Hiroki Inaba of Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. They were recognized for their…
  • Apr 27

    Alternative Careers in International Law

    Alternative Careers in International Law
    Paul Johnson of the Career Service Office at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was the moderator of a panel on Alternative Careers in International Law at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Apr 27

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (April 27, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (April 27, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 26 Feb 2017 through 27 Apr 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 278 Notice and Takedown in the...
  • Apr 25

    Contractual Rights to Prince's "Vault"

    Contractual Rights to Prince's "Vault"
    On April 14, the Wall Street Journal reported that Universal Music Group has won the licensing rights to late pop/rock star Prince's music in the "vault" he apparently kept on his property. The price tag was $30 million. Now,…
  • Apr 24

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan
    From our friends at Oxford University Press: "Written with the busy practitioner in mind, Richard Calnan’s Principles of Contractual Interpretation is a concise and insightful book that sets out the principles that guide the courts in…
Rank this Week: 316

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Apr 27

    Platt on Administrative Summary Judgment

    Platt on Administrative Summary Judgment
    Alex Platt has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Unstacking the Deck: Administrative Summary Judgment and Political Control, which will be published in the Yale Journal of Law & Regulation. Here’s the abstract: The Administrative…
  • Apr 25

    SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Personal Jurisdiction

    SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Personal Jurisdiction
    Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on personal jurisdiction. Transcripts below: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court (earlier coverage here) BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell (earlier coverage here)
  • Apr 24

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Beth Thornburg’s essay, A Well-Pleaded Argument. Beth reviews Lonny Hoffman’s recent piece, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).
Rank this Week: 259

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 481

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 424

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
  • Apr 21

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law.  In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law…
  • Apr 19

    Hungry Like the Wolf

    Hungry Like the Wolf
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In the wake of Super Bowl XLIV, Katy Pery’s backup dancer “Left Shark”, disputes among intellectual property lawyers arose as to what kind, if any, protection was available to the owners/designers of…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Apr 26

    How to Get Involved with the ABI Consumer Commission

    How to Get Involved with the ABI Consumer Commission
    As Jason Kilborn noted last month, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has formed a Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. More information about the Commission is available on its web site including the unfortunate news that it got saddled…
  • Apr 26

    New Museum of Failure

    New Museum of Failure
    A new Museum of Failure in Sweden stands as a tribute to the notion that failure is just an opportunity for learning, powering growth and future innovation. I thought no group could appreciate that as much as Credit Slips readers....
  • Apr 24

    Where's the Bear?

    Where's the Bear?
    For all of the attention that has been given to the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues on Wall Street, I've been marveling at what's missing from the picture: a bear. It's not just that an ursine addition adds whimsy...
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Apr 26

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday
    Yesterday the Supreme Court held oral arguments in a personal jurisdiction case involving purchasers of the drug Plavix who bought the drug in Ohio but wanted to join a suit in California where the company does almost 1 billion dollars...
  • Apr 4

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust
    With everything else that's dominated the news, it's easy to place the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" on the back burner. But to forget that it's still an active bill (having now passed the House and pending before the...
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
Rank this Week: 1506

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 1377991 (D. Utah Mar. 2, 2017)Bimbo charged that defendants misappropriated its trade secret for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid bread, and infringed on its trade dress…
  • Apr 26

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale
    Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017)The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false…
  • Apr 25

    My IP collection widen

    My IP collection widen
    Today: Lardashe jeans--it's quite possible they'd even fit me:Jordache Enters. v. Hogg Wyld (10th Cir. 1987)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1347

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 25

    Court Temporarily Halts Trump's Sanctuary Cities Order

    Court Temporarily Halts Trump's Sanctuary Cities Order
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge William H. Orrick (N.D. Cal.) issued a nationwide temporary injunction halting President Trump's executive order that sought to clamp down on sanctuary cities. The ruling was a broadside…
  • Apr 21

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosure

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosure
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in CTIA - The Wireless Ass'n v. City of Berkeley, a panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected First Amendment and preemption challenges to an ordinance...
  • Apr 21

    DOJ Moves to Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie

    DOJ Moves to Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Department of Justice sent nine letters today reminding "sanctuary" jurisdictions that "as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of…
Rank this Week: 172

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Apr 25

    Brotherhood

    Brotherhood
    In the height of the Civil Rights Movement we used “brotherhood” to express our quest for more than tolerance, but for closeness as one human family. I’ve never found a gender-neutral term for that feeling, so I continue to…
  • Apr 18

    The Future of Job

    The Future of Job
    Automation is changing the workforce. It creates some highly skilled jobs but eliminates many others, from service jobs like taxis to previously professional tasks like document review. Factory jobs are decimated by automation. The industrial…
  • Apr 11

    Peace Corps and Legal Service

    Peace Corps and Legal Service
    The Trump Administration hasn’t included the Peace Corps in its proposal for fiscal year 2018. It proposed cutting the international affairs budget by nearly a third.[1] It struck funding for the Legal Services Corporation which…
Rank this Week: 894

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Evelyn S. Anderson, Note, Wealth and Knowledge: Strengthening the Economy by Expanding the Qualified Purchaser "Sophisticated"…
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Craig Boyd, Comment, Appraisal Arbitrage: Closing the Floodgates on Hedge Funds and Activist Shareholders, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 497 (2016).…
  • Apr 11

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ilya Beylin, A Reassessment of the Clearing Mandate: How the Clearing Mandate Affects Swap Trading Behavior and the Consequences for…
Rank this Week: 226

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
  • Jan 31

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
    Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student…
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • Apr 24

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier
    Attorney Preston Pugh joined Miller & Chevalier Chartered in the litigation Department. (see here). Preston "Pugh counsels and defends clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and government…
  • Apr 24

    Farha - Cert Denied

    Farha - Cert Denied
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Farha v. United States leaving the 11th Circuit decision (Clay) on mens rea standing. For prior discussion of this case see here. (esp)
  • Apr 6

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit
    My old friend Paul "Bunky" Rosenzweig has written an informative primer on immunity from prosecution in the wake of news that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn wants immunity, purportedly so that he can "tell…
Rank this Week: 204

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 22

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment
    Brigham Daniels, a professor at BYU Law School, spoke today at Salt Lake City's March for Science. We asked for permission to post his remarks, and he agreed. According to Daniels, it was a challenging speech to give. He said,...
  • Apr 20

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student
    At a recent admitted students event, a soon-to-be 1L with an interest in environmental law asked me what she should read this summer. I thought it was a good question, so I shared it with an environmental law professors’ listserve....
  • Apr 12

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine
    The Trump Administration plans massive cuts to EPA’s budgets (the latest numbers suggest a cut of around thirty percent). For people who care about environmental quality, this is very alarming. But suppose you don’t personally value blue…
Rank this Week: 1049

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 200

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 511

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
    In White v. Pauly,  137 S. Ct. 548 (2017)(per curiam), the Supreme Court once more strongly sent a message that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the Fourth Amendment for using…
  • Mar 29

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height
    The DeShaney and Collins Obstacles for Injured Public Employees Seeking Section 1983 Damages A public employee who has been injured and thereby deprived of his or her constitutional rights by the employer’s failure to prevent the injury…
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
Rank this Week: 1533

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

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

    Santa Clara Law Alumni Magazine Coverage of the Privacy Law Certificate

    Santa Clara Law Alumni Magazine Coverage of the Privacy Law Certificate
    The most recent edition of our alumni magazine has extensive coverage of our Privacy Law Certificate: * the feature/cover story: “Santa Clara Law Trains Privacy Law Professionals.” Among other highlights, the story captures some…
  • Nov 14

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric’s introduction: today I’m turning the blog over to my 13 year old son for his first-ever guest blog post] In October, my dad and I took a short trip to Seattle. I had never been to Seattle before, so...
  • Oct 29

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”
    In November 2013, we adopted a kitten we renamed Nala, though we often call her “Kitty” for simplicity and lack of creativity. She is both photogenic and a furball of personality, so we take a lot of photos of her....
Rank this Week: 2365

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 577

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
  • Apr 18

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal
    April 18, 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a good reminder of an important point made in Chapter 15 of The Law of Work ["You Forced Me to Quit: The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal").   That point is…
  • Apr 12

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change
    We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on climate no little about labour policy, and labour policy (including…
  • Apr 10

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!
    Some of you know I have been writing a book for the past couple of years called The Law of Work.  It is now done!  Here is the book’s website. Law of Work: Complete Editions It is a book in four parts totalling nearly 800…
Rank this Week: 4369

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
  • Mar 30

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242
    March 1, 2017 – Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of…
  • Mar 29

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure
    March 29, 2017 – On the podcast Susan tells us why the internet in the U.S. isn’t as good as it should be; it’s much slower than many other countries around the world because our cable conglomerates can control markets…
Rank this Week: 3201