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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 128

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Nov 21

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 6
    On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten…
  • Nov 19

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence

    FAN 41 (First Amendment News) Three Harvard Law Review essays discuss Justice Breyer’s free speech jurisprudence
    Judge Breyer has a unique zig-zag style. – Ralph Nader (confirmation hearing statement, July 15, 1994) I do not rest my conclusion upon a strict categorical analysis. – Justice Stephen Breyer (concurring…
  • Nov 18

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?

    Is Using USNews Ranking in Making Hiring Decisions Discriminatory?
    That’s what Drexel 3L William Hanrahan claims in a newly filed complaint against Dechert LLP.  According to Hanrahan, though he ranks #4 in Drexel’s class, Dechert (and other large firms) hire disproportionately from…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 2579

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Nov 21

    The Serial Podcast & the Admission of Hae Min Lee's 62 Page Diary at Syed Adnan's Murder Trial

    The Serial Podcast & the Admission of Hae Min Lee's 62 Page Diary at Syed Adnan's Murder Trial
    Today, my colleague Claire Raj told me about the Serial Podcast. According to iTunes, "Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over...
  • Nov 20

    Who's Scared of Fitbit?

    Who's Scared of Fitbit?
    A couple people sent me links to this story in the Atlantic. The story reports that a plaintiff in Canada is planning to introduce evidence from Fitbit (a wearable activity tracking device) “to show that her activity levels [after an...
  • Nov 19

    Credibility Proxies: Drug

    Credibility Proxies: Drug
    One remaining category of crime that has a long history as a credibility proxy is drug offenses. These offenses, like speeding, fall at the boundary between crimes of impulse (violent crimes) and crimes involving schemes that contravene…
Rank this Week: 765

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment

    Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment
    Jos Jansen and Andreas Pollak explore Strategic Disclosure of Demand Information by Duopolists: Theory and Experiment. ABSTRACT: We study the strategic disclosure of demand information and product-market strategies of duopolists. In a setting…
  • Nov 21

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

    Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA
    Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University School of Law, Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law, Edward D. Cavanagh, St. John's University - School of Law, Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Daniel…
  • Nov 21

    My Tribute to Bert Foer

    My Tribute to Bert Foer
    Bert Foer is retiring from AAI. Presumably spending more time with the grandchildren and Esther will keep him busy. Maybe he will write a book. I hope he remains engaged with antitrust. I have thought quite a bit about Bert's...
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Nov 21

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning
    On November 19, attorneys representing families and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania argued consolidated cases before a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, involving use of short-term annuities in connection with applications for…
  • Nov 20

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a great graphic on palliative care. What Should You Know About Palliative Care? has six graphics on topics including scope, function, location, family services and the benefits of palliative care.…
  • Nov 20

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk
    If you recognize the quoted language from the title above, you can imagine me humming the lyrics to "Silver Bells" as I type. Perhaps we should add a new refrain. As detailed in the Los Angeles Times piece on "Residents...
Rank this Week: 512

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
  • Nov 20

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means To Be Human, Vox In The Popular Press: His Brain, Her Brain, Science Scientists Just Rediscovered A Long-Lost Region of the Brain, Vox Are Modafinil's…
  • Nov 18

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen
    One of the most cited papers in neurolaw circles is For the Law, Neuroscience Changes Nothing and Everything by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen. Many neurolaw scholars seem taken by its claims that we lack free will and that the...
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving: Here's a Special Adhesion Contract Just for You

    Happy Thanksgiving: Here's a Special Adhesion Contract Just for You
    A student shared with me this flyer that her father received. I have provided a large reproduction so that readers can read the fine print, which is really the focus of this post. On my reading, the meaning of this...
  • Nov 21

    Farewell Meredith!

    Farewell Meredith!
    Meredith Miller started blogging here before I did. She holds the record for the contributing editor with the longest tenrue on the blog. Her lively, quirky posts were one of the things that attracted me to this site and made...
  • Nov 20

    Styl'n at the International Commercial Arbitration Moot

    Styl'n at the International Commercial Arbitration Moot
    In a couple of previous posts I've described the International Commerical Arbitration Moot (ICAM) and detailed some aspects of this year's problem. None of this is news to the contracts, sales, and arbitration professors around the country…
Rank this Week: 229

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Nov 21

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed an order denying judicial recusal and ordered that the entire Bergen County judiciary be recused from a criminal case. The reason? The defendant has allegedly threatened the lives of two county…
  • Nov 21

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an application to sit for the July 2014 bar examination but will permit the applicant to reapply at a later date. The problem involved the applicant's law school admission non-disclosure of alcohol-related…
  • Nov 20

    Unconditionally Rejected

    Unconditionally Rejected
    The Florida Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who received his law degree in April 2005 and passed the bar exam in February 2006. The court rejected the recommendation of the Board of Bar Examiners to admit the...
Rank this Week: 220

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
  • Nov 11

    Occupied

    Occupied
    Last week Jeffrey Toobin joined the growing chorus decrying the state of legal education in his article in the New Yorker entitled “The Legal One Percent”. One might expect this nationally renowned legal expert, CNN commentator…
Rank this Week: 2249

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 487

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Nov 21

    Most Recent Nonprofit Advocacy Matter

    Most Recent Nonprofit Advocacy Matter
    The most recent issue of Nonprofit Advocacy Matters, published by the National Council of Nonprofits, is out. Stories include discussions of what is on the table in the lame duck session of Congress, the spending reduction pressures facing…
  • Nov 21

    IRS Issues Favorable PLR on Change of Charity’s Domicile

    IRS Issues Favorable PLR on Change of Charity’s Domicile
    In Private Letter Ruling 201446025 (Aug. 20, 2014), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) ruled that a charitable nonprofit would maintain its tax-exempt status after changing it state of domicile by filing Articles of Domestication in the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Times on Al Sharpton’s Nonprofit

    New York Times on Al Sharpton’s Nonprofit
    In As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes, the New York Times has presented quite a few details concerning the “more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against [Al Sharpton] and his for-profit businesses.” What...
Rank this Week: 441

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
  • Nov 17

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography
    After Maximilian Paul Gingrich was charged with “two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, [Michigan Compiled Laws] 750.145c(4), and two counts of using computers to commit a crime, [Michigan Compiled Laws]…
Rank this Week: 316

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: 335

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/
  • Nov 21

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?
    A recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer advocates extension of the moratorium on collection of sales taxes by out-of-state retailers. It rejects the claim that online merchants have an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers, a…
  • Nov 19

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American
    Few people understand satire. It’s such a dangerous practice that one wonders whether in the long run it does more harm than good. Recently, a website specializing in satire, but carrying a name that doesn’t hint at its character…
  • Nov 17

    Soda Sales Shifting?

    Soda Sales Shifting?
    In last Wednesday’s post, Escaping Tax and User Fee Revenue Diversion, my analysis of a Philadelphia cigarette tax included an exploration of city residents making purchases outside the city in order to escape the tax. That point was…
Rank this Week: 1733

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/
  • Nov 21

    IPCC Response Essay #14: Agnostic Adaptation

    IPCC Response Essay #14: Agnostic Adaptation
    Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Hofstra Research Fellow, Maurice A. Deane School of Law Adaptation planning and implementation at all levels of governance are contingent on societal values,…
  • Nov 21

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Bison Hazing Program

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Bison Hazing Program
    On November 20, the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Paez, Berzon) issued a decision in Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Department of Agriculture. Montana authorities, under a federally approved program, use low altitude helicopter flights, riders…
  • Nov 20

    IPCC Response Essay #13: Addressing Climate Change Without Talking About Climate Change

    IPCC Response Essay #13: Addressing Climate Change Without Talking About Climate Change
    Inara Scott, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Oregon State University Talking about climate change gets depressing fast. The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) doesn’t help. Though the practical…
Rank this Week: 707

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?
    The CityLab Blog says now is the time to get rich: [P]rofits for flipping are as high as they've ever been. In the third quarter of 2014, investors on average saw a 36 percent gross return on their investment (not...
  • Nov 21

    Lobel on Cognitive Property

    Lobel on Cognitive Property
    Orly Lobel (San Diego) has posted The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property (Texas Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the…
  • Nov 20

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"
    There's not much I enjoy more than watching a property feud erupt. I recently came across the following post on the Fayetteville Craigslist site: The text of the post indicates that the landlord and the neighbors have been fighting over...
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Nov 21

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla
    On October 23, 2014, the International Bar Association issued the first ever Guidance for business lawyers and bar associations on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Released in…
  • Nov 20

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo
    With thanks to Sarah Dougherty of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Bringing Human Rights Home network, we post the following statement just issued by PHR. More background on the general issue of forced feeding and on this case...
  • Nov 19

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation
    Over the years I have observed, and represented, individuals who were so humiliated by the court that they determined not to pursue remedies against their abusive partners. As with other forms of discrimination, many incidences of this form…
Rank this Week: 2391

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/
  • Nov 20

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law

    Fifth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Decision Blocking Mississippi's Admitting Privileges Law
    The Jackson Clarion-Ledger: 5th Circuit refuses to reconsider Mississippi's abortion law, by Jimmie E. Gates: The full 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider a ruling blocking Mississippi from enforcing a law requiring…
  • Nov 20

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court

    Shoddy "Factfinding" on Abortion Is Pervasive in State Legislatures, and Often Finds Its Way to the Court
    RH Reality Check: How Shoddy Evidence Finds Its Way From State Legislatures to the U.S. Supreme Court, by Sharona Coutts & Sofia Resnick: If you were a South Dakota legislator looking for expert evidence on how abortion affects women,…
  • Nov 13

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth

    Katha Pollitt Debunks Abortion Myth
    TIME: 6 Myths About Abortion, by Katha Pollitt: 1. The Bible forbids abortion. It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 46

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1685

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 612

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Nov 20

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling
    Following a Supreme Court decision, same-sex marriage will be allowed to continue in South Carolina. This morning, the Supreme Court denied a stay request from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. South Carolina’s AG asked the…
  • Nov 20

    Do ATF stings target criminals.... or poor people of color?

    Do ATF stings target criminals.... or poor people of color?
    Do ATF stings target criminals? Or poor people of color? Image from the New York Times. The New York Times today posted an interesting article about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosive's increasing use of "sting"…
  • Nov 19

    The Supreme Court and the Future of the ACA

    The Supreme Court and the Future of the ACA
    The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in the case of King v. Burwell. Under this grant, the Court will again take up the issue of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This will be second time the Court has...
Rank this Week: 2586

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/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 144

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 20

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability
    On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 4-2, decided to continue using the Restatement (Second) of Torts for products liability cases. Some highlights: Having considered the common law of Pennsylvania, the provenance of the strict…
  • Nov 20

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial
    On Tuesday in Harrisburg, the justices heard arguments over whether informed consent forms should ever be admissible in strict med mal cases (those without allegations of informed consent violations). Plaintiff's lawyer argued the forms could…
  • Nov 19

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu
    Omari Scott Simmons (Wake Forest) has posted to SSRN Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety. The abstract provides: A key challenge facing modern universities is…
Rank this Week: 376

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 20

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Nov 20

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference
    Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Cepelka, the…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government
    News reports indicate that President Obama will soon announce how he plans to use Executive Orders to implement some aspects of Immigration Reform, due to the failure of Congress to address the subject legislatively.  I recently had the…
  • Nov 18

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Stephanie Chiarelli and Adam Dejulio for reaching the octofinals of the Chicago Bar Association Competition this past weekend.  Attys. Kaitlyn Reise and Mindy Nolan coached the team and…
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
  • Nov 13

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Nov 20

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?
    A recent Princeton study by Martin Gillens and Benjamin I. Page concludes that the U.S. no longer has a democracy. “Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich,…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make you…
  • Nov 14

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci
    The Catholic Church at this moment in history is faced with a rising chorus of right-wing dissent. This movement poses a threat to Pope Francis's reforms, but the threat should not be overblown. The self-proclaimed leader of the resistance…
Rank this Week: 510

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 19

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
    The Law Library of Congress has organized a magnificent exhibit of the Magna Carta for the 800th Anniversary of that document. If you're going to the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan to get over to...
  • Nov 18

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ
    The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council have elected Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica as a member of the International Court of Justice. He will serve a nine-year term that begins on February 6, 2015. Mr. Robinson is the...
  • Nov 18

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court
    The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 18, 2014, the General Assembly…
Rank this Week: 572

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 93

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 3785

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/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 272

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 467

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/
Rank this Week: 480

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
  • Nov 18

    Restatement of Copyright?

    Restatement of Copyright?
    The American Law Institute has announced plans to produce a Restatement of Copyright. (Announcement here, including the names of the Reporter (NYU’s Chris Sprigman) and Associate Reporters (Lydia Loren, from Lewis & Clark; Tony…
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 513

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 18

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Times, October 1, 2014 “It’s disappointing that today’s decision lets law enforcement agents off the hook in a broader range of circumstances,” said Catherine Crump … who…
  • Nov 18

    The making of Ferguson

    The making of Ferguson
    Richard Rothstein writes for Economic Policy Institute, October 2014 No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas.…
  • Nov 18

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 59

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
  • Nov 17

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago
    Posing with Lee Sheppard before a discussion of Ed Kleinbard's book, on Halloween at NYU Law School.
  • Nov 17

    My own paper presentation at NTA

    My own paper presentation at NTA
    In addition to commenting on the Green-Phillips paper noted in the preceding blog entry, I also presented one of my recent papers, forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving…
Rank this Week: 1693

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
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 11

    I don’t get it

    I don’t get it
    I don’t get it. Political scientists tell us that the advantage of democracy is that the elected officials have to act for the benefit of most of the people. And if they don’t, they lose. So the Republican Administration of George…
Rank this Week: 3026

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/
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
  • Nov 17

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary
    This blog launched on February 8, 2005, meaning that our 10th anniversary is just a couple of months away. Where did the time go??? With our big milestone looming, we’re cooking up some special features to help celebrate in style.…
Rank this Week: 218