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Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 2

    The Problem with Justice Thomas’s Dignity Argument

    The Problem with Justice Thomas’s Dignity Argument
    Justice Thomas, in his fervent dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate same-sex marriage bans, has some interesting things to say about the concept of dignity. His view of human dignity is that it is innate and therefore…
  • Jul 2

    Who Needs Words Anymore?

    Who Needs Words Anymore?
    My worst fear has been realized: we can now stop writing in words. Last week, Chevy issued a press release written entirely in emoji (except for its hashtag line #ChevyGoesEmoji). Emoji are the little graphics that appear all over the digital…
  • Jun 30

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World

    Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World
    You could expect students in the Kettle Moraine school district to do well. The communities served by the district in western Waukesha County are generally doing well economically, parents are involved and expect good results, and the school…
Rank this Week: 3663

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 195

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: 864

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 2

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!
    The Summer 2015 schedule is posted! It’s a terrific group of guests, discussing topics ranging from legislative decision-making to control over robots. I look forward to chatting with them! Note: because I have several writing deadlines…
  • Jul 2

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!
    If you’ve been paying attention to the links below recent show posts (and why wouldn’t you? Are you THAT busy?), you may have noticed a new link to Stitcher. For those who don’t know, Stitcher is a proprietary podcast…
  • Jul 2

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 239, June 3, my interview with Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. Jacob has written an insightful critique of the costs associated with information…
Rank this Week: 2192

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Wrap Ups (On Air Commentary)

    Supreme Court Wrap Ups (On Air Commentary)
    The last several days have been a whirlwind of on air interviews about the Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions: Obamacare subsidies, same-sex marriage, lethal injection, etc. Plus, at the state level, New York Court of Appeals Judge Susan…
  • Jun 29

    Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail

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

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

    (The combined list) Update--Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail
    Here's the complete list, combining those from Supremely Polarized: Partisanship Continues to Prevail and the Update. (As in those previous posts, the Democratic Justices are in blue, the Republicans in red, and Kennedy in purple. (How…
Rank this Week: 4490

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 2

    From Chipotle: Two Minutes to Run

    From Chipotle: Two Minutes to Run
    Neil Gaimon taking part in Chipotle's Cultivating Thought Series: I am thinking about the fragility of civilization. Look around you, at the building you are in, the road you travel on. What you see was made by people who agreed...
  • Jul 2

    SoCal's Largest Immigration Detention Center is Growing

    SoCal's Largest Immigration Detention Center is Growing
    Adelanto Detention Center is Southern California's largest immigration detention facility. And it's about to get bigger. The facility, owned an operated by the private prison industry leader GEO Group Inc., currently houses 1,300 men. The LA…
  • Jul 2

    The Pope's Visa

    The Pope's Visa
    photo by Aletia Image Department As we told you yesterday, Pope Francis is coming to America. Here's the question tickling in the back of my head: How? I imagine he needs a visa. Vatican City is notably absent from the...
Rank this Week: 71

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect
    Spain's much criticized new "gag" law (ley mordaza) is now in effect, and its provisions could have a chilling effect on protest against government actions generally. Anyone convicted of illegally assembling, for example, could be…
  • Jul 2

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case
    Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that a prison sentence imposed on reporter Bekir Coskun for criticizing government officials was a violation of his freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Court has ordered the officials who…
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Jul 2

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding
    In a recent case called Madden v. Marine Midland Funding, the Second Circuit ruled that a loan owned by a debt collector violated New York's usury statute. The loan had been originally made by a national bank and was subsequently...
  • Jun 30

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case

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

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm
    Credit Slips blogger, Anna Gelpern, was on the Diane Rehm Show this morning discussing the financial problems in Puerto Rico and Greece. Gelpern of Georgetown University was joined by Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal and Matthias Matthjis…
Rank this Week: 894

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/
  • Jul 2

    Call for Submissions: Journal of Affordable Housing & Comm. Dev. Law Racial Justice Issue

    Call for Submissions: Journal of Affordable Housing & Comm. Dev. Law Racial Justice Issue
    Next month, I will end my nearly four-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief as the Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. I am so happy to be passing the torch to my very experienced Associate Editor, Laurie Hauber, who…
  • Jul 1

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in June

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in June
    Here is the monthly round-up: all of the land use law articles posted to the SSRN Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal in June. It is another hefty month of scholarship. This month also offers a number of...
  • Jun 30

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case

    SCOTUS Grants Cert in Eminent Domain Sign Case
    While everyone was rightly focused on the flurry of historic decisions at the end of the Supreme Court term (including the raisins takings case, my personal favorite) the court also granted cert in an interesting sign regulation case that,…
Rank this Week: 472

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 2

    Patel, Privacy, and Abortion

    Patel, Privacy, and Abortion
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I examine the case of Los Angeles v. Patel.  In particular, I discuss the significance of the majority's decision to rely on the abortion facial challenges analysis in Planned…
  • Jul 1

    Why Justice Scalia Should Seriously Consider Retiring

    Why Justice Scalia Should Seriously Consider Retiring
    by Eric SegallJustice Scalia is 79 years old and has served on the bench for almost 30 years. In 1995, I wrote an article in part defending his rules-oriented jurisprudence from what I thought were unfair attacks from Professor Laurence…
  • Jul 1

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position
    by Neil H. BuchananThe news from the Supreme Court late last week was truly historic.  The Affordable Care Act was saved from a silly lawsuit, and Justice Kennedy penned a genuinely moving affirmation of marriage equality.  Anyone…
Rank this Week: 885

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
  • Jul 1

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2
    The deadline for non-EU citizens to apply for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna [pdf] in Pisa, Italy, is TOMORROW, July 2, 2015 (first round of…
Rank this Week: 131

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
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC
    The enormous fine proposed by the FCC is also an extraordinary burden on protected speech. The FCC’s largest base fine for other types of violations by broadcasters is $10,000. — Jeffrey A. Marks, President & General…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
Rank this Week: 585

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 1

    What City of Los Angeles v. Patel Might Tell Us About Abortion

    What City of Los Angeles v. Patel Might Tell Us About Abortion
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, in which the Court held facially unconstitutional a statute requiring hotel operators to record, keep, and…
  • Jun 30

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?

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

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

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case
    UC Davis law professor Vikram David Amar discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., in which the Court held that Texas could, consistent with the First Amendment,…
Rank this Week: 646

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation
    Despite the fact that I sometimes feel I need to look at work materials while I'm at home in the evenings or on weekends - mainly to cue up my unconscious so it can problem-solve while my mind is offline, which seems to work a lot better, at…
  • Jul 1

    New paper posted on SSRN

    New paper posted on SSRN
    I have just posted on SSRN my draft paper, Taxing Potential Community Members' Foreign Source Income, which I wrote for a conference on citizenship and taxation that will be held at the University of Michigan Law School on October 9 of this…
  • Jul 1

    Back from Oxford

    Back from Oxford
    I've just returned from the UK, where last week I attended the 9th annual symposium at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.  I gave a talk on my recently SSRN-posted paper, "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a…
Rank this Week: 4739

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 22

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 1

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
Rank this Week: 587

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

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

    Are carbon taxes a barrier to energy innovation?

    Are carbon taxes a barrier to energy innovation?
    Not intended as a rhetorical question. Toward the end of this interesting Vox piece on new solar technologies, there's a claim by the policy expert that "Policies like renewable portfolio standards or carbon taxes might sound…
  • Jun 29

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule

    Student Loans and the Bagehot Rule
    As Prof Galle noted a few days ago, this blog has had a number of posts on student loans. I'm interested in the 2008 financial crisis, and I've been running across the Bagehot Rule a lot, which says that a...
  • Jun 24

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School

    A Solution to the Problem of Naive People Overspending on Law School
    This solution is simple. Let's go back to the old days, when all you had to do to practice law was to pass the bar exam. That will solve the problem of law school tuition. All the people who think...
Rank this Week: 1042

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

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

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jun 29

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981 (June 29, 2015). Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration of the petition. The case is "a legal challenge to the...
  • Jun 29

    Suppressed v. Suppressed

    Suppressed v. Suppressed
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted leave to file a petition for certiorari under seal. Suppressed v. Suppressed, 14M135 (U.S. June 29, 2015). (mew)
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Jul 1

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect

    Post-Obergefell Update from Alabama: Federal Injunction Now in Effect
    In the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell, federal judge Callie Granade issued an order today confirming that her earlier classwide preliminary injunction in the Strawser case is “now in effect and binding on…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State

    SCOTUS Cert. Grant in Musacchio v. United State
    There are some interesting procedural issues in Musacchio v. United States, a case for which the Supreme Court granted certiorari today. It presents two questions: (1) Whether the law-of-the-case doctrine requires the sufficiency of the…
  • Jun 29

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure

    Bitcoin and Civil Procedure
    Max Raskin, an NYU law student, has posted on SSRN his article Realm of the Coin: Bitcoin and Civil Procedure, published in 20 Fordham J. of Corporate & Financial Law, No. 4 (2015). Abstract: Bitcoin is a private currency issued...
Rank this Week: 328

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
  • Jul 1

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative
    Contrasting “Pittsburgh tech is booming!” stories with “the rest of Pittsburgh is struggling” is always interesting … because those sorts of comparisons are done so rarely. But the comparison tells us and others…
  • Jun 24

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie
    20,000 new residents for the City of Pittsburgh by 2025? Mayor Bill Peduto aims low, but that’s not the real problem in the newly-released “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan. [Welcoming Pittsburgh plan here.] Still, I’ll…
  • Jun 19

    Orphans Works and Fair Use

    Orphans Works and Fair Use
    .@ARLPolicy @mmasnick and @klsmith4906 have already blogged and tweeted most of what should be said about the recent Report on Orphan Works from the U.S. Copyright Office. Like them, I’m particularly concerned about the critical tone…
Rank this Week: 1535

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
Rank this Week: 385

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jul 1

    Alive

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

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

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

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
Rank this Week: 631

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

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

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

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

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 167

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Engstrom on Health Court

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

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination

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

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

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway
    Political subdivisions involved in the clean up of a corn mash spill onto a highway were denied sovereign immunity in a recent Nebraska case because they were on notice of the incident, had a reasonable amount of time to correct...
Rank this Week: 370

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 394

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    New Oxford Review

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

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

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

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

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 243

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

    Prisonology

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

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

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

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 2875

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Operating License

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

    LOT Hack

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

    Follow Up on Recent News Event

    Follow Up on Recent News Event
    There were multiple developments today in news stories about which we have recently blogged, so we have decided to include a brief list of links to keep readers up-to-date on these items: Portugal has chosen the investor group led by...
Rank this Week: 2890

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

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

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

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

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

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

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
Rank this Week: 773

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

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

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 440

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

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

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

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

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"

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

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage

    Justice Kennedy on Same-Sex Marriage
    Justice Kennedy’s opinions in gay rights cases have always reached for rhetorical heights, and some critics confuse that with mushy thinking. But his decision in Obergefell is compelling precisely because it avoids some of the cheap…
Rank this Week: 629

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 4078

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 1586

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 30

    Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet

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

    Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet

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

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

    CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims “No One” Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission
    Last week, the Conservative party posted an offensive advertisement on YouTube and Facebook titled Justin Trudeau on ISIS. The ad starts with ISIS music and images of prisoners about be drowned or beheaded before running short edited clips…
Rank this Week: 866

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

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

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

    The Asian Market for Contract

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

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 19

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

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

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

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

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

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 332

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4099

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 283

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4288

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

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

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

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

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

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

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

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in New Criminal Law Review): "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime" MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John…
Rank this Week: 838

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

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

    הנאום של ח"כ בגין בטקס חלוקת תעודות הבוגר

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

    כמה הערות על פרשת יואב אבן

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

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

    היועץ המשפטי לממשלה מחייב את המשטרה ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר.
    אתמול הודיע היועץ המשפטי לממשלה לוועדת החוקה חוק המשפט שסוף סוף המשטרה תתחיל ליישם את החוק לסגירת תיק בהסדר, באיחור אופנתי של שנתיים…
Rank this Week: 4394

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 807

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

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

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School

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

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned

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

    Lawyers as Leader

    Lawyers as Leader
    Leadership courses can prepare law students for the leadership roles they will assume as they serve their clients, law offices, and communities. The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Institute for Professional Leadership offers…
Rank this Week: 785

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Remembrance From My Mom’s Lifelong Friend, David Weber (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    I have several remembrances of my mom that have surfaced in the past few weeks. I’ll be sharing them in due course. I’ll start with this remembrance from David Weber, a friend of my mom for 50 years. David became...
Rank this Week: 1922