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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
  • Jan 28

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi
    From SFGate: Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008, lawyer Carey Varnadotold the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.…
  • Jan 27

    Custody Dispute

    Custody Dispute
    From Between the Lines News: A custody case filed against a local lesbian woman will soon be presented before a Wayne County Judge, as the children's biological father seeks full custody. Annette Burgan, 44, has three children. The metro…
Rank this Week: 304

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 29

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance
    by Michael DorfLast Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, about half a dozen protesters briefly disrupted the Supreme Court's proceedings. The next day, Sheldon Silver, the long-time Speaker of the New York State…
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
  • Jan 27

    The Greek Elections and the European Great Depression

    The Greek Elections and the European Great Depression
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananThree years ago, in a Dorf on Law post titled (in what is easily my most cringe-worthy play on words) "Owed on a Grecian Urge," I described how Greece had become the reflexive cautionary tale for those in the…
Rank this Week: 435

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School
    In Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, (NS SC, Jan. 28, 2015), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, in a 138-page opinion, held that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society exceeded its authority when it refused to…
  • Jan 29

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer
    Miami Herald reports that at a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay yesterday, the defense lawyer for former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi asked for an expansion of the existing order barring female guards being used to…
  • Jan 29

    Trial of Egyptian Poet Over Facebook Posting Begin

    Trial of Egyptian Poet Over Facebook Posting Begin
    Reuters reports that an initial hearing in the trial of poet Fatima Naoot was held yesterday in Egypt. She is charged with contempt of Islam, spreading sectarian strife and disturbing public peace because of a Facebook post criticizing…
Rank this Week: 29

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jan 29

    Defining Hillary Down

    Defining Hillary Down
    As Marco Rubio collects early support from key supporters, Scott Walker surges in grass roots’ awareness, Chris Christie organizes his fundraising, Jeb Bush wins the Murdoch primary, and Mitt Romney launches Campaign 3.0, the key…
  • Jan 28

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; Chairman, Pacific Research Institute Last week President Obama delivered his…
  • Jan 27

    Rorke Denver on “American Sniper”

    Rorke Denver on “American Sniper”
    Rorke Denver, a SEAL commander whose role in the film Act of Valor and his book Damn Few have made him one of the most in-demand speakers in America, was a SEAL Team Three colleague of Chris Kyle, and Denver writes about the movie, the…
Rank this Week: 2361

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 29

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic
    Cosmo runs a story about the troubles that Planned Parenthood has encountered while trying to build up a new clinic in New Orleans: Over the past several years, Louisiana passed a series of abortion restrictions. But one change that flew...
  • Jan 29

    Kloppers & Pienaar on Land Reform in South Africa

    Kloppers & Pienaar on Land Reform in South Africa
    Henk Kloppers (North-West University) & Gerrit Pienaar (North-West University) have posted The Historical Context of Land Reform in South Africa and Early Policies (Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The…
  • Jan 27

    Property Poetry

    Property Poetry
    Monica Youn, a Yale law grad and poet has a book coming out, entitled Blackacre. Her poem Whiteacre was recently featured on the American Academy of Poets website. Here's an interview with Youn, where she talks about the influence of...
Rank this Week: 222

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jan 29

    Human Rights Conference Scam

    Human Rights Conference Scam
    Once a week, maybe more, I receive an e-mail invitation to participate in a generic-sounding conference, usually in an exotic location. Often, the conference topics are human rights related -- perhaps focused on worldwide trafficking or child…
  • Jan 28

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?
    With fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Much to the disappointment of activists seeking to terminate the ban entirely, the new policy replaced a lifetime ban...
  • Jan 27

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?
    by JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School The U.S. prides itself on free and fair elections. Indeed, the Constitution and federal law guarantee equality in voting: the “one person, one vote” standard was…
Rank this Week: 2011

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 29

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
  • Jan 27

    Hubbard on the Application of Tort and Regulation to Robot

    Hubbard on the Application of Tort and Regulation to Robot
    Patrick Hubbard (South Carolina) has just published Sophisticated Robots: Balancing Liability, Regulation, and Innovation in the Florida Law Review. The abstract provides: Our lives are being transformed by large, mobile, “sophisticated…
Rank this Week: 711

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jan 29

    Appreciating Good Ripple

    Appreciating Good Ripple
    I just posted an item about a conference organized by my former student, Brian Jarrett, who teaches at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I am very proud of Brian and other former students, and this conference prompted me to reflect on…
  • Jan 29

    Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Brian Jarrett (Alaska-Fairbanks Program on Dispute Resolution, Peace-Building, and Restorative Practices) is organizing the Fifth Annual Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 3 pm to…
  • Jan 28

    Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award – Call for Nomination

    Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award – Call for Nomination
    The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s is pleased to announce a new award for scholarship in the field of ADR. Here’s the notice, with info on nominations: The Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award…
Rank this Week: 1548

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: 4774

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1351

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 28

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience
    The Milwaukee Public Schools system is “at a tipping point” where improvements in how the system is run and a strong base of community support need to lead to better overall academic achievement for students, the new…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
  • Jan 27

    More on Boehner’s Invitation to Netanyahu

    More on Boehner’s Invitation to Netanyahu
    As I mentioned in my previous post, House Speaker John Boehner recently invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the subject of Iran’s nuclear program, and he did this without consulting the White…
Rank this Week: 4767

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 28

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Ohio AG Mike DeWine this week sued the federal government for levying an assessment against the state under the ACA's Transitional Reinsurance Program. DeWine argues that the federal assessment on…
  • Jan 27

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a Letter to the Governore of Alabama, Robert Bentley today, the Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (pictured) asked the Governor to continue to…
  • Jan 26

    Brennan Center on Citizens United and Campaign Spending

    Brennan Center on Citizens United and Campaign Spending
    The Brennan Center's Daniel Weiner recently released Citizens United Five Years Later, the Center's latest in an outstanding series of reports on Citizens United, campaign spending, and the 2014 elections. Weiner writes that the case's…
Rank this Week: 325

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/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 536

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 28

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?
    In an article on Nelson Peltz's looming proxy fight at DuPont, the WSJ observed that: The challenge for both sides now is to win over shareholders. Typically, the biggest investors reserve judgment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 28

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook
    From today's WSJ comes a must read column by Dennis Berman in which he argues that: The vast majority [of shareholder activist funds] are making similar demands of their targets, delivered with what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 166

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 28

    Op-Ed: Nebraska Desperately Needs Sensible Criminal Justice Legislation

    Op-Ed: Nebraska Desperately Needs Sensible Criminal Justice Legislation
    Former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Tom Monaghan and Executive Director of the Nebraska Innocence Project Tracy Hightower-Henne are calling for reform of state laws that are preventing potentially wrongfully convicted people from receiving new…
  • Jan 27

    National Registry Reports Record Number of Exonerations in 2014

    National Registry Reports Record Number of Exonerations in 2014
    2014 was a record year for exonerations, according to a report released today by the National Registry of Exonerations at the University of Michigan Law School. A total of 125 exonerations were recorded by the registry, 34 more than last year…
  • Jan 26

    New York Man Cleared by DNA of Wife’s Murder Dies in Car Crash

    New York Man Cleared by DNA of Wife’s Murder Dies in Car Crash
    Newsday reports that John Grega of Long Island, New York, died in a tragic car accident on Friday evening. Grega had been wrongly convicted in 1995 for the 1994 rape and murder of his wife, but was released in 2012 after DNA proved that he…
Rank this Week: 1059

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Jan 28

    Paul McGreal Named Dean at Creighton

    Paul McGreal Named Dean at Creighton
    Congratulations to former Law Deans blogger, Paul McGreal, who has been named the new dean at Creighton. The press release is here.
  • Jan 28

    Welcoming Dean Rick Bales to the Blog

    Welcoming Dean Rick Bales to the Blog
    I am pleased to report that Dean Rick Bales of Ohio Northern will be a regular blogger on this site. Rick is a graduate of Cornell Law School, and has been dean since 2013.
  • Jan 21

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?
    Mario Mainero, Professor of Academic Achievement and Director of Bar Services at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law thinks so. His article, “We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive…
Rank this Week: 2016

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN
    I have just learned that friend-of-blog and employment law scholar/expert Nicole Porter (Toledo) has just uploaded a significant amount of her wonderful scholarship on SSRN. I am sure that most of our readers are familiar with Nicole's…
  • Jan 28

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference
    The Thirteenth International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi will take place on March 19 – 20, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “Employment Relations and Transformation of the Enterprise in the Global…
  • Jan 27

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"
    Many of you in the Northeast may be snowed in or facing hazardous travel conditions (we here in South Carolina typically don't have to worry about that). So if you are enjoying a Snow day off, you might contemplate whether...
Rank this Week: 106

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?
    In announcing the federal government’s approval of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, Governor Mike Pence invoked common sense in defending his insistence that beneficiaries shoulder a share of their health care premiums. But relying on common…
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

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

    2012 All Over Again

    2012 All Over Again
    In 2012, the Supreme Court heard two important Medicaid cases, one in January of 2012 pertaining to payment rates (Douglas v. ILC), and the other in March 2012 pertaining to the ACA's Medicaid expansion (NFIB v. Sebelius). In Douglas, the...
Rank this Week: 752

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jan 28

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid
    Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been the subject of repeated takeover attempts by both Ryanair and I.A.G., but I.A.G.'s most recent proposal is one step closer to success as the Aer Lingus board has recommended that the airline's…
  • Jan 27

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?
    Following the revelation that a remotely piloted quadcopter landed on the White House lawn, the question everyone is asking today is what the ramifications will be for unmanned vehicle usage in the United States. It's possible that such a…
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
Rank this Week: 312

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 28

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO
    There’s a very interesting sentence in a New York Times story today about the Chinese company Alibaba. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a report criticizing illegal practices on Alibaba’s shopping web…
  • Jan 28

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie
    New reading recommendation: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Duties, by Megan Shaner at Univ. of Oklahoma COL, published in UC Davis Law Review, November 2015. Abstract: Over the past few decades, officers have arguably become some…
  • Jan 27

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought
    Lawrence Cunningham has written an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal, The Secret Sauce of Corporate Leadership: Splitting the CEO and chairman jobs is beside the point. What’s needed is a skeptical No. 2. Cunningham argues that…
Rank this Week: 198

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 45

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 203

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 371

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Chinese competition law: the anaconda in the chandelier

    Chinese competition law: the anaconda in the chandelier
    Back in 2002, the China scholar (and my ...
  • Jan 27

    Dentons-Dacheng merger: some question

    Dentons-Dacheng merger: some question
    The New York Times has a report today about a merger between Dentons and Dacheng, a Chinese law firm. According to the report, "[l]ike a number of other large law firms, the partnership will be structured as a Swiss verein,...
  • Jan 27

    Yirenping seeking summer legal intern

    Yirenping seeking summer legal intern
    The Chinese public interest group Yirenping is seeking summer legal interns. Fluent Chinese is not a requirements; they have different jobs depending on Chinese language skills. For more details, see this informative announcement. The…
Rank this Week: 602

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
  • Jan 7

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law
    Last fall, I started a series of posts here on substantive criminal law theory.  I wasn’t satisfied with the way they were framed, though, and decided to approach the topic differently through a series of posts on the Marquette Law…
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
Rank this Week: 4765

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/
  • Jan 28

    Since we seem to be stuck with 529 plans, let's fix 'em

    Since we seem to be stuck with 529 plans, let's fix 'em
    The Obama administration announced yesterday that it was dropping its proposal to tax distributions out of "529 plans," and in some ways that is too bad. (A 529 plan, for readers without college-bound descendants, is a tax-free…
  • Jan 26

    Catastrophe Insurance for Global Warming

    Catastrophe Insurance for Global Warming
    At the AEA meetings in Boston this January Robert Barro talked about global warming. He has a draft paper out, "Environmental Protection, Rare Disasters, and Discount Rates," where he argues that the biggest concern in global…
  • Jan 26

    Graham et al.: Do CEOs Understand the Corporate Tax?

    Graham et al.: Do CEOs Understand the Corporate Tax?
    "Tax Rates and Corporate Decision Making" JOHN R. GRAHAM, Duke University, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) MICHELLE HANLON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management TERRY J. SHEVLIN,…
Rank this Week: 4485

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: 42

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    #Not All Conviction

    #Not All Conviction
    Sadly, the only lessons anyone will learn about campus sexual assault from the convictions of two former Vanderbilt football players is 1) Don't be so stupid (or arrogant) as to record and share your criminal activity and 2) You cannot get…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity
    I have a new article for Sports Illustrated on the labor dispute in Major League Soccer and potential legal options for the players and the league. Hope you can check it out.
  • Jan 26

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?

    Did a Patriots staffer cause Deflategate?
    Another surreal day in Deflategate. I have new article tonight for Sports Illustrated on allegations against a Patriots locker room attendant and how the Patriots are prepared to fight back. Hope you can check it out.
Rank this Week: 907

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment
    After “Paul Robert Gunter [was] convicted and sentenced on multiple counts related to two international investment fraud schemes”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Odoni, 2015 WL 150740 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department
    As Wikipedia explains, territorial jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court's power over events and persons within the bounds of a particular geographic territory. If a court does not have territorial jurisdiction over…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

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

    No standing for injunction-only cla

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

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jan 28

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a roundtable on proxy voting to take place on February 19. The roundtable is to focus on two key questions: (1) whether to facilitate use of universal proxies, and (2) increasing…
  • Jan 24

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

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

    The best college majors for busine

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

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    The Taxation of Egg Donation

    The Taxation of Egg Donation
    Almost two years ago, in Getting Smart About Tax Questions, I expressed agreement with the advice given to an individual who donated eggs to a fertility clinic, that the compensation received for doing so was includible in gross income. I…
  • Jan 26

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction

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

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
Rank this Week: 1909

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: 910

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/
  • Jan 28

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline
    There has been much talk recently regarding Section 2B1.1 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, commonly referred to as the Fraud Guidelines. Earlier this year, I noted in a post that the American Bar Association had issued a report calling…
  • Jan 26

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice
    Earlier this month, my colleague Lucien E. Dervan highlighted the issue of collateral consequences as one of the criminal justice hot topics of the year ("Collateral Consequences in 2015, " Jan. 7,2015). Prof. Dervan mentioned the…
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
Rank this Week: 319

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jan 27

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 2)
    So what can be gleaned from the list of gay rights decisions and the Justices' votes which we laid out in the last post? A few interesting facts emerge. Of the 7 cases--from Bowers v Hardwick in 1986 to U.S. v Windsor in 2013--all but one…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)

    Supreme Court: Justices' Voting in Gay Rights Cases (Part 1)
    We'll return to Gov. Cuomo's two yet-to-be-confirmed nominees to New York's Court of Appeals. But first, last post's look at the party affiliation of gubernatorial appointees to the high court suggested a brief detour. Let's review the party…
  • Jan 23

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

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

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jan 27

    Australian Government Proposes Funding For Students Wishing To Study CAM

    Australian Government Proposes Funding For Students Wishing To Study CAM
    The Australian newspaperThe Age reports that the current Australian federal government plans to subsidize students wishing to learn about such things as homeopathy, naturopathy, iridology, and other non-traditional courses of study private…
  • Jan 9

    Law and Magic On "The McCarthys"

    Law and Magic On "The McCarthys"
    The lawyer/magician has made it onto scripted television. On the January 8, 2015 episode of the CBS series The McCarthys, titled "Marjorie and Eileen," Marjorie's brother-in-law a partner at a BigLaw firm, announces that he retired…
  • Dec 31

    Argentina's President "Adopts" Boy To Avoid Werewolf Outcome

    Argentina's President "Adopts" Boy To Avoid Werewolf Outcome
    NBC News reports that the President of Argentina has "adopted" a seventh son of an Argentinian family, in order to prevent him from becoming a werewolf. Yes, according to South American folklore, a seventh son might become a…
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In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 27

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014
    Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 31, 2014 “If it stays this low it remains unmitigated good news in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated, even just a decade ago,” said noted criminologist and law professor…
  • Jan 27

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014 If China’s leadership is genuine about wanting to clean up the party, it should explore the possibility of moving the power to investigate and adjudicate cases of…
  • Jan 27

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US
    Ian Haney López interviewed by NPR, December 30, 2014 We need to get beyond the opinion, beyond the ideas and really ask, ‘How is race really working in terms of allocating power and resources in our society?’” says…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 387

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/
  • Jan 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
Rank this Week: 394

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Zachary Ahonen, Note, The Recent Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Interest Rate Swaps: A Road to Recovery through the Frustration of…
  • Jan 27

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action
    James J. Park has posted Bondholders and Securities Class Actions on SSRN with the following abstract: Prior studies of corporate and securities law litigation have focused almost entirely on cases filed by shareholder plaintiffs. Bondholders…
  • Jan 27

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market
    Feng Chen, Ole-Kristian Hope, Qingyuan Li, and Xin Wang have posted Flight to Quality in International Markets: Political Uncertainty and Investors’ Demand for Financial Reporting Quality on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine…
Rank this Week: 342

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

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

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
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Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jan 27

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra
    Seth Victor The blawg previously commented on the ongoing issues surrounding California’s ban on the sale of foie gras, particularly the idea of giving away foie gras as a “complimentary side” when selling some other…
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

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

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
Rank this Week: 4493

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jan 27

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16
    I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again…
  • Jan 22

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

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

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

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put…
Rank this Week: 2216

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case
    Nearly 50 years after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project the Supreme Court recently addressed the interpretation of this law and whether the law…
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
Rank this Week: 2184