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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 322

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do
    David Super     After President Reagan demonstrated the enormous, underappreciated power of reconciliation to pass unpopular legislation, the Senate imposed stricter constraints on what reconciliation bills could…
  • Dec 4

    Bobbitt vs. Jaffer on Drone Strike

    Bobbitt vs. Jaffer on Drone Strike
    Philip Bobbitt, who to my mind does not enter the lists often enough, has a very insightful review of Jameel Jaffer's book on drone strikes up on the Just Security website.  Jaffer is not too happy with Bobbitt's review, and his reply is…
  • Dec 4

    Trump's real threat to democracy

    Trump's real threat to democracy
    Last week, CNN asked me to write about how President Donald Trump might restrict freedom of speech. Instead I sent them an op-ed explaining the real threats to democracy. Here it is.
Rank this Week: 305

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 5

    A Tale of Two Divorce

    A Tale of Two Divorce
    From the Chicago Tribune: For better or for worse, when it comes to divorce "for richer or for poorer" helps determine how much one spouse pays the other. In an ongoing divorce trial due to resume in mid-December, the…
  • Dec 4

    Children of divorce

    Children of divorce
    From Live Science: Divorce is often stressful for both parents and their children, and now a new report with some advice for parents encourages them to look to their children's pediatricians, therapists and others in their communities to help…
  • Dec 3

    India & Hague Abduction Convention

    India & Hague Abduction Convention
    From the Indian Express: After much deliberation, the Union government has decided that India will not ratify the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980). Signing the multilateral treaty would have meant…
Rank this Week: 359

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Dec 4

    Long-Distance Caregiving

    Long-Distance Caregiving
    The Alzheimer’s Association blog recently ran a post about the challenges of long-distance caregiving. The post features an interview with Richard Lui, a reporter for NBC and MSNBC, who flies weekly across country. Finding Joy in the Face…
  • Dec 1

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule
    The Administration on Aging (AoA) issued FAQ on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The purpose of the FAQs is " to assist State Agencies on Aging, States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with…
  • Nov 30

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?
    The NY Times ran an article recently focusing on bias against LGBTQI residents of nursing homes. No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians starts with telling the story of one resident who ended up filing suit,...
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
  • Dec 1

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect
    Back in April the U.S. Supreme Court adopted amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 6 ,and 82. Today is the effective date of those amendments. More details on the amendments are here.
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 333

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 308

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: 466

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
  • Nov 11

    Aviation in a Trump Administration

    Aviation in a Trump Administration
    Bloomberg News solicited comments from Professor Brian F. Havel in an article this week speculating on what U.S. aviation policy might look like under President-elect Trump.
  • Oct 19

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a press release yesterday informing the public about a host of forthcoming measures that could be fairly categorized as consumer protections for airline passengers. Impending changes include…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • Dec 5

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom
    The Senate should not reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to allow the Trump Administration to usher in needed reforms in the critical area of communications policy. As documented by the Free…
  • Dec 5

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?
    On November 9, pharmaceutical stocks soared as Donald Trump’s election victory eased concerns about government intervention in drug pricing. Shares of Pfizer rose 8.5%, Allergan PLC was up 8%, and biotech Celgene jumped 10.4%. Drug…
  • Nov 28

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch
    In recent years, aggressive antitrust enforcement overseas has increasingly targeted some of America’s most successful and innovative companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.  Inadequate foreign due process and…
Rank this Week: 482

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 5

    Interim Suspension Of Attorney Who Stalked Professor

    Interim Suspension Of Attorney Who Stalked Professor
    The Louisiana Supreme Court has granted a joint petition for interim suspension of an attorney While the order does not specify the bar allegations, the New Orleans Advocate (John Simerman) had this story from November 2015 A New Orleans…
  • Dec 5

    Reprimand Train Leaving Station

    Reprimand Train Leaving Station
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has raised the sanction from a proposed informal admonition to a board reprimand of a former Amtrak associate general counsel for litigation who backdated three documents…
  • Dec 5

    Crimes And More Lead To Indefinite Suspension

    Crimes And More Lead To Indefinite Suspension
    The full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney The respondent pleaded guilty to twelve counts of violating 12 U.S.C. § 2607(a) by giving real estate kickbacks to brokers and by giving and…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Dec 5

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract
    One of the things I find students struggle with when it comes to parol evidence is determining for what purpose they are considering the evidence. A recent case out of Maryland, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners v. Community Homes...
  • Dec 5

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?
    A California Court of Appeals recently answered yes to this question, although finding that in the case at issue, the facts didn’t warrant a finding of actual elder abuse. At bottom, the facts were as follows: an elderly couple –...
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
Rank this Week: 427

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/
Rank this Week: 459

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)
    I am a week late to this question about the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game. Quick reminder: The Ravens lined up to punt from their own 22, with 11 seconds left. The punter took the snap and danced around with the ball, while his…
  • Nov 28

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger
    Speculation has now centered on Mississippi being the next state that will step to the plate to challenge the federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. Over the weekend, the Mississippi Sun Herald published an editorial titled "States…
  • Nov 26

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA
    The inevitable partnership between eSports and the U.S. casino industry cleared another major hurdle earlier this month when the Nevada Gaming Control Board—the state agency which oversees the regulation and licensing of Nevada’s…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Dec 2

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.
    Readers of this Blog are no doubt familiar with United States v. Reddy Annappareddy, the District of Maryland case in which a guilty verdict was overturned (and new trial granted) with the grudging, belated concurrence of government…
  • Nov 22

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?
    We have been critical of FBI Director Comey's comments (see here and here) during the email investigations of Hillary Clinton. On a positive note, it was good to see him pull together the FBI for a quick review of Hillary...
  • Nov 20

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here that "[a]nyone who thinks this will be an easy nomination to put through, because Sessions is a sitting Senator, is in for a big surprise. It will be a bruising battle." I would add that...
Rank this Week: 403

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Dec 2

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion
    Guardian (November 30, 2016): Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion, by Henry McDonald: Ireland has offered Amanda Jane Mellet 30,000 euros as compensation for denying her access to abortion. Earlier this year,…
  • Dec 1

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health
    Atlantic (November 30, 2016): Tom Price: 'Not One Woman' Struggled to Afford Birth Control, by Olga Khazan: The New York Times has suggested that Donald Trump's nomination of Tom Price for secretary of the Department of Health and Human…
  • Nov 30

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse
    Washington Post (November 29, 2016): After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried, by Samantha Schmidt: On Monday, Texas officials finalized a new rule that prohibits the disposal of fetal remains…
Rank this Week: 517

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 1

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue
    In the decade of lobbying leading up to the reform of Canadian copyright law in 2012, the music industry had one core message: Canada needed to implement and ratify the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet treaties. While many…
  • Nov 30

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched her surprise national consultation on Canadian content in a digital world last April with considerable excitement for the possibilities of revolutionizing policies born in an analog era.…
  • Nov 23

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor
    The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage wrapped up its lengthy hearing on the media and local news last week with appearances from Facebook, Google, and the Globe and Mail (I appeared before the committee last month and my opening…
Rank this Week: 395

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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 378

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 419

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: 594

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
  • Nov 30

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Fifth District:  State v. Hidey, 2016 WL 5885507 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[a]ppellant the State of Ohio appeals a judgment of the…
Rank this Week: 699

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 693

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/
  • Dec 5

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation
    One of the emails that bring me daily tax updates included, among its more than a dozen headlines, this one: Trump Has a Family Foundation. Why Don’t You? Though I didn’t think the question was aimed at me personally, I did stop…
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
  • Nov 30

    Gambling With Tax Revenue

    Gambling With Tax Revenue
    As soda taxes gained voter approval in four cities earlier this month, Philadelphia continues to encounter challenges in its attempt to implement its version of the tax. Unlike those four cities, Philadelphia faces questions of state…
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Dec 4

    Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop

    Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop
    There's still time to attend a Legal Writing Insitute One-Day Workshop this year. Here's the list of the remaining programs: Brooklyn Law School (Dec. 10th) Drake Law School (Dec. 8th) Lewis & Clark (Dec. 10th) Touro Law Center (Dec.…
  • Nov 27

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award

    Reminder: Nominations for the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award
    A passionate advocate for interdisciplinary scholarship in law, literature, and language, Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013) was Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law and former Professor of Law and Director of Legal Rhetoric at…
  • Nov 16

    Hiring at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston

    Hiring at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston
    Northeastern University School of Law is seeking applicants for Assistant/Associate Teaching Professors, a full-time faculty position teaching legal research and writing, and legal skills beginning July 1, 2017. The Assistant/Associate…
Rank this Week: 601

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
  • Nov 30

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional

    Marquette Teams Win Best Petitioner Brief and Best Respondent Brief at NMCC Regional
    I had the privilege of working with two outstanding National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) teams again this year. The Region VIII round of the NMCC was hosted by Marquette November 19-20, 2016. Please congratulate team members Kayla…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
  • Dec 1

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief
    Miranda Forsyth, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), has published The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Beliefs at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 331 (2016). Here is the abstract. This article…
  • Dec 1

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live
    CNN is premiering a documentary on James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru whose enlightenment seminars led to tragedy at a sweat lodge in Sedona, Arizona. Three people died during the sweat lodge ceremony when they were overcome by the heat...
  • Nov 4

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England
    Via Stefan Bauer @BauerStefan: very interesting posts from Laura Sangha at the many-headed monster on the subject of the ghosts of early modern England. Here, part I: Dramatic news of the horrid ghosts of early modern England. Part II:…
Rank this Week: 664

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

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

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
  • Nov 29

    The Don in Giovanni

    The Don in Giovanni
    Hi folks, I don’t usually tell stories, but sometimes an ancient story seems to have contemporary relevance. We know the character I’m thinking about as DON Juan. In Italian it is DON Giovanni, the title character of a Mozart…
Rank this Week: 724

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

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

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

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 730

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 665

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
Rank this Week: 715

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 723

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 550

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    NYU Law School website link on high-end inequality

    NYU Law School website link on high-end inequality
    NYU Law School now has a link on ongoing work by members of the faculty, including me, on evaluating the issues around high-end inequality.  The link includes video of an interview I did, and there's also a link to the current draft…
  • Dec 3

    Asymmetry

    Asymmetry
    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, suppose that Trump had won the popular vote by 2.5 million, but that Clinton had won the Electoral College via narrow wins in several battleground states.  This alone would have produced a huge,…
  • Nov 29

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption
    This past Monday, Adair Morse of Berkeley presented her paper (coauthored with Marianne Bertrand of U Chicago), Trickle-Down Consumption.The paper is a nice, compressed job of empirical research, published recently but of particular interest…
Rank this Week: 1260

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 2

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage
    A bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday by Senators Booker and Gillibrand seeking to limit the consideration of race and gender in computing damage awards. The bill will have bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives. Ohio…
  • Dec 2

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course
    This summer I taught Products Liability, and I mused that it was a terrific capstone course. I received more evidence of this yesterday. One of the students in that course is graduating early this month. In a reception for our...
  • Dec 2

    CA: Will the California Supreme Court Reject "Innovator Liability"?

    CA: Will the California Supreme Court Reject "Innovator Liability"?
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing a case by one of the courts of appeal that adopted "innovator liability" in products cases, the doctrine imposing liability on brand name manufacturers for injuries caused by their generic…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency
    Republican FBI Director Comey and Russian intervention alone will make Donald Trump an illegitimate President. That is, he will have the power, but he has gained that power only because the democratic process has not been respected by the…
  • Dec 1

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography on Blacks on the (Radical) Left is available here. What follows is the introduction: This compilation was inspired by a blog post—and the excellent suggestions in the comments appended thereto—of the African…
  • Nov 22

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve
    That's the title of a paper that Charles Reid, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, has just posted to SSRN. Given the subject matter of the paper, some information about Professor Reid's academic background is relevant.…
Rank this Week: 808

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 1

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case
    In his November 29, 2016, Volokh Conspiracy post, Professor Orin Kerr raised some important points about the unintended or unanticipated consequences of the so-called Microsoft Ireland case. In that case, the Second Circuit decided that a…
  • Nov 30

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!
    Watch out! Fake news is coming to get you! Lock your doors and iPhones, guard your dogs and children, and hold on to your comb overs! But is fake news so bad, and isn't some, all, or most of it legally protected parody?  According to the…
  • Nov 29

    Wiretap Numbers Still Don't Add Up

    Wiretap Numbers Still Don't Add Up
    Earlier this year, I wrote that the wiretap numbers reported by the Administrative Office (AO) of the US Courts in its 2014 Wiretap Report and those disclosed in transparency reports by the major telecommunications companies just didn’t…
Rank this Week: 773

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/
  • Nov 30

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade
    What will become of the New Brunswick court case that promised to “free the beer” along with other goods traded across provincial borders? Some will recall the April decision in R. v. Comeau, which New Brunswick is apparently now…
  • Nov 30

    Writing for CanLII Connect

    Writing for CanLII Connect
    Consider this a clarion call for those of you who enjoy writing case comments, and are prepared to take the time to research and write a worthwhile case comment for CanLII Connects, to at least consider doing a few a...
  • Nov 29

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart
    This first part of this posting is a story that Bart Simpson would say is exactly what I should have expected and one for which both he and Homer would both award me D'OHs for expecting something else. The rest?...
Rank this Week: 937

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/
  • Nov 30

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!
    Credit Slips is honored to have been selected as part of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100, their annual list of the top 100 blogs about law and lawyering. It is our second year in a row for inclusion on the...
  • Nov 28

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy
    California's tiered homestead exemption protects a debtor's dwelling to the extent of $75,000, $100,000, or $175,000, depending upon the debtor's status, protects a like amount of proceeds of an execution sale of the homestead for six months…
  • Nov 28

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic

    The CFPB and Behavioral Economic
    This post is an extended aside from my previous post about David Evans' argument about the CFPB's mindset and institutional incentives. The point isn't critical to Evans' argument, but I'm writing because it really irks me because it shows…
Rank this Week: 832

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

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

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum
    Hi Everyone! I am happy to announce that my home institution has organized the inaugural Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum, scheduled for December 2, 2016 - only 2 weeks away! This is a great event for to those...
  • Sep 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
Rank this Week: 1272

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
  • Jul 29

    Show # 257 — Prof. Neil Netanel on Jewish copyright law — posted

    Show # 257 — Prof. Neil Netanel on Jewish copyright law — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 257, June 17, my interview with Prof. Neil Netanel of UCLA Law, author of From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print. I’ve had occasion to discuss Jewish…
Rank this Week: 772

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
  • Oct 12

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full
    Free download:  “Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1858741 That’s a full and complete account of innovation and other things in Pittsburgh today, or the good, the bad, and the…
  • Oct 4

    GFOP: Bob Bradley, Swansea City, and Soccer’s Past and Future

    GFOP: Bob Bradley, Swansea City, and Soccer’s Past and Future
    First the loss of the colonies, and now an American manager in the Premier League. It might as well be the end of the Empire. The big news for American soccer fans, of course, is the appointment of Bob Bradley, a New Jersey native, as manager…
  • Sep 28

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New
    There is more to say, as it turns out, about law and tech and entrepreneurship and Pittsburgh and various and sundry other things. Since the end of Pittsblog (born 2003, suspended 2013) and the earlier version of this site (born 2004,…
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 1270

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still well beyond what U.S.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the dramatic energy transition needed to address climate change.  To be…
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
Rank this Week: 943

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 23

    Third petition on surrogate expert

    Third petition on surrogate expert
    Tim Provis, counsel for the petitioner in Roalson v. Wisconsin, No. 15-6037, which presents an issue similar to Griep and Katso, has kindly provided me with copies of the papers on cert.  Here are links to the Petition, the State's Brief…
  • Nov 25

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"
    At least two cert petitions are currently before the Supreme Court on the question of whether, or when, a prosecution may present the substance of an out-of-court testimonial statement through an in-court witness who bases an opinion in part…
  • Jun 22

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark
    Joan Meier, who commented last week on this blog, and I appeared on Friday on a Los Angeles public radio show, discussing Ohio v. Clark. If you're interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.  By the way, Joan cited favorably a…
Rank this Week: 900

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/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 889