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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name
    My down and dirty research indicates that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled while President Obama has been in office.  The Dow began the day at 17,044.  When Obama took office, the Dow was at 7,949. The result…
  • Aug 28

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler
    Rob Weiner In the hopes of capping the increasingly tedious (not to mention snarky) contretemps with Professor Jonathan Adler, I think it worth reviewing a few of the instances where his responses to my blog posts on Halbig have ignored,…
  • Aug 28

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case
    Yesterday a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned the convictions of 16 members of the Bergholz Old Order Amish community in Ohio under the 2009 federal hate-crimes law, even though it was undisputed…
Rank this Week: 194

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
Rank this Week: 193

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 28

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
  • Aug 5

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce
    From Slate: For years, researchers have observed a correlation between U.S. couples with daughters and their likelihood of divorce, which tends to be somewhat higher than for couples with sons. In both academic circles and in popular culture,…
Rank this Week: 210

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
Rank this Week: 207

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

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

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 261

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/
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
  • Aug 4

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Professors Charlie Silver and David Hyman have posted their latest article, "Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Justice-Talk and the Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation," on SSRN. Their article studies the people behind the…
  • Aug 4

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund
    Professor Linda Mullenix has posted a new article titled "Designing Compensatory Funds: In Search of First Principles" on SSRN. It takes on several high-profile compensation funds and may have something of interest to say about how…
Rank this Week: 257

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 14

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend
    A column in the forthcoming print issue of the Economist uses last week's announcement that Malaysia Airlines may return to full state control as an excuse to criticize governments' unwillingness to allow airlines to fail. Given the unique…
  • Aug 1

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program
    The United States Trade and Development Agency has announced an agreement to work with two Indian agencies, the Airports Authority of India and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, to develop standards and testing procedures suitable for…
  • Jul 29

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone
    After meeting with representatives from IATA and other aviation organizations earlier today, ICAO has announced that it will create a task force to study potential policy responses to the security issues raised by the downing of Malaysia…
Rank this Week: 255

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2
    Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post. To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide I have all the cases, as well as links to...
  • Aug 29

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
    If you write about arbitration, dispute resolution in general, or related topics (mandatory arbitration clauses come immediately to mind), you may be interested in presenting your current research at the AALS ADR Section’s Eighth Annual…
  • Aug 28

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find
    "Fedexgroundtruck" by Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia - According to FedEx, the people who drive up to your house in FedEx trucks, wearing FedEx uniforms and delivering FedEx packages are not FedEx employees. They are independent…
Rank this Week: 299

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: 298

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
  • Jun 7

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's…
  • Jun 7

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 286

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 29

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership

    Sovereign Immunity Protects Official's Determination of Streambed Ownership
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled this week in Lacano Investments v. Balash that state sovereign immunity barred a suit against a state official for his determination that streambeds claimed by the plaintiffs…
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .

    Texas Supreme Court: Injunction Prohibiting Future Defamation an Unconstitutional Prior Restraint But . . .
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its unanimous opinion today in Kinney v. Barnes, the Texas Supreme Court (pictured) considered the constitutionality of requested relief on an injunction in a…
  • Aug 28

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment

    Tenth Circuit Upholds NLRB Ruling with Recess Appointment
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Tenth Circuit yesterday upheld an NLRB order by a Board panel that included Craig Becker, one of President Obama's recess appointments to the Board. The court suggested that the parties might…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Aug 29

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"
    Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzhemier's disease in 2011, and with his wife, he bravely told the public. What happened next -- on his "Goodbye Tour"-- has been turned into a vivid, moving film. The trailer of "Glen Campbell…
  • Aug 29

    Kaiser Health News: Will Calif. Governor Sign Legislation Limiting Medicaid Estate Recovery?

    Kaiser Health News: Will Calif. Governor Sign Legislation Limiting Medicaid Estate Recovery?
    From Kaiser Health News (in partnership with NPR and Capitol Public Radio): "A bill passed by the California legislature this week is putting Gov. Jerry Brown in a delicate position: Sign the measure and support consumer demands for a…
  • Aug 28

    The Latest Ruling on "The Most Litigated Will In History"

    The Latest Ruling on "The Most Litigated Will In History"
    Pennsylvania has a long and colorful history with charitable trusts and bequests coming from wealthy entrepreneurs, including the histories of The Barnes Foundation and The Hershey Trust, both of which have generated "classic" cases…
Rank this Week: 316

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I…
  • Aug 28

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to Readers: My new Verdict column was published this morning: "One Wrong Answer to Some Very Important Questions: Understanding Why Cash Payments to College Athletes is a Bad Idea."  I discuss that…
  • Aug 27

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma
    by Michael DorfIn my new Verdict column I endorse the proposal for police to be equipped with wearable cameras to record police-citizen interactions. I note the legitimate concerns raised by these proposals but conclude that they can be…
Rank this Week: 329

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
  • Aug 28

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing
    Nicholas McBride (Cambridge) has posted to SSRN Tort Law and Human Flourishing. The abstract provides: This is the second in a loose ‘trilogy’ of three papers that I presented at successive Obligations conferences: Obligations V (at the…
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
Rank this Week: 371

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 365

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/
  • Aug 29

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!
    We make every effort at the blog to publicize as many land use law events as possible. Given the blog's readership, we tend to focus on events held at law schools and practitioner events that are national in scope. That...
  • Aug 28

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton C. Martin (unaffiliated) recently published, Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties, in the spring edition of Urban Lawyer. Here is the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be…
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
Rank this Week: 391

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: 384

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/
  • Aug 29

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Supreme Court Review and Preview
    The John Marshall Law School will hold a U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview Program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. The law school is located at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (mew) Related articles...
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
Rank this Week: 411

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law
    CALL FOR PAPERS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS -- NEW VOICES PANEL ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS (AALS) January 2-5, 2015, Washington, D.C. The AALS Section on International Human Rights has issued a call for papers…
  • Aug 29

    Libel Tourism Lecture at the University of Denver

    Libel Tourism Lecture at the University of Denver
    Anything you publish on the Internet can be viewed almost anywhere in the world. Whether that post is actionable as defamation depends not on where it was written but on where it was viewed or "published." This creates opportunties…
  • Aug 27

    New Article on the New Chinese Trademark Law

    New Article on the New Chinese Trademark Law
    The Law Journal of the International Trademark Association has just published a useful article on the new Chinese Trademark Law, which entered into effect in May 2014. The article is by Paul Kossof and is based the book that he...
Rank this Week: 419

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Aug 28

    Money and the Democrat

    Money and the Democrat
    In a series of well known decisions, Republicans on the Supreme Court have made it easy for big money to influence the outcome of election campaigns. The cynical side of me suggests that it is not a coincidence that these decisions are likely…
  • Aug 26

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 22

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. is a prominent Catholic theologian whose book Quest for a Living God was criticized by a committee of American Bishops for not toeing the Vatican line. I would ordinarily regard this as a description and not a…
Rank this Week: 415

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 439

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • Aug 30

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing
    Adam Levitin at Credit Slips has an interesting breakdown of MBS litigation settlements. He points out that of the $94.6 billion in settlement funds, only 2% has gone to private investors alleging securities-fraud-type claims. He concludes:…
  • Aug 29

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law
    A California Western faculty member provided me with the announcement below (the emphasis is mine for the benefit of our readers): CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW in San Diego invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty…
  • Aug 29

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal

    Joshua Fershee quoted in Greenwire on the Kinder Morgan deal
    BPLB's own Joshua Fershee, Professor of Law with the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University College of Law, was quoted in a Greenwire story on the Kinder Morgan deal. You can read the full story below...
Rank this Week: 488

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: 498

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/
  • Aug 29

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health On September 9 Apple is hosting its ‘Wish We Could Say More’ event. In the interim we will be deluged with usually uninformed speculation about the new iPhone, an iWatch wearable, and who knows what...
  • Aug 28

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech
    Reversing its previous deference to corporate speech interests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit came down in favor of consumer protection in a July 29 decision. In American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the…
  • Aug 27

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery
    (Warning: this post discusses the pilot episode of the Lottery, a show that debuted on Lifetime in mid-July. If you want to be surprised by the basic plot elements of the show, perhaps hold off on reading this…). I have...
Rank this Week: 496

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Aug 25

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen
    The Hollywood Reporter's Allison Keene reviews The History Channel's miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody, here. Houdini premieres Labor Day (September 1st) at 9, 8 Central time.
  • Aug 11

    Law Vs. Magic

    Law Vs. Magic
    I came across this review/discussion of Edith Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle by Emily Croy Barker, published in the New York Times last year. Says Ms. Barker, As disciplines, magic and the law are usually considered to have little in…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Magic

    Legal Magic
    More lawyer-magicians: Bill Evans, current President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and David Cohen of Reed Smith. Check out Mr. Cohen's videos: he uses magic to explain some discovery issues and other interesting issues that…
Rank this Week: 503

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
  • Aug 29

    Detroit Bankruptcy Case – Judge Chastises Attorneys for Claiming Mediator Bia

    Detroit Bankruptcy Case – Judge Chastises Attorneys for Claiming Mediator Bia
    In the Detroit bankruptcy case, one of the creditors claimed that the mediators – one of whom is the Chief US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan – were biased in favor of some philanthropic creditors. …
  • Aug 27

    Negotiating the Recline Function on your Airline Seat

    Negotiating the Recline Function on your Airline Seat
    After yesterday’s diverted flight in which a United plane had to land over a dispute regarding someone’s right to recline their seat, I think I see a business opportunity for dispute resolution.  Josh Barro for The Uphot in…
  • Aug 26

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th
    On Saturday Sept. 27th the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will be hosting the 6th Annual Aspiring Law Professors Conference.  The conference is valuable for anyone considering a career as a law…
Rank this Week: 566

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?
    In a new column for Sports Illustrated, I'm pessimistic that Josh Gordon -- suspended for the 2014 season -- would be able to take on and beat the NFL in court.
  • Aug 28

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court
    Dan Wallach noticed and investigated that Donald Sterling failed to file an appeal to the California Supreme Court by Monday's deadline.  I write about the impact of Sterling's inaction in a new piece for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
Rank this Week: 511

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 541

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 27

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of "reasonable expectation of privacy."  The principle is particularly important with respect to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that…
  • Aug 27

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 23, 2014 as What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation” of Privacy? Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of “reasonable expectation of privacy.”  The…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
Rank this Week: 509

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 557

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/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 575

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 508

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Mar 31

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....
    You have, I'm sure, heard the chill winds blowing through the dusty streets of the Mootness blog. Noted the tumbleweeds rolling by. Heard the cockroaches scurry over the floorboards of a place where good people once laughed and loved. Seen…
  • Feb 13

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me
    Does anyone have results for the 2007 State of Michigan Moot Court Competition? I've got some info regarding previous competitions, but not the most recent one.
  • Jan 31

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition
    A quick & dirty post on a just-completed tournament: Winner & Best Oral Advocate: Chicago-Kent College of LawRunner-up & 2nd-Best Oral Advocate: University of ColoradoBest Brief: University of California, Davis The other semifinalist teams…
Rank this Week: 531

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    Supreme Court Review on Employee Benefit Cases (Dudenhoeffer and Hobby Lobby)

    Supreme Court Review on Employee Benefit Cases (Dudenhoeffer and Hobby Lobby)
    (This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) This blog post is the third of three on labor and employment law cases by the United States Supreme Court in the last Term. This post focuses on…
  • Aug 27

    US Supreme Court Review: Two Labor Law Cases (Noel Canning and Harris v. Quinn)

    US Supreme Court Review: Two Labor Law Cases (Noel Canning and Harris v. Quinn)
    (This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) Last month I commenced a series of posts of the United States Supreme Court’s labor and employment law decisions last term by blogging on…
  • Aug 27

    The Likely and the Less Likely — Insights from the New Law School Poll

    The Likely and the Less Likely — Insights from the New Law School Poll
    The Registered and the Likely – maybe that could be the name of a political soap opera, although I doubt it would attract high ratings in the general public. But it would attract high ratings among those involved in election campaigns…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Aug 26

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)
    In my intended continuing series reviewing the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to Rule 4(m). For background, see my earlier post…
  • Aug 25

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!
    The New York Times reports that Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada. Will civil procedure ever be the same? Start drafting those new choice-of-law clauses now! RJE
  • Aug 24

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1
    The controversial proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were first published for comment in August 2013, somewhat modified after vociferous public comment, and approved by the Advisory Committee and the Standing…
Rank this Week: 616

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 607

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 646

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 29

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy

    In memoriam: Jeremiah Healy
    See Jeremiah Healy obituary The Guardian (August 22, 2014). See also Jeremiah Healy, Who Created Boston Private Eye, Dies at 66 NYTimes (September 28, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software…
  • Aug 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
Rank this Week: 751

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
  • Aug 29

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court
    By Eric Pilch, Paralegal, Strategic LitigationToday's Innocence Blog features a post by guest blogger Eric Pilch, who works for the Innocence Project's Strategic Litigation Department, identifying promising test cases, evaluating case…
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
Rank this Week: 687