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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 31

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?
    by Neil H. BuchananA national controversy has erupted over Indiana's recent adoption of a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently came out as gay, wrote an impassioned op-ed…
  • Mar 30

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition
    By Michael DorfThe state briefs in the pending SSM cases have been filed by the representatives of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They include a predictable mix of three arguments: (1) restricting marriage to heterosexuals…
  • Mar 30

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention
    by Michael DorfLast December, in the course of reporting on the anti-intellectualism of various members of the Article III judiciary (both liberal and conservative), I promised a "laudatory blog post for anyone who gets a U.S. law review…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
  • Mar 30

    Thanks to My Research Assistant

    Thanks to My Research Assistant
    When I write a law review article, I usually include in the author’s footnote a brief note of thanks to the student research assistants who helped me on that article. When I write a book, I thank my research assistants...
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 218

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 244

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: 250

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: 234

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 31

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just in time for the activation of Palestine’s membership in the ICC, Mark Kersten’s blog, Justice in Conflict, will be featuring posts by all of the people who participated in last…
  • Mar 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, March 30, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, March 30, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya’s government said it was “shocked and concerned” over the latest travel…
  • Mar 29

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Calls for Papers Opinio Juris’ own Peter Spiro will be the keynote speaker at the Skilled Migration Conference on Unravelling the Talent Tale: Skilled Migration Policies between National Images,…
Rank this Week: 257

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
Rank this Week: 277

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: 260

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 294

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Mar 30

    The Democratic Party and Corporate Money

    The Democratic Party and Corporate Money
    The announcement that Chuck (Mr. Wall Street) Schumer has been tabbed to lead the Democratic Party in the Senate is a vivid reminder that the Democrats have been captured by big money. The Democrats can talk economic populism, but those who…
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers: Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Mar 30

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)
    “Web scraping,” also called crawling or spidering, is the automated gathering of data from someone else’s website. Scraping is an essential part of how the Internet functions. For example, Google uses web scraping to build…
  • Mar 29

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli
    This case involves message board posts by a community that criticized Ellis’s copyright enforcement efforts. Ellis sought and obtained a protection order against Chan, the operator of the message board, on the legal grounds that the…
  • Mar 28

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report
    I previously blogged about this matter (see also Venkat’s update). A Massachusetts attorney, Goren, was unhappy about a user review of his law firm posted to Ripoff Report, which is well-known for not removing user posts. The plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 307

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 30

    Wedding "High"

    Wedding "High"
    From the New York Times: The risk of self-delusion is ever-present in the days leading up to a wedding. There you are, surrounded by parents, friends, caterers and florists, all vying for attention. And as the big day approaches, everyone...
  • Mar 30

    Marrying Across Class Line

    Marrying Across Class Line
    From Jessi Streib (assistant professor of sociology at Duke University), writing for the Washington Post: Madison didn’t have an easy childhood. As a kid, her house was always in disrepair. Her parents couldn’t consistently afford…
  • Mar 30

    Young v. United States Parcel Service

    Young v. United States Parcel Service
    Professors Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, on the GWU Law Review blog: At the core of the Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a fundamental question of feminist jurisprudence: should women be treated the same as men,...
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Mar 30

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry
    As seen in a recent post here, the California Franchise Tax Board did not cite a reason for revoking Blue Shield’s state tax exemption. Many have speculated that its unusually large reserves and attendant issues were the main causes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 348

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/
Rank this Week: 379

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 30

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, "Death Panel" Case

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, "Death Panel" Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today declined to review Coons v. Lew, the Ninth Circuit case holding that the plaintiffs' challenge to the ACA's Independent Payment Advisory Board was not ripe and rejecting the…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a summary order today, the United States Supreme Court listed among the cases denied certiorari the controversial "Cinco de Mayo" case, Dariano v. Morgan…
  • Mar 29

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Brumfield v. Cain, the case testing how state courts must consider evidence of mental retardation in death penalty sentencing proceedings.…
Rank this Week: 381

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/
Rank this Week: 386

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
  • Mar 16

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service
    Ryanair has announced that preliminary plans to begin serving routes between the U.S. and the EU have been approved by the airline's board. It will be four-to-five years before these plans are realized as the Irish low-cost carrier needs…
  • Mar 11

    New ICAO Secretary General

    New ICAO Secretary General
    The ICAO Council has appointed Dr. Fang Liu of China to be the organization's new Secretary General. The ICAO press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 395

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Mar 31

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take
    My friend Ken Ford is enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame, courtesy of the Department of Energy (D0E), which is displeased with his memoir, Building the H-Bomb: A Personal History. According to this report in the New York Times, DoE...
  • Mar 31

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 371 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions,…
  • Mar 30

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract
    Earlier this month, Los Angeles-area media reported a somewhat humorous of a valet service that gave away a relatively expensive new car to a random guy claiming that he had "lost the [valet] ticket." Yup, the valet service actually…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • Mar 31

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)
    When I ask real or prospective law students what television programs they watch, I often get two answers: "The Big Bang" or "Suits." I have to admit I love to use Big Bang's "roommate contract" for my contracts…
  • Mar 31

    Massachusetts Federal Court Calls for Clearer Rules to Permit Sound Planning for Special Need

    Massachusetts Federal Court Calls for Clearer Rules to Permit Sound Planning for Special Need
    In DeCambre v. Brookline Housing Authority, decided by a federal district court in Massachusetts on March 25, the issue was whether a disabled adult living in Section 8 housing becomes ineligible for the housing subsidy because of…
  • Mar 31

    Educating the Public about Powers of Attorney (With the Help of Friends Across the Pond)

    Educating the Public about Powers of Attorney (With the Help of Friends Across the Pond)
    As we have described often on this Blog, there is a fair degree of concern about whether members of the public understand the potential significance of a Power of Attorney before they sign the document. Apparently the U.S. is not...
Rank this Week: 420

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 23

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…
    See this interesting article on the New York Times website discussing proposals to change the Bar Exam!…
  • Mar 20

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015
    Several of the authors of chapters in the soon-to-be-released book, Beyond Best Practices in Legal Education, are speaking today at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law. I am now…
  • Mar 20

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment
    I am at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law hearing from Prof Syd Beckman about Tips for Using Interactive Technology for Assessment. Here are his 5 Tips for Assessment: 1. Plan…
Rank this Week: 442

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 430

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    New Article: Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sport

    New Article: Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sport
    It's my pleasure to announce the online publication of sections 1-4 of my newest law review article "Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: A Detailed Primer in Federal and State Gambling Law."   This article…
  • Mar 30

    The NCAA Business Enterprise: Crumbling Under its Own Success?

    The NCAA Business Enterprise: Crumbling Under its Own Success?
    We just enjoyed perhaps the most exciting college sports weekend of the year: the Regional Finals of the NCAA's March Madness Tournament. Four men's basketball games are played, in sold out arenas (or domes), in front of a staggering number…
  • Mar 23

    The First Amendment and the Redskins Tradement, part I: Government speech

    The First Amendment and the Redskins Tradement, part I: Government speech
    The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is the first several guest posts on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg.The ACLU recently…
Rank this Week: 497

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 460

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: 459

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 585

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 31

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability
    Robin Malloy (Syracuse) has posted Inclusion by Design, Thinking Beyond a Civil Rights Paradigm - Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Land Use Law and…
  • Mar 30

    Quasi-Property in White House Press Room Seating

    Quasi-Property in White House Press Room Seating
    Politico explains how the seats in the White House Press Room are divvied up and outlines some recent changes to the seating chart: Most of the 49 spots remain unchanged. The biggest differences are that BuzzFeed and Al Jazeera now...
  • Mar 30

    The Property Roundtable at Tulane

    The Property Roundtable at Tulane
    Tulane Law School recently hosted an impressive-looking property roundtable. Organized by Sally Richardson, the Roundtable sought to "bring together property scholars from around the country to discuss and debate important property…
Rank this Week: 515

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: 526

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/
  • Mar 17

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment
    Alycia Michelle Wilson has published Witches and Guns: The Intersection between Wicca and the Second Amendment. Here is the abstract. This is the first academic exploration of the intersection between the Wiccan religion and the Second…
  • Mar 12

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic
    M. Chris Fabricant, Innocence Project, Inc., and William Tucker Carrington, University of Mississippi School of Law, have published The Shifted Paradigm: Forensic Sciences's Overdue Evolution from Magic to Law. Here is the abstract. A decade…
  • Mar 11

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy
    The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has concluded that homeopathy is not effective in treating, well, anything. The Council examined more than 200 studies of homeopathy before coming to its conclusion. It…
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The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
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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/
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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/
  • Mar 31

    Kritzer on Lawyers at Work

    Kritzer on Lawyers at Work
    Herbert M. Kritzer (U. Minn., Law) has published a new volume Lawyers at Work, collecting and updating his 35 years of empirical and theoretical study of attorneys in action, including daily office work, use of expert witnesses, contingency…
  • Mar 30

    Former Holland & Knight Attorney Reinstated

    Former Holland & Knight Attorney Reinstated
    Summary reinstatement was recently ordered by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the case of a former Holland & Knight suspended in 2011 On consideration of Bar Counsel’s report regarding petitioner’s petition for…
  • Mar 30

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert

    Take That, Chief Justice Robert
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that an indigent corporation convicted at trial and declared indigent by the trial judge is not entitled to a public defender on appeal at public expense. Western World, Inc. was indicted for…
Rank this Week: 613

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 31

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More
    The Audio: 03-30hhs-lee The Transcript: HH: As promised, United States Senator Mike Lee is in the studio. He’s now been taken to the secret location where John Thune, Justice Breyer, Dick Cheney, and he is underwhelmed as they are. You…
  • Mar 30

    Jeb Bush On The Indiana Law, Iran, and Hillary

    Jeb Bush On The Indiana Law, Iran, and Hillary
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is making a California swing this week, and came by the studio today: Audio: 03-30hhs-bush-1 03-30hhs-bush-2 Transcript: HH: I begin with a great drop-in guest, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joins me in the…
  • Mar 30

    Republicans vie in the Putin primary

    Republicans vie in the Putin primary
    Who among the would-be GOP presidential nominees would most alarm Vladimir Putin if he (or she) became President Obama’s successor? Call this the “Putin Primary.” Of all the various “primaries” said to be…
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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
  • Mar 30

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta
    On Monday morning, we were off for a quick stop at the open air market at Machane Yehuda and then a tour of the Supreme Court.  And then we had the distinct treat of our own personal tour of Lifta, a destroyed Palestinian village since…
  • Mar 29

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining
    Yesterday the AP reported that prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee “made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years.” The cases all seemed to involve mistreatment or neglect of…
  • Mar 28

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology
    Jennifer asked for my thoughts on the apology of a Louisiana prosecutor for his role in convicting an innocent man in a death penalty case. The apology is powerful. He states, in part, “In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant,…
Rank this Week: 675

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/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama
    The highway funding situation in Alabama isn’t all that different from what exists in most other states. Roads are falling apart, funding is insufficient because increases in vehicle fuel economy means less gasoline and diesel is sold,…
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
Rank this Week: 719

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
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
  • Feb 20

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar
    Intellectual property researchers, especially younger and newer researchers, may at times feel overwhelmed (or, alternatively, underinformed) regarding which conferences, symposia, workshops, and so forth are the “right” or…
Rank this Week: 622

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
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 630

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 676

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 31

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 30

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica
    Costa Rica sued Nicaragua and Nicaragua sued Costa Rica in a dispute about their border. The International Court of Justice consolidated the cases for the oral arguments, which will start on April 14, 2015 in The Hague. Certain Activities…
  • Mar 28

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia
    Congratulations to Haramaya University, winner of the 2015 Ethiopia Rounds in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Enjoy the international rounds in Washington DC! (mew)
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • Mar 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Researchers Track Eye Movements to Sway Moral Decisions, Nature News In The Popular Press: Early Intervention in Schools: A Site for Empirical Neuroethics, The Neuroethics Blog Bioethics Commission…
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
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