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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: 105

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 23

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy
    Bloomberg reports that: Scott Zdrazil, who directs strategy and corporate engagement at the Office of the New York City Comptroller, said ... “we want to talk about the board,” Zdrazil said. “We want... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 107

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

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

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 111

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 112

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 22

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970
    Back in March, I posted about a grand jury report detailing the sexual molestation of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Now two women have filed lawsuits alleging that a priest from the parish abused them in the 1970s. The grand...
  • Jun 21

    Vars's "Ode to Adams v. Bullock"

    Vars's "Ode to Adams v. Bullock"
    Fredrick Vars (Alabama) has posted his poem to SSRN. The link contains footnotes. Tort law asks juries to ignore what they know And give plaintiffs relief only if they show That the defendant should have foreseen the harm As likely...
  • Jun 20

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill Fails in Legislature (Again)
    Last month, I reported on a bill to adopt the discovery rule for med mal cases in New York. The bill would toll the (2 1/2 year) statute of limitations until the plaintiff discovered the alleged malpractice. New York is...
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 581 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jun 23

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist
    Looking for an interesting new case on the statute of frauds, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust by a son against his father? Here’s one for you: It is California. The year is 1994. Father Sardul allegedly…
  • Jun 22

    The Contractual Side of Going for the Gold

    The Contractual Side of Going for the Gold
    The Olympics are almost here, and as we all know, they're big business: lots of television ratings, lots of advertising, lots of endorsements. Today the District of Oregon is hearing an argument on a preliminary injunction in a contract…
Rank this Week: 134

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 24

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time
    From Divorce Discourse: People don’t remember you. I’m sorry. They don’t. It’s not that you’re unremarkable. I’m sure you’re about as interesting as they come. Personally, I find you irresistible, and I’m not likely to forget…
  • Jun 23

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP
    From The Guardian: Excessive court fees impose an unjustified tax on divorce, deny refugees the opportunity to establish asylum rights and prevent employees with legitimate grievances from obtaining justice, a report by a…
  • Jun 22

    As Childhood Diabetes Rates Rise, So Do Costs — And Families Feel The Pinch: Study

    As Childhood Diabetes Rates Rise, So Do Costs — And Families Feel The Pinch: Study
    From Kaiser Health News: Childhood diabetes rates are on the rise, and a report released Monday pointed to the impact that the cost of their care could have on families — even those who have employer-sponsored health insurance. The…
Rank this Week: 139

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Jun 23

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.
    The next Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held at American University Washington College of Law from July 11-13, 2017. Hat tip to LWI President Linda Berger. (mew)
  • Jun 21

    New Product for Drafting Prof

    New Product for Drafting Prof
    After a very successful conference at Emory's Center for Transactional Law & Skills (thanks, Sue Payne and Committee!), it seems everyone has contract drafting on the brain. Here's an interesting new product that may have some potential…
  • Jun 17

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition
    Law students from around the world gathered in Geneva from 7 to 11 June for the final oral round of a competition involving simulated World Trade Organization panel proceedings organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA),…
Rank this Week: 155

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Jun 23

    People v. Sanchez (Cal. Supreme Court - June 23, 2016)

    People v. Sanchez (Cal. Supreme Court - June 23, 2016)
    Justice Liu writes a concurrence that, as usual, raises a variety of fascinating doctrinal points.  It's definitely worth a read.The facts of the California Supreme Court's opinion are also worth review, but for an entirely distinct…
  • Jun 22

    People v. Willover (Cal. Ct. App. - June 21, 206)

    People v. Willover (Cal. Ct. App. - June 21, 206)
    I am indeed reluctant to sentence juveniles to life in prison with absolutely no possibility of parole, ever.Yet I fear the day -- if it ever comes -- that this person gets released from prison.Horrible, utterly senseless murders.
  • Jun 21

    People v. Young (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2016)

    People v. Young (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2016)
    Some cases are extraordinarily hard.  Some are fairly easy.This is an example of the latter.California law provides that if you're on parole, and have finished up a year, you're required to be discharged from parole within 30 days.…
Rank this Week: 160

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 166

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 173

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 11

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law
    Last year, Dan Bilzerian, professional poker player and Instagram playboy, sued gossip website “The Dirty World” for publishing a story about a woman who alleged Bilzerian gave her Chlamydia. The media news website TMZ posted an…
  • Mar 21

    Violence and Political Speech

    Violence and Political Speech
    My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. See Defend Donald Trump’s right to free speech I don’t get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok. What they…
  • Mar 20

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star
    On March 12th, 1922, the universe lit the fuse on the roman candle of the existence of one Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. Somewhere along the line after that there were girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Jun 24

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All
    Our friend, GW Law Professor Naomi Cahn, has shared with us a recent essay by her long-time friend, Cindy Schweich Handler, who writes of the death of her mother-in-law. This essay presents an important counterpoint to the lawsuit that…
  • Jun 23

    Challenge to California's Aid-in-Dying Law

    Challenge to California's Aid-in-Dying Law
    I don't think we should be surprised to learn that a lawsuit has been filed, challenging California's aid-in-dying law that became effective earlier this month. The LA Times reported on June 9, 2016 that a suit had been filed. Opponents...
  • Jun 22

    Social Security & Medicare Trustees 2016 Reports Released

    Social Security & Medicare Trustees 2016 Reports Released
    It's that time of the year! The Social Security Trustees and the Medicare Trustees released their 2016 reports. There is always a lot of information in these reports, but what everyone wants to know is when these programs are "running...
Rank this Week: 183

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 184

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: 189

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/
  • Jun 22

    Judge Pro on Federal Magistrate Judge

    Judge Pro on Federal Magistrate Judge
    Judge Philip M. Pro (United States District Court for the District of Nevada) has posted on SSRN his article United States Magistrate Judges: Present but Unaccounted For, forthcoming in the Nevada Law Journal. Abstract: The relationship…
  • Jun 21

    Jacobs on Transient Jurisdiction: If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag?

    Jacobs on Transient Jurisdiction: If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag?
    Cody Jacobs (Freedman Fellow, Temple University Beasley School of Law) has published in New Mexico Law Review his article, If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag? Abstract: The Supreme Court’s decision in Burnham v. Superior…
  • Jun 21

    Clermont on the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule

    Clermont on the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule
    Professor Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell) has posted to SSRN his article, Limiting the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule. Abstract: A troublesome problem arises when there are two binding but inconsistent judgments: Say the plaintiff loses on a claim…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Jun 23

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization
    With the election season coming up (errr, well underway), the ban on 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations supporting or opposing a candidate for political office will no doubt be cited, critiqued, and misunderstood by countless pundits and…
  • Jun 20

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre
    Anticipating an uptick in charitable giving, some state Attorneys General (e.g., Indiana and Ohio) urge caution before donating to charity, and supply the following tips: Evaluate charities using information from AG offices, IRS filings, and…
  • Jun 17

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data
    The IRS has released over one million Form 990 series returns spanning a six year time period in machine-readable format, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the host site for this data. From the AWS website: Machine-readable data from…
Rank this Week: 216

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
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 228

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit and the Unraveling of Peace Through Prosperity

    Brexit and the Unraveling of Peace Through Prosperity
    by Neil H. BuchananAlthough polls indicated that the British referendum on leaving the European Union was likely to be a fairly close vote, somehow it did not seem possible that the vote could go the wrong way.  Maybe the surprisingly…
  • Jun 23

    In Fisher II Justice Kennedy Finally Puts His Vote Where His Rhetoric Was All Along

    In Fisher II Justice Kennedy Finally Puts His Vote Where His Rhetoric Was All Along
    by Michael DorfAt the end of a Supreme Court term, the law clerks put on a show in which they depict the justices, gently (or not so gently) poking fun at their bosses' personal foibles and jurisprudence. These are not public events and so…
  • Jun 22

    The Questionable Utility of Life Without Parole for Juvenile

    The Questionable Utility of Life Without Parole for Juvenile
    By Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the Supreme Court case of Montgomery v. Louisiana. Montgomery held that the case of Miller v. Alabama, which held that mandatory life without parole ("LWOP"), when imposed on…
Rank this Week: 237

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jun 17

    "Law in the Future"

    "Law in the Future"
    Recently Published on SSRN: "Law in the Future" BENJAMIN ALARIE, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ANTHONY NIBLETT, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ALBERT YOON, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law The set of tasks and...
  • Jun 17

    "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control"

    "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in Mental Health Law & Policy Journal): "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control" JOSHUA W. BUCKHOLTZ, Harvard University VALERIE F. REYNA,…
  • Jun 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why it's Wrong to Call Addiction a Disease, The Guardian In The Popular Press: The End of Reflection, The New York Times Don’t Worry, Self-Driving Cars Are Likely to be Better at Ethics than We...
Rank this Week: 239

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 252

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
Rank this Week: 253

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 24

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline
    An astute commentator to yesterday's post pointed out that, like India, Brazil has also taken major steps this week toward removing barriers to foreign investment in airlines. A bill that would permit 100% ownership by foreign investors,…
  • Jun 23

    India Allows Full FDI

    India Allows Full FDI
    Earlier this week, India announced that it will allow businesses in a number of sectors, including airlines, to be 100 percent foreign-owned, with the caveat that foreign carriers will still not be permitted to own more than 49% of an...
  • Jun 21

    Final Small UAS Rule Released

    Final Small UAS Rule Released
    The DOT and FAA announced today the release of the final rule for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. We'll provide more commentary tomorrow. The full 624-page rule can be read here. A 3-page summary has also been prepared. As expected, the...
Rank this Week: 258

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 20

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele
    Ethan Elkind interviewed by KCRW, May 20, 2016 “This is a momentous occasion for Los Angeles transit advocates, and for mobility and the region. And the reason is that the Westside of Los Angeles is the most densely populated within the…
  • May 20

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Wired, May 20, 2016 “It comes down to what Theranos knew about its machines when it raised capital, and what its investors didn’t know,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon.
  • May 19

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism
    john a. powell quoted by Mad River Union, May 19, 2016 As powell put it, when “we are consciously aware of the [other] person, our stereotypes and beliefs about the person surface in our conscious mind but our emotional reaction has…
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Jun 16

    MDL Leadership

    MDL Leadership
    On Bloomberg BNA Perry Cooper has an important article on MDL leadership fights entitled "MDLs Led By the Usual Suspects, and Not Everyone is Happy." Our own Prof. Burch's work is featured. Cooper writes "Burch, a professor at…
  • Jun 16

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%
    Brooke Coleman (Seattle) has posted "One Percent Procedure" on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this election year, political rhetoric about the one percent is already pervasive, as those with the greatest concentrated wealth prosper…
  • May 29

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson
    Professors John C.P. Goldberg (Harvard Law) and Benjamin Zipursky (Fordham Law) have posted to SSRN their forthcoming article, The Myths of MacPherson, 9 J. Tort L. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: For a symposium marking the…
Rank this Week: 276

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 281

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court:  Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, 2016 WL 3344953 (2016).  The title of the case differs from the usual “Brown v. Smith” (civil case) or “State v.…
  • Jun 20

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop
    This post deals with an opinion from the District Court of Appeal of Florida – Fourth District:  Walker v. State, 2016 WL 2745011 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[t]he issue in this appeal is whether there was…
Rank this Week: 286

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…
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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...
Rank this Week: 306

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jun 24

    Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Res Judicata Shouldn't Generally Bar Successive DNA Petition

    Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Res Judicata Shouldn't Generally Bar Successive DNA Petition
    Section 8-201(b) of Maryland's Criminal Procedure Article provides as follows: (b) Notwithstanding any other law governing postconviction relief, a person who is convicted of a crime of violence under § 14–101 of the Criminal Law Article…
  • Jun 21

    California Cold Case Trial Involves Lividity Evidence

    California Cold Case Trial Involves Lividity Evidence
    According to an article in yesterday's Ventura County Star, The preliminary hearing for a man accused of the murder of a pregnant woman and allegedly dumping her body at a local high school parking lot and the killing another woman...
  • Jun 20

    Court Denies Missouri Man New Trial Despite Victim's Daughter Recanting Her Eyewitness Identification

    Court Denies Missouri Man New Trial Despite Victim's Daughter Recanting Her Eyewitness Identification
    According to an article in the Southeast Missourian, A Missouri judge refused to grant freedom to a man convicted of sexually attacking and killing a St. Louis woman more than three decades ago. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green last...
Rank this Week: 308

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 310

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jun 22

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land
    In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses…
  • May 31

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair
    Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, Co. The key question in Hawkes was whether a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination--that is, a determination about whether an area…
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
Rank this Week: 312

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently levied the largest fine in the history of the…
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
Rank this Week: 325

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jun 24

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946: “I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the…
  • Jun 24

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment
    Lost in the Supreme Court shuffle yesterday was the Court’s drunk driving decision (Birchfield v. South Dakota) on breath and blood tests and the Fourth Amendment. The Court ruled that breath tests whether at the scene or at the station…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 369

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
  • Jun 24

    Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemaker

    Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemaker
    Thanks to Kim Wright, at Cutting Edge Law, I learned about a wonderful TED talk that David Hoffman gave: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. It describes his personal journey from a hippie seeking social justice to lawyer who…
  • Jun 24

    RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference

    RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference
    If you haven’t already received the RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference via email (from the ABA itself or on the list serv from Erin Archerd), you can now access it here.  The due date is August 3rd at 5pm…
  • Jun 23

    University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

    University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))
    Yesterday the South Texas College of Law announced that it was renaming itself the Houston College of Law.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education: Board Chairman J. Ken Johnson said in a statement the name was changed in part to…
Rank this Week: 378

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: 396

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
  • May 26

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
Rank this Week: 419

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 24

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal
    Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways…
  • May 10

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue
    The Atlantic magazine has an article in the May 3 2016 issue asking "Should Courts Get to Define Religion?" The article deals with a Catholic shrine in Attleboro Massachusetts, Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, that covers almost 200…
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
Rank this Week: 420

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport
    This past year, many law schools throughout the country held sports law symposiums on the legal status of "daily fantasy sports."  While most of these panels were unfortunately not transcribed, the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports…
  • Jun 21

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock
    The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning marathon session, culminating in the passage of NY Senate Bill 8153 by an unexpectedly…
  • Jun 20

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock
    The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning marathon session, culminating in the passage of NY Senate Bill 8153 by an unexpectedly…
Rank this Week: 443

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: 456

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jun 20

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted

    Show # 255 — Prof. Michael Schudson on the rise of the “right to know” — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 255, May 13, my interview with Prof. Michael Schudson of the Columbia School of Journalism, author of The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975. Michael is one of…
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
Rank this Week: 462