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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/
  • Feb 12

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004
    I served this mostly Merlot (91%) wine with Mushroom Stroganoff (using this recipe). Recipe tweaks included used 8 ounces cremini mushrooms instead of the portobellos and adding reconstituted dried... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 110

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 115

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 12

    Dillbary on Causation

    Dillbary on Causation
    Shahar Dillbary has posted to SSRN Causation Actually. The abstract provides: The article debunks the consensus that in concerted action, concurrent causes and alternative liability situations, the actual causation requirement is missing.…
  • Feb 11

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"

    "Defences in Unjust Enrichment"
    Hart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Defences in Unjust Enrichment’ edited by Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith We are pleased to offer you 20% discount on the book To order online with your…
  • Feb 10

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic

    More Evidence Medical Errors Are Commonly Systemic
    In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published "To Err is Human:" One of the report’s main conclusions is that the majority of medical errors do not result from individual recklessness or the actions of a particular group--this is…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 11

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 11, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 11, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 515 Simplification of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam S. Chilton University of Chicago Law School and University of…
  • Feb 11

    Emerging Payment Systems and the Primacy of Private (Contract) Law

    Emerging Payment Systems and the Primacy of Private (Contract) Law
    Is the public commercial law of payment systems being displaced by private contract law? The short answer is "yes." Recently, I had the opportunity to write an invited post for the CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School's Blog on...
  • Feb 10

    Negligence Liability Releases, Delaware Planet Fitness Edition

    Negligence Liability Releases, Delaware Planet Fitness Edition
    On the subject of, again, releases for liability for negligence, a recent Delaware case, Ketler v. PFPA, LLC, No. 319 2015, examined one in the context of a Planet Fitness gym. The plaintiff was a member at Planet Fitness and...
Rank this Week: 133

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 13

    Judge Issues New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law

    Judge Issues New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law
    From ABC News: A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing a law that he says would keep most women from getting abortions. Attorneys for the state immediately asked Judge John deGravelles to...
  • Feb 12

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
    From The New York Times: “Free Pregnancy Testing,” reads the large sign in front of the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic, on a busy intersection of this impoverished city east of San Diego. Inside the clinic, a woman will not...
  • Feb 11

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney
    From The Charlotte Observer: “I have an appointment this afternoon with a family law attorney.” “Oh no. I’m so sorry. So, you are going through a divorce?” “What? No, no. I just want to ask some questions. Do you think...
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Feb 10

    Learning is Not Attained by Chance

    Learning is Not Attained by Chance
    Today's quote: "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) (mew)
  • Jan 31

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”
    Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego this Friday, February 5,…
  • Jan 29

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online
    The Scrivener is the newsletter for Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers. The Winter issue is now available online at the Scribes website. Professor Maureen Collins (pictured at the far right) of The John Marshall Law School…
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/
  • Feb 12

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    A statute says that you can impose a particular form of restitution "for felony violations of" Statute X.Defendant is convicted of violating Statute Y.  Some, but not all, activities that would violate Statute Y would also violate…
  • Feb 12

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    "Shannon was married to Donovan at the time of DJ's conception in 2010 and birth in 2011. In 2010, Shannon had an affair with David and informed him she was pregnant. David did not seek involvement in Shannon's pregnancy or DJ's rearing until…
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
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/
  • Feb 13

    R.I.P. Scalia. His passing means the Clean Power Plan will likely survive.

    R.I.P. Scalia. His passing means the Clean Power Plan will likely survive.
    As many of us are just learning, Justice Antonin Scalia died overnight while vacationing at a West Texas hunting resort. And while that news settles, already speculation and punditry is exploding in both traditional and social media. The most…
  • Feb 12

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?
    Local governments spend a lot of time these days thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy. But are there opportunities local governments should be seizing that the new platform-based businesses offer? If this question interests you,…
  • Feb 11

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy
    Late last year, I was approached by several computer scientists about their desire to propose a regulatory system for short-term rentals in London based upon the transferable sharing rights model I had proposed in an article forthcoming from…
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/
  • Feb 11

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Deems Detention of Julian Assange by the United Kingdom and Sweden to be Arbitrary

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Deems Detention of Julian Assange by the United Kingdom and Sweden to be Arbitrary
    On 4 December 2015, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) adopted Opinion No. 54/2015, in which it considered that Mr. Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom of…
  • Feb 6

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    "The Sustainable Development Goals contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and…
  • Feb 4

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
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
  • Feb 11

    That’s It! You’re Fired! And no, this isn’t retaliation. Is it?

    That’s It! You’re Fired! And no, this isn’t retaliation. Is it?
    by Jay Marshall Wolman The law and business are never as neat and clean as you might hope.  One of the toughest problems is when two things are happening around the same time and they start to implicate each other. In law,…
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowling for Dollar

    Super Bowling for Dollar
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Yesterday, on Twitter (yes, I’m on Twitter @wolmanj), I shared an article by Mike Masnick from 2012 regarding the myth of the Big Game/Super Bowl nomenclature.  It seems the issue is still a popular one on…
  • Feb 4

    Why Are You Giving Fired Employees 21 Days to Consider Severance?

    Why Are You Giving Fired Employees 21 Days to Consider Severance?
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Plenty of employers let go of an employee and give them some prefabricated separation/severance agreement, hoping to pay the now disgruntled former employee to go gentle into that goodnight.  They go online and…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 181

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/
  • Feb 12

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?
    Every family has its own unique dynamics with siblings having specific relationships with siblings and with parents. When a parent needs caregiving, those dynamics can play a role, according to an article posted on the AARP website on January…
  • Feb 12

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?
    We've all seen it -- a family having dinner "together" while each member of the family is using a cell phone to text rather than talk. Is this likelihood to affect long-term living, and if so, how? Stanford University's Center...
  • Feb 11

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?
    The Washington Post's Tara Bahrampour has a very thoughtful article this month focusing on a common fact pattern. One family member asks -- or another family promises -- that "a nursing home" will never be utilized for care needs.…
Rank this Week: 182

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: 188

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Development of Legal Education in India

    The Development of Legal Education in India
    I recently participated in the "Mega IP Fiesta" at VIT Law School, Chennai, India, where I gave a talk titled "Copyright & Cultural Production." It was my first visit to India, and all too brief! In any case, I had...
  • Feb 13

    ABA Business Law Section 2016 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award

    ABA Business Law Section 2016 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award
    The ABA Business Law Section is soliciting nominations for its 2016 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards, in the following categories: Academic, Attorney (outside counsel), Nonprofit In-House Counsel, and Young Attorney (under 35 years old or…
  • Feb 4

    Johnston: Legality of Private Foundation Involvement in Trump Event

    Johnston: Legality of Private Foundation Involvement in Trump Event
    David Cay Johnston (Syracuse) published " Was Involvement of Private Foundation in Trump Event Illegal?" in the February 1st 1edition of TaxAnalysts: Did Donald Trump violate the law January 28 by involving his private foundation in…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Feb 11

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action
    Michael Morley has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases. Here’s the abstract: When a court holds that a legal provision is…
  • Feb 9

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action
    A new article by Professors Stephen J. Choi and A.C. Pritchard, SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison, has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: Using actions with both an SEC…
  • Feb 9

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel
    A new article, Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?, by political science professor Maxwell Palmer (Boston University), has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: The…
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
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 221

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: 226

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 13

    A Personal Remembrance of Justice Scalia

    A Personal Remembrance of Justice Scalia
    by Michael DorfI entered law school in the fall of 1987, just after Justice Scalia had completed his first Term on the Court. I felt his presence constantly in my study of and work in constitutional law over the last nearly-30 years. I'll say…
  • Feb 12

    DAPA, "Unlawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem

    DAPA, "Unlawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem
    By Anil KalhanIn an essay published earlier this week, Prof. Michael Kagan expresses concern that “one aspect” of the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration might be vulnerable when the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 11

    Why Is Fake Moderation an American Imperative?

    Why Is Fake Moderation an American Imperative?
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, I ask: "Republicans Will Not Seriously Try to Sell Marco Rubio as a Moderate, Will They?"  In some ways, the column is a companion piece to my various columns and Dorf on Law posts regarding…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Feb 8

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)
    In my previous post, I considered whether there were any significant moral differences between neurocorrectives and existing penal measures such as incarceration. I also suggested that unless there is a morally significant difference between…
  • Feb 6

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—and Almost Lost His Mind, Wired Magazine In The Popular Press: The Problem with Human Head Transplants, The Conversation Government Seeks High-Fidelity…
  • Feb 5

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law): "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy" ADAM J. KOLBER, Brooklyn Law School For centuries, our thought privacy has been…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 251

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: 252

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 9

    ICAO Committee Recommends Standard for CO2 Emission

    ICAO Committee Recommends Standard for CO2 Emission
    The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) yesterday recommended that the ICAO Council adopt a new standard that has been prepared with regard to CO2 emissions from aircraft. It would be the first international standard…
  • Jan 28

    Air Navigation Commission Recommends Banning Batterie

    Air Navigation Commission Recommends Banning Batterie
    In a somewhat unexpected development, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that ICAO's air navigation commission will recommend to the ICAO Council that lithium ion batteries be banned from cargo holds of passenger aircraft. The decision is…
  • Jan 20

    Airlines for Europe Seeks to Eclipse Association for European Airline

    Airlines for Europe Seeks to Eclipse Association for European Airline
    Europe has a new lobbying group, Airlines for Europe (A4E), which hopes to replace the Association for European Airlines (AEA) as the primary trade association for European carriers. AEA was beset by defections last year over the…
Rank this Week: 258

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 11

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Matthew D. Cain study cited in Daily Journal, Feb. 11, 2016 According to a recent study, stockholder suits in Delaware were filed in 87 percent of all transactions last year, a decline from 95 percent in 2014. But…
  • Feb 10

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare
    John Yoo writes for The Weekly Standard, Feb. 10, 2016 The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it to prevent someone like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. One of their great fears was of a…
  • Feb 9

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 9, 2016 If you thought there was a problem with inversions — deals that allow American companies to relocate their headquarters to lower their tax bills — wait until you…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Feb 8

    Lead in the Water

    Lead in the Water
    In today's New York Times, Michael Wines & John Schwartz have an article called "Regulatory Gaps Leave Unsafe Lead Levels in Water Nationwide." What they describe in the article are not only regulatory gaps - that is places such…
  • Feb 2

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development
    Some more news coverage of the GM Bellwethers and the allegations made against the lead lawyer. An interview with Robert Hilliard can be found here: Amanda Bronstad, Plaintiffs Lawyer Hilliard Saw No Red Flags in Case, National Law Journal,…
  • Jan 29

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW
    There's obviously been a lot in the news about multidistrict litigation--from Lance Cooper's allegations in GM to the recent selection of the plaintiffs' leadership slate in VW. But what do we really know about the settlements that come out…
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/
  • Feb 3

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kansas:  State v. Gauger, 2016 WL 97343 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining thatRobert Alfred Gauger, III, appeals his conviction for theft by…
  • Jan 29

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  Bozelko v. Commissioner of Correction, 2016 WL 305628 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining what the appeal involved and who was bringing…
  • Jan 27

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Lowell, 2015 WL 8349916 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:This criminal appeal concerns defendant's motion to suppress evidence.…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 294

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: 305

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 13

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant
    On January 27th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued its opinion in Seward v. State. In the case, Around noon on July 26, 1984, a man knocked on Phyllis Diacont’s ("Diacont") door and asked to use her phone after...
  • Feb 12

    A Brady Violation in Picture

    A Brady Violation in Picture
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Adnan's attorney, Justin Brown, raised a Brady/cell tower/Exhibit 31 claim at the reopened PCR proceedings. Sometimes, a picture really does tell a thousand words. Coreworkflow, the company that…
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 308

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/
  • Feb 8

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do
    The Endangered Species Act prohibits federal agencies from authorizing, funding, or carrying out activities likely to result in adverse modification of critical habitat. That sounds like a powerful prohibition, but for years, figuring out…
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
Rank this Week: 311

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 5

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal
    David Cassuto From the email: Brazilian Animal Law Journal Call for submissions/2016  The Brazilian Animal Law Journal, ISSN 2317-4552, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal, available on…
  • Jan 22

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit
    David Cassuto Voiceless, the fabulous Australian Animal Law NGO, has published its Animal Law Toolkit, a highly readable, very useful publication for anyone practicing or interested in animal law.  Get it; read it; tell your friends.
  • Jan 22

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting
    Jaime Rubio Defenders’ Arguments: Disclaimer: First of all, as they will be treated certain thorny issues, I want to make clear that the views, arguments and reasons that are going to be exposed on this post are not the opinions of this…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Feb 12

    Law on the Margins: Profile of Social Justice Lawyer Chaumtoli Huq

    Law on the Margins: Profile of Social Justice Lawyer Chaumtoli Huq
    “Law on the margins is so joyful. You are connecting with people!” Chaumtoli Huq is Bangladeshi-American Muslim human rights lawyer. She describes herself as a community centered, social movement lawyer. Now teaching at Brooklyn…
  • Feb 10

    Chief Justice Roberts and His Misleading Law Day Speech

    Chief Justice Roberts and His Misleading Law Day Speech
    Last week Chief Justice Roberts delivered a Law Day speech in which, according to the Washington Post, he complained that partisan extremism is damaging the public’s perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as…
  • Jan 26

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue
    If you are worried about Trump, you will be happy to read a column by Nate Silver. He says, "Trump is not very popular with general election voters. On the contrary, he’s extremely unpopular with independents and would begin the general…
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
  • Feb 11

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?
    Last week, The Washington Post reported that the US and the UK were in negotiations to permit UK law enforcement agencies to request stored communications like email and chats directly from US-based providers like Facebook and…
  • Feb 9

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing
    The rapid growth of embedded computing and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) have been felt in many industries and areas, but few organizations and jurisdictions have been affected as quickly and as deeply as cities.  The…
  • Feb 9

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender
    E. TV Networks has filed copyright infringement claims in federal district court against Google and sixteen YouTube users. The targeted users sent DMCA counter-notices to YouTube following E. TV’s requested takedowns of videos…
Rank this Week: 368

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
  • Feb 10

    ABA DR Section – What happened to the former Director?

    ABA DR Section – What happened to the former Director?
    Most of us saw John’s post a few days ago regarding the open position of Director of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section (here). For those who were wondering what happened to David Moora, the former Director, here is the announcement:…
  • Feb 8

    Congratulations to Donna Shestowsky!

    Congratulations to Donna Shestowsky!
    From FOI, Professor Elayne E. Greenberg, St. John’s University School of Law: It is my great pleasure to announce that the nationally respected dispute resolution and procedural justice scholar Donna Shestowsky, a professor of law and…
  • Feb 8

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
    Nancy Welsh, Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution sent the following job announcement for the Section Director, which is based in Washington DC. ORGANIZATION: The Section of Dispute Resolution is the principal home within the…
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: 397

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/
  • Feb 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
Rank this Week: 417

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 12

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast
    In an extraordinarily frank breakfast exchange with journalists, Bernie Sanders answered a number of questions about his views and the direction he thinks the country needs to move. As usual, the press tended to ask "horse-race"…
  • 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...
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/
  • Feb 13

    Triumph and Tragedy: A Lesson in Equipoise

    Triumph and Tragedy: A Lesson in Equipoise
    The story of Jenrry Mejia, the first major league baseball player to receive a lifetime ban for taking Performance Enhancing Drugs, reads like a movie script. Mejia was just 17 when he was drafted out of a life of poverty in the Dominican…
  • Feb 10

    Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: Full, Published Article Now Available

    Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: Full, Published Article Now Available
    It is my pleasure to announce that Illinois Law Review has published the final version of my article "Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports."  Coinciding with formal publication, I have also made available on SSRN Sections V…
  • Feb 9

    A Dream Better Deferred

    A Dream Better Deferred
    Sports and Bioethics have converged once again. In August, a half million tourists, journalists and athletes from literally all over the world are scheduled to travel to Brazil for the Summer Games. The problem is Brazil is Ground Zero for…
Rank this Week: 444

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: 458

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 460