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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/
  • Jan 30

    Partners merger challenge

    Partners merger challenge
    In local Massachusetts news, a state Superior Court judge refused to approve a consent agreement permitting PartnersHealthcare to close its merger with three smaller hospitals. The transactions had been opposed by the MA Attorney General on…
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
Rank this Week: 109

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 112

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 119

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 30

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death
    Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has instituted a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice against the clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery at the time of her death, and the doctor who performed it. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 128

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 31

    Embryo Donation

    Embryo Donation
    From KPRC Houston: For Natalie and Brandon Champagne, the question was not if they would become parents, but rather how they would become parents. "Brandon had leukemia as a child and some of the treatments that he received, we knew...
  • Jan 30

    Marriage and Consquence

    Marriage and Consquence
    From Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), writing for the Guardian: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce once again more difficult, other conservatives have launched…
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
Rank this Week: 132

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 137

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: 146

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/
  • Jan 31

    Six AALS Chairs and an Exit Strategy

    Six AALS Chairs and an Exit Strategy
    David Austin of California Western School of Law in San Diego--recognized as one of the official photographers of legal writing--took this picture of past, present, and future Chairs of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal…
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    Nominations for the Burton Award

    Nominations for the Burton Award
    The Burton Awards has a page with information on how to nominate legal writing stars for the prestigious Burton Awards. Click here to learn more. (mew)
Rank this Week: 150

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Jan 30

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    Fittingly, the published opinions for January end with what's likely the highest-value appeal of the month (and perhaps the year):  Katherine Jackson's appeal seeking to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson's death.The…
  • Jan 30

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    There are actually people (e.g., guards) who voluntarily elect to pay market rates to live on the grounds of San Quentin prison?!Interesting lifestyle choice.I bet it makes for a fascinating conversation if you ever meet someone in a bar and…
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
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: 163

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    UN Security Council Keeps an Eye on Haiti

    UN Security Council Keeps an Eye on Haiti
    Members of the Security Council heard briefings this week from the co-leads of a trip taken by the body to Haiti, where they saw first-hand the critical work being done by the United Nations Mission there in support of a...
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco
    The French Court of Cassation ruled yesterday that the French Equal Marriage Law--which recognizes same-sex marriage--trumps a treaty that France has with Morocco in which France agreed to be bound by Moroccan marriage laws. One media report…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jan 25

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre
    An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in…
  • Jan 24

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Jan 31

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...
    It strikes me that a lot of my posts this week about long-term care have been "bad news," especially regarding nursing homes. It is a good time for me to share a much happier view from a daughter who first...
  • Jan 31

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation
    My colleague and great friend, Professor Laurel Terry, shared Paul Sullivan's Wealth Matters column from the New York Times, that uses the new movie Still Alice as a reminder of the importance of family conversation: "For anyone who has…
  • Jan 29

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool
    On Monday, we linked to the front-page New York Times article by Nina Bernstein, "To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients." Suffice it to say, I've been hearing a lot about the topic, from many sources.…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 184

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/
  • Jan 30

    Senator Grassley Targets a Missouri Nonprofit Hospital for its Billing and Collection Practice

    Senator Grassley Targets a Missouri Nonprofit Hospital for its Billing and Collection Practice
    As reported in the Daily Tax Report and as released in a statement from his office, Senator Grassley is requesting that a Missouri non-profit hospital, Mosaic Life in Care in St. Joseph, Missouri, explain its large number of lawsuits…
  • Jan 30

    2014 Charitable Donations to Colleges = Record Year

    2014 Charitable Donations to Colleges = Record Year
    The Wall Street Journal reported that Harvard, Stanford Lead Record Year for College Gifts; $37.5 Billion Is 10.8% Jump; Top 10 Schools Bring in 18% of Donations: Colleges and universities received a record $37.5 billion in donations last…
  • Jan 30

    Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment Over "Purely Public Charity" Causing Controversy

    Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment Over "Purely Public Charity" Causing Controversy
    According to The Times Herald in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania voters could may be voting on a state constitutional amendment to resolve a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a determination that has…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Jan 31

    Some of the URLs in Our Footnotes Are Probably Gone Already

    Some of the URLs in Our Footnotes Are Probably Gone Already
    Jill Lepore's article "The Cobweb: Can the Internet Be archived?" in last week's The New Yorker discussed the ephemeral nature of websites and the consequent impermanence of footnote references to URLs. "Link rot" is when…
  • Jan 30

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"
    Brooke Coleman, Seattle University School of Law, has posted on SSRN her article, "Civil-izing Federalism," published in Tulane Law Review. Abstract: When Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito joined the United States Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery
    As the Supreme Court ponders the proposed FRCP discovery amendments (if approved and not vetoed by Congress, they’ll be coming soon to a federal court near you this December), a few recent postings to SSRN are worthy of note… Steve...
Rank this Week: 210

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: 220

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 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
Rank this Week: 223

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Thursday, my Dorf on Law post discussed the emergence of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a loud voice blaming teachers for the problems in the schools.  Cuomo's actions and words have made it…
  • Jan 29

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance
    by Michael DorfLast Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, about half a dozen protesters briefly disrupted the Supreme Court's proceedings. The next day, Sheldon Silver, the long-time Speaker of the New York State…
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Jan 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Writing Your Way to Happiness, New York Times In The Popular Press: Violent Psychopaths Don’t Register Punishment, Study Says, TIME Unconscious Thought Not So Smart After All, Nature News…
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
Rank this Week: 232

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Jan 30

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Darren S. Tucker, Gregory F. Wells, Emerging Competition Issues Involving Follow-On Biologics, 29 Antitrust Mag. 100 (2014). Paul F. Rothstein, Ambiguous-Purpose Statements of Children and Other Victims of Abuse under the Confrontation…
  • Jan 28

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?
    In announcing the federal government’s approval of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, Governor Mike Pence invoked common sense in defending his insistence that beneficiaries shoulder a share of their health care premiums. But relying on common…
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health Today, the Washington Post ran an interview with Laurence Tribe about the King v. Burwell subsidy litigation (recall that oral arguments are scheduled for March 4). Tribe speculated that Chief Justice Roberts…
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
  • Jan 29

    Changing Rhetorics of Copyright

    Changing Rhetorics of Copyright
    People with a taste for the finer details of copyright law pay attention to the language in notices of claimed copyright, the rhetoric of claims to enforce software licenses and the night. Book publishers, for example, routinely insert…
  • Jan 26

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!
    Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh chef and entrepreneur extraordinaire, has a plan to rescue the Pittsburgh region’s signature communal failure, Braddock, Pennsylvania, by opening a high-end restaurant there. It will be an unusual restaurant,…
  • Jan 12

    Fun with Zombie

    Fun with Zombie
    I have a new post up at JOTWELL, reviewing a forthcoming piece by Julie Cohen on the zombification of the First Amendment.  That doesn’t sound like cyberlaw, but it is. Here is the link.  The title is an homage to Night of the…
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/
  • Jan 28

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid
    Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been the subject of repeated takeover attempts by both Ryanair and I.A.G., but I.A.G.'s most recent proposal is one step closer to success as the Aer Lingus board has recommended that the airline's…
  • Jan 27

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?
    Following the revelation that a remotely piloted quadcopter landed on the White House lawn, the question everyone is asking today is what the ramifications will be for unmanned vehicle usage in the United States. It's possible that such a…
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 267

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 280

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo
    After Jeffrey Feldman was indicted on federal charges of “receiving and possessing child pornography” he filed motions to “compel discovery regarding the computer program (`RoundUp’) used by law enforcement to…
  • Jan 28

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment
    After “Paul Robert Gunter [was] convicted and sentenced on multiple counts related to two international investment fraud schemes”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Odoni, 2015 WL 150740 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Jan 21

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression
    I’ve just returned from Israel, where I presented a draft paper to an environmental workshop hosted by David Schorr and Issi Rosen-Svi at the University of Tel Aviv. The trip was short, but between my interactions at the university and...
  • Jan 16

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger
    On January 14, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Jolly, Costa) issued a decision in Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner Corporation. A subsidiary of Borg Warner sold dry cleaning machines to a dry cleaning business in Tyler, Texas,...
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case
    Back on June 4, 2014, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Benavides, Dennis) held that BP and Anadarko, co-owners of the Macondo Well involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, are strictly liable for fines under Clean Water...
Rank this Week: 300

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 30

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death
    Livor mortis, according to the Assistant State Medical Examiner, "is where there is a gravitational settling of the blood in the dependent portions of the body. In other words, if the body when it dies is lying on its back...
  • Jan 29

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial
    I've been getting some questions about the concept of fixed lividity/livor mortis so I thought that I'd do a quick introductory post on the matter. When blood settles to the bottom, it stays there. After it's there for a long...
  • Jan 27

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?
    According to State v. Shively, 999 P.2d 952, 957 (Kan. 2000). In most states polygraph evidence is either per se inadmissible in trials or is only admissible by stipulation, see United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 311, 118 S.Ct....
Rank this Week: 301

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: 303

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: 306

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: 309

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jan 27

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra

    District Court Upholds the Right to Sell Foie Gra
    Seth Victor The blawg previously commented on the ongoing issues surrounding California’s ban on the sale of foie gras, particularly the idea of giving away foie gras as a “complimentary side” when selling some other…
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just…
  • Jan 22

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Jan 25

    Secularism and Self-Deception

    Secularism and Self-Deception
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post which addressed the question whether Christianity paved the way for liberalism. See here. I maintained that Christianity in fact played a stronger role than is suggested by the account which grounds liberalism…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)
    As one might infer from several recent posts, I’ve been learning as much as I can of late about one of the best known (and rightly so) African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). As it happens to be Sunday, I thought to share…
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
Rank this Week: 346

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 30

    When Algorithmic Surveillance Becomes Structural Surveillance

    When Algorithmic Surveillance Becomes Structural Surveillance
    A recent Wall Street Journal article revealed an ongoing DEA program designed to use automated license plate readers to build a real-time database of vehicle movement throughout the United States. This database would also store this data,…
  • Jan 29

    36 Leading Scholars to Federal Officials: Only the FCC Can Protect the Open Internet

    36 Leading Scholars to Federal Officials: Only the FCC Can Protect the Open Internet
    Today, 36 leading scholars published a letter stating that the only way to protect network neutrality is for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt Open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. The letter…
  • Jan 28

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality
    This blog post was co-authored by Barbara van Schewick and Morgan Weiland. After a year of debates on network neutrality, the GOP has finally joined the party. Through a draft bill released this month and congressional hearings last week,…
Rank this Week: 367

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
  • Jan 31

    Problems with the System of Negotiation Models, Part 1

    Problems with the System of Negotiation Models, Part 1
    Based on my study of lawyers’ actual negotiations, A Framework for Advancing Negotiation Theory: Implications from a Study of How Lawyers Reach Agreement in Pretrial Litigation, I have reluctantly concluded that the generally-accepted…
  • Jan 30

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University
    The Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program (that’s a mouthful) is sponsoring a symposium on international dispute resolution on Friday, Feb. 6, from…
  • Jan 29

    Appreciating Good Ripple

    Appreciating Good Ripple
    I just posted an item about a conference organized by my former student, Brian Jarrett, who teaches at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I am very proud of Brian and other former students, and this conference prompted me to reflect on…
Rank this Week: 370

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

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

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Jan 30

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

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

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 15

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!
    One key medium to consider in any kind of multimedia marketing is audio. Sound provides smoother presentation transitions and allows you to step back from the podium while a prerecorded message gets your point across. Start recording. Audio…
Rank this Week: 385

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

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 27

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014
    Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 31, 2014 “If it stays this low it remains unmitigated good news in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated, even just a decade ago,” said noted criminologist and law professor…
  • Jan 27

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014 If China’s leadership is genuine about wanting to clean up the party, it should explore the possibility of moving the power to investigate and adjudicate cases of…
  • Jan 27

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US
    Ian Haney López interviewed by NPR, December 30, 2014 We need to get beyond the opinion, beyond the ideas and really ask, ‘How is race really working in terms of allocating power and resources in our society?’” says…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Jan 30

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!
    January 30, 2015 A famous labour law professor told me once that sometimes you write decisions or public commission reports with an eye to the future.  Sometimes you lay the ground work for future generations.  Today, the Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History
    January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, it is helpful to look back at the most famous…
  • Jan 29

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!
    January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that has never once posted a photo of a naked celebrity. Thanks for…
Rank this Week: 408

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

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

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

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

    Election Puzzle

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

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 414

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jan 31

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted
    Happy new year! I’m pleased to post the first show of the winter quarter, Show # 227, January 14, 2015, my interview with Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy,…
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
Rank this Week: 444