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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)
    by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, I made the mistake of relying on an article in Electronic Intifada about a recent speech by Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli Defense Minister. Here are the relevant paragraphs in the article: Israeli defense minister…
  • May 21

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?
    by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue [Dr Rick Lines is Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, and a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of…
  • May 19

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller It’s becoming an old story: the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) rejects a charged mode of liability after a confirmation hearing, so the OTP simply asks the Trial Chamber (TC) to give…
Rank this Week: 478

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/
Rank this Week: 641

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: 596

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/
  • May 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Carl J. Circo, A Case Study in Collaborative Technology and the Intentionally Relational Contract: Building Information Modeling and Construction Industry Contracts, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 873 (2014) Tal Kastner, How 'bout Them Apples?: The Power of…
  • May 20

    Rising Minimum Wage

    Rising Minimum Wage
    Should salary levels be regulated or mainly left to individual contractual negotiations between the employee and his/her employer? The former, according to the Los Angeles City Council and governance entities in several other cities and…
  • May 19

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan
    Yesterday, I blogged here about a proposed Labor Department rule that would require investment brokers to contractually bind themselves as fiduciaries of their clients. Somewhat relatedly, the United States Supreme Court just issued an…
Rank this Week: 295

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: 564

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 601

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    Torture and Revealed Preference

    Torture and Revealed Preference
    One of the latest episodes in the war against ISIS was a raid by U.S forces that killed a leading figure and captured his wife. According to news stories, the intent was to capture Abu Sayyaf, believed to play a major role in financing ISIS…
  • May 17

    Politicians as People

    Politicians as People
    Politicians are also people, and the question of what sort of people they are is largely separate from the question of what policies they advocate. That struck me recently after I happened to interact casually with two professional…
  • May 12

    Liberals and Elizabeth Warren

    Liberals and Elizabeth Warren
    My previous post mentioned the controversy over Elizabeth Warren's claim to be a native American. The facts, as best I can determine them, are that she put herself on the minority law teacher list in her listing in the faculty directory of…
Rank this Week: 435

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
  • May 11

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook
    Professors Clark, Dekle, Sr. and Bailey just published the second edition of Cross Examination Handbook. We reviewed the first edition of this book and this edition is even better. I have cross examined thousands of witnesses over my 29…
Rank this Week: 631

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 559

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
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

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

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

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 499

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 653

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 369

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: 479

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: 360

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: 603

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 510

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 2291

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 23

    What Hiring Partners Think About New Lawyer

    What Hiring Partners Think About New Lawyer
    According to a study funded by LexisNexis, hiring partners have these views on new lawyers: 96% believe that newly graduated law students lack practical skills related to litigation and transactional practice. 66% deem writing and drafting…
  • May 22

    N.Y. to Adopt “Easier” Bar Exam

    N.Y. to Adopt “Easier” Bar Exam
    From Outside the Law School Scam blog: [N.Y.] Chief Judge [Jonathan] Lippman, . . . decided to adopt a much easier bar exam. . . . Lippman's edict to adopt an easier test called the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) comes...
  • May 21

    The Financial Perks and Salaries of Some University Administrator

    The Financial Perks and Salaries of Some University Administrator
    We learn that when Yale President Richard Levin left office, he received a lump sum pament of $8.5 million. According to IRS Form 990, he earned $1.15 million in 2013 and $1.38 million in 2012. According to the Yale Daily...
Rank this Week: 1090

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: 1908

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 23

    Monkey Business Leads To Proposed Disbarment

    Monkey Business Leads To Proposed Disbarment
    An attorney who had misappropriated funds from beneficiaries of the estate of Chico Marx should be disbarred, according to a recent unpublished recommendation of the California State Bar Court Review Department. [The] misconduct arose out of…
  • May 23

    False Tales Of Woe Lead To Consent Disbarment

    False Tales Of Woe Lead To Consent Disbarment
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for disbarment by consent on the following admitted facts In 2011, Respondent represented Staples the Office Superstore East (a subsidiary of Staples, Inc.; hereafter, "Staples"), the…
  • May 22

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a Hinds County judge did not have the authority to prohibit a public defender from practice before the court on grounds of alleged general lack of competence. Rather, such a determination is the...
Rank this Week: 2356

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 2335

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: 4302

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: 4288

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 23

    Adoption in Michigan

    Adoption in Michigan
    From the Detroit Free Press: On 4-1 party-line votes, the Senate Families Seniors and Human Services passed three bills that will allow Faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve prospective parents based on their religious beliefs. The…
  • May 22

    Tragedy May Lead to Legal Change

    Tragedy May Lead to Legal Change
    From USA Today: The deaths of two siblings discovered stuffed in a freezer in their Detroit home will lead to changes in policy and prevent future tragedies. It was a message repeated throughout the joint funeral service for Stephen Gage...
  • May 21

    Parental Rights in the 4th Circuit

    Parental Rights in the 4th Circuit
    From Fox News: A lawyer for a radical Muslim convert imprisoned for supporting terrorism urged a federal appeals court...to revive the man's parental rights lawsuit, which a judge had dismissed as frivolous. Jason LaFond told a three-judge…
Rank this Week: 1799

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/
  • May 23

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"
    Perhaps as soon as this week, according to media reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA will release a final "Waters of the United States" rule clarifying the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • May 20

    Legal Services and the Farm

    Legal Services and the Farm
    In recent years, Maine, like many other states, has seen a resurgence of interest in farming. A new generation of farmers is starting up small, diversified farms, and they are supplying a growing number of farmers’ markets and farm-to-table…
  • May 2

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference
    Last year, Pace started a new conference designed to help aspiring environmental law professors prepare for the job market. This year, the Pace faculty are doing it again. The announcement is below. If you're seriously thinking about going on…
Rank this Week: 1802

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 23

    To Win or To Destroy?

    To Win or To Destroy?
    The results remain outstanding, but as I write it looks like Ireland is going to approve same sex marriage in a national referendum.  Responding to the polling and early returns, a columnist in The Telegraph had this to say: Never mind…
  • May 21

    Mark Steyn On Obama’s Refugees And Hillary’s Friend

    Mark Steyn On Obama’s Refugees And Hillary’s Friend
    HH: First hour, we are always lucky when Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World, joins us. Follow Mark and everything he writes, including his Sinatra look backs, which are wonderful, at www.steynonline.com. Mark, are you an NBA fan at all? MS:…
  • May 20

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry On NSA, Benghazi, Hillary’s Emails And ExIm

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry On NSA, Benghazi, Hillary’s Emails And ExIm
    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry joined me today to discuss a wide range of 2016 issues: Audio: 05-20hhs-perry Transcript: HH: So pleased to begin this hour with Governor Rick Perry, four term governor of Texas. Governor Perry, welcome back,…
Rank this Week: 2644

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 23

    College Common App Directs Students to Use Ms.

    College Common App Directs Students to Use Ms.
    Directions from the College Common Application. Ms. and Miss If you are describing an unmarried woman, please select Ms. as your choice. This title can be used for a married or unmarried woman (like Mr. refers to a married or...<img…
  • May 23

    RBG Gets her Own Femoji

    RBG Gets her Own Femoji
    The Feminist Emojis You've Been Waiting for are (Almost) Here<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/O1KV-t0vAS8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • May 22

    Former Secretary of Defense on Boy Scouts Homophobia

    Former Secretary of Defense on Boy Scouts Homophobia
    From WaPo: A Boy Scout wears an Eagle Scot neckerchief during a 2013 parade in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay) “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it would be,” Boy Scouts of America...<img…
Rank this Week: 1062

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • May 23

    Rickey Henderson cameo

    Rickey Henderson cameo
    It was December 1984, and Rickey Henderson was in his prime at the Oakland As. And just like that, he was traded to the New York Yankees. So, of course, where else would he make a cameo but the David...
  • May 21

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work
    Last Thursday, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a remarkable speech in Calgary to a room filled with defeated candidates, soon-to-be ex-cabinet ministers, disenchanted party supporters, and disappointed corporate donors. The mood was grim.…
  • May 20

    Stan Corbett RIP

    Stan Corbett RIP
    The longest serving associate dean at Queen's Law passed away.
Rank this Week: 4522

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4576

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    "The Two Cultures" Lives on in Law School

    &quot;The Two Cultures&quot; Lives on in Law School
    Last week I finished reading a really interesting book by Cedric Villani, who won the Fields Prize in mathematics (the discipline's equivalent of the Nobel Prizes), for his work on (bear with me on this) Landau damping and the Boltzmann…
  • May 22

    Ridiculous Political Reporting on Legal Issue

    Ridiculous Political Reporting on Legal Issue
    Politico had a story yesterday about assistance Elizabeth Warren gave the United States in its appearance before a NAFTA arbitration tribunal in the Loewen Group case. The sting of the story appears to be that Senator Warren is some sort of…
  • May 19

    On Elephant

    On Elephant
    Dear Dean ____:I am writing to request that your reconsider your decision not to provide me with an elephant.An elephant will impose limited costs on the law school faculty.  We can put the animal in Professor ___’s office. …
Rank this Week: 1952

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    The right thing to say…

    The right thing to say…
    Las Vegas lawyer, Barry Levinson, after getting sentenced to jail. “I embarrassed Las Vegas. I let everybody down,” he said. “I accept responsibility for what happened. It’s my fault. I made the mistakes. I’m…
  • May 21

    Eu Sou Metzker

    Eu Sou Metzker
    Yet another fatal attack on a blogger. This one, Evany José Metzker. Metzker was known for his in-depth investigations of political corruption in Brazil and also for his blog titled ‘Coruja do Vale’ (The Owl of the Valley).…
  • May 18

    Sanity Restored: Garcia v. Google en banc decision

    Sanity Restored: Garcia v. Google en banc decision
    Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its long anticipated en banc opinion regarding the matter of Garcia v. Google, affirming the district court’s denial of summary judgment and solidifying longstanding principles of copyright history and…
Rank this Week: 816

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/
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract &amp; Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
Rank this Week: 2414

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 2403

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 22

    Academic Perspectives on Automotive Software Licensing

    Academic Perspectives on Automotive Software Licensing
    There's recently been some great reporting and advocacy regarding the legal status of the software running modern motor vehicles. Here are a few academic perspectives (courtesy mostly of Facebook): Christina Mulligan, Personal Property…
  • May 21

    Is your design inspired or stolen?

    Is your design inspired or stolen?
    "Am I a crook?" A design client recently asked me this question about one its designs, and whether is was legally inspired by or stolen from other works. Of course, Jonathan Adler may consider my client a crook when it uses an edited,…
  • May 20

    Tesla and Liability

    Tesla and Liability
    An interesting article in last week’s Wall Street Journal spawned a series of unfortunate headlines (in a variety of publications) suggesting that Tesla had somehow “solved” the “problem” of…
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Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 22

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air
    On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit rejected (PDF) the University of Notre Dame’s argument that the accommodation regulations require it to contract with an insurer which, because of the contract, then provides contraception coverage to…
  • May 22

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air
    It’s also a moment of truth for the tech giants, too. Google infamously knuckled under to China’s demands for censorship and cooperation against dissidents last decade as the price for access to their vast market. Six years ago,…
  • May 22

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ
    Ask a Catholic audience whose name they associate with the Catholic Church and science. “Galileo!” they shout. Ask them about Lemaître, Grimaldi, Stensen, Secchi—or Piazzi—and you get blank stares. Is it any…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 22

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago
    The 10th Global Legal Skills Conference attracted more than 200 participants from 25 countries, the largest GLS Conference to date. The conference was held at The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and Northwestern…
  • May 22

    WTO Dispute Settlement New

    WTO Dispute Settlement New
    In dispute resolution activity at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week, both China and Japan filed appeals of panel reports regarding anti-dumping duties on certain steel tubes. The two cases are: “China – Measures Imposing…
  • May 21

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) are now launching the third year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program.Since 2013, over 240 women have participated in…
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Amy Rigby concert

    Amy Rigby concert
    Last night, at the Hifi Bar in the East Village, I got to see a great Amy Rigby concert, sitting about 10 feet from the stage.  The first photo shows her with husband Wreckless Eric on bass, the second with audience special guests Lenny…
  • May 12

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN
    I've just posted on SSRN a recently-completed paper on international taxation, entitled "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."It should be downloadable here.  Somewhat on the…
  • May 11

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law
    Yesterday I returned from my short sojourn in London, where I attended the Third Annual Bentham House Conference: Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law, held at the University College London.  This was a very enjoyable and stimulating…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • May 22

    Education Law Center Demands Secretary Duncan Reject New Jersey's ESEA Waiver Renewal

    Education Law Center Demands Secretary Duncan Reject New Jersey's ESEA Waiver Renewal
    The Education Law Center released this story earlier this week: In a letter submitted May 18, Education Law Center calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to "promptly reject" New Jersey's application to renew its waiver…
  • May 22

    Recent Special Education Decision

    Recent Special Education Decision
    Supreme Court Declines Review of Case Presenting Circuit Split on IDEA's Stay-Put Provision As covered by SCOTUSBlog, the Supreme Court declined certiorari this week in a special education case, Ridley School District v. M.R. The case…
  • May 21

    How One School Uses Segregation to Help Students Talk About Race

    How One School Uses Segregation to Help Students Talk About Race
    For those who missed it, NY Magazine has a fascinating article on one elementary school's attempt to teach students how to navigate issues of race. It is a clearly thought out curriculum, but one involving a highly controversial practice:…
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Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • May 22

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15
    The Fight for $15 in the United States’ second most populated city is finally over. We previously posted about how Seattle took the lead on setting the highest minimum wage in the country. This April, we highlighted how public…
  • May 20

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation
    Last month, protests erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and in response to the larger issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. These protests have furthered conversations surrounding police…
  • May 16

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty
    On the same day that jurors in Massachusetts returned a verdict in favor of the federal death penalty for Tsarnaev, Nebraska lawmakers voted 30-16 in favor of advancing a bill to repeal their state’s death penalty. The bill faces one...
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  Boggs v. Boggs, 2015 WL 1961179 (2015).  As the caption suggests, the case involves spouses who were in the process of divorcing when the events that produced…
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
  • May 18

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, New York County, New York that analyzes an issue involving divorce procedure.  Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 WL 1486978 (2015).  The issue involves the process of…
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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
  • May 20

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule
    A recent case, Rolle v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-93, illustrates the dependency tie-breaker rule. The taxpayer married Raina in 2006. During 2011, the taxpayer, Raina, and their children lived together from January 1 through July 31. On or about…
  • May 18

    So Where’s the Money?

    So Where’s the Money?
    Stanley Druckenmiller, a billionaire hedge fund manager, has reacted, according to this story to “proposals to tax the rich to pay for more social service for the poor.” According to Druckenmiller, “That’s not where…
Rank this Week: 1867

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock
    Details at Iowa State's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
  • May 21

    Baker & Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability

    Baker &amp; Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability
    Tom Baker & Rick Swedloff have posted to SSRN Liability Insurer Data as a Window on Lawyers' Professional Liability. The abstract provides: Using the best publicly available data on lawyers’ liability claims and insurance – from the…
  • May 20

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap
    Widener's John Culhane at Slate: "A Cruel Cap."
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