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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 28

    "Edward Snowden Criticizes ‘Big Brother’ Measure in Russia"

    "Edward Snowden Criticizes ‘Big Brother’ Measure in Russia"
    From The New York Times: “Mass surveillance doesn’t work,” Mr. Snowden wrote. “This bill will take money and liberty without improving safety.” Rights activists have protested several elements of the bill, especially a provision…
  • Jun 28

    "UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances"

    "UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances"
    From Jurist: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official websites] expressed [official statement] his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking onInternational Day in Support of Victims of…
  • Jun 28

    "Ex-Indiana University Student Accused of Rape Avoids Prison in Plea Deal"

    "Ex-Indiana University Student Accused of Rape Avoids Prison in Plea Deal"
    From The New York Times: The more recent episode took place on April 11, 2015, at a party hosted by Mr. Enochs’s fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. A woman told the police that while she was drinking at the party, she...
Rank this Week: 2368

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 2255

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 2378

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jun 28

    Breaking News: The Implementation of Whole Woman's Health Begin

    Breaking News: The Implementation of Whole Woman's Health Begin
    Today the US Supreme Court let stand two lower court orders enjoining implementation of restrictive (if not impossible) abortion provider requirements that would have placed an undue burden on both women seeking abortions as well as their…
  • Jun 27

    Breaking News: A Good Day for Women and SCOTUS

    Breaking News: A Good Day for Women and SCOTUS
    Two cases of significance, particularly to women, were decided at the end of SCOTUS' 2016 term. The first is Whole Women's Health where the court struck down (5-3) a Texas abortion law as too restrictive. The court ruled that restrictions...
  • Jun 26

    Fisher Helps Promote U.S. Treaty Obligation

    Fisher Helps Promote U.S. Treaty Obligation
    by Connie de la Vega The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’ admission program that considers race as one of seven factors in the second part of its undergraduate admissions’ system. This blog follows one covering…
Rank this Week: 1851

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/
  • Jun 28

    Navigating Fertility Services On-Line

    Navigating Fertility Services On-Line
    New York Times (June 11, 2016): Navigating Fertility Clinics with a Click, by Glenn Rifkin: A heterosexual couple in San Francisco who planned to have children soon after their wedding ran into the roadblock of infertility. They became a…
  • Jun 27

    Victory in the Supreme Court

    Victory in the Supreme Court
    United States Supreme Court (Jun. 27, 2016): Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: In a 5-to-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law that threatened to drive more than half of Texas's abortion clinics out of…
  • Jun 24

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter
    New York Magazine (June 21, 2016): New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelters, by Susan Rinkunas: New York made a historic move as the first city to pass 'menstrual equity' legislation, with...
Rank this Week: 886

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
Rank this Week: 2399

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    How War Lost Its Politic

    How War Lost Its Politic
    When it comes to the war powers, there is an underlying question of the structure of politics that has produced our profound contemporary apathy on issues of war and peace -- so that members of Congress avoid having to vote on authorizing the…
  • Jun 28

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?
    In his dissent from the denial of certiorari in Storman's v. Wiesman, Justice Alito ends his introductory paragraph (technically, his second paragraph) with this: "If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in…
  • Jun 27

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty
    Just a quick note here to say that Whole Woman's Health's understanding of Gonzales v. Carhart is in fact right on.  The Fifth Circuit tried to use Carhart in a number of ways to support the application of rational basis review to Texas'…
Rank this Week: 2553

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 28

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance
    SEC Chair Mary Jo White yesterday presented the keynote address, for the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference, "Focusing the Lens of Disclosure to Set the Path Forward on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and…
  • Jun 27

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference
    I am still at Berle VIII with Haskell Murray and Anne Tucker. One more day of my June Scholarship and Teaching Tour to go--and I have a final presentation to do. Then, back to Knoxville to stay until late in...
  • Jun 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)
    "popular engagement w/ the nature of corporate personality..should not be dismissed as irrelevant to tax law" 84 FordhamL.Rev. 2583 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 20, 2016 "tag jurisdiction...would be in…
Rank this Week: 2372

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 2254

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?
    June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be decided by a simply majority of ballots cast.  Approximately 52% of ballots…
  • Jun 7

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

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

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Jun 28

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law
    In contrast to the cacophony created by Brexit, EU authorities have been working for several years on a project to move toward greater harmony among the discordant insolvency laws of the Member States. Though the project is focused on…
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
Rank this Week: 2222

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jun 28

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion
    The parties litigating over Volkswagen's emissions defeat device have proposed a class action settlement. The settlement itself is available here: Download 1 Because it is a class action settlement, Judge Breyer will have to approve it (along…
  • Jun 25

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation
    A new book, Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing (also available on Amazon). The editors of the book are Associate Dean Deborah Hensler…
  • Jun 25

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette
    Professor Wendy Parmet (Northeastern Law) has posted to SSRN her article, Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarettes, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 879 (2016). Here is the abstract: This article develops a normative…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 2213

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2502

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/
  • Jun 28

    Facebook Campaigning May Draw Disciplinary Sanction; Attorney Also Charged With Hateful Comment

    Facebook Campaigning May Draw Disciplinary Sanction; Attorney Also Charged With Hateful Comment
    The West Virginia Record has a story on an ongoing bar discipline case The state Lawyer Disciplinary Board has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to disbar a Morgantown attorney it claims violated the Rules of Professional…
  • Jun 28

    The Firm that Wasn't

    The Firm that Wasn't
    A disciplinary decision issued today by the Ohio Supreme Court is summarized (with links) by Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Cincinnati attorney based on complaints from several clients, improperly sharing…
  • Jun 27

    Attorney On Parole Reinstated In New Jersey

    Attorney On Parole Reinstated In New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended as a result of a series of drug-related offenses. The Office of Attorney Ethics had opposed reinstatement because the petitioner remains on criminal parole supervision.…
Rank this Week: 884

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 2538

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jun 28

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?
    Academic support professionals at law schools have noticed that new law students are often coming in to the study of law without the same basic study habits and critical reading and thinking skills that we would have seen previously.…
  • Jun 27

    Associate Director Position at BU

    Associate Director Position at BU
    Excerpt from listserv email regarding new position: I invite you to consider joining our wonderful group at BU Law in the new role of Associate Director for Academic Enrichment. The new position will report to the Associate Dean for…
  • Jun 26

    University of Louisville Postion

    University of Louisville Postion
    Program Manager, School of Law (Job Id: UL619) Institution: University of Louisville Location: Louisville, KY Category: Faculty - Law and Legal Studies Posted: 06/23/2016 Type: Full Time Job ID: UL619 Location: School of Law Equal Employment…
Rank this Week: 1128

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 28

    Zika & Destination Wedding

    Zika & Destination Wedding
    From the New York Times: Fear, if not the reality of the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, has not only cast its shadow on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but is upending the...
  • Jun 27

    Blogger’s Revelation About The Blended Family Journey

    Blogger’s Revelation About The Blended Family Journey
    From The Huffington Post: My blog has been quiet for a while. Partly because my professional life has been keeping me pretty busy, and partly because my mother always told me that if you don’t have something nice to say,...
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate
    From Bloomberg: Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court forced the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and one year after the justices told holdout states to do the same, droves of LGBT Americans are taking advantage of their…
Rank this Week: 2375

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 28

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Today through Wednesday, June 27-29, 2016, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fifth edition, at the New York University School of Law. The Forum is convened by Dino…
  • Jun 27

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The United States and France supported Hissène Habré, the former…
  • Jun 26

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU
    by Larry Helfer by Larry Helfer [Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University and a permanent visiting professor at iCourts: Center of Excellence for International Courts at the University of…
Rank this Week: 3850

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jun 27

    Retirement Advisors and the Fiduciary Standard

    Retirement Advisors and the Fiduciary Standard
    Do retirement advisors have to comply with the fiduciary standard when giving clients advice? If you said yes, you'd be right in line with what most folks think. After all, isn't your financial advisory giving you advice about your…
  • Jun 26

    Medicare Appeal

    Medicare Appeal
    The GAO issued a new report on improving the Medicare Appeals process for original Medicare. Medicare Fee-For-Service: Opportunities Remain to Improve Appeals Process was released on June 9, 2016. Here is what the GAO found: The appeals…
  • Jun 24

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All
    Our friend, GW Law Professor Naomi Cahn, has shared with us a recent essay by her long-time friend, Cindy Schweich Handler, who writes of the death of her mother-in-law. This essay presents an important counterpoint to the lawsuit that…
Rank this Week: 2369

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Utah v. Strieff, holding that evidence found in that case as a result of a Fourth Amendment violation was not the direct consequence…
  • Jun 26

    Finding Justice in Baltimore

    Finding Justice in Baltimore
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies explains why a criminal conviction of police officers is neither a necessary nor sufficient component of justice. In fact, Margulies argues that those who would dismantle the carceral state…
  • Jun 23

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, continues his discussion of the federal lawsuit against Trump University. As Dean points out, Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel drew public attention to this lawsuit and may further…
Rank this Week: 3446

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look at Grania

    Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look at Grania
    It has been a little more than one month since Tom Brady and the NFLPA filed their petition for rehearing en banc with the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Most Deflategate observers, including yours truly, expected the Second Circuit to…
  • Jun 26

    Does J.R. Smith Have A "Right-of-Publicity" In His Tattooed Upper Body? He Might Under Ohio Law

    Does J.R. Smith Have A "Right-of-Publicity" In His Tattooed Upper Body? He Might Under Ohio Law
    One of the most ingenuous marketing ideas to emerge in the aftermath of the Cleveland Cavaliers' stunning come-from-behind NBA Championship victory is a T-Shirt replicating J.R. Smith's tattooed upper body. The controversial (and now…
  • Jun 24

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport
    This past year, many law schools throughout the country held sports law symposiums on the legal status of "daily fantasy sports."  While most of these panels were unfortunately not transcribed, the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports…
Rank this Week: 2393

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jun 27

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO,…
  • Jun 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All…
  • Jun 27

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data
    Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...
Rank this Week: 2261

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Redemption of a lazy cliche?

    Redemption of a lazy cliche?
    When Americans talk about the U.K., or for that matter about the U.S., there is generally no lazier, tireder, more meretricious cliche than the Churchill Invocation, in which it's always 1938 and always about Munich.  Of course, whereas…
  • Jun 27

    Small Brexit follow-up

    Small Brexit follow-up
    I was a bit soft-spoken about Brexit in my prior post ("I'm inclined to think that Brexit will predominantly have bad effects") as I didn't want to rant or screech, especially in a very preliminary response before getting a chance to read…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit and tax policy

    Brexit and tax policy
    I'm inclined to think that Brexit will predominantly have bad effects, on both sides of the English Channel and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  But it all depends on what people do next.  Although it's a strategic trade-off, I…
Rank this Week: 3846

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: 2541

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
Rank this Week: 547

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    People v. Becerra (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 27, 2016)

    People v. Becerra (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 27, 2016)
    Defendant is representing himself (with the court's permission) for a while, but then the trial court relieves him and appoints counsel, finding that the defendant has been dilatory.  The defendant then tells the court:"I haven't done…
  • Jun 27

    U.S. v. State of Washington (9th Cir. - June 27, 2016)

    U.S. v. State of Washington (9th Cir. - June 27, 2016)
    It's hard to argue with Judge Fletcher's opinion in this case.  It's an exhaustive opinion, topping out at 59 single-spaced pages.  It's exceptionally well reasoned.  And it's unanimous.You could perhaps raise some issues about…
  • Jun 23

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

    People v. Sanchez (Cal. Supreme Court - June 23, 2016)
    Justice Liu writes a concurrence that, as usual, raises a variety of fascinating doctrinal points.  It's definitely worth a read.The facts of the California Supreme Court's opinion are also worth review, but for an entirely distinct…
Rank this Week: 689

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit

    Brexit
    The consequences of last week's referendum, in which the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, will be a leading source of concern for the European aviation market for the foreseeable future. IATA already has a brief...
  • Jun 24

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline

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

    India Allows Full FDI

    India Allows Full FDI
    Earlier this week, India announced that it will allow businesses in a number of sectors, including airlines, to be 100 percent foreign-owned, with the caveat that foreign carriers will still not be permitted to own more than 49% of an...
Rank this Week: 2382

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: 1121

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 706

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1123

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 27

    FCC Launches New Comment & Filing System: ECFS Expre

    FCC Launches New Comment & Filing System: ECFS Expre
    The FCC is launching a new comment and filing system. Examine it here. It allows full-text searching, searching by proceeding, name of filer, attorney or author, law firm, date (received, posted, comment or reply date), location, comment…
  • Jun 24

    Senate SubCommittee Report Reveals Some Cable and Satellite Companies Have Overcharged Customer

    Senate SubCommittee Report Reveals Some Cable and Satellite Companies Have Overcharged Customer
    The Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate Permanment Subcomittee on Investigations Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has issued a report on the activities of some cable and satellite companies…
  • Jun 23

    Ciani On IP Rights and the Growing Interest In Legal Protection For Culinary Creation

    Ciani On IP Rights and the Growing Interest In Legal Protection For Culinary Creation
    Jacopo Ciani, University of Milan, Faculty of Law, Private Law and History of Law Department, has published Intellectual Property Rights and the Growing Interest in Legal Protection for Culinary Creations in World Food Trends and the Future…
Rank this Week: 2376

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 27

    Trump’s Rhetoric, Proposed Policies, and the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Rhetoric, Proposed Policies, and the Rule of Law
    For some, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald J. Trump’s biggest appeal is his blustery persona and his take-no-prisoners attitude in his quest to “Make America Great Again.” For example, he started his…
  • Jun 23

    How to Interpret Away the Home Rule Provision (in 4 Easy Steps)

    How to Interpret Away the Home Rule Provision (in 4 Easy Steps)
    Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Black v. City of Milwaukee, 2016 WI 47, holding that a state law (Wis. Stat. 66.0502) that prohibits cities and other municipalities from imposing residency requirements on…
  • Jun 23

    Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenge

    Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenge
    This week the City of Waukesha celebrates the success of an impressive technical effort 13 years in the making.  After inserting some final conditions, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously approved Waukesha’s application to…
Rank this Week: 4600

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jun 27

    Siegfried and Roy Movie Headed For the Big Screen

    Siegfried and Roy Movie Headed For the Big Screen
    The German studio UFA Fiction and producer Nico Hofmann are bringing a biopic of magicians Siegfried and Roy to the screen. Philipp Stolzl will direct. More here from The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Jun 11

    It's Witchcraft...For Sale!

    It's Witchcraft...For Sale!
    The Guardian visits Enchantments, New York's long-establsihed witchcraft store, and delves into the source of its success. Owner Stacy Rapp says part of the shop's attraction is due to the balance between "male and female energies."…
  • Jun 10

    Abandoning Secular Law For Magic In the California Rape Case

    Abandoning Secular Law For Magic In the California Rape Case
    If the recall petition doesn't work, and the defendant's own appeal doesn't succeed (that is, if the justice system has run its course on this issue), maybe it's time to try another approach. At least, that's what Melanie Elizabeth Hexen...
Rank this Week: 4526

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 27

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstdet (previously Cole), declares unconstitutional both the admitting privileges and…
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On Fisher's second trip to the Court, the United States Supreme Court has found that the affirmative action plan of the University of Texas did not violate the...
Rank this Week: 1124

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/
  • Jun 27

    SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Restriction

    SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Restriction
    The decision in Whole Woman's Health is here. Decision by Breyer for 5 justice majority -Kennedy, Kagan, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor. Striking down requirements of admitting procedures and hospital surgical centers.<img…
  • Jun 27

    SCOTUS Upholds Firearms Ban for Prior Misdemeanors of Domestic Violence

    SCOTUS Upholds Firearms Ban for Prior Misdemeanors of Domestic Violence
    The Voisine v. U.S. decision is here. By Kagan. Dissent by Thomas & Sotomayor (that's right) on legal standards of intentional conduct.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/P6BvWoTMAqM"…
  • Jun 22

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?
    Andrew Gray, Comment, Club Chariot for Women: No Boys Allowed, Stanford Law & Policy Rev. (forthcoming) On April 19th, an app named Chariot for Women (Chariot) launched around the United States. The app is strikingly similar to…
Rank this Week: 1852

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/
  • Jun 27

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad
    When taxpayers decided to purchase rental real estate, one of the factors that affects selection of property and the amount to offer for purchase is the anticipated deductions arising from interest payments on loans secured by mortgages on…
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
Rank this Week: 2537

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 26

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for…
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
  • Jun 25

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle
    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under…
Rank this Week: 1120

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jun 25

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.
    Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the district court bench slap to counsel in Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corporation, 147 F. Supp. 2d 668 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Here's an excerpt from that scathing decision: Before proceeding further, the Court…
  • Jun 23

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

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

    New Product for Drafting Prof

    New Product for Drafting Prof
    After a very successful conference at Emory's Center for Transactional Law & Skills (thanks, Sue Payne and Committee!), it seems everyone has contract drafting on the brain. Here's an interesting new product that may have some potential…
Rank this Week: 1133

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 25

    A Modest Proposal (for more coordination)

    A Modest Proposal (for more coordination)
    I recently attended the Emory Transactional Law conference (which was excellent, as always).  The conference is held every two years; this was their fifth.  Earlier in the spring semester, while I was putting together my talk (on…
  • Jun 24

    “Distance Learning”

    “Distance Learning”
    by Steve Friedland, Elon University Sometimes I wonder why we call mobile, on-line education “distance learning.” I understand that on-line education occurs at a distance, but even in regular bricks-and-mortar classes,…
  • Jun 20

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment
    Geoffrey Hazard, chief architect of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, cautioned that the Model Rules should be understood as “a code of legal standards, not ethics.” Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Rule of Ethics: The…
Rank this Week: 4540

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
  • Jun 25

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil
     Type Hijab Moderen kepada Ibu Hamil adalah keperluan spesial untuk teman dekat hijaber yang tengah berbunga-bunga menunggu hadirnya sang buah hati. Tak dimungkiri beberapa besar teman dekat hijaber yang kebetulan tengah masuk umur…
  • Jun 24

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah
    Saya meyakini banyak yang mendambakan paha serta betis nampak ideal, mengingat kepada seseorang perempuan. Mengingat paha serta betis yang sangat besar dapat menjadikan badan terlihat belum ramping serta malah nampak unggul pendek besutan…
Rank this Week: 546

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
Rank this Week: 1918

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

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

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

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

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India:“He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation, lately…
Rank this Week: 893

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

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

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

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

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

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

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 4727

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/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit Aftermath

    Brexit Aftermath
    After gifting us with July 1st and the Americans with July 4th, the British can now boast of June 23rd as their independence day! Already the pound is taking a pounding and PM David Cameron has already resigned! The Remain...
  • Jun 24

    SCC: Swab Away!

    SCC: Swab Away!
    Last year, I mentioned the case of R v Saeed, which was released yesterday. The SCC has now sanctioned penile swabs.
  • Jun 23

    Disney Adoption Court Day

    Disney Adoption Court Day
    A five year old kid is finally getting her adoption hearing so she can spend the rest of her life with her loving adoptive parents. So what could make such a hearing even more special? If all the court-staff, judge...
Rank this Week: 4463