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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowling for Dollar

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

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

    Why Are You Giving Fired Employees 21 Days to Consider Severance?
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Plenty of employers let go of an employee and give them some prefabricated separation/severance agreement, hoping to pay the now disgruntled former employee to go gentle into that goodnight.  They go online and…
  • Jan 30

    Sono Stato a Roma Ma Non Ho Visto Un Cazzo! (I was in Rome and I didn’t see dick!)

    Sono Stato a Roma Ma Non Ho Visto Un Cazzo! (I was in Rome and I didn’t see dick!)
    Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, visited Rome recently, and in order to avoid offending his delicate sensibilities, the Italians covered up all the dicks and tits on the statues for him. (fonte) (source) It probably comes as no surprise to…
Rank this Week: 379

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
  • Jan 29

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 479

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Weiling Chou, Note, Restoring Integrity in American Businesses: A Broad Interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 60 Wayne L.…
  • Jan 29

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption
    The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have adopted in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108, which governs crowdfunding in those jurisdictions. The Canadian Securities…
  • Jan 29

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending January 29, 2016).
Rank this Week: 480

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 26

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue
    If you are worried about Trump, you will be happy to read a column by Nate Silver. He says, "Trump is not very popular with general election voters. On the contrary, he’s extremely unpopular with independents and would begin the general…
  • Jan 25

    A Blind Eye to Police Overreaching

    A Blind Eye to Police Overreaching
    Injustice permeates our criminal “justice” system. In theory, our system is not supposed to be an inquisitorial system, but the case law gives the lie to that claim on a daily basis. To be sure, some courts know how to “talk…
  • Jan 18

    Toward A Global Intellectual Response to Pope Francis’ Environmental Thought

    Toward A Global Intellectual Response to Pope Francis’ Environmental Thought
    Guest Post for Religious Left Law by Vincent Ialenti & Meridian 180 In September 2015, Cornell Law School’s virtual think-tank Meridian 180 brought together anthropologists, legal scholars, a literature scholar, a futurist, a…
Rank this Week: 346

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

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

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

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

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

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 459

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 333

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

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

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

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

    Working Fair Use

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

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
Rank this Week: 214

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 415

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 484

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 287

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 527

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 240

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: 697

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/
  • Feb 8

    Advice on Contract Drafting

    Advice on Contract Drafting
    At the New York Bar Association Journal, Judge Gerald Lebovits provides a short, practical guide to contract drafting (here). He covers the planning stage, negotiations, and writing to your audience. He promises a future article on the parts…
  • Feb 7

    Toward A Unified Theory of Jurisprudence

    Toward A Unified Theory of Jurisprudence
    Toward 'Jurisilience' by Alan Calnan. This could become a seminal article. Abstract: General jurisprudence currently faces three daunting challenges. First, it possesses an outdated dualistic ontology that creates irreconcilable conflicts…
  • Feb 7

    25 Reasons Attorneys Are Unhappy

    25 Reasons Attorneys Are Unhappy
    From Harrison Barnes at Law Crossing, here are four reasons: They despise the work and really would like to do something different. The work attorneys do can be incredibly boring and repetitive. It is not uncommon for attorneys to spend...
Rank this Week: 1499

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Feb 8

    David Yellen Named President Of Marist College

    David Yellen Named President Of Marist College
    New York's Marist College has announced that Loyola - Chicago Law Dean David Yellen will become its next President. Dean Yellen has been at Loyola since 2005. He previously served as the Dean of Hofstra School of Law. He holds...
  • Feb 8

    Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Trial

    Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Trial
    Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are both law school graduates, but I am willing to bet that Christie paid more attention in his Trial Advocacy class. He certainly proved himself the better advocate in the recent Republican presidential debate,…
  • Feb 6

    The Complete Legal Writer

    The Complete Legal Writer
    Two of my favorite colleagues, Alexa Chew and Katie Rose Guest Pryal, have recently published The Complete Legal Writer with Carolina Academic Press. Cribbing now from the CAP website: The Complete Legal Writer lives up to its name, providing…
Rank this Week: 4221

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Feb 8

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
    Nancy Welsh, Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution sent the following job announcement for the Section Director, which is based in Washington DC. ORGANIZATION: The Section of Dispute Resolution is the principal home within the…
  • Feb 8

    Lampley on “Underdog Arbitration”

    Lampley on “Underdog Arbitration”
    Ramona Lampley (St. Mary’s) has published Underdog Arbitration: A Plan for Transparency, in the Washington Law Review, in which she proposes an interesting solution to the lack of transparency in mandatory arbitration.  Here is the…
  • Feb 7

    Easy Assignment to Promote Law Students’ Apprenticeship of Identity

    Easy Assignment to Promote Law Students’ Apprenticeship of Identity
    The 2007 Carnegie Report recommended that law schools promote an apprenticeship of professional identity as well as of knowledge and skills.  This has always been a concern of mine because lawyers need a professional compass to help…
Rank this Week: 1127

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: 833

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/
  • Feb 8

    OH Bill to Remove Guns in Civil Domestic Violence Order

    OH Bill to Remove Guns in Civil Domestic Violence Order
    Ohio Bill Allow Guns to be Removed by Protective Order LEGISLATIVE HISTORY A bill introduced by Democratic state lawmakers in 2013 would have required people subject to temporary protection orders in criminal or civil cases to surrender…
  • Feb 8

    Prominent Historians Argue Coverture in SCOTUS Amicus Brief Opposing TX Abortion Law

    Prominent Historians Argue Coverture in SCOTUS Amicus Brief Opposing TX Abortion Law
    The brief in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole is a beautiful summary of women's legal history, and the difference knowing such history can make today. Wash Post, Laws Written by Men to Protect Women Deserve Scrutiny, Supreme Court Told…
  • Feb 5

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future

    Intellectual Property and Gender: Retrospect and Future
    Kara Swanson (Northeastern), Intellectual Property and Gender: Reflections on Accomplishments and Methodology, 24 American J. Gender, Soc. Policy & L. 175 (2015) Abstract: This essay answers the invitation of the organizers of the annual…
Rank this Week: 1493

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 8

    Rabin on Intangible Damage

    Rabin on Intangible Damage
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Intangible Damages in American Tort Law: A Roadmap. The abstract provides: This paper is meant to provide a succinct roadmap to the many pathways taken in providing recovery for intangible harm in tort. The...
  • Feb 5

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence
    Gijs Van Dijck (Tilburg University) has posted to SSRN Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Liability? Reviewing the Empirical Evidence. The abstract provides: Do tort claims, or the fear of them, result in the adoption of practices aimed at…
  • Feb 3

    Kaye's Law of Torts Webby Book

    Kaye's Law of Torts Webby Book
    Tim Kaye (Stetson) has founded Webby Books (web e-books). From his e-mail: The first Webby Book to be published is my own Law of Torts. Further details about it can be found here: https://webby-books.com/news/inaugural-publication/ The…
Rank this Week: 2505

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/
  • Feb 8

    Loose Lip

    Loose Lip
    A decision in a legal malpractice case from the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. Plaintiff alleges that he would not have lost his contractual right to certain deferred compensation if his attorneys had not acted…
  • Feb 8

    Selfish But Reprimand-Worthy

    Selfish But Reprimand-Worthy
    The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a consented-to reprimand in a matter where he had failed to properly withdraw from representation of his secretary's ex-husband in debt matters while engaging in an intimate relationship with the…
  • Feb 8

    Money To Burn

    Money To Burn
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging ethics violations in a number of matters on the part of a Wilmington attorney. Count One alleges that the attorney improperly used estate funds and failed to honor the lien...
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Feb 8

    More Progressive Reproductive Policies from the Pentagon

    More Progressive Reproductive Policies from the Pentagon
    New York Times (Feb. 4, 2016): Pentagon to Offer Plan to Store Eggs and Sperm to Retain Young Troops, by Michael S. Schmidt: In an effort to retain troops on active duty by making the military more family friendly, the...
  • Feb 7

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia
    New York Times (Feb. 5, 2016): Female Genital Cutting: Not Just "an African Problem," by Pam Belluck and Joe Cochrane: New documentation shows that female genital cutting is widespread in Indonesia, one of the most populous…
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
Rank this Week: 832

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue
    Just on the substance, it's interesting to note the actual content of Rubio's "defense" of Obama as highly competent, albeit anti-American (or at least, anti-America as it has always been).  The bill of particulars appears to consist…
  • Feb 7

    Campaign spin war

    Campaign spin war
    I'll admit it; I quite enjoyed Marco Rubio's epic (whether or not electorally consequential) meltdown yesterday, in which he responded to Chris Christie's accusation that he was just parroting pre-memorized talking points by re-parroting the…
  • Feb 3

    Tax policy colloquium, week 3: Lucy Martin’s “The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences” (co-authored with Cameron Ballard-Rosa and Kenneth Scheve)

    Tax policy colloquium, week 3: Lucy Martin’s “The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences” (co-authored with Cameron Ballard-Rosa and Kenneth Scheve)
    Yesterday, Lucy Martin of the UNC Political Science Department presented the above paper, discussing survey evidence regarding how Americans think about tax progressivity.  The paper addresses an apparent puzzle: the fact that rising…
Rank this Week: 3846

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 8

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel

    Discovery Protocol Results in More Settlements, Fewer Motions to Compel
    I don’t know how I missed this when it came out, but better late than never. The Federal Judicial Center has published a brief empirical study of the pilot project on initial discovery protocols in employment cases. Emery G. Lee...
  • Feb 5

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference

    Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference
    Registration for the 2016 annual conference of the Southeastern Law Schools Association (SEALS) is now open. The final program is available. The conference will be held August 3-9, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida. The programs that seem to…
  • Feb 5

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced
    A bill to prohibit corporations from forcing arbitration of certain disputes, Restoring Statutory Rights Act, S.2506, was introduced on February 4 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Separately, bills were introduced in both the House, H.R.…
Rank this Week: 1126

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 8

    Did FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald Just Prove the Defense's Brady Claim?

    Did FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald Just Prove the Defense's Brady Claim?
    It's a busy day for me today, but, having just arrived back from class, I am intrigued by the reporting regarding Justin Brown's cross-examination of FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald. Last Friday, the reopened PCR proceedings came to an…
  • Feb 6

    Debunking the Claim That a Teammate Said Adnan Was 20 Minutes Late to Practice

    Debunking the Claim That a Teammate Said Adnan Was 20 Minutes Late to Practice
    Yesterday, there was a moment when I thought that I might need to reassess my opinion regarding the innocence of Adnan Syed: Later, Jessie did indeed grab a pic of the State's exhibit, and it turns out that the exhibit...
  • Feb 5

    Thoughts on the 2nd Day of Adnan's Reopened PCR

    Thoughts on the 2nd Day of Adnan's Reopened PCR
    Last night, we had another special minisode of the Undisclosed Podcast based on the second day of the reopened postconviction review proceedings in the Adnan Syed case. In this post, I will expand upon some of the topics I covered...
Rank this Week: 1019

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 8

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie
    The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP, particularly given the government's emphasis on a stronger cultural policy in its election platform.…
  • Feb 5

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty
    This week's signing of the TPP in New Zealand provides a useful reminder that a potential ratification means committing to far more than just one (very large) trade agreement. One of the Troubles with the TPP is that the intellectual property…
  • Feb 5

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal
    Last month, I wrote about the battle over the future of broadband in Canada with Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writing to the federal cabinet to support a Bell appeal to overturn a CRTC decision designed to foster…
Rank this Week: 2024

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1494

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Feb 8

    Lead in the Water

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

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development

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

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

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW
    There's obviously been a lot in the news about multidistrict litigation--from Lance Cooper's allegations in GM to the recent selection of the plaintiffs' leadership slate in VW. But what do we really know about the settlements that come out…
Rank this Week: 619

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Feb 8

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation
    Michael J. Garcia Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP Michael J. Garcia, Governor Andrew Cuomo's sixth nominee to the seven member Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, is Cuomo's first Republican selection. Garcia's stellar credentials and his…
  • Feb 6

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)
    Janet Marie DiFiore photo:John D'Annibale/Times Union Well, we actually had a hearing. A substantive, meaningful, revealing confirmation hearing. On Wednesday, January the 20th, New York's Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on…
  • Jan 19

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)
    Chief Judge Nominee Difiore photo: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ It's now up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation hearing for Janet DiFiore to be Chief Judge of New York has been scheduled for this Wednesday. The Judicial Nomination…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Feb 8

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law
    As a member of the group of students and faculty who recently visited Cuba, I want to concur in all of the prior posts that expressed how fascinating it was to tour Havana, learn about some of the history, and in particular interact…
  • Feb 7

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team
    A group of Marquette students just finished an extremely successful weekend at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which took place in Chicago. The team of Matt Ackmann, Joel Chappelle, Solomon Gatton, and…
  • Feb 5

    2016 Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Team Succe

    2016 Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Team Succe
    The Marquette Sports Law Moot Court team advanced to the final eight of the 2016 Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Competition hosted by Tulane University Law School. Please congratulate team members Alexa Callahan, Darius Love, and…
Rank this Week: 4544

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: 1629

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 8

    Proving Your Ex Has A New Partner Is Easier Under New Alimony Law

    Proving Your Ex Has A New Partner Is Easier Under New Alimony Law
    From NJ.com: Before 2014, a divorced spouse had to show that his ex-spouse shared a common residence with a new partner in order to prove they were living together and be able to stop paying alimony. But under the Alimony...
  • Feb 7

    Domestic Violence Leads in Arrests in Kauai

    Domestic Violence Leads in Arrests in Kauai
    From thegardenisland.com: Domestic violence is rampant across Kauai, according to figures from the county prosecutor’s office and Kauai Police Department. “We have a history of domestic violence and murders on the island,” said Renae…
  • Feb 6

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce
    From Wall Street Journal: When entrepreneurial couples get divorced, there’s often at least one child that gets torn apart: the business they raised together. Spouses who spent years building a company suddenly find themselves having to…
Rank this Week: 2481

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/
  • Feb 8

    How are things going with each course?

    How are things going with each course?
    Now that you have had some time to settle into your courses, you can evaluate your plan of attack for each course. Here are some things that you want to consider: • Re-read your syllabus yet again to make sure...
  • Feb 6

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling
    Lawyers are storytellers. Hat tip to Stephen Paskey, Legal Skills Faculty SUNY Buffalo, for mentioning this interesting article on the LRWPROF listserv: How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories.
  • Feb 5

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017
    Dear Colleagues: The AALS Teaching Methods Section plans to host an exciting program called “Reaching Students Effectively: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Legal Education” at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 1024

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/
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
  • Feb 5

    The Biggest Tax Refund?

    The Biggest Tax Refund?
    The headline to this article caught my eye. It caught my eye primarily because I could see it catching the eye of many people. It appeals to the need or desire for money that affects almost everyone. The headline? “How to Get the…
  • Feb 3

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”
    Yes, that’s the question a reader posed to me. The reader also commented, “You think your taxes are complicated, try having a dependent who’s a clone.”First things first.Only an individual can be a dependent, either as…
Rank this Week: 2027

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/
  • Feb 8

    Assault is Assault is Assault: Critiquing "Return of Kings" with Canadian Jurisprudence

    Assault is Assault is Assault: Critiquing "Return of Kings" with Canadian Jurisprudence
    Recently, social media and organized media sensationalized a story about a man who rallied support for contentious anti-feminist views on his website [1]. These views, apparently gaining support around the world, suggest that when sexual…
  • Feb 5

    Call me Old but not Traditional [1] - Henrietta Muir Edward

    Call me Old but not Traditional [1] - Henrietta Muir Edward
    The fifth member of the Famous Five women shares her name with the "Persons Case", Edwards v Canada (Attorney General), simply because her surname occurs first in the alphabet [2]. Henrietta Muir Edwards challenged mainstream…
  • Feb 4

    “Father’s a Drunkard and Mother is Dead”

    “Father’s a Drunkard and Mother is Dead”
    Louise McKinney is one of five prominent women who together “pulled off one of the biggest legal coups ever” [1]. This “legal coup” is now known as the Persons Case and McKinney was the second woman to sign the petition...
Rank this Week: 4448

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Feb 8

    Zoning’s Centennial, Part 5: The Most Appropriate Use of Land: A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning’s Centennial, Part 5: The Most Appropriate Use of Land: A Series by John R. Nolon
    Part 5 Zoning’s Centennial John R. Nolon Distinguished Professor of Law, Pace Law School Counsel, Land Use Law Center The Most Appropriate Use of the Land Immediately after WWII, Euclidian Zoning was not working for the Village of…
  • Feb 7

    University of Wyoming study illustrates how land use planning in the WUI dramatically affects wildfire cost

    University of Wyoming study illustrates how land use planning in the WUI dramatically affects wildfire cost
    A new report out from researchers at the University of Wyoming illustrates the role land use planning plays in wildfire costs. From the press release: According to the report, available from UW Extension at www.bit.ly/Firedevelopmentcost, the…
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
Rank this Week: 1017

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 8

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday’s…
  • Feb 7

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The GlobalTrust research project published a call for applications for post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016-17. The GlobalTrust Research project at Tel Aviv University Faculty…
  • Feb 6

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Sorry for the endless self-promotion, but I thought readers might be interested in the following episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, which includes a 30-minute panel on siege warfare in Syria…
Rank this Week: 3858

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 7

    The Most Promising Reform

    The Most Promising Reform
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies reflects on the devastating toll solitary confinement can take on those who are already part of a vulnerable demographic, as witnessed during his time as a criminal defense and human rights…
  • Feb 4

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim

    Homespun Wisdom (and Wrongheadedness) in Iowa on the Treatment of Muslim
    Illinois Law dean and law professor Vikram David Amar evaluates three people’s statements regarding America’s treatment of Muslims: President Obama, an Iowa businessman, and a local Muslim cleric (an imam). Amar points out that…
  • Feb 3

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan

    Godly Rhetoric in Presidential Campaigns: Cruz, Rubio, and Reagan
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton comments on the use of religious terms in among the Republican presidential candidates, particularly terms that refer to a specific religio-political world view. Hamilton especially critiques Cruz’s…
Rank this Week: 3456

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/
  • Feb 7

    The President, Human Rights and Dignity

    The President, Human Rights and Dignity
    One observation of President Obama as he completes his presidential term is amazement at his ability to remain spiritually centered during eight years of personal, hateful, attacks. Over the course of the past eighteen months, the President…
  • Feb 4

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945
    A new book from Cambridge, The Making of Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, by Stephen L.B. Jensen, due out this month, promises to make an important contribution to the scholarly dialogue on the…
  • Feb 3

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context
    Law profs and others may be looking for resources to support classroom discussions of water issues in Flint, Detroit, California and elsewhere through a human rights lens. This blog collects some of the material that we've found most useful.…
Rank this Week: 1496

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 7

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff
    In a case that is a sad testament to today’s apparently increasing loneliness in the Western world despite much technological progress that could have alleviated some of that, but instead only seems to have made it worse, a woman created...
  • Feb 5

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other
    From our colleagues at Harvard Law School come these two job postings - please share with anyone potentially interested: Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and Intellectual Property Located at Harvard Law School, the Qualcomm…
  • Feb 4

    The Pink Tax

    The Pink Tax
    Although some things bear little direct relation to Contracts Law, they are still worth mentioning here for their inherent news value and for potential classroom use by creative law professors. Here’s one such story: Both British and…
Rank this Week: 2457

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    Anyone want a talk near London near July 2nd?

    Anyone want a talk near London near July 2nd?
    I am going to be giving a talk for the IEA in London on July 2nd. Is anyone else in the general area interested in a talk? "General area" includes anything within a few hours of London, further for people prepared to provide an interesting…
  • Jan 24

    The Pleasure of Primary Source

    The Pleasure of Primary Source
    My most recent blog post was a byproduct of research for a chapter on 18th century English criminal law, a snippet from a several hundred page report by a parliamentary committee written in the early 19th century. The report is full of other…
  • Jan 23

    Tinder in the 19th Century

    Tinder in the 19th Century
    The Rev. Joshua King, called in, and examined.“You are clergyman of the parish of Bethnal-green?”“The rector of that parish.”…"Is the manner in which those houses are conducted particularly disorderly?" “I…
Rank this Week: 1336

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Feb 7

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition
    For the cozy Sundays in New England, with snow lying all around (as it is this morning in Andover, MA), here’s the line-up of books I have put out on the Head of School bookshelf for faculty at Phillips Academy: … Continue…
  • Sep 30

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy
    This morning, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush surprised our student body by joining us for All School Meeting in Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy.  The All School Meeting featured Mary Kate Cary and the film she…
  • Sep 23

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015
    A few times a year, I share a booklist with the Phillips Academy faculty and offer up copies of the selections on a bookshelf outside my office.  I’m going with an all-fiction Head of School bookshelf for Fall, 2015. Last ……
Rank this Week: 2280

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: 2026

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 7

    Diversity Perversity

    Diversity Perversity
    Most of us, when we think of the word “perverse,” think of sexuality.  But it is really much broader than that.  Merriam-Webster gives the simple definition: wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or…
  • Feb 5

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu
    HH: It’s the last radio hour of the week. And it’s actually prerecorded, because I’m in Nashua, New Hampshire, and in Manchester, Hew Hampshire, for the big New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. And my good friend, Dr. Larry…
  • Feb 5

    Left and Right Religious Narrative

    Left and Right Religious Narrative
    Double standards in the press are not surprising.  Most of us are well aware of how they cover religious conservatives.  We’re always battling to find just the right person.  That narrative is based in fact.  We do…
Rank this Week: 1447