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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/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
  • Dec 7

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014
    I am teaching a winter-term seminar course at Phillips Academy to ten seniors entitled “Hacking: A Course in Experiments.”  I had a great time teaching it last year as well with ten students (I miss them!), and now have the…
  • Sep 17

    Live-Blogged Notes from New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference 2013

    Live-Blogged Notes from New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference 2013
    These are my live-blogging notes from morning sessions — especially Sal Khan’s keynote — at the New York Times Schools Conference on September 17, 2013 at the Times Center.  Here are some high-points from Sal…
Rank this Week: 178

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 263

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    NYU book event regarding my international tax book

    NYU book event regarding my international tax book
    I'm very much looking forward to the following event, more fully described here."Fixing U.S. International Taxation by Daniel Shaviro – Monday, April 28th, 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM – Vanderbilt Hall Room 220, 40 Washington Square …
  • Apr 15

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 10: Susannah Tahk's "The Tax War on Poverty"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 10: Susannah Tahk's "The Tax War on Poverty"
    Last Tuesday (April 8), Susannah Tahk of the University of Wisconsin Law School presented the above-named paper.  As noted in an earlier post, I was forced by external circumstances to fall short of my usual practice of promptly posting…
  • Apr 15

    Tax day

    Tax day
    As usual, I filed early via Turbo Tax.  I gave up doing it by hand some years ago, for reasons that include:(1) Potential alternative minimum tax liability if you live in a high-tax jurisdiction such as New York, California, or…
Rank this Week: 685

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by University of San Diego School of Law Dean & Professor of Law Kevin Cole, contributions by Professors Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Christopher on Death Delayed

    Christopher on Death Delayed
    Russell Christopher (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does death row incarceration for upwards of thirty years or…
  • Apr 15

    "Five police officers found lying — and why it’s so rare"

    "Five police officers found lying — and why it’s so rare"
    Will Baude has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: My understanding is that once a police officer is found to have lied on the stand, it is difficult for that police officer ever to testify again, because the...
  • Apr 15

    Litton on Criminal Law and Psychological Research on Self Control

    Litton on Criminal Law and Psychological Research on Self Control
    Paul Litton (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Is Psychological Research on Self-Control Relevant to Criminal Law? (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent years scholars have…
Rank this Week: 363

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor Colin Miller, with Contributing Editors and Professors David Leonard, Joelle Moreno, and Myrna Raeder

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Apr 15

    University Chapel Trivia

    University Chapel Trivia
    Digging deep in my files here for a picture of a university chapel. This one is quite famous. What is it and where is it?
  • Apr 15

    Answers to, and Questions for, Professor Tamanaha on Why Now is a Great Time to go to Law School

    Answers to, and Questions for, Professor Tamanaha on Why Now is a Great Time to go to Law School
    Brian Tamanaha has asked two interesting questions in response to Steve Freedman’s recent posts on jobs and law school admissions. Steve has started a series of posts that make the argument that now is a good time to go to...
  • Apr 15

    False Statements About Politics, Free Speech, and SCOTUS

    False Statements About Politics, Free Speech, and SCOTUS
    Next week SCOTUS will hear argument in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. Ohio, along with a number of other states, makes it a crime to in any way "disseminate a false statement concerning a candidate, either knowing the same...
Rank this Week: 705

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Professor Barbara Black.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 15

    Ong & Lipinsky on Asia's Stock Market

    Ong & Lipinsky on Asia's Stock Market
    Li Ong and Fabian Lipinsky have posted Asia's Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons? on SSRN with the following abstract: Stock markets play a key role in corporate financing in Asia. However, despite their increasing…
  • Apr 15

    Berdejo on Going Public

    Berdejo on Going Public
    Carlos Berdejo has posted Going Public After the JOBS Act on SSRN with the following abstract: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act) represents one of the most comprehensive overhauls of the securities laws in recent…
  • Apr 15

    Prather-Kinsey & Tanyi on IFRS

    Prather-Kinsey & Tanyi on IFRS
    Jenice J. Prather-Kinsey and Paul Tanyi have posted The Market Reaction to SEC IFRS-Related Announcements: The Case of American Depository Receipt (ADR) Firms in the U.S. on SSRN with the following abstract: The objective of our study is to…
Rank this Week: 778

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: 333

religiousleftlaw

religiousleftlaw

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/
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
  • Apr 9

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul
    Welcoming -- the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church is the sacrament of welcoming. The child is presented to the Church, the community of believers, usually by the parents. The priest calls upon the parents, the godparents, and the…
  • Apr 4

    Should We Legalize Political Bribery?

    Should We Legalize Political Bribery?
    In fact, the Supreme Court in Citizens United and McCutcheon maintains that protection for some forms of political bribery is constitutionally required. The Court in Citizens United said that “The fact that speakers may have influence…
Rank this Week: 326

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Federalism as the New Nationalism

    Federalism as the New Nationalism
    Today the Yale Law Journal has published a Feature marking the emergence of a nationalist school of federalism.  It brings together the work of five scholars (Abbe Gluck, Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Alison LaCroix, Cristina Rodriguez, and…
  • Apr 11

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)
    Ever since James Madison and Thomas Jefferson put its meaning at issue in the controversy over the first Bank of the United States, much effort has been spent on determining the original meaning of “necessary and proper” in the…
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Confirmation Proce

    The Supreme Court Confirmation Proce
    If you believe Nate Silver, then the GOP has a fine chance of taking control of the Senate in 2015.  The last time that a Democratic President appointed a Justice confirmed by a Republican Senate was in 1895 (Rufus Peckham, the author of…
Rank this Week: 335

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

By Professors S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch and Jeffrey M. Lipshaw.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 15

    Dru Stevenson on being Against Confidentiality

    Dru Stevenson on being Against Confidentiality
    Two points to make about confidentiality, just as all us ethics profs are about to (spoiler alert) examine on it. One is that I note that there is an interesting article in the current Litigation magazine (the ABA's journal by...
  • Apr 15

    Prosecution May Proceed

    Prosecution May Proceed
    The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has denied a writ of prohibition seeking to stay prosecution by the New York City District Attorney In this action for a writ of prohibition directing the DA to stay...
  • Apr 15

    "An Astonishing Amount Of Money"

    "An Astonishing Amount Of Money"
    The Illinois Review Board agreed with a Hearing Board's sanction proposal and has recommended disbarment of an attorney The Respondent deliberately took, for personal purposes, over $600,000 from funds he was obligated to hold for the benefit…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Apr 15

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian
    Rod Macdonald & Bob Wolfe's "Canada's Third National Policy" is an essay every Canadian should read, and an idea every Canadian should embrace, particularly in our current political climate where both the government and…
  • Apr 12

    Sonia Paton RIP

    Sonia Paton RIP
    It seems to be the week of sadness. Our incoming dean's beloved mother Sonia Paton passed away a few days ago. If you are in the Toronto area, or otherwise, this information may be useful: 'Vichnaya Pamyat.' Visitation at Turner...
  • Apr 10

    Flaherty RIP

    Flaherty RIP
    Public office can take a toll on one's health. Countless politicians have experienced health issues due to the hours upon hours of work and meetings that they must endure. Jim Flaherty was no different. He served his province and country,...
Rank this Week: 378

Civil Procedure & Federal…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 15

    Wasserman on Cy Pres Distributions of Class Action Settlement

    Wasserman on Cy Pres Distributions of Class Action Settlement
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Cy Pres in Class Action Settlements, which will be published in the Southern California Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Monies reserved to settle class action…
  • Apr 15

    Tidmarsh on Resurrecting Trial By Statistic

    Tidmarsh on Resurrecting Trial By Statistic
    Jay Tidmarsh (Notre Dame) has posted Resurrecting Trial by Statistics to SSRN. “Trial by statistics” was a means by which a court could resolve a large number of aggregated claims: a court could try a random sample of claim, and...
  • Apr 14

    Steinman on Appeal of SJ Denial

    Steinman on Appeal of SJ Denial
    Joan Steinman (Chicago-Kent) has posted The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When Are Such Denials Reviewable? to SSRN. An important aspect of summary judgment law is now in great disorder. The intermediate federal courts of…
Rank this Week: 439

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The New York Times gives us an update on Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the ongoing preparations for his November trial. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went underwater…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)
    Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One
    Our recess concludes; the action resumes. KSM lawyer David Nevin begins the defense’s remarks on possible evidence it might offer to support of AE292—a motion alleging inappropriate FBI contacts with a defense security officer…
Rank this Week: 396

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
  • Apr 15

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book
    Congrats to dear friend, co-blogger and webmom Kim Dayton who spearheaded a recently published book, Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship. Published by Carolina Academic Press, the book is available for purchase for $53 (currently…
Rank this Week: 360

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
  • Apr 14

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
    I have a new article on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in the latest edition of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle, which includes several other articles on the merger, as well. In a recent essay, Allan Grunes & Maurice Stucke (who also…
  • Apr 2

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market
    Last month the Wall Street Journal raised the specter of an antitrust challenge to the proposed Jos. A. Bank/Men’s Warehouse merger. Whether a challenge is forthcoming appears to turn, of course, on market definition: An important…
Rank this Week: 410

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Covers all aspects of business law. By Eric C. Chaffee, J. Scott Colesanti, Joshua P. Fershee, and Stefan J. Padfield

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
  • Apr 15

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything
    They really don't. To be clear, this is not a post bashing corporations (or government). It's not really extolling the virtues of corporations, either. Instead, it's just to make the point that, notwithstanding Citizens United or Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure
    In an opinion released earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court struck down the SEC's Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Rule under the compelled speech doctrine for failing the least restrictive alternative prong. We therefore hold that 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
Rank this Week: 504

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 765

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 15

    Renting is Expensive . . .

    Renting is Expensive . . .
    . . . and appears to be getting even more so: Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters...
  • Apr 15

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification
    The New York Times' Room For Debate series recently covered the pros and cons of gentrification. Law professors were represented by Wisconsin's Lisa Alexander: Urban centers with significant subsidized and rent-restricted affordable housing…
  • Apr 14

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia
    The PennLaw is hosting an upcoming two-day workshop to explore property law regimes in South Asian societies. While the full conference papers aren't yet available, it's worth checking out the very interesting paper abstracts that are posted.…
Rank this Week: 368

Law & Econ Prof Blog

Law & Econ Prof Blog

By Professors Jagdeep Bhandari and Thomas S. Ulen.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 14

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation
    Many on the Right have been discussing the Bundy Ranch Confrontation, which seems to have ended with the surrender of the federal government. Breitbart is one place to look, and has links to legal documents. Mr. Bundy has not been...
  • Apr 13

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
    For readers who may not already be on the ALEA e-mail distribution list, information on this year's meeting of the American Law & Economics Association (to be held May 8-9 in Chicago), can be found at their web site. As...
  • Apr 9

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit
    Everyone dreads a tax audit. Some people have cheated on their taxes, so they obviously are running scared. Others have pushed close to the line in making deductions, and expect to have some of them disallowed. Still others need have...
Rank this Week: 780

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 626

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. By Adjunct Law Professor Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 8

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision
    Palladino v. CNY Centro, ___N.Y.3d___(April 8, 2014), is a major decision. In a 5-2 decision the New York Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of a duty of fair representation case brought against a labor union that refused to take...
  • Apr 7

    Review of Litigation: Rule 91a Seminar

    Review of Litigation: Rule 91a Seminar
    The Review of Litigation (Texas) is hosting a 1-hour seminar on April 10 titled, "Motions to Dismiss Under New Texas Rule 91a: Practice, Procedure and Review." Attendees will earn one hour of MCLE credit. Click on the link for…
  • Apr 1

    Attorneys and Depression

    Attorneys and Depression
    Brian Clarke (Charlotte) has written an extremely important and ultimately courageous post, "Law Professors, Law Students and Depression . . . A Story of Coming Out (Part 1)" at The Faculty Lounge on depression and anxiety's…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
  • Mar 23

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course
    I'm serving as Co-Director of Southwestern Law School's 2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program, which is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and…
  • Mar 14

    BP Loses 5th Circuit Appeal - Class Action Settlement Stand

    BP Loses 5th Circuit Appeal - Class Action Settlement Stand
    In a decision issued on March 3, the Fifth Circuit held that BP must stick to the settlement it signed on to, even if it doesn't like any longer the broad approach to compensation it once agreed to. As Professor...
Rank this Week: 330

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Mar 31

    Chevron Step II with Teeth

    Chevron Step II with Teeth
    This is a post for Ad-law geeks. The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic just won its case challenging the EPA Water Transfer Rule on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Waterkeeper Alliance and Hudson Riverkeeper. The Clinic has been representing…
  • Mar 21

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy
    Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both…
  • Mar 14

    Agency Capture in the Carolina

    Agency Capture in the Carolina
    Newly released e-mails show that when Duke Energy received notice that several citizens groups (including Waterkeeper Alliance and several North Carolina Waterkeeper organizations) were planning to sue it for Clean Water Act violations at its…
Rank this Week: 390

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Feb 27

    Tikkun Olam In Action

    Tikkun Olam In Action
    In response to my post about Lisa’s lung cancer, we have received hundreds of supportive emails, phone calls, office visits, Facebook comments, retweets and other expressions of support. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to…
  • Feb 25

    My Wife Has Lung Cancer. Read Her Story

    My Wife Has Lung Cancer. Read Her Story
    Nothing in life prepared me for the moment when the doctor told me my wife Lisa had lung cancer. We knew something was wrong with her; she had a persistent cough for weeks that the doctors couldn’t fix. But lung...
  • Feb 21

    Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matter

    Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matter
    Several times a week, I get emails (and occasionally phone calls) from people inquiring about legal topics and asking me a question. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve made such an inquiry to me. Often, due to my...
Rank this Week: 417

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 680

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

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

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 673

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: 332

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 523

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: 2213

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

By Professors Will Cook, Chad D. Emerson, Matthew J. Festa, Ngai Pindell and Jamie Baker Roskie.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 15

    If mayors ruled the world

    If mayors ruled the world
    Readers of this blog may want to tune in to the latest Freakanomics podcast, which investigates Benjamin Barber's recent book. A blurb from the Freakanomics website: The episode expands on an idea from political theorist Benjamin Barber,…
  • Apr 15

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention
    Boise sits hard-by a range of foothills that lead into the Boise National Forest. Those foothills have a lot of grasses that, come summer, could light up in a fire. And so, what is the fire prevention strategy devised here...
  • Apr 11

    Forty-six ways to define resilience

    Forty-six ways to define resilience
    I was just introduced to a useful 2013 report by the Community and Regional Resilience Institute entitled Definitions of Community Resilience: An Analysis. The report provides cites to and summaries of forty-six articles that attempt to…
Rank this Week: 847

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Professors Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
  • Apr 15

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Drew Cohen recently published A Constitution at a Crossroads: A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the Northwestern Journal of International Human…
Rank this Week: 904

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor S. Elizabeth Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    The Delay of ICD-10

    The Delay of ICD-10
    As part of the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” Congress provided that DHHS may not set ICD-10 as the code standard before October 15, 2015. October 15, 2014 had been the day set by DHHS for ICD-10 implementation....
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blogger Professor Deborah L. Forman: Introducing The ABA's Draft Model Act Governing Assisted Reproductive Technology Agencie

    Guest Blogger Professor Deborah L. Forman: Introducing The ABA's Draft Model Act Governing Assisted Reproductive Technology Agencie
    The use of assisted reproductive technology to create families is often described as collaborative reproduction. Intended parents, gamete donors and surrogates can all play a role in the process. Assisted reproduction typically involves…
  • Apr 11

    The Game of Succession

    The Game of Succession
    It is almost always dramatic when a well-known figure resigns. So it was this week, one leader gone and another swiftly nominated. Almost inevitably the process and new nominee were subject to conservative sniping. Then, Secretary Sebelius…
Rank this Week: 2518

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: 2088

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 2591

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/
  • Apr 15

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)

    Gallardo v. United States (9th Cir. - April 15, 2014)
    What should you do with a Marine Corps sergeant who's court-martialed for allegedly assaulting three female members of the Corps?I admit I'm not exactly sure.  But here's what I do know:  You should not simply transfer the…
  • Apr 15

    In Re J.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 15, 2014)

    In Re J.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 15, 2014)
    Wait a minute.  Am I really reading this correctly?  A campus security officer at Richmond High School checks a student's backpack and finds a sawed-off shotgun?!Yes.  Yes indeed.There's a fight about whether the search of the…
  • Apr 15

    U.S. v. Morris (9th Cir. - March 13, 2014)

    U.S. v. Morris (9th Cir. - March 13, 2014)
    Future historians wondering how we possibly could have gotten ourselves into the 2008 recession, sparked by the housing bubble, need look no further than the facts of this case.Because here's what you were able to do back in the day:"In 2007,…
Rank this Week: 2155

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/
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
  • Mar 25

    Words of law

    Words of law
    With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas: Words of law, soft and tender,Won't win a court's heart any more.Cite the canons, then you must send lawSomewhere where it’s never been before.Worn out phrases and longing gazesWon't get you…
Rank this Week: 2388

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

By DePaul University College of Law Professor Brian F. Havel and Resident Research Fellow John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 15

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List
    Last week the European Commission released the 23rd version of its EU air safety list, identifying airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU because of concerns about their level of compliance…
  • Apr 11

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger
    ICAO has announced the adoption of a new Protocol to the 1963 Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircraft. The Protocol enhances states' authority to penalize passengers who commit disruptive acts on-board aircraft. It is now open for…
  • Apr 7

    Judge Orders Sale of Mexicana Asset

    Judge Orders Sale of Mexicana Asset
    A judge has ordered Mexicana de Aviacion, one of the world's oldest airlines at the time it ceased operations in 2010, to begin selling assets to satisfy creditors. Employee unions, who have been keeping alive the possibility of a…
Rank this Week: 1746

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
Rank this Week: 4514

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
  • Apr 1

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy
    Ever notice that I frequently talk about economics. What’s a lawyer doing talking about economics? I did read and study economics but there are other reasons why economic issues are dear to this heart. Lawyers do lots of different…
Rank this Week: 4531

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 2237