Most Popular Law Professor Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 46 - 90 of 182
Sorted by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sort by Last Post Date
Today | This Week | This Month | All Time |

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero
    Alexander Guerrero (political and legal philosophy), who is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been voted a tenured offer from the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New…
  • May 5

    Nebraska's John Brunero wins APA's 2016 Article Prize

    Nebraska's John Brunero wins APA's 2016 Article Prize
    The APA announcement is here. (Thanks to Mark van Roojen for the pointer.)
  • May 5

    The rise of research universities in Barcelona

    The rise of research universities in Barcelona
    Interesting piece, which helps explain why universities there seem to perform so much better than others in Spain. In our part of the academic world, we've seen this recently with the philosophers Carl Hoefer and Genoveva Marti, who recently…
Rank this Week: 2013

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law
    Machinists v. Wisconsin, Case No. 2015CV000628 (Dane Co. April 8, 2016) Download Wisc Order is an important case. A state trial judge struck down 2015 Wisconsin Act 1 which was known as the right to work law. This statute prohibits...
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
Rank this Week: 416

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2470

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 555

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 5

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark
    The Charter of the French Language currently allows for the exclusive use of trademarks in languages other than French unless a French version of the trademark has been registered. Seeing an increase in the presence of trademarks in a…
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 5

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”
    Jasminka Kalajdzic recently highlighted a New York Times column entitled Panama Papers Show How Lawyers Can Turn a Blind Eye. The column reported that Ramón Fonseca, one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca,…
Rank this Week: 2153

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
  • May 5

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”
    New Article: Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2016).  Abstract below: Belonging is a fundamental human need. But human instincts are Janus-faced: equally strong is the drive to exclude. This…
  • Apr 28

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”
    New Article: Francine J. Lipman & James Owens, Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act, 23 Geo. J. Poverty L. Pol’y 423 (2016).  Abstract below: In recent decades,…
  • Apr 26

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”
    Worth Reading: Written by Sarah Schweitzer, Photos by Jessica Rinaldi, The life and times of Strider Wolf, Boston Globe, Nov. 2015.  Editor’s Note: the photos won a Pulitzer and the story is worth reading.
Rank this Week: 958

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 5

    Fitzpatrick on Overlapping Property Regime

    Fitzpatrick on Overlapping Property Regime
    Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University) has posted Fragmented Property Systems (University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article considers fragmented property systems – the…
  • May 2

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law
    Wei Wen (University of New England) has posted How American Common Law Doctrines May Inform Mainland China to Achieve Certainty in Land Sale Contracts (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper explores one of…
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
Rank this Week: 2469

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
  • May 5

    Call for Papers–Come to Paris!

    Call for Papers–Come to Paris!
    As a nice break from grading, think about coming to Paris next November!  The international biennial on negotiation (formerly called Negocia) is going to be held at Novancia Business School in Paris from November 16-18.  The call…
  • May 4

    Photo Album – 2014

    Photo Album – 2014
    I got around a lot in 2014 as you can see in this photo album.  My year started in Israel as I was fortunate that Yael Efron arranged invitations for me to give talks at her school in Zefat.  It so happened that a bunch of FOIs were…
  • May 3

    Negotiation Lessons from Politic

    Negotiation Lessons from Politic
    My friend Mary Latz (Latz Negotiation Institute) recently wrote a column entitled Negotiation Lessons from Politics based on a conversation he had with former senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and current senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) while waiting for a…
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • May 5

    CLINICAL COSTS: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

    CLINICAL COSTS: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
    by Robert Kuehn,  Washington University School of Law The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” When it comes to expanding clinical legal…
  • May 2

    Study Shows Individualized Feedback in One Class Improves Performance in Other Classe

    Study Shows Individualized Feedback in One Class Improves Performance in Other Classe
    Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Apr 27

    Best New Lawyer

    Best New Lawyer
    As a second-year law student, I am always asking individuals “What attributes do you think make a new associate successful?”  Many of the individuals I have asked answered with “Well it depends…” and listed…
Rank this Week: 4431

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 5

    Failure To Object To improper Argument Was Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel

    Failure To Object To improper Argument Was Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
    The South Carolina Supreme Court granted a new trial to a defendant based on the failure of her trial counsel to object to the improper closing arguments of the prosecutor (called a Solicitor) in a criminal sexual conduct case that...
  • May 5

    Wake Up Little Susie

    Wake Up Little Susie
    A criminal defendant was entitled to trial by jury on a charge of unlawful entry at the Library of Congress, according to a decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In pertinent part, the evidence at trial was...
  • May 5

    Misappropriation Draws Six-Month Suspension

    Misappropriation Draws Six-Month Suspension
    An attorney who had misappropriated entrusted funds was suspended for six months by order of the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The respondent deposited the settlement funds into his operating account, when he…
Rank this Week: 674

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: 1968

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • May 5

    Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

    Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo
    Our latest listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Palm Springs. This condo has played an especially important role in my life. When I lived in LA from 1985-94, I would frequently visit this condo on weekends and...
  • Feb 25

    Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You’ll Never Forget

    Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You’ll Never Forget
    My mom owned numerous beautiful homes over her lifetime–homes that many of us would classify as “dream homes.” Among this elite collection of real estate, her Santa Barbara home remains my clear all-time favorite. It…
  • Feb 24

    Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

    Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location
    In 2014, my mom relocated from Sacramento to Los Altos to help our family cope with Lisa’s cancer. (As I’ve mentioned before, the plan unfortunately didn’t work out as we’d hoped). Given her situation, most people…
Rank this Week: 413

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 5

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection
    About 10 years ago, Rich Hynes wrote an intriguing paper on consumer debt collection, asking "where are all the garnishments?" Today, Pro Publica's Paul Kiel is out with an answer: Nebraska and Missouri ... and in the future. Kiel's…
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
Rank this Week: 562

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: 1497

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 5

    A (Fictional) Top 10 List of Women SCOTUS Justice

    A (Fictional) Top 10 List of Women SCOTUS Justice
    Meg Penrose (Texas A&M), The Sistern: Ranking the Top 10 Female Supreme Court Justices, 18 Green Bag 2d 447 (2015) Of all the “best” and “worst” Supreme Court lists published, there has never been a listing of the…
  • May 4

    Debunking the Myth of Male Privilege in the Military and Assault

    Debunking the Myth of Male Privilege in the Military and Assault
    Jamie R. Abrams (Louisville), Debunking the Myth of Universal Male Privilege, 49 U.Mich.J.L. Reform 303 (2016) Existing legal responses to sexual assault and harassment in the military have stagnated or failed. Current approaches emphasize…
  • May 4

    Second Generation Forms of Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

    Second Generation Forms of Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession
    Nicole Negowetti, Implicit Bias and the Legal Profession's "Diversity" Crisis: A Call for Self-Reflection, Nevada L.J. 431 (2015) Fifty years after federal law prohibited discrimination based on gender and race and ten years after…
Rank this Week: 1465

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    In which I sue Amazon again

    In which I sue Amazon again
    In FTC v. Amazon, the initial opinion was heavily, albeit badly, redacted.  With the able assistance of Paul Alan Levy from Public Citizen, MediaPost and I have moved to unseal the opinion and the documents on which it's based, on the…
  • May 5

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement
    Martin v. Wendy’s International, Inc., 2016 WL 1730648, No. 15 C 6998 (N.D. Ill. May 2, 2016) Johannes Martin alleged that Wendy’s and Guinness World Records violated §43(a) and his Illinois right of publicity by using…
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
Rank this Week: 2156

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/
  • May 5

    How Gritty Are Your Students?

    How Gritty Are Your Students?
    Hat tip to Scott Johns, University of Denver School of Law, for informing us about a Wall Street Journal article on grit which can be found here: The Virtue of Hard Things. The article talks about Angela Duckworth's research and...
  • May 4

    Time Management on Multiple-Choice Exam

    Time Management on Multiple-Choice Exam
    As mentioned in an earlier post, many law students struggle with time management in exams. Time charting for multiple-choice exams is different than for fact-pattern essay exams. However, time charting is just as important to make sure that a…
  • May 3

    AALS Balance Section Topic Call on May 4th: Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback

    AALS Balance Section Topic Call on May 4th: Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback
    The AALS Balance Section’s next topic call features Prof. Paula Manning, speaking about her excellent article "Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback: A Means to Reduce Law Student Psychological Distress, Increase Motivation,…
Rank this Week: 963

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 5

    Laws Criminalizing Refusal to Consent to Searche

    Laws Criminalizing Refusal to Consent to Searche
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota.  This case raises the following question:  Is it permissible under the Fourth Amendment for a state law to provide, absent a search…
  • May 4

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean
    by Michael Dorf My students and I finished our Federal Courts syllabus a little early, so for our final class of the semester we tried something different. Because the Senate apparently will not hold a confirmation hearing for Judge…
  • May 3

    Prince

    Prince
    by Neil H. BuchananI am currently in Australia, about to begin what amounts to a speaking tour of universities here and in New Zealand.  Because I have been immersing myself in policy wonkery to prepare for those talks, I need a change…
Rank this Week: 668

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 5

    Study: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

    Study: Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
    Two physicians at Johns Hopkins have conducted a study concluding that medical errors cause approximately 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. CNN has the story,…
  • May 4

    Sharkey on the Economic Loss Rule in Products Case

    Sharkey on the Economic Loss Rule in Products Case
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN The Remains of the Citadel (Economic Loss Rule in Products Cases). The abstract provides: Though its seeds may have been planted long before, the economic loss rule in products liability tort law emerged in...
  • May 2

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"
    Hanoch Dagan & Avi Dorfman have posted to SSRN Against Private Law Escapism: Comment on Arthur Ripstein, Private Wrongs. The abstract provides: Can a comprehensive theory of tort law evade the ultimate test of our moral intuitions (or…
Rank this Week: 2458

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/
  • May 4

    Keep Working-It May Help You Live Longer

    Keep Working-It May Help You Live Longer
    The Wall Street Journal ran an article on May 2, 2016 that working past 65 may be good for the worker's longevity. Retiring After 65 May Help People Live Longer covers a recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology...
  • May 3

    Chronically Ill or Disabled In South Dakota-Is A Nursing Home In Your Future?

    Chronically Ill or Disabled In South Dakota-Is A Nursing Home In Your Future?
    The New York Times ran a story on May 2, 2016 that South Dakota is under investigation by the federal government for improperly placing many residents with disabilities in nursing homes instead of providing care in the community. South…
  • May 3

    Chronically Critically Ill and Stable

    Chronically Critically Ill and Stable
    The New York Times ran an article by a doctor, When the Patient Won’t Ever Get Better, which illustrates a difficult scenario for patients and families. A patient, doing well, is hospitalized for some condition, surgery may occur and…
Rank this Week: 2481

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    AZ Appeals Court Finds Decision Granting Variance to Competing Business Exceeded Board’s Statutory Authority

    AZ Appeals Court Finds Decision Granting Variance to Competing Business Exceeded Board’s Statutory Authority
    Pawn 1st, LLC appealed from the superior court’s judgment dismissing its complaint for special action review of a decision by the Board of Adjustment of the City of Phoenix and its members, granting a variance to Pawn, doing business as…
  • May 4

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim
    Plaintiff, Pirate’s Cove, brought a second amended complaint containing counts for denial of equal protection under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments (Count III), temporary taking as an alternative to Count IX (Count IV), declaratory…
  • May 3

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial
    The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors appealed from the district court’s ruling that it acted illegally in denying Rinikers’ application to have part of their nine acres rezoned from A–1 (agricultural) to A–2…
Rank this Week: 4432

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 4

    The U.S. Supreme Court Evaluates Criminal Penalties for Refusing Blood/Breath Alcohol Content Test

    The U.S. Supreme Court Evaluates Criminal Penalties for Refusing Blood/Breath Alcohol Content Test
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a case on which the the U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument that presents the question whether a state law may, absent a search warrant, attach criminal penalties to a DUI…
  • May 3

    Are Long Death Penalty Delays Unconstitutional?

    Are Long Death Penalty Delays Unconstitutional?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf considers whether long delays in carrying out capital punishment render the practice unconstitutional. Dorf responds specifically to an argument put forth by the late Justice Scalia that execution…
  • May 2

    Blue for Boys, White With Flowers for Girls: When Commencement Is an Exercise in Discrimination

    Blue for Boys, White With Flowers for Girls: When Commencement Is an Exercise in Discrimination
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna L. Grossman and Duke law professor Katharine T. Bartlett explain why a high school policy prescribing one color of robes for boys and another color for girls violates both the Equal Protection Clause of…
Rank this Week: 3449

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 4

    The Christian Thing To Do

    The Christian Thing To Do
    It’s a cliché, “What Would Jesus Do?” but that status does not undermine the importance of the question.  It is often difficult to determine the most Christ-like course of action in some circumstances.  And…
  • May 4

    “Ghosting For Donald Trump”

    “Ghosting For Donald Trump”
    I am breaking vacation silence from Italy to bring you “Ghosting for Donald Trump,” my suggestion to the GOP’s almost-certain nominee on how he might begin putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.
  • May 2

    The Future GOP

    The Future GOP
    George Will went nuclear last Friday.  Paul Mirengoff pointed out on Sunday that such may be a bit overwrought.  This morning Jim Geraghty declared the current GOP front runner as bad as Hillary.  All the while, Hugh spins his…
Rank this Week: 1608

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 4

    Update: DOJ Sends Letter to North Carolina re: Anti-LGBT HB2

    Update: DOJ Sends Letter to North Carolina re: Anti-LGBT HB2
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (pictured below) advising him that both he and the state of North Carolina...
  • May 3

    Congressional Research Service on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

    Congressional Research Service on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Congressional Research Service Reports are almost always a terrific resource and this new one - - - Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on…
  • Apr 27

    Base Campaign Contribution Limit Challenge Headed to Full D.C. Circuit

    Base Campaign Contribution Limit Challenge Headed to Full D.C. Circuit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today in Holmes v. FEC that a lower court erred in not certifying a challenge to federal base contribution limits to the en banc D.C. Circuit. The ruling means...
Rank this Week: 947

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 4

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense
    Sonia Katyal writes for The New York Times, May 4, 2016 Brands and trade symbols are not just pictures. They implicate the very force of identity, which can form and recode itself according to the dynamic pull of public culture. But there are…
  • May 4

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime
    Franklin Zimring quoted in The Washington Post, May 4, 2016 “If you and I are selling drugs on the street, we’re both going to want the best corner, and if we have a conflict about who got there first, we’re not going to put…
  • May 3

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 3, 2016 Mr. Pulte’s interests are divided, as he has hedged his own stock holdings in the company and borrowed heavily against them, leaving one to wonder whether he is acting…
Rank this Week: 4519

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    [UPDATED] DOJ Civil Rights Division letter accusing North Carolina of violating Title VII by discriminating against transgender employee

    [UPDATED] DOJ Civil Rights Division letter accusing North Carolina of violating Title VII by discriminating against transgender employee
    Vanita Gupta, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, sent this letter today to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, informing him of DOJ's conclusion that North Carolina is…
  • May 4

    The End of the Reagan Coalition

    The End of the Reagan Coalition
    The Republican National Convention is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind since Jonestown. There will be plenty of time to digest the meaning of Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court's future (in other words, more liberal…
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
Rank this Week: 1971

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 961

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: 1462

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
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
  • Apr 4

    Head of School Bookshelf, Spring, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Spring, 2016 Edition
    This Spring term, I’m putting out on the bookshelf outside the Head of School’s office copies of the following books for the Andover faculty.  The idea is that the books can go and stay home, come back to the bookshelf,…
Rank this Week: 2129

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 4

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland
    Irish Examiner (Mar. 20, 2016): Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues State, by Ann O'Loughlin: An asylum seeker who arrived in Ireland pregnant as a result of a kidnapping and rape in her country of origin but was refused an abortion...
  • May 3

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth
    Center for Reproductive Rights Press Release (Apr. 1, 2016): Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria: With support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy group has filed suit in...
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
Rank this Week: 675

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 14: Monica Prasad's "The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of 1981"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 14: Monica Prasad's "The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of 1981"
    Yesterday, in our final session for the semester, Monica Prasad presented the above paper.  While published in 2012, it's a current project in that she is planning to expand it into a book.The paper studies the enactment of the Reagan…
  • May 4

    The Sheppard-Lennon debate

    The Sheppard-Lennon debate
    In Lee Sheppard's Tax Notes column this week, before segueing to her actual (tax) topic, she offered a well-deserved Prince tribute, but couldn't resist a drive-by slag at the Beatles, in the form of claiming that George Martin was their most…
  • Apr 28

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor
    I won't give the name, because that would be creepy, but there's a famous person living on our block - famous enough to have drawn, not just tourists,but also paparazzi.  Let's just call this famous person FP.I see FP occasionally on the…
Rank this Week: 3784

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Secunda and Hertel-Fernandez on Workplace Political Intimidation

    Secunda and Hertel-Fernandez on Workplace Political Intimidation
    As the primary season transitions more solidly into the presidential election, our thoughts in the labor and employment world naturally turn to workplace captive audience speeches. WPB emeritus Paul Secunda (Marquette) is probably the…
  • May 3

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data
    I recently learned that Matt Bodie, Miriam Cherry, Jintong Tang, and our very own Marcia McCormick just posted on SSRN their cutting-edge piece on "big data," The Law and Policy of People Analytics, which is forthcoming in the…
  • May 2

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective
    Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming…
Rank this Week: 2459

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 4

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie
    Men’s care work and wage work both are powerfully impacted by the dynamic of masculinities. Masculinities are the male equivalent of female gender norms; they are plural because there are multiple variations, but with a dominant or…
  • May 3

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact
    After a lengthy hearing (involving 14 expert witnesses and nearly 2000 exhibits), an administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded that petitioners had violated the FTC Act. . . . On de novo review, the Commission found that petitioners had…
  • May 3

    A Right to Write-in

    A Right to Write-in
    I voted in the Indiana primary on the Republican side (hint:  It wasn’t for Trump or Cruz) and this thought struck me as I looked down ballot.  In many races, the party nominee was unopposed and there was no write-in option…
Rank this Week: 2181

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/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
Rank this Week: 2035

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 948

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Texarkana: Walker v. State, 2016 WL 1600268(2016).  As courts usually do, the Court of Appeals began by explaining how the case arose:Edgar Llorens was robbed at…
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
Rank this Week: 1970

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 4

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation
    Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video of…
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
  • May 3

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a…
Rank this Week: 1967

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    On the Mileage-Based Road Fee Highway: Young at (Tax) Heart?

    On the Mileage-Based Road Fee Highway: Young at (Tax) Heart?
    Though I’ve never tried to calculate which topic has been the subject of the most MauledAgain commentaries, certainly my strong support for mileage-based road fees is a candidate for topping the list. If it doesn’t, it’s not…
  • May 2

    Is Basic Math Enough?

    Is Basic Math Enough?
    One of my second cousins once removed shared on Facebook a meme apparently originating in a tweet by Sage Boggs and then posted by George Takei. The meme states “I’m glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes.…
  • Apr 29

    Can Mischaracterizing an Undesired Tax Backfire?

    Can Mischaracterizing an Undesired Tax Backfire?
    A little more than a month ago, in Soda Tax Debate Bubbles Up, I noted that I had heard a radio spot on a local radio station seeking support in opposition to the soda tax proposed by Philadelphia’s mayor. I explained:What had caught my…
Rank this Week: 1966

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    A Quick Bleg

    A Quick Bleg
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone have an idea of what would be a fair hourly rate for someone to cite-check — both for substance and for accuracy of citation — a leading international law treatise published by a…
  • May 3

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read with great interest Jens’s excellent post about whether the US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was a war crime. I agree with much of what he says, particularly about the…
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
Rank this Week: 3793

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/
  • May 3

    Update: Review of U.S. by CRC Committee Upcoming

    Update: Review of U.S. by CRC Committee Upcoming
    by Jonathan Todres Although the United States stands alone as the only country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), it has ratified two of the three Optional Protocols to the CRC – one...
  • May 2

    Human Rights at Sea

    Human Rights at Sea
    Last week, the UN's World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, and the University of Genoa co-hosted a symposium on Migration at Sea. Topics ranged from the role of merchant ships in rescue operations to refugee reception procedures in the…
  • May 1

    The Financial Cost of Hate

    The Financial Cost of Hate
    by Jeremiah Ho The fall-out from the North Carolina anti-LGBT bill seems to continue. With the numerous businesses taking their ventures out of the state (including notables such as PayPal and Angie’s List) and big-name entertainers…
Rank this Week: 1464

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
Rank this Week: 1476

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • May 2

    Getting to “Hopefully”

    Getting to “Hopefully”
    Reading the slick new law novel The Neon Lawyer (http://www.amazon.com/Neon-Lawyer-Victor-Methos-ebook/dp/B00K7MCE3C) persuades me that that recent law school grads might well think that law is the most embarrassing profession. Consider,…
  • Apr 25

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind
    The most interesting, yet distressing, person I have encountered this year is Judge Celia Day. Judge Day is a federal district court judge in Manhattan and one of the characters in Lawrence Joseph’s small classic Lawyerland, a…
  • Apr 25

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind
    The most interesting person I have encountered this year is Judge Celia Day. Judge Day is a federal district court judge in Manhattan and one of the characters in Lawrence Joseph’s small classic Lawyerland, a “non-fiction…
Rank this Week: 1949

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
Rank this Week: 2482

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • May 2

    New Series on Houdini, Conan Doyle Friendship Debuts On Fox Tonight

    New Series on Houdini, Conan Doyle Friendship Debuts On Fox Tonight
    The new series Houdini and Doyle premieres tonight on Fox (9 EDT, 8 Central). The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman weighs in with an early review here. For more on the real-life friendship (and subsequent break-up) of Harry and Sir Arthur,...
  • Apr 18

    "Now You See Me" Will Not Vanish After One Sequel

    "Now You See Me" Will Not Vanish After One Sequel
    According to the Independent, the magical caper film Now You See Me is getting not one but two sequels, both to be directed by Jon M. Chu. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine...
  • Mar 21

    Houdini, Lovecraft, and a Lost Manuscript

    Houdini, Lovecraft, and a Lost Manuscript
    From the Guardian: news that a long-lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript has surfaced. This one is of particular interest to magicians. It's a piece Harry Houdini asked Lovecraft to ghostwrite (a particularly appropriate term) for him; the subject…
Rank this Week: 4482

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 2

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg “George Lucas built a whole new industry with Star Wars.” says Peter S. Menell, devoted science fiction fan and a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, who studies copyright and…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
Rank this Week: 578