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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/
  • Mar 31

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)
    Imagine you’re assigned the task of coming up with a list of books—say, for a graduate level seminar— by way of covering or at least suggesting the breadth and depth of both classical and contemporary Liberalism (as a…
  • Mar 25

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
    This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox — Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Mar 31

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)
    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important civil rights law intended to ensure that people with physical disabilities can enjoy the same social and economic interactions as everyone else. The law had ambitious visions about…
  • Mar 30

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)
    “Web scraping,” also called crawling or spidering, is the automated gathering of data from someone else’s website. Scraping is an essential part of how the Internet functions. For example, Google uses web scraping to build…
  • Mar 29

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli
    This case involves message board posts by a community that criticized Ellis’s copyright enforcement efforts. Ellis sought and obtained a protection order against Chan, the operator of the message board, on the legal grounds that the…
Rank this Week: 462

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 322

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/
Rank this Week: 374

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 30

    Wedding "High"

    Wedding "High"
    From the New York Times: The risk of self-delusion is ever-present in the days leading up to a wedding. There you are, surrounded by parents, friends, caterers and florists, all vying for attention. And as the big day approaches, everyone...
  • Mar 30

    Marrying Across Class Line

    Marrying Across Class Line
    From Jessi Streib (assistant professor of sociology at Duke University), writing for the Washington Post: Madison didn’t have an easy childhood. As a kid, her house was always in disrepair. Her parents couldn’t consistently afford…
  • Mar 30

    Young v. United States Parcel Service

    Young v. United States Parcel Service
    Professors Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, on the GWU Law Review blog: At the core of the Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a fundamental question of feminist jurisprudence: should women be treated the same as men,...
Rank this Week: 321

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/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 509

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 478

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/
Rank this Week: 481

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 545

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
  • Mar 16

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service
    Ryanair has announced that preliminary plans to begin serving routes between the U.S. and the EU have been approved by the airline's board. It will be four-to-five years before these plans are realized as the Irish low-cost carrier needs…
  • Mar 11

    New ICAO Secretary General

    New ICAO Secretary General
    The ICAO Council has appointed Dr. Fang Liu of China to be the organization's new Secretary General. The ICAO press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Mar 17

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment
    Alycia Michelle Wilson has published Witches and Guns: The Intersection between Wicca and the Second Amendment. Here is the abstract. This is the first academic exploration of the intersection between the Wiccan religion and the Second…
  • Mar 12

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic
    M. Chris Fabricant, Innocence Project, Inc., and William Tucker Carrington, University of Mississippi School of Law, have published The Shifted Paradigm: Forensic Sciences's Overdue Evolution from Magic to Law. Here is the abstract. A decade…
  • Mar 11

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy
    The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has concluded that homeopathy is not effective in treating, well, anything. The Council examined more than 200 studies of homeopathy before coming to its conclusion. It…
Rank this Week: 501

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Mar 12

    Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Serie

    Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Serie
    A student reporter for our law school newspaper emailed me some questions about our Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference. Writing up my thoughts reminded me that we lack a good historical repository for the conference. In this post,…
  • Mar 10

    Slinky Interview for Hsu Untied

    Slinky Interview for Hsu Untied
    Last summer, I interviewed with Richard Hsu, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, as part of his series of interviews about lawyers with unusual hobbies. Naturally, we discussed my love for slinkies. Listen to the interview. The Recorder…
  • Jan 27

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16
    I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
  • Dec 17

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today.   As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting…
  • Dec 1

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement
    As climate negotiators prepare for their discussions in Lima, they must focus on one of the most neglected strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change: creating sustainable human settlements. My work for a land use law center…
Rank this Week: 474

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 461

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 510

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 523

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 585

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
  • Aug 13

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)
    In 2013 so far, federal judges have looked to Wikipedia for assistance in defining terms or establishing facts in thirty-one (31) cases, either in footnotes or in the body of the opinions. Of these, the District of New Mexico has cited to…
Rank this Week: 699

Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
  • Mar 12

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie
      Mohsen Manesh (Oreg.) has a working paper with the alliterative title Damning Dictum: The Default Duty Debate in Delaware” (February 21, 2013)(SSRN). The paper reacts to the Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion in…
Rank this Week: 497

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: 477

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

Post and riposte from a resolutely cranky but creative law professor, emphasizing international and comparative tax law... by Michael Livingston

http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

    welcome back and thoughts on the election
    I’m reviving my blog to make a couple of comments about the election and because I’ll be traveling again soon, always a good time for posting.   Some of these are comments I’ve already posted on Facebook et al.   Here we…
  • Dec 29

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"
    Stories have been floating around the international media about various outrages attributed to Haredim or "ultra-orthodox" Jews in Jerusalem and other cities.   These include forced segregation of men and women on buses, efforts to keep…
  • Nov 28

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 449

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: 2382

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 1

    An Example of Realistic Paternal Rationality

    An Example of Realistic Paternal Rationality
    Yes, as Prof. G. said, my last post was not meant to subject us to legal liability. I hope this one doesn't provoke tortious action either, if it turns out to be practical advice for some readers: Heard on the...
  • Mar 31

    How To Prevent Someone Else from Applying As You To Steal Your Tax Refund

    How To Prevent Someone Else from Applying As You To Steal Your Tax Refund
    Via Taxprof, Krebs on Security says in Sign Up at irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You: If you’re an American and haven’t yet created an account at irs.gov, you may want to take care of that before tax fraudsters...
  • Mar 28

    Negative Growth and Dissaving Can Be Good and Appropriate

    Negative Growth and Dissaving Can Be Good and Appropriate
    Via Marginal Revolution, I see that Edward Hugh says So, what do you do about the problem of secular stagnation, if that is what it is? Again here there is divergence of opinion. Some still seek to treat the phenomenon...
Rank this Week: 990

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 1

    The Bergdahl Roadmap to Unilateral Presidential Closure of GTMO

    The Bergdahl Roadmap to Unilateral Presidential Closure of GTMO
    We have not paid enough attention to the significance of the administration’s legal argument in support of the Bergdahl trade for President Obama’s goal of closing GTMO.  The Article II logic in the administration’s…
  • Apr 1

    On the 2014 Gaza War Assessment

    On the 2014 Gaza War Assessment
    The recent “2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict” deserves careful reading and consideration by all LOAC scholars and practitioners.  The report was written by five richly experienced retired U.S. military…
  • Mar 31

    The Zero Dark Thirtieth Birthday Cake

    The Zero Dark Thirtieth Birthday Cake
    From the baker of hard national security choices, who once brought you the “drone strike cake“—called “notorious” by Rolling Stone magazine—it’s the Zero Dark Thirtieth Birthday Cake:
Rank this Week: 4484

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 9: Shu-Yi Oei's Can Sharing Be Taxed? (co-authored by Diane Ring)

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 9: Shu-Yi Oei's Can Sharing Be Taxed? (co-authored by Diane Ring)
    1) “Sharing” or cash money? Oei’s and Ring’s Can Sharing Be Taxed? does a great job of offering a thorough background regarding the tax issues associated with the rise of the so-called “sharing”…
  • Mar 30

    TV ad for TaskRabbit?

    TV ad for TaskRabbit?
    Since tomorrow, at the colloquium, we will have a paper that discusses taxation of the sharing economy (Uber, AirBnB, TaskRabbit, etc.), I couldn't resist sharing my idea for a TaskRabbit TV ad.A young woman in medieval garb is sitting…
  • Mar 25

    Overheard on the street

    Overheard on the street
    Walking home at the end of the workday, I passed by a couple of guys, and over-heard the following monologue from one of them, which seemed script-worthy, so I kept it in mind and wrote it down as soon as I got home:"I was immediately head…
Rank this Week: 3894

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 1

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital
    On March 25, 2015, the SEC Commissioners unanimously adopted final rules amending Regulation A, effective in 60 days, extending an existing exemptions for smaller issues as required under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS)…
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Apr 1

    Latin to be added to 2016 MBE

    Latin to be added to 2016 MBE
    In a surprise move, the National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced that Latin will be tested for the first time on the July 2016 MBE. A couple of representative questions have been released, with correct answers but no…
  • Mar 27

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law
    CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015 Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating…
  • Mar 25

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking
    THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to…
Rank this Week: 983

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
  • Mar 19

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?
    Cross Posted from Health Affairs Blog Health care lawyers justifiably ignored the 2012 Obama administration consumer privacy framework because it expressly and broadly exempted entities subject to HIPAA, stating “To avoid creating…
  • Mar 17

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor
    The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Hall Center for Law and Health and Indiana Health Law Review Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. This year's topic is: Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and…
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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
  • Apr 1

    Israel Reflections 2015 (and some April Fools Fun): The Kibbutz

    Israel Reflections 2015 (and some April Fools Fun): The Kibbutz
    One of the ways we learned about Israeli society was to spend a few nights at a kibbutz.  A kibbutz is a collective community, traditionally based in agriculture, that was the way many Israelis used to live. Even though the kibbutz life…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict Resolution / Peacemaking Art Contest

    Conflict Resolution / Peacemaking Art Contest
    From our friends at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program comes an announcement (available here) of an art contest.  Any original artwork reflecting themes of conflict resolution or peacemaking welcome, with prize…
  • Mar 31

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem
    In one of the more emotional and difficult tours on the trip, we visited Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum and home to the International Institute of Holocaust Research. The museum itself houses hours of historical footage,…
Rank this Week: 1470

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 1

    SCOTUS Decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center

    SCOTUS Decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center
    Yesterday the Supreme Court decided Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, ruling by a 5-4 vote that Medicaid providers could not sue state officials for failing to comply with § 30(A) of the Medicaid Act (also known as the “equal…
  • Mar 31

    Atlantic Marine, Forum-Selection Clauses & Erie

    Atlantic Marine, Forum-Selection Clauses & Erie
    I started off this month talking about Erie, so here’s another Erie post to bring things full circle. Back in the fall, I was glad to participate in the Hastings Law Journal’s symposium on last Term’s SCOTUS decision in Atlantic...
  • Mar 26

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal
    Jill Lens has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Stays Pending Appeal: Why the Merits Should Not Matter, which will be published in the Florida State University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In Nken v. Holder, the Supreme...
Rank this Week: 1474

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/
  • Apr 1

    Religious Freedom Laws and Gay Right

    Religious Freedom Laws and Gay Right
    Indiana recently passed a law that ostensibly promotes religious freedom but arguably also promotes the right of businesses to discriminate against gays. Arkansas has followed suit with a legislative bill that does something similar. For…
  • Mar 31

    Amicus Brief

    Amicus Brief
    Prof. Nancy Dowd at the U of Florida had asked me to post this: The Supreme Court Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law is planning to file an amicus brief in support of a cert petition in...<img…
  • Mar 31

    More on the Pao Verdict

    More on the Pao Verdict
    Commentary on the Ellen Pao verdict finding no gender discrimination continues NYT, What Silicon Valley Learned from the Kleiner Perkins Case Daily Princetonian, Pao '91 Loses Discrimination Lawsuit (quoting John and I) Reuters, Juror in…
Rank this Week: 2512

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Bank Fraud, PayPal and "Loss"

    Bank Fraud, PayPal and "Loss"
    After a jury in a federal prosecution convicted Lawrence Shaw of “17 counts of bank fraud in violation of” 18 U.S. Code § 1344(1), he appealed.  U.S. v. Shaw, 2015 WL 1379731 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit…
  • Mar 30

    Electromagnetic Sensitivity, W-Fi and the Lawsuit

    Electromagnetic Sensitivity, W-Fi and the Lawsuit
    This post examines an opinion the New Mexico Court ofAppeals recently issued in a civil suit:  Firstenberg v. Monribot, 2015 WL 993820 (2015). The court begins its opinion by explaining how and why the suit arose:Arthur Firstenberg sued…
  • Mar 27

    Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute

    Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute
    After a jury convicted Charles Adams “of capturing a representation that depicts nudity without the knowledge or consent of the person who is depicted nude in violation of Wisconsin Statutes § 942.09(am)1,” he appealed. …
Rank this Week: 2469

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 1

    How Do School Leaders Respond to Competition for Students?

    How Do School Leaders Respond to Competition for Students?
    The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans has released a new report on how the city's charter schools compete for students. The abstract explains: Understanding how schools respond to competition is vital to understanding the effects of…
  • Mar 31

    The New Education Malpractice Litigation

    The New Education Malpractice Litigation
    Ethan Hutt & Aaron Tang's The New Education Malpractice Litigation, 99 Va. L. Rev. 419, 421 (2013), offers an interesting take on how teacher evaluation models based on student achievement might be put to uses other than those originally…
  • Mar 30

    New York City Schools to Close on Muslim Holidays: Accommodation or Establishment?

    New York City Schools to Close on Muslim Holidays: Accommodation or Establishment?
    On March 3, New York City schools announced that they will begin recognizing two major Muslim holidays beginning in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The two holidays to be recognized are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated at the end of Ramadan, and…
Rank this Week: 2518

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 1

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)

    2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)
    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Pacific Rim Region, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei,…
  • Mar 31

    New Editorial Board Announced at the Review of Intellectual Property Law

    New Editorial Board Announced at the Review of Intellectual Property Law
    The Review of Intellectual Property Law published at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago announced its new editorial board: Editor-In-Chief Benjamin Lee Managing Editor Ryan Timoney Candidacy Editor Priya Desai Administrative Editor…
  • Mar 31

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Competition Winner

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Competition Winner
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition, Larissa Dallman and Nicole Ways. Congratulations also go to finalists Mary Ellis and Natalie Schiferl, who additionally won the Franz C.…
  • Mar 31

    A First-Timer’s Reflections on Israel

    A First-Timer’s Reflections on Israel
    I don’t have a handy quote to use as an epigram, but I’m sure that someone has previously, and pithily, expressed the idea that we travel as much to learn about ourselves as to learn about others.  It’s the original…
  • Mar 31

    Israel Reflections 2015 – Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta

    Israel Reflections 2015 – Day Three: Daphna Golan and Lifta
    On Monday morning, we were off for a quick stop at the open air market at Machane Yehuda and then a tour of the Supreme Court.  And then we had the distinct treat of our own personal tour of Lifta, a destroyed Palestinian village since…
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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Taking Without Giving: A Tax Con Reawakened

    Taking Without Giving: A Tax Con Reawakened
    They’re at it again. The folks who are skilled at making themselves appear financially oppressed even though they are swimming in wealth have persuaded some of their “employees” to introduce the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.…
  • Mar 30

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama
    The highway funding situation in Alabama isn’t all that different from what exists in most other states. Roads are falling apart, funding is insufficient because increases in vehicle fuel economy means less gasoline and diesel is sold,…
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 951

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/
  • Apr 1

    The Human Right To Die?

    The Human Right To Die?
    With high profile death of cancer patient Brittany Maynard who argued for the right to die; the touching account of Dr. Paul Kalinithi on how to continue life in face of an imminent death; and most recently, the Atlantic’s article...
  • Mar 31

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?
    By JoAnn Kamuf Ward Follow the Money. It’s no secret that an important way to assess someone's priorities is to look at how they allocate their resources. This is true for individuals, but it applies to governments too. Many lawyers...
  • Mar 30

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison
    While students at Columbia University hold demonstrations encouraging the school to divest ownership shares in private prisons, an order of nuns has devised a different solution for ensuring prisoner human rights. The Sisters of Mercy of the…
Rank this Week: 2519

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/
  • Apr 1

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Lucy Jewel

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Lucy Jewel
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
  • Mar 31

    Burton Awards 2015

    Burton Awards 2015
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and the 2015 award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
  • Mar 31

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Olympia Duhart

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: Olympia Duhart
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
Rank this Week: 988

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 1

    Cassell and Dershowitz to Settle Grudge in MMA Match

    Cassell and Dershowitz to Settle Grudge in MMA Match
    by Michael DorfLegal scholars and tabloid readers alike have been waiting for months to see what would come of a contretemps between two legal titans who, in early January, traded heated accusations of serious misconduct. Yesterday's news…
  • Mar 31

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag

    Well That Was Fast: Kant; Bulgaria; Green Bag
    by Michael DorfYesterday I noted that Professor Orin Kerr had responded to the challenge posed by CJ Roberts and written the definitive article on The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria.…
  • Mar 31

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?
    by Neil H. BuchananA national controversy has erupted over Indiana's recent adoption of a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently came out as gay, wrote an impassioned op-ed…
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Apr 1

    The Most Important Law Review Article of Our Time

    The Most Important Law Review Article of Our Time
    I have often wondered what it would be like to pick up a new law review article and discover that it was a seminal article. What did a reader feel when he first read R.H. Coase, The Problem of Social...
  • Mar 31

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder

    Law Students and Attachment Disorder
    In a lengthy posting on Law Crossing, Harrison Barnes offers a valuable discussion of attachment disorder and relates it to an attorney’s success on the job: What is so significant about this is that your career and the success you...
  • Mar 31

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief

    Point-counterpoint on proposed word limit for federal appellate brief
    As you may know, there's a proposed rule change to limit federal appellate briefs to 12,500 words (from 14,000). The National Law Journal has a point-counterpoint style post on the proposed rule change featuring opinions from several legal…
Rank this Week: 2509

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Bruce A. Green, "Legal Discourse and Racial Justice: The Urge to Cry 'Bias!'"

    Bruce A. Green, &quot;Legal Discourse and Racial Justice: The Urge to Cry 'Bias!'&quot;
    Article. Abstract: One who is convinced that a judge wrongly decided a case may sometimes be tempted to accuse the judge of bias, referring to unconscious social-group stereotypes and/or cognitive biases that fall under the rubric of…
  • Mar 31

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office

    NY Court of Appeals says: To Practice Law in NY You Need A Physical Office
    The NY State court of appeals on 3/31 answered a question certified by the second circuit: Interpreting a NY statute, the state court said a lawyer who does not reside in NY must have a physical office to transact business...
  • Mar 30

    Veronica Root, "Modern-Day Monitorships"

    Veronica Root, &quot;Modern-Day Monitorships&quot;
    Article. Abstract: When a sexual abuse scandal rocked Penn State, when Apple engaged in anticompetitive behavior, and when servicers like Bank of America improperly foreclosed upon hundreds of thousands of homeowners, each organization…
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