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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?

    How Realist Should the Court be About the Other Institutions of National and State Government?
    This is a somewhat modified cross-post from the Election Law blog:I have recently come to the view that the issue of what I call “insti itutional formalism versus institutional realism” is one of the most profound and pervasive…
  • Apr 22

    The Loyal Opposition

    The Loyal Opposition
    For the symposium, Federalism as the New Nationalism          This Balkinization symposium grows out of a Yale Law Journal Featureentitled “Federalism as the New Nationalism.”  My…
  • Apr 22

    Schuette v. Bamn

    Schuette v. Bamn
    The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting.  (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on the cutting room floor.)The most eye-catching part to me is Justice Scalia's…
Rank this Week: 245

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 23

    Last American Adoption from Crimea

    Last American Adoption from Crimea
    From ABC: As the overnight train pulled up to Crimea’s new border with Ukraine, Kristine Proctor held her breath. Armed soldiers outside the window peered inside. “Are there any foreigners?” they asked the conductor. He pointed at…
  • Apr 22

    Utah on Adoption

    Utah on Adoption
    From Time: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a measure that will require unwed mothers to tell birth fathers that they plan to give custody of their children to adoption agencies. Read more here. MR
  • Apr 21

    Grandparents & Grandchildren

    Grandparents & Grandchildren
    A new study suggests that to stay sharp, grandparents should spend 1 day per week with grandchildren. However, spending 5 or more days per week with grandchildren may have negative imact on the grandparents. Read the article here. MR
Rank this Week: 246

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 22

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking

    April 28 - APA Conference in Atlanta presents a day on taking
    The American Planning Association annual conference is in Atlanta from April 26-30. Check out the conference program here. Monday, April 28, is the "law" day and is focusing on takings. Panels include: "Takings in the 21st…
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online

    Idaho Law's Resilient Cities symposium now online
    The 2014 Idaho Law Review symposium, Resilient Cities: Environment | Economy | Equity, was held earlier this month and was a great success. For those who couldn’t happen by Boise for the event, video of the entire symposium is now...
  • Apr 22

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School
    Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, renewable for a second one-year term. The appointment is designed to mentor and…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Apr 21

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader
    Sometimes you cannnot make this stuff up. The NY Times reports that the Boy Scouts revoked the charter of an affiliate who refused the fire a Scout leader because he was gay. As the article states: The Boy Scouts of...
  • Apr 21

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle
    Job Figures Show Improvement for New York Law Schools is an interesting April 18, 2014 NYLJ article Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202651533889/Job-Figures-Show-Improvement-for-New-York-Law-Schools#ixzz2zXIRFu6O As the…
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
Rank this Week: 240

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    “Female Privilege”

    “Female Privilege”
    I generally can’t stand critical race / gender theorist types who whine about “privilege.”  Yeah, there are advantages to being whatever the fuck you are.  There’s a time and a place when being a…
  • Apr 23

    Strippers at Funerals! (Yay Taiwan!)

    Strippers at Funerals! (Yay Taiwan!)
    In Taiwan, they have strippers at funerals.   I want strippers at my funeral.  If I don’t get them, I’m coming back to haunt you all.  Filed under: misc
  • Apr 23

    This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alp

    This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alp
    This is a pretty familiar story line. A businessman wants to open a strip club. Some members of the local community decide that they do not want that kind of thing in their town. The resistance is usually faith-based (which is where the…
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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 267

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 23

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline
    As expected, the US Department of Justice today announced some more formal plans and criteria for the long discussed new clemency initiative. Two documents which I learned via an e-mail reprinted below provides the basics and links to the…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference
    Via a 6-3 opinion in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here), the Supreme Court this morning reversed a Sixth Circuit opinion reversing a Kentucky death sentence. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion which starts…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline
    The Supreme Court handed down two criminal law opinions this morning, and the big one for sentencing fans is Paroline v. US, No. No. 12-8561 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here). Intriguingly, Justice Kennedy authored opinion of the Court with…
Rank this Week: 263

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
  • Apr 23

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”
    We have the great privilege today of Chris Hughes’ visit to Andover.  Chris graduated from Phillips Academy in 2002.  He returns today to teach a master-class with me, to give the All School Meeting address, and to meet with…
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!
    The Digital Public Library of America is one year old!  We launched in April, 2013 after a few years of planning and barnstorming the country for ideas, inspiration, and volunteers. While we postponed the launch celebration due to the…
  • Jan 20

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

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 258

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 22

    LWI Biennial Conference--Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

    LWI Biennial Conference--Early Bird Deadline Approaching!
    Attention early birds! Don't forget the registration fee for the LWI Biennial Conference in Philadelphia goes up on May 1. Check out the LWI website for program, registration, and hotel information. (kem)
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
Rank this Week: 249

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 269

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 23

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract
    ...an article in the Corporate Crime Reporter on Mike Rustad and Tom Koenig's article reporting an empirical study of the content of typical "terms of use" of social network sites. Rustad and Koenig also have a reform proposal.…
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 295

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 23

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Annual AASE National Conference May 29 through June 1, 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What will you discover in Indianapolis? · Four…
  • Apr 22

    Relax

    Relax
    Right before exams, I usually try to have a Academic Success Workshop devoted to stress reduction. The most useful and popular thing that we have done is to lead the students in a stress reduction meditation from The Relaxation and...
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Apr 21

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer
    Landowners flooded by the Missouri River in 2011 have sued the Corps of Engineers for a Fifth Amendment “taking” under the U.S. Constitution. Their attorneys hope to rake in over $250 million in claims for their clients and at least...
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
Rank this Week: 287

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 21

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai
    I learned this morning that General Mills retracted its arbitration policy in the face of considerable criticism. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/business/general-mills-reverses-itself-on-consumers-right-to-sue.html?_r=0. Imre Szalai…
  • Apr 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management
    The Transnational Dispute Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective.” Proposals due no later than July 31, 2014. Details here.
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 290

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 310

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Apr 23

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney, alleging that he withdrew funds from an account that was to be held as custodian to pay solely for his daughter's education and related expenses. The account was set...
  • Apr 23

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension
    A Colorado Hearing Panel has ordered a three-year suspension in a rather unusual case involving false statements [The attorney] engaged in misconduct in the course of seeking to adopt her second cousin’s baby. She circumvented proper…
  • Apr 23

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation
    More from Colorado In February 2013, [attorney] Gillum and his girlfriend got into an argument after drinking together, and Gillum’s girlfriend decided to try to find a cab. Gillum drove after her in his car. He pushed her down, grabbed...
Rank this Week: 322

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 333

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

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

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
Rank this Week: 391

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 392

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
  • Apr 23

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com
    John Paul may be a revolutionary figure in the history of the church, but a man who looked away in a moral crisis cannot be described as a saint. When the church elevates him, it is winking at the hell...
Rank this Week: 468

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: 446

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 424

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 473

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
  • Apr 21

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction
    Andrew Cohen, this year's Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner, wrote about innocence advocacy efforts in his Exoneration Nation column, Friday. Cohen was given the award at the Innocence Network Conference in Portland, OR, which was…
Rank this Week: 464

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 22

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?
    The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like…
  • Apr 21

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation
    There’s an important lawsuit currently pending in federal court in San Diego. In this post, I’ll provide a brief summary and then highlight an intriguing legal question that the parties haven’t addressed. First the summary:…
  • Apr 19

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities. However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the city. Consider Milwaukee.…
Rank this Week: 459

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 422

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 23

    When It’s Too Late to Change One’s (Tax) Story

    When It’s Too Late to Change One’s (Tax) Story
    A recent Tax Court case, Henson v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2014-36, demonstrates how unwise it is to say one thing and then to say something inconsistent at a later point in time. The taxpayer in question, during a Tax Court trial involving…
  • Apr 21

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive
    A recent Reuters report discloses that, according to tax return preparers, at least some wealthy clients “have been surprised” to learn that their taxes have increased. One tax professional claimed that “people are caught…
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
Rank this Week: 545

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    DeFunis, Defunct

    DeFunis, Defunct
    Justice William O. Douglas, author of a pivotal dissent in DeFunis v. Odegaard.The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions in state universities in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No.…
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
     Grand View of Rivers and Mountains, Ma Yuan, Ming dynastyOn an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional entanglement…
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 509

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

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

Food Law Prof Blog

Food Law Prof Blog

By Professor Donna Byrne.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/foodlaw/
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Sep 18

    About Food Law Prof Blog

    About Food Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
Rank this Week: 489

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 23

    Dementia Diagnosis and the Law

    Dementia Diagnosis and the Law
    On April 24, I have the good fortune to be working with a neuropsychologist from the neurology department at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in presenting a program on "Dementia Diagnosis and the Law," for a meeting of the…
  • Apr 23

    ACL Webinar on Elder Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Dementia- What We Know and Where We Are Going

    ACL Webinar on Elder Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Dementia- What We Know and Where We Are Going
    When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern This webinar is the next session of the ACL Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series. The purpose of the webinar series is to provide…
  • Apr 23

    The ACA & Medicaid for People with Disabilitie

    The ACA & Medicaid for People with Disabilitie
    Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue brief by MaryBeth Musumeci, The Affordable Care Act's Impact on Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Benefits for People with Disabilities. According to the executive summary "Medicaid is…
Rank this Week: 648

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/
  • Apr 23

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon
    In a complaint that should serve (unfortunately) as an excellent teaching prop for those of you teaching the tax law of exempt organizations, the Massachusettes Attorney General accused the former president of Falmouth College of engaging in…
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
  • Apr 22

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)
    An observant attorney noticed that Treasury and the IRS have submitted a short version of IRS Form 1023, the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under IRC § 501(c)(3), for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the…
Rank this Week: 621

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 23

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost
    Alan Trammell (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Transactionalism Costs to SSRN. Modern civil litigation is organized around the “transaction or occurrence,” a simple and fluid concept that brings together logically related claims in one…
  • Apr 22

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop
    Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS: The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar…
  • Apr 21

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie
    Via Gawker: "Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel…
Rank this Week: 677

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS Rejects "Political Process" Challenge to Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    SCOTUS Rejects "Political Process" Challenge to Michigan Affirmative Action Ban
    By Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column unpacks yesterday's SCOTUS ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The column speaks for itself. Here I want to add the observation that I find each of the five separate opinions…
  • Apr 22

    What Rents May Broadcasters Charge?

    What Rents May Broadcasters Charge?
    By Bob HockettWhen I first moved to Ithaca some years ago, I was relieved by something that some people told me about television in this town – something that I suspect few would have counted as good news.  This was that it is…
  • Apr 21

    Whom to Punch in the Nose: Bundy, Putin, Both, or Neither?

    Whom to Punch in the Nose: Bundy, Putin, Both, or Neither?
    by Michael DorfPopular fiction and conventional wisdom offer the same advice: When faced with a bully, don't give in, for that will only embolden him; better to stand up to the bully because every bully is ultimately a coward. To be sure, not…
Rank this Week: 582

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

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

http://madisonian.net
  • Apr 22

    The Three Pictures of Aereo

    The Three Pictures of Aereo
    As many who follow such things know, ABC v. Aereo was argued today before the Supreme Court. My writeup on it last year provides some background about the case and my views at the time (which have changed a bit … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?
    The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like…
  • Apr 4

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost
    This week, the Court heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. There are lots of writeups, and I, of course, prefer the one that quotes me. For that reason, I’m going to skip a lot of the detail. … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 633

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: 615

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 21

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction
    On his blog, Posner gets input from a colleague on whether Russia can oppose U.S. bank sanctions through the WTO.
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
Rank this Week: 651

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 20

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"
    Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties…
  • Apr 17

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time
    The United Nations Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s…
Rank this Week: 631

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 4

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy
    by Julie Cromer Young When Harold Ramis died in late February, I reflected upon his long career in comedic acting and film. As a much less successful alumna of the comedy classes offered by Second City, I appreciate the subtle but hilarious…
  • Apr 4

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture
    Since the founding of the show and this website, Hearsay Culture has been singularly focused on the radio show/podcast content. I have very occasionally blogged, and less so in recent years. For the most part, the absence of blog posts has…
  • Mar 29

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 630

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 655

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 676