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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 28

    U.S. v. Adebimpe (9th Cir. - April 28, 2016)

    U.S. v. Adebimpe (9th Cir. - April 28, 2016)
    Woo-hoo!  The Ninth Circuit has published nothing for nearly a week.  Nothing last Friday.  Nothing on Monday and Tuesday.  A brief order yesterday that simply took a case en banc.  (To Judge Kozinski's likely…
  • Apr 27

    Abuemeira v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2016)

    Abuemeira v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - April 27, 2016)
    Today's apparently Rich People's Lawsuit Day in the California Court of Appeal.Defendants and plaintiff are neighbors in a gated community in Bell Canyon.  Here are the things to which everyone agrees:  Defendants are driving a car,…
  • Apr 27

    Boxer v. City of [Redacted] (Cal. Ct. App. - April 26, 2016)

    Boxer v. City of [Redacted] (Cal. Ct. App. - April 26, 2016)
    The City plants 31 very pretty redwood trees in a local park.  Some homeowners in the area are not happy, however.  Because when those trees grow, they'll partially block the existing views of the City (and some other pretty things)…
Rank this Week: 185

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 410 Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory Steven A. Bank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 2 143...
  • Apr 27

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne
    I echo Nancy’s tribute below to Prince. Not only was “His Royal Badness” an amazing musician, singer and dancer, he was also able to legally wrestle with and ultimately prevail over some of the really “big boys” in the…
  • Apr 27

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa
    In spite of most jurisdictions reading a duty of good faith and fair dealing into all contracts, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that it is unlikely that the Texas Supreme Court would find such a duty to...
Rank this Week: 198

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 21

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)
    If you’re planning to attend the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, you can register here. You’ll also find information about lodging, including a block of rooms that need to be reserved by June 14, 2016. Questions? Contact Liz…
  • Mar 30

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’ essay, Redefining Efficiency In Civil Procedure. Suja reviews Brooke Coleman’s recent article, The Efficiency Norm, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 1777 (2015).
  • Mar 29

    The Rise and Fall of Plausibility Pleading?

    The Rise and Fall of Plausibility Pleading?
    My latest article, The Rise and Fall of Plausibility Pleading?, has just been published in the Vanderbilt Law Review. It builds on some of my earlier work on pleading (here and here), focusing on the Supreme Court’s post-Iqbal decisions…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 187

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 29

    Why People Hire Lawyer

    Why People Hire Lawyer
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has held that a legal malpractice case may go forward In 2011, the district court dissolved the marriage of Brenda R. Rice and Dale E. Rice. Attorney Terrance A. Poppe represented Brenda in the dissolution…
  • Apr 29

    California Earthquake

    California Earthquake
    Andrew Strickler at Law360 reports California’s top disciplinary trial counsel, Jayne Kim, announced her pending resignation Thursday following a tumultuous five-year tour. The resignation of the bar’s chief prosecutor comes despite a…
  • Apr 29

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client

    Consecutive Suspension For Neglect Of Court-Appointed Client
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended for an additional year an attorney already suspended for two years Attorney Hicks focused his practice primarily on representing indigent defendants in criminal cases through appointments either by…
Rank this Week: 204

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion
    The five constitutional controversies addressed by Justice Nemo in a paper just posted to SSRN (here) concern matters of interest to some RLL readers, including capital punishment, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion.…
  • Apr 18

    When Bernie Met Franci

    When Bernie Met Franci
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took time off from the campaign trail on April 15 to address the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a kind of think tank located at the Vatican. How to describe the address? It will likely have little direct…
  • Apr 17

    Why I Will Vote for Sanders in the New York Primary

    Why I Will Vote for Sanders in the New York Primary
    I rarely have trouble determining who to vote for, but deciding between Clinton and Sanders in the New York primary has not been easy for me. For a long time, I supported Clinton. I thought Sanders was helping the cause of the left by moving…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Apr 23

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * Naruto v. Slater: “Naruto is not an “author” within the meaning of the Copyright Act.” I heart Naruto! * Handshoe v. Abel, 1:14-cv-00159-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. Jan. 8, 2016) (cites omitted): Given that there is…
  • Apr 22

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term
    Earlier this week, we posted about a Seventh Circuit case where an ambiguous user call-to-action undermined an online contract formation procecss. (See “Defective Call-to-Action Dooms Online Contract Formation–Sgouros v.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)
    Surveillance * The whole Apple v. DOJ fracas was insane! NY Times: In Nod to Law Enforcement, Obama Ends Attempt to Straddle Privacy Divide. Vice: Obama’s Call for Encryption ‘Compromise’ Is Hypocritical. NY Times: For…
Rank this Week: 201

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 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
  • Feb 19

    Chief Judge Diane Wood, "Making Your Voice Heard"

    Chief Judge Diane Wood, "Making Your Voice Heard"
    Chief Judge Diane Wood presents "Making Your Voice Heard" and speaks on issues related to women's professional development and the difficulties they face. Judge Diane Wood is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 218

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 224

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 25

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Bioethics, Vol. 30, Issue 4 (2016)): "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients" JUKKA VARELIUS, University of Turku - Department of…
  • Apr 25

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"
    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia" by Stephanie M. Hare and Nicole A. Vincent has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Suppose you want to live a happy life. Who should…
  • Apr 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Children’s Brains Develop to Make Them Right or Left Handed, The Conversation In The Popular Press: Cadaver Study Challenges Brain Stimulation Methods, Science Half Your Brain Stands Guard…
Rank this Week: 227

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 230

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 29

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted two pieces to SSRN. First, from this year's AALS Torts Panel, The Myths of MacPherson. The abstract provides: For a symposium marking the centenary of Macpherson v. Buick, we identify three common…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, MI have filed administrative complaints, required as a step to suing government agencies, against the EPA for damage caused by lead in the water. The complaints reference an alleged email from an agency expert…
  • Apr 27

    MO: House Passes Bill Abolishing Collateral Source Rule

    MO: House Passes Bill Abolishing Collateral Source Rule
    The Missouri House passed a bill abolishing the collateral source rule. A version of the bill has already passed the Missouri Senate. The Missouri Times has details.
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 277

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
  • Apr 27

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  U.S. v. Levin, 2016 WL 1589824 (2016).  The U.S. District Court Judgewho has the case began the opinion by explaining that Alex Levin…
  • Apr 23

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction
    This post examines a relatively brief opinion ithat was recently ssued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona:  Wu v. BDK DSD, et al., 2016 WL 1059534. The first paragraph of the…
Rank this Week: 281

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 29

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?

    Is Nursing Home Operator Entitled to Bar Plaintiff Firm's Use of Finger-Pointing Ads?
    It seems nursing home operators are calling upon some of the same "trade practice" laws they are sometimes accused of violating, in an effort to thwart what the operators see as misleading advertising by personal injury attorneys.…
  • Apr 28

    A Greener Death

    A Greener Death
    We have heard about green cemeteries. Environmentally sensitive deaths have expanded beyond green cemeteries. According to the New York Times article from April 22, 2016 (Earth Day to those of you reading this closely), others are thinking…
  • Apr 27

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession
    JAMA's Journal of Internal Medicine ran an article in the April issue, The Challenge of New Legislation on Physician-Assisted Death . From the legal profession, we know how these laws work. But from the medical profession, according to the…
Rank this Week: 296

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 289

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: 308

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in "The Hillsborough Disaster"

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in "The Hillsborough Disaster"
    The top Sports Law story in the world today?No, not the awful ruling by the Second Circuit reinstating the suspension of Tom Brady for, more probably than not, conspiring to deflate a few footballs contrary to the laws of physics.A far more…
  • Apr 19

    University of New Hampshire Summer Sports Law Institute

    University of New Hampshire Summer Sports Law Institute
    This summer at the University of New Hampshire Durham campus we will be offering 4 outstanding sports law courses--taught by leading experts--as part of our 4-week UNH Law Summer Sports Law Institute from May 23 to June 17. The UNH…
  • Apr 19

    Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy

    Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy
    If you are interested in studying sports law, check out the Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy, hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio from May 16 to June…
Rank this Week: 300

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 11

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law
    Last year, Dan Bilzerian, professional poker player and Instagram playboy, sued gossip website “The Dirty World” for publishing a story about a woman who alleged Bilzerian gave her Chlamydia. The media news website TMZ posted an…
  • Mar 21

    Violence and Political Speech

    Violence and Political Speech
    My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. See Defend Donald Trump’s right to free speech I don’t get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok. What they…
  • Mar 20

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star
    On March 12th, 1922, the universe lit the fuse on the roman candle of the existence of one Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. Somewhere along the line after that there were girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl…
Rank this Week: 295

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

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

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

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 307

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 346

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

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

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

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

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

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

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

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 363

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 29

    B Lab and HB2

    B Lab and HB2
    Earlier this month, B Lab, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that oversees the certification of B corps, announced that it will move its October 2016 retreat from North Carolina because of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2…
  • Apr 28

    Visiting Tax Professor Position at Tulane

    Visiting Tax Professor Position at Tulane
    Hello, everyone - I'm passing this along in case any of our readers have an interest, or know anyone who might have an interest. And if anyone needs convincing as to why they should spend a semester or a year...
  • Apr 27

    Old Dog, New Tricks: Acquiring Empirical Skill

    Old Dog, New Tricks: Acquiring Empirical Skill
    The shimmering mirage of summer has cast its spell on me, which means I am laboring under the delusion that I will have so much more time to do the thinking, learning, and writing that I want to be doing....
Rank this Week: 380

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 409

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 418

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 395

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 388

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/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 393

Zeugma

Zeugma

Covers legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory. By Lancaster University's Sefton Bloxham, University of Warwick's Patricia McKellar, University of Strathclyde's Karen Barton and Glasgow Graduate School of Law's Paul Maharg.

http://zeugma.typepad.com/zeugma/
  • Jul 18

    Moving on...

    Moving on...
    I'm moving blog host, from Typepad to Wordpress.  I hadn't expected to go, but Typepad's recent newsletters on their company policies are making me edgy and, having been stung, like many academics, by Ning's recent policy changes (Dropbox…
  • May 17

    Ross Priory, 2011

    Ross Priory, 2011
    Spent two days at the invitation of Alan Paterson (Strathclyde) and Richard Susskind discussing legal practice and legal education at Ross Priory, Strathclyde's retreat house on Loch Lomond, which has one of the best views anywhere in…
  • Apr 29

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title
    Over the past six months or so, amongst much else I've been involved in putting together a couple of book series.
Rank this Week: 386

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 29

    Carroll v. Comm’r—Conservation Easement Deduction Denied for Noncompliant “Proceeds” Clause

    Carroll v. Comm’r—Conservation Easement Deduction Denied for Noncompliant “Proceeds” Clause
    In Carroll v. Comm’r, 146 T.C. No. 13 (2016), the Tax Court sustained the IRS’s disallowance of approximately $650,000 of carryover deductions claimed with regard to a 2005 donation of a conservation easement to the Maryland Environmental…
  • Apr 28

    Prince Will Live On In Trust and Estate Classes Everywhere...

    Prince Will Live On In Trust and Estate Classes Everywhere...
    Prince will no doubt have many legacies - musical and otherwise. One can only hope that his philanthropic legacy will be one of them. During his lifetime, Price quietly supported any number of charitable organizations, mostly in the areas…
  • Apr 27

    An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practice

    An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practice
    As the spring submission cycle limps to a close and Redyip prepares to go into hibernation, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the editing process awaiting all of those articles that have been accepted for publication. Every...
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 469

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: 446

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/
  • Apr 18

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

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

    Houdini, Lovecraft, and a Lost Manuscript

    Houdini, Lovecraft, and a Lost Manuscript
    From the Guardian: news that a long-lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript has surfaced. This one is of particular interest to magicians. It's a piece Harry Houdini asked Lovecraft to ghostwrite (a particularly appropriate term) for him; the subject…
  • Feb 25

    Ofcom (UK) Rules That Derren Brown Program Breaches Broadcasting Code

    Ofcom (UK) Rules That Derren Brown Program Breaches Broadcasting Code
    Ofcom, the UK regulatory broadcasting agency, has ruled that the Derren Brown program "Something Wicked This Way Comes," which aired on Sunday morning, December 6, 2015, breached two provisions of the Broadcasting Code. The program,…
Rank this Week: 509

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 506

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: 508

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
  • Apr 24

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code
    Somehow it seems that the more absurd the congressional Republicans get, the greater their hubris and gall in proposing ideas that would hit government programs hard and create havoc for critically important government activities. The latest…
  • Apr 23

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack
    The IRS is a government agency that endures all kinds of hostile attacks. Most people don't really like to pay taxes. Even I don't really "like" paying taxes, though I do recognize the importance of paying taxes and supporting…
Rank this Week: 607

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 29

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Apr 29

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th

    Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE - Deadline May 6th
    Good morning! AASE is aware that law school travel budgets are dwindling. In fact, some of you may not even have a travel budget at all. The purpose of the AASE National Conference is to further the professional development of...
  • Apr 28

    Academic Success Position at Creighton

    Academic Success Position at Creighton
    Job Title: Visiting or Resident Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Academic Success Location: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska Position Type: Non-Tenure Track, one or two-year contract, Full-time, 12 months (Exempt)…
Rank this Week: 589

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: 531

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/
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
  • Mar 9

    The Devil Is in the Design: Forming California's New Groundwater Sustainability Agencie

    The Devil Is in the Design: Forming California's New Groundwater Sustainability Agencie
    Not that long ago, the opening words of one of Joe Sax’s articles described California pretty well. “We Don’t Do Groundwater,” the title began, and until recently, that was true—in spite of the immense importance of the resource.…
  • Mar 6

    Clean Water Act Jurisdiction and the Changing Supreme Court

    Clean Water Act Jurisdiction and the Changing Supreme Court
    Since Justice Scalia’s passing, the blogosphere has been abuzz with speculation about how the changed composition of the Court will affect environmental law. This post adds a little more to that speculation. My focus is not the Clean Power…
Rank this Week: 584

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 29

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability
    by Michael DorfSo much of what Donald Trump says is nonsense that taking his pronouncements seriously feels like a sucker's game. But as the likelihood that he will secure the GOP nomination has recently increased, simply ignoring him is…
  • Apr 28

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the midst of the ongoing drama of the presidential campaign, it is easy to forget that there already are people who have been sworn in as elected officeholders, and that those people are doing their jobs almost…
  • Apr 27

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction
    by Michael DorfA little less than two weeks ago, Cornell Law School hosted a "book celebration" for Professor Colb and me, in recognition of the publication of our book Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. I have used scare quotes to…
Rank this Week: 794

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 28

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic
    From Michael T. Roberts: I am happy to report that thanks to funding we have recently received, the UCLA Resnick Program is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic during the 2016-17 academic year. The clinic's programmatic mission will be...
  • Apr 28

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!
    As I blogged about last week, Robin Craig and I have a new book of essays from 12 authors responding to the IPCC and considering the role of law in climate policy generally. It's a great book of essays (selling...
  • Apr 27

    Pruitt & Sobszynski on What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals about Rurality

    Pruitt & Sobszynski on What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals about Rurality
    Interesting new article by Lisa R. Pruitt (UC Davis) and Linda Sobszynski (Independent) that relates to rural land use issues. The paper is, "Protecting People, Protecting Places: What Environmental Litigation Conceals and Reveals About…
Rank this Week: 680

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 28

    Waukesha Diversion Application Inches Closer To Conditional Approval, But State Law Questions Remain

    Waukesha Diversion Application Inches Closer To Conditional Approval, But State Law Questions Remain
    Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly and Racine Mayor John Dickert visited Marquette Law School on February 4 for a wide-ranging conversation about Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan pursuant to the Great Lakes…
  • Apr 27

    Author Says Urban Progress Requires “Durable” Policy

    Author Says Urban Progress Requires “Durable” Policy
    A few phrases provide a taste of the serious serving of thoughts about urban centers in America offered by Patrick Sharkey, a sociology professor at New York University, at an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program at Marquette…
  • Apr 25

    Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?

    Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?
    On April 19th I participated in a lively panel discussion debating the pros and cons of paying Division I Football Bowl Championship football and men’s basketball players for their services, hosted by The Ohio State University Sports…
Rank this Week: 801

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 28

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has announced the five students and young professional winners of its 2016 Helton Fellowships for projects in international law, the twelfth class of Helton Fellows. Selected from a pool of…
  • Apr 27

    Congratulations to Professor Cindy Buy

    Congratulations to Professor Cindy Buy
    Professor Cindy Buys of Southern Illinois University School of Law, a co-editor on the International Law Prof Blog, has just been awarded the 2016 SIU Law Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholar. Congratulations, Cindy! (mew)
  • Apr 27

    Visiting Legal Writing Professor

    Visiting Legal Writing Professor
    Not an international law job, but hey, a job's a job! THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one or more Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing positions in its J.D. program, beginning in the fall of...
Rank this Week: 689

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor
    I won't give the name, because that would be creepy, but there's a famous person living on our block - famous enough to have drawn, not just tourists,but also paparazzi.  Let's just call this famous person FP.I see FP occasionally on the…
  • Apr 27

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 13: Jane Gravelle's "Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit-Shifting: Carrots or Sticks?"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 13: Jane Gravelle's "Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit-Shifting: Carrots or Sticks?"
    Yesterday Jane Gravelle presented the above paper, which she actually wrote for our session.  It addresses possible responses to profit-shifting by U.S. multinationals, either via carrots or sticks.  The carrots, or incentives to…
  • Apr 27

    Measurement error?

    Measurement error?
    I felt reasonably strong on the elliptical machine today (trying to work off yesterday's colloquium meals), but I hadn't thought my heartbeat was quite that low.
Rank this Week: 696

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 26

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?
    Please check out my case comment on the SCC's recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje in the Canadian Business Law Journal - you can read the decision here and the comment here. The Court's decision is primarily concerned with...
  • Apr 25

    Party Bus Liability

    Party Bus Liability
    When a bus is called a Party Bus, the question is whether it is a bus or party - or something like that! In a case aptly titled Party Bus Atlantic Inc. v. Temple Insurance Company, 2016 NSSC 96, Justice...
  • Apr 22

    Family Law & Immigration: Intersecting Worlds - Continuing Legal Education

    Family Law & Immigration: Intersecting Worlds - Continuing Legal Education
    Family law practitioners (and others) in the Edmonton area may be interested in attending a session on May 26, 2016 about the intersection between family and immigration law. The organizers have provided the following information: You are…
Rank this Week: 862