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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Heading to Amsterdam

    Heading to Amsterdam
    I'll be there a week, touristically with the exception of my talk, on one of the panels at the June 1 conference that I've mentioned in previous posts.I like traveling, but this is also my favorite time of the year in NYC.
  • May 25

    New Alice film

    New Alice film
    I've been distressed by the unavoidability, in some media settings, of ads, previews, feature articles, etc., that bring to mind the forthcoming film based on Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Part of the problem is its…
  • May 24

    Another upcoming talk

    Another upcoming talk
    On June 17, I will be back in Washington, to participate in a panel (9-10:30 am at AEI) discussing Eric Toder's and Alan Viard's forthcoming "A Proposal to Reform the Taxation of Corporate Income."  This is the follow-up, with…
Rank this Week: 343

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy

    Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy
    On May 24, 2016, the White House co-hosted a public workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at the University of Washington.  The video of the entire workshop is available here.The panel on AI law and policy, featuring Deirdre Mulligan…
  • May 27

    The Supreme Court’s Role in our Constitutional Scheme: Why Eight is not Enough

    The Supreme Court’s Role in our Constitutional Scheme: Why Eight is not Enough
    Writing in the New York Times, Professor Barry McDonald argues that the Supreme Court is better off with just eight Justices, even if that means that the Justices are unable to decide some of the most important cases that come before…
  • May 26

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity
    On SSRN, I've published a draft of Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity.  The article is part of a symposium on the Constitution and Economic Inequality that will appear in Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract:This essay…
Rank this Week: 378

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 296

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 25

    Weber of Disability Discrimination

    Weber of Disability Discrimination
    DePaul University Law Professor Mark C. Weber has recently published important scholarship which I would like to bring to my readers' attention. Mark Weber, Numerical Goals For Employment of People With Disabilities By Federal Agencies and…
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

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

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
Rank this Week: 317

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: 370

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 27

    Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando - POLITICO

    Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando - POLITICO
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of…
  • May 27

    Meet Your New Co-worker: The Robot

    Meet Your New Co-worker: The Robot
    At the RoboUniverse expo in New York City, robots of all shapes and sizes were being put to work. Companies showed off automated machines designed to perform tasks that many humans would consider less than desirable. via www.voanews.com Law…
  • May 27

    Chinese kids who climb 2,500-foot ladder may get stairs - LA Time

    Chinese kids who climb 2,500-foot ladder may get stairs - LA Time
    Most of China's poorest people are from long-marginalized minority groups or are farmers and herders living in the mountainous southwest, where rope bridges, aerial runways, canoes and cliffside ladders remain crucial to accessing the outside…
Rank this Week: 508

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 512

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: 496

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/
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • May 26

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!
    Happy Birthday to the dean of the Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense bar, Stanley Sacks. Still going strong at 94 and still going to work every day.
  • May 26

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable
    The Supreme Court this week in Foster v. Chatman (14-8349, decided May 23,2016) reversed a Georgia murder conviction because the prosecutors violated the requirement of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) that lawyers not use race-based…
  • May 26

    Post Luis Blue

    Post Luis Blue
    In Luis v. United States, the Supreme Court held that pretrial restraint of untainted assets needed by a criminal defendant to retain counsel of choice violates the Sixth Amendment. But what about pretrial restraint of untainted assets not…
Rank this Week: 427

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 639

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
  • May 5

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet

    Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet
    Kathleen Stachowski  Other Nations A bullet stopped Scarface. The famously recognizable grizzly bear with a fan base in Yellowstone was a 25-year-old elder in declining health. Given that fewer than five percent of…
Rank this Week: 442

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 646

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: 426

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: 425

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

By Professors James Ottavio Castagnera and Patrick J. Cihon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/highered/
  • May 9

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professors Blogs Network is looking for faculty to launch an education law blog. If you would like more information about what this entails, please email Paul Caron at paul.caron@uc.edu
  • May 8

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper
    Dear Jim, Set your compass to join us on November 3rd and 4th for the Garden State Council-SHRM 17th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Our theme this year is: "HR:...
  • May 8

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback
    It has been a rough week for Timothy P. Asher, executive director of a campaign to get Missouri voters to ban the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges and other state and local agencies. On Sunday, Mr. Asher’s…
Rank this Week: 627

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 770

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: 932

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 942

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: 658

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • May 27

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver

    Seventh Circuit Protects Employees’ Right to Bring Collective Actions, Despite Arbitral Waiver
    From FOI Jean Sternlight: The Seventh Circuit has just issued a very important decision, Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., banning the use of an arbitral class/collective action prohibition in a non-unionized wage and hour claim. The decision is…
  • May 27

    Compared to What?

    Compared to What?
    My colleague, S.I. Strong, recently circulated on the DRLE listserv a link to a survey conducted in 2015 for the National Center for State Courts.  The survey involved a nationwide random sample of 1000 members of the public (actually…
  • May 26

    Photo Album – 20th Century Plu

    Photo Album – 20th Century Plu
    All good things must come to an end.    So it is with this series of photo albums.   This will be a loss for some of you (and you know who you are), but hopefully you can find some good grief counseling. This album is…
Rank this Week: 733

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 27

    Subrogation and Liens at GW Law

    Subrogation and Liens at GW Law
    A recent conference at the James Humphreys Center for Complex Litigation at George Washington addressed the complex issue of liens for medical expenses and subrogation. The conference chairs, Alan Morrison and Roger Trangsgrud, issued a…
  • May 26

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Eisenberg & Engel on Empirical Data and Negligence

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Eisenberg & Engel on Empirical Data and Negligence
    Mark Geistfeld has a review of Eisenberg & Engel's Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect.
  • May 26

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill
    Yesterday I posted about New York's sexual assault statute of limitations. Another bill in front of the legislature involves the med mal statute of limitations, specifically whether the discovery rule should be adopted. Currently, New York's…
Rank this Week: 772

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 27

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?
    Robert A. Mead, with many years of experience as a law librarian at the University of Kansas, the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Supreme Court, and now serving as the Deputy Chief Public Defender for New Mexico,...
  • May 26

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
    We all know folks who are the glass half-full type (optimist), as well as the glass half-empty type (pessimist). When one talks to those folks, how those folks interpret what they hear depends on what "glass type" they are. The...
  • May 26

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update
    Senior residential care provider Life Care Centers of America is the focus of recent legal news, including: KOAA TV 5 News: Colorado Jury Awards $5.5 million in wrongful death suit against Life Care Center of Pueblo. Chattanooga Times Free…
Rank this Week: 777

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 26

    Don’t Compare Trump’s Presidential Campaign to Barry Goldwater’

    Don’t Compare Trump’s Presidential Campaign to Barry Goldwater’
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, explains why any comparisons between Donald Trump’s and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaigns are completely off the mark. Dean argues that Barry Goldwater entered public service…
  • May 23

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner

    The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner
    Hofstra University law professors Joanna L. Grossman and Grant M. Hayden explain how recent controversies over same-sex marriage, transgender use of bathroom, and differentiated high school graduation attire for males and females reflect a…
  • May 22

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie

    Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charitie
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on a practice by federal prosecutors of settling some cases by requiring defendants to pay money to specific charities—organizations that tend to support the present…
Rank this Week: 1115

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 26

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?

    India Considering Auctioning Bilateral Rights?
    The Modi government in India has been developing a new aviation policy, and while public release of the proposal was thought to be imminent, reports today suggest the release date may have been postponed. The plans are rumored to include...
  • May 25

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story

    DePaul Alumnus Quoted in NY Times Drone Story
    Today's New York Times reports on the increasing number of small businesses offering drone-related services. In addition to providing examples of specific companies such as HoneyComb, which provides drone-operated agricultural monitoring, the…
  • May 17

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?
    While air traffic control privatization was the en vogue idea for reforming U.S. aviation policy for most of the past year, developments over the past few weeks have shifted attention to the growing problem of airport security lines as the...
Rank this Week: 757

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 26

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge
    H.R. 5278, containing debt restructuring authority and an oversight board for Puerto Rico, inched closer to passage after yesterday's approval by the House Natural Resources Committee. A combination of Rs and Ds rejected amendments that would…
  • May 25

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert
    The brief is not up on the SG's webpage yet, but they are recommending granting the petition and reversing the Third Circuit. Hat tip to Professor Lipson or Attorneys Goldblatt et al.? I think this now places granting odds at...
  • May 22

    Nortel Avoids (First) Appeal -- U.S. Edition

    Nortel Avoids (First) Appeal -- U.S. Edition
    After extensive briefing and hearings, the U.S. District Court presiding over the appeal (foreign readers: general trial judges in the U.S. federal court system sit in an appellate capacity over the specialized bankruptcy courts) from the…
Rank this Week: 838

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 26

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
  • May 26

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)
    May 26, 2016 My new book The Law of Work was released late last fall and is already in use at universities across the country of courses in Employment Law.   So far, the book includes the Common Law Regime (contract and tort law), and…
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
Rank this Week: 831

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 814

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 26

    IP vacancy at the USTR

    IP vacancy at the USTR
    See the post over at the China IPR blog for more details.
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • May 23

    The Bathroom War

    The Bathroom War
    So, on the one hand, I find myself befuddled by the North Carolina “bathroom law” and other extreme responses to transgender rights.... On the other hand, the traditionalist reaction does unwittingly reveal a real tension in the…
  • May 17

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case
    The cases involving religious freedom and the contraception mandate were decided yesterday. Some of the reporting discussed the case as if it showed the problems of a 4-4 division of the Justices on the Court. I do not agree. Aside from…
  • May 10

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration
    In 2014, the US Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over 100 points ahead of next highest state Oklahoma. Because the US leads the world in…
Rank this Week: 944

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Notorious RBG & Tom Brady

    The Notorious RBG & Tom Brady
    If you're a fan of the New England Patriots, or believe the NFL has expanded the power of the commissioner's office illegally, you have yet another reason to believe in the wisdom of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Tom Brady's…
  • May 9

    Adding to list of summer sports law programs...Florida Coastal School of Law

    Adding to list of summer sports law programs...Florida Coastal School of Law
    As we blogged about last month, there are many great summer sports law programs---including at the University of Oregon Law School, the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Case Western Reserve Law School. Another great program can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 755

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Event The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law of Swansea University will organise a joint one-day seminar on the subject of Lex Petrolea with the Center for Energy, Law, and Business of…
  • May 22

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just when I thought I was beyond being genuinely horrified, Roving Bandit called my attention to a story in Der Spiegel that almost defies words: The ambassadors of the 28 European Union member states…
  • May 20

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity
    by Robert McCorquodale by Robert McCorquodale [Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, and…
Rank this Week: 1058

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 930

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

    Three paths forward for the GOP
    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I…
  • May 9

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy
    Is it just me, or do you miss a good bad guy in movies these days?  I first noticed in last year’s James Bond blockbuster “Spectre.”  Suddenly all those times 007 saved the world were reduced to a beef between…
  • May 8

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 1147

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 877

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 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 928

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 665

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 948

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: 824

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
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
Rank this Week: 652

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 788

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 914

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: 717

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 902