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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/
  • Jul 29

    Judge and Defendant Spar Over Wearing of Vodun Bead

    Judge and Defendant Spar Over Wearing of Vodun Bead
    Fayetteville, North Carolina, defendant Abu-Bakr Abdur Rahman has had two run-ins this month with local judge Talmage Baggett over Mr. Rahman's Vodun beads. The judge objects to Mr. Rahman's wearing of the beads in court. In early July, Judge…
  • Jul 26

    John Berryman's Magical Short Shorie

    John Berryman's Magical Short Shorie
    John Berryman used the pseudonym Walter Bupp for his "real magic"/ paranormal short stories. They're available at Project Gutenberg. Links below. Card Trick Modus Vivendi The Right Time Vigorish
  • Jun 25

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender

    Magical Language From a Presidential Contender
    Here. Reacting to the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell, Senator Ted Cruz proclaimed, Today, these robed Houdinis have transmogrified a federal exchange into an exchange, quote, 'established by the State...This is lawless. As…
Rank this Week: 4882

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: 859

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 3599

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 4610

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Jul 30

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?

    How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?
    There is no single or simple answer to this important question. NALP today released its "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014." The good news: the employment rate for graduates rose over 2...
  • Jul 23

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon.…

    Fall course prep time is approaching soon. If anyone is interested in edited versions of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. or Young v. United Postal Service, I have posted them here:…
  • Jul 15

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch

    Monroe Freedman on Atticus Finch
    With the controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman, I thought of my late colleague Monroe Freedman, who critiqued Atticus Finch long before the new Harper Lee book was published. Monroe, who passed away this past year, was brilliant and…
Rank this Week: 3111

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: 815

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2762

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Feb 15

    David Carr and Disruption

    David Carr and Disruption
    I have spent a lot of time today reading the work of David Carr, the NYTimes journalist who died suddenly on Thursday night at the age of 58. He did drugs in his youth, and smoked. We learned late yesterday...
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Dec 11

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
Rank this Week: 3771

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/
  • Jul 30

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest
    If you have joined the academic support/bar preparation professional community for the first time, we welcome you to a rewarding career and wonderful group of colleagues. One thing that ASP is known for is collegiality. There are many…
  • Jul 29

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness This position is currently being filled as a one-year visiting position. The position will be reposted and filled permanently next year, for 2016-2017. The…
  • Jul 21

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation
    Job Description JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation REPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt GENERAL…
Rank this Week: 1288

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 1061

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Ayman al-Zawahiri is having a bad day.  Bad days are not rare for Ayman of late.  It sucks to try to follow in Osama Bin Laden’s footsteps. Ayman was always the brains behind operation, so when the Big O finally relocated…
  • Jul 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    It’s official. Afghan Taliban sources have confirmed to Al Jazeera that its leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, is dead. The U.S. government says it considers the report of Omar’s death to be credible. The Afghan intelligence service…
  • Jul 30

    Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem

    Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem
    At the Aspen Security Forum last week, FBI Director James Comey (and others) explicitly talked about the "going dark" problem, describing the specific scenario they are concerned about. Maybe others have heard the scenario before, but it…
Rank this Week: 81

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
  • Jul 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 29

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun
    It's not about lawyers, but it's a free speech opinion about a learned profession, so here's news that the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law limiting the free speech of doctors in raising the issue of gun ownership with patients unless...
Rank this Week: 226

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    CFP: Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective

    CFP: Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective
    [We have the follow call for papers.]Paper proposals are invited for the Second Annual Illinois-Bologna conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives. The conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on April 12 & 13,…
  • Jul 28

    Tyler on Habeas and the American Revolution

    Tyler on Habeas and the American Revolution
    Amanda L. Tyler, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, has posted Habeas Corpus and the American Revolution, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review 103 (2015): 635-98.Modern debates concerning the protections afforded…
  • Jul 28

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance

    Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance
    [We’re delighted to report that LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak will be the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress.  Here is the LC press release.]Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Jul 30

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a person found not incompetent to stand trial on charges that he had murdered his mother is not necessarily precluded from recovery by the Slayer Statute. Based upon this Court’s holding that…
  • Jul 30

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a suspension of a year and a day with six months stayed and probation of an attorney who, among other things, accused a judge of misconduct This case highlights the unfavorable…
  • Jul 30

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective
    A divided United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a conviction in a criminal case where lead defense counsel took ill mid-trial and was replaced by secondary counsel who had not attended all the…
Rank this Week: 232

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 30

    Umberto Eco on Using Rhetorical Figure

    Umberto Eco on Using Rhetorical Figure
    Now, we either use rhetorical figures effectively, or we do not use them at all. If we use them it is because we pre- sume our reader is capable of catching them, and because we believe that we will appear...
  • Jul 30

    NPR asks: "Should law schools pay if students don't get jobs?"

    NPR asks: "Should law schools pay if students don't get jobs?"
    This is a short podcast from NPR's Marketplace Report featuring commentary from Steve Harper of Belly of the Beast fame. Here's a brief synopsis from Marketplace: Law school doesn't look like a great deal for many students. Tuition keeps…
  • Jul 29

    Teaching as Modeling Behavior for Student

    Teaching as Modeling Behavior for Student
    In a recent Vitae article, David Gooblar writes: In 1961, a Stanford University psychologist named Albert Bandura conducted a soon-to-be famous experiment. He had young children watch adults interact with an inflatable “Bobo” doll in a…
Rank this Week: 1059

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change
    Joanne Scott (University College London - Faculty of Laws) has posted Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change (D. Farber & M. Peeters, Climate Law Encyclopedia (Edward Elgar, 2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 30

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof
    Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell Law School) has posted Trial by Traditional Probability, Relative Plausibility, or Belief Function? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Almost incredible is that no one has ever formulated an adequate model for applying…
  • Jul 30

    Himma on Religious Freedom

    Himma on Religious Freedom
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Why Religious Freedom Does Not Warrant Protection by a Special Right (Kenneth Einar Himma, Miodrag Jovanović, and Bojan Spaic (eds.), FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: JUSTIFICATION…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Jul 29

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer

    Call for Presenters: AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyer
    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers will present a panel at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and…
  • Jul 24

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Updates & Photos!
    Chapter Five of the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, hosted by Seattle Law School, concluded Thursday evening with a lovely dinner at Seattle's Rainier Club, courtesy of Seattle Dean Annette Clark. The Conference was "predictably…
  • Jul 24

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School

    Prof. Steve Schwinn Named Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School
    Professor Steve Schwinn has been named as Director of the Clinical Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the American University Washington…
Rank this Week: 442

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 3539

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile
    From Tracy L. Denholtz, a fellow in the Juvenile Sentencing Project at Quinnipiac University School of Law: In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles violate the…
  • Jul 17

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care
    With an increasing elderly population and a predicted need for continuous care facilities there will be an increased cost associated with these facilities. On average the cost of a nursing home private room exceeds $83,000 per year and…
  • Jul 3

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS If you were following news earlier this week about the end of the Supreme Court term, you probably read that Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was a win...
Rank this Week: 3106

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/
  • Jul 30

    A dentist killed a lion...

    A dentist killed a lion...
    ...and the Internet swung into action.
  • Jul 30

    "Creating a password"

    "Creating a password"
    This is funny.
  • Jul 30

    Which countries send the most academics abroad?

    Which countries send the most academics abroad?
    According to this piece, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh are high on the list, though not, as far as I can tell, in philosophy, no doubt due to language barriers and the Anglo-centric parochialism of the field in the Anglophone...
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • Jul 30

    DOJ files for cert in Newman

    DOJ files for cert in Newman
    Since the financial crisis in 2008, the DOJ has been teaching yet another generation of insider traders the important lesson that one shall not trade on confidential inside information. However, that campaign took a big - one might say…
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
Rank this Week: 158

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
  • Jul 20

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition
    The apparent absence of artifice — one might say, the calculated absence of artifice — so dominates California’s cultural and natural landscape that when I return from a trip out West, as I just did, I have to spend a few…
  • Jul 1

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative
    Contrasting “Pittsburgh tech is booming!” stories with “the rest of Pittsburgh is struggling” is always interesting … because those sorts of comparisons are done so rarely. But the comparison tells us and others…
  • Jun 24

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie
    20,000 new residents for the City of Pittsburgh by 2025? Mayor Bill Peduto aims low, but that’s not the real problem in the newly-released “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan. [Welcoming Pittsburgh plan here.] Still, I’ll…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Jun 8

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication
    The Supreme Court this morning granted certiorari in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. The questions presented are: (1) Whether differences among individual class members may be ignored and a class action certified under Federal Rule of Civil…
  • May 19

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11
    Adam Zimmerman has written a really interesting post on the legacy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the subsequent litigation over the 9/11 attack. He focuses on the rise of databases and registries designed to improve the disposition…
  • May 18

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action
    The Supreme Court has just granted cert in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez on the following questions, the first two being relevant to an important ongoing circuit split in class action law: (1) Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond...
Rank this Week: 470

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Changing the Look of Tax Form

    Changing the Look of Tax Form
    A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here.…
  • Jul 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
  • Jul 24

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark
    In my post earlier this week, Who Benefits from Tax Breaks for the Private Sector?, I shared this thought about tax breaks for specifically targeted individuals and companies:How do they manage to get these tax breaks? They use a dual tactic.…
Rank this Week: 2386

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
Rank this Week: 209

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 587

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 465

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: 689

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 23

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit

    More Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Cases in the Circuit
    Background My very first post, on August 19, 2009, dealt with the implications for supervisory liability of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009). This was followed by my post on October 16, 2009, setting out my view that Iqbal got it…
  • Jun 22

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision

    Kingsley v. Hendrickson: New Supreme Court Pretrial Detainee Excessive Force Decision
    Kinsgley v. Hendrickson: What Standard Governs Pretrial Detainee Due Process Excessive Force Claims? The Supreme Court granted certiorari and then reversed the Seventh Circuit in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 135 S. Ct. – (2015)(No.…
  • Jun 17

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie

    Carroll v. Carman: New Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Decision On Warrantless Entrie
    In its 2014 Term the Supreme Court handed down a qualified immunity per curiam decision dealing with warrantless entries into the home. The police officer emerged victorious. Carroll v. Carman In Carroll v. Carman, 135 S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 1551

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/
  • Jul 16

    The world lost a mensch.

    The world lost a mensch.
    My old friend, Seymour Serebnick, just passed away.  I loved his boundless curiosity and his deep generosity of spirit.  He knew of my love of Disney and was always finding me rare surprises.  And he and I loved to talk about…
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
Rank this Week: 213

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 29

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online
    We now live in an instant society, where every detail of our lives is shared and posted to ‘friends’ and followers. But what are the…
  • Jul 22

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?
    The telephone and mobile marketplace is a competitive one, both locally and internationally. Brands like Flow, bmobile and Digicel are constantly offering additional ‘value’ services…
  • Jul 16

    Consent in the Digital Age

    Consent in the Digital Age
    Are you planning to have sex tonight? There’s an app for that. And no, this isn’t a post about dating or hookup apps like Tinder, Grindr or…
Rank this Week: 3077

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/
  • Jul 26

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy): "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?" SEEMA MOHAPATRA, Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist, The Atlantic In The Popular Press: Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News The Desserts Looked Delicious. Then Scientists Rewired Their Brains To…
  • Jul 22

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"
    Recently published in SSRN (and Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 418): "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word" LAWRENCE M. SOLAN, Brooklyn Law School SILVIA DAHMEN, University of Cologne A great deal is written about difficulties…
Rank this Week: 1010

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jul 23

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 6 - 10, & a Human!)
    In the last 2 posts we looked at Highlight #'s: 1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers2, Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward 3, Moreno, winning the Whitney 4, Wise Dan, winning the Bernard Baruch 5, Palace, winning the Forego On to #'s 6 to…
  • Jul 22

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #'s 2 - 5)
    In the last post we looked at Highlight #1, V.E. Day, winning the Travers. Let move on. Highlight # 2 Itsmyluckyday, winning the Woodward The Woodward, year after year one of America's premiere races--and my favorite--for 3 year olds and up,…
  • Jul 21

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #1)

    Saratoga Highlights 2014 (Top Ten: #1)
    The summer wind came blowin' in from across the sea --Sinatra (Johnny Mercer, Henry Mayer, Hans Bradtke), SUMMER WIND (link: Summer Wind) Yes, the summer wind has finally arrived. Warm with the chance of pop up thunderstorms. And…
Rank this Week: 1773

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/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
Rank this Week: 622

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

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

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

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

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

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

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

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 2556

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 152

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
Rank this Week: 4262

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
Rank this Week: 3152

Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
Rank this Week: 4801

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 326

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: 416

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 30

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg
    I already have the title for a future paper--"Tie Goes to the Runner" and Other Myths of Baseball Rules. The paper will explore baseball rules that everyone believes/assumes are one way and that often are captured in a common, pithy…
  • Jul 29

    SEALS thought

    SEALS thought
    For a variety of geographic and other reasons, my SEALS participation this year involved just two days of driving the 50 miles to the Boca Resort. And I will have to miss the MarkelFest! Happy Hour. I did have two random thoughts after the…
  • Jul 29

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement

    The Virtues and Vices of Casebook Supplement
    My co-authors (Bill Banks, Steve Dycus, and Peter Raven-Hansen) and I have just put the finishing touches on the 2015-16 supplement to Aspen's (or is it Wolters Kluwer's?) National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks, which checks…
Rank this Week: 65

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 1539

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 30

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open
    Email from the ABA Journal: We're working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Go to this link to tell us about a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Best news I've heard in age

    Best news I've heard in age
    I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015 Good news! I've got a job with @AmazonVideoUK. Bad news! So... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 29

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior
    Law schools should be about training gunslingers. We shouldn't privilege one set of clients/causes over another. https://t.co/pCqcxoFMII — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) July 29, 2015 Which I... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 92