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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Oct 24

    This Year’s Book Award

    This Year’s Book Award
    Powell’s Books has published a listing of all this year’s book awards, ranging from the Pulitzer to the local and specialized book awards. You can access the listing here. And here is AbeBooks’ list of 50 “must read” classics. In...
  • Oct 23

    October LSAT test-takers down 8.1%

    October LSAT test-takers down 8.1%
    The LSAC website is reporting that the number of LSAT test-takers for the October exam is down 8.1% from last year - 30,943 this year versus 33,673 in October, 2013. As you may recall, the number of June test-takers was...
  • Oct 23

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Touro Law School’s Gould Law Library has compiled a 16 page bibliography of books and articles on reforming legal education. The authors plan to keep the bibliography up-to-date. You can access it here at SSRN.. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
  • Oct 23

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report
    What does it mean to be a liberal or a conservative? What are the contributing factors in the increasing political polarization of the American electorate? The Pew Research Center recently released two fascinating analyses on the nature of…
  • Oct 22

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist
    This week, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas’ voter identification law. In doing so, the Court dismissed an emergency request from the Department of Justice, which took action to stop the law from preventing an estimated 600,000…
Rank this Week: 1716

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 24

    ConLaw Programs at AALS

    ConLaw Programs at AALS
    The AALS Annual Meeting will be held January 2-5, 2015, and will feature a number of programs of interest to ConLawProfs, including: Perspectives on Federal Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments (Section on Constitutional Law)…
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
  • Oct 22

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law By its terms, the new "Revictimization Act" passed by the Pennsylvania legislature and signed into law by the Governor today is more than a bit vague. It…
Rank this Week: 1570

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/
  • Oct 24

    Court Rejects Argument That ECPA Does not Apply to Spousal Interception of Email–LaRocca v. LaRocca

    Court Rejects Argument That ECPA Does not Apply to Spousal Interception of Email–LaRocca v. LaRocca
    Eloisa LaRocca alleged that her former husband installed spyware on her computer and intercepted emails she sent. The ex-husband moved for summary judgment on the basis that ECPA did not apply to spousal interceptions of electronic…
  • Oct 22

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    [Two brief introductory notes: (1) the trade secret bills have been dormant in Congress pending the November elections, but don't rule out the possibility of them roaring back immediately thereafter, and (2) I have uploaded an expanded…
  • Oct 10

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan
    This is an online harassment dispute. Ellis, the plaintiff/petitioner, is the author of a poem called “The Dash”. She has achieved some degree of public figure status through the poem’s notoriety. The poem is about a person…
Rank this Week: 1945

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 24

    Wrongful Convictions Give Texas Pause on Capital Punishment

    Wrongful Convictions Give Texas Pause on Capital Punishment
    For years Texas has led the nation in executions, but it has also led the nation in wrongful convictions overturned by DNA. CBS-Dallas Fort-Worth reported that state experts are taking notice and reconsidering capital punishment. Kristin…
  • Oct 23

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate
    Texas death row inmate Max Soffar is dying of cancer and could spend the rest of days in isolation all because of a false confession he signed decades ago as a teenager. Despite evidence of his innocence in a triple murder and a confession…
  • Oct 22

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform
    It has been only a few weeks since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its landmark report on eyewitness identification reform (Identifying the Culprit), and already there has been a significant amount of media attention paid to…
Rank this Week: 4535

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 24

    Does the Legalization of Marijuana Violate International Law?

    Does the Legalization of Marijuana Violate International Law?
    The shift toward legalization of marijuana has gained a lot of momentum in the past few years. By a recent count, more than twenty states have enacted legislation that permits use of one form or another. Most allow only medical use, but…
  • Oct 20

    Law’s Love of Adverb

    Law’s Love of Adverb
    Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs[.]” He likens them…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument
    An interview with Justice Ginsburg appears in the October issue of Elle magazine.  In the article, Justice Ginsburg describes her first oral argument before the United States Supreme Court.  Any advocate could relate to her story: I…
Rank this Week: 4684

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2094

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 2374

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananProfessor Dorf's post yesterday, "Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law," described an important new project (and an associated conference that is taking place today) that attempts to make…
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
Rank this Week: 2638

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Oct 24

    Manly Skill

    Manly Skill
    To identify a certain set of skills associated with manliness is always to traffic perilously in either incoherence or comedy, or both. (This is not to suggest that there are no virtues associated with manliness; courage, obviously, is chief…
  • Oct 23

    South Koreans Expected to be Extinct by 2075

    South Koreans Expected to be Extinct by 2075
    So suggests the Korea Herald. The fertility rate (or lack thereof) among South Koreans is owing in part to the class inequality in the country and the demands of an industrial nation-state. South Korea’s low birthrate is generating deep…
  • Oct 23

    More on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abortion

    More on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abortion
    I wrote an article, related to my current book project, on feminist icon Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s views on abortion. Misappropriating Women's History in the Law and Politics of Abortion, 36 Seattle L. Rev. 1 (2012). The article was…
Rank this Week: 1788

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Oct 24

    Ebola In NYC, And Possibly A Jihadi Too: The Backdrop For Early Voting

    Ebola In NYC, And Possibly A Jihadi Too: The Backdrop For Early Voting
    Hard to keep an eye on early vote counts when Ebola arrives in the Big Apple, and a hatchet-wielding, police-attacking Queens man may indeed be the latest ISIS-inspired terrorist. That is the backdrop of the campaign’s final stretch and…
  • Oct 23

    Victor Davis Hanson Critiques Obama’s Handling Of ISIS, Ebola And Other Crise

    Victor Davis Hanson Critiques Obama’s Handling Of ISIS, Ebola And Other Crise
    HH: I’m joined by Victor Davis Hanson, historian and classicist, to talk about what the implication of this attack in Canada is. Victor, welcome back, it’s always a pleasure to talk to you. VDH: Thanks for having me, Hugh. HH: How…
  • Oct 22

    More from Mark Steyn on “The [Un]documented Mark Steyn”

    More from Mark Steyn on “The [Un]documented Mark Steyn”
    In response to the terrorist attack on our neighbor and staunch ally to the north, I’ve invited Mark Steyn back to discuss the West’s paralysis in the face of Islamist radicalism on Thursday’s show.  Mark was a…
Rank this Week: 1102

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 24

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance
    In a case that Derek previously posted about here, a federal district court has administratively closed a class-action suit filed by special-needs students against the Mississippi Department of Education. The district court’s order allows…
  • Oct 23

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School
    Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from funding for-profit charter schools. See Arizona State Board for Charter Schools v. United States, 464 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2006). Various state laws provide for the same. Thus, the…
  • Oct 22

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy
    The guidance letter on bullying and harassment of students with disabilities that was issued this week by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, it reinforces the point…
Rank this Week: 1784

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    They're not happy

    They're not happy
    One argument we sometimes hear concerning U.S. international taxation is that, whereas the current U.S. system is "out of step" with world norms, other major OECD nations have figured out what to do.  Just enact a territorial system,…
  • Oct 23

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion
    The panel today, which I mentioned in my previous blog post, was off the record, so I can't address any of the particulars of the session.  But here is the written version of my remarks there:One of the hazards of being asked regularly…
  • Oct 21

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker
    On Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, NYU Law School will be hosting a book event for Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This: How Government should Spend Our Money.  At this session, Ed will speak for a while, then Linda Sugin…
Rank this Week: 3958

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1569

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Oct 24

    Campus Violence, Part One

    Campus Violence, Part One
    In 2011, Vice President Biden delivered his “Dear Colleague” letter to college campuses across the nation. The letter reminded campus administrators of their obligations to protect and provide services to those who experience…
  • Oct 23

    A Human Rights Lab

    A Human Rights Lab
    More and more social entrepreneurs and innovators seek to break out of the boxes of established institutions by creating "labs," that promise creative spaces, relatively less hierarchy, engagement with technology, and the possibility of…
  • Oct 22

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right
    It's conference season, and human rights issues are the focus for many upcoming events. Here are three that are worth a look: On November 6-7, 2014, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) of Northeastern University…
Rank this Week: 1789

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/
  • Oct 23

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton
    Kim Dayton, founder of the elderlawprof blog, co-blogger, author of many books and articles, and creator of many superb elder law projects is celebrating her birthday!
  • Oct 23

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution
    Via The Telegraph: Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted…
  • Oct 22

    The Worst Waiting List?

    The Worst Waiting List?
    I've heard about the backlog for SSD appeals, but I had no idea how much of a backlog exists until I read the story in the October 19, 2014 Washington Post. Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in...
Rank this Week: 2156

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3524

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/
  • Oct 23

    Whistleblowers, Confidential Sources, and the Obama Administration's Ruthless Treatment of the Pre

    Whistleblowers, Confidential Sources, and the Obama Administration's Ruthless Treatment of the Pre
    The October 27th issue of the Nation has a terrific article: The Government’s War on Whistleblowers by Normon Solomon and Marcy Wheeler.The story powerfully details retaliation by both the Bush and Obama administrations against both…
  • Oct 20

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix

    How to Prevent Pre-Trial Publicity from Contaminating Fair Trials: An Easy Fix
    One of the hallmarks of a civilized political system is respect for the right of a fair trial. In the United States, the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases is regarded as fundamental to the American scheme of justice. If defendants…
  • Oct 16

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach

    What Professors Shouldn’t Teach
    In his book, Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish takes the position that faculty may not advocate political or moral views in the classroom. Indeed, he claims that if “an idea or policy is presented as a candidate for…
Rank this Week: 4768

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/
  • Oct 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Q&A: Robots and the Law, Science Upcoming Event: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. November 13-14, 2014 In The Popular Press: New Algorithms Search for Signs of…
  • Oct 23

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics (J. Teitelbaum & K. Zeiler eds, (2015)): "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University…
  • Oct 23

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship
    Quoting from here: Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Program at the Center for Law and the Biosciences. The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who want an academic or policy career working on…
Rank this Week: 1832

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: 1153

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 1939

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/
  • Oct 23

    Punishment & Prison: A Bibliography

    Punishment & Prison: A Bibliography
    The latest draft of my bibliography for “punishment and prison” is available here. 
  • Oct 21

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography

    Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography
    The latest draft of my select bibliography for “philosophy of law and legal theory” is available here.
  • Oct 16

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014

    Frederic (Fred) R. Branfman, March 18, 1942 - September 24, 2014
    Lest we forget these egregious war crimes from our recent history: “...[I]nvestigations by Branfman and others showed that 2 million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos from 1965 to 1973 — about one ton for every Laotian man,…
Rank this Week: 2675

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: 2035

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
Rank this Week: 3879

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
  • Oct 13

    Let’s End This Drive

    Let’s End This Drive
    I’ve enjoyed the races – first time I went to the track with friends who also hadn’t been to the races, a friend said, it looks like they’re on wheels – it’s beautiful. And I’ve been with friends who…
Rank this Week: 4530

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Oct 20

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation

    The Origination Clause and Obamacare: Origination as Deliberation
    I saw fellow blogger Brian Galle today at a seminar, and he properly chided me for not following up my post of a couple of days ago with my promised second post on Hotze, the Obamacare case on whether the...
  • Oct 19

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service

    Surowiecki on Payment for Environmental Service
    James Surowiecki is the economics correspondent for the New Yorker. Lots of times he does a nice job explaining difficult concepts in ways that are accessible to the lay public. Last week’s column on “payments for economic services”…
  • Oct 11

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case

    The Origination Clause Obamacare Case
    Since Friday I gave a talk at Hillsdale on Halbig, and Monday I give a talk at Notre Dame about Hobby Lobby, I wondered if I had anything to say on Sissel v. HHS (DC Circuit, No.13-5202) and Hotze v....
Rank this Week: 1530

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
Rank this Week: 1792

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/
  • Oct 20

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)

    NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo (Part 1)
    (Link to today's interview on Fred Dicker: Live at the State Capitol below) Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made his selection for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. He appointed a very fine judge, Leslie Stein, instead of…
  • Oct 12

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As all Court watchers and political junkies in New York know, Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately chose not to make his pick for the Court of Appeals by the deadline. Instead, on that day, Friday, October 3--the end of the 30-day period in…
  • Sep 29

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As now added to the previous post, Part 3, the Albany County Bar Association changed its rating of Preeta D. Bansal upon appeal from "Not Qualified" to "Qualified." As reported by Joel Stashenko in the New York Law…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
  • Oct 20

    BP Cert Petition Denied

    BP Cert Petition Denied
    BP's petition for cert was denied today. You can find the order here. You can find the cert filings at SCOTUSBLOG. The time to review whether this class action settlement was permitted under Rule 23 was when it was originially...
  • Oct 14

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement
    The papers in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement cert petition are mostly in. The case is BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. -- you can find the documents on SCOTUSBLOG. BP's basic argument is…
  • Oct 14

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla
    NYU's new Center on Civil Justice is hosting a conference on November 7 titled "The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class." Here's a bit more information for those in the area who might be interested...
Rank this Week: 2273

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Climate: The Implication of Uncertainty

    Climate: The Implication of Uncertainty
    Anyone who looks seriously at climate issues should recognize that the consequences of climate change are very uncertain. My own view is that they are sufficiently uncertain to raise serious doubts about the sign as well as the size of the…
  • Oct 18

    A Case of Posthumous Conscription

    A Case of Posthumous Conscription
    A recent Forbes article is headlined "What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon." It reports on a forum at the University of Chicago at which several economists, including Michael Greenstone, described as the "Milton…
  • Oct 18

    Is There Political Correctness on the Right?

    Is There Political Correctness on the Right?
    I can think of at least three occasions in recent years when someone prominent made a statement inconsistent with left wing orthodoxy, was fiercely attacked for it, and forced in one sense or another to back down. In each case the statement…
Rank this Week: 1010

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 16

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York
    Sidney is in retreat. Situated next to the Susquehanna River in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the village was built on a floodplain on the south side of the river. In 2006, Sidney was hit by a record-breaking storm that dropped 14…
  • Oct 14

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”
    Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, starts with this quote from Emerson, “All of my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” The quote introduces Chapter One of this book, which is entitled The…
  • Oct 13

    Pace Law School Event to Demonstrate How Land Use Law Protects the Environment

    Pace Law School Event to Demonstrate How Land Use Law Protects the Environment
    On October 20th at Pace Law School, Professor John Nolon will demonstrate how local governments can preserve natural resources, maintain critical environmental functions, respond to climate change, and build sustainable communities. His…
Rank this Week: 4420

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/
  • Oct 15

    A Remake of "The Illusionist"?

    A Remake of "The Illusionist"?
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CW Network is moving ahead with a remake/adaptation of "The Illusionist," the big screen version of Steven Milhauser's tale of a magician who sweeps his love off her feet with his conjuring…
  • Oct 7

    I'll Take Five Powerballs, and Ten Scratchoffs, Please

    I'll Take Five Powerballs, and Ten Scratchoffs, Please
    Ever wanted to know about lottery law? A lot about lottery law? And economics? And why people love them so much in spite of the fact that nearly everybody loses his money? And why legislatures continue to authorize them? Here's...
  • Sep 17

    Northern Virginia Town Repeals Ban On "Magic Arts"

    Northern Virginia Town Repeals Ban On "Magic Arts"
    In spite of some opposition, the town council of the northern Virginia community of Front Royal repealed its ban (Fort Royal Town Code 110-17) on the practice of the "magic arts," which includes fortune telling, tarot card reading,…
Rank this Week: 4894

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/
  • Oct 14

    Not Enough Lawyer

    Not Enough Lawyer
    ...at least not in small towns, and rural communities. Legal services are hard to find in rural populations in the United States. Furthermore, many lawyers in those towns will be retiring within the next decade. There are opportunities for…
  • Oct 14

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Professor Laura Ross of the Touro Law Center's Gould Law Library has developed a bibliography on legal education reform, which she plans to continue to update. The SSRN link is here. The abstract states: "This legal education reform…
  • Oct 3

    The Biggest Football Weekend at Ole Miss in a Long Time

    The Biggest Football Weekend at Ole Miss in a Long Time
    I am excited for my University of Mississippi and Oxford. This is a big weekend. ESPN Gameday is here, and our town of about 30,000 (including the university community) will swell to about 100,000 in anticipation of a great football...
Rank this Week: 1794

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Oct 13

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"

    Driver, Nou & Strauss, "Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court"
    Supreme ​Court ​Preview: ​ Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court Hear Professors ​Justin ​Driver, ​Jennifer ​Nou, ​and ​David…
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
Rank this Week: 1208

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • Oct 8

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
Rank this Week: 4685

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Oct 7

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
Rank this Week: 3631

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3398

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Ohio v. Clark, a case involving a statement by a three-year-old child.  As it happens, Steve Ceci and I have used this case as the touchstone for discussion in an article soon to be published…
  • Aug 9

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a couple of decisions earlier this week on lab reports.  They're worth comment, in part because they show the state of affairs in this still contentious area.In one, State v. Michaels, a lab supervisor…
  • May 27

    Cert denial

    Cert denial
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Turner, No. 13-127, Brewington, No. 13-504, James, No. 13-632,  Ortiz-Zape, No. 13-633, Galloway, No. 13-761, Yohe, No. 13-885, and Edwards, No. 13-8618.  Some of the case I had earlier…
Rank this Week: 2118

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

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

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
  • Sep 30

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi
    As a nation, we’re slowly realizing that whole, fresh foods are good for you and that cooking at home can save you money and provide you with better nutrition.Overall, this is a great trend. It’s becoming easier and more common to…
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
Rank this Week: 2077

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2014-2015 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Elif Aksoy Gwen Ball Liz Dalton Matt Devendorf Manmeet Dhindsa Sammy Grunberg Christopher…
  • Apr 4

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead
     Editor-in-Chief Daniel Russell Executive Editor Karen Schroeder Managing Editor Jacob Hamburger Senior Articles Editor James Beaty Senior Notes Editor Jeff Kuhlman Notes Editor Tamta Zhorzholiani Senior Research Editors Daniel McCain…
  • Mar 22

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was recently featured on the popular blog Above The Law for its Fall 2013 issue!  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court decision Erie Railroad v.…
Rank this Week: 1980

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 4546

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: 2585

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Aug 28

    Events in September 2014 and after

    Events in September 2014 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of Irish Law events at www.irishlaw.org/events/Here's the current listing of events:Part 1 - EVENTS Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City UniversityDetails at…
  • Aug 14

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry
    I have contributed the Irish entry to the new World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS).The WILMap educates the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of…
  • Aug 4

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law
    Muhammad Younis.  Picture by RTE.  In 2012, I blogged about the important decision of Hussein v The Labour Court [2012] IEHC 364.  There have been developments recently which have led me to update this post as follows.…
Rank this Week: 1896

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

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

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

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

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

    Reel Bio-Horror

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

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 2527