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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 17

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel
    By Anil Kalhan Were any of you feeling a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday? For the second time in as many Octobers, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit consisting of Judges José A. Cabranes, John M.…
  • Oct 15

    Witness Incompetence

    Witness Incompetence
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss Ohio v. Clark, a case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review during the coming term.  Clark raises questions about when the introduction of out-of-court…
  • Oct 14

    In Which I Appeal to Authority to Support My Argument About Economic Regulation

    In Which I Appeal to Authority to Support My Argument About Economic Regulation
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananMy Verdict column and Dorf on Law post last Thursday extended my ongoing discussion of the misuse (by economists, policy types, and politicians) of the concept of "efficiency."  In particular, I discussed how…
Rank this Week: 997

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 17

    Housing Vouchers/Assistance versus Education Voucher

    Housing Vouchers/Assistance versus Education Voucher
    The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities does not frame it exactly the way I did in this post title, but its new report, Creating Opportunity for Children: How Housing Location Can Make a Difference, makes a strong case for housing…
  • Oct 17

    Street Protests in Philadelphia over Teachers' Union Contract

    Street Protests in Philadelphia over Teachers' Union Contract
    Protestors blocked Philadelphia's Broad Street this week to object to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's unilateral cancellation of teachers' union contacts earlier this month over whether teachers must pay for their health care.…
  • Oct 16

    Does New Jersey Even Know How Many Charters It Has?

    Does New Jersey Even Know How Many Charters It Has?
    Forthcoming testimony for the Education Law Center suggests the answer is "no" to the question in this post's title. If that is the case, New Jersey may have revealed itself to be the prime example of inadequate governmental…
Rank this Week: 1854

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 1060

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 739

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/
  • Oct 17

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?
    Four months ago, in When the Poor Need Help, Give Tax Dollars to the Rich, I criticized the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Christie to dish out tax credits to the Philadelphia 76ers in return for the team moving its practice facility…
  • Oct 15

    A Bad Tax Pun

    A Bad Tax Pun
    I like puns, and word games. The other day I came across one that meshed with taxation. It’s bad, so it’s appropriate for hump day.We know that taxes are used both to discourage activities on which society allegedly frowns, as…
  • Oct 13

    So What Would You Have Advised?

    So What Would You Have Advised?
    A recent Tax Court case, Kalapodis v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-205, presents an opportunity to explore how the tax law affects the manner in which people decide to implement a plan. The taxpayers, a married couple, had a son who died. They…
Rank this Week: 2632

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 17

    Affirmative Action in South Africa

    Affirmative Action in South Africa
    On our sister Human Rights blog, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Barrister Andrew Wheeler recently published an interesting analysis of South African Police Service v. Solidarity obo Barnard, a decision of the South African Constitutional Court.…
  • Oct 16

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right
    Vanita Gupta, the newly appointed (and soon to be formally nominated) Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will likely have an important role to play in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the…
  • Oct 16

    Civil Debate

    Civil Debate
    Judges, lawyers and others in the profession have been troubled for at least the past decade over the decline in lawyers' civil behavior. Judges were among the first to observe this phenomenon. Lawyers appearing before them were becoming more…
Rank this Week: 1857

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 17

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine
    A new study by the RAND Corporation has failed to find evidence of widespread defensive medicine. The study covers three states that raised the malpractice standard in ER cases: Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Reforms in Texas and South…
  • Oct 16

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case
    Yesterday, a federal court in Charleston awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville, SC $97M for his shooting death at the hands of a police officer. The award includes $7.5M in compensatory damages, $60M in punies against the...
  • Oct 16

    NPR Coverage of Prop 46

    NPR Coverage of Prop 46
    In its "Shots" section, NPR has covered Prop 46, including the tragic story of Troy and Alana Pack. The article explains all 3 sections of the proposition: (1) requiring doctors to check a prescription database to detect…
Rank this Week: 2387

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: 2631

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 16

    How the Supreme Court’s Inaction on Same-Sex Marriage Echoes Its Conduct in the Civil Rights Era

    How the Supreme Court’s Inaction on Same-Sex Marriage Echoes Its Conduct in the Civil Rights Era
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf highlights similarities and differences between the U.S. Supreme Court’s inaction during the Civil Rights Era and presently, with regard to the issue of same-sex marriage. Continue reading…
  • Oct 15

    The Hobby Lobby Solution

    The Hobby Lobby Solution
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton describes and praises Washington State’s solution to nullify the discriminatory effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.. Continue reading →
  • Oct 14

    The U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Hearsay and the Sixth Amendment

    The U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Hearsay and the Sixth Amendment
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this Term regarding the meaning of the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause. Colb argues that the Court may properly see fit to revisit…
Rank this Week: 3500

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything
    The Vatican report issued Monday, October 13, is a preliminary document, intended to mark the halfway point of a synod convened to discuss the family. Documents like that aren't supposed to excite passions. They're supposed to be sleepy,…
  • Oct 13

    Ten Facts about Homelessness in USA

    Ten Facts about Homelessness in USA
    Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other…
Rank this Week: 4786

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/
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
  • Oct 8

    Vaughn confirmation today

    Vaughn confirmation today
    Delaware's state senate is scheduled to convene this afternoon to confirm the nomination of James Vaughn to the Supreme Court. My guess is that - if it's anything like other recent confirmation hearings - it will be a quick affair...
Rank this Week: 903

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: 4412

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 16

    Return to Blogging

    Return to Blogging
    Most readers of this blog may be wondering what happened to create a long-term hiatus in entries on A Taxing Matter. Surely, you will say, it could not be for lack of topics, as inversions, FATCA, arguments about extenders and...
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
Rank this Week: 3947

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Oct 16

    Newell on Redefining Attention

    Newell on Redefining Attention
    Lauren Newell (Ohio Northern) has published “Redefining Attention (and Revamping the Legal Profession?) for the Digital Generation” on SSRN. The abstract: With computers, text messages, Facebook, cell phones, smartphones, tablets,…
  • Oct 15

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?
    Cardozo Law School and its Journal of Conflict Resolution are sponsoring the Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium, “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?”, on Monday, November 3, 2014 starting at 8:30 a.m.  The impressive line-up of…
  • Oct 15

    What is Negotiation?

    What is Negotiation?
    I know that this sounds like another one of my dumb questions.   But the meaning of negotiation is surprisingly opaque. People have very different ideas about this. And the definition you choose has important practical implications.…
Rank this Week: 1432

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2638

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 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,…
  • Oct 15

    The Black Panther Party, 1966-1982: Suggested Reading

    The Black Panther Party, 1966-1982: Suggested Reading
    According to the Zinn Education Project, today is the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. What follows is my list of suggested reading toward assessing the radical legacy of the Black Panthers. Suggested…
  • Oct 10

    Constraints, Structures, History...and the Reality of Freedom

    Constraints, Structures, History...and the Reality of Freedom
    From Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Writings (Edited by Margaret A. Simons, with Marybeth Timmons and Mary Beth Mader). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2004. I thought I’d share a small snippet from one of the essays,…
Rank this Week: 2266

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: 4897

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 2625

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 2374

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 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…
  • Sep 30

    Political Language

    Political Language
    Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in…
Rank this Week: 4527

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: 1856

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
  • Oct 2

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case
    Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered as evidence in legal Everything you text can become evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 901

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism
    A couple of years after Ramo postulated the notion of a Beijing Consensus, several scholars began advancing another kind of development model deriving, as they saw it, from China's experience.  Different scholars have attached different…
  • Oct 1

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo
     Pessimo brought a measure of well-being to suggest that São Paulo would be probably be a good place to be. I suggest instead that we adopt a development-related concept, which is the World Happiness Index. As Michael Trebilcock…
  • Sep 21

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu
    Pessimo:Optimo and I are taking a break from our Beijing Consensus dialogue because Optimo decided to go to Sao Paulo.As you may recall, I've been trying to find a meaningful Sao Paulo Consensus, but so far have been 'disappointed' (as I like…
Rank this Week: 742

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: 1388

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down
    Mike Cassidy at the Boston College Law School has an interesting essay on curricular reform forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education. Here's the abstract: With growing consensus that legal education is in turmoil if not in crisis, law…
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground
    CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their property without paying…
Rank this Week: 4520

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 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…
  • Sep 28

    Part 3--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    In the last post we looked at the 3 sitting judges on the nomination list for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. Let's now look at the non-judges--the remaining 4 names on the list. (Again, I just feel like avoiding alphabetical…
Rank this Week: 1446

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 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…
  • Oct 9

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)
    * United States v. Valle, 2014 WL 2980256 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2014). The highly unusual facts of this case reflect the Internet age in which we live. To prove the kidnapping conspiracy alleged in Count One, the Government relied on...
  • Oct 8

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015
    We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University…
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 1425

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 8

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport
    The U.S. government has decided to move ahead with plans to begin screening passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at five U.S. airports. The screenings will be conducted by representatives of the Center for Disease Control…
  • Oct 6

    U.S. Government to Discuss Ebola Screening with A4A

    U.S. Government to Discuss Ebola Screening with A4A
    Representatives from top industry trade group Airlines for America reportedly met with U.S. government officials today to discuss the utility of introducing additional passenger screening measures to prevent spread of the Ebola virus. There…
  • Oct 1

    European Commission Announces Decisions Under New State Aid Guideline

    European Commission Announces Decisions Under New State Aid Guideline
    The European Commission has determined that state aid provided to airports in Zweibrucken, Germany and Charleroi, Belgium violated the EU's new state aid guidelines for airports and airlines. The EC announced those decisions in a press…
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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…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
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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…
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Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
  • Oct 3

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence
    In May, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales issued their "Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences - Definitive Guidelines." The Guidelines apply to "all individual offenders aged 18 and older and to organisations…
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
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Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 3

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/15/law-students-need-to-hear-about-the-dark-side-of-being-a-lawyer-says-professor/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 29

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin
    Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear.  So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it…
  • Sep 26

    Consider Pre-testing

    Consider Pre-testing
    The recently passed ABA accreditation standard 302 requires schools to report student learning outcomes. A learning outcome has been defined as something a student can do now that she could not do before [or that she can do better than she…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
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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…
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Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
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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…
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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: 2146

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: 2238

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: 2204

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: 2232

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

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

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
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