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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    Damien Geradin, George Mason University School of Law; Tilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) has a timely paper on Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche. His…
  • Apr 27

    Dominant Market Position and Ordoliberalism

    Dominant Market Position and Ordoliberalism
    Massimiliano Vatiero, Università della Svizzera italiana discusses Dominant Market Position and Ordoliberalism. ABSTRACT: Since it is still difficult to translate in economic terms both the definition of “dominant position” and its…
  • Apr 27

    Resale in Second-Price Auctions with Costly Participation

    Resale in Second-Price Auctions with Costly Participation
    Gorkem Celik (Department of Economics, ESSEC Business School and THEMA Research Center, Cergy-Pontoise, France) and Okan Yilankaya (Department of Economics, Koc University) analyze Resale in Second-Price Auctions with Costly Participation.…
Rank this Week: 13

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability
    Really briefly!  In re Scotts EZ Seed Litig. 304 F.R.D. 397 (S.D.N.Y. 2015).  It would defeat the purpose of class actions.  Also, though, there couldn't be an injunctive relief class after the challenged statement was removed…
  • Apr 27

    Court makes the write choice on descriptive fair use

    Court makes the write choice on descriptive fair use
    Marketquest Group, Inc. v. BIC Corp., No. 11-cv-618 BAS (S.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2015) Marketquest website using All In One and The Write Choice marksMarketquest sued BIC for infringing its registrations for ALL-IN-ONE and THE WRITE CHOICE…
  • Apr 27

    Needless markup: outlet stores' pricing not deceptive

    Needless markup: outlet stores' pricing not deceptive
    Rubenstein v. Neiman Marcus Group LLC, 2015 WL 1841254, No. CV 14–07155 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 2, 2015) Rubenstein bought two items of clothing from the Neiman Marcus Last Call Store (a discount store, as opposed to the usual upscale…
Rank this Week: 15

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 19

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 32

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
Rank this Week: 43

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 45

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 26

    Fourth Issue of 2014’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Fourth Issue of 2014’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
    (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The fourth issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale (RDIPP,…
  • Apr 24

    German Federal Labour Court on Foreign Mandatory Rules and the Principle of Cooperation among EU Member State

    German Federal Labour Court on Foreign Mandatory Rules and the Principle of Cooperation among EU Member State
    by Dr. Lisa Günther Dr. Lisa Günther, a lawyer at TaylorWessing, has kindly provided us with the following note on the recent reference for a preliminary ruling made by the German Federal Labour Court (see Giesela Rühl’s…
  • Apr 24

    Private International Law and Migration Law

    Private International Law and Migration Law
    Some earlier publications of Veerle Van Den Eeckhout on Private International Law and Migration Law are currently being made publicly available on SSRN. One of the core publications is the article  “De…
Rank this Week: 48

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 26

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield
    I recently came across a several week old column by Rod Dreher. in which he bemoans the state of religious liberty in the USA. (HT: Paul Caron) What particularly caught my eye, however, was Dreher's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 25

    Ecomentalists and science denial

    Ecomentalists and science denial
    The environmental movement’s war against genetic engineering has led to a deepening rift with the scientific community. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 24

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011
    For dinner tonight I made open face croque madames on savory cheese and chive waffles. For the waffles, I made up a half batch of Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix , to which I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 51

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 58

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 64

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity
    Sean D. Murphy (Member, International Law Commission; George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity (UN Doc. A/CN.4/680 (2015)). Here's the abstract: In the field of international…
  • Apr 26

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest
    On May 12, 2015, the Law Department of the University of Turin will host a conference on "International Investment Law and Public Interests." The program is here.
  • Apr 25

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Dispute Settlement in International OrganizationsChristina L. Davis, The political logic of dispute settlement:…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 73

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 21

    Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts – this Friday!

    Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts – this Friday!
    In case you will be in the Washington, D.C. area on Friday, April 24, from 3:30 to 5 pm, please consider coming to a panel on Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts, at the American Society of International…
  • Apr 21

    The government of Sudan, the bombing of civilians, and the silence of the international community

    The government of Sudan, the bombing of civilians, and the silence of the international community
    The recent elections in Sudan call into question the legitimacy of the government soon to be re-elected. Even if the elections had been free and fair (which they have not), the government’s legitimacy would be challenged unequivocally…
  • Apr 16

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women
    United Nations Peacekeeping is actively looking for “qualified senior women” to join their staff: We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN…
Rank this Week: 80

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 90

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Title VII Constructive Discharge Case

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Title VII Constructive Discharge Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Green v. Donahoe, (Docket No. 14-613, review granted 4/27/2015) (Order List.) The petition for certiorari in the case frames the question presented:Under federal employment…
  • Apr 27

    Georgia Company Refuses To Print Wedding Invitations For Same-Sex Couple

    Georgia Company Refuses To Print Wedding Invitations For Same-Sex Couple
    In the latest clash between business owners and same-sex couples, WXIA News reported yesterday that a suburban Atlanta printing business has refused to print wedding invitations for a same-sex couple. The owner of a Suwanee, Georgia Alpha…
  • Apr 27

    Proposed Order On Damages Issued Against Oregon Bakery That Refused Same-Sex-Wedding Cake

    Proposed Order On Damages Issued Against Oregon Bakery That Refused Same-Sex-Wedding Cake
    The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries announced last Friday that an Administrative Law Judge has issued a Proposed Order relating to damages to be paid by the owners of an Oregon bakery (Sweet Cakes by Melissa).  Aaron Klein, a…
Rank this Week: 98

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 26

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"
    The question in the title of this post is the first part of the headline given to this op-ed authored by Stephen JohnsonGrove, deputy director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. The rest of the headline, "Blanket policy doesn't...
  • Apr 26

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate
    I have long been a fan of the Intelligence Squared debate series, which I often hear on my local NPR station (and which too often leads me to stay in my car longer than I had intended). I was especially...
  • Apr 25

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch
    In the wake of the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General, I see lots of traditional and social media discussion of what she might and what she should do in this role in the months ahead. Here is...
Rank this Week: 96

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge EPA and NHTSA's standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The ruling means that the case is dismissed,…
  • Apr 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Before 2011, Arizona law required that voter registration forms include a blank space for the registrant’s party preference. But a 2011 law required the voter…
  • Apr 22

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled this week in Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. that the Natural Gas Act did not preempt retail gas purchasers' antitrust lawsuits against sellers (gas pipelines) for manipulating…
Rank this Week: 95

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

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

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,516 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • Apr 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the...
  • Apr 24

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment
    Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment ((Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth Amendment cases are replete with…
Rank this Week: 102

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 27

    Burbank & Farhang on Private Enforcement of Federal Law

    Burbank & Farhang on Private Enforcement of Federal Law
    Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of California, Berkeley) have posted The Subterranean Counterrevolution: The Supreme Court, the Media, and Litigation Reform (DePaul Law Review, Vol.…
  • Apr 27

    Seidenfeld & Akre on Statutory Rights & Standing

    Seidenfeld & Akre on Statutory Rights & Standing
    Mark Seidenfeld and Allie Akre (Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University - College of Law) have posted Standing in the Wake of Statutes (57 Arizona Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 27

    St-Hilaire on Global Standards of Constitutional Law

    St-Hilaire on Global Standards of Constitutional Law
    Maxime St-Hilaire (University of Sherbrooke - Faculty of Law) has posted Global Standards of Constitutional Law: Epistemology and Methodology on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Just as it led the philosophy of science to gravitate around…
Rank this Week: 116

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    "So yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do."

    "So yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do."
    When really big organizations make mistakes, the rules are different. You can't expect them to attend to the sort of details that would get you in trouble in your puny little affairs. The quote in the post title is from the acting chief…
  • Apr 27

    Google does fashion reporting.

    Google does fashion reporting.
    The NYT reports:In its inaugural report, Google distinguishes between “sustained growth” trends, like tulle skirts and jogger pants; flash-in-the-pan obsessions like emoji shirts and kale sweatshirts; and “seasonal…
  • Apr 27

    "Six years into my presidency some people still say I’m arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb."

    "Six years into my presidency some people still say I’m arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb."
    See, that's funny. It uses truth and self-deprecation — traditional attributes of humor — in a fresh enough, edgy enough way.I also liked:I have to stay focused on my job. Because for many Americans this is still a time of deep…
Rank this Week: 112

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 26

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny
    Last week the International Center for Law & Economics, joined by TechFreedom, filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS” —…
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
Rank this Week: 114

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 27

    Justice Jackson's Liberating Jurisprudence in Shaughnessy v. Mezei

    Justice Jackson's Liberating Jurisprudence in Shaughnessy v. Mezei
    Guest Blogger: Erich Snow, second-year law student, University of San Francisco: At the beginning of any substantive law course law students are typically shown a traditional case where the law and common sense diverge, and the students are…
  • Apr 27

    Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problem

    Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problem
    Roberto Suro and Marcelo M. Suárez- Orozco highlight this statistic in an op/ed in the New York Times: "Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those...
  • Apr 27

    Fresh Off the Boat and the Lighter Side of Immigrant Assimilation

    Fresh Off the Boat and the Lighter Side of Immigrant Assimilation
    ImmigrationProf previously posted about "Fresh Off the Boat", the ABC sitcom based on celebrity chef' Eddie Huang's memoir. (Huang has been critical of the depiction of his life in the show.). It is the first network primetime show…
Rank this Week: 140

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 27

    Calls From Beyond the Grave

    Calls From Beyond the Grave
    The new Hello app for Android created by Facebook provides a more detailed caller ID function, and has had an unexpected result. When a call is received or call log reviewed, the app may display the name and information of...
  • Apr 27

    Symposium on End-of-Life Planning

    Symposium on End-of-Life Planning
    New Mexico State University is hosting a health symposium entitled, A Beautiful Death: What will you choose?. The symposium is free and open to the public, and is being held May 1, 8am-5pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Registration...
  • Apr 27

    Bank Personnel at the Front Line of Elder Abuse Detection

    Bank Personnel at the Front Line of Elder Abuse Detection
    Older individuals are susceptible to financial abuse due to either declining cognitive abilities or out of heightened financial need. Some scams take advantage of the elderly that are on a limited budget and need additional income, by…
Rank this Week: 136

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

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

    FAN 57.1 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Review in Military-Base Protest Case

    FAN 57.1 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Review in Military-Base Protest Case
    Today the Supreme Court issued its orders list in which it denied review in Apel v. United States (#14-874). Following United States v. Apel (2014), the issue in the latest Apel case was “whether in light…
  • Apr 24

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System
    In the blizzard of publicity surrounding the murder of Walter Scott, the unarmed African-American who was shot in the back as he ran from a routine traffic stop, the media has somewhat belatedly discovered the criminalization of child support…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport
    The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the…
Rank this Week: 134

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 27

    Columbia Blue Sky Blog: Institutional Investors’ Appetite for Alternative

    Columbia Blue Sky Blog: Institutional Investors’ Appetite for Alternative
    The following guest blog post on my recent article, Institutional Investing When Shareholders Are Not Supreme, is available at Columbia's Blue Sky Blog discussing institutional investors' attitudes towards alternative business forms and…
  • Apr 27

    Interesting New Book on Bitcoin and Other Digital Currency

    Interesting New Book on Bitcoin and Other Digital Currency
    Many of you have probably heard of bitcoin, the private digital currency that some mainstream merchants are now accepting. (Rand Paul recently became the first presidential candidate to accept donations in bitcoin.) Bitcoin was developed by a…
  • Apr 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
Rank this Week: 137

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 27

    Domestic Abuse Of Mother, Other Crimes, Draws Short Suspension

    Domestic Abuse Of Mother, Other Crimes, Draws Short Suspension
    A four-month suspension has been imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a series of alcohol-related criminal issues: The referee noted that the allegations in the OLR's complaint involved Attorney Belke's conviction for seven misdemeanor…
  • Apr 27

    Taxing Situation

    Taxing Situation
    A three-month suspension was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department as a result of an attorney's tax problems Respondent, a native of the West Indies, worked for the New York City Law Department from...
  • Apr 26

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support
    From the web page of the Colorado Supreme Court The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Bruce A. Logan (Attorney Registration Number 14187) from the practice of law for ninety…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 27

    Does Anti-Commandeering Compensate For Broad Commerce Clause?

    Does Anti-Commandeering Compensate For Broad Commerce Clause?
    by Michael DorfLast Thursday I posted on the oddity that the Idaho legislature appears to have the power to prevent the United States from entering into a multilateral treaty governing transnational enforcement of child support obligations.…
  • Apr 24

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published yesterday, I describe the political strategy that Republicans have been using for the last generation or so, wherein they set the IRS up for failure, watch it fail, and then use that…
  • Apr 23

    Treaties and Commandeering

    Treaties and Commandeering
    by Michael DorfYesterday's NY Times carried a story that, I imagine, was baffling to most readers. It noted that a committee of the Idaho legislature had voted to kill (for now) legislation designed to bring that state into line with…
Rank this Week: 156

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    NY Times: Burdened With Debt, Law Grads Struggle in Job Market

    NY Times: Burdened With Debt, Law Grads Struggle in Job Market
    New York Times Deal Book: Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market, by Elizabeth Olson: About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and…
  • Apr 27

    Carter: A Critique of Charitable Bequest

    Carter: A Critique of Charitable Bequest
    Elizabeth R. Carter (LSU), Tipping the Scales in Favor of Charitable Bequests: A Critique, 34 Pace L. Rev. 983 (2014): This paper considers the public policy favoring testamentary bequests to charity and offers a critique of that policy.…
  • Apr 27

    After Public Shaming, Law Prof Tries To Reclaim Her Dignity

    After Public Shaming, Law Prof Tries To Reclaim Her Dignity
    Washington Post op-ed: After a Public Shaming, Reclaiming My Dignity, by Lisa T. McElroy (Drexel): When a Web site broke the news on April 3 that, instead of posting an Internet link to an article about writing legal briefs, I had…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
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Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    The United States’ Opposition to GTMO Detainee’s “End of War” Motion

    The United States’ Opposition to GTMO Detainee’s “End of War” Motion
    The  was filed on Friday, in the habeas case of Al-Warafi v. Obama.  Have a look:
  • Apr 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday morning, leaving thousands dead, from Kathmandu all the way to the slopes of Mount Everest. AP reports that the death toll has soared passed 3,300 and is only expected to rise in the coming…
  • Apr 27

    Administration Loves RSA; Does It Get Love Back?

    Administration Loves RSA; Does It Get Love Back?
    Last week was the annual RSA convention in San Francisco, the premier convention of cybersecurity professionals in America each year.  This year the largest crowd ever gathered at the Moscone Center, and the Obama Administration was out…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 27

    George Lucas Strikes Back with Affordable Housing

    George Lucas Strikes Back with Affordable Housing
    The land use dispute between George Lucas and the wealthy residents of Marin County rages on: When George Lucas tried to expand his production company studios in California’s wealthy Marin County, the community pushed back. Then the “Star…
  • Apr 27

    Ramaekers on the Definition of Property Law

    Ramaekers on the Definition of Property Law
    Eveline Ramaekers (Oxford) has posted What is Property Law? on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article addresses a core question in property theory, namely 'What is property law?'. This question does not yet seem to have received the…
  • Apr 27

    Carsley on Canada's Legal Responses to Frozen Embryo

    Carsley on Canada's Legal Responses to Frozen Embryo
    Stefanie Carsley (McGill) has posted Rethinking Canadian Legal Responses to Frozen Embryo Disputes (Canadian Journal of Family Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article examines and critiques Canadian legal responses to disputes over…
Rank this Week: 168

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week in The New Rambler, Cass Sunstein reviews Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Head of Zeus) in a piece titled "How Star Wars Illuminates…
  • Apr 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to Justin Simard (Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania), who has been selected as a Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. History News Network interviews Logan Sawyer, Georgia Law…
  • Apr 24

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi
    The Law and Society Association has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. We're excited to see that recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) picked up the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in Socio-Legal…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 27

    Is Digitization Preservation?

    Is Digitization Preservation?
    That was the question that welcomed us on the morning of Day 2 at the law repositories conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. This session was billed as a “debate” between Sharon Bradley, University of Georgia School of Law,…
  • Apr 27

    What Do You Get When You Cross a Puppy Video With Downton Abbey? a Champion.

    What Do You Get When You Cross a Puppy Video With Downton Abbey? a Champion.
    As a small business owner, I seek out and use tools to help with efficiencies – one of which is an online invoicing system, FreshBooks. I’m nothing more than a happy customer with a story to tell about how they engaged with and…
  • Apr 27

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
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Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
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Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Derek Fischer, Note, Dodd-Frank's Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 69…
  • Apr 4

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School
    Bobby Ahdieh (Emory) forwarded me this announcement about a position in Emory's outstanding Center for Transactional Law and Practice: Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in…
  • Apr 4

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Adam Adler, Student Article, High Frequency Regulation: A New Model for Market Monitoring, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 161 (2014). Vladimir Atanasov,…
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John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 22

    Parenthood

    Parenthood
    From CNN: Robert Boardwine's path to fatherhood was unconventional, but Virginia's appeals court said Tuesday he is legally entitled to be a part of his son's life. Boardwine's friend, Joyce Bruce, had used his sperm and a turkey baster to...
  • Apr 18

    Fertility Agreement

    Fertility Agreement
    From Daily News: The legal battle actress Sofia Vergara is waging with ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb over frozen embryos is one that couples have fought since at least the early 1990s. “It’s coming up more and more frequently,” said George…
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
Rank this Week: 206

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 27

    Google Announces Patent Purchase Experiment

    Google Announces Patent Purchase Experiment
    Today, Google announced a patent purchase promotion, which is an open call for those who wish to sell their patents to the company. Some details are here, while others are here. The terms are remarkably simple--between May 8 and May 22,…
  • Apr 27

    Advice on Biglaw

    Advice on Biglaw
    Recently, I have been approached by several students who are at the beginning of careers in large law firms. Apart from talking to them about the actual work, I find myself offering (sometimes unsolicited) more general career and even life…
  • Apr 27

    Anniversary Topic # 4: What does the future hold?

    Anniversary Topic # 4: What does the future hold?
    We come to the final week of April and the final week of our Tenth Anniversary celebration with the obvious question: What does the future hold? Topics can include the future for: • The legal profession • Legal scholarship • Legal…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    In yet another government outsourcing sc...
  • Apr 27

    Contractual Issues and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant

    Contractual Issues and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant
    April is the finest month for a Chicago Cubs fan, because even the Cubs are within a few games of first place in April. And hope springs anew with each Spring Training This year Cubs fans have extra reason to...
  • Apr 23

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball
    As for the series on law school instruction and law schools in general that Jeremy started here recently: count me in. I agree with Jeremy’s views that issue-spotting is very important in helping students develop their “practical…
Rank this Week: 237

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    CJ Roberts and the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015

    CJ Roberts and the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) With one glaring exception, every judicial system in the United States has adopted some version of the Code of Judicial Conduct – and they did not have to be coerced into doing it. The...
  • Apr 27

    Kentucky Supremes nix the "appearance of impropriety" standard in DQ case

    Kentucky Supremes nix the "appearance of impropriety" standard in DQ case
    A reader has alerted me to this case, which appears to hold that "the appearance of impropriety" is the wrong standard under Kentucky law for conflicts and disqualification. Good. As I tell my students, the problem with that standard is...
  • Apr 24

    Carolyn Elefant on Eric Goldman's new article about lawyers and competitive keyword searching

    Carolyn Elefant on Eric Goldman's new article about lawyers and competitive keyword searching
    If you're at the firm of Able & Baker, may you design your website so that people searching for the competitive firm of Charlie & Delta will be led to your site? Carolyn Elefant discusses the article from Eric Goldman...
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Tenth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum

    Tenth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum
    Friday, October 9, 2015 Building on the successes of the last decade, the Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum will continue to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the…
  • Apr 26

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge
    The first of no doubt many updates on the legal wrangling of the NLRB's new election rules. In Baker v. NLRB, a D.C. district court judge has denied plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order stopping enforcement of the new...
  • Apr 26

    Nonmember Grievance Fee

    Nonmember Grievance Fee
    Recently, in Buckeye Florida, the NLRB invited briefing on whether to overturn its precedent prohibiting unions from charging nonmember employees for grievance processing. This is an issue in right-to-work states because, under current NLRB…
Rank this Week: 248

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
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