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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

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/
  • May 2

    Woolley & Farrow on New Legal Service Providers & Access to Justice

    Woolley & Farrow on New Legal Service Providers & Access to Justice
    Alice Woolley (University of Calgary) & Trevor C. W. Farrow (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) have posted Addressing Access to Justice Through New Legal Service Providers: Opportunities and Challenges (3 Texas A & M Law…
  • May 2

    Perry on Liability of Strike Participants for Third Party Harm

    Perry on Liability of Strike Participants for Third Party Harm
    Ronen Perry (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law) has posted Strike-Out (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 68, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The article provides a structured efficiency-oriented response to a highly important question which…
  • May 2

    Krishnakumar on Textualism and Statutory Stare Decisi

    Krishnakumar on Textualism and Statutory Stare Decisi
    Anita S. Krishnakumar (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Textualism and Statutory Stare Decisis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: On the surface, textualism and the doctrine of statutory stare decisis seem to have much in…
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    USCIRF Issues 2016 Annual Report On Religious Freedom Abuses Around the World

    USCIRF Issues 2016 Annual Report On Religious Freedom Abuses Around the World
    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today released its 2016 Annual Report (full text). The Report recommends that the Secretary of State re-designate 9 countries as "countries of particular concern," i.e. countries that…
  • May 2

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Caroline Mala Corbin, Speech or Conduct: The Free Speech Claims of Wedding Vendors, (Emory Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 241, 2016).Elizabeth Sepper, Gays in the Moralized Marketplace, (7 Ala. C.R. & C.L. L. Rev. 129 (2015)).Mark L.…
  • May 1

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Isakhanova v. Muniz, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55649 (ND CA, April 26, 2016), a California federal district court allowed a suit by the mother of a Muslim inmate to proceed.  While visiting her son in prison, the mother was held for…
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/
  • May 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 2

    Important Information About Medicare Taxes In 2016

    Important Information About Medicare Taxes In 2016
    This article discusses how there will be no adjustments to the Medicare tax that people will have to pay in 2016. In the Affordable Care Act (ACA) congress had imposed a 0.9 percent tax on high income earners called the...
  • May 2

    Scenarios To Consider Before Making Social Security Decision

    Scenarios To Consider Before Making Social Security Decision
    This article provides important information that people need to know about Social Security. People need to be aware of the fact that the full retirement age is changing, and this article offers a chart that shows the ages which the...
  • May 2

    Article On Special Needs Planning

    Article On Special Needs Planning
    Bernard A Krooks (Littman Krooks LLP New York, New York) recently published an outline entitled, Special Needs – Special Trusts – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Clients And You!, Wealth Strategies Journal, reprinted with permission…
Rank this Week: 21

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 2

    Princeton Prof Releases 'CV Of Failures'

    Princeton Prof Releases 'CV Of Failures'
    Johannes Haushofer, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, has an impressive CV. But his CV of Failures has attracted even more attention, listing all the rejections he has endured in his short academic…
  • May 2

    NY Times:One Top Taxpayer Moved, And New Jersey Shuddered

    NY Times:One Top Taxpayer Moved, And New Jersey Shuddered
    New York Times: One Top Taxpayer Moved, and New Jersey Shuddered, by Robert Frank: Our top-heavy economy has come to this: One man can move out of New Jersey and put the entire state budget at risk. Other states are facing similar situations…
  • May 2

    The Evolution of Wealth Inequality: The Role of Skills, Taxes And Institution

    The Evolution of Wealth Inequality: The Role of Skills, Taxes And Institution
    Barıs Kaymak (Université de Montréal) & Markus Poschke (McGill University), The Evolution of Wealth Inequality Over Half a Century: The Role of Skills, Taxes and Institutions: Over the last 50 years, the US economy saw significant…
Rank this Week: 22

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 24

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 2

    Vertical Restraints: Towards Guidance to Iron Out Perceived Enforcement Discrepancies Across Europe?

    Vertical Restraints: Towards Guidance to Iron Out Perceived Enforcement Discrepancies Across Europe?
    Nicolas Sahuguet, HEC Montreal and CEPR, Jacques Steenbergen, Belgian Competition Authority, CREST, ENSAE and Norwegian School of Economics, Thibaud Verge, Belgian Competition Authority, CREST, ENSAE and Norwegian School of Economics and…
  • May 2

    Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition, and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-Based Firm

    Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition, and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-Based Firm
    David S. Evans Global Economics Group; University of Chicago Law School; University College London addresses Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition, and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-Based Firms. ABSTRACT: Market power on…
  • May 2

    Competition in Lending and Credit Rating

    Competition in Lending and Credit Rating
    Javed Ahmed, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System explores Competition in Lending and Credit Ratings. ABSTRACT: This article relates corporate credit rating quality to competition in lending between the public bond market and…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Hiring Update: Newport to UConn History

    Hiring Update: Newport to UConn History
    More good news to report on the hiring front: we have learned that Melanie Newport will be joining the University of Connecticut-Hartford this fall as an Assistant Professor of U.S. History.creditMelanie Newport is currently a Ph.D. candidate…
  • May 1

    Welcome, Mitra Sharafi (this time for keeps)!

    Welcome, Mitra Sharafi (this time for keeps)!
    More exciting blog news! We are delighted to announce that former guest blogger Mitra Sharafi has agreed to join Dan, Tomiko, and me (and now Brooke and Smita, our new Associate Bloggers) as a regular contributor to LHB.CreditProfessor…
  • May 1

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There are quite a few reviews to mention in my first week as an associate blogger (thanks to LHB for having me on board).Beverly Gage reviews Lisa McGirr's The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State for…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • May 2

    Love, Marriage and Contract

    Love, Marriage and Contract
    Hello. I would like to thank Prawfsblawg for inviting me to blog this month. My book Buying A Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches, will be published June 6th and therefore, I thought it would be fun to spend this month blogging…
  • May 2

    Veep, S5E2

    Veep, S5E2
    Nothing new on the federal constitutional or succession front. The story is settling in for a recount under Nevada law--although I welcome election-law folks to offer thoughts about the state process, under which a sample of votes are…
  • May 2

    JOTWELL: Walsh on Blackman and Wasserman on marriage equality

    JOTWELL: Walsh on Blackman and Wasserman on marriage equality
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Kevin Walsh (Richmond), reviewing Josh Blackman and my The Process of Marriage Equality (Hastings Const. L.Q.), which explores some of the procedural issues underlying marriage-equality litigation leading…
Rank this Week: 27

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 2

    Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1884-1944: A Digital Archive

    Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1884-1944: A Digital Archive
    The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley has a "Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1884-1944: A Digital Archive." From 1882 to 1943 ,the United States government severely curtailed immigration from China to the United States. This…
  • May 2

    Puerto Ricans Leaving the Island for Mainland U.S.

    Puerto Ricans Leaving the Island for Mainland U.S.
    Map of Puerto Rico CNN reports that, continuing a trend over the last several years, Puerto Ricans are leaving the island for the mainland United States at a historic rate. The commonwealth's Institute of Statistics revealed Sunday the…
  • May 2

    From the Bookshelves: Strangers at Our Door by Zygmunt Bauman

    From the Bookshelves: Strangers at Our Door by Zygmunt Bauman
    Strangers at Our Door by Zygmunt Bauman (to be released June 2016) Refugees from the violence of wars and the brutality of famished lives have knocked on other people's doors since the beginning of time. For the people behind the...
Rank this Week: 30

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
  • May 2

    Teaching to our student

    Teaching to our student
    It’s that time of the year when we are all involved in our favorite activities: writing and grading exams. For many of us, we’re relieved that exam time only comes at the end of the semester. But does that best serve our…
  • May 2

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016 ARTICLES An Economic Analysis Of Waiver Of Tort In Negligence Actions Edward M Iacobucci and Michael J Trebilcock The Inhospitable Court Elaine Craig Disgorgement:…
  • Apr 30

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd
    I am delighted to welcome Professor Nancy E. Dowd who will be joining us for a guest visit this month.  Professor Dowd holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.  Professor…
Rank this Week: 31

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 2

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia
    “Several were almost tharn—that is, in that state of staring, glazed paralysis that comes over terrified or exhausted rabbits, so that they sit and watch their enemies—weasels or humans—approach to take their…
  • May 2

    De-Automate Your Destruction

    De-Automate Your Destruction
    An Internet connection can automate damage to your law practice and reputation. A lawyer can’t practice without the Internet but there are ways to reduce the opportunities to be attacked. There are common applications that have become…
  • May 2

    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 seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
Rank this Week: 32

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
Rank this Week: 34

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • May 2

    Drones and the “Internet of Things-Style Surveillance Network”

    Drones and the “Internet of Things-Style Surveillance Network”
    Nextgov reports that the State Department has put out a request for information for a wireless intrustion detection system that the story describes as an “Internet of Things-style surveillance network.” [The] department is…
  • May 2

    Hoover Book Soiree: Jeff Powell on "Targeting Americans"

    Hoover Book Soiree: Jeff Powell on "Targeting Americans"
    The next in our series of Hoover Book Soirees will take place at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office on May 11, when Jack interviews H. Jefferson Powell about his new book, Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the…
  • May 2

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    Last week, fill-scale war essentially resumed in Aleppo, but Secretary of State John Kerry indicated today that participants are closer to extending the ceasefire in Syria to include Aleppo. Reuters reports that Secretary Kerry…
Rank this Week: 51

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
  • Apr 29

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion
    NBC News (April 29, 2016): Abortion in Europe: Rebecca Gomperts Takes Entrepreneurial Approach, by Cassandra Vinograd: Ten years ago, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, a ship that sailed to countries where abortion was illegal to…
  • Apr 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
Rank this Week: 52

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 2

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another
    I spent this weekend at my law school reunion, which was of course a blast. Five years out is a significant transition point for many people. For folks who were still in BigLaw, we are approaching the point where they...
  • May 2

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law
    Northern Illinois University College of Law announced, today, that Eric Dannenmaier will take over as its dean this summer. Dannenmaier is a Professor of Law at Indiana-Indianapolis Law with a focus on environmental law, He holds a JD from…
  • May 1

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance
    Daniel Schwarcz and Dion Farganis, both of University of Minnesota Law School, have posted a new article to SSRN that will interest many Lounge readers, The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance Here’s the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 57

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 29

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era
    Andy Wang, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has published Stealing Press Credentials: Law Enforcement Identity Misappropriation of the Press in the Cyber Era at 6 University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict…
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
Rank this Week: 55

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 54

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • May 2

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 412 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016…
  • May 2

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution
    Tim Lyman has posted 22nd JDC (LA) Study on Race, Homicides, and Prosecutions, 1976-2011 on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This study examines the racial characteristics of homicides occurring in Louisiana’s 22nd JDC (St. Tammany and…
  • May 2

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie
    With the American Law Institute’s annual meeting scheduled to begin May 16, critics of the draft provisions on sexual assault are doubtless considering what amendments to offer. Without slighting the other possibilities, let me suggest one:…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 67

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 29

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment
    On 17 March 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign…
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
Rank this Week: 79

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?
    John Yoo co-writes for Investor’s Business Daily, April 25, 2016 Litigation between shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the U.S. government has called for the revelation of documents that the White House tried to keep secret…
  • Apr 20

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, April 20, 2016 Like most private companies, Theranos shares have not been made available to the general investing public. But that does not exempt the company from the…
  • Apr 20

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26
    Ethan Elkind quoted in The Daily Californian, April 20, 2016 “(Environmental impact reports) are covering such a wide range of subjects that generally it’s not too hard to find an area where they did an inadequate job,”…
Rank this Week: 76

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
Rank this Week: 82

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
  • May 1

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 2, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 2, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns,…
  • May 1

    Was the Kunduz Hospital Attack a War Crime?

    Was the Kunduz Hospital Attack a War Crime?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Pentagon has released its report on the U.S. air assault against a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October. The picture painted by the Pentagon report is pretty damning. The attack killed 42…
Rank this Week: 86

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
  • Apr 27

    FTC v Amazon: With every victory in court the FTC loses a little more

    FTC v Amazon: With every victory in court the FTC loses a little more
    Yesterday a federal district court in Washington state granted the FTC’s motion for summary judgment against Amazon in FTC v. Amazon — the case alleging unfair trade practices in Amazon’s design of the in-app…
  • Apr 25

    Opening Pandora’s set-top box: ICLE’s comments on the FCC’s “unlocking the box” NPRM

    Opening Pandora’s set-top box: ICLE’s comments on the FCC’s “unlocking the box” NPRM
    On Friday the the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments with the FCC in response to Chairman Wheeler’s NPRM (proposed rules) to “unlock” the MVPD (i.e., cable and satellite subscription video,…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • May 1

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law
    I'm in Hong Kong this week (with Marley Weiss) for the ABA International Labor/Employment Law Conference. It's early in the conference yet, but I have been struck by how much of the discussion so far has focused on how labor/employment...
  • Apr 26

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
    Lisa Gelernter (SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bills fan) writes to share her take on the Second Circuit’s decision upholding the four-game suspension of Tom Brady of the Patriots for the deflate-gate scandal. [Side note: all the NFL's footballs are…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million
    Many of us in the labor and employment law community have been following the pending class-action litigation against Uber on the issue of whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors. Widespread news reports now indicate that…
Rank this Week: 94

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 101

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 2

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law
    Wei Wen (University of New England) has posted How American Common Law Doctrines May Inform Mainland China to Achieve Certainty in Land Sale Contracts (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper explores one of…
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
  • Apr 24

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract
    Chris Odinet (Southern) has posted The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract (SMU Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The standard residential mortgage contract is due for a reappraisal. The goals of…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • May 2

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan
    Details after the jump. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in...
  • May 2

    AALS BA: CFP

    AALS BA: CFP
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • May 1

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    There's a lot of DPAs out there, and it looks like two swallow spring of judicial supervision of them is...
Rank this Week: 106

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 2

    Who needs George RR Martin when we have HBO?

    Who needs George RR Martin when we have HBO?
    If like me you are a sf/fantasy fan sick and tired of waiting for George Martin to get off his butt and finish the ASOIAF books, the good news is that we no longer need him: No longer tethered to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 2

    Facebook's proposed issuance of nonvoting stock challenged in Delaware Chancery Court

    Facebook's proposed issuance of nonvoting stock challenged in Delaware Chancery Court
    NBC reports: A Facebook shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 2

    Hodak to Facebook shareholders: You made your bed, now lie in it

    Hodak to Facebook shareholders: You made your bed, now lie in it
    Marc Hodak on Facebook's plan to issue non-voting stock: I’ve been hearing a lot of angst about Facebook’s decision to issue a new class of non-voting shares for the express purpose of preventing... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 121

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 2

    UW-Madison faculty vote "no confidence" in System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regent

    UW-Madison faculty vote "no confidence" in System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regent
    Story here. This is all very sad, considering that Madison has been one of the great state research universities in the country. Will they be in the top 20 a decade from now? We'll know within a year or two...
  • May 2

    On Trump, democracy, and tyranny

    On Trump, democracy, and tyranny
    An interesting essay by journalist Andrew Sullivan, who even works in some Plato, not implausibly. As with everything by Sullivan, the substance is mixed, but there are, as one of the several readers who sent this to me today said,...
  • May 2

    Best Anglophone political philosophers since 1945: the result

    Best Anglophone political philosophers since 1945: the result
    With not quite 320 votes cast in our latest poll, here's the top 20: 1. John Rawls (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. G.A. Cohen loses to John Rawls by 214–26 3. Robert Nozick loses to John...
Rank this Week: 123

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 2

    The State of Facebook and Family Law

    The State of Facebook and Family Law
    From California Lawyer: Facebook is ubiquitous now, right? What “You’ve Got Mail!” was to the 90s, “Like” buttons and status updates are to today’s Internet users. And while I was one of the first college students to use Facebook,…
  • May 1

    8 Steps to Rebuild Your Financial Life After Divorce

    8 Steps to Rebuild Your Financial Life After Divorce
    From MarketWatch: If you’ve gone through it, you don’t need me to tell you how financially devastating divorce can be. Many people lose half (or more) of everything they’ve saved over their lives. This includes their home, retirement,…
  • Apr 30

    Minnesota's 5-Day Wait For Marriage License Could End

    Minnesota's 5-Day Wait For Marriage License Could End
    From MPRNews: Minnesota's five-day wait for a marriage license, a law which dates back to the Great Depression, could soon be a thing of the past. The state is only one of two that make couples wait so long between...
Rank this Week: 122

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
  • Apr 28

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy
    Some Balkinization readers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted to SSRN.  It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (J. McGilvray, ed.), which is due…
  • Apr 25

    Can Originalists Promote Originalism through Strategic Judging?

    Can Originalists Promote Originalism through Strategic Judging?
    Over at Law and Liberty, Steve Smith wonders how it might be possible to give nonoriginalist judges, especially on the left, incentives to decide more cases according to originalism. His solution: "reactivism." After the Supreme Court decides…
Rank this Week: 124

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 1

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green &amp; Yaroshefsky
    Check out this forthcoming article by Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky that is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review - Abstract: "This article examines prosecutors’ accountability for professional misconduct. It begins by identifying a…
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
  • Apr 25

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case
    The United States Supreme Court accepted cert this morning in Shaw v. United States here. In 2014 the Court had looked at section 1344(2) of the bank fraud statute. (Loughrin v. United States). In contrast to Loughrin, this new case...
Rank this Week: 153

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 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • May 2

    You Might Think City Buses Don't Have a System, But They Totally Do! (it just might be copyright infringing)

    You Might Think City Buses Don't Have a System, But They Totally Do! (it just might be copyright infringing)
    Entities and people come together, do business, have disagreements, go their separate ways. It happens all the time. But nowadays, since so many things have embedded software, these break-ups of business relationships have copyright…
  • May 2

    Has Bitcoin Creator "Satoshi Nakamoto" Revealed Himself?

    Has Bitcoin Creator &quot;Satoshi Nakamoto&quot; Revealed Himself?
    The answer is a definite... maybe. Bitcoin, of course, is the original--and many would say at this point, most successful--effort to create a "cryptocurrency," a digital store of value that can be traded electronically without the…
  • May 2

    Watering Down Your Iced Coffee Drink

    Watering Down Your Iced Coffee Drink
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Starbucks for negligent misrepresentation, fraud and unjust enrichment in the company’s sale of cold drinks. The company makes a good deal of its money on cold coffee and tea drinks prepared…
Rank this Week: 166

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 2

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate
    A labor lawyer for the last 12 years, law was Chris Williams’ third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. For another decade he was a union organizer. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in…
  • May 1

    "Zen Poem," by Daniel Berrigan

    &quot;Zen Poem,&quot; by Daniel Berrigan
    How I long for supernatural powers! said the novice mournfully to the holy one. I see a dead child and I long to say, Arise! I see a sick man I long to say, Be healed! I see a bent old woman I long to say, Walk straight! Alas, I feel like a…
  • Apr 27

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion
    The five constitutional controversies addressed by Justice Nemo in a paper just posted to SSRN (here) concern matters of interest to some RLL readers, including capital punishment, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion.…
Rank this Week: 161

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
  • Apr 15

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally announced a program to reduce principal balances of distressed home mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, eight years into the foreclosure crisis. Too little, too late would be an…
Rank this Week: 156

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
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
Rank this Week: 186

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas &amp; Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional
    On April 14, 2016, a California appellate court reversed a lower court decision which declared several California tenure statutes unconstitutional under state law. Download Vergara Court of Appeals Opinion In a lengthy well-reasoned opinion…
Rank this Week: 183