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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: 11

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 20

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene
    Ben C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, has died at the age of 93. Mr. Bradlee joined the paper in 1965, brought on board by legendary owner Katharine Graham, and oversaw its growth into one of the...
  • Oct 22

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right
    Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, is publishing Political Advertising Bans and Freedom of Expression in volume 27 of the Greek Public Law Journal in volume 27 (2014). Here is the abstract. In Animal…
  • Oct 21

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest
    Nick Clegg, head of the UK's Liberal Democratic party, advocates a "public interest" defense for the media, which would include allowing journalists to pursue stories even if they broke laws such as those prohibiting bribery or…
Rank this Week: 21

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Measuring competition in banking: A critical review of method

    Measuring competition in banking: A critical review of method
    Florian LEON, Clermont Universite is Measuring competition in banking: A critical review of methods. ABSTRACT: Many studies have attempted to investigate the determinants and implications of competition in the banking industry. The literature…
  • Oct 22

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger
    On Monday I filed a letter to the FCC* in opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. Over 30 professors of law and economics signed the letter. From the filing: In this letter, we analyze four issues that, when taken...
  • Oct 22

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown
    Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Hebrew University and Moshe Tennenholtz, Microsoft Research and Technion address Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown. ABSTRACT: Can noncooperative behaviour of merchants lead to a market…
Rank this Week: 38

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Faulhaber: Charitable Giving, Tax Expenditures, and Direct Spending in the US and EU

    Faulhaber: Charitable Giving, Tax Expenditures, and Direct Spending in the US and EU
    Lilian Faulhaber (Boston University), Charitable Giving, Tax Expenditures, and the Fiscal Future of the European Union, 39 Yale J. Int'l L. 87 (2014): This Article compares the ways in which the United States and the European Union limit the…
  • Oct 22

    Kerr: Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Kerr: Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    Orin Kerr (George Washington), Tips for First-Year Law Professors: I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different…
  • Oct 22

    Mann: The Tax Policy Implications of Economists/Policymakers Miscommunication

    Mann: The Tax Policy Implications of Economists/Policymakers Miscommunication
    Roberta F. Mann (Oregon), Economists are from Mercury, Policymakers are from Saturn: The Tax Policy Implications of Communication Failure, 5 Wm. & Mary Pol'y Rev. 1 (2013): Policymaking lawyers and economists are different types of people…
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
  • Oct 21

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute
    Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal and Transnational Dispute Management invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes. Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy…
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
Rank this Week: 43

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
    In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recognizes only opposite-gender marriage.  In…
  • Oct 22

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community
    In Austria, the government presented a draft bill to Parliament earlier this month that would dramatically revise the country's 1912 Islam Law governing the status of the Muslim community.  According to AINA:The new law would regulate at…
  • Oct 22

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group
    Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court-- heard oral arguments in Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. v McCoy.  At issue is whether a neo-Pagan group is entitled to a tax exemption for a…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 45

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/
  • Oct 22

    Chin on the Guarantee Clause & Voting Right

    Chin on the Guarantee Clause & Voting Right
    Gabriel J. Chin (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Justifying a Revised Voting Rights Act: The Guarantee Clause and the Problem of Minority Rule (Boston University Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 5, 2014) on SSRN. Here...
  • Oct 22

    Himma on Information Scarcity & Intellectual Property

    Himma on Information Scarcity & Intellectual Property
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Information Scarcity and the Legitimacy of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is sometimes thought that the question of…
  • Oct 22

    Etzioni on Cyber Age Privacy

    Etzioni on Cyber Age Privacy
    Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University) has posted A Cyber Age Privacy Doctrine: More Coherent, Less Subjective, and Operational (Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 80, No. 4, 2015 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a previous…
Rank this Week: 50

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Cunningham: Inside the Politics of Self-Determination

    Cunningham: Inside the Politics of Self-Determination
    Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (Univ. of Maryland - Political Science) has published Inside the Politics of Self-Determination (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:There are currently over 100 stateless nations pressing for greater…
  • Oct 22

    Caron, Kelly, & Telesetsky: The International Law of Disaster Relief

    Caron, Kelly, & Telesetsky: The International Law of Disaster Relief
    David D. Caron (King's College London - Law), Michael J. Kelly (Creighton Univ. - Law), & Anastasia Telesetsky (Univ. of Idaho - Law) have published The International Law of Disaster Relief (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Contents…
  • Oct 22

    Boister & Currie: Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law

    Boister & Currie: Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law
    Neil Boister (Univ. of Canterbury - Law) & Robert J. Currie (Dalhousie Univ. - Law) have published Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law (Routledge 2014). Here's the abstract:Certain types of crime are increasingly being…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 56

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 22

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?
    I’m in the midst of preparing a presentation for Manitoba’s upcoming Pitblado Lectures describing various online and new media approaches to access to justice. In doing so, I have been struck by the range and variety of players in…
  • Oct 22

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law
    In the United States we recently celebrated Columbus Day on October 13th. The day was established in 1934, as a national holiday to celebrate the Italian-American heritage of exploration; then was moved to the second Monday in October in…
  • Oct 22

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Miller v. Carley, 2009 CanLII…
Rank this Week: 61

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 67

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 22

    DC Circuit: Brazilian Steak Chef Eligible for L-1B Visa

    DC Circuit: Brazilian Steak Chef Eligible for L-1B Visa
    Photo Courtesy of Ask.com Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that foreign chefs with specialized knowledge acquired through cultural traditions,…
  • Oct 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Norichika Aoki | Outfielder, Kansas City Royal

    Immigrant of the Day: Norichika Aoki | Outfielder, Kansas City Royal
    Born in Japan, Nori Aoki is an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are in the post-season for the first time since 1985. Aoki has been solid at or near the top of the Royals' batting order. The...
  • Oct 22

    Immigration Article of the Day: Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Baubock

    Immigration Article of the Day: Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Baubock
    Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) and Rainer Baubock (European University Institute) January 2014 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/01 Abstract: On 12…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Oct 22

    "The Continuing Duty"

    "The Continuing Duty"
    Check out this new site, The Continuing Duty, which has materials, and a blog, and much more. Run by David M. Siegel and Tigran Eldred. From their front page: Criminal defendants rely on their lawyers to provide the most vigorous...
  • Oct 21

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

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
Rank this Week: 74

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 73

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Now Out in Paper: Fisk's "Working Knowledge"

    Now Out in Paper: Fisk's "Working Knowledge"
    We're pleased to learn that the University of North Carolina Press is bringing out a paperback edition of Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930, by Catherine L. Fisk, University of…
  • Oct 22

    Parrillo Wins ABA Administrative Law Prize for "Against the Profit Motive"

    Parrillo Wins ABA Administrative Law Prize for "Against the Profit Motive"
    We were pleased to learn that the ABA Section on Administrative Law has awarded Nicholas R. Parrillo, Yale Law School, its Annual Scholarship Award for the year's best book or article on administrative law, namely Against the Profit Motive:…
  • Oct 22

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law
    Francesco Parisi, Daniel Pi, Barbara Luppi, and Iole Fargnoli have posted Deterrence of Wrongdoing in Ancient Law.  Here is the abstract:Ancient laws addressed all types of wrongdoing with a single set of remedies that over time pursued…
Rank this Week: 85

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
  • Oct 22

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error
    How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit…
  • Oct 22

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again
    In response to the business media frenzy over what challenges at the Coca-Cola Company mean for Berkshire Hathaway, which owns a large stake in the company acquired in 1988, herewith an excerpt for perspective…
  • Oct 22

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!
    Before proceeding to the scholarly output on McCutcheon, here is where we stand this Term on First Amendment free expression cases: Review Granted Elonis v. United States (to be argued on 12-1-14) Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar Reed…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Oct 21

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Under FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 212(a), 215(a)(1), the US Department of Labor (DOL) can…
  • Oct 21

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat
    image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions…
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
Rank this Week: 88

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 22

    Article on Tax Equality in a Post-Windsor World

    Article on Tax Equality in a Post-Windsor World
    Anthony C. Infanti (University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Associate Dean and Professor of Law) recently published an article entitled, The Moonscape of Tax Equality: Windsor and Beyond, 108 Nw. L. Rev. 3, 1115-1135 (2014). Provided below is…
  • Oct 22

    Paying For Elder Care

    Paying For Elder Care
    The federal health insurance program for Americans over the age of 65 does not cover everything. For example, long-term custodial care to assist with “activities of daily living,” which might include bathing, dressing, and eating, is not…
  • Oct 22

    Son Accused of Shooting Parents, Sister Over Inheritance

    Son Accused of Shooting Parents, Sister Over Inheritance
    A 19-year-old Oklahoma College Student has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that resulted in the death of his immediate family. Prosecutors believe that Alan Hruby shot and killed his parents and sister in order to…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Oct 22

    North Korean Ambassador to the UN Talks at CFR

    North Korean Ambassador to the UN Talks at CFR
    In case you need a macabre laugh. Transcript is available here if you can’t stand watching Jang Il Hun compare human rights in his country favorably to those in South Korea.
  • Oct 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The Washington Post shares breaking news of multiple shooting incidents in Ottawa, Canada. “Dozens of gunshots were heard inside Canada’s Parliament… shortly after a soldier was reported shot at the nearby National War…
  • Oct 22

    Charging Snowden With…Murder? Really?

    Charging Snowden With…Murder? Really?
    Offered without (or only a little) further comment: this piece from The Hill, and a rather eyebrow-raising quotation therein from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers regarding Edward Snowden: The former government…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Oct 22

    Doubts About Jurisdictional Doubts in Dart

    Doubts About Jurisdictional Doubts in Dart
    Could there be outside-the-box solutions to the jurisdictional puzzle in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens? I recently chatted about this topic with Akhil Amar, one of the five people still interested in it. If you are…
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
Rank this Week: 106

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Oct 22

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby
    So this had to be done...for your pleasure. -bjmq
  • Oct 22

    Specific performance and other remedie

    Specific performance and other remedie
    Rick Climan and Keith Flaum's videos on negotiating the merger agreement have become something of a regular feature on this blog. I think Keith and Rick do a great job teeing up the issues, and the animation is almost on...
  • Oct 21

    Information Network

    Information Network
    Ken Ahern has posted a new paper, Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tips Abstract: This paper exploits a novel hand collected dataset to provide a comprehensive analysis of the demographics and social relationships…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Oct 22

    Maximizing the Benefits of Adjunct

    Maximizing the Benefits of Adjunct
    Thanks for the responses to my last blog and especially to people who shouted out commentary including “Crisis in Legal Education: Dabbling in Disaster Planning,” at 46 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform page 1 by McEntee, Lynch…
  • Oct 22

    Matt Staver Stepping Down As Liberty Law Dean

    Matt Staver Stepping Down As Liberty Law Dean
    Liberty University School of Law Dean Matt Staver is stepping down after leading the Virginia law school since 2006. Rena Lindevaldsen has been named interim dean.
  • Oct 21

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University
    Last week I atteneded a really terrific conference on slavery at The University of Virginia. Much of the conference and many of the talks were centered around the African American community in Charlottesville today. There was a church service…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Oct 22

    Divorce Tennessee Style

    Divorce Tennessee Style
    A Tennessee attorney has been censured for using improper means to obtain evidence in her own divorce. The story is told in this opinion from a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee...
  • Oct 22

    Ethics Journal Current Developments Issue Is Out

    Ethics Journal Current Developments Issue Is Out
    My favorite issue of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics -our yearly compilation of student notes on current developments in ethics law - has just hit the street. This issue holds up well with the past editions and gives the...
  • Oct 22

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred
    A recent disciplinary decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals This attorney discipline matter concerns an attorney who accepted $2,500 from a client as a retainer for a divorce case, had no further communication with her client, performed…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 124

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)
    Do you know what an elisor is?I'll readily confess that I did not.Until today.
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
Rank this Week: 134

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 22

    Millon responds re corporate law after Hobby Lobby

    Millon responds re corporate law after Hobby Lobby
    David Millon sent along a response to my post "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby": A couple of brief thoughts on your remarks about the freedom of shareholders in closely held corporations to depart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 22

    An Article II challenge to the constitutionality of the SEC's ALJ

    An Article II challenge to the constitutionality of the SEC's ALJ
    Keith Paul Bishop has the details. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 21

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family
    I like what Cardinal Dolan said about the synod: Pope Francis set a helpful tone. When we opened, he encouraged us to be open and honest, and not to look at our conversations as debates or lobbying,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Oct 22

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama
    Brandon Buskey and Daniel Korobkin (ACLU and ACLU of Michigan) have posted Elevating Substance Over Procedure: The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama Under Teague v. Lane (The City University of New York Law Review, Vol. 18.1, 2015,…
  • Oct 22

    Persaud on Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencie

    Persaud on Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencie
    S. Persaud (Florida A&M University - College of Law) has posted Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencies: A Question of Civil Liberties (University of Daytona Law Review, Vol. 39, 2013) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Oct 22

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case
    Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)) has posted Sudden Death: A Federal Trial Judge's Reflections on the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Panalty Cases (Hofstra Law…
Rank this Week: 130

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 22

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
  • Oct 22

    "International Business With Russian Nexus: Why Not New York Law?"

    "International Business With Russian Nexus: Why Not New York Law?"
    On November 12, 2014 - from 6-8 PM -the International Centre for Dispute Resolution ("ICDR"), in cooperation with the Russian Arbitration Association ("RAA") and with support of the American Bar Association Section of…
  • Oct 22

    New Database to Research Decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Right

    New Database to Research Decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Right
    Loyola Law School Los Angeles has a new, student-run project on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The website includes a database and journal to assist practitioners, journalists, students, and other scholars in understanding the…
Rank this Week: 140

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

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

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

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

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 174

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
  • Oct 21

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application
    The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law would like to invite you to apply for Study Space VIII, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis…
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 193

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 22

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.

    Progressive Taxes and Inequality, Ctd.
    Mike Konczal has an important follow-up to the recent Vox article (How Sweden Fights Inequality WIthout Soaking the Rich) on the relationship between progressive taxes and inequality. Konczal argues that the Vox's definition of…
  • Oct 22

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property

    Berman on the Political Foundations of the Institution of Property
    Mitchell Berman (Penn) has posted Abuse of Property Right Without Political Foundations: A Response to Katz (Yale Law Journal Forum) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In an article recently published in the Yale Law Journal, Larissa Katz defends…
  • Oct 21

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback
    Matt Yglesias explains: The emerging housing market that's rising from the ashes of the recent crash looks very different from the one that we had in the aughts in one important way — a much larger share of new dwellings...
Rank this Week: 191

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/
Rank this Week: 225

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 219

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 20

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The event at George Mason University on the ICC and Palestine is today. Here, again, is the flyer: If you cannot attend, the live-stream link is here.
  • Oct 19

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
Rank this Week: 199

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

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

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

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

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
Rank this Week: 212

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: 201

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 22

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre
    Job Opening: Library Technician (Collections) The Law Technician for Inventory and Physical Controls is supervised by the Chief, Collection Services Division, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely…
  • Oct 22

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
  • Oct 21

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog
    Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court are not televised, but they can be re-enacted by dogs. Have a look. Really. Click here or watch the video below. Hat tips to Amy Vorenberg and Sarah Ricks. (mew)
Rank this Week: 240