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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: 9

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/
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
  • Jul 29

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud (AP): Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and…
  • Jul 27

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed
    Juan Cole identifies the Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed. His blog, Informed Comment, has a good track record on the Middle East, so I tend to think it’s more reliable than my daily scare sheet. Here’s how he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 12

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Sympathetic Court Nevertheless Rejects Claim That Chimpanzees Are "Persons" Entitled To Habeas Relief

    Sympathetic Court Nevertheless Rejects Claim That Chimpanzees Are "Persons" Entitled To Habeas Relief
    A New York state trial court judge yesterday in a 33-page opinion sympathetic to plaintiffs' claims nevertheless rejected attempts by animal rights activists to obtain a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two chimpanzees used in scientific…
  • Jul 31

    Judge Acquits Hasidic Rabbi Accused of Sexually Molesting A Boy

    Judge Acquits Hasidic Rabbi Accused of Sexually Molesting A Boy
    In Rockland County, New York yesterday, a state trial court judge, after a bench trial, found Hasidic Rabbi Moshe Taubenfeld not guilty on charges of sexually abusing a minor from 2001 to 2006.  The Lower Hudson Journal News reports…
  • Jul 30

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military

    Inspector General Issues Report On Protection of Conscience Rights In the Military
    Last week (July 22), the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General issued a report on Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains.  The 2014 Defense Authorization Act called for the…
Rank this Week: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Clintons Reaped Millions From Foreign Bank After Hillary Intervened In UBS Tax Case To Reduce IRS's Requested Disclosures Of Americans' Offshore Accounts By 91%

    Clintons Reaped Millions From Foreign Bank After Hillary Intervened In UBS Tax Case To Reduce IRS's Requested Disclosures Of Americans' Offshore Accounts By 91%
    Wall Street Journal, UBS Deal Shows Clinton’s Complicated Ties; Donations to Family Foundation Increased After Secretary of State’s Involvement in Tax Case: A few weeks after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state in early…
  • Jul 31

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Above the Law, The Tax Man Continues To Be The Plague Of Pot The Blaze, Will the IRS Target Christian Colleges After Gay Marriage Ruling? Commissioner Responds Blog of the Legal Times, Judge Cites ACA 'Tax' Debate in Refusal to Release Gitmo…
  • Jul 31

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Ambition And Grit Do Not Always Come From The Top Law Schools Above the Law, Lafayette Movie Theater Gunman Was A Law School Graduate American Lawyer, Is Law School Back in Vogue? Bloomberg, Big Law’s Here to Stay Brett…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Jul 31

    Bell on Outgrowing Copyright

    Bell on Outgrowing Copyright
    Tom W. Bell (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Outgrowing Copyright: The Effect of Market Size on Copyright Policy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does copyright protection offer the best means of stimulating…
  • Jul 31

    Smith on AI & the Future of Government

    Smith on AI & the Future of Government
    Thomas A. Smith (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Tools, Oracles, Genies and Sovereigns: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American founders attempted to establish a…
  • Jul 31

    Farber on Uncertainty & Climate Change

    Farber on Uncertainty & Climate Change
    Daniel A. Farber (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Coping with Uncertainty: Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Precautionary Principle, and Climate Change on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Two competing strategies for…
Rank this Week: 27

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
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Oliveri, "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis"

    Oliveri, "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis"
    Rigel Christine Oliveri (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted "Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis," which is forthcoming in the Missouri Law Review. Here's the abstract:The events…
  • Jul 31

    Welcome, Mary Ziegler!

    Welcome, Mary Ziegler!
    We’re very pleased to announce that Mary Ziegler, the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at the Florida State University College of Law, will be guest blogging with us for the month of August.  The occasion is her recent publication…
  • Jul 31

    How Materiality Shapes the Law: From Manuscripts to Digitization

    How Materiality Shapes the Law: From Manuscripts to Digitization
    [We have the following announcement.] How Materiality Shapes the Law: from Manuscripts to DigitizationAugust 27, 2015 at Berkeley Law Public Reception: 4:00–4:30pm 295 Boalt Hall (Warren Room) Public Panel Event: 4:30–6:00pm 170…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Jul 31

    Citing Oral Argument Question

    Citing Oral Argument Question
    I want to raise a question about the citation of statements made by Justices at oral argument.  This never used to happen, in part because such transcripts were either unavailable or imprecise.  In recent years, though, you see…
  • Jul 30

    Three on the Gig Economy

    Three on the Gig Economy
    July has been a big month for public discussion of the gig economy. For those interested in the issue, here are three of my recent pieces: 1) Is Your Digital Boss Cheating You? (part of a collection of “5 Ways to Take Back Tech”)…
  • Jul 30

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15
    There’s a lot going on in law and the humanities these days. Here’s a sampling. First, an opportunity for publication: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press invites the submission of proposals for books, monographs, or essay…
Rank this Week: 39

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 31

    Florida Court Holds That Slayer And Undue Influence Statutes Are Strictly Construed

    Florida Court Holds That Slayer And Undue Influence Statutes Are Strictly Construed
    A Florida appellate court has held that the States Slayer Statute is to be strictly construed. In Fiel v. Hoffman, the wife of the decedent was convicted of murdering both her husband and his mother. The wife had a daughter...
  • Jul 31

    Probate Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To Stealing $232,000

    Probate Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To Stealing $232,000
    In Savannah Georgia the longtime Chatham County Probate Court Chief Clerk Kim Birge has plead guilty to stealing $232,000 in a scheme. The Clerk confessed to raiding certificate of deposits belonging to other people for her own benefit. The…
  • Jul 31

    Court Approves $1.25 Million Settlement Agreement In Dispute Involving Tony Scott’s Estate

    Court Approves $1.25 Million Settlement Agreement In Dispute Involving Tony Scott’s Estate
    A probate court has approved a $1.25 million settlement in a law suit filed against Tony Scott’s estate by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Tony Scott is well known for directing movie “Top Gun.” According to the order signed by Las...
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jul 31

    Did the Intercept Just Admit It Makes Up Facts?

    Did the Intercept Just Admit It Makes Up Facts?
    It isn't every day you have an exchange with a journalist who just comes out and admits—twice, actually—that a story in his publication contains made up facts. But I actually think that's more or less what just took place in a…
  • Jul 31

    What Is the Domestic Law Basis for U.S. Airstrikes Supporting AMISOM in Somalia?

    What Is the Domestic Law Basis for U.S. Airstrikes Supporting AMISOM in Somalia?
    A few days ago, Ashley had an excellent post flagging an important shift in U.S. policy relating to the use of force against Somalia: having been careful in the past to target only key al Shabaab leaders thought to be "dual-hatted" as al…
  • Jul 31

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Fault lines are already appearing as the Taliban scrambles to explain and restructure after the death (some time back) of Mullah Omar. Yesterday, a group of senior Taliban leaders elected Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour as the…
Rank this Week: 47

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having anything to say about the happenings of the Bay Area tech scene seemed unimaginable to most people – including those…
  • Jul 31

    The End of Ambition?

    The End of Ambition?
    I hear that sixty is the new forty. I hope so. It's the end of the month, and I'm thinking about ends. And if the bromide is true, I'm premature. But here's a trigger warning anyway: what follows is about "ought" fading into…
  • Jul 30

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg

    Law-of-Baseball Bleg
    I already have the title for a future paper--"Tie Goes to the Runner" and Other Myths of Baseball Rules. The paper will explore baseball rules that everyone believes/assumes are one way and that often are captured in a common, pithy…
Rank this Week: 50

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Concurrences Review & GWULS Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) Washington, DC, United States Event Details 2:00 – 2:30pm Registration 2:30 –…
  • Jul 31

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution
    Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University and Yaad Rotem, College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel offer Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution. ABSTRACT: Patent protection is both a blessing and a curse. Allowing for investment and…
  • Jul 31

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?
    Donald I. Baker, Baker & Miller, PLLC has posted his prepared remarks from the AAI American Antitrust Institute Annual Conference, which honored him for his lifetime achievements in the field - ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 55

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 29

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State

    Judge’s Order in Flores Should Signal the End of Family Detention in the United State
    A federal judge issued an order in the Flores case that should go a long way to ending the government’s practice of detaining children and their mothers in unlicensed, secure facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. Since the summer of…
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade &amp; Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jul 30

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic
    Fordham's Sean Griffith is putting his motions where his writing is, and taking positions against "deal tax" shareholder settlements. If...
  • Jul 29

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank
    My colleague Peter Conti-Brown has an op-ed in the Times today regarding the Fed's crazy regional bank system. A taste:...
  • Jul 28

    Shadow Everything

    Shadow Everything
    I was looking at Dan Scwarcz's lastest paper on Shadow Insurance, which is a thing: Shadow insurance – defined as...
Rank this Week: 60

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: 65

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 73

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 31

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Jul 31

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario
    Rejoicing over Legal Aid Ontario‘s (LAO’s) recent increased funding from the Government of Ontario, should be tempered by the listed “points of conscience” that follow this next paragraph. The Government of…
  • Jul 30

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize
    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek has been awarded the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize for his book Solicitor-Client Privilege, published by Lexis-Nexis: “Solicitor-Client Privilege explains key aspects of…
Rank this Week: 75

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jul 31

    We, Cyborg: An Introduction

    We, Cyborg: An Introduction
    It’s my first post in a long time, and I appreciate Dan giving me the opportunity to talk and to listen here again as a guest on the Lounge. Thanks, Dan! I have been thinking a lot (not alot) lately...
  • Jul 31

    Faculty Hiring: Tennessee

    Faculty Hiring: Tennessee
    From our friends in Knoxville: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2016.…
  • Jul 31

    Maatman: The Historical Authenticity of Watchman

    Maatman: The Historical Authenticity of Watchman
    We're nearing the end of the Watchman symposium -- we may have another post or two by Monday and then Steve Lubet will conclude the symposium early next week. This post is by Mary Ellen Maatman, who teaches Employment Discrimination...
Rank this Week: 88

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
Rank this Week: 92

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: 103

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar Announces Publication of Free E-book

    Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar Announces Publication of Free E-book
    The Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar, part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at the Yale Law School, brings together judges and legal scholars from around the world to discuss current topics.Each year the…
  • Jul 31

    The Next Wave of Court Challenges to Obama’s Legacy—Part One: The Meaning of King v. Burwell

    The Next Wave of Court Challenges to Obama’s Legacy—Part One: The Meaning of King v. Burwell
    Simon Lazarus             Chief Justice John Roberts sent President Obama off for the July 4 holiday in what must have been a good mood, secure that his signature legislative…
  • Jul 30

    Corporate Nullification

    Corporate Nullification
    In a recent piece on the gig economy, Siva Vaidhyanathan and I explored the idea of corporate nullification--when businesses decide that they are simply going to flout the law. While we focused on tech firms like Uber, we could have easily…
Rank this Week: 101

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 117

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 31

    Supreme Snark

    Supreme Snark
    by Michael DorfAs I noted earlier in the week, on Tuesday I was one of the panelists for the Practicing Law Institute's all-day Supreme Court Review session. Many interesting topics were discussed. Here I want to consider one set of them: The…
  • Jul 30

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style
    by Neil H. BuchananToday, Verdict published Part Two of my two-column series analyzing the Greek/euro disaster.  Part One, published on Tuesday, was devoted mostly to describing the simple economics of the situation, as well as the…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?
    by Michael DorfMy Verdict column for this week asks whether the makers and disseminators of the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials seeming to haggle over prices the organization charges for fetal body parts could be liable for…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Jul 14

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Gomez-Jara Diez, Honest Services Fraud as a Criminal Breach of Fiduciary Duties: A Comparative Law Approach for Reform, 18 New Crim.…
  • Jul 10

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Two weeks ending July 10, 2015).
  • Jul 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Kabir Ahmed & Dezso Farkas, A Proposal to Encourage Up-the-Ladder Reporting by Insulating In-House Corporate Attorneys from Managerial…
Rank this Week: 133

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: 129

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 31

    Evaluating the Government's cert petition in US v. Newman

    Evaluating the Government's cert petition in US v. Newman
    DealBook reports that: What constitutes insider trading has always been open to interpretation. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to decide a knotty question: How much of a benefit does the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 31

    Prior posts on US v. Newman and the personal benefit requirement in insider trading tipping case

    Prior posts on US v. Newman and the personal benefit requirement in insider trading tipping case
    I'm working up a post on the government's cert petition in US v. Newman. In the meanwhile here are some earlier posts: The personal benefit element of insider trading tipping liability post ... Dec... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 30

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open
    Email from the ABA Journal: We're working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Go to this link to tell us about a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 155

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 31

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure
    Plaintiffs sued Netflix under the Video Privacy Protection Act for Netflix’s display of a subscriber’s queue and recommendation list on televisions connected to the subscriber’s account. In other words, if a…
  • Jul 31

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership
    When is it appropriate to send copyright takedown notices in the midst of an underlying battle over who owns the copyright? This issue is coming up with increasing frequency, as takedown notices can create more battlefronts for the parties…
  • Jul 29

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Animal-shaped pillows are cute and fluffy, except when they spur litigation. Recently, the Milo & Gabby brand sued Amazon for IP infringement because merchants allegedly sold knockoffs of its “Cozy Companion Pillowcases.”…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law
    Dan M. Kahan (Yale University - Law School) has posted Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of Emotion in Criminal Law: An Essay Inspired by Bill Stuntz (prepublication draft of Kahan, D. M. (2011). Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of…
  • Jul 31

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration
    Ana Aliverti (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted The Wrongs of Unlawful Immigration (Criminal Law and Philosophy, DOI 10.1007/s11572-015-9377-y (pp 1-18) (Online First)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For too long, criminal law…
  • Jul 31

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment
    John F. Pfaff (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Federal Sentencing in the States: Some Thoughts on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment (Hastings Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the movement to reduce…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    What if colleges issued parents an itemized tuition bill?

    What if colleges issued parents an itemized tuition bill?
    An amusing idea from philosopher Erik Banks (Wright State).
  • Jul 31

    New Books in July

    New Books in July
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books in July: Peirce by Albert Atkin (Routledge, 2016) [this is part of my Routledge Philosophers series] The Trolley Problem Mysteries by F.M. Kamm (Oxford University Press, 2015) (with…
  • Jul 30

    A dentist killed a lion...

    A dentist killed a lion...
    ...and the Internet swung into action.
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having…
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
  • Jul 28

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder

    DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorder
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Khan, Serafeim, & Yoon on Corporate Sustainability and Materiality

    Khan, Serafeim, &amp; Yoon on Corporate Sustainability and Materiality
    Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim, and Aaron Yoon of Harvard Business School have posted an interesting working paper entitled Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality. The abstract follows: An increasing number of companies make…
  • Jul 30

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Last week I attended a panel discussion with angel investors and venture capitalists hosted by Refresh Miami. Almost two hundred entrepreneurs and tech professionals attended the summer startup series to learn the inside scoop on fundraising…
  • Jul 29

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text
    My friend and corporate law colleague Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State Law and Bocconi University) recently let me know that he and several others--Pierre-Henri Conac, Gen Goto, Sebastian Mock, Mario Notari, and Arad Reisberg--have published a…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article

    Law Professor Survey For Law Review Article
    Professor Cynthia Bond writes to request that law professors answer a survey about popular culture in the law school classroom. A cover letter from Professor Bond and a link to her survey are below. Mitchell H. Rubinstein ___________…
  • Jul 23

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate

    Best Small Cities For Recent Law School Graduate
    Good Call recently ranked the top 100 best small cities for recent law school graduates. The top 10 are reproduced below. Their web site is full of helpful information and is available here. Mitchell H. Rubinstein Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley...
  • Jul 23

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer

    Best Large Cities For Recent Lawyer
    Good Call recently ranked the best large metro areas for new law school graduates. The top 10 are copied below, but their web site ranked the top 100 and provides additional information, here. Hat Tip: Carrie Wiley Mitchell H. Rubinstein...
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
  • Jul 31

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)
    There's an interesting new case out of the Seventh Circuit, reinstating a legal malpractice case against a transactional firm for an alleged failure to warn the client that it might be dealing with a Ponzi scheme. Worth reading in its...
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 31

    Is an Unmowed Lawn a Nuisance?

    Is an Unmowed Lawn a Nuisance?
    An Ohio couple is fighting with their local government over whether they can keep their lawn unmowed. They appear to have a pretty good case: Ohio couple Sarah Baker and Daryl Watson are fighting Licking County’s St. Albans Township for...
  • Jul 31

    Are You a Gentrifier?

    Are You a Gentrifier?
    Slate has a handy calculator to help you figure it out. Some background on their definition of gentrification: Most experts consider a neighborhood to be gentrifiable if its incomes are in the bottom half or quarter of the income…
  • Jul 31

    Oliveri on Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Loui

    Oliveri on Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Loui
    Rigel Oliveri (Missouri) has posted Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis (Missouri Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The events of fall 2014 in Ferguson, MO (the shooting death of Michael…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 31

    Paternity Leave for Single Military Fathers?

    Paternity Leave for Single Military Fathers?
    From Military Times: Possible paternity leave for single sailor fathers is on the radar, according to a Navy spokeswoman. Married service members are allowed 10 days of paternity leave that is not against their other leave under a 2008 law...
  • Jul 30

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate
    From The Washington Examiner: A group of Christian schools wants the Supreme Court to strike down an Obamacare mandate that they provide health plans that enable access to abortion-inducing pills, the latest religious nonprofits to challenge…
  • Jul 29

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment
    From The National Law Review: At the conclusion of many divorce proceedings, alimony is calculated by the court to be paid from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse. The amount of alimony to be paid is calculated based on...
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
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madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Jul 20

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition
    The apparent absence of artifice — one might say, the calculated absence of artifice — so dominates California’s cultural and natural landscape that when I return from a trip out West, as I just did, I have to spend a few…
  • Jul 1

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative

    Building a #Pittsburgh Narrative
    Contrasting “Pittsburgh tech is booming!” stories with “the rest of Pittsburgh is struggling” is always interesting … because those sorts of comparisons are done so rarely. But the comparison tells us and others…
  • Jun 24

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie

    #Pittsburgh Needs Bodie
    20,000 new residents for the City of Pittsburgh by 2025? Mayor Bill Peduto aims low, but that’s not the real problem in the newly-released “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan. [Welcoming Pittsburgh plan here.] Still, I’ll…
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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 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
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