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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/
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller

    [Eugene Volokh] On the chilling effect, from one of the chiller
    Prof. John Banzhaf passed this along press release for me to post, and I’m very glad to do so. The press release gleefully embracing the chilling effect created by the FCC’s statements — “regulat[ion] by a…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Constitutional problems with international court
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley…
  • Oct 1

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting

    [Eugene Volokh] No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC…
Rank this Week: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 13

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling

    A Look At the "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling
    Stefan Kulk, Utrecht University, Centre for Intellectual Property Law; Utrecht University School of Law; and Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, have published Google Spain v. González:…
  • Oct 1

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule

    FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule
    Statement of FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworczel Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai Statement of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
  • Sep 30

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
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/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
Rank this Week: 27

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law
    Eric A. Posner (Univ. of Chicago - Law) has published The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties…
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    The 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place October 21-25 in Buenos Aires. The meeting's schedule is available here.
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference
    The 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place November 13-15, 2014, in Ottawa. The theme is "Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law." The preliminary program…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 41

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View
    David Spector,Paris School of Economics, CNRS. explores The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View. ABSTRACT: In recent decisions, the Commission has taken a hard stance vis-a-vis dominant firms using…
  • Oct 1

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question
    Pablo Ibanez Colomo, LSE describes The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Questions. ABSTRACT: In January 2014, the Commission launched an investigation into pay TV services in the context of a review of EU copyright rules…
  • Oct 1

    Sports and Antitrust Law

    Sports and Antitrust Law
    The ABA has a new book on Sports and Antitrust Law. BOOK ABSTRACT: Sports and Antitrust Law presents a legal overview of sports-related topics and offers an exciting new resource on the most current cases and issues, both for the...
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 1

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel
    For those interested in the impact that Kiobel is having on Alien Tort Statute litigation, John Bellinger of Arnold & Porter (who was the Legal Advisor at the US State Department) has an interesting post here.  After reviewing the…
  • Sep 29

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law
    In a workshop of the European Parliament’s JURI Committee on Upcoming issues of EU Law, that took place on 24th September, papers were presented on five selected topics: the application of EU Law (Wolfgang Heusel), the implementation of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
Rank this Week: 43

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard

    Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard
    Eric M. Zolt (UCLA) presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America (with Richard M. Bird (Toronto)) at Harvard today as part of its Tax Law, Policy and Practice Workshop Series hosted by Daniel Halperin and Stephen Shay: Latin America has long…
  • Oct 1

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto

    Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto
    Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The allocation of risk and of the income from…
  • Oct 1

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline

    Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline
    The Oregonian: Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Downtown Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline: Lewis & Clark Law School is closing its namesake legal clinic in downtown Portland that provides services to the poor, a…
Rank this Week: 46

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 1

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Art Estate Taxe
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently agreed that shared ownership of a multimillion dollar blue chip art collection entitled a Texas family to a substantial tax break when it came to settling an estate. Over the course of nearly...
  • Oct 1

    Using a Special Needs Trust

    Using a Special Needs Trust
    For disabled patients under 65 in need of Medicaid, a special needs trust can be an effective way to maintain Medicaid eligibility and preserve an inheritance or lawsuit settlement to enhance the patient’s standard of living. Generally,…
  • Oct 1

    Planning for Housing Expense

    Planning for Housing Expense
    It is common for advisors to warn retirees and pre-retirees to set aside enough money to pay for healthcare in their golden years. However, these individuals may be better off if they were told to ensure they have enough income...
Rank this Week: 47

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Osgoode Digital Common

    Osgoode Digital Common
    This announcement from Louis Mirando was posted via the CALL listserv earlier today: The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons…
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    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. McKesson Canada Corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 52

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 1

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida
    The Washington History Seminar, which is jointly sponsored by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center, announces its next session, which is to take place on Monday, October 06, 2014, 4:00pm -…
  • Oct 1

    Legal History on the Web

    Legal History on the Web
    The refurbished "Legal History on the Web" site at Duke University is now online:This website is a production of the Triangle Legal History Seminar, a regional group of faculty and graduate students interested in legal history. The site…
  • Oct 1

    Binnema, "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76"

    Binnema, "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76"
    Another great find from our friends at the Canadian Legal History Blog: "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76," by Ted Binnema (University of Northern British Columbia). The article appears in the Spring 2014 issue of the…
Rank this Week: 53

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination

    Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued Over Cemetery Lease Termination
    AP reported  yesterday that S.E. Funeral Homes of California Inc. has filed a $250 million breach of contract lawsuit in state court in California against the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The suit claims that the…
  • Oct 1

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony

    Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Use of Chickens In Pre-Yom Kippur Ceremony
    BNC reported yesterday that a lawsuit has been filed in a New York state trial court seeking to enjoin to enjoin Brooklyn Jewish residents from organizing, conducting or participating in the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kaporos using…
  • Sep 30

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
Rank this Week: 56

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 1

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law

    Schultz on the Nation-State, Justice, & Transnational Commercial Law
    Thomas Schultz (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) has posted How Conceptions of Justice Associated with the Nation-State Obstruct Our View on Possibilities of Transnational Commercial Law ((2014) 25 King's Law Journal,…
  • Oct 1

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law

    Gilead on Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law
    Israel Gilead (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) has posted Economic Analysis of Prescription in Tort Law (Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook: European Tort Law 2007 (H, Koziol and B. Steininger eds, Springer, 2008)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Oct 1

    SSRN Server Back Up

    SSRN Server Back Up
    SSRN seems to be functionally normally, and I will resume abstract posts.
Rank this Week: 61

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
  • Sep 30

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression
    PRESS RELEASE The First Amendment Salon is pleased to announce that it has formed an association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale Law School. The Abrams Institute is administered by the Yale Information Society…
  • Sep 30

    A Plea Bargaining Strike

    A Plea Bargaining Strike
    I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing.  Browder is arrested for theft.  He does not receive bail.  He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers…
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 70

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 77

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: 75

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: 81

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 18

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 13, 2014 The unsolicited offer by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group for Chiquita Brands International highlights the problems that tax inversions can create for American…
  • Sep 18

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014 Headlines about China are filled with reports of Chinese citizens—some well-known, some less so—who have been detained, arrested or indicted…. The array of…
  • Sep 18

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict
    Pamela Samuelson cited in Litigation Daily, August 12, 2014 Fifteen law professors reinforced that argument in an amicus brief of their own, also filed Monday…. The signatories include Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and Pamela…
Rank this Week: 83

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 1

    The Electorate and Attorney

    The Electorate and Attorney
    Thanks to the PrawfsBlawg folks for letting me join in again. Dan Markel's loss has been devastating, but I hope we can keep his mission alive here by going full speed ahead. As an Iowa-based law professor (Director of the Drake…
  • Oct 1

    Quack

    Quack
    Over the summer, my friend Dan Markel invited me to be a guest at this blog. I was one of probably hundreds who received that twice-yearly call for guest bloggers. Yet another exmaple of how many people floated in Danny's orbit. It had been…
  • Oct 1

    Life is short

    Life is short
    Thanks to Howard for the introduction and to him and all of the permaprawfs for letting me guest here this month. I had expected to thank Dan, of course, who asked in May if I would do another guest stint (my last one was a number of years…
Rank this Week: 92

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 1

    Finalists In The Tennessee Law Dean Search

    Finalists In The Tennessee Law Dean Search
    And they are: Brenda V. Smith (American), William Corbett (LSU), Melanie Wilson (Kansas), John Lovett (Loyola - New Orleans), and Donald Weidner (FSU). Full info is here.
  • Oct 1

    Beth Garrett Named President Of Cornell University

    Beth Garrett Named President Of Cornell University
    Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California - and a law professor - has been named the new president of Cornell University. She will take over in July. Before joining USC, Garrett was on the University of...
  • Oct 1

    The Threat from JD Advantage

    The Threat from JD Advantage
    There’s a trope in the kind of low brow movies I tend to watch – a character looks at a friend that he thinks has arrived just in the nick of time to save him, and then realizes that his...
Rank this Week: 93

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 1

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California
    I have long thought sentencing fans and criminal-justice reformers should always pay special attention to happenings in California because the state so often seems like a model of every ugly facet dysfunctional sentencing law and politics.…
  • Oct 1

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"
    The title of this post is the headline of this one part of some impressive reporting about the economic realities facing prisoners and their families being done by the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC. Here is an excerpt from...
  • Oct 1

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)
    I could not help but think about the famous 1980s "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America once I took a close look at the US Sentencing Commission's latest greatest data on federal…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
Rank this Week: 119

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: 121

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/
Rank this Week: 131

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 1

    Kremlinology and the Delaware Supreme Court

    Kremlinology and the Delaware Supreme Court
    Some insider-ish analysis on what led to the nomination of Jim Vaughn to the Delaware Supreme Court from the Delaware Grapevine and the Delaware Law Weekely. Both sources suggest some old-school geographic politics might be at least partly…
  • Sep 26

    The Joe Frazier left hook

    The Joe Frazier left hook
    I'm a big fan of sports metaphors. With that, I present Samuel Thompson's New Inversions, the 'Joe Frazier Left Hook,' the IRS Notice, and Pfizer: Abstract: This article discusses the “New Inversions” many U.S. firms are engaging in, as…
  • Sep 23

    Vaughn gets the nod

    Vaughn gets the nod
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Gov. Markell has nominated Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. to replace retired Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court. -bjmq
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Oct 1

    Gender in the Classroom

    Gender in the Classroom
    Yesterday, I shared with my faculty during our teaching conversations* my research and thinking on gender equality in the classroom. How do we handle gender in the classroom? My guess is that most of us teaching honestly strive to achieve...
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
Rank this Week: 136

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 133

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 1

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul
    For the two people still following the exchange between me and Peter Margulies over the bottom-side briefing in the al Bahlul D.C. Circuit military commission appeal, I wanted to offer a very quick (and hopefully final) word in response…
  • Oct 1

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist
    My Brookings colleagues Daniel Byman (who is, among other things, Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor) and Jeremy Shapiro (who is, among other things, a demon with a barbecue and a slab of meat), have a new piece out in…
  • Oct 1

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson
    Our guest today is Admiral David Simpson, Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  Admiral Simpson has more than 20 years of Information and Communications Technology experience supporting the Department of…
Rank this Week: 147

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 1

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund

    Top 10 large law firms in California who donated to Calfornia Justice Gap Fund
    The legal aid community is kicking off a new season of fund-raising in October to coincide with Campaign for Justice Month. The campaign – formed by a network of legal aid organizations, private lawyers, the Office of Legal Services of...
  • Oct 1

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified

    Class Challenging Immigration Detainers Certified
    A federal district court has granted class certification in a federal class action lawsuit challenging the federal government’s unlawful use of immigration detainers to hold immigrants in the custody of local law enforcement agencies.…
  • Oct 1

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend

    CRS Report: Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trend
    Wasem photo via U. of Md. The Congressional Research Service has released a new report entitled Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends. The report is authored by Ruth E. Wasem. The report discusses…
Rank this Week: 148

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 1

    Hernandez v. Siegel (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 30, 2014)

    Hernandez v. Siegel (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 30, 2014)
    When the defendant delays paying a judgment, and accordingly must pay postjudgment interest, a portion of which is interest on the (six-figure) fee award, who gets the interest:  the attorney or the client?The Court of Appeal correctly…
  • Sep 30

    PMRA v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2014)

    PMRA v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2014)
    You don't get a plethora of dormant Commerce Clause cases in the Court of Appeals.  Even in these relatively conservative times.But here's one.  And it's fascinating.The facts are fairly straightforward.  Alameda County passed…
  • Sep 29

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)
    Stephen Robert Deck was a lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol.  He started chatting online with someone he thought was a 13-year old girl named "Amy".You already know where this is going.  Both what Mr. Deck wants from…
Rank this Week: 144

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 30

    White City Councils for Black Citie

    White City Councils for Black Citie
    The New York Times takes a look at why "many city councils in the United States, especially those across the south, fall short of reflecting the demographics of the cities they represent:" Disparities between the percentage of black…
  • Sep 30

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line

    Klass on the Siting of Transmission Line
    Alexandra Klass (Minnesota) has posted The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines (Davis Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The current regulatory framework for approving long-distance,…
  • Sep 29

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?

    Do BIDs Create Econimic Growth?
    The Journal of Planning Education and Research drops some knowledge: After the large scale abandonment of central cities in the 1950s-1970s, many urban municipalities lacked both vibrancy in their commercial districts and resources to…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Sep 25

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond

    Gennaioli, Martin & Rossi on Government Bond
    Nicola Gennaioli, Alberto Martin, and Stefano Rossi have posted Banks, Government Bonds, and Default: What Do the Data Say? on SSRN with the following abstract: We analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and…
  • Sep 25

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund

    Chauhan & Gautam on Mutual Fund
    Tarini Chauhan and Jayant Gautam have posted An Analysis of Performance of Mutual Funds: Public Sector vs Private Sector on SSRN with the following abstract: A mutual fund is a mechanism for pooling the resources by issuing units to the...
  • Sep 25

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding

    Groshoff, Urien & Nguyen on Crowdfunding
    David Groshoff, Kurtis R. Urien, and Alex Nguyen have posted Crowdfunding 6.0: Does the SEC's FinTechLaw Failure Reveal the Agency’s True Mission to Protect — Solely Accredited — Investors? on SSRN with the following abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 164

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"
    After Lawson Hardrick, Jr. was “found guilty after a jury trial of two counts of knowingly receiving visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2252(a)(2),” he…
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
Rank this Week: 195

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 194

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: 203

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/
Rank this Week: 211

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    Undercover Informant Sues DEA for Breach Contract for Injuries Sustained After Kidnapping

    Undercover Informant Sues DEA for Breach Contract for Injuries Sustained After Kidnapping
    In a recently unsealed ruling, the U.S. Court of Claims has awarded $1.1 million in damages for breach of contract to a former undercover Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") informant who was kidnapped in Colombia and held…
  • Sep 30

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium: One-Stop Shopping

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium: One-Stop Shopping
    Below are links to the posts in our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Introducing the Virtual Symposium on "More That You...
  • Sep 30

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 228 Contract as Empowerment: A New Theory of Contract Robin Bradley Kar University of Illinois College of Law 2 181 Rolling Back the…
Rank this Week: 216

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 1

    Not So Grandson

    Not So Grandson
    A municipal court judge has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court for intervening in a driving while suspended charge against her grandson Respondent's grandson was charged with Driving under Suspension, 1st offense. The matter…
  • Oct 1

    Gang Related

    Gang Related
    A recent disbarment is summarized in the October 2014 California Bar Journal In 2013, Markman pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit a crime and multiple counts of bringing drugs into jail and possession of a controlled substance in…
  • Oct 1

    Social Insecurity

    Social Insecurity
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has imposed a reprimand and other sanctions on an attorney for ethical violations relating to a fee dispute with his law firm. The court agreed with its Lawyer Disciplinary Board that only two...
Rank this Week: 214

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 30

    Happy National Day to the Republic of Palau

    Happy National Day to the Republic of Palau
    The Republic of Palau (Belau) became an independent country on October 1, 1994. Palau had previously been a Strategic Trust Territory of the United Nations administered by the United States. I had the honor of serving as Court Counsel for...
  • Sep 29

    China Tells UN that Sustainable Development Agenda Should Advance People's Wellbeing na

    China Tells UN that Sustainable Development Agenda Should Advance People's Wellbeing na
    The new sustainable development agenda should advance people’s wellbeing, promote inclusivity and ensure implementation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the United Nations General Assembly, delivering his country’s annual address to…
  • Sep 28

    A Peaceful Transition of Power in Afghanistan

    A Peaceful Transition of Power in Afghanistan
    Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as the new president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, following the 13-year term of Hamid Karzai. In a power sharing agreement, Abdullah Abdullah has also been sworn in as the Chief Executive of...
Rank this Week: 229

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 235