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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/
  • Feb 5

    [Eugene Volokh] Brett Kimberlin vs. conservative bloggers, round umpteen

    [Eugene Volokh] Brett Kimberlin vs. conservative bloggers, round umpteen
    Longtime readers of the blog may recall the case of Brett Kimberlin, the colorful past convict and current assiduous litigant who has been suing various conservative bloggers. He once got a court order that apparently required another blogger…
  • Feb 5

    [David Bernstein] The Holocaust as ‘white on white crime’ and other signs of intellectual decay

    [David Bernstein] The Holocaust as ‘white on white crime’ and other signs of intellectual decay
    In a recent post, I alluded to a Facebook post by a recent Oberlin alumna, clearly a political progressive herself, recounting what she described as various anti-Semitic incidents she experienced at the school at the hands of the SJW left. I…
  • Feb 5

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Democrats debate the death penalty

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Democrats debate the death penalty
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton spar during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4. (David…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Whither "the man in the street" and "John Q. Public"?

    Whither "the man in the street" and "John Q. Public"?
    The other day, talking to Meade, I made the stray observation: "Nobody says 'the man in the street' anymore."It was a common colloquialism in news reports years ago. It's hard to take note of when something stops getting said. Decades could…
  • Feb 6

    The tendency of men in groups, in bars, to take to singing...

    The tendency of men in groups, in bars, to take to singing...
    IN THE COMMENTS: Laslo Spatula said, "Dear God your headline made me think of this":I laughed a lot, and — can you believe it?! — I have never watched that scene. Never saw the movie "Top Gun" or even vaguely wanted to. Never…
  • Feb 6

    "I will look into it," said Hillary Clinton at Thursday's debate, when asked if she'd release the transcripts of all her paid speeches.

    "I will look into it," said Hillary Clinton at Thursday's debate, when asked if she'd release the transcripts of all her paid speeches.
    What's to "look into"? Why not a straightforward "yes"? She said "I'll look into it," and the, opaquely, "I don't know the status, but I will certainly look into it." What "status"? Who even has an idea what that means? Does she not own the…
Rank this Week: 20

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 6

    Hurt:Could The GRE Replace The LSAT?

    Hurt:Could The GRE Replace The LSAT?
    Following up on last Saturday's post, Is Wake Forest Law School's Offer To Pay Students To Take The GRE A U.S. News Rankings Ploy?: Christine Hurt (BYU), Could the GRE Compete with the LSAT? Or Replace the LSAT?: I haven't talked to anyone at…
  • Feb 6

    Walmart Sues Puerto Rico Over 91.5% Tax Rate Applicable Only To Walmart

    Walmart Sues Puerto Rico Over 91.5% Tax Rate Applicable Only To Walmart
    New York Times, Walmart Sues Puerto Rico, Claiming an Unfair and Onerous Tax Burden: The last thing Puerto Rico would seem to need is another fight about money. But the island’s government, already facing multiple battles over billions of…
  • Feb 6

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1003

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1003
    Joe Kristan (Tax Update Blog), 1000 Days of TaxProf Scandal Coverage: Thanks to Paul Caron for his persistence in paying attention to the past and continuing IRS abuse of power. Peter J. Reilly (Forbes), IRS And The Tea Party — Scandal…
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Extracurricular International Criminal Law. Here's the abstract: Domestic criminal law informs the register of international criminal law, whether formally through the development…
  • Feb 5

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter
    Petros C. Mavroidis (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter. Here's the abstract:The basic point I advocate in this paper is that the WTO Dispute Settlement System aims to curb unilateralism. No…
  • Feb 4

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Hors-série décembre 2015) is out. Contents include:La justice pénale internationale comme projet politique et sélectifJulien Pieret…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 28

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: 36

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 2

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say

    Killings down 45% in January in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bratton say
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Newsday, Feb. 2, 2016 “What is important about January is what is not happening,” said Professor Franklin Zimring of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, referring to the low crime…
  • Feb 2

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict

    David Boies’ dual roles at Theranos set up conflict
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2016 That Mr. Boies is representing an embattled client is nothing new. But this time, the lawyer has raised the ante by becoming a director of Theranos.
  • Feb 1

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned

    UC-Berkeley students sue Google, alleging their emails were illegally scanned
    Christopher Jay Hoofnagle quoted by The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2016 “Google could use information it gleans from the messages for its own purposes – purposes it does not have to disclose to us,” Hoofnagle said. “In…
Rank this Week: 38

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 43

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to LHB Guest Blogger Mary Ziegler for winning the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize for her book After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate.  The Wilson Prize "is awarded to an author’s first book manuscript,…
  • Feb 5

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition
    [We have the following announcement.]Interpretatio Prudentium - Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition in Review is a scientific Journal on Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition, edited by the Legal Theory and History – Research Center of the…
  • Feb 5

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court
    Kemal Baslar, Ataturk University, has posted 50 Years of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, which appeared in the Justice and Law Review 3 (2012):The Constitutional Court of Turkey is the fifth constitutional court adopting the European…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Feb 5

    Lever on All White Jurie

    Lever on All White Jurie
    Annabelle Lever (University of Geneva - Department of Political Science and International Relations) has posted Democracy, Epistemology and the Problem of All-White Juries (Journal of Applied Philosophy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 5

    Drumbl on Extracurricular International Criminal Law

    Drumbl on Extracurricular International Criminal Law
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee University - School of Law) has posted Extracurricular International Criminal Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Domestic criminal law informs the register of international criminal law, whether formally…
  • Feb 5

    Gardbaum on Proportionality & Postive and Horizontal Right

    Gardbaum on Proportionality &amp; Postive and Horizontal Right
    Stephen Gardbaum (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Positive and Horizontal Rights: Proportionality's Next Frontier or a Bridge Too Far? (Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges, Vicki Jackson and…
Rank this Week: 45

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 6

    Classifying Alien

    Classifying Alien
    It's Saturday. You've got work to do but you're checking out the blog. That's cool. We're here for you. Try your hand at this great exercise in distraction that my son brought home from school - Classification of Aliens. You've...
  • Feb 6

    White Supremacists Back the Donald

    White Supremacists Back the Donald
    CNN offers some disturbing news from the political front lines. New Hampshire voters are receiving many robocalls asking for their vote; one is from white nationalists with a simple message: "We don't need Muslims. We need smart,…
  • Feb 6

    Immigration Article of the Day: Policing Sex, Policing Immigrants: What Crimmigration's Past Can Tell Us About Its Present and Its Future by Rachel E. Rosenbloom

    Immigration Article of the Day: Policing Sex, Policing Immigrants: What Crimmigration's Past Can Tell Us About Its Present and Its Future by Rachel E. Rosenbloom
    Policing Sex, Policing Immigrants: What Crimmigration's Past Can Tell Us About Its Present and Its Future by Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Northeastern University - School of Law 2016 California Law Review, Forthcoming Abstract: The flow of…
Rank this Week: 47

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 6

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting
    Putting together an estate plan with an estate planning attorney is an important task that everyone needs to perform. This column discusses the important steps that people should follow when they are getting ready to have their first estate…
  • Feb 6

    Article On Non-Delegation Principle In Commonwealth Countrie

    Article On Non-Delegation Principle In Commonwealth Countrie
    Lionel Smith ( McGill University, Faculty of Law) recently published an article entitled, What is Left of the Non-Delegation Principle?, Current Issues in Succession Law (Hart, 2016, Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the article:…
  • Feb 6

    Article On Jurisprudence of the Forced Share

    Article On Jurisprudence of the Forced Share
    Charles J. Reid Jr. (Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)) recently published an article entitled, The Jurisprudence of the Forced Share: The High and Late Middle Ages, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Feb 5

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.
    This round of prawfsblawgging comes at an exciting and terrifying time for me: my first book, The Rule of Law in the Real World, comes out in a few days, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. It's an attempt to reconcile the philosophical,…
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
  • Feb 5

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation
    How should we structure our democratic institutions? Do we worry about political power, and so seek to maximize the ways in which political authorities are accountable to the public? Here we might emphasize reciprocity as a core feature of…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Feb 6

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Jonathan Zittrain gave us some good and some troubling news: we are not going dark.  Susan Landau reflected on the new report “Don’t Panic” and stated that we have a strong reason for national policy to favor…
  • Feb 6

    Day Two: The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law Conference

    Day Two: The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law Conference
    Today is the second day of the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin's conference on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity. You can watch the conference's panels live here:  Below is an agenda for the day's…
  • Feb 6

    The Arbitrary Detention of Julian Assange?

    The Arbitrary Detention of Julian Assange?
    By now, of course, readers of this blog will be familiar with the fact that a UN Working Group has concluded (by a vote of 3-1, with one abstention) that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is being arbitrarily detained in the Embassy…
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • Feb 5

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”
    One of the great pleasures of this little book is that it does not attempt to be exhaustive. Reading it feels like being whisked through a behind-the-scenes tour of a chocolate boutique, with the chocolatier himself merely gesturing modestly…
  • Feb 5

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic
    Is law and economics about means, ends, or both? This question, which lies at the heart of Guido Calabresi’s intriguing new book, turns out to have no easy answer.  Law and economics is by turns imperialistic and indifferent, a…
  • Feb 4

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic

    (R)evolution in Law &amp; Economic
    It is a real pleasure to read Guido Calabresi’s The Future of Law and Economics almost 20 years after taking his torts class. Calabresi always struck me as a warm and inspiring presence at Yale. He’s attained eminence as…
Rank this Week: 87

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
  • Feb 5

    Breastfeeding at Work

    Breastfeeding at Work
    As we are well aware, breastfeeding in the workplace continues to be a controversial employment law issue. Recent case law and regulations on the topic have helped to provide some guidance on this issue. The United States is not alone...
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Jan 29

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP
    Concordia Law Dean Cathy Silak has been named Concordia University's new Vice President for community engagement. She will also remain dean temporarily, as the school conducts a search for her replacement.
  • Jan 29

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP
    This just in: The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a 2016-17 visiting assistant professor position, for one or two semesters. The position would primarily involve teaching courses in the Health Law…
  • Jan 28

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law
    Chapman University has announced that Matthew J. Parlow will serve as the next dean of the law school, starting this summer. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University Law School. Parlow holds a JD from...
Rank this Week: 95

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 5

    The Profession of the Privileged

    The Profession of the Privileged
    Last week my Facebook feed lit up after the article by Eric Girard, “What I learned at law school: The poor need not apply”, was published in the Globe. Mr. Girard, a 3rd year student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of…
  • Feb 5

    DIY A2J 4: Unbundle Your Services, Reinvent Your Billing Model

    DIY A2J 4: Unbundle Your Services, Reinvent Your Billing Model
    To date, my DIY A2J posts have talked about ways that lawyers can improve access to justice in family law matters by disseminating information about family law and dispute resolution processes on a voluntary, pro…
  • Feb 5

    Med-Arb: The Debate Continue

    Med-Arb: The Debate Continue
    A couple years ago Slaw columnists Kari D. Boyle and Ian Mackenzie collaborated on a pair of excellent articles on Med-Arb – Kerri from the mediator perspective and Ian from the adjudication perspective. These articles insightfully…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Feb 5

    Chapman & MacLean on Sexsomnia

    Chapman &amp; MacLean on Sexsomnia
    Frances E. Chapman and Jason MacLean (Lakehead University - Faculty of Law and Lakehead University - Bora Laskin Faculty of Law) have posted Parasomnia, Sexsomnia, and Automatism in R. v. Hartman ((2015) 21 Criminal Reports 299) on SSRN. Here…
  • Feb 5

    Arafa & Burns on Judicial Corporal Punishment

    Arafa &amp; Burns on Judicial Corporal Punishment
    Mohamed A. Arafa and Jonathan G. Burns (Alexandria University - Faculty of Law and Dentons- Riyadh) have posted Judicial Corporal Punishment in the United States? Lessons from Islamic Criminal Law for Curing the Ills of Mass Incarceration (25…
  • Feb 5

    Friedland on Riley v. California and Stickine

    Friedland on Riley v. California and Stickine
    Steven Friedland (Elon University School of Law) has posted Riley v. California and the Stickiness Principle (Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 14, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Law is a way of reimagining the real.” –…
Rank this Week: 113

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier &amp; Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 116

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/
  • Feb 6

    Halliburton Fallout Continue

    Halliburton Fallout Continue
    For those of you who just can’t get enough of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014) (“Halliburton II”), developments, there have recently been a couple of doozies. [More under the cut] First up,...
  • Feb 5

    Why a Corporation?

    Why a Corporation?
    Starting on the first day of my Advanced Business Associations course, I attempt to tease out the policy underpinnings and theoretical conceptions of entity law and, in particular, corporate law. This turns out to be a somewhat difficult…
  • Feb 5

    University Billboards, Local Grants, and Super Bowl Ad

    University Billboards, Local Grants, and Super Bowl Ad
    I have been on the road a good bit over the past few months. Like Stephen Bainbridge, I greatly prefer driving to flying. On these road trips, I have noticed an increasing number of billboard advertisements for universities (my university...
Rank this Week: 144

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: 148

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 5

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency

    The Silver Lining in a Potential Rubio Presidency
    by Michael DorfAs Prof. Buchanan noted on Tuesday, it is still too soon to coronate Marco Rubio as the  "establishment" alternative to either the external (Trump) or internal (Cruz) hostile takeover of the Republican party. Before…
  • Feb 4

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union

    Skittish Liberals and the Self-Defeating Stories They Tell About Union
    by Neil H. BuchananMy most recent Verdict column, published last Thursday, asks: "Have Democrats Rediscovered Unions Too Late?"  There, I note that the recent embrace of labor unions by mainstream liberals needs to be seen in the context…
  • Feb 3

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?

    What Terms to Use in Discussing Abortion?
    by Michael DorfWhenever I write something for or appear in the general-purpose media, as opposed to the self-selecting group of people who read DoL, Verdict, or, even more self-selectingly, my academic work, I am reminded of how lucky I am to…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Federalist Society Debate on Ted Cruz's Eligibility to be President

    Federalist Society Debate on Ted Cruz's Eligibility to be President
    On Friday, February 5th at Harvard Law School, Larry Tribe and I debated whether Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen. Larry argued no, at least if one is an originalist like Cruz, and that in any event, the question is unsettled.Speaking as an…
  • Feb 3

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?

    What is “constitutional” about “constitutional political economy”?
    For the Symposium on the Constitution and Economic InequalityK. Sabeel RahmanLast week the Texas Law Review hosted an excellent symposium on the “Constitution and inequality,” centered around the forthcoming Constitution of…
  • Feb 2

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination

    The Limits of Bernie Sanders' Imagination
    Sen. Sanders, whom I admire a great deal though I in fact support Hillary Clinton, has in recent speeches, including that last night in Iowa, of calling for a political "revolution." Moreover, he repeatedly emphasizes, altogether accurately,…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End
    Today the Fed issued a $131 million penalty against HSBC for playing fast and loose with some of the evidence...
  • Feb 3

    You are your employer

    You are your employer
    . . . when it comes to the company's reputation. At least, that's what argue in this piece over at...
  • Feb 3

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?
    If the governor flips a coin, there's a 50% chance that a plaintiffs' lawyer will be the next Chancery Court...
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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/
  • Feb 5

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)
    I'm looking at the caption of the case.  "Stuard v. Stuard".  Divorce case, I assume.Except it's Jeffrey Stuard v. Matthew Stuard.  No biggie.  Gay divorce case.Nope.Not a family law case at all, then.  Brothers…
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
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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/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 187

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?
    Just results, it appears: This paper examines the impact of enhanced executive remuneration disclosure rules under UK regulations introduced in 2013 on the voting pattern of shareholders. Based on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 2

    If non-top 50 law reviews want good articles, maybe they should pay for them

    If non-top 50 law reviews want good articles, maybe they should pay for them
    Steve Bradford has an interesting idea: The Harvard, Yale, and Chicago law reviews are never going to have trouble getting good submissions. If you’re a law review editor at a top-20 law review, you... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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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/
  • Feb 6

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce
    From Wall Street Journal: When entrepreneurial couples get divorced, there’s often at least one child that gets torn apart: the business they raised together. Spouses who spent years building a company suddenly find themselves having to…
  • Feb 5

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce
    From Fox Business: A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is an order that needs to be included in a divorce settlement agreement to provide former spouses their share of Erisa-qualified retirement assets. In order to receive your fair…
  • Feb 4

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law
    From Daily North Shore: We’ve heard a thousand times that patience is a virtue, and the Bible tells me that Love is patient. The Fins wrote that “God did not create hurry;” the French, “Patience is bitter but its fruit...
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 5

    Lots of end-of-the-week notable capital punishment storie

    Lots of end-of-the-week notable capital punishment storie
    A busy day of teaching and other work activies has prevented me from posting about a number of interesting death penalty stories and commentaries I noticed in the media recently. Here are headlines and links to serve as a kind...
  • Feb 4

    "Obey All Laws and Be Good: Probation and the Meaning of Recidivism"

    &quot;Obey All Laws and Be Good: Probation and the Meaning of Recidivism&quot;
    The title of this post is the title of this timely new article authored by Fiona Doherty and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Probation is the most commonly imposed criminal sentence in the United States, with nearly...
  • Feb 4

    Detailing shrinking number of states still denying federal benefits to former drug felon

    Detailing shrinking number of states still denying federal benefits to former drug felon
    The Marshall Project has this intriguing new piece on the modern reality and reform of collateral consequences headlined "Six States Where Felons Can’t Get Food Stamps: Few holdouts remain, as drug-war-era bans on benefits are…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa

    Actual Innocence Not Required To Sue For Legal Malpractice In Iowa
    Actual innocence need not be proven for a defendant to sue a criminal defense attorney for malpractice, according to a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court In the present case, the plaintiff faults his former criminal defense attorneys for…
  • Feb 5

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me

    Shame On You; Private Admonition On Me
    The Iowa Supreme Court has privately admonished an attorney who sent an ex parte email to the judge reviewing an arbitration award of a county bar association. His (non-frivolous) beef with the award was that his former attorney was the...
  • Feb 5

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension

    Sex with Client Draws Suspension
    From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court notes a decision to increase the length of an attorney's suspension. The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 6

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Sorry for the endless self-promotion, but I thought readers might be interested in the following episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, which includes a 30-minute panel on siege warfare in Syria…
  • Feb 3

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So local TV news in the U.S. is hardly the most sophisticated part of the U.S. media.  Still, I was taken aback by this passage from a news report from WACH Fox Channel 57  in South Carolina. COLUMBIA,…
  • Feb 2

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi…
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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/
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
  • Feb 5

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag
    The Guardian (Jan. 29, 2016): What the world's women pack in their maternity bags - in pictures, Global Development: From plastic sheets, thermos flasks and torches to touchscreen tablets and massage oils, WaterAid has revealed, as part of…
  • Feb 5

    Texas Funding Cuts Targeting Planned Parenthood and Other Family Planning Clinics Result in Increased Birth Rate

    Texas Funding Cuts Targeting Planned Parenthood and Other Family Planning Clinics Result in Increased Birth Rate
    La Times (Feb. 3, 2016): After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies, Deborah Netburn: A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that cuts to Planned Parenthood and other family…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 5

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty
    This week's signing of the TPP in New Zealand provides a useful reminder that a potential ratification means committing to far more than just one (very large) trade agreement. One of the Troubles with the TPP is that the intellectual property…
  • Feb 5

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal
    Last month, I wrote about the battle over the future of broadband in Canada with Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writing to the federal cabinet to support a Bell appeal to overturn a CRTC decision designed to foster…
  • Feb 5

    The TPP, IP and Canada: My Bloomberg TV Interview

    The TPP, IP and Canada: My Bloomberg TV Interview
    I appeared yesterday on Bloomberg Television to discuss the impact of the TPP on Canadian intellectual property law. The discussion focused on the need for consultation and to take a closer look at the provisions in the agreement. The post…
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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/
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 2

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love &quot;Twibel&quot; Jury Verdict
    A California appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of singer Courtney Love Cobain that her "twibel" statements about a former attorney didn't defame her, because although they were false, Ms. Love did not make them with…
  • Feb 2

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson
    Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, is publishing Privacy and Freedom of the Press from 2004-2015: From Campbell to Leveson, in Law, Policy and the Internet (L. Edwards, ed.; Hart Publishing, forthcoming).…
  • Feb 2

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's &quot;Speech Matters&quot; (Princeton, 2014)
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract. In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of…
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Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
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Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
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