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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Dec 17

    Wells on "Reclaiming the Petition Clause" by Krotoszynski

    Wells on "Reclaiming the Petition Clause" by Krotoszynski
    Christina E. Wells (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Protest, Policing and the Petition Clause (Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, a short book review of Ronald Krotoszynski Jr.'s book,…
  • Dec 17

    Gasser, Zittrain, Faris, & Heacock on the Berman Center Internet Monitor Project

    Gasser, Zittrain, Faris, & Heacock on the Berman Center Internet Monitor Project
    Urs Gasser (Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen), Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard Law School and Kennedy School; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet…
  • Dec 17

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object
    Jeremy Rabkin (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Anglo-American Dissent from the European Law of War: A History with Contemporary Echoes (San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-72, 2014) on SSRN. Here is…
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 19

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 16

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016
    Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of…
  • Dec 16

    International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice

    International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
    Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference University of Warwick  Call for Papers This proposed stream contains four panel sessions and invites submissions on all areas of substantive international criminal justice, whether on…
  • Dec 12

    Debating the ICC

    Debating the ICC
    In case you missed it, IntLawGrrls Elena Baylis, Kamari Clarke, and Meg deGuzman are featured in today’s New York Times Room for Debate, discussing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the International Criminal Court.  Well worth a…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law
    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast Founders Hall Multipurpose Room 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Keynote Address Founders Hall…
  • Dec 17

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court
    Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University School of Law examines Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Courts. ABSTRACT: Robert H. Bork’s influence upon modern antitrust law is…
  • Dec 17

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care
    Jan Boone, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); TILEC and Rudy Douven, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; CPB…
Rank this Week: 25

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy
    The latest issue of the Review of International Political Economy (Vol. 22, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:Mini-Symposium: Capital Controls and the Global Financial Crisis Ilene Grabel & Kevin P. Gallagher, Capital controls and the…
  • Dec 17

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 17, no. 4, December 2014) is out. Contents include:Articles in Honor of Prof. J. H. JacksonEdith Brown Weiss & Lydia Slobodian, Virtual Water, Water Scarcity, and…
  • Dec 16

    New Volume: Australian Year Book of International Law

    New Volume: Australian Year Book of International Law
    The latest volume of the Australian Year Book of International Law (Vol. 31) is out. Contents include:Louise Arbour, The Laws of War: Under Siege or Gaining Ground? Camille Goodman, ‘Strength through Cooperation’: a 21st Century…
Rank this Week: 24

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 17

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”
    Brian Lloyd Sinclair died in September 2008 in the emergency department waiting room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre at the age of 45. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of September 21, 2008 after he had spent some 34…
  • Dec 17

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
    No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year –…
  • Dec 17

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?
    It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that, before December 2014, the United States tortured its detainees. However, when the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page excerpt of its findings on the US detainee…
Rank this Week: 32

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Dec 17

    The '60

    The '60
    Paul rightly links the request by some students to delay exams in light of events in Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, etc., to the '60s, when students were similarly protesting about the war, civil rights, etc. Let me ask a different question…
  • Dec 17

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence
    The National Law Journal has this op-ed from a law student, titled (although the author probably didn't write the title) "Delaying Exams Is Not a Request from 'Coddled Milennials.'" It concerns, as the author writes, students at…
  • Dec 17

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group
    Here's a quick summary for how rotating credit groups work, drawn from Eric Posner's thoughts about them in The Regulation of Groups: The Influence of Legal and Non-Legal Sanctions on Collective Action, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 133, 169-70 (1996):…
Rank this Week: 37

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License
    SCOTUSblog reports that, over the dissents of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama…
  • Dec 17

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
    President Obama today announced a nw relationship between thr United States and Cuba, which have not had diplomatic relations in more than 50 years. The announcement has brought very different reactions in Havana and Miami. The White House…
  • Dec 17

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA
    From 1915 onward, six million black Southerners quit that region for points north in an epic tide of souls fleeing oppression and seeking opportunity. This spring, the NYC Museum of Modern Art will honor the Great Migration’s centennial by…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Capozzola reviews Hull's "A Scrap of Paper"

    Capozzola reviews Hull's "A Scrap of Paper"
    This past week JOTWELL published Christopher Capozzola's review, "The First World War: International Law Mattered More than You Think," which examines and lauds Isabel Hull's A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the…
  • Dec 17

    New Online Sources on the New Deal

    New Online Sources on the New Deal
    [Legal historians of taxation and immigration rejoice: the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library has just put on line the digitized Morgenthau Diaries and Press Conferences and the records of the War Refuge Board.  From the press release:]FDR…
  • Dec 16

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship
    [We have the following announcement.]Harvard Law School invites applications for the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship for the academic year 2015-16.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Dec 17

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley
    This just in: Hollywood hates/fears/plots against Google! The Sony security breach and following leaks have yielded many insights, sort of. If anyone thought Hollywood executives were discrete, that was naive and now debunked. If anyone…
  • Dec 17

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill
    Toys are a big area for 3D printing, and now someone is printing prototype lightsabers from a fleeting image in a trailer for the new Star Wars movie. As Gerard and I argue in Patents, Meet Napster: 3D Printing and the Digitization of Things,…
  • Dec 17

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)
    Articles Rights Speech Timothy Zick Vertical Power Michael S. Green Immigration Law and the Myth of Comprehensive Registration Nancy Morawetz & Natasha Fernández-Silber Toward a New Equilibrium in Personal Jurisdiction Charles W.…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
  • Dec 8

    Determining the standard of review

    Determining the standard of review
    Gibson Dunn recently posted this very helpful chart over at the HLS Governance Project as a cheat sheet for determining which standard of review a challenged transaction will likely get. For the same chart - but with all the footnotes...
  • Dec 8

    Delaware Arbitration Makes a Comeback

    Delaware Arbitration Makes a Comeback
    News from Delaware is that Delaware's Chancery arbitration procedure is making a comeback, but this time without the Chancery bit. According to DelawareOnline, Chief Justice Strine said: [T]he new arbitration program will not involve…
Rank this Week: 48

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 16

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Dec 12

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.
    Today, we launched CollabMark — a project to provide information about how open source and free culture communities can use trademarks.    A project’s identity is important. Trademarks empower communities to protect…
  • Dec 11

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)
    As Congress winds down for the holidays, it delivers yet another lump of coal for the American people.   Contained in the 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act is a provision quietly inserted by the US Senate (just prior to voting) that…
Rank this Week: 51

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 9

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race
    Ty Alper quoted in The Daily Californian, November 5, 2014 “I’m looking forward to working with this board and superintendent to keep moving the district forward, because we have a long way to go to be the district that we want to…
  • Dec 9

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?
    Barry Krisberg writes for The Crime Report, November 5, 2014 California has traditionally been ahead of national developments, but a good predictor of future political trends. Since California is the largest state in the country, if Prop 47…
  • Dec 9

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board
    Ty Alper quoted in Berkeleyside, November 5, 2014 Whatever the outcome, Alper said, “The other candidates are really exceptional people who are so dedicated to the public schools. I’m so excited to work with them and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 52

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 17

    Judge Forces Woman Out of Home

    Judge Forces Woman Out of Home
    A 79-year-old woman will be forced out of her £1.2 million home after a judge ruled that she cannot share it with the grown-up son she despises. Elizabeth Ashley had changed the locks on her home in Wandsworth in order...
  • Dec 17

    New Case: Ferguson v. Critopoulo

    New Case: Ferguson v. Critopoulo
    In Ferguson v. Critopoulos, the Alabama Supreme Court held that a will beneficiary met the burden to show that the decedent provided for spouse outside the will. The decedent’s will, executed nine years before his second marriage, gave his…
  • Dec 17

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling
    German business owners were warned they might be forced to slash investments and possibly sell holdings if they lose a privilege that has saved them billions in taxes. Germany’s constitutional court will decide whether families can continue…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Dec 17

    Muslims in the Antebellum South

    Muslims in the Antebellum South
    I've been enjoying reading Khaled A. Beydoun's new article on Muslims in the Pre-Civil War south and in particular their relationship to law. It is called "Antebellum Islam." Cribbing now from his abstract: America’s first Muslims…
  • Dec 17

    Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)

    Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)
    I am saddened and stunned to report that legal historian Judith Kelleher Schafer has passed away. Judith was one of the first people I met when I attended my very first American society for Legal History meeting back in 1995...
  • Dec 17

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law
    She's got an interesting piece up, The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law, over at the New Yorker. I think almost every crim prof spends some time strategizing about whether, and how, to address the crime of rape. Many don't teach...
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Dec 17

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border
    The last time I was on the Israeli-Syrian border looking at the ruined Syrian city of Quneitra was thirty years ago. I was fifteen and taking a summer course in Israel. And an Israeli soldier manning a border position was explaining to my…
  • Dec 17

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb
    Our guest this week is Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Office.  Joanne discusses the findings and recommendations in the recently released 2014 California Data…
  • Dec 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In a historic speech, today, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, reviewing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 65

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: 77

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 82

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 17

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War
    The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)
    Twitter exchange: The third-rate threats of a fifth-rate dictatorship should not keep Americans from their movie theaters: http://t.co/s9Al7vWwnD — Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) December 17, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Dec 17

    Pity the poor professor

    Pity the poor professor
    Professors need coddling too these days, but heartless administrators don't care: Leon Rothberg, Ph.D., a 58-year-old professor of English Literature at Ohio State University, was shocked and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Dec 17

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee
    Elizabeth E. Joh (U.C. Davis School of Law) has posted Should Arrestee DNA Databases Extend to Misdemeanors? (Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The collection of DNA samples from…
  • Dec 17

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt of the Crime that the Accused is Charged with: The Constitutionalization of the SODDI (Some Other Dude Did It) Defense…
  • Dec 16

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts an article from USA Today. In part: Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey…
Rank this Week: 85

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
  • Dec 17

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act
    A.P. Deauville, LLC v. Arion Perfume and Beauty, Inc., No. C14-03343, 2014 WL 7140041 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2014) Deauville sued Arion for false advertising and unfair competition, and Arion counterclaimed.  This opinion granted in part…
  • Dec 15

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?
    Securian Financial Group, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 6911100, No. 11–2957 (D. Minn. Dec. 8, 2014)How sophisticated can you be and still be a consumer for the purpose of consumer protection law?  Pretty sophisticated,…
Rank this Week: 86

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
  • Dec 16

    Weller in Search of the Future of European Private International Law

    Weller in Search of the Future of European Private International Law
    Matthias Weller from the EBS Law School in Wiesbaden has posted a paper on  “Mutual Trust: In Search of the Future of European Private International Law” on SSRN. The paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Private…
  • Dec 16

    Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 – Forms in Matters of Succession

    Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 – Forms in Matters of Succession
    The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 of 9 December 2014 establishing the Forms referred to in Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and…
  • Dec 15

    Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz: Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation

    Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz: Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation
    Kai Purnhagen and Peter Rott have edited a book entitled “Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation”. Published by Springer and completely written in English the volume honors the work of Hans Micklitz, one of…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 104

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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 117

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…
Rank this Week: 118

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 121

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 16

    16 things to know about UN Sanction

    16 things to know about UN Sanction
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN’s Department of Political Affairs recently published this list of “13 things to know about UN sanctions.”  If you scroll down on the link above, you’ll also see some great…
  • Dec 16

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Christopher Kutz, Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law School, has a fascinating new essay examining the possibility that “norms” against torture and…
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use

    Guest Post: Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use
    by Bede Sheppard by Bede Sheppard [Bede Sheppard is the deputy children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch, based in Barcelona] At an event at the United Nations in Geneva this morning, the ambassadors of Norway and Argentina…
Rank this Week: 122

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
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from…
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce…
  • Dec 7

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 133

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: 157

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/
  • Dec 17

    British REF results 2014

    British REF results 2014
    A colleague in the UK sent me the key results for philosophy (reflecting the relationship between the quality of the submissions and the size of the faculty, which is what affects the financial contribution from the government to the…
  • Dec 17

    Colleges are not court

    Colleges are not court
    Another procedural horror story. And on the flipside of the wrongly sanctioned are the victims who also found the college adjudicative process let them down. The federal government needs to fund a separate adjudicative system with a…
  • Dec 17

    The philosophy jobs wiki

    The philosophy jobs wiki
    We haven't talked about the jobs wiki in awhile, but I'm wondering whether readers believe it is reliable?
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Dec 16

    NLRB Modifies Arbitration Deferral Standard

    NLRB Modifies Arbitration Deferral Standard
    Yesterday, the NLRB issued a decision in Babcock & Wilcox, which changed its approach to arbitration deferral. Under the Board's previous "Olin" standard, it would defer to an arbitration decision if the contractual issue…
  • Dec 15

    Secunda Officially Appointed as Chair of ERISA Advisory Council

    Secunda Officially Appointed as Chair of ERISA Advisory Council
    Congratulations to very-good-friend-of-blog Paul Secunda on his official appointment today as Chair of the ERISA Advisory Council. The U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release today announcing the appointment of Prof. Secunda as Chair…
  • Dec 14

    Sperino & Thomas: SCOTUS is Faking It

    Sperino & Thomas: SCOTUS is Faking It
    Sandra Sperino (Cincinnati) and Suja Thomas (Illinois) have just posted on SSRN a powerful new indictment of Supeme Court LEL jurisprudence, Fakers and Floodgates (Stanford J. Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 2014). Here's the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 169

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 168

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    The Senate Torture Report: Accounting without Accountability

    The Senate Torture Report: Accounting without Accountability
    In her speech on the Senate floor marking the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s release of its long-awaited report on the CIA’s Torture Program, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) declared that the report would “show…
  • Dec 6

    "Opinions on the Shape of the World Differ" Legal Reporting

    "Opinions on the Shape of the World Differ" Legal Reporting
    From a New York Times story by Julia Preston with the headline "Experts See Legal Hazards in States' Immigration Suit":Several lawyers said the states could have a hard time convincing the federal courts that they could suffer specific…
  • Dec 6

    Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor

    Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor
    Rebecca Zietlow Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor Approaching the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, we find ourselves in a period of heightened concern…
Rank this Week: 163

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Denies Stay in Arizona's DACA Driver License Injunction

    Supreme Court Denies Stay in Arizona's DACA Driver License Injunction
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Supreme Court today denied an application for a stay from Arizona in Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition. The Order states that Justices Scalia, Thomas, and…
  • Dec 17

    No Federal Cause of Action Against State Officer under FLSA

    No Federal Cause of Action Against State Officer under FLSA
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Sixth Circuit ruled today in Michigan Corrections Organization v. Michigan Dep't of Corrections that the federal courts lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a claim by Michigan correctional…
  • Dec 17

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause
    Check out ConLawProfBlog's own Prof. Ruthann Robson's (CUNY) piece about her innovative and engaging approach to teaching the Religion Clauses in the Fall 2014 Law Teacher. (Robson's piece begins on page 49.) In it, Robson gives a…
Rank this Week: 179

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 191

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
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