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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: 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/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 19

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

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

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

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

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

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 44

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm
    Lijun Pan, Nagoya University describes Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firms. ABSTRACT: We extend Shimomura and Thisse (2012) to investigate how the bilateral merger between big firms with the…
  • Jul 3

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing
    Erik N. Hovenkamp, Northwestern University, explains How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing. ABSTRACT: Patent remedies are essential to maintain a well-functioning patent system, but if not properly fashioned they may interfere…
  • Jul 3

    Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg)

    Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg)
    Mathilde Stenersen and Vincent Wellens (NautaDutilh Avocats) have written on Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg). ABSTRACT: Under the rules of competition, public bodies cannot reserve to themselves…
Rank this Week: 50

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2015, no. 4) is out. This is a special issue on "Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration." The table of contents is here.
  • Jul 3

    Oduntan: International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa

    Oduntan: International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa
    Gbenga Oduntan (Univ. of Kent - Law) has published International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa (Routledge 2015). Here's the abstract: Africa has experienced a number of territorial disputes over land and maritime boundaries, due in part…
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
Rank this Week: 57

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    4th of July-- A Biblical Focus From Israeli Prime Minister

    4th of July-- A Biblical Focus From Israeli Prime Minister
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an interesting U.S. 4th of July narrative, more religious than the Independence Day speeches usually heard in American venues. Speaking (full text) on Tuesday at U.S. Independence Day…
  • Jul 3

    Afghan Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentences In Mob Killing of Falsely-Accused Quran Burner

    Afghan Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentences In Mob Killing of Falsely-Accused Quran Burner
    According to CNN, an Afghanistan appellate court in a secret session has overturned the death sentences of four men who were convicted in May in the brutal  mob killing of Farkhunda, a 27-year old woman who was falsely accused of burning…
  • Jul 3

    ACLU Sues Kentucky Clerk Who Is Refusing To Issue Marriage License

    ACLU Sues Kentucky Clerk Who Is Refusing To Issue Marriage License
    Yesterday the Kentucky ACLU filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who is refusing to issue marriage licences to anyone because of her religious objections to issuing them to same-sex couples. (ACLU press…
Rank this Week: 66

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 3

    At the Movies: Jimmy's Hall

    At the Movies: Jimmy's Hall
    Jimmy's Hall released 2014 During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall...
  • Jul 3

    Senator Ted Cruz on Trump: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’

    Senator Ted Cruz on Trump: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’
    MANDATORY CREDIT: NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” Donald Trump has had a tough week, being criticized from many quarters and losing many sponsors. Today, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd sat down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Marietta,…
  • Jul 3

    Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants, says OECD

    Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants, says OECD
    The children of immigrants continue to face major difficulties integrating in Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Develovelopment (OECD) countries, especially in the European Union, where their poor educational outcomes leave many…
Rank this Week: 71

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 3

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note
    From the National Law Review: UCLA Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently posted an article calling Delaware’s recently enacted S.B. 75 a “self-inflicted wound”. ... What I find particularly... [[ This is a content…
  • Jul 2

    Research Handbook on Shareholder Power

    Research Handbook on Shareholder Power
    New! Handbook on #Shareholder #Power http://t.co/FIwiaVG9DM @ProfBainbridge #corporate #law #business @ABABusLaw pic.twitter.com/bvgOxYWHOs— Elgar Law (@Elgar_Law) July 2, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 73

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 81

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 3

    McCannon, Asaad, & Wilson on Contracts & Trust

    McCannon, Asaad, & Wilson on Contracts & Trust
    Bryan C. McCannon (West Virginia University & Center for Free Enterprise), Colleen Tokar Asaad (Kent State University - College of Business Administration), & Mark Wilson (Saint Bonaventure University) have posted Contracts and Trust…
  • Jul 3

    Fox on Counterpublic Originalism

    Fox on Counterpublic Originalism
    James W. Fox Jr. (Stetson University - College of Law) has posted Counterpublic Originalism and the Exclusionary Critique (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 67, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article proposes a new form of originalism —…
  • Jul 3

    Brady on "Effects" in the Fourth Amendment

    Brady on "Effects" in the Fourth Amendment
    Maureen E. Brady (Yale University - Law School) has posted The Lost 'Effects' of the Fourth Amendment: Giving Personal Property Due Protection (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Along with “persons, houses, and…
Rank this Week: 88

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 3

    There Are Three Retirement Loopholes That Are Probably Going Away

    There Are Three Retirement Loopholes That Are Probably Going Away
    People use a number of tricks and tips to grow retirement benefits and bypass certain taxes. As these tricks or “loopholes” become more common the government may end up cracking down on some of them. Here are three retirement loopholes...
  • Jul 3

    IRS Issues Final Regulations On The Portability Of Unused Exclusion Amount

    IRS Issues Final Regulations On The Portability Of Unused Exclusion Amount
    Portability lets a surviving spouse carry over any portion of the deceased spouse’s unused exclusion (DSUE) to shield more assets from estate taxes. It is a new provision that has been confusing lawyers, CPA’s, and their clients since it…
  • Jul 3

    Brevity Is The Soul Of... An Obituary?

    Brevity Is The Soul Of... An Obituary?
    A man in Fargo, North Dakota had a strange request for his eventual death, he only wanted a two word obituary that said "Doug died." The man felt that going on about where you work, and the like, after death...
Rank this Week: 87

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation
    Randall Lesaffer, Tilburg Law School, has posted The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations:The jurisprudence of the law of nature and nations of the Early-Modern Age holds pride of place in the modern historiography of…
  • Jul 3

    June Issue of the Journal of American History: Historians and the Carceral State

    June Issue of the Journal of American History: Historians and the Carceral State
    The June 2015 issue of the Journal of American History is a special issue on Historians and the Carceral State, produced in consultation with guest editors Kelly Lytle Hernández, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Heather Ann Thompson. From…
  • Jul 2

    Brady on Personal Property and the Fourth Amendment

    Brady on Personal Property and the Fourth Amendment
    Maureen E. Brady, a Ph.D. candidate in Law at the Yale Law School, has posted The Lost 'Effects' of the Fourth Amendment: Giving Personal Property Due Protection, which is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal.    Along with…
Rank this Week: 91

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 3

    Agency Practice and Agency Statutory Interpretation

    Agency Practice and Agency Statutory Interpretation
    I say farewell to this month of blogging at Prawfs by posing a question about judicial deference to federal agencies. The question is: What role does agency practice play in limiting an agency's interpretive discretion? This isn't a new…
  • Jul 2

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment
    I'm sorry to bid farewell to Prawfs readers on a grim note, but recent legal developments in the aftermath of Glossip might be of interest. Followers of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial may recall the discontent in Massachusetts over the…
  • Jul 2

    General Jurisdiction After Daimler

    General Jurisdiction After Daimler
    In Daimler AG v. Bauman and Goodyear v. Brown, the Supreme Court held that corporations do not subject themselves to general--or "all purpose"--jurisdiction simply by conducting continuous business in a state. Instead, a…
Rank this Week: 101

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Two Fired Tenured Profs Sue Charleston Law School

    Two Fired Tenured Profs Sue Charleston Law School
    Charleston Regional Business Journal, Fired Professors Sue Charleston Law School: Two former tenured faculty members at the Charleston School of Law say they were fired as retaliation for opposing The InfiLaw System purchase of the school.…
  • Jul 3

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Barron's, IRS Considers New Tax on Wealthy Families Kay Bell (Don't Mess With Taxes), Which Candidate's Tax Return Do You Most Want to See? Len Burman (TaxVox), The Uneasy Case for a Financial Transaction Tax Center on Budget & Policy…
  • Jul 3

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Biglaw Firm Decimates Summer Associate Program Above the Law, Biglaw Trend Alert: Say Goodbye To Gmail Above the Law, Bloomberg’s ‘The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools’ Is A Terribly Stupid List Above the Law, Why Do Solo…
Rank this Week: 126

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
  • Jul 1

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2
    The deadline for non-EU citizens to apply for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna [pdf] in Pisa, Italy, is TOMORROW, July 2, 2015 (first round of…
Rank this Week: 107

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and Independent) have posted 'Remote Harms', 'Abstract Endangerment', and the Two Harm Principles (Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch, A. P. Simester, et al…
  • Jul 3

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law
    Andrew Dyer (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Pre-Crime Control Measures: Anti-Association Laws (CRIMINALISATION AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AUSTRALIA, T. Crofts, A. Loughnan, eds, Oxford University Press: UK, 2015) on…
  • Jul 2

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"
    The story is at Jurist: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the National Security Agency(NSA) [official website] may temporarily resume its program of systematically collecting…
Rank this Week: 146

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell
    Over at the Slate "Breakfast Table," I have a post describing the handful of biggest surprises in what was in fact (or so I argue) a Supreme Court Term in which the Justices generally acted according to predictable form.One of the most…
  • Jul 2

    Dignity and same-sex marriage

    Dignity and same-sex marriage
    As everyone expected, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a right to marry by a 5-4 margin, with Anthony Kennedy writing a majority opinion full of vague talk about dignity.  His opinion relied on his strange idea that…
  • Jul 2

    What is a Legislature?

    What is a Legislature?
    The constitutional question in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) is whether the State of Arizona can transfer the power to redistrict to an independent commission, which was created by a…
Rank this Week: 137

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 3

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?
    If you work in technology, the big bad wolf can be your best friend. Read below to find out why. A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme court denied Google's appeal from a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which…
  • Jul 2

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware
      This letter is pretty remarkable.  It is already beginning to attract some attention. It is interesting from the perspective of both the general subject matter...   "I am writing in regard to the Federal Bureau of…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    June 2015 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2015-june/ Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder dialogue…
Rank this Week: 128

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC
    The enormous fine proposed by the FCC is also an extraordinary burden on protected speech. The FCC’s largest base fine for other types of violations by broadcasters is $10,000. — Jeffrey A. Marks, President & General…
Rank this Week: 145

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: 133

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: 159

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 3

    Empathy and the Constitution

    Empathy and the Constitution
    In an op-ed in the Boston Globe, Kent Greenfield argues that the key difference between Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Obergefell v, Hodges and the dissent of Chief Justice Roberts is that Kennedy has empathy and Roberts does not. In…
  • Jul 2

    Survey Say

    Survey Say
    The results are in on my recent Faculty Lounge poll as to which woman should be the new face of the US$10 bill! First things first: 61 voters cast their vote in this Condorcet poll, ranking seven candidates—Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel...
  • Jul 2

    African American Artist House Trivia

    African American Artist House Trivia
    In preparation for a post for July 4, I went in search this morning of the house of a civil rights hero, who grew up in my hometown. I was excited to see, after some work in the census of...
Rank this Week: 211

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

    Working on Vacation?
    As the Fourth of July holiday is upon us, it is a good time to consider the following question: should non-exempt employees be compensated for time spent responding to work-related emails, texts, etc. It is extremely common for workers to...
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 203

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 3

    If you want to go on gorging on Glossip gossip...

    If you want to go on gorging on Glossip gossip...
    here is still more of the copious commentary one can find as the work week closes on the biggest death penalty ruling of the SCOTUS Term just concluded (listed here only by title/headline as with this prior review, sources and...
  • Jul 3

    New CRS report: "Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System"

    New CRS report: "Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System"
    A helpful colleague alerted me to this intriguing new Congressional Research Service report concerning risk assessments and other crime-control focused criminal justice reforms. Here is the report's summary: The number of people incarcerated…
  • Jul 2

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally
    This recent Slate piece, headlined ""Is Bail Unconstitutional?: Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free," highlights some impressive efforts by impressive lawyers to litigate strategically modern…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 3

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege
    I've done a couple of posts about State v. Terry, 2014 WL 3579653 (N.J. 2014) 68 A.3d 177 (N.J.Super.A.D. 2013) (here and here). In Terry, the Supreme Court of New Jersey proposed a crime-fraud exception to the marital privilege. The...
  • Jul 2

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?
    Yesterday, I posted about Jay's statement to Detevtives Ritz and MacGillivary during his pre-interview that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School at 3:00 P.M. on January 13, 1999, whereupon he met Stephanie in the parking lot. Obviously,…
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 3

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Call for papers The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law invites submissions for its next issue (Volume 24:2). We are seeking articles on racial…
  • Jul 3

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded Property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [259 downloads] Investors Effect on Household Real Estate Affordability Sebastien Gay (Chicago - Econ) 2. [195…
  • Jul 2

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out its annual list of the country's most endangered historical sites. The Trust describes this year's entries as the "most diverse list ever." Here are the places facing threats:…
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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Director Comey and the Real Threat

    Director Comey and the Real Threat
    Conflation obscures issues. That's what's happening now with FBI Director Comey's arguments regarding ISIS, Going Dark, and device encryption. On Wednesday, Ben, quoting the director, discussed how the changes…
  • Jul 2

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?
    Prime Minister David Cameron is looking to do more in Syria against ISIS.  Today his Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, made the case before Parliament that the UK should participate in coalition airstrikes against ISIS inside…
  • Jul 2

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud
    This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
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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
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jun 17

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination
    The Americans with Disabilities Act protects three categories of individuals:  those presently disabled, those previously disabled, and those perceived to be disabled.  The latter is deemed “regarded as”; it does not…
  • Jun 5

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance
    by Jay Wolman The law is ever changing and what is common may, at some point, become unlawful (or already is without folks realizing it).  Recent developments in statutory law and enforcement actions in existing law have really made me…
  • Jun 3

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)
    Do you? Are you a law student, worried that you might not pass the bar? If you’re that worried, read this shit and remember that the idiot who filed this idiotic lawsuit is not only licensed, but has clients. See Inglewood, California…
Rank this Week: 213

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
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 3

    From Our Own Correspondent – a Canadian Lawyer in Greece

    From Our Own Correspondent – a Canadian Lawyer in Greece
    An unusual post today. Peter Carayiannis, whose Toronto firm Mitch Kowalski and Doug Jasinski have blogged about, is currently in Northern Greece, where he is a first hand observer at a momentous stage in modern Greek history. He has been…
  • Jul 3

    The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt

    The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Jul 3

    Adjudicators in the Community: New Frontiers in Apprehension of Bia

    Adjudicators in the Community: New Frontiers in Apprehension of Bia
    Justice Sopinka famously said (in 1989) that judges are not monks (although he should also have said nuns) and can have a role to play in their communities. He was writing in the (mostly) pre-internet era, where social interaction within…
Rank this Week: 245

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 3

    California Eliminates Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination

    California Eliminates Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination
    On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions from public school vaccinations. The new law makes California's vaccination law one of the most stringent laws in the country.…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the case about compulsory teachers' union dues that some observers say will threaten union financing. Friedrichs challenges California's…
  • Jul 1

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District struck down a voucher program in Douglas County, finding that the Choice Scholarship Pilot Program violated separation of church and…
Rank this Week: 266

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 3

    Amendments to Delaware PBC Law (“The Etsy Amendments”)

    Amendments to Delaware PBC Law (“The Etsy Amendments”)
    Among the DGCL amendments this year were a number of amendments to the Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (“PBC”) Law. I refer to the Delaware PBC amendments as “The Etsy Amendments” because I believe (without being sure) that a main…
  • Jul 2

    Business School Legal Studies Professors on Twitter

    Business School Legal Studies Professors on Twitter
    Bridget Crawford (Pace Law) has posted an extensive list of law school professors on Twitter that is available here. Previously, I compiled a list of business law professors, in both business schools and law schools, but to avoid overlapping…
  • Jul 2

    Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Law and/or Ethics Professor Position

    Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Law and/or Ethics Professor Position
    The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has multiple open positions in their Business Law and Ethics Department. Kelley is well known in business school circles for having a strong legal studies program. Among the many fine…
Rank this Week: 272

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 3

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home
    On July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania's Attorney General filed a complaint in the Commonwealth Court against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC (GGNSC) which manages and operates Golden Living Centers nationally. The AG's suit focuses on 14…
  • Jul 2

    Germany Makes Int'l Claim for Filial Support Against U.S. Relative, Seeking Nursing Home Cost

    Germany Makes Int'l Claim for Filial Support Against U.S. Relative, Seeking Nursing Home Cost
    Imagine this fact pattern: You are a young professional, just getting your career started (still making payments on college and graduate degree loans, and only dreaming of the day you could make a down payment on a house). You receive...
  • Jul 1

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"
    From the June 22 issue of The New Yorker magazine, an interesting, thorough -- and ultimately devastating -- account of recent developments in "death with dignity" movements around the world. The article introduced me to Wim…
Rank this Week: 268

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect
    Spain's much criticized new "gag" law (ley mordaza) is now in effect, and its provisions could have a chilling effect on protest against government actions generally. Anyone convicted of illegally assembling, for example, could be…
  • Jul 2

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case
    Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that a prison sentence imposed on reporter Bekir Coskun for criticizing government officials was a violation of his freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Court has ordered the officials who…
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
Rank this Week: 277

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
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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
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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/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 243

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...
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