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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: 7

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 27

    Schwartz on Access to International Cloud Data

    Schwartz on Access to International Cloud Data
    Paul M. Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Legal Access to Cloud Information: Data Shards, Data Localization, and Data Trusts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: By providing on-demand access to computing…
  • Jul 27

    Durkee on Industry Lobbying & Access Norms at International Organization

    Durkee on Industry Lobbying & Access Norms at International Organization
    Melissa (MJ) Durkee (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Industry Lobbying and 'Interest Blind' Access Norms at International Organizations (111 AJIL Unbound 119 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The standard approach of…
  • Jul 27

    Weis on Constitutional Directive Principle

    Weis on Constitutional Directive Principle
    Lael K Weis (Melbourne Law School) has posted Constitutional Directive Principles (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article is the first step toward developing a general and systematic account…
Rank this Week: 10

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Penalizing on the Basis of the Severity of the Offence: A Sophisticated Revenue-Based Cartel Penalty

    Penalizing on the Basis of the Severity of the Offence: A Sophisticated Revenue-Based Cartel Penalty
    Yannis Katsoulacos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Evgenia Motchenkova, VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics; TILEC, and David Ulph, University of St. Andrews - School of Economics and Finance are Penalizing on the…
  • Jul 27

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience
    Mulder, M. ; Willems, Bert (Tilburg University, TILEC) discuss Competition in Retail Electricity Markets : An Assessment of Ten Years Dutch Experience. ABSTRACT: This paper examines a decade of retail competition in the Dutch electricity…
  • Jul 27

    Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition

    Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition
    Wyatt J. Brooks (University of Notre Dame) ; Joseph Kaboski (University of Notre Dame) ; and Yao Amber Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) address Growth Policy, Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition. ABSTRACT:…
Rank this Week: 11

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 27

    Geiringer on Representation Reinforcement and the NZ Bill of Rights Act

    Geiringer on Representation Reinforcement and the NZ Bill of Rights Act
    Claudia Geiringer, Victoria University of Wellington School of Law, has posted When Constitutional Theories Migrate: A Case Study, which is forthcoming in the American Journal of Comparative Law:The last decade or so has witnessed a…
  • Jul 26

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History
    [We have the following announcement.]Research Fellowship in the field of European Administrative History"JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History"At the end of 2012 Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, who served as Professor of Public Law…
  • Jul 26

    Cairns on Legal Transplant

    Cairns on Legal Transplant
    Back in 2015, John W. Cairns, University of Edinburgh, published Codification, Transplants and History: Law Reform in Louisiana (1808) and Quebec (1866) with Talbot Publishing. From the press:When Louisiana enacted its Digest of the…
Rank this Week: 12

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    At The Red Bloom Café...

    At The Red Bloom Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you like. And do remember The Althouse Amazon Portal. It's the easiest way to show your support for this blog. (But you know, some readers use the PayPal buttons in the sidebar and make a simple contribution.…
  • Jul 27

    "Researchers analysed the writing of regular bloggers with either terminal cancer or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who all died over the course of the study..."

    "Researchers analysed the writing of regular bloggers with either terminal cancer or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who all died over the course of the study..."
    "... and compared it to blog posts written by a group of participants who were told to imagine they had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only had only a few months to live. They looked for general feelings of positivity and negativity,…
  • Jul 27

    Morbid cartoon about John McCain.

    Morbid cartoon about John McCain.
    Published in The Nation.It's very well drawn and written. You might not like the message, but it's excellent work by Matt Bors.And as long as I'm talking about cartoons in magazines I know many of you disdain, I really liked "Reasons Your…
Rank this Week: 16

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Court Interprets Vaccination Provision In Custody Decree

    Court Interprets Vaccination Provision In Custody Decree
    In In Re the Paternity of: G.G.B.W., (IN App., July 26, 2017), an Indiana appeals court held that the mother of a minor child should be held in contempt of a custody decree when she refused for religious reasons to have the child vaccinated.…
  • Jul 27

    Catholic School Teacher Stripped of Tenure May Sue

    Catholic School Teacher Stripped of Tenure May Sue
    In Mis v. Fairfield College Preparatory School, 2017 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3741 (CT Super., June 20, 2017), a Connecticut trial court refused to dismiss a suit by a tenured teacher at a Jesuit prep school whose employment was terminated by…
  • Jul 26

    Trump Administration Reverses Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Serve In Military

    Trump Administration Reverses Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Serve In Military
    Last year, Obama Administration Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military was being lifted. (See prior posting.) Today, President Trump in a series of three Tweets (1, 2, 3)…
Rank this Week: 17

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 26

    Chew on Thi

    Chew on Thi
    Haven’t had any good tin foil postings in a long time–perhaps because so much of the crazy in politics these days is true. But here, via the Florida Bulldog is a good candidate: Overlooked class action against Democratic…
  • Jul 25

    Boy’s Club?

    Boy’s Club?
    Over at ACS Blog, my brother notes that of the 29 people Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney positions, 28 are men.  And 25 are white. Makes for a nice collage: The post Boy’s Club? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 22

    The Constitutional Iceberg

    The Constitutional Iceberg
    Josh Marshall summarizes it best: Trump is in many ways his own worst accuser. Anyone who’s been in business for decades would not welcome a searching legal scrutiny of years of business. Most people, certainly in Trump’s line of…
Rank this Week: 21

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    A Hamilton Birthday

    A Hamilton Birthday
    The wonderful people at Pepperdine really "get" their new dean: check out what greeted me in my office this morning: For more on my obsession with interest in Hamilton, see here and: The Story Of Tonight: With Billion-Dollar…
  • Jul 27

    Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 'Skinny Tax Reform'

    Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 'Skinny Tax Reform'
    American Enterprise Institute, Skinny Tax Reform: Did the GOP Just Say Goodbye to Deeply Cutting Tax Rates? Bloomberg, Ryan Gives Up on Border-Adjusted Tax on Imports After Attack Forbes, Big Six Kill The Border Adjustable Tax And Full…
  • Jul 27

    Reality Check: Is Trump Right That US Has Highest Taxes?

    Reality Check: Is Trump Right That US Has Highest Taxes?
    BBC News, Reality Check: Is Trump Right That US Has Highest Taxes?: The claim: The US has the highest taxes in the world. Reality Check verdict: The total amount of tax raised by the United States as a proportion of the size of its economy is…
Rank this Week: 24

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 26

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 27

    You Go, ‘Grrl!

    You Go, ‘Grrl!
    “There are too many men in India today.”  So reads the first line of an an op-ed in today’s New York Times entitled “How to Fix India’s Sex-Selection Problem” penned by IntLawGrrls editor…
  • Jul 26

    Call for Papers: International Law Weekend 2017 New Voice

    Call for Papers: International Law Weekend 2017 New Voice
    International Law Weekend 2017, a conference jointly organized by the International Law Students’ Association and the American Branch of the International Law Association will take place in New York City from October 19-21.  The…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou
    On behalf of the IntLawGrrls editorial team, I’m delighted to welcome two new student editors, Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou, to the blog. Carla Cortavarría is a rising 2L at Temple University Beasley School of…
Rank this Week: 31

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 27

    At the Movies: Sicario

    At the Movies: Sicario
    Okay. I'll admit that headline is a little misleading. Sicario isn't so much "at the movies" as "included with your Prime membership." Still, it's a movie of definite interest to immprofs. Here's how IMDB summarizes the…
  • Jul 27

    Oxnard, California, Declares Itself "Safe City"

    Oxnard, California, Declares Itself "Safe City"
    From CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy) Dear CAUSE friends, Tuesday night the Oxnard City Council voted to declare itself a “Safe City” for undocumented residents, who make up 1 in 6 people in Oxnard. The…
  • Jul 27

    From the Bookshelves: Steven W. Bender, How the West Was Juan: Reimagining the U.S./Mexico Border

    From the Bookshelves: Steven W. Bender, How the West Was Juan: Reimagining the U.S./Mexico Border
    Steven W. Bender Steven W. Bender, How the West Was Juan: Reimagining the U.S./Mexico Border Imagine the United States losing the 1846 war, ending up a federation of 44 states [bordering] Alto México (with an acute accent over the…
Rank this Week: 34

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    They're Engaged!...Top 5 Financial Considerations Before the Wedding

    They're Engaged!...Top 5 Financial Considerations Before the Wedding
    When children or grandchildren are engaged to be married, financial and estate planning are rarely top priorities. Planning for the big day requires copious amounts of time and a dedication to minute details, but this narrow focus ignores…
  • Jul 27

    Article on Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative

    Article on Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative
    Akmal Hidayah Halim, Wan Noraini Mohd Salim, Halyani Hassan, Nor Azlina Mohd Noor, & Azhani Arshad recently published an Article entitled, Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative,…
  • Jul 27

    Top 5 Things to Remember If You’re the Executor

    Top 5 Things to Remember If You’re the Executor
    When a loved one passes away, there is no convenient checklist of duties provided to the bereaved detailing all the responsibilities that must be checked off the list. This is especially true for an executor of an estate. Fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
Rank this Week: 47

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 27

    Recommended "Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?"

    Recommended "Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?"
    I just bought Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law? , which was edited by friend Bob Cochran. Here's the basic blurb: In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 25

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision
    An earlier post touched on the validity of mandatory arbitration clauses in corporate bylaws or articles of incorporation, noting Ann Lipton's skepticism about them. It turns out that Kevin LaCroix... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 25

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?
    Reuters reported last week that President Trump plans to renominate Hester Pierce to be an SEC Commissioner. That would leave one seat open, which by law would have to go to a Democrat. President... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 53

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 27

    What You See Is What You Get: Revisions to Our Paper on Estimating Vulnerability Rediscovery

    What You See Is What You Get: Revisions to Our Paper on Estimating Vulnerability Rediscovery
    We recently published a paper on the rediscovery of software vulnerabilities. This was the final version of a paper that had been in the works since September, peer-reviewed by the WEIS community during the winter, and then circulated for…
  • Jul 27

    Google Takes the Global Delisting Debate to a U.S. Court

    Google Takes the Global Delisting Debate to a U.S. Court
    Google filed a complaint this week in the Northern District of California to challenge a Canadian Supreme Court ruling that requires Google to delist—that is, remove from its search results—links to certain offending pages. …
  • Jul 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford announced that the military will not put into practice President Trump’s ban on transgender servicemembers until it receives implementation guidance from the Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 56

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 27

    Ferzan on Defense and Desert

    Ferzan on Defense and Desert
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia, School of Law) has posted Defense and Desert: When Reasons Don't Share (San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many retributivists maintain that when a defendant…
  • Jul 27

    Dubber on Legal History

    Dubber on Legal History
    Markus D. Dubber (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Legal History As Legal Scholarship: Doctrinalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Critical Analysis of Law (Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jul 26

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"
    Richard Re has this post at PrawfsBlawg. In part: Supreme Court precedent is not entirely clear on how non-constitutional privacy protections should inform the scope of Fourth Amendment rights, and commentators have debated the issue. Under…
Rank this Week: 52

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 27

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 67, Number 3 (Summer 2017)

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 67, Number 3 (Summer 2017)
    University of Toronto Law Journal- Volume 67, Number 3 (Summer 2017) ARTICLES Deliberative freedoms and the asymmetric features of anti-discrimination law Colin Campbell, Dale Smith A right to deliberative freedom: Reply to Campbell and…
  • Jul 27

    An Interpretive Fable

    An Interpretive Fable
    I came across this story in an Indian children’s book.  Hope you enjoy its take on interpretation. Five men set off in a ox cart to sell produce from their garden and to buy provisions at the local market. They were Guruji the…
  • Jul 23

    A Presidential Indictment

    A Presidential Indictment
    Perhaps I’m missing something in the discussion of this issue, but to my mind the question of whether a president can be indicted is simple–the President can only be indicted by a federal prosecutor if he consents to the…
Rank this Week: 58

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 27

    Thomas Haskell (1928-2017)

    Thomas Haskell (1928-2017)
    I'm a little behind the times on this, but I wanted to talk about Thomas Haskell's passing. He spent most of his career as a professor at Rice University and was a fabulous scholar. Haskell's debate with David Davis and...
  • Jul 27

    UVA Symposium on Slavery and the University

    UVA Symposium on Slavery and the University
    I'm delighted to link to the registration information for the symposium on Slavery and the University, which will be at UVA this October 18-21. I will be on a panel about the University of Georgia and will be speaking about...
  • Jul 26

    Law Review vs. Peer Review

    Law Review vs. Peer Review
    I have a new essay up on the University of Illinois Online titled "Law Review vs. Peer Review: A Qualified Defense of Student Editors. It begins with a description of the familiar complaints about law reviews, and then discusses the...
Rank this Week: 57

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: 61

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 73

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 27

    Reviewing data and lessons of recent Urban Institute report on rising prison time

    Reviewing data and lessons of recent Urban Institute report on rising prison time
    German Lopez has this new Vox piece that effectively reviews the data and lessons on the recent Urban Institute big new project on long prison terms titled, "A Matter of Time: The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in...
  • Jul 27

    Helpful summary of USSC's recent overview of mandatory minimums in federal system

    Helpful summary of USSC's recent overview of mandatory minimums in federal system
    As reported in this prior post, the US Sentencing Commission earlier this month released a lengthy new publication titled "An Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System" reviewing the use of…
  • Jul 27

    Some notable coverage of felon disenfranchisement via Take Care blog

    Some notable coverage of felon disenfranchisement via Take Care blog
    The Take Care blog continues to be a must-read for anyone eager to get a range of law professor perspectives on a range of legal issues related to activities by the Trump Administration and other topics of the era. And,...
Rank this Week: 83

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 27

    Trump’s attacks stun Republican senators | TheHill

    Trump’s attacks stun Republican senators | TheHill
    President Trump’s management style isn’t making him many friends in Congress. Trump’s habit of bullying his allies has sown seeds of doubt about whether any political sacrifice by a GOP lawmaker will be rewarded — or…
  • Jul 27

    Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl

    Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. via www.reuters.com Those…
  • Jul 27

    Apple supplier Foxconn says it will build big Wisconsin factory - Jul. 26, 2017

    Apple supplier Foxconn says it will build big Wisconsin factory - Jul. 26, 2017
    The firm will invest $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a new manufacturing plant that produces LCD panels. The project will create 13,000 new jobs and should be completed by 2020, according to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. via money.cnn.com…
Rank this Week: 77

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    The Associated Press Discusses Why Twitter Won't Close Down Trump's Account

    The Associated Press Discusses Why Twitter Won't Close Down Trump's Account
    Barbara Ortutay discusses why it's unlikely that the microblogging platform Twitter would close down Donald Trump's account, even though he frequently tweets offensive or questionable content. For one thing, she notes that his tweets draw a…
  • Jul 26

    Denison, Wedeking, and Zilis on Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court @universityofky

    Denison, Wedeking, and Zilis on Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court @universityofky
    ICYMI: Alex Denison, Justin Wedeking, and Michael Zilis, all of the Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky, have published Negative Media Coverage of the Supreme Court: The Interactive Role of Opinion Language, Coalition…
  • Jul 26

    Turkish Journalists Go On Trial For Assisting Terrorism

    Turkish Journalists Go On Trial For Assisting Terrorism
    From the BBC: Seventeen journalists are on trial in Turkey, accused of aiding terrorists. They were arrested last year in the wake of the attempted coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The seventeen work for opposition…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
Rank this Week: 85

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
Rank this Week: 94

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 26

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is inviting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible…
  • Jul 26

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700…
  • Jul 22

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I opened Facebook just now to find the following post from my brilliant student at SOAS, Tamara Tamimi, whose MA dissertation — written under my supervision — received the law school’s…
Rank this Week: 105

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin
    Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017 O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal…
  • Jun 29

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback
    Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017 Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California…
  • Jun 29

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017 Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Jul 22

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law
    I received the following conference announcement: Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law Presented by the University of Chicago Law Review and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics April 27-28, 2018 We are pleased to…
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal
    As readers are aware, there has been a great deal of speculation concerning legal careers in the post-recession period. To fill a gap in the empirical literature, Gabriele Plickert (Sociology-Cal Poly Pomona) and I have been working on a…
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading…
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Ontario AODA Compliance and Enforcement 2016 Report

    Ontario AODA Compliance and Enforcement 2016 Report
    On June 21, 2017, the Ontario Accessibility Directorate tabled the accessibility compliance and enforcement report for 2016. The report outlines the Directorate’s activities in 2016 to oversee compliance with the Accessibility for…
  • Jul 27

    Can You Trust Your Expert Witnesses With Confidential Data?

    Can You Trust Your Expert Witnesses With Confidential Data?
    Not always. There was a recent case in which confidential data was not, to put it mildly, well handled. The corporate defendant, a mortgage servicer, was accused of violating a consumer’s privacy rights based on the manner in which it…
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly

    Transport Canada Publishes Draft Drone Rules – Still Not Hobbyist Friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules. A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment. They propose a complex set of rules that vary…
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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
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 27

    Federal Judge Finds First Amendment Violation by Politician Blocking Constituent on Facebook

    Federal Judge Finds First Amendment Violation by Politician Blocking Constituent on Facebook
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a well reasoned opinion in Davison v. Loudon County Board of Supervisors, United States District Judge James Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia found that…
  • Jul 25

    Court Rejects Move to Halt Election Integrity Commission's Collection of Voter Information

    Court Rejects Move to Halt Election Integrity Commission's Collection of Voter Information
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (D.D.C.) yesterday denied a motion by the Electronic Privacy Information Center for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to stop the Presidential…
  • Jul 21

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?
    Given recent reporting that raises the specter of a Presidential self-pardon, a few sources are worth considering. First, there is the Constitutional text itself, which is not surprisingly inconclusive on this issue. Article II §2 begins by…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    DOJ to En Banc 2nd Circuit: Sexual Orientation NOT protected by Title VII

    DOJ to En Banc 2nd Circuit: Sexual Orientation NOT protected by Title VII
    We recently blogged here about the Second Circuit's recent decision to take en banc the issue of whether or not sexual orientation discrimination is protected by Title VII. The Second Circuit case, Zarda v. Altitude Express, will re-consider…
  • Jul 25

    CALL FOR PAPERS: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    CALL FOR PAPERS: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is inviting submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego,…
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 27

    Time and Marriage

    Time and Marriage
    From Refinery29: Modern couples are rewriting the rulebook when it comes to weddings and marriage. We're spending less on more unique and interesting engagement rings and waiting until later in our lives than previous generations to tie the…
  • Jul 26

    Israel and Alimony

    Israel and Alimony
    From The Jerusalem Post: The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that divorced mothers of children aged six to 15 will have to share equally the financial burden of child support with the fathers if their salaries are equal or the...
  • Jul 25

    ACLU Sues AK to Block Abortion Law

    ACLU Sues AK to Block Abortion Law
    From CNN News: (CNN) Arkansas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and a new one set to go into effect at the end of the month has drawn the ire of the ACLU. The American...
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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 27

    Business Judgments And Privilege Waiver

    Business Judgments And Privilege Waiver
    The Nevada Supreme Court considered the interrelationship between the business judgment rule and assertions of attorney-client privilege In these related original petitions for extraordinary writ relief arising from the same underlying…
  • Jul 27

    Lis Not Penden

    Lis Not Penden
    The Ohio Supreme Court publicly reprimanded an attorney for an advertising violation According to the parties’ stipulations, Williamson sent a letter to David Chopcinski in Lorain, Ohio, informing him that (1) a notice of lis pendens had…
  • Jul 27

    Noisy Withdrawal

    Noisy Withdrawal
    The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed a stayed one-year suspension of an attorney who had violated the duty of confidentiality in a motion to withdraw In 2008, Heben briefly represented Jennifer Cecchini during the initial stages of her divorce…
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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
  • Jul 25

    Guest Blogger Vasujith Ram on Taxes on Sanitary Napkins in India

    Guest Blogger Vasujith Ram on Taxes on Sanitary Napkins in India
    The Constitution of India was recently amended to introduce the ‘Goods and Services Tax’ (GST). The GST subsumes almost all the existing indirect taxes in India (such as Excise Duty and Service Tax, levied and collected by the…
  • Jul 22

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition

    White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence, 4th Edition
    Please see the fourth edition of the White Paper on Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence at the link below, including the first 110 signatures from law professors across the country.  We will continue to accept…
  • Jul 17

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender
    Constitutions and Gender, a new book edited by Helen Irving (University of Sydney) has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Here is the publisher’s description: The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 19

    Call for Submissions for the ASIL Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

    Call for Submissions for the ASIL Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) Midwest Interest Group is hosting its fourth annual research forum at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on September 15-16, 2017. The goal is to create a friendly, open…
  • Jul 11

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • Jul 10

    Save the Date: The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher

    Save the Date: The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher
    The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers will hold its annual conference on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the University of Connecticut School of Law, in Hartford. (mew)
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
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