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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

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: 24

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/
  • Jan 26

    Kramer on Moral Realism & Shakespearean Tragedie

    Kramer on Moral Realism & Shakespearean Tragedie
    Matthew H. Kramer (Churchill College, Cambridge University) has posted Shakespeare, Moral Judgments, and Moral Realism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the many areas of scholarship that can be enriched through an engagement with…
  • Jan 26

    Sadurski on Supranational Public Reason

    Sadurski on Supranational Public Reason
    Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Supranational Public Reason: Part One - A Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The usual response to the dilemma raised by the evident absence of democratic legitimacy…
  • Jan 26

    Burbank on Taruffo on American Litigation

    Burbank on Taruffo on American Litigation
    Stephen B. Burbank (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Procedure and Pragmatism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, prepared as part of a festschrift for the Italian scholar, Michele Taruffo, I portray him as a…
Rank this Week: 36

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 26

    A Devastating Practice In Debt Collection

    A Devastating Practice In Debt Collection
    When Lillian Palermo became incapacitated at age 80, her husband and power of attorney regularly rolls his wife’s wheelchair at a nursing home in Manhattan. Yet last summer, after Mr. Palermo disputed nursing home bills that doubled Mrs.…
  • Jan 26

    The American Sniper's Legal Quandary

    The American Sniper's Legal Quandary
    The movie “American Sniper,” based on the life of ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has grossed more than $130 million in domestic ticket sales. Yet, the SWAT team training business that Mr. Kyle founded after leaving the military is preparing…
  • Jan 26

    Why Social Security Won't Cover Retirement

    Why Social Security Won't Cover Retirement
    One of the most financially disastrous mistakes you can make is to assume that Social Security will cover your retirement. This is particularly dangerous because if you do not realize that mistake early on, it may be too late. While...
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 26

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
    The United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, an independent quasi-judicial agency in the U.S. government that determines the validity and monetary value of claims of U.S. nationals for losses caused by foreign governments, is…
  • Jan 26

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
    The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is now accepting applications. E.MA is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41…
  • Jan 26

    Increased prospects for Transitional Justice after the political transition in Sri Lanka?

    Increased prospects for Transitional Justice after the political transition in Sri Lanka?
    Since the end of the Sri Lankan armed conflict in which the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were destroyed by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, Sri Lanka was the archetype of a hard case for Transitional Justice. The Sri Lankan…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Remands Native American Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Supreme Court Remands Native American Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In the wake of its decision on allowing prisoners to wear beards for religious reasons, the U.S. Supreme Court today sent a prisoner religious free exercise case back to the 11th Circuit for reconsideration.  In Knight v.…
  • Jan 26

    British Court Says Male Circumcision Cannot Be Equated With Female Genital Mutilation

    British Court Says Male Circumcision Cannot Be Equated With Female Genital Mutilation
    A decision by a Family Court judge in Britain earlier this month tackled directly the argument that male circumcision should be equated with female genital mutilation and be banned just as female genital mutilation is.  In Matter of B…
  • Jan 26

    Israeli Court Orders City To Remove Signs Telling Women To Dress Modestly

    Israeli Court Orders City To Remove Signs Telling Women To Dress Modestly
    In Israel yesterday, the Magistrate's Court in the city of Beit Shemesh ordered the  municipality to remove signs that had been put up by haredi (ultra-Orthodox) synagogues and organizations instructing women to dress modestly in…
Rank this Week: 41

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    NY Times: Middle Class Continues to Shrink Under President Obama

    NY Times: Middle Class Continues to Shrink Under President Obama
    New York Times, Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up: The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for…
  • Jan 26

    Amazon Offers Self-Publishing For Faculty Book

    Amazon Offers Self-Publishing For Faculty Book
    Last Thursday, Amazon launched KDP EDU for academics to self-publish books through the Kindle Direct Publishing program: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and…
  • Jan 26

    How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxe

    How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxe
    Bloomberg, How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxes, by Jesse Drucker: Yahoo! on Tuesday is expected to reveal something most companies usually try to keep secret: how it plans to avoid a multibillion-dollar tax bill.…
Rank this Week: 43

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 20

    The cyberattack on Sony Pictures made employees collateral damage

    The cyberattack on Sony Pictures made employees collateral damage
    Christopher Hoofnagle quoted in The Washington Post, December 3, 2014 “This attack looks more like a crime meant to harm the victim than to extract some economic benefit, which makes it very different from the card breaches and the…
  • Jan 20

    Former Afghan translator living in Bay Area finally reunited with family

    Former Afghan translator living in Bay Area finally reunited with family
    Kate Jastram cited in San Jose Mercury News, December 4, 2014 The family now can stay in the country for one year as they apply for asylum. Kate Jastram, a UC Berkeley law professor and refugee law expert, will act as the supervising attorney…
  • Jan 20

    At center of immigration suit, a clause with a funny name

    At center of immigration suit, a clause with a funny name
    John Yoo and Robert J. Delahunty article cited in The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2014 “If the President may constitutionally permit 15% of the Nation’s illegal immigrant population to remain in the United States without fear…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 47

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jan 26

    Nursing Homes as Guardians of Their Debtor Patient

    Nursing Homes as Guardians of Their Debtor Patient
    If you saw today's New York Times article on New York nursing homes seeking guardianship over residents in order to collect outstanding debt, under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, you may also have questions. Section 81.19 of the Mental…
  • Jan 26

    Game theory post 5 of N: the joy and madness of repeated game

    Game theory post 5 of N: the joy and madness of repeated game
    One thing about strategic interactions is that humans tend to repeat them. For example, participants in a market may engage in trades over and over, neighbors may make the same decisions with respect to borders, common resources, etc. over…
  • Jan 26

    Epilogue: Moral Panics and Body Camera

    Epilogue: Moral Panics and Body Camera
    Almost immediately after my essay on body cameras was published in Wash. U. L. Rev. Commentaries in November, stuff blew up--the Michael Brown non-indictment, the Ferguson and national protests, the Eric Garner non-indictment, and the…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 51

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2015, no. 1) is out. This is a special issue on "The Pacific Rim and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Risks of the Pacific Century." The table of contents is here.
  • Jan 26

    Ruggie: Life in the Global Public Domain

    Ruggie: Life in the Global Public Domain
    John Gerard Ruggie (Harvard Univ. - Kennedy School of Government) has posted Life in the Global Public Domain: Response to Commentaries on the UN Guiding Principles and the Proposed Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Here's the…
  • Jan 26

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 3, December 2014) is out. Contents include:Giesela Rühl, The Protection of Weaker Parties in the Private International Law of the European Union: A Portrait of…
Rank this Week: 56

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 26

    Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Friday, in SF with George Takei

    Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Friday, in SF with George Takei
    Friday is Fred Korematsu Day to honor the life of the man who challenged the U.S. government's internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Korematsu, a U.S. citizen born to immigrant parents, was just 23 when he refused to subject…
  • Jan 26

    Sherifff Joe Makes it BIG: 120-foot electronic Super Bowl billboard in Times Square

    Sherifff Joe Makes it BIG: 120-foot electronic Super Bowl billboard in Times Square
    Photo Courtesy of Phoenix Business Journal Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, often featured on this blog for his immigration shenanigans, is featured in an electronic billboard overlooking Times Square in New York City welcoming…
  • Jan 26

    'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'

    'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'
    Today from The Guardian - a powerful story about migrant children in detention. It opens: Imagine being taken into a room. It is cold – very, very cold – and you shiver under the single layer of clothes that is...
Rank this Week: 68

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 26

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 26

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client
    Debate about lawyers’ incivility – whether it’s on the increase, whether it’s worthy of concern, how it should be handled – is an ongoing one. The subject continues to be discussed, and we can expect to hear more…
  • Jan 26

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student
    Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II are teaching a new course on machine learning this semester at the Michigan State University College of Law. The course is called ‘Legal Analytics‘ and Katz has shared an introduction…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
  • Jan 9

    Bill like a banker

    Bill like a banker
    Don't like the billable hour? Then bill like a banker. AmLawDaily has been poking around the CVR docket and they pulled a copy of Wachtell's fee letter. The American Lawyer has obtained what appears to be a standard fee agreement...
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • Jan 26

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional
    There have been some thoughtful posts recently (by Michael Ramsey and David Bernstein) arguing that PM Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to a Joint Session of Congress without presidential approval violates the Executive Branch’s…
  • Jan 23

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15
    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank are the editors of an excellent publication, Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014).  Included are a valuable chapter on the origins of the discipline by the three…
  • Jan 22

    A Word Missing From the Constitution

    A Word Missing From the Constitution
    The answer is “Governor.”  The Constitution never refers to the Governor of a State.  The phrases used instead are “executive authority” or “executive officer.”  I’m not sure why.…
Rank this Week: 82

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    AJLH 55:1 (January 2015)

    AJLH 55:1 (January 2015)
    Here is the TOC for the American Journal of Legal History 55:1 (January 2015).  This is a special issue, “Essays in Honor of Lawrence J. Reilly on the Occasion of His Retirement as Editor of the American Journal of Legal…
  • Jan 26

    A New Exhibit on English Prison Reformers at HLS

    A New Exhibit on English Prison Reformers at HLS
    Via H-Law, we have news of a new exhibit at the Harvard Law School Library, “Where Mis’ry Moans”: Four Prison Reformers in 18th & 19th Century England.  From its website, we learn that it focuses onElizabeth Fry…
  • Jan 25

    Essays on Fascism and Criminal Law

    Essays on Fascism and Criminal Law
    New from Hart Publishing is the collection of essays, Fascism and Criminal Law: History, Theory, Continuity, edited by Stephen Skinner, University of Exeter. Fascism was one of the twentieth century’s principal political forces, and one…
Rank this Week: 85

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
  • Jan 26

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse
    Ryan Whalen maps the law prof Twitterverse.  My eccentricity turns out to be 4.0.  I’m not sure what that means, but based on the name, I probably would have guessed higher.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jan 26

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron
    Loyal readers are familiar with my (if not necessarily appreciative of) obsession with the Horton principle (which, by the way, is getting another rub at the courts in the Second Circuit). Those similarly afflicted (or maybe just interested…
  • Jan 25

    Parental Leave Around the World

    Parental Leave Around the World
    There is a wonderful chart and article over at the Huffington Post that takes a comparative look at parental leave. Many of us examine this issue when we cover the FMLA, or teach an international employment law class. The chart...
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 127

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Dec 10

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

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

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 132

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 138

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 26

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to make his first appearance at the…
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
  • Jan 25

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller
    by Nimrod Karin by Nimrod Karin [Nimrod Karin is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. From 2006 to 2012 he served as a legal adviser to the Israel Defense Forces at the International Law Department of the Military…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Jan 26

    A Reply to Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala

    A Reply to Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala
    Both Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala have penned responses to my post of last week complaining of the quality of the “Close Guantanamo” debate. I will react very briefly to each. I am, I confess, not sure how to…
  • Jan 26

    Two Pieces of Spy New

    Two Pieces of Spy New
    (Another) Russian Spy Ring Busted in New York City Earlier today, the Department of Justice announced charges against a New York-based Russian spy ring. Although three defendants have been charged, only one, Evgeny Buryakov, aka…
  • Jan 26

    What the Detention Policy Debate Really Is About

    What the Detention Policy Debate Really Is About
    Ben bemoans the state our nation’s current debate over Guantanamo as “terrible,” observing that “the arguments about Guantanamo are nearly all wrong, disingenuous, irrelevant, or just plain dumb.” …
Rank this Week: 164

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 26

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat
    New York Housing Court sounds like a disaster: Two weeks ago, a city housing inspector visited an apartment on the fourth floor of 940 Prospect Place in Brooklyn and issued a violation to the landlord for inadequate heat. The visit...
  • Jan 26

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This is chapter 8 from my forthcoming book, "Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use…
  • Jan 23

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16
    As a result of some sudden retirements, Valparaiso is seeking two property profs to start teaching in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school's advertisements are reproduced below: FULL TIME TENURE TRACK – 2015-16 Academic Year VALPARAISO…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Jan 26

    In Memory of Meowth (1998-2015): Choice of Entity for Veterinary Medical Practice

    In Memory of Meowth (1998-2015): Choice of Entity for Veterinary Medical Practice
    As some of you know, my beloved cat, Meowth (yes, named after the Pokemon character) has been battling squamous cell carcinoma. Today, he went on to the everlasting life beyond this Earth. This post is dedicated to his memory. Here...
  • Jan 26

    Law Review Submission Season - Spring 2015

    Law Review Submission Season - Spring 2015
    PrawfsBlawg has posted its Submission Angsting thread, which prompted me to write this post to ask our readers (including my co-bloggers) two questions: In your opinion, what is the ideal date to submit a spring law review article? When…
  • Jan 26

    Four Lessons I Learned Teaching an Online Law Cla

    Four Lessons I Learned Teaching an Online Law Cla
    For the last three years, I have been teaching my Accounting for Lawyers course as a distance education course. It’s only available to students at my law school, but everything except the final exam is online; there are no in-person...
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Jan 26

    Gruber on Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground

    Gruber on Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Race to Incarcerate: Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground (University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 961, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Stand-your-ground…
  • Jan 26

    Ayres & Nalebuff on Bayes' Rule and DNA Evidence

    Ayres & Nalebuff on Bayes' Rule and DNA Evidence
    Ian Ayres and Barry J. Nalebuff (Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale University - Yale School of Management) have posted The Rule of Probabilities: A Practical Approach for Applying Bayes' Rule to the Analysis of DNA Evidence…
  • Jan 26

    Lucan on Incorporating Underfunded Norms into Ineffectiveness Doctrine

    Lucan on Incorporating Underfunded Norms into Ineffectiveness Doctrine
    Lauren Sudeall Lucas (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Lawyering to the Lowest Common Denominator: Strickland's Potential for Incorporating Underfunded Norms into Legal Doctrine (5 Faulkner Law Review 199 (2014)) on SSRN.…
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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 26

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency
    Many of us have become more forceful in recent years in urging prospective and current students to give serious thought both before and during law school to the use to which they intend to put their law degrees. I regularly...
  • Jan 26

    New ALI Member

    New ALI Member
    Today the ALI announced the election of 26 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California R. Anthony Reese, Irvine – Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law Molly S. Van Houweling, Berkeley –…
  • Jan 26

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost
    Mike Simkovic has a new paper up on ssrn, "Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Costs." Cribbing now from the abstract: High pre-tax rates of return to post-secondary education suggest underinvestment in higher…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
  • Jan 22

    6 Facts About Abortion

    6 Facts About Abortion
    Vox: 6 very basic facts about abortion in America, by Sarah Kliff: Forty-two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to abortion. Ever since, America has debated and…
Rank this Week: 183

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 184

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    In Re Hokulani Square (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)

    In Re Hokulani Square (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes the Ninth Circuit is required to answer seemingly esoteric questions.  Like:What is "money"?Clearly, money is money.  But what about things like money?  Or in lieu thereof?This matters here because trustees of…
  • Jan 26

    Cortez v. Skol (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)

    Cortez v. Skol (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)
    Judge Friedland seems right here.  When prison policy says not to walk three hostile, half-chained, high-security inmates by yourself through "no man's land" where there are no cameras and no backup, a jury might find that it's indeed…
  • Jan 22

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)
    It's not just teenagers whose parents neglect and/or abandon them who turn to serious crime:Wilson was born on September 7, 1977. He lived with his parents and two younger siblings in Inglewood, and then later in south central Los…
Rank this Week: 199

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    Media Self-Regulation and Media Freedom

    Media Self-Regulation and Media Freedom
    Adeline Hulin, European University Research Centre, has published Statutory Media Self-Regulation: Beneficial or Detrimental for Media Freedom? as Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/127. Here is the…
  • Jan 26

    Communitarian Free Speech Theories and the First Amendment

    Communitarian Free Speech Theories and the First Amendment
    Martin Redish, Northwestern University Law School, is publishing Fear, Loathing, and the First Amendment: Optimistic Skepticism and the Theory of Free Expression in the Ohio State Law Journal (forthcoming). This article is Northwestern Public…
  • Jan 24

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo
    The Economist discusses whether crackdowns on freedom of speech and freedom of the press around the world are likely, or already happening, after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Jan 26

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity
    I blogged before about the privacy lawsuit against Viacom and Google over the disclosure of the viewing habits of minors. The court previously rejected the claims on the basis that the disclosure of user attributes (such as demographic…
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
Rank this Week: 207

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: 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
Rank this Week: 203

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 26

    100 Years of National Geographic Map

    100 Years of National Geographic Map
    The coordinates of the office of The Geographer of the National Geographic Society are 38° 54' 18" N, 77° 2' 12" W. You might say that Juan José Valdés, who currently holds that title, knows exactly where he stands.…
  • Jan 26

    Why I breastfed my son until he was 3 - The Washington Post

    Why I breastfed my son until he was 3 - The Washington Post
    When I first found out I was pregnant, I was ambivalent about breastfeeding. via www.washingtonpost.com But I was a freak.
  • Jan 26

    WASHINGTON: Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says | Economy | McClatchy DC

    WASHINGTON: Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says | Economy | McClatchy DC
    WASHINGTON — The federal debt is set to explode over the next decade even as the budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. via www.mcclatchydc.com
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Jan 26

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost
    In a major investigative report, The New York Times describes findings that nursing homes in counties throughout the state of New York are agressively seeking appointment of non-family members as guardians for residents of their facilities.…
  • Jan 26

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment
    National Senior Citizens Law Center, an important advocate for low income seniors in the U.S. since its inception in 1972, has announced a new identity, "Justice in Aging." But, don't worry, this change represents a deepening of…
  • Jan 25

    Proposed Regs from the VA

    Proposed Regs from the VA
    The Federal Register on January 23, 2015 included a proposed rule from the VA on Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary This proposed rulemaking would amend…
Rank this Week: 250

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 273

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
  • Jan 14

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record
    During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Jan 26

    A petition in support of funding for American-German student exchange

    A petition in support of funding for American-German student exchange
    It's a great program, please consider signing!
  • Jan 26

    "Discrimination and Disadvantage"

    "Discrimination and Disadvantage"
    Thomas Nadelhoffer (Charleston) sends along word of a new blog, Discrimination and Disadvantage. He writes: In recent years, philosophers have increasingly reflected on how various kinds of privilege and advantage are at work in the…
  • Jan 26

    Most important Anglophone philosophers, 1945-2000

    Most important Anglophone philosophers, 1945-2000
    A new poll for your amusement. I've limited the list of choices mostly to philosophers who did most of their work during this period and who are no longer alive, plus some distinguished philosophres who are alive and now in...
Rank this Week: 301

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle
    A group of retirees had worked for the Pleasant Point Polyester Plant. They retired before Petitioner M&G Polymers (M&G) acquired the plant in 2000. At the time of that acquisition, M&G entered into a collective bargaining…
  • Jan 26

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law
    Call for Papers Obligations VIII: Revolutions in Private Law The Eighth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations will be held at the University of Cambridge from 19-22 July 2016, co-hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law…
  • Jan 25

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!
    Earlier this month, the Contracts sections hosted a program on Contracts, Technology and Legal Gaps. We had an excellent line-up of expert panelists: Eric Goldman (Santa Clara), Woodrow Hartzog (Samford), Corynne McSherry (Electronic Frontier…
Rank this Week: 284