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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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.

    Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.
    That's "Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946)... an American rock and pop singer... best known for her million selling 1959 song 'Pink Shoe Laces,' which made her a star when she was only 13 years old."Here's the…
  • Aug 29

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.

    The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.
    What was so unsettling about President Obama in a light-colored suit?Do we think of the comic-book villain?That's Lex Luthor as President. It's pretty awful!Beyond the comic-book realm, where villains are villains and heroes are heroes, we…
  • Aug 29

    Big and little.

    Big and little.
    More of Mike and Ike at The Puparazzo.
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on the History of Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs...
  • Aug 29

    Klerman on the Economics of Legal History

    Klerman on the Economics of Legal History
    Daniel M. Klerman (USC Gould School of Law) has posted Economics of Legal History (Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, ed. Francesco Parisi, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay surveys economic analyses of legal history. In…
  • Aug 29

    Alford on Human Rights Litigation After Kiobel

    Alford on Human Rights Litigation After Kiobel
    Roger Paul Alford (Notre Dame Law School) has posted The Future of Human Rights Litigation after Kiobel (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 1749, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: With the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v....
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand

    Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Allan Shampine, Compass Lexecon are Identifying Benchmarks for Applying Non-Discrimination in Frand. ABSTRACT: Standard…
  • Aug 29

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison

    The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison
    Maurizio Naldi, University of Rome II and Marta Flamini, Universita Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) provide The CR4 Index and the Interval Estimation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index: An Empirical Comparison. ABSTRACT: Concentration…
  • Aug 29

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly

    Posted Prices and Bargaining: The Case of Monopoly
    Stephen P. King, Monash University - Department of Economics; Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR); Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia (ERA) and Demitra Patras, Monash University - Department of Economics…
Rank this Week: 15

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 1, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:A Century after Sarajevo: Reflections on World War I Ja Ian Chong & Todd H. Hall, The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today: Missing the…
  • Aug 29

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System

    Anderson, Reisner, & Waxman: Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon System
    Kenneth Anderson (American Univ. - Law), Daniel Reisner (Israel Defense Forces), & Matthew C. Waxman (Columbia Univ. - Law) have posted Adapting the Law of Armed Conflict to Autonomous Weapon Systems (International Law Studies,…
  • Aug 29

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy

    Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy
    Øystein Jensen (Fridtjof Nansen Institute) has published The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Here's the abstract:As the world’s coastal states go about dividing up the…
Rank this Week: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Former US Attorney Takes Plea in Tax-Return Case, Agrees to Pay $290K Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Tax Court: Frequent Flier Miles Are Income Detroit Free Press, 10 Things to Know About Corporate Inversions Forbes, Manny…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Bradley T. Borden (Brooklyn), Navigating State-Law Formalities and Tax-Law Forms of Partnership and LLC Reorganizations, 16 Bus, Ent, 4 (2014) Rachelle Holmes Perkins (George Mason), Deconstructing the Rules of Corporate Tax, 25 Akron Tax J.…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Ray Brescia (Albany), As School Year Begins, Thinking Outside the Tort Shailini George (Suffolk), The Cure for the Distracted Mind: Why Law Schools Should Teach Mindfulness Carmen Gonzalez (Seattle), Women of Color in Legal Education:…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School

    Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public School
    Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the plaques, featuring two crosses, read: "Dedicated in the Year of…
  • Aug 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Smart v. Aramark Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113266 (D NJ, Aug. 15, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court reaffirmed its prior holding that an inmate, who variously claimed his relgion as Muslim or Jewish, did not have his…
  • Aug 29

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group

    Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Group
    In Bolivia last month, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia filed a Petition of Unconsitutionality with the country's Constitutional Tribunal challenging new provisions regulating churches. The Protestant group is challenging…
Rank this Week: 26

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference

    FCC Asks For Comments on Recommendations In Preparations For Next Year's World Radiocommunications Conference
    The FCC has released and is seeking comment on recommendations approved by the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference. The Conference will take place in Geneva from November 2 to the 27th, 2015.
  • Aug 28

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home

    US Reporter Released This Week Arrives Back Home
    Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. journalist held for nearly two years by an extremist group in Syria and released a few days ago, has now returned to the United States. The group holding him, the al-Nusra Front, apparently negotiated with...
  • Aug 28

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program

    The 2014/2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Program
    News from the University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme Greetings from Oxford. We are delighted to announce the 2014-15 mooting calendar for the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. We do hope that…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day is Today

    Election Day is Today
    There’s an election in Miami-Dade today. In case you care about my views on the top of the ballot here they are. I find, though, that people are usually more interested in my comments on the judicial elections. My Miami-Dade ……
Rank this Week: 34

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution

    Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution
    Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School; Michael Douma, James Madison University; Hans Lind, Yale University; and Brian Patrick Quinn have posted Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution: Before its ratification, the United…
  • Aug 29

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution

    Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecution
    Kevin C. Walsh, University of Richmond School of Law, has posted In the Beginning There Was None: Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions.  Here is the abstract:It seems so obvious that the Supreme Court needs to have…
  • Aug 28

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"

    Katz's "Women in the Mosque"
    New from Columbia University Press is Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice by Marion Holmes Katz, a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University:Juxtaposing Muslim scholars’…
Rank this Week: 35

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 29

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk
    Now, if shoes could tell where they’ve been When you say you’ve been visiting a friend Ain’t you glad? Hey hey hey, ain’t you glad? But ain’t you glad, glad that shoes don’t talk? Ry Cooder, “If…
  • Aug 29

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider
    Just as the business of law is at the start of a revolution, the platforms supporting firms, Practice Management Systems (PMS), are facing similar challenges. There are the traditional PMS brands that have been around for decades, and others…
  • Aug 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
  • Aug 28

    Learning Outcomes Are Coming, Learning Outcomes Are Coming--What They Are and How to Draft Them

    Learning Outcomes Are Coming, Learning Outcomes Are Coming--What They Are and How to Draft Them
    [From our guest Jennifer Bard] My last correspondence with Dan was in May when he asked if I would do another month as a guest in the fall, I said “yes” and “Thank you” and we agreed to September. Although I didn’t yet know him as…
Rank this Week: 43

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 29

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL

    Brokerage Windows Questioned By DOL
    A brokerage window, also known as a self-directed brokerage account, allows you to invest in almost anything in your 401(k) retirement account. While this may seem obvious, the Department of Labor is questioning whether it is helpful or…
  • Aug 29

    Retirement Made Easy By 'Unretirement'

    Retirement Made Easy By 'Unretirement'
    In his new book entitled, Unretirement, Chris Farrell asserts that developing skills can help you earn income past traditional retirement age offers a better return on investment than any other financial instrument. Farrell defines…
  • Aug 29

    Pitfalls of Standardized Trust Form

    Pitfalls of Standardized Trust Form
    Filling out a standard form at a bank to create a revocable trust can save time and money, but can also cause unexpected problems down the line. An individual may believe that everything is in order and the trust is...
Rank this Week: 46

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Aug 28

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law
    The lectures delivered at the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on recognition of foreign judgments and cross-border enforcement have been collected in a book, recently published by Gieseking Verlag…
  • Aug 28

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute
      Today, Judge Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case filed by a class of South Africans against Ford Motor Company and IBM (see here SDNY SAAL.  Those companies had…
  • Aug 27

    Invitation to Tender: Study on the Law Applicable to Companie

    Invitation to Tender: Study on the Law Applicable to Companie
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to a study on the law applicable to companies with the aim of a possible harmonization of conflict of laws rules on the matter. Deadline for submissions is 30 September…
Rank this Week: 51

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 29

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?

    BuzzFeed: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview?
    Professor Liz Keyes of the University of Baltimore brought to my attention this terrific BuzzFeed Quiz: Could You and Your Partner Pass A U.S. Immigration Marriage Interview? I had my Immigration Law students take the quiz with their…
  • Aug 29

    Op/Ed on the DOJ Recusal of Immigration Court Judge Tabaddor

    Op/Ed on the DOJ Recusal of Immigration Court Judge Tabaddor
    ImmigrationProf previously reported on a lawsuit against the Department of Justice brought by Immigration Court Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and current adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 29

    Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Area

    Foreign Students Contribute Billions to Metro Area
    Immigration Impact reports on a new study about the positive economic impacts of foreign students. International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 55

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/
  • Aug 27

    California Health Officials Quash Catholic Employers' Efforts to Deprive Employees of Abortion Coverage

    California Health Officials Quash Catholic Employers' Efforts to Deprive Employees of Abortion Coverage
    The Los Angeles Times: A women's rights victory as California nixes an attack on abortion coverage, by Michael Hiltzik: With minimal fanfare, California state officials have nixed an underhanded effort by two Catholic-affiliated universities…
  • Aug 27

    GOP Senate Candidates Reluctant to Weigh in on Latest Changes to ACA Contraception Rule

    GOP Senate Candidates Reluctant to Weigh in on Latest Changes to ACA Contraception Rule
    The Hill: GOP Senate candidates mum on birth control mandate change, by Elise Viebeck: Republican Senate candidates are staying silent on President Obama's latest changes to the birth control coverage mandate, even as the policy catches flak…
  • Aug 27

    States Use "Feticide" Laws to Punish Pregnant Women

    States Use "Feticide" Laws to Punish Pregnant Women
    The Daily Beast: Indiana 'Feticide' Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws, by Sally Kohn: An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide—and faces decades in jail—for aborting an unwanted fetus, the latest…
Rank this Week: 56

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
  • Aug 28

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie
    There is a new website: Today in Civil Liberties History, which has five or six events for each day. Each event includes learning materials: books, reports, web sites, Youtube videos, and more. It covers the full range of civil liberties…
  • Aug 28

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor
    We normally avoid partisan politics at CoOp, but I did want to note that today the New York Times endorsed my friend (and Columbia Law Professor) Tim Wu in his primary race for Lt. Governor of New York.
  • Aug 27

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case
    As difficult as it is to obtain review in the Supreme Court, sometimes a case comes along that makes it hard for the clerks and their bosses to ignore. Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar may be just such a case as the stars seem to be…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Aug 29

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence
    Carl E. Fisher , David L. Faigman and Paul S. Appelbaum (Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital , University of California Hastings College of the Law and Columbia University) have posted Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric…
  • Aug 29

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law
    Alex Steel (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) has posted Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law (Disciplines : the lenses of learning. Ed. Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood. Common Ground…
  • Aug 28

    "This is your federalism on drugs"

    "This is your federalism on drugs"
    Jonathan Adler has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to cut off Drug Enforcement Administration funding for raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where medical…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Aug 29

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee

    UNC Law School Dean Search Committee
    This week the UNC administration announced the members of the search committee for the new dean of Carolina Law. They are as follows: Michael R. Smith, Dean UNC School of Government, Chair. The alumni members are Richard Y. Stevens of...
  • Aug 29

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation

    Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation
    I want to announce the "Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop," which will be held at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV on October 9, 2014. Cribbing now from the call:…
  • Aug 29

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

    Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015
    From conference organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group,…
Rank this Week: 71

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 77

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception
    In a summary order yesterday, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal by EDNY Judge Dora Irizarry of an Alien Tort Statute suit against two former directors of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate alleged to have…
  • Aug 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    If there were any doubt as to who Russian President Putin is supporting in Ukraine, there sure isn’t now: today, Putin directly applauded pro-Russian separatist rebels there. Putin attributed the offensive to the rebels—and…
  • Aug 29

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary

    The Latest FISC Opinion: A Summary
    On February 19, 2013, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted an order for the production of certain tangible things, applied for by the FBI pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1861, and issued an opinion explaining its decision to grant…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
Rank this Week: 82

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 86

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 28

    Bella. Looking good.

    Bella. Looking good.
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  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    Tip of the day: law professors hate these things too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 28

    Initial reactions to Leo Strine's new article on Citizen's United and "conservative corporate theory"

    Initial reactions to Leo Strine's new article on Citizen's United and "conservative corporate theory"
    I'm reading Leo Strine and Nicholas Walter's new article, Conservative Collision Course?: The Tension between Conservative Corporate Law Theory and Citizens United (August 1, 2014). Harvard Law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Aug 28

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again
    The months long battle for control over Market Basket ended this morning with Arthur T. Demoulas, the ousted CEO who had the support of employees, buying the 50.5% of the company that his side of the family did not already...
  • Aug 27

    Rank and Filed

    Rank and Filed
    If you haven't already seen this, I highly recommend using Rank and Filed (rankandfiled.com) to access all your EDGAR documents. It's a free search engine and it's really quite good. I'm never going back to the SEC's EDGAR site again......
  • Aug 26

    Burger King opts for Canada

    Burger King opts for Canada
    Earlier this month I thought perhaps that when Walgreens stepped away from the edge that we had seen the high water mark of the inversion movement. But, I guess I was wrong (not for the first or last time). This...
Rank this Week: 93

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: 95

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/
  • Aug 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 109

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 117

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: 122

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/
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
  • Aug 25

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication
    The September issue of the ABA Journal covers the story here. Links to our prior discussions are below: "[NSA] Eavesdropping Ensnared American Law Firm" The NSA is Listening in on Lawyer-Client Conversations ABA protests NSA spying NSA…
Rank this Week: 131

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing proposals to take away the citizenship of Americans fighting for ISIS/ISIL forces in Syria and Iraq. They have drawn renewed attention in the wake of James…
  • Aug 27

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku The New York Times is running a big report today on the U.S. plan to sign a “sweeping” climate change agreement without having to go to Congress for approval or ratification.  Instead of a…
  • Aug 27

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On the record, US officials invariably defend even the most indefensible IDF uses of force in Gaza, most often parroting the Israeli line that the IDF does everything it can to spare civilian lives…
Rank this Week: 132

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: 139

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/
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Aug 28

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong
    [Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has…
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Aug 18

    Chu on Credit Rating

    Chu on Credit Rating
    Chenghuan Sean Chu has posted Empirical Analysis of Credit Ratings Inflation as a Game of Incomplete Information on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper models competition among credit rating agencies as an auction. Equilibrium…
  • Aug 18

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Intelligence Design: An Analysis of the SEC's New Office of Market Intelligence and its Goal of Using Big Data to Improve Securities Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to…
  • Aug 18

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 159

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
Rank this Week: 164

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name
    My down and dirty research indicates that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled while President Obama has been in office.  The Dow began the day at 17,044.  When Obama took office, the Dow was at 7,949. The result…
  • Aug 28

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler

    Overruled: A (Third) Response To Professor Adler
    Rob Weiner In the hopes of capping the increasingly tedious (not to mention snarky) contretemps with Professor Jonathan Adler, I think it worth reviewing a few of the instances where his responses to my blog posts on Halbig have ignored,…
  • Aug 28

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case

    Disturbing reversal of hate-crime convictions in Amish hair-cutting case
    Yesterday a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned the convictions of 16 members of the Bergholz Old Order Amish community in Ohio under the 2009 federal hate-crimes law, even though it was undisputed…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
Rank this Week: 193