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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

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
  • Jul 28

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS
    The first MarkelFest! will be at SEALS this Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-?, in Seaglass Lounge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Continuing Dan's tradition of blog-sponsored conference get-togethers and now under a new moniker,…
  • Jul 28

    FSU Memoral at SEALS

    FSU Memoral at SEALS
    Florida State will sponsor a formal memorial program on Monday August 4, from 6:15-7:15 in Magnolia D. Approximately 50 people already have expressed interest in attending and/or speaking. If you have not responded and are interested in…
Rank this Week: 10

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Median Household Net Worth Has Fallen 36% Since 2003

    Median Household Net Worth Has Fallen 36% Since 2003
    New York Times: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less: Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been…
  • Jul 28

    Morrow: Rethinking Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gain

    Morrow: Rethinking Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gain
    Rebecca N. Morrow (Wake Forest), Valuation in Light of Uncertainty: How Stock Option Pricing Models Can Inform More Accurate Valuation Discounts for Built–In Gains, 102 Ky. L.J. 653 (2014): Part I of this Article describes the inconsistent…
  • Jul 28

    Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock

    Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock
    Wall Street Journal, Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock: Billionaire investor Mark Cuban isn’t a fan of tax inversions. In a series of tweets and interviews, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks said…
Rank this Week: 23

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 24

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 35

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Good luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good luck on the Bar Exam!
    Today is a day of prayer, even for those whose daily life is agnostic at best, for tomorrow is the dreaded bar exam. I wish everyone great luck with a positive outcome, particuarly in the hard jurisdictions (New York and...
  • Jul 28

    WSJ Story - Q&A: Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu Talks About His Entry Into Politic

    WSJ Story - Q&A: Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu Talks About His Entry Into Politic
    Columbia Law professor Tim Wu (Columbia) coined the term "net neutrality". He has a recent piece in the Yale Law Journal on Parallel Exclusion. He worked at the FTC and is slated to teach Antitrust Law this year at Columbia....
  • Jul 28

    Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceutical

    Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceutical
    Pierre Dubois, Toulouse and Laura Lasio are Identifying Industry Margins with Unobserved Price Constraints: Structural Estimation on Pharmaceuticals. ABSTRACT: We provide a method allowing to identify margins in an oligopoly price competition…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 37

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on "The Transnational in International Law," to take place at the University of Bremen on March 25-27, 2015. Here's the call: Call…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 13, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include: David P. Forsythe, The UN Security Council and Human Rights: Promising Developments, Persistent Problems Janine Natalya Clark, A Crime of…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Humanity

    New Issue: Humanity
    The latest issue of Humanity (Vol. 5, no. 2, July 2014) is out. Contents include:Keith David Watenpaugh, Between Communal Survival and National Aspiration: Armenian Genocide Refugees, the League of Nations, and the Practices of Interwar…
Rank this Week: 39

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Released

    International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Released
    The State Department today released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. The Report reviews the religious freedom records of nearly 200 countries. Secretary of State Kerry spoke extensively at the roll out of the Report. (Full…
  • Jul 28

    Obama To Nominate Rabbi David Saperstein As Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom

    Obama To Nominate Rabbi David Saperstein As Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom
    The White House today announced President Obama's intention to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.  Here is Rabbi Saperstein's biography as set out in the White House press…
  • Jul 28

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting

    Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greeting
    Today is the beginning of Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. (Background from Huffington Post). The New York Times reports that today's start of the Eid was confirmed last night by the area's Roohat-e-Hilal Committee, or…
Rank this Week: 44

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 28

    Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State

    Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State
    The Office of Refugee resettlement has released this data about unaccompanied noncitizen children released by state: When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is…
  • Jul 28

    ICE Detention Contract with Pinal County Jail Will End

    ICE Detention Contract with Pinal County Jail Will End
    From Detention Watch Network: After years of outrage at the conditions for immigrants in detention at the Pinal County Jail, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ended its contract with the county. Since 2005, ICE has used the Pinal…
  • Jul 28

    National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card

    National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card
    National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups as well as labor and Evangelical leaders have announced an unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score…
Rank this Week: 46

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 28

    Of Authoritativeness and Crowd-Checking

    Of Authoritativeness and Crowd-Checking
    It’s not hard to light up a debate over the digital legal information revolution and its impact on law. There’s plenty of kindling. What’s hard is to pick an issue and keep the blaze contained. And the sources of fuel keep…
  • Jul 28

    Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?

    Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?
    Lawyers working “in association” need to consider how they may be perceived by clients and the public, since those who hold themselves out as a law firm risk being treated as such by the courts and can expect to be held to the…
  • Jul 28

    Toward a Modernised and More Accessible Justice: Technological Courtroom Management

    Toward a Modernised and More Accessible Justice: Technological Courtroom Management
    The Cyberjustice Laboratory of the Université de Montréal has been developing a courtroom management software application for one year now. Initially, the project, called ISA – a french acronym for « Interface de…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Jul 28

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)
    Professor Coffee, in his piece in the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term, raises structural concerns with the market and asserts that the SEC has been slow to implement…
  • Jul 25

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware
    Flying somewhat below the radar, the on-going case of Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may prove to be one worthy of closer consideration. The case stems from the alleged involvement of Wal-Mart in a…
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
Rank this Week: 48

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 28

    Planning For Your Kid

    Planning For Your Kid
    It is important to have a plan in place for your children in the event of your death. Who will be your child’s guardian and who will be the guardian of your estate? While these difficult decisions may not have...
  • Jul 28

    University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor

    University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor
    The University of Montana School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track ssistant Professor of Law in property law. Below is the official announcement of the position. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of…
  • Jul 28

    Top 5 Myths About Trust

    Top 5 Myths About Trust
    Recently, Philip Seymour Hoffman declined to take the advice of his attorney who advised him to create a trust. Hoffman said he did not want his three children to be “trust fund kids.” Because of Hoffman’s aversion to proper estate...
Rank this Week: 52

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 28

    Bybee on Justice Stewart & a Free Pre

    Bybee on Justice Stewart & a Free Pre
    Keith J. Bybee (Syracuse University - College of Law) has posted Justice Stewart Meets the Press on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the Supreme Court Justices who have articulated distinctive views of free expression, Justice Potter Stewart…
  • Jul 28

    Lipshaw on Kelsen & Business Law

    Lipshaw on Kelsen & Business Law
    Jeffrey M. Lipshaw (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a reconsideration of Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law…
  • Jul 28

    Pratt on Disclaimers of Contractual Obligation

    Pratt on Disclaimers of Contractual Obligation
    Michael G. Pratt (Queen's University (Canada) - Faculty of Law) has posted Disclaimers of Contractual Liability and Voluntary Obligations (Pratt, M. (2014). Disclaimers of Contractual Liability and Voluntary Obligations. Osgoode Hall Law…
Rank this Week: 53

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 28

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]
    I’ve had some interesting discussions with readers following my post on the EU right to be forgotten’s growing pains.  Here’s a question that’s emerged: would a right to be forgotten survive…
  • Jul 28

    Article Stub: Finding Offerors under 2-207

    Article Stub: Finding Offerors under 2-207
    [I'm planning to write a series of posts I'll call article stubs - the germs of papers I'll likely never write. Dan Markel might - or more likely might not - approve. I used to talk about these pre-draft ideas with him,…
  • Jul 27

    What’s ailing the right to be forgotten (and some thoughts on how to fix it)

    What’s ailing the right to be forgotten (and some thoughts on how to fix it)
    The European Court of Justice’s recent “right to be forgotten” ruling is going through growing pains.  “A politician, a pedophile and a would-be killer are among the people who have already asked Google to…
Rank this Week: 61

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
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 60

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Huh? Rep. McKeon on the White House and the Iraq AUMF

    Huh? Rep. McKeon on the White House and the Iraq AUMF
    A little postscript to my note about Friday’s vote in the House, regarding military operations in Iraq: this quite critical statement, which House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon released on…
  • Jul 28

    What Lisa Monaco Actually Said

    What Lisa Monaco Actually Said
    Over at Just Security, Steve Vladeck objects to the piece Jack, Bobby, Matt and I wrote over the weekend on Lisa Monaco’s AUMF comments at the Aspen Security Forum. He argues that we are over-reading her comments. I’ll let readers…
  • Jul 28

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Violence and confusion rages on between Israel and Gaza. Apropos of the latter, accounts differ as to whether and to what extent Israeli Defense Forces have taken responsibility for the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza. USA Today and Time…
Rank this Week: 64

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    The Cartel Puzzle

    The Cartel Puzzle
    Here's a homework assignment to occupy your minds while I'm away.*  In the winter/spring of 1901, J. P. Morgan and his minions assembled what became if not the first, then certainly one of the greatest, of industrial cartels.  The…
  • Jul 13

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue
    I don't know if it's just happenstance or just me but the flavor du jour of a lot of my reading lately has been how we've just got to do something to dig ourselves out from under this debt mountain.   Public, maybe, okay, maybe…
  • Jul 10

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting
    A bit of a followup on that last, only tangentially familial.  Main point: I'm amused to note that the family in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is named "Nolan," and  if I heard right, they are identified as "Irish."  I also I…
Rank this Week: 77

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 28

    Hiring Announcement: Montana

    Hiring Announcement: Montana
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of Montana School of Law, a school with a long-time emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, beautifully situated in the recreational center of Western Montana,…
  • Jul 28

    Fourth Circuit Declares Virginia's Ban on Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    Fourth Circuit Declares Virginia's Ban on Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
    This is not really breaking news at this point as it is all over my Twitter feed (@BClarke_LawProf), but the Fourth Circuit released its opinion in Bostic v Schaefer a little while ago, which was the case challenging the Constitutionality...
  • Jul 28

    Twenty-Two Months a Slave

    Twenty-Two Months a Slave
    In August 1825 a ten year old African American child went looking for work along the Philadelphia waterfront. An African American man offered the child, Cornelius Sinclair, a small wage for unloading water melons from a sloop anchored nearby.…
Rank this Week: 78

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

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

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion
    Bloomberg Business Week: Christie Call to Cool Abortion Talk Follows Curbs in N.J., by Elise Young: Chris Christie, who last week prodded Republicans to drop anti-abortion rhetoric to appeal to more voters, has steadily weakened access to the…
  • Jul 26

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science
    The Hill - Contributors blog: Debunking the bad science on abortion and women's health, by Andrea Flynn: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that would prevent…
  • Jul 26

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her
    Gender & Sexuality Law Blog: When Reality Becomes Satire: Anti-Contraception Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic For Not Hiring Her, by Kara Loewentheil: And now for an exercise in absurdity: a nurse who refuses to prescribe contraception…
Rank this Week: 88

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"
    Via John Q. Barrett’s Jackson List, we have the YouTube link to Akhil Reed Amar's delivery of the tenth annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  Professor Barrett…
  • Jul 27

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35
    We missed this one back in December: Mario Cajas-Sarria (Universidad Icesi Facultad de Derecho) has posted "Alfonso López Pumarejo and the Last Supreme Court of the Conservative Hegemony, 1934-1935." It appeared in Volume 40 of Revista…
  • Jul 27

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty to read this weekend. Gordon Wood reviews Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen (Liveright) in The New York Review of Books."This is a strange and…
Rank this Week: 91

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?
    io9: Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 28

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere
    My friend Wharton professor Eric Orts has started a blog where he'll be focusing on topics falling into one (or more) of three "buckets": Business Theory. This interest follows my general interest in... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 28

    UCLA Milken Business Law and Policy Center Seeks Fellow

    UCLA Milken Business Law and Policy Center Seeks Fellow
    I've been asked to announce that: The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 103

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code
    Viorel Pasca (West University of Timisoara) has posted Romania's New Penal Code and the Saga of its Adoption (Journal of Eastern European Criminal Law issue 1/2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The decision to proceed to the drafting of...
  • Jul 28

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie
    Scott Howe (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Deselecting Biased Juries (Utah Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Critics of peremptory-challenge systems commonly contend that they inevitably…
  • Jul 28

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime
    Michal Gilad (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Young and the Helpless: Re-Defining the Term 'Child Victim of Crime' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Children are the most highly victimized segments of our society. At…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 111

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Death of Bernie Adell

    Death of Bernie Adell
    Thanks to Paul Secunda for letting us know of Bernie's death. He's been descrited as "one of the Godfathers of labour law in Canada." I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but he was well regarded on all...
  • Jul 28

    Minimum Wage Hike?

    Minimum Wage Hike?
    Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and George Miller (D-California), just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. The plan also recommends an annual inflation...
  • Jul 27

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law
    Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
Rank this Week: 124

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
  • Jul 28

    What is The Common Law of War?  

    What is The Common Law of War?  
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Since the recent al Bahlul en banc decision before the D.C. Circuit, I have been thinking a lot about the Common Law of War. As others have already analyzed in detail (Steve, Peter, Jonathan, Marty…
  • Jul 28

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court
    by Rosemary Grey by Rosemary Grey [Rosemary Grey is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.] The case of The Prosecutor v Bosco Ntaganda, which is currently before the International Criminal…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?
    Judge Griesa has approved Citibank's request to transfer funds it received in payment of both dollar- and peso-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. Order attached. The difficulty, as described in this recent letter from Citibank, is that some of…
  • Jul 28

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable
    At its annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) formally adopted the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA). Under its provisions, I believe it says any service member in uniform will be able…
  • Jul 28

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition
    The bill admits, that the whole amount divided among all the [creditors], was not enough to satisfy the complainant’s debt. What a singular proposition then to maintain, that although the whole were only entitled, in Law, to a less sum...
Rank this Week: 168

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: 179

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
  • Jul 25

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Pando.com publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial.  Talk to me…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Jul 28

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case
    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices, especially its use of economics. How does the Commission weigh the costs…
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
Rank this Week: 186

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
  • Jul 28

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building
    Two magisterial structures in Cincinnati--the ornate Music Hall and Union Terminal--are the subject of a proposed sales tax to raise money needed to preserve the buildings. The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of op-eds today on the issue,…
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
Rank this Week: 196

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 195

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 28

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"
    The title of this post is the headline of this latest editorial in the New York Times series explaining its editorial judgment that marijuana prohibition should be ended (first noted here). This lengthy editorial is authored by Jesse Wegman,…
  • Jul 28

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice
    Regular readers are likely familiar with the remarkable series of opinions issued by US District Judge John Gleeson in which he has forcefully expressed deep concerns with how federal prosecutors sometimes exercise their charging and…
  • Jul 28

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation
    I just noticed a notable ruling by a split Fourth Circuit panel from late last week in US v. Valdovinos, No. 13-4768 (4th Cir. July 25, 2014) (available here). The precise legal issue concerning guideline interpretation in Valdovinos is…
Rank this Week: 227

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
  • Jul 28

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Courts take a hands-off approach with respect to the content of common…
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
Rank this Week: 225

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 223

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    I know you're tired of waiting for a doctor at the VA hospital, and want to get treated.  Especially with the well-publicized problems in this area, we're somewhat sympathetic to your plight.But you can't do this.
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    Say you wake up one morning and find that the FBI is conducting a search warrant at your house.  But you've done nothing wrong, you figure.  So you talk to them.There's got to be a mistake.  Talking to them will clear things…
  • Jul 25

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
Rank this Week: 263

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 28

    This is pretty good

    This is pretty good
    from Eugene Volohk via Instapundit. It the same problem as having elections in a country that is poised to reject democracy.
  • Jul 28

    Republicans narrowly favored to capture Senate in November - CBS New

    Republicans narrowly favored to capture Senate in November - CBS New
    A new CBS News/New York Times Battleground Tracker estimate finds the Republicans positioned to take the Senate this year, with a likely 51-49 seat edge if the November election were held right now. The margin of error on that current...
  • Jul 28

    Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion - NYTimes.com

    Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion - NYTimes.com
    Does this mean President Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”? Not really — they’re shirking their civic duty, and it doesn’t matter whether they literally move…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
Rank this Week: 254

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Earlier today I received an e-mail regarding both tenure-track and non-tenure track (or clinical) positions at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Details available after the break. The following is quoted from the e-mail I…
  • Jul 28

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0
    As many readers (and all of my friends) know, I am a bit of a sports fan. Having been a college athlete (field hockey, at Brown University, for trivia buffs), I focus most of my attention on college games. I...
  • Jul 28

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?
    The new crowdfunding exemption in section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act will, once the SEC adopts the rules required to implement it, allow ordinary investors to invest in unregistered securities offerings. Will those unsophisticated…
Rank this Week: 278