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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 29

    Lousy Ad

    Lousy Ad
    I don’t know who this Democratic Coalition Against Trump is.  I like their URL.  But I don’t at all care for this web ad they’ve done — it strikes me as utterly ineffective.  The issue of Trump being in…
  • Sep 29

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele

    Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Basele
    The Attorney Generals of four right-wing states sued today to block the transfer of the US’s control over IANA to ICANN.  Here’s a link to the plaintiffs’ complaint and request for declaratory and injunctive…
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 24

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities. This lunch-time forum event will be held at Top of...
  • Sep 30

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, GW Law, describes Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration. ABSTRACT: The analysis presents an insightful study of how the use of arbitration to solve antitrust-related disputes is…
  • Sep 30

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change
    Fabian Stancke, Brunswick European Law School and Josef Hainz, Dentons Europe LLP discuss EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change. ABSTRACT: Although the insurance industry is subject not only to its…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Sep 30

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory
    Sanjit Dhami (University of Leicester) & Ali al-Nowaihi (University of Leicester - Department of Economics) have posted An Extension of the Becker Proposition to Non-Expected Utility Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a seminal…
  • Sep 30

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum
    Brian L. Frye (University of Kentucky - College of Law) has posted Art & the 'Public Trust' in Municipal Bankruptcy (University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2013, the City of Detroit filed...
  • Sep 30

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset
    Anna Gelpern and Erik F. Gerding (Georgetown University Law Center and University of Colorado Law School) have posted Inside Safe Assets (Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Safe assets” is a catch-all…
Rank this Week: 41

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium
    A private correspondent writes: “Have you ever heard of any cases on electronic chattel paper that is subsequently printed out (apparently called “papering out” in the biz) and the printed version being considered as an…
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
Rank this Week: 43

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 1

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate
    In recent legal developments, potential heirs are finding out that you may not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of Prince’s estate. Because Prince died intestate, his sister and five half-siblings will soon likely be declared…
  • Sep 30

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance
    Robin Fretwell Wilson recently published an Article entitled, Privatizing Family Law in the Name of Religion, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts. J. 925 (2010). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay examines a movement across...
  • Sep 30

    Avoiding Ademption

    Avoiding Ademption
    Failing to maintain and update your will can cause major problems with ademption. Ademption occurs when a specific bequest is no longer present in the testator’s estate at death. There are two types of ademption—by satisfaction or…
Rank this Week: 56

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting
    The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Boston. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles today include: Employee Benefits: Kathryn…
  • Oct 1

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty
    Following up on my previous posts: Female Denver Law Prof Files EEOC Complaint Over Lowest Salary Among Tenured Professors ($109,000) (July 11, 2013) EEOC: Denver Law School Is Underpaying Female Faculty, Who May Recover $1.2 Million In…
  • Oct 1

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241
    Judicial Watch Press Release, Democratic Senator Sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal Prosecutions of Conservatives in 2013: Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between…
Rank this Week: 57

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 68

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    New Issue: Questions of International Law

    New Issue: Questions of International Law
    The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 31, 2016) is out. Contents include:The fight against terrorism, democracy and the power to revoke citizenshipIntroduced by Silvia Borelli and Maria…
  • Sep 30

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health
    Tania S.L. Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health (Journal of World Investment & Trade, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This short article considers the implications for public…
  • Sep 30

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response
    Barbara Alicja Warwas (Hague Univ. of Applied Sciences - Law) has published The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Responses (Asser Press 2016). Here's the abstract:The topic of civil liability in…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 66

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term
    The Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term in office. The focus of the charges was a January 2016 administrative order, in which Moore advised the state's probate judges that the court's…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Sep 30

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union
    Catherine Fisk and L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law) have posted Police Unions (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 30

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment
    Erin L. Sheley (University of Calgary Faculty of Law) has posted Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Victim impact statements (VIS)…
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
Rank this Week: 87

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 85

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 26

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Washington Post, Sept. 26, 2016 “People who are talking about Ferguson effects — why do you find it in homicide and not burglary?” asked Franklin Zimring, a criminologist at the University of…
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
Rank this Week: 98

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 30

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986
    Helen and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend, so I'm digging down to the bottom of the cellar for wines from the 1986 vintage. Tonight I made a roasted Rohan duck with duck... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 29

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV
    This non-vintage red wine from Behrens Family Winery is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Tempranillo, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Grenache. Despite the substantial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 29

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability
    This week's Economist includes a very nice mention of Todd Henderson and my new book Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis : Critics of corporate “excesses” have developed an even more... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 120

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

    Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, is publishing Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre in volume 19 of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal…
  • Sep 29

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
  • Sep 27

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

    Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
    Tanya Aplin, King's College London, is publishing Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (M. Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Sep 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
Rank this Week: 123

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 118

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 1

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination
    The New York Times reports on the release of a videotaped deposition of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a piece of civil litigation. A Washington judge made public the videotaped deposition. The video shows Mr. Trump…
  • Sep 30

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA
    It is an anniversary of sorts today. On September 30, 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), dramatically changing U.S. immigration policy and setting in motion a…
  • Sep 30

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday
    Joan Walsh writes for the Nation: It’s no accident that three of Trump’s victims—[Alicia] Machado, the Khan family and Judge Gonzalo Curiel—are not white. Hostility to minorities is the animating energy of the campaign. But the…
Rank this Week: 152

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Legal historian Lawrence Friedman (Stanford University) is out with a new installment to his Frank May mystery series: The Late Doctor Savage (Quid Pro books). CFP: e-mail Ashley Rubin (ashley.rubin@utoronto.ca) for details on submitting…
  • Sep 30

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft
    [We have the following announcement.]Since 1991, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the White House Historical Association have partnered to present the National Heritage Lecture. The 2016 National…
  • Sep 30

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education
    David Kenneth Pye, an independent scholar who holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, has posted Before Civil Rights Was in Vogue: The Black Lawyer Before Brown:Scholars cannot become too infatuated with Equal Protection…
Rank this Week: 148

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order
    Alabama's 9-member Court of the Judiciary today unanimously concluded that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore violated various Canons of Judicial Ethics in issuing an order to state probate judges telling them they had a duty under…
  • Sep 30

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It
    In Schwartz v. Lopez, (NV Sup. Ct., Sept. 29, 2016), the Nevada Supreme Court gave a mixed victory to opponents of the state's school choice program.  The state's Educational Savings Account program is the most extensive in the…
  • Sep 30

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled
    According to the Ann Arbor News, Pittsfield Township, Michigan yesterday reached agreements to settle two related RLUIPA lawsuits challenging the township's refusal to rezone a vacant parcel of land for construction of a pre-K through 12…
Rank this Week: 129

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph
    This post examines an opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People v. Galang, 2016 WL 2605652 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[d]efendant, Ronino Reyes Galang, appeals the judgment of conviction entered on…
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Sep 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
Rank this Week: 151

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 168

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 7

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
    Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you…
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 128

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 160

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 1

    Court of Appeals finds parents unfit, affirms termination of parental right

    Court of Appeals finds parents unfit, affirms termination of parental right
    From The Indiana Lawyer: The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Monday a decision to terminate parental rights after both parents failed to show evidence that allowing them to maintain their rights would be in the best interest of the…
  • Sep 30

    Local father desperate after son is reportedly taken to Russia

    Local father desperate after son is reportedly taken to Russia
    From ABC News 10: QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Queensbury man is raising awareness to a growing global issue of International Child Abduction. It happens when a child is wrongfully taken and held in another country by a parent.…
  • Sep 29

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application
    From The Guardian: The family court service in England and Wales is facing a “clear and imminent crisis” because of a sustained increase in the number of child care cases, its most senior judge has said. In an emergency statement...
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Oct 1

    Misuse Of Trust Account Draws Suspension In One Case, Reprimand In Another

    Misuse Of Trust Account Draws Suspension In One Case, Reprimand In Another
    An attorney who had misused his trust account has been suspended for 130 days by the Hawai'i Supreme Court. we conclude that, between February 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015, the client trust account maintained by Respondent Wilson primarily…
  • Sep 30

    Trust But Verify

    Trust But Verify
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney had delegated trust account administration to a paralegal who stole entrusted funds. Notably, it is alleged that he continued to employ her after learning of the…
  • Sep 30

    Judge Being Judged

    Judge Being Judged
    Disciplinary argument involving a judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages has been scheduled, according to a recent report by the Statesman Journal. The Oregon Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments regarding the judicial fitness…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
Rank this Week: 193

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
  • Sep 30

    The American Role in International Surrogacy

    The American Role in International Surrogacy
    At the beginning of September, I attended a conference on international surrogacy at the University of Hong Kong.  It confirmed my growing recognition of the importance of globalization of fertility treatments.   It also…
  • Sep 30

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up
    by Jane C. Murphy and Jana Singer The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their six children has triggered tabloid speculation about the ugly fight to come. But…
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
Rank this Week: 216

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 189

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 29

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption
    Researchers at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) filed a petition yesterday seeking to unseal judicial records in San Francisco federal district court. Their goal is to reveal how the federal government uses U.S. law to…
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
Rank this Week: 180

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 28

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?

    Religion in the 2016 Election Cycle: Where Did It Go?
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decreased emphasis on affiliation with organized religion this election cycle. Although this may seem unusual…
  • Sep 27

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy

    Indiana Court Rules in Favor of Cell Phone History Privacy
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Indiana, holding that police violated their suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by acquiring, without a warrant, the suspect’s…
  • Sep 26

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville

    Limits on Grandparent Visitation: The Continuing Ripples of Troxel v. Granville
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman discusses the continuing impact of Troxel v. Granville, a seminal case in family law that addressed third-party visitation rights, particularly those of grandparents. Grossman lays out…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Oct 1

    Statistics Matter

    Statistics Matter
    In my last post, I discussed the need to consider both sides of the ratio when examining bar passage rates. Looking only at a particular law school’s passage without examining the overall bar passage numbers can lead to incorrect…
  • Sep 30

    Thank you for your hospitality!

    Thank you for your hospitality!
    To The Faculty Lounge administrators – thank you for inviting me into The Lounge this month as a guest blogger. To The Faculty Lounge community – thank you for the very warm reception. I’ve received comments posted to the blog...
  • Sep 30

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression
    The Boss's candid discussion of his history of depression is the subject of an interesting article by my brother, Alex Lubet. Here are the opening paragraphs: E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Oct 1

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Benjamin Wittes shared seven questions on national security and executive powers that he would have liked to ask Donald Trump in this week’s presidential debate. He also reflected on the debate by asking why there is such a profound gap…
  • Sep 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The intensity of the Russian and Syrian offensive is driving rebel groups to ally with extremist factions linked to al-Qaeda, the Wall Street Journal reports. The insurgents—including groups formerly backed by the United…
  • Sep 30

    The Trump National Security Paradox

    The Trump National Security Paradox
    To my knowledge, the first explicit argument—at least by a prominent member of the national security community—that the man who would become the Republican standard bearer for President in 2016 poses a threat to U.S. national…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Sep 30

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)
    Michael Bell committed a horrible crime.  Which the Court of Appeal describes in chilling detail.He was nine days short of his 15th birthday at the time, and no one actually died, so he's got to have at least the possibility of getting…
  • Sep 30

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)
    Panel draws matter.The issue here is whether the public should be permitted under FOIA to view the names of students at the School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).The majority says that…
  • Sep 29

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    R.I.P. Cheetah's San Diego.Personally, I'm not into strip clubs.  For the obvious, traditional reasons and more.  As for the rules, in San Diego, you need a permit, and also can't serve alcohol if the dancers are "nude".  Plus…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Sep 30

    Likely Houston Zika Outbreak Complicated by Texas's Conservative Position on Reproductive Right

    Likely Houston Zika Outbreak Complicated by Texas's Conservative Position on Reproductive Right
    HoustonPress (Sept. 19, 2016): Texas's Conservatism on Reproductive Rights May Make Fighting Zika Harder, by Carter Sherman: As Houston braces for an outbreak of Zika (the city's mosquito season will extend well into October), activists are…
  • Sep 29

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice
    Advocate (Sept. 19, 2016): An LGBTQ Organization Puts Its Weight Behind Ending an Insidious, Antiwoman Law, by Candace Bond-Theriault: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, the law that withholds coverage for abortion…
  • Sep 28

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism
    Bustle (Sept. 14, 2016): This Feminist Rabbi Is Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate, by Cate Carrejo: Jewish values emphasize equality and dignity for all people above all. For Rabbi Lori Koffman this means taking care of everyone's…
Rank this Week: 296

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference

    SCOTUS Cert Grants – the Long Conference
    Today the Supreme Court issued the order list following its end-of-the-summer “Long Conference.” It granted certiorari in nine cases. Here are some that may be of particular interest... McLane Co. v. EEOC (No. 15-1248): Whether a district…
  • Sep 28

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review

    Vazquez and Vladeck on a Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review
    Carlos Vazquez and Steve Vladeck have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, which will be published in the Virginia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: For years, the prevailing…
  • Sep 27

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act

    Ninth Circuit Decision on FRCP 44.1, Foreign Law & the Uniform Recognition Act
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in de Fontbrune v. Wofsy. The court unanimously held that the district court was correct to consider expert declarations on the content of French law in…
Rank this Week: 267

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 261