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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: 8

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 30

    Early Returns from South Florida (Multiple 11pm Updates)

    Early Returns from South Florida (Multiple 11pm Updates)
    Most, but not all, of the returns are in for the Florida primaries and non-partisan elections, and there are some surprises: (UPDATE) Incumbent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz beat Tim Canova by 14%: she got 28,250 votes and Tim Canova got a very…
  • Aug 30

    .sig File Upgrade: Variable Weather Report

    .sig File Upgrade: Variable Weather Report
    (tl/dr: Michael is a geek.) For a very long time I’ve had a comment about the Miami weather in the last line of my email .sig file, something like “It’s hot here” or “It’s cool here” or occasionally…
  • Aug 29

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic
    I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. Don’t be put off by the tabloid tone to the headline that Mother Jones slapped on this article, there’s a lot of smarts here.…
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 24

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention
    Our co-editor Matthias Weller has written an article on jurisdiction clauses under the Brussels Ibis Regulation and the Hague Choice of Court Convention (Choice of Forum Agreements under the Brussels I Recast and under the Hague Convention:…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
Rank this Week: 24

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 27

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing

    Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing
    Sharat Ganapati; Joseph S. Shapiro and Reed Walker explore Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing. ABSTRACT: This paper studies how increases in energy input costs for production are split between consumers and…
  • Aug 31

    Communication in Vertical Markets: Experimental Evidence

    Communication in Vertical Markets: Experimental Evidence
    Claudia Mollers; Hans-Theo Normann and Christopher M. Snyder describe Communication in Vertical Markets: Experimental Evidence. ABSTRACT: When an upstream monopolist supplies several competing downstream firms, it may fail to monopolize the…
  • Aug 31

    Why Gene Wilder Was Special

    Why Gene Wilder Was Special
    This week we morn the passing of Gene Wilder. I always thought Gene Wilder was funny - really funny. Though I didn't really enjoy the film version of The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are great movies. In the...
Rank this Week: 30

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 31

    Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally

    Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally
    James West at Mother Jones levels a very interesting set of immigration accusations at immigration hawk -- at times at least -- Donald Trump. Trump, of course, has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign. West claims,…
  • Aug 31

    Latin American Countries Want US To End Cuban Preference

    Latin American Countries Want US To End Cuban Preference
    High level ministers of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru have written an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking for changes to the U.S. treatment of Cuban migrants.…
  • Aug 31

    Trump Meeting with Mexican President, Announcing Immigration Plan

    Trump Meeting with Mexican President, Announcing Immigration Plan
    CNN reports that Donald Trump announced last night that he will meet today with the President of Mexico just hours before he is set to deliver a speech focused on immigration policy. amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img…
Rank this Week: 31

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 33

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    What you need to know about legalizing marijuana

    What you need to know about legalizing marijuana
    Ethan Elkind hosts KALW-FM, August 29, 2016 “This November, Californians will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Polls show support for the measure hovering around 55%. If Prop 64…
  • Aug 29

    ‘Dog whistle’ is GOP’s longtime political weapon of choice

    ‘Dog whistle’ is GOP’s longtime political weapon of choice
    Ian Haney López quoted by The Chicago Reporter, August 29, 2016 Dog whistle politics is not the introduction of race into American politics. It’s been there for 250 years. Rather, it’s a recasting of race in American…
  • Aug 29

    Institute of Governmental Studies releases poll data on death penalty, bilingual education

    Institute of Governmental Studies releases poll data on death penalty, bilingual education
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Daily Californian, August 29, 2016 “Executions are the third leading cause of death on death row (in California),” Zimring said, the first two being natural causes and suicide. But Zimring says that…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Christiansen on Originalism in the State Court

    Christiansen on Originalism in the State Court
    Jeremy M. Christiansen has posted Originalism: The Primary Canon of State Constitutional Interpretation, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy:Given the reach of federal constitutional law and the attention…
  • Aug 30

    Welcome, Gautham Rao!

    Welcome, Gautham Rao!
    We are delighted to announce that Gautham Rao will be joining us as a guest blogger over the next month.creditRao is an Assistant Professor of History at American University and a prolific scholar of U.S. law and governance in the early…
  • Aug 29

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Serie

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Serie
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley has posted the lineup for its Fall 2016 Speaker Series. Some items of interest for our readers:Monday, October 10Edward L. Rubin, University Professor of…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 40

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces have agreed to a temporary pause in fighting in northern Syria, but Turkish officials insist that their military operations in the war-torn country will continue until the threats to its…
  • Aug 31

    Brief Thoughts on Al-Nashiri

    Brief Thoughts on Al-Nashiri
    As Steve Vladeck and Peter Margulies have noted, a major ruling was issued yesterday by the D.C. Circuit regarding the military commission against Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al-Nashiri. In short, Al-Nashiri claims that the military…
  • Aug 31

    Thoughts on Al Nashiri II

    Thoughts on Al Nashiri II
    Steve Vladeck this morning beat me to the punch on a key takeaway about the Al Nashiri II decision yesterday. But his attitude toward the subject is a bit different from mine. So while I agree with him on a crucial…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 31

    Hyman & Kovacic on Health Care Competition & the State Action Doctrine

    Hyman & Kovacic on Health Care Competition & the State Action Doctrine
    David A. Hyman (University of Illinois College of Law) & William E. Kovacic (George Washington University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) have posted Health Care Competition Law in the Shadow of…
  • Aug 31

    Matczak on Formalism & the Rule of Law

    Matczak on Formalism & the Rule of Law
    Marcin Matczak (Warsaw University - Faculty of Law and Public Administration; Warsaw University - Legal Philosophy) has posted Why Judicial Formalism is Incompatible with the Rule of Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When a judge follows the…
  • Aug 31

    Pasquale on Big Data & the Law of Health Information

    Pasquale on Big Data & the Law of Health Information
    Frank A. Pasquale III (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Grand Bargains for Big Data: The Emerging Law of Health Information (72 Maryland Law Review 682 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Health…
Rank this Week: 49

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 60, no. 7, October 2016) is out. Contents include:Christopher M. Sullivan, Undermining Resistance: Mobilization, Repression, and the Enforcement of Political Order Monika Nalepa…
  • Aug 31

    Jakobsen: Marine Protected Areas in International Law: An Arctic Perspective

    Jakobsen: Marine Protected Areas in International Law: An Arctic Perspective
    Ingvild Ulrikke Jakobsen (Univ. of Tromsø - K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea) has published Marine Protected Areas in International Law: An Arctic Perspective (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the abstract: Marine Protected Areas…
  • Aug 30

    New Issue: International Organization

    New Issue: International Organization
    The latest issue of International Organization (Vol. 70, no. 3, Summer 2016) is out. Contents include:ArticlesHyeran Jo & Beth A. Simmons, Can the International Criminal Court Deter Atrocity? Jakana L. Thomas, William Reed & Scott…
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
  • Aug 31

    FAN 121 (First Amendment News) New York law to combat Citizens United is “constitutionally unsound” says NYCLU

    FAN 121 (First Amendment News) New York law to combat Citizens United is “constitutionally unsound” says NYCLU
    The headline on the official website of New York State reads: “Governor Cuomo Signs First-in-the-Nation Legislation to Combat Citizens United.” The news story begins by noting:  “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today…
  • Aug 29

    11 Reasons Not To Enforce Your Trade Secret

    11 Reasons Not To Enforce Your Trade Secret
    I’m strangely fascinated by the recent “revelation” about Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. His nephew showed a journalist a handwritten list that was left behind by Sanders’ second wife…
  • Aug 27

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
    Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Mexico City, Mexico, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel, June 20…
Rank this Week: 55

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Egypt Passes Church Construction Law

    Egypt Passes Church Construction Law
    Egypt's Parliament yesterday approved a new law governing the building and renovation of Christian churches. 10% of Egypt's population is Coptic Christian.  Reuters reports that the law allows provincial governors (instead of the…
  • Aug 31

    Suit Charges Discriminatory Application of Driver's License Photo Accommodation

    Suit Charges Discriminatory Application of Driver's License Photo Accommodation
    The ACLU yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the Lee County, Alabama officials in charge of issuing drivers' licenses claiming that they are unconstitutionally administering the state's religious accommodation provision allowing head…
  • Aug 31

    FOIA Suit Seeks All State Department Records On Combating Genocide

    FOIA Suit Seeks All State Department Records On Combating Genocide
    Yesterday, a conservative civil rights and religious liberty advocacy group filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce its Freedom of Information Act request for all State Department records and communications reflecting efforts to carry out the…
Rank this Week: 58

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Johnny Depp's Charitable Divorce Settlement

    Johnny Depp's Charitable Divorce Settlement
    In the settlement agreement for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce, Heard pledged to donate her $7 million settlement to charity. Depp has in turn decided to donate the amount directly to the charities in Heard’s name, sparking…
  • Aug 31

    Tom Clancy's Widow Scores Another Legal Victory

    Tom Clancy's Widow Scores Another Legal Victory
    Tom Clancy’s widow has scored another legal victory in the battle over who will assume the tax bill on her late author husband’s $86 million estate. The court affirmed Mr. Clancy’s intent to preserve the marital deduction benefit for…
  • Aug 30

    Article on University Endowment Management

    Article on University Endowment Management
    Christopher J. Ryan, Jr. recently published an Article entitled, Trusting U.: Examining University Endowment Management, 42 J.C. & U.L. 159 (2016). Provided below is a summary of the Article: This article aims to bring to light the…
Rank this Week: 68

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 31

    University of Kentucky Hiring Announcement

    University of Kentucky Hiring Announcement
    THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning in the fall of 2017. The College of Law will be hiring in the following areas: Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law,…
  • Aug 30

    Epstein in University of North Texas Law School

    Epstein in University of North Texas Law School
    My former colleague (and mentor) David Epstein has written a defense of the University of North Texas School of Law, entitled "The University of North Texas School of Law is Important." I have posted it below: The continued…
  • Aug 30

    Drake Law School Hiring Announcement

    Drake Law School Hiring Announcement
    Drake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

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

    EEOC Issues Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Issues Retaliation Guidance
    The EEOC just issued its final enforcement guidance on issues related to retaliation (after a public input period). The guidance replaces the information in the 1998 compliance manual on the topic. It also addresses the…
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
Rank this Week: 84

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 31

    Goodbye and Some Things to Watch

    Goodbye and Some Things to Watch
    A month passes surprisingly quickly! I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to join Prawfs as a guest blogger and for the people that have reached out because of the posts. I'm also leaving with tremendous respect for folks like Howard that…
  • Aug 30

    Now we know where John Roberts got the umpire analogy

    Now we know where John Roberts got the umpire analogy
  • Aug 30

    Guerilla Guides to Law Teaching

    Guerilla Guides to Law Teaching
    Guerilla Guides to Law Teaching is a new web-based course resource for incorporating social movements into law-school classes. It is produced by Amna Akbar (Ohio State), Sameer Ashar (UC-Irvine), Bill Quigley (Loyola-NO), and Jocelyn Simonson…
Rank this Week: 97

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 31

    Taking My Own Advice

    Taking My Own Advice
    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. That’s mostly because I’ve been working hard at taking my own advice this summer, focusing on taking real breaks from my work, scheduling time for fun and doing things I love.…
  • Aug 31

    Mined Gems From 2016 SLTS Conference

    Mined Gems From 2016 SLTS Conference
    James Williams, a commentator on the article “Meet ROSS, the bankruptcy robo-lawyer employed by some of the world’s largest law firms”, laments the lack of reference to supporting research, or consultation with the “40…
  • Aug 31

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Goska J. Nowak Professional…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 111

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: 123

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Hampson on Criminal Justice Debt

    Hampson on Criminal Justice Debt
    Christopher D. Hampson has posted State Bans on Debtors' Prisons and Criminal Justice Debt (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 129, p. 1024, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since the 1990s, and increasingly in the wake of the Great Recession,...
  • Aug 31

    "'Serial' should release Bergdahl interviews"

    "'Serial' should release Bergdahl interviews"
    Jeffrey Bellin (William & Mary Law) has this interesting column in USA Today. In part: A media “dream team” — including organizations from Fox to NPR — has intervened. These organizations want a court to rule that “reporter’s…
  • Aug 31

    Mungan on Gateway Crime

    Mungan on Gateway Crime
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Gateway Crimes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many who argue against the legalization of marijuana suggest that while its consumption may not be very…
Rank this Week: 137

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 30

    Bellin @BellinJ on "Serial," Bowe Bergdahl, and the Reporter's Privilege

    Bellin @BellinJ on "Serial," Bowe Bergdahl, and the Reporter's Privilege
    Professor Jeffrey Bellin, William & Mary School of Law, has an interesting op-ed in USA Today discussing whether the filmmakers for Serial should release the Bowe Bergdahl interviews on which they based the second season of the show. In…
  • Aug 30

    Adler @jadler1969 on Persistent Threats to Commercial Speech

    Adler @jadler1969 on Persistent Threats to Commercial Speech
    Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve School of Law; PERC, is publishing Persistent Threats to Commercial Speech in volume 25 of the Journal of Law & Policy. Here is the abstract. The current Supreme Court is very protective of speech,…
  • Aug 30

    Bodó @bodobalazs on the Guerilla Open Access Movement

    Bodó @bodobalazs on the Guerilla Open Access Movement
    Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR), has published Pirates in the Library – An Inquiry into the Guerilla Open Access Movement, a paper prepared for the 8th Annual Workshop of the International…
Rank this Week: 133

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 29

    A Strange Idea of the Classroom as a “Safe Space”

    A Strange Idea of the Classroom as a “Safe Space”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have admired Mark Tushnet’s work since I was a law student, so I was very disappointed to read his critique of the now-notorious letter the University of Chicago sent to first-year students…
  • Aug 29

    Emerging Voices: Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors.

    Emerging Voices: Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors.
    by Amina Adanan by Amina Adanan [Amina Adanan is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway.]  In common law and civil law legal systems it is the responsibility of the public prosecutor to…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 29, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 29, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organization as an intermediary…
Rank this Week: 136

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 31

    "Economic of Corporate Law": Seminal Articles in the Field Collected

    "Economic of Corporate Law": Seminal Articles in the Field Collected
    Including one by yours truly: Economics of Corporate Law (Economic Approaches to Law series) Edited by Claire A. Hill, Professor and James L. Krusemark Chair in Law and Brett H. McDonnell, Professor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Godfrey-Smith from CUNY Grad Center to Sydney

    Godfrey-Smith from CUNY Grad Center to Sydney
    Peter Godfrey-Smith (philosophy of science, biology, and mind; American pragmatism), currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, will take up a senior position in History and Philosophy…
  • Aug 31

    New books in August

    New books in August
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic by Gila Sher (Oxford University Press, 2016). The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and Its Role in Feminist…
  • Aug 31

    "The Death of God and the Death of Morality," a new version...

    "The Death of God and the Death of Morality," a new version...
    ...improved again, I think, by workshops at both Berkeley and Chicago, as well as other feedback. The paper will appear in a special issue of The Monist on Nietzsche, to be edited by Ken Gemes (Birkbeck, London).
Rank this Week: 162

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 163

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 31

    Colorado Attorney Admonished For Minnesota Unuathorized Practice: Represented His In-Laws By Email

    Colorado Attorney Admonished For Minnesota Unuathorized Practice: Represented His In-Laws By Email
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has admonished an unnamed Colorado attorney for unauthorized practice of law We hold that engaging in e-mail communications with people in Minnesota may constitute the unauthorized practice of law in Minnesota, in…
  • Aug 31

    We Still Have Paris: Stayed Suspension In Ohio For "Hitting On" Client

    We Still Have Paris: Stayed Suspension In Ohio For "Hitting On" Client
    A six-month stayed suspension has been imposed by the Ohio Supreme Court for soliciting sex with a client The board also found that Paris did not understand or accept the wrongful nature of his conduct based on testimony in which...
  • Aug 31

    Disbarment For Scheme To Conceal Assets In Divorce

    Disbarment For Scheme To Conceal Assets In Divorce
    Dan Trevas reports on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today permanently disbarred a Trumbull County attorney who participated in a scheme to conceal more than $850,000 of a client’s marital assets from the...
Rank this Week: 180

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    The (Unhappy) Male Breadwinner

    The (Unhappy) Male Breadwinner
    From the Washington Post: Since they surged into the U.S. labor force, quadrupling in number since 1970, female breadwinners have lived under a cultural microscope. Can they have it all — the spouse, the baby, the corner office? Christin…
  • Aug 30

    Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide

    Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide
    From The ABA Journal: The Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday considered whether any elderly man who has been declared incompetent can divorce the woman who is serving as his guardian. The lawyer for Elmer Riehle is asking the state supreme...
  • Aug 29

    Surrogacy

    Surrogacy
    From BuzzFeed: Surrogacy is unquestionably expensive: Even before they ran into trouble and began accruing bills from a dozen different lawyers, the Virginia men paid $35,000 to their surrogate and another $12,500 to the Wisconsin agency that…
Rank this Week: 179

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 31

    Zika Birth Defects and Euthanasia

    Zika Birth Defects and Euthanasia
    By Sherry ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I write about the dilemma with which Zika virus has confronted those of us who think about abortion in moral terms:  Is it morally acceptable to terminate a late-term pregnancy to avoid…
  • Aug 30

    Veganism, Year Eight: Ligitation Strategies and Unexpected Outcomes in Animal Rights Activism

    Veganism, Year Eight: Ligitation Strategies and Unexpected Outcomes in Animal Rights Activism
    by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to readers: I published a new Verdict column this past Friday, August 26: Trump Throws Off the Last Pretense That His Campaign Is Not About Bigotry.  Our standard practice on Dorf on Law is to write a companion…
  • Aug 29

    Life, Death, and the Every Day

    Life, Death, and the Every Day
    By Eric SegallI am 58 years old and in the last two years have experienced more death and serious disease among my friends and family than in my previous 56 years combined. My family and I have lost close ones ranging in age from five (a…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 175

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Political History is alive and well, and matters more than ever

    Political History is alive and well, and matters more than ever
    Since Mark Graber discussed yesterday’s New York Times op-edabout the alleged death of political history, and explained the he and others in political science are still deeply engaged in it, I thought I’d share how historians…
  • Aug 29

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    The New York Times editorial page today announced the death of political history.  This may well be true of history departments, but the more accurate statement is that political history has migrated from history to political science. As…
  • Aug 28

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]
    I once sat in on a class in which the instructor was trying to get students to see one aspect of the difference between tort and criminal liability – that tort liability requires realized harm whereas criminal liability can be imposed…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Aug 31

    Volcker Rule Data Collection Under Congressional Scrutiny

    Volcker Rule Data Collection Under Congressional Scrutiny
    House Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, sent a formal request to a slew of federal agencies to share trading data collected in connection with the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule prohibits U.S. banks from engaging in…
  • Aug 30

    Criminal LLC Law: Shares in a What?

    Criminal LLC Law: Shares in a What?
    So, I am very anti-fraud, and I think cheaters should not prosper. But I also think courts should know what they are talking about, especially in criminal cases. The following is from a new Second Circuit case: Although we review...
  • Aug 29

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .
    Imagine this: Professor walks into Business Associations class Monday morning at 8:00 am having prepared to cover 14 pages of reading when she assigned only three (intending, when creating the syllabus, as she later recalled, to use the time…
Rank this Week: 248

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    More Canadian IP picture

    More Canadian IP picture
    Not legal in the US:Cafe Olimpico, since 1970Fake store with NY Yankees logo variantIraq-a-Fella recordsOK, not gonna lie, I'm interested in the use of the Rubik's cube to indicate the completeness of the game plan advertised, but I was…
  • Aug 30

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble
    Cohen v. Trump, No.: 3:13-cv-2519, 2016 WL 4487172 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016)Colorful personalities can produce colorful cases; first, Pom Wonderful, now Trump.  The court certified a class action under RICO for people who bought Trump…
  • Aug 30

    Little Tree, big TM claim

    Little Tree, big TM claim
    Mike Masnick wrote basically the post I'd want to about Car Freshner's latest attempt to suppress anyone from using tree-shaped products that smell like trees--you know, descriptive use.  I too find the functionality claim interesting…
Rank this Week: 241

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 23

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent
    Two new visiting assistant professors have have joined the legal writing faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law. They are Melina Healey and Anthony Michael Kreis. Melina joins Chicago-Kent from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where…
  • Aug 23

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law
    Kelly Brewer will be a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law after teaching as a visitor at Valparaiso University Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.…
  • Aug 21

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop
    The Rhetoric Society of America will hold its 2017 Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, from Monday, May 22 through the morning of Thursday, May 25, and workshops from the afternoon of Thursday, May 25 through noon on Saturday, May…
Rank this Week: 251

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 245

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 31

    Latino legislator group calls for ending the death penalty

    Latino legislator group calls for ending the death penalty
    As reported in this NBC News piece, a "group of Latino legislators passed a resolution demanding the end of the death penalty in the United States because it disproportionately affects people of color of all ages." Here is more:…
  • Aug 31

    "The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right"

    "The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Shaakirrah Sanders now available via SSRN. I have had a grand time earlier this week digging into the historic decision in Williams v. New York, so...
  • Aug 31

    Highlighting who is using money to highlight (and try to change) prosecutors' impact on criminal justice and its reform

    Highlighting who is using money to highlight (and try to change) prosecutors' impact on criminal justice and its reform
    This new Politico article highlights the role being a played by a notable political actor in funding efforts to charge via the polls some notable criminal justice articls. The article is headlined "George Soros' quiet overhaul of the…
Rank this Week: 279

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Wilson v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2016)

    Wilson v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2016)
    You can drink beer, or vodka, or both, and buy a gun.  Heck, you can even drink a beer, have a shot (or two), and directly walk on over and buy a gun.  Nothing wrong with that.But if you have a medical marijuana card, forget it.…
  • Aug 31

    SEC v. Jensen (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2016)

    SEC v. Jensen (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2016)
    When I read Judge Clifton's opinion this morning, my most prominent thought was:  "Well, of course the Ninth Circuit's right here.  Who could possibly have thought that there was no right to a jury trial in this case?  The…
  • Aug 30

    J.F. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 30, 2016)

    J.F. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 30, 2016)
    I really liked how Justice Ikola began this opinion.  It reads:"Mother’s petition for writ of mandate arises from an order terminating reunification services and setting a Welfare & Institutions Code section 366.26 hearing (.26…
Rank this Week: 295

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 31

    Puerto Rico’s Oversight Panel is Here

    Puerto Rico’s Oversight Panel is Here
    Or rather, you can read about it here. Members include Professor David Skeel, whom many Slips readers will be familiar with.
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 301

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick
    I do not have much to say about NFL (non-starting) quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand for the national anthem, since those who read this space know that I support his right to do this, without equivocation. I am heartened…
  • Aug 26

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA
    The NCAA frequently lauds amateurism and the ideal of the “student athlete.” But in contrast to this idyllic conception, college football is big business. And it is built on the backs of gladiators, football (and basketball)…
  • Aug 25

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union
    With today marking the start of the new semester at Baruch College and my first day as a tenured, full Professor of Law, it is my great pleasure to release my newest law review article, "The Future of College Athlete Players Unions: Lessons…
Rank this Week: 294