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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/
  • May 3

    Sanders on State Constitutional Unenumerated Right

    Sanders on State Constitutional Unenumerated Right
    Anthony B. Sanders (Institute for Justice) has posted Baby Ninth Amendments and Unenumerated Individual Rights in State Constitutions Before the Civil War (Mercer Law Review Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although there is…
  • May 3

    Paulsen on Checks on the Supreme Court

    Paulsen on Checks on the Supreme Court
    Michael Stokes Paulsen (University of St. Thomas School of Law) has posted Checking the Court (10 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 18 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What can the political branches of national and state governments...
  • May 3

    Levy on Non-Lockean Libertariansim

    Levy on Non-Lockean Libertariansim
    Jacob T. Levy (McGill University - Department of Political Science) has posted Toward a Non-Lockean Libertarianism (Forthcoming in Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz, eds,. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism) on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 199

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 3

    Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Draws Concerns About Terrorism

    Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Draws Concerns About Terrorism
    An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of…
  • May 3

    Donald Trump and His Supporter

    Donald Trump and His Supporter
    His supporters want a reckoning with a system that has not so much failed as infuriated them. What drives their loyalty to Trump — if not the person, at least the idea of Trump — is a sort of nihilism....
  • May 3

    The Ballad of Slippin’ Jimmy by Francine Prose | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Book

    The Ballad of Slippin’ Jimmy by Francine Prose | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Book
    A talented grifter, known as “Slippin’ Jimmy” since childhood, our hero is, by nature, a rule-breaker (or rule-bender) who keeps trying and failing to play by the rules. As the first season opens, we find Jimmy working as a…
Rank this Week: 2151

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 3

    Prince

    Prince
    by Neil H. BuchananI am currently in Australia, about to begin what amounts to a speaking tour of universities here and in New Zealand.  Because I have been immersing myself in policy wonkery to prepare for those talks, I need a change…
  • May 2

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled
    By Sherry F. ColbMichael and I recently appeared on the Our Hen House podcast to talk about our new book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. In the course of the interview, Michael mentioned a challenge that we regularly…
  • Apr 30

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!
    By Eric SegallThe scene is the Oval Office. The date is January 21, 2017. President Trump is swinging a golf club when his intercom goes off. A soft female voice says:“The Chief Justice is here to see you Mr. President, Sir.”Trump…
Rank this Week: 369

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    [with Colleen Chien] Recap of the Berkley Software IP Symposium

    [with Colleen Chien] Recap of the Berkley Software IP Symposium
    Slides and papers from the 20th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology/Berkeley Technology Law Journal Symposium - focused on IP and software are now posted. Colleen Chien and I thought we would discuss a few highlights (with some…
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
Rank this Week: 3100

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...

    JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...
    JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...: Annual Conference Registration   Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR   Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR   Registration F...
  • May 2

    Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, Baton Rouge

    Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, Baton Rouge
    Annual Conference Registration Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR Registration Fee Only €200.00 EUR Members Registration Only €125.00 EUR Links to…
  • Apr 1

    Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

    Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law
    Research Handbook on Global Administrative LawEdited by Sabino Cassese, Emeritus Justice, Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd –…
Rank this Week: 4991

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 2

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate
    A labor lawyer for the last 12 years, law was Chris Williams’ third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. For another decade he was a union organizer. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in…
  • May 1

    "Zen Poem," by Daniel Berrigan

    "Zen Poem," by Daniel Berrigan
    How I long for supernatural powers! said the novice mournfully to the holy one. I see a dead child and I long to say, Arise! I see a sick man I long to say, Be healed! I see a bent old woman I long to say, Walk straight! Alas, I feel like a…
  • Apr 27

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion
    The five constitutional controversies addressed by Justice Nemo in a paper just posted to SSRN (here) concern matters of interest to some RLL readers, including capital punishment, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion.…
Rank this Week: 4714

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime
    Rational choice is a prominent theoretical model in many fields of research, though many criminologists continue to doubt its applicability as a general theory of crime. Much of this skepticism can be attributed to the over-simplification of…
  • Apr 19

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection
    Has there ever been a society where deluded individuals did not exist? – The answer is probably no. At one time or another, virtually every psychiatric hospital of decent size had their hands full with people who thought they were Jesus…
  • Apr 15

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?
    The trend in the courts In the last three months, two consecutive court decisions have deemed the civil commitment program to be unconstitutional. Which is insightful because 20 states and the federal government uphold some form of the civil…
Rank this Week: 1917

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Apr 13

    Political Correctness on Campus 4-8-2016

    Political Correctness on Campus 4-8-2016
    Stanford Intellectual Diversity ConferencePolitical correctness in the classroom can be seen as a consequence of a lack of political diversity in the university. How does political correctness affect research, and teaching? Is political…
  • Apr 13

    A Conversation on Intellectual Diversity 4-8-2016

    A Conversation on Intellectual Diversity 4-8-2016
    Stanford Intellectual Diversity ConferenceWhy make a big deal out of intellectual diversity in academia, anyway? What are its advantages? What are its disadvantages? Is it a goal worth pursuing at the expense of others? Dean Larry Kramer and…
  • Apr 13

    Student Perspectives on Intellectual Diversity in Academia 4-8-2016

    Student Perspectives on Intellectual Diversity in Academia 4-8-2016
    Stanford Intellectual Diversity ConferenceThe proper education of America’s youth is arguably the most important social responsibility the university has. But does a lack of intellectual diversity in school create pedagogical issues?…
Rank this Week: 586

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
  • Mar 5

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission
    Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score…
  • Mar 5

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 4607

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
  • Jan 9

    At Missouri, Humanities Professors Support a Communications Professor; at Yale, Science Professors Support a Sociology and Psychology Professor

    At Missouri, Humanities Professors Support a Communications Professor; at Yale, Science Professors Support a Sociology and Psychology Professor
    What induces professors to sign letters of support for their colleagues who are under attack? I was under public attack a few years back, and although few actual faculty members attacked me (the Chancellor being an exception, while chairing…
Rank this Week: 575

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
  • Feb 15

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post

    Scalia’s greatest strength, his steadfastness, was also his greatest weakness – The Washington Post
    I do not agree that his steadfastness as described in the article is weakness, but interesting that Turley frames this way. Scalia resisted the legal indeterminacy and intellectual dishonesty that he saw as a corruption of modern…
  • Feb 15

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review

    Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
    He was a dedicated and eloquent foe of the notion of a ‘living Constitution.’ Source: Scalia: Champion of the Rule of Law, by Jesse Panuccio, National Review
  • Feb 15

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy

    Justice Scalia’s Legacy
    This weekend we lost an Honorable man, a great Jurist, and a true Champion of the Constitution, with the passing of  Justice Antonin Scalia. To a large extent, Scalia’s insistence that the Constitution must be understood as it was…
Rank this Week: 3826

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 1942

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 436

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 4

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2015-2016 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Abby Chestnut Allison Curry Anshika Mehrotra Blake Browning Christian Nee David Showalter…
  • Jun 18

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead
    Editor-in-Chief Manmeet Dhindsa Executive Editor Jesse Hong Managing Editor Gwen Ball Senior Articles Editor Samantha Grunberg Senior Notes Editor Geoff Moody Senior Research Editor Liz Dalton Research Editor Matt Devendorf Articles Selection…
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2014-2015 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Elif Aksoy Gwen Ball Liz Dalton Matt Devendorf Manmeet Dhindsa Sammy Grunberg Christopher…
Rank this Week: 674

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

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

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 4463

Lawyers are boring.

Lawyers are boring.

Covers Taxonomy, Open Access, Free Legal Sources, Plain Language, BigData, IT to create new law and new lawyers.

http://lawyersareboring.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 2263

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4439

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • May 10

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
Rank this Week: 4433

Law, Politics & Culture

Law, Politics & Culture

Covers social science approaches to law and legal institutions, legal doctrine and legal policy implementation, and profession issues for academics. By Professors Jeff Yates and Andrew Whitford.

http://lawandcourts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie
    Josh Zingher has posted his paper “An Analysis of the Changing Social Bases of American Political Parties: 1952-2008″ on SSRN. Josh is is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Binghamton University.  His research…
  • Jan 2

    Binge-watching with Obama

    Binge-watching with Obama
    From Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View: Obama hearted “Cards” just a few weeks ago when he took aside Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings at a White House meeting of technology gurus to discuss problems with…
  • Dec 23

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?
    If you download this paper, it will change your life — I mean, it will if you believe in the whole ‘Butterfly Effect’ phenomenon …. My co-author, Scott Boddery, recently posted our paper “Do Policy Messengers…
Rank this Week: 1144

BlawgConomics

BlawgConomics

Explores the intersection of law and economics. By Joshua Sturtevant.

http://blawgconomics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    The Problem with Libertarianism

    The Problem with Libertarianism
    Libertarianism has created some excitement among the American masses recently in lock-step with the perception that government interference in citizens' lives is on the rise. However, opponents like to point out that libertarianism…
  • Nov 4

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could
    I have spoken unfavorably about Obamacare many times on this page. While I didn't like the voting process related to it, the forced coverage language or the taxes and the rising costs that would necessarily be associated…
  • Nov 2

    The Price of Liberty...

    The Price of Liberty...
    I had to make a quick stop into the office this morning. Unfortunately, part of the Metro system I would have taken was closed. Fear not dear readers - this was due to weekend track work, not a lesser-reported government…
Rank this Week: 4019

Respondeat

Respondeat

Covers New York state law specifically, and law and philosophy generally.

http://respondeat.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4370

Zeugma

Zeugma

Covers legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory. By Lancaster University's Sefton Bloxham, University of Warwick's Patricia McKellar, University of Strathclyde's Karen Barton and Glasgow Graduate School of Law's Paul Maharg.

http://zeugma.typepad.com/zeugma/
  • Jul 18

    Moving on...

    Moving on...
    I'm moving blog host, from Typepad to Wordpress.  I hadn't expected to go, but Typepad's recent newsletters on their company policies are making me edgy and, having been stung, like many academics, by Ning's recent policy changes (Dropbox…
  • May 17

    Ross Priory, 2011

    Ross Priory, 2011
    Spent two days at the invitation of Alan Paterson (Strathclyde) and Richard Susskind discussing legal practice and legal education at Ross Priory, Strathclyde's retreat house on Loch Lomond, which has one of the best views anywhere in…
  • Apr 29

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title
    Over the past six months or so, amongst much else I've been involved in putting together a couple of book series.
Rank this Week: 1995

The TransAtlantic Assembly

The TransAtlantic Assembly

Blog of American and European Practitioners and Academics on European and American Constitutional Law (with an eye to the European Constitution), International Law, European Law, and Law and Philosophy.

http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Italy's tragic future

    Italy's tragic future
    Silvio Berlusconi is a modern dictator. He controls all the most important functions of the state and is THE key player in the private sphere. Modern dictators are characterized by an ability to disguise their authoritarianism through subtle…
  • Sep 2

    No to Barroso

    No to Barroso
    Does anyone out there know who Barroso is? More importantly does anybody know what was his best achievement during his four years as President of the European Commission, the highest institution within the EU? Very few will be able to answer…
  • Jul 25

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech
    Berlin was like a honeymoon between America and Europe. But Obama's honey words, were a little too sweet:
Rank this Week: 2182

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 590

Federalist Society - University of…

Federalist Society - University of Washington Chapter

Covers limited government, freedom, federalism and judicial restraint.

http://uwfedsoc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 25

    Somebody bless us, or something

    Somebody bless us, or something
    This is an encouraging sign. The freedom to worship whatever God we find most pleasing is perhaps the most fundamental freedom; it signifies freedom of thought. The fact that Iraqis are now free to worship Jesus if the mood strikes them…
  • Dec 15

    Fifth Amendment Victory

    Fifth Amendment Victory
    Saw an interesting post over on The Volokh Conspiracy about a first dip into a murky 5th Amendment issue - can the gov't compel a suspect to enter a computer password? A man was detained at the Vermont-Canada border on suspicion of…
  • Nov 22

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading
    The Supreme Court's grant of cert. in DC v. Heller reminded me of an entertaining article on the Supreme Court's last Second Amendment ruling in 1939. I recommend Brian Frye, The Peculiar Story of United States vs. Miller, NYU Journal of Law…
Rank this Week: 794