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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 4

    Justices Alito and Scalia Liken Death Penalty Opponents to Terrorist

    Justices Alito and Scalia Liken Death Penalty Opponents to Terrorist
    By Michael DorfDuring the oral argument last week in Glossip v. Gross, the SCOTUS considered the constitutionality of the death penalty drug protocol now used by Oklahoma, in which the first drug administered to the condemned is midazolam.…
  • May 1

    Is Patent Trolling a Problem -- And Why Is It Newsworthy?

    Is Patent Trolling a Problem -- And Why Is It Newsworthy?
    by Neil H. Buchanan[Note: My new Verdict column, published today, continues the discussion (which I initiated in another Verdict column last Thursday) of the Republicans' political strategy to set the IRS up for failure, then to blame it for…
  • Apr 30

    Is the Sex Discrimination Rationale in the SSM Cases Narrower?

    Is the Sex Discrimination Rationale in the SSM Cases Narrower?
    by Michael DorfDuring Part 1 of Tuesday's oral argument in the SSM cases, CJ Roberts created a stir when he asked the lawyer for the state the following question: "if Sue loves Joe and Tom loves Joe, Sue can marry him and Tom can't. And the…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California
    The complaint is below. Download Dunn FAC
  • May 1

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform
    The Times reports that the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan will arrest the New York Senate Speaker, Republican Dean Skelos, next week, along with his son. This come three months after the arrest of the (then) Democratic Speaker of the...
  • May 1

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response
    At today's excellent conference, Reconsidering Access to Justice, my role was to offer comments on a great new paper presented by David Luban. In his paper, David explores the “discourse of optimism,” which he uses to refer to the…
Rank this Week: 445

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Apr 30

    Reminder: Restricted Access During Exams April 29 – May 12

    Reminder: Restricted Access During Exams April 29 – May 12
    The exam period has arrived and access to the Law Library will be restricted from Wednesday, April 29, through Tuesday, May 12. During restricted access periods the law library is open to law school affiliates, university faculty, and non-law…
  • Apr 27

    Reminder: Animal Therapy Tomorrow from Noon to 1PM!

    Reminder: Animal Therapy Tomorrow from Noon to 1PM!
    Just a friendly reminder that it’s time for pet therapy! Stop by the Student Lounge tomorrow, April 28, from Noon-1pm, to unwind with therapy dogs and a llama. This is also the perfect opportunity to enter a drawing to win Lloyd the…
  • Apr 21

    New Books List for April 2015

    New Books List for April 2015
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for February 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The First Amendment Bubble: How…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Nov 27

    Folksonomies & Law – Background issues and theoretical perspective

    Folksonomies & Law – Background issues and theoretical perspective
    §.1.- Foreword «If folksonomies work for pictures (Flickr), books (Goodreads), questions and answers (Quora), basically everything else (Delicious), why shouldn’t they work for law?» (Serena Manzoli) In a post on this…
  • Nov 27

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective
    §.1.- Foreword «If folksonomies work for pictures (Flickr), books (Goodreads), questions and answers (Quora), basically everything else (Delicious), why shouldn’t they work for law?» (Stefania Manzioli) In a post on…
  • Oct 30

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)
    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV) The emerging topic of Parliamentary Informatics (PI) has opened up new terrain in the research of the scope, usefulness and contribution of Informatics to parliamentary…
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LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • Mar 12

    What’s Cool? Indentation is Cool!

    What’s Cool? Indentation is Cool!
    A small, innovative group like ours is continually forced to make difficult decisions about what projects to take on next.  We just haven’t got the time to try all the things we can think up.  As a result, we’ve had to…
  • Mar 12

    Tax Help from the LII

    Tax Help from the LII
    No, we’re not talking about a tax-deductible donation to the LII (this time–but, feel free to go ahead and donate if you’d like). We’re here instead to introduce a new feature you might not have noticed in 26…
  • Mar 12

    LII Staff Profile: Sylvia Kwakye

    LII Staff Profile: Sylvia Kwakye
    She’s baaaack!  Former LII employee Sylvia Kwakye recently returned to Ithaca, and we are lucky to add her to our staff as a Text Systems Developer. “I practice the dark arts of data mining and natural language processing to…
Rank this Week: 2011

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 3

    Don’t Give Up on Baltimore: Part One of a Two-Part Series of Column

    Don’t Give Up on Baltimore: Part One of a Two-Part Series of Column
    Cornell University visiting law professor Joseph Margulies discusses the tense situation between the police and the community in Baltimore and argues that meaningful reform is on the horizon. Continue reading →
  • May 3

    Hillary Clinton and the Winning Strategy on Contraception

    Hillary Clinton and the Winning Strategy on Contraception
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the position of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with respect to contraception. Continue reading →
  • Apr 30

    House Republicans Blame Their Own Failures on the IRS

    House Republicans Blame Their Own Failures on the IRS
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan evaluates a recent report issued by the majority staff on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Buchanan argues that the report illustrates Republicans’ attempts to claim…
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b-screeds

b-screeds

By Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
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InfoBrief

InfoBrief

A Cornell Law Library current awareness service for the Cornell Law School faculty.

http://infobrief.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Dear Readers A

    Dear Readers A
    Dear Readers, As you may know, the Cornell Law Library has been maintaining two blogs, InfoBrief and Competitive Edge. We have decided to merge the two blogs under the banner of InfoBrief. To stay current with InfoBrief, you will want to…
  • Apr 18

    New Books at Cornell Law Library

    New Books at Cornell Law Library
    The latest list of New Books is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here are a few titles…
  • Mar 28

    New Law Books at Cornell

    New Law Books at Cornell
    The latest list of New Books for February 16-29 is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here…
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