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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/
  • Aug 21

    Kentucky Supremes strike down pleas with waivers of IAC claim

    Kentucky Supremes strike down pleas with waivers of IAC claim
    Very big news and a "must read" for our field. Do the feds have options left to attack this ruling? I imagine they are deeply disappointed by it. The opinion is below. Our earlier coverage here. I'm told that the...
  • Aug 21

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"
    NYT round-table about doctors. (Lots of people have written on the topic as it applies to lawyers. I've enjoyed Margaret Tarkington's articles.)
  • Aug 20

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?
    A NYT editorial tonight says Robert McCulloch should should step aside in the Michael Brown case. Among the reasons: When he was a boy, "his father [a police officer] was killed on the job...by a black suspect while helping another...
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 21

    Ferguson, Gladwell's Crooked Ladder, and the Social Effects of Organized Crime

    Ferguson, Gladwell's Crooked Ladder, and the Social Effects of Organized Crime
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker essay by Malcolm Gladwell provides a potentially interesting way to think about the events in Ferguson. Gladwell's essay was published just before the eruption in Ferguson, so he does not discuss it. A…
  • Aug 20

    SCOTUS Virginia SSM Stay Makes Merits Ruling By June 2015 All But Inevitable

    SCOTUS Virginia SSM Stay Makes Merits Ruling By June 2015 All But Inevitable
    by Michael DorfThe Supreme Court order granting a stay of the ruling of the 4th Circuit regarding Virginia's same-sex marriage ban makes it nearly certain that the Court will grant cert to decide the constitutionality of laws banning same-sex…
  • Aug 20

    Abortion, Animal Rights, and Theoretical Argument

    Abortion, Animal Rights, and Theoretical Argument
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit holding a Mississippi abortion law unconstitutional, as applied.  The law at issue, like an increasing number of…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 20

    Who Will Protect New York’s Children from Preventable Death and Permanent Disability?

    Who Will Protect New York’s Children from Preventable Death and Permanent Disability?
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses an archaic Orthodox Jewish practice that persists despite putting infants at risk of death or permanent injury. Hamilton describes a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second…
  • Aug 19

    Mommy and Momma: Determining Parentage in the New Family

    Mommy and Momma: Determining Parentage in the New Family
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman comments on a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire recognizing that both women who raised a child (while they were in a relationship together) are legal parents, despite that…
  • Aug 18

    The Fifth Circuit Blocks Mississippi Law From Closing the Last Abortion Clinic

    The Fifth Circuit Blocks Mississippi Law From Closing the Last Abortion Clinic
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a recent decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sustaining an as-applied constitutional challenge to a Mississippi law requiring “admitting…
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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
  • Aug 18

    UPDATE: After Hours Key-Card Access Restored

    UPDATE: After Hours Key-Card Access Restored
    We’re pleased to report that the breakage in the Reading Room sprinkler system has been repaired and after hours key-card access is restored. Please contact Amy Emerson with questions at aae25@cornell.edu.
  • Aug 18

    New Books List August 2014

    New Books List August 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Gruesome Spectacles : Botched Executions and…
  • Jul 16

    Important Notice Regarding Law Library Acce

    Important Notice Regarding Law Library Acce
    Due to a breakage in the Reading Room sprinkler system, after hours key-card access will be disabled as of 5pm today until repairs can be completed. The work is being done as quickly as possible, but may take up to a couple of weeks. During…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Jun 16

    openlaw

    openlaw
    The other day a friend came to me because he heard about the openlaws.eu project. He said: ”Hey, openlaws sounds great – does that mean that I can write my own laws now?”. I had to tell him no, but that it was almost as…
  • Jun 3

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project
    1. The Death and Life of Great Legal Data Standards Thanks to the many efforts of the open government movement in the past decade, the benefits of machine-readable legal data — legal data which can be processed and easily interpreted by…
  • Mar 19

    Building a Legal Research Ontology

    Building a Legal Research Ontology
    It’s hard for me to pin down exactly when I knew I wanted to build a legal research ontology. There was no light bulb moment; or perhaps I should say, there was no anvil falling on my head, Wile E. Coyote style. At the beginning of the…
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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…
  • 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…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
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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
  • Nov 2

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5
    SCOTUS hears six cases this week involving trademark, securities litigation, antitrust, attorney’s fees, criminal law, directed verdict and double jeopardy (I’ll take Legal Information for 100, Alex). Here’s the schedule with links to…
  • Oct 26

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29
    This week, the court hears six cases on topics ranging from firearms, deportation, and surveillance, to copyright and drug-detecting dog sniffs (!). Here’s the oral argument schedule with links to the LII Bulletin Previews. Subscribe to get…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8
    It’s a short week for the Supremes this week — Monday is a legal holiday — but they’ll be hearing 4 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RYAN, DIR., AZ DOC v. GONZALES, ERNEST V. TIBBALS, WARDEN v. CARTER,…
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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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