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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 29

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice

    Acting for the Wrong Reasons: Abortion Versus Other Choice
    by Sherry F. ColbFor my Verdict column this week, I discuss a disparity in abortion arguments.  The disparity is that the reasons that most people have for deciding to terminate a pregnancy (economic reasons, relationship reasons,…
  • Jul 28

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice

    Trump and Bare-Knuckle Business Practice
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is by now old news that Donald Trump's business practices have, shall we say, raised a few eyebrows.  He not only has a history of suing and being sued beyond anything that has been seen before in U.S. politics, but…
  • Jul 27

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)
    {Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict, I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 28

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law

    Mike Pence’s Abortion Law
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on the Indiana abortion law that Donald Trump’s chosen running mate, Mike Pence, signed into law as governor of that state. Colb explains the different reasons that women have for…
  • Jul 27

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State

    An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victim in the United State
    A Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, Marci Hamilton writes an open letter to Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on behalf of sexual abuse victims around the…
  • Jul 26

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the difference between “law and order,” a term Donald Trump uses to describe his approach to governance, and “rule of law,” a principle that those in positions…
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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/
  • Jul 28

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality
    In Williams v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court found that a prosecutor who decides to seek the death penalty in a case cannot, consistent with due process, later sit as a judge reviewing the defendant’s conviction in that case. As…
  • Jul 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
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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
  • Jul 6

    Remember Me

    Remember Me
    One of the great things that happens at the LII is working with the amazing students who come to study at Cornell — and finding out about the projects they’ve been cooking up while we weren’t distracting them by dangling…
  • Jul 6

    LII Caption Contest

    LII Caption Contest
    This month, the prize will go for the best answer to the question, What’s wrong with this picture? We’d hoped that the CFR caption contest would work like a kind of inkblot test for our fans, and if it did… well,…
  • Jul 6

    Sylvia – CALI Conference Field Report

    Sylvia – CALI Conference Field Report
    I just got back from the 2016 CALI conference at the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. This report of my time there is by no means an exhaustive or even chronological record of the conference. It’s more of a…
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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
  • Dec 24

    Windmill

    Windmill
    A couple of days ago, in the way that one does on the Internet, I stumbled into the extraordinary story of William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill from scrap and spare parts to provide electricity to his home. He was 14, living in an isolated…
  • 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…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Oct 1

    Constitutions as Summer Reading

    Constitutions as Summer Reading
    Two years ago my collaborators and I introduced a new resource for understanding constitutions. We call it Constitute. It’s a web application that allows users to extract excerpts of constitutional text, by topic, for nearly every…
  • Aug 20

    Legal Research Ontology, Part II

    Legal Research Ontology, Part II
    My blog post last year about developing a legal research ontology was such an optimistic (i.e., naive), linear narrative. This was one of my final notes: At this point, I am in the beginning stages of taking advantage of all the semantic web…
  • 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…
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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
  • Sep 17

    Moving On!

    Moving On!
    Starting today the law library will no longer be posting to this page. For the latest updates and postings visit our website and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
  • Jun 29

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available

    We’re Hiring – Student Assistant Position Available
    Senior Public Services Student Assistant Level IV Contact: Kathy Hartman Keh7@cornell.edu Summary description: Works independently at the circulation service desk assisting patrons and performing a variety of library tasks including assisting…
  • Jun 22

    New Books List – June 2015

    New Books List – June 2015
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for June 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The Changing Face of American Banking…
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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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