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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/
  • Jan 20

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court
    Donald Trump at an election night rally last year in New York. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) Appointments to the federal bench are often one of a president’s most significant and most lasting legacies. President Obama appointed more…
  • Jan 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Bill to put one state’s Judicial Conduct Commission under military control

    [Eugene Volokh] Bill to put one state’s Judicial Conduct Commission under military control
    Like many states, North Dakota has a Judicial Conduct Commission that “has the power to investigate complaints against any judge in the state” and to recommend to the state Supreme Court that a judge be removed. (While a…
  • Jan 19

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy
    President Barack Obama gives his farewell address. Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today is his last full day in office. Now is therefore an appropriate time to begin to assess his legacy, including his legacy for…
Rank this Week: 7

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
  • Jan 20

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right
    As you know, I’m working on a book about the Bill of Rights.  The book is currently in publisher’s limbo, by which I mean that I’ve turned in the first draft and am waiting for the manuscript to be returned to me for…
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
Rank this Week: 271

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.

    China's Land Counterrevolution? Not Yet.
    [NOTE: I just published a shorter version of this post (alternate link here) in Foreign Policy. Here's the longer and more academic version, with links to the original documents.] Both Chinese and western press reports last month (Caixin; New…
  • Dec 6

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing

    IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing
    Here's the announcement over at the China IPR blog.
  • Nov 2

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project

    Ministry of Justice releases list of approved legal research project
    Here’s a list of approved (which I assume means, “received state funding”) legal research projects from the MOJ that just came out: http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161102/Articel03002GN.htm My impression (possibly wrong)…
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PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
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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/
Rank this Week: 388

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: 179