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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/
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution
    One of the joys of publishing a popular book in the age of Twitter and Facebook is immediately hearing that people have read and enjoyed the book. As an academic, one normally waits months or years for such feedback, if one ever receives it…
  • Apr 28

    [Eugene Volokh] State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searche

    [Eugene Volokh] State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searche
    Recycled cans and other aluminum products. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Seattle requires residents to separate recyclable and compostable material from other trash and to not put any such material into a normal trash can; and the Municipal…
  • Apr 28

    [Brian Kalt] Why Congress slept

    [Brian Kalt] Why Congress slept
    As I explained Monday, if no presidential candidate wins a majority in the electoral college and the election is thrown into the House of Representatives, the constitutional design encourages assassins to strike. A dead candidate cannot be…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 28

    Attorney's Estate May Proceed Against Restaurant

    Attorney's Estate May Proceed Against Restaurant
    The estate of an attorney who died in a single car accident has made sufficient averments to survive in its Dram Shop action against the establishment that served him liquor before the fatal drive home, according to a decision of...
  • Apr 28

    Trojan War

    Trojan War
    A tri-county panel of the Michigan Bar Discipline Board has imposed a suspension of an attorney Respondent did not appear at the hearing and was found to be in default for her failure to file an answer to the formal...
  • Apr 28

    Stayed Suspension For Attorney Who Cooperated In Bribery Investigation

    Stayed Suspension For Attorney Who Cooperated In Bribery Investigation
    Dan Trevas has a summary of a disciplinary case on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court Willoughby Attorney Hector G. Martinez Jr., who admitted to participating in an attempted bribery scheme connected with Cleveland Attorney Anthony O.…
Rank this Week: 63

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor
    BWP Media USA, Inc v. Clarity Digital Group, LLC, No. 15-1154 (10th Cir. Apr. 25, 2016)    BWP owns the copyrights to various celebrity photos, and its business model appears to be lawsuit-based, at least in part.  It sued…
  • Apr 25

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new
    Corvette: Baby, that was much too fast. 1958-2016How well would this ad fare if challenged under Jordan v. Jewel? It does inherently promote the Corvette brand, it seems to me. Mexican food so authentic Donald Trump would build a wall around…
  • Apr 22

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim
    Mullins v. Premier Nutrition Corp., 2016 WL 1534784, No. 13-cv-01271 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2016)This case revisits an issue with which courts have struggled: when consumer plaintiffs plead that a product advertised as clinically proven…
Rank this Week: 69

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 535

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2010

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Blog for various Georgetown Law faculty to post about legal topics of interest.

http://gulcfac.typepad.com/georgetown_university_law/
  • Jun 13

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
    The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration has promoted the role of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy as fiercely as…
  • Jun 6

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion
    by Lisa Heinzerling When an agency defends over three decades of inaction on an important problem by saying that acting would take too long, one hopes a judge reviewing the agency's inaction will see through the pretense. This is exactly what…
  • Sep 2

    Ozone Madne

    Ozone Madne
    (The following post corrects two small factual errors in the original post.) by Lisa Heinzerling Today, President Obama announced that he had asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the final National Ambient Air Quality Standard…
Rank this Week: 2289

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 21

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam

    Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exam
    As we approach the Spring Exam period, Georgetown Law Library’s limited public access program will be in effect Monday, April 25th  through Tuesday, May 17th. During the exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will…
  • Apr 19

    Snack and Chat with Librarian

    Snack and Chat with Librarian
    On Wednesday, April 20 starting at noon, join us in the Hotung lobby. We’re offering free pizza in exchange for answering a few questions about library services for new students.
  • Apr 19

    Federal Sentencing Statistics for 2015

    Federal Sentencing Statistics for 2015
    The Federal Sentencing Statistics for 2015 are now available. Each set consists of the following figure and tables: Figure A – Offenders in Each Primary Offense Category Table 1 – Distribution of Guideline Offenders in Each…
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