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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/
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit
    Although the finally tally is not yet complete, it is now clear that Britain has voted in favor of Brexit, and will likely leave the European Union. For reasons I outlined here, I think this is a bad development, and that the British have…
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa
    Abigail Fisher. The plaintiff in the long-running challenge to the University of Texas’ admissions policy. Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas (UT) has potentially…
  • Jun 23

    [David Post] And speaking of outlandish trademark claims . . .

    [David Post] And speaking of outlandish trademark claims . . .
    As I noted a few days ago, it’s becoming increasingly easy to ridicule and parody intellectual property developments these days — and then along comes this story, which pushes the envelope of silliness so far out that I…
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/
  • Jun 24

    Pissing Contest

    Pissing Contest
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied review to a Spirit Airline pilot who had failed a urine test taken after he had landed a plane in Fort Lauderdale. Swaters’s specimen was sent to...
  • Jun 23

    A Matter Of Intent

    A Matter Of Intent
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended disbarment of a personal injury plaintiff's attorney for intentional misappropriation of funds due to third-party providers of chiropractic services. The attorney…
  • Jun 23

    No Malpractice In Model Representation

    No Malpractice In Model Representation
    The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against Boies Schiller. Plaintiff failed to establish that defendants breached their duty by representing her despite a…
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/
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
  • Jun 21

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding
    BNC Bancorp v. BNCCORP, Inc., 2016 WL 3365428, No. 15-cv-793 (M.D.N.C. Jun. 16, 2016)Bank of North Carolina sought a declaratory judgment against BNC National Bank to settle rights in the BNC mark, and BNC National Bank sought a preliminary…
  • Jun 21

    TM/design patent question of the day

    TM/design patent question of the day
    Consider the iPhoney:Does this infringe any rights Apple might have?  We know the trade dress is functional for phones; I would argue that the trade dress is functional for realistic toys as well (and possibly more so, given what a kid…
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: 2015

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: 2290

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jun 24

    Want to be a Judge?

    Want to be a Judge?
    The Judicial appointment process can be confusing at best, but a recent Congressional Research Service report explains the process in detail. It focuses on U.S. Circuit and District court appointments and clarifies the role of the President…
  • Jun 22

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.

    Game of Thrones with Brexit, Britons and Brussels Bureaucrats: the U.K. Referendum on Leaving the E.U.
    There is high anxiety on both sides of the Atlantic about the vote tomorrow, June 23, 2016, when British voters get to decide if Britain should leave or remain within the European Union.  There is much at stake and speculation…
  • Jun 14

    So…what happened to the books?

    So…what happened to the books?
    Carpeting a library is a complicated process. You have to move the books out of the way in order to lay the carpet, then move them back again. But because the move is so temporary, it’s not a matter of taking the books off the shelf,…
Rank this Week: 4207