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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 18

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam involving the constitutionality of the denial of trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the…
  • Jan 17

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit rejected a claim today that the Park Service's set-aside of Freedom Plaza for the Inauguration Committee violated the free speech rights of a group that sought to protest in that...
  • Jan 17

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Lee v. Tam, the case testing whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated free speech when it denied a trademark to an all-Asian-American…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 17

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat
    In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of…
  • Jan 15

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied
    According to a press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 90% of children reaching Italy's shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. The number of…
  • Jan 12

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy
    For the last two decades, the United States has maintained a special immigration policy that applied only to Cubans. Cubans who were intercepted by U.S. officials in the waters between the United States and Cuba (those with wet feet) would...
Rank this Week: 139

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 17

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law, a contributing editor to the Legal Writing Prof Blog, has created a wonderful video montage of photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.…
  • Jan 13

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii
    Professor Bob Brain (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) is pictured here with an exit sign at the end of his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He now joins...
  • Jan 12

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent
    Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking applications for its Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting Assistant Professors are generally appointed for an initial term that can be renewed to a total of four years. Each Visiting Assistant…
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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 523