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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 15

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a 25 page opinion replete with bolded underlined language, Judge Timothy Black held Ohio's statutory provisions prohibiting political false statements in Susan B.…
  • Sep 12

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment
    Senate Republicans unanimously blocked the campaign finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats. The measure, S.J. Res. 19, failed 54 to 42, short of the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote on the merits. The…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Third Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey A3371 banning "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE), also known as sexual conversion…
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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/
  • Sep 16

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty
    The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press release yesterday annoucing that Guyana had become the 150th state to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention took…
  • Sep 15

    Scottish Referendum for Independence

    Scottish Referendum for Independence
    As many persons who follow international law are likely aware, this Thursday, September 18, Scottish voters will vote on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK) or whether to secede and form an independent state. Pollsters currently…
  • Sep 12

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition
    M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he taught from 1964-2012. He was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute (established in 1990), and served as…
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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/
  • Sep 11

    Suggestions for law review editor

    Suggestions for law review editor
    Professor Josephine Potuto of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently posted a critique of the law review editing process. After hearing the “moans and groans” of colleagues whose work has been subjected to illogical student edits…
  • Sep 10

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stanford Law School
    One last chance to register for the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference! The conference is called "Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Motivating Students to Do Their Best Work" and it will be held on September 19 and 20, 2014 at…
  • Sep 9

    Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
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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: 1065