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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 28

    Second Circuit Allows Police Officer's First Amendment Claim

    Second Circuit Allows Police Officer's First Amendment Claim
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Matthews v. City of New York, the Second Circuit upheld the First Amendment rights of a police officer in a unanimous panel opinion, authored...
  • Feb 25

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Does a community college stand in the shoes of the state for the purposes of Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit? In its opinion in Leitner v. Westchester…
  • Feb 24

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting
    Prof. Alan Morrison (GWU) offers his take on Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in this ACS Issue Brief. The case, scheduled for argument on March 2, tests whether Arizona's independent redistricting…
Rank this Week: 194

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 28

    The U.S. Continues its National Emergency With Respect to Cuba

    The U.S. Continues its National Emergency With Respect to Cuba
    The Executive Office of the President of the United States announced the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Cuba. FR11075 Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office. (mew)
  • Feb 28

    Trans-Pacfic Partnership

    Trans-Pacfic Partnership
    The Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Repesentatives Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on expanding trade opportunities under the Trans-Pacific Partnership on March 4, 2015 at 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Room…
  • Feb 28

    U.S.-Ukraine Relation

    U.S.-Ukraine Relation
    The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on relations between the U.S. and Ukraine on March 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C....
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Feb 28

    Legal Journalism Class at Valparaiso University

    Legal Journalism Class at Valparaiso University
    Professor Faisal Kutty of Valparaiso University School of Law is featured in a new story by Reporter Jack Silverstein. The article, Writing Persuasively: Valparaiso Law Professor Teaches Students How to Use News Media to Bolster Their…
  • Feb 27

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing
    A recent Journal of Legal Education article points again to the importance of legal writing courses. What Courses Should Law Students Take? Lessons from Harvard’s BigLaw Survey reports the results of a survey that focused primarily on…
  • Feb 26

    Plagiarism and students as consumer

    Plagiarism and students as consumer
    The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains a provocative article about plagiarism. Law Student Plagiarism: Contemporary challenges and Responses, 64 J. Legal Educ. 416 (Feb. 2015). Professor Robin Hansen (pictured at right)…
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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: 606