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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 22

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Fourth Circuit yesterday upheld Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines against a Second Amendment challenge. The ruling reverses an earlier panel decision and…
  • Feb 21

    Court Leans Toward Agent in Cross-Border Shooting Case

    Court Leans Toward Agent in Cross-Border Shooting Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Hernandez v. Mesa, the case testing whether the family of a Mexican youth can sue a border patrol agent for Fourth and Fifth Amendment violations...
  • Feb 20

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Bormuth v. County of Jackson (Michigan), a panel of the Sixth Circuit has concluded that the prayer practices of a county commission…
Rank this Week: 90

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 10

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference
    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest…
  • Feb 10

    visiting position at Washburn

    visiting position at Washburn
    The Washburn University School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Associate Professor of Law (VAP) in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) program. Washburn’s LARW program is staffed by four tenured or…
  • Feb 9

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest to those who coach moot court teams and…
Rank this Week: 156

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 20

    Lessening its Dependence on the United States, Mexico Will Seek to Buy Corn from Other Countrie

    Lessening its Dependence on the United States, Mexico Will Seek to Buy Corn from Other Countrie
    As a response to threats made by the current U.S. President,a Mexican Senator reportedly has promised to introduce a bill that would require Mexico to import corn from Argentina and Brazil instead of the United States.
  • Feb 19

    Save the Date: ABA Annual Meeting

    Save the Date: ABA Annual Meeting
    The American Bar Association holds it annual meeting this year in New York City from August 10-15, 2017. If your schedule allows, arrive early or stay late to treat yourself to a tour of the United Nations. (mew)
  • Feb 13

    Great Moments in Tariff Classification

    Great Moments in Tariff Classification
    In 1988, the U.S. Court of International Trade was faced with a tariff classification dispute as to whether G.I. Joe "Action Figures" were classifiable under the Tariff Schedules of the United States as "other dolls"…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 377

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…
Rank this Week: 2615