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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/
  • Jul 25

    Congress.gov

    Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress recently debuted a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. (mew) Related articles…
  • Jul 24

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold
    Legal writing professors often use prominent examples of plagiarism to warn their students about its dangers and how to avoid plagiarism. (Quick answer: cite whenever you use the words or ideas of others, keep good notes so you can do...
  • Jul 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
Rank this Week: 329

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 354

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 25

    Hearing on Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

    Hearing on Uganda's Anti-Gay Law
    We have been informed that the applications for a temporary injunction and interim order against Uganda's Anti Homosexuality Act will be heard July 30, 2014 by the Constitutional Court of Uganda. The Constitutional Court of Uganda is actually…
  • Jul 25

    Gay Man in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to Three Years and 450 Lashes for Meeting Men on Twitter

    Gay Man in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to Three Years and 450 Lashes for Meeting Men on Twitter
    The Independent reports that a 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years and 450 lashes for meeting men on Twitter. The newspaper said that the man was arrested following an entrapment ploy of the Saudi Commission...
  • Jul 25

    ECHR Rules Poland Complicit in CIA Extraordinary Rendition Program

    ECHR Rules Poland Complicit in CIA Extraordinary Rendition Program
    Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by cooperating with the United States in operating secret detention facilities where persons…
Rank this Week: 534

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: 528

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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