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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 20

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty
    I like the following quote from Justice Washington in McFadden v. The Exchange, which was a circuit opinion addressing whether the admiralty jurisdiction could hear a claim that an American vessel was illegally seized by France. It…
  • May 19

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine
    Everyone knows that Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins overruled Justice Story’s 1842 opinion in Swift v. Tyson and held that federal courts hearing cases in diversity jurisdiction should use the applicable substantive state law…
  • May 18

    On Ree Dolly, J.D. Vance and Empathy for Low-Income Whites (or, What Hillbilly Elegy is Good for)

    On Ree Dolly, J.D. Vance and Empathy for Low-Income Whites (or, What Hillbilly Elegy is Good for)
    This is my fourth and final installment about J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. One striking aspect of the wide-spread kudos heaped on Hillbilly Elegy is that readers do not seem put…
Rank this Week: 53

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
  • May 19

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    Today, the defense filed its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case. This is the last brief that will be filed before oral arguments in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on June 8th. In the Reply...
  • May 16

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation
    Washington Rule of Evidence 702 provides that If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge willassist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge,…
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