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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 1

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California
    I have long thought sentencing fans and criminal-justice reformers should always pay special attention to happenings in California because the state so often seems like a model of every ugly facet dysfunctional sentencing law and politics.…
  • Oct 1

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"
    The title of this post is the headline of this one part of some impressive reporting about the economic realities facing prisoners and their families being done by the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC. Here is an excerpt from...
  • Oct 1

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)
    I could not help but think about the famous 1980s "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America once I took a close look at the US Sentencing Commission's latest greatest data on federal…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 1

    October 1, 2014 Colloquia/Workshop

    October 1, 2014 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Liza Vertinsky (Emory University School of Law) presents Patents, Partnerships, and the Pre-Competitive Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Innovation. – Paper is not publicly available
  • Sep 29

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill
    The Legal Writing Institute‘s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee seeks presenters for a series of webinars. The proposal deadline is Oct. 6, 2014. The Legal Writing Institute’s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee is planning…
  • Sep 29

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX
    The University of Texas School of Law held the Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. University of Texas School of Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu was awarded the Massey Prize. mw
Rank this Week: 26

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 490

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Oct 1

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Reviewed

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Reviewed
    About a month ago I posted information about ASU’s Aspiring Law Professors Conference, a conference for those who are preparing to go onto the law professor job market and those who are thinking about becoming a law professor. …
  • Sep 29

    Dealing with Different Perceptions of Reality

    Dealing with Different Perceptions of Reality
    Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Indiana) and I are quoted in a recent Indiana Lawyer article entitled Dealing with Differing Perceptions of Reality that asks the question of whether mediators should be responsible for the disputing parties’…
  • Sep 25

    Police Abuse and Mediation

    Police Abuse and Mediation
    On July 1st of this year, a California Highway Patrol officer was captured on tape beating a woman on the side of a freeway in Los Angeles. Not even three months later there is a mediated resolution of the lawsuit … Continue reading…
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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 30

    Gina Warren: "Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear"

    Gina Warren: "Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear"
    Gina S. Warren of Texas A&M School of Law has posted a very interesting looking new article to SSRN: "Regulating Pot to Save the Polar Bear: Energy and Climate Impacts of the Marijuana Industry." Here is the abstract: It goes by many…
  • Sep 30

    Oral Argument in Coats case

    Oral Argument in Coats case
    Courtesy of Rachel K. Gillette, Esq, here's the link to this morning's oral argument before the Colorado Supreme Court in Coats v. Dish Network. [Note-there's a 19 minute delay]. Here are the issues before the Court: Whether the Lawful…
  • Sep 29

    New York Senators and state lawmakers seek federal waiver to import medical marijuana

    New York Senators and state lawmakers seek federal waiver to import medical marijuana
    As reported in this interesting local piece, headlined "U.S. senators join request for medical marijuana waiver: Schumer, Gillibrand back N.Y. in Justice Dept. effort," New York officials are making a concerted effort to aid in…
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Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
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Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2217

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2409