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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 23

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Christopher Slobogin now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: American imprisonment rates are far higher than the rates in virtually every Western country, even after...
  • Oct 23

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty
    As reported in this story from the Catholic News Service, the leader of the Catholic Church can now be added to the list of persons vocally advocating against life without parole sentences. Here are the details: Pope Francis called for...
  • Oct 23

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"
    Gallup has this new report highlighting that "[s]ix in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers, generally consistent with attitudes since 2008." Here is more: Americans' support for the death penalty has varied…
Rank this Week: 40

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 23

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy
    The 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) will be held at the University of Milan April 16-17, 2015. Abstracts should be sent no later than Nov.…
  • Oct 23

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
    The ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University invites submissions for publication in Volume 21 or future volumes. As a publication that is headed by the International…
  • Oct 22

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL
    The Florida Law Review hosts Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts Oct. 24, 2014, at 10 am. It will be streamed live. mw
Rank this Week: 28

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 23

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization
    In another sign of the changing politics on marijuana legalization, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley told TalkingPointsMemo.com that he plans to vote for the marijuana legalization ballot measure in Oregon. "I lean in support of it," the…
  • Oct 21

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign
    Talk about perfect timing! Kenneth Leon and Ronald Weitzer's article, Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States, is available through the Social Science Research Network. Here's the abstract: Medical…
  • Oct 21

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible
    This new Denver Post article, headlined "Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord," documents the enduring challenges and debates over the best regulatory frameworks for states which have moved away from…
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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 22

    “Labels Suck”

    “Labels Suck”
    So said the illustrious founder of our blog – at least until good taste or something else induced her to change the title of an article to the more borrrrrring, “Teaching a New Negotiation Skills Paradigm.” (On the other…
  • Oct 21

    What is puffing?

    What is puffing?
    John’s interesting post below leads me to ask a definitional question, what is puffing?  Some people believe it to be a broad term describing all dissembling in negotiation and other see it more narrowly, simply as exaggerating the…
  • Oct 21

    To Puff or Not to Puff . . . (or When and How to Puff)

    To Puff or Not to Puff . . . (or When and How to Puff)
    I love teaching law students about misrepresentation in negotiation. I call this class, “lying like a lawyer.”   Of course, civilians (i.e., non-lawyers) regularly fudge the facts, let’s call it. While it might be nice…
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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: 656

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…
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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: 1517