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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 30

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this front-page New York Times article headlined "He Kicked a Stray Cat, and Activists Growled." Here are excerpts: On one side are the activists. Once dismissed as cat ladies...
  • Sep 30

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death
    As reported in this local article, headlined "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," Ohio's Attorney General has now suggested that the state will not even seek to move forward with executions in 2015 unless and…
  • Sep 30

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar
    Regular readers may recall this post from a few months ago in which I highlighted the brilliant and provocative commentary by Mark Osler headlined "Mitt Romney for drug czar." Now I can post Mark's fuller explication of the ideas…
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
  • 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
  • Sep 29

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement
    Trade, Law & Development invites submissions for a special issue on government procurement (v. 7 n. 1, summer 2015). The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 25

    Hello

    Hello
    I am thrilled to join my good friends on the Indisputably blog. I will semi-retire from teaching at the end of this academic year and this seems like a good time for me to start blogging. I have been very … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 363

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: 489

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...
Rank this Week: 861

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: 2409

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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