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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jan 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Herbert Hoover’s vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian

    [Eugene Volokh] Herbert Hoover’s vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian
    I did not know that. His mother was apparently 3/4 American Indian (Kaw, Osage, and Pottawatomie); his father was white. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation, and was raised partly on the Kaw reservation by his maternal grandparents and…
  • Jan 29

    [Todd Zywicki] FDIC retreats on Operation Choke Point?

    [Todd Zywicki] FDIC retreats on Operation Choke Point?
    In what seems to be a retreat from its Operation Choke Point initiative, the FDIC has announced new regulatory guidance that instructs banks to judge their relationships with their customers on a case-by-case basis, rather than refusing…
  • Jan 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Can Denver airport ban sales of marijuana memorabilia?

    [Eugene Volokh] Can Denver airport ban sales of marijuana memorabilia?
    CBS Denver and AP report: Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport…. Airport officials feared…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story
    The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a…
  • Jan 28

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber
    Earlier this week on this blog, Dan Farber made the excellent point that although the average American is neither malnourished nor obese, both persist as significant problems revealing deep failures in our food system. But his…
  • Jan 27

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie
    I am thrilled to share the news that  Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and  UCLA School of Law.  Jim is  currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law…
Rank this Week: 1065

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 28

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?
    In an article on Nelson Peltz's looming proxy fight at DuPont, the WSJ observed that: The challenge for both sides now is to win over shareholders. Typically, the biggest investors reserve judgment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 28

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook
    From today's WSJ comes a must read column by Dennis Berman in which he argues that: The vast majority [of shareholder activist funds] are making similar demands of their targets, delivered with what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 174

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
Rank this Week: 90