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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    Should the WTO Run International Climate Policy?

    Should the WTO Run International Climate Policy?
    Last Thursday, Ethan explained the difficulties with attempting to craft a new international climate treaty, and suggested biting off more snackable chunks to work on the problem piece-by-piece (a recommendation I have also made). Now, hot…
  • Mar 30

    News from a Warming World

    News from a Warming World
    There’s been a lot of interesting environmental news recently, much of which seems to have gotten little notice. The topics range from U.S. wind power (growing) to U.S. coal power and Arctic sea ice (both shrinking), with a bit of Ted…
  • Mar 26

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty
    Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some…
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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/
  • Mar 31

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate
    At a seminar the other night on shareholder activism, I noted that battle over shareholder activism is really nothing more than a continuation of the takeover battles of the 1980s. Both sides are the same, the arguments reasonably familiar.…
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
Rank this Week: 264

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 31

    Chancellor Bouchard's disappointing and unnecessary intervention in the fee shifting debate

    Chancellor Bouchard's disappointing and unnecessary intervention in the fee shifting debate
    Peter Ladig reports: Chancellor Bouchard who issued his opinion in Strougo v. Hollander, C.A. No. 9770-CB (Del. Ch.) on March 16, 2015 ... addressed plaintiff’s motion for partial judgment on the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 31

    Wha's the point of the implied covenant of good faith? Other than generating fees for lawyers?

    Wha's the point of the implied covenant of good faith? Other than generating fees for lawyers?
    “Modern contract law has generally recognized an implied covenant to the effect that each party to a contract will act with good faith towards the other with respect to the subject matter of the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 30

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated
    I'm Catholic. I take creeds seriously. So I was amused and interested by Josh Fershee's statement of belief, which I offer with my annotations: I believe in the theory of Director Primacy.[1] I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Mar 31

    [Eugene Volokh] When may jury no-death-penalty decisions be trumped by the judge?

    [Eugene Volokh] When may jury no-death-penalty decisions be trumped by the judge?
    The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few days whether to take a case raising this issue, Lockhart v. Alabama. If you’re interested in the right to jury trial — see, e.g., Ring v. Arizona, which held that any facts…
  • Mar 31

    [Eugene Volokh] Many thanks to those who helped with Chan v. Elli

    [Eugene Volokh] Many thanks to those who helped with Chan v. Elli
    I much appreciated being able to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Chan v. Ellis — last week’s Georgia Supreme Court decision that held that Georgia’s “stalking” law doesn’t restrict harsh public speech…
  • Mar 31

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case(s)

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case(s)
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Coons v. Lew, a constitutional challenge to provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an independent federal agency charged with…
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