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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    Understanding why California housing costs so much

    Understanding why California housing costs so much
    Housing costs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles continue to get a lot of attention in the press and academic literature.  This New York Times article highlights this recent paper from Ed Glaeser at Harvard and Joe Gyourko at Penn –…
  • Feb 23

    Conservatives as Environmentalist

    Conservatives as Environmentalist
    Scott Pruitt’s appointment as head of EPA illustrates how conservatism has become synonymous with anti-environmentalism.  But that’s really a drastic oversimplification, as I explain in a new paper about…
  • Feb 21

    About that carbon tax idea….

    About that carbon tax idea….
    Eric Biber posted last week about the proposal from several heavyweight Republicans for a carbon tax, outlined in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Much has been said about the merits and problems of a carbon tax, including on this blog, so I will…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 23

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"
    A new paper by Alessio Paces puts a new and potentially very helpful spin on hedge fund activism (I say potentially only because I'm still thinking through the implications): In my recent article, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available
    A substantially revised version of my paper, Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law: The Corporate Opportunity Doctrine as Case Study (January 5, 2017). UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?
    Christopher Bruner has posted a very interesting paper, Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? (February 15, 2017). Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic
    Budapest, Hungary recently dropped its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. CNN reports that this is part of an increasing trend of cities refusing to bid for the Games because of the economic damage they inflict: Budapest has abandoned its…
  • Feb 23

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning
    The Associated Press reports: A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook. Jan Reckendorff says it was the first…
  • Feb 22

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone
    A federal magistrate judge in Chicago has rejected a request by the government for a provision in a search warrant that would authorize agents to compel people present to unlock seized phones using biometric readers. I think the judge was…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
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