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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 19

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Nature of Law

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Nature of Law
    Introduction What is the nature of law? This question has occupied center stage jurisprudence and philosophy of law in the modern era, and has been the central occupation of contemporary analytic jurisprudence. This entry in the Legal Theory…
  • Feb 18

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Vagueness in the Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, edited by Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher. Here is a description: Vague expressions are omnipresent in natural language. As such, their use in…
  • Feb 18

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott
    Jennifer L. Mascott (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Who are "Officers of the United States"? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For decades courts have believed that only officials with “significant authority” are…
Rank this Week: 11

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 19

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 66

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
  • Feb 14

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas 5th) has an alternative fact problem. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Hensarling alleged that "Since the CFPB’s advent, the number of banks offering free checking has…
  • Feb 14

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?
    Here’s the question CFPB commission proponents need to be able to answer convincingly: what would the CFPB have done differently over the past five and a half years if it had been a commission, rather than a single director? What...
Rank this Week: 79

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
  • Feb 3

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*
    ...but gaining a tax deduction! At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump stated: It was the great Thomas Jefferson** who said, the God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Jefferson asked, can the liberties of a nation be...
Rank this Week: 220

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Feb 16

    A Human Rights Win for Tenants in New York City

    A Human Rights Win for Tenants in New York City
    Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute Hungry for good news? New York City is poised to become the first U.S. city to provide universal access to counsel in housing court. In a public statement last weekend, New York...
  • Feb 16

    Recommended Reading: Regulating the Human Supply Chain

    Recommended Reading: Regulating the Human Supply Chain
    Fordham Law Professor Jennifer Gordon, a leading thinker and activist in the immigrants' rights field, has posted a timely article on SSRN, Regulating the Human Supply Chain, 102 Iowa L. Rev. (2017). Her data and analysis is particularly…
  • Feb 15

    The Art of The Really Bad Deal

    The Art of The Really Bad Deal
    by Margaret Drew Just what was the agreement between Russia and the Trump campaign? Michael Flynn's resignation is just the beginning. Undeniable communications between Russia and the Trump campaign have been disclosed. What must Hillary be…
Rank this Week: 4079