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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/
  • Apr 26

    Puri on the Meaning of Law

    Puri on the Meaning of Law
    Anuj Puri (Supreme Court of India) has posted The Meaning of Law (John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Human beings are intrinsically meaning seeking beings. We readily accept and absorb a...
  • Apr 26

    Liscow on School Finance Litigation & the Distribution of Taxes and Spending

    Liscow on School Finance Litigation & the Distribution of Taxes and Spending
    Zachary D. Liscow (Yale University - Law School) has posted Do Court Mandates Change the Distribution of Taxes and Spending? Evidence from School Finance Litigation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Little is known about whether court mandates…
  • Apr 26

    Partlett on Elite Threats to Constitutional Transition

    Partlett on Elite Threats to Constitutional Transition
    William Partlett (Melbourne Law School) has posted The Elite Threat to Constitutional Transitions (Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Democratic constitutional transition conjures up…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 118

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/
  • Apr 24

    Where's the Bear?

    Where's the Bear?
    For all of the attention that has been given to the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues on Wall Street, I've been marveling at what's missing from the picture: a bear. It's not just that an ursine addition adds whimsy...
  • Apr 24

    Judge Selection in Municipal Bankruptcy and PROMESA

    Judge Selection in Municipal Bankruptcy and PROMESA
    In light of the timeline on the Puerto Rico debt situation, I have just posted on SSRN a contribution to the ABLJ/ABA symposium last fall. The paper examines PROMESA's judicial selection requirements applicable to a Puerto Rico Title III…
  • Apr 17

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 351

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: 531

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/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement
    South Carolina State Representative Bill Herbkersman has introduced legislation that will require some nonprofits to make more frequent and more detailed disclosures about their financials. The bill covers entities organized under the South…
  • Apr 5

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed
    Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the trial of Jonathan Dunning, former CEO of Birmingham Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health. Mr. Dunning was indicted on 122 counts alleging that he shifted approximately $14 million of federal…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure
    Missouri joins the company of Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York on a list of states whose Governors have set up nonprofit groups to help raise money for their campaigns. These nonprofits, organized as 501(c)(4)…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Apr 25

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel
    While federal legal rights are being restricted for many people, states are slowly recognizing and expanding the civil right to counsel in matters involving significant rights. John Pollock, expert on the civil right to counsel, and…
  • Apr 24

    More than Just a March

    More than Just a March
    The Women's March for Human Rights. The Tax Day March. The March for Science. All have been tremendously successful at demonstrating the depth of concern about the direction of the country and particularly the current Administration's…
  • Apr 23

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?
    This question will be explored through Artist Presentations and a Public Forum at the University of Chicago April 29 - May 1. The website informs us: David Giordano, The color of a dove at night, 2016–17 What is an Artistic...
Rank this Week: 2015