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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 27

    Perju on Proportionality & Stare Decisi

    Perju on Proportionality & Stare Decisi
    Vlad Perju (Boston College - Law School) has posted Proportionality and Stare Decisis: Proposal for a New Structure (Forthcoming, Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges (Vicki C. Jackson & Mark Tushnet, eds., Cambridge University…
  • Feb 27

    Percival on the Role of Courts in Global Environmental Law

    Percival on the Role of Courts in Global Environmental Law
    Robert V. Percival (University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted The 'Greening' of the Global Judiciary (Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout history the…
  • Feb 27

    Alberstein, Gabay-Egozim, Bogoch on Formalism in Israeli Law

    Alberstein, Gabay-Egozim, Bogoch on Formalism in Israeli Law
    Michal Alberstein, Limor Gabay-Egozi and Bryna Bogoch (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University and Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies) have posted Formalisms of Law: The Fluctuating Paths of…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 112

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: 114

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 27

    The Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Non-Citizen

    The Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Non-Citizen
    As advocates across the country review the emerging immigration policies of the new Administration, it's worth recalling the Boston Principles, which set out baseline human rights of non-citizens in the United States. Development of the…
  • Feb 26

    Human Rights in the Heartland

    Human Rights in the Heartland
    In these divided times, some folks in the Kansas heartland are showing real courage by calling for human rights in support of gay, lesbian, bi and trans members of the Flint Hills community of eastern Kansas. The Flint Hills Human...
  • Feb 23

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right
    The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration's directive to the Education and Justice Departments and Department that protected rights of transgender individuals. Specifically, the directives had provided guidance that…
Rank this Week: 439

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 22

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ
    Today, the IRS released complete publicly available data on the over 105,000 organizations that were approved for tax-exemption using the streamlined application process, Form 1023-EZ from its inception in July 2014 through December 2016.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1079

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 25

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati. About a decade and a half ago, exit consents were a big deal in sovereign debt restructuring. At the time, sovereign bonds governed by New York law required unanimous...
  • Feb 20

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality
    Over at Consumer Law & Policy Blog, Jeff Sovern recently discussed James Kwak's new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality, which mounts a convincing case against the blind application of Economics 101 to important…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1316