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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/
  • Sep 24

    Download of the Week: "History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals" by Lederman

    Download of the Week: "History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals" by Lederman
    The Download of the Week is If George Washington Did it, Does that Make it Constitutional? : History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals by Martin Lederman. Here is the abstract: Congress has recently authorized military commissions to…
  • Sep 23

    Joyner on the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime

    Joyner on the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime
    Daniel Joyner (University of Alabama - School of Law) has posted The Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime (International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Oxford University Press, 2009)) on SSRN.…
  • Sep 23

    Holroyd & Picinali on Self-Defence & the Reasonable Person

    Holroyd & Picinali on Self-Defence & the Reasonable Person
    Jules Holroyd and Federico Picinali (University of Sheffield and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)) have posted Implicit Bias, Self-Defence, and the Reasonable Person (The Criminal Law’s Person, edited by Claes…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 214

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/
  • Sep 22

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule
    On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous ruling granting a motion to suppress and throwing out the conviction of Jimmy Warren, an African-American male. According to the court, the underlying investigatory stop…
  • Sep 21

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law
    Nearly one year ago , Columbia Law School resumed a lecture series that engages members of the federal judiciary in discussion of human rights and humanitarian law. The series is sponsored by Columbia's Human Rights Institute and NYU Law's…
  • Sep 20

    Human Right to Transportation

    Human Right to Transportation
    Last year, the UMass Law faculty approved the creation of a Human Rights at Home Clinic. The clinic will open this coming spring semester. Over the course of the past 18 months, myself and two colleagues (one from the Nursing...
Rank this Week: 263

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/
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
  • Sep 22

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update
    "But Chapter 9 has awakened, and we do not presume further disputes over its interpretive and practical complexities will remain long at rest." So says a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Deocampo v....
  • Sep 21

    Is It Time for the CFPB to Regulate Retail Bank Employee Compensation?

    Is It Time for the CFPB to Regulate Retail Bank Employee Compensation?
    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that incentive-based compensation like the type featured in Wells Fargo's current and previous consent orders has the potential to encourage fraud and steering of consumers into inappropriate products in…
Rank this Week: 487

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: 917

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/
  • Sep 22

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)
    I just wrote this CNN Op Ed comparing the two foundations. It begins: Journalists and commentators across the political spectrum have subjected both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation to a…
  • Sep 22

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?
    Fan Fei (Michigan), James R. Hines Jr. (Michigan), and Jill R. Horwitz (UCLA) have published Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?, 94 Journal of Urban Economics 109 (2016). This is a significantly revised version of the paper with the…
  • Sep 15

    Chicago-Kent Law Review Publishes Symposium: Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege

    Chicago-Kent Law Review Publishes Symposium: Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege
    The Chicago-Kent Law Review has posted its Symposium Issue on Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege: Introduction Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School 91 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 843 (2016). Exile to Main Street: The I.R.S.’s Diminished Role in…
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