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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/
  • Jul 31

    Desai on Tax Withholding & the Relationship Between Statutory & Constitutional Law

    Desai on Tax Withholding & the Relationship Between Statutory & Constitutional Law
    Anuj C. Desai (University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted What a History of Tax Withholding Tells Us About the Relationship between Statutes and Constitutional Law (Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here…
  • Jul 31

    Strauss on the State Interest in Defining Intimate Relationship

    Strauss on the State Interest in Defining Intimate Relationship
    Gregg Strauss (Duke University - School of Law) has posted Why the State Cannot 'Abolish Marriage' (Indiana Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does a liberal state have a legitimate interest in defining the terms of…
  • Jul 31

    Cohen on the Free Speech, Money, and Power

    Cohen on the Free Speech, Money, and Power
    Julie E. Cohen (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted The Zombie First Amendment (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Scholarly and popular critiques of contemporary free speech…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jul 31

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage
    If some or all of Argentina's Exchange Bond holders accelerate their bonds after last night's default, the amount Argentina owes NML et al. under the terms of Judge Griesa's injunction could plummet. Here is the relevant language: Such…
  • Jul 30

    It Depends, Argentina Edition

    It Depends, Argentina Edition
    The phrase "it depends" was invented 130 year ago by a small group of drunk lawyers from London and New York for the sole purpose of annoying first-year law students, nonlawyers, and people from civil law jurisdictions. Like all…
  • Jul 30

    Small-Dollar Loans to Servicemembers, the Electronics Version (or an Easy Way to Get Around the Military Lending Act)

    Small-Dollar Loans to Servicemembers, the Electronics Version (or an Easy Way to Get Around the Military Lending Act)
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with 13 state attorneys general (including from my new home state of Indiana), announced a $92 million settlement and issued an enforcement action against Colfax Capital Corporation…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 194

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: 303

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/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project
    With my background in nonprofit law, I get to know our public interest students pretty well - I'm sure many of you have the same experience. Here in West Virginia, we also have a very strong need for attorneys who...
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Incacerated and Hunger Strike

    The Incacerated and Hunger Strike
    By Lesley Wexler Prisoners and detainees have long used hunger strikes to communicate their dissatisfaction with the conditions of confinement. While such activities and the ensuing government responses were once closely associated with the…
  • Jul 30

    The Kind Advocate

    The Kind Advocate
    by Fran Quigley “Kindness wins.” That was the theme of the early July service for Paul Chase, a longtime Indiana advocate for social justice. That kindness quote can be attributed to Caitlin Priest, one of Paul’s colleagues…
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights and International Adoption

    Human Rights and International Adoption
    Professor Marie Failinger of Hamline Law School recently posted a fascinating new article on the fraught topic of intercountry adoption and human rights. Published at 39 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation…
Rank this Week: 1824

Sexual Orientation and the Law…

Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

By Professors Sara R. Benson and William B. Turner.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lgbtlaw/
  • Jan 28

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog.
  • Oct 25

    Feminist Legal Theory

    Feminist Legal Theory
    Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 5-8, 2011 Invitation and Call for Papers Dear friends and colleagues, As many of you know, the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research…
  • Jun 29

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue
    Republished from the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog. President Obama's remarks last week to a gay/lesbian fundraising event must have disappointed his supporters who have grown tired of straddling and rhetorical games on the…
Rank this Week: 1929