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PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 28

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion only a civil-procedure geek like me could love. The court held that in MDL cases, the trial court should apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which the case would have been properly…
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
Rank this Week: 209

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • May 28

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele
    Editors' note: Prof. Sara Rankin submits this post written by students Justin Olson, Kaya Lurie, and Javier Ortiz. This piece is cross posted with the Legislative Law Profs Blog. Imagine a life where almost everything you did was prohibited.…
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right
    Radical Teacher, a "socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching," is soliciting proposals for an issue on teaching about human rights." Past journal issues addressing human rights themes include the…
  • May 26

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated
    Many years ago I read Miller and Swift's Words and Women (1976). The book demonstrated how language has been used to separate women from men in a way that assigns women to a lesser position. The authors brought to my...
Rank this Week: 685

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 4674

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • May 19

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11
    Adam Zimmerman has written a really interesting post on the legacy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the subsequent litigation over the 9/11 attack. He focuses on the rise of databases and registries designed to improve the disposition…
  • May 18

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action
    The Supreme Court has just granted cert in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez on the following questions, the first two being relevant to an important ongoing circuit split in class action law: (1) Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond...
  • May 14

    Coleman on Proposed Amendments to Rule 23

    Coleman on Proposed Amendments to Rule 23
    Via Patricia W. Moore at the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog, Brooke Coleman has written a post on Prawfsblawg on the "conceptual sketches" provided by the Rules Advisory Committee concerning proposed amendments to Rule 23.…
Rank this Week: 527

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • May 14

    Further Thoughts on the July 2014 Bar Results -- A Response to Erica Moeser

    Further Thoughts on the July 2014 Bar Results -- A Response to Erica Moeser
    Late last fall, Erica Moeser responded to a letter from Dean Kathryn Rand of the University of North Dakota (on behalf of a large number of law school deans), reiterating that the NCBE had double-checked its scoring of the MBE...
  • May 13

    Andy Perlman Appointed Dean of Suffolk Law

    Andy Perlman Appointed Dean of Suffolk Law
    A friend and colleague! Here's the press release.
  • May 12

    Reply to Reply to Lipshaw on Private Law

    Reply to Reply to Lipshaw on Private Law
    John Goldberg (left) and Henry Smith (right) at the new and interesting New Private Law blog flattered me with a serious and thoughtful response to my earlier post. (This is a version of a comment I posted over there.) The...
Rank this Week: 2102