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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/
  • Nov 18

    I Like This Study

    I Like This Study
    Electric shock study suggests we’d rather hurt ourselves than others: [A] new study that forced people into the dilemma of choosing between pain and profit finds that participants cared more about other people’s well-being than…
  • Nov 17

    Ello There

    Ello There
    I just joined Ello, the ad-free, public-spirited, clean-design alternative to Twitter. It’s pretty, and I like the spirit of the thing, but I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with it — many of the accounts there seem much…
  • Nov 14

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy
    Looks like the IAB is being all Habermasian again: IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Nov 20

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo
    With thanks to Sarah Dougherty of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Bringing Human Rights Home network, we post the following statement just issued by PHR. More background on the general issue of forced feeding and on this case...
  • Nov 19

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation
    Over the years I have observed, and represented, individuals who were so humiliated by the court that they determined not to pursue remedies against their abusive partners. As with other forms of discrimination, many incidences of this form…
  • Nov 18

    The AALS Section on International Human Right

    The AALS Section on International Human Right
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)'s Section on International Human Rights was founded in 2000, emerging from the first AALS Workshop on Human Rights in 1999. The Section immediately inspired the publication of a Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 1614

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/
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
  • Nov 17

    Citizenship for the Worthy Children

    Citizenship for the Worthy Children
    Elizabeth Keyes, Defining American: The DREAM Act, Immigration Reform and Citizenship, 14 Nev. L. J. 101 (2014).Jill FamilyImmigrant children are the subjects of varying narratives. To some, immigrant children fleeing Central America are…
Rank this Week: 816

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/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Nov 20

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary
    I have not posted here in a long time, but I am eager now to promote widely an important film project from some folks in London focused on modern US death penalty stories. I am partial to the project because one of my former students, Allen…
  • Nov 20

    Rules of engagement, ctd.

    Rules of engagement, ctd.
    In looking at the rules of engagement offered by leaders of potential Ferguson protests (calling themselves the "Don't Shoot Coalition") as a whole, the central question becomes one of defaults. The default, they argue, must be that…
  • Nov 20

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Nov 11

    What Might Have Contributed to an Historic Year-Over-Year Decline In the MBE Mean Scaled Score?

    What Might Have Contributed to an Historic Year-Over-Year Decline In the MBE Mean Scaled Score?
    The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has taken the position that the historic drop in the MBE Mean Scaled Score of 2.8 points between the July 2013 administration of the bar exam (144.3) and the July 2014 administration of...
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
Rank this Week: 1622