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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/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Jul 7

    Whistleblowers as Securities Fraud Detector

    Whistleblowers as Securities Fraud Detector
    Amanda Rose, Better Bounty Hunting: How the SEC's New Whistleblower Program Changes the Securities Fraud Class Action Debate, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1235 (2014).Tom C.W. LinSecurities fraud presents one of the more vexing challenges for financial…
  • Jul 6

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think
    Anne Joseph O'Connell, Shortening Agency and Judicial Vacancies through Filibuster Reform? An Examination of Confirmation Rates and Delays from 1981 to 2014, 64 Duke L.J. 1645 (2015).Richard PierceI thought I had a good general…
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jul 7

    John Yoo and Me on the Supreme Court and the Separation of Power

    John Yoo and Me on the Supreme Court and the Separation of Power
    As part of "Celebrate Liberty" month (a joint project of the Federalist Society and the Washington Times), today's Times includes dueling op-eds by John Yoo and me on the separation of powers after and in light of the most recent…
  • Jul 6

    What can plaintiffs sue for after Obergefell?

    What can plaintiffs sue for after Obergefell?
    A same-sex couple sued the County Clerk of Hood County, TX in the Northern District of Texas on Monday, after they were denied a marriage license (purportedly because the office did not yet have appropriate forms). With several hours of the…
  • Jul 6

    When Corporations are Good People

    When Corporations are Good People
    I’m currently in the early days of a larger project looking more closely at corporate personhood and liberal pluralism. One of the first steps is getting clear on what corporate personhood even means and what about it, and corporate…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Jun 8

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication

    Cert Grant on Statistical Adjudication
    The Supreme Court this morning granted certiorari in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. The questions presented are: (1) Whether differences among individual class members may be ignored and a class action certified under Federal Rule of Civil…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 752

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 7

    Human Rights Writing Evolves: The Rise of Graphic Reporting

    Human Rights Writing Evolves: The Rise of Graphic Reporting
    Earlier this year, Routledge Press published a new edited collection titled Graphic Justice, the first book of its kind to examine comics and law. Included in the book is a chapter co-authored by Law professors Jeremie Gilbert and David…
  • Jul 6

    The Inside Scoop on Working with U.N. Expert

    The Inside Scoop on Working with U.N. Expert
    by Risa E. Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute How can U.S. advocates more effectively work with U.N. human rights experts? A new report by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute offers recommendations based on…
  • Jul 3

    Ohio v. Clark: Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse

    Ohio v. Clark: Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse
    Ohio v. Clark is a lesser reported, but as significant as any, case decided this Supreme Court term. This case raises concerns regarding an often unprotected class: children. Three year old L.J. arrived at pre-school with bruises. When his…
Rank this Week: 1533

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: 1519