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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/
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter

    Mysteries of Twitter
    Something is duplicating my blog posts on Twitter. Or rather, two somethings. Doubtlessly, they are both things I set up myself some time long in the past, set and forgot. Now I have to reverse engineer it to figure out … Continue…
Rank this Week: 15

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 1

    Rotation

    Rotation
    Happy May Day. Thanks to our April visitors, who may linger for an extra day or so. It's been a great month, particularly with Chris FAQ posts, which reflect the spirit of what Dan was trying to start here so many years ago. And welcome to…
  • May 1

    Arrivederci

    Arrivederci
    I hit a bit of a block at the beginning of the month trying to figure out what to blawg about, which sent me down an unproductive path of trying to figure out the goal or purpose of blawgging. I never figured it out, exactly. But I thank…
  • Apr 29

    Is Mrs. Palsgraf upset with Yeshiva University?

    Is Mrs. Palsgraf upset with Yeshiva University?
    A fair question in light of this.
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Apr 28

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue
    Last week, the Carnegie Corporation announced this year's 33 Carnegie Fellows, winners of the so-called "Brainy Awards." The good news, as these awards reveal, is that many of the best brains in the country are focusing their work on…
  • Apr 27

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony
    Last week the federal appeals court for the 4th Circuit ruled that a Virginia student could sue his school board for prohibiting him from using the bathroom matching his gender identity. The Court found that the prohibition imposed upon…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start
    by Joanne Kamuf Ward Columbia Human Rights Institute Approximately one in every three U.S. adults has a criminal record – roughly the same number of people that hold a four year college degree. The impacts are staggering. The ongoing…
Rank this Week: 3356

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/
  • Apr 24

    Projections for Law School Enrollment for Fall 2016

    Projections for Law School Enrollment for Fall 2016
    In this blog posting I am doing two things. First, I provide a detailed analysis to estimate the likely total applicant pool we can expect at the end of the current cycle based on trends from March through the end...
  • Apr 19

    Charles Kindregan, R.I.P.

    Charles Kindregan, R.I.P.
    Dean Andy Perlman advised us a little bit ago that nationally-recognized family law (particularly on the issue of surrogacy) expert and beloved Suffolk Law colleague Charley Kindregan passed away. Charley had been in poor health for some…
  • Mar 25

    The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Example

    The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Example
    My previous post excerpted the introduction "How to Solve the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem." The article suggests that our diversity challenges are rooted in a systems problem. First, our systems for selecting and developing…
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