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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/
  • May 12

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM
    Keep DRM off your computer. Firefox updated to version 38 today, and it comes with DRM built in (without which, I’m told, you can’t watch Neflix). The link above is to the US-English version of Firefox. Here’s the…
  • May 7

    A New Online Dating Scam

    A New Online Dating Scam
    Bentham’s Gaze: We identified three types of scams happening on [Chinese dating site] Jiayuan. … Another interesting type of scams that we identified are what we call dates for profit. In this scheme, attractive young ladies are…
  • May 5

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone
    Naked Capitalism brings you the debate. Is a SLICC better understood as A military doctrine or political process that appears to exist in order to justify its own existence, often producing irrelevant indicators of its own success. or…
Rank this Week: 13

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 21

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation
    Judge Callie Granade of the Southern District of Alabama took a giant step towards establishing marriage equality throughout Alabama. Judge Granade finally granted the motion for class certification in Strawser. She certified a plaintiff…
  • May 21

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?
    As I posted last week, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is taking up Rule 23—the class action rule. I summarized three of the class action subcommittee’s conceptual sketches last week. Today, I will cover the…
  • May 20

    A Few Surprises in San Francisco v. Sheehan

    A Few Surprises in San Francisco v. Sheehan
    This week, the Court decided San Francisco v. Sheehan, which involved a confrontation between police and a mentally ill woman whom they repeatedly shot. The assumed facts are a bit harrowing—the plaintiff had chased two officers out of her…
Rank this Week: 32

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 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
  • May 19

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic
    Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (2015).Dennis PattersonThe relationship between the mind and the brain is a topic of immense philosophical, scientific, and popular interest.1 The diverse but…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 499

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 22

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?
    by: Cynthia Soohoo, Tawakalitu Amusa and Chelsea Guffy Editor's note: This post, by Prof. Soohoo and students Amusa and Guffy, is part one of an assessment of the United States regarding treatment of juveniles. Part two will address specific…
  • May 21

    Foreign Relations Law and the Supreme Court

    Foreign Relations Law and the Supreme Court
    Readers of this blog will be interested in debate currently taking place on the Harvard Law Review website. The May 2015 issue of the law review includes an article by Ganesh Sitaraman and Ingrid Wuerth titled The Normalization of Foreign...
  • May 20

    Leadership and Resources on Science and Human Right

    Leadership and Resources on Science and Human Right
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has long been a thought leader in the effort to "bring human rights home" to the U.S. That leadership continues with the Association's monthly Science and Human Rights Report.…
Rank this Week: 3241

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: 3246