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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 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 25

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 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Apr 25

    If I've lost the media . . .

    If I've lost the media . . .
    I have made pretty clear my view that the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama public officials have not been defying federal courts or federal law over same-sex marriage, given the limited scope of district court orders and injunctions. And I…
  • Apr 24

    On Anonymous Speech

    On Anonymous Speech
    When I drive into the BC parking lot, I'm always wary of the dad drivers with out-of-state plates. Not just because they're lost, texting their kid to find the right dorm, and pushing the family dog into the back seat with the other arm…
  • Apr 24

    Congratulations to Rick Garnett

    Congratulations to Rick Garnett
    The dean of Notre Dame Law School announced this week that our good friend and co-blogger Rick Garnett has been approved by the university administration as the law school's newest endowed professor. Rick will be the Schierl/Fort Howard…
Rank this Week: 173

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 9

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted
    You can find the surprising opinion here. The crux of the opinion is the last paragraph: Cigarette smoking presents one of the most intractable public health problems our nation has ever faced. It was not so long ago that anyone...
  • Mar 19

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a post on the substantial increase in revenue in 2014 of litigation financier Burford Capital.
  • Mar 19

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder
    Professor Morris Ratner (UC Hastings) has posted to SSRN his article, Class Counsel as Litigation Funders, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Rank this Week: 1029

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 24

    Resources on Drones and Human Right

    Resources on Drones and Human Right
    With the revelation that a U.S. military drone accidentally killed two innocent hostages in January of this year, the efficacy of drones is in the news and above the fold once again. Many advocacy organizations have issued statements about…
  • Apr 23

    Not Just Another Human Rights Blog: RightsInfo.org

    Not Just Another Human Rights Blog: RightsInfo.org
    From time to time here at Human Rights at Home blog, we've linked to interesting stories on the UK Human Rights Blog, an excellent source of up-to-date UK-focused legal analysis founded in 2010 by barrister Adam Wagner. Still, as good...
  • Apr 22

    Chicago: Making Reparations for Harm

    Chicago: Making Reparations for Harm
    Last week, Martha Davis reported on reparations made by the city of Chicago for human rights abuses resulting from police torture that occurred in the 70's and 80's. The torture occurred under the command of Jon Burge. Burge was fired...
Rank this Week: 2670

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 13

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015
    This blog posting is designed to do three things. First, following up on recent discussions regarding trends in applicants by Al Brophy at The Faculty Lounge and Derek Muller at Excess of Democracy, I provide a detailed analysis to project...
  • Apr 12

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court
    Back in February, I wrote a post on Early Days of Legal Analytics, which discussed some of the innovations of Lex Machina, a legal start-up that uses Big Data to value contested patents and develop a litigation strategy designed to...
  • Mar 18

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference
    Registration is now open for LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching 2015. The conference is Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST at American University Washington College of Law. It is also available for live viewing by webcast....
Rank this Week: 2665