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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/
  • Feb 10

    Ferguson consent decree falls apart, DOJ sue

    Ferguson consent decree falls apart, DOJ sue
    The proposed consent decree between DOJ and the City of Ferguson has fallen apart, after the City Council on Tuesday night approved the deal, but demanded seven changes to the deal, mostly involving extended deadlines and limits on costs. DOJ…
  • Feb 10

    Will we see criminal charges for what happened in Flint?

    Will we see criminal charges for what happened in Flint?
    I guess we will find out eventually, since Todd Flood, the lead state investigator tasked with investigating Flint's water scandal, says his team is working intently to determine, among other things, if any crimes have occurred. This article…
  • Feb 10

    Where do Republicans go?

    Where do Republicans go?
    The refrain among Democrats, liberals, and progressives on the eve of a presidential election is always "If [insert Republican candidate] wins, I'm moving to Canada." (Dahlia Lithwick offers guidance). Where do Republicans and…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
  • Feb 9

    Popular Science Likes Our Book

    Popular Science Likes Our Book
    Robot Law is the front of their homepage today, and the subject of an article, Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, cross examine ‘em.
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Feb 8

    Lead in the Water

    Lead in the Water
    In today's New York Times, Michael Wines & John Schwartz have an article called "Regulatory Gaps Leave Unsafe Lead Levels in Water Nationwide." What they describe in the article are not only regulatory gaps - that is places such…
  • Feb 2

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development
    Some more news coverage of the GM Bellwethers and the allegations made against the lead lawyer. An interview with Robert Hilliard can be found here: Amanda Bronstad, Plaintiffs Lawyer Hilliard Saw No Red Flags in Case, National Law Journal,…
  • Jan 29

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW
    There's obviously been a lot in the news about multidistrict litigation--from Lance Cooper's allegations in GM to the recent selection of the plaintiffs' leadership slate in VW. But what do we really know about the settlements that come out…
Rank this Week: 276

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/
  • Feb 10

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law
    This is the first in a series of posts addressing the status of those in the US living with HIV/AIDS. To varying degrees of culpability, over thirty states in the nation have laws criminalizing having sex while HIV positive. States...
  • Feb 9

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .
    Unlike over 100 other nations, the United States does not have a national human rights institution (NHRI). But if it did, the US NHRI could participate in an international HRI-led initiative designed to strengthen HRIs' oversight of…
  • Feb 8

    The Fair Food Program: A Human Rights Success Story

    The Fair Food Program: A Human Rights Success Story
    By: Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and lecturer-in-law, Columbia Law School Human rights are alive and well in the Florida tomato fields, according to a report released last week by the Fair…
Rank this Week: 4193

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/
  • Jan 18

    Changes in Composition of the LSAT Profiles of Matriculants and Law Schools Between 2010 and 2015

    Changes in Composition of the LSAT Profiles of Matriculants and Law Schools Between 2010 and 2015
    In late December 2014, I posted a blog analyzing how the distribution of matriculants across LSAT categories had changed since 2010 based on the LSAC’s National Decision Profiles and on law school 50th percentile LSATs and 25th percentile…
  • Jan 11

    Building the Legal Startup

    Building the Legal Startup
    If I were in northern California tomorrow evening, I would be headed to Stanford Law to attend this interesting program: Building the Legal Start-up January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 – 9:00pm Room 290, Stanford Law School...
  • Dec 31

    Conditional Scholarship Programs: Comparing 2014-15 with 2011-12

    Conditional Scholarship Programs: Comparing 2014-15 with 2011-12
    A few years ago, the Council for the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved revisions to Standard 509, requiring that law schools post a chart identifying the number of conditional scholarships given to incoming first…
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