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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 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
  • Apr 27

    None Dare Call it Perjury?

    None Dare Call it Perjury?
    FBI analysts gave consistently false testimony for 20 years, leading to hundreds of convictions, including at least 32 defendants sentenced to death. “Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison.” Yet the Washington Post…
  • Apr 27

    They Deserve Each Other

    They Deserve Each Other
    We deserve better. Cruz Pre-Taps Fiorina. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Rank this Week: 37

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…
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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 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…
  • Apr 26

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light
    Nancy Leong, Negative Identity, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2015).Kaiponanea MatsumuraJustice Kennedy raised some hackles when he said in Obergefell v. Hodges that “[m]arriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might cry…
Rank this Week: 543

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 28

    Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation - Part II - Lead Lawyers as Settlement Gatekeeper

    Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation - Part II - Lead Lawyers as Settlement Gatekeeper
    In my first post on Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation, I noted that lead lawyers and defendants seem to benefit in tandem from the settlements they negotiate. This second post, Part II, explains how repeat players on both plaintiff and…
  • Apr 21

    Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation

    Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation
    I've spent the better part of the past year and a half analyzing the publicly available nonclass aggregate settlements that have taken place in multidistrict litigation alongside leadership appointments, common-benefit fees, and, where…
  • Apr 21

    VW Agreement in Principle with DOJ

    VW Agreement in Principle with DOJ
    Coverage of the latest updates on VW's agreement with the Department of Justice can be found here, here, and here.
Rank this Week: 808

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 28

    Are we more like Argentina or Russia?

    Are we more like Argentina or Russia?
    A question I have been mulling for a while now is whether the US is likely to make a serious attempt at some point in the future to hold former government officials accountable for sanctioning arguably unlawful interrogation techniques…
  • Apr 28

    Jury Love

    Jury Love
    The jury trial is dying. Plea bargains resolve approximately 97% of criminal cases in federal courts and 94% of cases in state courts. In civil cases, the percentage of jury trials is even lower. In federal courts, less than 1% of civil cases…
  • Apr 28

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
    Each year, the Southeast Association of Law Schools (SEALS) hosts a Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, which provides opportunities for aspiring law teachers to network and participate in mock interviews and mock job talks — prior to the…
Rank this Week: 25

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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