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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Mar 31

    [Eugene Volokh] When may jury no-death-penalty decisions be trumped by the judge?

    [Eugene Volokh] When may jury no-death-penalty decisions be trumped by the judge?
    The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few days whether to take a case raising this issue, Lockhart v. Alabama. If you’re interested in the right to jury trial — see, e.g., Ring v. Arizona, which held that any facts…
  • Mar 31

    [Eugene Volokh] Many thanks to those who helped with Chan v. Elli

    [Eugene Volokh] Many thanks to those who helped with Chan v. Elli
    I much appreciated being able to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Chan v. Ellis — last week’s Georgia Supreme Court decision that held that Georgia’s “stalking” law doesn’t restrict harsh public speech…
  • Mar 31

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case(s)

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case(s)
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Coons v. Lew, a constitutional challenge to provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an independent federal agency charged with…
Rank this Week: 9

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Mar 29

    Against Jawboning

    Against Jawboning
    I’d be grateful for feedback on a new draft article, Against Jawboning, coming out in volume 100 of the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Despite the trend towards strong protection of speech in U.S. Internet regulation,…
  • Nov 21

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore
    Guest post by Daniel Barth-Jones For anyone who follows the increasingly critical topic of data privacy closely, it would have been impossible to miss the remarkable chain reaction that followed the New York TLC’s (Taxi and Limousine…
  • Oct 21

    Big Pharma: the New Hustler

    Big Pharma: the New Hustler
    That’s the provocative thesis of Jane’s post over at Balkinization for the conference Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment. Worth a read! And here’s her second post.
Rank this Week: 1337

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)

    Toward an Understanding (indeed, appreciation) of Liberalism as a Political Philosophy (or philosophies)
    Imagine you’re assigned the task of coming up with a list of books—say, for a graduate level seminar— by way of covering or at least suggesting the breadth and depth of both classical and contemporary Liberalism (as a…
  • Mar 25

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
    This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox — Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Mar 31

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?
    By JoAnn Kamuf Ward Follow the Money. It’s no secret that an important way to assess someone's priorities is to look at how they allocate their resources. This is true for individuals, but it applies to governments too. Many lawyers...
  • Mar 30

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison
    While students at Columbia University hold demonstrations encouraging the school to divest ownership shares in private prisons, an order of nuns has devised a different solution for ensuring prisoner human rights. The Sisters of Mercy of the…
  • Mar 27

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development
    The current issue of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights is a special volume focused on solitary confinement and human rights. Articles in the interdisciplinary journal include prisoner writing and philosophy as well as comparative analyses…
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