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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/
  • May 29

    [Orin Kerr] If I understand the history correctly…

    [Orin Kerr] If I understand the history correctly…
    If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by…
  • May 29

    [Eugene Volokh] No crime of ‘hate speech’ under D.C. law

    [Eugene Volokh] No crime of ‘hate speech’ under D.C. law
    Two readers e-mailed me about the story “Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region” (The Washington Post, Julie Zauzmer), and in particular about this passage: D.C. police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump also said it…
  • May 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Why law professors might invite students to work on briefs, for no credit and no money

    [Eugene Volokh] Why law professors might invite students to work on briefs, for no credit and no money
    I circulated an e-mail inviting students to work on a short (about 3-page) pro bono amicus letter, but I noted that they wouldn’t get any credit for it (and I didn’t offer any money). I’d usually offer credit, but this…
Rank this Week: 9

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 29

    Go, Nebraska!

    Go, Nebraska!
    This week, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that abolishes the death penalty in that state. The vote makes Nebraska the 19th state to do so, in addition to the District of Columbia. This vote is amazing in contemporary U.S....
  • May 28

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele
    Editors' note: Prof. Sara Rankin submits this post written by students Justin Olson, Kaya Lurie, and Javier Ortiz. This piece is cross posted with the Legislative Law Profs Blog. Imagine a life where almost everything you did was prohibited.…
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right
    Radical Teacher, a "socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching," is soliciting proposals for an issue on teaching about human rights." Past journal issues addressing human rights themes include the…
Rank this Week: 1967

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/
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
Rank this Week: 607

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
  • May 13

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door
    Cybersecurity legislative and policy proposals have had to grapple with when (if ever) firms ought to be held liable for breaches, hacks, and other network intrusions. Current approaches tend to focus on the data that spills when bad things…
  • Apr 28

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka
    I am deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of my friend Greg Lastowka, a professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Greg was a pioneer in studying virtual worlds and video games, and his work forms a good part of the foundation in…
  • Apr 28

    Is De-Identification Dead Again?

    Is De-Identification Dead Again?
    Earlier this year, the journal Science published a study called “Unique in the Shopping Mall: On the Reidentifiability of Credit Card Metadata” by Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye et al. The article has reinvigorated claims that…
Rank this Week: 1440