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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/
  • Aug 30

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism and political ignorance

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism and political ignorance
    Most libertarians tend to believe that individuals make good decisions, if able to make free choices unimpeded by government coercion. But they also believe that voters routinely make systematically terrible decisions at the ballot box. If…
  • Aug 30

    [Orin Kerr] Third Circuit to hear argument in Fifth Amendment forced decryption case

    [Orin Kerr] Third Circuit to hear argument in Fifth Amendment forced decryption case
    Back in June, I blogged at length about a pending Third Circuit case that considers the Fifth Amendment limits on ordering a suspect to decrypt his hard drives. The court recently announced that it will hear oral argument in the case on…
  • Aug 30

    [Eugene Volokh] Louisiana sheriff (Jerry Larpenter) illegally uses criminal libel law to unmask a critic

    [Eugene Volokh] Louisiana sheriff (Jerry Larpenter) illegally uses criminal libel law to unmask a critic
    The Intercept (Naomi LaChance) has been reporting on Louisiana sheriff Jerry Larpenter’s efforts to identify a blogger who was criticizing the sheriff and others. Larpenter got a name — Wayne Anderson — from AT&T, and…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Aug 30

    City by City, Local Domestic Violence Resolutions Bring Human Rights Home

    City by City, Local Domestic Violence Resolutions Bring Human Rights Home
    In 2011, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a favorable decision for the petitioner in Lenahan v. United States. The Commission found that the United States violated Jessica Lenahan's human rights when it endorsed the…
  • Aug 29

    California's Death Penalty: Competing Propositions Come to a Vote November 8

    California's Death Penalty: Competing Propositions Come to a Vote November 8
    On November 8, California voters will have the opportunity to end the death penalty in the state. As pointed out by Professor emeritus Marjorie Cohn, this move would bring California into line with human rights standards articulated by the…
  • Aug 28

    Lawyers Losing Sight of Their Ethical Obligations: The Defeating Trump Does Not Justify the Mean

    Lawyers Losing Sight of Their Ethical Obligations: The Defeating Trump Does Not Justify the Mean
    Go to Laurence Tribe’s Twitter site and you will read the famous constitutional professor’s byline: "Descartes last words: I think not." Apparently Prof. Tribe was not thinking when he made this recent twitter post: I have notes…
Rank this Week: 2002

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
Rank this Week: 752

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
  • Jul 20

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman
    (Cross-posted at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.) Aaron Hirschman, a self-proclaimed “Internet troll,” posted the following message on Craigslist: Wanna make an easy $20 for voting? (Downtown Bend) Are you interested in…
  • Jul 12

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values Call for Papers – AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law Topic The Internet of Things will create a vast surge in the amount of data that we – and our devices…
  • Jun 27

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law
    I recently helped write and organize an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant cert in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The case involves a circuit split on the constitutionality of “no surcharge”…
Rank this Week: 1002