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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 7

    The President, Human Rights and Dignity

    The President, Human Rights and Dignity
    One observation of President Obama as he completes his presidential term is amazement at his ability to remain spiritually centered during eight years of personal, hateful, attacks. Over the course of the past eighteen months, the President…
  • Feb 4

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945
    A new book from Cambridge, The Making of Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, by Stephen L.B. Jensen, due out this month, promises to make an important contribution to the scholarly dialogue on the…
  • Feb 3

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context
    Law profs and others may be looking for resources to support classroom discussions of water issues in Flint, Detroit, California and elsewhere through a human rights lens. This blog collects some of the material that we've found most useful.…
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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
  • Jan 30

    Is Free Speech for Assholes?

    Is Free Speech for Assholes?
    The College of Law at the University of Arizona is holding a First Amendment conference in February; the public lecture, which features a bevy of free speech luminaries, is titled, “Is Free Speech for Assholes?” The panel will…
  • Jan 19

    Does the Ninth Circuit’s “Dancing Baby” Decision Mean Anything for Fair Use Under the DMCA’s Anticircumvention Rules?

    Does the Ninth Circuit’s “Dancing Baby” Decision Mean Anything for Fair Use Under the DMCA’s Anticircumvention Rules?
    Last fall, in Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright owners are required to have a procedure (even if it is mostly an automated, computer-implemented procedure) in place to consider whether someone…
  • Dec 16

    Copyright = Speech

    Copyright = Speech
    I have an essay coming out in volume 65 of the Emory Law Journal, as part of the terrific 2015 Thrower Symposium. It’s titled “Copyright = Speech,” and here’s the abstract: Expression eligible for copyright protection…
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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/
  • Jan 21

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism
    Concise appraisal of Isaiah Berlin’s thought by Gerald F. Gaus: “Thus, it seems that to the extent Berlin is a pluralist [with regard to values], he is not a liberal; and to the extent he is a liberal, he is not a…
  • Jan 13

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe
    In her well-crafted and devastating critique of Gregory Kavka’s ascription of the “Rule Egoist Principle” to Hobbes’s theory, S.A. Lloyd discusses what looks to be an “optative justification” for this…
  • Jan 2

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere
    El Lissitzky, 5. Globetrotter (in der Zeit), From Victory Over the Sun (1923)From the Institute for Policy Studies— “Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us” America’s 20 wealthiest people…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    [Orin Kerr] Ten weeks of public camera surveillance not a search, 6th Circuit rule

    [Orin Kerr] Ten weeks of public camera surveillance not a search, 6th Circuit rule
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has handed down a new ruling on technology and privacy. The question: If the government sets up a video camera on a public utility pole and captures 10 weeks’ worth of video of what happened…
  • Feb 8

    [Ilya Somin] The Bush family and eminent domain

    [Ilya Somin] The Bush family and eminent domain
    Finding it difficult to defend his own history of eminent domain abuse, which was came up in the most recent GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump has decided to go on the offensive by claiming that the Bush family has also benefited from…
  • Feb 8

    [David Post] Why don’t public libraries deliver?

    [David Post] Why don’t public libraries deliver?
    The Anacostia Library. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) Over the past few months, I’ve become something of a devotee of the D.C. Public Library system. It’s pretty terrific. Their online interface (at dclibrary.org) is…
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