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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/
  • Jan 29

    Human Rights Conference Scam

    Human Rights Conference Scam
    Once a week, maybe more, I receive an e-mail invitation to participate in a generic-sounding conference, usually in an exotic location. Often, the conference topics are human rights related -- perhaps focused on worldwide trafficking or child…
  • Jan 28

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?

    Is the FDA Ban on MSM Blood Donations Discriminatory?
    With fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Much to the disappointment of activists seeking to terminate the ban entirely, the new policy replaced a lifetime ban...
  • Jan 27

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?

    Where Would You Draw the (District) Line?
    by JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School The U.S. prides itself on free and fair elections. Indeed, the Constitution and federal law guarantee equality in voting: the “one person, one vote” standard was…
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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
  • 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.
  • Oct 20

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use
    The Eleventh Circuit released its 129-page opinion in Cambridge University Press v. Patton (which most of us probably still think of as the Becker case) last Friday. Although the appeals court reversed what I thought was a pretty solid…
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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 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
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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/
  • Jan 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Herbert Hoover’s vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian

    [Eugene Volokh] Herbert Hoover’s vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian
    I did not know that. His mother was apparently 3/4 American Indian (Kaw, Osage, and Pottawatomie); his father was white. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation, and was raised partly on the Kaw reservation by his maternal grandparents and…
  • Jan 29

    [Todd Zywicki] FDIC retreats on Operation Choke Point?

    [Todd Zywicki] FDIC retreats on Operation Choke Point?
    In what seems to be a retreat from its Operation Choke Point initiative, the FDIC has announced new regulatory guidance that instructs banks to judge their relationships with their customers on a case-by-case basis, rather than refusing…
  • Jan 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Can Denver airport ban sales of marijuana memorabilia?

    [Eugene Volokh] Can Denver airport ban sales of marijuana memorabilia?
    CBS Denver and AP report: Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport…. Airport officials feared…
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