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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 3

    [Ilya Somin] Competing interpretations of one person, one vote

    [Ilya Somin] Competing interpretations of one person, one vote
    For over fifty years – since the 1964 case of Reynolds v. Sims, the Supreme Court has required states to draw legislative districts based on the “one person, one vote” principle. Recently, the Court decided to hear Evenwel…
  • Aug 3

    [Eugene Volokh] Lawsuit alleges: 7-year-old quizzed on religion, ordered to sit alone at lunch for telling classmates he didn’t believe in God

    [Eugene Volokh] Lawsuit alleges: 7-year-old quizzed on religion, ordered to sit alone at lunch for telling classmates he didn’t believe in God
    The allegations from the Complaint, which claims the teacher’s actions violated the child’s First Amendment rights: 1. In February of 2015, A.B. was a second grader at Forest Park Elementary School, a school that is within Fort…
  • Aug 1

    [Eugene Volokh] 9 + 10 = 21?

    [Eugene Volokh] 9 + 10 = 21?
    Not quite, but e^(9+10)πi = e^21πi So there. (If your household isn’t as steeped in the 9+10=21 meme as is mine, coming from my 10- and 11-year-olds and their school chums, see here. And, yes, there are other “proofs”…
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
  • Jul 22

    Sharing Shortcoming

    Sharing Shortcoming
    I have a new essay coming out in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal titled Sharing Shortcomings. Comments and feedback are very much welcomed. Here’s the abstract: Current cybersecurity policy emphasizes increasing the sharing of…
  • Jun 17

    Ground Control to Major Dumb

    Ground Control to Major Dumb
    The St. Louis Cardinals, one of baseball’s most famous teams, is under investigation (by both Major League Baseball and the FBI) for allegedly hacking into a data warehouse compiled by the Houston Astros. At first blush, this seems…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Jun 5

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 807

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 3

    The Global Access to Justice Goal

    The Global Access to Justice Goal
    Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, & David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School Access to justice is now, quite literally, on the global agenda. The post-2015 Sustainable Development…
  • Aug 2

    Judge Announces Plan to Release Women and Juveniles from Immigrant Detention

    Judge Announces Plan to Release Women and Juveniles from Immigrant Detention
    On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee announced her ruling that hundreds of women and children held in what she described a "deplorable" immigrant detention centers be released. Judge Gee has given the Obama Administration until…
  • Jul 31

    USHRN Takes the Right to Water and Sanitation to a Human Rights Tribunal

    USHRN Takes the Right to Water and Sanitation to a Human Rights Tribunal
    The critical need for affordable, fresh drinking water has been the subject of several posts on this blog. Now the US Human Rights Network announced that on July 28th it, along with twenty other organizations and individuals, requested a…
Rank this Week: 2230