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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/
  • Apr 22

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable
    Put aside for a moment the lengthy debate in the opinions about “political restructuring” doctrine. Here is the nub of the problem the plaintiffs faced (excerpted from my article on Schuette in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty,…
  • Apr 22

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California
    As Jonathan noted earlier, the Supreme Court has handed down Navarette v. California. Here are six thoughts about the new case: 1) I think the majority opinion by Justice Thomas is persuasive. Notably, the majority opinion avoids the…
  • Apr 22

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?
    On Friday, President Obama signed into law S.2195, a unanimously-enacted bill designed to prevent Hamid Aboutalebi from entering the United States as U.N. ambassador from Iran. He also issued a signing statement announcing that he deemed the…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
     Grand View of Rivers and Mountains, Ma Yuan, Ming dynastyOn an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional entanglement…
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
Rank this Week: 508

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
  • Apr 4

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail
    I’ve been puzzling over the 6th Circuit’s new opinion in United States v. Reichert (No. 13-3479, Mar. 28, 2014), in which a divided panel affirmed a defendant’s criminal conviction for violating the Digital Millennium…
  • Mar 28

    Cybercrime’s International Challenge

    Cybercrime’s International Challenge
    Jane and I are in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for a conference titled “Crimes, Criminals, and the New Criminal Codes: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Legal Response” at Babes-Bolyai University. Jane is speaking on…
  • Jan 30

    Formalism and Slow Victories in “Saving the Neighborhood”

    Formalism and Slow Victories in “Saving the Neighborhood”
    We’re fewer than 24 hours away from seeing Carol Rose and Richard Brooks at a conference at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, titled “Saving the Neighborhood,” after their new book. (Spaces still…
Rank this Week: 959

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy
    This post reminds us of the importance of the student experiences in human rights advocacy. Are we always keeping in mind the mentoring of the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates? Co-Editor Carrie Bettinger Lopez submits…
  • Apr 20

    Native American Onendaga Tribe Sues U.S. for Human Rights Violation

    Native American Onendaga Tribe Sues U.S. for Human Rights Violation
    After hundreds of years of experiencing human rights violations, the Onendaga Nation has filed a complaint with the Inter- American Human Rights Commission. by Margaret Drew The Onedaga Nation has sued the state of New York and the federal…
  • Apr 18

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking
    Sital Kalantry writes about states promoting bans on sex selection abortion. This raises the question of whether there is any common ground for feminists and anti-choice advocates. South Dakota Recently Passed a Law Banning Sex Selection…
Rank this Week: 2351