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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/
  • Sep 15

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in “Israel;” says it is unconstitutional for Congress to agree

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in “Israel;” says it is unconstitutional for Congress to agree
    Oral arguments in Zivostofsky v. Kerry, the Jerusalem passport case, will be heard on Nov. 3. Alan Gura and I authored an amicus brief in support of the petitioner on behalf of a group of ideological diverse constitutional law professors and…
  • Sep 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Best interests of the dog

    [Eugene Volokh] Best interests of the dog
    Generally speaking, family courts have been quite reluctant to consider “pet custody” arguments; they much prefer to treat pets as property, to be allocated as part of a property settlement (like a car or a house), than as akin to…
  • Sep 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Flotsam, jetsam, and ___

    [Eugene Volokh] Flotsam, jetsam, and ___
    Blackstone tells us that “Jetsam is where goods are cast into the sea, and there sink and remain under water,” and “flotsam is where they continue swimming on the surface of the waves.” But there is a third category…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Sep 15

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED
    “A DEAFENING AND DEADLY SILENCE” I was flooded with relief as I read NFL commentator James Brown’s remarks addressing violence against women. Most violence against women, including violence against those who identify as…
  • Sep 12

    TED and U.S. Human Right

    TED and U.S. Human Right
    Earlier this year, the TED conglomerate was accused of deliberately avoiding speakers addressing abortion-related topics. In the initial coverage in the Nation and elsewhere, a TED spokesperson was quoted as saying that abortion is "more of a…
  • Sep 11

    Hobby Lobby and Sexual Orientation: A European Perspective

    Hobby Lobby and Sexual Orientation: A European Perspective
    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores many advocates have expressed concern that the decision opens the door for religiously-couched discrimination based on sexual orientation. The New York Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 1858

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/
  • Sep 10

    The direct & indirect effects of the eudaimonistic community on the individual: from Godwin to Keyne

    The direct & indirect effects of the eudaimonistic community on the individual: from Godwin to Keyne
    On the Facebook page for the group, Union for Radical Political Economics, which I recently joined, I read a wonderful 1930 essay from Keynes: “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” (I’m not sure if this title is…
  • Aug 27

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 24

    Unintentional blogging hiatu

    Unintentional blogging hiatu
    I apologize to any regular readers who have expectations for posts now and then. I've not been on vacation (indeed, not since my 25th wedding anniversary) but other things have taken up my time of late (in short, blogging comes after lots of…
Rank this Week: 2289

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
  • Sep 4

    Why Aren’t “Hacked” Celebrities Filing Takedown Notices?

    Why Aren’t “Hacked” Celebrities Filing Takedown Notices?
    Writing today in Slate, Emily Bazelon complains that the law does not do enough to protect the privacy rights of celebrities whose accounts were illicitly “hacked” last weekend, resulting in the release of unauthorized nude photos…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1466