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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 10

    Levine & Topalli on Process as Intergenerational Punishment

    Levine & Topalli on Process as Intergenerational Punishment
    Kay L. Levine and Volkan Topalli (Emory University School of Law and Georgia State University) have posted Process as Intergenerational Punishment: Are Children Casualties of Parental Court Experiences? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Feb 10

    Booth on Victim Impact Statement

    Booth on Victim Impact Statement
    Tracey Booth (University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law) has posted Accommodating Justice: Victim Impact Statements in the Sentencing Process (The Federation Press, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prominent criminologist, David…
  • Feb 9

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science
    Caitlin M. Plummer and Imran J. Syed (Wisconsin Innocence Project and Michigan Innocence Clinic) have posted ‘Shifted Science’ Revisited: Percolation Delays and the Persistence of Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science (Cleveland…
Rank this Week: 83

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 10

    Pope faces Mexicans worshipping skeletal 'Death Saint' - Yahoo New

    Pope faces Mexicans worshipping skeletal 'Death Saint' - Yahoo New
    When Pope Francis arrives in Mexico for a five-day visit on Friday, he will find a country where devotion to Santa Muerte is growing fast despite the Vatican's rejection of the figure as blasphemous. via news.yahoo.com This Santa Muerta…
  • Feb 10

    Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus - Breitbart

    Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus - Breitbart
    Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, “DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time.” via www.breitbart.com…
  • Feb 10

    San Diego woman killed by stray bullet in Chicago - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego

    San Diego woman killed by stray bullet in Chicago - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A 25-year-old University of San Diego graduate who had recently moved to Chicago for a new job was killed by a stray bullet last week. via www.10news.com This is horrible and sad. Miss O'Connor was also the...
Rank this Week: 124

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
  • Feb 9

    Daire v. Lattimore (9th Cir. - Feb. 9, 2016)

    Daire v. Lattimore (9th Cir. - Feb. 9, 2016)
    Some en banc opinions are hard.  Some en banc opinions are easy.Today's opinion is an example of the latter.The panel felt itself bound by circuit precedent.  The en banc court, by contrast, was under no such…
  • Feb 8

    In Re Village of Lakeridge (9th Cir. - Feb. 8, 2016)

    In Re Village of Lakeridge (9th Cir. - Feb. 8, 2016)
    I think Judge Clifton is right.It's not that Judge Randy Smith doesn't have a point.  It's a bankruptcy case, and the central issue is a factual one.  So we give lots of deference to the district court.  Which is in substantial…
Rank this Week: 137

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service
    At yesterday's Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 105, Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. This resolution is a product of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.…
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
Rank this Week: 220

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)
    In my previous post, I considered whether there were any significant moral differences between neurocorrectives and existing penal measures such as incarceration. I also suggested that unless there is a morally significant difference between…
  • Feb 6

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—and Almost Lost His Mind, Wired Magazine In The Popular Press: The Problem with Human Head Transplants, The Conversation Government Seeks High-Fidelity…
  • Feb 5

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law): "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy" ADAM J. KOLBER, Brooklyn Law School For centuries, our thought privacy has been…
Rank this Week: 587

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 1533

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Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
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Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
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