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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/
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jul 31

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon
    Beth A. Colgan (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Paying for Gideon (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1929, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To protect the “noble ideal” that “every defendant...
  • Jul 30

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"
    The story is at TalkLeft. In part: [Attorney]William Bloss said his client was wrongfully convicted based on the false testimony of a couple who claimed Ireland told them he committed the crime after the state offered a $20,000 reward for...
  • Jul 30

    "The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and anal cavity searches in New Mexico"

    "The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and anal cavity searches in New Mexico"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts the story from Reason TV.
Rank this Week: 52

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 31

    'The Brick With Eyes' Enters Political Arena in Australia - WSJ

    'The Brick With Eyes' Enters Political Arena in Australia - WSJ
    In one of the biggest upheavals in Australian politics in years, a disparate group of lawmakers, advocating everything from souped-up cars to looser restrictions on public nudity and BASE-jumping from city buildings, has taken its seats this…
  • Jul 31

    Rare Lightning Strikes on California's Venice Beach Kill 1, Injure 13 - weather.com

    Rare Lightning Strikes on California's Venice Beach Kill 1, Injure 13 - weather.com
    A 21-year-old man was killed and 13 people were injured after being struck by lightning on Venice Beach in Los Angeles during a freak July thunderstorm on Sunday, CBS Los Angeles reports. The storm formed so rapidly that experts said...
  • Jul 31

    Can the G.O.P. Take the Senate? - The New Yorker

    Can the G.O.P. Take the Senate? - The New Yorker
    Just in case you haven’t had enough bad news, here’s a bit more from the domestic-politics desk. With less than a hundred days until the midterm elections, the Republicans now have a very realistic chance of retaking the Senate,…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. v. Hurtado (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)

    U.S. v. Hurtado (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)
    Inserting pop culture references or funny little asides into opinions doesn't always work for me.  But I nonetheless liked what Judge Silverman did here.Yeah, they were unnecessary.  But they seemed entirely apt and not…
  • Jul 30

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    I don't know all that much about Anders/Wende briefs.  I don't write them.  They very rarely lead to published opinions.  So perhaps you should take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt.But when I read the three…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    At first glance, this just looks like your typical conviction for pandering.  Typical (depressing) facts, typical (depressive) life of the relevant prostitute, typical (exploitative) conduct by the pimp.  A typical relationship that…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
  • Jul 28

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008
    The 2013 Common Fund/Council on Foundation study of private foundation investments is available here, and it's generally pretty good news. According to a summary article at Chronicle of Philanthropy, private foundation investments grew on…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 29

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"
    See the piece here by John Danaher, forthcoming in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof: Abstract The lie detector test has long been treated with suspicion by the law. Recently, several authors have called this suspicion into…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Trouble With Brain Science, New York Times Opinion Pages In The Popular Press: Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? National Public Radio Shots Blog Smarter than a…
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
Rank this Week: 228

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l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

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!
Rank this Week: 479

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

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

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)
    In 2013 so far, federal judges have looked to Wikipedia for assistance in defining terms or establishing facts in thirty-one (31) cases, either in footnotes or in the body of the opinions. Of these, the District of New Mexico has cited to…
Rank this Week: 3388