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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/
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Sep 17

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Keith A. Findley and Barry Scheck (University of Wisconsin Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Book Review: Shaken Baby Syndrome on Trial (29 Criminal Justice #2 (Summer 2014), American Bar Association) on SSRN. Here…
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
Rank this Week: 189

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 17

    Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant' for racial awareness studies - San Jose Mercury New

    Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant' for racial awareness studies - San Jose Mercury New
    She has found that skin color prejudices the perceptions of jurors, police officers and even the ordinary student who volunteers in research at Stanford University. Black people, especially those with very dark skin and kinky hair, are more…
  • Sep 17

    Elmo in handcuffs after Times Square bust | New York Post

    Elmo in handcuffs after Times Square bust | New York Post
    A Times Square Elmo was busted in a sting operation by cops looking to combat overly aggressive panhand­ling by costumed creeps, sources said. via nypost.com never liked elmo
  • Sep 17

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low - Yahoo Finance

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low - Yahoo Finance
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. via finance.yahoo.com o boy
Rank this Week: 198

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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!
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Sep 17

    NFL and Tax Expenditure

    NFL and Tax Expenditure
    The Washington Post has an interesting article on the National Football League, listing the various ways in which the NFL has been supported by taxpayers at the federal and state level over the decades, including of course through tax-exempt…
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
  • Sep 11

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Where Is The Brain In The Human Brain Project? Nature News In The Popular Press: Could Deep-Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers’ Minds? Scientific American Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Finally…
  • Sep 11

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"

    "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law"
    Recently Published in SSRN (and forthcoming in the University of Miami Law Review): "Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law" Carl…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 2654

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: 3806