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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 29

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post
    BEIRUT — The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle…
  • Mar 29

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post
    I’ve written frequently about the likelihood of a dystopian “Mad Max” scenario if Iran gets nukes. My thinking is guided by a belief among American military and intelligence officials that a nuclear exchange would take place…
  • Mar 29

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma
    He told me about loading up with his platoon in the helicopter that day. He described what it was like to see the ground coming through the window and realize they were about to crash. He talked about grabbing his...
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
  • Mar 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
  • Mar 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    f 1,429 PEBS Neuroethics Roundup: Mar 12, 2015 Web Clip CNN.com Recently Published/Updated - CNN Student News - March 17, 2015 - 1 hour ago Inbox x Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics alanr@jhu.edu via mail77.wdc01.mcdlv.net Mar 12 (4…
Rank this Week: 306

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
  • Mar 29

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group
    South Carolina tax officials are in the process of investigating a sate nonprofit, Palmetto Kids. Palmetto Kids’ mission includes raising money to help families of children with disabilities pay for private school by awarding tuition grants…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Mar 29

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"
    Article in the LA Times about the possible impact in California of a recent SCOTUS case (about teeth whitening in North Carolina). Excerpt: Hanging in the balance is the state's ability to regulate not only barbers and pet groomers, but...
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Mar 28

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Brumfield v. Cain: (1) Whether a state court that considers the evidence presented at a petitioner’s penalty phase proceeding as determinative of the petitioner’s claim…
  • Mar 27

    Ravich on Drone

    Ravich on Drone
    Timothy M. Ravich (University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs) has posted Courts in the Drone Age (Northern Kentucky Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Few subjects encapsulate legal informatics…
  • Mar 27

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty
    Mary Kelly Tate (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
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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!
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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…
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