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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/
  • Dec 5

    Chavis on Independent Prosecutors for Police

    Chavis on Independent Prosecutors for Police
    Kami Chavis (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted Increasing Police Accountability: Restoring Trust and Legitimacy through the Appointment of Independent Prosecutors (Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 49, 2015) on…
  • Dec 5

    Yockey on Accountability in Corporate Crime

    Yockey on Accountability in Corporate Crime
    Joseph W. Yockey (University of Iowa College of Law) has posted Beyond Yates: From Engagement to Accountability in Corporate Crime (New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In...
  • Dec 5

    Mannheimer on Federalism and the Death Penalty

    Mannheimer on Federalism and the Death Penalty
    Michael Mannheimer (Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law) has posted The Coming Federalism Battle in the War Over the Death Penalty (Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 69, 2017 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Dec 5

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)
    This opinion discusses the making of a terrorist.  By the United States.That said, I think that Judge Owens seems spot on.  The jury rejected his entrapment defense, and that's a very high barrier to reversal.  The opinion…
  • Dec 5

    People v. Williams (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Dec. 5, 2016)

    People v. Williams (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Dec. 5, 2016)
    What a terrible crime.  The murder of an eighth-grade girl.  The discussion about the girl's Cabbage Patch dolls -- and the fact that she was from San Diego -- made the facts particularly heartbreaking to me.The California Supreme…
  • Dec 2

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)
    I thought when I first read this opinion that Mr. Mejia was only sentenced to four years in prison, and freaked out about that fact when I got to the portion of the opinion when Justice McKinster described the facts of his offenses.  (I…
Rank this Week: 182

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 5

    Paradox and flowcharts | OUPblog

    Paradox and flowcharts | OUPblog
    The Liar paradox — a paradox that has been debated for hundreds of years — arises when we consider the following declarative sentence: “This sentence is false.” via blog.oup.com It's exam time again!
  • Dec 5

    BBC - Culture - ‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism���

    BBC - Culture - ‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism���
    ‘No, no!’ you may cry. But yes, the multitudes came not only to worship and pay homage to the Goddess but to enjoy the riotous festivals (banned by the Roman emperor Constantine in 400 AD) in her name – where...
  • Dec 5

    Edinburgh man with bionic penis inundated with date offers - Edinburgh Evening New

    Edinburgh man with bionic penis inundated with date offers - Edinburgh Evening New
    He said: “I get a lot of messages from women online who ask if I will have sex with them. “They’ve heard about my bionic penis and they want to try it out. “They are very intrigued and think I...
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Nov 29

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)
    When someone offers to turn a gay person straight, what they offer is called "conversion therapy." One example of conversion therapy is "Pray the gay away." These four words express both a normative claim about what some people should do...
  • Nov 28

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations" CHRIS DEUBERT, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study I. GLENN COHEN, Harvard Law School HOLLY…
  • Nov 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Competing Identities of Neuroethics, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Scientists use AI to 'rewrite' painful memories in people's brains, WIRED External brain stimulation goes deep, Nature News Debating the Replication Crisis - Why Neuroethics…
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 498

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: 862

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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: 1822

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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