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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/
  • Jan 27

    Starr on Explaining Race Gaps in Policing

    Starr on Explaining Race Gaps in Policing
    Sonja B. Starr (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Explaining Race Gaps in Policing: Normative and Empirical Challenges on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This piece explores the many kinds of quantitative claims that researchers and…
  • Jan 26

    Gruber on Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground

    Gruber on Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Race to Incarcerate: Punitive Impulse and the Bid to Repeal Stand Your Ground (University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 961, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Stand-your-ground…
  • Jan 26

    Ayres & Nalebuff on Bayes' Rule and DNA Evidence

    Ayres & Nalebuff on Bayes' Rule and DNA Evidence
    Ian Ayres and Barry J. Nalebuff (Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale University - Yale School of Management) have posted The Rule of Probabilities: A Practical Approach for Applying Bayes' Rule to the Analysis of DNA Evidence…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jan 26

    In Re Hokulani Square (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)

    In Re Hokulani Square (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes the Ninth Circuit is required to answer seemingly esoteric questions.  Like:What is "money"?Clearly, money is money.  But what about things like money?  Or in lieu thereof?This matters here because trustees of…
  • Jan 26

    Cortez v. Skol (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)

    Cortez v. Skol (9th Cir. - Jan. 26, 2015)
    Judge Friedland seems right here.  When prison policy says not to walk three hostile, half-chained, high-security inmates by yourself through "no man's land" where there are no cameras and no backup, a jury might find that it's indeed…
  • Jan 22

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)
    It's not just teenagers whose parents neglect and/or abandon them who turn to serious crime:Wilson was born on September 7, 1977. He lived with his parents and two younger siblings in Inglewood, and then later in south central Los…
Rank this Week: 163

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 27

    Minn. man accused of taking dead mom's body to bank - NY Daily New

    Minn. man accused of taking dead mom's body to bank - NY Daily New
    A Minnesota man might have wheeled his dead mom’s body into a bank to make a withdrawal in her name, witnesses said. via www.nydailynews.com Funny, he doesn't look like etc., etc.
  • Jan 27

    Mom Had Sex With Teen Daughter's Ex: PD | NBC 7 San Diego

    Mom Had Sex With Teen Daughter's Ex: PD | NBC 7 San Diego
    A 38-year-old Southern California woman has been charged with having sex with her daughter’s teenage ex-boyfriend, police said. Escondido police arrested Fereshta Angel Williams of Deer Springs on charges of having sex with a minor more…
  • Jan 27

    Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama - The Washington Post

    Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama - The Washington Post
    Now, though, some damage has been done. Netanyahu will come and speak to Congress and make his case — the one he has made time and time again — for additional sanctions on Iran. But if, in the end, action...
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Jan 27

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion
    We've already noted the 2nd circuit's decision this month finding that termination of the UCC-1 filing in connection with the $1.5 billion GM loan was enforceable and that therefore the property securing the loan was no longer secure. The…
  • Jan 27

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"
    Our own Stephen Gillers offers thoughts, including discussion of legal ethics issues, at The Nation. Excerpt: An obscure legal ethics rule will have a leading role in Silver’s trial. The rule allows one lawyer to share a fee with…
  • Jan 27

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)
    Clegard LLC v. LG Chem. Ltd., Federal Circuit, 12-10-14 Jones Day represented the plaintiff in a matter where success would be economically harmful to non-client Apple, which was a customer of defendant. Apple was a Jones Day client on…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
Rank this Week: 499

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/
  • Jan 24

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust
    Elizabeth A.M. Searing (School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University) has published Charitable (Anti)Trust: The Role of Antitrust Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector, 5 Nonprofit Policy Forum 261 (2014). Here is the abstract: The purpose…
  • Jan 24

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey
    Kate Cooney (School of Management, Yale), Justin Koushyar (Business School, Emory), Matthew Lee (INSEAD (Singapore)), and Haskell Murray (Belmont) have posted the results of their research titled Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey…
  • Jan 24

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur
    Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari (both School of Management, Michigan-Flint) have published The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur, 119 Business and Society Review 519 (2014). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 515

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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…
Rank this Week: 4819