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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/
  • May 26

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law
    Clayton E. Cramer (College of Western Idaho) has posted Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law: An Historical Perspective (Presenting at Texas Bar Association, September 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the aftermath of the Treyvon Martin…
  • May 26

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Trespass, Not Fraud: The Need for New Sentencing Guidelines in CFAA Cases (George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article argues…
  • May 26

    Schuller & Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada

    Schuller & Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada
    Regina Schuller and Caroline Erentzen (York University - Department of Psychology and York University, Department of Psychology, Students) have posted The Challenge for Cause Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol.…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
  • May 24

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)
    Police conduct a pat-down search of Freddy Espino.  They feel something in his pocket.  They think it might be crack cocaine.Turns out it's not crack cocaine.  What is it, then?No, not that.It's a . . . diamond.  Which…
Rank this Week: 207

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 26

    ‘EcoSexual’ students at SMC ‘marry the ocean’

    ‘EcoSexual’ students at SMC ‘marry the ocean’
    The ceremony began with Bruce Cartier, a former SMC student, proclaiming to those gathered at Santa Monica Beach that “today we stand upon this holy earth and in this sacred space to witness the rite of matrimony between the sea...
  • May 26

    A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along | TIME

    A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along | TIME
    Sure, he wears red white and blue on the outside, but on the inside? It turns out Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, supports the evil, former Nazi organization, Hydra. via time.com This is just wrong. Just. Wrong.
  • May 26

    We Now Know Hillary Lied Multiple Times About Her Email Server | The Fiscal Time

    We Now Know Hillary Lied Multiple Times About Her Email Server | The Fiscal Time
    Regrets should be coming, but not in the way Clinton has suggested. State’s Inspector General released the long-awaited report into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server – and it contradicts every excuse Clinton has…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • May 25

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in PNAS, Vol. 113, No.8, 2016, pp.2047-2050): "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions" STEVEN J. FRENDA, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior SHARI R. BERKOWITZ,…
  • May 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Medical Risks: Regulate Devices for Brain Stimulation, Nature Magazine In The Popular Press: How Your Gut Affects Your Mood, FiveThirtyEight The Empty Brain, Aeon Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery.…
  • May 20

    Do Memories Reconsolidate?

    Do Memories Reconsolidate?
    A failure to replicate a groundbreaking memory reconsolidation study is discussed by the Neuroskeptic here.
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 643

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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!
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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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