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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/
  • Jul 27

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia, School of Law) has posted Self Defense: Tell Me Moore (Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford…
  • Jul 27

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly
    Christine Lazaro (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Financial Abuse of the Elderly (PIABA 21st Annual Meeting Materials) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As of 2010, more than 10 percent of the population is aged 65...
  • Jul 27

    Weisburd & Telep on Place-Based Policing

    Weisburd & Telep on Place-Based Policing
    David L. Weisburd and Cody W. Telep (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and George Mason University) have posted The Efficiency of Place-Based Policing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this chapter we argue that place based policing is not…
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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/
  • Jul 27

    Hawking, Musk, Wozniak Freaked About Artificial Intelligence Getting A Trigger Finger

    Hawking, Musk, Wozniak Freaked About Artificial Intelligence Getting A Trigger Finger
    Big names have been touting big fears about the implications of a future in which artificial intelligence plays a bigger role, and now those same folks — including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk — have been joined by others,…
  • Jul 27

    Hero mom killed by escalator - Times LIVE

    Hero mom killed by escalator - Times LIVE
    As she fell half-way through she pushed her son forward, and a nearby shop assistant dragged him to safety. But the escalator continued rolling, and several seconds later Xiang is seen disappearing downwards into the mechanism. It took…
  • Jul 27

    Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

    Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders: “The…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Jul 24

    Dietz v. Bouldin (9th Cir. - July 24, 2015)

    Dietz v. Bouldin (9th Cir. - July 24, 2015)
    When we discuss inconsistent (or incoherent) jury verdicts in Civil Procedure, I often tell my students that a court is not permitted to reassemble the jury and order them to deliberate further once the jurors have been dismissed.…
  • Jul 23

    People v. Leon (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Leon (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 29, 2015)
    Richard Leon is a bad, bad guy who robs and shoots people for utterly no reason.  He was sentenced to death, but the California Supreme Court unanimously reverses his sentence, holding that three prospective jurors were erroneously…
  • Jul 22

    People v. Murillo (Cal. Ct. App. -

    People v. Murillo (Cal. Ct. App. -
    You can't threaten the victim of a crime with violence.  Even if that threat is in the form of a rap song.Jane Does 1 and 2 were victims of rape.  Shane Villalpando was convicted of sexual offenses involving them, and sentenced to…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
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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/
  • Jul 26

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy): "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?" SEEMA MOHAPATRA, Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist, The Atlantic In The Popular Press: Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News The Desserts Looked Delicious. Then Scientists Rewired Their Brains To…
  • Jul 22

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"
    Recently published in SSRN (and Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 418): "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word" LAWRENCE M. SOLAN, Brooklyn Law School SILVIA DAHMEN, University of Cologne A great deal is written about difficulties…
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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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