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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 17

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee
    Elizabeth E. Joh (U.C. Davis School of Law) has posted Should Arrestee DNA Databases Extend to Misdemeanors? (Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The collection of DNA samples from…
  • Dec 17

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt of the Crime that the Accused is Charged with: The Constitutionalization of the SODDI (Some Other Dude Did It) Defense…
  • Dec 16

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts an article from USA Today. In part: Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey…
Rank this Week: 98

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 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
  • Dec 15

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Sometimes circuit precedent matters.Judge Tallman writes a panel opinion in an immigration case that concludes that, under circuit precedent, Ms. Abdisalan's appeal is untimely.  Judge Watford thinks that this decision is unjust, and…
  • Dec 15

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Jobs continue to flow out of California.  And the judiciary is doing absolutely nothing to stop it.The jobs to which I refer are jobs that arise from legalized vice.  The industry is simply on the decline in our state.On the…
Rank this Week: 107

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Dec 17

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire
    Amazing story at Daily Pilot and the OC Register about private investigators who were allegedly way, way out of bounds in their efforts to tail politicians who were opposed by a police union -- and about the law firm, on...
  • Dec 17

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"
    Excerpt: Unfortunately, some state and federal prosecutors’ response to Lafler and Frye’s application of the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel during the plea stage was to demand the waiver of that right.27…
  • Dec 16

    Scalia and Torture

    Scalia and Torture
    I have posted an article on Salon about Justice Antonin Scalia's recent comments on torture. The title is Scalia's Torture Debacle, and the link is here. Here are the opening paragraphs: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia cannot bring…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Dec 14

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A…

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Law and Neuroscience.' Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov, Swansea University Neurolaw is a burgeoning field. This Swansea University College of Law conference brought many controversies to the…
  • Dec 13

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"
    Gregg Caruso on "The Dark Side of Free Will":
  • Dec 12

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Scientific American In The Popular Press: Special K, a Hallucinogen, Raises Hopes and Concerns as a Treatment for Depression, New York Times A Crowd Of…
Rank this Week: 505

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/
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
  • Dec 15

    New Report on the Impact of Impact Investing

    New Report on the Impact of Impact Investing
    A few days ago, the Aspen Institute issued a report entitled The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the US. The report shows how impact investing is increasing economic mobility for low-income families. The report is…
Rank this Week: 589

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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: 2281

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: 3148