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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/
  • Aug 31

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New
    “They’ve succeeded finally in achieving a lifetime limited only by the power available to the system,” says particle physicist Burton Richter of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, who sits on a board of advisers…
  • Aug 31

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New
    We’ve all heard how rats will abandon a sinking ship. But will the rodents attempt to save their companions in the process? A new study shows that rats will, indeed, rescue their distressed pals from the drink—even when…
  • Aug 31

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New
    To crack the mystery of why and how people around the world came to believe in moralizing gods, researchers are using a novel tool in religious studies: the scientific method. By combining laboratory experiments, cross-cultural fieldwork, and…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
Rank this Week: 4472

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/
  • Aug 30

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"
    From The New York Times: In a dangerous profession, it is among the most dangerous of jobs. The police officers who go undercover to arrest illegal firearms dealers can quickly find themselves at the mercy of their targets, conducting…
  • Aug 30

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"
    The story is at Jurist: The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Fridayreversed [opinion, PDF] a ruling that blocked theNational Security Agency (NSA) [official website] from obtaining call detail…
  • Aug 30

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing
    Brian D. Kelly (Seattle University - Department of Economics) has posted Further Results Concerning the Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Earlier work evaluated the association of asset forfeiture with the…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
Rank this Week: 713

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/
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
  • Aug 25

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"
    The review, at New Rambler, discusses in part the views of Monroe Freedman and Stephen Lubet about Atticus Finch. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Excerpt: While it might then appear that I am in accord with the iconoclastic critics of theMockingbird…
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
  • Aug 26

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    It at first seemed a little harsh to me that the California State Board of Pharmacy revoked Andrew Sternberg's pharmacy license just because he was the pharmacist in charge when someone else stole some drugs from the office.  Seemed…
  • Aug 26

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Section 290 of the Penal Code requires that when certain people (e.g., sex offenders) are released from jail after serving a sentence of 30 days or more, these people must register their new (post-release) address with the local police…
Rank this Week: 174

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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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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