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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/
  • Apr 18

    How a two-and-a-half block walk threatens to tear a family apart | Public Radio International

    How a two-and-a-half block walk threatens to tear a family apart | Public Radio International
    "My historical research on this question suggests that there’s never really been a time or place in history, aside from times of slavery and intense child labor, when children have been less free than they are today in our society,"...
  • Apr 18

    AmEx Q1 2015 earnings: Profit beat, but share decline continues.

    AmEx Q1 2015 earnings: Profit beat, but share decline continues.
    AmEx cards tend to carry higher fees than those from competitors Visa and MasterCard, which hasn’t helped the company convince more merchants to accept it as a payment. via www.slate.com I like Amex because they are golden when you…
  • Apr 18

    Anti-immigrant violence spreads to South Africa's largest city (+video) - CSMonitor.com

    Anti-immigrant violence spreads to South Africa's largest city (+video) - CSMonitor.com
    Residents in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, attacked foreign-owned shops Thursday night in the latest round of anti-immigrant violence, a national problem that has stunned other African nations. via www.csmonitor.com Racist or…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 17

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence
    Elizabeth Katz (Harvard University - Department of History) has posted Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence: A Challenge to the Conventional Family Privacy Narrative (William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 21, No. 2,…
  • Apr 17

    McLeod on Death Row

    McLeod on Death Row
    Marah Stith McLeod has posted Does the Death Penalty Require Death Row? The Harm of Legislative Silence (Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article exposes two flawed assumptions about death row in…
  • Apr 17

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence
    Deborah W. Denno (Fordham University School of Law) has posted The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, Pages 493-551 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
  • Apr 16

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    This is a really good opinion by Judge Tallman.It's a classic Erie issue.  One that Judge Tallman resolves clearly and with a great deal of erudition.  If one of my students wrote it for my civil procedure class, I'd definitely…
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Apr 17

    Preet Bharara, Naomi Buchwald, and an Astonishing Slur

    Preet Bharara, Naomi Buchwald, and an Astonishing Slur
    Readers of James Stewart's New York Times column this morning, headlined "Trepidation as Bharara and Judges Trade Barbs" may have been astonished, as I was, at this paragraph: "But the most damage may have been done last summer. At what...
  • Apr 17

    Eric Goldman & Angel Reyes III, "Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive Keyword Advertising"

    Eric Goldman & Angel Reyes III, "Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive Keyword Advertising"
    North Carolina gets called out. Article. Abstract: Lawyers have enthusiastically embraced search engine advertisements triggered by consumers’ keywords, but the legal community remains sharply divided about the propriety of buying…
  • Apr 14

    Redacted v Redacted: A Pennsylvania Nonprofit's Whistleblowing Lawyer

    Redacted v Redacted: A Pennsylvania Nonprofit's Whistleblowing Lawyer
    Lizzy McLellan of the Legal Intelligencer has written an article about a fascinating lawyer-whistleblower case now pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The General Counsel of a nonprofit organization apparently believed that the…
Rank this Week: 220

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/
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Apr 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
  • Apr 3

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses, Zaglossus, Vienna, 2014 (eds. Sigrid Schmitz and Grit Hoppner)): "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law,…
Rank this Week: 253

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

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…
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