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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/
  • Nov 26

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11

    Robert I ("RIC") Cusick, Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics 2006-11
    OGE's message on RIC's passing is here: http://www.oge.gov/Media-Resources/News-Releases/2014/The-Passing-of-the-Honorable-Robert-I--%E2%80%9CRIC%E2%80%9D-Cusick,-former-Director-of-the-U-S--Office-of-Government-Ethics/ RIC practiced law in…
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Nov 26

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"
    From Reuters: Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice...
  • Nov 26

    When the ham sandwich speaks: "Suspect testimony in the grand jury room"

    When the ham sandwich speaks: "Suspect testimony in the grand jury room"
    Orin Kerr has this incisive post discussing the Ferguson grand jury and co-blogger Paul Cassell's view at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Paul writes: “Only if there was good reason to discount [Wilson's] testimony, should the grand jury…
  • Nov 26

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program
    Tracey L. Meares (Yale University - Law School) has posted Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk as a Program, not an Incident on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay takes seriously the relevance of law…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 90

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/
  • Nov 25

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    Justice Pollak tells you in this opinion where to go in this opinion if you want to pick up a 16-year old prostitute in the Bay Area:  Laguna and Ellis Streets in Concord.Why this particular location?  Justice Pollak explains why,…
  • Nov 24

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    The bad news for Byron Prince is that he accidentally shot himself with a revolver.  Oops.The worse news for Mr. Prince is that, since he's a felon, once the United States realized (presumably at the hospital) that he accidentally shot…
  • Nov 24

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)
    Were I ever sentenced to probation, a lot of time, I think and take my lumps and just let it go.  Even if I thought the conviction was dubious in some way.Because, yeah, I could appeal.  Because who wants a conviction on one's…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Nov 25

    Esposito, McDonnell, Reiser, Yockey, and the HBLR on Social Enterprise

    Esposito, McDonnell, Reiser, Yockey, and the HBLR on Social Enterprise
    The scholarly discussion of social enterprise and hybrid legal entities shows no signs of abating. The most recent crop of articles includes the following four plus an entire issue of the Harvard Business Law Review. Robert T. Esposito (NYU…
  • Nov 24

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Minister Housing Allowance Challenge on Standing Grounds, But . . .

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Minister Housing Allowance Challenge on Standing Grounds, But . . .
    Earlier this month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Lew, the Foundation's constitutional challenge to the ministerial housing allowance exclusion from gross income…
  • Nov 24

    Brewer on Recent PLRs regarding Reincorporation/Redomestication of 501(c)(3)

    Brewer on Recent PLRs regarding Reincorporation/Redomestication of 501(c)(3)
    Cass Brewer (Georgia State) provided the following analysis of two recent IRS private letter rulings that may indicate the IRS is rethinking whether a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation that either changes its category of…
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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/
  • Nov 21

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
  • Nov 20

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means To Be Human, Vox In The Popular Press: His Brain, Her Brain, Science Scientists Just Rediscovered A Long-Lost Region of the Brain, Vox Are Modafinil's…
  • Nov 18

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen
    One of the most cited papers in neurolaw circles is For the Law, Neuroscience Changes Nothing and Everything by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen. Many neurolaw scholars seem taken by its claims that we lack free will and that the...
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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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