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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/
  • Aug 1

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted 'White Collar' Crimes (THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CRIMINAL LAW (M. Dubber & T. Hornle eds. 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In addition to serving as a précis of...
  • Aug 1

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting
    Stephen P. Garvey (Cornell Law School) has posted Reading Rosemond (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Rosemond v. United States, decided this past term, the Court spoke to the requirements…
  • Aug 1

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"
    From Slate: [T]he new Canadian bill would go further than the Swedes do by making it illegal for sex workers to advertise their services, or to communicate their interest in selling sex in a place where a child might plausibly...
Rank this Week: 108

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 1

    In Re Rebecca C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 1, 2014)

    In Re Rebecca C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 1, 2014)
    Justice Bigelow is right.  Just because the parent's using drugs doesn't allow you to take their kid away.  You've got to show some actual neglect of the child.That said, Mother should still stop smoking reefer.  When eight of…
  • Aug 1

    States v. Bad Guys (9th Cir. - Aug. 1, 2014)

    States v. Bad Guys (9th Cir. - Aug. 1, 2014)
    The captions of the published Ninth Circuit opinions this morning make clear that it's not just private litigants who are getting in the game.  You've got one opinion in which the State of Hawai'i has sued numerous credit card companies…
  • Aug 1

    Rundgren v. Washington Mutual (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)

    Rundgren v. Washington Mutual (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)
    So you want to be a rock star?  It's not all sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll.  Sometimes it's suing your lender for foreclosing on your place in Hawaii.And losing.That's the fate of Todd Rundgren.  You'd never know from Judge…
Rank this Week: 242

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 1

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection
    One of the hardest things to teach students is how to deal with the sometimes significant variation in judicial reactions to similar conduct. The attached sanctions order (Download Memorandum Opinion And Order) is a nice example. The judge in…
  • Aug 1

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article
    Excerpt from Carole Silver's Jotwell post: Andy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just as negative reports of lawyers’ conduct are front page news again,…
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
Rank this Week: 332

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 31

    Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached

    Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached
    This incident should inform the general Republican Party response to any executive action on amnesty and the Left’s other passive-aggressive attempts to divert attention away from the failures of their unpopular, discredited president.…
  • Jul 31

    None Dare Call It Impeachment - NYTimes.com

    None Dare Call It Impeachment - NYTimes.com
    The possibility of actual impeachment is not something that keeps Barack Obama up at night. Modern history suggests there’s nothing Congress could do that the American public would hate more. Yet impeachment talk has been bounding…
  • Jul 31

    Argentina Default Imminent as Talks Collapse - WSJ

    Argentina Default Imminent as Talks Collapse - WSJ
    Argentina teetered on the brink of its second default in 13 years after talks with bondholders collapsed late Wednesday. via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 206

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 31

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The New Normal: How the Definition of Disease Impacts Enhancement, The Neuroethics Blog In The Popular Press: Smart and Smarter Drugs, Mosaic This Blood Test Can Predict Suicide Risk, Scientists Say,…
  • Jul 29

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"
    See the piece here by John Danaher, forthcoming in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof: Abstract The lie detector test has long been treated with suspicion by the law. Recently, several authors have called this suspicion into…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Trouble With Brain Science, New York Times Opinion Pages In The Popular Press: Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? National Public Radio Shots Blog Smarter than a…
Rank this Week: 553

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 31

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project
    With my background in nonprofit law, I get to know our public interest students pretty well - I'm sure many of you have the same experience. Here in West Virginia, we also have a very strong need for attorneys who...
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
Rank this Week: 521

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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/
  • 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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