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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/
  • Oct 30

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"
    From Slate: [T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently…
  • Oct 30

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use
    Stephen Mayer has posted Proving Personal Use: The Admissability of Evidence Negating Intent to Distribute Marijuana (113 Mich. L. Rev. (May 2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note argues that federal district courts…
  • Oct 30

    "Prosecutors Suspect Repeat Offenses on Wall Street"

    "Prosecutors Suspect Repeat Offenses on Wall Street"
    From The New York Times: It would be the Wall Street equivalent of a parole violation: Just two years after avoiding prosecution for a variety of crimes, some of the world’s biggest banks are suspected of having broken their promises...
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Oct 30

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)
    Fear not.  Judge Wardlaw -- a resident of L.A. -- understands that trying to get out of the Port of Los Angeles and connect to the 405 is even scarier than four uncostumed teenagers showing up on your doorstep at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night…
  • Oct 29

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)
    You read a ton of dependency cases in which drugs are involved.  Not surprisingly.  Drugs and kids simply do not mix very well.It's usually methamphetamine or marijuana or cocaine.  But this case is slightly different:"Just…
  • Oct 29

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)
    Think it's easy to order production of relevant e-mails from a party's gmail account?Think again.It's not that it doesn't happen here.  It does.  Eventually.But look how much time -- and money -- it took.  Ultimately requiring…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Oct 30

    Could campaign fundraising by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and others be undermining our national security?

    Could campaign fundraising by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and others be undermining our national security?
    In October 2014, Senator Kay Hagan missed a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting to attend a fundraiser. There is still no credible explanation from her office as to why she did this:…
  • Oct 28

    Curious about what our readers think

    Curious about what our readers think
    In the discussion about the California rules, I offered the following four propositions in the comments. My fear is that the Supreme Court of California has decided that it wants what its clerk called a minimal set of disciplinary…
  • Oct 27

    Why is my Congressman taking so much money from the for-profit education industry?

    Why is my Congressman taking so much money from the for-profit education industry?
    I am away from Minnesota for a year at Harvard’s Safra for Ethics to write a book on why conservatives should support campaign finance reform. While putting together some statistical data, I looked up the contributors to Representative…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 547

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/
  • Oct 29

    Recent conferences of note

    Recent conferences of note
    Last week, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University held a conference titled “Regulation or Repression: Government Policing of Cross-Border Charity.” The agenda for the conference is available here and papers…
  • Oct 26

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise
    The U.S. Trust, in conjunction with the University of Indiana Lilly Family School of Philanthropy published an interesting study this month. The study found a marked increase in charitable giving among high net worth donors for 2014. The…
  • Oct 26

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement
    The IRS secured a victory over the Tea Party in a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Colombia in Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and True the Vote, Inc. v. IRS. The District Court...
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Oct 29

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy): "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation" KATRINA SIFFERD, Elmhurst College Stephen Morse seems to have adopted a…
  • Oct 29

    "Binding Future Selves"

    "Binding Future Selves"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 75 Louisiana Law Review No. 1 (2014)): "Binding Future Selves" KAIPONANEA T. MATSUMURA, Arizona State University Courts traditionally treat a person entering an agreement as the same…
  • Oct 29

    Interesting Study on Deception

    Interesting Study on Deception
    When given an opportunity to question people about cheating, we may not be so bad after all at assessing credibility. See the research ("Expertise in Deception Detection Involves Actively Prompting Diagnostic Information Rather Than Passive…
Rank this Week: 635

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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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