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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/
  • Sep 22

    Sessoms v. Grounds (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2014)

    Sessoms v. Grounds (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2014)
    You can't get much closer than this.It's a federal habeas case.  Miranda.  The district court denies the petition, and back in 2011, a three-judge panel affirms.  But the case gets taken en banc, and Judge Betty Fletcher…
  • Sep 19

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)
    The good new for respondent Matthew Babick and his counsel is that they won at trial, and they win the appeal as well.  Congratulations.The bad news is that Justice Moore doesn't shy away from telling us what she things about Babick's…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    "Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’"

    "Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’"
    From Fox News: The Justice Department on Thursday filed a brief in the case of a male student accused of raping a girl who was allegedly used as bait by an Alabama school to catch the boy after repeated sexual...
  • Sep 22

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization
    Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted Misdemeanor Decriminalization (Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the U.S. rethinks its stance on mass incarceration, misdemeanor…
  • Sep 21

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 403 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
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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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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/
  • Sep 22

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"

    "BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama"
    The suggestion in this ABA Journal article is that the firm was afraid of losing clients. Quinn Emanuel has stepped in. Quinn, of course, is successful and not afraid to signal their aggressive litigation skills.
  • Sep 22

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"
    I recall that during the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the homicide of Trayvon Martin, the Florida prosecutors filed a probably cause affidavit that omitted exculpatory and explanatory facts. At the time I wondered if Florida procedure…
  • Sep 20

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352,…

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352, 353 (1973) is a case in which a witness gave a non-responsive answer, thereby evading the truthful answer. The issue in Bronston was "whether a witness may be convicted of perjury for an...
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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/
  • Sep 22

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Journal of Law and Biosciences, vol 1, pp 224-236 (2014)): "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University -…
  • Sep 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Woman of 24 Found to Have No Cerebellum in Her Brain, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? New York Times Hitchcock Thriller Reveals Busy Mind in 'Vegetative' Man,...
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    Puzzler: Respecting and Valuing an Interest in a Disregarded SMLLC for Charitable Deduction Purposes?

    Puzzler: Respecting and Valuing an Interest in a Disregarded SMLLC for Charitable Deduction Purposes?
    I thank Professor Cassady Brewer of Georgia State University College of Law for bringing this interesting case to our attention. Please read on... In RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Comm’r, 143 T.C. No. 3 (2014), the Tax Court determined that...
  • Sep 20

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie
    A program called “Circles” takes an unconventional approach to relieving poverty. Circles works through personal support – people helping people – not direct financial aid. As profiled by NPR, in Circles, volunteers help families in…
  • Sep 19

    Underfunding anti-poverty program

    Underfunding anti-poverty program
    There was an interesting piece this week in the New York Times by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They describe a program that funds nurse visits to low-income families to provide advice on child-rearing, and cite a RAND study which...
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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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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 22

    Meet Kim Jong Un's New Nuclear Warrior

    Meet Kim Jong Un's New Nuclear Warrior
    You probably missed the obituary. But on July 7, when North Korean media announced the death of the 88-year-old senior North Korean official Jon Pyong Ho, it highlighted an important but largely ignored development in Pyongyang's effort to…
  • Sep 22

    Call of Duty: Star Video Game Director Takes Unusual Think Tank Job

    Call of Duty: Star Video Game Director Takes Unusual Think Tank Job
    Though he's never served in the military, Anthony is not a novice when it comes to understanding the way wars are fought, and where warfare might be heading. While developing Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Anthony consulted with soldiers...
  • Sep 22

    The Arab War on Terror

    The Arab War on Terror
    What was the new meaning and direction of the Arab world? At the time, no one could be sure. Now, however, it's become clear. The imperative -- the felt imperative, that is -- to fight terrorism has relegated the demands...
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