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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/
  • Jul 29

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    At first glance, this just looks like your typical conviction for pandering.  Typical (depressing) facts, typical (depressive) life of the relevant prostitute, typical (exploitative) conduct by the pimp.  A typical relationship that…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)
    What do you think the going rate for a smart phone (i.e., a cell phone with internet access) is in prison?Answer:  $1000.Nice work, if you can get it.Of course, you also risk -- as here -- an additional seven years in prison if you get…
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    I know you're tired of waiting for a doctor at the VA hospital, and want to get treated.  Especially with the well-publicized problems in this area, we're somewhat sympathetic to your plight.But you can't do this.
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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/
  • Jul 29

    "Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?"

    "Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy links to and excerpts a report from NPR.
  • Jul 29

    Butt on the Death Penalty in Indonesia

    Butt on the Death Penalty in Indonesia
    Simon Butt (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Asia-Pacific: Judicial Responses to the Death Penalty in Indonesia (Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 134-135, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In two recent…
  • Jul 29

    "Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing"

    "Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing"
    From TalkLeft: On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S.District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue. He filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking documents and…
Rank this Week: 102

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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/
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
  • Jul 28

    What is going on at Clearspire?

    What is going on at Clearspire?
    Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about…
Rank this Week: 584

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 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…
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
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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/
  • 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....
  • Jul 28

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008
    The 2013 Common Fund/Council on Foundation study of private foundation investments is available here, and it's generally pretty good news. According to a summary article at Chronicle of Philanthropy, private foundation investments grew on…
  • Jul 25

    $650 Million Gift to Study Genetics of Psychiatric Disorder

    $650 Million Gift to Study Genetics of Psychiatric Disorder
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy is commenting on billionaire businessman Ted Stanley's recent $650-million pledge to the Broad Institute to study the genetics of psychiatric disorders. The pledge is one of the largest individual donations ever…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    Legalization by Edict | National Review Online

    Legalization by Edict | National Review Online
    Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question. But if reports…
  • Jul 29

    Civilian drone almost blocks Northern California firefighting planes - San Jose Mercury New

    Civilian drone almost blocks Northern California firefighting planes - San Jose Mercury New
    SHINGLE SPRINGS -- A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation…
  • Jul 29

    How Marvel Became the Envy (and Scourge) of Hollywood

    How Marvel Became the Envy (and Scourge) of Hollywood
    "Marvel just seems unbeatable at the moment," says Mark Millar, who spent 10 years writing for Marvel Comics and consulted on the first Iron Man movie. "Even my elderly Scottish aunt knows what a Marvel movie is, so those guys...
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