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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/
  • Aug 20

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)
    Want to know why many people hate insurance companies?  Stuff like this.United Behavioral Health kicks a severely anorexic, 88-pound woman who's planning to starve herself to death or overdose on laxatives out of the hospital because…
  • Aug 20

    In Re A.R. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 12, 2014)

    In Re A.R. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 12, 2014)
    Please do not drive under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine.  If you elect to ignore this request, please do not do so with your seven- and five-year old daughters in the vehicle.  At a bare minimum, if you do all of this…
  • Aug 19

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    I sometimes find it refreshing when the Ninth Circuit adopts the district court's opinion as its own.  It's a nice hat-tip to the hardworking district court judge.  Plus, when there's no need to reinvent the wheel, why do so?So when…
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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 20

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"
    Eugene Volokh has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, addressing in particular First Amendment problems with the prosecution.
  • Aug 20

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v. Florida and the Possibility of a 'Scientific Stare Decisis' (William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23, 2014) on SSRN.…
  • Aug 20

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"
    Paul Cassell has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Some commentators have assumed that the officer could be charged federally if he was negligent or reckless in assessing the need to use deadly force. For a federal civil...
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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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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 21

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"
    NYT round-table about doctors. (Lots of people have written on the topic as it applies to lawyers. I've enjoyed Margaret Tarkington's articles.)
  • Aug 20

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?
    A NYT editorial tonight says Robert McCulloch should should step aside in the Michael Brown case. Among the reasons: When he was a boy, "his father [a police officer] was killed on the job...by a black suspect while helping another...
  • Aug 19

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"
    Sung Hui Kim has a post at The Conglomerate about a recent decision by the Delaware high court, affirming a Garner exception to attorney client privilege in the context of the Wal-Mart bribery scandal. I'm not up to speed on...
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Aug 15

    "Autonomy and Enhancement"

    "Autonomy and Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Autonomy and Enhancement", by G. Owen Schaefer, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu Abstract Some have objected to human enhancement on the grounds that it violates the autonomy of the enhanced. These…
  • Aug 14

    "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation"

    "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy): "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, Rutgers University School…
  • Aug 14

    "Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions"

    "Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions"
    Recently published in SSRN: "Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions" JENNIFER ARLEN, New York University School of Law STEPHAN W. TONTRUP, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective…
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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/
  • Aug 20

    New Report on Governance by College Trustee

    New Report on Governance by College Trustee
    The Chronicle of Higher Education is running a story on a recent report exhorting college boards of trustees to engage more actively in governance. The key details follow: The report, “Governance for a New Era: A Blueprint for Higher…
  • Aug 20

    Status of EO Application Backlog

    Status of EO Application Backlog
    Tax Notes Today (subscription required) reports that the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division is progressing significantly in clearing its backlog of exempt organization applications that existed as of the…
  • Aug 19

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure
    We previously blogged about the efforts of ProPublica to obtain from the American Red Cross (ARC) information about how the ARC has spent its $300 million-plus in donations that it received for humanitarian aid following Hurricane Sandy. The…
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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/
Rank this Week: 205