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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/
  • May 28

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)
    It's not every day that you read a California Supreme Court decision that unanimously reverses a death sentence.  But today's such a day.It's an unusual result, but it's also an unusual case.  For example, it's incredibly rare…
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
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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/
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
  • May 28

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively
    Ronald Weitzer (George Washington University) has posted Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively (SEXUALITY RESEARCH & SOCIAL POLICY, v. 12 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines different types of…
  • May 27

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope
    Benjamin L. Berger (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted Sentencing and the Salience of Pain and Hope (Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Forthcoming, in Dwight Newman & Malcolm Thorburn, eds, The Dignity of Law: The Legacy…
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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/
  • May 26

    Ethics On The Run

    Ethics On The Run
    My review of Alice Goffman’s On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City was posted today on The New Rambler Review (an online journal edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule). As you will see, I am...
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
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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/
  • May 27

    Competition: Visiting Scholar of Neuroethics at IRCM (Montreal, Canada)

    Competition: Visiting Scholar of Neuroethics at IRCM (Montreal, Canada)
    The Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) is sponsoring a competition to find a Visiting Scholar. "This program aims to provide early career and established researchers from any…
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good, Says Expert, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought, New York Times Meet Flakka, the Drug Police Say Is Making People Run…
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write, Science Daily In The Popular Press: Fruit Flies Are Shown to Enter a Fearlike State, NY Times The Database of All Things Brainy,...
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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/
  • May 28

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution
    I think I would have been a much better and more engaged tax student back at UF if the internet had been around back then. Sheeesh, I feel old as old dirt! Anyway, the Washington Post has a story today...
  • May 28

    Forbes on Program Related Investment

    Forbes on Program Related Investment
    There is an interesting article in the June 1 issue of Forbes regarding the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation selling its program related investment recently for a cool $3.3 billion, the largest ever profit from a program related investment. The…
  • May 28

    Californians Argue Over the Meaning of "Community Benefit"

    Californians Argue Over the Meaning of "Community Benefit"
    According to this Fresno Bee article, The California Nurses Association (CNA) is up in arms regarding the extent to which California nonprofit hospitals generate community benefit. CNA argues that federal law (see IRC 501(r)) does not…
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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/
  • May 28

    Celebrities Who Believe in Conspiracy Theories -- NYMag

    Celebrities Who Believe in Conspiracy Theories -- NYMag
    Of course, the youngest Kardashian isn't the only celebrity conspiracy theorist. Stay woke, y'all. via nymag.com What these people have in common is their looks and their ability to dissemble. Odd.
  • May 28

    The science of why teens love 'Charlie Charlie' | Fusion

    The science of why teens love 'Charlie Charlie' | Fusion
    “You hit this adolescent stage, and it’s exciting because suddenly the world is full of conflicting ideas, whereas before it was pretty straightforward,” Schlozman told Fusion. As the world around you changes and previously…
  • May 28

    The Dragon Autopsy - The Atlantic

    The Dragon Autopsy - The Atlantic
    I’m at the Royal Veterinary College, about 20 kilometers outside of central London, watching four biologists put their shoulders into the task. A Komodo dragon, which recently died in London Zoo for unexplained reasons, lies on a steel…
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