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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 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
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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 27

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case
    Andy Grewal (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Why Lenity Has No Place in the Income Tax Laws (Missouri Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A controversy has emerged over how to interpret statutes...
  • Jul 27

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Neuroscientific Evidence as Instant Replay (Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This commentary offers a reflection on the state of…
  • Jul 27

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law
    Oxford University Press has just published Doug Husak's book, Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry. I highly recommend it, and not just for philosophers. The book defends a much broader scope for a mistake-of-law defense than current law…
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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 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
  • Jul 21

    Alschuler on Easterbrook

    Alschuler on Easterbrook
    Former University of Chicago law professor Al Alschuler has just published an explosive article about Judge Frank Easterbrook. Posted on the website of the Valparaiso Law Review, the article is titled "How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan…
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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/
  • Jul 26

    "Nudges That Fail"

    "Nudges That Fail"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Nudges That Fail" CASS R. SUNSTEIN, Harvard Law School Why are some nudges ineffective, or at least less effective than choice architects hope and expect? Focusing primarily on default rules, this essay emphasizes…
  • Jul 26

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays, Vice In The Popular Press: Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions, New York Times Why Emotional Abuse in Childhood May…
  • Jul 22

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)
    There is influential neuroscientific data which shows that that the level of neural activity in cognitive brain areas (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe) correlate positively with the characteristically…
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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 7

    Town and Tech in San Francisco

    Town and Tech in San Francisco
    The Guardian reports that under a proposal in San Francisco: “large tech employers in the city, potentially including Google, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and Salesforce, would be required to pay a 1.5% payroll tax. The estimated $120m in annual…
  • Jul 7

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low
    The Nonprofit Times Reports that trust in charities in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, declining 10% over the past two years. The article cites concerns about aggressive fundraising practices, charities more concerned in sustaining…
  • Jun 29

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage
    A church encourages its parishioners to volunteer for a fundraiser. More than 100 individuals heed the call and volunteer their time: some a few hours, some much more. The Department of Labor then sues for violations of federal labor law...
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Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • 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…
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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 27

    Malawi arrests 'hyena' man who bragged about sex with children - CNN.com

    Malawi arrests 'hyena' man who bragged about sex with children - CNN.com
    "All these girls find pleasure in having me as their hyena. They actually are proud and tell other people that this man is a real man, he knows how to please a woman." He said while he's HIV-positive, the families...
  • Jul 27

    Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails - CNNPolitics.com

    Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails - CNNPolitics.com
    Doral, Florida (CNN)Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential…
  • Jul 27

    Hillary Clinton DNC appearance draws '1984' comparisons - Business Insider

    Hillary Clinton DNC appearance draws '1984' comparisons - Business Insider
    Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows with a somewhat surreal satellite appearance at the Democratic National Convention that drew parallels to Apple's "1984" ad. via www.businessinsider.com I wish I hadn't seen this. Don't watch it.
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