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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 23

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)
    This is, inter alia, why I don't want to do dependency law.  As well as why I profoundly respect the people who do:"When the minor was 17 years old and had been in his adoptive home for three years, his adoptive parents learned from an…
  • May 19

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)
    From today's opinion:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on May 10, 2016, be modified as follows: On page 2, in the third editorial paragraph, beginning 'Best & Krieger,' delete 'Best & Krieger' and replace it with 'Best Best…
  • May 19

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)
    I teach my first-year law students every year that you're only allowed to conduct a physical or mental examination of a nonparty.  That's true in federal court.  That's true in California state court.  It's true pretty much…
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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 23

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Policing as Administration (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies should be governed by the same…
  • May 23

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this story. In part: On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln.…
  • May 23

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"
    From The New York Times: Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said that Ms. Mosby had “overplayed her hand.” Charges were filed too quickly, he said, adding...
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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 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
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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/
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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 23

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu
    A recent article on proposed Delaware legislation highlights the complexities and competing objectives lawmakers face when deciding if a nonprofit should be exempt from paying local property taxes. Here, the decision is whether or not to add…
  • May 22

    Exam Alternative

    Exam Alternative
    The spring semester is over, but Facebook tells me that plenty of law professors are still grading exams. It's no secret that grading is not the most popular part of the job, at least in part because traditional issue-spotters can...
  • May 21

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"
    In a recent post to this blog, Lloyd Mayer reported on allegations that the Clinton Foundation improperly provided a "private benefit" to a for-profit company, and found them wanting. Among other things, Mayer noted that the Clinton…
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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/
  • May 23

    Gonzales v. Carhart: Bringing Abortion Back into the Family Law Fold by Helen M. Alvare :: SSRN

    Gonzales v. Carhart: Bringing Abortion Back into the Family Law Fold by Helen M. Alvare :: SSRN
    Alone among abortion opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court’s second partial-birth abortion decision, Gonzales v. Carhart, included fetuses within the categories of human life and family relations. It spoke of a “bond” between a…
  • May 23

    BioNews - Scientists pick out nose gene

    BioNews - Scientists pick out nose gene
    Researchers have discovered four genes that play a part in determining the shape of people's noses. via www.bionews.org.uk Great headline. The presumption seems to be we would elect to give people smaller noses, but I regard a magnificent…
  • May 23

    Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Ocean

    Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Ocean
    Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army and invade the land, too. Okay, that last statement…
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