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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/
  • Feb 16

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)

    Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 16, 2017)
    When I saw the caption of this case -- which I read before even booting up the opinion -- I thought the case was going to be a huge one.  Bank of New York Mellon.  Citibank.  Those are big banks.  When they fight each…
  • Feb 15

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    Samara v. Matar (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    Every single word of this opinion from earlier today is correct.And the Supreme Court should nonetheless grant review of the opinion.  On its own initiative, if necessary.It's an opinion about res judicata.  A topic near and dear to…
  • Feb 14

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)

    In re Miles (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2017)
    I had to read this modification three times before I finally understood it:"On page 9, second full paragraph, change the following last full sentence that appears on that page: 'The tow truck driver give his father a receipt' to 'The tow…
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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/
  • Feb 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 337 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 93 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 18

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Hernández v. Mesa: (1) Whether a formalist or functionalist analysis governs the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unjustified deadly…
  • Feb 18

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 452 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
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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/
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
  • Feb 12

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic
    Two of my favorite legal ethics scholars -- Brad Wendel and David Luban -- have joined forces to write an accessible history of philosophical legal ethics. Breaking down the relatively short (40-year) span of serious theoretical work in the…
Rank this Week: 504

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/
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
  • Feb 12

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program
    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program The Neuroscience and Law Center presents Reconstructing Criminal Justice: Brain Dysfunction & The Courtroom Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Fordham Law School Costantino Room 150 West…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
  • Feb 3

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*
    ...but gaining a tax deduction! At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump stated: It was the great Thomas Jefferson** who said, the God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Jefferson asked, can the liberties of a nation be...
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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/
  • Feb 19

    Commentary: Trump's agenda includes hitting back - hard

    Commentary: Trump's agenda includes hitting back - hard
    Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Donald Trump took up the cause of the forgotten working class, promising to restore America's…
  • Feb 19

    I'm a Democrat (and ex-CIA) but the spies plotting against Trump are out of control | Fox New

    I'm a Democrat (and ex-CIA) but the spies plotting against Trump are out of control | Fox New
    Conservative spies, however, will take a darker view. To them, their liberal colleagues will have gotten away with political murder. They’ll be looking for revenge. Welcome to the new America. It’s now their turn to burn democracy…
  • Feb 19

    Oroville dam disaster-in-waiting

    Oroville dam disaster-in-waiting
    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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