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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 21

    With Friends Like These

    With Friends Like These
    Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell – both Republican Senators from Kentucky – despise the USA Freedom Act for different reasons.  As readers know, the Freedom Act ends bulk collection while giving the NSA the ability quickly to…
  • May 21

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order
    The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice has released a new unclassified report reviewing the FBI’s use of Section 215 orders from 2007 through 2009. Specifically, the review examines the progress of the…
  • May 21

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice
    Providing physical security to its citizens is undoubtedly the core function of the state. As readers of Lawfare well know, it is hard work to figure out how that security function should be reconciled with sometimes-conflicting…
Rank this Week: 61

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?
    Interesting item from the UK, with a particular focus on the dissertation options at Oxford Philosophy. (Thanks to Mark van Atten for the pointer.)
  • May 21

    Capitalism and culture

    Capitalism and culture
    An undergraduate student writes: You've linked to two articles by Todd Gitlin recently. Both indicate troubling characteristics of college students that are possibly (at least in part) attributable to the influence that capitalism exerts on…
  • May 21

    "Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"

    "Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"
    The published version, for those who are interested.
Rank this Week: 183

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

    "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…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
  • May 18

    Private law firm's use of AG's letterhead presents question of fact under debt collection law

    Private law firm's use of AG's letterhead presents question of fact under debt collection law
    In a case where a law firm's use of the state Attorney General's letterhead was allegedly a violation of debt collection laws, the Sixth Circuit has reversed the trial court's summary judgment for the law firm and has sent the...
Rank this Week: 252

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 844

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5095