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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Mar 25

    Judge Gorsuch was Recused in Over 1000 Case

    Judge Gorsuch was Recused in Over 1000 Case
    From Law.com: In his more than 10 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was recused in more than 1,000 cases, according to documents submitted to the...
  • Mar 24

    Should We Use And/Or?

    Should We Use And/Or?
    In a recent article, Ira says yes. “And/Or' and the Proper Use of Legal Language (March 6, 2017).” Maryland Law Review, forthcoming. His argument: And/or, however, is not ambiguous at all. It has a definite, agreed-upon meaning: when used…
  • Mar 24

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan
    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan. Abstract "Brian Leiter famously described the legacy of American legal realism as a ‘naturalized jurisprudence predicated on a pragmatic outlook’. This essay offers a…
Rank this Week: 1138

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?
    Hawaii has a problem. According to this report, its State Highway Fund is $100 million short of what is needed to keep its highways in functional condition. Of course, Hawaii is not alone when it comes to highway funding. Almost every state…
  • Mar 22

    Tax Return Preparation as a Side Job

    Tax Return Preparation as a Side Job
    Though from time to time I find material for this blog when I watch television court shows, there are far more shows and episodes than I’ve had an opportunity to view. A reader sent me a link to an episode of Judge Faith, a show that I…
  • Mar 20

    Commas and (Tax) Statute

    Commas and (Tax) Statute
    One of the key ingredients of tax law practice is the ability to parse statutes. As I tell my students, sometimes the answer is in the statute, and if it isn’t, the statute should guide the analytical path to an answer, if there is…
Rank this Week: 2958

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Mar 13

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership
    By: Lesley McAllister Last Friday, UC Davis School of Law’s Environmental Law Society and the Environs journal held their 2017 Symposium, The Future of Climate Change Law & Policy: View to 2030. It was an excellent event, with many…
  • Mar 10

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision
    On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. United States. The decision addressed whether the Agua Caliente Tribe, which has a reservation in southern…
  • Mar 2

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on a new rule defining the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The rule, if and when it...
Rank this Week: 2022

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
Rank this Week: 3261