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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 31

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York, NY. This works-in-progress...
  • Aug 30

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement
    Elizabeth Troutman and I have a paper up at ssrn on the North Carolina eugenics movement. This was inspired by the North Carolina legislature's compensation program, but what we're really interested in (more than the contemporary movement for…
  • Aug 29

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda
    We have a good idea of what the #blacklivesmatter agenda regarding criminal justice looks like. Though, as I speculated in a previous post, there's a lot to flesh out about what that agenda might look like in criminal law and...
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Aug 31

    Medical Advertising

    Medical Advertising
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) The MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the University of Texas, has been running television commercials in Chicago (and I presume elsewhere) for the past few months. MD Anderson is beyond question one of the...
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Aug 28

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant
    On August 27, the Eighth Circuit (Wollman, Smith, Benton) issued a decision in United States v. STABL, Inc. STABL owned and operated a rendering plant that discharged wastewater to the Lexington, Nebraska, wastewater treatment plant.…
  • Aug 27

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction
    Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule). And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt reversal,...
  • Aug 8

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment
    Last summer, my family and I went rafting down the Animas River in Durango, Colorado. I took this picture during the trip: This is what the Animas River looks like today: The orange colored water you see here contains sediment...
Rank this Week: 2608