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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    "Plain meaning," absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell

    "Plain meaning," absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell
    There are over 400,000 words in the Affordable Care Act.  The challengers in King v. Burwell rely upon a single one of those words—a simple preposition (“by”) buried in a provision (26 U.S.C. § 36B) setting forth…
  • Mar 2

    What are the facts of King v. Burwell?

    What are the facts of King v. Burwell?
    Steve Brill, who recently wrote an exhaustive--and often critical--history of the genesis of Obamacare, and who interviewed virtually everyone involved with it, reports that the petitioners' claim that “Congress could not have chosen…
  • Mar 2

    King – Obamacare subsidies as textualism’s big test

    King – Obamacare subsidies as textualism’s big test
    In November, I participated in a SCOTUSblog symposium on King, the Obamacare case that the Court will hear this week. The case, as I argued then and still deeply believe, is textualism's biggest test yet. Will the textualists show us -as they…
Rank this Week: 82

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
  • Sep 5

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art
Rank this Week: 504

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Feb 11

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library welcomes Anna Franz as its 2015 Rare Book Fellow. Anna is our second Rare Book Fellow. She earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in…
  • Jan 23

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"
    “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New…
  • Jan 14

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Seventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named…
Rank this Week: 842

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Is Patent Discovery Different?

    Is Patent Discovery Different?
    Greg Reilly (Cal. Western School of Law) has posted Linking Patent Reform and Civil Litigation Reform.The article considers whether discovery reform in patent cases should be viewed in a vacuum. The abstract:Patent reform increasingly focuses…
  • Feb 26

    GW Law Review Symposium on Patentable Subject Matter

    GW Law Review Symposium on Patentable Subject Matter
    The George Washington Law Review has published its symposium on "Cracking the Code: Ongoing § 101 Patentability Concerns in Biotechnology and Computer Software." Here are the five contributions:Paul R. Michel, The Supreme Court Saps…
  • Feb 24

    The Eternal Battle of Copyright Fair Use v. Licensing

    The Eternal Battle of Copyright Fair Use v. Licensing
    In All of This Has Happened Before and All of This Will Happen Again: Innovation in Copyright Licensing, Rebecca Tushnet considers whether easier, cheaper (even free) licensing of copyrighted works should supplant fair use doctrine. (Spoiler…
Rank this Week: 910

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Feb 18

    Sources For Statistical Data

    Sources For Statistical Data
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Sources For Statistical Data February 25th / YLS room 128 @3:10PM This workshop will showcase commonly used sources of federal government and private industry data.   Covered…
  • Feb 16

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service
    ExpressO is a law review submission service of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) by which scholars may manage and track paper submissions to multiple journals. The great majority of law reviews accept submissions either through ExpressO or…
  • Feb 13

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Join Yale Law Librarian: Fred Shapiro For a Workshop on: Historical Research into Words and Phrases February 18th / 3:10 – 4 PM / YLS Room 128 At times lawyers and legal scholars need…
Rank this Week: 916

The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
Rank this Week: 1447

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2012

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
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