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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Nov 16

    [Eugene Volokh] Sheriff threatens prosecution for vulgar anti-Trump/anti-Trump-voter sticker on pickup

    [Eugene Volokh] Sheriff threatens prosecution for vulgar anti-Trump/anti-Trump-voter sticker on pickup
    I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you… Posted by Sheriff Troy E. Nehls on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Fort Bend County (Tex.) Sheriff Troy E. Nehls…
  • Nov 16

    [Ilya Somin] Political ignorance and “The Captured Economy”

    [Ilya Somin] Political ignorance and “The Captured Economy”
    In their excellent new book The Captured Economy, Niskanen Center scholar Brink Lindsey and political scientist Steven Teles argue that the “capture” of government regulation by wealthy interest groups has slowed economic growth,…
  • Nov 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Letting your gun’s serial number corrode is not a crime

    [Eugene Volokh] Letting your gun’s serial number corrode is not a crime
    From Commonwealth v. Ford, decided Tuesday by a Pennsylvania appellate court: Section 6110.2 [of the Pennsylvania criminal statutes] provides in pertinent part: “No person shall possess a firearm which has had the…
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    SCOTUS for law students: The roles of the chief justice

    SCOTUS for law students: The roles of the chief justice
    When Chief Justice John Roberts takes his place in the middle seat on the bench, he is performing his most visible and widely known duty: presiding over the Supreme Court. But the chief justice also has a number of other roles, both within…
  • Nov 17

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Briefly: In the National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle reports that Fane Lozman “has been a thorn in the side of the city council of Riviera Beach, Florida, for more than a decade[, a]nd now—for…
  • Nov 16

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Labor and Industry Review Commission of Wisconsin v. Coleman 17-579 Issue: Whether a magistrate judge has the authority to dismiss a pro se plaintiff’s frivolous or meritless lawsuit when the…
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 17

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge
    Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52%…
  • Nov 15

    On UMiami Football

    On UMiami Football
    The last time UM had a winning football team both the team and the fans behaved badly. They called it ‘swagger’ but it was mostly rudeness. I was embarrassed for all of us. Now the U’s football team is “relevant”…
  • Nov 14

    Firefox Hates On Its User

    Firefox Hates On Its User
    Ok, maybe FF57 is faster, but it’s uglier and less functional. They finally pulled the trigger and killed off thousands of add-ons. My workflow just got noticeably worse. I just lost about 30 enhancements and extensions. Admittedly,…
Rank this Week: 13

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Nov 17

    Federal Prison Illegally Bans Christian Head Scarves for Visitors Like Me

    Federal Prison Illegally Bans Christian Head Scarves for Visitors Like Me
    Yes, some Christian women cover their heads for religious reasons. No, you can’t discriminate against them for it. See that woman in the photo to the right?That’s me, Audra Ragland, wearing one of my many head coverings. As a…
  • Nov 16

    ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach

    ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach
    A majority of Americans support criminal justice reform that reduces the prison population. In a rejection of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' tough-on-crime approach, a new ACLU poll finds that a large majority of…
  • Nov 16

    Racist Sheriffs Are Reapplying to Be Part of Trump’s Deportation Force

    Racist Sheriffs Are Reapplying to Be Part of Trump’s Deportation Force
    Law enforcement entities with troubling civil rights records are under consideration for the 287(g) program. The federal program that delegates immigration enforcement duties to local police is about to expand to as many as 24 additional…
Rank this Week: 53

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Head of DHS Faith Based Office Resigns Over Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black Statement

    Head of DHS Faith Based Office Resigns Over Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black Statement
    CNN reports that Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned yesterday as head of the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.  His resignation stems from inflammatory statements about Blacks and…
  • Nov 17

    Court Upholds Large Penalty Against Jehovah's Witnesses For Failure To Produce Document

    Court Upholds Large Penalty Against Jehovah's Witnesses For Failure To Produce Document
    In Padron v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., (CA App., Nov. 9, 2017), a California appellate court upheld a $4000 per day penalty against a Jehovah's Witness parent body for its refusal  to comply with a…
  • Nov 17

    Elaborate Museum of The Bible Opens In D.C. Today

    Elaborate Museum of The Bible Opens In D.C. Today
    Washington Post reports that the new $500 million privately-funded Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, D.C. today.  The museum has been created by the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain.  Located on a site…
Rank this Week: 108

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 17

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation
    Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz, Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments, U. of Chi. Coase-Sandor Inst. for L. & Tech. Research Paper No. 791 (2017), available at SSRN.David HoffmanDespite its practical…
  • Nov 16

    Discovering (Tax) Rights that the Poor Have Post-Welfare Reform

    Discovering (Tax) Rights that the Poor Have Post-Welfare Reform
    Susannah Camic Tahk, The New Welfare Rights, Brooklyn L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ezra RosserProfessor Susannah Camic Tahk’s newest article is a welcome and optimistic read that opens space for future work…
  • Nov 15

    Chevron’s Real Impact

    Chevron’s Real Impact
    Kent Barnett and Christopher Walker, Chevron in the Circuit Courts, 116 Mich. L. Rev. 1 (2017).Edward RubinEmpirical studies are often regarded as having less cachet than theory, and the circuit courts certainly have less…
Rank this Week: 104

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.
    Lexington, Kentucky.  April.  2015.  An apartment complex.  Salahuddin Jitmoud delivering a pizza. Well, not exactly.  Exactly, Jitmoud was delivering his life (so the cops and courts said) to 3 men who were…
  • Nov 12

    What? You Thought the System Got It Right?

    What? You Thought the System Got It Right?
    Danny Brown did not kill Bobbie Russell.  That's settled in the minds of just about everyone except her son, whose memory of his mother's murder is false, and the Lucas County Prosecutor who agreed to cut Danny loose after he spent…
  • Nov 4

    Just Look at Them and Sigh

    Just Look at Them and Sigh
    It was April 2, 1997, just over 20 years ago.  A sheriff's deputy was taking Alva Campbell from jail to the courthouse where he was set to be arraigned on a charge of aggravated robbery.But Campbell broke away, stole the deputy's pistol,…
Rank this Week: 151

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 179

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 230

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Nov 17

    10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed

    10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed
    It was 240 years ago today that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.
  • Nov 16

    Video: Franklin Foer on the existential threat of big tech

    Video: Franklin Foer on the existential threat of big tech
    Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as…
  • Nov 16

    Video: Hamilton’s vision of federalism, national authority, and judicial review

    Video: Hamilton’s vision of federalism, national authority, and judicial review
    America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of the rap star of the moment, Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America.
Rank this Week: 314

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 271

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran
    "I am blessed to have played this game for 20 years.  I am blessed to have played for so many great organizations. I am blessed to have shared all of my experiences with my wife and my three kids, my family and friends. To have so…
  • Nov 14

    Rebecca Solnit On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story At A Time

    Rebecca Solnit On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story At A Time
    Let This Flood of Women’s Stories Never CeaseGuest Post by Rebecca SolnitThere’s a problem with the way feminism moves forward in reaction to breaking news stories. It brings focus to a single predator, a single incident, and…
  • Nov 13

    The Two Men From Alabama Who Personify The GOP

    The Two Men From Alabama Who Personify The GOP
    First, there's your former judge whose Senate campaign is in jeopardy, not because he is a racist, homophobic, religious bigot who was twice removed from the bench but because he is a pedophile. Then there's your pro-NRA,…
Rank this Week: 535

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

    Guilty pleas in Virginia – Fairfax criminal lawyer on their points of no return

    Guilty pleas in Virginia – Fairfax criminal lawyer on their points of no return
    Guilty pleas in Virginia must only be the result of the defense's fully preparing for trial. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that this trial readiness approach to pleading guilty, no contest/nolo contendere, Alford, or facts sufficient…
  • Nov 14

    Statutory rape defense in VA – Fairfax criminal lawyer warns about age risk

    Statutory rape defense in VA – Fairfax criminal lawyer warns about age risk
    Statutory rape prosecutions are risked at the Virginia state level whenever an adult engages in sex with a minor, whether or not the defendant knew the minor was a minor. At the federal level, a prosecution for sex trafficking requires that…
  • Nov 13

    Virginia prostitution defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer on sex advertising

    Virginia prostitution defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer on sex advertising
    Virginia prostitution defense often involves police stings, where alleged Johns/hobbyists are set up to meet with would-be prostitutes/providers who instead are police officers/police hires. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how much…
Rank this Week: 569

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    What is the Constitutional Core?

    What is the Constitutional Core?
    Yesterday The New York Times ran an editorial entitled "President Trump, Please Read the Constitution." The editorial listed various allegations of unconstitutional conduct by the President, and then stated: "But his most frequent target is…
  • Nov 9

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University
    It’s no secret that the Republican tax plan is something of an innovation in legislative partiality—the favoring of some sectors of the country and the economy over others. Some parts of the bill add complexity and others reduce…
  • Nov 8

    The SG’s Remarkable Cert. Petition in Hargan v. Garza, the “Jane Doe” Abortion Case

    The SG’s Remarkable Cert. Petition in Hargan v. Garza, the “Jane Doe” Abortion Case
    Last Friday, the Solicitor General filed a self-described “Petition for a Writ of Certiorari” in No. 17-654, Hargan v. Garza, the case involving HHS’s efforts to deny a 17-year-old girl in its custody—"Jane…
Rank this Week: 432

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 9

    GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction

    GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction
    The recently-proposed GOP tax plan eliminates an above-the-line deduction for alimony payors. This proposal would reverse 75-year-old legislation that protects spousal support payors, and divorcing families in general, with a significant tax…
  • Nov 7

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here
    People are going to abuse marijuana just as they do alcohol. Keeping drivers that are too stoned off the road, just like with drunk drivers, is the task at hand for law enforcement.The Michigan State Police will soon begin administering…
  • Oct 31

    Divorce Robot

    Divorce Robot
    Courtesy of the Wall Street JournalAs a student at the University of Michigan in the early 1980s, I recall taking a computer science class to learn what was then called computer language: BASIC, Fortran, Cobal. We fed stacks of carefully…
Rank this Week: 378

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 5

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial
    By Laura B. Richardson*   5Pointz, the world renowned “graffiti mecca” as it was once known, has become the subject of a legal battle which has culminated in a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Cohen v. G&M…
  • Oct 26

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)
    By Jason Barnes* The recent movie Woman of Gold and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act enacted in 2016 reflect a steady interest in U.S. restitution of Nazi-expropriated art.  It is thus with impeccable timing that Nicholas…
  • Oct 13

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork
    By Elizabeth Summers* For better or for worse, the world cares how much collectors pay for art. A record price realized at auction or in a “private” sale can create headlines in both art world publications and the national press.…
Rank this Week: 499

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Oct 30

    Proximate Cause and Section 1983 Damages: The Exclusionary Rule’s Attenuation Doctrine and Relating Remedy to Violation

    Proximate Cause and Section 1983 Damages: The Exclusionary Rule’s Attenuation Doctrine and Relating Remedy to Violation
    I previously blogged about section 1983 damages actions, proximate cause and the Supreme Court’s decision in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 137 S. Ct. 1539 (2017). That post and important background can be found here :…
  • Sep 11

    Free Speech and Fighting Word

    Free Speech and Fighting Word
    This post answers three questions. 1. Are fighting words protected by the First Amendment? 2. If not, why not? 3. What are fighting words? Fighting words are not protected by the First Amendment The Supreme Court explained it this way in…
  • Aug 22

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine

    The Supreme Court Comments on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine
    I blogged about the intracorporate conspiracy doctrine on October 8, 2012, and that post should be read here for background: https://nahmodlaw.com/2012/10/08/section-1983-and-the-intracorporate-conspiracy-doctrine/. More recently, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 348

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 422

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 17

    Disaggregating Free Speech on Campu

    Disaggregating Free Speech on Campu
    by Michael DorfOn Monday Nov 20, UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will be giving two talks at Cornell on the topic "Free Speech on Campus," which happens to be the title of his new book with Howard Gillman. I'll introduce Dean…
  • Nov 16

    What Would a Frustrated Republican Say On the Way Out?

    What Would a Frustrated Republican Say On the Way Out?
    by Neil H. BuchananA surprisingly large number of Republicans have announced their departures from Congress this year.  Including those who are retiring, resigning, and running for other offices, there are currently 25 members of the…
  • Nov 14

    The Free Speech and Equal Protection Exclusionary Rule

    The Free Speech and Equal Protection Exclusionary Rule
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column asks whether the Justice Department is violating the First Amendment by conditioning its approval of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner on divestiture of either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting, the…
Rank this Week: 843

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1144

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Nov 9

    Is This the America You Want?

    Is This the America You Want?
    By Sara Naheedy and Tom Scott, Authors of Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor The Problem One can look anywhere in the world where there is money or power, and corruption can be found rearing its ugly head.  This has been the case…
  • Oct 19

    Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick

    Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick
    It’s pretty clear that discovering bubbles is one of the joys of childhood.  When it comes to soap bubbles they will run after each bubble and try to catch or step on them.  At other moments they will simply watch in wonder as…
  • Jul 28

    The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them

    The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them
    During the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 millions of Americans lost their homes, jobs and life savings. As regular Americans suffered, the federal government spent arguably in excess of a trillion taxpayer dollars propping up…
Rank this Week: 642

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
Rank this Week: 860

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Aug 14

    Occupational Licensing, Antitrust, and Innovation 8-9-2017

    Occupational Licensing, Antitrust, and Innovation 8-9-2017
    Regulatory Transparency ProjectEvery state has laws or regulations that require individuals seeking to offer a certain service to the public first to obtain approval from the state before they may operate in the state. Recent years have seen…
  • Jul 28

    2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-13-2017

    2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-13-2017
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 13, 2017, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.Featuring:Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn…
  • Jul 13

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches 7-7-2017
    Article I InitiativeWhat kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’…
Rank this Week: 770

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!
    VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CASE DISMISSED On July 6, 2017 Dean obtained the complete dismissal of a vehicular homicide case. Unfortunately, Dean’s client rear ended a vehicle on the interstate causing a chain reaction which led to the other…
  • May 9

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained
    IOWA’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW Today, May 9, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign Iowa Senate File 489  – permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa – into law. The law, like Missouri’s,…
  • Apr 26

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
Rank this Week: 1132

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 630

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 734

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Nov 17

    Trump’s Latest Department Of Education Nominees Are School Voucher Advocate

    Trump’s Latest Department Of Education Nominees Are School Voucher Advocate
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationPresident Donald Trump’s nominees to serve as assistants to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may have more experience in education than her, but they didn’t seem any more prepared than she did at their…
  • Nov 16

    AU And Allies Urge Federal Appeals Court To Continue Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0

    AU And Allies Urge Federal Appeals Court To Continue Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationOn Dec. 8, Americans United and our allies will go before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia to urge the court to continue blocking President Donald Trump’s un-American and unconstitutional…
  • Nov 15

    Join Us Today To Say #HandsOffMyBC

    Join Us Today To Say #HandsOffMyBC
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationToday marks a day of action against President Donald J. Trump’s attacks on contraceptive access. Last month, Trump announced regulations that would allow any employer or university, and even for-profit…
Rank this Week: 2228

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3364

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Nov 15

    Bacongate: Did Senator Leahy Read My Confirmation Hearing Outline for Justice Willett?

    Bacongate: Did Senator Leahy Read My Confirmation Hearing Outline for Justice Willett?
    Business Insider reports on a ridiculous exchange between Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Nominee, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, a video of which is below:Back when Justice Willet was…
  • Oct 26

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street
    NPR reports here and here on a recent ordinance passed by the City and County of Honolulu that prohibits people from "viewing" "mobile electronic devices" while crossing a street or highway. From NPR:Police in Honolulu on Wednesday will begin…
  • Oct 20

    Court Denies Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Request to Vacate All Orders and Dismiss Case Following Pardon

    Court Denies Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Request to Vacate All Orders and Dismiss Case Following Pardon
    NPR reports:U.S. District Judge Susan Ritchie Bolton says that President Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio does not "revise the historical facts" of his case — and that she will not vacate her ruling that found…
Rank this Week: 2287

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 14

    Sloppy Thinking About Gun Control

    Sloppy Thinking About Gun Control
    After the car ran down people in lower Manhattan, I read an article about making streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with the author’s suggestions but I want to make a point about…
  • Nov 10

    My introduction to Iran

    My introduction to Iran
    With Iran in the news I’ve been remembering my own introduction to the country. Our group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Iran in winter, after the semester had begun where we were supposed to teach. We were taken to the home of…
  • Oct 31

    Against a New Constitutional Convention for New York State

    Against a New Constitutional Convention for New York State
    In a week, we will be voting to decide whether to call a constitutional convention for the State of New York. The powers of the Convention would be wide open. Before going further, it is important to look at the provisions for calling the…
Rank this Week: 2992

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4156

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Nov 7

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the most reasonable of actions: repealing or revising 40-year-old media ownership rules that long ago outlived any marginal usefulness they might’ve once had. This should be a no-brainer. But,…
  • Oct 24

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case
    Last week the Supreme Court granted a review of a Second Circuit decision upholding Microsoft’s defiance of a U.S. warrant for the production of e-mail messages, stored in a server housed in Ireland, of a man suspected of drug…
  • Oct 16

    FREE SPEECH WEEK: MUCH TO CELEBRATE

    FREE SPEECH WEEK: MUCH TO CELEBRATE
    Free Speech Week is upon us. Or, as the headline of a story about the week written by Amy Mclean in Cablefax puts it: “What a Time for Free Speech Week.” What a time, indeed. Just last week we saw the president raising the specter…
Rank this Week: 3685

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Nov 7

    De nuevo sobre reformas a las leyes del Ministerio Público

    De nuevo sobre reformas a las leyes del Ministerio Público
    Hemos hablado de esto en este post del año pasado. Nos remitimos a eso para todo lo que resulte aplicable ahora. El proyecto actual (con una esquemática exposición de motivos, haciendo juego con cierto minimalismo )…
  • Nov 1

    Nuevo episodio de la saga Fontevecchia: el Cyber Monday de la Corte IDH.

    Nuevo episodio de la saga Fontevecchia: el Cyber Monday de la Corte IDH.
    La sentencia, que se conoció el lunes 30 de octubre, es del 18 de este mes, y puede verse en este pdf. Es relativamente breve (18 páginas), unánime (no hay votos concurrentes ni disidentes), y no interviene Zaffaroni…
  • Oct 27

    La filosofía jurídica de Ebussuud Efendi en El Sultán

    La filosofía jurídica de Ebussuud Efendi en El Sultán
    Hay quejas contra el juez de Estambul, de parte de la Cámara de Comercio. El Sultán Suleyman discute el tema con su Jefe de Gabinete (el Gran Visir İbrahim Paşa) y decide hacer lo que termina siendo un jury, pensando…
Rank this Week: 1741

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 31

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
  • Oct 30

    Louisiana Supreme Court Hears Eminent Domain Case

    Louisiana Supreme Court Hears Eminent Domain Case
      The Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments whether St. Bernard Parish port officials violated Louisiana’s eminent domain laws when they seized a privately run port operation along a mile of Mississippi River frontage in…
  • Oct 25

    Agencies Issue Temporary Exceptions To Appraisal Requirements In Hurricane Area

    Agencies Issue Temporary Exceptions To Appraisal Requirements In Hurricane Area
    The Federal Reserve Board has issued a statement providing for temporary exception to appraisal requirements in hurricane areas affected by severe storms and flooding related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Below is that statement:…
Rank this Week: 4200

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 2462

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.

    Lawyer Prepare! Challenge Suggestive Lineups.
    The Idaho Supreme Court once again points out the importance of challenging line-up identifications whenever the issue arises. Many people do not understand how common such evidence is, or how often jurors rely on the identification as the…
  • Sep 19

    “So how do I get my record expunged?” Here’s help.

    “So how do I get my record expunged?” Here’s help.
    We receive daily inquires regarding the expungement of convictions, dismissing convictions, and reducing felony judgments to misdemeanors. Here are the Idaho options for someone who has completed probation. I hope this post helps…
  • May 31

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.

    Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
    I saw it again the other morning in court – a young kid whose lawyer was paying little more than lip service in protecting his right to a fair and speedy trial. The truth is most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals,…
Rank this Week: 4105

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 3185

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4132

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 2398

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    May the President pardon himself?

    May the President pardon himself?
    Article II §2 of the Constitution states that the President  "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment." It also states in §3 "he shall take…
  • Jun 20

    A prophetic 1944 interview

    A prophetic 1944 interview
    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He said this in a 1944 interview: The American people will never…
  • Jun 10

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?
    Much is being made about Russian "interference" in the 2016 presidential election, and about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere to win the election for Trump. However, the suspicions are lacking in…
Rank this Week: 4559

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 3219

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
Rank this Week: 4198

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 4153