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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/
  • Apr 20

    [Gail Heriot] Pure Foolishne

    [Gail Heriot] Pure Foolishne
    On October 19, 2010, our fearless leader Eugene Volokh posted a piece entitled "When I Hear 'Pure Vermont,' Racial Purity Is the First Thing that Comes to Mind." In it, he brought attention to an utterly silly statement made by Curtis Reed…
  • Apr 20

    [David E. Bernstein] CUNY Law Fed Soc co-president: Disruption of Blackman can be a "learning moment"

    [David E. Bernstein] CUNY Law Fed Soc co-president: Disruption of Blackman can be a "learning moment"
    As regular readers are aware, Professor (and occasional VC guest-blogger) Josh Blackman was invited to CUNY Law School by the law school's Federalist Society to give a talk about free speech on campus. Before his talk, the CUNY administration…
  • Apr 20

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. This week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard argument on whether there is a rational basis for a law that prohibits joint operation of both a…
Rank this Week: 4

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Vazquez v. Sessions 17-1304 Issue: Whether a conviction under a state criminal statute whose plain terms sweep in more conduct than a corresponding federal offense can be a categorical match with that…
  • Apr 20

    Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcript

    Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcript
    Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. South Dakota…
  • Apr 20

    SCOTUS Map: April 2018

    SCOTUS Map: April 2018
    Could Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas be the new Scalia/Ginsburg? At an April 3 lecture at Vanderbilt Law, Sotomayor mused that Thomas was the justice “with whom I probably disagree the most.” However, The Tennessean…
Rank this Week: 13

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Study Says Government Services and Religiosity Are Inversely Related

    New Study Says Government Services and Religiosity Are Inversely Related
    An interesting new study has been published: Miron Zuckerman, Chen Li & Ed Diener, Religion as an Exchange System: The Interchangeability of God and Government in a Provider Role, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (SAGE)…
  • Apr 20

    Settlement Order Entered In Chabad's Dispute With New Jersey Town

    Settlement Order Entered In Chabad's Dispute With New Jersey Town
    After lengthy mediation, a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed in 2016 by Chabad Jewish Center of Toms River, New Jersey and Rabbi Moshe Gourarie challenging Toms River's refusal to allow a Chabad Center to operate out of a large…
  • Apr 19

    6th Circuit: Ohio's Cutoff of Non-Abortion Funding To Planned Parenthood Is Unconstitutional

    6th Circuit: Ohio's Cutoff of Non-Abortion Funding To Planned Parenthood Is Unconstitutional
    In Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Inc. v. Himes, (6th Cir., April 18, 2018), the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held unconstitutional a 2016 Ohio law aimed at Planned Parenthood.  ORC §3701.34 prohibits the Ohio…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Apr 20

    UF Privacy & Media Conference

    UF Privacy & Media Conference
    I’m at the University of Florida’s Technology, Media & Privacy Law Conference today, speaking on a panel on “Anonymity in the New Media Landscape: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy & Defamation?”. The whole…
  • Apr 18

    Law School Course Selection Advice

    Law School Course Selection Advice
    I have updated my page on law school course selection advice. Primarily aimed at UMiami Law, but comments from any quarter welcomed. The post Law School Course Selection Advice appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Apr 16

    Briefly Quoted

    Briefly Quoted
    David Ingram’s Reuters article, Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users concludes with a short quote from yours truly. The post Briefly Quoted appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 35

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 20

    DNC Sues Trump, Russia, Assange for Hacking Servers, Aiding Trump

    DNC Sues Trump, Russia, Assange for Hacking Servers, Aiding Trump
    Here's the Democratic National Committee's complaint against President Trump, the Trump campaign and aides, Russia, Russian agents, Julian Assange, and others for hacking into the DNC servers and releasing electronic communications in aid of…
  • Apr 19

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Nationwide Injunction Against Sessions's Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Nationwide Injunction Against Sessions's Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit today affirmed a lower court's nationwide injunction against two portions of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's clamp-down on sanctuary cities. The ruling--a significant victory…
  • Apr 19

    Sixth Circuit Strikes Ohio Statute Defunding Planned Parenthood

    Sixth Circuit Strikes Ohio Statute Defunding Planned Parenthood
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Himes, a unanimous Sixth Circuit panel, affirming the district judge, found Ohio 's Revised Code § 3701.034…
Rank this Week: 91

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Marijuana tax act conviction of LSD guru Timothy Leary reversed by SCOTUS

    Marijuana tax act conviction of LSD guru Timothy Leary reversed by SCOTUS
    Fairfax criminal lawyer on a marijuana case victory for Timothy Leary. Marijuana tax act (Act) prosecutions were popular right through the 1960's, until the United States Supreme Court in 1969 reversed LSD guru Timothy Leary's conviction for…
  • Apr 11

    Exposing genitals to a minor is a crime in Virginia whether live or online

    Exposing genitals to a minor is a crime in Virginia whether live or online
    Virginia criminal lawyer warns to keep one's birthday suit clothed in the presence of children. Exposing genitals to a minor can get an adult in hot water in Virginia. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that too many adults will…
  • Apr 8

    Musical genius Cecil Taylor leaves his body – Remained true to his music

    Musical genius Cecil Taylor leaves his body – Remained true to his music
    Cecil Taylor left his body on April 5, 2018, at the age of eighty-nine. While I only infrequently mention the passing of people on this blog, lest it become an obituary blog rather than law blog, Cecil merits this pause to deeply thank and…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Mar 30

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Orange

    The Great Orange
    The Mets have made a lot of disastrous trades over their ignominious history.  Fans can cite the familiar litany that includes trading Nolan Ryan for a washed up Jim Fregosi; Amos Otis for a never-was Joe Foy and, of course,…
  • Mar 28

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThomas Boswell, the long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, wrote a timeless piece…
Rank this Week: 119

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: 125

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: 172

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: 228

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Time

    Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Time
    I’ve posted an essay, “Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Times: The Historical Logic of Informal Constitutional Change” to SSRN.  The argument of the essay runs as follows.  The unconventional presidency of…
  • Apr 12

    The Trump Amendment

    The Trump Amendment
    I am currently writing an article about the ongoing effort to revive the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. Last year, Nevada ratified the ERA. Nevada's argument was that although the ratification deadline imposed by…
  • Apr 7

    The real cost of Masterpiece: It’s personal.

    The real cost of Masterpiece: It’s personal.
    Paul SmithLots of people, when they hear about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case being considered by the Supreme Court, tend to sympathize with the shop owner who believes he shouldn’t have to sell one of his wedding cakes to a same-sex…
Rank this Week: 210

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 200

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
  • Apr 20

    How an Irish Court Ruling Could Affect U.S. Spying

    How an Irish Court Ruling Could Affect U.S. Spying
    The decision sets the stage for a showdown between tech firms and the government on NSA surveillance. Amidst all of the coverage of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony last week, you may have missed another consequential headline…
  • Apr 20

    Trump’s Inquisitor

    Trump’s Inquisitor
    Jeff Sessions has done everything he can to carry out Trump's radical policies, yet Trump still views him with disdain. This piece originally appeared in The New York Review of Books. In February, President Donald Trump took to Twitter once…
  • Apr 19

    Court’s Ruling Holding Kobach in Contempt Is Well-Deserved

    Court’s Ruling Holding Kobach in Contempt Is Well-Deserved
    The time is up for Kobach to follow the law. In a scathing decision issued on Wednesday evening, a federal judge held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt for repeatedly and willfully disobeying court orders that he comply with…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 348

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 20

    How to Live Greatly in the Law

    How to Live Greatly in the Law
    by Michael DorfLast night I had the honor of delivering some brief remarks to the soon-to-be-graduated JD class of 2018 at Cornell Law School's 3L Dinner. On most such occasions I speak off the cuff. For this one I chose to write out my…
  • Apr 19

    Waa I Wrong About the 'Sweeping-ness' of the Tax Bill?

    Waa I Wrong About the 'Sweeping-ness' of the Tax Bill?
    by Neil H. BuchananLast Fall, as the tax debacle was playing out, I frequently mocked the media for adopting the Republicans' spin that the tax system would be fundamentally changed by the bill that Republicans  eventually rammed through…
  • Apr 18

    Why Do Judicial Nominees Hide Their Views About Abortion?

    Why Do Judicial Nominees Hide Their Views About Abortion?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column I discuss the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week on the nomination of Wendy Vitter for a federal district court judgeship. Vitter refused to answer the question whether she thought Brown v.…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • Apr 17

    Ya Think?

    Ya Think?
    In fact, if the severity of the consequences counts when deciding the standard of review, shouldn’t we also take account of the fact that today’s civil laws regularly impose penalties far more severe than those found in many…
  • Mar 14

    Five Fucking Year

    Five Fucking Year
    Five years.      FIVE YEARS.         FIVE YEARS.FIVE FUCKING YEARS!OK, it's really 4 years 9 months and 29 days. But that's a quibble.That's how far into the future they've planned the…
  • Feb 6

    Pardon me?

    Pardon me?
    "Can my sins be pardoned?"That's the sort of question I suppose nearly all of us ask ourselves, or ought to, from time to time.  Obviously so for those who believe in an authority, a deity say, who rewards and punishes according to some…
Rank this Week: 386

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/
  • Mar 30

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected
    STAND YOUR GROUND DEFENSE REJECTED A Johnson County judge rejected defendant Lamar Wilson’s “stand your ground” defense in one of the first publicized uses of the defense since the law was enacted in 2017.  The State…
  • Mar 28

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction
    IOWA APPEALS AND APPELLATE LAWYERS Criminal appeals can be complicated business. Choosing a lawyer with appellate experience is important. An appeal is not a retrial. There are no hearings, no juries and no new evidence. An appeal is merely…
  • Mar 23

    Iowa Harassment Charge

    Iowa Harassment Charge
    Iowa State Student Charged with First Degree Harassment Story County authorities have charged an Iowa State student with first degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, after the student made threatening comments online and one student…
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 19

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

    Pragmatist Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective
    David Landau, Legal Pragmatism and Comparative Constitutional Law, in Elgar Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Theory (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Mark Kende Law is a practical field. It resolves concrete disputes.…
Rank this Week: 654

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 20

    What Would William Howard Taft Do?

    What Would William Howard Taft Do?
    In conjunction with his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines how the late President and Chief Justice would approach some of today’s biggest legal and political problems.
  • Apr 20

    Happy 98th birthday, Justice John Paul Steven

    Happy 98th birthday, Justice John Paul Steven
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is celebrating a big milestone today, as the Chicago native turns 98 years old.
  • Apr 19

    Podcast: Facebook and the Future of Democracy

    Podcast: Facebook and the Future of Democracy
    Jeffrey Rosen discusses the recent Facebook hearings, and the broader impact of social media on free speech and democracy, with Nate Persily of Stanford Law and Kate Klonick of Yale Law School.
Rank this Week: 519

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Apr 18

    What California Voters Should Focus on When Voting on Tim Draper’s “CAL 3” Initiative

    What California Voters Should Focus on When Voting on Tim Draper’s “CAL 3” Initiative
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on Tim Draper’s proposal to divide California into three separate state. Amar describes what the proposal would do and provides three levels of hurdles that will (and Amar…
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Nominee Refuses to Say Whether Brown v. Board Was Rightly Decided

    Judicial Nominee Refuses to Say Whether Brown v. Board Was Rightly Decided
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf comments on an exchange during the confirmation hearing of Wendy Vitter, whom President Trump has nominated for a federal district court judgeship, in which Vitter declined to answer whether…
  • Apr 16

    Pay for Slay?

    Pay for Slay?
    Illinois Law professor Lesley Wexler discusses the decision by Hamas to pay funds to those wounded and to the families of those killed by Israeli military forces and considers whether such payments ought to be condemned as “pay for…
Rank this Week: 439

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 16

    On Law, Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art in France and the United State

    On Law, Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art in France and the United State
    By Louise Carron* In December 2017, about 100 Old Master paintings plundered during World War II from private collections were put on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Those works are cataloged in the National…
  • Apr 10

    Around the Block Ruling in 5Pointz

    Around the Block Ruling in 5Pointz
    By Lise Berichel* From the editors: Cases involving street art continue to multiply and blossom in court. Just think of the Swedish fashion company H & M’s complaint filed on March 9, 2018 (and voluntarily dismissed a week…
  • Mar 28

    Blockage Discounts and Artists’ Estates: The De Kooning Post-Mortem

    Blockage Discounts and Artists’ Estates: The De Kooning Post-Mortem
    By Emily M. Lanza* In 2017, the estate of Lisa de Kooning filed a petition in the U.S. Tax Court after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the value of the de Kooning estate by $231 million, resulting in a $92 million tax bill. The…
Rank this Week: 610

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: 466

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: 638

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/
  • Apr 16

    Por qué la regla del precedente no necesariamente implica seguridad jurídica.

    Por qué la regla del precedente no necesariamente implica seguridad jurídica.
    El otro día estuve leyendo estos diez puntos sobre reforma del proceso civil de CEJA (con grandes y oportunas verdades como "oralizar no es verbalizar": 100% de acuerdo) y entre ellos encontré un recurrente…
  • Mar 5

    Roe v. Wade y Doe v. Bolton - fallos completo

    Roe v. Wade y Doe v. Bolton - fallos completo
    Tradujimos los dos porque si bien Roe v. Wade es el caso famoso, su caso compañero Doe v. Bolton fue resuelto el mismo día y las opiniones deben leerse juntas (y, de hecho, se "citan" entre si). Para sintetizarlos…
  • Jan 10

    Corte IDH: OC 24/17 sobre identidad de género y no discriminación a parejas del mismo sexo

    Corte IDH: OC 24/17 sobre identidad de género y no discriminación a parejas del mismo sexo
    Aunque la conocemos recién ayer, el saldo va al año fiscal de 2017, y aunque su tenor es "consultivo", su importancia es mayúscula porque fija un estándar muy específico para los países del Sistema…
Rank this Week: 1018

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
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
  • Feb 27

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"
    The idea that workplaces could benefit from an incest taboo is not one of Chicago’s best, but one of Margaret Mead’s. Professor Mary Anne Case has been promoting it and explaining its relevance to Title VII enforcement long before…
Rank this Week: 1056

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 4

    Are Contract Clause Violations Actionable Under Section 1983? A Circuit Split

    Are Contract Clause Violations Actionable Under Section 1983? A Circuit Split
    The Contract Clause, U.S. Const. Art I, § 10, provides: “No State shall … pass any … Law Impairing the Obligation of Contracts.” The Supreme Court has developed a three-part Contract Clause test: (1) does…
  • Mar 7

    Come to Our 35th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 26-27, 2018

    Come to Our 35th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 26-27, 2018
    I invite all civil rights litigators–whether new to section 1983 or experienced, whether representing plaintiffs or defendants–to attend our forthcoming 35th Annual Section 1983 Conference to be held at Chicago-Kent College of Law…
  • Feb 19

    “Swatting” and Section 1983: Some Very Preliminary Thought

    “Swatting” and Section 1983: Some Very Preliminary Thought
    Suppose, either as some sort of misguided prank or motivated by malice, an individual calls the police anonymously and informs them falsely that a man has killed his father and is holding other persons hostage at a particular address. Members…
Rank this Week: 837

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
  • Mar 26

    Iowa Supreme Court Approves Innocence-Based Challenges to Guilty Plea

    Iowa Supreme Court Approves Innocence-Based Challenges to Guilty Plea
    The Des Moines Register reports on this significant sentencing news:For the first time, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that people who plead guilty to crimes may challenge their convictions if new evidence of their innocence…
  • Mar 22

    "Don't Be a Lawyer"

    "Don't Be a Lawyer"
    I recently read an article by an anonymous author urging readers to avoid becoming attorneys, noting various troubles facing the profession and the difficulties facing those starting out. Here are some of the relevant excerpts:The competition…
  • Mar 21

    Winkler on Corporations and Their Quest for Civil Right

    Winkler on Corporations and Their Quest for Civil Right
    I haven't posted in a while, partially because work is busy, but also because I have been making more time for recreational reading (a hobby that can be difficult to pursue when one is an associate in the field of civil litigation).But I've…
Rank this Week: 664

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm
    Given the regularity of mass shootings in the U.S., with their attendant state law reactions banning certain assault-style weapons, someday soon there will be a petition for certiorari granted by the SCOTUS to take yet another look at one of…
  • Feb 19

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen
    Ohio Judge Sylvia HendonInteresting custody cases involving transgender-minded teenagers are emerging from family courts around the country. Many of these cases pit the minor children against their parents, and bring grandparents into play.On…
  • Jan 26

    Judges and the Media

    Judges and the Media
    Judge Rosemarie AquilinaThis post addresses the frequent intersection between the judicial branch and the fourth estate. As lawyers practicing in the tranches of the courtrooms in Michigan, we here at the Law Blogger appreciate judges that…
Rank this Week: 846

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 700

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 1050

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…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 922

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 790

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: 1137

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 910

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/
  • Apr 20

    A New Legal Drama, "The Split," Premieres on BBC One

    A New Legal Drama, "The Split," Premieres on BBC One
    Writer Abi Morgan discusses the new legal drama The Split (BBC One). The show focuses on female solicitors Ruth, Hannah, and Nina, DeFoe, who handle high profile divorce cases and volatile personal relationships. It stars Nicola Walker…
  • Apr 20

    "Lord of the Flies" and the Law

    "Lord of the Flies" and the Law
    William Golding's daughter Judy Golding Carter discusses what her father's novel Lord of the Flies actually means.  She says in part,The boys in Lord of the Flies make quite a good fist of creating a democratic society, at least to begin…
  • Apr 19

    New From Hart Publishing: Blackstone and His Critics, Edited by Anthony Page and Wilfred Prest @hartpublishing

    New From Hart Publishing: Blackstone and His Critics, Edited by Anthony Page and Wilfred Prest @hartpublishing
    Newly published: Blackstone and His Critics (Anthony Page and Wilfred Prest, eds., 2018).William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common…
Rank this Week: 2239

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/
  • Apr 17

    Politics Can Be Fun – Some Encouragement for Earth Day

    Politics Can Be Fun – Some Encouragement for Earth Day
    Some people tell me it’s hard to deal with global dangers and dangers to our health that aren’t fun to think about and that feel out of our control as well. How can we deal with it? Compare those to how we protect our families in…
  • Apr 14

    Impeachment for Corruption

    Impeachment for Corruption
    We’ve discussed how impeachment organizes the disparate issues surrounding Donald Trump. We’ve focused on the poor political prospects of presidents who faced impeachment and the poor prospects of those presidents’ parties.…
  • Apr 3

    Impeachment – The Legal Question

    Impeachment – The Legal Question
    For the past two weeks we’ve talked about how impeachment changes the issues surrounding Donald Trump and the political impact of prior impeachments in America. Now we turn to the constitutional language: “The President ……
Rank this Week: 2986

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1771

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human…

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human Rights

Covers constitutional law, civil rights, and human rights. By Nexus Derechos Humanos.

https://www.humanrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1350

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 29

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has held that real estate brokers may legally testify regarding the fair market value of real property in condemnation cases. In NCDOT v. Mission Battleground Leasco, LLC, the condemnee attempted to offer the…
  • Mar 28

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City of York…
  • Feb 27

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value
    A New Jersey appellate Court on Monday upheld a $4.4 million valuation of a parking lot condemned by the city of Hoboken. In Ponte Equities Inc. et al. v. City of Hoboken, the property owners sought additional damages claiming that the city…
Rank this Week: 4086

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Feb 19

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media
    Federal Judge Richard Leon is not a household name, but he is one of the most powerful men in Washington. As senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Leon’s past decisions have altered the fate of some of…
Rank this Week: 3640

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Mar 8

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!
    I just finished reading a news story in the NY Times titled “Frail, Old and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison Is In A Coffin.” It follows reporting by The Marshall Project on the same topic. The bottom line, accurately told…
  • Feb 27

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.
    I am at it again, trying to keep a nice young man from a great family out of prison. Again. He awaits his fate. Again. And he is not alone. So many of the people addicted to opiates cycle in and out of the drug and in and out of the justice…
  • Feb 24

    Idaho Supreme Court Rules Admission and Drugs Inadmissible After Pat-Down Search

    Idaho Supreme Court Rules Admission and Drugs Inadmissible After Pat-Down Search
    People frequently ask questions about search and seizure, particularly when the search is not conducted pursuant to a warrant. The Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches. A warrantless search is unreasonable unless an exception to the…
Rank this Week: 3763

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Consumer Review Websites Have Standing to Assert the Rights of Their Users to Remain Unknown

    Consumer Review Websites Have Standing to Assert the Rights of Their Users to Remain Unknown
    Until recently, no California court had squarely addressed the issue of whether a consumer review website has to standing to assert the First Amendment rights of its users to remain anonymous.  As the Sixth District Court of Appeal…
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Feb 13

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa
    The Appellate Sections of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas are once again co-sponsoring “An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texas.” This event—which has been held biennially since 2008—will take…
  • Jan 20

    New Year, New Name

    New Year, New Name
    In this inaugural post for 2018, I’d like to announce a significant change in my firm. As of January 1, 2018, Smith Law Group has become Smith Haley Nobles. I started this firm in 2006 as a sole proprietorship. Solo life was great,…
  • Nov 29

    Sticky Fee

    Sticky Fee
    If it seems to you that there are many more appeals of attorneys’ fees these days, you’re right. Appeals involving attorneys’ fees have risen steeply over the last seven years. There is something happening in this area of…
Rank this Week: 4096

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Feb 9

    R. v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2018 SCC 5

    R. v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2018 SCC 5
    The Crown sought an injunction against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, demanding the deletion of an online article referring to an underage murder victim whose identity was subsequently subject to a court-ordered publication ban.…
  • Dec 8

    R. v. Jones, 2017 SCC 60

    R. v. Jones, 2017 SCC 60
    Mr. Jones attempted to defend himself from firearms and drug trafficking charges by challenging the admissibility of text messages obtained through a Production Order served on his wireless service provider, Telus. Continue reading →
  • Dec 8

    R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59

    R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59
    Police officers obtained evidence of Mr. Marakah's involvement in firearms trafficking, through a warrantless search of an iPhone belonging to Marakah's accomplice, Winchester. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3232