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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/
  • Sep 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill have constitutional problems?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill have constitutional problems?
    The Affordable Care Act faced immediate constitutional challenges once it was enacted. If congressional Republicans are able to cobble together enough votes to “repeal and replace” the ACA, their efforts may face similar legal…
  • Sep 23

    [Ilya Somin] A roundup of the Volokh Conspiracy symposium on the “Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism”

    [Ilya Somin] A roundup of the Volokh Conspiracy symposium on the “Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism”
      Over the last week, the Volokh Conspiracy has hosted a symposium of contributors to the newly published Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (edited by Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz). The book is the most…
  • Sep 23

    [Hillel Steiner] Free markets and exploitation

    [Hillel Steiner] Free markets and exploitation
    An exploitative transaction is one in which the economic values of items (goods or services) voluntarily exchanged for one another are not equal. For those who entertained an objective conception of economic value such as cost of production,…
Rank this Week: 8

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple
    Today two same-sex couples and a Michigan taxpayer filed suit in a Michigan federal district court challenging the state's practice of contracting out foster-care and adoptive placement to social service agencies that apply religious criteria…
  • Sep 20

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage
    In June, Equality Michigan wrote the Michigan Civil Rights Commission asking it to issue an interpretative statement finding that the ban on sex discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in Michigan’s…
  • Sep 20

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel
    As reported by JTA, on Monday seven U.S. senators (all of them Jewish) sent a letter (full text) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israeli governmental recognition of Orthodox Judaism over the more liberal…
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: United States v. Sanchez-Gomez 17-312 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in asserting authority to review respondents’ interlocutory challenge to pretrial…
  • Sep 22

    Planned Parenthood asks justices to step into abortion dispute

    Planned Parenthood asks justices to step into abortion dispute
    Arguing that two Missouri abortion requirements are “virtually identical” to the Texas regulations that the Supreme Court struck down in 2016, Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a lower court’s order…
  • Sep 22

    Event Announcement: September 27 at UC Hastings in San Francisco

    Event Announcement: September 27 at UC Hastings in San Francisco
    On September 27 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, UC Hastings College of the Law will host its annual Supreme Court review and preview. Panelists include Vince Chhabria, Radhika Rao and Zachary Price; the event will be moderated by Rory Little. More…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Sep 22

    The Trump Administration Is Looking to Make It Easier to Kill More People in More Place

    The Trump Administration Is Looking to Make It Easier to Kill More People in More Place
    President Trump may relax Obama-era limits on drone and special forces’ kill missions. More civilians will die. The Trump administration is reportedly poised to kill more people in more countries around the world, from Nigeria to the…
  • Sep 22

    What Are the Rights of an American Captured Fighting for ISIS?

    What Are the Rights of an American Captured Fighting for ISIS?
    The Constitution is clear. Any American fighting for ISIS should be transferred to federal court for prosecution. Media outlets are reporting that the U.S. military is currently detaining an American citizen captured allegedly fighting on…
  • Sep 22

    Who Was Behind the Move to Halt Reporting Rules on Equal Pay?

    Who Was Behind the Move to Halt Reporting Rules on Equal Pay?
    The Trump administration's decision was reached behind closed doors, without public input or sound justification. In its aggressive campaign to roll back efforts advanced in recent years to close the gender wage gap, the Trump…
Rank this Week: 80

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    The Senate's latest health care proposal: Once again, it's all about the tax cut

    The Senate's latest health care proposal: Once again, it's all about the tax cut
    The Graham-Cassidy proposal currently before the Senate looks different than the House ACHA and Senate BCRA bill in one important respect. It does not eliminate most of Obamacare's taxes. ACHA and BCRA were little more than a tax cut for…
  • Sep 18

    They're back!

    They're back!
         Defying the almostuniversal prediction of political observers, Senate Republicans are again making a concerted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The lead sponsors of this new effort are Sen.…
  • Sep 18

    The Pluralist Model of Speech Regulation: Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society

    The Pluralist Model of Speech Regulation: Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society
    I have posted a draft of my latest article, Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society, on SSRN. It introduces the idea of a pluralist model of speech regulation that contrasts with the traditional dyadic model -- in which nation states regulate…
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 22

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Jerome B. Simandle (D.N.J.) today declined to halt New Jersey's bail-reform law. The law provides for alternative, non-monetary pretrial release options in order to give poor defendants (who…
  • Sep 21

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit upheld Chicago's "puppy mill" ordinance, which limits the sources from which city-licensed pet stores may obtain certain pets for resale, against a challenge under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit's opinion in American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, reversing the district judge, found that San Francisco's ordinance…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 146

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: 179

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: 188

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: 211

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Virginia criminal lawyer on the gamble of contested sentencing

    Virginia criminal lawyer on the gamble of contested sentencing
    Contested sentencing in Virginia is a gamble. Unless the criminal defendant and prosecutor enter a plea deal involving an agreed sentence that binds the judge, the only sentencing guarantee is that the judge is prohibited from sentencing…
  • Sep 21

    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search

    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search
    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search a suspect or the suspect's property. If the suspect responds by consenting to a search, handing over contraband or telling where the contraband will be found, the Defendant may still…
  • Sep 19

    How to remain powerfully calm on the road to courtroom victory

    How to remain powerfully calm on the road to courtroom victory
    No matter how often I discuss techniques for remaining powerfully calm on the way to courtroom victory, the topic needs to be revisited and crystallized occasionally. I still have some clients who tell me about the sleep they lose…
Rank this Week: 216

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 23

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause
    by Michael DorfYesterday I ran a piece on Take Care arguing that the funding formula of Graham-Cassidy violates the requirement in the SCOTUS Spending Clause cases that any conditions placed on states' receipt of federal funds must be…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It
    By Neil H. BuchananWhether or not Senate Republicans finally succeed in taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans, their next big target is the tax code.  And although the mainstream press's coverage of the new health…
  • Sep 21

    Socialism or Federalism? More Like Bribery and Revenge

    Socialism or Federalism? More Like Bribery and Revenge
    by Michael DorfAs the latest effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act races against the calendar for a showdown vote, one of its sponsors, Lyndsey Graham, has declared that America faces a choice between…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
Rank this Week: 258

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Sep 1

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston
    In 2013, Matt Harvey emerged as one of the great young pitchers in baseball -- a dynamic force who appeared on his way to becoming one of the most exciting players in Met history. Every one of his starts was…
  • Aug 31

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein
    Dear Senator Feinstein:I am outraged by your recent comments at a Commonwealth Club event in San Francisco urging patience for Donald Trump.  You note that it has only been eight months since he took office, and that we should wait…
  • Aug 29

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation
    Don't get me wrong.  I welcome the condemnation of the malevolent orange shit-gibbon from many sides.  It is admirable that conservatives are (finally) speaking out about his mental and moral unfitness and against…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Aug 25

    No Winner

    No Winner
    There is so much about which to cry.CharlottesvilleBarcelonaSyria  We might quote Tacitus.They make a desolation and call it peace.It's easy to hate in response.Other things are hard.  Hard to draw strength and inspiration from the…
  • Jul 24

    The Nooses Tighten

    The Nooses Tighten
    As I type this, it is a little after 1 in the morning in Ohio.  In just under 9 hours, Ron Phillips will be killed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.The killers will be a group of prison guards.  It's duty…
  • Jul 22

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose
    They plan to kill TaiChin Preyor Thursday.It's not all that surprising.  We're talking Texas, after all.  And while executions are fewer these days than just a few years ago, well . . . .  We're talking Texas, after…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Sep 22

    La competencia federal en delitos *cometidos por internet*.

    La competencia federal en delitos *cometidos por internet*.
    FederalizarAyer nos enteramos del caso "Toia" del 19.9.2017, sobre el que Clarín titulaba: "Fallo de la Corte: espiar el celular de la pareja es un delito federal".En verdad, siempre estuvo claro que era delito, al menos desde 2008,…
  • Sep 15

    El Convenio 169 de la OIT sobre Pueblos Indígenas y Tribale

    El Convenio 169 de la OIT sobre Pueblos Indígenas y Tribale
    Que la sigla OIT no nos confunda: a pesar de estar elaborado bajo el "paraguas" de la OIT, este Convenio es un instrumento de alcance mucho más amplio que algo específico de materia laboral o sindical.Siempre que surgen…
  • Aug 15

    Curso gratuito y abierto de jurisprudencia online de la Corte Suprema

    Curso gratuito y abierto de jurisprudencia online de la Corte Suprema
    Buena parte de lo que hemos hecho en este semestre tiene que ver con la preparación de este curso, originalmente pensado para el Programa de Formación de Magistrados y Funcionarios Sustitutos de la Provincia de La Pampa.La idea…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 459

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 496

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 555

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 592

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: 633

Media Law

Media Law

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

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
Rank this Week: 740

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/
  • Sep 22

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27

    Reminder: EAS National Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27
    ETRS Form 2 Due Same Day (Except for Hurricane-Impacted EAS Participants) Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test…
  • Sep 22

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar

    CPB Compliance: Basic Preparedness and Recent OIG Audit Activity Webinar
    Compliance has never been more important for public broadcasters. CPB regularly issues forfeitures of up to $15,000 to public broadcasting stations when the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) finds non-compliance with the…
  • Sep 21

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know

    Incentive Auction Second Priority Filing Window Opens: What to Know
    On Sept. 20, the FCC announced the second filing window for all full power and Class A television stations receiving new channel assignment as part of the post-incentive auction repack. The filing window will open Oct. 3 and close at 11:59…
Rank this Week: 797

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: 901

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 910

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: 968

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 976

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 999

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1033

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: 1054

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1092

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: 1093

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump
    That an outlier POTUS like Trump would pardon a firebrand like former Maricopa [Arizona] County Sheriff Joe Arpaigo should surprise no one; they're views are tightly aligned on the illegal immigration issue. It's just that, in this case, the…
  • Aug 17

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke
    Phyllis Davis is an asthmatic cancer survivor who has many other serious health conditions. She filed a lawsuit last month in federal court claiming that the second-hand cigarette smoke from a neighbor's apartment is making her sick.The…
  • Aug 4

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail
    Photo courtesy of the NYTWe've been tracking this sad but interesting case for over a year. The case involves a series of texts [literally thousands] a teenager sent to her friend who was contemplating suicide; the decedent was on-the-fence,…
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Sep 20

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby
    I went out for an early walk recently. One of the things I like about taking a walk is the way it clears the mind. This morning, the fog lifted and I realized with great clarity that I was an affirmative action baby. About a decade before I…
  • Sep 19

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy
    My latest piece for The Hill discusses the set of unacceptable choices we’ve been stuck with: thinking only of national economic growth and ignoring the local fallout, maintaining industries that do national damage for the sake of local…
  • Sep 12

    The Value of Democracy

    The Value of Democracy
    Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester.…
Rank this Week: 1264

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 1306

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 18

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No

    Does the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule Apply in Section 1983 Cases? The Circuits Answer No
    In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court held that the exclusionary rule–under which evidence obtained by law enforcement officers who engage in searches or seizures in violation of the Fourth Amendment may not ordinarily…
Rank this Week: 1343

The TransAtlantic Assembly

The TransAtlantic Assembly

Blog of American and European Practitioners and Academics on European and American Constitutional Law (with an eye to the European Constitution), International Law, European Law, and Law and Philosophy.

http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Italy's tragic future

    Italy's tragic future
    Silvio Berlusconi is a modern dictator. He controls all the most important functions of the state and is THE key player in the private sphere. Modern dictators are characterized by an ability to disguise their authoritarianism through subtle…
  • Sep 2

    No to Barroso

    No to Barroso
    Does anyone out there know who Barroso is? More importantly does anybody know what was his best achievement during his four years as President of the European Commission, the highest institution within the EU? Very few will be able to answer…
  • Jul 25

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech
    Berlin was like a honeymoon between America and Europe. But Obama's honey words, were a little too sweet:
Rank this Week: 1354

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 22

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method
    A friend just sent me a 2013 New Yorker article on the Reid Method of Interrogation called “The Interview: Do Police Interrogation Techniques Produce False Confessions?” ... In doing a little research on the subject, I also…
  • Aug 9

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline
    In much anticipated ruling, the Michigan Supreme Court has struck down the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines on Sixth Amendment grounds. For the last decade, the Court has been steadfastly refusing to consider this issue. ... The Michigan…
  • Jul 31

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause
    In Johnson v United States, the Supreme Court struck down the residual clause which made individuals guilty of violating this offense for having prior offenses which had a general element of violence. Under the modified categorical…
Rank this Week: 1390

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 1406

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: 1415

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/
  • Sep 8

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe
    “We’re going to win,” a board-member announced, pointing at the application for a temporary restraining order, and looking around the room. Turning her gaze to me, she reiterated, “it says, ‘Plaintiff Will Likely…
  • Sep 5

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo
    Anyone familiar with me as a lawyer knows I have a penchant for legal technology. It’s a regular topic of discussion around here, particularly as it relates to modern-day appellate practice. I’m always looking for ways to…
  • Sep 1

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part III: What’s Old May Be New in the Statutory Renovation

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part III: What’s Old May Be New in the Statutory Renovation
      As discussed in my previous two posts (here and here), the Texas Legislature has made significant changes to statutes demarcating the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. In what appears to be an effort to renovate, the…
Rank this Week: 1467

The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

http://www.thefirstamendment.org/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil
    The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes an interview with Jytte Klausen about her new book on the Danish cartoons crisis and why Yale University Press chose to publish it without any illustrations. Index on Censorship…
  • Oct 13

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable
    Yep. Believe it or not, the Ralph Lauren model above has not been manipulated. At least not by me. By Ralph's fashion empire. He placed her in a slightly different context however. Note the body types though. Spot any differences?I cannot…
  • Sep 7

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
Rank this Week: 1586

U.S. Supreme Court Blog

U.S. Supreme Court Blog

Summaries and Commentary on Supreme Court Cases. From Tim Cone.

http://ussc.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    Boyle v. United States: Not much structure needed for RICO

    Boyle v. United States: Not much structure needed for RICO
    The Supreme Court held that an association-in-fact enterprise under RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c), must have a "structure," but it need not be, as Boyle sought the jury to be instructed in his bank robberies case, "an ascertainable structure…
  • Jun 1

    Bobby v. Bies: No Double Jeopardy bar on mental capacity in death case

    Bobby v. Bies: No Double Jeopardy bar on mental capacity in death case
    A State court’s determination that a defendant’s mental retardation was a mitigating factor in the penalty phase of a capital case does not trigger Double Jeopardy issue preclusion, and foreclose the question whether, in the wake of the…
  • May 26

    Montejo v. Lousiana: Michigan v. Jackson overruled leaving an interrogation free-for-all

    Montejo v. Lousiana: Michigan v. Jackson overruled leaving an interrogation free-for-all
    An inculpatory statement given by a defendant to police after the court ordered the appointment of counsel may be introduced at trial as evidence against him. In so holding, the Court overruled Michigan v. Jackson, which presumed that a…
Rank this Week: 1627