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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/
Rank this Week: 4

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    The Supreme Court is on recess. The justices will meet next for their January 5 conference. The calendar for the January sitting, which begins on January 8, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the…
  • Dec 15

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: ICTSI Oregon, Inc. v. International Longshore and Warehouse Union 17-770 Issue: Whether a claim that parties to a collective bargaining agreement have violated the antitrust laws by conspiring to seize…
  • Dec 15

    How the Grinch stole relist

    How the Grinch stole relist
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists, after a fashion. Every Nerd Down in Nerd-ville Liked relists a lot … But the Grinch, Who lived just south of Nerd-ville, Did NOT! The Grinch hated relists! The whole relist thingy! Now,…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)
    My father, Joseph N. Froomkin, died early this morning. I don’t have the words for this, but my brother Dan is a journalist, and has written an obituary: Joseph N. Froomkin was a prolific Washington, D.C.-based economist who made…
  • Dec 8

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking
    Man must serve (surveillance) machine as explained in New Parking Technology to Require No-Back-In Policy: For the past two years, the Department of Parking and Transportation has been developing and implementing its License Plate Recognition…
  • Dec 6

    Terrific Pie Chart

    Terrific Pie Chart
    These pie charts come from the Washington Post Wonkblog. First there’s one symbolizing what US survey respondents said they though would be the ideal distribution of wealth: But in fact we in the US have this distribution: Or, if you…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Dec 15

    The FCC’s Open Internet Order – Which Freedom?  

    The FCC’s Open Internet Order – Which Freedom?  
    The fight over the Open Internet (better known as net neutrality) continued Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission voting to reverse the 2015 Title II Order, which reclassified broadband Internet access as a…
  • Dec 14

    New European Privacy Laws Going Into Effect Mean ALL Companies Need to Review their Data Collection

    New European Privacy Laws Going Into Effect Mean ALL Companies Need to Review their Data Collection
    Our websites are global, our e-commerce offerings reach customers around the world, our Internet radio broadcasts elicit responses from listeners around the globe and our consultants often hail from London to New Delhi. Whether people pay us,…
  • Dec 8

    Effective Date of Main Studio Rule Elimination Announced

    Effective Date of Main Studio Rule Elimination Announced
    Effective Jan. 8, 2018, AM, FM, and television broadcast stations will no longer be required to maintain a main studio. The Commission voted back in October to eliminate the Main Studio Rule based on findings that the cost of maintaining a…
Rank this Week: 57

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 15

    Con Law Exam 2017: Pardon Power, Trump, Braavos, and More

    Con Law Exam 2017: Pardon Power, Trump, Braavos, and More
    by Michael DorfPer my usual practice, I have set forth below the exam I recently gave to my first-year constitutional law students. It's got two questions with two parts each and was an 8-hour open-book take-home with a 2,500-word limit. Feel…
  • Dec 14

    Making a Murderer Postscript: The Perversion of Henry Friendly's Innocence Concern

    Making a Murderer Postscript: The Perversion of Henry Friendly's Innocence Concern
    by Michael DorfIn 1970, the University of Chicago Law Review published an article titled Is Innocence Irrelevant? Collateral Attack on Criminal Judgments by federal appeals court judge Henry Friendly. Judge Friendly was a judicial…
  • Dec 13

    The Embattled Trump Presidency: Lessons from Fiction

    The Embattled Trump Presidency: Lessons from Fiction
    By William HausdorffIt’s easy to get overwhelmed by information overload regarding the colorful Trump White House, its defenders and its attackers.  But as I learned from Libra,Don DeLillo’s fictionalized account of the John…
Rank this Week: 59

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center

    Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center
    Along with Gerard Magliocca, who will be talking about his excellent new book on the Bill of Rights, my wife Cynthia and I will also be at the National Constitution Center on Friday, December 15 (which happens to be Bill of Rights Day) to…
  • Dec 8

    Judge Kozinski Impeachment Hearing

    Judge Kozinski Impeachment Hearing
    The story in today's Washington Post about Judge Alex Kozinski's alleged conduct towards some of his law clerks and other employees in the Ninth Circuit should trigger a formal inquiry by the House Judiciary Committee. I'll reserve judgment…
  • Dec 7

    The Bill of Rights as a Continuity Tender

    The Bill of Rights as a Continuity Tender
    Next Friday is Bill of Rights Day, and in advance of that occasion I want to discuss an important function of our Bill of Rights. As David Strauss explained in an excellent article that marked the bicentennial of ratification in 1991, a bill…
Rank this Week: 47

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Kemp v. Liebel, (7th Cir., Dec. 11, 2017), the 7th Circuit upheld qualified immunity for an official who transferred two Jewish inmates to another facility so they could obtain kosher meals, but did not delay the transfer until the…
  • Dec 17

    Nigerian Lawyer's Group Denies Law School Grad Bar Admission Because of Hijab

    Nigerian Lawyer's Group Denies Law School Grad Bar Admission Because of Hijab
    According to a report on Friday from Al Jazeera, the Lagos-based Nigerian Law School has refused to allow a Muslim woman graduate to receive her call to the bar (i.e. be sworn in as a lawyer) because she insists on wearing her…
  • Dec 17

    Complaint Filed Against Convenience Store For Its Anti-Muslim Sign

    Complaint Filed Against Convenience Store For Its Anti-Muslim Sign
    CAIR announced last week that it has filed a discrimination complaint with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions charging that a Mayhill, New Mexico convenience store has violated the state's anti-discrimination law by denying…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Dec 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 146

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Winning criminal cases with martial arts & contemplative practice

    Winning criminal cases with martial arts & contemplative practice
    Winning criminal cases for the defense requires ability, knowledge and experience by the criminal defense attorney. As a Fairfax, Virginia criminal lawyer, I repeatedly crystallize my ideas about the path to court victory, including the…
  • Dec 15

    Winning court cases by aiming beyond the target and unblocking – Fairfax

    Winning court cases by aiming beyond the target and unblocking – Fairfax
    Winning court cases calls for aiming beyond the target of success and eliminating blockages on the path to winning. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am always pursuing new paths of winning The post Winning court cases by aiming beyond the…
  • Dec 14

    Serving clients is essential in criminal defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    Serving clients is essential in criminal defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer
    Serving clients is essential in criminal defense. That is what my work as a Fairfax criminal lawyer is all about. This is what I underline to my staff when I interview and hire them, in this world of unlimited telemarketers and upsellers, too…
Rank this Week: 321

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 587

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Dec 16

    Judge blocks new rules against birth control acce

    Judge blocks new rules against birth control acce
    Finding that the Trump Administration had no legal authority to create sweeping exemptions to the birth-control mandate under the Affordable Care Act, and ruling that the new rules potentially could cause “enormous and irreversible…
  • Dec 16

    On this day, The Boston Tea Party lights a fuse

    On this day, The Boston Tea Party lights a fuse
    On December 16, 1773, a group of Colonists destroyed a large British tea shipment in Boston harbor. So did this act of defiance light a fire that led to American independence within the next decade?
  • Dec 15

    Video: Bill of Rights Day 2017

    Video: Bill of Rights Day 2017
    Three constitutional conversations look at the Bill of Rights’ creation, the lives of James Madison, and the state of the First Amendment.
Rank this Week: 1878

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 3655

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
  • Dec 15

    Watchdog Agency Issues Report on ICE Abuse as Agency Seeks to Acquire New Detention Center

    Watchdog Agency Issues Report on ICE Abuse as Agency Seeks to Acquire New Detention Center
    ICE's abuse record speaks for itself. It needs oversight, not more places to lock people up. This week, the watchdog agency for the Department of Homeland Security issued a damning new report examining Immigration and Custom…
  • Dec 15

    A Backroom Deal Threatens to Weaken Real Police Reform in New York City

    A Backroom Deal Threatens to Weaken Real Police Reform in New York City
    Mayor De Blasio and other politicians have joined forces with the NYPD to dilute a police accountability bill. On Tuesday, the New York City Council will vote on two police accountability bills. One represents real reform that will protect…
  • Dec 15

    In Florida, the Racist War on Drugs Rages on

    In Florida, the Racist War on Drugs Rages on
    A Florida newspaper’s investigation found drug enforcement against Black people is much harsher than against white people. A new report from The Sarasota-Herald Tribune has found that drug enforcement in Florida treats Black people…
Rank this Week: 394

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Dec 15

    Happy Bill Of Rights Day! (You Don’t Have To Say Merry Christmas)

    Happy Bill Of Rights Day! (You Don’t Have To Say Merry Christmas)
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationEarlier this month, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation recognizing that today is Bill of Rights Day. It was an easy proclamation to overlook: The president hasn’t tweeted about it at all as of…
  • Dec 15

    The Johnson Amendment Has Survived – Thanks To You!

    The Johnson Amendment Has Survived – Thanks To You!
    Maggie GarrettWall of SeparationAfter a months-long fight, we have good news: The final tax bill that the House and Senate will vote on next week will NOT contain language to repeal the Johnson Amendment. A big thank you to all of you who…
  • Dec 14

    Roy Moore’s Defeat Exposes The Religious Right’s Moral Vacuum

    Roy Moore’s Defeat Exposes The Religious Right’s Moral Vacuum
    Rob BostonWall of Separation“Ten Commandments judge” Roy Moore wasn’t the only loser Tuesday night. He dragged plenty of leaders and followers of the Religious Right down with him. Moore’s candidacy was a moral test…
Rank this Week: 1832

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1500

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/
  • Dec 14

    Because It Went So Well Here

    Because It Went So Well Here
    So they decided - narrowly, but astounding given the place and the choice - that they'd rather not send the guy who yearns for the time of slavery, who thinks the amendments striking down slavery and allowing blacks and women to vote, who…
  • Dec 4

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word
    From Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man:Cease then, nor Order imperfection name:Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.Submit.–In this, or any…
  • Nov 26

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
    Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear when (OK, if you're old enough to know how the rest goes and yearn for it, you'll be disappointed) . . . when blawggers talked to each other on their blawgs.Over at Simple Justice this…
Rank this Week: 3838

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Dec 14

    Three Big Constitutional Lessons of 2017 That Are Not Fully Appreciated

    Three Big Constitutional Lessons of 2017 That Are Not Fully Appreciated
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar describes three important constitutional takeaway lessons from 2017. First, improper motive is the key to attacking many government actions, but it is a difficult ground on which to succeed.…
  • Dec 13

    Damning Democrats With False Equivalence Is Bad, But This Is Worse

    Damning Democrats With False Equivalence Is Bad, But This Is Worse
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan describes several instances in which supposedly neutral (or even liberal) sources are unjustly criticizing Democrats for everything they do, characterizing them as hapless losers.…
  • Dec 12

    Facebook Messenger Kids—Good for Whom?

    Facebook Messenger Kids—Good for Whom?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry comments on Facebook’s recently announced messenger app for kids. Ramasastry describes the key features of Facebook’s new program and explores the privacy and safety concerns…
Rank this Week: 3165

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/
Rank this Week: 2518

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/
  • Dec 12

    Educación religiosa en Salta: el nacimiento del control de constitucionalidad de normas discriminatorias encubierta

    Educación religiosa en Salta: el nacimiento del control de constitucionalidad de normas discriminatorias encubierta
    En las muy interesantes audiencias que hizo la Corte sobre el caso "Castillo", sobre educación religiosa en Salta, se iba descubriendo una solución posible que se inscribe en la lógica de la bisectriz que la Corte suele…
  • Dec 12

    El caso del Río Atuel, veinte años después: el spin-off ambiental.

    El caso del Río Atuel, veinte años después: el spin-off ambiental.
    Dejamos pasar, y volvemos a tratar ahora, un fallo de hace unos días, uno de los más importantes del año, que ha tenido poca difusión más allá de las dos provincias involucradas. Y en realidad es la…
  • Dec 8

    "Ministerio", ópera rock en tres actos.

    "Ministerio", ópera rock en tres actos.
    Primer actoRecordemos que en resolución de febrero de este año -en expediente que decidió caratular "Ministerio RR.EE."-, se rehusó a dejar sin efecto la condena civil ratificada por la Corte Suprema Argentina en…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Dec 12

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality
    Those of us warning that American democracy is threatened have still been stunned by how fast. Political polarization elsewhere has led democracies to collapse. Polarization here has largely been the unintended consequence of a legal…
  • Dec 9

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served
    I think Al Franken made a mistake – actually lots of mistakes but let’s add one more: he should have stayed in the Senate and joined the Republican Party. Franken was a comedian and some will laugh or smirk at that comment.…
  • Dec 5

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement
    JOPAC was the multi-national 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear agreement. I’m happy to say that I’ve never been closer to nuclear weapons than listening to my chemistry professor, himself part of…
Rank this Week: 2826

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4672

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Attorney General Candidate's Over-the-Top Ad Garners National Attention

    Attorney General Candidate's Over-the-Top Ad Garners National Attention
    Until recently, you would have to be an attorney to have heard the name Dana Nessel. An outspoken lesbian, she assisted in the struggle for marital equality in the DeBoer same-sex adoption case that went to the SCOTUS.Earlier this year, Ms.…
  • Nov 9

    GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction

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

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here
    People are going to abuse marijuana just as they do alcohol. Keeping drivers that are too stoned off the road, just like with drunk drivers, is the task at hand for law enforcement.The Michigan State Police will soon begin administering…
Rank this Week: 4666

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?
    As lawyers, we love rules (and by “love” I mean memorize, apply, hopefully comply, argue, and at times strive to change them). We don’t, however, amend rules until they somehow fail or become obsolete. Granted,…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?
    Sometimes the earth shifts along the ocean floor creating tsunamis that flood unsuspecting coastal areas. Sometimes the shifts amount to unnoticed ripples silently traveling alongside flowing waves. Like the quaking seabed, will the recent…
Rank this Week: 3924

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 28

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill
    A NJ appellate court ruled that the state’s Sports and Exposition Authority had the right to use eminent domain to acquire a landfill to continue solid waste disposal there. The Court held that the New Jersey Sports and…
  • Nov 28

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case
    A New Mexico utility has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision precluding it from condemning land for a power line because the Navajo Nation held an interest in that property. The Tenth Circuit Court…
  • Oct 31

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

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
Rank this Week: 3927

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 22

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”
    By John Pietruszka* On Wednesday, October 26,, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm, the Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association and the Center for Art Law sponsored a screening of the documentary, The Rape of Europa, followed by a discussion lead…
  • Nov 5

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

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

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

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)
    By Jason Barnes* The recent movie Woman of Gold and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act enacted in 2016 reflect a steady interest in U.S. restitution of Nazi-expropriated art.  It is thus with impeccable timing that Nicholas…
Rank this Week: 2935

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Nov 21

    Thor: Ragnarok Does Not Exemplify Trial By Combat

    Thor: Ragnarok Does Not Exemplify Trial By Combat
    Over at the ABA Journal, Adam Banner claims that Thor: Ragnarok is the "latest instance of trial by combat in popular culture." He writes (don't worry, no spoilers yet): First off, if you haven’t seen the new Thor film, I…
  • Nov 15

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

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

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street

    Honolulu Bans Looking at Cell Phones While Crossing The Street
    NPR reports here and here on a recent ordinance passed by the City and County of Honolulu that prohibits people from "viewing" "mobile electronic devices" while crossing a street or highway. From NPR:Police in Honolulu on Wednesday will begin…
Rank this Week: 2287

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
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 686

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Nov 20

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech
     The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” introduced amid great fanfare on Nov. 2, has now been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives along an essentially party-line vote. The Senate’s version, introduced Nov. 9, is still…
  • Nov 7

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time

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

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case

    Reflections on the Microsoft/Ireland Case
    Last week the Supreme Court granted a review of a Second Circuit decision upholding Microsoft’s defiance of a U.S. warrant for the production of e-mail messages, stored in a server housed in Ireland, of a man suspected of drug…
Rank this Week: 3501

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Nov 9

    Is This the America You Want?

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

    Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick

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

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

    The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them
    During the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 millions of Americans lost their homes, jobs and life savings. As regular Americans suffered, the federal government spent arguably in excess of a trillion taxpayer dollars propping up…
Rank this Week: 497

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 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…
Rank this Week: 3972

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: 2937

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: 3867

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: 1088

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

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

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 459

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2697

Constitution

Constitution

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

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

    May the President pardon himself?

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

    A prophetic 1944 interview

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

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?

    Russian "interference" in U.S. elections?
    Much is being made about Russian "interference" in the 2016 presidential election, and about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere to win the election for Trump. However, the suspicions are lacking in…
Rank this Week: 3795

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: 2973

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

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

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!

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

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

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

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
Rank this Week: 2372

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3922

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: 3882

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 1353

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 9

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
    What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and…
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
Rank this Week: 2955

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 1964

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 873