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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Caniformia

    [Eugene Volokh] Caniformia
    I learned this from my brother Sasha some time ago, but I was reminded of it on our Galapagos trip, where the sea lions reminded my boys of our dog. The order Carnivora -- which includes many but not all carnivorous (and some omnivorous)…
  • Apr 20

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Seventh Circuit Upholds Injunction in Sanctuary City Case

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Seventh Circuit Upholds Injunction in Sanctuary City Case
    Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the district court injunction against the Department of Justice's effort to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" -- those local jurisdictions that refuse to…
  • Apr 19

    [Eugene Volokh] "D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early"

    [Eugene Volokh] "D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early"
    The Washington Post (Peter Jameson) has the headline, and the story (for more on the Council member's earlier "Rothschilds controlling the climate" "to own the cities" incident, see here): The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark…
Rank this Week: 4

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 20

    Chinn on "The Politics of Resentment" by Cramer

    Chinn on "The Politics of Resentment" by Cramer
    Stuart Chinn (University of Oregon School of Law) has posted Disagreement and Resentment in Contemporary American Politics (53 Tulsa Law Review 219 (2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a book review essay on Katherine J. Cramer,…
  • Apr 20

    Crowe on Functions, Contexts, & Constitutional Value

    Crowe on Functions, Contexts, & Constitutional Value
    Jonathan Crowe (Bond University - School of Law) has posted Functions, Context and Constitutional Values (in Rosalind Dixon (ed.), Australian Constitutional Values (Hart, 2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What are constitutional values…
  • Apr 19

    Murphree on Schools & Transgender Student

    Murphree on Schools & Transgender Student
    Patrick Murphree has posted Schools in the Middle: Resolving Schools' Conflicting Duties to Transgender Students and Their Parents (86 UMKC L. Rev. 405) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article explores the dilemma facing a school when a…
Rank this Week: 15

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    February Bar Exam Performance Hits Record Low

    February Bar Exam Performance Hits Record Low
    Law.com, February Bar Exam Performance Hits Record Low: A decline in the average MBE score from the February 2018 bar exam does not bode well for pass rates, which are beginning to trickle out. Performance of law graduates taking the attorney…
  • Apr 20

    Tax Day In The Age Of Trump: Read Thoreau

    Tax Day In The Age Of Trump: Read Thoreau
    New York Times op-ed: It’s Tax Day. Don’t Forget to Read Thoreau., by Sarah Vowell: Henry David Thoreau delivered a lecture on “resistance to civil government” that would acquire the post-mortem title “Civil Disobedience.” He…
  • Apr 20

    Second Law Prof Whistleblower Suit Against InfiLaw Unsealed

    Second Law Prof Whistleblower Suit Against InfiLaw Unsealed
    Law.com, Second Law Prof Whistleblower Suit Against InfiLaw Unsealed: A newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit filed by two former professors at Arizona Summit Law School alleges that the school and its owner, InfiLaw Corp., violated federal…
Rank this Week: 17

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    New Study Says Government Services and Religiosity Are Inversely Related

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

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

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

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

    6th Circuit: Ohio's Cutoff of Non-Abortion Funding To Planned Parenthood Is Unconstitutional
    In Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Inc. v. Himes, (6th Cir., April 18, 2018), the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held unconstitutional a 2016 Ohio law aimed at Planned Parenthood.  ORC §3701.34 prohibits the Ohio…
Rank this Week: 23

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Live from the "Exploring Unsupervised Probate" Symposium at Quinnipiac School of Law

    Live from the "Exploring Unsupervised Probate" Symposium at Quinnipiac School of Law
    Professor Mary F. Radford of the Georgia State University School of Law is now providing an Introduction to the Uniform Probate Code and the Probate Process in Georgia. She is now addressing audience questions and concerns. After a brief…
  • Apr 20

    Live from the "Exploring Unsupervised Probate" Symposium at Quinnipiac School of Law

    Live from the "Exploring Unsupervised Probate" Symposium at Quinnipiac School of Law
    Today, The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows and The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal are sponsoring a symposium entitled Exploring Unsupervised Probate at the Quinnipiac School of Law. A crowd of approximately 150 probate…
  • Apr 19

    Article on Due Process of Lawmaking Revisited

    Article on Due Process of Lawmaking Revisited
    Stephen Gardbaum published an Article entitled, Due Process of Lawmaking Revisited, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Due to the role of ultra-wealthy party donors in its…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

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

    An Essay Collection on Blackstone and His Critic

    An Essay Collection on Blackstone and His Critic
    Just out from Hart is Blackstone and His Critics, edited by Anthony Page, University of Tasmania, and Wilfrid Prest, emeritus, University of Adelaide:William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most…
  • Apr 19

    Malka on "Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation"

    Malka on "Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation"
    New from the University of North Carolina Press: The Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation (March 2018), by Adam Malka (University at Buffalo, SUNY). A description from the Press: What if racialized…
  • Apr 19

    Alexandrowicz on international law

    Alexandrowicz on international law
    David Armitage, Harvard University and Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago, have co-edited C. H. Alexandrowicz's The Law of Nations in Global History, published with Oxford University Press. From the publisher:The history and theory of…
Rank this Week: 32

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Charles C. Jalloh on “The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The…
  • Apr 19

    New Volume: Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law

    New Volume: Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law
    The latest volume of the Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law (Vol. 8, 2017) is out. Contents include:Symposium: Law of International ResponsibilityPavel Šturma, Introduction to Section “Symposium: Law of…
  • Apr 19

    Call for Papers: Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law

    Call for Papers: Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law
    The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, Sciences Po Law School, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have issued a call for…
Rank this Week: 31

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

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

    The Beat Goes On: Trump Administration Loses Another "Sanctuary" Case

    The Beat Goes On: Trump Administration Loses Another "Sanctuary" Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the district court injunction against the Department of Justice's effort to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" -- those local jurisdictions that refuse to…
  • Apr 20

    Immigration Court Cases Now Involve More Long-Time Residents, Change from Obama Year

    Immigration Court Cases Now Involve More Long-Time Residents, Change from Obama Year
    TRAC Immigration reports that the latest available data from the Immigration Court reveals a sharp uptick in the proportion of cases involving immigrants who have been living in the U.S. for years. During March 2018, for example, court…
  • Apr 20

    ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump’s Immigration Agenda

    ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump’s Immigration Agenda
    Immigrant families, faith leaders, and community members led a procession through Morristown, Tennessee, on April 12th, to express solidarity with those affected by the raid. Photograph courtesy Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights…
Rank this Week: 36

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 20

    UF Privacy & Media Conference

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

    Law School Course Selection Advice

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

    Briefly Quoted

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

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 38

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani.

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

    Court Affirms Stalking and Harassment Conviction for Tagged Tweets–In re AJB

    Court Affirms Stalking and Harassment Conviction for Tagged Tweets–In re AJB
    This is a stalking and harassment case involving tweets by classmates of the victim. The court recites the facts below: In March 2016, high school students, W.K., B.L., and appellant A.J.B., discussed that M.B., a fellow student who had…
  • Apr 19

    Conference on IP Enforcement at Trade Shows, UNLV, October 4, 2018 (Guest Blog Post)

    Conference on IP Enforcement at Trade Shows, UNLV, October 4, 2018 (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble The practice of IP law fascinates IP law enthusiasts, and it can be stimulating for others as well. The practice has even been considered exciting enough for IP lawyers to be portrayed in a sophisticated…
  • Apr 18

    2H 2017 & Q1 2018 Quick Links, Part 6: Privacy and More

    2H 2017 & Q1 2018 Quick Links, Part 6: Privacy and More
    Privacy * A string of great articles from Kash Hill: – Roomba’s Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder – The House That Spied on Me – Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And…
Rank this Week: 40

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 11

    Facebook should be a nonprofit

    Facebook should be a nonprofit
    Ann Ravel quoted by Bloomberg, April 11, 2018 Ann Ravel … said a company like Facebook could convert to nonprofit status by buying out shareholders and complying with the IRS requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Apr 11

    Progressive democrats run California–yet it does more than many states to shield police from scrutiny

    Progressive democrats run California–yet it does more than many states to shield police from scrutiny
    Franklin Zimring quoted by CALmatters.org, April 11, 2018 “The major force in controlling, or failing to control, police use of force is the police chief,” Zimring said. “What state law can do is… make excessive use…
  • Apr 11

    As Trump vents anger over Russia probe, some senators propose protecting Mueller from getting fired

    As Trump vents anger over Russia probe, some senators propose protecting Mueller from getting fired
    John Yoo quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2018 Yoo said Trump could argue that the Justice Department regulation “cannot constrain his constitutional authority — long recognized by Congress and the Supreme Court — to…
Rank this Week: 39

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 42

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Apr 20

    Two Columns Defending Randa Jarrar

    Two Columns Defending Randa Jarrar
    Randa Jarrar is the CSU Fresno professor who created a national controversy by tweeting vile things about Barbara Bush. Following an initial affirmation of the First Amendment, the Fresno State president has now announced an…
  • Apr 19

    Call for Papers: Upcoming Conference on Cooper v. Aaron

    Call for Papers: Upcoming Conference on Cooper v. Aaron
    Below is a call for papers for an upcoming conference at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. According to Associate Dean Terri Beiner, "we hope to have some Constitutional Law professors focus on...
  • Apr 19

    Nancy Gertner Schools Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh (and Alan Dershowitz)

    Nancy Gertner Schools Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh (and Alan Dershowitz)
    Because I do not often watch Fox News, I was unaware of the latest accusations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It seems that Sean Hannity, and others, have asserted that Mueller, as the U.S. Attorney in Boston, had been responsible...
Rank this Week: 50

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 51

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 49

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 20

    A Digital Fix to Alleviate Some Angsting Stress?

    A Digital Fix to Alleviate Some Angsting Stress?
    If the number of comments a thread receives is any proxy for interest in a subject, the Prawfsblawg angsting thread has to be one of the most popular semi-annual traditions. I will confess to occasionally checking it, although it rarely…
  • Apr 19

    Gundy and Non-Delegation: Which of Several Non-Delegation Doctrines Should Apply to SORNA?

    Gundy and Non-Delegation: Which of Several Non-Delegation Doctrines Should Apply to SORNA?
    Marty Lederman recently asked me in a comment to an earlier post on Gorsuch’s concurrence in Dimaya how I thought Gundy v. United States should and would be decided. For those who are not hopeless Non-Delegation Doctrine dorks, SCOTUS…
  • Apr 19

    Must the Law Be as All-or-Nothing as Leo Katz Claims?

    Must the Law Be as All-or-Nothing as Leo Katz Claims?
    In Leo Katz's characteristically excellent book Why the Law is so Perverse, he argues that the law is often all-or-nothing because many phenomena that appear to stretch along continua, like becoming a person or dying or giving consent, are…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

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

    Attorney's Appeal Gets Six More Months Suspension

    Attorney's Appeal Gets Six More Months Suspension
    An appeal of a single justice's suspension backfired on an attorney, per the full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court The respondent, Robert C. Moran, appeals from an order of a single justice of this court, acting on an information filed…
  • Apr 20

    "Disbarment Will Inevitably Follow..."

    "Disbarment Will Inevitably Follow..."
    The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion disbarring an attorney after entering an order on March 16 This attorney discipline proceeding involves a lawyer who, chief among various forms of serious misconduct, misappropriated funds,…
  • Apr 20

    Reconsidered

    Reconsidered
    econsideredA stipulated public reprimand imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Attorney Fulkerson has been the subject of professional discipline on one prior occasion. In 2015 she consented to the imposition of a private reprimand for…
Rank this Week: 56

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege
    The former judge and current Fox News legal analyst explains his view of attorney-client privilege as it applies to Michael Cohen:
  • Apr 13

    Too Obvious (again)?

    Too Obvious (again)?
  • Apr 13

    When Presidents Lawyer Up

    When Presidents Lawyer Up
    Here is my essay on The Conversation (coauthored with Brian McGinty) about Lincoln’s choice of counsel, in comparison to Trump’s: When presidents lawyer up: A brief history April 11, 2018 6.46am EDT President Trump’s…
Rank this Week: 55

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 16

    Trump Trade Agenda

    Trump Trade Agenda
    The Trump trade agenda is in the news. Since January (2018), the Trump Administration has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, started a trade war with China, and re-negotiated the 6-year old Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).…
  • Apr 13

    Women and People of Color Also Know Stuff

    Women and People of Color Also Know Stuff
    The project “Women Also Know Stuff,” which makes it easier for the media to find informed women to speak on public affairs topics, has inspired the creation of a new project: “People of Color also Know Stuff.” …
  • Apr 12

    Syria and the Limits of International Law

    Syria and the Limits of International Law
    Earlier this week, the Assad regime most likely used chemical weapons against its own population in Syria. Up to 500 people may have been affected by this chemical attack, and approximately 75 individuals may have died. Western media reported…
Rank this Week: 59

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

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

    A Backward Step for Reproductive Rights in Chile

    A Backward Step for Reproductive Rights in Chile
    Human Rights Watch (April 16, 2018): A Backward Step for Reproductive Rights in Chile, by José Miguel Vivanco: Last year, under former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, Chile's Congress passed reproducive health reform that lifted a…
  • Apr 19

    Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisi

    Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisi
    The New York Times Magazine (April 11, 2018): Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis, by Linda Villarosa: Villarosa of The New York Times Magazine profiles several black mothers and their pregnancy, child…
  • Apr 18

    Bringing reproductive health care to Syria’s underserved Al-Tabqa

    Bringing reproductive health care to Syria’s underserved Al-Tabqa
    ReliefWeb (April 6, 2018): Bringing reproductive health care to Syria’s underserved Al-Tabqa, Report by European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations: Seven months ago, the Syrian…
Rank this Week: 66

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    Registration Now Open - COSELL XIII - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

    Registration Now Open - COSELL XIII - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29
    COSELL XIII Registration Now Open: available here!!! Registration is now open for The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL), which will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in…
  • Apr 17

    Symposium on Animus, Bill Araiza's book, at Stetson

    Symposium on Animus, Bill Araiza's book, at Stetson
    Friend-of-the-blog, Jason Bent (Stetson) shared news of a symposium at Stetson this Friday that sounds like it will be of interest to many of our readers: On Friday, April 20, the Stetson Law Review is hosting a symposium exploring the...
  • Apr 17

    Arbitration Panel Takes Wrong Turn on Labor Dispute Arising Under Free Trade Agreement

    Arbitration Panel Takes Wrong Turn on Labor Dispute Arising Under Free Trade Agreement
    Lance Compa (Cornell ILR) sends us word of a report describing the "wrong turn" taken by an arbitration panel in the first-ever case decided under the labor chapter of a free trade agreement. The case involves worker's rights…
Rank this Week: 67

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 15

    Widener on Leasing Law and Marijuana-Related Businesse

    Widener on Leasing Law and Marijuana-Related Businesse
    Friend of the blog and Phoenix lawyer Michael Newton Widener just published a book titled Joint Tenancies: Property Leasing in Cannabis Commerce with ABA Book Publishing and sponsored by the Section of State and Local Government Law. Cribbing…
  • Apr 13

    Property Lawyer Gone Bad

    Property Lawyer Gone Bad
    It's not often that I can make quitclaim deeds look like a sexy topic in Property. This semester in particular, the conversation about warranty of title (or lack thereof) dragged on for a good bit longer than I had planned....
  • Apr 10

    New Book on Property and Human Flourishing by Alexander

    New Book on Property and Human Flourishing by Alexander
    Gregory Alexander's (Cornell) latest book, Property and Human Flourishing (Oxford University Press), just hit the shelves. The book continues Greg's scholarship on progressive property by offering an alternative way of understanding the moral…
Rank this Week: 65

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Document: DNC Sues Russia, Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks for Election Interference

    Document: DNC Sues Russia, Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks for Election Interference
    On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and associated persons, and WikiLeaks, alleging an illegal…
  • Apr 20

    Ted Cruz vs. Section 230: Misrepresenting the Communications Decency Act

    Ted Cruz vs. Section 230: Misrepresenting the Communications Decency Act
    Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is critical to Facebook’s existence. Under Section 230, the platform is immune from liability that might otherwise be incurred from its users’ posts. Without this immunity, which…
  • Apr 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Today’s post is shorter than usual. Our normal Headlines and Commentary coverage will return Monday.   The Justice Department inspector general referred Andrew McCabe’s case to federal prosecutors for possible…
Rank this Week: 74

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Apr 19

    Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

    Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program
    From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program for AY2018-19. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in…
  • Apr 9

    @GonzagaLaw Seeks Lecturer for Federal Tax Clinic

    @GonzagaLaw Seeks Lecturer for Federal Tax Clinic
    From colleagues at Gonzaga: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a three-quarter-time Lecturer in its Federal Tax Clinic, with flexibility to serve in other areas as needed by the clinical program. This position is dependent…
  • Mar 27

    Henderson on “The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle”

    Henderson on “The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle”
    Taja-Nia Y. Henderson (Rutgers) has published a new article in the Iowa Law Review: ‘I Shall Talk to My Own People’: The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 1983 (2017). For those not familiar…
Rank this Week: 81

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Shapira v. Lifetech Resources (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2018)

    Shapira v. Lifetech Resources (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2018)
    Plaintiff has a contract with Defendant, and goes to trial.  The trial lasts four full days.  Right before the parties make their closing statements, Plaintiff voluntarily dismisses the lawsuit with prejudice.  Defendant moves…
  • Apr 17

    U.S. v. Arpaio (9th Cir. - April 17, 2018)

    U.S. v. Arpaio (9th Cir. - April 17, 2018)
    We're all familiar -- certainly in this day and age -- with a special prosecutor.  But one appointed by the Ninth Circuit?!  That's certainly a rarity.Yet it happens today.No word yet on the identity of the special prosecutor…
  • Apr 17

    All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security Nt'l Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2017)

    All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security Nt'l Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2017)
    It's just a tiny little loose bolt in an electric cabinet.  But it created a magnetic field, which in turn stopped an entire mammography room (including an MRI and an x-ray machine) from working.All from a loose bolt, and when the bolt…
Rank this Week: 79

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 92

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 87

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

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

    Joy & McMunigal on Prosecutors' Use of Subpoena

    Joy & McMunigal on Prosecutors' Use of Subpoena
    Peter A. Joy and Kevin C. McMunigal (Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law) have posted Prosecutors and Use of Subpoenas (33 Criminal Justice 44 (Spring 2018)) on SSRN. Here...
  • Apr 19

    "Are Criminal Attempts Bumpy?"

    "Are Criminal Attempts Bumpy?"
    Adam Kolber has this interesting post at PrawfsBlawg. In part: The law draws hard-to-justify lines around vague words. Those lines can lead to dramatically different consequences. In Smoothing Vague Laws, I argued that problems caused by…
  • Apr 19

    "Will the Supreme Court Rein in Civil Forfeiture?"

    "Will the Supreme Court Rein in Civil Forfeiture?"
    From The New Republic, via the NACDL news scan: The trial court refused to authorize the seizure. Indiana law only allowed a $10,000 fine for Timbs’s sentence, and the court concluded that seizing a vehicle worth four times as much...
Rank this Week: 103

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 19

    AODA: Improving Accessibility Standards for Employment

    AODA: Improving Accessibility Standards for Employment
    The Ontario government is updating the accessible employment standards to make employment more accessible to people with disabilities. Consequently, the Employment Standards Development Committee would like to get interested stakeholders and…
  • Apr 19

    Is the Law Society of Ontario Still Donating to Political Parties?

    Is the Law Society of Ontario Still Donating to Political Parties?
    One benefit of being a regular Slaw columnist is the ability to revisit previous columns. Roughly four years ago, I wrote a column titled “Why Is the Law Society Donating to Political Parties?: Some Answers and Questions” where I…
  • Apr 18

    PIPEDA Privacy Breach Notification Coming Nov 1

    PIPEDA Privacy Breach Notification Coming Nov 1
    Effective Nov 1, 2018, businesses that have a privacy breach must give notice of the breach under PIPEDA – the privacy legislation affecting the private sector in most Canadian provinces. The final regulations containing the details are…
Rank this Week: 101

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 17

    Thoughts on the Passing of a Friend and Colleague

    Thoughts on the Passing of a Friend and Colleague
    Lynn Stout’s passing has got me thinking about my own mortality. She was just about 18 months older than I am, after all. I can’t help wondering if she was ready for eternity (not mine to judge, of... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 16

    Catholic Social Thought and Criminal Justice Reform

    Catholic Social Thought and Criminal Justice Reform
    Always glad to see somebody deploying CST to study the law: Professor Cassidy examines the criminal justice reform movement in the United States through the lens of Catholic social thought. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    RIP, Lynn Stout

    RIP, Lynn Stout
    Stunning news comes in an email from UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin: Dear Colleagues; I am so sorry to share the extremely sad news that our former colleague, Lynn Stout, who had been diagnosed with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 102

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 105

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 16

    Lynn Stout

    Lynn Stout
    Shocked and terribly sad to learn that Lynn Stout has died. Stephen Bainbridge shares emails from the UCLA and Cornell...
  • Apr 3

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop
    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop: Call for Papers The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University...
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
Rank this Week: 137

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 2

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper
    From our friends at the Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, and UCLA School of Law, invites…
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
Rank this Week: 136

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Why The #MeToo Movement Skipped Russia

    Why The #MeToo Movement Skipped Russia
    From Business Insider: When Russia decriminalized domestic violence in February 2017, civil servants tasked with protecting women in the country's far east were dismayed by the new vulnerability of their wards. Yet few officials opposed the…
  • Apr 19

    Making Attorney Cell Phone Numbers Public

    Making Attorney Cell Phone Numbers Public
    From the Indiana Lawyer: The practice of law can be dangerous, especially when attorneys represent parties in emotionally charged cases. But lawyers have long found solace in their homes — havens they say could be violated by a proposed…
  • Apr 18

    Syrian Refugees Leaving Germany Over Family Reunification Policy

    Syrian Refugees Leaving Germany Over Family Reunification Policy
    From Deutsche Welle: Syrians granted limited asylum but denied the right to fetch relatives are departing Germany for Turkey by using smugglers, say German media. The cases, if confirmed, bizarrely reverse the "Balkan route" drama…
Rank this Week: 151

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 19

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Nationwide Injunction in "Sanctuary Cities" Case

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Nationwide Injunction in "Sanctuary Cities" Case
    Today the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in City of Chicago v. Sessions. The court upheld an injunction blocking the Trump administration from imposing restrictions on recipients of federal public safety grants. Those restrictions…
  • Apr 18

    FRAP 42 and the Monkey Selfie

    FRAP 42 and the Monkey Selfie
    Last week the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying a joint motion to dismiss the appeal in NARUTO, a Crested Macaque, by and through his Next Friends, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc., v. DAVID JOHN SLATER (a.k.a....
  • Apr 17

    McPeak on Disappearing Data and the Implications for Discovery

    McPeak on Disappearing Data and the Implications for Discovery
    Agnieszka McPeak (Toledo Law) has published an article entitled Disappearing Data at 2018 Wis. L.R. 17, which considers the discovery implications of ephemeral social media platforms like Snapchat. Here's the abstract: “Ephemeral”…
Rank this Week: 149

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 19

    The SEC's Fiduciary Rulemaking

    The SEC's Fiduciary Rulemaking
    Yesterday, the SEC announced three different proposals related to financial advice for retail customers. The SEC's press release summarized the proposals: Under proposed Regulation Best Interest, a broker-dealer would be required to act in…
  • Apr 18

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Apr. 18, 2018)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Apr. 18, 2018)
    Is "the Chinese government ... using its control over ... Chinese steel producers to ,,, [gain] effective surveillance and control over the almost the entire worldwide supply chain for steel products"? https://t.co/N7pPjBH7dJ…
  • Apr 17

    LLCs Are Not Corporations & You Can't Have A Parent-Subsidiary Relationship When There is Only One Entity

    LLCs Are Not Corporations & You Can't Have A Parent-Subsidiary Relationship When There is Only One Entity
    Oh boy. A 2010 case just came through on my "limited liability corporation" WESTLAW alert (that I get every day). This one is a mess. Recall that LLCs are limited liability companies, which are a separate entity from partnership…
Rank this Week: 179

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 18

    McPeak on Disappearing Data @socmediaJD

    McPeak on Disappearing Data @socmediaJD
    Agnieszka McPeak, University of Toledo College of Law, has published Disappearing Data at 2018 Wisconsin Law Review 17. Here is the abstract. “Ephemeral” applications like Snapchat facilitate social interaction in a format that mimics the…
  • Apr 17

    Boyden on Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer @BruceBoyden

    Boyden on Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer @BruceBoyden
    Bruce E. Boyden, Marquette University Law School, is publishing Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer in volume 68 of the Syracuse Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Daly v. Palmer, decided in 1868,…
  • Apr 13

    EU Commissioner For Justice May Suggest Regulation For Facebook, Other Social Media, To Control Hate Speech

    EU Commissioner For Justice May Suggest Regulation For Facebook, Other Social Media, To Control Hate Speech
    The Guardian reports that the EU Commissioner for Justice and Consumers is displeased with news of Cambridge Analytica's use of data obtained from Facebook and may propose that the EU abandon its voluntary code of conduct concerning online…
Rank this Week: 171

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 16

    Escalation of Violence in Bangui: Has MINUSCA Become Party to a Conflict in CAR, and What Would That Mean?

    Escalation of Violence in Bangui: Has MINUSCA Become Party to a Conflict in CAR, and What Would That Mean?
    by Bianca Maganza by Bianca Maganza [Bianca Maganza is a PhD candidate in International Law and a Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.] Some days ago, the United Nations…
  • Apr 15

    A Letter to Israel About Its Plans to Forcibly Deport African

    A Letter to Israel About Its Plans to Forcibly Deport African
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Opinio Juris readers might be interested in this letter from GLAN Legal — the Global Legal Action Network — to the Presidents and Attorneys General of Israel and Uganda. It was written by…
  • Apr 12

    The Departed: Implications of the Philippines’ Withdrawal from the ICC

    The Departed: Implications of the Philippines’ Withdrawal from the ICC
    by Jennifer Tridgell by Jennifer Tridgell [Jennifer Tridgell is a Legal Intern at the International Criminal Court. She has previously worked at the Philippines Commission on Human Rights and the High Court of Hong Kong. The views expressed…
Rank this Week: 178

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Mar 26

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018
    The University of Connecticut School of Law and Insurance Law Center invite you to a conference on “Pricing Litigation Risk in the 21st Century” Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9 to 2 Please join us for a first of its...
  • Mar 6

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Paper

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Paper
    The Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at Stanford Law School. Here's the blurb from its tireless organizers: We are excited to announce the fourth annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be held Stanford…
  • Feb 21

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law has just published a symposium volume on FiftyYears of Class Actions - A Global Perspective. It's chock full of interesting ideas and features a keynote from Professor Arthur Miller (NYU). Here's the table of…
Rank this Week: 185

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 170