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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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 6

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: 8

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/
  • Jan 18

    Worthington on Personal Property & the Common Law Conceptual Map

    Worthington on Personal Property & the Common Law Conceptual Map
    Sarah Worthington (University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) has posted Revolutions in Personal Property: Redrawing the Common Law's Conceptual Map (in S Worthington, A Robertson and G Virgo, Revolution and Evolution in Private Law (Hart…
  • Jan 18

    Roth on District Court Activism in Criminal Justice Reform

    Roth on District Court Activism in Criminal Justice Reform
    Jessica A Roth (Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) has posted The 'New' District Court Activism in Criminal Justice Reform (NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Historically, the…
  • Jan 18

    Wasserman on Universal Injunction

    Wasserman on Universal Injunction
    Howard M. Wasserman (Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law) has posted Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate: On the Scope of Injunctions in Constitutional Litigation (Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 22, 2018)…
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 18

    New research findings by computer scientists "cast significant doubt on the entire effort of algorithmic recidivism prediction"

    New research findings by computer scientists "cast significant doubt on the entire effort of algorithmic recidivism prediction"
    This notable new research article in the latest issue of Science Advances provides a notable new perspective on the debate over risk assessment instruments. The article is authored by computer scientists Julia Dressel and Hany Farid and is…
  • Jan 18

    Texas completes first execution of 2018

    Texas completes first execution of 2018
    As reported in this AP piece, headlined "'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling," the first execution of the year was completed in Texas this evening. Here is the story: Texas carried out the nation's first…
  • Jan 18

    "Rate My District Attorney: Toward a Scorecard for Prosecutors’ Offices"

    "Rate My District Attorney: Toward a Scorecard for Prosecutors’ Offices"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report recently released by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and authored by Katherine Moy, Dennis Martin, and David Alan Sklansky. Here is its executive summary: Local prosecutor…
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 18

    Executive Office for Immigration Review Seeks to Increase Case Disposition and Reduce Backlog

    Executive Office for Immigration Review Seeks to Increase Case Disposition and Reduce Backlog
    As Fox News reports, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued new measures and performance metrics yesterday that will prioritize certain immigration cases in an effort to reduce the backlog of cases in the immigration…
  • Jan 18

    Teaching Family-Based Migration In The Context of "Chain Migration" Rhetoric

    Teaching Family-Based Migration In The Context of "Chain Migration" Rhetoric
    It has never been more exciting to teach family-based migration. No longer do students' eyes glaze over as they struggle to read the visa bulletin. No, they are riveted. And we have President Trump to thank. President Trump is avidly...
  • Jan 18

    Stories of the DREAMer

    Stories of the DREAMer
    This morning the National Immigration Forum Action Fund launched a digital ad campaign, “America is Better with Dreamers,” urging members of Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. The ads feature Dreamers alongside pastors,…
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    At the Snow Bike Café...

    At the Snow Bike Café...
    ... put on your electric boots and ride.Don't have any safety yellow bike wear thermo overshoes? Get them on Amazon, here. And get whatever else you want on Amazon using the Althouse Portal. You know, there actually is something called…
  • Jan 18

    Writing fast or slow.

    Writing fast or slow.
    Robert A. Caro, in a new interview in the New York Review of Books:My first three or four drafts are handwritten on legal pads. For later drafts, I use a typewriter. I write by hand to slow myself down. People don’t believe this about…
  • Jan 18

    "the things you think you love — like a pair of Gucci booties — can't reciprocate. That relationship is one-sided."

    "the things you think you love — like a pair of Gucci booties — can't reciprocate. That relationship is one-sided."
    Writes Mary Carlomagno, a de-cluttering expert, quoted in a WaPo article that talks about many techniques, but has one I haven't see before:Take a photo. Carlomagno likes the idea of taking a photo to keep ("that leather pencil skirt…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • 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...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Case Against Weinstein’s Suppression Effort

    The Legal Case Against Weinstein’s Suppression Effort
    Lynne Bernabei (founding partner) and Kristen Sinisi (senior associate), Bernabei & Kabat in D.C., have published in Law 360 The Legal Case Against Weinstein’s Suppression Efforts. With permission of the authors and of Law360, I am…
  • Jan 15

    Will New Tax Law Make Everyone an Independent Contractor?

    Will New Tax Law Make Everyone an Independent Contractor?
    Shu-Yi Oei & Diane M. Ring (both of Boston College Law) have just posted on SSRN their essay Is New Code Section 199A Really Going to Turn Us All into Independent Contractors? Here's the abstract: There has been a lot...
  • Jan 15

    Terri Beiner Named UALR Law Dean

    Terri Beiner Named UALR Law Dean
    Congratulations to Terri Beiner, who has been named dean of University of Arkansas - Little Rock School of Law. UALR is fortunate to have her at the helm! rb
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 18

    Ron Aucutt’s “Top Ten” Estate Planning and Estate Tax Developments of 2017

    Ron Aucutt’s “Top Ten” Estate Planning and Estate Tax Developments of 2017
    Ronald Aucutt, partner at McGuire Woods, marked the following as the most notable estate tax and estate planning developments for the 2017 year: 10. Challenges involving the substantiation of charitable contributions, 9. The decline of state…
  • Jan 18

    The Many Benefits of DAPT

    The Many Benefits of DAPT
    It is unfortunate that the estate planning industry has come to view domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs) as an equivalent to the self-settled spendthrift trust. This conflation is somewhat undesirable, as the term, “spendthrift…
  • Jan 18

    Article on Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law

    Article on Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law
    Miloš Vukotić recently posted an Article entitled, Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article deals with requirements…
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Trump Administration Is Planning Expanded Religious and Moral Exemptions For Doctor

    Trump Administration Is Planning Expanded Religious and Moral Exemptions For Doctor
    The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the Trump Administration is planning to expand exemptions from health care anti-discrimination rules for doctors who have religious or moral objections to gender transitioning or abortion. …
  • Jan 18

    "Church Plan" Class Action Settled

    "Church Plan" Class Action Settled
    Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court held that retirement plans of religiously affiliated health care systems qualify as "church plans" exempt from ERISA. (See prior posting.) Now a settlement has been approved by an Illinois federal…
  • Jan 18

    3rd Circuit: Preachers' Civil Rights Suit Dismissed On Immunity Ground

    3rd Circuit: Preachers' Civil Rights Suit Dismissed On Immunity Ground
    In Karns v. Shanahan, (3rd Cir., Jan. 11, 2018), t U..S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a civil rights damage action brought by two evangelical Christian ministers who were arrested for preaching on an NJ Transit train…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Jan 18

    National injunctions on NPR

    National injunctions on NPR
    Earlier Thursday, I appeared on AirTalk on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) with Amanda Frost (American) to debate universal/national/nationwide injunctions. (I was filling in as the extremely poor-man's Sam Bray).
  • Jan 18

    Speaking truth to power v. exercising actual power

    Speaking truth to power v. exercising actual power
    I appreciate Sen. Flake's words about Donald Trump and the rhetorical threat he poses to free-speech and republican values. But it is difficult not to see it as 1) something that hundreds of people have been saying for two years in the media,…
  • Jan 17

    Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate

    Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate
    The first draft of my article on universal injunctions is now on SSRN: Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate: On the Scope of Injunctions in Constitutional Litigation. I wrote this for a symposium at Lewis & Clark, which gave…
Rank this Week: 23

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 18

    Electronic Wills Down Under and Closer to Home

    Electronic Wills Down Under and Closer to Home
    This column canvasses some recent developments in the law affecting electronic wills and reviews the Canadian position. The forms an electronic will might take have been tested down under in recent years. Consider if the law anywhere in…
  • Jan 17

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Maclean v. The Barking Frog,…
  • Jan 17

    The Statement of Principles and Inter-Bubble Communication About Racism

    The Statement of Principles and Inter-Bubble Communication About Racism
    There has been significant controversy in Ontario over the new Law Society requirement that every licensee “adopt and to abide by a statement of principles acknowledging their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion…
Rank this Week: 27

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 (1927 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1927 – 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 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…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Jan 18

    Virtual Dissertation Groups, once again

    Virtual Dissertation Groups, once again
    Joshua Smart asked me to share the latest announcement: Virtual Dissertation Groups VDG is a free service that connects graduate students to provide feedback on dissertation work. Members are grouped with two others working in the same…
  • Jan 18

    Philosophical Gourmet Report, 2017-18, forthcoming

    Philosophical Gourmet Report, 2017-18, forthcoming
    I know Christopher and Brit have sent most of the materials to Wiley-Blackwell, which is now readying them for the web--so probably by the end of this month, most of the new Report will be live--plus Wiley-Blackwell has proposed a...
  • Jan 18

    Is Trump a racist? And does it matter?

    Is Trump a racist? And does it matter?
    Robert Paul Wolff comments.
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Jan 18

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 71, Number 1

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 71, Number 1
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2018 issue: ARTICLES Andrew Keane Woods, The Transparency Tax, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2018). Erik Encarnacion, Contract as Commodified…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 174.1 (First Amendment News) Text of Senator Jeff Flake’s Speech on Truth & Press Freedom

    FAN 174.1 (First Amendment News) Text of Senator Jeff Flake’s Speech on Truth & Press Freedom
    Text of remarks of Senator Jeff Flake of speech presented to the Senate on January 17, 2018. → C-Span video here (remarks begin at 23:01) Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of…
  • Jan 18

    Torts and Self-Driving Car

    Torts and Self-Driving Car
    I’m back from my vacation, and one article that I found interesting upon my return was Mark Gestfield’s paper on tort liability and self-driving cars. He makes many sensible suggestions about how produce liability law should apply…
Rank this Week: 35

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 18

    Dubious negotiations in New York: Did France and the UK come to blow it up?

    Dubious negotiations in New York: Did France and the UK come to blow it up?
    From 4 to 14 December 2017, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) met in New York City to activate the Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. This marks a crucial step for international criminal…
  • Jan 18

    Introducing Annegret L. Hartig

    Introducing Annegret L. Hartig
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Annegret L. Hartig!  Annegret works as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Florian Jessberger in the field of international criminal law at University of…
  • Jan 16

    Read On! New anthology, “Human Rights and Children”

    Read On! New anthology, “Human Rights and Children”
    Honored to be a contributor to Human Rights and Children, an anthology of works in the field edited by another IntLawGrrls contributor, Hofstra Law Professor Barbara Stark. The collection’s just been issued by Edward Elgar Publishing,…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jan 17

    “This sounds like my ethics class in law school…” Justice Sotomayor

    “This sounds like my ethics class in law school…” Justice Sotomayor
    The Supreme Court heard argument today in McCoy v. Louisiana, which presents the question of whether it is unconstitutional for defense counsel to tell the jury that a client is guilty when the client insists he is innocent. It also...
  • Jan 11

    The passing of Geoff Hazard

    The passing of Geoff Hazard
    Sad news for our legal ethics community from Penn Law today on the passing of Geoff Hazard. The announcement is reprinted in full below. Penn Law community mourns loss of Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Emeritus Professor...
  • Jan 5

    AALS Annual Meeting Section on Professional Responsibility Events Saturday, 1/6

    AALS Annual Meeting Section on Professional Responsibility Events Saturday, 1/6
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. We...
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 12

    Insider Access: Secret Advisory Groups Damage the Credibility of Canada’s NAFTA Negotiation

    Insider Access: Secret Advisory Groups Damage the Credibility of Canada’s NAFTA Negotiation
    The Canadian government has frequently touted its commitment to transparency and consultation with respect to its trade negotiations, citing a steady stream of open events and its receptiveness to public feedback. Indeed, since the…
  • Dec 28

    Looking Back at 2017: My Top Ten Post

    Looking Back at 2017: My Top Ten Post
    With 2018 nearly upon us, many sites are taking a moment to reflect back on the past year and the posts and issues that attracted the most attention. On my site, the top issues are easy to spot: net neutrality, privacy, copyright, website…
  • Dec 22

    The Canadian Copyright Review in the Age of Technological Disruption

    The Canadian Copyright Review in the Age of Technological Disruption
    The Canadian government launched its much-anticipated copyright review last week, asking the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to conduct a study on the issue that is likely to run for much of 2018. My Globe and Mail…
Rank this Week: 41

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2018

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2018
    Here's the schedule for the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law's Lent Term 2018 Friday Lunchtime Lectures:January 19, 2018: Gleider I Hernández (Durham Univ.), Systemic Agents in International Law January 26, 2018: Matthew…
  • Jan 18

    Helfer: Treaty Exit and Intra-Branch Conflict at the Interface of International and Domestic Law

    Helfer: Treaty Exit and Intra-Branch Conflict at the Interface of International and Domestic Law
    Laurence R. Helfer (Duke Univ. - Law) has posted Treaty Exit and Intra-Branch Conflict at the Interface of International and Domestic Law (in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law, Curtis Bradley ed., forthcoming). Here's…
  • Jan 18

    New Volume: Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: Netherlands Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 47, 2016) is out. Contents include:The Changing Nature of Territoriality in International Law Martin Kuijer & Wouter Werner, The Paradoxical Place of Territory in…
Rank this Week: 44

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 30

    2017 White Collar Crime Award

    2017 White Collar Crime Award
    Each year this blog has honored individuals and organizations for their work in the white collar crime arena by bestowing "The Collar" on those who deserve praise, scorn, acknowledgment, blessing, curse, or whatever else might be…
  • Dec 29

    Point of Personal Privilege: McCabe's No-Brainer

    Point of Personal Privilege: McCabe's No-Brainer
    I was young once; a federal prosecutor investigating savings and loan ("S&L") fraud for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Texas (San Antonio Division). About a year after the 1988 Presidential election, we…
  • Dec 23

    Media Coverage of Friday’s International Soccer Conviction

    Media Coverage of Friday’s International Soccer Conviction
    On Friday, two international soccer executives were convicted in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, for their roles in a global bribery scandal. The defendants were alleged to have received bribes and kickbacks to influence decisions…
Rank this Week: 45

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jan 18

    Johnston & Flynn on Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparitie

    Johnston & Flynn on Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparitie
    E. Lea Johnston and Conor Flynn (University of Florida - Levin College of Law and University of Florida - Levin College of Law) have posted Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparities (62 Vill. L. Rev. 685 (2017)) on SSRN. Here...
  • Jan 18

    "Lies, damn lies and fascinating statistics in the US Sentencing Commission FY 2017 sentencing data"

    "Lies, damn lies and fascinating statistics in the US Sentencing Commission FY 2017 sentencing data"
    Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy. In part: One can mine a lot more data from the FY 2017 report to tell a lot more stories about how, at least so far, formal and informal changes...
  • Jan 18

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking
    Silvia Rodríguez-López (University of A Coruña, Faculty of Law) has posted Perpetrators or Preventers? The Double Role of Corporations in Child Trafficking in a Global Context (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 49

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Bessler's "Celebrated Marquis"

    Bessler's "Celebrated Marquis"
    John D. Bessler’s new book, The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World (Carolina Academic Press), is now available for pre-order on Amazon.During the Enlightenment, a now little-known Italian marquis,…
  • Jan 17

    Ernst on the Campaign for a Federal Legal Service

    Ernst on the Campaign for a Federal Legal Service
    With so many of the preconditions of liberal democracy in the United States under attack from the Trump Administration and its enablers, I was moved to consider what my ongoing research into New Deal lawyers might say about one institutional…
  • Jan 17

    CFP on Ottoman Law

    CFP on Ottoman Law
    [We were interpreted to see the following posting on H-Turk from Amir Toft, Research Scholar in Law and Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at the Yale Law School.]Dear Ottomanist Colleagues,I would like to put together a panel on…
Rank this Week: 53

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 17

    A Problematic Take on the Lubanga Trial

    A Problematic Take on the Lubanga Trial
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Conflict has a guest post today from a scholar who has written a book about the Lubanga trial. I think the post makes some excellent points about the problems with the trial. But I have serious…
  • Jan 16

    Don’t Forget About Hors De Combat — Shovel Version

    Don’t Forget About Hors De Combat — Shovel Version
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On January 9, Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, posted a rather incendiary statement on Facebook about…
  • Jan 10

    Trump’s Threat of Destruction of North Korea and Proportionate Defensive Force: An Assessment of Similar Observations in Legal Scholarship and US Practice

    Trump’s Threat of Destruction of North Korea and Proportionate Defensive Force: An Assessment of Similar Observations in Legal Scholarship and US Practice
    by Sina Etezazian by Sina Etezazian [Sina Etezazian serves as Digest of State Practice Regional Coordinator for the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law. He recently completed his PhD at Monash University. His doctoral thesis was…
Rank this Week: 55

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jan 18

    A Bridge Too Near

    A Bridge Too Near
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that Bridgegate defendant William Baroni be disbarred for conviction of a crime of moral turpitude per se. Among other offenses, Respondent was convicted of wire fraud…
  • Jan 18

    Double Disbarment For Billing Deceit

    Double Disbarment For Billing Deceit
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed reciprocal disbarment based on an identical Colorado sanction The Supreme Court of Colorado determined that Respondent violated Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct (Colo. RPC) 8.4(c) and 1.15A (as…
  • Jan 18

    Another Marijuana-Related Disbarment

    Another Marijuana-Related Disbarment
    The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney less than four years after his admission On June 15, 2016, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Respondent Christensen. The complaint was referred to a referee, and the referee…
Rank this Week: 60

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Jan 18

    Should Judge Chutkan Bar Transfer of the US Citizen Enemy Combatant in Iraq?

    Should Judge Chutkan Bar Transfer of the US Citizen Enemy Combatant in Iraq?
    Should a federal judge bar the U.S. military from transferring to another country a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen whom we have been holding as an enemy combatant in Iraq for the past several months? That question is pending before Judge Tanya…
  • Jan 18

    Document: Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson House Intelligence Committee Interview

    Document: Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson House Intelligence Committee Interview
    Last November, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testified before the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released the full transcript of his interview today. The transcript of his interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee is…
  • Jan 18

    Summary: The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

    Summary: The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
    The Senate voted 65 to 34 to extend FISA Section 702 authorities for six years on Thursday, one day before the temporary authorization was set to expire. The House passed the reauthorization measure on Jan. 11, and it will now head to…
Rank this Week: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    CFP: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    CFP: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Request for SubmissionsYale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty ForumJune 13-14, 2018, Harvard Law SchoolYale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 19th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, to…
  • Jan 16

    That's swell: court rules that NY doesn't impose "use in commerce" limit on unfair competition

    That's swell: court rules that NY doesn't impose "use in commerce" limit on unfair competition
    Can’t Live Without It, LLC v. ETS Express, Inc., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2018 WL 401778, No. 17-cv-3506 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 15, 2018)Plaintiff S’well sued ETS for trademark infringement and related claims based on its sales of the Force…
  • Jan 16

    Beyond Belmora: foreign TM owner proceeds under Lanham Act and Inter-American Convention

    Beyond Belmora: foreign TM owner proceeds under Lanham Act and Inter-American Convention
    S.A.S. v. Latinfood U.S. Corp., Civ. No. 16-6576, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 6940696 (D.N.J. Dec. 29, 2017)Industria, a Colombian food corporation and Colombian owner of the Zenú and Ranchera marks, sued Latinfood, for reasons you can…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 72

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/
  • Jan 10

    SCOTUSblog symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra

    SCOTUSblog symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra
    This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The case concerns the California Reproductive FACT Act, which requires that Crisis Pregnancy Centers disclose if they are not licensed…
  • Dec 5

    A woman with a transplanted uterus just give birth - a first for the U.S.

    A woman with a transplanted uterus just give birth - a first for the U.S.
    Washington Post (Dec. 3, 2017): A woman with a transplanted uterus just give birth - a first for the U.S., by Cleve R. Wootson: Doctors at Baylor University have announced that for the first time in the United States, a...
  • Dec 4

    Thousands Circle North Carolina's Busiest Abortion Clinic As Anti-Choice Group Marches On

    Thousands Circle North Carolina's Busiest Abortion Clinic As Anti-Choice Group Marches On
    Rewire (Dec. 2, 2017): Thousands Circle North Carolina's Busiest Abortion Clinic As Anti-Choice Group Marches On, by Robin Marty: Last Saturday, Love Life Charlotte (LLC), a local anti-choice group, conducted its final event of the year. For…
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jan 8

    Aurelius Seeks a Do-Over; Puerto Rico and the Appointments Clause Litigation

    Aurelius Seeks a Do-Over; Puerto Rico and the Appointments Clause Litigation
    The lives of Puerto Rico residents remain profoundly disrupted by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria measured by metrics such as electricity, clean water, health care access, with death tolls mounting. This week, though, in a federal court…
  • Jan 8

    The Hausmann Addendum to the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

    The Hausmann Addendum to the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
    Mark Weidemaier & Mitu Gulati Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard economist and former Venezuelan Planning Minister, has been a thorn in the side of the Maduro administration. His blog posts at Project Syndicate condemning the Maduro…
  • Jan 5

    Implications of the Third Circuit’s Crystallex Decision

    Implications of the Third Circuit’s Crystallex Decision
    Mark Weidemaier & Mitu Gulati On Wednesday, the Third Circuit granted Venezuela a victory in its ongoing settled-but-not-settled litigation with Crystallex. The case deals with a limited issue: Whether Delaware law imposes liability for…
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Donald Trump and the Declaration of Independence

    Donald Trump and the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence occupies a far smaller place in Donald Trump’s public rhetoric than in the public rhetoric of any other modern president.  Presidential references to the Declaration of Independence or presidential…
  • Jan 15

    When Trump Denies Lying, Could He Be Telling the Truth?

    When Trump Denies Lying, Could He Be Telling the Truth?
    [From Dr. Julia Frank, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry]Like political analysts, psychiatrists are interested  in statements that do not conform to consensual reality, or to put it plainly, lying. Political thinkers parse lies  for…
  • Jan 12

    Taking the Text of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment Seriously

    Taking the Text of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment Seriously
    Donald Trump is constitutionally unfit to be President of the United States.  The Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States requires the Vice President to assume the presidency whenever “the President is…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 84

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/
  • Jan 18

    United States: Plural, Singular, or Collective?

    United States: Plural, Singular, or Collective?
    As Eugene Volokh explains here, the grammatical shift from "the United States are" to "the United States is" has often been attributed to a change in national identity following the Civil War. In other words, the singular…
  • Jan 18

    Suffolk Law Seeks Criminal / Evidence Visitor

    Suffolk Law Seeks Criminal / Evidence Visitor
    This just in: SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a one-year full-time position as a Visiting Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.…
  • Jan 17

    Submit To The Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Submit To The Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    This just in: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 19th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Harvard Law School on June 13-14, 2018. Twelve to twenty junior scholars…
Rank this Week: 85

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 18

    Seventh Circuit Rules Against Territorial Plaintiffs in Absentee-Voting-Rights Case

    Seventh Circuit Rules Against Territorial Plaintiffs in Absentee-Voting-Rights Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit ruled that former Illinoisans who now live in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands lacked standing to challenge the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting…
  • Jan 18

    Out of State Claimant Has Standing, but no Ex Post Facto Claim for "Sexual Predator" Designation

    Out of State Claimant Has Standing, but no Ex Post Facto Claim for "Sexual Predator" Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit ruled that a Wisconsin claimant who was convicted of rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping in 1983 in Illinois had standing to challenge his designation under a 2011 Illinois law…
  • Jan 17

    New Case Tests Detention at Trump's Guantanamo

    New Case Tests Detention at Trump's Guantanamo
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a habeas corpus petition in federal court last week on behalf of eleven detainees challenging their continued, and, under President Trump, apparently…
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 18

    UC Berkeley Student Freed By ICE From Private Prison | Berkeley, CA Patch

    UC Berkeley Student Freed By ICE From Private Prison | Berkeley, CA Patch
    BERKELEY, CA — Luis Mora, a University of California at Berkeley pre-law student arrested last month at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint near San Diego, was released from federal custody Wednesday after nearly three weeks…
  • Jan 18

    World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico | Smart News | Smithsonian

    World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico | Smart News | Smithsonian
    Last week, explorers with the Great Maya Aquifer Project discovered a connection between two large underwater caverns on the Yucatan Peninsula. When combined, the two systems create a 215-mile-long underground labyrinth—the largest…
  • Jan 18

    The Fighting Drones of Ukraine | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine

    The Fighting Drones of Ukraine | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine
    While the prospects for peace remain bleak, Ukraine has managed to punch above its military weight in the conflict by turning to its world-renowned aeronautics industry. Unique to this war is a new group of volunteer tinkerers building…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Jan 18

    Retail Investors Driving Morgan Stanley's Profit

    Retail Investors Driving Morgan Stanley's Profit
    The Wall Street Journal has an article on Morgan Stanley's rising profits and stock price. Much of the profits come from servicing retail investor accounts. It's an increasingly profitable business line: Morgan Stanley’s X-Factor, though,…
  • Jan 17

    Call for Papers From The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association

    Call for Papers From The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association
    Call for Papers The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association invite you to submit papers: 4th Annual Conference of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association…
  • Jan 16

    A Look Back on LLCs: Ribstein Had It Right

    A Look Back on LLCs: Ribstein Had It Right
    I have had reason to look back on some foundational scholarship in LLCs recently, and one article really stood out for me. Larry Ribstein's The Deregulation of Limited Liability and the Death of Partnership. It's another snow day with…
Rank this Week: 91

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 8

    Professors' Corner: Installment Land Contract

    Professors' Corner: Installment Land Contract
    Professors’ Corner A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates Members of the AALS Property and Real Estate Transactions Sections are welcome…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year from the Property Law Prof Blog

    Happy New Year from the Property Law Prof Blog
    Happy New Year, friends of the blog! Our wish for you next year (to quote the wise words of Steve Clowney) is that "all of your half-baked ideas turn into masterpieces, all of your committee work gets postponed, and all...
  • Dec 23

    GUEST BLOGGERS: Dave Fagundes and Roman Hoyos on the NFL's Catch Rule

    GUEST BLOGGERS: Dave Fagundes and Roman Hoyos on the NFL's Catch Rule
    Stepping into the Property Law Prof Blog, we welcome gust bloggers Dave Fagundes (Houston) and Roman Hoyos (Southwestern). Last NFL Sunday, the two top teams in the AFC—the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers—faced off in a…
Rank this Week: 92

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: 93

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 11

    Turk on Securitization

    Turk on Securitization
    Matthew C. Turk has posted Securitization Reform After the Crisis: Regulation by Rulemaking or Regulation by Settlement? on SSRN with the following abstract: This article examines the regulatory framework for securitization that has been…
  • Dec 30

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jeffrey M. Colon, The Great ETF Tax Swindle: The Taxation of In-Kind Redemptions, 122 Penn St. L. Rev. 1 (2017). Lucille Gauthier, Comment,…
  • Dec 19

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Mark Hayden Adams, Note, Insider Trading Law That Works: Using Newman and Salman to Update Dirks's Personal Benefit Standard, 49 Loy. L.…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 98