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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/
  • May 24

    Ring: Silos And First Movers In The Sharing Economy Debate

    Ring: Silos And First Movers In The Sharing Economy Debate
    Diane M. Ring (Boston College), Silos and First Movers in the Sharing Economy Debates: Over the past few years, a significant global debate has developed over the classification of workers in the sharing economy either as independent…
  • May 24

    UCLA Is 18th Law School To Accept GRE For Admission

    UCLA Is 18th Law School To Accept GRE For Admission
    UCLA is at least the eighteenth U.S. law school to announce that it will accept the GRE for the 1L admissions (it previously accepted the GRE only for students enrolled in, or applying to, another UCLA graduate program). The other seventeen…
  • May 24

    Death Of Larry Jegen

    Death Of Larry Jegen
    IU McKinney Mourns the Passing of Professor Lawrence A. Jegen III: Professor Lawrence A. Jegen, III, passed away on May 17, 2018, at his home in Indianapolis. He was 83 years old. He taught at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • May 24

    [Eugene Volokh] Tavis Smiley Libel Claims Against PBS Thrown Out

    [Eugene Volokh] Tavis Smiley Libel Claims Against PBS Thrown Out
    From TS Media, Inc. v. PBS, 2018 WL 2323233 (D.C. Super. Ct.), apparently decided May 15, 2018, but just posted on Westlaw (and to my knowledge not noted in any media accounts): On February 20, 2018, Plaintiffs [TS Media, Inc. ("TSM"), The…
  • May 24

    [Ilya Somin] Evidence Indicates there is no "Extensive" Analysis Backing Trump's Travel Ban

    [Ilya Somin] Evidence Indicates there is no "Extensive" Analysis Backing Trump's Travel Ban
    During last month's Supreme Court oral argument on the the legal challenges to President Donald Trump's travel ban policy, Solicitor General Noel Francisco assured the justices that the president's numerous statements calling for a "Muslim…
  • May 24

    [Eugene Volokh] The Trump Twitter Declaratory Judgment

    [Eugene Volokh] The Trump Twitter Declaratory Judgment
    From Rick's post: Rather than order Trump to comply with an injunction (which is immediately punishable by the power of contempt), the court instead used a declaratory judgment, simply declaring that Trump is violating the law. "Finally, we…
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/
  • May 24

    Mulligan & Bamberger on Governance by Design

    Mulligan & Bamberger on Governance by Design
    Deirdre K. Mulligan (University of California, Berkeley - School of Information) & Kenneth A. Bamberger (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) have posted Saving Governance-by-Design (106 California Law Review 697 (2018)) on…
  • May 24

    Bailey on Anger, Silencing, & Epistemic Injustice

    Bailey on Anger, Silencing, & Epistemic Injustice
    Alison Bailey (Illinois State University, College of Arts and Sciences - Philosophy Department) has posted On Anger, Silence, and Epistemic Injustice (Forthcoming in: Philosophy) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: If anger is the emotion of…
  • May 24

    Barzun on Legal Pragmatism

    Barzun on Legal Pragmatism
    Charles L. Barzun (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Three Forms of Legal Pragmatism (Washington University Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The term “Legal Pragmatism” has been used so…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 24

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson
    As reported in this new CNN piece, "President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone." Here is more: "Today I've issued an executive grant of…
  • May 24

    Amazing new empirical research in federal sentencing outcomes detailing disparities based on political background

    Amazing new empirical research in federal sentencing outcomes detailing disparities based on political background
    This week brought this amazing new working paper by Alma Cohen and Crystal Yang titled simply "Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions." I did not want to blog about the paper until I had a chance to read it, and doing...
  • May 24

    "The Company Store: A Deeper Look at Prison Commissaries"

    "The Company Store: A Deeper Look at Prison Commissaries"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from the folks at the Prison Policy Initiative. This press release describes the report as a "first-of-its-kind data analysis [of] the economics of prison commissaries in…
Rank this Week: 11

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 24

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Shoots Dead Undocumented Woman in Texa

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Shoots Dead Undocumented Woman in Texa
    Another disturbing story about a border death is breaking. A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an undocumented immigrant in Texas on Wednesday after the agent was allegedly attacked by a group of people, the U.S. Customs and Border...
  • May 24

    Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented student

    Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented student
    Moriah Balingit for the Wasington Post reports that civil rights groups slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying earlier this week day that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement…
  • May 24

    Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform: Expanding the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program

    Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform: Expanding the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program
    Congress has talked about immigration reform for many years. Congress has regularly considered a version of the DREAM Act, which would regularize the immigration status of undocumented college students. The threatened rescission of Deferred…
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

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 24

    CFP: AALS BA Section

    CFP: AALS BA Section
    Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business Associations is...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • May 23

    New NFL Policy on National Anthem Protest

    New NFL Policy on National Anthem Protest
    The NFL has just adopted a new policy on national anthem protests, which raises some potential labor law issues. As I understand the new policy, it implements three new features. First, it allows each team to establish its own policy...
  • May 23

    Announcing the Eighth and Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference

    Announcing the Eighth and Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference
    Peter Wiedenbeck (Wash. U.) writes to let us know about the annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conferences, which have been running since 2012. The save-the-date announcement: We are pleased to announce the dates and locations of…
  • May 21

    Supreme Court Holds That NLRA Does Not Prohibit Class Action Arbitration Waiver

    Supreme Court Holds That NLRA Does Not Prohibit Class Action Arbitration Waiver
    The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Epic Systems, ruling for employers who, as part of mandatory arbitration clauses, require their employees to waive their right to class actions. This should come as a surprise to no one, as...
Rank this Week: 16

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 17

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 24

    Here’s How Much Money You Need for Bankers to Think You’re Rich

    Here’s How Much Money You Need for Bankers to Think You’re Rich
    T here is an obvious wealth gap between the poor and the rich, but there is also a large gap between the rich and the really rich. So what is considered rich in this day and age among the very...
  • May 24

    Nearly Half of Americans Still Don’t Understand Social Security

    Nearly Half of Americans Still Don’t Understand Social Security
    MassMututal recently put forth a survey of 1,007 Americans nearing the age of retirement asking them to answer questions pertaining to Social Security. 47% of those that participated failed the exam. This may be alarming but the statistic has…
  • May 23

    CLE on Trusts From A to Z

    CLE on Trusts From A to Z
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Trusts From A to Z, on Monday, June 04, 2018, at the Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel in North Haven, Connecticut. Provided below is a description of the event: Program...
Rank this Week: 18

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave
    In Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, (WI Sup. Ct., May 22, 2018), the Wisconsin Supreme Court  divided equally, 3-3, in a challenge to a concrete company that was seeking a permit to allow it to dig up…
  • May 21

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination
    The Detroit Free Press reports that at its meeting today, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, by a vote of 5-0-1, agreed to expand its interpretation of the state's Larsen Civil Rights Act to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation…
  • May 18

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK
    There will be sporadic or no postings on Religion Clause Blog between May 19 and June 4.  Look for Religion Clause to return with regular postings beginning June 5.
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • May 24

    Who Stopped Hiring?

    Who Stopped Hiring?
    In 2011, 155 entry-level law professors were hired. In 2018, 76 entry-level law professors were hired. Who stopped hiring? The answer is perhaps not surprising: lower-ranked law schools. In the top 30 (very loosely defined to include many…
  • May 24

    Universality as judicial impatience and control

    Universality as judicial impatience and control
    Universal injunctions reflect judicial impatience and a desire of the court issuing the injunction to maintain control over a set of legal issues. Seeing disputes likely to recur, courts use the injunction to resolve all issues for all…
  • May 23

    Irony can be pretty ironic

    Irony can be pretty ironic
    Does anyone recognize the tragic irony that the Milwaukee Police Department released this (and got this response from the Milwaukee Bucks) on the same day the NFL announced this.
Rank this Week: 21

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 25

    Ontario Officially Open for Cannabis Tourism

    Ontario Officially Open for Cannabis Tourism
    Cannabis aficionados can start making their travel plans now after the Ontario government has officially opened the province’s doors for cannabis tourism. In late April, the provincial government quietly drafted and filed Ontario…
  • May 25

    514-BILLETS Pays $100,000 – CASL Still Being Enforced After Critical Review

    514-BILLETS Pays $100,000 – CASL Still Being Enforced After Critical Review
    Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) is a complex, onerous and ambiguous legislative system. The ambiguities were identified in a constitutional challenge that the CRTC acknowledged but ruled did not go to the point of undermining the…
  • May 24

    Published Criteria for Reasonable Accommodation Under Quebec’s Face Covering Law

    Published Criteria for Reasonable Accommodation Under Quebec’s Face Covering Law
    On May 9, 2018, the Quebec government published its criteria for reasonable accommodation under an Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 32

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/
  • May 24

    Philip Roth on Trump

    Philip Roth on Trump
    This is all certainly apt (it makes reference to his novel The Plot Against America, in which it is imagined that the pro-Nazi Charles Lindberg was elected President of the U.S.): “It is easier to comprehend the election of an...
  • May 24

    Pyramid of the capitalist system

    Pyramid of the capitalist system
    This is classic (attention most philosophers: your'e in the second row from the top):
  • May 24

    Blast from the past: Shorter APA Code of Conduct

    Blast from the past: Shorter APA Code of Conduct
    Back in 2016.
Rank this Week: 33

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 21

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?
    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed? That is the question being considered by the United Nations Commission on Trade Law (UNCITRAL). ISDS provisions are contained in about 3,000 investment treaties and…
  • May 18

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission
    For over 30 years, the New York International Law Review has provided in-depth legal analysis on cutting-edge international law topics. In continuing this tradition, NYILR invites submissions for scholarly papers on international law…
  • May 16

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on
    In February 2018, authorities in Chile granted historical monument status to a  clandestine detention center formerly located in the basement of Plaza Constitución, in the heart of Santiago’s civic district. Known as Cuartel…
Rank this Week: 34

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 23

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobsen, LLP, is publishing All Your Works Are Belong to Us: New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games in volume 19 of the North Carolina Journal of Law and...
  • May 22

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law
    Patrick Russell Goold, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion in the Akron Law review. Here is the abstract. Moral rights are often portrayed as an unwelcome import into U.S. law. During the nineteenth…
  • May 22

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, is publishing A (Nude) Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words — But How Many Dollars?: Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in ‘Revenge Porn’ Cases in volume 45 of...
Rank this Week: 35

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: 36

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 39

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy
    The latest issue of the Review of International Political Economy (Vol. 25, no. 3, 2018) is out. Contents include:Andrew Baker, Macroprudential regimes and the politics of social purpose Jonas B. Bunte, Sovereign lending after debt relief …
  • May 25

    New Issue: Global Society

    New Issue: Global Society
    The latest issue of Global Society (Vol. 32, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:A.J.R. Groom: An Academic TributeAndrew Williams & Stephen Chan, AJRG: A Tribute Bertrand Badie, Toward a Theory of Weakness Politics: Does Weakness Rule…
  • May 24

    New Issue: London Review of International Law

    New Issue: London Review of International Law
    The latest issue of the London Review of International Law (Vol. 5, no. 3, November 2017) is out. Contents include:Articles Felix Lange, The dream of a völkisch colonial empire: international law and colonial law during the National…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • May 24

    It's Not You - White Collar Cases Are Down

    It's Not You - White Collar Cases Are Down
    If you are in Washington, DC, and practice white collar criminal defense, you have probably seen an uptick in representing individuals related to ongoing investigations from the Special Counsel's Office. But outside of the city, and actual…
  • May 20

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid
    Congratulations to my old friend and colleague William T. Reid IV (aka Bill Reid) of Reid Collins & Tsai (see Bill's bio here) who recently won a complete acquittal for his client Olga Hernandez in San Antonio federal court. Hernandez,...
  • May 16

    Carry on Mueller

    Carry on Mueller
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson's Memorandum Opinion and Order gives a green light to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III proceeding with the cae against Paul J. Manafort, Jr. (see here and here). Her straightforward Order dissects the authority…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 46

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/
  • May 25

    Burch on Habeas and New Judgment

    Burch on Habeas and New Judgment
    Thomas V. Burch ( University of Georgia School of Law) has posted 'New Judgment' and the Federal Habeas Statutes (8 Calif. L. Rev. Online 88 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prisoners love to file habeas petitions. Maybe a...
  • May 24

    Pham & Pham on Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect

    Pham & Pham on Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect
    Huyen Pham and Van H. Pham (Texas A&M University School of Law and Baylor University - Department of Economics) have posted Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect (New York University Law Review, 2019) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 24

    Carback on Cybersex Trafficking

    Carback on Cybersex Trafficking
    Joshua Carback has posted Cybersex Trafficking: Toward a More Effective Prosecutorial Response (Criminal Law Bulletin, Volume 54, Number 1 (2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Cybersex trafficking, the trafficking of children to perform…
Rank this Week: 47

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Lindsay on "Invasion" in Nativist Thought

    Lindsay on "Invasion" in Nativist Thought
    Matthew J. Lindsay, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted The Perpetual “Invasion”:  Past as Prologue in Constitutional Immigration Law, which is forthcoming in Roger Williams University Law Review 23 (2018):…
  • May 24

    Zinos on Fundamental Rights in Early American Case Law

    Zinos on Fundamental Rights in Early American Case Law
    Nicholas Zinos, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, has posted Fundamental Rights in Early American Case Law: 1789-1859, which is forthcoming in volume 7 of the British Journal of American Legal Studies:Fundamental Rights Law is a ubiquitous…
  • May 24

    Collin's "Regulated Self-Regulation" in Germany

    Collin's "Regulated Self-Regulation" in Germany
    Peter Collin, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, has posted all 781 pages of Regulated Self-Regulation from a Legal Historical Perspective: Studies and Sources, published auf Deustch as a Max Planck Institute for European Legal…
Rank this Week: 51

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 53

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: 57

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/
  • May 24

    Fake New

    Fake New
    The Oregon Supreme Court rejected a split trial panel decision favoring disbarment and imposed a public reprimand for a rule 4 .3 violation. After hearing evidence and argument on the two matters, the trial panel issued a divided decision.…
  • May 24

    Mental Health Mitigation Not Accepted In Intentional Misappropriation

    Mental Health Mitigation Not Accepted In Intentional Misappropriation
    The Oregon Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for intentional misappropriation. Although this court has repeatedly imposed disbarment as the presumptive sanction for a lawyer who converts client funds, the trial panel determined that…
  • May 24

    Sanction Reduced For Bankruptcy Court Disbarment

    Sanction Reduced For Bankruptcy Court Disbarment
    Reciprocal discipline of a three-month suspension with fitness has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Respondent's misconduct before the bankruptcy court stemmed in large part from the unusual…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 60

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/
  • May 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    President Trump has cancelled his planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the New York Times reports. The announcement comes after a week of worsening relations and threatening statements. North Korea claims that it has…
  • May 24

    Military Commissions Freeze Appeals in the 9/11 Case

    Military Commissions Freeze Appeals in the 9/11 Case
    On Wednesday, May 23, the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR), the intermediate military appellate court responsible for reviewing military commission proceedings, announced that it currently lacks a quorum to decide contested…
  • May 24

    NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell Remarks to Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute

    NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell Remarks to Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute
    On Wednesday, NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell delivered the following remarks at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute in a speech entitled “Failing to Keep Pace: The Cyber Threat and Its Implications for Our Privacy…
Rank this Week: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    5th Circuit requires use as a mark, but finds Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob qualifie

    5th Circuit requires use as a mark, but finds Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob qualifie
    Viacom Int’l, Inc. v. IJR Capital Investments, L.L.C., No. 17-20334 (5th Cir. May 22, 2018)The Fifth Circuit here adopts a “use as a mark” requirement, though not a very vigorous one, indicating once again that the concept…
  • May 23

    visiting a website without buying through it binds user to arbitration for offline purchase, court find

    visiting a website without buying through it binds user to arbitration for offline purchase, court find
    Himber v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., 2018 WL 2304770, No. 16-CV-5001(JS) (E.D.N.Y. May 21, 2018)In this decision, the court compels arbitration because the plaintiff had (1) previously purchased tickets from Live Nation’s website and,…
  • May 23

    Amicus brief in FanDuel right of publicity case

    Amicus brief in FanDuel right of publicity case
    Mark McKenna & I wrote an amicus brief in the FanDuel case, in which the Indiana Supreme Court is being asked to interpret its state's right of publicity law.  We argue that the First Amendment precludes right of publicity laws that…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 69

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/
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • May 24

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin
    The Office of Comptroller of the Currency put out a Bulletin this week encouraging banks to make short-term small-dollar installment loans to their customers—basically bank payday loans. The OCC seems to envision 2-12 month amortizing,…
  • May 24

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission
    The American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy has been hard at work (Full disclosure: I am the Commission's reporter.) Yesterday, the Commission submitted written comments to the Department of Education's request for…
  • May 22

    Shakespeare Meets ALJs: Much Ado About Nothing

    Shakespeare Meets ALJs: Much Ado About Nothing
    In a recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, conservatives urged the Court to outlaw the use of administrative law judges (ALJs) in agency enforcement actions. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is paying notice. On January…
Rank this Week: 75

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    The Supreme Court as running dog of the capitalist empire: Reflections on the Arbitration Act case

    The Supreme Court as running dog of the capitalist empire: Reflections on the Arbitration Act case
    A sensationalist title, to be sure.  But it is important to recognize that the deepest ideological commitment of the current majority reveals itself not necessarily in constitutional law cases, where Anthony Kennedy, and even on occasion…
  • May 21

    "The Rule of Law"

    "The Rule of Law"
    The rule of law is one of those broad concepts, like human dignity or equal opportunity, that we all can agree we support in part because we don’t entirely agree on what it means.  Two especially unusual conceptions of the rule of…
  • May 18

    What We Learned (or not) About the Corker-Kaine AUMF

    What We Learned (or not) About the Corker-Kaine AUMF
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this Wednesday on the proposed 2018 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), co-sponsored by Senators Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), was in many ways a model of how democracy…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 81

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/
  • May 25

    Cooley vs. the ABA – The Plot Thicken

    Cooley vs. the ABA – The Plot Thicken
    I was wrong. WMU Thomas Cooley School of Law and the ABA haven’t settled their lawsuit after all. After I wrote the column on April 28 speculating that they had, there was no action in the lawsuit for a couple...
  • May 25

    Robert Adler Stepping Down as Utah Law Dean

    Robert Adler Stepping Down as Utah Law Dean
    Dean Robert Adler of the University of Utah law school, has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2018-19 school year. He began serving as interim dean in 2013. - taking the job permanently the...
  • May 24

    Arizona Summit Joins the ABA Litigation Parade

    Arizona Summit Joins the ABA Litigation Parade
    This just in: Arizona Summit has followed the lead of sister InfiLaw Schools Florida Coastal and Charlotte and sued the ABA. I haven't seen the lawsuit yet, which was filed by Kirkland & Ellis, but it apparently makes similar claims...
Rank this Week: 82

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Montana's Campaign Disclosure Requirement

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Montana's Campaign Disclosure Requirement
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit yesterday upheld Montana's political committee reporting and disclosure requirements against First Amendment challenges by a group whose major purpose was not political advocacy.…
  • May 23

    Federal Judge Finds First Amendment Violation in Presidential Blocking on Twitter

    Federal Judge Finds First Amendment Violation in Presidential Blocking on Twitter
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In her Opinion in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Naomi Reice Buchwald, found that the…
  • May 23

    Check it Out: Epps on Indicting the President

    Check it Out: Epps on Indicting the President
    Check out Garrett Epps's piece at The Atlantic on whether the President can be indicted. Epps surveys the legal opinions on this, and asks several scholars, only to conclude that "[w]e just don't know, and we won't know, whether it's...
Rank this Week: 85

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 21

    The Zipf Mystery

    The Zipf Mystery
  • May 21

    Did Obama Admin Spy On Trump Using Flimsy Evidence? Let's Find Out

    Did Obama Admin Spy On Trump Using Flimsy Evidence? Let's Find Out
    If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we’ve been told incessantly over the past year, not merely patriots but consummate professionals incapable of being distracted by partisanship or petty Washington intrigues, why are Donald…
  • May 21

    The FBI Informant Who Wasn’t Spying - WSJ

    The FBI Informant Who Wasn’t Spying - WSJ
    Well, what do you know. The Federal Bureau of Investigation really did task an “informant” to insinuate himself with Trump campaign advisers in 2016. Our Kimberley Strasselreported this two weeks ago without disclosing a name. We…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 24

    Can We Play Moneyball with Lawyers?

    Can We Play Moneyball with Lawyers?
    Although lawyers (and other professionals) are not baseball players, some clients may benefit by looking at outcome statistics when making decisions about who to hire for a particular job. Still, it's tough to figure out the right statistics…
  • May 23

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (May 23, 2018)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (May 23, 2018)
    "Supreme Court sides with employers in class action arbitration cases ... Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion for the 5-4 majority ... The case ... pitted two federal laws against each other." https://t.co/5fMJ6Oci9Q…
  • May 22

    Really, It's Okay to Use a Corporation to Limit Personal Liability

    Really, It's Okay to Use a Corporation to Limit Personal Liability
    I was browsing through some recent veil piercing cases (because that's how I roll), and I came across this gem: [I]t is unclear that merely using a corporation to limit personal liability rises to the level of fraud required to...
Rank this Week: 88

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 19

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland
    Rachael Walsh (Trinity College) and Lorna Fox O'Mahony (Essex) have posted Land Law, Property Ideologies and the British-Irish Relationship (Common Law World Review) online. Here's the abstract: This article examines the role of property…
  • May 18

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home
    For your summer reading, check out this edited book by Helen Carr (Kent), Brendan Edgeworth (New South Wales), and Carolina Hunter (York) titled Law and the Precarious Home: Socio Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times (Hart…
  • May 14

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law
    We are delighted to announce that, on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June 2018, the Bar Ilan University law school and the Center for Jewish and Democratic law will be hosting an international conference titled “Communities & the Law”. The...
Rank this Week: 89

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…
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Apr 26

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review article relating to securities regulation is now available in paper format: Shawn Grant, Caution, Curves Ahead: Does the Future Signal Changes for Whistleblowers?, 42 Seton Hall Legis. J. 1 (2017). Joseph D. Heinz,…
  • Apr 19

    Winship on Insider Trading

    Winship on Insider Trading
    Verity Winship has posted Disgorgement in Insider Trading Cases: FY2005-FY2015 on SSRN with the following abstract: For about 50 years – at least since Texas Gulf Sulphur – the SEC has ordered defendants to disgorge their profits from…
  • Apr 19

    New Securities Law Article in Print

    New Securities Law Article in Print
    The following law review article relating to securities regulation is now available in paper format: Jayme Herschkopf, Morality and Securities Fraud, 101 Marq. L. Rev. 453 (2017).
Rank this Week: 92

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
  • May 24

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now
    The 2017 Hague Lecture of Prof. Burkhard Hess, just published in the Recueil des Cours, addresses dispute resolution in international cases from the classical perspective of the private-public divide. This distinction is known in almost…
  • May 23

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law
    The International Conference “Pluralism or Universalism in International Copyright Law” is to be held in May 31-June 1, 2018 at the University of Cyprus. The conference is organized by Associate Professor Tatiana Eleni Synodinou.…
  • May 23

    TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration

    TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration
    This call for papers can also be found on the TDM website here https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news.asp?key=1707 We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120,…
Rank this Week: 94