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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/
  • Nov 16

    [Eugene Volokh] Sheriff threatens prosecution for vulgar anti-Trump/anti-Trump-voter sticker on pickup

    [Eugene Volokh] Sheriff threatens prosecution for vulgar anti-Trump/anti-Trump-voter sticker on pickup
    I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you… Posted by Sheriff Troy E. Nehls on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Fort Bend County (Tex.) Sheriff Troy E. Nehls…
  • Nov 16

    [Ilya Somin] Political ignorance and “The Captured Economy”

    [Ilya Somin] Political ignorance and “The Captured Economy”
    In their excellent new book The Captured Economy, Niskanen Center scholar Brink Lindsey and political scientist Steven Teles argue that the “capture” of government regulation by wealthy interest groups has slowed economic growth,…
  • Nov 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Letting your gun’s serial number corrode is not a crime

    [Eugene Volokh] Letting your gun’s serial number corrode is not a crime
    From Commonwealth v. Ford, decided Tuesday by a Pennsylvania appellate court: Section 6110.2 [of the Pennsylvania criminal statutes] provides in pertinent part: “No person shall possess a firearm which has had the…
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/
  • Nov 17

    Corder on Judicial Capacity in South Africa

    Corder on Judicial Capacity in South Africa
    Hugh Corder (University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law) has posted Judicial Capacity in a Transforming Legal System (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Given the perennial problem of lack...
  • Nov 16

    Meyn on the Origins of Modern Criminal Procedure

    Meyn on the Origins of Modern Criminal Procedure
    Ion Meyn (University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted Why Civil and Criminal Procedure Are So Different: A Forgotten History (86 Fordham Law Review 697 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Much has been written about the origins of...
  • Nov 16

    Albert & Roznai on Religion, Secularism, & Constitutional Entrenchment

    Albert & Roznai on Religion, Secularism, & Constitutional Entrenchment
    Richard Albert and Yaniv Roznai (Boston College - Law School and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya - Radzyner School of Law) have posted Religion, Secularism and Limitations on Constitutional Amendment (Edward Elgar Research Handbook on…
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 17

    New ACLU poll suggests significant interest in criminal justice reform

    New ACLU poll suggests significant interest in criminal justice reform
    This ACLU posting, headlined "ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach," reports on the result of notable new poll with notable new findings. Here are excerpts from the posting: In a rejection of President…
  • Nov 17

    "The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill"

    "The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill"
    The title of this post is the headline of this New York Times op-ed authored by Jay-Z. Here are excerpts: This month Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. #FreeMeek hashtags have...
  • Nov 16

    Notable crime fighting comments by Deputy AG Rosenstein in Chicago

    Notable crime fighting comments by Deputy AG Rosenstein in Chicago
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered this lengthy speech at an awards dinner in Chicago on Thursday evening, and it included a number of interesting passages about crime fighting. I recommend the speech in full, and here are a…
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 4: Slate.

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 4: Slate.
    I think this one will be my favorite. I've been saving this up as I slogged through some other things. Here's the Franken-related material as situated on the front page of Slate:You've got, first, most prominently, "Al Franken Should Resign…
  • Nov 17

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 5: The Nation.

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 5: The Nation.
    The front page of The Nation is ready to impeach Donald Trump but eager to help Al Franken:The Franken article, by Joan Walsh, is, "What Should Democrats Do About Al Franken?/With work, Franken can and should survive this story of his past…
  • Nov 17

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 1: New York Magazine.

    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 1: New York Magazine.
    It's hard to keep up with the sexual harassment news, as women (and men!) suddenly speak up about things that have happened over the years, but yesterday's bombshell on Franken blew up this week's narrative, which was all about killing Roy…
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/
  • Nov 15

    Widiss on Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

    Widiss on Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence
    Deborah Widiss (Indiana) has just posted a new book chapter on SSRN: Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence, in Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke eds., forthcoming 2018). Here's the…
  • Nov 12

    Republican Tax Bill Puts Thumb on EE-IC Scale

    Republican Tax Bill Puts Thumb on EE-IC Scale
    Shu-Yi Oei and Diane Ring (both Boston College) have just posted on Tax Prof Blog The Senate Tax Bill and the Battles Over Worker Classification. Their post is extensive and detailed and well worth a full read. Here's a quick...
  • Nov 10

    Equality Law Scholars' Forum: Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Equality Law Scholars' Forum: Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017
    The Forum is designed to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the legal academy and, more broadly, to foster development and understanding of new scholarly currents across equality law. The…
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/
  • Nov 17

    Collusion Detection in Public Procurement with Limited Information

    Collusion Detection in Public Procurement with Limited Information
    Bedri Kamil Onur Tas (TOBB University of Economics and Technology) explores Collusion Detection in Public Procurement with Limited Information. ABSTRACT: Public procurement data sets usually lack detailed data that are needed to implement…
  • Nov 17

    Monopsony Theory Revisited

    Monopsony Theory Revisited
    Xavier Méra (Granem - Groupe de Recherche ANgevin en Economie et Management - UA - Université d'Angers - AGROCAMPUS OUEST - Institut National de l'Horticulture et du Paysage) offers Monopsony Theory Revisited. ABSTRACT: Standard monopsony…
  • Nov 16

    Quality Pricing-to-Market

    Quality Pricing-to-Market
    Raphael Auer ; Thomas Chaney and Philip Sauré examine Quality Pricing-to-Market. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses firm's pricing-to-market decisions in vertically differentiated industries. We first present a model featuring firms that sell…
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Head of DHS Faith Based Office Resigns Over Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black Statement

    Head of DHS Faith Based Office Resigns Over Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black Statement
    CNN reports that Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned yesterday as head of the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.  His resignation stems from inflammatory statements about Blacks and…
  • Nov 17

    Court Upholds Large Penalty Against Jehovah's Witnesses For Failure To Produce Document

    Court Upholds Large Penalty Against Jehovah's Witnesses For Failure To Produce Document
    In Padron v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., (CA App., Nov. 9, 2017), a California appellate court upheld a $4000 per day penalty against a Jehovah's Witness parent body for its refusal  to comply with a…
  • Nov 17

    Elaborate Museum of The Bible Opens In D.C. Today

    Elaborate Museum of The Bible Opens In D.C. Today
    Washington Post reports that the new $500 million privately-funded Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, D.C. today.  The museum has been created by the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain.  Located on a site…
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/
  • Nov 17

    JOTWELL: Malin on Lobel on REGULATING PLATFORMS

    JOTWELL: Malin on Lobel on REGULATING PLATFORMS
    In my excitement around the publication of my new book this week, I am late to report the excellent second review on JOTWELL of my my recent article, Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016). The first review, by…
  • Nov 16

    The Irrepressible Myth of David Boies?

    The Irrepressible Myth of David Boies?
    Much has been written about David Boies representation of Harvey Weinstein and the conflicts with his representation of The New York Times as representing the fall of a liberal legal icon and of one of the great lawyers of his generation. But…
  • Nov 16

    Taking It with a Grain of Salt

    Taking It with a Grain of Salt
    By now, I’ve read many SALT-free analogies and stories since the House Republicans decided to eliminate most of the deduction for state and local taxes. Obviously, a lot has been said about eliminating the SALT deduction for decades.…
Rank this Week: 23

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 17

    Are Social Media Posts by Politicians Official Documents?

    Are Social Media Posts by Politicians Official Documents?
    The US Department of Justice has declared that President Trump’s tweets are official statements of the President – at least in one case. In another, mentioned in the same ABA story, it is saying that they are not, at least to the…
  • Nov 17

    Tiny Care, or Saying Yes to Saying No

    Tiny Care, or Saying Yes to Saying No
    I usually write a column about a foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) aspect of legal information, but I’m taking a little break to discuss a general aspect of legal information – law librarian…
  • Nov 16

    Strengthening the Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment

    Strengthening the Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment
    Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, introduced on November 7, 2017, by the Minister of Employment,…
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/
  • Nov 17

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge
    Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52%…
  • Nov 15

    On UMiami Football

    On UMiami Football
    The last time UM had a winning football team both the team and the fans behaved badly. They called it ‘swagger’ but it was mostly rudeness. I was embarrassed for all of us. Now the U’s football team is “relevant”…
  • Nov 14

    Firefox Hates On Its User

    Firefox Hates On Its User
    Ok, maybe FF57 is faster, but it’s uglier and less functional. They finally pulled the trigger and killed off thousands of add-ons. My workflow just got noticeably worse. I just lost about 30 enhancements and extensions. Admittedly,…
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/
  • Nov 17

    History job openings down 12% from last year, 5th straight year of decline

    History job openings down 12% from last year, 5th straight year of decline
    IHE has the details. I suspect the situation in philosophy is not that different, but if anyone knows of data, feel free to post in the comment section.
  • Nov 16

    "Nietzsche's Naturalistic Moral Psychology"

    "Nietzsche's Naturalistic Moral Psychology"
    I've posted a draft of the introduction giving an overview of my book on Moral Psychology with Nietzsche, forthcoming from Oxford University Press later in 2018. I hope it might be of interest to some readers.
  • Nov 16

    On authenticity

    On authenticity
    Philosopher Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway) 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
  • Nov 16

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)
    Symposium — Future-Proofing Law: From rDNA to Robots Future-Proofing Law Anupam Chander A Simpler World? On Pruning Risks and Harvesting Fruits in an Orchard of Whispering Algorithms Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar The Real Law of…
  • Nov 13

    Law as Beauty

    Law as Beauty
    Law book illustrations serve many practical purposes. Yet they also can be items of simple beauty. Our gallery tour closes with books in which the bridge between abstraction and the real—the two polarities at the heart of legal…
  • Nov 13

    Supreme Court Recusal Practice

    Supreme Court Recusal Practice
    The other day Justice Kagan realized that she should have recused herself from a case that was argued to the Court last month. (And then she did recuse.) This triggers a modest idea on my part. Why don’t Supreme Court Justices just…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 16

    An Introduction To Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act

    An Introduction To Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act
    Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, University of Arkansas School of Law, on Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act (the Frank Broyles Act).
  • Nov 16

    Pasquale on The Automated Public Sphere @FrankPasquale

    Pasquale on The Automated Public Sphere @FrankPasquale
    Frank A. Pasquale, III, University of Maryland School of Law; Yale University Information Society Project, has published The Automated Public Sphere as University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-31. Here is the abstract. The…
  • Nov 10

    French Court Tosses Azerbaijani Defamation Suit Against French TV Network, Journalist

    French Court Tosses Azerbaijani Defamation Suit Against French TV Network, Journalist
    The Azerbaijani government attempted to bring a case of defamation against two French journalists and a French network in a French court, but the court dismissed the case, agreeing with the public prosecutor that freedom of the press was…
Rank this Week: 36

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 17

    Lecture on a Nuremberg woman, November 29 in New Orlean

    Lecture on a Nuremberg woman, November 29 in New Orlean
    Longtime readers will know of IntLawGrrls’ abiding interest in “Women at Nuremberg”; that is, women lawyers, women journalists, and other women who played seldom-remarked roles at the post-World War II war crimes trials at…
  • Nov 15

    Online harassment of women journalists and international law: not “just” a gender issue, but a threat to democracy

    Online harassment of women journalists and international law: not “just” a gender issue, but a threat to democracy
    Online harassment of women journalists hinders the free press from operating as it should, which negatively affects the democratic process. Silencing journalists stifles the free flow of information and our ability to exercise our democratic…
  • Nov 13

    Write On! [Slavery Past, Present In & Future]

    Write On! [Slavery Past, Present In & Future]
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at Indiana University Europe Gateway, Berlin, as follows: ► Third Global Meeting: Slavery Past, Present and Future, to be…
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/
  • Nov 17

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    [Cross-posted, with a slight change, from The Faculty Lounge] As I explained in a recent post,BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K.…
  • Oct 23

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer
    It’s okay for clients to blame lawyers for life’s complexities, especially when prenups are involved, as I explain in today's Chicago Tribune: [Also posted on The Faculty Lounge] October 23, 2017 The first thing we do, let’s…
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    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. Please...
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Nov 16

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared
    Here is a story from Max Greenwood of The Hill and another from Bill Wichert of Law 360. Make no mistake about it, this was a great and hard-fought victory for Menendez's lead defense attorneys Abbe Lowell and Raymond Brown...
  • Nov 13

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary
    Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online compares the aggressiveness of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia collusion investigation to the disgraceful kid gloves DOJ-FBI treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her email server. He is right on all…
  • Nov 9

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection
    Fox News is reporting here that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jaren Kushner, Paul Manafort, and others. The Trump...
Rank this Week: 44

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Issue: International Journal of Refugee Law

    New Issue: International Journal of Refugee Law
    The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Vol. 29, no. 3, October 2017) is out. Contents include:Laura Smith-Khan, Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility Lindsey N Kingston, Bringing…
  • Nov 16

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 7, no. 4, 2017) is out. Contents include:Maxine Burkett; Jainey Bavishi & Erin Shew, Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation—And the United States Katrina M. Wyman, United States’…
  • Nov 16

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of International Law (Vol. 86, no. 4, 2017) is out. Contents include:Vassilis P. Tzevelekos & Elena Katselli Proukaki, Migrants at Sea: A Duty of Plural States to Protect (Extraterritorially)? Ana…
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/
  • Nov 15

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate
    My new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers, is now available on Amazon.  Inform Santa! The book, published by Cambridge University Press, attempts to fill what I think is a huge hole in legal education:  It focuses on…
  • Nov 15

    New Report: Canadian Interchange Fee Caps Would Hurt Consumer

    New Report: Canadian Interchange Fee Caps Would Hurt Consumer
    Canada’s large merchants have called on the government to impose price controls on interchange fees, claiming this would benefit not only merchants but also consumers. But experience elsewhere contradicts this claim. In a recently…
  • Nov 15

    A Well-Reasoned Antitrust Division Boost for the Legitimate Exploitation of Patent Right

    A Well-Reasoned Antitrust Division Boost for the Legitimate Exploitation of Patent Right
    On November 10, at the University of Southern California Law School, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim delivered an extremely important policy address on the antitrust treatment of standard setting organizations…
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/
  • Nov 16

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment
    Shona Minson (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford) has posted Briefing Paper: The Impact of Maternal Imprisonment upon a Child's Wellbeing and Their Relationship with Their Mother: Findings from 'Who Cares? Analysing the Place of…
  • Nov 16

    Wesson on Crime Fiction

    Wesson on Crime Fiction
    Marianne Mimi Wesson (University of Colorado Law School) has posted The Chow: Depictions of the Criminal Justice System as a Character in Crime Fiction (51 New Eng. L. Rev. 101 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Having been honored...
  • Nov 16

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Wrongful Convictions, Deterrence, and Stigma Dilution on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is no consensus in the economics of law enforcement…
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/
  • Nov 17

    CFP: European Narratives of Crisi

    CFP: European Narratives of Crisi
    [We have a call for papers for the conference European Narratives of Crisis, to be held May 17-18, 2018, at the University of Helsinki, Finland.  It is hosted by the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives…
  • Nov 17

    Balleisen et al.'s "Policy Shock"

    Balleisen et al.'s "Policy Shock"
    Just out from Cambridge University Press is Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises, co-edited by four Duke University scholars, Edward Balleisen, Lori S. Bennear, Kimberly D.…
  • Nov 16

    What Kinds of Civil Cases Black Southerners Litigated Against Whites in Southern Courts, 1900-1950

    What Kinds of Civil Cases Black Southerners Litigated Against Whites in Southern Courts, 1900-1950
    Yesterday, my blog post discussed the kinds of civil cases black southerners most frequently litigated against whites in eight southern state supreme courts between 1865 and 1899. Today, I'm drawing on the research in my new book Litigating…
Rank this Week: 53

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 17

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)
    by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg [Alonso Gurmendi is Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico, in Peru.] As seen in Part I, Colombian transitional justice mechanisms have played a key role…
  • Nov 16

    Vargas Niño’s Mistaken Critique of My Position on Burundi

    Vargas Niño’s Mistaken Critique of My Position on Burundi
    by Kevin Jon Heller Spreading the Jam has a guest post today from Santiago Vargas Niño criticising my argument that the OTP was required to notify Burundi as soon as it decided to ask the OTP to authorize the investigation.…
  • Nov 16

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part I)

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part I)
    by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg [Alonso Gurmendi is Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico, in Peru.] In recent months, most commentaries coming out of South America have focused on the…
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/
  • Nov 17

    Probation For Neglect Of Criminal Appeal

    Probation For Neglect Of Criminal Appeal
    The Kansas Supreme Court considered mitigation in sanctioning an attorney's neglect of several criminal appeals and related violations. From the hearing panel The respondent suffers from major depressive disorder. Additionally, during the…
  • Nov 17

    The Shank Non-Redemption

    The Shank Non-Redemption
    An attorney has been suspended for four months by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Count one of the amended complaint arose out of an incident that occurred in the course of Attorney Cohen's representation of R.S., who is serving a life...
  • Nov 17

    Tarra Simmons Can Sit For The Washington State Bar

    Tarra Simmons Can Sit For The Washington State Bar
    As a follow up to yesterday's post on the Tarra Simmons oral argument, I am advised that the Washington State Supreme Court entered an order granting her permission to sit for the bar examination. Congratulations to her and to her...
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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/
  • Nov 17

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Russia blocked the extension of the U.N. investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Washington Post reported. Russia’s representative to the Security Council vetoed a resolution that the U.S. introduced to prolong the…
  • Nov 16

    Corruption Purge Overshadows Stalled Reality of Saudi Economy

    Corruption Purge Overshadows Stalled Reality of Saudi Economy
    Saudi Arabia is in a period of top-down restructuring, creating risk and opportunity for its citizens and ruling family. There have been a series of recent proclamations: public policy shifts on women’s economic inclusion, limits on the…
  • Nov 16

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The White House released an unclassified charter on its vulnerabilities equities process (VEP) on Wednesday, disclosing for the first time the rules under which the government chooses which software flaws it will disclose or retain for…
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/
  • Nov 16

    false advertising of copyright ownership of songs not preempted, court rule

    false advertising of copyright ownership of songs not preempted, court rule
    Carter v. Pallante, 256 F. Supp. 3d 791 (N.D. Ill. 2017)Tollie Carter sued, as relevant here, alleging that ARC, Fuji, and BMG infringed his copyrights in certain songs by selling unauthorized licenses to third parties, who in turn publicly…
  • Nov 16

    physical harm to the public isn't irreparable harm for competitor plaintiff

    physical harm to the public isn't irreparable harm for competitor plaintiff
    Nutrition Distribution, LLC v. Enhanced Athlete, Inc., 2017 WL 5467252, No. 17-cv-2069 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 14, 2017)Defendants allegedly falsely advertised products containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) to body builders, gym users, and the like.…
  • Nov 15

    Church & Dwight not protected against challenge to "Made in USA" claim for condom

    Church & Dwight not protected against challenge to "Made in USA" claim for condom
    Claiborne v. Church & Dwight Co., 2017 WL 5256752, No. 17-cv-00746 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 13, 2017)At least two lines of Trojan brand male condoms have the words “Made in U.S.A.” printed on the packaging. This statement allegedly…
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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/
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/
  • Nov 17

    Whitford on Law School Financial Aid

    Whitford on Law School Financial Aid
    Although technically emeritus and making history as a named plaintiff in a gerrymandering case before the U.S. Supreme Court, our commercial law colleague Professor Bill Whitford remains worried about law schools in a way in a way that…
  • Nov 16

    Audio Recordings of Bankruptcy Court: News from Delaware

    Audio Recordings of Bankruptcy Court: News from Delaware
    Several Credit Slips posts from earlier this year (here and here) focused on the virtues of courts releasing digital audio recordings of hearings, and specified the Judicial Conference authority for doing so. Over the summer, I found about…
  • Nov 12

    Confusion in Venezuela; Alter Egos in Delaware

    Confusion in Venezuela; Alter Egos in Delaware
    Confusion reigns. Venezuela might plan to default, but maybe it's just pretending so it can buy bonds back on the cheap. Then again, it could be a "giant money laundering operation." If there are restructuring talks, U.S. investors…
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    What is the Constitutional Core?

    What is the Constitutional Core?
    Yesterday The New York Times ran an editorial entitled "President Trump, Please Read the Constitution." The editorial listed various allegations of unconstitutional conduct by the President, and then stated: "But his most frequent target is…
  • Nov 9

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University
    It’s no secret that the Republican tax plan is something of an innovation in legislative partiality—the favoring of some sectors of the country and the economy over others. Some parts of the bill add complexity and others reduce…
  • Nov 8

    The SG’s Remarkable Cert. Petition in Hargan v. Garza, the “Jane Doe” Abortion Case

    The SG’s Remarkable Cert. Petition in Hargan v. Garza, the “Jane Doe” Abortion Case
    Last Friday, the Solicitor General filed a self-described “Petition for a Writ of Certiorari” in No. 17-654, Hargan v. Garza, the case involving HHS’s efforts to deny a 17-year-old girl in its custody—"Jane…
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/
  • Nov 16

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley
    It has been obvious for some time that Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School has been grossly violating ABA Standards. I have previously noted this and urged the ABA to take action. For example, in a post on...
  • Nov 16

    An Academic Publishing Mystery: The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    An Academic Publishing Mystery: The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    As I explained in a recent post, BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K. Although I did not mention it here, one of the...
  • Nov 16

    Law Dean Search: Ohio Northern University

    Law Dean Search: Ohio Northern University
    Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Claude W. Pettit College of Law. A successful candidate will build on the College’s strengths, while navigating the challenges…
Rank this Week: 85

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
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/
  • Nov 17

    Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi | CNS top storie

    Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi | CNS top storie
    HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Ucanews.com reported that, on Nov. 12,…
  • Nov 17

    Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodent

    Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodent
    According to a study published November 17 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, in fact, prairie vole couples have similar problems as humans when one mate hits the bottle a little too hard. via news.nationalgeographic.com
  • Nov 17

    Navy Admits Its Aircraft Drew Lewd Images in Sky | Military.com

    Navy Admits Its Aircraft Drew Lewd Images in Sky | Military.com
    Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday. via www.military.com Fighter pilots will be fighter pilots.
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/
  • Nov 17

    Pre-law advisors, the GRE, and U.S. New

    Pre-law advisors, the GRE, and U.S. New
    Paul Caron (Pepperdine) reports that Wake Forest Law has become the 10th law school to accept the GRE. The law school will continue to accept the LSAT. Those ten law schools (in chronological order, from earliest adopter to most recent...
  • Nov 16

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Nov. 16, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Nov. 16, 2017)
    "This article ... highlights key issues that corporations ... may face in the course of sustainability reporting ...." Jerry K C Koh, Victoria Leong, The Rise of the Sustainability Reporting Megatrend: A Corporate Governance…
  • Nov 15

    Call For Papers-3rd Global Meeting Indiana University Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany July 10 & 11, 2018

    Call For Papers-3rd Global Meeting Indiana University Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany July 10 & 11, 2018
    I'm passing this on from Karen Bravo at IU given all of the ESG disclosures on slavery, supply chains, and human trafficking. Call for Papers: SLAVERY PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: 3rd Global Meeting Indiana University Europe Gateway, Berlin,…
Rank this Week: 91

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 2

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Managing the Tensions and Conflicts Among Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Fair Housing Law The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to…
  • Oct 26

    GUEST BLOG: SCOTUS Mulling Cert. Petition on Key Takings Law Issue in 616 Croft Ave.

    GUEST BLOG: SCOTUS Mulling Cert. Petition on Key Takings Law Issue in 616 Croft Ave.
    We're thrilled to have Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M) step in to guest blog on a potential SCOTUS takings case: On October 27, 2017, the Supreme Court will consider for the third time the petition for certiorari in 616 Croft Ave....
  • Oct 20

    Klein on Groundwater Exceptionalism and Ownership v. Use

    Klein on Groundwater Exceptionalism and Ownership v. Use
    Christine Klein (Florida) has posted Owning Groundwater: The Example of Mississippi v. Tennessee (35 Virginia Envtl. L.J. 474 (2017)) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Mississippi v. Tennessee, a case currently on the U.S. Supreme Court’s…
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/
  • Nov 4

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted Poetic Expansions of Insider Trading Liability on SSRN with the following abstract: Professors Michael Guttentag and Donna Nagy have each offered arguments suggesting that the entire tipper-tippee framework first…
  • Nov 1

    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: Zachary Ballas, Note, Equity Crowdfunding -- The JOBS Act (Almost) to the Rescue, 25 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 317 (2017). Benjamin…
  • Nov 1

    NASAA Spotlights Warning Signs of Guardian Financial Abuse

    NASAA Spotlights Warning Signs of Guardian Financial Abuse
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 94

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Nov 13

    Medina on Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality @LOYNOLAW

    Medina on Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality @LOYNOLAW
    M. Isabel Medina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, has published Silencing Talk about Race: Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality at 45 Hastings Const. L. Q. 47 (2017). Here is the abstract. In 2010,…
  • Nov 10

    How to Get Involved in Menstrual Equity Activism: Advice from Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

    How to Get Involved in Menstrual Equity Activism: Advice from Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
    The indominitable Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (previously profiled on Feminist Law Profs here) has published a book called Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity (Arcade Publishing, New York: 2017).  Here is the…
  • Oct 28

    SSRN Just Added a “Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network”

    SSRN Just Added a “Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network”
    The Social Science Research Network has launched a Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network with a robust list of topics and subtopics, as well as the customary Professional Announcements and Professional Job Openings.…
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