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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1927 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1927 – 2017)
    My father, Joseph N. Froomkin, died early this morning. I don’t have the words for this, but my brother Dan is a journalist, and has written an obituary: Joseph N. Froomkin was a prolific Washington, D.C.-based economist who made…
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

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

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking
    Man must serve (surveillance) machine as explained in New Parking Technology to Require No-Back-In Policy: For the past two years, the Department of Parking and Transportation has been developing and implementing its License Plate Recognition…
Rank this Week: 13

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 17

    A Problematic Take on the Lubanga Trial

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

    Don’t Forget About Hors De Combat — Shovel Version

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

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

    Trump’s Threat of Destruction of North Korea and Proportionate Defensive Force: An Assessment of Similar Observations in Legal Scholarship and US Practice
    by Sina Etezazian by Sina Etezazian [Sina Etezazian serves as Digest of State Practice Regional Coordinator for the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law. He recently completed his PhD at Monash University. His doctoral thesis was…
Rank this Week: 15

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

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

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

    The Many Benefits of DAPT

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

    Article on Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law

    Article on Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law
    Miloš Vukotić recently posted an Article entitled, Importance of Will Execution Formalities in Serbian Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article deals with requirements…
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    At the Snow Bike Café...

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

    Writing fast or slow.

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

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

    "the things you think you love — like a pair of Gucci booties — can't reciprocate. That relationship is one-sided."
    Writes Mary Carlomagno, a de-cluttering expert, quoted in a WaPo article that talks about many techniques, but has one I haven't see before:Take a photo. Carlomagno likes the idea of taking a photo to keep ("that leather pencil skirt…
Rank this Week: 22

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Fighting Drones of Ukraine | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine
    While the prospects for peace remain bleak, Ukraine has managed to punch above its military weight in the conflict by turning to its world-renowned aeronautics industry. Unique to this war is a new group of volunteer tinkerers building…
Rank this Week: 30

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 27

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Bessler's "Celebrated Marquis"

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

    Ernst on the Campaign for a Federal Legal Service

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

    CFP on Ottoman Law

    CFP on Ottoman Law
    [We were interpreted to see the following posting on H-Turk from Amir Toft, Research Scholar in Law and Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at the Yale Law School.]Dear Ottomanist Colleagues,I would like to put together a panel on…
Rank this Week: 31

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Johnston & Flynn on Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparitie

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

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

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

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking
    Silvia Rodríguez-López (University of A Coruña, Faculty of Law) has posted Perpetrators or Preventers? The Double Role of Corporations in Child Trafficking in a Global Context (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 44

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jan 18

    National injunctions on NPR

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

    Speaking truth to power v. exercising actual power

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

    Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate

    Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate
    The first draft of my article on universal injunctions is now on SSRN: Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate: On the Scope of Injunctions in Constitutional Litigation. I wrote this for a symposium at Lewis & Clark, which gave…
Rank this Week: 50

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2018

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

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

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

    New Volume: Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: Netherlands Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 47, 2016) is out. Contents include:The Changing Nature of Territoriality in International Law Martin Kuijer & Wouter Werner, The Paradoxical Place of Territory in…
Rank this Week: 62

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Trump Administration Is Planning Expanded Religious and Moral Exemptions For Doctor

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

    "Church Plan" Class Action Settled

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

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

    3rd Circuit: Preachers' Civil Rights Suit Dismissed On Immunity Ground
    In Karns v. Shanahan, (3rd Cir., Jan. 11, 2018), t U..S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a civil rights damage action brought by two evangelical Christian ministers who were arrested for preaching on an NJ Transit train…
Rank this Week: 52

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

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

    Patient Dumping-By the Health Care Provider

    Patient Dumping-By the Health Care Provider
    There's been a lot of buzz after that video surfaced of a hospital patient left at a bus stop just in a hospital gown. NPR ran a follow up story, Why Was A Baltimore Patient Discharged At A Bus Stop...
  • Jan 18

    Stunning Rate Increases Likely to Continue for Owners of Long-Care Insurance Policie

    Stunning Rate Increases Likely to Continue for Owners of Long-Care Insurance Policie
    The Wall Street Journal has an update article this week on the financial health of the long-term care insurance industry, detailing recent rate increases and reminding us that even with contraction of this specialized market for sellers of…
  • Jan 17

    What Does it Mean to Have a "Perfect Score" on a Cognitive Assessment Test?

    What Does it Mean to Have a "Perfect Score" on a Cognitive Assessment Test?
    I've sat in on dozens of mental acuity screening exams for individuals exhibiting indications of some form of dementia. Regarding the "perfect score" reportedly received by President Donald Trump on a mental acuity screening test…
Rank this Week: 43

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    CFP: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

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

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

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

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

    Beyond Belmora: foreign TM owner proceeds under Lanham Act and Inter-American Convention
    S.A.S. v. Latinfood U.S. Corp., Civ. No. 16-6576, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 6940696 (D.N.J. Dec. 29, 2017)Industria, a Colombian food corporation and Colombian owner of the Zenú and Ranchera marks, sued Latinfood, for reasons you can…
Rank this Week: 47

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 36

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 61

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 18

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

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

    Introducing Annegret L. Hartig

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

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

    Read On! New anthology, “Human Rights and Children”
    Honored to be a contributor to Human Rights and Children, an anthology of works in the field edited by another IntLawGrrls contributor, Hofstra Law Professor Barbara Stark. The collection’s just been issued by Edward Elgar Publishing,…
Rank this Week: 79

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stories of the DREAMer

    Stories of the DREAMer
    This morning the National Immigration Forum Action Fund launched a digital ad campaign, “America is Better with Dreamers,” urging members of Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. The ads feature Dreamers alongside pastors,…
Rank this Week: 84

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 18

    Worthington on Personal Property & the Common Law Conceptual Map

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

    Roth on District Court Activism in Criminal Justice Reform

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

    Wasserman on Universal Injunction

    Wasserman on Universal Injunction
    Howard M. Wasserman (Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law) has posted Universal, Not Nationwide, and Never Appropriate: On the Scope of Injunctions in Constitutional Litigation (Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 22, 2018)…
Rank this Week: 303

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jan 18

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 71, Number 1

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

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

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

    Torts and Self-Driving Car

    Torts and Self-Driving Car
    I’m back from my vacation, and one article that I found interesting upon my return was Mark Gestfield’s paper on tort liability and self-driving cars. He makes many sensible suggestions about how produce liability law should apply…
Rank this Week: 277

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

    Wishnev v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2018)

    Wishnev v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2018)
    Am I wrong, or does it seem like the Ninth Circuit has been certifying more and more questions to state supreme courts over the past half-dozen years or so?The Ninth Circuit certifies today yet another question to the California Supreme…
  • Jan 17

    ESP LERP v. Gascon (9th Cir. - Jan. 17, 2018)

    ESP LERP v. Gascon (9th Cir. - Jan. 17, 2018)
    When the name of the plaintiff on the caption is "Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project," you're pretty much required to read the underlying opinion, right?Of course you are.  If only to figure out what the…
  • Jan 16

    Galiea LLC v. AGCS Marine Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 16, 2018)

    Galiea LLC v. AGCS Marine Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 16, 2018)
    I've never been a scholar of Plato.  I've read the guy, sure.  But not a ton.  Nonetheless, I recognize the guy's a stud.  Name all the people you know from 2000 years ago.  Yeah.  Thought so.  When you're…
Rank this Week: 288

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 18

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

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

    Document: Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson House Intelligence Committee Interview

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

    Summary: The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

    Summary: The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
    The Senate voted 65 to 34 to extend FISA Section 702 authorities for six years on Thursday, one day before the temporary authorization was set to expire. The House passed the reauthorization measure on Jan. 11, and it will now head to…
Rank this Week: 142

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    A Bridge Too Near

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

    Double Disbarment For Billing Deceit

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

    Another Marijuana-Related Disbarment

    Another Marijuana-Related Disbarment
    The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney less than four years after his admission On June 15, 2016, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Respondent Christensen. The complaint was referred to a referee, and the referee…
Rank this Week: 244

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 228

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 182

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 200

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 131

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Retail Investors Driving Morgan Stanley's Profit

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

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

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

    A Look Back on LLCs: Ribstein Had It Right

    A Look Back on LLCs: Ribstein Had It Right
    I have had reason to look back on some foundational scholarship in LLCs recently, and one article really stood out for me. Larry Ribstein's The Deregulation of Limited Liability and the Death of Partnership. It's another snow day with…
Rank this Week: 127

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 18

    United States: Plural, Singular, or Collective?

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

    Suffolk Law Seeks Criminal / Evidence Visitor

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

    Submit To The Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Submit To The Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    This just in: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 19th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Harvard Law School on June 13-14, 2018. Twelve to twenty junior scholars…
Rank this Week: 115

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 18

    Electronic Wills Down Under and Closer to Home

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

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

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

    The Statement of Principles and Inter-Bubble Communication About Racism

    The Statement of Principles and Inter-Bubble Communication About Racism
    There has been significant controversy in Ontario over the new Law Society requirement that every licensee “adopt and to abide by a statement of principles acknowledging their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion…
Rank this Week: 246

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

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

    Foreign Objects Left in Patient

    Foreign Objects Left in Patient
    Leaving a scalpel in a patient is a common fact pattern for res ipsa loquitur, and it is in the news. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, wrote several letters to VA leaders on Tuesday...
  • Jan 16

    Chamallas on Affirmative Consent

    Chamallas on Affirmative Consent
    Martha Chamallas has posted to SSRN her contribution to the JTL symposium on the Restatement (Third) of Intentional Torts to Persons, The Elephant in the Room: Sidestepping the Affirmative Consent Debate in the Restatement (Third) of…
  • Jan 11

    ND: State Judge Rules Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional

    ND: State Judge Rules Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional
    In 1995, North Dakota passed a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Recently a state judge refused to apply the cap and reduce a non-economic damages award by $1 million: [Judge] Feland ruled the 1995 law…
Rank this Week: 199

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Case Against Weinstein’s Suppression Effort

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

    Will New Tax Law Make Everyone an Independent Contractor?

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

    Terri Beiner Named UALR Law Dean

    Terri Beiner Named UALR Law Dean
    Congratulations to Terri Beiner, who has been named dean of University of Arkansas - Little Rock School of Law. UALR is fortunate to have her at the helm! rb
Rank this Week: 198

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

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

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

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

    The passing of Geoff Hazard

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

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

    AALS Annual Meeting Section on Professional Responsibility Events Saturday, 1/6
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. We...
Rank this Week: 249

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 15

    NYSBA Offers an Advanced Legal Writing Seminar

    NYSBA Offers an Advanced Legal Writing Seminar
    The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will offer an Advanced Legal Writing seminar with Justice Gerald Lebovits, a New York City judge since 2001 and president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices.…
  • Jan 14

    First Call for Presentation Proposals - Global Legal Skills Conference - Melbourne, Australia (Dec. 9-12, 2018)

    First Call for Presentation Proposals - Global Legal Skills Conference - Melbourne, Australia (Dec. 9-12, 2018)
    Global Legal Skills Conference 13 Melbourne, Australia December 9-12, 2018 Co-Sponsored by Melbourne Law School and The John Marshall Law School-Chicago, in cooperation with the Legal Writing Institute, the American Bar Association Section on…
  • Jan 9

    Washington and Lee is Hiring

    Washington and Lee is Hiring
    Washington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice and Legal Writing Instructor. Responsibilities of the Instructor include teaching two sections of first-year legal…
Rank this Week: 180

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 186

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jan 12

    January 12 Community Letter

    January 12 Community Letter
    Today, I wrote to the Andover community with an update on new and ongoing initiatives to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. My full message can be read online.
  • Sep 19

    “Knowledge and Goodness: The Andover Campaign” launch speech

    “Knowledge and Goodness: The Andover Campaign” launch speech
    John Palfrey Remarks at Capital Campaign Launch Andover, MA September 2017 Thank you, Dana Delany, for your kind introduction and for everything you’ve done for Andover over the years. I also want to thank Peter Currie and the board of…
  • Sep 13

    Opening All School Meeting, Phillips Academy, 2017-2018

    Opening All School Meeting, Phillips Academy, 2017-2018
    All-School Meeting John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy September 13, 2017 Good morning, Andover!  I am psyched to see you all here. The main point of this All School Meeting is simply for us to gather, in one space, ……
Rank this Week: 238

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Turk on Securitization

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

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

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

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Mark Hayden Adams, Note, Insider Trading Law That Works: Using Newman and Salman to Update Dirks's Personal Benefit Standard, 49 Loy. L.…
Rank this Week: 183

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jan 10

    SCOTUSblog symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra

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

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

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

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

    Thousands Circle North Carolina's Busiest Abortion Clinic As Anti-Choice Group Marches On
    Rewire (Dec. 2, 2017): Thousands Circle North Carolina's Busiest Abortion Clinic As Anti-Choice Group Marches On, by Robin Marty: Last Saturday, Love Life Charlotte (LLC), a local anti-choice group, conducted its final event of the year. For…
Rank this Week: 242

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 9

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study
    A new and really fascinating case study about environmental mass tort litigation against Du Pont was posted recently by the NBER. You can find the piece here. It demonstrates how a company came to ignore the injuries that its product...
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
Rank this Week: 165

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 168

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 117

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

Law and economics, and intellectual property by Tom W. Bell and Glen Whitman

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog
    Is anyone still checking this blog in the hope that I might start blogging again? If so, you're in luck! To publicize my new book, Economics of the Undead (co-edited with James Dow and featuring chapters written by 20+ other authors), I…
  • Sep 13

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System
    There’s a meme floating around that the storyline of Breaking Bad constitutes a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. The latest entry is this comic strip, which says that if Breaking Bad had been set in the U.K., it would…
  • Aug 5

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism
    Everyone’s talking about the lab-grown meat burger. I’ve been expecting this for years, and I think it’s extremely cool. I love me some science, and I’d totally give the burger a try. But let’s suppose the…
Rank this Week: 226

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
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