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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Oct 22

    Redress and Reparations: A Call for Paper

    Redress and Reparations: A Call for Paper
    Tulane (New Orleans) will host a March 16-17, 2018 international conference on "Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law." The conference organizers are seeking scholarly contributions for this…
  • Oct 19

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School
    Barrister Claire McCann writes in the Oxford Human Rights Hub about a recent United Kingdom Court of Appeal case concluding that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. According to McCann, "[i]n HM Chief Inspector of Education,…
  • Oct 18

    Before 5:00 am

    Before 5:00 am
    Jonathan Todres The shuttle to Logan airport picked me up at 4:40 am. I had given a presentation the day before and was returning home early in time to teach my afternoon class. If you haven’t been on the road...
Rank this Week: 10

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 22

    Book on How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide

    Book on How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide
    John Abraham Rev., published a book entitled, How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide (2017). Provided below is a summary of the book: This is a comprehensive manual for anybody reaching the end of life,...
  • Oct 22

    Article on Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016

    Article on Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016
    Joseph Charles Campbell recently posted an Article entitled, Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This review of the latest…
  • Oct 21

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'
    John Mee recently posted an Article entitled, 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts', Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article considers the nature and future of…
Rank this Week: 25

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Oct 13

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs, The Conversation My Sudden Synaesthesia: How I Went Blind and Started Hearing Colours, Mosaic Science Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains, The Atlantic…
  • Oct 12

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee" GENE M. HEYMAN, Boston College - Department of Psychology SCOTT O. LILIENFELD, Emory University - Emory College of Arts and Sciences STEPHEN…
  • Oct 11

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability" CHRISTOPHER SLOBOGIN, Vanderbilt University - Law School Most scholars who have written about the role of…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Oct 25

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now
    USA Today (Oct. 20, 2017): Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now, by Richard Wolf: A federal appeals court sought a compromise solution Friday in a dispute between a 17-year-old undocumented teenager who wants an abortion and…
  • Oct 16

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate
    Devex (Oct. 3, 2017): In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocates, by Christin Roby: In West Africa, young people are receiving training from health professionals and becoming community-based family planning…
  • Oct 13

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule
    The Guardian (Oct. 11, 2017): Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules On Wednesday, India's supreme court ruled against an sexual assault law exception which allowed men to have sex with girls as young as 15 years...
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Oct 22

    Slavery and the Humanitie

    Slavery and the Humanitie
    I'm delighted to say that I'm going to be at the University of Florida at the end of the week to talk about slavery and southern universities, as part of the University of Florida's humanities center discussion on grand questions...
  • Oct 21

    Hope and Cagney

    Hope and Cagney
       
  • Oct 20

    INTERROGATING ETHNOGRAPHY BOOK LAUNCH -- TODAY

    INTERROGATING ETHNOGRAPHY BOOK LAUNCH -- TODAY
    Updates: The Saturday morning session will begin at 10:00 (not 9:30). The Saturday sessions been approved by Illinois for two general MCLE credits, and the Saturday afternoon session has been approved for two professionalism credits. Please…
Rank this Week: 52

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 82

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 22

    TPS Extension Deadlines for Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua

    TPS Extension Deadlines for Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
    Nick Miroff writes in the Washington Post about upcoming extension deadlines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians and certain Central Americans. (Country-specific deadlines available on the USCIS TPS page). TPS is statutorily…
  • Oct 22

    Army Tightens Rules For Immigrants Joining As A Path To Citizenship

    Army Tightens Rules For Immigrants Joining As A Path To Citizenship
    NPR's Melissa Block talks with Margaret Stock, a retired U.S. Army officer, immigration attorney, and law professor, who created a program to recruit skilled immigrants. She says the new rules will bring down enlistment. KJ Related articles…
  • Oct 21

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf
    Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf, Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, 2016 Abstract In the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), passed in 2010, Congress provided that only “lawfully…
Rank this Week: 92

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 22

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Oct 20

    Good Old Hyperlink

    Good Old Hyperlink
    By the time I was figuring out my stance on artificial intelligence, the legal tech talk had already moved on to blockchain. So I decided to write about something even more outdated – hyperlinks. Links are the backbone of (legal)…
  • Oct 19

    Quebec’s Religious Neutrality of the State Bill Passed

    Quebec’s Religious Neutrality of the State Bill Passed
    An amended version of Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for religious accommodation requests in certain bodies to foster respect for religious neutrality of the state…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Oct 20

    Supreme Court Fellows Program – Call for Application

    Supreme Court Fellows Program – Call for Application
    The Supreme Court Fellows Commission is accepting applications through November 3, 2017, for one-year fellowships to begin in August or September 2018. The Commission will select four talented individuals to engage in the work of the Supreme…
  • Oct 20

    More from the archive

    More from the archive
    To continue my previous posts on the lost history of police misconduct in Chicago…. In 1959, the Illinois ACLU published a small pamphlet—Secret Detention by the Chicago Police. The report studied (and condemned) a specific Chicago police…
  • Oct 19

    Direct Republican Democracy?

    Direct Republican Democracy?
    A recent article in Slate explains that Camilo Casas is running for Boulder City Council on a unique platform: he will use an app to allow the city's voters to tell him how to vote "on any issue up for a vote before the council."…
Rank this Week: 80

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Minister May Move Ahead With "As Applied" Challenge to Disturbing-The-Peace Ordinance

    Minister May Move Ahead With "As Applied" Challenge to Disturbing-The-Peace Ordinance
    In Roy v City of Monroe, (WD LA, Oct. 19, 2017), a Louisiana federal district court allowed plaintiff Clarence Roy to move ahead with an "as applied" First Amendment challenge to Monroe, Louisiana's disturbing-the-peace ordinance. …
  • Oct 20

    No Unemployment Benefits Where Religious Objections Leading To Resignation Were Not Disclosed

    No Unemployment Benefits Where Religious Objections Leading To Resignation Were Not Disclosed
    In Kelly v. Unemployment Compensation Review Board, (Commonwealth Ct. PA, Oct. 17, 2017), a Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed the denial of unemployment compensation benefits to an employee who resigned her job for religious reasons, but…
  • Oct 20

    Quebec Enacts New Religious Neutrality Law

    Quebec Enacts New Religious Neutrality Law
    In Canada in Wednesday, Quebec's National Assembly passed Bill 62 (full text) which is designed to assure that those providing government services, including subsidized educational institutions, adhere to principles of religious…
Rank this Week: 117

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Oct 19

    Is the Schock Case Unraveling?

    Is the Schock Case Unraveling?
    It's not every day that a federal district judge accuses the government of misleading the Court and demands corrective action. But it's happening in the Urbana Division of the Central District of Illinois. I posted here in March regarding…
  • Sep 21

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.
    I was on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night and he asked me whether Bob Mueller was guilty of "mission creep on a grand scale" by investigating "financial dealings going back some years." Presumably this was a reference…
  • Sep 16

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
Rank this Week: 96

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: 67

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • Oct 26

    O'Neill Institute

    O'Neill Institute
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  • Oct 6

    NAFTA

    NAFTA
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Rank this Week: 320

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: 559

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 274

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Oct 22

    What's More Important: Social Skills or Academic Knowledge?

    What's More Important: Social Skills or Academic Knowledge?
    The answer may be social skills. From Quartz: New research from the Sutton Trust, a British foundation focused on social mobility, finds that 88% of young people, 94% of employers, and 97% of teachers say these so-called life skills are...
  • Oct 21

    Advice on Writing Appellate Brief

    Advice on Writing Appellate Brief
    Recently, the Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo and Lana Ivy presented a webinar “Why It Is Advantageous to Use Appellate Attorneys for Cases on Appeal” hosted by The Knowledge Group. From the Harris Beach firm blog, here are their critical…
  • Oct 20

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement
    Here, we’re talking about students who claim they deserve better grades, because they feel entitled to them. Here is an academic definition of “entitlement”: “a self-centered disposition characterized by a general disregard for…
Rank this Week: 2357

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/
  • Oct 22

    Green on The Legal Enforcement of Integrity

    Green on The Legal Enforcement of Integrity
    Stuart P. Green (Rutgers Law School) has posted The Legal Enforcement of Integrity (Christian B. Miller and Ryan West (eds.), Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Talk of “integrity” is…
  • Oct 22

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Amicus Brief of Professor Orin S. Kerr in Carpenter v. United States, 16-402 Orin S. Kerr The George Washington University Law School Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 865 2. Forensic...
  • Oct 21

    Struve on Inmate Appeal

    Struve on Inmate Appeal
    Catherine T. Struve (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Federal Rules of Inmate Appeals (Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 50 (2018, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure turn…
Rank this Week: 417

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/
  • Oct 22

    Mike Hayden on the Most Disruptive Element in the World Today

    Mike Hayden on the Most Disruptive Element in the World Today
    Earlier this month, George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security hosted its annual conference on the Ethos and Profession of Intelligence, an event that is co-sponsored by the CIA. This year’s event…
  • Oct 22

    Travel Ban 3.0: Maryland District Court Orders Preliminary Injunction

    Travel Ban 3.0: Maryland District Court Orders Preliminary Injunction
    On Oct. 17, 2017, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an opinion and an order enjoining the implementation of President Trump’s latest travel ban. This round of litigation concerns…
  • Oct 22

    Can We Stop Terrorist Vehicular Attacks?

    Can We Stop Terrorist Vehicular Attacks?
    Editor’s Note: Among the many terrifying forms of violence ISIS and other terrorist groups are using, one of the newest, and deadliest, is the use of cars and trucks to run down innocent people. So far, governments have struggled in…
Rank this Week: 2746

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Tax Panel At Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting At Marquette

    Tax Panel At Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting At Marquette
    Tax Panel at this weekend's Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting at Marquette: Christopher Cotropia (Richmond) & Kyle Rozema (Chicago), Who Would Benefit from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey…
  • Oct 22

    WSJ: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?

    WSJ: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?
    Wall Street Journal Essay: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?, by Alan Jacobs (Baylor): Last year, as the fire and fury of the presidential election were intensifying and people all around me were growing more and more hostile…
  • Oct 22

    Brunson: Brigham Young v. The Bureau of Internal Revenue — Tithing And The Income Tax

    Brunson: Brigham Young v. The Bureau of Internal Revenue — Tithing And The Income Tax
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Brigham Young vs. The Bureau of Internal Revenue: In 1871, Brigham Young, the president and trustee-in-trust of the Mormon church, decided to end the church’s practice of tithing, a significant source of…
Rank this Week: 403

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
Rank this Week: 1040

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/
  • Oct 22

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (October 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (October 22, 2017)
    "Why the American justice system failed miserably in its responsibility to hold Wall Street accountable" https://t.co/Lpp70hyET0 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) October 20, 2017 "PwC is launching a new service that…
  • Oct 21

    New Essay on Mutual Funds' Fiduciary Obligations When Voting Share

    New Essay on Mutual Funds' Fiduciary Obligations When Voting Share
    Readers of the blog know that a few months ago, the University of Tennessee hosted a BLPB symposium, with essays to be published in a forthcoming volume of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. It was a terrific amount...
  • Oct 20

    American University Washington Seeks Business Law Application

    American University Washington Seeks Business Law Application
    American University Washington College of Law is seeking applications, both entry-level and lateral, for tenure-track or tenured appointment to the faculty. The law school is looking at several areas, but fields of particular need are…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Oct 22

    Kotkin in Washington Post: Confidential Settlements Protect Sexual Harasser

    Kotkin in Washington Post: Confidential Settlements Protect Sexual Harasser
    Congratulations to Minna Kotkin (Brooklyn) on her fine article in today's Washington Post on how confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements undermine the enforcement of Title VII's prohibition of sexual harassment. Here's an excerpt: A…
  • Oct 18

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .
    Ben Sachs and Noah Zatz have an op-ed in the New York Times today arguing that they believe that the NFL players' national anthem protests are protected under various legal theories, mirroring some of their early writings that Rick posted...
  • Oct 16

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Oct 22

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Corpus Linguistic

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Corpus Linguistic
    Introduction Law students quickly learn that the interpretation of legal texts is an important component of legal practice. Legal disputes frequently turn on the meaning of a contract, will, rule, regulation, statute, or constitutional…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Impeachment" by Sunstein

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Impeachment" by Sunstein
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Impeachment by Cass Sunstein. Here is the abstract: As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is…
  • Oct 21

    Download of the Week: "Originalism" by Sunstein

    Download of the Week: "Originalism" by Sunstein
    The Download of the Week is Originalism by Cass R. Sunstein. Here is the abstract: Originalism might be defended on two very different grounds. The first is that it is in some sense mandatory – for example, that it follows...
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Oct 22

    Ethics Of Spam Filter

    Ethics Of Spam Filter
    The best Florida ethics blog - sunEthics - has a recent post of interest Firm had duty to have sufficient procedures to ensure timely receipt of orders, and in using email system without safeguards or oversight firm could not claim...
  • Oct 22

    Not Grounded In Reality

    Not Grounded In Reality
    This complaint was dismissed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Plaintiff alleges that she married Jason Kelsey, a professor at Muhlenberg College, "by proxy," and "by telepathy."…
  • Oct 20

    Duty To Advise Elderly Client At Issue In Maryland Bar Discipline Matter

    Duty To Advise Elderly Client At Issue In Maryland Bar Discipline Matter
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued its reasons for an order of disbarment entered the day after oral argument. The attorney had defaulted below McLaughlin did not appear at the Circuit Court hearing on March 20, 2017. The hearing...
Rank this Week: 975

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 413

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 345

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Oct 22

    Congratulations to Goldie Pritchard

    Congratulations to Goldie Pritchard
    Congratulations to our Contributing Editor, Goldie Pritchard, for being awarding a Top Ten Blog Posts badge from Texas Bar Today for her post on October 11th entitled MPRE Frenzy. The post can be found here in case you missed it.
  • Oct 21

    Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

    Assistant Professor Position at La Verne
    Announcement of a position for Assistant Professor in the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR) at the University of La Verne College of Law. This position is a contract faculty position with voting rights (except on tenure and…
  • Oct 20

    Registration Deadline for WCCASP Conference is Today!

    Registration Deadline for WCCASP Conference is Today!
    Today is the deadline for registration!!!! The link is here: Registration for WCCASP West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Sixth Annual Conference: Lost in Translation Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA…
Rank this Week: 3971

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 22

    Events and Announcements: October 22, 2017

    Events and Announcements: October 22, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcement ASIL presents “International Law and the Trump Administration: The Use of Force under International Law” Online, Monday, October 30 at 2:00 PM ET. This live online…
  • Oct 17

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere
    by Malcolm Jorgensen by Malcolm Jorgensen [Malcolm Jorgensen is a Research Fellow at the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “International Law–Rise or Decline?”] In their new book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to…
  • Oct 8

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors…
Rank this Week: 4513

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Oct 22

    Our Need For The Sacred – Part 2

    Our Need For The Sacred – Part 2
    I continue to reflect on General Kelly’s invocation of the word “sacred” in his presser Thursday past.  They general opined that there seems to be nothing sacred left in America – a sentiment that I share. …
  • Oct 21

    Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC from Boston

    Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC from Boston
  • Oct 20

    Our Need For The Sacred

    Our Need For The Sacred
    The host has made the point for several days that the entire Gold Star Family episode is dangerous territory.  And as this story has grown, and grown, and grown – it has turned extraordinarily ugly.  However, General…
Rank this Week: 2269

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 22

    More Women Unfaithful

    More Women Unfaithful
    From CNN: One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel's new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning. Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they've been…
  • Oct 21

    Guardianship

    Guardianship
    From the New Yorker: Guardianship derives from the state’s parens patriae power, its duty to act as a parent for those considered too vulnerable to care for themselves. “The King shall have the custody of the lands of natural fools,...
  • Oct 20

    Divorce is Genetic

    Divorce is Genetic
    From PsyPost: Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families — and genetic factors are the primary explanation, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia…
Rank this Week: 428

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: 3958

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/
  • Oct 21

    Is Your Law School an Institutional Member of Scribes?

    Is Your Law School an Institutional Member of Scribes?
    Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--has individual and institutional memberships. Any ABA-approved law school, federal or state appellate court, or law firm may become an institutional member. Institutional membership entitles…
  • Oct 13

    Darby Dickerson Wins the 2018 AALS Section Award for Her Significant Lifetime Contributions to Legal Research and Writing

    Darby Dickerson Wins the 2018 AALS Section Award for Her Significant Lifetime Contributions to Legal Research and Writing
    Darby Dickerson, Dean of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section Award from the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. This…
  • Sep 29

    Registration Open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher

    Registration Open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher
    Here's a reminder that registration is now open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Annual Conference. The Conference will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30-4:30, at the University of Connecticut School of…
Rank this Week: 3960

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Ignorance

    Ignorance
    “We live, we are told, in a ‘knowledge society’ during the ‘Information Age.’ Indeed, we carry small devices that give us access to an enormous portion of human knowledge and allow us to share information,…
  • Oct 20

    The Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination & the Right of Resistance to Occupation

    The Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination & the Right of Resistance to Occupation
    There are only two ways. The one currently pursued by the Israeli government, in all its agencies, is the path of violent, stubborn coercion. The extreme nationalists of the Israeli right have a vision that is easy enough to comprehend; it is…
  • Oct 16

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography
    The first draft of my latest—82nd—bibliography, “Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis,” is now available. 
Rank this Week: 986

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
  • Oct 21

    Conference on International Sales, London, 16-17 April 2018

    Conference on International Sales, London, 16-17 April 2018
    King’s College School of Law is organising a conference on Unity and Diversity in the Law of the International Sale of Goods. This conference will bring together prominent academics and practitioners from all over the world to…
  • Oct 20

    Conferenza annuale: Corti europee e giudici nazionali

    Conferenza annuale: Corti europee e giudici nazionali
    On 30 October 2017 the Jean Monnet Module on European Civil Procedure will host its annual conference on ‘Corti europee e giudici nazionali’ in Milan. The conference language is Italian. For further information see here.
  • Oct 20

    Cross-Border Business Crisis: a Conference in Rome

    Cross-Border Business Crisis: a Conference in Rome
    On 3-4 November 2017 the LUISS «Guido Carli» University School of Law, with the support of the International Law Association (Italian Branch) and the auspices of the International Insolvency Institute, will host in Rome a…
Rank this Week: 270

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
  • Oct 21

    Nothing so Lovely as a Tree

    Nothing so Lovely as a Tree
    The books featured in this third top on our gallery tour—the case “Diagramming the Law”—all use images to overcome the limits of language for conveying complex legal and conceptual analysis. We think they can point us…
  • Oct 20

    Kozinski reviews new book — THE JUDGE: 26 MACHIAVELLIAN LESSONS

    Kozinski reviews new book — THE JUDGE: 26 MACHIAVELLIAN LESSONS
    So you thought a judge’s job is to be fair and impartial? To renounce personal gain? To have no agenda? According to Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover in their new book, The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons, that’s all…
  • Oct 20

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 10.20.17

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 10.20.17
    Some news from the world of law and humanities. Some Conferences, Calls for Papers, and Calls for Panelists   The American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy,  Barry University Law School Student Chapter,…
Rank this Week: 356

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    UVA Law is digitizing "the 336 legal texts catalogued by the University librarian in 1828."  They are “part of a group of roughly 8,000 legal texts deemed critical for education in law by Thomas Jefferson.”  H/t: The…
  • Oct 20

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture
    [This just in from a Finnish friend.]We are excited to begin work with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence that will continue to work of the Revisiting the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964 project. The CoE will begin…
  • Oct 20

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act
    Kristin E. Hickman and Gerald Kerska, University of Minnesota School of Law, have posted Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act, which is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review:Should Treasury regulations and IRS guidance documents be…
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • Oct 20

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?
    Most of us who have had to read hundreds of commercial contracts for either our jobs as lawyers or for our research have also necessarily read lots of “choice-of-law” provisions. I know I have. But I am also embarrassed to...
  • Oct 17

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute
    The NBER summer institutes are where the fanciest economists go. Anusha Chari and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham have a cool new paper looking at the gender gaps in who gets on the schedule for the NBER summer institutes. Here is their basic...
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
Rank this Week: 323

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 20

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
    Shortly before the inauguration, Steve Mnuchin discussed the incoming administration's tax plans and announced the Mnuchin Rule--that "[a]ny reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be…
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove
    There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here and here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that...
  • Oct 9

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
Rank this Week: 4524

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    PropertyProfs Singer, Atuahene, & Epstein Head to Texas A&M for Workshop

    PropertyProfs Singer, Atuahene, & Epstein Head to Texas A&M for Workshop
    If anyone is in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, Texas A&M has a fantastic line-up of property professors coming to town this academic year. Check them out below!: If you have a property professor coming to speak at your school, contact...
  • Oct 5

    DEAN SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    DEAN SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    From our good friend and fellow property law prof Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M), see the following: Dean, Texas A&M University School of Law Fort Worth, Texas October 3, 2017 Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications…
Rank this Week: 414

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Oct 20

    A History of the Word "Ladies"

    A History of the Word "Ladies"
    Jessica Halem and Jen Manion, Why Do You Call Us Ladies? History, Gender and Manners in Public Life It seems as if the term ‘ladies’ has made a comeback in public life. No matter where we are — in a...<img…
  • Oct 18

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood
    Kate Cairns, Josée Johnston & Merin Oleschuk, Calibrating Extremes: The Balancing Act of Maternal Foodwork When it comes to feeding children, mothers today must avoid the appearance of caring too little, or too much. Either extreme…
  • Oct 18

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada
    Jena McGill & Daphne Gilbert, Of Promise and Peril: The Court and Equality Rights, 78 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 235 (2017) In this brief reflection, we look back on 32 years of equality advocacy and outcomes at the Supreme...<img…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Oct 20

    [Orin Kerr] The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crime

    [Orin Kerr] The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crime
    An interesting Fourth Amendment issue has come up in debates over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This is the authority, some will recall, that allows the government to collect from inside the…
  • Oct 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Interesting obituary related to the Carswell Supreme Court nomination

    [Eugene Volokh] Interesting obituary related to the Carswell Supreme Court nomination
    From Adam Bernstein, writing in The Post today: James E. Clayton, a judge’s son who in 1960 became The Washington Post’s first full-time U.S. Supreme Court reporter and later wrote stinging editorials that helped deny federal…
  • Oct 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Hold music

    [Eugene Volokh] Hold music
    I realize this might make me sound curmudgeonly, but here’s what strikes me as a needless source of annoyance: Hold music with vocals. I’m fine with being put on hold occasionally, but I want to be able to work effectively while…
Rank this Week: 561

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 20

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Yesterday I blogged about Day 1 of the international sharing economy conference, titled “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy.” Today the Conference resumed in Amsterdam and included a fascinating roundtable with…
  • Oct 19

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Today the “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy” Conference got underway in Amsterdam. In contrast to many academic conferences, the explicit goal here is to bring together a truly wide array of actors in the…
  • Oct 19

    Chris Long, Philanthropist

    Chris Long, Philanthropist
    On NPR this morning, I heard that Chris Long, a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is donating his entire year’s salary to various charitable organizations that provide scholarships and support to underserved youth. (He already…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • Oct 20

    These Are the Good Old Days?

    These Are the Good Old Days?
    Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise ……
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
Rank this Week: 548

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 20

    Cultivating Self-Directedness among Law Student

    Cultivating Self-Directedness among Law Student
    The Legal Academy’s efforts to respond to the Carnegie Report’s call for more attention to the “third apprenticeship,” i.e., helping law students to develop a “professional identity,” continues to gain…
  • Oct 9

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being
    In his August 21, 2017 blog, John Lande offered cogent observations about the new report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.  Noting the…
  • Oct 1

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development
    Earlier this week, Forbes contributor Mark A. Cohen discussed what he calls “the interdependency — and misalignment —   of law school stakeholders.”  Cohen refers to a comment in a recent…
Rank this Week: 2733