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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/
  • Feb 23

    [Orin Kerr] Final Pre-Argument Thoughts on the Microsoft Case

    [Orin Kerr] Final Pre-Argument Thoughts on the Microsoft Case
    (cross-posted at Lawfare) I have blogged a lot over the last two years on the pending case of United States v. Microsoft, the case on whether Microsoft must comply with a search warrant for foreign-stored e-mails. With oral argument scheduled…
  • Feb 23

    [Ilya Somin] Voting with Your Feet Does Not Lead to Segregation

    [Ilya Somin] Voting with Your Feet Does Not Lead to Segregation
    A longstanding concern about "voting with your feet" is the fear that it will increase racial and ethnic segregation. Given the opportunity, most people might choose to "stick to their own kind" or at least avoid historically unpopular…
  • Feb 23

    [Eugene Volokh] Dangerous Radical

    [Eugene Volokh] Dangerous Radical
    KATC (Josh Meny) reports: Deputies say they searched the teenager's home after a tip came in that he was planning to bring a gun to school on Wednesday spread through social media. "He committed no crime. He was the victim of the ole…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 11

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 24

    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at King's College in London

    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at King's College in London
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at King's College in London. See here. Of note (given Makan Delrahim's speech earlier this week): Let me touch briefly on innovation in the context of digitalization and online…
  • Feb 23

    Innovation Spillover and Merger Decision

    Innovation Spillover and Merger Decision
    Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, University of Western Ontario - Huron University College and Saeed Moshiri, University of Saskatchewan - Saint Thomas More College analyze Innovation Spillover and Merger Decisions. ABSTRACT: Merger activities in…
  • Feb 23

    European Cartel Criminalisation and Regulation 1/2003: Avoiding Potential Problem

    European Cartel Criminalisation and Regulation 1/2003: Avoiding Potential Problem
    Peter Whelan, Leeds explains European Cartel Criminalisation and Regulation 1/2003: Avoiding Potential Problems. ABSTRACT: There is a growing tendency within the EU to criminalise ‘hard core’ cartel activity. It is frequently argued that…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Feb 24

    The Brussels jurisdictional regime at 50. A conference at Leuven on 23 March.

    The Brussels jurisdictional regime at 50. A conference at Leuven on 23 March.
      (Sharing from GAVC LAW) In 2018 we celebrate the 50th year since the adoption of the 1968 Brussels Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The 1968 attempt to facilitate the free…
  • Feb 24

    EU Public Consultation on the Service and Evidence Regulation

    EU Public Consultation on the Service and Evidence Regulation
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the modernisation of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters in the EU (Revision of Regulation (EC) 1393/2007 on service of documents and Regulation (EC) 1206/2001 on…
  • Feb 21

    Save the date: Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lectures on 15 June 2018

    Save the date: Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lectures on 15 June 2018
    On 15 June 2018 Prof. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M. (Yale) will host the 4th round of the Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lectures. The Lectures take place in the Senatssaal of Humboldt-University and start at 2pm. This year’s speakers are:…
Rank this Week: 33

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 21

    Bringas-Rodriguez v. Session

    Bringas-Rodriguez v. Session
    Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Feb. 21, 2018 “The statute allows for asylum for those who were persecuted based on sexual orientation and I think this makes sure that asylum is available to those…
  • Feb 21

    Local zoning is getting in the way of housing

    Local zoning is getting in the way of housing
    Ethan Elkind co-writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 21, 2018 Too many California cities and counties impose zoning restrictions that make it practically impossible to build low-cost, walkable housing. For decades, state leaders have allowed…
  • Feb 20

    Learning to let go: Layoff advice for startup GC

    Learning to let go: Layoff advice for startup GC
    Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, Feb. 20, 2018 Due to the temporary and at times turbulent nature of startups, layoffs happen. … with relative regularity and are completely normal. And startup general counsel is often squarely in…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Feb 24

    American Journal of Legal History, March 2018

    American Journal of Legal History, March 2018
    I'm delighted to report that the March 2018 issue of the American Journal of Legal History is up on the web and that the hard copy will be arriving in subscribers' mailboxes shortly. The table of contents is as follows:...
  • Feb 23

    The Superseding Indictments in the Manafort and Gates case

    The Superseding Indictments in the Manafort and Gates case
    As just about everyone knows by now, Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed superseding indictments against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates in federal court on Thursday. But the most important…
  • Feb 23

    Fugitive Slaves as Constitutional Actor

    Fugitive Slaves as Constitutional Actor
    When constitutional law professors talk about constitutional law, they most often refer to court cases, especially the United States Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution. However, I am more interested in popular…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Culture in Law and Development" by Cao

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Culture in Law and Development" by Cao
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change. Here is a description: The growth of international law in the post-World War II era stemmed partly from the belief that universal norms would make…
  • Feb 24

    Download of the Week: "Passive Avoidance" by Krishnakumar

    Download of the Week: "Passive Avoidance" by Krishnakumar
    Anita S. Krishnakumar (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Passive Avoidance on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In its nascent years, the Roberts Court quickly developed a reputation — and drew sharp criticism — for using the...
  • Feb 23

    Liu on Schmitt & Global Constitutionalism

    Liu on Schmitt & Global Constitutionalism
    Han Liu (Tsinghua University - School of Law) has posted Carl Schmitt Redux: Law and the Political in Contemporary Global Constitutionalism (Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World: Reorienting the Political (Carl K. Y.…
Rank this Week: 46

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 49

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Olympic squirrel.

    The Olympic squirrel.
    WATCH OUT SQUIRREL. pic.twitter.com/rtQ94MQeDj— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 24, 2018
  • Feb 24

    No, he was talking about Clinton.

    No, he was talking about Clinton.
    (Link.)
  • Feb 24

    #powerofthestash.

    #powerofthestash.
    #powerofthestash pic.twitter.com/RjsB5h2a5C— Green Bay Packers (@packers) February 24, 2018
Rank this Week: 67

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 24

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Lesson From The Tax Court: The Phantom Of The Tax Code—Discharge Of Indebtedness LSAT Test-Takers Surge 29.7% In December; 19.2% Yearly Rise Would Be Highest In 16 Years Tax Reform And IRS Resistance WSJ: Admissions…
  • Feb 24

    College Consultant Charged $1.5 Million To Get Child Admitted To Ivy League

    College Consultant Charged $1.5 Million To Get Child Admitted To Ivy League
    Inside Higher Ed, $1.5 Million to Get Into an Ivy: In 2005, Inside Higher Ed reported that a leading private college consultant was charging $9,999 each to 10 attendees for a weekend "boot camp" on college admissions. The idea that…
  • Feb 24

    WSJ Pass-Through Businesses Are Rethinking Their Status In Wake Of New Tax Law:

    WSJ Pass-Through Businesses Are Rethinking Their Status In Wake Of New Tax Law:
    Wall Street Journal, Pass-Through Businesses Are Rethinking Their Status in Wake of Tax Law: As business owners pore through the new tax law, many are asking themselves a fundamental question: Will changing how their company is structured cut…
Rank this Week: 71

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 73

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Lewis and Clark Law School Symposium: The Immigration Nexus: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Identity

    Lewis and Clark Law School Symposium: The Immigration Nexus: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Identity
    Lewis and Clark Law School Symposium: The Immigration Nexus: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Identity, March 9, 2018 Here is the program. The symposium will feature cutting-edge scholarship on contemporary immigration issues, particularly…
  • Feb 24

    President Trump reads 'The Snake,' repurposed as anti-immigrant poem

    President Trump reads 'The Snake,' repurposed as anti-immigrant poem
    CNN reports that President Donald Trump yesterday at the 2018 Conservative Political Action conference read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake," reverting to a campaign staple that he has used to criticize U.S.…
  • Feb 23

    The March 5 DACA Deadline, Explained

    The March 5 DACA Deadline, Explained
    Dara Lind at Vox has a helpful, layperson's explanation on the meaning of the March 5, 2018 "deadline" associated with DACA, including how the unwinding of DACA really began on September 5, 2017 (the date the Trump Administration…
Rank this Week: 81

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
  • Feb 23

    Nevada’s Ratification of the ERA

    Nevada’s Ratification of the ERA
    I’ve posted before about my research into the issue of whether or how Congress can declare the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution ratified if enough states vote yes, notwithstanding the prior imposition of a…
  • Feb 22

    Am I A Member of the Press?

    Am I A Member of the Press?
    I’m prompted to ask this question by Sonja West’s new article in the California Law Review, which discusses, inter alia, the Press Clause of the First Amendment. To the extent that either a legislature or a court gives…
  • Feb 22

    Switch-Hitting Judge

    Switch-Hitting Judge
    By which I mean, I’m trying to think of judges who were great at conducting trials and at considering appeals. There are many who have done both, but how many of them were great at both? I welcome nominees.
Rank this Week: 82

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 86

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Feb 23

    No Stay For Revoked Doctor

    No Stay For Revoked Doctor
    The Delaware Superior Court denied a stipulated application for a stay of an order revoking a medical license of a doctor who Appellant is a physician whose license was revoked by the Board of Medical Practice and Licensure for, in...
  • Feb 23

    DRIP

    DRIP
    An attorney admitted in 1992 has been charged with misconduct in her own divorce by the North Carolina State Bar. The marriage took place in October 2006. At the time, her spouse had an account with Duke Energy Dividend Reinvestment...
  • Feb 23

    Google Immune

    Google Immune
    Google is not liable for content posted by a user per a decision issued today by the United States Court of Appeals fo.r the District of Columbia Circuit Offended by a third-party blog post, Plaintiff Dawn Bennett (Bennett) and her...
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Feb 21

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law has just published a symposium volume on FiftyYears of Class Actions - A Global Perspective. It's chock full of interesting ideas and features a keynote from Professor Arthur Miller (NYU). Here's the table of…
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Feb 24

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their rebuttal to the memo on alleged surveillance abuses prepared by Chairman Devin Nunes. The rebuttal memo is available in full below.   Hmtg 115 ig00 20180205 sd002…
  • Feb 24

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov
    Vasily Maklakov was a political reformer in pre-revolution Russia who offered his country an alternative to radicalism that it chose to forego. This week, I speak to Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who in his…
  • Feb 24

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    It has been a busy week for the special counsel investigation. Timothy Edgar argued that the special counsel’s indictment of Russian hackers will not make Russia behave as the 2014 indictment of Chinese hackers in United States v. Wang…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 101

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Christian Group Challenges College's Speech Zone Policy

    Christian Group Challenges College's Speech Zone Policy
    A lawsuit was filed this week in a Georgia federal district court by a Christian apologetics club against administrators of Kennesaw State University challenging the school's speech zone policy.  The complaint (full text) in Ratio…
  • Feb 23

    College Coach Sues Alleging He Was Not Hired Because of His Jewish Heritage

    College Coach Sues Alleging He Was Not Hired Because of His Jewish Heritage
    A Title VII lawsuit was filed in Louisiana federal district court this week by a former assistant football coach at the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College.  Plaintiff Joshua Bonadona, whose mother is Jewish, was raised in the Jewish…
  • Feb 22

    Americans United Names New Executive Director

    Americans United Names New Executive Director
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced yesterday that  Rachel K. Laser has been appointed its new Executive Director.  Laser has had extensive experience in non-profit advocacy, having worked for Planned…
Rank this Week: 100

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Go on! The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    Go on! The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school, is accepting applications! The 13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school is on its way! This year’s school will take place in the picturesque Lido…
  • Feb 21

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)
    The sudden news of the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. David Caron, fills me with sad thoughts and happy memories. Years ago, when I was starting out in international law, David – then a chaired professor at Berkeley, the…
  • Feb 16

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN
    Elise Ketelaars and Catherine O’Rourke We are delighted to present a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. The issue broadly addresses the fields…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Feb 24

    “Our findings also relate to the academic literature on corporate jets.”

    “Our findings also relate to the academic literature on corporate jets.”
    At this point, drawing inferences from corporate jet usage is its own mini-genre in the business literature. There was David Yermack’s famous Flights of Fancy, which found that companies underperform when the CEO makes use of the company…
  • Feb 23

    How 18 Words from A Kardashian Cost a Company Over A Billion Dollar

    How 18 Words from A Kardashian Cost a Company Over A Billion Dollar
    I love the Kardashians. I don't watch the reality show, but I do keep up with them because I use them in hypotheticals in class and in exams for entity selection questions. The students roll their eyes, but invariably most...
  • Feb 22

    Skip Your Compliance Department and Go Directly to the SEC

    Skip Your Compliance Department and Go Directly to the SEC
    The Supreme Court just released its opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers. The case resolves a controversy over whether employees making internal reports of securities law violations qualify for Dodd-Frank's whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Feb 23

    JOTWELL: Wasserman on Schwartz on Qualified Immunity

    JOTWELL: Wasserman on Schwartz on Qualified Immunity
    I have the new Courts Law essay, reviewing Joanna C. Schwartz, How Qualified Immunity Fails (Yale L.J.), an empirical study on the actual frequency and success of qualified immunity in five federal districts.
  • Feb 22

    Chinese Spies! Russian Trolls!! Self-Defeating Tribal Paranoia in America

    Chinese Spies! Russian Trolls!! Self-Defeating Tribal Paranoia in America
    Last Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Chinese students studying STEM subjects could be spies trying to steal technology from American campuses. According to Wray, we should “view the China…
  • Feb 22

    Meta-Ranking of Flagship US Law Review

    Meta-Ranking of Flagship US Law Review
    Two years ago, PrawfsGuest Bryce Newell (now at University of Kentucky) created a meta-ranking of the top US law reviews. On his personal blog, Bryce has updated the ranking (in sortable format) for 2018. Worth a look in contemplating where…
Rank this Week: 121

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    David L. Goodwin, a Staff Attorney at Appellate Advocates, published the article Judge Jane Bolin, originally in the Dutchess County Historical Society Yearbook but now of the website of the Historical Society of New York Courts. …
  • Feb 23

    Feyen on American Legal Realism and European Constitutional Scholarship

    Feyen on American Legal Realism and European Constitutional Scholarship
    Stef B.A.S. Feyen, Flemish Research Foundation, has posted The Dogmatic Slumbers of Constitutional Doctrine:My forthcoming (2019) dissertation raises the question whether European constitutional scholarship has adequately dealt with some of…
  • Feb 23

    Horton on Discolsures before the '33 Securities Act

    Horton on Discolsures before the '33 Securities Act
    Brent J. Horton, Fordham University, has posted In Defense of a Federally Mandated Disclosure System: Observing Pre-Securities Act Prospectuses, which appeare din the American Business Law Journal 54 (2017): 743:Some legal…
Rank this Week: 127

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

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

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

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

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Feb 24

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday U.S. v. Microsoft Corp.: Whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 by making…
  • Feb 23

    Beale & Berris on Hacking the Internet of Thing

    Beale & Berris on Hacking the Internet of Thing
    Sara Sun Beale and Peter Berris (Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law) have posted Hacking the Internet of Things: Vulnerabilities, Dangers, and Legal Responses (Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 16, No. 1) on…
  • Feb 23

    Epps on Harmless Error

    Epps on Harmless Error
    Daniel Epps (Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law) has posted Harmless Errors and Substantial Rights (Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The harmless constitutional error doctrine is as baffling as…
Rank this Week: 145

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 23

    Access to Justice Alarm

    Access to Justice Alarm
    I want to raise an SDG 16.3 alarm and appeal for Canada to lead. Let me explain. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the 2030 development agenda of the world, adopted by the UN’s heads of state and government in…
  • Feb 22

    The Saga of the Canada’s “Making Available Right” in Three Act

    The Saga of the Canada’s “Making Available Right” in Three Act
    Act One Our opening scene begins with the internet wreaking havoc on a peaceful copyright countryside where copying and performing are distinct activities that never mix. The internet is changing the way works are distributed for consumption…
  • Feb 21

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?
    Blockchain removes intermediaries from transactions. For the most part that’s a good thing – but it can also have unintended consequences. For example, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin flow between people much like paper money would…
Rank this Week: 146

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Feb 21

    Bassett v. ABM Parking Services (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2018)

    Bassett v. ABM Parking Services (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2018)
    You can certainly understand why the Ninth Circuit comes out this way today.  The Supreme Court in Spokeo a couple years ago really did seem to make the "injury in fact" standing requirements tougher to satisfy.  Given that…
  • Feb 20

    Hauser v. Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 20, 2018)

    Hauser v. Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 20, 2018)
    Justice Gilbert begins today's published opinion by saying:"This case calls to mind the poem “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience by William Blake, the last stanza of which reads: “Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright In the forests…
  • Feb 16

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)
    When you've got (1) a majority opinion written by a hard core conservative, (2) over the dissent of a liberal judge, (3) with the swing vote provided by a district court judge sitting by designation, (4) that creates an express circuit split,…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Feb 21

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker
    But representatives of workers don't buy it. Thanks again to Aaron Halegua for the latest. rb
  • Feb 21

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female
    Andrea Schneider (Marquette) busts some myths about women negotiating salaries in her new article (SMU L. Rev.), just posted on SSRN, Negotiating While Female. Here's the abstract: Why are women paid less than men? Prevailing ethos…
  • Feb 21

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk
    Southampton Law School (southeast of London is searching for two positions: Pay transparency & gender pay differences: devising an effective regulatory framework -closing date: 28/02/2018. Addressing the impact of new forms of work on…
Rank this Week: 175

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 186

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 179

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 191

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

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

    A Schools-Focused Public Law Litigation Model for Our Day

    A Schools-Focused Public Law Litigation Model for Our Day
    James Liebman's new article, Perpetual Evolution: A Schools-Focused Public Law Litigation Model for Our Day, is now available. The article was part of a Columbia Law Review symposium in honor of Constance Baker Motley. He offers this summary:…
  • Feb 22

    Most States Shortchange Public School Students Despite Growing Evidence That Money Matter

    Most States Shortchange Public School Students Despite Growing Evidence That Money Matter
    This from the Education Law Center: The seventh edition of Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card (NRC), released by Education Law Center today, again shows public school funding in most states is unfair and inequitable, depriving…
  • Feb 21

    The Nation's Most Important School Integration Program Is Under Attack

    The Nation's Most Important School Integration Program Is Under Attack
    A group of African-American and Latino families have sued Connecticut and the Hartford public school system over the admissions policies at Hartford's magnet schools. Those magnet schools came into being as a result of Sheff v. O'Neill. In…
Rank this Week: 208

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    False endorsement: some bad questions to ask in a survey

    False endorsement: some bad questions to ask in a survey
    Gibson v. BTS North, Inc., 2018 WL 888872, No. 16-24548 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2018)Plaintiffs are professional models, actresses, and/or businesswoman who earn their livings by promoting her image, likeness, and/or identity to select clients,…
  • Feb 22

    Zazzle injunction reversed: irreparable harm is hard to show

    Zazzle injunction reversed: irreparable harm is hard to show
    Greg Young Pub’g, Inc. v. Zazzle, Inc., No. 16-cv-04587 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018)After a jury trial finding Zazzle liable for copyright infringement for producing goods with user-uploaded images, the court granted a preliminary…
  • Feb 22

    The other Redbox case: the color may fade, but not the mark

    The other Redbox case: the color may fade, but not the mark
    Redbox Automated Retail, LLC v. Xpress Retail LLC, 2018 WL 950098, No. 17 C 5596 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2018)Redbox sued defendant DVDXpress alleging trademark infringement and false advertising; DVDXpress moved to dismiss and asserted…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 188

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 226

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 24

    Iranian Women Breaking Their Silence

    Iranian Women Breaking Their Silence
    From CNN: The bravery of the women recently protesting in Iran stiffened my resolve to participate in the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles. As a decadelong advocate for women, I felt compelled to use my freedom of expression to...
  • Feb 23

    El Salvador's Strict Abortion Ban Too Severe

    El Salvador's Strict Abortion Ban Too Severe
    From Amnesty International: The release of a woman forced to spend a decade behind bars in El Salvador after having pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth must open the door for an end to the country’s extreme anti-abortion…
  • Feb 23

    Maine Divorce Rate Falling...Like in Rest of U.S.

    Maine Divorce Rate Falling...Like in Rest of U.S.
    From Sun Journal: Divorce rates aren’t usually considered super romantic, especially when it feels like they’ve been rising for generations. But in Maine, the annual number of failed marriages has dropped by 30 percent over the past…
Rank this Week: 258

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 22

    Pushback by Legislators Against Judges Illustrates the Overriding Importance of Legislative Election

    Pushback by Legislators Against Judges Illustrates the Overriding Importance of Legislative Election
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the phenomenon by legislators on judges for alleged "activism." Amar argues that when the attacks on judicial independence move from seeking to limit jurisdiction or undo…
  • Feb 21

    Did Trump Inadvertently Make Banning Dreamers Unconstitutional?

    Did Trump Inadvertently Make Banning Dreamers Unconstitutional?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan comments on the apparent conflict between President Trump's declaration that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unconstitutional and his decision to…
  • Feb 20

    Mass Shootings and the Supreme Court

    Mass Shootings and the Supreme Court
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf describes the underappreciated role of the US Supreme Court in shaping public opinion and discussion of gun regulations. Specifically, Dorf explains that the Court's seminal decisions in…
Rank this Week: 246

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 22

    Symposium: Koh, Trump, Obama – and Jean Baudrillard (Part 2)

    Symposium: Koh, Trump, Obama – and Jean Baudrillard (Part 2)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller [Kevin Jon Heller is a Professor of Law at the University of Amsterdam. This is the second part of a two-part post. The first part can be found here.] Humanitarian Intervention The first part of this…
  • Feb 21

    Symposium: Koh, Trump, Obama – and Jean Baudrillard (Part 1)

    Symposium: Koh, Trump, Obama – and Jean Baudrillard (Part 1)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller [Kevin Jon Heller is a Professor of Law at the University of Amsterdam. This is the first part of a two-part post. The second part will be posted tomorrow morning, 22 February 2018.] Introduction It is…
  • Feb 21

    Symposium: The Trump Administration and International Law–Policy in the Shadow of International Law

    Symposium: The Trump Administration and International Law–Policy in the Shadow of International Law
    by Laura Dickinson by Laura Dickinson [Laura Dickinson is the Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School.] In International Law in the Trump Administration, Harold Hongju Koh has articulated…
Rank this Week: 261

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 21

    JOTWELL Torts: Zipursky on Hershovitz on Tort as Expression

    JOTWELL Torts: Zipursky on Hershovitz on Tort as Expression
    At JOTWELL, Ben Zipursky reviews Scott Hershovitz's Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law.
  • Feb 20

    Herstein on Legal Luck

    Herstein on Legal Luck
    Ori Herstein has posted to SSRN Legal Luck. The abstract provides: Explaining the notion of "legal luck" and exploring its justification. Focusing on how legal luck relates to "moral luck," legal causation and negligence,…
  • Feb 16

    Miller on Suicidal Patients and Physician Immunity

    Miller on Suicidal Patients and Physician Immunity
    Lauren Miller (Student, Maryland) has posted to SSRN Taking a Chance on Patient Life: Suicidal Patients, Involuntary Admissions, and Physician Immunity in Maryland. The abstract provides: Maryland jurisprudence exempts from liability any…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Feb 23

    New Saudi Bankruptcy Law ... A Boon for SMEs?!

    New Saudi Bankruptcy Law ... A Boon for SMEs?!
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has approved a new bankruptcy law. {Download Saudi BK final 2-2018} Commentators have heralded this new law as a boost to economic reforms, in particular to the SME sector, but I have some serious doubts about...
  • Feb 22

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending
    If you think it's ridiculous that the CDC can't gather data on gun violence, consider the financial regulatory world's equivalent: S.2155, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, but better (and…
  • Feb 21

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?
    As many Credit Slips readers will know, chapter 11 venue reform has been an issue for decades. As corporate filers have flocked to the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, the real reason some observers say...
Rank this Week: 284

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Where Are The Fourteenth Amendment Commemorations?

    Where Are The Fourteenth Amendment Commemorations?
    A centerpiece of my new book is the first Bill of Rights Day, which marked the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments. It was a major national festival, including parades, public readings, a special prime-time radio…
  • Feb 12

    Symposium: Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval

    Symposium: Civic Education in a Time of Upheaval
    That is the title of a symposium co-organized by myself and Meira Levinson, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, that will take place at the University of Texas Law School this coming Friday and Saturday.  Friday,…
  • Feb 11

    What's the Deal?

    What's the Deal?
         With the media awash in stories claiming that this week’s budget deal is a dramatic turning point in fiscal policy, setting out what it does and does not do seems worthwhile.       From…
Rank this Week: 274