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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/
  • Sep 20

    [Javier Hidalgo] The libertarian case for open border

    [Javier Hidalgo] The libertarian case for open border
    If you’re a libertarian, you should endorse open borders. Here’s why. Libertarians prize individual liberty. According to libertarians, we have rights to associate with others as we see fit and engage in economic transactions with…
  • Sep 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Kalashnikov statue unveiled in Moscow

    [Eugene Volokh] Kalashnikov statue unveiled in Moscow
    The Associated Press reports: The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia’s most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the…
  • Sep 20

    [Ilya Somin] How political ignorance strengthens the case for libertarianism

    [Ilya Somin] How political ignorance strengthens the case for libertarianism
    My chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism explains how widespread political ignorance strengthens the case for limiting and decentralizing government power. The perils of voter ignorance are exacerbated by the knowledge…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    Coral Gables / FPL Update

    Coral Gables / FPL Update
    It seems FPL cleaned up the downed power lines yesterday, but has revised its estimate to turn on all the power in the area to Tuesday.  We’ll see if Coral Gables goes through with its threat to impose fines. I … Continue…
Rank this Week: 15

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 20

    Batchelder: Opportunities And Risks In Individual Tax Reform

    Batchelder: Opportunities And Risks In Individual Tax Reform
    Lily Batchelder (NYU), Opportunities and Risks in Individual Tax Reform: Testimony Before the US Senate Committee on Finance: This testimony before the US Senate Committee on Finance on individual tax reform makes five main points. First, the…
  • Sep 20

    Ryznar: A Practical Solution To The Marriage Penalty

    Ryznar: A Practical Solution To The Marriage Penalty
    Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indianapolis), A Practical Solution to the Marriage Penalty, 44 Pepp. L. Rev. 647 (2017): In the federal income tax code, there is a marriage penalty resulting from tax brackets that do not double upon marriage. This…
  • Sep 20

    Anderson: Are LSAT/GPA A Leading Indicator, And Peer Reputation A Lagging Indicator, Of The U.S. News Overall Rankings?

    Anderson: Are LSAT/GPA A Leading Indicator, And Peer Reputation A Lagging Indicator, Of The U.S. News Overall Rankings?
    Following up on my recent post, Law School Rankings By Student Quality (LSAT And UGPA): Rob Anderson (Pepperdine): Predicting the Future of US News Law School Rankings With Revealed Preference Rankings?: The approach used by US News includes…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Sep 20

    West on Occupy Wall Street & Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener

    West on Occupy Wall Street & Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener
    Robin L. West (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Bartleby's Consensual Dysphoria on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The 2011 Occupy Wall Street protest movement adopted what on first blush appears to be a peculiar literary mascot:…
  • Sep 20

    Cushman on the Constitutional Revolution of 1937

    Cushman on the Constitutional Revolution of 1937
    Barry Cushman (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Inside the 'Constitutional Revolution' of 1937 (2016 Sup. Ct. Rev. 367 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The nature and sources of the New Deal Constitutional Revolution are among the…
  • Sep 20

    Porter on Cumulative Hardship & the American with Disabilities Act

    Porter on Cumulative Hardship & the American with Disabilities Act
    Nicole B. Porter (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Cumulative Hardship (George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article explores an under-developed issue under the Americans with Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 22

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 20

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference
    I just signed up to attend the fall IT-Can conference, and thought the conference was worth mentioning. It is a consistent high quality conference for lawyers practicing in the IT/IP fields, and for others such as CIO’s. Topics this…
  • Sep 20

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Daniel v. Miller, Canfield,…
  • Sep 19

    Picturing the Law

    Picturing the Law
    I went through law school without ever seeing pictures in the law books I read. And only once did I imagine the parties in a case and give them faces – State v. Williams, 484 P. 2d 1167 (Wash. Ct. App. 1971). There, in my criminal law…
Rank this Week: 23

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 20

    When Demand Increases Cause Shakeout

    When Demand Increases Cause Shakeout
    Thomas N. Hubbard, Northwestern University - Department of Management & Strategy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Michael J. Mazzeo, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management investigate When Demand Increases…
  • Sep 20

    Duopolistic competition in markets where consumers have switching cost

    Duopolistic competition in markets where consumers have switching cost
    Guillem Roig examines Duopolistic competition in markets where consumers have switching costs. ABSTRACT: In a dynamic competition model where firms initially share half of the market and consumers have switching costs, consumers'…
  • Sep 20

    Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement, Friday October 27, 2017, 08:45AM - 03:30PM

    Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement, Friday October 27, 2017, 08:45AM - 03:30PM
    Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement 08:45AM - 03:30PM Friday, October 27, 2017 Presented by the Program on Law and Government, Washington College of Law and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth Antitrust is a hot topic today,…
Rank this Week: 25

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 20

    Report: Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrant

    Report: Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrant
    Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrants (Sara Campos, Esq and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D.) explains the stark findings of an empirical investigation into the behavioral patterns of U.S.…
  • Sep 20

    8 Things to Know About DACA

    8 Things to Know About DACA
    In this guest post, Equal; Justice Works Fellow Laura Flores-Dixit, of the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation offers eight things to know about DACA. Note the first letter of each paragraph. Yes, the letters spell AMERICAN. For the…
  • Sep 20

    Immigrant taken by ICE from Austin courthouse killed in Mexico

    Immigrant taken by ICE from Austin courthouse killed in Mexico
    The Austin Statesman reports on the death in Mexico of a recently deported immigrant. Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife warned a federal judge this spring that her husband would be killed if the U.S. government followed through with his…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Sep 12

    Seiner's New Book On SCOTUS LEL

    Seiner's New Book On SCOTUS LEL
    A huge congratulations to Joe Seiner (South Carolina) on the publication this week by Cambridge University Press of his book The Supreme Court's New Workplace: Procedural Rulings and Substantive Worker Rights in the United States. Here's the…
  • Sep 12

    Zelinsky on ERISA Preemption

    Zelinsky on ERISA Preemption
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just published, at 34 Hoifstra JLEL 301 (2017), ERISA Preemption After Gobielle v. Liberty Mutual: Completing the Retrenchment of Shaw. Here's the take-away: There were other courses which the Gobeille Court…
  • Sep 11

    Briefing Paper on Mexican Labour Reform

    Briefing Paper on Mexican Labour Reform
    Thanks to Tequila Brooks for passing along this information on recent labor reforms to Mexico's Constitution: Canadian NGO Maquiladora Solidarity Network has published a great briefing Briefing Paper on recent labor reforms to Mexico's…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Sep 20

    FAN 162 (First Amendment News) Online First Amendment Encyclopedia Launched

    FAN 162 (First Amendment News) Online First Amendment Encyclopedia Launched
    Given our increasingly polarized society, it’s important to remember what should unite us: respect for freedom of speech, press, religion, and the right to assemble and petition. — Ken Paulson (Sept. 14, 2017) It’s online…
  • Sep 20

    Event at the National Constitution Center

    Event at the National Constitution Center
    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving a talk on my book about the Bill of Rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The talk will be part of the Center’s Bill of Rights Day Symposium on December 15th.…
  • Sep 19

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 5

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 5
    Volume 64, Issue 5 (August 2017) Articles Melville B. Memorial Lecture: Fair Use by Design Nina Elkin-Koren 1082 Copyright’s Framing Problem Margot E. Kaminski & Guy A. Rub 1102 The Constitution of Police Violence Alice Ristroph…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Sep 20

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge

    Recusal Denied Despite Improper Independent Investigation By Judge
    The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed an order granting a judge's recusal in a civil case for an improper ex parte telephone call This case is on appeal from a trial court judge’s decision not to recuse herself based on a...
  • Sep 20

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle

    Judge Should Have Recused But Error Harmle
    The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a fourth-degree rape conviction Approximately one month before [defendant] Shelton’s trial, his attorney moved to withdraw from the case. Shelton’s former cellmate came forward with information that…
  • Sep 20

    Their Old Kentucky Home

    Their Old Kentucky Home
    The South Carolina Supreme Court permanently debarred an attorney The numerous charges against Respondent Heather Mary Boone McKeever in this disciplinary matter include the unauthorized practice of law, improper fee arrangements, false…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Sep 14

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left
    The Nation (September 13, 2017): My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left, by David M. Perry: An advocate for disability argues that the right to bodily autonomy can unite groups on the "left."...
  • Sep 13

    New Study Calculates Driving Times to Abortion Clinics from Urban Areas in the US

    New Study Calculates Driving Times to Abortion Clinics from Urban Areas in the US
    The Pudding (September 2017): How far is too far? An analysis of driving times to abortion clinics in the US, by Russell Goldenberg, Amber Thomas and Caitlyn Ralph As states continue to impose restrictions on abortion clinics that force…
  • Sep 8

    Abortion via telemedicine as safe as seeing doctor in person

    Abortion via telemedicine as safe as seeing doctor in person
    Reuters (September 7, 2017): Abortion via telemedicine as safe as seeing doctor in person, by Ronnie Cohen: A new study has found that the safety of medication abortion is the same when doctors provide information about how to use abortion...
Rank this Week: 34

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple

    Lawsuit Challenges Adoption Agencies' Refusal To Place Children With Same-Sex Couple
    Today two same-sex couples and a Michigan taxpayer filed suit in a Michigan federal district court challenging the state's practice of contracting out foster-care and adoptive placement to social service agencies that apply religious criteria…
  • Sep 20

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stymied In Effort To Issue Interpretive Opinion On Law's Coverage
    In June, Equality Michigan wrote the Michigan Civil Rights Commission asking it to issue an interpretative statement finding that the ban on sex discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in Michigan’s…
  • Sep 20

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel
    As reported by JTA, on Monday seven U.S. senators (all of them Jewish) sent a letter (full text) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israeli governmental recognition of Orthodox Judaism over the more liberal…
Rank this Week: 41

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Sep 20

    The Obvious Irony of Chemerinsky on Barrett and Feinstein

    The Obvious Irony of Chemerinsky on Barrett and Feinstein
    In the circles in which people comment, and then comment on commentary, and so on, and in which some of these writers treat this activity as as an earnest, important, and influential form of politics, as opposed to a conventional practice or…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Papers: "Religious Violence and Extremism"

    Call for Papers: "Religious Violence and Extremism"
    Call For Papers The Journal of Law, Religion and State - International Conference Religious Violence and Extremism 28-30 May 2018 In recent years, religious violence and extremism have become an increasingly present phenomenon on the public…
  • Sep 19

    What's Wrong With Recreational Genetic Testing

    What's Wrong With Recreational Genetic Testing
    I've been tweeting about the NFL's decision first to provide free genetic testing at last Sunday's football game and then their decision to hold off. Here's a fuller account of why I think this is not a good idea-- It is very unlikely that…
Rank this Week: 43

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 20

    "Does barring sex offenders from church violate RFRA?"

    "Does barring sex offenders from church violate RFRA?"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting new article in the Indiana Lawyer discussing interesting litigation working through the Indiana courts. Here is how the piece gets started: Shortly after the controversial Religious…
  • Sep 20

    "Jeff Sessions’s evidence-free crime strategy"

    "Jeff Sessions’s evidence-free crime strategy"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new Hill commentary authored by prominent criminologist David Kennedy. Here are excerpts: The emerging Department of Justice crime-control strategy is a criminologist’s nightmare. Over the last…
  • Sep 20

    It's Alive!!: Senators Grassley and Durbin talking about reintroducing federal Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

    It's Alive!!: Senators Grassley and Durbin talking about reintroducing federal Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act
    Roughly two years ago, when Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley secured a 15-5 vote in committee to move forward the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (remember that?), I was for a brief period optimistic…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Sep 20

    Belmont University Hiring Announcement

    Belmont University Hiring Announcement
    The Belmont University College of Law, located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee, invites applications from entry-level and experienced candidates for two anticipated tenure-track faculty positions to begin in 2018-2019. For the first…
  • Sep 19

    Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean

    Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean
    I wanted to call attention to Randy Browne's new and exciting book, Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean, which has just come out from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Cribbing now from the book's webpage: Atlantic slave societies were…
  • Sep 19

    Danforth Center on Religion and Politic Postdoc

    Danforth Center on Religion and Politic Postdoc
    The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to three postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 20

    Philosophy's "favorite" NeoNazi Jason Reza Jorjani is back...

    Philosophy's "favorite" NeoNazi Jason Reza Jorjani is back...
    ...in the pages of The New York Times no less. (Earlier coverage of this fellow.)
  • Sep 20

    Green, "conservatives," campus, redux

    Green, "conservatives," campus, redux
    Poor Les Green: Justin Weinberg, who is always fishing for blog content on social media, asked Green innocently enough whether he could repost Green's blog post about "conservatives" on campus, without mentioning that he (Weinberg) doesn't…
  • Sep 20

    Moran from UCD to Boston College

    Moran from UCD to Boston College
    Dermont Moran (phenomenology, medieval philosophy) will leave University College Dublin, where he has taught for many years, in summer 2018 to take up a Chair in philosophy at Boston College, where he will also be Chairperson of the…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • 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...
  • Aug 6

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 58

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Zhang: China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective

    Zhang: China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective
    Shu Zhang (Deakin Univ. - Law) has published China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective (Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 5,…
  • Sep 20

    Job Opening: PluriCourts (Postdoctoral Fellowships)

    Job Opening: PluriCourts (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
    PluriCourts at the University of Oslo invites applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals. The advertisement is here.
  • Sep 20

    Roscini: Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict

    Roscini: Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict
    Marco Roscini (Univ. of Westminster - Law) has posted Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict (Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Vol. 47, pp. 35-67, 2017). Here's the abstract:In spite of the wide use of animals for military purposes, the law of…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Sep 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    World leaders have expressed a range of reactions to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the AP reported. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the address as a bold and courageous message. A…
  • Sep 20

    Reply Brief Filed on Cert in Al Bahlul

    Reply Brief Filed on Cert in Al Bahlul
    Yesterday, Ali Hamza Al Bahlul filed his reply brief on cert in Bahlul v. U.S., which challenges the retroactive designation of conspiracy as a war crime in military commissions. Here's the brief:   Cert Reply in Bahlul vs. US (PDF)Cert…
  • Sep 19

    Great Power Competition and the AI Revolution: A Range of Risks to Military and Strategic Stability

    Great Power Competition and the AI Revolution: A Range of Risks to Military and Strategic Stability
    Today’s rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) could disrupt and destabilize the existing military balance—and not necessarily for the reasons that have captured popular imagination. The potential realization of Artificial…
Rank this Week: 69

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 20

    Fox Fights Back Against Defamation Lawsuit Brought Over Seth Rich Story

    Fox Fights Back Against Defamation Lawsuit Brought Over Seth Rich Story
    From NPR: Fox News is trying to derail a defamation lawsuit filed by Rod Wheeler, who alleges that the network has attributed statements to him in an article regarding a story about the death of Seth Rich in order to...
  • Sep 18

    Sobel on Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis @BKCHarvard

    Sobel on Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis @BKCHarvard
    Benjamin L. W. Sobel, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is publishing Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis in the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. Here is the abstract. As automation supplants…
  • Sep 18

    Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw

    Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw
    Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Regulating Online Content Moderation in volume 106 of the Georgetown Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. The Supreme Court held in 2017 that “the vast democratic…
Rank this Week: 70

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 73

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    "Herbal" doesn't include animal product

    "Herbal" doesn't include animal product
    VBS Distribution, Inc. v. Nutrivita Laboratories, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 4118381, No. 17-55198 (9th Cir. Sept. 15, 2017)VBS makes a commercial television live auction show named “DAU GIA TREN TRUYEN HINH” (“Fight…
  • Sep 19

    Adding clickbait title isn't false advertising or fraud on author

    Adding clickbait title isn't false advertising or fraud on author
    Dankovich v. Keller, 2017 WL 4081852, No. 16-13395 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 15, 2017)Interesting dispute: the pro se litigant didn’t like the editing of his essay, including the clickbaity headline added by the editors, and sued for various…
  • Sep 18

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion
    Patricia J. Zettler, The Indirect Consequences of Expanded Off-Label Promotion, Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policies have been a battleground for litigation about First…
Rank this Week: 72

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 19

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Fred Smith’s essay, The Trouble with Qualified Immunity. Fred reviews Will Baude’s recent article, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review.
  • Sep 18

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)
    Here’s the announcement from the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS): The Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication, which will take place on Friday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, will now be held in Room 50 of…
  • Sep 6

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a unanimous decision in Grayson v. Warden. The plaintiffs-appellants are challenging Alabama’s three-drug lethal injection protocol, and the Eleventh Circuit reversed the…
Rank this Week: 81

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 18

    Sharfman on Dual Class Share

    Sharfman on Dual Class Share
    Bernard S. Sharfman has posted A Private Ordering Defense of a Company's Right to Use Dual Class Share Structures in IPOs on SSRN with the following abstract: The shareholder empowerment movement (movement) has renewed its effort to…
  • Sep 14

    NASAA Issues Advisory on Binary Option Scheme

    NASAA Issues Advisory on Binary Option Scheme
    NASAA has issued an advisory regarding binary option schemes. A notice provided on the NASAA site states: The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is cautioning investors about schemes related to binary options amid…
  • Sep 14

    SEC Monitoring Impact of Hurricane Irma on Capital Markets, Continues to Monitor Impact of Hurricane Harvey

    SEC Monitoring Impact of Hurricane Irma on Capital Markets, Continues to Monitor Impact of Hurricane Harvey
    An SEC press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Sep 20

    Professor Leahy on "Loftium Unwittingly Forms General Partnerships with Homebuyers"

    Professor Leahy on "Loftium Unwittingly Forms General Partnerships with Homebuyers"
    Friend of the blog and South Texas College of Law (Houston) Professor Joe Leahy sent over the following post he authored. It is cross-posted at UberLaw.Net and Medium. Embarrassingly, I had not heard about Loftium before reading this post,…
  • Sep 19

    The Magical LLC, Part 1

    The Magical LLC, Part 1
    A recent New Republic article states: The Community Law Center, a local legal services group, launched an investigation into 1906 Boone and hundreds of other vacant properties around Baltimore. The hunt took more than a year. In many cases,…
  • Sep 18

    The New Yale Law School Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Needs a Director . . . .

    The New Yale Law School Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Needs a Director . . . .
    Yale Law School invites applications for an inaugural, full time faculty director for its new Entrepreneurship Clinic. The position, which will be at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor of Law, will begin on July 1,…
Rank this Week: 84

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Feminists and Campus Assault Policy

    Feminists and Campus Assault Policy
    From The Boston Globe: When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week announced plans to revise the nation’s guidelines on campus sexual assault, the predictable din of outrage drowned out the applause from some unlikely corners of college…
  • Sep 19

    Shared Parenting for Kid

    Shared Parenting for Kid
    From Boston Herald: What two factors vastly increase the likelihood of a healthy and happy future for kids after divorce? Mom and Dad. With the important exception of children who need protection from an abusive or negligent parent, “shared…
  • Sep 18

    Hacker: "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization"

    Hacker: "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization"
    Prof. Daphna Hacker (Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program) has published Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization (Global Law Series) with Cambridge University Press. Here is the book description: Providing a…
Rank this Week: 100

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 20

    International Law Weekend 2017

    International Law Weekend 2017
    For readers of this blog, EVERY weekend should be an International Law Weekend, but the official "International Law Weekend" will be October 19-21, 2017 in New York City. Registration is open and the program is available at the home…
  • Sep 19

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information…
  • Sep 19

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia
    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the cooperating entities supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference, to be held in Melbourne, Australia from December 9-12, 2018 at Melbourne Law School. The Melbourne Conference is being…
Rank this Week: 95

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    Work On! ICTY/MICT Open Day & iCourts Programme

    Work On! ICTY/MICT Open Day & iCourts Programme
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ► The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) would like to invite all interested parties…
  • Sep 17

    Write On! Univ. Loyola Andalucia

    Write On! Univ. Loyola Andalucia
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the University Loyola Andalucia, as follows: ► The University Loyola Andalucia is hosting the Conference “60…
  • Sep 11

    Law of Peace(making) and Transforming Children’s Invisibility

    Law of Peace(making) and Transforming Children’s Invisibility
    Courtesy of the Blog of the Groningen Journal of International Law (August 22, 2017). The law of international human rights came into being through an international peacemaking process, in particular the successive processes that gave…
Rank this Week: 109

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: 108

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 20

    Just a reminder . . .

    Just a reminder . . .
    This is just a reminder that I post links to things I do not necessarily agree with. To wit, Brian Leiter's call for our Dean to apologize or resign (see below). This is Brian making this call, not I. Or...
  • Sep 20

    USD Law Dean Stephen Ferruolo should either resign or issue a public apology...

    USD Law Dean Stephen Ferruolo should either resign or issue a public apology...
    ...for his abject failure of leadership in one of his central duties as head of an academic institution: to defend freedom of speech and inquiry by faculty and students on both scholarly matters and matters of public concern. It is...
  • Sep 20

    Wiretaps may prove Trump right — and that’s absolutely terrifying | New York Post

    Wiretaps may prove Trump right — and that’s absolutely terrifying | New York Post
    The more we learn about the last eight years and eight months, the more reason there is to believe that something is rotten in Washington. I don’t just mean the ordinary corruption of the swamp variety. I mean something fundamental,...
Rank this Week: 126

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 19

    The college kids are turning away from free speech and I find that scary

    The college kids are turning away from free speech and I find that scary
    WaPo: A fifth of undergrads now say it’s acceptable to use physical force to silence a speaker who makes “offensive and hurtful statements.” That’s one finding from a disturbing new survey of... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 18

    One size does not fit all: The case of staggered board

    One size does not fit all: The case of staggered board
    Amihud, Yakov and Schmid, Markus and Davidoff Solomon, Steven, Settling the Staggered Board Debate (September 8, 2017). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 16

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision
    It's a good summary of the background, the history of the personal benefit requirement, and the Second Circuit decision. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • 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...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.
    In a remarkable opinion issued last Friday in United States v. Krug, the Second Circuit ruled that a courthouse hallway conversation between two co-defendants covered by the same Joint Defense Agreement, and overheard by a third covered…
  • Aug 21

    Bye Bye Billman. Bye Bye Bollin. Fourth Circuit Rejoins Legal Civilization and Prohibits Pretrial Restraint of Substitute Assets.

    Bye Bye Billman. Bye Bye Bollin. Fourth Circuit Rejoins Legal Civilization and Prohibits Pretrial Restraint of Substitute Assets.
    In an en banc decision in United States v. Chamberlain, issued on Friday, the Fourth Circuit overruled United States v. Billman and United States v. Bollin, holding that 21 USC 853(e) does not authorize pre-conviction seizure of untainted…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 147

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 135

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 157

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 19

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Second Amendment Challenge to Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Second Amendment Challenge to Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit today rejected a Second Amendment challenge by Seattle police officers to the city's use-of-force policy. The ruling means that the policy stays in place. The case arose when…
  • Sep 17

    Ninth Circuit Says California's Foie Gras Force-Feeding Law Not Preempted

    Ninth Circuit Says California's Foie Gras Force-Feeding Law Not Preempted
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled on Friday that the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act did not preempt California's ban on force-feeding ducks and geese for foie gras production. The ruling means that…
  • Sep 16

    District Judge Enjoins Sanctuary Cities Conditions in Part

    District Judge Enjoins Sanctuary Cities Conditions in Part
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Harry D. Leinenweber (N.D. Ill.) yesterday enjoined two conditions nationwide, but declined to enjoin a third, that AG Sessions placed on a federal grant program to clamp down on sanctuary…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Sep 19

    R.E.V. v. City of Anaheim (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2017)

    R.E.V. v. City of Anaheim (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2017)
    I'm sympathetic to -- and on board with -- the result of this opinion.  Which involves res judicata and a ton of other civil procedure stuff that's near and dear to my heart.But I'm not at all certain that the holding of the case is…
  • Sep 18

    People v. Romero (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2017)

    People v. Romero (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2017)
    It's a slow start of the week here in California.  Nothing published from the Ninth Circuit.  Only one published opinion thus far from the California Court of Appeal, and that one's not especially worth reading -- that is, unless…
  • Sep 15

    Ass'n Des Eleveurs v. Becerra (9th Cir. - Sept. 15, 2017)

    Ass'n Des Eleveurs v. Becerra (9th Cir. - Sept. 15, 2017)
    In 2004, California passed a law that prohibited force-feeding ducks or geese to produce foie gras (or, more significantly, prohibited sale in California of foie gras produced in this manner.)  The industry was given seven years to…
Rank this Week: 175

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Aspiring deans: in light of the rise of our near and dear property prof friends Ben Barros (Toledo) and Hari Osofsky (Penn State) to decanal glory, see the following announcement from Washburn (via Andrea Boyack): POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT –…
  • Sep 15

    Conference at John Marshall on Murr

    Conference at John Marshall on Murr
    On Thursday, September 28, the John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law will be hosting a a conference on the recent U.S. Supreme Court takings case, Murr v. Wisconsin. The panel will include practitioners and members of…
  • Sep 14

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht
Rank this Week: 162