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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/
  • Jun 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Just in Time for National Bourbon Day (June 14), a Bourbon Trademark Case

    [Eugene Volokh] Just in Time for National Bourbon Day (June 14), a Bourbon Trademark Case
    National Bourbon Day is apparently June 14; and, perhaps or perhaps not entirely coincidentally, the Sixth Circuit yesterday released a bourbon trademark law opinion, Sazerac Brands, LLC v. Peristyle, LLC. It's written by Judge Jeffrey…
  • Jun 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Religious Freedom and the Sanctity of the Confessional

    [Eugene Volokh] Religious Freedom and the Sanctity of the Confessional
    To my knowledge, all American states have an evidentiary rule under which clergy can generally refuse to testify about confessions, if they believe such confessions to be confidential. (The confessions are often called "penitentially…
  • Jun 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Which Is Larger in Area, Colorado or Wyoming?

    [Eugene Volokh] Which Is Larger in Area, Colorado or Wyoming?
    Hint: There's an interesting geometrical reason for the answer. Further hint: The first hint, coupled with your knowledge of how such puzzles are constructed, may suffice to give you the answer even if you didn't know, say, how many degrees…
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/
  • Jun 15

    Also Not the Onion

    Also Not the Onion
    Ford’s “Driverless” Food-Delivery Vehicles in Miami Aren’t Actually Driverless (New Times) “Research vehicles for our business pilots are designed to appear as self-driving, however, they are manually driven by…
  • Jun 5

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
Rank this Week: 12

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 18

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.

https://concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Jun 17

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Default Rules and Completene

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Default Rules and Completene
    Introduction At some point in the introductory class in contract law, students are likely to encounter a very powerful idea--the distinction between "default rules" and "mandatory rules." The basic distinction is easy to…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Good People" by Feldman

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Good People" by Feldman
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Law of Good People: Challenging States' Ability to Regulate Human Behavior by Yuval Feldman. Here is a description: Currently, the dominant enforcement paradigm is based on the idea that states deal…
  • Jun 16

    Download of the Week: "Data Pollution" by Ben-Shahar

    Download of the Week: "Data Pollution" by Ben-Shahar
    The Download of the Week is Data Pollution by Omri Ben-Shahar. Here is the abstract: Digital information is the fuel of the new economy. But like the old economy's carbon fuel, it also pollutes. Harmful "data emissions" are leaked…
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Jun 16

    More on Self-Pardon

    More on Self-Pardon
    "The words are to be taken in their natural and obvious sense, and not in a sense unreasonably restricted or enlarged." -- Martin v. Hunter's Lessee, 14 U.S. 304, 326 (1816) Not long ago I put up a post here...
  • Jun 16

    Call for Papers—Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts — AALS 2019 New Orlean

    Call for Papers—Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts — AALS 2019 New Orlean
    The AALS Sections on European and African Law invites submissions of paper proposals for the upcoming panel, “Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts,” which will take place at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting (New Orleans, January 2-6…
  • Jun 16

    Doc Watson

    Doc Watson
    Deep River Blues Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Sittin' on Top of the World Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia Train That Carried My Girl from Town Last Steam Engine Train, with Chet Atkins and Leo Kotke I'll Fly...
Rank this Week: 25

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Focus on fathers behind bars on Father's Day

    Focus on fathers behind bars on Father's Day
    Last month, to mark Mother's Day, I collected in this post a lot of commentary about mothers in prison. I have noticed far less comparable commentary to mark Father's Day (perhaps because everyone is busy debating what Phil Mickelson did...
  • Jun 17

    "What Tocqueville Would Think of Today’s Criminal Justice Reforms"

    "What Tocqueville Would Think of Today’s Criminal Justice Reforms"
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting commentary authored by Emily Ferkaluk which leans on a historic figure while advocating for the FIRST STEP Act. Here are excerpts: Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat who…
  • Jun 16

    Paul Manifort has bail revoked ... and has not (yet) gotten rescued from jail by Prez Trump's clemency pen

    Paul Manifort has bail revoked ... and has not (yet) gotten rescued from jail by Prez Trump's clemency pen
    As detailed in this CNN piece, a very prominent federal defendant grew the number of Americans incarcerated yesterday when he had his bail revoked and was taken immediately to jail: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will await his…
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/
  • Jun 16

    A Very Social Judge

    A Very Social Judge
    The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commision has filed charges of misconduct against a District Court judge. She allegedly failed to disclose a relationship with a police officer who was a key witness in a murder case in which she presided After...
  • Jun 15

    Twitter And Youtube Misconduct Alleged

    Twitter And Youtube Misconduct Alleged
    A recent complaint filed by North Carolina State Bar alleges both traditional and cutting-edge violations of the prohibition against conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. The charged attorney represented herself in federal…
  • Jun 15

    An Attorney From Wahoo Gets Suspended

    An Attorney From Wahoo Gets Suspended
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has suspended an attorney from Wahoo convicted of a federal tax offense This is an attorney discipline case in which the only question before this court is the appropriate sanction. Kent J. Trembly admits to…
Rank this Week: 32

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 17

    Podcasting Legal Entrepreneurship in Action

    Podcasting Legal Entrepreneurship in Action
    The education of the practice of law does not happen in classrooms, and some would argue that it shouldn’t. Collecting the anthology of experiences by practitioners is one of the immense potentials of the digital era that future…
  • Jun 17

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jun 14

    Voluntary Associations: Courts, Mind Your Own Business. SCC: Okay.

    Voluntary Associations: Courts, Mind Your Own Business. SCC: Okay.
    Plus: We’re Not Done With Dunsmuir During the playoffs, ice hockey is the delight of everyone, to paraphrase Brown J in Canada (Attorney General) v. Igloo Vikski Inc., [2016] 2 SCR 80. But who is the greatest hockey player of all time?…
Rank this Week: 33

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 17

    Honduran Man Kills Himself After Threat of Separation from Family at US Border

    Honduran Man Kills Himself After Threat of Separation from Family at US Border
    From The New York Times: A Honduran man who was told he would be separated from his family after he had crossed the United States border into Texas with them last month strangled himself in his holding cell, according to...
  • Jun 16

    California Bans Travel to Oklahoma Based on its Discriminatory LBGT Adoption Law

    California Bans Travel to Oklahoma Based on its Discriminatory LBGT Adoption Law
    From USA Today: Add Oklahoma to the list of states to which California is banning state-funded and state-sponsored travel. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that as a result of "discriminatory legislation"…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Law

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Law
    From NPR: The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal to a restrictive abortion law in Arkansas that would effectively ban abortions by medication. But this is hardly the end of the line for this case. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:...
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jun 16

    The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade

    The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade
    June 16, 2018, The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade: Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse have a new article that tells the story of Roe v. Wade. According to the abstract: Roe . . . , filed in federal district...
  • Jun 15

    Argentina’s historic vote to decriminalize abortion

    Argentina’s historic vote to decriminalize abortion
    Vox (Jun. 14, 2018): Argentina’s historic vote to decriminalize abortion, explained, by Emily Stewart: On Thursday, June 14, Argentina's lower legislative house voted 129-125 on a bill that would decriminalize abortions up to 14 weeks into…
  • Jun 14

    New York GOP Lawmakers Quash Contraception, Abortion Protections—For Now

    New York GOP Lawmakers Quash Contraception, Abortion Protections—For Now
    Rewire.News (Jun. 8, 2018): New York GOP Lawmakers Quash Contraception, Abortion Protections—For Now, by Auditi Guha: The Reproductive Health Act (RHA), or S 2796, was drafted four years ago and recently passed by the Democratic-majority…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Jun 15

    Congratulations Cyndi Nance and Angela Onwuachi-Willig

    Congratulations Cyndi Nance and Angela Onwuachi-Willig
    Congratulations to two important worklaw scholars and two of my personal idols, Cyndi Nance (left, Arkansas) and Angela Onwuachi-Willig (right, moving to Boston Univ.)! Cyndi will be receiving the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement…
  • Jun 15

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    Some recent labor & employment stories in the news recently: The New York Times has a piece out today on the prevalence of pregnancy discrimination, which includes background on Peggy Young and her suit against UPS that went to the...
  • Jun 15

    Lifetime Disadvantage goes to paperback

    Lifetime Disadvantage goes to paperback
    Congratulations to Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) and Malcolm Sargeant (Middlesex Univ. London) on the paperback publication of her book Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Cambridge Univ. Press). The book…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jun 17

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. The Consensus Myth in Criminal Justice Reform Benjamin Levin University of Colorado Law School Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 [2nd last week] 323 2. Pakistani Blasphemy Law between Hadd…
  • Jun 16

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Opinion on the Constitutionality of Robert Mueller's Appointment Steven G. Calabresi Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law Date Posted: 25 May 2018 3,895 2. The…
  • Jun 15

    Cook on Expert Witnesses in Sex Trafficking Prosecution

    Cook on Expert Witnesses in Sex Trafficking Prosecution
    Blanche Cook (Wayne State University Law School) has posted Stop Traffic: Using Expert Witnesses to Disrupt Intersectional Vulnerability in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions (FORTHCOMING — Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law — (2019)) on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 45

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: 44

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: 46

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: 47

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/
  • Jun 16

    The "Faithful Execution" Conversation on Self-Pardons, Continued

    The "Faithful Execution" Conversation on Self-Pardons, Continued
    Take a look at the Kent/Leib/Shugerman defense of the fiduciary theory of Article II, replying to critiques by McConnell and Epstein. Stay tuned for our deep dive that will produce the first comprehensive effort to trace where the language of…
  • Jun 16

    Dean Search: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

    Dean Search: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    From Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law: Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across…
  • Jun 15

    JOTWELL: Singer on Rosen on Taft

    JOTWELL: Singer on Rosen on Taft
    The new Courts Law essay comes from guest contributor (and former guest Prawf) Jordan Singer (New England), reviewing Jeffrey Rosen's biography of William Howard Taft.
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Mar 26

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018
    The University of Connecticut School of Law and Insurance Law Center invite you to a conference on “Pricing Litigation Risk in the 21st Century” Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9 to 2 Please join us for a first of its...
  • Mar 6

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Paper

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Paper
    The Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at Stanford Law School. Here's the blurb from its tireless organizers: We are excited to announce the fourth annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be held Stanford…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 48

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Jun 6

    Lazaro on Fiduciary Standard

    Lazaro on Fiduciary Standard
    Christine Lazaro has posted Defining 'Fiduciary': Differences in Fiduciary Standards within the Securities Industry on SSRN with the following abstract: Investment professionals are subject to varying standards of conduct when providing…
  • Jun 6

    Loewenstein on Materiality

    Loewenstein on Materiality
    Mark Loewenstein has posted Thinking Fast and Slow About the Concept of Materiality on SSRN with the following abstract: Determining whether, for securities law purposes, a misrepresentation or omission is material raises interesting…
  • Jun 6

    Solomon on Shareholder Voting

    Solomon on Shareholder Voting
    Dov Solomon has posted The Importance of Inferior Voting Rights in Dual-Class Firms on SSRN with the following abstract: Over the past several years, corporate law scholarship has carefully analyzed the effects of dual-class capital…
Rank this Week: 54

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 60

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 63

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 65

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 17

    The Last of the Tzaddiks | by David Shulman | The New York Review of Book

    The Last of the Tzaddiks | by David Shulman | The New York Review of Book
    In the somewhat exotic Jewish home in Iowa where I grew up, it was axiomatic that there was an intimate link between Judaism and universal human rights. Like nearly all Eastern European Jewish families in America, my parents and…
  • Jun 17

    Israel tries to ban the Sperminator from having any more kid

    Israel tries to ban the Sperminator from having any more kid
    The hardest-working man in the insemination business is at it again this Father’s Day, doing what he does best: impregnating strangers. But now an entire nation is trying to stop him. “They’re banning my sperm,” Ari…
  • Jun 17

    The sex scandal that wouldn't lie down | The Independent

    The sex scandal that wouldn't lie down | The Independent
    At one point, according to the report of the investigating judge, the agency became a kind of approved dealer in girls, operating with the connivance, if not the blessing, of the French foreign ministry and French secret services. By…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Dent v. Dennison, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90043 (SD IL, May 30, 2018), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that he was excluded from 3 Protestant religious services in retaliation for filing…
  • Jun 17

    Police Misinformation To Parents Did Not Violate Their Religious Exercise Right

    Police Misinformation To Parents Did Not Violate Their Religious Exercise Right
    Estate of Manolios v. Wickersham, (ED MI, June 13, 2018), is a suit against Macomb County, Michigan sheriff and police officers alleging numerous constitutional violations in their investigation of a fatal car accident.  The primary…
  • Jun 16

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Priest's Objections To Testifying About Statements Made In Confessional

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Priest's Objections To Testifying About Statements Made In Confessional
    In Ronchi v. State of Florida, (FL App., June 15, 2018), a Florida state appellate court held that it would violate Florida's Religious Freedom Restoration Act to require a Catholic priest, Fr. Vincenzo Ronchi, to testify about a sex…
Rank this Week: 68

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 16

    Maine Votes With, and For, Ranked Choice Voting

    Maine Votes With, and For, Ranked Choice Voting
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Maine became the first state this week to use ranked-choice-voting in a state-wide election. In addition to electing candidates in the primaries, Maine voters also voted in favor of a referendum…
  • Jun 16

    Seventh Circuit Denies Motion for Quick Ruling on Nationwide Injunction in Sanctuary Cities Case

    Seventh Circuit Denies Motion for Quick Ruling on Nationwide Injunction in Sanctuary Cities Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit this week denied the Justice Department's request to stay the nationwide injunction against the Department in Chicago's sanctuary cities case. The order says that the Seventh…
  • Jun 14

    Zervos v. Trump: New York's Highest Court Refuses Appeal

    Zervos v. Trump: New York's Highest Court Refuses Appeal
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On its own motion, the New York Court of Appeals (NY's highest court) dismissed the appeal by Donald Trump in Trump v. Zervos. From its decision list, the...
Rank this Week: 70

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 7

    Traveler IQ Challenge

    Traveler IQ Challenge
    In 2012, we blogged about a Traveler IQ Challenge Game. The link to that game went dead, but thoughtful blog reader Emily North (who describes herself as an Illustrator, Graphics Designer, and Creator of Worlds) found a new link to...
  • Jun 5

    ECJ Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Binational Couple

    ECJ Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Binational Couple
    One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of a baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage (ostensibly because the baker did not receive an unbiased hearing in the tribunal below),...
  • Jun 2

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference
    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018 Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018 Here's a reminder that ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will…
Rank this Week: 71

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 9

    Opinion: State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?

    Opinion: State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?
    Michael Kiparsky co-writes for The Mercury News, May 9, 2018 Effective integrated management of groundwater and surface water is simultaneously one of the most important and most difficult challenges facing California. With broad integration,…
  • May 9

    Solar panels may soon be required on all new California homes. So what’ll that cost?

    Solar panels may soon be required on all new California homes. So what’ll that cost?
    Ethan Elkind quoted by KPCC-FM, May 9, 2018 “There are other ways we can reduce more, but it’s a critical way to reduce emissions going forward,” he said. “If we can start reducing the emissions associated with…
  • May 7

    $650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected?

    $650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected?
    Holly Doremus quoted by The Mercury News, May 7, 2018 “If I were a board member, at this point I would not be ready to vote,” said Holly Doremus. … “There are too many uncertainties.” Chief among them, she said,…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jun 17

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (June 17, 2018)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (June 17, 2018)
    "banks have been ... warned ... to stay out of social debates and stick to their core businesses like lending to consumers. Piwowar ... reminded the bank that it had received billions of dollars in government aid during the financial...
  • Jun 17

    Possible Items for your Summer Reading List: Insider Trading and Legal Writing

    Possible Items for your Summer Reading List: Insider Trading and Legal Writing
    Two law scholar/teacher friends have recently published books that deserve attention. The first is a labor of scholarly love from my Association of American Law Schools and Southeastern Association of Law Schools co-conspirator John Anderson.…
  • Jun 15

    Beware of the Warning

    Beware of the Warning
    Last week, a district court in California dismissed a securities fraud lawsuit brought by Snap shareholders. See In re Snap Inc. Secs. Litig., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97704 (C.D. Cal. June 7, 2018). The shareholders alleged that the Snap IPO...
Rank this Week: 77

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    At the Peony Café...

    At the Peony Café...
    ... bloom.(And maybe shop Amazon (through the Althouse Portal)).
  • Jun 17

    Garish hyperbole.

    Garish hyperbole.
    On Twitter today:I like the Scott Adams riposte... or do you think it's in bad taste (in the Era of That's Not Funny)?ADDED: By the way, it's Father's Day. What's with mothers and children? Are no children ripped away from fathers or is that…
  • Jun 17

    Mark Sandford was living a lie, in the chapter of his life when he imploded, so he has a unique vantage point on Trump and his lies.

    Mark Sandford was living a lie, in the chapter of his life when he imploded, so he has a unique vantage point on Trump and his lies.
    I wasn't going to turn on the Sunday shows today, but I did. You can see in the previous post that I watched "State of the Union." I blogged the discussion of the Bob Corker observation that "It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it? It's not…
Rank this Week: 80

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 17

    Women challenge sexism in U.S. and Canadian guest worker programs through bold and innovative NAFTA labor petition

    Women challenge sexism in U.S. and Canadian guest worker programs through bold and innovative NAFTA labor petition
    In July  2016, UFCW Canada and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM)  filed petitions under NAFTA’s labor side agreement alleging sex discrimination in recruitment for the…
  • Jun 17

    Modelling the rules of targeting

    Modelling the rules of targeting
    The rules of targeting of international humanitarian law play a pivotal role in protecting civilians. They achieve this by requiring military commanders to take appropriate steps when planning and executing military operations to mitigate…
  • Jun 17

    Introducing Tanya Krupiy

    Introducing Tanya Krupiy
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Tanya Krupiy. Tanya Krupiy carries out consultancy work in the areas of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the law of the use of…
Rank this Week: 84

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance
    From our friends at the AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Papers for Section on Business Association Program on Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business…
  • Apr 2

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper
    From our friends at the Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, and UCLA School of Law, invites…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Jun 14

    The Horowitz Report

    The Horowitz Report
    Here it is. The OIG Report-A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election. Analysis to follow in a while. Here also is the Press Release and Executive...
  • Jun 14

    OIG Report On Clinton Email Investigation To Be Released At 2:00PM Today

    OIG Report On Clinton Email Investigation To Be Released At 2:00PM Today
    We will post it as soon as we get it. (wisenberg)
  • Jun 11

    A Deep State Story: The James Wolfe Indictment

    A Deep State Story: The James Wolfe Indictment
    Here is the Indictment returned late last week in U.S. v. James Wolfe. Wolfe worked for 30 years for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ("SSCI") handling top secret and other classified information provided by…
Rank this Week: 94

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 30

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Lawyer CEOs"
    Does legal education matter? In this lecture, Professor Todd Henderson presents some data on this question, using the behavior of corporate executives as an instrument. Looking at the 10% of large, public company CEOs who are lawyers, the…
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
Rank this Week: 96

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 11

    University Boardrooms Need Corporate Governance-Style Reform

    University Boardrooms Need Corporate Governance-Style Reform
    Universities are in many ways the worst run institutions in our society, with basically lousy governance.We see this in the way administrative bloat drives university tuition increases at well above... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jun 9

    "The Insincerity of Activists Touting Good Corporate Governance".

    "The Insincerity of Activists Touting Good Corporate Governance".
    Interesting article from Sidley. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 5

    Third Circuit Veil Piercing Decision in Indagro SA v. Nilva

    Third Circuit Veil Piercing Decision in Indagro SA v. Nilva
    US Third Circuit Senior Judge Jane Richards Roth issued a bizarre pronouncement in a recent veil piercing opinion: ... it is unclear that merely using a corporation to limit personal liability rises... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 107

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 62, no. 6, July 2018) is out. Contents include:Nam Kyu Kim, Are Military Regimes Really Belligerent? Alyssa K. Prorok, Led Astray: Leaders and the Duration of Civil War S. Erdem…
  • Jun 15

    Hostovsky Brandes: International Law in Domestic Courts in an Era of Populism

    Hostovsky Brandes: International Law in Domestic Courts in an Era of Populism
    Tamar Hostovsky Brandes (Ono Academic College - Law) has posted International Law in Domestic Courts in an Era of Populism (International Journal of Constitutional Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: This article examines the manner in…
  • Jun 15

    Jørgensen: The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    Jørgensen: The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
    Nina H.B. Jørgensen (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has published The Elgar Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Here's the abstract:This Companion is a one-stop reference…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
Rank this Week: 111

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 10

    The CFPB's Complaint Database and Property Problem

    The CFPB's Complaint Database and Property Problem
    Acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney has been in the news quite a bit lately. He recently dismissed all 25 members of the agency’s Consumer Advisory Board (a stakeholder group required by the…
  • May 19

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland
    Rachael Walsh (Trinity College) and Lorna Fox O'Mahony (Essex) have posted Land Law, Property Ideologies and the British-Irish Relationship (Common Law World Review) online. Here's the abstract: This article examines the role of property…
  • May 18

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home
    For your summer reading, check out this edited book by Helen Carr (Kent), Brendan Edgeworth (New South Wales), and Carolina Hunter (York) titled Law and the Precarious Home: Socio Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times (Hart…
Rank this Week: 116

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jun 15

    It's True: People Really Are Getting Dumber and Dumber

    It's True: People Really Are Getting Dumber and Dumber
    New scientific studies have proven what we might all have been jokingly saying, but which apparently is true: the world population is increasing, but IQ levels are decreasing. The reason? Nurture, not nature. The studies claim that after…
  • Jun 13

    Employees Beware: You are Contractually Presumed to be At-will

    Employees Beware: You are Contractually Presumed to be At-will
    A new case out of Minnesota and subsequently the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit once again confirms what we suspect already: if there is any doubt about an employee’s status, he or she is likely to...
  • Jun 13

    Arbitration clause enforceability seems like a pretty safe bet these day

    Arbitration clause enforceability seems like a pretty safe bet these day
    There is very little you can bet on in life but it seems like the continued prevalence of arbitration clauses is one of them. We just had a Supreme Court ruling confirming that, and a recent case out of Nebraska,...
Rank this Week: 118