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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 16

    CEIPI Opinion on Copyright Limitations' Reform in the European Digital Single Market

    CEIPI Opinion on Copyright Limitations' Reform in the European Digital Single Market
    The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has just published a position paper, which I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko, on the proposed reform of copyright exceptions and…
  • Oct 11

    A Response to “Responsible Encryption”

    A Response to “Responsible Encryption”
    On October 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy about encryption. I have a lot to say about his remarks, so pardon the length and haphazard organization of this post. Much of Rosenstein’s…
  • Oct 9

    The European Commission, for One, Welcomes Our New Robot Overlord

    The European Commission, for One, Welcomes Our New Robot Overlord
    This is my third and most intemperate blog post about the European Commission’s recent Communication on platforms and illegal content. The first two point out serious factual problems with the Commission’s claims. (Specifically,…
Rank this Week: 1010

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Back in the U.S.A.

    Back in the U.S.A.
    Last Friday, I returned to NYC after almost a month abroad.Most of my time away was spent in Berlin, where I was a Research Fellow for 3 weeks at NYU Berlin. My professional activity there consisted mainly of working on a new article draft on…
  • Oct 9

    Ninth Circuit oral argument on Altera

    Ninth Circuit oral argument on Altera
    I have been reliably informed (and then was able to confirm for myself online) that the Ninth Circuit oral argument in the appeal of the Tax Court's misguided Altera decision is taking place this Wednesday.  I gather that Susan…
  • Oct 3

    Busy weekend in Ljubljana

    Busy weekend in Ljubljana
    Taking time off from my Berlin stay to enjoy a vacation weekend in Ljubljana (pronounced Loobleeyana), I kept busy by testing my new superpowers.I also got to practice my famous John the Baptist impression.Unfortunately, neither special…
Rank this Week: 4501

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Oct 16

    Marshall

    Marshall
    Michael Asimow  of  Stanford Law School shares with  us his review of the new film Marshall: This enjoyable and inspiring movie is a worthy contribution to the courtroom movie genre.  You’re going to love it.…
  • Oct 12

    Trump’s Constitution

    Trump’s Constitution
    In a year of shocking images, those from Charlottesville still  chill me the most. Certainly those of “alt-right”  marchers chanting “Jews will not replace us”, but even more so those of armed thugs attacking…
  • Aug 27

    Small Revolutionary Act

    Small Revolutionary Act
    How does social reform happen?  History books tend to portray social reform as a tidal wave  that sweeps away an unjust and obsolete status quo, but I think reform is better understood as the  cumulative result of…
Rank this Week: 2216

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 16

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
  • Oct 14

    NFL in the New

    NFL in the New
    The NFL is once again providing great fodder for labor/employment exam questions. Over at Indisputably, Sarah Cole has a great post about the Fifth Circuit's rejection of a preliminary injunction by the NFL Players' association that would…
  • Oct 11

    New EEOC Training Announced

    New EEOC Training Announced
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just announced new training seminars that it will be conducting. The training, conducted by EEOC staff, focuses on exemplifying respect and inclusiveness in the workplace. From the EEOC:…
Rank this Week: 48

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 662

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 16

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate

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

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule
    The Guardian (Oct. 11, 2017): Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules On Wednesday, India's supreme court ruled against an sexual assault law exception which allowed men to have sex with girls as young as 15 years...
  • Oct 7

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate
    Washington Post (Oct. 6, 2017): Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, by Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein and William Wan: In the next move on Trump's path to dismantle as many Obama-administration…
Rank this Week: 999

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1841

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .
    Seven years ago, in Negotiating Tax Legislation: Lessons from Life, I opposed the attempts by those advocating tax cuts for the wealthy to extend the Bush tax cuts. Though the advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy claimed that the extension…
  • Oct 13

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?
    A reader directed my attention to a Brenton Smith commentary addressing the taxation of social security benefits. Smith shared the thoughts of one of his readers, who brought to Smith’s attention a proposal to repeal the taxation of…
  • Oct 11

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up
    A little more than a week ago, in When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences, I described the reasoning and outcome in Gibson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2017-187. The taxpayers claimed their son as a dependent, and ended up having their…
Rank this Week: 672

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 15

    Oh, Those Crazy Commission

    Oh, Those Crazy Commission
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies describes the ongoing military commissions operating at Guantanamo, costing US taxpayers over $90 million per year. Margulies explains why the commissions are are all symbol and no substance…
  • Oct 13

    Bullies, Bullies Everywhere

    Bullies, Bullies Everywhere
    Professor and resident senior fellow in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Marci A. Hamilton points out two ways the legal system reinforces a culturally ingrained fear of undermining the “family…
  • Oct 11

    The Trump Administration Mimics Mississippi on Civil Right

    The Trump Administration Mimics Mississippi on Civil Right
    Marci A. Hamilton, a professor and resident senior fellow in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, describes how Mississippi and President Trump (with the help of Jeff Sessions) are bent on demeaning and disempowering…
Rank this Week: 3134

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 15

    Marquette Law Review Article Featured in Prescription Painkiller Exposé

    Marquette Law Review Article Featured in Prescription Painkiller Exposé
    In cooperation with 60 Minutes, the Washington Post has published a fascinating new story about the behind-the-scenes efforts of actors in the pharmaceuticals business to soften regulatory enforcement at the just the time that…
  • Oct 14

    The Rise of Benefit Corporations: Show me the Money…and the Good

    The Rise of Benefit Corporations: Show me the Money…and the Good
    The “Benefit Corporation” is a new corporation class and it may be coming to a state near you (if it hasn’t already).  A benefit corporation (colloquially referred to as B-corp) is an entity type that seeks to blend…
  • Oct 10

    Public Hearing to Address Judicial Recusal Rule

    Public Hearing to Address Judicial Recusal Rule
    On Wednesday night, October 11th, the non-partisan organization Common Cause in Wisconsin is holding a town hall meeting/public hearing entitled “Access to Justice.” Co-sponsors of the event include the League of Women Voters…
Rank this Week: 2720

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/
  • Oct 15

    Rosenfeld on SEC Enforcement

    Rosenfeld on SEC Enforcement
    David Rosenfeld has posted Admissions in SEC Enforcement Cases: The Revolution That Wasn't on SSRN with the following abstract: In 2013, the SEC departed from its long-standing policy of settling enforcement matters on a no-admit/no-deny…
  • Oct 15

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted Insider Trading and the Myth of Market Confidence on SSRN with the following abstract: Promoting public confidence in securities markets is a policy goal that is frequently cited by commentators, Congress, the…
  • Oct 15

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ryan H. Gilinson, Note, Clicks and Tricks: How Computer Hackers Avoid 10b-5 Liability, 82 Brook. L. Rev. 1305 (2017). Allan Horwich, The…
Rank this Week: 32

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Embedded Economics: Help Needed from Conrad Reader

    Embedded Economics: Help Needed from Conrad Reader
    As I have mentioned here before, one of my current writing projects is a collection of short works of literature that have interesting economic insights. In a conversation yesterday at an SSC meetup, someone mentioned a Conrad story that…
  • Oct 9

    Gun Control and Homicide Rate

    Gun Control and Homicide Rate
    Some recent comment threads on Slate Star Codex, my favorite blog, have dealt with the always lively issue of gun control. One standard argument is "we know gun control laws work because the U.S., which has relatively few restrictions, has a…
  • Oct 9

    European Speaking Trip in April

    European Speaking Trip in April
    I have made tentative arrangements for another European trip. At the moment it looks like four or five talks in two weeks, so I could squeeze in a few more, hence this post. Current schedule:April 14th, BelgradeApril 21st, SofiaApril 28th,…
Rank this Week: 847

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 15

    An overbroad defense of universal injunction

    An overbroad defense of universal injunction
    Judge Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois denied a stay pending appeal of a universal (he called it nationwide) preliminary injunction barring enforcement of certain funding conditions against sanctuary cities. This is the first…
  • Oct 15

    Police Misconduct in Chicago: The Forgotten Past

    Police Misconduct in Chicago: The Forgotten Past
    To return to the topic of the DOJ Report on Chicago policing, I wanted to write a bit in this post and some later ones about other investigations into policing in Chicago that the DOJ ignored in its report. These other investigations are less…
  • Oct 14

    Argument on ATS in Jesner v. Arab Bank

    Argument on ATS in Jesner v. Arab Bank
    SCOTUS heard argument on Wednesday in Jesner v. Arab Bank, considering whether a corporation can be sued under the common law cause of action under the Alien Tort Statute. I listened to the audio and have a few thoughts on the procedure,…
Rank this Week: 687

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 683

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 13

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

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

    Registration Open for the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher

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

    Suzanne Ehrenberg has Died

    Suzanne Ehrenberg has Died
    We share today the sad news of the passing of Suzanne Ehrenberg, a Professor of Legal Research and Writing q5 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Ehrenberg received her B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Williams College…
Rank this Week: 4028

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument
    Based on the U.S. Supreme Court argument in the Wisconsin Gerrymandering case, I am optimistic that we may get some very much needed reform. To see why, click here. Advertisement
  • Oct 10

    Guns and Vega

    Guns and Vega
    Why, after Vegas, Sandy Hook and other mass killings of decent men, women and children, is it so hard to get real gun control? The NRA was  an association of hunters and sportsman, reasonable and trustworthy neighbors. Now the NRA, its…
  • Oct 7

    Dictators, War, Children

    Dictators, War, Children
    Have you noticed how many dictatorships are family affairs? No doubt because they can’t trust anyone else. And also wondered how many wars are started to rally the public around unpopular leaders? Have any of your friends, as have some…
Rank this Week: 2766

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 685

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

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

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

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

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

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

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

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability" CHRISTOPHER SLOBOGIN, Vanderbilt University - Law School Most scholars who have written about the role of…
Rank this Week: 367

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    Voting With Their Feet

    Voting With Their Feet
    Advocates of states'-rights often point out that an advantage of federalism is that people can move from a state where they are dissatisfied with public policy to a state that they prefer. The prospect that people or businesses will relocate…
  • Oct 12

    Anti-Contrarianism

    Anti-Contrarianism
    I just finished reading a draft of a superficially interesting but deeply terrible article taking issue with the current wisdom, associated with Daryl Levinson and Richard Pildes's article, "Separation of Parties, not Powers," on the…
  • Oct 8

    Not King Tut's Tomb, But . . .

    Not King Tut's Tomb, But . . .
    (Cross-posted at Concurring Opinions)I am pleased to announce a discovery that will interest many legal scholars. The Chicago History Museum has a journal that contains Justice Bushrod Washington's notes on Corfield v. Coryell; the 1823…
Rank this Week: 77

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Oct 12

    A Win for Arbitration Process, A Loss for the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliot

    A Win for Arbitration Process, A Loss for the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliot
    As a sports fan and a fan of arbitration, I have followed with interest the ongoing battles between the NFLPA and the NFL over the consequences of their unusual arbitration process. It is no surprise to those who follow arbitration that the…
  • Oct 6

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Twenty years ago, Pace Law School opened the first securities arbitration clinic in the country in which students, under faculty supervision, offer free representation to investors of modest means who have disputes with their securities…
  • Oct 3

    In Praise of (Good) Disagreement

    In Praise of (Good) Disagreement
    As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary. It may seem odd that I advocate for more disagreements in a blog named Indisputably.  But that’s exactly what I’m doing.  Actually, just more good…
Rank this Week: 701

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

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

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

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

    DEAN SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    From our good friend and fellow property law prof Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M), see the following: Dean, Texas A&M University School of Law Fort Worth, Texas October 3, 2017 Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications…
  • Sep 24

    Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law at Cambridge

    Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law at Cambridge
    On May 25-26, 2018, the Cambridge University Centre for Property Law will be hosting a conference on regulatory issues in property law. The conference will bring together property law scholars and practitioners from around the world to…
Rank this Week: 446

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
  • Oct 9

    Missing Mass – Half Found

    Missing Mass – Half Found
    Half the ‘missing mass’ is gas floating between galaxies. That means there’s 50% less work for the flogiston, sorry I meant aether, sorry I meant Dark Matter to do. The post Missing Mass – Half Found appeared first on…
  • Oct 4

    We Robot 2018 Call for Paper

    We Robot 2018 Call for Paper
    We Robot 2018 has posted the official Call For Papers. See you there — Stanford, April 12-14. The post We Robot 2018 Call for Papers appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Oct 12

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Linda Mullenix’s essay, Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses? Linda reviews Symeon Symeonides’ recent article, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, which…
  • Oct 11

    SCOTUS Ruling in Travel Ban Challenge

    SCOTUS Ruling in Travel Ban Challenge
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court disposed of Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project without addressing the merits. Ruling that “the appeal no longer presents a live case or controversy,” it vacated the Fourth Circuit’s…
  • Sep 29

    Walsh on Pfander and Birk (and Woolhandler) on Adversity and Article III

    Walsh on Pfander and Birk (and Woolhandler) on Adversity and Article III
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Kevin Walsh’s essay, Adversity and Non-Contentiousness. Kevin reviews two recent pieces by Jim Pfander and Daniel Birk, Adverse Interests and Article III: A Reply, 111 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1067…
Rank this Week: 723

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 12

    Marc Randazza reacts to the Las Vegas shooting in his most recent CNN column

    Marc Randazza reacts to the Las Vegas shooting in his most recent CNN column
      In his latest CNN opinion column, Vegas based attorney Marc Randazza reacted to the brutal mass shooting that happened in Las Vegas on October 2, 2017. Fortunately, neither Marc Randazza, nor his family members or friends, were harmed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 806

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
  • Oct 11

    If I Were a Holdout ...

    If I Were a Holdout ...
    Bond pricing has always been a puzzle to me, so I leave it to Mitu. But one thing has bugged me for more than a year. Ever since Venezuela has joined the ranks of the walking dead, market participants have...
  • Oct 10

    Rights of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11: New Paper

    Rights of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11: New Paper
    Ted Janger and I have posted a paper of interest to Credit Slips readers called Tracing Equity. We still have time to integrate feedback, so please download it and let us know what you think. As the image accompanying this...
Rank this Week: 1054

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4018

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 11

    Remedies and the Parsonage Allowance

    Remedies and the Parsonage Allowance
    By Sam Brunson On Friday, the Western District of Wisconsin ruled (again) on the constitutionality of the section 107(2) rental allowance for “ministers of the gospel.”[fn1] The litigation between the Freedom From Religion…
  • Oct 10

    Tomorrow’s Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Altera

    Tomorrow’s Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Altera
    By: Leandra Lederman Susan Morse and Stephen Shay have blogged today on Procedurally Taxing about the Ninth’s Circuit oral argument tomorrow in Altera Corp. v. Commissioner, as has Dan Shaviro on his blog, Start Making…
  • Oct 6

    IRS ‘Targeted’ Liberal Organizations and After All These Years TIGTA is Still Wrong

    IRS ‘Targeted’ Liberal Organizations and After All These Years TIGTA is Still Wrong
    By: Philip Hackney The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) just issued a new report four years and five months after rebuking the IRS for using “inappropriate” criteria to select applications for tax…
Rank this Week: 1603

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Oct 11

    In Memoriam: Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell

    In Memoriam: Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell
    In 2013, Professor Amy Levin and I launched a judicial clerkship committee at Pepperdine Law. We wanted to help maximize clerkship opportunities students. That same year, Pepperdine saw its first alumna appointed to the federal judiciary:…
  • Oct 5

    Partisan gerrymandering: never trust John Kasich with any power or responsibility

    Partisan gerrymandering: never trust John Kasich with any power or responsibility
    This is the fourth in a series about Gill v. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering case the Supreme Court is hearing this week. The first is here. The second is here. The third is here.Among the many amicus briefs filed in behalf of the…
  • Oct 3

    Quick thoughts from today's oral argument in Gill v. Whitford

    Quick thoughts from today's oral argument in Gill v. Whitford
    Here are a few quick running thoughts from today's oral argument in Gill v. Whitford. This post will be updated. The transcript PDF is here.Standing? A question mostly ignored in the run-up to argument was the question of standing, because…
Rank this Week: 1446

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Oct 11

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center
    When is criticism against your organization grounds for a defamation suit? In a handful of recent lawsuits filed in recent months, groups designated as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center have sued both SPLC (and, in…
  • Oct 10

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation
    Last week, the National Association of State Charities Officials held their annual conference on the impact of technology on charities regulation. It will be interesting to see if any new initiatives come out of this conference, but I hear…
  • Oct 10

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name
    Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn, recently sued the charity bearing his mother's name over a dispute over the charity's use of Hepburn's name on merchandise. From Reuters: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who once chaired the Audrey Hepburn…
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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

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

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

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
  • Oct 6

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe
    As Americans, we pay taxes to allow our government to support important activities that we as individuals or individual businesses either can't do at all or can't do as successfully. Both individuals and businesses benefit from government, so…
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GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 10

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi
    EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that today he will propose the repeal of the Obama-EPA Clean Power Plan, which required a system of carbon-emissions reductions by power plants to mitigate climate harms.  The CPP was a…
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    Bangla Desh Flooding David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still…
  • Apr 28

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    (reposted from the old Green Law web site- originally posted 4/22/16) I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information
    The American Branch of the International Law Association (AmBranch or ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) are about to host yet another edition of the popular and well-worth-your-time International Law Weekend from…
  • Sep 27

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79
    We are still stunned by the sad news of the passing of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1937, M. Cherif Bassiouni immigrated to the United States in 1962. He was an Emeritus Professor of Law at...
  • Sep 27

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law was scheduled to meet next month in San Juan in a pre-meeting module just prior to its Fall Meeting in Miami. That meeting in San Juan has been postponed because of the...
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In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Bugged about privacy

    Bugged about privacy
    Christopher Hoofnagle interviewed by California Magazine, Fall 2017 I’m more concerned with attacks that corrupt the integrity of our data. Imagine attacks where hackers subtly change systems so that they produce inaccurate results. We…
  • Sep 29

    Dave Denslow: Free speech must prevail to protect other right

    Dave Denslow: Free speech must prevail to protect other right
    Erwin Chemerinsky book cited by The Gainesville Sun, Sept. 29, 2017 UF, as a public institution, has no choice but to allow Spencer to appear. Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman make this clear in their book entitled “Free Speech on…
  • Sep 29

    Should Facebook be regulated?

    Should Facebook be regulated?
    Ann Ravel interviewed by MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle, Sept. 29, 2017 “I would like to see it be a joint responsibility with the FEC and an agency that is capable of doing the investigations. We cannot just rely on Facebook or any other…
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Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

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

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study

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

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

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

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
Rank this Week: 58

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Oct 9

    CFP: Gender Sidelining Symposium

    CFP: Gender Sidelining Symposium
    Call for Proposals in Gender Sidelining Symposium California Western School of Law California Western School of Law invites proposals for its Gender Sidelining Symposium to be held April 26-27, 2018 in San Diego, California.  The…
  • Sep 28

    A Review of a New Book On the Movement To Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

    A Review of a New Book On the Movement To Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
    Linda Greenhouse reviews Marjorie J. Spruill’s new book Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics (Bloomsbury, 2017) here, for the New York Review of Books. 
  • Sep 21

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power
    Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based…
Rank this Week: 1032

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 9

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?
    Former Law Dean, now MPP Natalie Des Rosiers has proposed reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would add four new prohibited grounds, including:  genetics, immigration status, social condition and police records. Des Rosiers is…
  • Oct 5

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)
    Professor Michael Lynk of Western Law has sent along the flyer for the upcoming annual Labour Law conference.  This year’s theme is Precarious Work, which is the current hot topic in the field.   Looks like a great line-up,…
  • Oct 4

    We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

    We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education
    In my job as a work law professor, I occassionally come across “test banks” for testing knowledge of work law concepts produced by text book publishers, professional organizations that train managers, and other sources.  I…
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Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 9

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being

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

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development
    Earlier this week, Forbes contributor Mark A. Cohen discussed what he calls “the interdependency — and misalignment —   of law school stakeholders.”  Cohen refers to a comment in a recent…
  • Sep 25

    Experience with Peer Support, Peer Review and Feedback on Teaching?  

    Experience with Peer Support, Peer Review and Feedback on Teaching?  
    We are all familiar with engagement in peer review of scholarship. Law faculty culture prioritizes peer input and review of scholarly ideas and articles. Sending drafts of articles to colleagues for feedback, “workshopping”…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 9

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the Melbourne Journal of International Law, as follows: ►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of…
  • Oct 5

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law
    I’ve spent most of these past years researching the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, culminating in a series of recent articles which among others can be found here and here. Today, Lebanon hosts the highest number of…
  • Oct 3

    Women and girls must not be excluded from reparation in the Al Mahdi case

    Women and girls must not be excluded from reparation in the Al Mahdi case
    The International Criminal Justice Clinic at Melbourne Law School, run in partnership with Amnesty International, focuses on developing practical skills in gender analysis, trial monitoring, fair trial and victims’ rights advocacy. One…
Rank this Week: 1224

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    האינטרס הציבורי בצמצום…

    האינטרס הציבורי בצמצום מאסרים – על חובות התביעה בעקבות דוח ועדת דורנר     מאת אורן גזל-אייל<!--[if !supportFootnotes]-->[1]<!--[endif]--> והילה…
  • Sep 17

    במקום שאין אנשים, השתדל להיות איש

    במקום שאין אנשים, השתדל להיות איש
    פורסם במקביל ב- JOKOPOST המאמר נכתב במשותף עם איל גרונר בית המשפט העליון דחה את ערעורו של שומר באתר בנייה (להלן: המערער) על דחיית תביעת…
  • Sep 12

    רוחות שינוי במדיניות…

    רוחות שינוי במדיניות הענישה גירסה קצרה של הרשימה פורסמה בעיתון הארץ: https://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/.premium-1.4440957  דוח הסניגוריה הציבורית שפורסם…
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Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
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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/
  • Oct 6

    CFP: Seeking articles for Spring, 2018 edition of Real Estate Review

    CFP: Seeking articles for Spring, 2018 edition of Real Estate Review
    I am close to putting to bed my first edition of Real Estate Review, which is very exciting! I am now soliciting articles for the Spring, 2018 edition, which would need to be to me by January 16. The topics...
  • Oct 3

    New Website about Land Use, Resilience Justice, and More

    New Website about Land Use, Resilience Justice, and More
    Dear colleagues: I'm excited to report that the University of Louisville's interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility has a brand new website, http://louisville.edu/landuse. In particular, the new website features…
  • Oct 3

    California Governor Jerry Brown signs into law a landmark suite of 15 bills to address housing affordability

    California Governor Jerry Brown signs into law a landmark suite of 15 bills to address housing affordability
    Last Friday, in what may be the single-biggest land use event of the year thus far, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law 15 bills meant to address a variety of issues in California's housing affordability crisis. The summary of...
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New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Oct 1

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?
    For much of the last two terms, the United States Supreme Court was short one Justice. The vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in early 2016 remained unfilled until the appointment of Neil Gorsuch late last term. During…
  • Aug 2

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge
    We've seen how Neil Gorsuch's record as an appeals court judge was ultra-conservative. Reviewing those cases where he stuck his neck out to disagree publicly with his colleagues by writing a dissenting opinion--presumably because he felt…
  • Jul 16

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue
    In the last post, we began to look at now-Justice Neil Gorsuch's record as a federal appeals judge. [See Part 4.] We looked at his dissenting opinions--those very revealing writings--during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which…
Rank this Week: 3926

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

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

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

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

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

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

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