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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Asking the Wrong Question

    Asking the Wrong Question
    A few days ago I spent some seven hours attending a meeting of the San Jose City Council. I was there to speak against a proposed gun control law, but there were other interesting things in the meeting. One of them was a discussion of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3967

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 19

    The Supreme Court Needs to Clarify When District Court Injunctions Blocking Federal Policies Can Extend Beyond the Actual Plaintiffs in a Case

    The Supreme Court Needs to Clarify When District Court Injunctions Blocking Federal Policies Can Extend Beyond the Actual Plaintiffs in a Case
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the increasingly frequent practice of federal district courts issuing injunctions that extend relief beyond the plaintiffs in the case. Amar describes the problems with this…
  • Oct 18

    What Happens When Very Few People Own Quite a Few Guns?

    What Happens When Very Few People Own Quite a Few Guns?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan considers the implications of the fact that a very small number of Americans own a very large percentage of the privately owned guns in the United States. Specifically, he…
  • Oct 17

    Can Congress Ban Bump Stocks?

    Can Congress Ban Bump Stocks?
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains why, if Congress wants to ban or further regulated the sale of “bump stocks,” it should act quickly or risk missing the window in which regulation is possible. Dorf points…
Rank this Week: 1158

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Oct 19

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story
    The SQE is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in England and Wales.  It’s an example of a common entrance examination, something a number of legal education regulators are interested in, or already practising.  I was discussing it…
  • Aug 24

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio
    This has been a crazily busy eight-day visit to Australia but so productive.  It was marked by days of intense activities and meetings and more, making connections in ANU and UNE, giving an all day workshop on simulated clients…
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
Rank this Week: 1492

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Oct 19

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story
    The SQE is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in England and Wales.  It’s an example of a common entrance examination, something a number of legal education regulators are interested in, or already practising.  I was discussing it…
  • Aug 24

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio
    This has been a crazily busy eight-day visit to Australia but so productive.  It was marked by days of intense activities and meetings and more, making connections in ANU and UNE, giving an all day workshop on simulated clients…
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
Rank this Week: 2805

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/
  • Oct 19

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (October 19, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (October 19, 2017)
    Top Downloads for: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) as of 20 Aug 2017 - 19 Oct 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Smart Contracts and the Cost of Inflexibility Jeremy M. Sklaroff University of Pennsylvania Law...
  • Oct 19

    Will They Ever Learn?

    Will They Ever Learn?
    Will They Ever Learn? Insurance companies have a notorious reputation for failing to uphold contracts with their insureds. Such was the case for Ms. Laura Dziadek when she tried to have the Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co. pay for her...
  • Oct 16

    Take That! Outstanding Contractual Balance, Not Just Profits, Due in Case of Asserted Commercial Impracticability

    Take That! Outstanding Contractual Balance, Not Just Profits, Due in Case of Asserted Commercial Impracticability
    In Hemlock Semiconductor Operations, LLC v. Solarworld Industries Sachsen GmbH, 867 F.3d 692 (Sixth Cir. 2017), Hemlock contracted to provide Sachsen in Germany set quantities of polysilicon at fixed prices between 2006 and 2019. The market…
Rank this Week: 184

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Oct 19

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School

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

    Before 5:00 am

    Before 5:00 am
    Jonathan Todres The shuttle to Logan airport picked me up at 4:40 am. I had given a presentation the day before and was returning home early in time to teach my afternoon class. If you haven’t been on the road...
  • Oct 17

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition
    "The death penalty has no place in the 21st century" said UN Secretary Guterres as part of World Day Against the Death Penalty. The event took place at the United Nations and Mr. Guterres was joined by the Assistant UN...
Rank this Week: 1053

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Fourth Circuit Finds 40 Foot Highway Cross Violates Establishment Clause

    Fourth Circuit Finds 40 Foot Highway Cross Violates Establishment Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The state of Maryland owns and maintains a 40 foot "Latin Cross" situated on a traffic island taking up one-third of an acre at the busy intersection of...
  • Oct 18

    The Take Care Case Against Trump

    The Take Care Case Against Trump
    Check out Prof. Abbe Gluck's piece at Vox setting out the case that President Trump is violating the Take Care Clause by purposefully undermining Obamacare (which, after all, is still federal law). We posted on the states' case against…
  • Oct 18

    Second Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Muslim Ban 3.0

    Second Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Muslim Ban 3.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A few hours after Hawai'i District Judge Derrick Watson granted a nationwide preliminary injunction in Hawai'i v. Trump in an extensive order based largely on…
Rank this Week: 301

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Oct 19

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

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

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography
    The first draft of my latest—82nd—bibliography, “Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis,” is now available.
  • Oct 13

    The generalized or universal aesthetic appreciation of religious art

    The generalized or universal aesthetic appreciation of religious art
    As I‘ve likely mentioned in this space before (when you reach my age, confidence in one’s memory is evanescent), in our class at city college on “comparative world religions” I suggested at the beginning of the term…
Rank this Week: 893

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 19

    Bucks Exec Emphasizes Team’s Community Goals in “On the Issues” Program

    Bucks Exec Emphasizes Team’s Community Goals in “On the Issues” Program
    Yes, the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have big goals for their basketball team, including ultimately an NBA championship. But they also have big goals for spurring positive developments in Milwaukee, not only in the immediate area of their…
  • Oct 18

    Author Describes a Lessened, But Still Can-Do Janesville in Law School Program

    Author Describes a Lessened, But Still Can-Do Janesville in Law School Program
    Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville: An American Story, says her goal in writing the book was not to offer policy prescriptions, but “to get people to think” about what changes in the American economy have meant to everyday people…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 464

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Oct 19

    Is the Schock Case Unraveling?

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

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

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

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
Rank this Week: 207

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    People v. Rodriguez (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 19, 2017)

    People v. Rodriguez (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 19, 2017)
    Maybe when you're wearing an active ankle monitor and aren't allowed to leave the county or the state you should temporarily give up your job as a long-haul truck driver.Just a suggestion.
  • Oct 18

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    The panel here does a lot of work to reverse this child molestation conviction.  A lot.I'm not certain that a lot of panels would reach the same result.  This one's Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, and Berg (sitting by designation…
  • Oct 17

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    One great thing about Court of Appeal opinions is that they sometimes give you a real-world glimpse into portions of society that you'd otherwise know little about.  Today's opinion, for example, takes the reader into the emergency room…
Rank this Week: 454

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: 880

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: 176

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 19

    Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure at University of Florida

    Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure at University of Florida
    The University of Florida Levin College of Law is seeking applications for the Ed Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure. They are particularly interested in scholars whose work focuses on Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Evidence, Trial…
  • Oct 18

    Green on the Unprovided-For Case in Choice-of-Law

    Green on the Unprovided-For Case in Choice-of-Law
    Michael S. Green (William & Mary) has posted The Return of the Unprovided-For Case to SSRN. The unprovided-for case is a puzzle that arises under governmental interest analysis, the predominant choice-of-law approach in the United States.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 180

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 19

    Academics Recommend to Drop Filtering Obligations from the EU Copyright Reform

    Academics Recommend to Drop Filtering Obligations from the EU Copyright Reform
    As you might have noticed, there is a lot of activism on the copyright/intermediary liability side in Europe at the moment. Hence, I'm here announcing another opinion that I have co-drafted with an amazing team of scholars, including Martin…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 607

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    Russo and Risch on Virtual Copyright @ProfRisch

    Russo and Risch on Virtual Copyright @ProfRisch
    Jack Russo, ComputerLaw Group, LLP, and Michael Risch, Villanova University School of Law, are publishing Virtual Copyright in The Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality (Woody Barfield and Marc Blitz eds., 2018). Here is the abstract. This…
  • Oct 18

    Post on The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University @YaleLawSch

    Post on The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University @YaleLawSch
    Robert Post, Yale Law School, has published The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University. Here is the abstract. This forthcoming chapter in a book to be edited by Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone…
  • Oct 18

    Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

    Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw
    Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. Terrorist organizations have found social media…
Rank this Week: 76

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim
    Quidel Corp. v. Siemens Med. Solutions USA, Inc., 2017 WL 4654644, No. 16-cv-3059 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2017)Quidel is a “diagnostic healthcare manufacturer” that “developed, promotes and sells the Thyretain TSI Reporter…
  • Oct 18

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law
    Shannon Roesler, Evaluating Corporate Speech About Science (forthcoming, Geo. L.J. 2018)Pull quote: “[C]onsumer protection laws should encourage accurate representations of contemporaneous scientific knowledge, rather than lucky guesses…
  • Oct 17

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse
    Fast Company has a great story about the intricate operations and arguable shenanigans of mattress reviewers who are also paid affiliates.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 139

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1029

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Oct 18

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean
    The California Supreme Court announced today that it will leave the California bar examination passing score at 1440 (144 on the national scale) for now. The Court said that "balancing all considerations, the court is not persuaded that the…
  • Sep 12

    Predicting the future of US News law school rankings with revealed preference rankings?

    Predicting the future of US News law school rankings with revealed preference rankings?
    A new entrant has emerged in the law school rankings debate, as Christopher Ryan and Brian Frye recently posted their paper, A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law Schools (forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review). The paper presents a ranking…
  • Sep 5

    The California bar exam and attorney discipline debate takes a strange turn

    The California bar exam and attorney discipline debate takes a strange turn
    The State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court are currently considering reducing the passing score of the California Bar Examination, possibly with retroactive effect to July 2017. To provide additional evidence that had been…
Rank this Week: 2745

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 18

    The Law and Economics of the “Special” Problem of Corporate Philanthropy

    The Law and Economics of the “Special” Problem of Corporate Philanthropy
    I've been kicking around corporate philanthropy with a friend and fellow corporate law academic. For what it's worth, I think I offer a pretty good summary of the state of the law in my book on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 18

    The difference between class actions and derivative suits.

    The difference between class actions and derivative suits.
    A Business Associations student posed this question: Can class actions be either a derivative suit or a direct suit or are they one or the other? They are, of course, quite different. Here's a good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 16

    The Case for Disallowing the Necessity Defense in Climate Change Case

    The Case for Disallowing the Necessity Defense in Climate Change Case
    I got an email today from an outfit called Kent Com LLC, which states in part that: I've been fascinated by the necessity defense since I read Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 106

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 204

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 18

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

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

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 109

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 18

    Halder and Jaishankar on Celebrities and Cyber Crimes: An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet

    Halder and Jaishankar on Celebrities and Cyber Crimes: An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet
    Debarati Halder, Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling, and Karuppannan Jaishankar, Raksha Shakti University, have published Celebrities and Cyber Crimes; An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet. Here is the…
  • Oct 17

    Me, One: Sexual Harassment and the Single Voice

    Me, One: Sexual Harassment and the Single Voice
    I am disquieted by the “me too” campaign that is going around social media. It involves people, mostly women, repeating a statement that they, too, have been subjected to sexual harassment or abuse. The apparent purpose of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 257

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 18

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York
    The Global Labour Research Centre (of which I am a faculty associate) at York University is hosting its annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 26-27.  Looks like a great line up.  I am chairing the first panel of papers on…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 822

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 297

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2262

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Trump's ACA Sabotage and the President's Constitutional Duty to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed

    Trump's ACA Sabotage and the President's Constitutional Duty to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed
    Over at Vox, I offer an argument that Trump's ACA sabotage violates the Take Care Clause. I argue that, whatever scholarly divisions may exist about the Clause's application, this is the limiting case. The President…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 162

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 17

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre
    Two weeks ago, I’d prepared commentary about the value of generosity in foreign affairs but awoke to the horrible reports from Las Vegas. I went ahead with it while I caught my breath and planned commentary about guns. But generosity is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2104

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Oct 17

    Anna Comnena on the Crafty Sciences (Divination) @LaphamsQuart

    Anna Comnena on the Crafty Sciences (Divination) @LaphamsQuart
    The Princess Anna Comnena, on divination (via Lapham's Quarterly). More about her here from the Encyclopedia Britannica. Here is The Alexiad in a pdf, translated by Elizabeth Dawes, the first woman to receive a D. Litt. degree from the…
  • Sep 21

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal
    Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, has published Law as Magic. Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans at 18 German Law Journal 1248 (2017). Here is the abstract. Legal metamorphoses between…
  • Aug 28

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK
    New Brunswick, Canada, realtor Jake Palmer was having trouble selling this nice St. John house (looks like a Dutch colonial to me). So he decided to try sparking some interest in the property by adding some adjectives to describe how...
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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
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madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 17

    Leadership for New Lawyer

    Leadership for New Lawyer
    I gave a short presentation recently on a leadership course that I’ve developed at Pitt Law. The slide deck – without audio – follows. A full account of the course is available here. A shorter and sweeter version is here.
  • May 3

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt
    What? In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate…
  • May 1

    The Future of Law Teaching

    The Future of Law Teaching
    The faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law invited me to deliver the 2017 Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law on April 20, 2017. The lecture was and is not designed for journal publication, but I thought that some (including…
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 17

    Strong Patent Protection Promotes Strong Economie

    Strong Patent Protection Promotes Strong Economie
    In her distinguished tenure as a Commissioner and as Acting Chairman of the FTC, Maureen Ohlhausen has done an outstanding job in explaining the tie between robust patent protection and economic growth and innovation (see, for example, her…
  • Oct 6

    IMG-Learfield: An antitrust reality check on two-sided market merger

    IMG-Learfield: An antitrust reality check on two-sided market merger
    Yesterday Learfield and IMG College inked their recently announced merger. Since the negotiations were made public several weeks ago, the deal has garnered some wild speculation and potentially negative attention. Now that the merger has been…
  • Sep 28

    Single Firm Conduct: European Competition Policy, the European Court of Justice, and Brexit

    Single Firm Conduct: European Competition Policy, the European Court of Justice, and Brexit
    In recent years, the European Union’s (EU) administrative body, the European Commission (EC), increasingly has applied European competition law in a manner that undermines free market dynamics.  In particular, its approach to…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 17

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere

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

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors…
  • Oct 6

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon I am pleased to announce an upcoming experts workshop on UN Accountability on October 19 at Seton Hall Law School. This workshop will explore the liability of International Organizations for international…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 17

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse
    Lisa Laplante has posted to SSRN Human Torts. The abstract provides: Human Torts is the first article to describe how ordinary municipal tort lawsuits in the United States provide essential remedies for human rights abuses. Despite the rising…
  • Oct 13

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall
    We have heard a lot about technology changing tort law in the form of autonomous vehicles. Now Giant Foods is experimenting with a roving robot in its grocery stores. "Marty" has a number of skills: he can check prices and...
  • Oct 12

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program
    A study (with a small sample) published in JAMA Internal Medicine found the majority of patients satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs, a more cooperative alternative to litigation in the med mal context. Only 2 of the 40…
Rank this Week: 310

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
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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…
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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…
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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: 58

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: 95

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: 512

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: 140

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: 212

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: 201

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: 134

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…
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