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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Sep 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill have constitutional problems?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill have constitutional problems?
    The Affordable Care Act faced immediate constitutional challenges once it was enacted. If congressional Republicans are able to cobble together enough votes to “repeal and replace” the ACA, their efforts may face similar legal…
  • Sep 23

    [Ilya Somin] A roundup of the Volokh Conspiracy symposium on the “Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism”

    [Ilya Somin] A roundup of the Volokh Conspiracy symposium on the “Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism”
      Over the last week, the Volokh Conspiracy has hosted a symposium of contributors to the newly published Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (edited by Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz). The book is the most…
  • Sep 23

    [Hillel Steiner] Free markets and exploitation

    [Hillel Steiner] Free markets and exploitation
    An exploitative transaction is one in which the economic values of items (goods or services) voluntarily exchanged for one another are not equal. For those who entertained an objective conception of economic value such as cost of production,…
Rank this Week: 6

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

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

    I Hate Rerun

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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 22

    Planning for Succession: Part Two

    Planning for Succession: Part Two
    In Part One I explained why proper succession planning is so important. I also touched on why senior partners might be reluctant to retire, and offered advice on how to overcome this hesitancy. In that post I also provided a broader view on…
  • Sep 21

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?
    Over the summer months, the Law Society of Upper Canada has been conducting a Dialogue on Licensing to prompt information sharing, discussion, input and reflection on the future of the requirements for licensing of lawyers in Ontario. Based…
  • Sep 20

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference
    I just signed up to attend the fall IT-Can conference, and thought the conference was worth mentioning. It is a consistent high quality conference for lawyers practicing in the IT/IP fields, and for others such as CIO’s. Topics this…
Rank this Week: 31

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

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

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
  • Aug 6

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 30

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephan Haggard on North Korea and the Tactical Divide

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephan Haggard on North Korea and the Tactical Divide
    The escalating tension between North Korea and the United States has risen to an unprecedented level. Earlier this month, Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, gave a lecture at a…
  • Sep 23

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Following the march of Juggalos on the National Mall last weekend, Nora Ellingsen explained who the Juggalos, why they marched, and the history of the litigation that gave rise to the gathering. In the midst of multiple revelations…
  • Sep 22

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Kim Jong-Un responded to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly by calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” in a statement, and said the North will carry out “hard-line countermeasures.” North…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 22

    Mitigation Reduces Sanction For Billing Misconduct

    Mitigation Reduces Sanction For Billing Misconduct
    The Louisiana Supreme Court sanctioned an attorney for billing misconduct described in the court's order By way of background, respondent joined the law firm of Liskow & Lewis (“the firm”) as an associate attorney in 1998. After his…
  • Sep 22

    Undisclosed Accident Leads To Bar Charge

    Undisclosed Accident Leads To Bar Charge
    An amended complaint filed by the illinois administrator alleges misconduct by an attorney retained as successor counsel in an accident case In September 2007, [client] Henley and Respondent agreed that Respondent would represent Henley in…
  • Sep 22

    A Different Kind Of Wife Swap

    A Different Kind Of Wife Swap
    The North Carolina State Bar imposed a consent interim suspension of a convicted former district attorney The Charlotte News & Observer reported Craig Blitzer, a former Rockingham County district attorney, pleaded guilty in Wake County…
Rank this Week: 34

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 38

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 21

    Call for Papers: Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

    Call for Papers: Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 9, 2018, at Seton Hall Law School in…
  • Sep 20

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

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

    Event at the National Constitution Center

    Event at the National Constitution Center
    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving a talk on my book about the Bill of Rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The talk will be part of the Center’s Bill of Rights Day Symposium on December 15th.…
Rank this Week: 40

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 22

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?
    Huffington Post (Sept. 17, 2017): Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?, by Kimberly Seals Allers 33-year-old Monique Hidalgo is mom to a 5-week old baby. Her child's father brings their infant to visit her on the…
  • Sep 21

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion
    Tribunal Constitucional de Chile (Aug. 21, 2017): A Chilean court has upheld a law decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape, fatal fetal impairment, and when a woman's life is in danger. A group of conservative senators representing more…
  • Sep 14

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

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left
    The Nation (September 13, 2017): My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left, by David M. Perry: An advocate for disability argues that the right to bodily autonomy can unite groups on the "left."...
Rank this Week: 50

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 53

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 23

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Controversy Over Law Profs' Op-Ed On The Breakdown Of The 'Bourgeois Culture' Shifts From Penn To San Diego More Law Prof Reactions To The Wax & Alexander Op-Ed On The Breakdown Of The 'Bourgeois Culture' The IRS Scandal, Day 1597: New…
  • Sep 23

    Law Prof (And Associate Dean For Academic Affairs) Kendra Fershee Announces Congressional Bid

    Law Prof (And Associate Dean For Academic Affairs) Kendra Fershee Announces Congressional Bid
    Kendra Fershee, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law (and fellow Hamilton aficionado), announced on Thursday she is running for Congress as a Democrat in West Virginia's First…
  • Sep 23

    Law Firms Plan To Increase First Year Associate Hiring By 22%; Average Salary Is $68,000

    Law Firms Plan To Increase First Year Associate Hiring By 22%; Average Salary Is $68,000
    One-Quarter Of Law Firms To Expand First-Year Associate Hiring: Newly minted associates may see employers extend more job offers, research indicates. Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of lawyers recently interviewed by Robert Half Legal said…
Rank this Week: 54

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 22

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
    On October 12 and 13 William and Mary Law School will host the 14th annual Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference. David L. Callies of the University of Hawaii Law School is this year's honoree. The program, which looks absolutely…
  • Sep 21

    The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice CFP

    The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice CFP
    Call for papers for The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, March 2-3, 2018 Scholars have recently applied the Thirteenth Amendment to a number of contemporary…
  • Sep 21

    Westin Fellowship Applications Open

    Westin Fellowship Applications Open
    Via Dennis Hirsch (DHirsch@law.capital.edu) ... ===========+ The IAPP is opening the application process for the 2018-19 Westin Fellowship. Students can apply here: https://iapp.org/westin-research-center/apply/ Deadline is October 13, 2017.…
Rank this Week: 57

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    Work On! ICTY/MICT Open Day & iCourts Programme

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

    Write On! Univ. Loyola Andalucia

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

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

    Law of Peace(making) and Transforming Children’s Invisibility
    Courtesy of the Blog of the Groningen Journal of International Law (August 22, 2017). The law of international human rights came into being through an international peacemaking process, in particular the successive processes that gave…
Rank this Week: 65

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 55

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 84

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 23

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim
    From BBC News: A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining "the freedom to choose one's spouse". Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had…
  • Sep 22

    Satanists vs. Missouri Abortion Law

    Satanists vs. Missouri Abortion Law
    From The Huffington Post: On Monday, The Satanic Temple delivered oral arguments in front of the Missouri State Court Western Appellate District in an effort to challenge the state’s abortion law. The organization, which views Satan as a…
  • Sep 21

    Hurricanes and Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Hurricanes and Victims of Domestic Abuse
    From The New York Times: Natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma can displace people and leave them scrambling to find stability and routine. But during catastrophes, victims of domestic violence face a unique challenge: seeking…
Rank this Week: 79

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 21

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals – Division III: People v. Garrison, 2017 WL 3431820 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that thecommon knowledge and experience of an ordinary person…
  • Sep 15

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”
    This post examines an opinion issued by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado: People v. Lesuer, 2017 WL 3588713. The opinion begins by explaining that thePresiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties'…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    It stinks to high heaven: knockoff fragrances infringing, diluting, falsely advertised, but not counterfeit

    It stinks to high heaven: knockoff fragrances infringing, diluting, falsely advertised, but not counterfeit
    Coty Inc. v. Excell Brands, LLC, No. 15-CV-7029, 2017 WL 4155402 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2017)Coty and a number of other producers and distributors of well-known fragrances sued Excell, which produced cheap “versions” of Coty’s…
  • Sep 22

    False advertising case stomped by ambiguity of "original"

    False advertising case stomped by ambiguity of "original"
    Not Dead Yet Manufacturing Inc. v. Pride Solutions, LLC, 2017 WL 4150720, No. 13 C 3418 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 19, 2017)Patent case with a side order of false advertising.  NDY owns patents concerning ‘quick connect and disconnect’…
  • Sep 21

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure
    American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) Plaintiffs challenged a SF ordinance requiring warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on certain…
Rank this Week: 69

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 70

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

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

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

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

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

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 83

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 82

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
  • Sep 23

    NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

    NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture
    Brad Heckman, CEO of the New York Peace Institute, will deliver the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University’s Annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution during the lunch hour on September 28 in Moritz’s Saxbe…
  • Sep 22

    AI and Predicting Settlement

    AI and Predicting Settlement
    The National Law Journal reported yesterday on SettlementAnalytics and their predictive algorithms. “The world’s first quantitative legal measurement to indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and…
  • Sep 18

    Call for Papers: Running With Scissor

    Call for Papers: Running With Scissor
    From Jackie Font-Guzmán: We have a call for chapters of a book I am co-editing, Running with Scissors:  Leading in Uncertainty.   Anyone who has a powerful leadership story to share in the times we are living is welcome to…
Rank this Week: 102

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 23

    Hurricanes, Displacement and the Effect on Domicile

    Hurricanes, Displacement and the Effect on Domicile
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have cut a devastating swath of large-scale destruction through both Texas and Florida over the past few weeks. While stories of tremendous courage and breath-taking heroism shed light on the more admirable…
  • Sep 23

    CLE on Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    CLE on Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know, which will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown in Rochester,…
  • Sep 22

    Frank Vincent's Body Cremated for Presentation at Memorial Service

    Frank Vincent's Body Cremated for Presentation at Memorial Service
    Frank Vincent, a star of “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas”, died last Wednesday during open-heart surgery due to complications. The body was transported to a funeral home in Montclair, New Jersey where it was cremated. The memorial…
Rank this Week: 107

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 23

    At the Movies: Constructing the Terrorist Threat

    At the Movies: Constructing the Terrorist Threat
    Constructing the Terrorist Threat Islamophobia, the Media & the War on Terror Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, looks at how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and…
  • Sep 23

    Have You No Decency? Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

    Have You No Decency? Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation
    Irma and Oscar Sanchez were apprehended by the Border Patrol when they took their infant son, Isaac, to a children's hospital to have emergency surgery. John Burnett/NPR NPR reports on a story that should trouble us all. While they…
  • Sep 23

    Immigration Article of the Day: Loud and Soft Anti-Chevron Decisions by Michael Kagan

    Immigration Article of the Day: Loud and Soft Anti-Chevron Decisions by Michael Kagan
    Loud and Soft Anti-Chevron Decisions by Michael Kagan Abstract This essay proposes a methodology for interpreting the Supreme Court’s long-standing inconsistency in the application of the Chevron doctrine. Developing such an approach is…
Rank this Week: 112

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Sep 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On Race" edited by Yancy

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On Race" edited by Yancy
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis, edited by George Yancy. Here is a description: With the recent barrage of racially motivated killings, violent encounters between blacks and whites, and hate…
  • Sep 23

    Download of the Week: "The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship" by West

    Download of the Week: "The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship" by West
    The Download of the Week The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship by Robin L. West. Here is the abstract: Legal scholarship, under attack from critics both inside and outside the legal academy, is on the horns of a…
  • Sep 22

    Boyd on Strict Scrutiny & the Right to Bear Arm

    Boyd on Strict Scrutiny & the Right to Bear Arm
    Benjamin Boyd (Hostetter Law Group) has posted Scrutinizing 'Strict Scrutiny' Judicial Review for the Right to Bear Arms (Faulkner Law Review, Vol. 8, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article is a case study that applies Justice…
Rank this Week: 117

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    7 U.S. Senators Write Netanyahu Over Jewish Pluralism In Israel
    As reported by JTA, on Monday seven U.S. senators (all of them Jewish) sent a letter (full text) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israeli governmental recognition of Orthodox Judaism over the more liberal…
Rank this Week: 94

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 111

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision
    It's a good summary of the background, the history of the personal benefit requirement, and the Second Circuit decision. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 99

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

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

    Conference at John Marshall on Murr

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

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht
Rank this Week: 114

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    New Issue: International Relation

    New Issue: International Relation
    The latest issue of International Relations (Vol. 31, no. 3, September 2017) is out. Contents include:William Bain & Terry Nardin, International relations and intellectual history Chris Brown, Political Thought, International Relations…
  • Sep 23

    Lobba & Mariniello: Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunal

    Lobba & Mariniello: Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunal
    Paolo Lobba (Univ. of Bologna) & Triestino Mariniello (Edge Hill Univ.) have published Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals (Brill | Nijhoff 2017). Contents include: Paulo Pinto de…
  • Sep 23

    Job Opening: Watson Institute at Brown University (Postdoctoral Fellows)

    Job Opening: Watson Institute at Brown University (Postdoctoral Fellows)
    The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University has issued a call for applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows Program. The advertisement is here.
Rank this Week: 123

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 164

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 23

    (Final?) Posner-Rakoff dialogue

    (Final?) Posner-Rakoff dialogue
    I am late on this, but here is the most recent (final?) dialogue between Richard Posner and Jed Rakoff, published a few weeks after Posner's resignation frmo the court.. The conversation began from the question of whether judges should rely…
  • Sep 22

    Credible Commitment and Chinese Municipal Debt: How Legal Omnipotence Makes Authoritarian (and Democratic) States Practically Powerle

    Credible Commitment and Chinese Municipal Debt: How Legal Omnipotence Makes Authoritarian (and Democratic) States Practically Powerle
    Okay, "powerless" is a little strong. But this week's news that Standard & Poor's Global Ratings has down-graded China's sovereign debt is a reminder that the vaunted ability of authoritarian regimes briskly and efficiently to…
  • Sep 22

    Tocqueville and judicial departmentalism

    Tocqueville and judicial departmentalism
    Dahlia Lithwick wrote about the litigation of the Joe Arpaio pardon, with the district judge hearing from numerous amici about the constitutional validity and effect of the pardon. The article ends by quoting one amicus, Ian Bassin of Project…
Rank this Week: 137

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

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

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

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

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

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

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

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a unanimous decision in Grayson v. Warden. The plaintiffs-appellants are challenging Alabama’s three-drug lethal injection protocol, and the Eleventh Circuit reversed the…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Sep 16

    Visa's Maginot Line: Chip Cards and the Equifax Breach

    Visa's Maginot Line: Chip Cards and the Equifax Breach
    The media attention on the Equifax breach has been primarily on consumer harm. There's real consumer harm, but it's generally not direct pecuniary harm. Instead, the direct pecuniary harm from the breach will be borne by banks and merchants,…
  • Sep 14

    Update on ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

    Update on ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission
    This afternoon, I am off to New Orleans and the annual meeting for the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT). Tomorrow (September 15) from 12:30 - 2:30 PM, we are holding a public meeting for the Committee on Chapter 7...
  • Sep 14

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform
    A historic vote was announced overnight that signals a new era for large pension reform. As is often the case, "reform" here means that ordinary, hard-working folks will suffer a significant amount of pain as big companies are…
Rank this Week: 158

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 163

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    "Student survives three days in a cave after college spelunking group leaves him behind."

    "Student survives three days in a cave after college spelunking group leaves him behind."
    "The Indiana University student [Lukas Cavar (luckless caver?)] had been exploring Sullivan Cave, about 10 miles south of his school in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday with other members of the Caving Club, a campus extracurricular group that…
  • Sep 23

    Milestone passes unnoticed.

    Milestone passes unnoticed.
    This is the 50,050th post on this blog. That means that there was some post, one day this week, that was the 50,000th post. I'd been planning to celebrate that milestone, and not only did it slip by me, it took more that 70 additional post…
  • Sep 23

    At the Cool Blue Café...

    At the Cool Blue Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you want.That photo shows Lake Mendota at about 8 a.m. this morning (when I took my long walk to avoid the heat). Please consider shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal.
Rank this Week: 190

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 247

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    In the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: Lauren McIver Thompson (Kennesaw State University/Georgia State University College of Law), "A century ago, women fought for access to contraception. The Trump administration threatens to…
  • Sep 22

    Two PhD Researcher in Legal History Positions at Tilburg

    Two PhD Researcher in Legal History Positions at Tilburg
    From Academic Transfer:The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg University invites applications for the following position Two Positions of PhD Researcher in Legal History (2 x 1.0 FTE): Collateral rights and…
  • Sep 22

    Annual Meeting of the Israeli History and Law Association

    Annual Meeting of the Israeli History and Law Association
    [We have the following announcement of the program for the 13th Annual Conference of the Israeli History and Law Association, Monday, 12 Tishrei 5778 (02 October 2017), Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 14 Ibn Gvirol, Jerusalem.]09:00-09:15…
Rank this Week: 201

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 22

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law

    Court Rebuffs Challenge to New Jersey's Bail Reform Law
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Jerome B. Simandle (D.N.J.) today declined to halt New Jersey's bail-reform law. The law provides for alternative, non-monetary pretrial release options in order to give poor defendants (who…
  • Sep 21

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit upheld Chicago's "puppy mill" ordinance, which limits the sources from which city-licensed pet stores may obtain certain pets for resale, against a challenge under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit's opinion in American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, reversing the district judge, found that San Francisco's ordinance…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
Rank this Week: 226

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 22

    South Carolina Journal of International Law and Busine

    South Carolina Journal of International Law and Busine
    The South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business wants you to know that they are still accepting articles for publication for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you are considering publishing an article in international law or…
  • Sep 20

    International Law Weekend 2017

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

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information…
Rank this Week: 254

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 21

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre
    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these:…
  • Sep 21

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging
    Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal…
Rank this Week: 174

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
Rank this Week: 200

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Fox Fights Back Against Defamation Lawsuit Brought Over Seth Rich Story

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

    Sobel on Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis @BKCHarvard

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

    Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw

    Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw
    Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Regulating Online Content Moderation in volume 106 of the Georgetown Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. The Supreme Court held in 2017 that “the vast democratic…
Rank this Week: 218