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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    How Denial Can Be Step One in Facilitating Harm

    How Denial Can Be Step One in Facilitating Harm
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column for this week discusses a suggestion by Kevin Williamson, almost-columnist for the Atlantic, that women who have abortions should be hanged. I explore how his statement is misogynistic in a way that the…
  • Apr 23

    What Is Tax Simplification, and Do We Even Want It?

    What Is Tax Simplification, and Do We Even Want It?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhen is a tax system simple?  That is an ultimately arbitrary and meaningless question, so a variation might (or might not) be more helpful: When is a tax system simpler?  Certainly, every politician in America…
  • Apr 20

    How to Live Greatly in the Law

    How to Live Greatly in the Law
    by Michael DorfLast night I had the honor of delivering some brief remarks to the soon-to-be-graduated JD class of 2018 at Cornell Law School's 3L Dinner. On most such occasions I speak off the cuff. For this one I chose to write out my…
Rank this Week: 658

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Department Backs Away from Women's Human Right

    State Department Backs Away from Women's Human Right
    Last Friday, the U.S. State Department released its annual human rights report. Among the changes from prior years was the elimination of "reproductive rights" as a category for reporting; since 2012, that category had examined access to…
  • Apr 22

    Title IX: Can Universities Ever Do The Right Thing?

    Title IX: Can Universities Ever Do The Right Thing?
    Editors' note: In this post Prof. Dunlap reflects on essential conflicts o interest faced by universities when risk management is a facto in determining how to proceed with Title IX complaints. by Justine Dunlap The March 26 arrest of…
  • Apr 19

    The Long Arc of Human Rights: A Case for Optimism Part III

    The Long Arc of Human Rights: A Case for Optimism Part III
    Prof. Carrie Bettinger-Lopez concludes her observations on the case for hope. Prof. Betttinger-Lopez reflects on Katheryn Sikkik's book, Evidence for Hope. Part I may be read here, and Part II here. For the most part, Sikkink does not…
Rank this Week: 593

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    How and Why is the American Punishment System “Exceptional”?

    How and Why is the American Punishment System “Exceptional”?
    Kevin Reitz, American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment (2018). Christopher Slobogin Anyone interested in American criminal justice has to wonder why we have so many more people in prison—in absolute as well as relative…
  • Apr 23

    More Amicus Briefing?

    More Amicus Briefing?
    Scott Dodson, Should the Rules Committees Have an Amicus Role?, 104 Va. L. Rev. 1 (2018). Lumen N. Mulligan JOTWELL readers do not need me to tell them that Scott Dodson is a leading voice in jurisdiction and procedure. His most recent…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
Rank this Week: 3117

Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Blog

Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Blog

Covers aviation, mass torts and products liability litigation.

http://www.podhurst.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 29

    DBR Announces Professional Excellence Award Honoree

    DBR Announces Professional Excellence Award Honoree
    The Daily Business Review is announcing honorees for its 2018 Professional Excellence Awards in recognition of exemplary work by attorneys in the legal profession and the community in 2017. An event set for May 30 at the Rusty Pelican in…
  • Feb 5

    Chiquita Settles with families of U.S. victims of Colombia’s FARC

    Chiquita Settles with families of U.S. victims of Colombia’s FARC
    Families of six U.S. citizens who were kidnapped and killed by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have settled with Chiquita Brands International, which they had accused of financially supporting the former rebel group turned political party,…
  • Feb 5

    Chiquita Settles suits with families of slain missionaries, geologist

    Chiquita Settles suits with families of slain missionaries, geologist
    WEST PALM BEACH- On the eve of trial, banana giant Chiquita Brands International on Monday settled lawsuits accusing it of being responsible for the decades-old deaths of five Central Florida missionaries and an Alabama geologist during…
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