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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 25

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Travel Ban Case

    SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Travel Ban Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. Hawai'i, releasing same-day audio in the case in recognition of its importance. Recall that the Court granted certiorari to…
  • Apr 25

    Another Federal Judge Enjoins President's DACA Recission

    Another Federal Judge Enjoins President's DACA Recission
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a 60 page Memorandum Opinion in NAACP v. Trump, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, Judge John Bates "vacated" the Department of…
  • Apr 25

    Check it Out: NYT Editorial on Presidential War Powers and the Kaine-Corker AUMF Bill

    Check it Out: NYT Editorial on Presidential War Powers and the Kaine-Corker AUMF Bill
    It concludes: Congress needs to be more involved in decisions like those about when and where America fights terrorists. But the Kaine-Corker bill would not make Congress take enough responsibility for how these decisions are made and would…
Rank this Week: 69

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 25

    U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Alien Tort Statute Lawsuits Against Foreign Corporation

    U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Alien Tort Statute Lawsuits Against Foreign Corporation
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that foreign corporations may not be sued in U.S. courts for complicity in human rights abuses committed abroad, unless such lawsuits are explicitly authorized by Congress. The vote was 5-4, with the Court's…
  • Apr 21

    Supporting the Law Library of Congre

    Supporting the Law Library of Congre
    The Legal Writing Institute and Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—have each sent letters congratulating the American Bar Association on passing Resolution 109 at the 2018 Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. That resolution…
  • Apr 20

    Amendments to Rules of the U.S. Court of International Trade

    Amendments to Rules of the U.S. Court of International Trade
    Notice of Amendments to the Rules On September 19, 2017 and March 20, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade approved amendments to the following Rules that will become effective on April 23, 2018: Rule 1. Scope and Purpose...
Rank this Week: 169

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Apr 25

    Finalists Announced for the 2018 Scribes Law-Review Award

    Finalists Announced for the 2018 Scribes Law-Review Award
    Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--presents an annual award to the best law-review article written by a law student. A total of 57 articles were nominated for the 2018 award. From that number, the screening committee selected the…
  • Apr 24

    What Happens to Your Appeal When You Don't Follow the Rules of Appellate Procedure?

    What Happens to Your Appeal When You Don't Follow the Rules of Appellate Procedure?
    Simple. Your appeal gets dismissed. Ammar v. Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP, 2017 IL App (1st ) 162931, 419 Ill. Dec. 541, 93 N.E.3d 660. The appellate brief in Ammar failed to cite the record and failed to cite supporting...
  • Apr 22

    JALWD Editorial Board

    JALWD Editorial Board
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) has announced that Dr. JoAnne Sweeny (Louisville) will be the new co-Editor-in-Chief of Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, the legal-writing journal published by ALWD. Dr. Sweeny is…
Rank this Week: 3918