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In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Opinion: State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?

    Opinion: State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?
    Michael Kiparsky co-writes for The Mercury News, May 9, 2018 Effective integrated management of groundwater and surface water is simultaneously one of the most important and most difficult challenges facing California. With broad integration,…
  • May 9

    Solar panels may soon be required on all new California homes. So what’ll that cost?

    Solar panels may soon be required on all new California homes. So what’ll that cost?
    Ethan Elkind quoted by KPCC-FM, May 9, 2018 “There are other ways we can reduce more, but it’s a critical way to reduce emissions going forward,” he said. “If we can start reducing the emissions associated with…
  • May 7

    $650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected?

    $650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected?
    Holly Doremus quoted by The Mercury News, May 7, 2018 “If I were a board member, at this point I would not be ready to vote,” said Holly Doremus. … “There are too many uncertainties.” Chief among them, she said,…
Rank this Week: 67

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 195

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Jun 15

    President Trump As A Client (Representative)

    President Trump As A Client (Representative)
    A report tells us that the White House counsel, Don McGahn, recused his staff from Special Counsel Mueller's investigation because staff members had participated in events relevant to that investigation. An earlier report claimed that Mr.…
  • Jun 13

    An unfortunate depublication

    An unfortunate depublication
    I noticed today that the California Supreme Court depublished Broadway Victoria, LLC v. Norminton, Wiita & Fuster, 10 Cal. App. 5th 1185, 217 Cal. Rptr. 3d 414 (Ct. App. 2017), review denied and ordered not to be officially published…
  • Jun 6

    Attending Law & Society? Join us for "Now and Then, Here and There: Critical Perspectives on Diversity and the Profession from North America and the UK"

    Attending Law & Society? Join us for "Now and Then, Here and There: Critical Perspectives on Diversity and the Profession from North America and the UK"
    If you're attending the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, I hope you'll join us Saturday afternoon from 2:45-4:30PM for a roundtable session. Participants include Steven Vaughan, University College London,…
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Jun 15

    Hail to the Chief Justice

    Hail to the Chief Justice
    Jeffrey Rosen, William Howard Taft (2018). Jordan Singer A bellicose politician is on the warpath. His target: the judiciary. On the stump, he mocks individual judges by name and castigates their rulings. The courts, he declares, should…
  • Jun 14

    How Much Do You Really Know About Fraud?

    How Much Do You Really Know About Fraud?
    Ed Balleisen, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (2017). Cristie Ford How did mail fraud come to be a powerful, all-purpose statutory tool for pursuing financial fraud in the United States? How does financial fraud resemble and…
  • Jun 14

    How Much Do You Really Know About Fraud?

    How Much Do You Really Know About Fraud?
    Ed Balleisen, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (2017). Cristie Ford How did mail fraud come to be a powerful, all-purpose statutory tool for pursuing financial fraud in the United States? How does financial fraud resemble and…
Rank this Week: 2947

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed
    The federal government is responsible for responding to major floods and runs the federal flood insurance program.  It also has millions of dollars of its own infrastructure at risk from floods. Yet the government is failing to deal…
  • May 24

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation
    The journey of California’s proposed delta tunnels project (also known as California WaterFix) has been anything but straightforward and already faces a slew of ongoing legal challenges.[i] Last week, Congress added a different kind of…
  • May 24

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem
    CRISPR is a breakthrough gene editing method. (I can’t refrain from noting that a key role in the discovery was played Jennifer Doudna at Berkeley.) There are potential risks from gene editing to the environment, similar to other types…
Rank this Week: 2920

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • May 17

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor
    The Law & Economics Prof Blog is on hiatus while we try to put together a new team of editors. The Law Professor Blogs Network offers law professors the premier blogging platform and the opportunity to share in growing sponsorship...
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
Rank this Week: 3798