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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/
  • Dec 11

    Dagan & Fisher on Markets for Citizenship

    Dagan & Fisher on Markets for Citizenship
    Tsilly Dagan and Talia Fisher (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted State Inc. (Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Conventional…
  • Dec 11

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering
    Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School) & Eric McGhee (Public Policy Institute of California) have posted The Measure of a Metric: The Debate Over Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering (Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming)…
  • Dec 10

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Balancing Test

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Balancing Test
    Introduction Balancing tests are ubiquitous in American law. From the Due Process Clause to the Freedom of Speech and from the federal joinder rules to personal jurisdiction, U.S. law makes the outcome of legal disputes dependent on the…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Dec 10

    Extrajudicial Killings in the United States: The International Human Rights Perspective

    Extrajudicial Killings in the United States: The International Human Rights Perspective
    Editor's Note: Guest blogger Kate Kelly attended hearings last week at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In this Human Rights Day blog, she reports on police killings in the US. Ms. Kelly is a legal fellow at Columbia's Human...
  • Dec 7

    Trump Deals Another Blow to Native American Tribal Sovereignty

    Trump Deals Another Blow to Native American Tribal Sovereignty
    By Lauren Carasik On December 4, President Trump announced that he would dramatically downsize two Utah National Monuments - Bears Ears by 85 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante by roughly half. The reduction, totaling two million…
  • Dec 6

    Access to Justice and Child Poverty in Rural New Mexico

    Access to Justice and Child Poverty in Rural New Mexico
    As the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty tours the country during his official visit to the United States, we offer another in a series of blog entries on US poverty: by Max Dismukes, Northeastern School of Law '19 Forget...
Rank this Week: 2292

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/
  • Dec 8

    Aurelius v. The Control Board: What is Going On? (Part II)

    Aurelius v. The Control Board: What is Going On? (Part II)
    First, thanks to all of you who emailed and commented with possible answers as to what the Aurelius strategy in challenging the constitutionality of the Puerto Rican Control Board might be (the subject of Part I). My favorite answer was...
  • Dec 4

    Odious Debts: A New Book

    Odious Debts: A New Book
    Classes are over, which means that I get to finally open some of the fun books that I've been meaning to read. Most of what I read is too low brow for me to have the courage to mention here....
  • Dec 2

    Aurelius v. Puerto Rico's Control Board: What's the Game?

    Aurelius v. Puerto Rico's Control Board: What's the Game?
    While most of the sovereign debt world is focused on Mr. Maduro’s shenanigans in Venezuela, a fascinating litigation is playing out in federal district court in Puerto Rico. Aurelius, a hedge fund known to many of us because of the...
Rank this Week: 99

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Nov 28

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Last week the proposed GOP tax bill allowing churches to endorse political candidates while maintaining their tax-exempt status was expanded. The expanded version of the provision includes all 501(c)(3) organizations. The expanded provision…
  • Nov 26

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity
    The new tax bill proposed in Congress has a provision that would allow churches to endorse political candidates while keeping their tax-exempt status. The provision would deny the IRS money to enforce denial or revocation of churches…
  • Nov 25

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate
    Churches are automatically 501(c)(3) organizations, and as a result, they don’t need to apply to receive their tax-exempt status. Like all 501(c)(3)’s, churches are prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in ant political…
Rank this Week: 1189

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: 52

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: 81