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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/
  • Sep 25

    Pollman on Social Enterprises & Benefit Corporation

    Pollman on Social Enterprises & Benefit Corporation
    Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted Social and Asocial Enterprise (Forthcoming, The Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law (Joseph W. Yockey & Benjamin Means eds., 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: One of…
  • Sep 25

    White on Scalia on Civic Virtue & Republican Government

    White on Scalia on Civic Virtue & Republican Government
    Adam J. White (The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace) has posted Justice Scalia's Soulcraft as Statecraft on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In December 1986, just three months after his appointment to the Supreme Court. Justice…
  • Sep 25

    Ho on Internationalizing & Historicizing Hart's Theory of Law

    Ho on Internationalizing & Historicizing Hart's Theory of Law
    Norman P. Ho (Peking University School of Transnational Law) has posted Internationalizing and Historicizing Hart's Theory of Law (Washington University Jurisprudence Review (Vol. 10, Issue 2, 2018, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 24

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

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/
  • Sep 15

    The DAFs Strike Back

    The DAFs Strike Back
    As the use of donor advised funds grows, so does the legal attention to donor advised funds. All of this attention started in (what seems like forever ago…) 2006, with the passage of the Pension Protection Act. Since that time,...
  • Sep 14

    2017 Guidestar Compensation Report

    2017 Guidestar Compensation Report
    The 2017 Guidestar Compensation report is now available for purchase, although Guidestar does provide a sample of the report here. Summaries highlight two issues: - Nonprofit compensation has gone up over the last year, returning to…
  • Sep 12

    Aprill, "Religious Organizations, Refuge for Undocumented Immigrants, and Tax Exemption"

    Aprill, "Religious Organizations, Refuge for Undocumented Immigrants, and Tax Exemption"
    The abstract from SSRN: The Trump Administration plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws have caused many houses of worship and other religious organizations to consider whether their beliefs call upon them to grant refuge or…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Sep 25

    Keep the Cameras Rolling: Photographers Lose in Challenge over Refusal to Service Same-Sex Weddings under Minnesota’s Human Rights Act

    Keep the Cameras Rolling: Photographers Lose in Challenge over Refusal to Service Same-Sex Weddings under Minnesota’s Human Rights Act
    Last week, a federal district court in Minnesota ruled against plaintiffs Carl and Angel Larsen, and their videography company, TMG, in their suit against Lori Swanson, Minnesota’s Attorney General and Kevin Lindsey, the commissioner of…
  • Sep 24

    The Travel Ban Cases and Human Right

    The Travel Ban Cases and Human Right
    The consolidated cases challenging the Trump Administration's Executive Order imposing a "travel ban" -- Trump v. Hawaii, and Trump v. International Refugee Committee -- are set for oral argument in the Supreme Court on October 10. Many of…
  • Sep 21

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training
    Prof. Anne Hornsby of the University of Alabama School of Law introduces us to a You Tube video designed to inform non-immigration lawyers to representation of young people struggling with DACA status. As Anne explains: "This video, featuring…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
Rank this Week: 299

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 25

    Toys "Я" US's Curious Bankruptcy Venue

    Toys "Я" US's Curious Bankruptcy Venue
    Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy with impeccable timing--the very morning I was teaching my Financial Restructuring class about the commencement of the bankruptcy process. I decided to take my class through the TRU petition on…
  • Sep 25

    WARN Act Claims after Spokeo v. Robin

    WARN Act Claims after Spokeo v. Robin
    I'm musing out loud here, but does the Supreme Court's holding in Spokeo v. Robins—that a suit claiming statutory damages without alleging actual damages lacks Article III standing—impact WARN Act claims in bankruptcy? The WARN Act is a…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 361