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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/
  • Apr 17

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege
    The former judge and current Fox News legal analyst explains his view of attorney-client privilege as it applies to Michael Cohen:
  • Apr 13

    Too Obvious (again)?

    Too Obvious (again)?
  • Apr 13

    When Presidents Lawyer Up

    When Presidents Lawyer Up
    Here is my essay on The Conversation (coauthored with Brian McGinty) about Lincoln’s choice of counsel, in comparison to Trump’s: When presidents lawyer up: A brief history April 11, 2018 6.46am EDT President Trump’s…
Rank this Week: 66

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 20

    A Therapist on What Sex Addiction Really I

    A Therapist on What Sex Addiction Really I
    We have the more classical sex addiction, which is progressive over time — like going from masturbating to porn to calling chat lines to meeting people anonymously — and there’s often trauma in the person’s life. But…
  • Apr 20

    Hans Harmsen, Sanger's Racist Friend — Angela Frank

    Hans Harmsen, Sanger's Racist Friend — Angela Frank
    Hans Harmsen, a German physician, was an important scientific and academic supporter of Nazi policies in the 1930s and 1940s, such as the inhumane 1933 sterilization law that mandated coercion. via www.angelafranks.com Funny, he doesn't look…
  • Apr 20

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to face no-confidence vote from his own deputies - CNN

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to face no-confidence vote from his own deputies - CNN
    "There is a complete failure at the sheriff's office and he doesn't recognize it," Bell said. via www.cnn.com Total DB who deserves to lose his job. At least that's my impression from watching the media.
Rank this Week: 86

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Shapira v. Lifetech Resources (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2018)

    Shapira v. Lifetech Resources (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2018)
    Plaintiff has a contract with Defendant, and goes to trial.  The trial lasts four full days.  Right before the parties make their closing statements, Plaintiff voluntarily dismisses the lawsuit with prejudice.  Defendant moves…
  • Apr 17

    U.S. v. Arpaio (9th Cir. - April 17, 2018)

    U.S. v. Arpaio (9th Cir. - April 17, 2018)
    We're all familiar -- certainly in this day and age -- with a special prosecutor.  But one appointed by the Ninth Circuit?!  That's certainly a rarity.Yet it happens today.No word yet on the identity of the special prosecutor…
  • Apr 17

    All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security Nt'l Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2017)

    All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security Nt'l Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2017)
    It's just a tiny little loose bolt in an electric cabinet.  But it created a magnetic field, which in turn stopped an entire mammography room (including an MRI and an x-ray machine) from working.All from a loose bolt, and when the bolt…
Rank this Week: 96

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    "A Louisiana Bill Would Give Public Defenders More Funding. Public Defenders Aren’t Happy."

    "A Louisiana Bill Would Give Public Defenders More Funding. Public Defenders Aren’t Happy."
    From Mother Jones, via the NACDL news scan: But public defenders have been vocal in their opposition to the proposal. Why? It would likely fund the offices by slashing the budget of legal aid organizations like the Innocence Project New...
  • Apr 20

    "Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era"

    "Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era"
    From The New York Times: Mr. Moody’s final efforts to avoid execution, which the United States Supreme Court rejected, were largely procedural, including whether the federal government could turn him over to Alabama — and its execution…
  • Apr 20

    Calandrillo & Fulton on Risks of Marijuana Legalization

    Calandrillo & Fulton on Risks of Marijuana Legalization
    Steve Calandrillo and Katelyn J. Fulton (University of Washington - School of Law and University of Washington, School of Law, Students) have posted 'High' Standards: The Wave of Marijuana Legalization Sweeping America Conveniently Ignores…
Rank this Week: 104

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 20

    "An Implicit Bias Primer"

    "An Implicit Bias Primer"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "An Implicit Bias Primer" GREGORY MITCHELL, University of Virginia School of Law The phenomenon of implicit bias is much discussed but little understood. This article answers basic conceptual and empirical questions…
  • Apr 18

    Must Criminal Attempts Be Bumpy? (Cross-posted)

    Must Criminal Attempts Be Bumpy? (Cross-posted)
    The law draws hard-to-justify lines around vague words. Those lines can lead to dramatically different consequences. In Smoothing Vague Laws, I argued that problems caused by legal vagueness can be eased in many instances by "smoothing" the…
  • Apr 18

    "Virtual Reality Exceptionalism"

    "Virtual Reality Exceptionalism"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Virtual Reality Exceptionalism" GILAD YADIN, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law Virtual reality is here. In just a few years, the technology moved from science fiction to the Internet, from specialized research…
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Apr 20

    Key Tax Reform Issues for Nonprofit Membership Organization

    Key Tax Reform Issues for Nonprofit Membership Organization
    In this article, Robert Logan discusses the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed by President Trump. He begins by explaining that the new act contains features that adversely affect many nonprofit organizations. He first discusses how…
  • Apr 20

    The Rise of 501(c)(4) Organizations: A prediction for Nonprofits in 2018

    The Rise of 501(c)(4) Organizations: A prediction for Nonprofits in 2018
    Gene Takagi writes this article about his belief that 2018 will see an increase in the number of 501(c)(4) organizations being formed and receiving contributions. He argues that with the increased standard deduction more people will take that…
  • Apr 18

    Common Nonprofit Deals with Complex Tax Consequence

    Common Nonprofit Deals with Complex Tax Consequence
    In this article, Laura Kalick explores the tax consequences surrounding common business transactions, such as a merger or acquisition. She first discusses the tax consequences of merging two nonprofits. When merging two nonprofits, the two…
Rank this Week: 406

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Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
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