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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/
  • Jun 21

    Smith on Abstention in the Time of Ferguson

    Smith on Abstention in the Time of Ferguson
    Fred O. Smith (Emory University School of Law) has posted Abstention in the Time of Ferguson (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 131, No. 6, p. 2283, 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Of the roughly 450,000 Americans who are in...
  • Jun 21

    Kolber on Artificial Responsibility

    Kolber on Artificial Responsibility
    Adam J. Kolber (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Not-So-Smart Blockchain Contracts and Artificial Responsibility (Stanford Technology Law Review, 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The first high-profile decentralized autonomous organization…
  • Jun 20

    "Dangerous Drone Bill Emerges from Senate Committee"

    "Dangerous Drone Bill Emerges from Senate Committee"
    From Just Security, via the NACDL news scan: It’s rare that a congressional committee tasked with overseeing homeland security approves a bill that would not only authorize sweeping surveillance, but also could pose a significant threat to…
Rank this Week: 30

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 21

    Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication : NPR

    Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication : NPR
    "The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language. via…
  • Jun 21

    Loud ‘booms’ heard in East County | fox5sandiego.com

    Loud ‘booms’ heard in East County | fox5sandiego.com
    FOX 5 started receiving a flood of tweets and Facebook messages about the explosion sounds starting around 3:30 p.m. Most residents said they heard the sounds from Santee, though others reported the booms in El Cajon and as far west...
  • Jun 21

    An Autopsy: Why Liberalism Failed | The National Interest

    An Autopsy: Why Liberalism Failed | The National Interest
    This little survey, which could be easily extended, leads to an obvious question: what about the fate of liberalism in its own civilizational core, the once Protestant and Catholic European West, including the Americas? To hear a number of…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Jun 21

    People v. Cortez (Cal. Ct. App. - June 20, 2018)

    People v. Cortez (Cal. Ct. App. - June 20, 2018)
    The first sentence of this opinion is somewhat funny.  Not "ha-ha" funny, but instead, slightly remarkable (or at least worth notice).It reads:  "Defendant and appellant, Anthony Esparza Cortez, Jr., a convicted felon, and his…
  • Jun 19

    Hipsher v. LA County Employees Retirement Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 19, 2018)

    Hipsher v. LA County Employees Retirement Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 19, 2018)
    This is unusual.  Someone convicted of "directing an offshore gambling operation" under 18 USC 1955.  Don't see that very often.But it gets weirder.  The perpetrator:  An L.A. County firefighter, Tod Hipsher.  Who…
  • Jun 18

    U.S. v. Espino (9th Cir. - June 18, 2018)

    U.S. v. Espino (9th Cir. - June 18, 2018)
    When I prepare final exams, I find it's sometimes difficult to create fill-in-the-blank short answer questions that are uniformly perfect.  Ditto for multiple choice questions.  Sometimes unexpected ambiguities creep in…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • May 10

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation
    Continuing the prior post about Congressional warfare against a gay rights organization, today I highlight some of the other examples in which governments in the United States have abused laws providing for incorporation of nonprofits or…
  • May 10

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit
    Slate has started a new series -- Slate 90 -- that "examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector" by scrutinizing the behavior of the largest nonprofits. As the introductory article explains: The Slate 90 represents the top 10…
  • May 9

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization
    Yesterday I wrote about the discretion New Zealand gives to administrators to assess the benefit of policy views, and I mentioned that this is not usually the approach we follow in the United States. But this has not always been...
Rank this Week: 294

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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!
Rank this Week: 432

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 20

    The Rhetorical Trouble With "As A(n)" Argument

    The Rhetorical Trouble With "As A(n)" Argument
    Campus speech codes were an issue when I was in school, and my (coauthored) take at the time remains my take today. Each generation sorts these issues for itself, however, so I respect the current generation's efforts to achieve their...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1156