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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Nov 17

    Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi | CNS top storie

    Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi | CNS top storie
    HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Ucanews.com reported that, on Nov. 12,…
  • Nov 17

    Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodent

    Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodent
    According to a study published November 17 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, in fact, prairie vole couples have similar problems as humans when one mate hits the bottle a little too hard. via news.nationalgeographic.com
  • Nov 17

    Navy Admits Its Aircraft Drew Lewd Images in Sky | Military.com

    Navy Admits Its Aircraft Drew Lewd Images in Sky | Military.com
    Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday. via www.military.com Fighter pilots will be fighter pilots.
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Nov 16

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment

    Minson on Maternal Imprisonment
    Shona Minson (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford) has posted Briefing Paper: The Impact of Maternal Imprisonment upon a Child's Wellbeing and Their Relationship with Their Mother: Findings from 'Who Cares? Analysing the Place of…
  • Nov 16

    Wesson on Crime Fiction

    Wesson on Crime Fiction
    Marianne Mimi Wesson (University of Colorado Law School) has posted The Chow: Depictions of the Criminal Justice System as a Character in Crime Fiction (51 New Eng. L. Rev. 101 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Having been honored...
  • Nov 16

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence

    Mungan on Wrongful Convictions and Deterrence
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Wrongful Convictions, Deterrence, and Stigma Dilution on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is no consensus in the economics of law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Nov 16

    People v. Solorio (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 16, 2017)

    People v. Solorio (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 16, 2017)
    Francisco Solorio and Albert Ramos were neighbors.  Close neighbors.  Or, as the Court of Appeal puts it, they "lived on same side of the same block in Brawley, California. Their residences were separated by two houses."  So…
  • Nov 15

    Whitehall v. County of San Bernardino (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 15, 2017)

    Whitehall v. County of San Bernardino (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 15, 2017)
    "Plaintiff, Mary Anna Whitehall, was a social worker for the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services (CFS or the County) who sought legal advice pertaining to any liability she might have for submitting misleading information and…
  • Nov 13

    Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Nov. 13, 2017)

    Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Nov. 13, 2017)
    It's not incredibly easy writing introductions.  To briefs, to law review articles, or to anything.  It's hard to capture complicated issues comprehensively in a couple of paragraphs.So when I see an introduction done well, it jumps…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Nov 17

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    [Cross-posted, with a slight change, from The Faculty Lounge] As I explained in a recent post,BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K.…
  • Oct 23

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer
    It’s okay for clients to blame lawyers for life’s complexities, especially when prenups are involved, as I explain in today's Chicago Tribune: [Also posted on The Faculty Lounge] October 23, 2017 The first thing we do, let’s…
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Nov 14

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    An Oxford Philosopher Explains What it Feels Like to Take a “True” Smart Drug, Quartz Four Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI, Nature Magazine Tiny Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Rodents, Triggering Ethical…
  • Nov 10

    "Exploring Childhood, Criminal Responsibility and the Evolving Capacities of the Child: The Age of Criminal Responsibility in England and Wales"

    "Exploring Childhood, Criminal Responsibility and the Evolving Capacities of the Child: The Age of Criminal Responsibility in England and Wales"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Exploring Childhood, Criminal Responsibility and the Evolving Capacities of the Child: The Age of Criminal Responsibility in England and Wales" RAYMOND ARTHUR, University of Northumbria In England and Wales the age…
  • Nov 8

    "What Constitutes 'Consideration' of Mitigating Evidence?"

    "What Constitutes 'Consideration' of Mitigating Evidence?"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "What Constitutes 'Consideration' of Mitigating Evidence?" EMAD H. ATIQ, Princeton University - Department of Philosophy ERIN LYNN MILLER, Princeton University - Department of Political Science Capital sentencers are…
Rank this Week: 979

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/
Rank this Week: 3914

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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: 4497