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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/
  • Jan 18

    UC Berkeley Student Freed By ICE From Private Prison | Berkeley, CA Patch

    UC Berkeley Student Freed By ICE From Private Prison | Berkeley, CA Patch
    BERKELEY, CA — Luis Mora, a University of California at Berkeley pre-law student arrested last month at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint near San Diego, was released from federal custody Wednesday after nearly three weeks…
  • Jan 18

    World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico | Smart News | Smithsonian

    World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico | Smart News | Smithsonian
    Last week, explorers with the Great Maya Aquifer Project discovered a connection between two large underwater caverns on the Yucatan Peninsula. When combined, the two systems create a 215-mile-long underground labyrinth—the largest…
  • Jan 18

    The Fighting Drones of Ukraine | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine

    The Fighting Drones of Ukraine | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine
    While the prospects for peace remain bleak, Ukraine has managed to punch above its military weight in the conflict by turning to its world-renowned aeronautics industry. Unique to this war is a new group of volunteer tinkerers building…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Jan 18

    Johnston & Flynn on Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparitie

    Johnston & Flynn on Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparitie
    E. Lea Johnston and Conor Flynn (University of Florida - Levin College of Law and University of Florida - Levin College of Law) have posted Mental Health Courts and Sentencing Disparities (62 Vill. L. Rev. 685 (2017)) on SSRN. Here...
  • Jan 18

    "Lies, damn lies and fascinating statistics in the US Sentencing Commission FY 2017 sentencing data"

    "Lies, damn lies and fascinating statistics in the US Sentencing Commission FY 2017 sentencing data"
    Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy. In part: One can mine a lot more data from the FY 2017 report to tell a lot more stories about how, at least so far, formal and informal changes...
  • Jan 18

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking

    Rodriguez-Lopez on Corporations and Child Trafficking
    Silvia Rodríguez-López (University of A Coruña, Faculty of Law) has posted Perpetrators or Preventers? The Double Role of Corporations in Child Trafficking in a Global Context (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Jan 18

    Wishnev v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2018)

    Wishnev v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2018)
    Am I wrong, or does it seem like the Ninth Circuit has been certifying more and more questions to state supreme courts over the past half-dozen years or so?The Ninth Circuit certifies today yet another question to the California Supreme…
  • Jan 17

    ESP LERP v. Gascon (9th Cir. - Jan. 17, 2018)

    ESP LERP v. Gascon (9th Cir. - Jan. 17, 2018)
    When the name of the plaintiff on the caption is "Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project," you're pretty much required to read the underlying opinion, right?Of course you are.  If only to figure out what the…
  • Jan 16

    Galiea LLC v. AGCS Marine Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 16, 2018)

    Galiea LLC v. AGCS Marine Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Jan. 16, 2018)
    I've never been a scholar of Plato.  I've read the guy, sure.  But not a ton.  Nonetheless, I recognize the guy's a stud.  Name all the people you know from 2000 years ago.  Yeah.  Thought so.  When you're…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Jan 17

    “This sounds like my ethics class in law school…” Justice Sotomayor

    “This sounds like my ethics class in law school…” Justice Sotomayor
    The Supreme Court heard argument today in McCoy v. Louisiana, which presents the question of whether it is unconstitutional for defense counsel to tell the jury that a client is guilty when the client insists he is innocent. It also...
  • Jan 11

    The passing of Geoff Hazard

    The passing of Geoff Hazard
    Sad news for our legal ethics community from Penn Law today on the passing of Geoff Hazard. The announcement is reprinted in full below. Penn Law community mourns loss of Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Emeritus Professor...
  • Jan 5

    AALS Annual Meeting Section on Professional Responsibility Events Saturday, 1/6

    AALS Annual Meeting Section on Professional Responsibility Events Saturday, 1/6
    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. We...
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Jan 15

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t, FiveThiryEight A New Mind-Body Problem, The Hastings Center Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children, The New York Times How to See a Memory, Nature Magazine…
  • Jan 12

    "Legal Ownership Is Psychological: Evidence from Young Children"

    "Legal Ownership Is Psychological: Evidence from Young Children"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Legal Ownership Is Psychological: Evidence from Young Children" ORI FRIEDMAN, University of Waterloo - Department of Psychology MADISON PESOWSKI, University of Waterloo - Department of Psychology BRANDON W. GOULDING,…
  • Jan 5

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Mind-Controlling Parasites Find a Home in the Lab, Discover Magazine Awake Under Anesthesia, The New Yorker Canada is Using AI to Study ‘Suicide-Related Behavior’ on Social Media, Gizmodo The Non-Binary Brain, AEON Six-Year-Olds…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Jan 2

    Update Memos Reflecting Tax Reform Available for Nonprofit Organizations Casebook

    Update Memos Reflecting Tax Reform Available for Nonprofit Organizations Casebook
    Jim Fishman, Stephen Schwarz, and I have written supplemental update memos for our Nonprofit Organizations casebook reflecting the recently passed federal tax legislation. One update is for students and the other is for teachers. Foundation…
  • Dec 30

    New Tax Law and Nonprofit

    New Tax Law and Nonprofit
    The end of 2017 brought significant new tax legislation. Although the Johnson Amendment remained intact, the increase in the standard deduction means that fewer people will itemize deductions, which, in turn, effectively eliminates the value…
  • Dec 23

    Drennan: Conspicuous Philanthropy: Reconciling Contract and Tax Law

    Drennan: Conspicuous Philanthropy: Reconciling Contract and Tax Law
    William A. Drennan (Southern Illinois University School of Law) has written Conspicuous Philanthropy: Reconciling Contract and Tax Laws, 66 Am. U. L. Rev. 1323 (2017). Below is Professor Drennan's abstract: It sold for $15 million, and the…
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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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