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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/
  • Oct 18

    Mayeux on The Idea of "The Criminal Justice System"

    Mayeux on The Idea of "The Criminal Justice System"
    Sara Mayeux (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted The Idea of 'The Criminal Justice System' (American Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The phrase “the criminal justice system” is ubiquitous in…
  • Oct 18

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual Reality

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual Reality
    Mark A. Lemley and Eugene Volokh (Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) have posted The Real Law of Virtual Reality on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is an edited version of...
  • Oct 18

    Langmann on Mass Homicide

    Langmann on Mass Homicide
    Caillin Langmann (McMaster University) has posted Mass Homicide and Canada on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tragedies as the recent shooting of RCMP officers in Moncton, New Brunswick, raise questions about why these occur and what can be done…
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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/
  • Oct 18

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    The panel here does a lot of work to reverse this child molestation conviction.  A lot.I'm not certain that a lot of panels would reach the same result.  This one's Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, and Berg (sitting by designation…
  • Oct 17

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    One great thing about Court of Appeal opinions is that they sometimes give you a real-world glimpse into portions of society that you'd otherwise know little about.  Today's opinion, for example, takes the reader into the emergency room…
  • Oct 16

    Morales v. Fry (9th Cir. - Oct. 16, 2017)

    Morales v. Fry (9th Cir. - Oct. 16, 2017)
    Sometimes procedure can be a sly way to cut back on substance.  Here's a good example.The Ninth Circuit holds -- as have most (but not all) circuits -- that it's error to submit a "qualified immunity" issue to the jury.  Instead,…
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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/
  • Oct 18

    To be transgender in Ireland

    To be transgender in Ireland
    The NY Times lets us know what it's like. The writer is still married to his wife. He's gone from husband and wife to wife and wife. I like to think that my wife would object if I made this...
  • Oct 18

    A Christian Strategy by Adrian Vermeule | Articles | First Thing

    A Christian Strategy by Adrian Vermeule | Articles | First Thing
    The problem is the relentless aggression of liberalism, driven by an internal mechanism that causes ever more radical demands for political conformism, particularly targeting the Church. The solution is an equally radical form of strategic…
  • Oct 18

    As a prison sentence looms, a Hong Kong democracy activist remains steadfast | America Magazine

    As a prison sentence looms, a Hong Kong democracy activist remains steadfast | America Magazine
    In October 2014, Mr. Chan, law professor Benny Tai and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming led a mass civil disobedience campaign named Occupy Central With Love and Peace, which paralyzed the business district of Hong Kong for 79 days. Each now...
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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/
  • 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...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Oct 13

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs, The Conversation My Sudden Synaesthesia: How I Went Blind and Started Hearing Colours, Mosaic Science Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains, The Atlantic…
  • Oct 12

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee" GENE M. HEYMAN, Boston College - Department of Psychology SCOTT O. LILIENFELD, Emory University - Emory College of Arts and Sciences STEPHEN…
  • Oct 11

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability" CHRISTOPHER SLOBOGIN, Vanderbilt University - Law School Most scholars who have written about the role of…
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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/
  • Oct 11

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center
    When is criticism against your organization grounds for a defamation suit? In a handful of recent lawsuits filed in recent months, groups designated as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center have sued both SPLC (and, in…
  • Oct 10

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation
    Last week, the National Association of State Charities Officials held their annual conference on the impact of technology on charities regulation. It will be interesting to see if any new initiatives come out of this conference, but I hear…
  • Oct 10

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name
    Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn, recently sued the charity bearing his mother's name over a dispute over the charity's use of Hepburn's name on merchandise. From Reuters: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who once chaired the Audrey Hepburn…
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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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