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June 29, 01:39 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Michigan Supreme Court Embraces Corpus Linguistics

In the case of People v. Harris, the Michigan Supreme Court became the first state supreme court in the United...




June 29, 12:45 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Deadline Approaching to Migrate USPTO Deposit Accounts to Financial Manager

By Donald Zuhn –- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent an e-mail alert reminding practitioners and applicants that the deadline for migrating their deposit accounts and electronic funds transfer accounts (EFTs) is June 30, 2016. Financial Manager is the Office's new online fee pay...




June 29, 12:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices' Orders Underscore Ruling Against Abortion Limits"

"Justices' Orders Underscore Ruling Against Abortion Limits": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.




June 29, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bocksang Hola on “The Birth of Independent Chile’s Administrative Law”




June 29, 12:08 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Court Report

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Janssen Biotech, Inc. v. Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd. et al. 1:16-cv-11117; filed June 14, 2016 in the District Court of Massachusetts • Plaintiff: Janssen Biotech, Inc. • Defend...




June 28, 11:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Concludes Session With Decision On Texas Abortion Law"

"Supreme Court Concludes Session With Decision On Texas Abortion Law": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."




June 28, 11:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "When Opposites Converge Over Domestic Violence"

"When Opposites Converge Over Domestic Violence": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




June 28, 11:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Post-Scalia Court Has Liberals Winning, Conservatives Venting"

"Post-Scalia Court Has Liberals Winning, Conservatives Venting": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




June 28, 11:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court's Term Disappoints Conservatives and Businesses; Antonin Scalia's death helped lead to narrow decisions and several notable liberal victories"

"Supreme Court's Term Disappoints Conservatives and Businesses; Antonin Scalia's death helped lead to narrow decisions and several notable liberal victories": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report .




June 28, 11:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Schriever Air Force Base colonel wants adultery case tossed, claims law discriminates against heterosexuals"

"Schriever Air Force Base colonel wants adultery case tossed, claims law discriminates against heterosexuals": The Colorado Springs Gazette has this report .




June 28, 11:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Kansas Supreme Court signs off on new school funding equity law; Justices will soon turn toward determining funding adequacy"

"Kansas Supreme Court signs off on new school funding equity law; Justices will soon turn toward determining funding adequacy": Jonathan Shorman of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report . The Associated Press reports that " Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes ." And Re...




June 28, 10:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "On the great Lyle Denniston's departure from SCOTUSblog"

"On the great Lyle Denniston's departure from SCOTUSblog": Tom Goldstein has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




June 28, 10:10 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Some Legal Dramas For the Summer




June 28, 08:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   Beautiful Lake Mendota...

... on today's walk. The temperature was 62°. Summer in Madison. Perfect! And I mean even before I got to The Terrace and the Union Utopia ice cream.




June 28, 07:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization - moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas."

"Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache. When subsidized foreign steel is dumped into our markets, threatening our factories, the politicians do nothing. For years, they watc...




June 28, 05:33 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   CFPB releases monthly "complaint snapshot" about consumer loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released a monthly "complaint snapshot" highlighting complaints about consumer loans, including vehicle loans and leases, installment loans, title loans, and pawn loans. The report shows that consumers continue to complain about issues managing their...




June 28, 05:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   "No governing body has so tenaciously tried to determine who counts as a woman for the purpose of sports as the I.A.A.F. and the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.)."

"Those two influential organizations have spent a half-century vigorously policing gender boundaries. Their rationale for decades was to catch male athletes masquerading as women, though they never once discovered an impostor. Instead, the athletes snagged in those efforts have been intersex wome...




June 28, 05:28 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Coverage of the VW emissions settlement

Confirming the reports last week of a settlement of the VW emissions lawsuit, the parties today announced that VW will pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer consumers a buyback and...




June 28, 04:52 PM   /   Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot   /   Great minds think alike -- about compensation models for law firms.




June 28, 04:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   Why is Trump's convention stage set done in silver and not his trademark gold?

Politico says "RNC unveils dramatic Trump convention stage " and shows a model of the set, which is aggressively silver, as if to say not gold , which makes sense. It's the Republican National Convention, not the Trump Convention.




June 28, 04:19 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...




June 28, 03:53 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court to Hear Case on ATM Fees; Visa, MasterCard and several banks are challenging lawsuits alleging they conspired to set anticompetitive ATM fees"

"Supreme Court to Hear Case on ATM Fees; Visa, MasterCard and several banks are challenging lawsuits alleging they conspired to set anticompetitive ATM fees": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report .




June 28, 03:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Right-Wing Supreme Court That Wasn't"

"The Right-Wing Supreme Court That Wasn't": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times. And Ariane de Vogue and Tal Kopan of CNN.com have an article headlined " Kennedy's swings, Scalia's death define volatile Supreme Court term ."




June 28, 03:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Opinion Transforms Texas' Abortion Landscape"

"Opinion Transforms Texas' Abortion Landscape": Manny Fernandez and Abby Goodnough have this article in today's edition of The New York Times. And The New York Times Magazine has posted online a "Notebook" discussion titled " Why the Supreme Court's Texas Abortion Decision Is So Momentous " among...




June 28, 02:57 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatness

by Neil H. Buchanan Why, really, is Donald Trump still running for president?  Many commentators have opined that he surprised himself with his success, that he was originally following the same strategy as the other no-chance candidates who were angling for something other than the presiden...




June 28, 02:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Ideal Allies: Abortion was saved with a dry, wonky, emotionless opinion from a man; Which is kind of perfect."

"The Ideal Allies: Abortion was saved with a dry, wonky, emotionless opinion from a man; Which is kind of perfect." Dahlia Lithwick has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.




June 28, 02:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Sallie Updyke Mundy appointed to Pennsylvania Supreme Court; The Superior Court judge fills vacancy left by Justice Eakin"

"Sallie Updyke Mundy appointed to Pennsylvania Supreme Court; The Superior Court judge fills vacancy left by Justice Eakin": Anthony Mendicino of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this report . And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tommy Rowan has an article headlined " Porngate just...




June 28, 02:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Supreme Court's Texas decision may affect Pa.'s abortion law"

"How Supreme Court's Texas decision may affect Pa.'s abortion law": Marie McCullough has this front page article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.




June 28, 02:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How goes the legislative attack on abortion rights?"

"How goes the legislative attack on abortion rights?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




June 28, 02:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Liberal Rulings End 'Strange and Ill-Fated' Term"

"Liberal Rulings End 'Strange and Ill-Fated' Term": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice."




June 28, 02:22 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Is the Second Circuit Becoming More "Rehearing-Friendly"? A Look At Ganias And Its Possible Implications for Deflategate




June 28, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Anthony Kennedy restores a liberal Supreme Court"

"Anthony Kennedy restores a liberal Supreme Court": Columnist Dana Milbank has this essay in today's edition of The Washington Post. Also in today's edition of The Washington Post, law professor David Cole has an op-ed titled " Justice Kennedy's surprisingly open mind ."




June 28, 02:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Complicates Corruption Cases From New York to Illinois"

"Supreme Court Complicates Corruption Cases From New York to Illinois": Eric Lipton and Benjamin Weiser have this article in today's edition of The New York Times. And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeremy Roebuck has a front page article headlined " Could Monday's Supreme Court...




June 28, 01:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Washington must fix culverts that block salmon from habitat, court rules"

"Washington must fix culverts that block salmon from habitat, court rules": Lynda V. Mapes of The Seattle Times has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.




June 28, 01:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states"

"Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states": David Crary of The Associated Press has this report .




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June 28, 01:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Symposium: The constitutional law of abortion after Whole Woman's Health -- What comes next?"

"Symposium: The constitutional law of abortion after Whole Woman's Health -- What comes next?" Law professor Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."




June 28, 01:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court to hear major new controversies -- next Term"

"Court to hear major new controversies -- next Term": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




June 28, 01:35 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A New Issue of NoFo Is Available (No. 13, 2016)




June 28, 12:49 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   McCrudden on Portraying Human Dignity Through Law and Art




June 28, 12:49 PM   /   Althouse   /   Some things just shouldn't be decided by the people?

Interesting change WaPo made to this hed: "Some thing just shouldn't be decided by [the people => referendum]" pic.twitter.com/zSP6YkJmBI — David Auerbach (@AuerbachKeller) June 27, 2016 Via Instapundit, who says: "They love democracy until it turns out the wrong way" and "If you really believ...




June 28, 12:48 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look At Ganias And Its Possible Meaning for Deflategate




June 28, 12:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Pink Edge Café...

... discover your own topics. I chose this image to respond to pm317, who said, in last night's Dark Pink Hotel : "Althouse, stop playing with us. That unfocused fuzzy middle is making me sick in the eyes." I told him to look at this new image and added: But generally, the focus is telling you wh...




June 28, 12:27 PM   /   Balkinization   /   How War Lost Its Politics




June 28, 12:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   Helping Hope Hicks.

"Trump Hires Senior Adviser for Communications/Jason Miller served as the senior communications adviser for Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign." ... For months, Trump campaign aides have said that they wanted to beef up the communications team to assist press secretary Hope Hicks, who...




June 28, 12:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "When people ponder the nature of a world without work, they often transpose present-day assumptions about labor and leisure onto a future where they might no longer apply..."

"... if automation does end up rendering a good portion of human labor unnecessary, such a society might exist on completely different terms than societies do today," writes Ilana E. Strauss in "Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad?/Fears of civilization-wide idleness are based too much on the downs...




June 28, 11:59 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?




June 28, 11:44 AM   /   Underbelly   /   Book Lists, I Love Book Lists




June 28, 11:32 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Boris Johnson

The first time I heard the name Boris Johnson was in the early 1990s. I was in graduate school, and one of the ways I made a little money during the summer was by helping shepherd tours of American policy people around Brussels to be lectured by various dignitaries and then writing up reports. On...




June 28, 10:34 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court granted review in eight new cases. In Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman , No. 15-862, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissent , in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas joined, from the den...




June 28, 10:05 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Facebook Campaigning May Draw Disciplinary Sanction; Attorney Also Charged With Hateful Comments

The West Virginia Record has a story on an ongoing bar discipline case The state Lawyer Disciplinary Board has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to disbar a Morgantown attorney it claims violated the Rules of Professional Conduct....




June 28, 09:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As if Brexit wasn’t enough, Iceland beat England 2-1 in Round 16 of the Euro 2016..."

"... in what many international soccer analysts are calling the greatest upset in the history of the tournament."




June 28, 09:52 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   PSA: ATM skimmers

I suspect – hope – many have heard of ATM scammers, people who try to get information about your card while you are withdrawing cash from an ATM. I will usually look at a machine to see if it looks like someone has tampered with it and I always use my other hand to cover […]




June 28, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "House Benghazi Panel Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton."

That's the headline in The NYT . Key word: new. The 800-page report, however, included some new details about the night of the attacks, and the context in which it occurred, and it delivered a broad rebuke of government agencies like the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the...




June 28, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   Linda Greenhouse notes the "dry, almost clinical tone" and lack of "poetry" in the Supreme Court's pro-abortion-rights opinion.

The case was about clinics — Texas imposed a requirement that led to the closure of many abortion-providing clinics — so what was notable about a clinical tone? As Greenhouse puts it: The dry, almost clinical tone could scarcely be more different from the meditative mood the Supreme Court struck ...




June 28, 09:12 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Firm that Wasn't

A disciplinary decision issued today by the Ohio Supreme Court is summarized (with links) by Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Cincinnati attorney based on complaints from several clients, improperly sharing fees with an unauthorized legal...




June 28, 06:27 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Property Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: Rank Name School Citations Age in 2016 1 Carol Rose University of Arizona 710...




June 28, 02:04 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look at Granias




June 28, 12:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Quick Note: 5-4 Decisions and Equally Divided Votes Since 1946."

"Quick Note: 5-4 Decisions and Equally Divided Votes Since 1946." Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




June 28, 12:43 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   New Second Circuit Math for Deflategate




June 28, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Zhang, "Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions"




June 28, 12:03 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In case you missed it, the Sixth Circuit's redesigned web site made its debut today

In case you missed it, the Sixth Circuit's redesigned web site made its debut today: You can access it at this link . And the opinions page will challenge your knowledge of judges' initials.




June 27, 11:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Claiming Viacom Violates Kids' Privacy on Nick.com; The 3rd Circuit lets Viacom off the hook on most claims, but not one that alleges the company failed to live up to a promise not to collect personal information"

"Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Claiming Viacom Violates Kids' Privacy on Nick.com; The 3rd Circuit lets Viacom off the hook on most claims, but not one that alleges the company failed to live up to a promise not to collect personal information": Eriq Gardner has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog ...




June 27, 11:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Dark Pink Hotel...

... you can stay up all night talking.




June 27, 11:22 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

Federal Circuit Concurrence -- Decide Patentability with Patent-Eligibility By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit earlier today vacated a District Court's order dismissing BASCOM's complaint and remanded for further proceedings. BASCOM sued AT&T Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent ...




June 27, 11:19 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Schengen option ?

Like most people outside Britain (and, it seems, like most British people, politicans and pundits as well as voters) I hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the detailed implications of a Leave vote until it actually happened. Now that it has happened, the details matter. In particular, it seem...




June 27, 10:55 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term

By Eric Segall The Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with fascinating and at times even bizarre questions this term: Could Texas pass non-medically necessary laws regulating many of its abortion clinics out of existence (short and easy answer, no ). Could Texas use race as a "factor of ...




June 27, 10:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Abortion providers aim to reopen some closed Texas clinics"

"Abortion providers aim to reopen some closed Texas clinics": Reuters has this report .




June 27, 10:27 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Just Decided The Fate Of Abortion Rights; Relatively inexperienced women have now won the three most important abortion rights cases in American history"

"This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Just Decided The Fate Of Abortion Rights; Relatively inexperienced women have now won the three most important abortion rights cases in American history": Laura Bassett of The Huffington Post has this report .




June 27, 10:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "McDonnell ruling a big blow to corruption law; The Supreme Court's decision shocks good-government activists, who say it revives 'pay for play'"

"McDonnell ruling a big blow to corruption law; The Supreme Court's decision shocks good-government activists, who say it revives 'pay for play'": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




June 27, 09:38 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO, University of Lisbon - School of Law This...




June 27, 09:24 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All That Well., Vox...




June 27, 09:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Abortion Ruling Could Create Waves of Legal Challenges"

"Abortion Ruling Could Create Waves of Legal Challenges": Erik Eckholm of The New York Times has this report . Ford Fessenden of The New York Times has an interactive report headlined " How the Supreme Court's Decision Will Affect Access to Abortion ." And online at The New York Times, Linda Gree...




June 27, 09:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "For Obama, setbacks from a divided Supreme Court"

"For Obama, setbacks from a divided Supreme Court": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report .




June 27, 09:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A 'view' from the Courtroom: A final bite at the apple."

"A 'view' from the Courtroom: A final bite at the apple." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




June 27, 08:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court's Just Application of the Undue-Burden Standard for Abortion"

"The Supreme Court's Just Application of the Undue-Burden Standard for Abortion": Margaret Talbot has this post online at The New Yorker.




June 27, 08:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court's Bribery-Blessing McDonnell Decision"

"The Supreme Court's Bribery-Blessing McDonnell Decision": Amy Davidson has this post online at The New Yorker.




June 27, 08:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Rules for Abortion Are Still Rules -- Not Loopholes: Texas's H.B.2 statute imposed regulations that yielded no health benefit but made abortion a lot harder to get; The Supreme Court wasn't fooled"

"The Rules for Abortion Are Still Rules -- Not Loopholes: Texas's H.B.2 statute imposed regulations that yielded no health benefit but made abortion a lot harder to get; The Supreme Court wasn't fooled": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.




June 27, 08:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Diversity Is Not Equity: The Supreme Court's Fisher decision is a victory for affirmative action; But has the war on resegregation already been lost?"

"Diversity Is Not Equity: The Supreme Court's Fisher decision is a victory for affirmative action; But has the war on resegregation already been lost?" Jeff Chang has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.




June 27, 08:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Influence Peddling Gets First Amendment Protection"

"Influence Peddling Gets First Amendment Protection": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




June 27, 08:29 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney On Parole Reinstated In New Jersey

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended as a result of a series of drug-related offenses. The Office of Attorney Ethics had opposed reinstatement because the petitioner remains on criminal parole supervision. WWW.NJ.com had reported on the...




June 27, 06:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   Why hasn't Trump said anything about the Supreme Court's new abortion case?

Hillary tweeted right away: "SCOTUS's decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality. -H" and "This fight isn't over: The next president has to protect women's health. Women won't be 'punished' for exercising their ba...




June 27, 06:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Hillary has brains, she has guts, she has thick skin and steady hands, but most of all she has a good heart..."

Said Elizabeth Warren , adopting the literary trope of listing bodily organs as she tried out in the role of VP candidate alongside Hillary Clinton at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal today. How many people would you think an event like that would draw in a city that size? It was only 2...




June 27, 05:09 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Veep, S5E10

Sunday's season finale played out the constitutional election/selection/succession contingencies to the last, producing what, in reality, would be a genuine constitutional and political crisis. And it leaves the show in the position of a genuine reboot when it comes back next season, which presen...




June 27, 04:57 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare

A key issue raised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – popularly referred to as Brexit – is its implications for competition and economic welfare.  The competition issue is rather complex.  Various potentially significant UK competition policy reforms flowing fr...




June 27, 04:52 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty




June 27, 04:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   Why did Trump say — with no evidence — that "Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed" during the Benghazi attack?

A few days ago, NBC's Lester Holt confronted Donald Trump about his statement, in a speech, that during the Benghazi attack, Ambassador Chris Stevens "was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed." Trump's response was: "Were you there? Were you there? Were you with her?" ...




June 27, 04:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Senate Republicans' Assault on the Supreme Court"

"The Senate Republicans' Assault on the Supreme Court": Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone has this essay online at Time magazine.




June 27, 04:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Opinion analysis: Abortion rights reemerge strongly."

"Opinion analysis: Abortion rights reemerge strongly." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog," together with a post titled " Opinion analysis: New barrier to public corruption cases ."




June 27, 03:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   "But it felt like there was an invisible force blocking me from achieving my dreams. Sure, I'd think, is it because I'm fat?"

"But then I'd think, don't be paranoid. I refused to believe that people were that shallow. It had to be more complicated. I tried to put my finger on it, but I just couldn't figure it out. Once I lost weight [110 pounds], I realized, it was all because I was fat. It felt like that famous Eddie M...




June 27, 03:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   Why don't basketball players do free throws underhand?

It's not that they don't know it works better. Chamberlain wrote — "I felt silly, like a sissy, shooting underhanded. I know I was wrong. I know some of the best foul shooters in history shot that way. Even now, the best one in the NBA, Rick Barry, shoots underhanded. I just couldn't do it."... H...




June 27, 03:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Cost-Benefit Test Defeats Texas Abortion Restrictions"

"A Cost-Benefit Test Defeats Texas Abortion Restrictions": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




June 27, 03:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can be banned from owning firearms."

"Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can be banned from owning firearms." Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report .




June 27, 02:02 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Whole Woman's Health I: Justice Kennedy's Undue Burden Test




June 27, 01:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Google beats children's web privacy appeal, Viacom must face one claim"

"Google beats children's web privacy appeal, Viacom must face one claim": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.




June 27, 01:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion regulations"

"Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion regulations": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report .




June 27, 01:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "If You Can't Beat 'Em Block 'Em: A Preface to a New Post-Scalia Court Strategy?"

"If You Can't Beat 'Em Block 'Em: A Preface to a New Post-Scalia Court Strategy?" Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Emperical SCOTUS" blog.




June 27, 01:04 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...




June 27, 12:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court rules domestic abusers can lose gun ownership rights"

"Supreme Court rules domestic abusers can lose gun ownership rights": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




June 27, 12:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of former Va. governor McDonnell in corruption case"

"Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of former Va. governor McDonnell in corruption case": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report . The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that " U.S. Supreme Court vacates Bob McDonnell's convictions ."




  

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