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July 23, 04:30 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling




July 23, 04:27 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   California knows how to tax pro athletes




July 23, 04:07 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Three)

How a changing legal landscape and the breadth and depth of civil liberties affect ACLU advocacy in and out of the courts. In this six-part interview, Steven R. Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) since 1993, discusses his background; the ACLU’s history and missio...




July 23, 03:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Births have slowed so sharply that researchers note that future economic growth could be stunted by a smaller labor pool."

"Immigration is often seen as a fix. But the downturn crimped supply lines for both babies and new foreign faces. The change was so dramatic that the Census Bureau in 2012 was forced to revise the 2050 U.S. population projection it made just four years earlier, dropping it by 9 percent, to just u...




July 23, 03:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Arizona high court delays planned execution"

"Arizona high court delays planned execution": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal." And Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has a news update headl...




July 23, 03:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Given the potential for chaos in the Obamacare scheme if the states decline to participate, it's surprising that Justices Breyer and Kagan went along with the Chief Justice's opinion on the spending power."

"The original legislation had the states locked in, because they'd lose all their Medicaid funding if they didn't participate. That was held to be coercive, and thus not supportable by the spending power, which requires that states be given a choice whether to run federal programs and accept vari...




July 23, 03:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Police looking to identify car in Markel case"

"Police looking to identify car in Markel case": Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat has this news update .




July 23, 03:08 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Comic Book Nice Guy Dies Saving A Friend: Life, Death, and Archie Andrews




July 23, 02:58 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Some Thoughts on Halbig




July 23, 02:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   Mountain biking as a school sport.

"It's unbelievable to watch these kids.... We take them to a green space, teach them how to get their weight back. Light hands, heavy feet. "




July 23, 02:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race remains a dead heat..."

"... with Republican Gov. Scott Walker receiving the support of 46 percent of registered voters and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving 45 percent support...." Among likely voters, i.e., those who say they are certain to vote in November’s election, Burke receives 47 percent and Walker 46 ...




July 23, 02:31 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Bankruptcy Judge Sanctions Girls Gone Wild Founder Joe Francis

A federal judge has slapped Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis with a daily fine of $5,000 until he returns two luxury cars that belong to the porn business, whose famous brand was recently sold out of bankruptcy.




July 23, 01:58 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Feminist Law Prof Profile: Polly Morgan

Feminist Law Prof Profile: Polly Morgan Polly Morgan is a Lecturer in Law at the University of East Anglia School of Law. UAE is located in Norfolk, England. She recently answered these questions for Feminist Law Professors. What is your educational and professional background? I hold … Con...




July 23, 01:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gunman targeted, killed top Florida State University law professor: police."

"Gunman targeted, killed top Florida State University law professor: police." The New York Daily News has this report .




July 23, 01:05 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Halbig and hurting the innocent as a political tactic




July 23, 12:55 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Independence’ Was a Concern for Clinton White House

New documents released by the Clinton Library suggest that even if the Obama administration were to urge Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire from the court, the message wouldn't likely get much traction from the 81-year-old justice.




July 23, 12:55 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Independence’ Was a Concern for Clinton White House

New documents released by the Clinton Library suggest that even if the Obama administration were to urge Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire from the court, the message wouldn't likely get much traction from the 81-year-old justice.




July 23, 12:41 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Preliminary CFP for the Law, Literature, and the Humanities Association of Australasia December 2015 Conference




July 23, 12:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Reining in ObamaCare -- and the President: Halbig v. Burwell is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own."

"Reining in ObamaCare -- and the President: Halbig v. Burwell is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own." Law professor Jonathan H. Adler and Michael F. Cannon have this op-ed in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the fu...




July 23, 12:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Bad Readers: The judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation."

"Bad Readers: The judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the " Election Law Blog " -- today has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




July 23, 12:31 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Asssessing Law and Religion Scholarship Over the Past Quarter Century




July 23, 12:26 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Women's Inheritance Rights In the Early Republic




July 23, 12:25 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   What We Talk About When We Talk About Poverty: Racialized Metaphors and Anti-Poverty Programs




July 23, 12:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How to Beat Hobby Lobby: Can the states force companies to cover birth control for their employees?"

"How to Beat Hobby Lobby: Can the states force companies to cover birth control for their employees?" Daniel Townsend has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.




July 23, 12:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Distinguished Historians Win National Humanities Medals




July 23, 11:35 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Position Announcement: Business Law At Wharton

Please let those in the business law world know that we're searching this year. I'm the committee chair, so if...




July 23, 11:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judges in health care rulings vote party line"

"Judges in health care rulings vote party line": The Associated Press has this report .




July 23, 11:26 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Rhetoric and Visualization In Brief Writing




July 23, 10:56 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Some Roundups on Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies Cases)




July 23, 10:49 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Malaysia Prepares to Prosecute Those Responsible for Downing Flight 17

Malaysia is laying the groundwork to prosecute anyone suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday.




July 23, 10:49 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Malaysia Prepares to Prosecute Those Responsible for Downing Flight 17

Malaysia is laying the groundwork to prosecute anyone suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday.




July 23, 10:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained."

That's my photo, from 3 days ago. The post-title quote is from Zhou Dunyi , from a thousand years ago.




July 23, 10:23 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Some Thoughts on Habig




July 23, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Another professor showed me a large paper of instructions for discovering plots and conspiracies against the government."

"He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or ...




July 23, 10:19 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Commentary: the fate of the Obamacare subsidies in the Supreme Court

Yesterday, two federal courts of appeals issued conflicting decisions on a major challenge to the operation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The stakes are huge.  The rule at issue provides a big subsidy for millions of people to buy insurance.  Without those subsidies, many Americans would not...




July 23, 10:19 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Commentary: The fate of the Obamacare subsidies in the Supreme Court

Yesterday, two federal courts of appeals issued conflicting decisions on a major challenge to the operation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The stakes are huge.  The rule at issue provides a big subsidy for millions of people to buy insurance.  Without those subsidies, many Americans would not...




July 23, 10:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   You don't know squat.

Last night, we were discussing that article in The Guardian about how everything in the bathroom is wrong, beginning — of course — with the toilet. The statement "our bodies were designed to squat" irked the commenters, beginning with Joe: [Our] bodies weren't designed. Some religionists may prot...




July 23, 09:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle"

"Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle": David Ingram of Reuters has this report .




July 23, 09:31 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Federal government delays response in capital case

In 2007, Cory Voss was found dead in his pick-up truck outside a Virginia credit union.  The thirty-year-old naval officer and father of two young children had been shot five times at close range.  Prosecutors charged Voss’s wife, Cat, and her boyfriend, Michael Draven, with offering David Runyon...




July 23, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   The Hugo Black Papers




July 23, 09:09 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Intergenerational Justice in the Law and Ethics of Human Rights

I'm delighted to report that the current issue of Law and Ethics of Human Rights, has a symposium on inter generational justice. The papers look terrific. Here is the table of contents: David Heyd, Parfit on the Non-identity Problem, Again...




July 23, 09:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I firmly believe — and I don't say this as a criticism — that life is meaningless."

Said Woody Allen , in the context of promoting his newest movie "Magic in the Moonlight." It's not incongruous to mix comedy-movie promoting and a statement of the meaninglessness of life, of course. If there is no larger truth about life and you're on you own with the life that you have, you've ...




July 23, 09:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 10: When Is There Complicity?

by Sherry F. Colb In my Verdict column for this week , I discuss and analyze an underdeveloped dimension of the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby .  The Court held in Hobby Lobby  that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA") protects closely held corporations with ...




July 23, 08:46 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   White House to Revise Part of Contraception Rule; U.S. Bars Flights to Tel Aviv

The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.




July 23, 08:46 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   White House to Revise Contraception Rule; U.S. Bars Flights to Tel Aviv

The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.




July 23, 08:46 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   White House to Revise Contraception Rule; U.S. Bars Flights to Tel Aviv

The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.




July 23, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Nothing to see here! Move along! That Obamacare case is nothing — nothing, I tell you!

At the top of Memeorandum — which collects trending news and opinion pieces — the flop sweat shows: (Click to enlarge.) ADDED: It's funny, these websites are obviously trying to draw traffic, so they are imagining a need and serving it. These writers — especially the headline writers — must think...




July 23, 08:17 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   12 Israeli international law scholars weigh in on the legality of cutting off electricity and water to Gaza

A propos the debate noted last week, 12 Israeli scholars have weighed in on the legal question. (Thanks to David Enoch for the pointer.)




July 23, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The D.C. Circuit opinion ( Halbig v. Burwell ) included on ...




July 23, 01:48 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decisions

By Andrew Williams -- Late last month, while many of us were getting ready to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") issued four related inter partes review opinions, marking what many have called the first set of opinions related to the ...




July 23, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decisions

By Andrew Williams -- Late last month, while many of us were getting ready to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") issued four related inter partes review opinions, marking what many have called the first set of opinions related to the ...




July 23, 12:46 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers"

"Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers": This front page article will appear in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times. According to the article, "across the country, federal prosecutors have begun reading prisoners' emails to lawyers."




July 23, 12:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court"

"Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's " All Things Considered ." In addition, Mara Liasson had an audio segment titled " Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court ." And in ...




July 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   New Release: Day, "The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation"




July 23, 12:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America"

"What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America": Binyamin Appelbaum will have this "It's the Economy" essay in this upcoming Sunday's issue of The New York Times Magazine.




July 23, 12:11 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuellar tapped for California Supreme Court; Cuellar has been nominated to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court"

"Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuellar tapped for California Supreme Court; Cuellar has been nominated to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court; He is the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a professor at the law school": Stanford News h...




July 22, 11:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Colorado AG loses another round from Court of Appeals on TABOR lawsuit"

"Colorado AG loses another round from Court of Appeals on TABOR lawsuit": The Denver Post has a news update that begins, "Attorney General John Suthers has lost his request to have the entire 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rehear a decision by a court panel that ruled Coloradans have a right ...




July 22, 10:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Obama's court strategy may help save Obamacare"

"How Obama's court strategy may help save Obamacare": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a report that begins, "Last fall, President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid deployed the 'nuclear option' to help get three liberal judges onto the D.C. Circuit appeals court. Tuesday's ruli...




July 22, 10:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A few years ago, Mel and I got into an argument about the house. I told her it was embarrassing."

"I asked her what she did all day. 'It really can’t be that hard to keep the house clean,' I said." We got into a huge fight. Mel told me that I needed to realize what she was up against. And then she told me something that really hit home. She said, “Sometimes it comes down between cleaning the ...




July 22, 10:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Execution in Arizona Is Approved by Justices"

"Execution in Arizona Is Approved by Justices": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update .




July 22, 10:09 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Samantar v. Yousuf 13-1361 Issue: Whether a foreign official’s common-law immunity for acts performed on behalf of a foreign state is abrogated by plaintiffs’ allegations that those official acts violate jus cogens norms of international law.




July 22, 09:24 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   A rare call for a rehearing response

Yesterday the Court, as it periodically does in the summer, released a list of miscellaneous orders.   Most of the orders were unremarkable:  the Court granted, for example, requests to forgo a joint appendix in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association and Nickols v. Mortgage Bankers Association, tw...




July 22, 09:06 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Court lifts stay in lethal injection challenge

Last week a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted a request by an Arizona death-row inmate, Joseph Wood, to postpone his execution (scheduled for tomorrow) until he receives information regarding the state’s plans to execute him by lethal injection.  The cou...




July 22, 09:06 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Court lifts stay in lethal injection challenge (UPDATED)

(UPDATED July 23, 2014:  This morning the Court denied another request by Wood to stay his execution.  Wood had asked the Court to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit which affirmed the district court’s denial of the motion that he had filed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60...




July 22, 09:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "My own childhood seems to have become illegal."

"I was the son of a single mother. During summers I would explore my neighborhood, visit friends' houses, walk to a pond to fish, ride my bike from our home in Bloomfield, N.J., to the abandoned lots of Newark, and jump it over curbs. I could be unsupervised from 10 in the morning until 8:30 at n...




July 22, 09:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Having sex on desks is apparently very popular among employees of at least one Indiana prison

Having sex on desks is apparently very popular among employees of at least one Indiana prison: So suggests the opening paragraph of an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued yesterday.




July 22, 08:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "7th Circuit splits on arrestee booking fees"

"7th Circuit splits on arrestee booking fees": Chicago Daily Law Bulletin has a report that begins, "People forced to pay $30 to the village of Woodridge following their arrest won't be getting their money back -- at least, not any time soon. Splintering four ways after a rare en banc hearing, th...




July 22, 08:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I always forbade everyone to clean my studios, dust them, not only for fear they would disturb my things, but especially because I always counted on the protection of dust."

"It’s my ally. I always let it settle where it likes. It’s like a layer of protection. When there’s dust missing here or there, it’s because someone has touched my things. I see immediately someone has been there. And it’s because I live constantly with dust, in dust, that I prefer to wear gray s...




July 22, 08:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It is hard to find something that we actually got right in the modern bathroom."

"The toilet is too high (our bodies were designed to squat), the sink is too low and almost useless; the shower is a deathtrap (an American dies every day from bath or shower accidents). We fill this tiny, inadequately ventilated room with toxic chemicals ranging from nail polish to tile cleaners...




July 22, 08:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed"

"Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country." You c...




July 22, 08:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The text is what it is, no matter which side benefits."

"The text is what it is, no matter which side benefits." So observes Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook in an interesting statutory construction decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.




July 22, 08:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "FSU Professor's Fatal Shooting Rattles Campus"

"FSU Professor's Fatal Shooting Rattles Campus": The ABC News program Good Morning America has this report . FoxNews.com reports that " Legal community stunned at murder of top law professor ." At Forbes.com, Danielle Citron has a post titled " Honoring Dan Markel: Life's Lessons ." And at "Prawf...




July 22, 08:20 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   .ma Meh

Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but is boring. Ma.ma doesn’t resolve and isn’t ...




July 22, 06:43 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   ‘State’ of Confusion: The Crux of the Disagreement in the Obamacare Cases

In the span of two hours on Tuesday, two strikingly different opinions landed on a key part of the Affordable Care Act. The conflicting decisions essentially come down to one thing: definition of "the State."




July 22, 06:43 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   ‘State’ of Confusion: The Crux of the Disagreement in the Obamacare Cases

In the span of two hours on Tuesday, two strikingly different opinions landed on a key part of the Affordable Care Act. The conflicting decisions essentially come down to one thing: definition of "the State."




July 22, 06:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling"

"Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling": The Associated Press has this report .




July 22, 06:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying"

"Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying": CNN.com has this report . And The Daily Mail (UK) has a report headlined " 'He was the intended target': Police in Florida admit they are baffled by murder of Harvard-educated professor Dan Markel after divorced father-of-t...




July 22, 05:53 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Memorials for Dan Markel

So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can. 2) At Harvard Hillel on Thursday evening. We will post m...




July 22, 05:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executives Settle With Bankruptcy Trustee

Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives have settled a civil suit brought by the defunct firm's bankruptcy trustee to recover nearly $22 million, according to a Tuesday court filing.




July 22, 05:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executives Settle With Bankruptcy Trustee

Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives have settled a civil suit brought by the defunct firm's bankruptcy trustee to recover nearly $22 million, according to a Tuesday court filing.




July 22, 04:15 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Bargain tuition leads to notable initial applicant pool for new U North Texas law school

Story here. At roughly 14K per year that's going to put some real pressure on SMU and Texas Wesleyan (now Texas A&M) which are significantly...




July 22, 03:52 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Stanford University Law Professor Appointed to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Brown’s office. He has been director...




July 22, 03:52 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Stanford University Law Professor Appointed to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Brown’s office. He has been director...




July 22, 03:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court"

"Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update . Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined " Stanford law school professor named to California Supreme Court ." The Sacramento Bee has a news...




July 22, 03:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Slain Toronto professor Dan Markel eulogized by colleagues; Law professors from around the U.S. pen memorial to Toronto-born man killed in Florida"

"Slain Toronto professor Dan Markel eulogized by colleagues; Law professors from around the U.S. pen memorial to Toronto-born man killed in Florida": CBC News has this report .




July 22, 03:15 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Severian of Nessus, Amateur Bayesian

Noah Smith today Consider Proposition H: “God is watching out for me, and has a special purpose for me and me alone. Therefore, God will not let me die. No matter how dangerous a threat seems, it cannot possibly kill me, because God is looking out for me – and only me – at all [...




July 22, 02:51 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Fourth Circuit Rules in FAVOR of Government in Obamacare Subsidies Case




July 22, 02:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Finkelman at the Dallas Bar's Legal History Group on Douglass's Constitution




July 22, 02:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Dan Markel died from gushot wound to the head"

"Dan Markel died from gushot wound to the head": Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat has this news update . And at the "Just Security" blog, law professor Andy Wright has a post titled " Dan Markel (1972-2014) ."




July 22, 02:09 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Split Rulings Over Obamacare Point to Another Supreme Court Showdown

Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing.




July 22, 02:09 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Split Rulings Over Obamacare Point to Another Supreme Court Showdown

Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing.




July 22, 01:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law"

"Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law": Robert Pear of The New York Times has this news update reporting on today's D.C. Circuit ruling in the Halbig case (see this earlier post collecting early news coverage) and today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit i...




July 22, 01:55 PM   /   Althouse   /   The hottest day of the year...

... that would be today, here in Madison, Wisconsin. Dare I go out? It's 83.3°F — feels like 89! It might hit 88.




July 22, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Motrin Lawsuit: Jury Awards Girl $10 Million for Burns and Blindness."

"Motrin Lawsuit: Jury Awards Girl $10 Million for Burns and Blindness." The ABC News program Good Morning America had this report in June 2011. Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the judgment in plaintiffs' favor, in a case in which I had briefed a...




July 22, 01:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   The other Obamacare lawsuit: "A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Monday brought by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson...

"... and one of his aides attempting to force members of Congress and their staffs to stop getting subsidies for their health insurance under Obamacare." Johnson, a Republican from Oshkosh, argued that members of Congress and their staffs were required to get insurance on their own under the Affo...




July 22, 12:58 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Inequality Studies Across Academic Discipilnes: The Piketty Effect

-- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Jotwell : The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) , a playfully named but serious publication, is one of the few successful online writing ventures that relies upon a wide range of authors.  Usually, large-scale unpaid ventures are overwhelmed by free-rider problem...




July 22, 12:38 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Law School Applicant Pool Continues to Shrink

The pool of would-be lawyers continues to shrink for the fourth year in a row, bad news for law schools already hard-hit by declining enrollment amid a tough legal job market.




July 22, 12:38 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Law School Applicant Pool Continues to Shrink

The pool of would-be lawyers continues to shrink for the fourth year in a row, bad news for law schools already hard-hit by declining enrollment amid a tough legal job market.




July 22, 12:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   A big new NIH survey finds only 1.6% of American adults say they are gay or lesbian.

And only 0.7% say bisexual. Why are these numbers so low? Is it that people are hiding or in denial, or is the proportion of nonhetereosexuals really pretty much that low?




July 22, 12:30 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Halbig decided [UPDATED -- King too!: quickest circuit split ever?]




  

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