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September 29, 06:44 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Why the Attempt to Enjoin the IANA Transfer is Baseless

The Attorney Generals of four right-wing states sued today to block the transfer of the US’s control over IANA to ICANN.  Here’s a link to the plaintiffs’ complaint and request for declaratory and injunctive relief And here’s my very quick take … Continue reading ...




September 29, 06:05 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

"Sixth Sense" May Be More Than Just a Feeling, NIH The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out, The Conversation Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence, NPR Can CRISPR–Cas9 Boost Intelligence?, Scientific American Worldwide Brain-Mapping...




September 29, 06:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Malcolm Lucas, former California chief justice, dies at 89"

"Malcolm Lucas, former California chief justice, dies at 89": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report . And Jeremy B. White and Christopher Cadelago of The Sacramento Bee report that " Former California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas dies at 89 ."




September 29, 05:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court to Hear Case on Objectionable Trademarks; The case involving the name of an Asian-American rock band could have implications for the Washington Redskins"

"Supreme Court to Hear Case on Objectionable Trademarks; The case involving the name of an Asian-American rock band could have implications for the Washington Redskins": Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal have this report .




September 29, 05:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obama's Former Supreme Court Lawyer Says He 'Hated Losing' Big Immigration Case; Donald Verrilli, who helped save Obamacare twice, is returning to private practice"

"Obama's Former Supreme Court Lawyer Says He 'Hated Losing' Big Immigration Case; Donald Verrilli, who helped save Obamacare twice, is returning to private practice": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report .




September 29, 05:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "At heart of transgender rights case at SCOTUS, a controversial legal doctrine"

"At heart of transgender rights case at SCOTUS, a controversial legal doctrine": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.




September 29, 02:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Conservative legal tactic could imperil Clinton agenda; By shopping for like-minded judges and seeking nationwide injunctions, GOP-led states have had success blocking presidential orders"

"Conservative legal tactic could imperil Clinton agenda; By shopping for like-minded judges and seeking nationwide injunctions, GOP-led states have had success blocking presidential orders": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




September 29, 02:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Record Number of UVA Law Alumni Clerk for U.S. Appeals Courts"

"Record Number of UVA Law Alumni Clerk for U.S. Appeals Courts": The University of Virginia School of Law issued this news release today.




September 29, 02:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Mitch McConnell won the Supreme Court fight"

"How Mitch McConnell won the Supreme Court fight": Joan Biskupic of CNN.com has this report .




September 29, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'I Wanted to Dramatize the Racist Attitude of the Majority': An interview with 94-year-old Judge Damon Keith, author of the most important voting rights dissent in recent history."

"'I Wanted to Dramatize the Racist Attitude of the Majority': An interview with 94-year-old Judge Damon Keith, author of the most important voting rights dissent in recent history." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




September 29, 02:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Markel suspect seeking change of venue"

"Markel suspect seeking change of venue": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report .




September 29, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Law on Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review"

"Law on Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that " Supreme Court to review case important to Redskins trademark fight ." David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Supreme ...




September 29, 02:01 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Privatization as State Transformation

I’ve an essay on the topic of privatization forthcoming in Nomos. Since the theme may be of interest to CT readers, or at least might get some useful pushback, I’m putting it up beneath the fold. NB that it is quite long – people who want to read it may prefer the PDF. Introduct...




September 29, 01:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Tigers, elephants, and rhinoceroses garner a lot of attention. But plants are often ignored."

"In fact, scientists even have a term for our tendency to overlook plants — plant blindness." For example, if shown a picture of a lion on a tree, people would be more likely to point out the lion, and ignore the tree. This bias against plants is widespread, and seriously limits conservation effo...




September 29, 01:26 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is surely but a bump in the road for the Chairman; he will undoubtedly pre...




September 29, 01:26 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is surely but a bump in the road for the Chairman; he will undoubtedly pre...




September 29, 01:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   The "Party in the U.S.A." ad is "a little weird, a little off" and "agressively American," but does that work to make millennials anti-Trump?

Here 's "an advertisement intended to convince young voters not to vote for Donald Trump, conceived and produced by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, 'the nation’s largest grassroots anti-Trump organization'..." "We wanted it to be a little weird, a little off — why am I seeing ISIS and neo...




September 29, 11:58 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Will the Civil Service Revolt, or Work to Rule, in a Trump Presidency?

For various reasons--medical, spiritual, and intellectual--I have not followed the election closely and have increasingly tried to stay away from much election commentary. Having made up my mind long, long ago who I think ought not be president in this election, much of the coverage has been fair...




September 29, 11:21 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysis

by Neil H. Buchanan I wrote my analysis of this week's presidential debate after shutting myself off from the media's reactions to the event, because I wanted to ignore the campaigns' attempts to spin the results and to form my own opinion without being influenced by the commentariat's insta-cons...




September 29, 10:45 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   SCOTUS Grants Cert on Whether First Amendment Bars State No-Surcharge Laws for Credit Cards

SCOTUSblog has more on the case here. CL&P Blog's co-coordinator Deepak filed the cert petition.




September 29, 10:42 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 today granted review in eight new cases. In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that " Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks " and " Supreme Court to hear case over deportations ."




September 29, 10:38 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'"

"Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'": David Gialanella of the New Jersey Law Journal has this report .




September 29, 10:33 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pondering the Supreme Court's Future"

"Pondering the Supreme Court's Future": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.




September 29, 10:23 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Climate-Change Countdown: Why a Donald Trump Supreme Court pick could destroy progress in the fight against global warming."

"The Climate-Change Countdown: Why a Donald Trump Supreme Court pick could destroy progress in the fight against global warming." Elizabeth Kolbert has this post online today at The New Yorker.




September 29, 10:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel."

"This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?" From a complaint about a mural in a University of Wisconsin – La Crosse residence hall, quoted in a National Review piece titled "UW Student Files Report Claiming Harry Potter Mural Is ...




September 29, 09:56 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   A good, substantive discussion of the Choudhry case at Berkeley and the values of due process that are at stake...

...by Rick Hills (NYU).




September 29, 09:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   Big train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Massive train crash at #Hoboken Path Station. Injuries reported. Train apparently ran full force into station. pic.twitter.com/rgt9pycnL4 — Nicolette (@NewsNicolette) September 29, 2016 "An NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leavin...




September 29, 09:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels."

"We are honest people and … whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done." Said FBI Director James Comey , testifying yesterday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.




September 29, 08:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   Barry Blitt mocks Trump's mockery of his beauty queen.

"Watching the debate, the artist Barry Blitt recognized a significant moment in the Presidential campaign. Of all Trump’s dangerous beliefs, Blitt said, his misogyny 'might just be his Achilles’ heel.'" ADDED: That might be the ugliest New Yorker cover ever. I've been looking at New Yorker covers...




September 29, 08:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Don, I really like you. Get the hell out of here.… You’re not going to win this state.... But if anything changes, I’ll call you."

What Tommy Thompson said to Donald Trump, according to Donald Trump , who was speaking in Waukesha (Wisconsin) after, he said, Tommy Thompson called him up and said, "Don, time to come back." I didn't know Trump called himself "Don." Or is that just what Tommy Thompson calls him?




September 29, 08:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I guess I am having an Aleppo moment... I am having a brain freeze...."

Too bad Gary Johnson is so ... weak/tired/lackadaisical/apathetic/dull... What is this man's problem?!




September 29, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   Obama confronted with some terrible facts about female Marines in combat.

At last night's "Military and The Commander and Chief" town hall with President Obama, Captain Lauren Serrano asked a question about women in combat: CAPTAIN LAUREN SERRANO: A study by the Marine Corps revealed that mixed gender combat units performed notably worse and that women suffered stagger...




September 29, 06:06 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated

An attorney who had been disbarred as a result of a criminal conviction has been reinstated by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney was admitted in 2004 and disbarred in 2008. CBS Money Watch...




September 29, 05:51 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Censure For Cocaine Possession

A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a cocaine possession offense It was alleged that on or about May 23, 2014, the respondent knowingly possessed a narcotic drug, cocaine,...




September 29, 03:51 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Homesteading

In my final post on Locke’s theory of appropriation/expropriation, a while back, I mentioned that his latter-day successors, Nozick and Rothbard didn’t offer any improvement. I said at the time I would spell this out a bit more. I’ll start with Rothbard who is more politically r...




September 29, 12:57 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)

CBM Patent Review Denied for Claims Lacking Financial Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The PTAB denied institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case between BMC Software Inc. (Petitioner) v. zIT Consulting GmbH (Patent Owner). Petitioner, BMC Software, Inc., filed a Pe...




September 29, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Tamanaha on How History Bears on Jursiprudence




September 29, 12:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obama's Clean Power Plan gets court showdown"

"Obama's Clean Power Plan gets court showdown": Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article that begins, "The nation's second most powerful court spent nearly seven hours Tuesday trying to decide whether President Obama's signature plan to fight global warming represents a transformative environment...




September 28, 11:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "9th Circuit in Picasso case: U.S. judges can look beyond briefs to interpret foreign law."

"9th Circuit in Picasso case: U.S. judges can look beyond briefs to interpret foreign law." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.




September 28, 11:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "5th Circuit ponders New Orleans' Confederate monuments"

"5th Circuit ponders New Orleans' Confederate monuments": Kevin Litten of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report . And The Associated Press reports that " New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues ." You can access via this link (59.0 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of tod...




September 28, 07:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   Trump in Wisconsin... in Waukesha.

You can watch live here . No, I'm not there. I'd be interested in checking it out, but it's an hour away. Meade's skipping it too. To me, it's interesting that Trump is paying attention to Wisconsin. FiveThirtyEight's intestine of the states ... ... has Wisconsin 5 back in the line of states that...




September 28, 07:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   Listen to "Daddy's Car" — which is what you get when you ask artificial intelligence to make a new Beatles song.

The explanation is kind of confusing: The song in question was created by researchers at Sony, who used the company’s Flow Machines software to analyze a database of some 13,000 lead sheets (basic scores that record the melody and harmony of tracks) from different genres around the world. The sof...




September 28, 06:53 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   An Early Review of the New Legal Drama "Conviction"




September 28, 06:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   Is it right — is it nice — to wield Miss Universe as a weapon against Trump?

Here's Hillary at the debate, bringing up Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe contest and then gained a lot of weight and got criticized by Donald Trump — who owns the contest. Trump responded on a higher level of generality, with the idea that Hillary was going low and he was choosing not ...




September 28, 06:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   The shimmy, part 2.

Earlier today, I raised the question whether that shoulder thing that Hillary Clinton did during the debate... ... is properly called the shimmy . I took the position that what makes that shoulder shake a shimmy is if you're doing it to jiggle your breasts. In the comments, MayBee said: "Yes! Tha...




September 28, 05:58 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Cocaine In The Denali

A two-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a result of a criminal conviction and misconduct in connection with the representation of a client in a personal injury matter. The attorney's crimes were described by the...




September 28, 05:55 PM   /   Balkinization   /   What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"




September 28, 05:46 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   CMS Bans Nursing Homes from Using Forced Arbitration

In a regulation issued today, for publication early next week in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services have banned nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid...




September 28, 04:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Don Verrilli, joins L.A. law firm"

"Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Don Verrilli, joins L.A. law firm": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report . Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post reports that " Former solicitor general Donald Verrilli to open D.C. office of California law firm ." And Elizabeth Olson of The...




September 28, 04:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "You Can't Strip Dancers of the Right to Bare All"

"You Can't Strip Dancers of the Right to Bare All": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




September 28, 04:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court on Verge of Historic Shift Is Stuck in Limbo for Now"

"Supreme Court on Verge of Historic Shift Is Stuck in Limbo for Now": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




September 28, 04:28 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Philosophy for Our Times" Podcast

The Institute of Art and Ideas recently introduced a new podcast, "Philosophy for Our Times". The launch line-up features eminent analytic philosopher John Searle, Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman, How the Laws of Physics Lie author Nancy Cartwright, former leader of...




September 28, 04:03 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Bandes @BandesSusan on What Executioners Can and Cannot Teach Us About the Death Penalty




September 28, 04:00 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Edwards on The Humanities in the Law School Curriculum




September 28, 02:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   Tim Tebow hits a home run in his first at-bat...

... in his new baseball career. Just instructional league. Not bigly Big League.




September 28, 02:53 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Big Data and the ADA

Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with serious risks. This...




September 28, 02:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order"

"Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order": The Associated Press has this report .




September 28, 02:45 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   This Is Silly

…but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.




September 28, 02:44 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   DC United’s New Restrictions on Free Speech by Its Fans

by Paul Alan Levy My friends know that one of my main passions outside of work is soccer; I root for various teams abroad, for the US national teams, and especially for my home team, DC United; I even travel...




September 28, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Death-Penalty Drugmaker Shouldn't Be Anonymous"

"Death-Penalty Drugmaker Shouldn't Be Anonymous": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




September 28, 02:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   "'I don't see that I deserve to be put upon and stormed at for nothing!' concluded the small woman, bigly."

A quote from Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," discovered just now as I — participating in this Facebook discussion — looked up "bigly" in the Oxford English dictionary. concluded the small woman, bigly ... that cracks me up.




September 28, 02:04 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American workers...




September 28, 01:25 PM   /   madisonian.net   /   Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of News

There is more to say, as it turns out, about law and tech and entrepreneurship and Pittsburgh and various and sundry other things. Since the end of Pittsblog (born 2003, suspended 2013) and the earlier version of this site (born 2004, suspended 2015), I’ve been looking for the right moment ...




September 28, 01:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Who do you want to be president? The answer may say less about Donald or Hillary and more about which Simpson character you identify with — Bart or Lisa?"

Writes BYU polisci prof Richard Davis , author of "The Liberal Soul: Applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Politics." Davis is reacting to the debate, which I was just saying had me thinking about the archetypes of the brother and the sister. The post of mine bounced off something written by a C...




September 28, 12:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   "What Could The Polls Be Missing?"

A conversation at FiveThirtyEight: Hypothesis #1: The polls are underestimating Clinton because they don’t factor in her superior ground game.... Hypothesis #2: The polls are underestimating Trump because of shy Trump voters.... Hypothesis #3: The polls are underestimating Clinton because she has...




September 28, 12:49 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Toothsome Delights of Vampires




September 28, 12:42 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election




September 28, 12:33 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall, the guidelines present a commendable framework for the IP-Antitrust ...




September 28, 12:33 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall, the guidelines present a commendable framework for the IP-Antitrust ...




September 28, 12:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire




September 28, 11:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Leading Light Of The Federal Judiciary Will Take Senior Status By Year's End"

"A Leading Light Of The Federal Judiciary Will Take Senior Status By Year's End": David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."




September 28, 11:26 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ABF Names Edwards Neukom Fellows Research Chair




September 28, 11:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   That Hillary shoulder thing.

Featured — moving like that — on the front page of the NYT. The teaser is "Watching on Mute, I Still Knew the Score/The idea was simple: to test the theory that what presidential candidates say during debates is less important than what they look like while they’re saying it." Here '...




September 28, 11:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Haven't read the article yet but re-watching the debate, looking at the split screen, I thought these are archetypes of the brother and the sister."

"The sister is doing her homework, being a Goody 2 Shoes all day long, getting pats on the head over and over again, getting away with stuff on the sly, and the brother thinks it's all bullshit and he's not going to be your good little boy." That's something I wrote on the fly, over at Facebook, ...




September 28, 11:06 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Nicolas Dissaux's New Book on Law, Literature, and Anatole France




September 28, 10:33 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Rosenbury @UFLawDean on Mary Jo Frug's Life, Work, and Scholarly Impact




September 28, 10:29 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Kramer on Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine




September 28, 10:22 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   In Search of the Great Academic Novel

Over the past couple years, I’ve stumbled upon a small but, for me, enjoyable genre of fiction: the academic novel. My sense of my job, and of academic life generally, is mainly a product of my personal experiences and a fair amount of nonfiction reading on the subject, be it in scattered books o...




September 28, 10:12 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Client Autonomy Trumps Attorney's Desire To Press Insanity Defense

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a competent defendant retains the authority to refuse to pursue an insanity defense notwithstanding the wishes of her attorney. When a criminal defendant is found competent to stand trial under N.J.S.A. 2C:4-4,...




September 28, 10:10 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Justice For All."

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Justice For All." In the newest installment of the "what it takes" podcast from the Academy of Achievement, Nina Totenberg speaks with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.




September 28, 10:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Tilton Rejected as U.S. Supreme Court Lets SEC Case Proceed"

"Tilton Rejected as U.S. Supreme Court Lets SEC Case Proceed": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report . And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that " Supreme Court declines financier's bid to block SEC action ."




September 28, 10:00 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   50 Best Law School Faculties in Terms of Scholarly Distinction, 2016 edition

Here's a list of 76 faculties that might have some claim on having one of the 50 strongest law faculties in terms of scholarly distinction...




September 28, 09:56 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Roy Moore trial Wednesday: Will he lose chief justice job twice in 13 years?"

"Roy Moore trial Wednesday: Will he lose chief justice job twice in 13 years?" Kent Faulk has this front page article in today's edition of The Birmingham News. AL.com will be offering live updates via this link .




September 28, 09:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trudeau waffles on approach to appointing Supreme Court judge"

"Trudeau waffles on approach to appointing Supreme Court judge": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine has a front page article that begins, "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined a unanimous vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday on an opposition motion that urges his gover...




September 28, 09:37 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Pharma Donors Impede Patient Advocacy Groups from Pressing on High Drug Prices

by Paul Alan Levy The New York Times carries a story this morning about patient advocacy groups that do not speak out on high drug prices because they are dependent on financial support from the companies that charge those prices....




September 28, 09:34 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Comparing the ideologies of Supreme Court nominees"

"Comparing the ideologies of Supreme Court nominees": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."




September 28, 09:31 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysis

Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust analysis carried out by those two federal agencies (see, for example...




September 28, 09:31 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysis

Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust analysis carried out by those two federal agencies (see, for example...




September 28, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   UVA Legal History Workshop




September 28, 09:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "And I say this very regretfully as a liberal Democrat who has spent a legal career defending the indigent in criminal court..."

The top-rated comment — by The Kenosha Kid — on a NYT article titled " Baltimore vs. Marilyn Mosby/In the midst of a national crisis of police violence, Baltimore’s state’s attorney gambled that prosecuting six officers for the death of Freddie Gray would help heal her city. She lost much mo...




September 28, 09:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Constitution Check: Could Roe v. Wade be overruled without amending the Constitution?"

"Constitution Check: Could Roe v. Wade be overruled without amending the Constitution?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




September 28, 09:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Nobody's Talking About the Supreme Court"

"Why Nobody's Talking About the Supreme Court": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




September 28, 09:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   "After Fatal Boat Crash, Baseballs Apparently Signed by Jose Fernandez Wash Ashore."

Very poignant, haunting, evocative... Too poignant, haunting, and evocative? I'm sad this young man died in this boat accident, but I'm really skeptical about the autographed baseballs washing up on the beach.




September 28, 08:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Tracking Locational Data Via Cell Phones

by Sherry F. Colb In my column on Verdict this week , I discuss the Indiana court of appeals case of Zanders v. Indiana , which held that police violate the Fourth Amendment if they obtain locational history data about a cell phone from the cell phone user's provider, absent a warrant.  Thou...




September 28, 08:09 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Disqualification Order Reversed

The grant of a motion for disqualification of counsel motion was reversed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. This is a legal malpractice action to recover as damages the attorneys' fees incurred in prosecuting the...




September 28, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   Lubbers v. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.: Failure to Prove a Material Omission

In Lubbers v. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. , No. 14-cv-13459, 2016 BL 36824 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 10, 2016), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, granted Flagstar Bankcorp. Inc. (“Flagstar”), and two of its officers, Alessandro DiNello and Pau...




September 28, 07:47 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ABF Names Edwards 'Neukom Fellows Research Chair




September 28, 01:01 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   PTAB Life Sciences Report

By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Medtronic Xomed, Inc. v. Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2016-01847; filed September 19, 2016 Patent at Issu...




September 28, 12:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ala. PAC-to-PAC transfer ban upheld by appeals court"

"Ala. PAC-to-PAC transfer ban upheld by appeals court": Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.




September 27, 11:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   As expected, the Seventh Circuit plans to opt-out of the forthcoming FRAP word-limit reductions for appellate briefs

As expected, the Seventh Circuit plans to opt-out of the forthcoming FRAP word-limit reductions for appellate briefs: On Friday of last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit published these proposed changes to its local rules. Similarly, in June 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals f...




  

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