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March 29, 10:06 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   First Book Workshops




March 29, 08:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunset.

Right now. Seen from our deck.




March 29, 07:54 PM   /   Info/Law   /   Against Jawboning

I’d be grateful for feedback on a new draft article, Against Jawboning, coming out in volume 100 of the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Despite the trend towards strong protection of speech in U.S. Internet regulation, federal and state governments still seek to regulate on...




March 29, 07:05 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Why isn't PRSM more popular?

Following the angsting thread this season and reading Dave's thread about professors breaching law review contracts has made me start thinking again about the law review submission process. Everyone, it seems, agrees that the process creates perverse incentives: professors submit to dozens of jou...




March 29, 06:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In 1998, the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers introduced the idea of 'the extended mind'..."

"... arguing that it makes no sense to define cognition as an activity bounded by the human skull. Humans are masters of mental outsourcing: we archive ideas on paper, we let Google Maps guide us home, and we enlist a spouse to remember where our wallet is," writes by Daniel Zalewski in a New Yor...




March 29, 03:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Why Reconstruction (Still) Matters




March 29, 03:13 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?

(Cross-posted at Co-Op.) Prompted by Dan Kahan, I've been thinking a great deal about whether null hypothesis significance testing (NHST, marked by p values) is a misleading approach to many empirical problems. The basic argument against p-values (and in favor of robust descriptive statistics, in...




March 29, 12:17 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "From health care to voting rights, Ted Kennedy's legacy faces fire; In the five years since the death of Kennedy, his mission has been under threat, piece by piece"

"From health care to voting rights, Ted Kennedy's legacy faces fire; In the five years since the death of Kennedy, his mission has been under threat, piece by piece": Susan Milligan has this article in the Magazine section of today's edition of The Boston Globe.




March 29, 12:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The greening of gay marriage in Ireland: Historic referendum is drawing wide support in a deeply Catholic land."

"The greening of gay marriage in Ireland: Historic referendum is drawing wide support in a deeply Catholic land." This front page article appears in today's edition of The Boston Globe.




March 29, 12:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Are There Limits to Government Speech? The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat more beef."

"Are There Limits to Government Speech? The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat more beef." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.




March 29, 12:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "S.C. religious freedom law inspired by Supreme Court's peyote ruling"

"S.C. religious freedom law inspired by Supreme Court's peyote ruling": The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this report .




March 29, 11:55 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo"

"Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




March 29, 11:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "A 12,500-Word Limit is Too Brief For Some Appellate Lawyers; Proposal to reduce the 14,000-word maximum draws criticism"

"A 12,500-Word Limit is Too Brief For Some Appellate Lawyers; Proposal to reduce the 14,000-word maximum draws criticism": Zoe Tillman will have this article in Monday's edition of The National Law Journal. The Appellate Rules and Forms Public Hearing in Washington, DC is now scheduled to occur o...




March 29, 11:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.

Except Cher. She's doing The Monkey. Based on that set of clips the essential movie dance is: Face forward, plant your feet apart, elbows up and out sideways, punch one fists up and then the other in a way that causes movement in the rest of your body. No real footwork is involved. The actors in ...




March 29, 11:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why am I avoiding this Indiana RFRA story?

I've got to examine my own soul! I see it — e.g., here —  and I know I'm avoiding it. There is something to examine. Why is Indiana getting into so much trouble over a type of law that used to be extremely popular? I guess it has something to do with Hobby Lobby and something to do with all ...




March 29, 09:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Show me a party to which women are invited but that they overwhelmingly choose to avoid..."

"... and I'll show you a party to which I'd ask you to remember not to invite me." Guess what the "party" is before clicking through.




March 29, 09:34 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Do the Jews Really Not Belong in the United States?

Last September, Joe Biden spoke to a group of invited guests, including leading American Jews, about Israel as a haven for American Jews: Folks, there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones. You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how...




March 29, 09:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Anyone who saw Reid would say that he looked like he had been beaten up by a guy with a hard left, maybe using brass knuckles..."

"When a guy shows up at a Las Vegas emergency room on New Year’s Day with severe facial injuries and broken ribs, and gives as an explanation the functional equivalent of 'I walked into a doorknob,' it isn’t hard to guess that he ran afoul of mobsters. Yet the national press has studiously averte...




March 29, 08:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Is today the day it's getting warm, or is today the ice pellets day?"

"Ice pellets," Meade answers.




March 29, 08:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Jeb, or '45,' as he is already being called, hasn’t even announced, and we’re already trapped in the byzantine psyche of Bushworld."

Writes Maureen Dowd. [H]e’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side, which insists privately that Jeb is a realist who surely must have disapproved of the Iraq invasion, and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that Jeb go full-hawk, becoming the third Bush to use the militar...




March 29, 08:35 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Path of Robotics Law




March 29, 06:03 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Bristol, the bendy bridge




March 29, 03:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Roundup




March 28, 11:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Candidates offer competing visions in Wisconsin Supreme Court debate; Ann Walsh Bradley, James Daley make last of 4 joint appearances"

"Candidates offer competing visions in Wisconsin Supreme Court debate; Ann Walsh Bradley, James Daley make last of 4 joint appearances": Jason Stein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report .




March 28, 11:16 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Is Lack of Accuracy In TV Police Dramas Really Such a Bad Thing?




March 28, 11:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Huckabee calls for term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices"

"Huckabee calls for term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices": The Los Angeles Times has this report .




March 28, 10:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Guantanamo's Charade of Justice"

"Guantanamo's Charade of Justice": Retired Air Force colonel Morris D. Davis has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.




March 28, 10:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of 'religious freedom' law"

"Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of 'religious freedom' law": Tim Swarens of The Indianapolis Star has an article that begins, "Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to 'clarify' ...




March 28, 10:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Free after three decades in prison, George Toca sprints toward a new life"

"Free after three decades in prison, George Toca sprints toward a new life": John Simerman had this article recently in The New Orleans Advocate.




March 28, 10:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages"

"Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages": The Baltimore Sun has this report .




March 28, 10:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz."

"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz." The Documentary Network has made freely available online at YouTube the entire documentary film .




March 28, 10:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Mercury Rising -- The coal industry and 22 states ask the Supreme Court to throw out new restrictions on toxic emissions."

"Mercury Rising -- The coal industry and 22 states ask the Supreme Court to throw out new restrictions on toxic emissions." Slate has posted online this "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.




March 28, 10:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Oregon Supreme Court to consider: Is it 'cruel and unusual' to imprison public masturbator for life?"

"Oregon Supreme Court to consider: Is it 'cruel and unusual' to imprison public masturbator for life?" Aimee Green of The Oregonian has this report .




March 28, 08:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   Badgers!

In the Final 4!




March 28, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alabama Supreme Court says SCOTUS ruling on juvenile killers not retroactive"

"Alabama Supreme Court says SCOTUS ruling on juvenile killers not retroactive": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report . You can access yesterday's 7-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of Alabama at this link . Chief Justice Roy S. Moore issued a dissenting opinion that begins by harshly...




March 28, 02:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State high court won't hear arguments in John Doe cases"

"State high court won't hear arguments in John Doe cases": Bruce Vielmetti and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report . And Dee J. Hall of The Wisconsin State Journal has an article headlined " Supreme Court: No oral arguments in John Doe cases ." You can access yesterd...




March 28, 01:04 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I have to say that one of the biggest changes in my lifetime, is the phenomenon of men wearing shorts. Men never wore shorts when I was young."

"There are few things I would rather see less, to tell you the truth. I'd just as soon see someone coming toward me with a hand grenade. This is one of the worst changes, by far. It's disgusting. To have to sit next to grown men on the subway in the summer, and they're wearing shorts? It's repuls...




March 28, 12:17 PM   /   Althouse   /   "When standardized tests are shared nationwide — as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states..."

"... cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media." Computers are undermining efforts to standardize children. That's a turnabout. You'll have to write exams that can't be cheated on. That's hard to do!




March 28, 12:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Your Beautiful, Feminine Period Stains Are Against Instagram Guidelines."

"Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet living in Canada, posted the above image on Instagram early this week—and swiftly got hit with... 'We removed your post because it doesn't follow our Community Guidelines." And Kaur said: thank you @instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to ...




March 28, 11:49 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction




March 28, 11:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity in novels and nonfiction..."

Anything wrong with that ? Blogger — and romance novel aficionado — Jennifer Porter has drawn up a rundown of the common replacements for words the app deems profanity. Among some of the noteworthies: from "whore" to "hussy," from "badass" to "tough" and, somewhat confusingly, from "vagina" to "b...




March 28, 11:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "But there's a fundamental problem with the latest Carrie movie and Carrie The Musical..."

"They both try to turn her into a heroine, and her story into one of female empowerment, and it's not." Carrie does deal with empowerment, but it's something brand new and terrifying... [T]his is key: Carrie's a victim, and while she may get revenge – on everyone, deserving or not – she never enj...




March 28, 11:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What's a 'time lime'?"

An absurd question was asked of me this morning, after autocorrect discovered the puzzling fruit in my mangled effort to type "time limit." I salute the robots who humorlessly open the doors to humor. I love the idea of a Time Lime. What is it? I'm contemplating that question to the sound of this...




March 28, 11:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If you assumed that the man who said, 'The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe in it,' would not be pleased..."

"... that a picture of himself was to be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, you’d be dead wrong. Yes, my dad, George Carlin, was famous for elucidating his displeasure with authorities like the government, big business, the military, and pretty much any other large institution you could ...




March 28, 10:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Liberals used to love the First Amendment."

"But that was in an era when courts used it mostly to protect powerless people like civil rights activists and war protesters," writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times . “Corporations have begun to displace individuals as the direct beneficiaries of the First Amendment,” Professor Coates wrote. ...




March 28, 10:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Pick a year — 2024? 2028? 2032?... 2020?

I invite you to speculate: When will we have a President who is not someone we currently know about? This question occurred to me yesterday, but it came back to mind when I was reading the NYT this morning and the sidebar invited me to read something from the archive, from 25 years ago: "First Bl...




March 28, 09:47 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio




March 28, 09:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else? People deserve better."

From a list in Politico titled "Harry Reid’s insults: 10 greatest hits." That headline makes it sound as though he was some sort of master of the insult, perhaps not an Oscar Wilde, but at least a Don Rickles. But the closest he comes to saying anything striking/offbeat is ... When [George W.] Bu...




March 28, 09:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   Prepare to become adequately informed.

"Patients are not adequately informed about the burdens. All they’re told is, ‘You have to go on dialysis or you’ll die,’... Nobody tells them, ‘You could have up to two years without the treatment, without the discomfort, with greater independence.’” Said Dr. Alvin H. Moss, chairman of the Coali...




March 28, 12:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is Advice Given Over The Internet Free Speech? Texas Veterinarian Heads to Federal Appellate Court Tomorrow With One Of First Amendment's Most Important Unanswered Questions."

"Is Advice Given Over The Internet Free Speech? Texas Veterinarian Heads to Federal Appellate Court Tomorrow With One Of First Amendment's Most Important Unanswered Questions." The Institute for Justice issued this news release earlier this year. Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. C...




March 28, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




March 28, 12:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty"

"Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty": Mark Oppenheimer will have this Beliefs column in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.




March 28, 12:23 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   U.S. Biosimilars Conference

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding a conference on U.S. Biosimilars on April 21, 2015 in Munich, Germany. ACI faculty will offer presentations on the following topics: • Minimizing the Uncertainty Surrounding the Pathway: Insights Into USFDA’s Current Initiatives Regarding the Fi...




March 28, 12:23 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Diplomatic Assurances, Torture, and Judicial Review: The Bimenyimana Appeal."

"Diplomatic Assurances, Torture, and Judicial Review: The Bimenyimana Appeal." Today at "Just Security," Steve Vladeck has a blog post that begins, "Later this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear argument in one of the more quietly important torture cases to come befo...




March 28, 12:18 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation"

"Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation": Today at "Dorf on Law," Michael Dorf has a post that begins, "On Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, he answered a question about st...




March 28, 12:16 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on IP5 Global Dossier

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "IP5 Global Dossier: A New Era in Global Patent Prosecution?" on April 2, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Don Levin of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Samson Helfgott of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and...




March 28, 12:08 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Colorado officials defend marijuana legalization at U.S. Supreme Court"

"Colorado officials defend marijuana legalization at U.S. Supreme Court": John Ingold of The Denver Post has this news update . And Reuters reports that " Colorado urges U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss interstate pot lawsuit ." You can view at this link the brief in opposition that Colorado filed t...




March 27, 11:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Scalia Fan Fiction: The lovable grouch is a lie."

"Scalia Fan Fiction: The lovable grouch is a lie." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




March 27, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings"

"Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings": In Saturday's edition of The New York Times, Sabrina Tavernise will have an article that begins, "The pharmaceutical industry mounted a new challenge on Friday to a federal plan that would require generic drug companies to take...




March 27, 11:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Absurd Fourth Circuit ruling embodies everything that's wrong with drug raids"

"Absurd Fourth Circuit ruling embodies everything that's wrong with drug raids": Radley Balko has this blog post today at "The Watch" blog of The Washington Post. You can access at this link the unpublished opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that is the subject of Balko's...




March 27, 10:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Indiana Law Denounced as Invitation to Discriminate Against Gays"

"Indiana Law Denounced as Invitation to Discriminate Against Gays": Michael Barbaro and Erik Eckholm will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times. And Tim Evans of The Indianapolis Star has an article headlined " Why were 'religious freedom' supporters mostly silent ."




March 27, 10:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Review: 'The Originalist,' About Scalia, Opens in Washington."

"Review: 'The Originalist,' About Scalia, Opens in Washington." Charles Isherwood will have this theater review in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.




March 27, 10:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   "While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server..."

"... it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department."




March 27, 10:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   Women and their hard-fought court cases.

1.  "Italy’s highest court overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend on Friday, throwing out all charges and ending a long-running courtroom drama over the killing of a British student in 2007." 2. "One of Silicon Valley’s most famous venture capital f...




March 27, 10:20 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:




March 27, 08:44 PM   /   Agricultural Law   /   Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science




March 27, 08:16 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Felon In Possession Of License

The Louisiana Supreme Court conditionally admitted a bar applicant subject to compliance with conditions imposed by the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). Justice Clark dissented By granting conditional admission to this applicant, this Court has once again lowered the standards demanded...




March 27, 07:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Amanda Knox Acquitted of 2007 Murder by Italy's Highest Court"

"Amanda Knox Acquitted of 2007 Murder by Italy's Highest Court": The New York Times has this news update .




March 27, 06:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Tip From The Justices on Writing: Keep it Simple; An extraordinary disciplinary action concludes with an admonition to stick to 'plain terms' in briefs."

"A Tip From The Justices on Writing: Keep it Simple; An extraordinary disciplinary action concludes with an admonition to stick to 'plain terms' in briefs." Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report . You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News .




March 27, 05:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case"

"Court upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case": The Associated Press has this report . My earlier coverage of Wednesday's First Circuit ruling can be accessed here .




March 27, 05:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A racist song... caught on video was a fixture within a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma, not an anomaly..."

" ... the university reported Friday, and members first learned it at a gathering of the national fraternity four years ago." Click for more »




March 27, 05:13 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Breaching a Law Review Contract?

As of this year, I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their journal's success. Or to put it differently, ...




March 27, 05:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground"

"With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives bu...




March 27, 05:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "States defend gay marriage bans as democratic actions"

"States defend gay marriage bans as democratic actions": Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article that begins, "The four states seeking to maintain bans against same-sex marriage told the Supreme Court Friday that the democratic process should decide the issue, not judicial dictate."




March 27, 05:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court: Obligation to Make Sense May Not Be Delegated to Client."

"Court: Obligation to Make Sense May Not Be Delegated to Client." Kevin Underhill had this post Tuesday at "Lowering the Bar."




March 27, 04:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   It's street construction time around here.

I'm glad it's the small mountain of dirt that got placed in front of our house. Elsewhere, there's heavy machinery... There's some noisy ripping up of everything getting started, but I'm thinking of the future. The curbs have been crumbled for the entire 30 years I've lived here. It will be start...




March 27, 04:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "DeWine defends state's ban on same-sex marriage"

"DeWine defends state's ban on same-sex marriage": Jack Torry of The Columbus Dispatch has this news update . And Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports that " Four States Set To Defend Marriage Bans At The Supreme Court ." Via The Washington Blade , you can access at this link a copy of Ohio's merits...




March 27, 04:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Harry Reid Saved Obamacare -- but at a Price That Could Still Kill It; The Senate leader rescued the bill when it looked doomed; But the messy legislative process gave its opponents new life in court"

"Harry Reid Saved Obamacare -- but at a Price That Could Still Kill It; The Senate leader rescued the bill when it looked doomed; But the messy legislative process gave its opponents new life in court": Dylan Scott has this article online today at National Journal.




March 27, 04:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Campaign Money Tests Wisconsin Justices' Impartiality"

"Campaign Money Tests Wisconsin Justices' Impartiality": Monica Davey will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.




March 27, 04:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In The Originalist, Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia: Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court."

"In The Originalist , Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia: Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court." Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps have this essay online at The Atlantic.




March 27, 03:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In today's mail

In today's mail: U.S. Senator Mike Lee 's (R-UT) new book, " Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document ." The book's official on-sale date is April 7, 2015.




March 27, 02:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chief Justice Roberts to visit Japan after term ends"

"Chief Justice Roberts to visit Japan after term ends": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report .




March 27, 02:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Harry Reid Changed the Federal Courts"

"How Harry Reid Changed the Federal Courts": Jeffrey Toobin has this post online today at The New Yorker.




March 27, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing."

"Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




March 27, 02:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ottawa free to destroy Quebec's gun-registry data, top court rules"

"Ottawa free to destroy Quebec's gun-registry data, top court rules": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "The federal government has the right to destroy Quebec records in the now-abolished federal gun registry, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday morning -- wit...




March 27, 02:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "He then hired his current attorney, Scott Yu"

"He then hired his current attorney, Scott Yu": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today issued its ruling in a case captioned Shaohua He v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. A petitioner with the last name He causes the Seventh Circuit's ruling to contain some interesting factual exposition: He...




March 27, 02:12 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   UNC Law Announces Dean Finalists

And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!




March 27, 02:07 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Deans

Today, Widener University has officially split its law school into two separate units. The ABA has approved the move. Widener's Wilmington, Delaware campus will be called Widener University Delaware Law School. Rodney Smolla, former law dean of the University of...




March 27, 02:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Second Circuit rejects federal preemption and constitutional challenges to state Wage Parity Law, requiring that New York City-area home health care aides receive a so-called "living wage"

Second Circuit rejects federal preemption and constitutional challenges to state Wage Parity Law, requiring that New York City-area home health care aides receive a so-called "living wage": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link .




March 27, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Magna Carta at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Center




March 27, 01:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations: Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court."

"Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations: Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by requiring power plants to meet strict emissions standards." C-SPAN has posted o...




March 27, 01:38 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing

At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the procedure to be used to determine if an individual is mentally disabled and thus cannot be given a death sentence.  In Brumfield v. Cain, arguing for the Louisiana death-row inmate will be Michael B. DeSanctis of the ...




March 27, 01:34 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Oklahoma, International

The middle of the United States continues to generate some of the most radical experiments in (mis)governance in recent American history. From the declared bankruptcy in Detroit, to the moral bankruptcy of the Capitalist Republic of Ferguson, the promises and...




March 27, 01:24 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   This week at the Court

On Monday the Court will hear oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain. The Court will also issue orders from the March 27 Conference. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises and Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems.  We also expect one or more opinions in argued cases;...




March 27, 01:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "If you weren't imagining a MALE (NUDE) engaged in PHONE SEX while wearing a SANTA HAT, well... you are now, and you're welcome."

For the fantastic/alarming visual alone, I'm going to give that SW corner the 'Best SW Corner Of All Time' award. … The only thing I'd change about that corner is the "G" in GIMPS. I get that it's supposed to add (I think) to the overall mildly perverted feel of that corner (insofar as 'GIMPS' re...




March 27, 01:00 PM   /   Balkinization   /   IP and Other Regulations




March 27, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kreis on Overturning Inter-Racial Marriage Bans before Loving




March 27, 12:55 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. After a customary mid-March break to allow all sentient life on Earth time to research and complete its brackets (history may view picking Villanova for the championship game as more Millard Fillmore than Abraham Lincoln), the Court is back in session,...




March 27, 12:19 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   It would explain a lot

The daughter: So, was J.R.R. Tolkien saved by eagles in W.W. I?




March 27, 12:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Shame... is a social feeling, born from a perception of other people’s disgust, a susceptibility to their contempt and derision."

"You see yourself from the point of view of your detractors; you pelt yourself with their revulsion, and as you do you begin... to lose track of the self altogether. Someone else’s narrow, stiffened vision of who you are replaces your own mottled, expansive one. As Lewinsky listened to the record...




  

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