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August 3, 09:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Imports of Digital Goods Face Test; Court to decide if ITC has power to halt digital transmissions in trade dispute over orthodontic devices"

"Imports of Digital Goods Face Test; Court to decide if ITC has power to halt digital transmissions in trade dispute over orthodontic devices": Brent Kendall has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.




August 3, 09:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Republicans plan to oust McAuliffe's choice for Virginia Supreme Court"

"Republicans plan to oust McAuliffe's choice for Virginia Supreme Court": Jim Nolan of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a news update that begins, "Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Virginia General Assembly announced that they would not certify Gov. Terry McAuliffe's choice to fill a vacan...




August 3, 09:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court to Hear Arguments Over FCC's Net-Neutrality Rules; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit schedules a Dec. 4 oral-argument date"

"Appeals Court to Hear Arguments Over FCC's Net-Neutrality Rules; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit schedules a Dec. 4 oral-argument date": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report .




August 3, 09:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Jim Harbaugh Huddles With the Supreme Court; The unusual off-season for Michigan's new football coach culminates with meeting five Justices; converting Justice Thomas on the Wolverines"

"Jim Harbaugh Huddles With the Supreme Court; The unusual off-season for Michigan's new football coach culminates with meeting five Justices; converting Justice Thomas on the Wolverines": Ben Cohen and Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal have this report .




August 3, 09:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Civil liberties groups: Freedom at stake in 2nd Circuit seized hard drive case."

"Civil liberties groups: Freedom at stake in 2nd Circuit seized hard drive case." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.




August 3, 08:28 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run

The report of the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility in the case of Wayne Rohde, Board Docket No. D347-05, has been filed. You may remember the case - it involves an attorney who drove from the District of...




August 3, 08:06 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech

From an email that I received earlier today: Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals for a tenured or tenure-track position teaching Criminal Law, and related courses. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have relevant...




August 3, 07:54 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Faculty Hiring: South Dakota

From an email message I received earlier today: Director Position The University of South Dakota School of Law may have an opening for a Director of Experiential Learning either at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level. It will likely be...




August 3, 07:31 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Synopsis of Brady and NFLPA Legal Arguments




August 3, 07:27 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Caveat Subscriber: Ninth Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix

This past Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that class claims against Netflix for alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act and a similar California statute had to be dismissed because neither statute applies...




August 3, 06:33 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Ariela Gross: The Limits of White Liberalism

Our next contribution in the Watchman symposium is from Ariela Gross, who is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at the University of Southern California. Ariela's extensive scholarship includes What Blood Won’t Tell: A...




August 3, 06:27 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Sally Greene: Atticus Uprising

My Chapel Hill friend Sally Greene, who's on the town council here, and holds both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in English, has sent along the following post (which originally appeared on her blog): One of the most unforgettable moments...




August 3, 05:49 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Why President Obama and Congress turned their backs on food safety

That's the name of this article by Helena Bottemiller Evich.




August 3, 05:37 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Faculty Hiring: Willamette University College of Law

Willamette University College of Law seeks applicants for up to three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions beginning in the fall of 2016. Both entry-level and junior lateral (1 to 3 years full-time, tenure-track teaching experience) candidates will be considered. Our curricular...




August 3, 05:33 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Dan Price as Henry Ford: Who Needs the Dodge Brothers When You Have Your Own?

Last week, the NY Times did a piece on Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who announced in April that...




August 3, 05:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In recent posts from Kenneth Jost at "Jost On Justice"

In recent posts from Kenneth Jost at "Jost On Justice": Yesterday, he had a post titled " Marriage Equality: A Work in Progress ." And last Sunday he had a post titled " Heat, Not Light, on Changing Supreme Court ."




August 3, 05:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Building Block 4' cut seen as pre-emptive move for high court"

"'Building Block 4' cut seen as pre-emptive move for high court": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.




August 3, 05:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Unneighborly Threat

The California Bar Journal reports a six-month suspension with credit for time served and probation for these incident In the first incident, on Oct. 16, 2011, a police officer saw Sterkin yelling obscenities at people and shattering wine bottles in...




August 3, 05:05 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Oh Brother

More from the California Bar Journal JOHN MICHEL GANTUS [#55038], 67, of Glendale, was disbarred March 1, 2015 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The State Bar Court found that Gantus misappropriated $365,059.84...




August 3, 05:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Great Legal Job, Or The Greatest Legal Job?"

"A Great Legal Job, Or The Greatest Legal Job?" David Lat has this post today at "Above the Law" about a panel presentation titled "Supreme Advocate: Solicitors General Reflect on the Supreme Court As It Was, Is, and Will Be" at the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting. And in other coverage, the ABA issued a...




August 3, 05:02 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Capping

From the August 2015 California Bar Journal [An attorney] was disbarred Feb. 28, 2015 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. On Nov. 14, 2013, Martinez pleaded no contest to 43 felony counts of...




August 3, 04:14 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Ariela Gross: Listening to Harper Lee's Voice

Our next contribution in the Watchman symposium is from Ariela Gross, who is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at the University of Southern California. Ariela's extensive scholarship includes What Blood Won’t Tell: A...




August 3, 04:06 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Anthem-Cigna merger is "giant step backwards" for competition in health care industry

...says a former Justice Department and FTC lawyer, commenting late last month on the largest merger in the history of the health care industry. Read more about the merger and its implications here.




August 3, 03:45 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Family Film Blogging: Ant-Man

So, I'm sure loyal readers were wondering if I were ill or at the International Space Station given the fact...




August 3, 03:41 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   From Ethics Professor To Suspended Lawyer

Oklahoma's Own had the story behind a recently-entered order of interim suspension of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Documents show one of Tulsa’s top lawyers is suspended from practicing law in Oklahoma. Attorney Robert Nichols has taught ethics at University of...




August 3, 03:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   Ted Cruz would really like your attention.

He's making bacon with a machine gun... Via Talking Points Memo, which is duly disgusted .




August 3, 03:10 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Penningroth to UC Berkeley




August 3, 03:04 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Review of Sarah Roth's "Gender and Race"




August 3, 02:29 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Round-up of recent news

Although the Court is in recess, coverage of and commentary on the recently ended Term continue.  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP reviewed the Court’s business cases, providing “concise summaries of key cases in the commercial sphere” for the Term.  For Bloomberg BNA, Kimberly Robinson reports on Jay...




August 3, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Jury Awards Disabled Former Student $41.75 Million In Suit Against Hotchkiss School; Cara Munn Contracted Encephalitis On School Trip To China"

"Jury Awards Disabled Former Student $41.75 Million In Suit Against Hotchkiss School; Cara Munn Contracted Encephalitis On School Trip To China": This article appeared in The Hartford Courant back in March 2013. , Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Ci...




August 3, 01:25 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Justice Ginsburg discusses the just-ended Term

On Wednesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke with one of her former clerks, Neil S. Siegel, before Duke Law alumni and participants in Duke’s DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy, which Siegel directs. Ginsburg offered general comments the law and her career, as well as specific insights into...




August 3, 01:01 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Public versus Private Student Loans (Michael Simkovic)

John Brooks (Georgetown) and Jonathan Glater (UC Irvine) argue in today’s Los Angeles Times that the Federal Government should raise the borrowing limit on federal...




August 3, 12:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Argue Against Federal Prosecutors in Supreme Court Brief"

"Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Argue Against Federal Prosecutors in Supreme Court Brief": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




August 3, 12:19 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Long time lurker, first time blogger

Thanks Howard for the welcome. My tenure file closed a little over a month ago, so time to blog! Just a bit about myself so that we aren't complete strangers here. Rather than coffee, I start my day with a routine. I type p (prawfsblawg appears in the browser), then c (concurringopinions pops up)...




August 3, 12:10 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Book on Crime, Law, and Popular Culture in Europe From the Early Renaissance To the Modern Era




August 3, 12:00 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Supreme Court Transparency (Or Lack Thereof)

By Eric Segall On Wednesday of last week I co-moderated (along with Eric Berger) a panel on Supreme Court transparency at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) conference. It was a fascinating discussion covering mostly the lack of cameras at the Supreme Court but also the ...




August 3, 11:46 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy"

Recently published in SSRN: "Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy" PHILIPP HACKER, Humboldt University of Berlin Science evolves in the long run. Law rules in the present. This potential temporal disconnect leads...




August 3, 11:35 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   I Went to the ‘Beach’

Me, yesterday, at the Beach at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.. Although it wasn’t that deep, it was actually very hard to get get traction and stand up…




August 3, 11:18 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   A Review Of A Financial Crisis

Over at the New Rambler Review (which I'm really enjoying), I've got a review of Philip Wallach's legal history of...




August 3, 11:11 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Occupational Licensing

The White House recently released an excellent report on occupational licensing. The purported goal of occupational licensing is to improve...




August 3, 11:00 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Goffman Dissertation Update

Faculty Lounge readers may recall my protracted efforts to obtain a copy of Alice Goffman’s dissertation. Following my repeated inquiries, it was finally deposited in Princeton’s Mudd Manuscript Library on Friday, July 10. I asked the NU Library to inquire...




August 3, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Gordon on Race, Religion and Corporate Law in Early National America




August 3, 10:55 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Review of Sarah Roth's "Gender and "Race"




August 3, 10:53 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Law, Zombies, and Legal Education




August 3, 10:41 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   White House report calls for occupational licensing reform

It seems sensible to require some licensing for professions closely connected with public health and safety (e.g. doctors, dentists, dental hygienists), or positions that involve public trust (e.g. lawyers), but a new White House report chronicles the costs both to...




August 3, 10:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Some people take frequent breaks outside. Others bring in a sweater, a scarf or an 'office blanket.'"

"Some block air vents with cardboard, or quietly switch on space heaters under their desks... How did America become the land of over-powered air conditioners?" America, it turns out, is addicted to A/C for reasons of fashion, physiology, gender norms, architecture and history...." Gender norms! ...




August 3, 10:21 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Marc Poirier (1952-2015)

I have just heard the shocking and sad news that Marc Poirier, a pillar of the progressive property community, has passed away. Marc taught for many years at Seton Hall Law School, where he was a professor of law and...




August 3, 10:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri..."

"... has been living for several months on a nondescript dead-end street on the outskirts of St. Louis. Most of the nearby houses are clad in vinyl siding; there are no sidewalks, and few cars around. Wilson, who is twenty-nine, started receiving death threats not long after the incident, in whic...




August 3, 10:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Where are my pancakes?"

Why pancakes? I was thinking of Obama's old "Why is it that I can't just eat my waffle? " but there's this:




August 3, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Is Obama taking Hillary out?"

Monica Crowley's conspiracy theory is seeming more and more plausible, no? [Hillary] tried to get her dirty tricks consigliere, Sidney Blumenthal, a top position in the State Department, which Mr. Obama pointedly denied. So she hired him anyway through the Clinton Foundation. Through Mr. Blumenth...




August 3, 09:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA -- Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon"

"FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA -- Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon": Ronald K.L. Collins has this post today at "Concurring Opinions."




August 3, 09:37 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Hell You Say: The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?"

"The Hell You Say: The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?" Kelefa Sanneh has this article in the August 10, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.




August 3, 09:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ex-Free Press reporter wins fight to keep source secret"

"Ex-Free Press reporter wins fight to keep source secret": The Detroit Free Press has this report . And The Detroit News reports that " Court rules against bid to unmask Free Press tipster ." You can access Friday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link .




August 3, 09:27 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Prosecutors faulted in reversal of Vegas mortgage fraud conviction"

"Prosecutors faulted in reversal of Vegas mortgage fraud conviction": The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued last Friday.




August 3, 09:09 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   There Is No Greater Honor

From the web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Paul J. Burgoyne, has been elected to serve as President of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC)....




August 3, 09:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Unsolved Puzzles




August 3, 08:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   Donald Trump has invaded my dreams.

Yesterday, in "Hitting the wall," I confessed that I watched 4 of the Sunday talk shows and listened to at least 3 phoned-in Trump interviews, hashing and rehashing the same few questions. Last night, I dreamed that I was talking to someone about Trump. I was expressing what seemed to be rather i...




August 3, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   In re Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith: Failure to Supervise Allegations Result in $2.5M Fine

In In re Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith, Mass. Sec. Div., Docket No. E-2014-0002 (March 23, 2015), the Massachusetts Securities Division (“Division”) entered into a Consent Order (“Order”) with Merrill Lynch arising out of an investigation into its compliance p...




August 3, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why did Hillary lift her face and say "Do what you feel" to a woman who, feeling "sick to [her] stomach," had just said "I’m not feeling it"?

The woman was Kriss Blevens, who did Hillary Clinton's makeup for one of the 2007 debates. That evening, Clinton sat in Blevens’s chair just before taking the stage, and the candidate’s assistant... Huma? ... handed Blevens a red lipstick. “I felt sick to my stomach . . . and I said, ‘I’m not fee...




August 3, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why did Hillary lift her face and say "Do what you feel" to a woman who "felt sick to my stomach.. and I said, ‘I’m not feeling it'"?

The woman was Kriss Blevens, who did Hillary Clinton's makeup for one of the 2007 debates. That evening, Clinton sat in Blevens’s chair just before taking the stage, and the candidate’s assistant... Huma? ... handed Blevens a red lipstick. “I felt sick to my stomach . . . and I said, ‘I’m not fee...




August 3, 06:02 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Quotes About Nietzsche: A Commonplace Book For All And No One (Including Ladies!)

As I keep mentioning, I’m teaching Nietzsche. Regarding which, I have a request of sorts to place before our knowledgeable commentariat (and I can’t stop the ignorant ones from chiming in as well, but that’s modern life.) I’m going to include a unit, near the start, in whi...




August 3, 12:34 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100

The ABA Journal has begun work on its 9th annual list of the 100 best legal blogs (or blawgs) and has announced that it is seeking the advice of its readers, via the ABAJournal.com website, on which blogs to include on this year's Blawg 100. For the past three years, Patent Docs has been honored ...




August 3, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop: Fall Term




August 3, 12:20 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Court Report

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00539; filed June 25, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware • Plaintiff: Millennium Pharmaceuticals...




August 3, 12:13 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

August 6, 2015 - "Maximizing Patent Prosecution Opportunities in Europe: Tactics for Counsel When Drafting U.S.-Origin Applications -- Navigating Differing USPTO and EPO Legal Standards While Maintaining U.S. Patent Strategy" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) August 10-11, 2015 - "Advanced Pate...




August 3, 12:01 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Symposium: Evenwel v. Abbott and the Constitution’s big data problem

Nathaniel Persily is the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford University Law School. (For a more developed version of the argument presented here, please see Nathaniel Persily, The Law of the Census: How to Count, What to Count, Whom to Count, and Where to Count Them, 32 Cardozo L. Rev...




August 2, 11:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Howell lawn-mowing suit could head to Supreme Court"

"Howell lawn-mowing suit could head to Supreme Court": The Livingston (Mich.) Daily Press & Argus has this report about a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued last week.




August 2, 11:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Rights and legislation: Can Congress over-ride a Supreme Court decision?"

"Rights and legislation: Can Congress over-ride a Supreme Court decision?" Steven Mazie recently had this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.




August 2, 11:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court; Will the justices rule for the government or Fourth Amendment privacy?"

"Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court; Will the justices rule for the government or Fourth Amendment privacy?" David Kravets of Ars Technica has this report .




August 2, 06:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "2 Proud Daughters of the Bronx Share More Than a Name"

"2 Proud Daughters of the Bronx Share More Than a Name": This new installment of David Gonzalez's "Side Street" column will appear in Monday's edition of The New York Times.




August 2, 06:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   Relive the old-time frustration of typing on a real typewriter.

Here. I did: Click to enlarge. Via Metafilter , where someone bemoans the lack of simulation of the keys jamming when you hit 2 at the same time.




August 2, 06:11 PM   /   Althouse   /   Photo search: U.S. President wearing shorts.

Results: 1. Bill Clinton: 2. Barack Obama: 3. George W. Bush: Check as many as you want. Only Clinton is dressed appropriately, wearing running shorts while out running. Only Clinton and Obama are dressed appropriately, wearing shorts for a shorts-wearing sport. Professional golfers wear long pan...




August 2, 06:06 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Lawyer/Parodist Entertainers at the ABA Bar Association Annual Meeting




August 2, 05:44 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Error To Allow Deposition Of Counsel

The South Dakota Supreme Court held that a trial court had violated the attorney-client privilege by allowing the deposition of a party's attorney and admitting his admissions at trial. This case arose out of a foreclosure action brought by Voorhees...




August 2, 05:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   Who is this?

How old is he in this picture? Do you like his tie enough to recommend that men today wear something like that? I do.




August 2, 05:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   Hitting the wall.

It's very hot here in Madison today, hot and windy. Hiding indoors, I watched 4 — 4! — of the morning talking-heads shows, but there's nothing I want to write about them. Or... okay: Donald Trump was on at least 3 of them, literally phoning it in, saying the same thing in response to the same que...




August 2, 05:02 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Sex, Drugs and Other Vices

I had the great pleasure of participating on a SEALS panel this morning discussing prostitution, prison sex, drugs, sin taxes and vice in general. Perfect material for a Sunday morning, right? Seth Stoughton (South Carolina) organized this great panel and Alex Kreit (Thomas Jefferson), Frank Snyd...




August 2, 11:48 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News In The Popular Press: Some Optimism on Brains, Pain, & Law – Let’s See What We Can Achieve, Bill of Health Blog ASMR and Absurdity,...




August 2, 11:21 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Zane Maxim On Facebook

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court imposed a one-year suspension with actual service of a one-month for domestic abuse and violation of court orders. The attorney was admitted in 1994 and has no prior discipline. He was reported by an Assistant...




August 2, 10:58 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Death Of First Wife No Mitigating Factor

Justice Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denied reinstatement to an attorney who had stipulated to serious misconduct in handling client funds and accepted an indefinite suspension. Part of the problem was his effort to deny misconduct despite the...




August 2, 10:12 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Jim Hawkins Paper: Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure

Jim Hawkins of Houston has written Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure. Here is the abstract: In imperfect markets where consumers have malleable preferences and bounded rationality, advertising has the potential to increase demand for products through persuasion and...




August 2, 08:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Next Wave of Court Challenges to Obama’s Legacy—Part Three: Could King v. Burwell Mean Trouble for Obama’s Global Warming Agenda?




August 2, 08:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Just as conservatives who hearken for a return to the ’50s are sure to be disappointed, urban advocates who suggest a 'return to the city' for middle class families will be as well."

"Both minorities and millennials, often thought of as spearheading a 'back to the city' drive, are, according to most indicators, moving out to the suburbs as they enter their thirties and start families. Dense urbanity, of course, remains a huge contributor to the nation’s economy and culture. U...




August 2, 08:08 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Capitalism Can’t Remember Where I Left My Keys

My column in Salon this morning is about left v. right and why time—history, tradition, past, present, and future—is not what divides left from right. With the help of two new books by Steve Fraser and Kristin Ross, I discuss the bloody civil wars of the Gilded Age, the Paris Commune,...




August 2, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture."

A Vox piece.




August 2, 07:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The weather-beaten forms of cuddly toys hanging from buildings are a common sight in Albania."

"Who put them there, and why?" In Albanian they're just called "majmune", meaning "monkeys" - the word used for any soft toy... Is it to do with religion? I ask. But whether the answer comes from a Muslim or a Catholic, it's the same - a shrug. "Religion isn't important," says one man.... "It sto...




August 2, 03:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Roundup




August 2, 03:21 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Rome, Sant’Andrea della Valle




August 1, 10:52 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   PLI Seminar on Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a seminar on Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015 on September 18, 2015 in San Francisco, CA and on October 2, 2015 in New York, NY. The San Francisco session will also be offered as a webcast. Topics to be covered at the semina...




August 1, 10:49 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   AIPLA Webinar on Biosimilars

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar on "Biosimilars: Regulation, Litigation and New Developments Patent Practitioners and Regulatory Attorneys Should Know" on August 27, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Debora Plehn-Dujowich of Prismatic Law G...




August 1, 10:48 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   AIPLA and USPTO to Hold Roadshows on Patent Quality and AIA Trials

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be co-hosting a series of cross-country roadshows in August in Santa Clara, CA (August 24); Dallas, TX (August 26); and Alexandria, VA (August 28). The Santa Clara roadshow is being co-sponsored b...




August 1, 10:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court: EPD not shielded from liability in SWAT raid lawsuit."

"Appeals Court: EPD not shielded from liability in SWAT raid lawsuit." The Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press has this report on a ruling that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued yesterday on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit .




August 1, 09:50 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   What I love about SEALS discussion groups...

I'm happy to be back on Prawfs blogging this month. I have to admit that I have been on Prawfs a lot less since Danny died, since it reminds me so much of him, but I'm powering through those memories and hopefully I can get through some thoughts this month. I love that he helped start such a grea...




August 1, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Undermining Our Third Branch and Delaying Justice"

"Undermining Our Third Branch and Delaying Justice": U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has this blog entry at The Huffington Post. And online at The Des Moines Register, law professor Carl Tobias has a letter to the editor titled " Grassley continues confirmation wars on judges ."




August 1, 09:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   "As a kid, I was searching for my tribe of other people who saw through the matrix."

"Even as a kid I could never buy into the status quo. I just thought it was a joke; I couldn't believe other people weren't laughing at it."




August 1, 09:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "John Paul Stevens says he likes Chief Justice Roberts' style"

"John Paul Stevens says he likes Chief Justice Roberts' style": James Podgers of ABA Journal has this blog post today. You can view the prepared text of Justice Stevens' remarks at this link .




August 1, 09:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Hollywood Docket: Ray Charles' Children See Song Rights Win Overturned by Appeals Court."

"Hollywood Docket: Ray Charles' Children See Song Rights Win Overturned by Appeals Court." Austin Siegemund-Broka has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.




August 1, 06:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Khadr, called Trudeau 'unspeakably awful,' hoped for Harper majority"

"New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Khadr, called Trudeau 'unspeakably awful,' hoped for Harper majority": In today's edition of The Ottawa Citizen, Glen McGregor has an article that begins, "Prime Minister Stephen Harper's latest appointment to the Supreme Court was a prolific blogger who re...




August 1, 06:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why we should ignore Justice Scalia's nasty zingers"

"Why we should ignore Justice Scalia's nasty zingers": David Kravitz has this essay online at The Washington Post.




August 1, 05:07 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Rotations

August is upon us, which means that classes and submission season both loom and that it is time to say thanks and goodbye to our July visitors--Jeff, Catherine, Robin, Leigh, and Heather. And it means welcoming our August visitors. Returning to Prawfs are Jessie Hill (Case Western), Ari Waldman (...




  

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