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I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing. Browder is arrested for theft. He does not receive bail. He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers Island without trial. Then the prosecutor dismisses the case (because the alleged victim moved to another country).
I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent expenditures by“hybrid” political committees that engage in both independent expenditures and direct contributions to candidates appears destined to be a coming campaign-finance law battleground.
In my previous post, I asked why more land use/local government law professors do not identify as libertarians, considering the role many of us have played in exposing the dysfunctional workings of local government. If there is an obvious argument in favor of the status quo in land use/local government regulation, it is that all the alternatives seem worse.
Welcome to the second decade of the twenty-first century, there are now two black women lawyers on Thursday prime time television thanks to screen writer, director and producer Shonda Rhimes.
Steve Bainbridge posts that we now have evidence that the facilitations that the JOBS Act provided to emerging growth companies for going public are ineffective. Steve also points out that since the early 2000s we have seen the US stock markets appearing less competitive than foreign markets.
Symbols of the Confederate flag are so unwelcome in California that this past Thursday Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting state agencies from selling or displaying items bearing the Stars and Bars.
University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 4, May 2014 The Residential School Litigation and Settlement Guest Editors: Mayo Moran and Kent Roach This is the first symposium issue to take an in-depth look at Canada’s Aboriginal Residential School litigation which was the largest class action in Canadian history and the innovative agreement that settled it.
Sam Halabi (Tulsa) has written an important and interesting new paper on veil piercing, titled Veil-Piercing’s Procedure.
Many professors who study land use and local government law, myself included, consider ourselves leftists rather than libertarians. That is, we have some confidence in the ability of government to solve social problems.
I’ve previously written on regulation of European data processing here. I’ll be presenting on the “right to be forgotten” (RtbF) in Chicago this Spring. I’ll be writing a series of posts here to prepare for that lecture. Julia Powles offers an excellent summary of the right in question.
New York Times v. Sullivan 50 Years Later: Celebrating a Free Speech Landmark → The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications is hosting a conference on the Sullivan case. The schedule for the conference is set out below: Friday, October 3, 2014 UO School of Law (Room 175) 8-8:30 a.m. Registration — Location: outside Room 175 8:45-9 a.m.
Over at LinkedIn, I have a long post with advice for how law students can enter into the privacy profession. I hope that this post can serve as a useful guide to students who want to pursue careers in privacy. The privacy law field is growing dramatically, and demand for privacy lawyers is high.
If you are publishing a new book–as almost all Co-Op bloggers seem to be doing, including Danielle, Frank, and me–getting the word out entails effort across mainstream media, social media, niche blogs, radio and TV, and, of course, old-fashioned book tours.
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