• “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”

    Every now and then, a fortune cookie dispenses with advice that is so spot-on you just have to keep the little sliver of paper tucked away. Here is my fortune cookie keeper of all time: “Be careful of those that meet you at the train for they know where they want you to go…” It was 2007 and I had just accepted my first job teaching. And the faculty at the time was in a bit of turmoil.

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  • Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental Ones

    Below the fold I will post the Introduction of my revised paper, which I’m tentatively calling “The Bill of Rights Reconsidered.” (It’s not a great title, but it’s good enough for now.) As some readers may recall, last year I drafted a paper that focused on how Franklin D. Roosevelt elevated the status of the Bill of Rights in the 1930s.

    2 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

    A woman named Grace Choi seems to have come up with a way to 3D print “lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, brow powder—pretty much everything except foundations and face power” at home. Her company, Mink, uses FDA approved inks (vegetable or edible). The goal is that a consumer could take a picture or using an online image of the makeup, the software would match ...

    6 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
  • William Jennings Bryan and the Bill of Rights

    I’ve made an interesting discovery about the history of the Bill of Rights that I want to share. In prior posts, I’ve noted that people did not start commonly calling the first set of amendments a bill of rights until around 1900. One step in that direction was when Congress created a territorial government for the Philippines in 1902 and gave some of the guarantees of the first ...

    3 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Number 5

    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2014 issue: ARTICLES Mehrsa Baradaran, Regulation by Hypothetical, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1247 (2014). Matthew R. Ginther et al., The Language of Mens Rea, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1327 (2014). Anna Su, Speech Beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality and the First Amendment, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1373 (2014). NOTES Philip L.

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    • Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Book 5

      The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2014 issue: ARTICLES Mehrsa Baradaran, Regulation by Hypothetical, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1247 (2014). Matthew R. Ginther et al., The Language of Mens Rea, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1327 (2014). Anna Su, Speech Beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality and the First Amendment, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1373 (2014). NOTES Philip L.

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  • Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 67, Book 5

    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2014 issue: ARTICLES Mehrsa Baradaran, Regulation by Hypothetical, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1247 (2014). Matthew R. Ginther et al., The Language of Mens Rea, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1327 (2014). Anna Su, Speech Beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality and the First Amendment, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1373 (2014). NOTES Philip L.

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  • UCLA Law Review Vol. 62, Discourse

    Follow: Previous Post Meat Market Ruminations Our Books Recent PostsRecent Comments Law Rev (UCLA) UCLA Law Review Vol. 62, Discourse Law School Meat Market Ruminations Privacy Reining in the Data Brokers Just for Fun Another in the Stop, Be A Better Lawyer Posts Jill Lens says: Whatever the mechanism, I think the Supreme Court needs to start... Steve M says: Oh man, glad I'm not there.

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  • Meat Market Ruminations

    So, to all of those who are braving the Marriott today: welcome to the first step of a profession that can be personally satisfying, enriching, and challenging. I thought I would capture a few thoughts about faculty hiring. First, it is quite true that faculty hiring has become a bit of a pro-am conflagration, where many of the candidates that appear in the market show up with n ...

    1 readers - Marc Roark/ Concurring Opinions
  • Reining in the Data Brokers

    I’ve been alarmed by data brokers’ ever-expanding data troves for some time. My book outlines the problem, explaining how misuse of data undermines opportunity. I think extant legal approaches–focusing on consumers’ notice and consent–put too much of a burden on consumers. This NYT opinion piece sketches an alternate approach: [D]ata miners, brokers and resellers have now taken ...

    4 readers - Frank Pasquale/ Concurring Opinions
  • Another in the Stop, Be A Better Lawyer Posts

    With all the focus on law in alleged decline, and the ease with which we can put our heads deep into a subject, too much can pass by. That is why on occasion I post about meteor showers, eclipses, and other wondrous fun. Fun can die. Wonder can fade. When I taught professional responsibility, I always tried to remind students that the profession can be tough (just look at substa ...

    1 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
  • “Unpublished” Supreme Court Orders

    Supreme Court watchers are expressing some consternation about the Court’s willingness to take significant steps in recent cases (same-sex marriage, abortion, and voting rights) without explanation. This is especially true with respect to granting or denying stays, though in the same-sex marriage cases that concern extends to the denial of certiorari.

    1 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • The Leaked TPP: Some notes, and Criminal Copyright

    Today Wikileaks released the latest leaked draft of the IP chapter of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a plurilateral trade agreement being negotiated between select countries across the Pacific, and is the latest in a longish line of free trade agreements that address IP law in great detail.

    3 readers - Margot Kaminski/ Concurring Opinions
  • FAN 36.1 (First Amendment News) Skover to Speak on McCutcheon Case

    FAN 36.1 (First Amendment News) Skover to Speak on McCutcheon Case by Ronald K.L. Collins · October 16, 2014 By way of a shameless plug for my coauthor: INFLUENTIAL VOICES David Skover Seattle University School of Law is proud to present Professor David Skover SCOTUS Books-in-Brief: When Money Speaks: A New Venture in E-Publishing Wednesday, October 29 Room C6, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.

    5 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • CUT THE CORD!! HBO without Cable

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! It is about time! HBO has announced it will offer a streaming service in 2015. Earlier claims about the need for cable to market and to work with the cable industry seem to have fallen away. The claim is that there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and HBO wants to fix that. Can you say Netflix? Netflix subscriber numbers were flat today.

    2 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
  • 3D Printed Cars: The Model T Redux?

    3D printed cars were a growing possibility while I researched Patents, Meet Napster: 3D Printing and the Digitization of Things. Now a company discussed in the article, Local Motors, has exceeded expectations in a wonderful way. It has produced a 3D printed car in a total of five days. The car, called the Strati, weighs about 2,200 pounds and can go about forty miles per hour.

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