• Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)? I recently had the opportunity to consider this point at a talk that I gave entitled “Machine Learning Within Law” at Stanford. At that talk, I discussed a very interesting new paper entitled “Predicting the B ...

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  • Mea Culpa

    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan. Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme in the book is that incorporation suffered a setback due to the defeat of the Populist Party.

    1 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

    How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit should be given. Okay? So, onto the story, albeit the brief version.

    2 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
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    • Ginsburg edits her voting rights dissent

      Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a new version of her dissent, released early Saturday morning in a Texas voting rights case, to fix an error about one kind of ID card that voters can use to qualify to vote. The revised dissenting opinion, in full, can be read here. As the majority of the Court allowed Texas to continue enforcing a strict new law requi ...

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  • Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again

    In response to the business media frenzy over what challenges at the Coca-Cola Company mean for Berkshire Hathaway, which owns a large stake in the company acquired in 1988, herewith an excerpt for perspective from Berkshire Beyond Buffett, my book released yesterday. The book focuses on Berkshire’s 50 main wholly owned businesses, but also has brief passages on some of the com ...

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  • FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin

    Cardinal Carlin Tomorrow New York City will rename a street to honor the late George Carlin, the famed comedian and inspiration for FCC v. Pacifica (1978), the infamous First Amendment case sustaining a broadcast ban on “7 dirty words.” Although “George Carlin Way” will begin at Amsterdam and West 121st Street, because of construction the ceremony tomorrow will be one block ...

    1 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • FAN 36.2 (First Amendment News) Corn-Revere on the FCC & Redskins Controversy

    Robert Corn-Revere In case you missed it, yesterday Robert Corn-Revere had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was titled, “Free-Speech Foes Call an Audible — Bringing the FCC into the ‘Redskins’ debate is an invitation for First Amendment mischief.” → Here is the petition to the Federal Communications Commission, the one that gave rise to the FCC controversy. → Here is how Mr.

    6 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • “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.

    3 readers - Marc Roark/ Concurring Opinions
  • 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 ma ...

    8 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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