• Dueling Law

    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions. Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter be engaged, either directly or indirectly, in a duel, either as principle or accessary before the fact, shall forever be disqualified from holding any of ...

    Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd Street in New York City. The event starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:20 a.m.

    1 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
  • UCLA Law Review Vol. 62, Discourse

    Follow: Previous Post The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions Our Books Recent PostsRecent Comments Constitutional Law UCLA Law Review Vol. 62, Discourse General Law The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions Administrative Announcements Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution General Law Predicting the Supreme Court Us ...

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  • 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 ...

    4 readers - Harry Surden/ Concurring Opinions
  • 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
  • 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 ...

    1 readers - Lawrence Cunningham/ Concurring Opinions
  • 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
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