• A few links on the issues at stake in the vote on Scotland’s potential secession from the United Kingdom

    Scottish voters go to the polls today to decide whether Scotland should become an independent nation. Here are a few relevant links on the debate over the pros and cons of Scottish secession from the UK. In this post, I tried to assess the case for and against Scottish secession. It turns out to be a close call.

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  • Prominent legal scholars critique Obama’s decision to wage war against ISIS without congressional authorization

    Several prominent constitutional law scholars from across the political spectrum have denounced President Obama’s decision to launch a military campaign against ISIS without congressional authorization.

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    • QS World University Rankings 2014-15

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By Paul Caron QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16 ...
      7 readers - Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog
    • LawDragon Selects Top 500 Lawyers For 2014

      LawDragon has released the results of its increasingly popular survey of the top lawyers in America. I was fortunate to again make the list this year, which included the recent win in the Al-Arian case in the background statement. The Top 500 Lawyers again includes many familiar names such as the Supreme Court members and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ...
      7 readers - Jonathan Turley/ Jonathan Turley

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    • Monday Morning Recap: The Week (9.15.14-9.21.14) in Drug & Device Law & Policy

      … University is developing a pilot to track blood pressure, weight and other measurements for patients with cancer or heart disease.” 5. Finally, a bit of self-promotion. On October 20th Seton Hall Law Professor Jordan Paradise and myself will be speaking at an academic symposium co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law…

      4 readers - Health Reform Watch
    • Top 5 Things You Should Not to Say to a Police Officer During a Traffic Stop

      …. And far fewer have any idea as to how to invoke those protections. Usually this statement is viewed as an attempt to intimidate the officer so that he will not issue the citation. However, even a law degree from Harvard will not prevent a police officer from issuing a traffic ticket. In fact, it likely only serves to make issuing the traffic ticket all…

      4 readers - Erin H. Gerstenzang
    • Alibaba's IPO

      …Despite a delayed start, Alibaba's IPO seems to have gone off without the technical glitches that have marred some recent public offerings. Priced at the very top of its range at $68, it opened at $92.70. That's some kind of pop! Investors apparently aren't listening to Harvard Law's Lucian Bebchuk, who earlier this week expressed governance…

      1 readers - Usha Rodrigues/ Conglomerate
    • Harvard Law School Exams

      …Sep 18 2014 What an interesting thing to do! Harvard Law School has posted all of the law school exams given at Harvard from 1871 to 1998. Here are the first 10 questions from an 1871 exam in Real Property. Thanks to the Volokh Conspiracy for the link. HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. Examination, 1871. REAL PROPERTY.— Required. I. What is real…

      1 readers - Pappas Law Library Blog
    • QS World University Rankings 2014-15

      …Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By Paul Caron QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16. King's College London 17. Edinburg 17. Ecol…

      7 readers - Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog
    • Gas Contamination of Groundwater Traced to Faulty Casing

      … wells. The study concluded that the hydraulic fracturing of the wells was not a cause of groundwater contamination. The study was led by a researcher at The Ohio State University and included researchers at Duke, Harvard, Dartmouth and the University of Rochester. The researchers were able to "fingerprint" the gas by measuring the amount of "noble…

      1 readers - Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog
    • L-L-Lies

      … diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.” What's the thing about a prophylaxis? That's something you take in advance so you don't get sick or something that limits damage from an injury. That's something the NFL might want to think about. A well regarded Harvard professor emeritus has a modest suggestion for the NFL…

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    • SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

      … categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months): All-Time Recent 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.) 40,041 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.) 6669 2 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 26,595 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 4504 3 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 22,889 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2695 4 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 20,320 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 2627 5 Vic Fleischer…

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    • Recover Losses in Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT

      …Monday, September 15th, 2014 Have you suffered investment losses in Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment. The trouble with private placements, like…

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    • There Are Too Many Lawyers. What's One Law School Dean to Do?

      … or philosophy and couldn't figure out how to make money. A student who clawed his way to the top of the class had a good shot at a high-paying job. But when the economy crashed, so did the legal field. Harvard and Yale graduates weren't guaranteed job offers. Big firms were paying their new hires a reduced salary to go away for a year because there…

      5 readers - Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog
    • Texas Voter ID Law on Trial in U.S. Court

      … voters. The statistics convincingly show the disproportionate impact on minorities. Stephen Ansolabehere, a professor of government at Harvard, said an examination of state data bases indicated that 12 percent of blacks and 9 percent of Latinos lack the kinds of ID needed to satisfy the law and only 4 percent of whites. More compelling…

      4 readers - Jost On Justice
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