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July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503663

From today’s


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503664

I don’t know how Ilya and Orin and other bloggers do it. Like me, they have day jobs, but they seem to find time to write multiple careful and thoughtful posts! The press of other work means that this will probably be my last ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503665

A reader e-mailed me about this incident and asked how it could be possible; for some sample coverage, see this WBUR story:

A 19-year-old Massachusetts woman is suing the state for requiring her to attend family court with the man who raped and impregnated her.

In court filings, the victim, whom ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503666

One of the best case names ever; the full citation would be United States v. One Crystal Covered Bad Tour Glove and Other Michael Jackson Memorabilia (C.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2013), and it has the added benefit of involving the government of Equatorial Guinea.

The post United States ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503662

In her latest rejoinder in our debate about “judicial activism,” Prof. Suzanna Sherry helpfully clarifies her view on what qualifies as a “universally condemned” Supreme Court decision. This is important, because Sherry claims that we have more reason to fear excessive judicial passivity than excessive “activism” (which she ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503661

A lot of folks have wondered how the U.S. government couldn’t know what documents Edward Snowden illegally copied, and this AP story suggests an answer:

The U.S. government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency have been frustrated by Snowden’s ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503658

What law review articles, treatises, etc., do readers recommend for someone who wants to understand the nuances of intermediate scrutiny? Not theoretical articles about whether I.S. is a good or bad idea; rather, examination of how it works in practice, include the sub-rules.

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July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503659

I blogged below about why I’m skeptical of claims that law school should be shortened to two years; I think there’s a lot for business lawyers to learn, and it’s hard to fit all that into two years, even entirely excluding any of the classes that people sometimes mock ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503660

Some people have argued that law school should be reduced from three years to two; President Obama has really endorsed this view. Such a reduction, the theory goes, will substantially reduce costs (whether those costs are paid by students, parents, or taxpayers) — the student won’t have to ...


July 5, 2015, 1:43 am, 1503657

CNN recently published an interesting article about how most of the public believes that violent crime is rising, despite the fact that it has actually fallen dramatically over the last twenty years:

You can’t escape the headlines. An Australian going to college in the United States is gunned down by ...