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Many Georgetown Law faculty members contribute to blogs on diverse legal topics. Following are the most recent posts automatically combined from several blog sources.

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Renew Your ASLH Membership

Dan Ernst, November 22, 2017

We received an email from Cambridge University Press announcing “a brand new online platform” for members of the American Society for Legal History to renew their memberships.  "Because of this change, all current ASLH members will need to register …
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Stern Sanction For Neglect

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

A six-month suspension has been imposed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, rejecting the attorney's various contentions First, although respondent contends that his rule violations were not established by the requisite clear and convincing…
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No Sin To Be In Cincinnatti

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

The Ohio Supreme Court approved an application to sit for the bar examination Applicant, Shannon O’Connell Egan, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 1998 graduate of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to the Kentucky...…
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Censure For Domestic Assault

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

An agreed disposition approved by the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and publicly censured Mark A. Ohlsen (attorney registration number 22480), effective…
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Effective Steps Prevent Disqualification

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

The Delaware Court of Chancery denied a motion to disqualify counsel This letter constitutes the Court’s decision on a joint motion that defendants and intervenor Duff & Phelps, LLC filed to disqualify Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP (“MNAT”) from...…
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Williams & Coster on Conflict Antiquities

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Paul R. Williams and Christin Coster (American University - Washington College of Law and Public International Law & Policy Group) has posted Blood Antiquities: Addressing a Culture of Impunity in the Antiquities Market (Case Western Reserve Journal of…
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Snyder & Gann on Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Jesse Snyder and Andrew Gann (Texas Wesleyan University - Texas Wesleyan Law Review and Independent) has posted Did Expressions Hair Design V. Schneiderman Reconstitute the Bygone Lochner Era: How a New Case About Free Speech is Like an Old Case...…
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Tani on the History of Title IX Enforcement

Dan Ernst, November 22, 2017

My fellow LHB blogger Karen M. Tani, University of California, Berkeley, has posted An Administrative Right to Be Free from Sexual Violence? Title IX Enforcement in Historical and Institutional Perspective, which appears in the Duke Law Journal 66 (2017):…
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Stanford on the Federal Arbitration Act & Federalism

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Matthew James Stanford (University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Students) has posted Judicial Resistance: Mandatory Arbitration as Federal Commandeering on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Arbitration has become a popular way to resolve legal…
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Thurschwell on the Death Penalty & Derrida

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Adam Thurschwell has posted Furman and Finitude (Forthcoming, Kelly Oliver & Stephanie Straub, eds., Deconstructing the Death Penalty/Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
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Wendel on Truthfulness & Public Officials

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

W. Bradley Wendel (Cornell University - School of Law) has posted Truthfulness as an Ethical Form of Life (Duquesne University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, a contribution to a symposium at Duquesne Law School...…
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Call for Blog Posts: The State of U.S. Democracy

Dan Ernst, November 21, 2017

Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historian, is calling for submissions on the theme of the State of U.S. Democracy (January 2018).  “We accept pitches from anyone actively engaged in the practice of U.S. history, including…
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Stein on Law & the Epistemology of Disagreement

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

Alex Stein (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Law and the Epistemology of Disagreement on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article identifies an anomalous discrepancy between law and epistemology and proposes a way to fix it. Our legal system relies...…
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New Bar Charges Against Larry Klayman

Mike Frisch, November 21, 2017

The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has filed new ethics charges against Larry Klayman In or about January 2010, Respondent undertook to represent Ms. Elham Sataki in connection with her claims of sexual harassment by a co-worker, Mr. Mehdi…
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Zeitlow's "Forgotten Emancipator"

Dan Ernst, November 21, 2017

Rebecca E. Zietlow, University of Toledo College of Law, has published The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction, in the series Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society, edited by…
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Existence Of Attorney-Client Relationship At Issue In Ohio Bar Discipline Case

Mike Frisch, November 21, 2017

The web page of the Ohio Supreme Court has an excellent analysis of a disciplinary case scheduled for argument this week Disciplinary Counsel v. Paul A. Mancino Jr., Case no. 2017-1079 Cuyahoga County The Board of Professional Conduct, which considers...…
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Keck on Large-N Qualitative Methods in Constitutional Law

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

Thomas M. Keck (Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) has posted Medium- and Large-N Qualitative Methods in Constitutional Law (Prepared for Handbook on Research Methods in Constitutional Law, edited by Malcolm Langford…
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Tani on the History of Title IX Enforcement

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

Karen M. Tani (University of California, Berkeley) has posted An Administrative Right to Be Free from Sexual Violence? Title IX Enforcement in Historical and Institutional Perspective (Duke Law Journal, Vol. 66, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: One…
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CFPB Directorship Succession: What the Dodd-Frank Act's Legislative History Tells Us

Adam Levitin, November 21, 2017

With the announcement by CFPB Richard Cordray that he will be leaving the agency by the end of the month, the question arises who will succeed Cordray as Director. Numerous news outlets have run stories that President Trump is planning...…
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Kamp on Legal Theory

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

Allen R. Kamp (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Jurisprudence: a Beginner's Simple and Practical Guide Advanced and Complex Legal Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: My goal is to dispel a little of the confusion by giving...…
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Meguro on Customary International Law & Non-State Actors

Lawrence Solum, November 21, 2017

Maiko Meguro (University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law) has posted Customary International Law and Non-State Actors: Between Anthropomorphism and Artificial Unity (Forthcoming, Iain Scobbie and Sufyan Droubi (eds), Non-State Actors…
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Stacey on Proportionality, Moral Reasoning, & Comparative Constitutional Adjudication

Lawrence Solum, November 20, 2017

Richard Stacey (University of Toronto, Faculty of Law) has posted The Magnetism of Moral Reasoning and the Principle of Proportionality in Comparative Constitutional Adjudication (American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
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Tardy Slip

Mike Frisch, November 20, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has reprimanded a General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge for unexplained tardiness for your court dockets. Your tardiness was for a substantial period of time and was, on a number of individual occasions, for...…
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Himma on Law & Coercion

Lawrence Solum, November 20, 2017

Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Law, Coercive Enforcement, and Practical Reason on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I argue that, from the standpoint of practical rationality, it is implausible to think that it...…
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Carrington on Southern Judges on the Emancipation Proclamation

Dan Ernst, November 20, 2017

 We received an advance alert from the Oxford University Press for Adam M. Carrington’s Running the Robed Gauntlet: Southern State Courts’ Interpretation of the Emancipation Proclamation, to appear in a forthcoming volume of the American Journal of…
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