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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Schmidt Revisits Maine's "Modern Law"

Dan Ernst, April 26, 2017

Katharina Isabel Schmidt, a graduate student at Princeton and Yale, has posted Henry Maine's “Modern Law”: From Status to Contract and Back Again? which is forthcoming in the American Journal of Comparative Law:In this Article, I conduct a long overdue…
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Newman on Majority Rights & Ethno-Cultural Diversity

Lawrence Solum, April 26, 2017

Dwight G. Newman (University of Saskatchewan College of Law) has posted Why Majority Rights Matter in the Context of Ethno-Cultural Diversity: The Interlinkage of Minority Rights, Indigenous Rights, and Majority Rights (Forthcoming, G. Pentassuglia (ed.),…
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Cupp on Nonhuman Animal Legal Personhood

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Richard L. Cupp Jr. (Pepperdine University School of Law) has posted Litigating Nonhuman Animal Legal Personhood: Amicus Curiae Brief in Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. Lavery on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The debate over nonhuman animal legal…
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Rosser on "Evicted" by Desmond

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Ezra Rosser (American University - Washington College of Law) have posted Exploiting the Poor: Housing, Markets, and Vulnerability (26 Yale Law Journal Forum 458 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Matthew Desmond provocatively claims that landlords…
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Shirvell Disbarment Order Filed

Mike Frisch, April 25, 2017

The order of a Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel disbarring former state assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell has been posted Based on the evidence presented by the parties at the hearings held in this matter, the hearing panel found that…
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Tillman on Business Transactions & the Emoluments Clauses

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Seth Barrett Tillman (National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law) has posted Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recently, it has been argued that the term…
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Grover Norquist Don’t Know Much ‘Bout (Tax) History, or, Did the 16th Amendment Really Do Anything…

Brian Galle, April 25, 2017


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My IP collection widens

Rebecca Tushnet, April 25, 2017

Today: Lardashe jeans--it's quite possible they'd even fit me:Jordache Enters. v. Hogg Wyld (10th Cir. 1987)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss…
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Program Announcement: Venice Academy of Human Rights Summer Program

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation's Venice Academy of Human Rights is accepting applications for its summer program, to take place July 3-12, 2017. The theme of this year’s Academy is "Economic, Social, and Cultural…
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Mathews on the State Action Doctrine

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Jud Mathews (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted State Action Doctrine and the Logic of Constitutional Containment (2017 U. Ill. L. Rev. 655 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Deriding the state action doctrine is one of...…
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Gosman on Pipeline Safety & "Rational Regulation"

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Sara R. Gosman (University of Arkansas - School of Law) has posted Justifying Safety: The Paradox of Rationality (Temple Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1994, House Republicans stood on the steps of the Capitol and...…
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Brophy on Slavery and Jurisprudence at Washington College and VMI

Dan Ernst, April 25, 2017

Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted The Jurisprudence of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861:In the thirty years leading into Civil War faculty and students at Washington College and the…
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Judson on Bias & Wrongful Convictions

Lawrence Solum, April 25, 2017

Katherine H. Judson (University of Wisconsin - Madison - UW Madison Law School) has posted Bias, Subjectivity, and Wrongful Convictions (50 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 779 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article, adapted from a 2017...…
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Where's the Bear?

Adam Levitin, April 25, 2017

For all of the attention that has been given to the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues on Wall Street, I've been marveling at what's missing from the picture: a bear. It's not just that an ursine addition adds whimsy...…
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Weeded Out

Mike Frisch, April 25, 2017

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment on these facts Movant’s admissions, copies of weed cutting liens and releases and other materials from court files relating to property tax sales, and the testimony of various attorneys who...…
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Benson on Hurd & Sullivan on Religious Freedom

Lawrence Solum, April 24, 2017

Iain T. Benson (University of Notre Dame Australia) has posted Getting Religion and Belief Wrong by Definition: Why Atheism and Agnosticism Need to Be Understood as Beliefs and Why Religious Freedom Is Not 'Impossible': A Response to Sullivan and Hurd....…
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Bellia on a Code-Based Approach to Unauthorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Lawrence Solum, April 24, 2017

Patricia L. Bellia (Notre Dame Law School) has posted A Code-Based Approach to Unauthorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Thirty years ago,...…
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Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction

Mike Frisch, April 24, 2017

The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada has granted a paralegal license to an applicant convicted of domestic violence The applicant was born in India in 1971 and has been living in Canada since 1988. In...…
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Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard

Rebecca Tushnet, April 24, 2017

Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok & Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update that website, Loyola Consumer Law…
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Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine

Dan Ernst, April 24, 2017

Ewan Smith, Hertford College, University of Oxford, has posted The Rule of Law Doctrine of the Politburo:This article charts the development of CCP doctrine on the rule of law in the formative period between the Sixteenth Party Congress in November 2002…
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What We Had Here Was a Failure to Communicate And Eight Years To Resolve It

Mike Frisch, April 24, 2017

A District of Columbia Hearing Committee has issued a recommendation for discipline. On June 5, 2013, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Specification of Charges against Respondent, Frederic W. Schwartz, Jr., Esquire. Respondent is charged with violating Rule…
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The Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections at FDRL

Dan Ernst, April 24, 2017

[We have the following announcement.] On April 24, 2017, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum formally launched the Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project -- a pathfinding initiative to discover unique…
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Binder, Weisberg, & Fissell on Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder

Lawrence Solum, April 24, 2017

Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg and Brenner M. Fissell (University at Buffalo Law School, Stanford Law School and Georgetown Law) have posted Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder (92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1141 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the…
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The Lochner Era: An ICH Seminar

Dan Ernst, April 24, 2017

[We are moving this up because the deadline of May 1 will soon be upon us.]The Lochner EraInterdisciplinary Summer Workshop in Constitutional History, July 9-14, 2017, Stanford, California.  Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History with…
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TM/(c) questions of the day

Rebecca Tushnet, April 24, 2017

Which, if any, raise any TM or copyright concerns?matchboxes with book covers"phone app sticky notes"Scented erasers with possibly recognizable trade dresseshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss…
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