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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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Yeager on the Impossibility Defense in Criminal Law

Lawrence Solum, November 23, 2017

Daniel B. Yeager (California Western School of Law) has posted Decoding the Impossibility Defense (University of Louisville Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Impossible attempts were first officially recognized as non-criminal in…
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d'Aspremont on Non-State Actors & International Customary Law

Lawrence Solum, November 23, 2017

Jean d'Aspremont (University of Manchester - School of Law) has posted Non-State Actors and the Formation of International Customary Law: Unlearning Some Common Tropes (Forthcoming, Iain Scobbie and Sufyan Droubi (eds), Non-State Actors and the Formation…
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Perry on Judicial Review in Administrative Law

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Adam Perry (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Plan B: A Theory of Judicial Review on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is no general theory of the grounds of judicial review (e.g., the rule against bias,...…
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Lawyering While Intoxicated

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

A reprimand with conditions has been imposed by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador The first incident is occurred on February 17, 2014. By decision dated January 18, 2017 this Tribunal found the Respondent guilty of drinking alcohol in...…
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Decision Day In Illinois

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court announced dispositions in a number of bar discipline matters. Highlights Mr. Chesloe, who was licensed in 1987, was suspended for sixty days. He prepared a will for a client, met with that client, and then instructed...…
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OAH CFP: “The Work of Freedom”

Dan Ernst, November 22, 2017

[The CFP for the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians is out, with submissions opening on Monday, November 27. The theme is The Work of Freedom.]From the historical profession's beginnings in the late 19th and early 20th century,…
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Dimick on Basic Income & Regulation of Working Hours

Lawrence Solum, November 22, 2017

Matthew Dimick (University at Buffalo School of Law) has posted Better than Basic Income? Liberty, Equality, and the Regulation of Working Time (Indiana Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 473, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Basic income has attracted...…
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No Reinstatement For Former Attorney's Hate Crimes

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

Reinstatement has been denied to an attorney struck from the rolls in 2012 by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department. The attorney had been disbarred as a result of a felony conviction reported by the Times...…
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Maryland High Court To Review Order To Investigate Hillary Clinton Attorneys

Mike Frisch, November 22, 2017

From the web page of the Maryland Court of Appeals is a notice granting certiorari Attorney Grievance Commission, et al. v. Ty Clevenger- Case No. 63, September Term, 2017 Issues – Courts & Judicial Proceedings – 1) Did the trial...…
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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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