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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Bateman on Constantine's Bishops as Law-Givers in Late Antiquity

Dan Ernst, March 30, 2017

C.G. Bateman, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law has posted Supreme Court of the Roman Empire: Constantine's Bishops: Constantine, the Roman Emperor from 315-337, was a law-giver and put the Christian Church in a place of primacy in the…
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Bales on Resurrecting Labor Unions

Lawrence Solum, March 30, 2017

Richard A. Bales (Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law) has posted Resurrecting Labor (Maryland Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Participation in American labor unions have changed radically, albeit…
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The Burdens Of Law Firm Leadership

Mike Frisch, March 30, 2017

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends a one-year suspension of an attorney who engaged in billing falsehoods over a three-year period. As a member of a law firm, the Respondent generally billed on an hourly basis but on rare occasions...…
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Shany on Indefinite Detention & Human RIghts

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Yuval Shany (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology) has posted A Human Rights Perspective to Global Battlefield Detention: Time to Reconsider Indefinite Detention (93 INT’L L. STUD. 102 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the...…
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Trumpian Newspeak on climate change?

Brian Wolfman, March 29, 2017

This article by Eric Wolff explains that "[a] supervisor at the Energy Department's international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases 'climate change,' 'emissions reduction' or 'Paris Agreement' in written memos, briefings or other…
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Sawyer on Principle & Politics in the History of Originalism

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Logan Everett Sawyer III (University of Georgia Law School) has posted Principle and Politics in the New History of Originalism (American Journal of Legal History, (2017) Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The emergence of a new form of...…
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Supreme Court issues decision in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman

Brian Wolfman, March 29, 2017

The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The cert petition posed the question in the case this way: Ten states have enacted laws that allow merchants to charge higher prices to consumers who pay...…
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Supreme Court Strikes Down State No-Surcharge Law

Adam Levitin, March 29, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled today in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The Court unanimously ruled for the merchant plaintiff that was challenging New York State's no-surcharge law on the basis that a law criminalizing credit surcharges (but not cash…
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Sunstein on Obama Administration Climate Change Policy

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)) has posted Changing Climate Change, 2009-2016 (Harvard Environmental Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Obama Administration entered…
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Sunstein on Obama Administration Climate Change Policy

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)) has posted Changing Climate Change, 2009-2016 (Harvard Environmental Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Obama Administration entered…
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Finkelman on Douglass's Constitution

Dan Ernst, March 29, 2017

It turns out that President Trump was right: Frederick Douglass is “getting recognized more and more.”  Paul Finkelman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Albany Law School, has posted Frederick Douglas's Constitution: From Garrisonian…
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Faster Not Better When Illegal

Mike Frisch, March 29, 2017

A public reprimand has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court of an attorney who counseled and assisted his client's immigration fraud. In 2012, Respondent was hired by a United States citizen living in New Jersey to assist his wife,...…
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Driving Mr. Paralegal

Mike Frisch, March 29, 2017

A Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada declined to suspended a paralegal charged with a Uber crime The responding party is a Paralegal who was licensed in 2015. He was employed by his older son, a...…
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internal studies on consumer preference support class action treatment for weed killer claims

Rebecca Tushnet, March 29, 2017

Martin v. Monsanto Co., No. 16–2168, 2017 WL 1115167 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)This case grants class certification, illustrating the use of internal consumer research in class action practice.  The probabilistic nature of consumer reaction is not…
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Hockett & Omarova on a National Investment Authority

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Robert C. Hockett (Cornell University - Law School) & Saule T. Omarova (Cornell Law School) have posted Private Wealth and Public Goods: A Case for a National Investment Authority on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American Presidential election of...…
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Plaintiff doesn't have to rebut 230 immunity in complaint against multiple parties

Rebecca Tushnet, March 29, 2017

Moretti v. Hertz Corp., No. 14-469, 2017 WL 1032783 (D. Del. Mar. 17, 2017)Moretti sued for violation of California’s false advertising, consumer protection, and unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, and common law fraud.  Moretti alleged that…
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Rosenblatt on Sherlock Holmes Fans & Copyright

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Elizabeth Rosenblatt (Whittier Law School) has posted The Great Game and the Copyright Villain (Transformative Works and Cultures, Vol. 23, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay explores the reactions of Sherlock Holmes fans and enthusiasts to…
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False advertising of sperm donor leads to wrongful birth claim

Rebecca Tushnet, March 29, 2017

Doe 1 v. Xytex Corp., No. C 16-02935, 2017 WL 1112996 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)|A false advertising case arising out of a wrongful birth claim: Does One and Two used xytex.com, which sold human semen for use in artificial insemination. Xytex’s website…
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Bosniak on "Strangers in Our Midst" by Miller

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Linda S. Bosniak (Rutgers University School of Law) has posted Immigration Ethics and the Context of Justice (Review Essay) (Ethics & International Affairs 31, No. 1 (2017), pp. 93-101) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Review Essay, discussing David...…
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Waldman on the Effectiveness of Anti-Bullying Laws

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Ari Ezra Waldman (New York Law School) has posted Are Anti-Bullying Laws Effective? (Cornell Law Review, Vol. 103, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since 2010, when several high profile bullying-related suicides brought bullying and…
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Barnett on "Constitutional Originalism" and History

Lawrence Solum, March 29, 2017

Randy Barnett has a superb post discussing Jonathan Gienapp's "Constitutional Originalism and History." This is truly a must read, as is Gienapp's post. Here is an excerpt: [S}ome historians seem to think they can investigate the meaning of legal terms...…
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Donelson Police Violence as the State of Nature

Lawrence Solum, March 28, 2017

Raff Donelson (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) has posted Blacks, Cops, and the State of Nature (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay offers a new way to conceptualize the “police violence...…
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The English Teacher

Mike Frisch, March 28, 2017

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney Caroline Drummond was employed as counsel for Michael Ross Kettles in connection with Tulsa County District Court Case No. CF-2013-4788. Kettles was incarcerated in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice…
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The Undergraduate

Mike Frisch, March 28, 2017

The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed the decision of its Board of Bar Examiners and allowed a California attorney who does not have an undergraduate degree to sit for the Oklahoma bar exam The story Mr. Harlin graduated from homeschool high...…
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Trimble on Territorialization of the Domain Name System

Lawrence Solum, March 28, 2017

Marketa Trimble (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) has posted Territorialization of the Internet Domain Name System (Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 45, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A territorialization of the internet…
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