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Was Jesus for Small Government?

April 16, 2012

This story on NPR is why I teach Law and Theology (occasionally). Our ideas and beliefs, whether implicit or explicit, about the nature of God's judgement and grace impact our ideas about human behavior and markets, and therefore about law.

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IP Symposium Live on Twitter

March 19, 2012

The 14th Annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy begins in one hour! David Kappos, director of the USPTO will discuss the America Invents Act, the biggest patent law reform since 1836, during the keynote address at 12:45. Follow the whole event live on Twitter  #akronlawip

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Update on Judge Who Forwarded Racist Email

March 2, 2012

Roger Cebull, the Montana federal district court judge who forwarded a vile racist "joke" to his friends, has requested a review of his actions by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and is planning to formally apologize to President Obama.

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Federal Judge Roger Cebull Should Resign for Racist E-Mail

February 29, 2012

Federal Judge Roger Cebull emailed a disgusting race joke to his friends and then issued a half-hearted apology.  He should resign.

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SOPA and PIPA Explained

January 19, 2012

Although I have not been keeping up with the SOPA/PIPA debate, I found this video useful, although clearly from the perspective of critics of the proposed legislation: The speaker is the founder of Khan Academy, whose free, clear, web-based video lessons inspired Bill Gates to fund as part of the future of education reform.

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Is Law a Practice or a Subject?

December 13, 2011

I've been hesitating to jump into all the recent discussions over whether law schools are doing a good job or not. I thought this opinion piece articulated some of the reasons I haven't quite known how to respond. What do you think? Is law a practice or a subject?

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Prof. Anne Tucker to Guest Blog on Business Law Prof Blog

September 29, 2011

More here.

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Patent Reform Heads to the President for Signature

September 9, 2011

Yesterday evening, after several years of failed legislative proposals to reform the Patent Act, the first major overhaul of the patent laws since 1952 took place.  The Senate passed H.R. 1249 (89-9), also known as the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill shortly.  Below are some of the provisions […]

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Some Thoughts on Online Poker's "Black Friday"

April 16, 2011


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IP Symposium: Patent Law Developments

March 21, 2011

Patent Law Developments Donald S. Chisum, Co-founder, Chisum Patent Academy, Author, Chisum on Patents Mr. Chisum discussed updates in patent law during the past year.  Starting with the Supreme Court's opinion in Bilski, which dealt with patentable subject matter and rejected the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's machine or transformation test as the […]

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Lady LawGa

March 4, 2011

Yes, it's a law-related music video spoof. I like the post-it note dress. This should be a regular feature, don't you think? Video link below.

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Egypt Free

February 11, 2011

The young people of one of the world's oldest civilizations has given their country a new birth of freedom.

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