Posted on: March 12, 2017

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) recently released its list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech in 2017. The winners are:

Northern Michigan University
California State University, Los Angeles
Fordham University
University of Oregon
California State University, Long Beach
Harvard University
University of South Carolina
Williams College
Georgetown University
DePaul University

Tag: Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Fiduciary Duties
Posted on: March 11, 2017

At the Library of Law and Liberty blog, John McGinnis argues that under the Take Care Clause of the US Constitution (i.e., to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”), the President may fire directors of independent federal agencies whom he believes are not following the law.

Tag: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Legal Theory
Posted on: March 7, 2017

At National Review, Andrew McCarthy writes about the history, and what he regards as the extreme inherent injustice, of the "responsible officer doctrine," which allows corporate officers to be prosecuted for criminal acts of their companies, regardless of whether they participated in or even knew of such acts.  McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, calls for substantive reform:

Tag: Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Corporations, Courts, Criminal Law, Legal History, Legal Theory
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Alternative entities such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies are creatures of contract, so the first place to look for standards governing dissolution is the applicable LLC agreement or partnership agreement.[1]  The statutes themselves provide little guidance on their face with respect to a number of aspects of dissolution, but standards may be gleaned by comparing the language of different sections of the applicable Act.[2]

Tag: Alternative Business Entities, Contracts, Equity / Chancery, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships
Posted on: February 19, 2017

In a short video on the Federalist Society website, Glenn Reynolds explains how “the basis for extraterrestrial property rights is essentially natural law.”

Tag: Administrative Law, Commerce, Commercial Transactions, International Law, Legal Theory, Real Estate / Real Property, Technology & Law