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Delegitimizing the Supreme Court: The Lessons of Dred Scott

Booth, Jonathon, Delegitimizing the Supreme Court: The Lessons of Dred Scott (August 28, 2023). 51 UC Law Constitutional Quarterly, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: “This Article examines how anti-slavery Republicans delegitimized the Supreme Court in the aftermath of Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) and compares this history to contemporary attempts to reform… Continue Reading

Meet the Law Geeks Exposing Google’s Secretive Antitrust Trial

Wired – “A historic antitrust trial sees Google accused of unlawfully monopolizing search. A handful of antitrust activists are trying to make sure the world sees all the action.Google logo sign outside of a building on the Months out of law school, Yosef Weitzman already has a huge courtroom role in the biggest antitrust trial… Continue Reading

ALA Report – Texas leads the nation in book ban attempts

“ALA compiles data on book challenges from reports filed by library professionals in the field and from news stories published throughout the United States. Because many book challenges are not reported to the ALA or covered by the press, the 2022 data compiled by ALA represents a snapshot of book censorship throughout 2022. A challenge… Continue Reading

AI and Casetext

Via LinkedIn – Lawyer Carolyn Elefant on TikTok – her site is “Watch #AI parse the 500 page #DonaldTrumpdeposition and cherry pick the instances where he arguably exaggerated his net worth which is one of the fact issues in the case. #legalai #smalllawfirm #legaltech #futureoflaw. Casetext hoovered through the 500 page deposition of former… Continue Reading

Brennan Center Launches State Court Report, Website Dedicated to State Constitutions and Courts

“The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law launched State Court Report, a nonpartisan website devoted to state constitutions and courts. It features commentary and analysis by a wide range of experts, including Judge Pierre Bergeron of the First District Court of Appeals of Ohio, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, retired Chief Justice Bridget… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 16, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 16, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, at the Chat GPT Tipping Point

JD Supra – What Lawyers, Judges, and Clients Need to Know About Using Generative AI Right Now: “Generative AI and Chat GPT exploded in the past few months causing businesses and legal professionals to reconsider their operational and administrative processes. The race to develop programs and applications using AI for legal professionals is proliferating faster… Continue Reading

How to Use Large Language Models for Empirical Legal Research

Choi, Jonathan H., How to Use Large Language Models for Empirical Legal Research (August 9, 2023). Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Forthcoming), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-23, Available at SSRN: “Legal scholars have long annotated cases by hand to summarize and learn about developments in jurisprudence. Dramatic recent improvements in the… Continue Reading

Large Language Models and the Future of Law

Charlotin, Damien, Large Language Models and the Future of Law (August 22, 2023). Available at SSRN: or “Large Language Models (LLMs) have crashed into the scene in late 2022, with ChatGPT in particular bringing to the mainstream what has before this remained within the domain of the initiates. This paper introduces the main… Continue Reading

Introducing State Court Report

“We’re excited to introduce you to State Court Report, a nonpartisan source for news, resources, and commentary focused on state courts and state constitutional development. All too often, popular commentary has treated the U.S. Supreme Court as the only word that matters on constitutional rights. But recent federal court rulings limiting or eliminating rights under… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Upholds Public.Resource.Org’s Right to Post Public Laws and Regulations Online

EFF: “Technical standards like fire and electrical codes developed by private organizations but incorporated into public law can be freely disseminated without any liability for copyright infringement, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.  Tuesday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds the idea that… Continue Reading

U.S. v. Google: What to Know About the Biggest Antitrust Trial in 20 Years

WSJ [listen to the article here] – “Search engine faces charges of using illegal agreements with partners such as Apple to maintain a monopoly.” See also NPR – “A court battle kicks off on Tuesday in which the U.S. Justice Department will argue that Google abused its power as a monopoly to dominate the search… Continue Reading