William and Mary Law School

Faculty Blogs

2014

December 30 - Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about Robert Bork's contributions to Transaction Cost Economics. Read the post. Professor Meese recently published an article titled Robert Bork's Forgotten Role in the Transaction Cost Revolution, 79 Antitrust L.J. 953 (2014) (invited submission). SSRN.

December 22 - Professor Alan J. Meese took issue with Senator Elizabeth Warren's claim that the free market is "broken." Read the post.

December 12 - The London School of Economics' daily blog on U.S. politics and policy featured an article by Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of our Election Law Program. Read the article, "Transparency Rules in U.S. Elections Need Updating to Reflect 21st Century Realities."

December 5 - Professor Alan J. Meese wrote about "O'Bannon [et al. v. NCAA], the Rule of Reason, and the Less Restrictive Alternative Test" on his Bishop Madison blog. Read the post. In November, Professor Meese joined an amicus brief [view on SSRN] with 14 other antitrust scholars in the case. Read the story.

November 26 - Professor Timothy Zick, the leading expert on public protest and the First Amendment, reflected on the opportunity ahead for peaceful activists to effect change in a post titled "Ferguson: Now What?" Read the post.

November 24 - Professor Timothy Zick, author of "Speech Out of Doors,"  blogged about the costs of public protest as people across the nation awaited the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Read the post.

November 21 - Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about the ongoing struggle between Tesla and the nation's auto dealers in a post titled "Will Georgia Reject Liberty for Tesla (and Consumers)?"  Read the post. In an April 2 post titled "New Jersey v. Economic Liberty," he  blogged about New Jersey's ban on Tesla's practice of distributing automobiles through customer-owned dealerships. Professor Meese and Professor Sarah L. Stafford were among the professors who signed a letter to New Jersey's governor criticizing the ban. Read the letter. Professor Meese blogged previously about Tesla and the North Carolina Senate in a post titled  "Do Tesla Buyers Need a Nanny (State)?"

November 20 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin, in a post titled "Who's Scared of Fitbit," commented on an evidence story published in The Atlantic. Read the post.

November 20 - Professor Timothy Zick, author of "Speech Out of Doors," blogged about public protest and the events in Ferguson, Missouri.  Read the post.

November 6 - Professor Darian Ibrahim’s work on Delaware’s “familiarity” advantage in attracting incorporations was featured on the Columbia Law School “Blue Sky Blog.” Read the post.

September 2 - In a blog post titled "A 'Win Win' for American Workers," Professor Alan J. Meese proposed a compromise between the president's call for a higher national minimum wage and Congressman Paul Ryan's proposal to expand the earned income tax credit for workers who do not have children.

September 1 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen's July 30 guest post on the Bishop Madison blog was referenced in a story by New York Times reporter Adam Liptak titled "Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them." Read Adam Liptak's article.

September 1 - In a blog post titled "[The Constitution]: Even Binding on the GAO," Professor Alan J. Meese commented on the findings of the General Accounting Office's report concerning President Obama's decision to exchange Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

August 18 - Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about the charges against the Texas governor and predicted he "will beat the rap." Read his post titled "On the Lawless Indictment of Rick Perry."

July 30 - Bishop Madison: Guest blogger Allison Orr Larsen examined the role of amicus-based fact-finding (or lack thereof) as illustrated by two recent SCOTUS decisions, Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and Riley v. California. Read the post.

July 5 - Professor Alan J. Meese explained in a blog post why the Hobby Lobby decision embraces shareholder primacy instead of corporate social responsibility.

July 1 - Professor Rebecca Green was a guest blogger on the Election Law blog.  Read her post titled "#MSSEN and the New Transparency Onslaught."

May 30 - Professor Nathan B. Oman blogged about "Nineteenth Century Corporate Law: A New Lens for Religious Freedom Scholars" on Cornerstone, the blog of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

May 23 - The Conglomerate.org: Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about his recent Harvard Law Review Forum essay (written with Professor Nathan B. Oman) about the Hobby Lobby case in which they argued that "for-profit corporations are in fact RFRA persons."

April 14 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin, a contributing editor of EvidenceProf Blog, blogged about the findings of a recent empirical study of prior conviction impeachment. Read the post.

April 2 - In a post titled "New Jersey v. Economic Liberty," Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about the recent announcement of New Jersey's ban on Tesla's practice of distributing automobiles through customer-owned dealerships. Professor Meese and Professor Sarah L. Stafford were among the professors who signed a letter to Governor Chris Christie in March criticizing the ban. Read the letter. Professor Meese blogged previously about Tesla and the North Carolina Senate in a post titled  "Do Tesla Buyers Need a Nanny (State)?"

March 26 - Professor Jeffey Bellin blogged about a hearsay ruling that saved Johnson & Johnson nearly $2 billion. Read the post.

March 3 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin blogged about the Supreme Court granting cert. in Warger v. Schauers in a post titled "Evidence Cert. Grant and a New Aphorism: 'Easy Cases Make Bland Law.'"

February 22 - Professor Alan J. Meese reflected on Pope Francis's first Apostolic Exhortation ("Evangelii Gaudium") in a post titled "In Praise of (Fettered) Capitalism, AKA Freedom."

February 16 - In a post titled "The Minimum Wage As Economic Alchemy," Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about President Obama's recent Executive Order and, in Meese's words,  the "basic economic science informed by empirical evidence [that] predicts that increasing the minimum wage will reduce employment, thereby reducing the number of customers with 'money in their pockets.'"

February 12 - Professor Alan J. Meese blogged about Harris v. Quinn, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a post titled "When Free Riding Is Good." 

February 6 - ProfessorAlan J. Meese explored the content of Chrysler's Super Bowl ad featuring Bob Dylan. Read his post titled "A Geography Lesson for Bob Dylan and Fiat."

January 24 - Professor Alan J. Meese rebutted the The New York Times' report that the sale of marijuana is now "legal" in Colorado. Read  his post titled "Marijuana Still Illegal Throughout the U.S.A. (Yes, Even in Colorado).

January 24 - Professor Alan J. Meese defended Justice Sotomayor against the charges that she imposed her Catholic religion on American women when she enjoined the Obama administration's contraception mandate. Read his post titled "Justice Sotomayor's Protection of Religious Liberty."