Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lefstin on Origins of the Clear and Convincing Standard in Patent Law

Jeff Lefstin has posted an article on the leading patent blog, Patently-O, on the origins of the clear and convincing standard. Here's the link:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Aviram on California's Death Penalty

Hadar Aviram has published an op-ed in the Friday, Oct. 1, San Francisco Daily Journal, titled, "California's Death Penalty Is A Farce." The article uses the recent procedural wrangling around the now-postponed execution of Albert Brown as a point of departure.

Bazelon on Evidentiary Standard for DNA-Based Innocence Claims

Lara Bazelon has published an article titled, "West Memphis 3's California Connection," in the Monday, October 4, 2010, issue of The Recorder. The article explores the cutting-edge issue of what quantum of evidence is necessary for prisoners to establish an entitlement to new trials based on DNA evidence that is exculpatory, but less than conclusive.

Keitner on Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

Chimene Keitner has published an article in The American Society of International Law Insights, Vol. 14, Issue 30, titled, "Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Another Round in the Fight over Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute." Here's the link:, then scroll down to Chimene's article.