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Overlawyered

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Walter  Olson

Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

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"Packing the Supreme Court Is a Terrible Idea"
"Democrats paid a political cost for decades after F.D.R. tried it in the 1930s. They probably would again." [Julian E. Zelizer, New York Times] Some writings on the left applauding or backing the idea: Ian Samuel, Guardian; E.J. Dionne, Washington P...
Overlawyered
Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Labor roundup
Great moments in public employee unionism, cont'd: D.C. Metro track inspector charged after derailment with falsifying records wins reinstatement and back pay in arbitration [Max Smith, WTOP, earlier here (similar after fatal smoke incident) and here...
Overlawyered
Monday, October 15, 2018


U.K.: "Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan"
From the U.K. — and a Conservative government, at that. "Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be su...
Overlawyered
Sunday, October 14, 2018


18,000 Facebook shares later: a tale of legal misinformation
How efficient is social media in spreading viral-junk misinformation about the law? Well, the following post about Tuesday's two-page Supreme Court ruling in Brakebill v. Jaeger, a case about voting procedures in North Dakota, has gotten more than 18...
Overlawyered
Saturday, October 13, 2018


Banking and finance roundup
"California's Unconstitutional Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards" [Ilya Somin, Stephen Bainbridge, Jerome Woehrle, Ann Althouse] Useful tool, or abuse of power? "Leveraging allows regulators to use their gatekeeping authority to secure concessions t...
Overlawyered
Friday, October 12, 2018


The Fourth Amendment and food trucks
Chicago has enacted a law requiring food trucks to install GPS trackers reporting their location at all times, and the Fourth Amendment might have something to say about that [Ilya Shapiro and Aaron Barnes on Cato brief in Illinois Supreme Court case...
Overlawyered
Thursday, October 11, 2018


Los Angeles museums, CEQA, and NIMBY-ism
"Quite frequently, it is in the best interest for project organizers to pay off the people opposing the project, instead of going through the lawsuit and delay…. And understand that these groups claim they are speaking for you." [Josh Albrektson, Mar...
Overlawyered
Thursday, October 11, 2018


October 10 roundup
"Heisman Trophy People Sue HeismanWatch For Using Images Of The Trophy And Stating Its Name" [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] At elite law schools, the days when a centrist liberal like Elena Kagan could offer a welcome to Federalist Society types are fas...
Overlawyered
Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Lawyers milk Florida accident-bill law for one-way fee entitlements
A Florida law allows persons who have undergone treatment after auto mishaps to sign over to the medical provider their right to sue their insurer under so-called PIP (personal injury protection) auto coverage. Under the provisions of this assignment...
Overlawyered
Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Federal judge strikes down much of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as unconstitutional
Our September 20 Cato legal panel on the Indian Child Welfare Act (more) was more timely than I could have imagined. In the federal case of Brackeen v. Zinke, discussed on the panel, Judge Ryan O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas on October 4 ...
Overlawyered
Tuesday, October 9, 2018



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