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Overlawyered

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Walter  Olson

Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

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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


Class action roundup
"For instance, linalool, which is cited as a cockroach insecticide by the law firm, is found in plants like mints and scented herbs. While it's also used in insecticides, it's not poisonous for humans…" [Aimee Picchi, CBS News on suit claiming that L...
Overlawyered
Monday, October 8, 2018


"Consumers are misled by some mass tort drug injury ads: new academic study"
Tort reform groups have warned for a while that trial lawyer ads hyping side effects from commonly prescribed drugs might lead some patients to go off prescribed medication regimens. Now "a new paper co-authored by University of Oregon law professor ...
Overlawyered
Sunday, October 7, 2018


Brett Kavanaugh confirmed by Senate, sworn in as Justice
The vote was 50-48, along party lines except for one Republican and one Democrat. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) explained her vote in a widely noted speech [video and transcript] Commentary: Politico symposium with Ilya Shapiro, Ilya Somin, and others...
Overlawyered
Saturday, October 6, 2018


Gamble v. U.S.: conspiracy theory edition
Ken at Popehat has an explainer on how the case of Gamble v. U.S. before the Supreme Court, on the operation of the dual-sovereignty exception to double jeopardy protection, is 1) not the subject of some fiendish plot to give Trump pardons universal ...
Overlawyered
Saturday, October 6, 2018



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