December 4 roundup

by Walter Olson on December 4, 2009

  • Insurance mandate or no, New Jersey specialists tending to duck out of high-legal-risk procedures like mammography [Amy Handlin, Gloucester County Times via NJLRA]
  • Audi redux, or something different this time? L.A. Times endorses charges of sudden acceleration against Toyota [Holman Jenkins/WSJ, FindLaw "Injured"]
  • Ghastly idea of the year: Rep. Waxman wants federal government to be “responsible” for fixing journalism [Coyote, Bainbridge]
  • “Arkansas Judge Tosses Defamation Lawsuit Against Dixie Chicks Over ‘West Memphis Three’ Letter” [Citizen Media Law, Longstreth/American Lawyer]
  • Judge Weinstein: falsification by arresting officers seems “widespread” in NYPD [Balko, Greenfield]
  • U.K.: Carbon ration cards? [Krauthammer]
  • Nova Scotia, Canada: “A Couple in their 70s Wave at A Kid…And In Swoop the Cops” [Free-Range Kids]
  • Barbra Streisand loses suit over aerial photo of her Malibu home taken by environmental group; by suing, she ensures that many thousands more people will see the photograph, in what is dubbed “Streisand effect” [six years ago on Overlawyered]

{ 3 comments }

1 kimsch 12.04.09 at 6:11 pm

on the sudden acceleration issue. Haven’t people been taught to throw the transmission into neutral? Or use the horizontal pedal on the floor?

2 Todd H. Rogers 12.04.09 at 7:55 pm

A+ roundup Walter & Ted. This is like an intellectual feast. I’m especially disturbed by the Canadian fascist exploits. Did those coppers have enough courtesy to say “papers, please?”

3 Ted Frank 12.05.09 at 2:20 pm

I can’t take any credit for this roundup, other than giving Walter the idea for daily bullet-pointed roundup posts a few years ago.

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