December 7 roundup

by Walter Olson on December 7, 2010

  • Defendant “was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of death.” Come again? [Volokh]
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear global-warming-as-nuisance case [Ilya Shapiro/Cato at Liberty, Jonathan Adler and more]
  • Supreme Court agrees to review Wal-Mart employment case, could be Court’s biggest statement on class action issues in years [Beck, Schwartz, Ted at PoL]
  • Investigator recommends disbarment of controversial former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas [Arizona Republic, earlier]
  • Vessel-hull section of copyright law could give Sen. Schumer vehicle for controversial bill to accord IP protection to fashion design [WSJ Law Blog, Coleman, earlier here, here, etc.]
  • Federal regulators propose requiring backup cameras in new cars [Bloomberg via Alkon]
  • “Why Rosetta Stone’s Attack on Google’s Keyword Advertising Program Should Be Rejected” [Paul Alan Levy, CL&P]
  • “Lawyer Got Secretary to Take His CLE Courses, Disciplinary Complaint Contends” [ABA Journal, Illinois]

{ 2 comments }

1 mojo 12.07.10 at 2:21 pm

Shot, then hung?

2 Chris Hoey 12.07.10 at 4:17 pm

I guess it would come in handy to have consecutive sentences of death in hanging the prisoner; if the rope breaks you can get a new one and hang him a second time without having to worry about the courts.

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