May 27 roundup

by Walter Olson on May 27, 2011

  • Prospects dicey at best for CPSIA reform as Waxman, Dems toe consumer-group line [Woldenberg, more, Nord, Northup] If AAP is going to posit 49,000 poisonings from lead in recalled jewelry, shouldn’t it try to document a couple of them? [Woldenberg] Credit at least to House Commerce Committee majority for trying to tackle mess with this law [Mangu-Ward, ShopFloor, AtC]
  • “Lawsuit claims Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ violates Egyptian ‘moral rights'” [DBR]
  • My Cato Institute colleague Gene Healy reviews new Eric Posner/Adrian Vermeule book on executive power [AmCon]
  • Subpoena filed by class-action lawyer Stephen Tillery demands contributor list of Chicago-based think tank critical of litigation [Madison County Record] Judge quashes subpoena as chilling of First Amendment liberties [same]
  • Suits filed by its own officers, often those accused of misconduct, have cost LAPD $18 million since 2005 [L.A. Times via Dave Krueger, Agitator]
  • “Do Menthol Cigarettes Taste Too Good to Be Legal?” [Sullum, earlier]
  • “Motion Claims Buxom Woman with Opposing Counsel Is Intended as Jury Distraction” [ABA Journal] More: Ken at Popehat, Lowering The Bar, Above the Law.

{ 4 comments }

1 William Nuesslein 05.27.11 at 10:32 am

One might be able to get a fix, preferably complete elimination of the consumer product safety commission, through the house, but unfortunately our president would stupidly veto it. The lead nuts have been advertising on the radio about lead paint poisonings. The American people are just incapable of seeing such propaganda for what it is: softening up the populous for the assault by trial lawyers.

2 gasman 05.27.11 at 11:20 am

“Motion Claims Buxom Woman with Opposing Counsel Is Intended as Jury Distraction”
Plaintiff can use peremptories to strike particularly randy appearing males. Stack the jury with flat chested women.

3 mojo 05.27.11 at 3:53 pm

“pound on the table”

4 Bill H 05.28.11 at 2:59 pm

?“Motion Claims Buxom Woman with Opposing Counsel Is Intended as Jury Distraction” [ABA Journal] More: Ken at Popehat, Lowering The Bar, Above the Law.

OK, we all know the line, say it together with me : “This thread is useless without pictures.”
/snark

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