November 21 roundup

by Walter Olson on November 21, 2011

  • Spanish government fines filmmaker for movie poster showing “reckless driving” [Lowering the Bar] Siri, distracted driving, and police discretion [Balko]
  • Parents taking care of their kids under Michigan program must pay $30/mo. to SEIU for representation [Joel Gehrke, Examiner]
  • Stretching the Fifth: Joe Francis bad deposition behavior [Legal Ethics Forum]
  • WaPo covers deep split on Consumer Product Safety Commission, left wants fifth seat filled ASAP;
  • “Threat to Student Due Process Rights Dropped from Draft of Violence Against Women Act” [FIRE, background; Cathy Young/Reason]
  • After $300K donation from Philadelphia trial lawyers, you may call him “Judge Wecht” [AP/WPVI]
  • Court reverses $43M Madison County verdict against Ford [AP/Alton Telegraph, some background]

{ 2 comments }

1 Max Kennerly 11.21.11 at 11:10 am

Wecht was already a trial judge (a widely-respected one), now he’s an appellate judge. His opponent had no judicial experience and thus was arguably not even qualified for the position.

2 antiredistributionist 11.21.11 at 2:10 pm

Add some apple polishing to the $300,000.

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