Overlawyered » Walter Olson http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:09:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Texas “Law Hawk” http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/texas-law-hawk/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/texas-law-hawk/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:09:36 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48546 More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, Dallas, Texas

Texas “Law Hawk” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

]]>

More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner.

Tags: , ,

Texas “Law Hawk” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

]]>
http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/texas-law-hawk/feed/ 0
Free speech roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/free-speech-roundup-33/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/free-speech-roundup-33/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:05:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48297 Coverage of Cato Constitution Day panel on First Amendment with Nadine Strossen, P.J. O’Rourke, Eric Rassbach, Ilya Shapiro [Concurring Opinions] And First-Amendment-oriented articles in the latest Cato Supreme Court Review: Judge David Sentelle on freedom of speech as liberty for all and not just for the organized press, Allen Dickerson on McCutcheon v. FEC, Ilya […]

Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

]]>
  • Coverage of Cato Constitution Day panel on First Amendment with Nadine Strossen, P.J. O’Rourke, Eric Rassbach, Ilya Shapiro [Concurring Opinions] And First-Amendment-oriented articles in the latest Cato Supreme Court Review: Judge David Sentelle on freedom of speech as liberty for all and not just for the organized press, Allen Dickerson on McCutcheon v. FEC, Ilya Shapiro on SBA List v. Driehaus, and Trevor Burrus on protest buffer zones;
  • Eric Holder “the worst Attorney General on press freedom issues in a generation, possibly since Richard Nixon’s John Mitchell” [Trevor Timm]
  • “7 Things Cracked Got Wrong About Free Speech” [Greg Lukianoff of FIRE, who has a new short book out entitled "Freedom From Speech"]
  • As ACLU recognizes, Arizona law purportedly banning revenge porn would do more than that [Masnick, Popehat, Greenfield, Sullum/Reason]
  • Critical overview of “media reform” movement led by wildly misnamed pressure group Free Press [Barbara Joanna Lucas, Capital Research Center]
  • In lawsuits against Yelp arising from bad reviews, courts have not been impressed by theory that the service extorts reviewed businesses [Paul Alan Levy; a restaurateur upset at Yelp strikes back in a different way]
  • Proposal to make scientific misconduct a crime “would seem to raise serious First Amendment problems” [Howard Wasserman]
  • Tags: , , , , ,

    Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/free-speech-roundup-33/feed/ 0
    Spotting their adversaries http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/spotting-adversaries/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/spotting-adversaries/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:22:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48534 Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on the significance of the IRS having targeted for unfavorable scrutiny “organizations involved in….educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” [Volokh Conspiracy] “Presidents have always sought to push against the constitutional limits of their power; but never have they targeted those who merely teach about such limits.” Tweet Tags: First […]

    Spotting their adversaries is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on the significance of the IRS having targeted for unfavorable scrutiny “organizations involved in….educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” [Volokh Conspiracy] “Presidents have always sought to push against the constitutional limits of their power; but never have they targeted those who merely teach about such limits.”

    Tags: , ,

    Spotting their adversaries is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/spotting-adversaries/feed/ 0
    As always, reducing liberty is the answer http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/less-liberty-always-answer/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/less-liberty-always-answer/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:12:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48500 A Connecticut state commission charged with coming up with policy recommendations after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre is considering a draft proposal that would slap new regulations on homeschooling families. “Parents who home-school children with significant emotional, social or behavioral problems would have to file progress reports prepared by special education program teams” under […]

    As always, reducing liberty is the answer is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    A Connecticut state commission charged with coming up with policy recommendations after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre is considering a draft proposal that would slap new regulations on homeschooling families. “Parents who home-school children with significant emotional, social or behavioral problems would have to file progress reports prepared by special education program teams” under the scheme. [Connecticut Post]

    Tags:

    As always, reducing liberty is the answer is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/less-liberty-always-answer/feed/ 2
    CPSC votes 4-0 to ban tiny magnets http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/cpsc-votes-4-0-ban-tiny-magnets/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/cpsc-votes-4-0-ban-tiny-magnets/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:15:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48489 Zen Magnets, the last producer left standing after the agency vanquished BuckyBalls and its maker, says it will fight in court. [Denver Business Journal, Nancy Nord; picture credit, Zen Magnets Facebook page] Tweet Tags: Buckyballs, CPSC

    CPSC votes 4-0 to ban tiny magnets is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    GuyFawkesMaskMagnets Zen Magnets, the last producer left standing after the agency vanquished BuckyBalls and its maker, says it will fight in court. [Denver Business Journal, Nancy Nord; picture credit, Zen Magnets Facebook page]

    Tags: ,

    CPSC votes 4-0 to ban tiny magnets is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/cpsc-votes-4-0-ban-tiny-magnets/feed/ 0
    Law schools roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/law-schools-roundup-30/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/law-schools-roundup-30/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:05:23 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48288 “Is Legal Scholarship Politically Biased?” [Chilton-Posner study] [Caron, Josh Blackman, Will Baude] “Suffolk offers to buy out its whole law faculty” [Bainbridge] Another injury lawyer, Thomas Kline of Kline & Specter, gets a law school named after himself after $50 million donation to Drexel [Philadelphia Inquirer via Caron] Bonus quote from Kline partner and senatorial […]

    Law schools roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
  • “Is Legal Scholarship Politically Biased?” [Chilton-Posner study] [Caron, Josh Blackman, Will Baude]
  • “Suffolk offers to buy out its whole law faculty” [Bainbridge]
  • Another injury lawyer, Thomas Kline of Kline & Specter, gets a law school named after himself after $50 million donation to Drexel [Philadelphia Inquirer via Caron]
  • Bonus quote from Kline partner and senatorial scion Shanin Specter: “I don’t think there are any lawyers in Philadelphia bringing claims that they know are not meritorious.” (So that’s a relief.) Meanwhile, grateful Drexel law dean praises Kline’s law firm as the one you should consider calling if, “unfortunately, someone in your family faced catastrophic injuries.” [same; compare encomium of Michigan State dean to Geoffrey Fieger upon Fieger's $4 million donation to MSU in 2002]
  • So many fellow academics upset with U. of Chicago’s Brian Leiter and his frequent talk of legal action hasn’t helped [Chronicle of Higher Ed, Jonathan Adler, Leigh Johnson, Above the Law]
  • A law school study group with its own nondisclosure agreement [Patrice, AtL, Lowering the Bar]
  • Assuming we don’t abolish them: “Three Ideas to Improve Law Reviews (as Institutions)” [Dave Hoffman, ConcurOp]
  • Last year I spoke on varied subjects at law schools including Michigan, Buffalo, Chicago, Vermont, Baltimore, Nebraska, and Duquesne. Why not invite me to speak to your roundtable, class or Federalist Society Chapter? Contact editor – at – overlawyered – dot – com.
  • Tags: ,

    Law schools roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/law-schools-roundup-30/feed/ 0
    “He induced his chauffeur to file an involuntary petition against him…” http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/induced-chauffeur-file-involuntary-petition/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/induced-chauffeur-file-involuntary-petition/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:34:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48521 Adventures in bankruptcy and other high-stakes litigation. [Stacy Perman, Fortune] Tweet Tags: bankruptcy, hotels

    “He induced his chauffeur to file an involuntary petition against him…” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    Adventures in bankruptcy and other high-stakes litigation. [Stacy Perman, Fortune]

    Tags: ,

    “He induced his chauffeur to file an involuntary petition against him…” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/induced-chauffeur-file-involuntary-petition/feed/ 0
    Let’s ban cruel auto repossessions! http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/lets-ban-cruel-auto-repossessions/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/lets-ban-cruel-auto-repossessions/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:47:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48492 But what if the alternative for clients is no car at all? [Megan McArdle] Tweet Tags: autos, debtor-creditor law

    Let’s ban cruel auto repossessions! is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    But what if the alternative for clients is no car at all? [Megan McArdle]

    Tags: ,

    Let’s ban cruel auto repossessions! is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/lets-ban-cruel-auto-repossessions/feed/ 0
    Forest Service: no photographing wilderness lands without permission http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/forest-service-photographing-public-lands-without-permission/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/forest-service-photographing-public-lands-without-permission/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:34:54 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48503 News reporters, nature lovers, scientists and Western lawmakers are in an uproar over the Forest Service’s plans to finalize a ban on taking photographs in federally designated wilderness areas without permission of the service. A spokeswoman “said the agency was implementing the Wilderness Act of 1964, which aims to protect wilderness areas from being exploited […]

    Forest Service: no photographing wilderness lands without permission is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    News reporters, nature lovers, scientists and Western lawmakers are in an uproar over the Forest Service’s plans to finalize a ban on taking photographs in federally designated wilderness areas without permission of the service. A spokeswoman “said the agency was implementing the Wilderness Act of 1964, which aims to protect wilderness areas from being exploited for commercial gain.. … ‘We have to follow the statutory requirements.'” [Oregonian, Coyote and followup, ABA Journal]

    Update: Service backs down, at least to the extent of acknowledging that it needs to clarify the scope of the ban.

    Tags: ,

    Forest Service: no photographing wilderness lands without permission is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/forest-service-photographing-public-lands-without-permission/feed/ 8
    “Withholding Sex, Discounting Feelings are ‘Sexual Violence'” http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/withholding-sex-discounting-feelings-sexual-violence/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/withholding-sex-discounting-feelings-sexual-violence/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:40:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48478 At least per this apparently official page from the University of Michigan; one hopes the institution is not planning to incorporate those notions into its (federally shaped) student discipline policies. [College Fix] P.S. Related on “campus rape culture” furor: Cathy Young/Slate, Coyote, Scott Greenfield. Tweet Tags: colleges and universities, Michigan

    “Withholding Sex, Discounting Feelings are ‘Sexual Violence'” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    At least per this apparently official page from the University of Michigan; one hopes the institution is not planning to incorporate those notions into its (federally shaped) student discipline policies. [College Fix]

    P.S. Related on “campus rape culture” furor: Cathy Young/Slate, Coyote, Scott Greenfield.

    Tags: ,

    “Withholding Sex, Discounting Feelings are ‘Sexual Violence'” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

    ]]>
    http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/withholding-sex-discounting-feelings-sexual-violence/feed/ 11