Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Mon, 25 May 2015 21:55:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Suing the Ivies over discrimination against Asian-Americans by mojo http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/ivy-league-discrimination-asians/comment-page-1/#comment-323839 Mon, 25 May 2015 21:55:48 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53311#comment-323839 I’ll take “not very” for $100

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Comment on “N.J. Supreme Court to Decide if Leaving Kid in Car for a Few Minutes Equals Child Abuse” by Hugo S Cunningham http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/n-j-supreme-court-to-decide-if-leaving-kid-in-car-for-a-few-minutes-equals-child-abuse/comment-page-1/#comment-323831 Mon, 25 May 2015 17:30:06 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53270#comment-323831 I don’t know if NJ has a procedure for removing (“impeaching”) judges, but the lower-court judge who rubber-stamped this outrageous denial of due process (consideration of the actual facts in the case)would be a perfect candidate.

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Comment on Brad Pitt options book on Chevron/Ecuador case by Ana Inlondon http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/brad-pitt-options-book-on-chevronecuador-case/comment-page-1/#comment-323798 Sun, 24 May 2015 10:03:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53294#comment-323798 The epic courtroom battle before NYC Judge Lewis Kaplan would make for a brilliant blockbuster.

Nominate Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Chevron lead attorney Randy Mastro!

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Comment on “Netflix for vinyl” meets a legal stumbling block by Bill Poser http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/netflix-for-vinyl-meets-a-legal-stumbling-block/comment-page-1/#comment-323785 Sat, 23 May 2015 20:27:27 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53203#comment-323785 The linked article is a bit misleading in referring to the prohibition of record rental as part of the First Sale Doctrine. Actually, the prohibition is an exception to the First Sale Doctrine.

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Comment on California AG Kamala Harris demands donor list of a 501 (c) (3) by Allan http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/california-ag-kamala-harris-demands-donor-list-of-a-501-c-3/comment-page-1/#comment-323780 Sat, 23 May 2015 11:08:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53240#comment-323780 Sorry. “whether” should have been “why”.

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Comment on The petty tyranny of the FDA’s coming trans fat ban by rxc http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/the-petty-tyranny-of-the-fdas-coming-trans-fat-ban/comment-page-1/#comment-323767 Fri, 22 May 2015 21:09:39 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53265#comment-323767 Back to suet and lard!!

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Comment on “Netflix for vinyl” meets a legal stumbling block by rxc http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/netflix-for-vinyl-meets-a-legal-stumbling-block/comment-page-1/#comment-323766 Fri, 22 May 2015 21:06:33 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53203#comment-323766 Maybe because at the time this law was passed, there was no copy protection for records, and recordable CDs did not appear till 1990. It was also difficult and expensive to copy VHS/Betamax tapes. Think of it as a proto-DCMA law. The Betamax discision came out in 1984, and you can imagine all the hysteria by the recording industry about protecting their interests. Just my speculation, without doing a search on the history of the law.

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Comment on California AG Kamala Harris demands donor list of a 501 (c) (3) by David C http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/california-ag-kamala-harris-demands-donor-list-of-a-501-c-3/comment-page-1/#comment-323765 Fri, 22 May 2015 20:56:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53240#comment-323765 You see it as a price the government is paying you to give up the right. I see it as a price I am paying the government to keep it. I think my view is more accurate – when it comes to income taxes, I’m paying the government, not the other way around (people with very low incomes might get money back, but those people are not itemizing donations.) And again, hardly anyone would complain if the price was $5. People care because the price is high for something that should be a right.

I don’t know whether California wants the information.

Um… what? Even if you didn’t read the court documents, surely you at least read the title of the post? What exactly do you think we are talking about here?

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Comment on California AG Kamala Harris demands donor list of a 501 (c) (3) by Allan http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/california-ag-kamala-harris-demands-donor-list-of-a-501-c-3/comment-page-1/#comment-323764 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:35:55 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53240#comment-323764 I don’t know whether California wants the information. However, if it does, I don’t think there is a constitutional bar to them getting it. I do think there may be statutory bars. I am not taking a position on whether the statutory bars (or allowances) have merit.

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Comment on California AG Kamala Harris demands donor list of a 501 (c) (3) by Allan http://overlawyered.com/2015/05/california-ag-kamala-harris-demands-donor-list-of-a-501-c-3/comment-page-1/#comment-323763 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:32:46 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=53240#comment-323763 I think you are looking at it backwards. You have the right to free speech, wihout payment. If you think I can pay you enough, you can give up the right. the same goes for the government.

The question is not whether you have free speech, but what you will take in exchange for giving up all or part of that right.

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