Overlawyered » John Edwards http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:59:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Politics roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/politics-roundup-10/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/politics-roundup-10/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 13:35:06 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46036 NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver hangs blame for a retrospectively unpopular position on the *other* Sheldon Silver. Credible? [NY Times via @jpodhoretz] Julian Castro, slated as next HUD chief, did well from fee-splitting arrangement with top Texas tort lawyer [Byron York; earlier on Mikal Watts] 10th Circuit: maybe Colorado allows too much plebiscitary democracy to […]

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  • NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver hangs blame for a retrospectively unpopular position on the *other* Sheldon Silver. Credible? [NY Times via @jpodhoretz]
  • Julian Castro, slated as next HUD chief, did well from fee-splitting arrangement with top Texas tort lawyer [Byron York; earlier on Mikal Watts]
  • 10th Circuit: maybe Colorado allows too much plebiscitary democracy to qualify as a state with a “republican form of government” [Garrett Epps on a case one suspects will rest on a "this day and trip only" theory pertaining to tax limitations, as opposed to other referendum topics]
  • “Mostyn, other trial lawyers spending big on Crist’s campaign in Florida” [Chamber-backed Legal NewsLine; background on Crist and Litigation Lobby] “Texas trial lawyers open checkbooks for Braley’s Senate run” [Legal NewsLine; on Braley's IRS intervention, Watchdog]
  • Contributions from plaintiff’s bar, especially Orange County’s Robinson Calcagnie, enable California AG Kamala Harris to crush rivals [Washington Examiner]
  • Trial lawyers suing State Farm for $7 billion aim subpoena at member of Illinois Supreme Court [Madison-St. Clair Record, more, yet more]
  • Plaintiff-friendly California voting rights bill could mulct municipalities [Steven Greenhut]
  • John Edwards: he’s baaaaack… [on the law side; Byron York]
  • Also, I’ve started a blog (representing just myself, no institutional affiliation) on Maryland local matters including policy and politics: Free State Notes.
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    It’s “what I was born to do” http://overlawyered.com/2013/11/born/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/11/born/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:26:42 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=42604 John Edwards returns to law practice. More from commenter ras: “Can we sue the attending physician?” Tweet Tags: John Edwards

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    John Edwards returns to law practice.

    More from commenter ras: “Can we sue the attending physician?”

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    It’s alive http://overlawyered.com/2013/06/its-alive/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/06/its-alive/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:50:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=38956 Report: John Edwards plans to launch new plaintiff’s firm in Raleigh. [CNN] Tweet Tags: John Edwards, North Carolina

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    Report: John Edwards plans to launch new plaintiff’s firm in Raleigh. [CNN]

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    More on the John Edwards prosecution http://overlawyered.com/2012/05/more-on-the-john-edwards-prosecution/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/05/more-on-the-john-edwards-prosecution/#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 12:38:35 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=29945 Must-read Mark Steyn: “Edwards now faces 30 years in jail, for the crime of getting a couple of pals to pay for his baby’s diapers. For purposes of comparison, Anders Breivik murdered 77 people and is looking at 21 years in jail, the maximum sentence permitted under Norwegian law.” Contra: Hans von Spakovsky argues that […]

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    Must-read Mark Steyn: “Edwards now faces 30 years in jail, for the crime of getting a couple of pals to pay for his baby’s diapers. For purposes of comparison, Anders Breivik murdered 77 people and is looking at 21 years in jail, the maximum sentence permitted under Norwegian law.” Contra: Hans von Spakovsky argues that the prosecutors’ argument is not such a stretch. And Beldar predicts the issue on which the jury’s verdict may turn. Earlier here, here, etc.

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    John Edwards trial begins http://overlawyered.com/2012/04/john-edwards-trial-begins/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/04/john-edwards-trial-begins/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:22:56 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=29212 Josh Gerstein at Politico has a playbook; my Cato colleague Gene Healy explains why you should consider the prosecution troubling even if, like close to 100% of the American population, you have an unfavorable view of Edwards. Earlier here, here, here, etc. More: Rick Esenberg, Richard Pildes. Tweet Tags: John Edwards

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    Josh Gerstein at Politico has a playbook; my Cato colleague Gene Healy explains why you should consider the prosecution troubling even if, like close to 100% of the American population, you have an unfavorable view of Edwards. Earlier here, here, here, etc. More: Rick Esenberg, Richard Pildes.

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    April 16 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/04/april-16-roundup-2/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/04/april-16-roundup-2/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:07:53 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=28984 Although I’m known as a foe of everything John Edwards stands for, I hope he beats this campaign finance rap [Atlantic Wire] Michael Bloomberg launches demagogic new campaign against Stand Your Ground laws, calling to mind the recent critique of the NYC mayor’s paternalist dark side by Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic; Jerry Brown frees […]

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  • Although I’m known as a foe of everything John Edwards stands for, I hope he beats this campaign finance rap [Atlantic Wire]
  • Michael Bloomberg launches demagogic new campaign against Stand Your Ground laws, calling to mind the recent critique of the NYC mayor’s paternalist dark side by Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic;
  • Jerry Brown frees grandmother dubiously jailed in shaken-baby death [Slate, earlier]
  • As Scruggs (Dickey not Earl) still pursues vindication, Alan Lange looks back on Mississippi scandals [YallPolitics]
  • Deservedly favorable profile of Fifth Circuit judge Jerry Smith [NOLA]
  • In which I tell off Bill Donohue’s Catholic League for its double insult last week to gays and to adoptive parents [IGF]
  • “The Ninth Circuit was, believe it or not, correct” [Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus, Cato, on administrative law case arising from NLRB rules change on drug rep overtime]
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    Update: Pierce O’Donnell cops a plea http://overlawyered.com/2011/08/update-pierce-odonnell-cops-a-plea/ http://overlawyered.com/2011/08/update-pierce-odonnell-cops-a-plea/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:49:40 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=24184 The prominent Los Angeles lawyer accepts a misdemeanor rap for laundering John Edwards contributions. [L.A. Times, earlier] Tweet Tags: campaign regulation, John Edwards

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    The prominent Los Angeles lawyer accepts a misdemeanor rap for laundering John Edwards contributions. [L.A. Times, earlier]

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    June 20 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2011/06/june-20-roundup-3/ http://overlawyered.com/2011/06/june-20-roundup-3/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:11:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=23460 Politics edition: Mother ship? White House staffers depart for Harvard Law School [Politico] New York: “Lawmakers consider lawyer-friendly med-mal bills,” even as many key legislators moonlight at personal injury firms [Reuters] David Brooks on explosive political potential of Fannie Mae scandal [NYTimes] After Kentucky bar panel’s vote to disbar Chesley, Ohio AG pulls him off […]

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    Politics edition:

    • Mother ship? White House staffers depart for Harvard Law School [Politico]
    • New York: “Lawmakers consider lawyer-friendly med-mal bills,” even as many key legislators moonlight at personal injury firms [Reuters]
    • David Brooks on explosive political potential of Fannie Mae scandal [NYTimes] After Kentucky bar panel’s vote to disbar Chesley, Ohio AG pulls him off Fannie Mae suit [Adler, Frank, Beth Musgrave/Lexington Herald-Leader]
    • Alabama legislature removes Jim Crow language from state constitution — but black lawmakers oppose the idea [Constitutional Daily]
    • AAJ lobbyist Andy Cochran works GOP turf, has convinced trial lawyers to sponsor Christian radio program [Mokhiber, "Seventh Amendment Advocate"]
    • Centers for Disease Control funnels grants to allies for political advocacy on favored public-health causes [Jeff Stier, Daily Caller]
    • Must have mistaken her for a jury: “John Edwards Sought Millions From Heiress” [ABC News] “One thing [worse than Edwards's] conduct is the government’s effort to put him in jail for it.” [Steve Chapman]
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    June 7 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2011/06/june-7-roundup-3/ http://overlawyered.com/2011/06/june-7-roundup-3/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 05:19:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=23278 Claim: unwanted sugar in Dunkin’ Donuts coffee order sent customer into diabetic shock [AP] Schadenfreude aside, key theory in feds’ case against John Edwards looking mighty strained [Meck Deck/John Locke Foundation, Steve Hayward/Power Line, Ted Frank, Jacob Sullum] “They’ve indicted one former presidential candidate on one count of false statements?” [Caleb Brown] American Lawyer looks […]

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  • Claim: unwanted sugar in Dunkin’ Donuts coffee order sent customer into diabetic shock [AP]
  • Schadenfreude aside, key theory in feds’ case against John Edwards looking mighty strained [Meck Deck/John Locke Foundation, Steve Hayward/Power Line, Ted Frank, Jacob Sullum] “They’ve indicted one former presidential candidate on one count of false statements?” [Caleb Brown] American Lawyer looks back at the law firms that backed Edwards in 2008; our coverage of his ’04 law-firm backers and of moneyman Fred Baron, and my commentary on Baron’s ethical standards;
  • Edwards-reminiscent? Theory that earlier C-section would have averted cerebral palsy nets $58 M verdict [Thomas Scheffey, Connecticut Law Tribune]
  • Carter Wood, key business-policy blogger, departs NAM for Business Roundtable;
  • Tenderer tort-law treatment for trespassers, courtesy 3rd Restatement? [David Freddoso/Examiner, Richard Cupp via TortsProf]
  • Non-shockingly, some litigation defense lawyers aren’t enthusiastic about lawsuit reform [Texas Lawyer]
  • “Attorney charged with stealing clerk’s textbook from courtroom” [Baltimore Sun]
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    John Edwards, victim http://overlawyered.com/2011/03/john-edwards-victim/ http://overlawyered.com/2011/03/john-edwards-victim/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:18:02 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=21846 Even the disgraced White House hopeful deserves better than to be tripped up by slippery and undefined campaign-finance laws, argues Mickey Kaus (at the Daily Caller, new home of Kausfiles). Tweet Tags: campaign regulation, John Edwards

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    Even the disgraced White House hopeful deserves better than to be tripped up by slippery and undefined campaign-finance laws, argues Mickey Kaus (at the Daily Caller, new home of Kausfiles).

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