Overlawyered » on other blogs http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:35:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The difference economists have made http://overlawyered.com/2014/10/difference-economists-made/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/10/difference-economists-made/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:58:22 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48709 Tyler Cowen and Arnold Kling salute the new Robert Litan book Trillion Dollar Economists, on how economists and their ideas have contributed to the world in practical ways ranging from auction design and financial innovation to telecommunications and prediction markets. Tweet Tags: on other blogs

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Tyler Cowen and Arnold Kling salute the new Robert Litan book Trillion Dollar Economists, on how economists and their ideas have contributed to the world in practical ways ranging from auction design and financial innovation to telecommunications and prediction markets.

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“The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance” http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/emergency-sasquatch-ordinance/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/emergency-sasquatch-ordinance/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:34:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=42891 Kevin from Lowering the Bar has a new book out on odd laws (more on how to buy it). Tweet Tags: humor, on other blogs

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Kevin from Lowering the Bar has a new book out on odd laws (more on how to buy it).

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April 11 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2013/04/april-7-roundup-3/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/04/april-7-roundup-3/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:06:29 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=35534 More on Maryland cyber-bullying law vs. First Amendment [Mike Masnick/TechDirt, and thanks for quote; earlier here, here] Family of Trayvon Martin settles with homeowners’ association for an amount believed north of $1 million [Orlando Sentinel, earlier] Best of the recent crop of commentaries on violent political terrorists of 1960s landing plum academic gigs [Michael Moynihan, […]

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  • More on Maryland cyber-bullying law vs. First Amendment [Mike Masnick/TechDirt, and thanks for quote; earlier here, here]
  • Family of Trayvon Martin settles with homeowners’ association for an amount believed north of $1 million [Orlando Sentinel, earlier]
  • Best of the recent crop of commentaries on violent political terrorists of 1960s landing plum academic gigs [Michael Moynihan, Daily Beast, earlier]
  • First the New Mexico photographer case, now attorney general of Washington sues florist for not serving gay wedding [Seattle Times; earlier on Elane Photography v. Willock]
  • “‘Vexatious litigator’ is suspect in courthouse bomb threats in five states” [ABA Journal]
  • Cannon, meet moth: Ken instructs a guy at WorldNetDaily why hurt feelings don’t equal fascism [Popehat] “The Trick In Dealing With Government: Find The Grown-Up In The Room” [same]
  • A true gentleman and friend: R.I.P. veteran New York editor and publisher Truman Talley, “Mac,” who published many a standard author from Ian Fleming to Jack Kerouac to Rachel Carson to Isaac Asimov and late in his illustrious career took a flyer on a complete novice in the books that became The Litigation Explosion and The Rule of Lawyers [NYT/Legacy]
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    Two makes a trend: Reddit “Ask Me Anythings” http://overlawyered.com/2013/03/two-makes-trend-reddit-ask-me-anythings/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/03/two-makes-trend-reddit-ask-me-anythings/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:39:44 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=37017 Two personalities often linked in this space, Prof. Richard Epstein and Popehat’s Ken White, were both on Reddit yesterday doing an interactive feature called “Ask Me Anything.” Epstein’s is here, and White’s is here. More: Epstein in response to a question on originalism: “The style of interpretation used by the founders was much more sophisticated […]

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    Two personalities often linked in this space, Prof. Richard Epstein and Popehat’s Ken White, were both on Reddit yesterday doing an interactive feature called “Ask Me Anything.” Epstein’s is here, and White’s is here.

    More: Epstein in response to a question on originalism: “The style of interpretation used by the founders was much more sophisticated than the attention to text. Implied limitations on government, as through the police power, were part of the picture, as were implied protections of the government, as with sovereign immunity. My new book out later this year, The Classical Liberal Constitution, addresses these issues.”

    In response to a question about his rule-utilitarian rationale for libertarian principles: “My view is that the deontological explanations tend to fail because they cannot account for such common practices at Intellectual Property, taxation or eminent domain. The theory has no way to deal with forced exchanges, which is what taxation and eminent domain are about.”

    On libertarianism and pollution: “externality control is an essential party of the overall libertarian theory, and that means control of nuisances. … It is a case where it is easier to mischaracterize a system than to understand it. Nuisance law has many distinctive remedial features and at times requires collective enforcement of the basic norm against invasion. But there is nothing about the theory which says that the way to make people happy and prosperous is to choke them.”

    Also: why the movie Body Heat got the Rule Against Perpetuities wrong, and why he’s not a fan of the German way to organize legal academia.

    And Ken White answers questions about when to talk to the police; pro bono cases he’s proud of having helped on; what to say to someone who wound up going to law school in part because of his blog; how having his identity “outed” affected his law practice; and three kinds of crazy case that result in Popehat posts.

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    Judge (and bloggers) want answers about copyright mill http://overlawyered.com/2013/03/judge-and-bloggers-want-answers-copyright-mill/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/03/judge-and-bloggers-want-answers-copyright-mill/#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2013 23:23:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=36766 Ken at Popehat and Mike Masnick at TechDirt are on the case of Prenda Law, which is in the business of monetizing low-value copyrights to adult entertainment properties. The story, which recently resulted in the filing of defamation suits against Prenda critics, is highly convoluted, so I recommend scrolling down to earlier posts in the […]

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    Ken at Popehat and Mike Masnick at TechDirt are on the case of Prenda Law, which is in the business of monetizing low-value copyrights to adult entertainment properties. The story, which recently resulted in the filing of defamation suits against Prenda critics, is highly convoluted, so I recommend scrolling down to earlier posts in the series (such as this one by Ken).

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    Torts roundup http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/torts-roundup-7/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/torts-roundup-7/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 04:06:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=35455 “City to pay $22.5 million to bipolar woman released in high-crime area” [Chicago Sun-Times, Greenfield] On Medicaid settlement clawback evasion, Obama acts in line with wishes of both plaintiff’s and defense sides, though against interests of federal Treasury [Ted Frank] Michael Greve on Delia v. EMA, the Medicaid recoupment case before SCOTUS [Law and Liberty] […]

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  • “City to pay $22.5 million to bipolar woman released in high-crime area” [Chicago Sun-Times, Greenfield]
  • On Medicaid settlement clawback evasion, Obama acts in line with wishes of both plaintiff’s and defense sides, though against interests of federal Treasury [Ted Frank] Michael Greve on Delia v. EMA, the Medicaid recoupment case before SCOTUS [Law and Liberty]
  • From Sasha Volokh, a Glee-ful Torts exam [Volokh]
  • Congrats to Abnormal Use, repeat winner in Torts category of ABA Journal Blawg 100;
  • UK: personal injury firms say they’ll need to lay off workers if government carries through on reform of civil suits [Law Gazette]
  • “How the First Amendment affects tort law” [Beck, Drug and Device Law]
  • Bummer: after involuntary pot brownie incident, lawsuit names club where incident took place [NJLRA]
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    October 8 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/october-11-roundup-3/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/october-11-roundup-3/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:05:48 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33290 Karma in Carmichael: serial Sacramento-area filer of ADA suits Scott Johnson, often chronicled in this space, hit by sex-harass suit by four former female employees, with avert-your-eyes details [Sac Bee; News10, autoplays] One of Johnson’s suits, over a counter that was too high, recently helped close Ford’s Real Hamburgers, a 50-year-old establishment. [KTXL/The Blaze] Fifth […]

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  • Karma in Carmichael: serial Sacramento-area filer of ADA suits Scott Johnson, often chronicled in this space, hit by sex-harass suit by four former female employees, with avert-your-eyes details [Sac Bee; News10, autoplays] One of Johnson’s suits, over a counter that was too high, recently helped close Ford’s Real Hamburgers, a 50-year-old establishment. [KTXL/The Blaze]
  • Fifth Circuit reverses decision holding Feds liable for Katrina flood damages [Reuters]
  • “Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril”: SCOTUS takes up first-sale doctrine in copyright law [Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch on Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons]
  • Rubber room redux: “New York Teacher Live-Streams $75,000 Do-Nothing Job” [Lachlan Markay, Heritage] Teacher charged with hiring hitman to kill colleague should have been fired decade ago [Mike Riggs]
  • “George Zimmerman sues NBC for editing 911 audio to make him sound racist” [Jim Treacher, Daily Caller]
  • Prof. Mark J. Perry has moved his indispensable Carpe Diem economics/policy blog in-house to AEI;
  • New York will require newly licensed lawyers to do pro bono [WSJ, Scott Greenfield, Legal Ethics Forum]
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    Deadline for ABA best-blog nominations is tomorrow http://overlawyered.com/2012/09/deadline-aba-best-blog-nominations-tomorrow/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/09/deadline-aba-best-blog-nominations-tomorrow/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:31:11 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=32574 If you don’t feel you can nominate Overlawyered in good conscience, Lowering the Bar would make a good blog to nominate. Tweet Tags: on other blogs

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    If you don’t feel you can nominate Overlawyered in good conscience, Lowering the Bar would make a good blog to nominate.

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    Labor and employment roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/07/labor-employment-roundup-ii/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/07/labor-employment-roundup-ii/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:04:28 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=31381 Why is the U.S. Department of Labor funding Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), a group that stages protests in front of restaurants and has “harassed” patrons? Rep. Darrell Issa wants to know [Chamber-backed Legal NewsLine, Daily Caller] Connecticut public workers who wrongly took food stamps get their jobs back, and no, you can’t read the […]

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  • Why is the U.S. Department of Labor funding Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), a group that stages protests in front of restaurants and has “harassed” patrons? Rep. Darrell Issa wants to know [Chamber-backed Legal NewsLine, Daily Caller]
  • Connecticut public workers who wrongly took food stamps get their jobs back, and no, you can’t read the arbitration decisions [Raising Hale]
  • Michael Fox’s pioneering employment law blog turns 10;
  • “Why Defending Employment Lawsuits Can Be So Expensive” [Daniel Schwartz]
  • What lawprofs are up to: proposal to gut the employee-misconduct defense [Pandya, Workplace Prof]
  • Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute explains why he sees no contradiction in opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA] while supporting gay marriage. Related: Jacob Sullum;
  • Hyper-regulation of employment in Italy cries out for reform [John Cochrane, Tom Smith, one deterrent]
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    “Factual Free-Market Fairness” http://overlawyered.com/2012/06/factual-free-market-fairness/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/06/factual-free-market-fairness/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:36:30 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=30628 The widely discussed blog post by Deirdre McCloskey is at Bleeding Heart Libertarians. Tweet Tags: on other blogs

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    The widely discussed blog post by Deirdre McCloskey is at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

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