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Around the web, April 4



  • How should courts treat "professional objectors"? [Schonbrun; Karlsgodt]
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court election tomorrow, has become proxy vote on Governor Walker union reforms. [Kaus]
  • Chamber continues to oppose Jack McConnell D.R.I. nomination; Senate Judiciary Committee approves. [ILR]

  • Virginia governor vetoes HB1459, which would have increased medical malpractice damage caps. Unlike most states, Virginia law caps total damages, and the bill increased the caps by 2.5% or less a year for twenty years. [WaPo]
  • Medical malpractice reform dies in New York. [Heritage]
  • Nocera on an odd exercise of prosecutorial discretion. [NYT]
  • US FCPA self-reporting down, while UK passes similar Bribery Act. An economist suggests that legalizing bribery (while continuing to forbid bribe-taking) is optimal way to discourage bribery, so these laws move in the wrong direction. [Corporate Crime Reporter; Levick @ Forbes; Tabarrok]
  • Odd, and likely unconstitutional, Arkansas ban on cyber-bullying passed despite sound opposition from Dan Greenberg. [Volokh]
  • Discredited Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum arrested for stabbing a man. [Raleigh News Observer]

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Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

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