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Around the web, June 13

  • More on the overcriminalization issues in the GSK in-house counsel Lauren Stevens criminal case. The FDA Law Blog, in particular, singles out the problem of regulating off-label use through criminal prosecution; Judge Titus took a decidedly different view on the legalities of the practice than the government. [FDA Law blog; Olson @ Cato; Main Justice; law.com; earlier on POL]

  • Engage review of Lester Brickman's must-read Lawyer Barons. [Little via OL]

  • Warms the cockles of my heart: layperson hipster successfully battles hedge-fund conflict of interest in bankruptcy hearing. Bondholders tried to "gerrymander" an impaired class of securities to approve a reorganization plan to freeze them (and other securities holders) out to the benefit of bondholders. [CCAF; WSJ (h/t L.O.); Thoma objection; In re Washington Mutual, Inc., 442 BR 314 (Bankr. D. Del. 2011)]
  • Dallas Fed chair touts role of tort reform in Texas job growth. [CNBC via CJAC]
  • Say what you will about Anthony Weiner for his hypocrisy, at least he's occasionally criticized overcriminalization. [NYDN (2008) via Sailer]
  • New Mexico court issues domestic-violence restraining order against celebrity on behalf of delusional woman who claimed he was harassing her through coded messages on his tv show—part of a long track record of judges in that state issuing inappropriate injunctions. [Bader @ CEI]
  • Wouldn't you know it, all that scapegoating of Goldman Sachs was based on a false premise. Will Senator Levin apologize? [Dealbook/NYT via Ribstein]

  • UK anti-racism advocates dismayed by "compensation culture" gone wild. [Telegraph via @walterolson]

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Rafael Mangual
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Manhattan Institute


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