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Around the web, December 13

  • Fifth Circuit overturns "federal program bribery" convictions of Paul Minor, Wes Teel and John Whitfield in Mississippi, leaves intact other convictions [Overlawyered and links there]
  • "The Harvard Law School Guide to Conservative/Libertarian Public Interest Law" [Somin/Volokh]
  • "Lawrence W. Schonbrun: Class-action lawyers picking their clients' pockets" [Buffalo News]
  • "Michigan man's 24th lawsuit threatens family business" and other new stories posted to Chamber site Faces of Lawsuit Abuse;
  • Consol Energy slates major coal-mining layoffs in West Virginia, cites lawsuits among reasons [Carter at ShopFloor]
  • Why not just abolish Institutional Review Boards' (IRBs') oversight of behavioral, legal and sociological (as distinct from medical) research? [Adam Benforado, Concurring Opinions; earlier coverage of IRBs here, here, and, on medical review, here and here]
  • Bonus: the essay question from Prof. Eugene Volokh's latest torts exam.



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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