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Around the web, September 29

  • MI's Marie Gryphon: Congress shouldn't force citizens to fly blind. [Wash. Examiner]
  • Supreme Court cert grant in Astra v. County of Santa Clara, on whether there's a private right of (class) action over pharmaceutical prices agreed to by HHS. [Santa Clara v. Astra (9th Cir.)]
  • Paycheck Fairness Act criticism roundup. [Overlawyered]
  • Are plaintiffs or defendants worse actors when it comes to confidentiality of documents? [Drug and Device Law]
  • Which CFPB will we get? [Wright]
  • On remand in Rodriguez v. West Publishing Co.,, Judge Manny Real reduces proposed attorneys' fees from $12M to $500,000. [ABA J]
  • "Lawyer Bluster on Display in Oil Spill Litigation" [WSJ Law Blog]
  • Ninth Circuit lawlessly stays an execution planned for a Death Row inmate, Albert Greenwood Brown, who raped and murdered 15-year-old Susan Jordan in 1980, two lifetimes ago for the victim. The grounds: questions over the constitutionality of lethal injection, concerns that the Supreme Court resolved in 2008. Judges can do this because Congress has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to impeach such judges. [SF Chronicle]
  • Lost in the fuss over Stephen Colbert's testimony: Christopher Coates, a former ACLU attorney who joined DOJ in the Clinton years, testified about racial bias in Obama's Civil Rights Division. [Politico; Bader]

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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