- Texas asbestos and silicosis reform a success. [LNL; TCJL]
- Elsewhere in Texas, Governor Perry proposes loser pays and making access to justice easier for smaller cases. [TCJL]
- Extensive tort reform in Wisconsin undoes some bad Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions, caps punitive damages. [Sachse]
- Multi-billion dollar judgment in Ecuador in Chevron lawsuit. Chevron has a webpage detailing its response to and summarizing the various collateral litigations, including a Hague international arbitration temporarily prohibiting international enforcement of the judgement.
- "Climate Policy by Judicial Fiat: How Global Warming Lawsuits Subvert the Democratic Process" [Heritage]
- Insider trading and the Sentencing Guidelines. [Ribstein]
- Why is Obama meeting with a group that launders Chinese money? [Carney @ Examiner]
- DOJ/DHS operation shuts down over 83,000 web sites for no reason. [Blackman]
Around the web, February 17
- Bond v. U.S.
- A Poster Child for Overcriminalization: The History of the Lacey Act
- Garlock Ruling a Blow for Double Dippers
- Opposing FCPA Overcriminalization
- The Detrimental Effects of Extreme Deterrence
- SAC Capital's Offense
- Wisconsin Crowdfunding Bill Passes Senate
- Debate Concludes: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Reply: Never underestimate a defense lawyer's imagination
- A Debate: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Follow the debate: Overcriminalization is a problem, but a 'mistake of law defense' is not the right solution
- New Featured Discussion: Reconsidering the 'mistake of law defense' in the battle against overcriminalization
- Teen Sexting, Youthful Mistake or Felony?
- New Podcast: Federal overcriminalization hurts Ohioans
- Illinois, Chicago treats small businesses like they're a problem