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Around the web, April 14

  • New York Times assumes that there must be something criminal about the bad business decisions that led to the financial crisis: "why, in the aftermath of a financial mess that generated hundreds of billions in losses, have no high-profile participants in the disaster been prosecuted?"
  • Does Justice Kagan really think your money belongs to the government? [Bainbridge on Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn]
  • Judge Laurence Silberman speaks out on the mainstream media double standard on Supreme Court ethics. [BLT; Whelan]
  • Canada learning first-hand about the evils of coupon settlements. [Globe and Mail (via @j_leclerc)]
  • Oklahoma court affirms dismissal of suit seeking to blame mobile phone providers for distracted driving. [Jackson]
  • Due process and legal niceties lacking in Dubai, even (and perhaps especially) for tourists. [Daily Mail]
  • Also: Pakistan. [CNN (h/t W.O.)]
  • "What the judge had for breakfast" may be less important than "Has the judge recently eaten lunch?" according to Israeli study. [Discover via Law Blog]
  • Latest "Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month" poll. [Faces of Lawsuit Abuse]
  • BP disaster may be leaving parts of Louisiana richer than before it happened. [WaPo]

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