- Tort reform working in Mississippi. [LNL; Behrens @ Obstetrics & Gynecology]
- Three cheers for the intellectual honesty of Larry Tribe in the debt ceiling debate. [McConnell via Volokh]
- Relatedly, I'd rather have Michael McConnell on the Supreme Court instead of blogging, but Michael McConnell blogging is still worthwhile.
- "Obama Administration Creates New Debts to Pay Off Trial Lawyers Even as it Demands Increase in Debt Ceiling" [Bader]
- FDA proposes regulation of distribution of health information on mobile devices. Meanwhile, House committee looks at the issue of the costs of FDA false negatives. [Reason; earlier on POL]
- The legal cartel skimps on regulating its members, but they push very hard against unlicensed competition. [Fisher @ Forbes; Ribstein; see also Lanctot @ SSRN via Ribstein]
- Skilling's legal team turns out another legal brief that devastates a bad Fifth Circuit opinion. [Kirkendall]
- Jurisdiction-shopping shenanigans. [Beck]
- Remembering Amchem—a decision that demonstrates that the Supreme Court's insistence on adhering to procedural protections in class actions can work in favor of plaintiffs, as well as defendants. [Trask]
- The union guide to intimidation for dummies, exposed. [Wash Times]
- DOJ malpractice in the Fast & Furious scandal. [Weekly Standard]
Around the web, July 27
- Bidding Bye to the Bank
- Suing for Settling
- On the Supreme Court cert docket: Glazer and Butler
- The FDA Strikes Again: Its ban on home testing kits is, as usual, likely to do more harm than good
- SAC Capital's Offense
- Businessweek on class actions
- In the Matter of McCutcheon: The Merits of Campaign-Finance "Aggregation"
- Two podcasts
- No, Virginia, the employment class action is not dead
- "A Facebook Deal That Needs Unfriending"
- Teen Sexting, Youthful Mistake or Felony?
- FACTA shakedown files: Albright v. Bi-State Dev. Agency
- Dry Max Pampers Litigation update
- CAFA violation in Korean Air Passenger settlement
- The cy pres morass and In re BankAmerica Corp. Securities Litigation