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Around the web, August 1

  • Even as left claims there is no such thing as voter fraud, honest Democratic prosecutors in Mississippi use DNA evidence to convict NAACP official stuffing absentee ballot boxes with dead voters. [Daily Caller; earlier on POL]
  • Montana Supreme Court: aluminum-bat manufacturer on hook for $850,000 for failure to warn—though the injured plaintiff wasn't the person who purchased the bat or would've seen the warning. [Wajert; Fisher @ Forbes; Patch v. Hillerich & Bradsby Co.; earlier on POL]
  • The problem of lack of demand-side regulation: Ribstein on Yockey on the FCPA: "The article paints a classic picture of over-criminalization in action and how a poorly designed and over-enforced law is crippling U.S. firms ability to compete internationally." [Ribstein; SSRN]
  • Related: ILR critical of WaPo denigration of FCPA reform efforts. [WaPo]
  • Government wants Internet providers to spy on your browsing history for them. [Sanchez @ NYPost]
  • Say what you will about Nancy Grace, but she's at least willing to file a Rule 11 motion; efforts in the House to return teeth to Rule 11 are probably doomed, though. [Frankel; OL]
  • Who's suing whom in the mobile phone market, graphically represented. [Lowering the Bar]
  • "Hilton guest makes federal case of 75-cent paper" [SF Chronicle (h/t N.M.); Gawker]
  • September 11 didn't create waves of PTSD; perhaps vindicating my 2008 testimony. [Bader; NYT]
  • Debt-ceiling bill not so much a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich" as a lot of sound and fury over nothing. [Barro; related: de Rugy]

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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