- The problem of overcriminalization in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: does the UK handle bribery cases better? [Economist; Reuters]
- More on Oasis patent troll case. [Frankel; earlier]
- The two "kindergarten"-snark judges are each spanked. [Texas Lawyer; Delaware Online; earlier]
- Reason settles several meritless libel lawsuits brought against it for $0 after much procedural wrangling, but is still on the hook for the cost of defending itself, demonstrating the need for national anti-SLAPP law. [Sullum; Techdirt; Public Citizen; Public Citizen; Volokh; Bennett]
- Parent threatened by government for allowing child to ride bicycle to school. [BikeWalk Tennessee via Alkon]
- The need for better teacher evaluation metrics. [Washington Examiner]
- What media bias? A telling slur on libertarianism by Adam Gopnik of the New York Times. [Boaz]
- Ford ad slams competitors for their role in taking bailout money. [USNWR]
Around the web, September 20
- Bond v. U.S.
- A Poster Child for Overcriminalization: The History of the Lacey Act
- Opposing FCPA Overcriminalization
- The Detrimental Effects of Extreme Deterrence
- On the Supreme Court cert docket (II): Limelight v. Akamai
- Is Volcker the New FCPA?
- TLI Update: Supreme Court To Hear Patent Troll Cases
- 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
- TLI Update: FTC To Launch Patent Troll Inquiry
- 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