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Around the web, September 25

  • For next New York chief judge, Judith Kaye's shoes will be hard to fill [Albany Times-Union via Bashman]
  • Flawed article asserting contributor influence on Louisiana Supreme Court mushrooms into huge embarrassment for Tulane Law Review [Eugene Volokh, Obbie/LawBeat]
  • Local Chamber president predicts that if asbestos-suit influx continues, "Delaware incorporation will soon come to be viewed as a liability and not an asset." [(Chamber-backed) Madison St. Clair Record]
  • Extraterritoriality in one city: Bloomberg claims victory as final settlement wraps up NYC's legal campaign to bully and arm-twist out-of-state gun dealers [NYLJ]
  • Extraterritoriality in one country: Potential diplomatic strains with Beijing over private lawsuit in L.A. claiming that Bank of China allowed money transfers by Mideast terror groups [American Lawyer, Economic Observer Online, China Daily, Times of India]
  • Yet more costs of extraterritoriality: to further San Francisco suit against Chevron over claimed human rights breaches in Nigeria, plaintiffs want visas granted to Nigerian witnesses whom State Department deems an overstay risk [NLJ; more background on extraterritoriality and Alien Tort Statute here]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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