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Around the web, May 21

  • President Obama issues policy memo on preemption, tilts toward allowing more scope for state-law litigation [UPI]
  • Syracuse prof Mark Obbie discontinuing his blog on legal journalism, though a successor might choose to resume it [LawBeat, Ambrogi]
  • Widest filament dept.: "The most conservative law faculties" [Bainbridge]
  • Fine print from Washington pushes bigger government: "If state cuts too deep, it loses stimulus funds" [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Are state auto dealership tenure laws vulnerable to a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge? [Magliocca, ConcurOp]
  • Dueling headlines: did chemical-company defendants win or lose a big Modesto groundwater contamination case? [Cal Biz Lit]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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