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Medical roundup

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:58:31 +0000

Outcry among British doctors after trainee pediatrician convicted of negligent homicide in death of patient following systemic errors at understaffed hospital [Telegraph, Saurabh Jha, Medscape, General Medical Council] “There’s no particular reason to think that smokers will be happier with denatured tobacco than drinkers have been with weak beer.” [J.D. Tuccille on FDA plans to […]

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New Jersey high court: uninjured complainants can’t enforce consumer law

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:05:47 +0000

An unusually strong New Jersey law, the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Notice and Warranty Act (“TCCWNA”), “prohibits consumer documents from containing provisions that violate clearly established rights or responsibilities,” whether or not the business that distributed the document then acts on the provision. Businesses that imprudently employ standard-form contracts available from office-supply stores, for example, may violate […]

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A headline we couldn’t resist clicking

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:54:21 +0000

“Association for Honest Attorneys loses its tax-exempt status after founder can’t find a lawyer” [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal] Tags: lawyers

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“Congress whiffs on curbing civil forfeiture”

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:56:37 +0000

“When Congress passed that big spending plan, an anticipated reform to civil forfeiture had been curiously abandoned. Darpana Sheth of the Institute for Justice comments” in this Cato Daily Podcast with Caleb Brown. On the other hand, there’s this from the state level: “Wisconsin joins Minnesota in signing law saying authorities now have to convict […]

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“The Politicization of the MCAT”

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:59:48 +0000

Should gatekeepers to the medical profession test prospective doctors on their adherence to tenets of social justice? [Devorah Goldman, Weekly Standard] Tags: colleges and universities, medical

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First Amendment roundup

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:05:26 +0000

Dangerous and misguided: Michigan pursues prosecution on charges of jury tampering of man who handed out “jury nullification” pamphlets on public sidewalk outside courthouse [Jay Schweikert, Cato; Jacob Sullum, earlier here, here, etc.] “‘Worst of Both Worlds’ FOSTA Signed Into Law, Completing Section 230’s Evisceration” [Eric Goldman] Among first casualties: Craigslist personals [Merrit Kennedy/NPR, Elizabeth […]

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Advance toward one-stop federal permitting

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:05:14 +0000

One-stop permitting, an idea with a considerable track record of success at the state level, may finally be coming to the federal government. “The agencies will work to develop a single environmental Impact Statement and sign a single record of decision and the lead agency will seek written agreement from other agencies at key points. […]

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April 19 roundup

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:01:53 +0000

“Crash survivor sues publisher, claims he was exploited by book’s false claim of visit to heaven” [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal on William Alexander “Alex” Malarkey claim against Tyndale House Publishers] More: Lowering the Bar; Attorney-client privilege and the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: my Saturday chat with Yuripzy Morgan of Baltimore’s WBAL radio […]

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“Checkpoint America”

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:05:55 +0000

“For over 60 years, the executive branch has, through regulatory fiat, imposed a ‘border zone’ that extends as much as 100 miles into the United States.” Within this zone, the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service can set up fixed or mobile checkpoints that require travelers, whether foreign- or native-born, to […]

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Boulder joins suits demanding climate damages from energy companies

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:52:14 +0000

The litigation campaign had previously recruited several California cities and New York City, and now three local governments in Colorado, the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and San Miguel County, are joining in demanding recoupment of moneys spent because of climate change. I’m quoted in Michael Sandoval’s account in Western Wire: Walter Olson, a Senior […]

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