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Questions of jurisdiction often arise in lawsuits - in which court, federal or state, should or could a plaintiff file a lawsuit? The case described below is an elucidation of this issue: This article was on Bloomberg.com: Lord Abbett & Co, the mutual fund company, filed a securities fraud lawsuit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Choate is not a Word
Fiber Quality: 100% cotton sheets are by far the most popular and widely used type of sheets. (We do also like silk, cotton/silk, modal and linen; but we’re going to focus on 100% cotton.) There is a huge variety in the quality of 100% cotton sheets. The highest quality cotton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Luxury Cotton Sheets
Was it a bitter twist of irony that the Justice whose confirmation Senator Barak Obama voted against in 2005 saved his Health Care Act? Chief Justice John Roberts, whilst finding that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, nonetheless upheld the law saying that the law was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
The Supreme Court handed down its decision on SB 1070 [the Arizona immigration case]. The Court upheld the provision allowing state law enforcement to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if they have reason to suspect the person might be in the country illegally. The Court... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
Another zinger from Krugman in today's NY Times. It's not the fault of the Greeks, it's the euro's fault! Blame the investors who in their belief that they were lending to a sovereign nation thought they had a right to repayment! Imagine the gall! According to Krugman, Greek productivity is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
I never imagined I would be taking musical cues from Paul Krugman but hey, stranger things have happened [or so I tell myself]: Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
Following oral arguments in the Supreme Court re: The Affordable Care Act, President Obama publicly reminded the justices that they're "an unelected group of people" and warned them not to take the "unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
I suppose this post is a bit after the fact but I was reminded of this after reading a recent interview with Barney Frank in the latest issue of New York magazine where he stated that the one parliamentary procedure he would change is the filibuster. In May of 2011,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
The endlessly entertaining PM's questions. Ed Miliband, the opposition leader waxes indignant for the first 14 minutes or so over the "double dip" contraction and the culture minister Jeremy Hunt's wraparound with News Corp. The balance is fairly dry. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
The Op-Ed page of the New York Times from April 23, 2012 featured an editorial by Peter J. Spiro, a law professor at Temple University entitled -"Let Arizona's Law Stand". The title itself is a misnomer- the author in no uncertain terms believes it [and its ilk] to be terrible... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Choate is not a Word
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