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Daily Archives: August 3, 2013

The Merchants of Wall Street: Banking, Commerce, and Commodities

The Merchants of Wall Street: Banking, Commerce, and Commodities – Saule T. Omarova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, November 24, 2012 Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, 2013 “This article examines the principal legal, policy, and theoretical implications of a transformative – but so far unrecognized – change in the banking… Continue Reading

NYT – Measuring Us Against the World

Measuring Us Against the World – “The United States is one of the richest nations on earth, but on a number of social and economic measures, it is more typical of a developing country. Compared with other advanced nations, it ranks consistently among the worst performers in matters of economic equality and child welfare.”  Related… Continue Reading

Facilitating Better Law Teaching

Facilitating Better Law Teaching, Martin Katz – University of Denver Sturm College of Law – August 2, 2013 Emory Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 823, 2013 U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-37 “This Essay is about solutions – real solutions that law schools can deploy right now to improve the education we provide.… Continue Reading

Commentary – The New Sick-onomy?

The New Sick-onomy? Examining the Entrails of the U.S. Employment Situation – Blog Post by Daniel Alpert, on July 23, 2013 “Over 69 percent of the jobs created in Q2 2013 and over 57 percent of all the jobs created in the first half of 2013 were created in the three lowest wage sub-sectors of… Continue Reading

DOJ Proposes Remedy to Address Apple’s Price Fixing

News release: “The Department of Justice and 33 State Attorneys General today submitted to the court a proposed remedy to address Apple Inc.’s illegal conduct, following the July 10, 2013, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decision finding that Apple conspired to fix the prices of e-books in the United States.  The… Continue Reading

Surveillance Order Reporting Act

CDT: “On the heels of the introduction of the “Surveillance Transparency Act” in the Senate, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives led by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren has just introduced its own bill pressing for more transparency around government demands to Internet and telephone companies about their users data. As with the bill in… Continue Reading

NYT – Sarbanes-Oxley Changed Corporate America – Room for Debate

NYT Op: Room for Debate – with commentary by four contributors. Attorney Michael W. Peregrine states: “… the law has been spectacularly successful. Sarbanes-Oxley has forever changed the landscape of corporate governance. It has increased the accountability expectations we have of directors and officers, and their legal and accounting advisers as well.Sarbanes-Oxley seized the center… Continue Reading