Innovation Squelching That You Can Support

Trial LawyersStuart Taylor, Jr. has an interesting essay in the March American Spectator analyzing the rules of both federal and state courts that permit frivolous lawsuits to move forward by delegating to private individuals the governmental power to issue summons. As Taylor notes, “Anyone can, with little more than a court filing fee, require anyone else to respond to any charges—no matter how far-fetched—without even having a judge read them, let alone find them to be legitimate and in good faith.”

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Class Actions, Diversity, Federalism, the Administrative State: Let’s Rethink Everything

Today (Monday), the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles,  its very first decision on the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Beyond the intrinsic importance of the case, some amicus submissions suggest, or perhaps better partake of, a profound reorientation of conservative legal thought.

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