Prof. Tom Lin says the Biden Administration’s plans to ease supply chain issues will provide short-term relief, but that real solutions call for bold action and will take time. Read more at Forbes.
Is Big Tech a modern-day East India Company? Prof. Funmi Arewa says the parallels are striking, but there is a way to prevent the digital colonization of Africa. Read more at IT PRO.
Prof. Amy Sinden takes on the claim that cost-benefit analysis is the only “rational” approach to environmental regulation, pointing instead to tools that might offer “seeds of hope” for the road ahead. Read more at Yale Journal on Regulation.
Jurisdictional questions in a lawsuit over USPTO regulations could be decided using a test articulated by Prof. Paul Gugliuzza in his 2019 article, Rising Confusion About “Arising Under” Jurisdiction in Patent Cases. Read more at Patently-O.
Can Big Business end the death penalty? Prof. Tom Lin, who writes about corporate social activism in his forthcoming book, talks about why social justice might make good business sense. Read more at The Independent.
Prof. Kathy Mandelbaum joined Your Life, Your Wealth to talk UTMAs and UTGMs. Listen to it at Cordasco.
A shareholder resolution is putting pressure on Tesla to disclose information about its diversity-related efforts following a $137 million judgment in a racial discrimination claim against the company. Prof. Tom Lin says companies ignore such shareholder concerns at their peril. Read more at Bloomberg Equality.
Associate Dean Jaya Ramji-Nogales shines a light on the Biden administration’s continuation of a Trump-era asylum policy, Title 42, in violation of domestic and international law. Read more at Just Security.
School districts in Lancaster County are wrestling with whether to enforce Gov. Wolf’s mask mandate, and the DA has said she won’t prosecute offenders. Prof. Scott Burris agrees that criminal prosecution isn’t the right approach. Read more at Lancaster Online.
Judge Rodney Gilstrap has heard more patent-infringement suits than any other federal judge over the past decade. He also has more violations of financial disclosure rules. Prof. Paul Gugliuzza has studied his court and offers context here. Read more at Wall Street Journal.