November 23 roundup

  • Growth of regulatory state makes lobbying more attractive path than innovation [Morris Panner, WaPo]
  • Long-awaited Norma Zager book flays Erin Brockovich role in Beverly Hills High School controversy [CJAC]
  • Colorado high court: no need to limit medical fee awards to sums plaintiffs actually paid [CCJL, Law Week Colorado]
  • Please, law firm marketers, don’t assume we’re in need of your services [Popehat]
  • Updates on prosecutorial silencing of pain treatment activist Siobhan Reynolds [Sullum, more, yet more, Balko]
  • Comments of NTSB official notwithstanding, riding motorcycle without helmet is no “public health issue” [Boaz, Cato] Watch out for more paternalism premised on government health care expenditures [Coyote]
  • No contracting out? Can California really be this screwed up? [Coyote]
  • Claim: railroad should have warned against walking on the right-of-way [six years ago on Overlawyered]

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