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4 Oct 2010, 10:54 am by Steve Bainbridge
Case in point, from Walter Olson: Surprisingly or otherwise, some big business groups like the Grocery Manufacturers of America have allied with consistent Big Government advocacy groups like the Consumer Federation of America and Center for Science in the Public Interest to push S. 510, the food safety bill pending before the Senate (which might win consideration in the lame-duck session). [read post]
30 Jun 2009, 6:55 am
Walter Olson asks what we’re getting from our medical malpractice system — with “jury trials, contingency fees, lack of loser-pays, extensive lawyer-driven discovery” — that Canada, at 10% of the cost for its medical malpractice system does not. [read post]
11 Feb 2009, 8:36 am
Well, Walter Olson demonstrates that it has led the Consumer Products Safety Commission to advise thrift shops, secondhand stores, and others to throw out books if they were made before 1985, and if the shops cannot pay for ruinously expensive and impractical testing: To take just one example, that of resale, thrift and consignment stores, the CPSC guidance advises that such stores discard, or refuse to accept donations of, a very wide range of children's items unless they are… [read post]
12 Nov 2008, 9:43 am
An interesting op-ed piece by Walter Olson in the LA Times (10/31/2008) ponders possible reasons for the apparentdemise of the reparations movement. [read post]
20 Apr 2007, 1:40 pm
My new column in the Times (U.K.) is on the many costs of HIPAA, the federal law which even now prevents institutions from releasing the Virginia Tech psychopath's health records (privacy rights extend after death) and played a notable role (along with the Buckley Amendment/FERPA) in restricting the chances for relevant actors to compare notes on his symptoms of madness before it was too late (Walter Olson, "Could less rigid privacy laws have prevented the Virginia… [read post]
31 Jan 2017, 12:30 pm by Anthony McCain
Neal Solomon: The Transformation Of The American Patent System Ephrat Livni: Do Cake Designs Count As Intellectual Property Walter Olson: TC Heartland v. [read post]
1 Dec 2006, 1:55 pm
WALTER OLSON: "Tumbleweeds are not yet blowing through Manhattan's vacant streets, but if New York is to hold onto its precarious pre-eminence in global finance, the US will need to get serious about reforming its costly and punitive legal environment for capital issuance. [read post]
22 Apr 2017, 6:56 am by Walter Olson
Profile of veteran class action and mass action lawyer Steve Berman of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro quotes me [Damien Garde, STAT]: “You will search with some difficulty for people who successfully do what he does and do not have a big personality,” said Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. [read post]
18 Aug 2011, 4:20 pm by Orin Kerr
Many friends-of-the-VC will be panelists or moderators, too, including Walter Olson, Ilya Shapiro, Roger Pilon, and John Eastman. [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 3:00 am by James Maxeiner
He sees law schools, as Walter Olson does, as “Schools for Misrule. [read post]
8 Jun 2016, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
Regulations that drive up closing costs make things worse [Naomi Schaefer Riley/New York Post, thanks for quotes] Cato Institute Senior Fellow Walter Olson says that it’s not just the taxes that make some states more expensive than others. [read post]
15 Aug 2011, 9:40 am by Tim Eavenson
There’s a super-sized question floating around L&E blawgs right now, posed by Walter Olson at, that goes something like this: If you could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law, what would it be? [read post]
18 Apr 2018, 2:52 am by Walter Olson
I’m quoted in Michael Sandoval’s account in Western Wire: Walter Olson, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, told Western Wire that besides pushing for settlement, an additional objective is implementing new regulation via the courts, rather than legislation or administrative rulemaking…. [read post]
22 Mar 2011, 4:02 pm by Bill Otis
Kent discussed Walter Olson's book, Schools for Misrule, earlier this week. [read post]
20 May 2011, 11:14 am by Tom Smith
In the Yale Alumni Magazine, as far as I know the only alumni magazine worth reading qua magazine. [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 2:02 pm by Steve Bainbridge
Comments from my Cato Institute colleagues Roger Pilon and Ilya Shapiro, as well as CEI’s Hans Bader. [read post]
26 Sep 2007, 9:15 am
From Walter Olson, over at Overlawyered: Looks as if the legal tactics of one politically ambitious Texas plaintiff's lawyer may have blown up in his face:"Democratic U.S. [read post]
15 Aug 2011, 5:47 am by Daniel Schwartz
In a post Friday, Walter Olson over at Overlaywered posed this question, “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law…”  (His suggestion? [read post]
2 Nov 2011, 5:00 am by Jon Hyman
My manifesto—the Employer’s Bill of Rights—continues to generate links (thanks Kris Dunn and Walter Olson) and comments. [read post]