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4 Dec 2014, 6:29 am by Walter Olson
#EricGarner #BlackLivesMatter — Walter Olson (@walterolson) December 3, 2014 modest proposal: when there is a civilian death at the hands of law enforcement, a public defender is named to be the special prosecutor — Chris Tolles (@tolles) December 3, 2014 Maybe we need to stop giving police unions a political veto over police reform ideas [my @CatoInstitute yesterday] http://t.co/jyEcvNbhXx — Walter Olson (@walterolson) December 3, 2014 … [read post]
2 Dec 2014, 2:25 am by Walter Olson
Description: Featuring Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute & Editor, Overlawyered.com (@walterolson); Stacia Cosner, Deputy Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (@TheStacia); Michelle Minton, Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@michelleminton); moderated by Kat Murti, Digital Marketing Manager, Cato Institute (@KatMurti). [read post]
28 Nov 2014, 2:24 am by Walter Olson
Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies, criticized the new rules against cheery Christmas lights, explaining “the CPSC—like other agencies—has an interest in justifying its own existence. [read post]
27 Nov 2014, 4:09 am by Walter Olson
Walter Olson comments on the complications and potential unintended consequences of such a mandate. [read post]
24 Nov 2014, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
Louis County that get in some cases, 40 percent of their municipal revenue in fines and fees, they have chosen a very expensive way of taxing their population, one that creates maximum hassle and maximum hostility,” says Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and publisher of the blog Overlawyered. [read post]
22 Nov 2014, 4:01 pm by Steve Bainbridge
His excellent post begins: To the extent America has made progress in recent years in rolling back the extreme litigiousness of earlier years, one main reason has been the courts’ increased... [[ This is a content summary only. [read post]
21 Nov 2014, 4:47 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Pick a number, any number: $185 million for pregnancy bias — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Employers Must Treat Pregnant Workers Mindfully to Avoid Compliance Challenges — via Smart HR Manager Personal desktop printers: convenience or reasonable accommodation? [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 8:40 am by Steve Bainbridge
Steve Bainbridge has a wish list for reforms to financial and securities law in the new Congress, especially the damaging Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley laws. [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 4:23 am by Jon Hyman
— via Evil Skippy at Work Wage & Hour Morgan & Morgan: For The Overtime — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Motion To Dismiss FLSA Collective Action On Pleadings Fails: An Interesting Tactic — via Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights Eleventh Circuit Upholds District Court’s Rejection of Challenge to Employer Records — via Wage and Hour Law Update Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO — via Suits by Suits … [read post]
4 Nov 2014, 5:28 am by SHG
  Walter Olson at Overlawyered posts about it, offering a far more detailed explanation of why it exists and its critical importance. [read post]
28 Oct 2014, 8:35 am by Walter Olson
Description: Featuring the author Damon Root, Senior Editor, Reason magazine and Reason.com; with comments by Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University, and President & CEO, National Constitution Center; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute, and Director, Cato Center for Constitutional Studies; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. [read post]
23 Oct 2014, 5:53 am by SHG
Walter Olson at Overlawyered exposes the silly side of over-emotionalism in the embrace of comfort animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [read post]
19 Oct 2014, 8:32 pm by David Byron
Walter Olson, Show Me The Way To Frederickstown Sure it was just a verbal flub © 2007-2014 by the authors of Popehat. [read post]
16 Oct 2014, 6:56 am
From Walter Olson's Overlawyered, I learned about this post by Jim Dedman who writes at the blog, Abnormal Use. [read post]
10 Oct 2014, 3:09 am by SHG
  But as Walter Olson notes at Overlawyered, none has been more controversial than gravity knife. [read post]
6 Oct 2014, 6:52 am by Ron Coleman
Now Walter Olson reports that now the RIAA might have to pay attorneys’ fees for going overboard in one of its “sue the phone book” copyright blunderbuss suits. [read post]
6 Oct 2014, 6:52 am by Ron Coleman
Republished by Blog Post PromoterHello, Walter Olson?! [read post]
3 Oct 2014, 8:58 am
Perhaps the most notable thing about Sotomayor’s opinion, however, is that, as Walter Olson puts it, she “gerrymanders the word race itself a way convenient to her purposes, using it to include Hispanics (who, as official forms remind us, ‘can be of any race’), while breathing not one word about Asian-Americans. [read post]
3 Oct 2014, 5:10 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC files first transgender suits against private employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Three more courtroom defeats for EEOC — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Is Your Company’s Dress Code Discriminatory? [read post]