Lawyers intimidating judges

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But as Anne Neal reports, we both did get reprimanded by our respective boards of trustees for speech crimes, Forbes for criticizing Princeton's hiring of Peter Singer while he was serving on the board there.

She also reports that University of California Regent John Moores got in trouble for asking scandalous questions about whether UC was violating state law in its admissions practices.

And there are some topics, such as the OLC torture memos, that always seem to bring out hostility on both sides.

But it's interesting — and to me, troubling — how the nomination, like the '08 election, is bringing so much of that to the surface so quickly so often.

If you have recommendations, positive, negative, or (especially) comparative, please post them, or e-mail me at volokh at edu. Reading the VC comment threads post-Sotomayor, it's interesting how many of them are quickly descending into name-calling and over-the-top accusations from both sides.

Granted, there is always a part of that with open blog comments: Some folks post Internet comments to enilghten, others to vent.

One of the most notorious examples is the 1981 Poletown case, where the City of Detroit used eminent domain to expel some 4000 people from their homes so that the land could be transferred to General Motors. City of New London is another example, since those condemnations were in large part instigated by the powerful Pfizer Corporation, which expected to derive profit from them.One of my longstanding peeves is that property rights and economic regulation cases are often depicted as pitting "pro-business" interests against an "anti-business" or pro-consumer camp.Rarely does this frame accurately reflect the real issues at stake.I really don't understand what's the pleasure of regularly following blogs from the other side of political spectrum.Go read Daily Komunist, please Unfortunately for me and fortunately for him, it is not the size of our bank accounts.This was once an enjoyable conservative/libertarian blog.

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