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A compilation of news stories about the Mason Law community


A snapshot of selected DECEMBER 2013 news and activities:

IN THE HEADLINES

Forbes
In an op-ed appearing in Forbes, Professor Michael Krauss discusses a California Circuit Court ruling holding that three paint companies owed over $1 billion to ten California counties to enable them to implement a public policy for removal of lead-based paint in old homes.
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Tampa Bay Times
As Florida considers a proposed amendment to allow medical use of marijuana, Professor Ilya Somin comments on statements by Florida's attorney general in a brief challenging the proposal in the Florida Supreme Court.
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CQ Roll Call
New patent cases added to the Supreme Court docket at the same time Congress is considering changes have the potential to reshape patent law, Professor Adam Mossoff says in an article in CQ Roll Call.
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University of Chicago Law Review
The late Judge Robert H. Bork was the subject of a University of Chicago Law Review online symposium in which Professor Ilya Somin contributed one of eight essays.
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CNN
Commenting in a CNN article on a recent shift in strategy by Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act, Professor Ilya Somin acknowledges that repeal of the law may not be possible.
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Slate
Recent legal skirmishes in the smartphone war have added fuel to the fire raging in the public policy debates about the patent system, with many claiming that there has been an unprecedented “patent litigation explosion” and that the “patent system is broken,” says Professor Adam Mossoff.
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USA Today
In an opinion column in USA Today, Professor Helen Alvaré argues that the Obama administration says it can ignore religious freedom laws when regulating businesses and their owners because it believes earning money is inconsistent with exercising religion.
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