by Jim Thompson
Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, member of the ACS Board of Advisors, and former member of the ACS Board of Directors, was honored by Texas Lawyer with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Texas legal community.
In The Huffington Post, Geoffrey Stone, former ACS Board chair, current co-chair of the Chicago Lawyer Chapter Advisory Board, and a co-faculty advisor for the University of Chicago Law School Student Chapter, discusses the importance of academic freedom.
Sarah N. Lynch at Reuters reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed a Republican challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “pay-to-play” rule, arguing that they missed a key 60-day deadline to challenge the law when it first went into effect in 2010.
In The Washington Post, Terrence McCoy explains how unregulated structured settlement agreements allow companies to profit off of the poor and disabled. The practice is commonly aimed at poor, black Baltimoreans who have suffered from lead poisoning and are cognitively disabled, he reports.