Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

Sovereign Immunity Case Raises Question of Courts Lawyering for Parties

Michael Stephan Last Thursday, the Ninth Circuit decided Tobar v. United States, a case dealing with sovereign immunity in the admiralty law context.  At first glance, Tobar appears to be a relatively straightforward decision about whether the United States has waived sovereign immunity from a suit brought by Ecuadorian fishermen who had their boat temporarily seized by the…

Chris Christie Lambasts the State’s Judiciary

Smita Ghosh  “If that’s the kind of New Jersey you want to live in, that’s find by me,” Chris Christie noted threateningly at a Town Hall meeting in Hamilton Township.  Chris Christie wasn’t talking about Snooki’s Jersey Shore, or reported bed bug sightings in Hackensack and Paramus.  In fact, Christie was referring to the state-wide effects of Judge Barry Albin, who…

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