Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Some Courts Are Still Afraid of the Internet

 Michael Stephan  Electronic filing of court documents has become a relatively common practice in this country.  Nearly all jurisdictions allow electronic filing in some manner, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure expressly permit electronic filing.  The benefits of filing documents electronically rather than physically are clear: it’s typically cheaper, faster, and easier. Nevertheless, some courts…

Borrowing our way to the American Dream

Yevgeny Shrago  The New York Times noted recently that financial regulation in the mortgage market has made for some strange bedfellows: advocacy groups like the NAACP and industry groups like the American Banker’s Association have joined together to oppose more stringent regulations. While the banker groups worry about shrinking profit margins and lower salaries, advocacy groups worry…

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