This is a blog with opinions.
Edited by Mark M. Leitner
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Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court extended for an additional two years its pilot program involving dedicated trial court judicial dockets for large claim business and commercial cases.
There is one foolproof way to anger the Seventh Circuit: mess up the jurisdictional statement that is required in all parties’ appellate briefs.
Not long after we hit the “publish” button on our article The Myths Of Arbitration, we discovered that two federal judges had thoughtfully provided even more evidence that businesses should not reflexively insert arbitration clauses in their standard-form agreements.
Congressman Justin Amash – the former Republican who broke with the party over his quaint insistence on following the rule of law to the detriment of his support for President Trump – posted an outstanding Twitter thread last week.
Why does the Supreme Court think arbitration is so great? From our perspective, the Court’s repeated praise for the comparative virtues of arbitration as an alternative to litigation can only be explained by the likelihood that the justices have never been sullied by exposure to any actual arbitration proceeding. Maybe we need a justice or two who has faced dispute resolution in a public forum but also private arbitration.
I have opinions.
Lots of opinions, about lots of subjects. This blog is where I’m going to publish those opinions, at least the ones that relate to law in some way, and I hope it will be where you respond to those opinions.