William Birdthistle's Posts

Janus v. FDT (June 13, 2011)

This morning, in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court ruled that an investment advisor cannot be... (Category: Corporate Law)

Getting Out of Libya (April 01, 2011)

The glister must surely be flaking off Qaddafi’s garish dictatorship if his most senior co-conspirators are defecting now. Bolting today,... (Category: )

Libya: Brega on the Border (March 31, 2011)

How curious that news being tweeted from reporters and rebels in Libya –- overwhelmingly hostile to Qaddafi’s regime –- still... (Category: )

Libya: Oil & Powder (March 29, 2011)

Amidst the recent flood of reports of revolution from alien datelines across North Africa, news of gunfighting at the airstrip... (Category: )

From Ireland to Libya. (March 28, 2011)

When you grow up in a village of a few hundred expatriate families at the edge of the Sahara, you... (Category: )

The Supreme Court's Fundamental Discomfort (December 15, 2010)

Last week’s oral argument at the Supreme Court in Janus v. FDT offered few doctrinal surprises but one unsettling institutional... (Category: Corporate Law)

Janus v. First Derivative Traders: An End to Securities Class-Action Lawsuits? (November 30, 2010)

One week from today, the Supreme Court will take another dip in the parlous waters of securities class actions when... (Category: Corporate Law)

Reactions, Victories & Predictions: Jones v. Harris (April 01, 2010)

For such a short and unanimous opinion, Jones v. Harris has proven to be remarkably resistant to categorization. Depending whom... (Category: )

Keeping up with Jones. (March 30, 2010)

The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Jones v. Harris this morning is surprising in a number of respects. Not only... (Category: Corporate Law)

Jones v. Harris decided -- unanimously. (March 30, 2010)

A unanimous Supreme Court handed down its decision in Jones v. Harris this morning, reversing Chief Judge Easterbrook's notable Seventh... (Category: )

Jones v. Harris in person (November 08, 2009)

For a final post on Jones v. Harris (not in conjunction with last week's Forum but with my guest visit,... (Category: Corporate Law)

Judicial, Legislative, and Executive Responses to Jones v. Harris (November 05, 2009)

With Jones v. Harris now submitted to the justices for their consideration, academics can fill the next few months of... (Category: Masters: Jones v. Harris)

Jones v. Harris: Early Reaction to Today's Argument (November 02, 2009)

Have investment advisers chosen a strategic withdrawal to the relative safety of trial courts, where they have never lost a... (Category: Masters: Jones v. Harris)

Morningstar Preview: Coates & Birdthistle (October 30, 2009)

Morningstar has just posted a collection of pieces previewing Jones v. Harris, including this video of a conversation (or perhaps... (Category: Corporate Law)

Previews of the Case (October 30, 2009)

As another source of background for the upcoming Masters Forum on Jones v. Harris, here is an article about the... (Category: Corporate Law)

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