One of the unusual things about being an expat for a prolonged period of time is watching US news from the outside. Even though I have access to any number of American news outlets, being in a place where I am not surrounded by people who all share the same obsession with the 2012 Presidential

 It’s no secret that plaintiffs often choose cases, not so much because of the merits of the rulings, but because of the outrage they can generate. (Indeed, some plaintiffs’ counsel openly discuss how they picture either how a particular cross-examination or closing argument will sound.)

As it turns out, a nine-year old lecture by Cass