Busy week means that this will be a brief post.  So I thought I might at least make it entertaining.  Several members of the Cornell Department of Computer Science [http://www.cs.cornell.edu/]  have published a paper in the Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics titled You Had Me at Hello: How

For the last six or seven years, a growing academic literature has put forward the argument that the primary justification for class actions is not to compensate absent class members, but to deter corporate wrongdoing. That justification has formed the basis of a number of arguments, from Professor Fitzpatrick’s proposal that class action attorneys earn

A few years ago, I attended an oral argument with a colleague. (He was there to argue a substantive motion in our case, I was there to take on the class-related issues.) It turned out we were in front of a hot bench that day: the judge clearly had formed several opinions of the case

Last month, I wrote about an old article of Professor Cass Sunstein’s, on Outrage.  In it, I mentioned that he discussed (albeit very briefly) an interesting idea, "rhetorical advantage." So, what does the term actually mean for folks interested in legal strategy?

What makes Professor Sunstein’s usage in Outrage so interesting is