Monday, March 15, 2010

Wang on Insider Trading Damages

Bill Wang has published an article called "Measuring Insider Trading Damages for a Private Plaintiff," 10 U.C. Davis Business L. J. 1 (2009). Bill identifies four measures of damages: "pure" out of pocket; "expedient" out of pocket; recissory; and cover. No single measure is "fair" in all cases, he argues, because of real-world problems in determining what a particular plaintiff would have done absent the fraud.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Leib on Reactions to "Privilege or Punish"

Ethan Leib (along with co-authors Dan Markel and Jennifer Collins) have published a response to three essays reviewing their recently published book, Privilege or Punish? Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties. The three reviews were written by Doug Berman (Ohio State), Naomi Cahn (George Washington), and Gabriel Chin (Arizona). The Leib, et al., response is called (When) Should Family Status Matter in the Criminal Justice System?, 13 New Criminal Law Review (2010). Here is the link to the entire symposium, which is in the Criminal Law Review:

Lee on Special Populations in California Prisons

Eumi Lee has published an article called An Overview of Special Populations in California Prisons, 7 Hastings Race & Poverty L. J. 223 (2010) (symposium on California correctional crisis)(available on HeinOnline). The article (like the panel that generated it) is limited to three groups: transgender, immigrant, and women prisoners. The article concludes that, with the state facing such severe budget and inmate population problems in general, the treatment of these special populations must continue to be monitored.

Lee on the Many Barriers to Reentry in California

Eumi Lee has published an article titled, The Centerpiece to Real Reform? Political, Legal, and Social Barriers to Reentry in California, 7 Hastings Race & Poverty L. J. 243 (2010) (symposium on California correctional crisis)(available on HeinOnline). The article concludes that the reentry programs established by AB 900 have not become the "Centerpiece of Real Reform" they were promised to be. Without the implementation of community-based reentry programs and the reform of state and federal laws that impose many collateral consequences on parolees, "the self-reinforcing cycle of incarceration, parole, and recidivism will continue unabated."