Happy Monday! Though the government employees are lucky enough to have the day off, I suspect most of the rest of those in the legal field are slogging away today. To that end, here are a few law links to start your work week:
- I thought there’d be more outrage at the Semsker decision from the personal injury blogosphere, but it’s been pretty quiet. I did find a couple of bloggers holding forth about the Court of Appeals’ decision not to upset the cap on non-economic damages. Ron Miller says the ruling will lead to more malpractice trials. And in a weirdly third-person blog entry, the Semskers’ lawyer, Patrick Malone, says the caps “impose a tax on the most severely injured victims of provable malpractice.”
- Peter Hermann writes about Glenn Footman, badly injured in a presumed hate-crime shooting last year. Footman died of his injuries months after the shooting, but before the criminal injuries compensation board got around to making an award, and now his long-term partner can’t collect anything. HT: Baltimore Crime.
- Concurring Opinions asks whether punishments should be harsher for people who perpetrate fake charity scams than for those who perpetrate get-rich-quick scams.
- Ooh, a Supreme Court fantasy league! Thanks to Constitutional Law Prof Blog for the link.
- Being a young lawyer stinks these days. So says the NYT. (HT: How Appealing.)