Always Read the Fine Print

Always Read the Fine Print

  Many of us have heard the adage that “hard cases make bad law,” but a more apt description might be “emergencies create worse law.” In an emergency, we often expect our government to do something to help us. Sometime though that something is worse than the...
The SEC’s Made-up Power to Punish

The SEC’s Made-up Power to Punish

             At some point in every lawyer’s career, they become familiar with, what I call, “hallway law.” This is the set of rules that everyone seems to think apply, but don’t actually have any basis in the law. Hallway law exists merely from inertia, but it can be...