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The Business of Law and the Law of Business


Jeffrey Rosen has a long, interesting piece in the NYT Magazine today, on the efforts of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties to influence the outcome of Supreme Court rulings affecting businesses.  Somehow, without even implying anything improper, corrupt, or even noticeably politicized about the Court’s jurisprudence in recent years, Rosen manages to convey the sense that there is something malodorous about people organizing, focusing their efforts on legal affairs, hiring the best lawyers, developing successful litigation strategies and persuasive arguments, and . . . winning.


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