David Segal begins his extended New York Times story on the SEC’s suit against Sam and Charles Wyly with several paragraphs denigrating the manner in which Sam Wyly laughs. I realize it’s a feature story and cannot be expected to employ the formulaic opening of who did what, where, when, why, and how. But that is all the more reason the author should exercise his intelligence to begin with the essence of the matter.
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The National Law Journal has an oped on the Rubashkin case : "Justice Denied," by Robert Steinbuch and Brett Tolman. According to the bio-line: "Robert Steinbuch is a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Brett Tolman, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Utah, is now in private practice in Utah at Ray Quinney & Nebeker. Tolman has worked on the Rubashkin case." So, this is hardly a neutral point of view.