Month: September 2020

  • Changzhou SinoType v. Rockefeller: More Developments

    Readers, there were two new developments in the Changzhou SinoType case yesterday. First, the Chinese government sent a letter to the Department of Justice expressing its objections to the California court’s decision permitting service by postal channels in China in a case where the Hague Service Convention applied. The letter was dated Sunday. I’d like […]

  • Lawyers For Biden Event Moderated By Chuck Kotuby: Check It Out!

    Friend of Letters Blogatory Chuck Kotuby of Jones Day is moderating a great panel at a “Lawyers for Biden” event on October 1. Small world: I too am a “lawyer for Biden!” The panelists are Harold Hongju Koh, John B. Bellinger III, and David Carden. That’s quite a line-up! The topic is “A Virtual Conversation […]

  • Changzhou SinoType v. Rockefeller: Amicus Update

    A group of outstanding scholars filed an amicus brief in support of my petition for cert. in Changzhou SinoType v. Rockefeller Technology. The group includes (in alphabetical order) George Bermann (Columbia), Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana), John Coyle (UNC), Robin Effron (Brooklyn), Maggie Gardner (Cornell), David Stewart (Georgetown), and Louise Ellen Teitz (Roger Williams). Andrew Hessick, Richard […]

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Internationalist

    Lots of the praise for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died this past Friday, is a little bit about the Justice and a bit about the concerns of the writer. Former law clerks who have praised their former boss have reminded everyone of their elite credentials. Advocacy groups have praised Justice Ginsburg for […]

  • I Predict a Donziger Victory

    Victories have been few and far between for Steven Donziger, and (for reasons I’ve given) probably rightly so. But there is one aspect of the civil contempt finding against Donziger that I’ve previously written was probably wrong. Donziger appealed from that aspect of the contempt finding and argued the appeal pro se this week, and […]