An appeal under way in state court in Amarillo, Texas poses the provocative question: when do pre-trial surveys of potential members of a jury pool cross the line from permissible investigation to sanctionable efforts to influence community attitudes? According to four lawyers' groups appearing as amici in the case, lawyers across the country should be paying attention to what they consider to be an attack on litigants' right to be heard by a fair and impartial jury.
from Keeping Score:
From courses closing to brands shutting down their golf lines, National Golf Foundation CEO Joe Beditz explains why the sport is going through a rough patch. Plus, the impact of the death of Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez on the team’s plans, and how teams figure out when to make money for playing poorly. Listen to this week’s episode of Keeping Score.
from Reuters News Now:
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte likened himself to Adolf Hitler, noting there are three million drug addicts in the country. "I'd be happy to slaughter them. If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…," he said, pausing and pointing to himself.
Maarten de Wilde is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and senior associate with Loyens and Loeff. He is the author of "Sharing the Pie: Taxing Multinationals in a Global Market". He is a guest columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions expressed are his own.