from Stories I’d like to see:

The compensation racket, Al Jazeera’s plans, and Boston health costs

By Steven Brill
May 7, 2013

1.     Looking at ‘Ratchet, Ratchet and Bingo’:

In his 2006 annual report to shareholders , Warren Buffett had this to say about compensation consultants:

from Stories I’d like to see:

Lawsuits from tragedy, ubiquitous security cameras, and IRS torpor

By Steven Brill
April 23, 2013

1. Does awful luck always have to mean a lawsuit?

As Alison Frankel reported in her Thomson Reuters litigation column, last week a federal judge in Colorado refused to dismiss a suit brought by victims of the movie massacre in Aurora, Colorado against Cinemark, the theater chain that owned the Aurora venue.

from The Great Debate:

What Boston bombers manhunt revealed about the FBI

By David Wise
April 23, 2013

In the end, it was a high-tech gadget that allowed the FBI to identify the first Boston bomber in the video, the man agents called "Black Hat."

from The Great Debate:

Boston bomber acted as ‘enemy combatant’

By Michael M. Rosen
April 23, 2013

The Obama administration announced on Monday that suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would “not be treated as an enemy combatant” who would be tried in a special military tribunal. Instead, White House spokesman Jay Carney declared, “we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice.”

from Reihan Salam:

Boston and the future of Islam in America

By Reihan Salam
April 22, 2013

One of the central questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings is whether they portend a larger wave of terror attacks by homegrown Islamic radicals. The culprits, two brothers of Chechen origin, one of whom was a naturalized U.S. citizen, had both lived in the country for more than a decade. While the older brother is reported to have been sullen, resentful and ill at ease in his adopted country, the younger brother was by all accounts a well-mannered kid, whose main vice was marijuana. Many fear that if these two men could turn viciously against the country that gave them refuge, the same might be true of at least some small number of their co-religionists.

from The Great Debate:

Can Tsarnaev be ruled an ‘enemy combatant’?

By Ari Melber
April 21, 2013

Three major legal questions are now swirling around the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  Since his dramatic capture Friday night, the public debate has already begun muddling these issues.