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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spencer appointed to Civil Rules Committee

Ben Spencer (Virginia) has been appointed to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee. Congratulations to Ben.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on May 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Civil Procedure | Permalink


Spencer was a 1L professor of mine and is a brilliant and terrific person; I'm delighted to see this. It's also great to see (though I have no great quarrel with Iqbal and broader anti-plaintiff trends in civil procedure myself), and to the Chief Justice's distinct credit, the Chief Justice appointing to the Advisory Committee such an outspoken critic of Iqbal, the new discovery rules, and even of the Chief Justice's praise of those rules in his year-end report.*

* http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/article_1ec24433-eb9b-5b88-ad6f-1fd43983a40b.html

Posted by: Asher Steinberg | May 17, 2017 1:37:01 AM

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