Non-Sequiturs: 10.12.10

* Judge Phillips (C.D. Cal.) has suspended enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Or: “Virginia Phillips has made her decision; now let her enforce it.” [Metro Weekly]

* A new law review article, by Michael Macchiarola (my fellow Regian) and Arun Abraham, looks at the higher education bubble — and proposes “a derivatives-based approach to stemming the runaway educational costs and improving the value proposition for American students.” Who says derivatives are always evil? [SSRN]

* Jeffrey Toobin interviews Columbia law professor Tim Wu, author of the forthcoming and buzz-generating book The Master Switch, about the tendency of communication industries to move from chaos to consolidation / monopoly. [Currents / New Yorker]

* Ashby Jones interviews Monet Pincus, the South Carolina family law practitioner behind the “we don’t work weekends” website. [WSJ Law Blog]

* The attorneys in a class action against are asking for what amounts to an 895% contingency fee. George Mason law professor Michael Krauss, represented by Ted Frank, is objecting to the proposed settlement. [Center for Class Action Fairness via Overlawyered]

* To any of you with juice on Wikipedia, would you please weigh in against paring down the List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States to just “notable” clerks? It’s a very valuable resource. And every member of The Elect is “notable.” [Wikipedia Talk]

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