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In its Purdue Pharma decision, the United States Supreme Court weakened the ability of mass tort victims to recover from injurers. The beneficiaries of this decision are fee-collecting attorneys and large institutions (such as state attorneys general) that can now divert money from victims to themselves during settlement negotiations. Unless Congress restores the power of bankruptcy courts to implement settlements like the one in Purdue Pharma, we must count on attorneys and courts to find imperfect ways to neutralize this unwise and harmful decision.  

The prevailing wisdom about American regulation of AI echoes Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quip about Western civilization: It would be nice if it existed. Whether or not Gandhi was correct, the dominant view of AI regulation in the United States is off the mark. It is simply not true that the U.S. government is failing to actively shape the way in which AI is used. Rather, American regulation is unfolding in ways, and in venues, that commentators have largely ignored.

Bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Sonya Massey was released by Illinois State Police Monday afternoon, showing a chaotic scene after a sheriff's deputy shot Massey in the face during a tense moment over a pot of water in her home.

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