Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance, payment systems and deals. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (Judge Joseph Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Lewis Powell), he worked in the U.S. solicitor general’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about secured credit, credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation and related topics. For SCOTUSblog, he covers the court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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02.23.17 Argument analysis: Justices dubious of state-court decision limiting pre-dispute arbitration contracts
02.22.17 Argument preview: Insurance companies and federal employees square off in fight over pre-emption by contract
02.15.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider (once again) state-court decision limiting pre-dispute arbitration contracts
01.18.17 Opinion analysis: Unanimous court rejects federal jurisdiction for Fannie Mae
01.18.17 Argument analysis: Justices appear divided over treatment of stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
01.11.17 Argument analysis: Merchants seem to fall short in challenge to New York statute banning credit-card “surcharges”
01.10.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
01.03.17 Argument preview: Merchants bring payment-card interchange wars to the Supreme Court
12.06.16 Opinion analysis: Justices reject automatic dismissal for seal violations in False Claims Act cases
12.06.16 Opinion analysis: Justices tread narrow path in rejecting $400 million award for Samsung’s infringement of Apple’s cellphone design patents
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