Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of banking and intellectual property.

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11.24.15 Argument preview: Justices return to dispute about government’s refusal to comply with contracts to support tribes
11.11.15 Argument analysis: Justices dubious of ERISA plan’s right to recover medical-reimbursement costs
10.28.15 Argument preview: Justices trying once again to define “legal” and “equitable” remedies under ERISA
10.15.15 Argument analysis: Justices struggle over procedures for forcing settlement of class actions
10.07.15 Argument analysis: Justices have scorching criticism for California court’s refusal to enforce arbitration agreement, but debate their authority to correct it
10.06.15 Argument analysis: Justices dubious of longstanding protections for spouses forced to guarantee each other’s debts
10.02.15 Court’s docket shuns bankruptcy and IP cases
10.02.15 Argument preview: Justices face off again with California court refusing to enforce arbitration agreement
10.01.15 Argument preview: Court returns to dispute over forced settlement of class actions
09.28.15 Argument preview: Justices to mull protections for spouses forced to guarantee each other’s debts
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