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  • * Concern over board independence at Afren (Adds detail on Sports Direct, Afren, Micro Focus stakes) Source:
  • Scholars are now analyzing Supreme Court opinions for their style as well as their substance. Keith Carlson (a computer scientist), Michael A. Livermore (a law professor), and Daniel Rockmore (a mathematician) have just posted on SSRN a quantitative analysis of the writing style of all Supreme Court opinions between 1791 and 2008. Their study provides […]
  • Ghana has agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to execute a three-year programme worth $940 million to support the West African country reverse its dwindling economic fortunes. Source:
  • Thoughts from columnist Renwei Chung on Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s controversial, bestselling book. Source:
  • LAGOS, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Nigerian overnight lending rates fell to 8.25 percent on Friday, from 25 percent last week after monthly payments of budget allocations to government agencies and proceeds of cash call by joint crude-oil production partners. Source:
  • LAGOS, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s currency suffered its biggest monthly fall in over five years this February, dealers said, citing concerns over political uncertainty and the central bank’s ability to manage a currency hammered by weak oil prices. Source:
  • Whether deservedly or not, an opinion by Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt granting habeas relief to a state prisoner notwithstanding the deferential approach mandated by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) is often fodder for terse – if not summary – reversals by the Supreme Court. But Davis v. Ayala, which […]
  • NAIROBI, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: * ANGOLA – Foreign reserves data to be announced * ANGOLA – Central bank due to announce key interest rate decision * NIGERIA […]
  • The petition of the day is: Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore 14-520Issue: (1) Whether “primarily and unconditionally liable” spousal guarantors are unambiguously excluded from being Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) “applicants” because they are not integrally part of “any aspect of a credit transaction”; and (2) whether the Federal Reserve Board has authority under […]
  • Who wants to write the ATL cease-and-desist letter to CNN? Source:
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