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A 2 person debate on third-party financing of litigation, which Peter Thiel used to sue Gawker https://t.co/l25bMTqfxrThe Ethics of Investing in Another’s Lawsuit https://t.co/k1v8wcipxA
5/28
2016
Room for Debate: National Park Maintenance Is an Issue that Doesn't Resonate With Many African-Americans https://t.co/Ym1kUTOIdy
Retweeted by Room for DebateMoney for a lawyer that comes from someone else does not change the facts of a lawsuit. https://t.co/4F97WtdHxdShould third parties be allowed to invest in litigation, or does that unduly influence the outcome? https://t.co/5ZU141LDA1Third-party litigation finance is not so bad. In fact, it has been great sometimes. https://t.co/JKrNCinFPBWe're ready to host the @nicknotned vs. @peterthiel free speech discussion on @nytimes @roomfordebate. Let us know. https://t.co/GOxslTnXOz
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe practice of investing in another's lawsuit is casino litigation. We all lose. https://t.co/CzgGQslUHTLove this debate on airline industry deregulation w/ @crankyflier @AvQueenBenet @elliottdotorg et al https://t.co/8ZVWlMJFE8 #avgeek
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs it right for third parties to bankroll litigation, like Peter Thiel did for Hulk Hogan? https://t.co/nWig3V1m9rThe Ethics of Investing in Another's Lawsuit https://t.co/xQPiuFihLJWe're ready to host the @nicknotned vs. @peterthiel free speech discussion on @nytimes Room for Debate. Let us know. https://t.co/QVFewC1WZO
5/27
2016
From @nytimes: Room for Debate--Should Overcrowded #NationalParks Have Restricted Access? https://t.co/BOrOCTTJPZ
Retweeted by Room for Debate“Most [national] park visitors are relatively wealthy and live near parks …” https://t.co/7AxetnHtqI
Retweeted by Room for DebateMUST READ! Phil Francis in @nytimes room for debate: "Limiting Access to #NationalParks Is Rarely Necessary" https://t.co/AuY3nYOM1O
Retweeted by Room for DebateI believe that higher user fees are coming to a National Park near you soon. The influential are campaigning for it. https://t.co/v4HqDpOLFU
Retweeted by Room for DebateCan national parks mitigate the impact of crowds of tourists, without blocking access to these spaces? https://t.co/o1VtqZt44X"Charging users the full cost of their visit would actually improve park stewardship." @reedowatson @roomfordebate https://t.co/52U2ywfXlp
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould the Park Service further restrict access to protected areas, or does that contradict its mission? https://t.co/uDizbFOo56
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe cost of fuel is down, and profits are up. But many think flying is a pain. Do airlines need to be re-regulated? https://t.co/Suq3gwNUiz
Retweeted by Room for DebateDespite overcrowding, limiting access to national parks is rarely the answer: https://t.co/5O23He0k7TAllow popular national parks to charge more, to pay for the preservation of these spaces. @PERCtweets https://t.co/XRw90UbP4JPanelists weigh in on options for dealing with growing crowds at our #NationalParks. https://t.co/v2uBf0StKe
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould the @NatlParkService restrict access to popular sites, or does that contradict its mission to keep the lands open and accessible?How can we protect our overcrowded national parks? https://t.co/3rmHCNZMUWIdk, but I never would have learned about the dog that rode the bus to the park by himself without my FB newsfeed https://t.co/TIlCgFlhju
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould overcrowded national parks have restricted access? https://t.co/PY4LW67SZpIt’s the 100th anniversary of the National Parks and they are the most crowded they've ever been. https://t.co/qqSXe9O8ueShould Overcrowded National Parks Have Restricted Access? https://t.co/3dOFN9XItt
5/26
2016
I join the @nytimes debate on whether airlines should be re-regulated (no) https://t.co/astm5ahr3x (with @PlaneBusiness @AvQueenBenet)
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@nytimes debate on whether airlines need to be regulated: https://t.co/ajCShN9Sd6
Retweeted by Room for DebateNearly 40 years after deregulation, an interesting debate on where air travel needs go from here: https://t.co/lezjWIR5Dc
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Airlines are awful now. Let's bring back the good old days!" The two BIG problems with that statement: https://t.co/YFeetvPlRIIs air travel so bad these days it needs to be re-regulated? https://t.co/Cp3tbOhGTcDeregulation of airlines meant that air travel wasn’t just for the wealthy anymore. Let's not reverse that. https://t.co/t88h3nTnrHYou only remember the flights that are delayed or when your seat-mate smells. It's like so much in life. https://t.co/0q7eVSPwf5Why airlines’ customer service should be regulated: https://t.co/j8jScjOaqSThe cost of fuel is down, and profits are up. But many think flying is a pain. Do airlines need to be re-regulated? https://t.co/uOodKqVgPBService is bad. Extra fees are a pain. Does the airline industry need to be re-regulated? https://t.co/9iMqCOXPJoDo Airlines Need to Be Re-Regulated? https://t.co/3hRApuEw6h
5/25
2016
Interesting, but economics,not theology will determine when #Vatican ordains women whether as deacons or priests. https://t.co/3CZpofxgXn
Retweeted by Room for DebateGreat response by @DawnofMercy re: women deacons. https://t.co/11Gi4cb2Na
Retweeted by Room for Debate#Grateful to @chrisjollyhale for debating me on the @nytimes website today! (I'm the one *against* ordaining women.) https://t.co/YH5qrdkcJl
Retweeted by Room for Debate#Excited to take part in a @roomfordebate discussion opposite @chrisjollyhale! Watch the @nytimes website; it will be posted after midnight.
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould women serve as Catholic deacons? @chrisjollyhale and @DawnofMercy debate: https://t.co/nXsmoDHzEO
Retweeted by Room for Debate#Thankful to share @Pontifex's concerns about clericalism on @nytimes website today! @TheAnchoress https://t.co/drafTymcq1
Retweeted by Room for Debate @DawnofMercy's main point is the Pope's: women should be valued in the Church not clericalized. Interesting. https://t.co/tOlpJhIdQO
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Sometimes, the failure of a legal claim in court shows just how much the law needs to change." https://t.co/cg4pbeGAmw #climatechange
Retweeted by Room for Debate @DawnofMercy more conservative than I but makes good sense. If I ever go back 2 being Catholic I'll read more of her https://t.co/jpUODETS6k
Retweeted by Room for DebateDebate: Dawn Eden Goldstein and Chris Hale on Women as Deacons in the Catholic Church https://t.co/1XAoIvgGAJ
Retweeted by Room for DebateReframing & litigating in search of equity https://t.co/TUeaEn0wqA
Retweeted by Room for DebateSee my spirited debate with Dr. Dawn Eden about whether or not the Catholic Church should allow women deacons. https://t.co/JvDZhnHgnk
Retweeted by Room for DebateMy take in the New York Times: it's time for the Catholic Church to allow women deacons. https://t.co/JvDZhnHgnk
Retweeted by Room for DebateWeigh in: Should Catholic women be allowed to serve as deacons? https://t.co/icReXNxCw6Citizens should sue governments for climate change. Public Trust stretches back to Emperor Justinian. https://t.co/QhIUw5Z2th
Retweeted by Room for Debate>@DawnofMercy on why the Roman Catholic Church should not upend the sacramental system by ordaining women. https://t.co/Wd1z4emloMBeing a deacon isn’t easy. It’s gritty work. And women are more than capable. @chrisjollyhale https://t.co/CWm2aKOrVrCan citizens sue the government over Climate change? (Correct answer = yes) https://t.co/da069OtzLv
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Who says a woman needs Holy Orders -- or a clerical collar and black socks -- to matter in the Catholic Church?" https://t.co/gMUcERKEotClimate Justice & generational stakes: Room for Debate: Can Citizens Sue the Government Over Climate Change? https://t.co/5x5Vd2p0b7
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@Pontifex said he would study whether women could serve as deacons. Our debate: https://t.co/vQHLFG0tRCShould the Roman Catholic Church allow women to become deacons? https://t.co/xicli2P5UsIf Catholic Women Could Be Deacons https://t.co/Zj6oBKsjVA
5/24
2016
Piece in @nytimes calls @TheCLF @Mass_Energy GWSA win at MA SJC a "paradigm shifting success." https://t.co/27tAVR0vYL
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@nytimes sums up so well why GWSA case makes me feel proud to be lawyer using litigation for social change. @theclf https://t.co/27tAVR0vYL
Retweeted by Room for DebateOur own @KassieSiegel in @nytimes Room for Debate: Litigation Can Bring About Social Change https://t.co/GFyn0nyxZm https://t.co/EC7go6m4k1
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe NYT debates the climate change cases based on @UOENR Mary Wood's research on the Public Trust Doctrine https://t.co/fopvOJMa58
Retweeted by Room for DebateAmerican citizens have a right to sue @EPA over #climatechange violating Public Trust Doctrine: US Supreme Court https://t.co/n97XPEM38x
Retweeted by Room for DebateExcellent piece on how the US has let the Philippines down in the past and effect on incoming admin in Manila https://t.co/RZXtENQlMg
Retweeted by Room for DebateA good read from Patricio Abinales. Here's an excerpt: Americans appear to be more worried about a promise to... https://t.co/vJStVBmcRt
Retweeted by Room for DebateWashington needs Duterte as much as Duterte needs Washington from @nytopinion https://t.co/4YUE0lYmz1
Retweeted by Room for DebateWe are seeing citizens take up the fight of climate justice. https://t.co/rtMdVc0EQ9We Are Witnessing a Societal Move Toward 'Climate Justice' | Carlton Mark Waterhouse, Indiana U. McKinney Law https://t.co/Ut6LU53w38
Retweeted by Room for DebateCitizens cannot sue the U.S. unless it harms them specifically. And climate change applies to everyone. https://t.co/M9oK16jkaVWe Are Witnessing a Societal Move Toward ‘Climate Justice’ https://t.co/yXGgxBe7he
Retweeted by Room for DebateBoth causative and caused: litigation as substitute for politics. https://t.co/FrFcx647lb
Retweeted by Room for DebateProving standing is very difficult in a lawsuit Over Climate Change - but we may see progress https://t.co/4MfWR2Rhnz
Retweeted by Room for DebateLitigation has always been an essential tool for solving social problems. Let's apply it to climate change: https://t.co/kr7vApJPs3Young people worldwide have decided to stop waiting for the “adults” to do something about climate change. https://t.co/pBB3uODL15Could citizens use the "public trust" doctrine to sue the U.S. over better climate change action? https://t.co/pLnqOYWmg0Rosca's advice re Duterte: "speak softly and be aware of the country’s economic and psychic vulnerabilities" https://t.co/N4PYWUhPYW
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Duterte is a sensitive guy." Room for Debate: The Philippines Has to Know It Needs the U.S. from @ianbremmer https://t.co/eq8aX6gLry
Retweeted by Room for DebateDo citizens have a case to make against governments for climate change? https://t.co/wKK7ZdI0tpCitizens can’t sue the government for laws they don’t like—read the op-ed by @EricAPosner: https://t.co/mxP9FFROtP https://t.co/SPxyY9PEfz
Retweeted by Room for DebateCitizens have begun suing the U.S. for more aggressive action on climate change. Do they have a legal case? https://t.co/ktePuWZXzGCan Citizens Sue the Government Over Climate Change? https://t.co/D2qdZHMp0W
5/23
2016
Could #SCOTUS's ideological deadlock lead to more compromise? Prof. Roosevelt weighs in: https://t.co/XNBgeMAms9 https://t.co/4Xr4vApCbR
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe US can't afford to downgrade its relationship with the Philippines over Duterte: https://t.co/hi4IKMs7B9Good piece in the @NYTimes about #Duterte - Room for #Debate: A Challenge in the #Philippines https://t.co/aHN3clsRXF
Retweeted by Room for DebateNice summary of some of what we discussed on Tues in Con Law. Is a Deadlocked Supreme Court Such a Bad Thing? https://t.co/9nGvhPf4ws
Retweeted by Room for DebateHow should Obama approach Duterte, the controversial President-elect of the Philippines? https://t.co/FOnhHcTcPINinotchka Rosca in the New York Times. https://t.co/27iEkftj25
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe U.S. is not in a position to intimidate the incoming Philippine president. https://t.co/iQUeSFhWwaHow should American officials deal with the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte? https://t.co/G5ATJxQeTLA Challenge in the Philippines https://t.co/DGTR4bspnL
5/19
2016
Is a Deadlocked Supreme Court Such a Bad Thing? https://t.co/HcKF7Z4NAxWith a 4-4 split, the justices have to compromise more — a skill they might find useful in the future! https://t.co/zCyEDMrWn8When the Supreme Court splits 4-4, it fails to perform its basic function: saying what the law is. https://t.co/4vt3844Jsf“Like a bird with a broken wing, the court hasn’t stopped trying to fly. But it can’t.” - #SCOTUS expert @Profepps. https://t.co/a5SYrKqpbj
Retweeted by Room for DebateFor 10 years, Justice Kennedy had a disproportionate impact on SCOTUS decisions. Why a 4-4 split is a good thing: https://t.co/WJJtSuKLVO
5/18
2016

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