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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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
06.23.15 Opinion analysis: Justices stick with prohibition of royalties on expired patents
06.16.15 Opinion analysis: Divided Court rules that “American Rule” bars fees for litigation over attorney’s fees in bankruptcy
05.27.15 Opinion analysis: Court resolves twin disputes about timing of suits under False Claims Act
05.27.15 Opinion analysis: Justices reaffirm authority of bankruptcy judges based on parties’ consent
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