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 cover the court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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06.26.17 Opinion analysis: Divided court holds firm on deadlines for investors opting out of securities class actions
06.19.17 Opinion analysis: Justices reject California courts’ jurisdiction over claims by out-of-state litigants against out-of-state defendants
06.13.17 Opinion analysis: Justices reject lax rule permitting free review of decisions denying class certification
06.12.17 Opinion analysis: Gorsuch’s first opinion confirms exemption of debt buyers from Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
06.05.17 Opinion analysis: Justices unanimously uphold ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans
05.30.17 Opinion analysis: Federal Circuit loses again, as justices categorically reject enforcement of post-sale patent restrictions
05.23.17 Opinion analysis: Justices rein in Federal Circuit’s lax rules on patent venue
05.16.17 Opinion analysis: Justices approve filing stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
05.15.17 Opinion analysis: Justices rebuff Kentucky rule invalidating arbitration agreements signed under power of attorney
04.26.17 Argument analysis: Justices cautious about validating California court’s jurisdiction over claims by out-of-state litigants against out-of-state defendants
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