Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Deja Enron All Over Again

Read Professor Rapoport's insightful op-eds piece in the Jurist here.

RIP Lefty

Gaming legend, book-maker, and all around ego-maniac; Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal has died. Mr. Rosenthal passed away in his home in Florida last Monday on account of natural causes. He will leave a quasi-legacy, State v. Rosenthal (1977) is a landmark case in gaming law. However most will remember "Lefty" or "Ace" (as he liked to be referred as) from the movie Casino where Robert DeNiro played a trumped up version of him. I was in contact with Frank through his website and was in the process of writing a paper for my gaming law class that involved his fight with the Nevada Gaming Commission. Anyone have any suggestions for a new topic? Read all about Lefty in the RJ.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


With most topics of conversation revolving around budget cuts, bailouts, and foreclosures, many are asking if anything will save us. A few thoughts about greed from economist Milton Friedman and from the Movie Wall Street, my favorite 80's greed monger Gordon Gekko.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Swinging Is Not Just For Kids

The Gordon Silver Lecture Series event featuring Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid was a great success. A few of you have asked what I was referring to when I mentioned that my favorite episode of Clark County Television features Commissioner Reid denying a business license for a swingers club called Sextasy. Read all about it here.