Reynolds Holding is a senior fellow at Columbia Law School. Formerly the legal editor at Breakingviews, he has been a national editorial producer for the Law & Justice Unit at ABC News, a senior writer for Time magazine and the executive editor of Legal Affairs, the first general-interest magazine about the law. He spent more than a decade as an investigative reporter and columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, where he was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for explanatory writing. Before becoming a journalist, he practiced corporate law at the New York firm of Debevoise & Plimpton. He graduated from Harvard College and Duke University School of Law.
The PC maker risks getting sued by owners of VMware tracking stock if it pushes through a $22 bln share swap. Yet recent Delaware decisions about the rights of similar shares offer a novel defense. The planned transaction could test legal limits as well as investor patience.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he’ll act like a baseball umpire, making calls based on rules. That’s a bit facile. Recent research suggests, though, that jurists are mostly objective, while differing in interpreting laws. Congress and the public may never believe it.
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