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Are Gambling NBA Referees More Like Speeding Motorists or Corporate Executives?

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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  1. Frank says:

    Tim Wu has a nice series in Slate exploring various under- or un-enforced laws:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2175730/entry/2175733/

    “Full enforcement of every last law on the books would put all of us in prison for crimes such as ‘injuring a mail bag.’ No enforcement of our laws, on the other hand, would mean anarchy. Somehow, officials must choose what laws really matter.”

  2. Bruce Boyden says:

    Speeding is a great example of the difference between law and practice. But I’m curious Dave, what do you mean by the claim that speed limits are “bad laws”? That they should be higher? Abolished? Replaced with a standard instead of a rule? More granular? None of those alternatives seem obviously better, to me.

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