Friday, October 23, 2009

The battle to undo Iqbal heats up

I already commented on how the battle lines over the consequences of the decision in Ashcroft v Iqbal have been clearly drawn. (See my posts on August 9, August 14, September 8, September 19, September 21, October 12 and October 22). The Drug and Device Law Blog is reporting today that on Tuesday, October 27, the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on the pleading standard established by Ashcroft v. Iqbal under the title "Access to Justice Denied -- Ashcroft v. Iqbal." Evidently, the title suggests the initial take on the case is not going to be positive. More on the story here.

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