When we took stock of things to be thankful for last week, we focused on family, friends, and health. Amidst the turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberries (the real ones, not the canned stuff), there was little room for professional considerations (or, as our Texan friends call it, bidness). You see, despite our nerdiness, we actually do possess a sense of perspective. If we did make a list of legal-reasons-to-be-thankful, we'd include, along with the Washington Legal Foundation and Judge Posner, our old buddies Twombly and Iqbal.
But have those cases really made a difference? A couple of weeks ago we linked to an article by Professor Hubbard that concluded, after the requisite quantitative analysis, that Twombly might not have had much concrete effect. Color us surprised and somewhat disillusioned. We thought we were getting served up with stuffing and gravy, and instead someone passed us the turnips.
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