We are pleased to report that Robert Thomas, the Hawaiian lawyer who runs the great blog www.inversecondemnation.com, is in China, attending the eighth annual Brigham-Kanner conference on property rights, sponsored jointly by William & Mary College of Law and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Thomas is both knowledgeable and a good writer, and we highly recommend his posts in general, and his dispatches from Beijing in particular. The conference does not begin formally until Friday, the 14th of October, but Roberts has started his reporting today.
This year’s recipient of the Brigham-Kanner prize awarded annually by William & Mary College Law School is retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Unfortunately, for reasons that are unknown to us, Justice O’Connor had to cancel her trip to Beijing, but her remarks on the occasion will be available online, and on DVD. We will post the link when it becomes available.