Web Watch: Best Blog Posts and Columns for Week Ending Nov. 7

Here is the weekly summary for Securities Docket’s Web Watch (“This Week’s Best Blog Posts and Columns”):

* DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and BRUCE D. BROWN, WSJ EDITORIAL (Nov. 7, 2008): The SEC Should Leave Journalists Alone.   Attorneys for writer Porter Stansberry argue that publishers should be outside the scope of securities regulation.

* THE FCPA BLOG (Nov. 6, 2008): Bribery’s Other Victims.   On how the FCPA targets bribe payers exclusively and gives bribe takers a pass.

* TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING LAW BLOG (Nov. 6, 2008): SEC’s Proposed Guidance on Hyperlinking Contravenes 47 USC 230.  Prof. Eric Goldman argues that the SEC’s proposed position regarding linking contravenes 47 USC 230 with respect to civil liability.

* THE D&O DIARY (Nov. 6, 2008): The Future of the Plaintiffs’ Securities Bar? Kevin M. LaCroix’s excellent recap of a panel discussion at the 21st Annual Professional Liability Underwriting Society International Conference.

* AMY WALSH, NYLJ (Nov. 5, 2008): New SEC Enforcement Manual: Better Late Than Never.   Looking at issues addressed in the manual, including parallel investigations and waiver of the attorney-client privilege.

* FOOTNOTED.ORG (Nov. 5, 2008): Who Should Run the SEC in an Obama Administration? Nell Minow, says Footnoted.org’s Michelle Leder.

* THE 10B-5 DAILY (Nov. 5, 2008): Out In Left Field.   Will the next U.S. Supreme Court securities case be about the statute of limitations?

* KRAUT IN THE CITY (Nov. 3, 2008): Interesting Comparison.   Chart of fines imposed by SEC vs. UK’s FSA.

* SEC ACTIONS (Oct. 31, 2008): The New Enforcement Manual And the Wells Process.  Analysis of the Wells Process and the Post-Notice Wells Process.

* SUSAN BECK, AMERICAN LAWYER (Nov. 1, 2008): TARGET PRACTICE.   Former Mayer Brown partner Joseph Collins is the only outside lawyer to have been indicted in a corporate scandal–why?

* Re: BALANCE (Oct. 30, 2008): Disintegration of the Big Four — Where is the Tipping Point Today? Between $560 million and just over $2 billion, Jim Peterson says.