• Duggars

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.27.15

    Duggars* Folks may argue over whether the Iran deal is a good idea, but one “citizen-lawyer” has taken to court to prove it is unconstitutional… but does that argument hold any weight? [Constitution Center]

    * An Arkansas law firm is offering to represent Anna Duggar — pro bono — should she ever decide to divorce her husband, Josh Duggar, after his very public cheating scandal. Which is good, since you know Jim Bob is never going to let Anna see any of that rapidly vanishing TV money. [THV11]

    * What are the 5 best Halloween costumes for law students/lawyers? The real key to nailing number 5 is the bangs. [Law and More]

    * At last, some cold hard evidence that the nation’s fever dream — the one where Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination — might be ending. [New York Times]

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    * Folks may argue over whether the Iran deal is a good idea, but one "citizen-lawyer" has taken to court to prove it is unconstitutional... but does that argument hold any weight? [Constitution Center]

    * An Arkansas law firm is offering to represent Anna Duggar -- pro bono -- should she ever decide to divorce her husband, Josh Duggar, after his very public cheating scandal. Which is good, since you know Jim Bob is never going to let Anna see any of that rapidly vanishing TV money. [THV11]

    * What are the 5 best Halloween costumes for law students/lawyers? The real key to nailing number 5 is the bangs. [Law and More]

    * At last, some cold hard evidence that the nation's fever dream -- the one where Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination -- might be ending. [New York Times]

    * How do you deal when you're assigned to work with a real prick who always has to be right? [Attorney at Work]

    * You guys, the intellectual property regime in this country is definitely broken, but at least it isn't so bad that a man can copyright a chicken sandwich. [Washington Post]

    * In unsurprising news, George Zimmerman had some pretty disgusting things to say about the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. [Salon]

    20 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    Biglaw, Small Law Firms

    Reinventing the Law Business: How to Train Associates — 2 Missing Ingredients

    Without these two ingredients, it's difficult if not impossible to train a great lawyer, according to managing partner Bruce Stachenfeld.

    / Aug 27, 2015 at 3:15 PM
  • Gary J. Ross RF

    Small Law Firms

    SmallLaw Mentors

    How does mentoring differ in SmallLaw from the awkward Biglaw version?

    17 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 2:44 PM
  • Keith Lee RF

    Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners, Technology

    Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity? (Spoilers: Yes)

    Cybersecurity is seen as an afterthought by many small law firms -- and that's a big problem, as columnist Keith Lee explains.

    21 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 2:16 PM
  • The S.D.N.Y. courthouse, as shown in 'Show Me A Hero.'

    S.D.N.Y., Television

    Standard Of Review: I’m Holding Out For ‘Show Me A Hero’ Till The End Of Sunday Night

    Culture critic Harry Graff offers his thoughts on David Simon's new HBO show, in which a federal judge plays a prominent role.

    3 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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    Biglaw, Rankings

    Just How Accurate Are Am Law’s Rankings?

    Have you ever wondered how Am Law gets all of its data?

    28 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 9:57 AM
  • Grooms to be holding hands (photo by Tim Ryan Smith).

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.27.15

    Grooms to be holding hands (photo by Tim Ryan Smith).

    Grooms to be holding hands (photo by Tim Ryan Smith).

    * Should town clerks opposed to gay marriage be required to issue licenses to all couples? The Sixth Circuit says…. [How Appealing]

    * John H. Ray III, the African-American ex-associate at Ropes & Gray who claimed the elite firm discriminated against him, loses in court again, this time before the First Circuit. [National Law Journal]

    * Vester Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams, the Virginia television broadcaster who killed two colleagues on-air before killing himself, was also no stranger to the legal system: he filed multiple lawsuits alleging racial discrimination. [New York Times]

    * Why are in-house lawyers more likely than their non-attorney corporate colleagues to fall for phishing emails? [ABA Journal]

    * Dewey know when the prosecution will rest in this seemingly endless trial? Probably today. [Wall Street Journal]

    * State judges get nasty with each other in Oregon. [Oregonian]

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    * Should town clerks opposed to gay marriage be required to issue licenses to all couples? The Sixth Circuit says.... [How Appealing]

    * John H. Ray III, the African American ex-associate at Ropes & Gray who claimed the elite firm discriminated against him, loses in court again, this time before the First Circuit. [National Law Journal]

    * Vester Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams, the Virginia television broadcaster who killed two colleagues on-air before killing himself, was also no stranger to the legal system: he filed multiple lawsuits alleging racial discrimination. [New York Times]

    * Why are in-house lawyers more likely than their non-attorney corporate colleagues to fall for phishing emails? [ABA Journal]

    * Dewey know when the prosecution will rest in this seemingly endless trial? Probably today. [Wall Street Journal]

    * State judges get nasty with each other in Oregon. [Oregonian]

    * Federal judges around the country are advocating for a second look at how defendants get sentenced. [New York Times]

    * The Dilly in Philly: Paul Clement v. Ted Olson. [Am Law Litigation Daily]

    * A T14 law graduate turned "traveling artist" gets charged with criminal sexual assault in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Speaking of sexual assault laws, Emily Bazelon explains how the St. Paul’s Rape Case shows why these laws must change. [New York Times]

    * Update: convicted Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes didn't get just a life sentence, but 12 life sentences -- plus 3,318 years on top of that. [CNN]

    * Linda Hirshman, author of the forthcoming book Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World (affiliate link), explains how Justices O'Connor, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor brought wisdom to SCOTUS (but where's the love for Justice Kagan?). [Slate via How Appealing]

    59 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 9:14 AM
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    Law Schools

    Law Schools Need To Lie More About The Market

    Law professor is tired of all the bad news about the legal market and he wants law schools to do a better spin job.

    18 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.15

    (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    * District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi’s death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed]

    * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He’s just acting like any good dictator and securing his power. [Washington Post]

    * Trying to get bail set in a massive insider trading case? It helps if you’ve got God as a character reference. [Dealbreaker]

    * Of all the dumb, stupid, obvious, %^$*#, frustrating AF horse hockey. Alabama is in the process of closing 45 out of 49 DMVs around the state. For the uninitiated: Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011 and now there’s this new barrier to getting the proper identification. I guess it isn’t a stretch to pencil in Alabama as red in 2016. [Daily Kos]

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    * District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi's death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed]

    * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He's just acting like any good dictator and securing his power. [Washington Post]

    * Trying to get bail set in a massive insider trading case? It helps if you've got God as a character reference. [Dealbreaker]

    * Of all the dumb, stupid, obvious, %^$*#, frustrating AF horse hockey. Alabama is in the process of closing 45 out of 49 DMVs around the state. For the uninitiated: Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011 and now there's this new barrier to getting the proper identification. I guess it isn't a stretch to pencil in Alabama as red in 2016. [Daily Kos]

    * In less depressing news, read contemporary coverage of the passage of the 19th Amendment. [The Nation]

    * ... And right back to the depressing: a commenter places the blame for a lack of women lead counsel squarely with clients. Oh good, I was afraid for a minute that the legal industry might actually have to do something about gender issues. [What About Paris?]

    * Rest in peace, Amelia Boynton Robinson. The civil rights activist died today at age 104. Best known for her fight for voting rights in the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march, she was portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint in the movie Selma. [WTOP]

    17 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM