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13 Comments / / Jul 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.02.15

    US-Flag-GroupingEd. note: Above the Law will have a reduced publishing schedule today and we’re off on Friday, July 3, in observance of whipping those English wankers a couple centuries ago.

    * After the German robot ran amok and killed a worker in a VW plant, prosecutors are struggling to figure out whom to charge in this violation of Asimov’s First Law. [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * Dean Erwin Chemerinsky thinks Ted Cruz is right about the Supreme Court. [The New Republic]

    * In the wake of Obergefell, Bloomberg chats with Margaret H. Marshall, the former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, who wrote the opinion making that state the first to legalize same-sex marriage. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

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    Ed. note: Above the Law will have a reduced publishing schedule today and we're off on Friday, July 3, in observance of whipping those English wankers a couple centuries ago.

    * After the German robot ran amok and killed a worker in a VW plant, prosecutors are struggling to figure out whom to charge in this violation of Asimov's First Law. [Josh Blackman's Blog]

    * Dean Erwin Chemerinsky thinks Ted Cruz is right about the Supreme Court. [The New Republic]

    * In the wake of Obergefell, Bloomberg chats with Margaret H. Marshall, the former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, who wrote the opinion making that state the first to legalize same-sex marriage. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * California February bar exam results. A couple of schools got a 100 percent passage rate. Stanford was not one of them. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Love wins. The Chamber of Commerce wins more. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * A not-entirely-partisan argument that Justice Scalia should retire. He may be slipping into William O. Douglas circa 1975 territory. [Dorf on Law]

    * Did you know that David Lat was supposed to play Quentin Tarantino's role in Pulp Fiction? I didn't either until I saw this video (at 0:48). [ClickHole]

    42 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    Sports

    How Much Is Floyd Mayweather Worth?

    Everyone talks about how rich Floyd Mayweather is, but boxing has a history of hiding its real numbers from the public.

    0 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 1:15 PM
  • Keith Lee

    Small Law Firms

    What Is Your Personal Strategic Plan For Success?

    By developing your own personal skills, you will in turn make the firm’s services more valuable to clients.

    12 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Technology

    Today’s Tech: How A Startup Attorney Uses Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing software can be great but you need to plan carefully if you want to use it, as technology columnist Nicole Black explains.

    7 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM
  • Suits TV show

    Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Television

    Standard Of Review: Suits Is Back, Sans Secretary

    Cultural critic Harry Graff dives headfirst into the new season of Suits -- does he like it any better now?

    9 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    Biglaw, Bonuses, Money

    Associate Bonus Watch: Biglaw Summer Bonuses!

    Which firm could possibly be so generous?

    14 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 10:57 AM
  • Linda Barnette

    Gay Marriage, Quote of the Day

    ‘Hero’ Bigot Resigns Rather Than Waste Everyone’s Time With Bulls**t

    The fallout from marriage equality begins.

    58 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM
  • Gavel

    White-Collar Crime

    Should Judges Interpret the Law?

    Judge Rakoff suggests that administrative actions not only tilt the outcome further toward the government, they make bad law.

    17 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.02.15

    airplane* The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation looking at potential price collusion between major airlines. The airline industry doing something to make customers’ lives difficult? Surely you jest. [Associated Press]

    * Loretta Lynch went back to her hometown of Durham, North Carolina yesterday and held a roundtable on civil rights. She called particular attention to the recent violence at historically black churches “whether they are burned or through bullets.” [WNCN]

    * J. Michael Farren, a White House attorney under George W. Bush, was disbarred in the District of Columbia. He was convicted of attempted murder for beating his wife, a former Skadden attorney, and sentenced to 15 years in jail. [National Law Journal]

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    * The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation looking at potential price collusion between major airlines. The airline industry doing something to make customers' lives difficult? Surely you jest. [Associated Press]

    * Loretta Lynch went back to her hometown of Durham, North Carolina yesterday and held a roundtable on civil rights. She called particular attention to the recent violence at historically black churches “whether they are burned or through bullets." [WNCN]

    * J. Michael Farren, a White House attorney under George W. Bush, was disbarred in the District of Columbia. He was convicted of attempted murder for beating his wife, a former Skadden attorney, and sentenced to 15 years in jail. [National Law Journal]

    * Is there a gender bias in job descriptions? And if there is, what should be done about it? [American Lawyer]

    * Biglaw is making big bucks, but only giving small amounts to pro bono efforts. [ABA Journal]

    * An Ohio courthouse was evacuated Tuesday after a woman brought a bottle of perfume, shaped like a grenade to the court. I guess you can't be too careful. [Huffington Post]

    20 Comments / / Jul 2, 2015 at 8:59 AM