2nd Circuit, Cass Sunstein, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samantha Power, Supreme Court Clerks, Weddings

Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: July’s Couple of the Month

LEWW champagne2.jpgGood news for Legal Eagle Wedding Watchers: LEWW will be returning to a more frequent and timely posting schedule! Beginning next week, we’ll once again feature our gold standard of three fabulous couples per week to ogle and dissect.
We’ll bring you more hot August weddings tomorrow and Friday, but for now, it’s time for our readers to vote on a Couple of the Month for July. Although their write-up wasn’t in the NYT and therefore didn’t run in our normal LEWW column, we’re including celebrity professors Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein, whose union merited LEWW bonus coverage last month (as well as a shout-out in the Washington Post’s Reliable Source column).
For more information on these newlyweds, click on the link below. When you’re ready to vote, here’s the poll:


Silver-Lichter.jpg
1. Cecilia Silver and Jason Lichter
(Buy them a Wii.)
The Case:
– We’ll begin with the bride and groom’s educational credentials, where we observe a rare H-Y-P trifecta, with a little Oxford action on the side. Jason contributes the H and the Y (law school and undergrad, respectively), with Cecilia providing the P (undergrad; she also has a master’s from Oxford). The only stinkweed in this bouquet of Ivy perfection is Ceclia’s law degree, which is from lowly Georgetown.
– They’re co-workers (at Weil, Gotshal & Manges). No details on their courtship, but we’d like to think they’ve been naughty in the copy room at least once.
The Case Against:
– Weil appears not to have a business-attire policy for firm photos, with the unfortunate result that too
many of their attorneys look like GAP associates. Cecilia, taking casual to new depths, seems to be sporting a t-shirt.
Ahn-Kitcher.jpg2. Sue-Yun Ahn and Charles Kitcher
(Buy them a grapefruit spoon.)
The Case:
– This two-lawyer combo met during law school at Columbia. Charles probably bleeds Columbia blue (which is an actual color): His parents are both philosophy professors there, and he graduated summa from the college. Sue-Yun did her undergrad at NYU, graduating magna.
– They had an Article III officiant: US District Judge Denise Cote, for whom Sue-Yun clerked.
– SCOTUS alert! After the Cote clerkship, Sue-Yun was a Tatel Tot, and when she gets back from her honeymoon she’ll report for duty at the chambers of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
– Charles recently finished a clerkship with US District Judge Richard Owen. Later this month he’ll start at Covington & Burling.
The Case Against:
– We generally have nothing against Columbia, but there’s too much of it in this write-up. They even had their ceremony at the Columbia Club. If you must double down on a school, that school should be Harvard.
Wagner-McCoy-Goldstein.jpg
3. Katherine Wagner-McCoy and Jacob Goldstein
(Buy them a splatter screen.)
The Case:
– Both halves of this pairing were Harvard undergraduates, but they met in law school at Columbia. Jake also has a master’s in classics from Oxford.
– Kate is a staff lawyer at the Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit providing free legal representation to people who probably belong behind bars. (Just kidding — soldier on, Bronx Defenders!). Jake’s clerking for Judge Chester J. Straub of the Second Circuit.
– This photo is from the couple’s website, not the NYT — which explains why Kate is showing a bit of skin. Nice abs, and we love this sneaky, underhanded way to earn an edge over the other legal-eagle competitors!
The Case Against:
– The groom is a stepson of the late Murray B. Levin, who was a member of the Communist Party and an “unreconstructed radical” who died believing that “[c]lass consciousness would be obtained ultimately when the masses finally revolted against the oligarchy.” We wonder what Professor Levin would have thought of his stepson appearing in the haute-bourgeois wading pool that is the NYT weddings section.
Cass Sunstein Samantha Power engaged ATL Above the Law blog.jpg
4. Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein
Click here for ATL’s coverage of the Power-Sunstein nuptials. We also covered their engagement
and relationship earlier this year.
The Reliable Source: Bounded Generosity [Washington Post]

45 comments
(hidden for your protection)

comments sponsored by

Show all comments

Our Sites

  • Above the Law
  • How Appealing
  • ATL Redline
  • Breaking Defense
  • Breaking Energy
  • Breaking Gov
  • Dealbreaker
  • Fashonista
  •