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Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 10.25: Trumped Up

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There’s nothing scary about this Halloween edition of the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch. Our featured newlyweds include two Skadden associates, a SCOTUS clerk, and a famous heiress / model / entrepreneur.
Here are our fabulous finalist couples:

1. Limor Robinson and Jordan Mann
2. Heather Elliott and Stuart Rachels
3. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Marvel at the accomplishments of these couples, after the jump.


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1. Limor Robinson and Jordan Mann
(Buy them a sideboard.)
The Case:
– The bride and groom are both Skadden associates (they actually met in Skadden’s “hallowed halls,” according to their website). She does information property and technology; he works in the financial institutions group.
– She’s Yale (magna) with a JD from YLS; he’s Duke (summa) with a JD from Harvard.
The Case Against:
– They’ve registered not only for dinnerware, but for at least an entire roomful of dining room furniture. What young NYC couple has space for all this stuff? (Actually, Couple #3 probably does.)
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2. Heather Elliott and Stuart Rachels
(Buy them a cookie press.)
The Case:
– This accomplished bride, an assistant professor of law at the University of Alabama, has an undergraduate degree from Duke, a master’s in political science from Yale, and a law degree from Berkeley. She clerked for DC Circuit feeder Judge Merrick Garland, who duly fed her to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
– The groom also teaches at Alabama (he’s an associate professor of philosophy). He graduated summa from Emory and has a degree from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a PhD in philosophy from Syracuse. He’s also a former American chess master, a title he earned in 1981 at the age of 11.
The Case Against:
– They’re both avid bridge players. We suppose that’s what two long-in-the-tooth, liberal professors have to resort to in Alabama while everybody else is at church.
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3. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
(Buy them a placemat.)
The Case:
– This wedding certainly set the NYC society pages ablaze. Ivanka, the 27-year-old daughter of “The Donald,” is a former model, owns her own jewelry company, hosts “Celebrity Apprentice,” and is the executive vice president for development and acquisitions at her father’s real estate company. She has an undergraduate degree from Wharton.
– The groom is the publisher of The New York Observer and a principal in his family’s real estate company. He graduated from Harvard (following a $2.5 million donation to the university by his dad) and has both a JD and an MBA from NYU.
– We hope these two are attractive enough to satisfy the all discriminating commenters who complain week after week about our couples’ insufficient hotness. You can view another picture here, and read about how Ivanka’s gorgeous wedding dress, designed by Vera Wang, may lead a trend away from strapless gowns (the bride needed her shoulders to be covered, having converted to Judaism, her husband’s faith).
The Case Against:
– We love how the NYT obliquely refers to the older Kushner’s “legal problems,” which include two years in a federal prison for tax evasion and witness tampering.
The Verdict:
– This is LEWW’s worst nightmare: SCOTUS clerk versus less legally accomplished but more attractive, wealthy, and glamorous couple. It’s a choice that forces us to confront our deepest biases and grapple with the very meaning of prestige.
Or we could just let readers decide:

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