Judicial pay raise watch.jpg* Freezing judicial salaries is unconstitutional, according to a bunch of New York judges — except for dissenting judge Robert Smith, who argued that there are still plenty of able judges, and chief judge Jonathan Lippman, who had to recuse because he’s a plaintiff. [City Room/New York Times]
* Habla espanol? Then you’re fired. [Change]
* We thought Christopher Austin’s two-week partnership at Cooley Godward might have been the shortest Biglaw partnership ever, but a German partner has him beat, with just one week spent at Milbank. [Legal Week]
* BuckleySandler poaches white collar law partner Samuel Buffone from Ropes & Gray. [BLT]
* New Yorker editor David Remnick has written an Obama biography. The correction on this article clarifies that it’s neither pumped up nor pimped out. [Arts Beat/New York Times]
* David Boies is not the only one praying for Elizabeth Wurtzel to pass the bar. [Gawker]
* New York lawyers, no refund for you? [Going Concern]


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