9/11

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    2nd Circuit, 9/11, Bankruptcy, Basketball, Biglaw, Deaths, Gay Marriage, Howrey LLP, Lateral Moves, Law Professors, Marijuana, Money, Morning Docket, Religion, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 07.29.14

    * The Second Circuit ruled that the World Trade Center Cross may remain on display in the September 11 Memorial and Museum. Apologies, atheists, but it’s a “genuine historical artifact.” [New York Daily News]

    * Howrey going to get money back when judges keep tossing unfinished business claims like they’re yesterday’s trash? We’ll see if such claims will be laid to rest after a hearing later today. [Am Law Daily]

    * Paul Weiss had a good get this week, with Citigroup’s deputy general counsel leaving the bank to join the firm — which coincidentally has served as the bank’s outside counsel for two decades. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * North Carolina, a state that adopted a ban on same-sex marriage in 2012, said it will no longer defend its law in the wake of the Fourth Circuit’s ruling as to a similar ban in Virginia. Hooray! [Los Angeles Times]

    * If you missed it, a judge issued a preliminary ruling against Donald Sterling, meaning that the sale of the L.A. Clippers may proceed. Don’t worry, his attorney says this is just “one stage of a long war.” [CNN]

    * It seems that “weed-infused weddings” are a hot commodity in states where the drug has been legalized. Sorry, it may be better than an open bar, but it doesn’t seem like a very classy thing to do. [Boston.com]

    * Cheryl Hanna, Vermont Law School professor and praised legal analyst, RIP. [Burlington Free Press]

    2 Comments / / Jul 29, 2014 at 8:23 AM
  • The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse

    9/11, Books, Federal Judges, Jed Rakoff, S.D.N.Y., War on Terror

    The Mother Court: Tales Of Cases That Mattered In America’s Greatest Trial Court

    The Southern District of New York: a great trial court, or the greatest trial court?

    12 Comments / / Jul 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM
  • sad woman lawyer LF

    9/11, In-House Counsel, Job Searches

    Do Not Become a Lawyer

    The in-house market is brutal and provides yet another reason to stay away from this profession right now.

    54 Comments / / Sep 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM
  • Terror Courts RF Jess Bravin

    9/11, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Books, Guantanamo Bay, Military / Military Law, Politics, Trials, Videos, War on Terror

    Is It Time To Close Guantanamo Bay?

    One retired admiral thinks so, and a new book by a Wall Street Journal reporter provides supporting evidence.

    36 Comments / / May 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM
  • 'What, no power rings?'

    9/11, American Bar Association / ABA, Anthony Kennedy, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Privacy, SCOTUS, Sports, Supreme Court, Technology, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 03.08.13

    * In case you didn’t catch this yesterday when it was announced, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is currently being held for trial in New York City. This will be the most unbiased jury in the world. /sarcasm [New York Times]

    * According to Justice Anthony Kennedy, democracies shouldn’t depend “on what nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say.” Well then! I suppose we should look forward to the uprising. [The Big Story / Associated Press]

    * Cooley and Winston & Strawn are working on the $600 million sale of everyone’s favorite store for slutty Halloween costumes, Hot Topic. Apparently that store still exists. I had no idea. Good to know! [Am Law Daily]

    * Proskauer Rose is now the most powerful Biglaw firm in the sports world. It just goes to show that even if you’re too awkward to play ball, it doesn’t mean you can’t hit it out of the park in court. [Sports Illustrated]

    * “I would love to blink and wake up in 10 years and see where all this ends.” Unemployed law grads are probably saying the same thing, but hopefully these law school law firms will be beneficial. [New York Times]

    * A group of legal heavy hitters — “The Coalition of Concerned Colleagues” — submitted a cutting letter to the Task ABA Force on Legal Education. Next time, try “The Law School Avengers.” [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * If it’s proven that enough Native Americans find the Redskins team name offensive, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board may cancel the mark. Would it be offensive to call the TTAB Indian givers? [National Law Journal]

    * An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but benchslaps are another thing entirely. Sorry, Gibson Dunn, but your document production “mistake” was “unacceptable” in Judge Paul Grewal’s courtroom. [Bloomberg]

    5 Comments / / Mar 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM
  • Feel free to put this back in your carry-on luggage.

    9/11, Airplanes / Aviation, Travel / Vacation

    Weapons On A Plane? TSA Says ‘Sure!’

    The TSA continues to make rules based on emotion and appearances rather than passenger safety.

    21 Comments / / Mar 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    9/11, Intellectual Property, Sports, Trademarks

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: Johnny Football!!!

    What is the latest in terms of Johnny Football’s™ legal woes? Plus a round-up of other athletes in legal hot water.

    2 Comments / / Nov 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM
  • Liberty Bell

    9/11, Barack Obama, DealBreaker, Federal Judges, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tax Law, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.11.12

    * Obama has made more women federal judges than any other president in history. But he still has a long way to go to match Bill Clinton’s record for being judged by women. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Let’s agree that neither of the people running for president should be a tax lawyer. [Going Concern]

    * This story about law firms involved in a class action suit allows me to quote one of the great Abraham Lincoln lines, as retold by the late Shelby Foote: “There’s too many pigs for the tits.” [Forbes]

    * Proof that bankers have a better life. [Dealbreaker]

    * Did you know that there is a typo on the Liberty Bell? [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * Louisiana has a problem with deadbeat corporations that owe money to the state. Apparently, businesses run from their debts just as well as students. [Lexis Tax Community]

    3 Comments / / Sep 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM
  • Freedom tower

    9/11, Admin, Announcements

    Remembering 9/11: A Message From NYAG Eric Schneiderman

    A message from NYAG Eric Schneiderman on 9/11…

    5 Comments / / Sep 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM
  • 9-11-tribute-in-light-260x195

    9/11, Art, Confirmations, Department of Justice, Election 2012, Election Law, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Politics

    Morning Docket: 09.11.12

    * Politicians are barred from speaking at this year’s memorial ceremony at Ground Zero, but will this ever be a day without politics? That still remains to be seen, but it will always be a day of remembrance. Never forget. [ABC News]

    * What could possibly be more important than a resolution in the South Carolina voter ID case? Prejudice by font size. The Department of Justice is arguing over the alleged 12-point font size used by the state in a brief. Yes, seriously. [National Law Journal]

    * Stephanie Rose was confirmed by the Senate as the first female federal judge in Iowa’s Southern District by a margin of 89-1. Damn, the one guy who voted against her better have a good reason. [Des Moines Register]

    * “[He’s] still trying to exculpate himself from one of the biggest blunders in the history of jurisprudence.” O.J.’s Dream Team denied allegations that Johnnie Cochran tampered with the bloody glove. [Los Angeles Times]

    * Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Obama “Hope” poster — you know, the one that Paul Ryan says is fading on your wall — has been sentenced to two years’ probation for tampering with evidence. [CNN]

    * What are some of the advantages of applying to law school on an early decision basis? If anything at all, you’ll find out earlier that you won’t be getting any scholarship money. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    7 Comments / / Sep 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • Hijab

    9/11, Barack Obama, Gay, Gay Marriage, Job Searches, Law Schools, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Unemployment

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.08.12

    * Dear Mr. President: are you in favor of civil rights for gay people or not? Let me put it another way: do you think that you should be allowed to marry the fence that has been banging you for the last four years? [Huffington Post]

    * Here are the 15 law schools whose underemployment numbers are higher than their employment numbers. No lie, I was able to name eight of the 15 off the top of my head. [Tax Prof Blog]

    * Would you wear a hijab while defending the accused 9/11 terrorists? What am I talking about, unemployed lawyers running around out here would wear a clown suit and mount a goat if they thought it would help them get a client. [Simple Justice]

    * Senate Republicans blocked a bill to freeze student loan interest rates. Obviously, students in debt aren’t rich enough to merit help from Senate Republicans. [New York Times]

    * Résumés: they’re not just for facts anymore. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * What do you do if your neighbors smoke pot and your wife is trying to get pregnant? Well, marijuana makes sperm just as lazy as everything else, but if you are honestly living in a building where you get a “contact high” in the hallway, you should move out and let some awesome people move in. [New York Daily News]

    11 Comments / / May 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM
  • Not the alleged hot-dog hooker.

    5th Circuit, 9/11, Abortion, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Food, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Prostitution, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Student Loans, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 05.07.12

    * While Dewey’s former culture gets roasted on a spit, and the seemingly unending drama gets turned into a montage of living lawyer jokes, we’re still waiting for the final punchline. [New York Times; Wall Street Journal]

    * Don Verrilli tried so hard, and got so far (depending on who you ask), but in the end, it doesn’t even matter. When Linkin Park lyrics apply to your oral argument skills, you know you’re kind of screwed. [New York Times]

    * The 9/11 arraignments went off without a hitch this weekend. And by that, we mean that it was a 13 hour hearing filled multiple interruptions, and grandstanding about “appropriate” courtroom fashion. [Fox News]

    * In a “re-re-reversal,” Judge Jerry Smith, on a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit, reinstated Planned Parenthood’s injunction against Texas, without even so much as a homework assignment. [Dallas Observer]

    * The It Gets Worse Project: if you thought that the Law School Transparency debt figures were scary before, then take a look at them now. Six figures of debt just got a lot harder to swallow. [National Law Journal]

    * Scalia gets busted on a case of hot-dog hooking. No, not that Scalia. A woman from Long Island has been accused, for the second time, of selling swallowing foot-longs in the back of her food truck. [New York Post]

    0 Comments / / May 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • 9/11, Benchslaps, Biglaw, California, Cars, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Harvard, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Patton Boggs

    Morning Docket: 02.03.12

    * New York is considering allowing nonlawyer ownership of equity in law firms. If that somehow means we’ll see less Jacoby & Meyers commercials on television, then I’m definitely all for it. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight] * Football’s labor lockout legal fees: which Biglaw firms scored huge touchdowns thanks to their collective bargaining work? […]

    6 Comments / / Feb 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM
  • 2nd Circuit, 9/11, Bar Exams, Depositions, Gloria Allred, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Politics, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas, Travel / Vacation

    Morning Docket: 01.10.12

    * In trying to resolve the Texas redistricting problem, the Supreme Court has come to a realization: everything really is bigger in that state, including its congressional delegation. [Los Angeles Times] * The Center for Constitutional Rights is suing to get video of the would-be 20th hijacker’s interrogations made public. Too bad no one really […]

    6 Comments / / Jan 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • 9/11, Ben Wittes, Conferences / Symposia, Federalist Society, Pornography, Quote of the Day, Tobacco / Smoking, War on Terror

    Quote of the Day: Dangerous Addictions

    When you stop smoking, the cigarettes don’t get together to figure out how to kill you anyway. – Benjamin Wittes, on a panel at the National Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society, responding to the observation that smoking and traffic accidents cause more deaths in a year than 9/11. (Julian Sanchez discusses what the web […]

    48 Comments / / Nov 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM
  • 9/11, Biglaw, Celebrities, Jersey Shore, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, State Judges, Tax Law, Thompson Hine, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 10.17.11

    * Wait, is this real? People actually sued al-Qaeda and expect to be paid billions of dollars in damages? Seriously? Having a major “what is this I don’t even” moment over here. [Bloomberg] * Judith Kaye is the new centerfold for the New York State Court of Appeals. She’s the first woman in history whose […]

    9 Comments / / Oct 17, 2011 at 9:17 AM
  • 9/11, ACLU, Airplanes / Aviation, D.C. Circuit, Disasters / Emergencies, Drinking, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Health Care / Medicine, Kids, Morning Docket, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 09.21.11

    * Hey, Preet Bharara, even Lady Gaga can read your poker face when you’re going all in on an allegation of Full Tilt Ponzi. Maybe Lederer and Ferguson will finally fold. [Wall Street Journal] * You know what this country really needs? More doctors who don’t believe in science. Another stem cell research case is […]

    27 Comments / / Sep 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • 9/11, Brown Rudnick, War on Terror

    And Then It Was 9/12

    This weekend, we (and every other media outlet) ran our solemn 9/11 remembrance post. In any event, yesterday was the predictable day where the media took a closer look at the aftermath of 9/11. And by “closer look,” we mean “report on everything that’s gone horribly wrong since 9/11.” Elie Mystal has got a really heartwarming story from a law firm that he wants to share before he “takes a closer look” at the week after 9/11….

    96 Comments / / Sep 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

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