Eliza Gray

Posts by Eliza Gray

  • Bankruptcy, Death Penalty, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, WolfBlock

    Morning Docket 6.01.09

    * A dramatic closer look at Wolf Block’s collapse. [Philadelphia Magazine] * The media buzz this week on Sotomayor: Her decision in the New Haven firefighters case could be a key issue during her confirmation hearings. [USA Today] * Minnesota’s Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the Coleman–Franken election race. Yes, it is still […]

    11 Comments / / Jun 1, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Guantanamo Bay, Immigration, Morning Docket, SCOTUS

    Morning Docket 5.22.09

    * Republicans slam Obama for his “empathy” standard for his SCOTUS nominee, citing an earlier speech on the Senate floor emphasizing a different standard. [The Washington Post] * Speaking of Obama, is he “the best lawyer to occupy the U.S. presidency since William Howard Taft”? [Foreign Policy] * The Yankees held a moot court in […]

    35 Comments / / May 22, 2009 at 8:55 AM
  • Barack Obama, David Souter, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 5.21.09

    * President Obama will talk about his plans to close Guantanamo in a national address in order to rally support from the public after getting shut down by members of Congress. [CNN] * After quietly accepting charges from several states, Craiglist is fighting back. The company sued South Carolina’s attorney general for violating free speech […]

    31 Comments / / May 21, 2009 at 9:12 AM
  • Jeffrey Toobin, John Roberts, Morning Docket, Twittering

    Morning Docket 05.20.09

    * Struggling to compete for business in a shrinking market, law firms are hiring image and marketing consultants to improve their chances–one Philadelphia-based image consultant even tells them how to dress for the courtroom. Lay-off problem solved–apparently all you need is a makeover. [The Wall Street Journal] * Not only that, but in an effort […]

    25 Comments / / May 20, 2009 at 9:12 AM
  • Guantanamo Bay, Morning Docket, Paralegals, Sarbanes-Oxley / Sarbox / SOX, SCOTUS

    Morning Docket 5.19.09

    * A word of advice to the new summer associates: Paralegals can’t be trusted. [Legal Intelligencer] * SCOTUS dismissed the lawsuit that sought to punish top Bush officials, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft, for detaining Muslims that were not involved in 9-11. [Christian Science Monitor] * Military commission trials for Guantanamo detainees present many […]

    32 Comments / / May 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 05.18.09

    * Conservatives are gearing up to attack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee. [The New York Times] * The White House is preparing for the fight, and has hired Stephanie Cutter, who currently works for Timothy Geithner in the the Treasury Department, to help with the confirmation process. [CNN] * But some Republican Senators say that Obama’s nominee […]

    3 Comments / / May 18, 2009 at 7:21 AM
  • Department of Justice, Lesbians, Morning Docket, Robert Wone, SCOTUS, Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 5.08.09

    * There has been plenty off talk about potential Supreme Court nominees, but how about the conservative groups gearing up to oppose them? [The Washington Post] * Two highly qualified lesbians, Virginia Linder and Kathleen Sullivan, are apparently on Obama’s Supreme Court short list. [ABC News] * The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]

    29 Comments / / May 8, 2009 at 8:49 AM
  • David Souter, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 5.07.09

    * A Los Angeles Judge accused an asbestos litigation firm of playing “a grisly game of asbestos litigation” after they refiled a Texas case in California because it has more exacting standards for a defendant to obtain summary judgment. Perhaps, judge, you’ve lost a little perspective? [ABA Journal] * A German court rejected a woman’s […]

    50 Comments / / May 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM
  • Bankruptcy, David Souter, Jury Duty, Morning Docket, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Morning Docket 05.06.09

    * President of San Francisco’s Federal Reserve says the economy is getting better. “For the first time in a while, there is some good news to savor.” If by good news, you mean that laid-off lawyers have taken to wearing track suits around the house “savoring” comfort food instead of 6-figure salaries, then yes, there […]

    40 Comments / / May 6, 2009 at 9:04 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Craigslist, David Souter, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 5.05.09

    * The bankruptcy judge has made several decisions to keep Chrysler afloat including allowing a $4.5 billion credit line from the U.S. and Canadian governments. [The Detroit Free Press] * State attorneys general will meet with Craiglist to discuss the elimination of advertisements for “illegal sexual activities.” [The Associated Press] * In the Court’s first […]

    67 Comments / / May 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM
  • ACLU, Eric Holder, Morning Docket, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 4.24.09

    * Kenya has emerged as the chosen venue to try piracy cases. This article is worth it just for the quotes from the Kenyan piracy lawyer. Just try to imagine how much cooler your life would be if you were a Kenyan Piracy lawyer instead of a Biglaw associate. [The New York Times] * Florida […]

    26 Comments / / Apr 24, 2009 at 9:04 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 04.20.09

    Ed. Note: Sorry for the delay. We’re having technical issues this morning. Please bear with us! (And, no, “technical” does not translate to “hungover.”) * The Iranian court will consider the appeal of the Iranian-American journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for “spying on Iran for Washington.” [The New York Times] * […]

    28 Comments / / Apr 20, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  • Andrew Cuomo, Morning Docket, Sarah Palin

    Morning Docket 3.27.09

    * The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of juvenile court cases in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania will soon be overturned. After former judge Mark Ciavarella pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from juvenile prisons in exchange for more convictions, the state hired a “Special Master” to investigate. He is not a Malasian Martial Arts expert or […]

    44 Comments / / Mar 27, 2009 at 9:05 AM
  • Adam Liptak, Dreier, Gay, Hillary Clinton, Morning Docket, Rod Blagojevich, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 3.25.09

    * A U.S. District Judge in Virginia, Rebecca Beach Smith, will soon decide whether preserved Titanic artifacts must remain available to the public. [The San Francisco Chronicle] * Adam Liptak gives us a lively look into the Supreme Court discussion about the highly critical Hillary documentary. [The New York Times] * Obama’s lawyers were in […]

    27 Comments / / Mar 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Andrew Cuomo, Antonin Scalia, Bernie Madoff, Morning Docket, Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Wal-Mart

    Morning Docket 3.24.09

    * United Airlines settled a suit filed by a former pilot, who resigned after repeatedly finding porn in hidden places in her cockpit, including underneath a cap on a safety device called a “stick shaker” (no pun intended). Click to see United’s ridiculous effort to dismiss. [The Seattle Times] * Attorney General Andrew Cuomo convinced […]

    42 Comments / / Mar 24, 2009 at 9:07 AM
  • Bonuses, Dreier, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 3.23.09

    * The vultures are circling around Dreier LLP’s Park Avenue office–an auctioneer’s website reads “everything must be sold,” but Dreier’s indictment last week says he must forfeit the firm’s assets–the prosecutors and bankruptcy trustee will have to fight it out. [The National Law Journal] * “U.K. regulatory lawyers advising clients on the financial crisis and […]

    48 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM
  • Andrew Cuomo, Eric Holder, Heller Ehrman, Marijuana, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 3.20.09

    * AIG turned in the list of bonus recipients to New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo yesterday–let the games begin. Just kidding, I too fear for the safety of heavily compensated AIG executives–there is nothing scarier than an angry progressive. [The Los Angeles Times] * Dispensers of medical marijuana have room to breathe after Attorney […]

    32 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM
  • Affirmative Action, Antitrust, Bernie Madoff, Law Schools, Layoffs, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 3.19.2009

    * Take a look at this legal analysis of the AIG bonus fiasco [The Hartford Courant] * A new report from the Project for Attorney Retention (sounds like something we can all get behind) shows that it makes better business sense to have attorneys work reduced hours rather than laying them off. [The American Lawyer] […]

    42 Comments / / Mar 19, 2009 at 9:02 AM