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    The Essential Law School Shopping Guide

    When it comes to shopping for your law school needs, ATL has you covered.

    17 Comments / / Aug 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Biglaw, Books, Crime, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Eugene Volokh, Gay, Gay Marriage, Guns / Firearms, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Screw-Ups, Violence

    Morning Docket: 02.14.14

    * Virginia is for lovers — gay and straight alike. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen (E.D. Va.) just struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage (but stayed her ruling pending appeal). Happy Valentine’s Day! [Washington Post]

    * The Ninth Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, issued a major Second Amendment ruling. Is it correct, and what will happen next? Professor Eugene Volokh shares his thoughts. [Volokh Conspiracy; Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Which leading law firms are trying to make the Comcast/Time Warner Cable monstrosity into reality? [American Lawyer]

    * Did a Biglaw firm make a big-time mistake by blowing a deadline to appeal a $40 million verdict? [Law360 (sub. req.)]

    * Speaking of screw-ups, making them in the e-discovery realm can be costly — a lesson that California is learning the hard way, to the tune of $32 million. [ACEDS]

    * Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin thought he’d be acquitted; he thought wrong. [ABA Journal]

    * George Washington wasn’t a member of the one of the 8 magic groups — but his story still illustrates the truth of The Triple Package (affiliate link), according to Washington biographer Logan Beirne. [Fox News]

    * Authorities have made an arrest for the package bombing that killed a retired Tennessee lawyer and his wife. [CNN]

    4 Comments / / Feb 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Eugene Volokh, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, O.J. Simpson, Sanford Levinson, UNC Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.27.13

    Ed. note: Happy Thanksgiving! We will resume our normal publication schedule on Monday, December 2. We hope you have a wonderful holiday, and we thank you for your readership.

    * O.J. Simpson is going to be staying in prison longer. The search for the real killers suffers another setback. [Fox News]

    * Sriracha-gate continues. A federal judge has ordered a partial shutdown of the plant. [Slate]

    * Lawyers are destroying American society. Because the Romans also had a glut of law school grads when the Republic fell. Or something. [Bloomberg BusinessWeek]

    * A federal government lawyer who mastered the stock market and lived a frugal life has given some $56 million to the University of Washington School of Law. Go ahead and hold your breath for that Washington tuition decrease. [Seattle Times]

    * UNC professors are questioning the motives of a public records request targeting the new director of the law school poverty center. Which isn’t naked intimidation at all. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * A couple weeks ago Professors Alan Dershowitz and Sanford Levinson debated Professor Eugene Volokh and David Kopel. The former argued that the Second Amendment has outlived its usefulness. Based on minds changed, they won. The debate video is embedded past the jump… [Intelligence2 Debates]

    5 Comments / / Nov 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    California, Eugene Volokh, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money

    How Much Does Your Law Professor Make? UCLA Law Edition

    The top professors at UCLA Law do very, very well for themselves.

    9 Comments / / May 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Department of Justice, Eugene Volokh, Fast Food, Non-Sequiturs, Sex, Sex Scandals, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.13

    * They are livestreaming the misconduct case against Judge Wade McCree. [Detroit Free Press]

    * GW Law professor John Banzhaf is calling upon the D.C. City Council to bar local broadcasters from using the term “Redskins.” Two decades after the real emergence of “political correctness,” the “Redskins” name has held out against that all-out assault almost as long as the actual Native American society did against Phil Sheridan. [Huffington Post]

    * People are still talking about the Yahoo!/Tumblr deal, but the most important deal for the legal profession has slid under the radar. Seamless and GrubHub are merging to make all your “3 a.m. and still haven’t had dinner at the office” dreams come true. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Vivia Chen of The Careerist got some flack for suggesting that women taking their husbands’ names was a regressive trend. In (tongue-in-cheek) fairness, here are the good reasons to take your husband’s name. Example: “When you’ve been indicted or convicted.” [The Careerist]

    * U. Chicago Law scheduled finals during Memorial Day weekend… while Chicago is closing Lake Shore Drive and cutting back on public transit. UChiLawGo responds. [UChiLawGo]

    * A gospel singer is suing McDonald’s because she lost her voice. Normally I’d make fun of this, but she sounds like she has a good argument. [The Inquisitr]

    * A review of the legal issues surrounding the DOJ/AP scandal. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Elie explains why the racist, nasty comments we receive don’t faze us at all. [Paidcontent.org]

    * Well this is a novel use of fundraising: Speculation that Tim Lambesis (who we covered yesterday) used crowdfunding for a new Austrian Death Machine Schwarzenegger tribute album as the down payment on a hitman to murder his wife. Maybe this new album was going to have a Total Recall theme? [Metal Sucks]

    * Stephen Colbert sits down with Caplin & Drysdale’s Trevor Potter to discuss the fact that Colbert’s SuperPAC has never been approved by the IRS. Video after the jump…

    7 Comments / / May 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    Basketball, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, David Boies, Drinking, Drudge Report, Election Law, Eugene Volokh, Free Speech, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Police, Politics, Racism, Sports, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.03.13

    * Eugene Volokh analyzes the free-speech issues raised by the prosecution of Anya Bargh, the UConn law student accused of sending anti-Semitic and racist emails. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Lawyerist thinks you suck, not the gunners. Discuss. [Lawyerist]

    * Law and the Multiverse now has CLE courses about comic books. Maintaining this license just got that much easier. [Law and the Multiverse]

    * Some new developments in the Ed O’Bannon case against the NCAA. Basically, discovery has not been kind to the NCAA. [Bloomberg]

    * All the editors-in-chief at Michigan Law are women. Now, if another 90 or so journals follow suit, Staci’s article will seem outdated. [Michigan Law]

    * Ruh-roh. Did David Boies blow the lid off campaign spending limits last cycle? [Huffington Post]

    * No, Mike Bloomberg was not denied a slice of pizza yesterday. [Gawker]

    * WARNING: If you understand math, the latest from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly will annoy the hell out of you. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Man injured in a drunken fight sues the bar that he says should have cut him off. [Overlawyered]

    5 Comments / / May 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 11.05.12

    * Stop drinking the FCPA Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid doesn’t even taste good anyway. Unless you add booze. But I digress. [FCPA Professor]

    * Is it illegal to lie on Twitter? Some thoughts from Professor Eugene Volokh. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * So you wanna get published in a law review, huh? Well, check this out, young padawan. [Prawfsblog]

    * Who are the top employment lawyers in America? [eBossWatch]

    * The ABA and New York Law School are butting heads on how to deal with time lost due to Sandy. [Legal As She Is Spoke via Constitutional Daily]

    * Lat is giving a talk at Vanderbilt Law School tomorrow. It’s open to the public and free, just like the pizza (but if you take the pizza, you have to stay for the event). [Vanderbilt Law School]

    0 Comments / / Nov 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Eugene Volokh, Hotties, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Non-Sequiturs, Real Estate, Reality TV

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.13.12

    * In response to our contest for the best law firm offices, Vivia Chen proposes a contest for the shabbiest law firm offices — and gets the ball rolling with one nominee. (Hint: CHECK YOU hallways.) [The Careerist]

    * Professor Eugene Volokh shares his views on the juicy leaked law review emails we covered earlier. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * And Professor Josh Blackman has some ideas about the identity of the conservative professor discussed in the controversial emails. [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * Villanova hired ESPN’s Andrew Brandt to be the director of the school’s Center for Sports Law. Students would probably be more excited if this meant ESPN was interested in hiring them. [SB Nation Philly]

    * Sumner Redstone of Viacom just donated $18 million to Boston University Law. Quick, Boston College, hurry up and find an old rich guy to make a multi-million dollar donation to your school! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Reality TV hottie Reichen Lehmkuhl, perhaps better known for being Lance Bass’s ex-boyfriend, reports that he’s going to law school. He should be required to attend class without his shirt on. [Instinct Magazine]

    4 Comments / / Sep 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 08.21.12

    * “Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, and Nietzsche (figuratively) walk into the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Hilarity ensues.” [FindLaw]

    * The EPA gets benchslapped by the D.C. Circuit. [Instapundit]

    * What can law firms learn from… the Cheesecake Factory? Besides how to make people fat; Biglaw’s already great at that. [Adam Smith, Esq.]

    * If you enjoy gambling or legal hypotheticals, check this out. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Professor Eugene Volokh examines the tricky tension between constitutionally protected speech and laws against blackmail. [Volokh Conspiracy]

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    * Professor Howard Wasserman grades Representative Todd Akin’s apology for his “legitimate rape” remarks — and gives the congressman partial credit for “owning” it. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Meanwhile, Professor Ann Althouse wonders: “Would the Democrats oust one of their own because he said one thing wrong?” [Althouse]

    * Don’t forget: tonight is the nomination deadline for our Lawyerly Lairs contest for the best law firm offices in America. [Above the Law]

    * Our commenting platform, Disqus, is having issues — which may explain why comments are mysteriously disappearing from the site. We apologize for the problem, which we are investigating. [Disqus]

    8 Comments / / Aug 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 04.09.12

    * Professor Eugene Volokh wonders if Justice Sonia Sotomayor is truly the first disabled justice. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Speaking of SCOTUS, should President Obama turn it into a campaign issue? First Amendment lawyer Marvin Ammori thinks so. [The Atlantic]

    * We recently mentioned Keith Olbermann’s lawsuit against his former employer, Current TV. Now Current is turning the tables with a countersuit. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Threatening federal financial regulators: not a wise idea. Trader Vincent McCrudden learned that the hard way. [Dealbreaker]

    * “Get High, Get Mauled By Bear, Get Workers’ Compensation?” [Legal Juice]

    Yul Kwon: coming to a television near you.

    * Adventures in trademark law — starring model, socialite, and reality TV star Olivia Palermo. [Fashionista]

    * When is the best time to submit articles to law reviews? Professor Shima Baradaran is collecting data. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * One of ATL’s favorite celebrities — Yale Law School grad Yul Kwon, the first Asian-American winner of Survivor (as well as a former Second Circuit clerk and McKinsey consultant) — is returning to television, hosting a new show.

    What’s the show about? Find out, after the jump.

    1 Comment / / Apr 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    The ‘Zombie Mohammed’ Judge: Let’s Discuss

    A Pennsylvania judge dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist dressed up as “Zombie Mohammed.” Since then, everyone has been talking about and arguing over this case. What do you make of it?

    62 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Quote of the Day: What do you mean by ‘purported’?

    [T]his might be a helpful alert to lawyers who are hiring someone to try to promote their sites: It’s possible that the promotion might consist of behavior that is par for the course for purported penis enlargement products, but not really in keeping with the sort of reputation that lawyers generally seek to cultivate. – […]

    17 Comments / / Jan 24, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Grammer Pole of the Weak: Punctuation and Quotation Marks

    In last week’s Grammer Pole, we called upon you to choose between nationalities instead of Supreme Court justices. When it comes to the placement of punctuation marks in relation to quotation marks, do you favor the British approach or the American approach? Let’s review the differences….

    37 Comments / / Nov 4, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Crosses Memorializing Dead State Troopers in Utah Ruled Unconstitutional

    Today the Tenth Circuit told the state of Utah that it could no longer erect crosses by the side of the highway memorializing state troopers who have died. The WSJ Law Blog excerpts this part of the opinion in American Atheists, Inc. v. Duncan (PDF): “This may lead the reasonable observer to fear that Christians […]

    90 Comments / / Aug 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Fourth Circuit Decides First Amendment Trumps Social Security Number Privacy

    Court clerks in Virginia may be shaking their fists at the Fourth Circuit today. In an interesting ruling on free speech, privacy, and public records, the court ruled that an angry blogger has the right to publish public officials’ and court clerks’ Social Security numbers in order to protest the fact that Virginia puts records […]

    18 Comments / / Jul 27, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    A Night at the Federalist Society Birthday Bash

    We now yield the floor to Laurie Lin. Who better to report on one of the year’s biggest social events than the writer of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch? Over to you, Laurie. **************** Ambition and Old Spice wafted sweetly through the air last night at the Federalist Society’s 25th Anniversary Gala at Union Station — […]

    / Nov 16, 2007 at 11:45 AM

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