Jay Bybee

  • Law school's tombstone?

    9th Circuit, Basketball, Biglaw, Deaths, Federal Judges, Gender, Jay Bybee, Lateral Moves, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.02.14

    * Federal judges still have financial allegiances to their former firms that are reported on their mandatory annual disclosures. At least one appellate judge — Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit — made a killing after confirmation. [National Law Journal]

    * After “a challenging 2013,” Bingham McCutchen is leaking lawyers like a sieve. Fourteen attorneys, including nine partners, recently decided to leave the firm, and they’re all headed to different Biglaw locales. [WSJ Law Blog via Reuters]

    * Just one day after Donald Sterling was declared “mentally incapacitated,” he filed a lawsuit against the NBA, seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Skadden lawyers are stripping off their warm-up suits to take it to the court. [USA Today]

    * This Am Law 200 firm thinks it figured out a way to help women combine their careers and home lives — by hiring a role model/mentor with an almost six-figure salary. Good idea or bad? [Dallas Morning News]

    * We’ve got some breaking news for our readers from the “no sh*t” department: Law schools are competing to cut costs based on a shrinking applicant pool, but tuition is still quite unaffordable. [Houston Chronicle]

    * Lewis Katz, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and alumnus of Dickinson Law, RIP. [Onward State]

    2 Comments / / Jun 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM
  • Does this man look like a criminal? A Bond villain, maybe...

    9th Circuit, Disasters / Emergencies, Intellectual Property, Jay Bybee, JPMorgan Chase, Jury Duty, Non-Sequiturs, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.13

    * CeeLo Green, through his attorney, tells the judge and prosecutors in his criminal case to, um, Forget themselves. He’s miffed that the judge and prosecutors set up cameras during his arraignment and left themselves out of the shot creating a false impression of guilt. This marks the first time this guy didn’t want a camera fixated solely on him. [TMZ]

    * Samsung wants a mistrial in its case with Apple because Apple’s attorney, Harold McElhinny, implied in his closing argument that American-made jobs building TV sets moved overseas because companies failed to protect intellectual property. Samsung is arguing that this is racist. [Bloomberg]

    * Remember the matter of the attorney supposedly stalking a jury? Well, the judge has overturned the verdict over it. [Courthouse News Service]

    * A week in the life of a Biglaw litigation associate. It’s a decent list, but where were the Thursday Night Football and Netflix? You’ll see what I mean in the next story. [Big Law Rebel]

    * JPMorgan is awfully sorry for making the conscious decision to sell toxic securities that helped destroy the economy. “Our bad, y’all!” [Gawker]

    * The justices who penned Bush v. Gore shamelessly admitted how terrible the decision was by trying to claim it had no precedential value. Unfortunately, no one listened to them. [Mother Jones]

    * In addition to the many law firms that are contributing to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, several Asian-American lawyer groups are organizing a fundraising event this coming Monday. If you’re in New York, please consider attending! [Facebook; AABANY]

    * In sad news, the son of Ninth Circuit Judge Jay Bybee shot and killed himself in the courtyard of the LDS Temple in Henderson, NV. Our thoughts are with Judge Bybee and his family. [Las Vegas Review-Journal (gavel bang: Las Vegas Law Blog)]

    0 Comments / / Nov 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM
  • Brett Kavanaugh, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Jay Bybee, Jed Rubenfeld, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Spreading the Love

    We’ve decided to tweak the format of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch a bit. Beginning today, we’ll be bringing you all the lawyer weddings featured in the New York Times. This, admittedly, is the kind of everyone’s-a-winner feel-goodism that we normally abhor. Alas, to be frank, we’re sick of the constant death threats from couples who […]

    23 Comments / / Sep 16, 2010 at 3:37 PM
  • Department of Justice, Jay Bybee, Morning Docket, Office of Legal Counsel, S.D.N.Y.

    Weekend Docket: 07.17.10

    * An interesting look at the role played by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and his S.D.N.Y. colleagues in the recent Russian spy swap. [New York Times] * The government’s obscenity case against porn purveyor John Stagliano has climaxed… in a dismissal. [Politico via First One @ One First] * Now that the damn hole is […]

    15 Comments / / Jul 17, 2010 at 12:26 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Department of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Jay Bybee, Office of Legal Counsel, Torture

    Quote of the Day: And I ordered the Code Red on Santiago, too!

    We took a muscular view of presidential authority. We were offering a bottom line to a client who wanted to know what he could do and what he couldn’t do. I wasn’t running a debating society, and I wasn’t running a law school. – Ninth Circuit Judge Jay S. Bybee, testifying to the House Judiciary […]

    52 Comments / / Jul 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Benchslaps, Federal Judges, Jay Bybee, Stephen Reinhardt

    Bench-Slapped! Reinhardt v. Bybee

    Judge Stephen Reinhardt (left), perhaps the most prominent liberal appeals court judge in the country, is buddies with his conservative colleague on the Ninth Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski (right). But we suspect that Judge Reinhardt feels less warmly towards Judge Jay S. Bybee (far right). You can always count on the Ninth Circuit for a […]

    16 Comments / / Nov 3, 2006 at 12:01 PM

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