Joe Biden

  • Bradley Cooper: a very handsome man, but sadly not a lawyer.

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    2nd Circuit, Arthur Miller, Copyright, D.C. Circuit, Joe Biden, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Shira Scheindlin, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.31.13

    * The Second Circuit has remanded the New York Stop and Frisk decision, demanding that a new judge hear the case. Among the reasons: that Judge Shira Scheindlin gave “media interviews and public statements purporting to respond publicly to criticism of the District Court.” So basically, act like a contemptuous prick in the press and when the judge calmly reaffirms her impartiality, get her thrown off the case. Thankfully this will all stop being an issue on about January 1, 2014. [U.S. Courts]

    * Attorney networking and referral site wireLawyer gave itself a Halloween makeover. Personally I wouldn’t want a Fett as an attorney — they have a tendency to lose their heads or fall into pits of despair. Screenshot if you check out the site after they’ve moved on to what we can only assume is their All Saints Day makeover. [wireLawyer]

    * Joe Biden’s niece appeared in court after she clashed with police last month, “swinging at a female officer then slapping another” before being dragged away in handcuffs all while touting how she “studied law.” This actually sounds more like something Joe Biden’s Onion persona would do. [NY Post]

    * Penn Law is sporting pumpkins carved with the likeness of all nine Supreme Court justices. [Under the Button]

    * Vivia Chen’s epic fail as a mother on Halloween. We still love you. [The Careerist]

    * The House of Representatives has now introduced a use restriction on videos of House hearings to prevent the footage from being used for political purposes. That doesn’t sound all that legal. The Republicans just desperately don’t want people to know what they actually do at “work.” [Patently-O]

    * Meanwhile, the Senate GOP is going filibuster on Patricia Millett’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit despite lacking any objection to her. [Huffington Post]

    * NYU Law carried on its annual tradition of acting out the Erie case. Screw that! They should act out Palsgraf…

    6 Comments / / Oct 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Accounting / Accountants, Barack Obama, Biglaw, California, Guns / Firearms, Joe Biden, Marijuana, Mergers and Acquisitions, Michael Jackson, Non-Sequiturs, Pornography

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.23.13

    * President Obama says he’s not changing his mind on the legality of marijuana “at this time.” I guess we need Biden to go on Face the Nation this time around to get some movement on the drug war. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * California lawmakers are looking to retool its “revenge porn” — the act of posting embarrassing sex pics/videos of a significant other who screwed you over — bill. Now California won’t be able to post all those amateur vids of the organizers behind Prop 13. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * New York just boasted the largest seizure of illegal guns in NYC history because a rapper used Instagram to show the world a whole mess of illegal guns. Sometimes you have to avoid that “pics or it didn’t happen” tweet. [ABA Journal]

    * Michael Jackson’s estate is battling the IRS. The article coyly suggests that the estate has told the IRS to “Beat It.” What they don’t understand is the IRS, as a general rule “Don’t Stop ‘Til [They] Get Enough.” [TaxProf Blog]

    * Inspired by our recent post on the 15 Reasons to Date a Lawyer, Going Concern has found eHarmony’s “15 Reasons to Date an Accountant” and given it a similar beatdown. [Going Concern]

    * Congratulations to the M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40″ award winners. Your families would be so proud if they remembered what you looked like. [The M&A Advisor]

    * I was quoted in this week’s episode of This American Life. Host Ira Glass interviewed Sharon Snyder, the court clerk fired for helping free an innocent man. [This American Life]

    * Bruce MacEwen explains the mid-year results for Biglaw as reported by Wells Fargo and Citi respectively. Video after the jump…

    8 Comments / / Aug 22, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    Joe Biden, Technology, Video games, Violence

    VP Joe Biden Believes There’s ‘No Legal Reason’ The Government Can’t Slap A Sin Tax On ‘Violent Media’

    Joe Biden just agrees with whichever audience sits in front of him.

    / May 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Barack Obama, Christopher Christie, Elena Kagan, Joe Biden, Media and Journalism, Rankings

    The Most Influential Lawyers in the World: Meet the Attorneys on the Time 100

    Lawyers represent 14 percent of the list. Which legal eagles soared into the Time 100 this year?

    9 Comments / / Apr 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    2nd Circuit, Abortion, Bar Exams, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Books, Crime, Disasters / Emergencies, Holland & Knight, Job Searches, Joe Biden, John Roberts, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Parties, Politics, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Student Loans, Supreme Court, War on Terror

    Morning Docket: 01.22.13

    * “Given health care, I don’t care if he speaks in tongues.” Chief Justice John Roberts botched Barack Obama’s presidential oath at his first inauguration, but this time he managed to get it right. [New York Times]

    * What was more important to Justice Sonia Sotomayor than swearing in Joe Biden as VP at noon on Sunday? Signing books at Barnes & Noble in New York City. Not-so wise Latina. [Los Angeles Times]

    * D.C. Biglaw firms — like Holland & Knight, Covington, K&L Gates, and Jones Day — allowed others to bask in their prestige at their swanky inauguration parties. [Capital Business / Washington Post]

    * It’s been 40 years since SCOTUS made its ruling in Roe v. Wade, and this is what we’ve got to show for it: a deep moral divide over women being able to do what they want with their own bodies. [Huffington Post]

    * The latest weapon in the fight against terrorism is the legal system. The Second Circuit recently issued a major blow to those seeking to finance militant attacks in secret. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * “Firms don’t just hire a body anymore.” The 2012 BLS jobs data is in, and if you thought employment in the legal sector was going to magically bounce back to pre-recession levels, you were delusional. [Am Law Daily]

    * Three months have come and gone since Hurricane Sandy rocked law firm life as we know it in Manhattan, but firms like Fragomen and Gordon & Rees are still stuck in temporary offices. [New York Law Journal]

    * This seems like it may be too good to be true, but it looks like New York’s chief judge may be on board to grant law students bar eligibility after the completion of only two years of law school. [National Law Journal]

    * Law professors may soon be in for a nasty surprise when it comes to their salaries if their schools follow Vermont Law’s lead and remove them as salaried employees, paying only on a part-time basis. [Valley News]

    * Resorting to a life of crime in order to pay off your law school debt is never a good thing — unless you’re doing it while waring a Bucky Badger hat. We’ll probably have more on this later. [Wisconsin State Journal]

    1 Comment / / Jan 22, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  • female partner money

    Antonin Scalia, Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, California, Deaths, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Election 2012, Gender, Howrey LLP, Joe Biden, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, SCOTUS, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Silicon Valley, Supreme Court, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 07.23.12

    * Presidential campaigns for Election 2012 are focusing in on the Supreme Court and future appointments to the high court, and Vice President Joe Biden is really not a fan of Justice Scalia. [POLITICO]

    * Dewey know what the ramifications of D&L’s $50M insurance policy will mean for the resolution of the failed firm’s bankruptcy proceedings? Well, Steve Davis is probably happy. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Howrey going to pay off all of our creditors? Probably by dipping into the coffers of the 70 other law firms that took on our defectors. Have fun with all of those subpoenas. [Capital Business / Washington Post]

    * The percentage of women in Biglaw partnership positions is up 2.8% since 2003, but the equity gender gap remains. At least some progress is being made. [National Law Journal]

    * “I thought your papers were terrific, I just disagreed with them.” Kleiner Perkins isn’t a fan of backhanded compliments, so the firm is appealing a judge’s decision to keep Ellen Pao’s case out of arbitration. [Reuters]

    * James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the Aurora movie-theater massacre, is scheduled to make his first court appearance today for an initial advisement. Thus far, he’s facing at least 71 charges. [Denver Post]

    * The class action suit filed against Cooley Law over its allegedly deceptive employment statistics has been dismissed, much like the NYLS lawsuit before it. More on the dismissal to come later today. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * “Sex isn’t going to buy me dinner.” Michael Winner, the attorney accused of offering “pro boner” assistance to female inmates, claims in an interview that the allegations against him are “just plain false.” [WSB-TV Atlanta]

    4 Comments / / Jul 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Andy Griffith and Carol Huston star in Matlock.

    Football, Intellectual Property, Joe Biden, Non-Sequiturs, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.03.12

    * Nothing says justice like for-profit probation companies. [New York Times]

    * Was this really a courtroom exchange involving Redskins tight end Fred Davis, or was it a weird performance art piece/Abbott and Costello comedy routine? [Washingtonian]

    * There is no such thing as a free trip to Disney World. Well, technically there is. There are many, in fact, at least until you get caught. [Legal Juice]

    * The insane legal fight between the Oatmeal and Charles Carreon continues to get weirder. Oh yeah, and serial suer extraordinaire Jonathan Lee Riches has hopped into the fray as well. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Kim Dotcom says the order to go after Megaupload came all the way from the top. WHAT DOES JOE BIDEN WANT??? [TorrentFreak]

    * RIP Andy Griffith, a.k.a. Matlock, one of the most famous television attorneys of all time. My grandmother is probably very sad today. [WSJ Law Blog]

    4 Comments / / Jul 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM
  • Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Barack Obama, Constitutional Law, Election 2012, Elena Kagan, Federal Judges, Joe Biden, Old People, Politics, Robert Bork, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    Borking Up a Storm: Romney’s High-Profile Legal Adviser Speaks His Mind

    Some lawyers can be so circumspect in speech and so careful in action that they’re just plain boring. Such caution might help you make it to the Supreme Court someday, but it’s not a recipe for a very fun life. Thankfully, not all brilliant lawyers are afraid of speaking their minds. Take Robert Bork, the […]

    42 Comments / / Oct 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM
  • Joe Biden, Jury Duty, Non-Sequiturs, Solicitor General's Office

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.24.11

    * Obama plans to nominate Don Verrilli as the next Solicitor General. He’s currently working a former partner at Jenner & Block, currently working at the White House. [WSJ Law Blog] * Through his attorney, Judy Clarke, a smiling and nodding Jared Lee Loughner pleaded not guilty today to charges arising out of the Tucson […]

    14 Comments / / Jan 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM
  • Joe Biden

    New Management at Arent Fox

    Arent Fox — recently infamous for telling previously deferred associates to go away, permanently — will be under new management. Here’s the opening of the Arent Fox press release: Arent Fox LLP today announced that the firm’s Executive Committee has unanimously approved the appointment of Mark M. Katz as chairman of the firm. He succeeds […]

    25 Comments / / Mar 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM
  • Caption Contests, Contests, Eyes of the Law, Food, Joe Biden, Politics

    ATL Caption Contest Finalists: American Pie

    Last Thursday, we posted a photo of VP Joe Biden enjoying some good ol’ blueberry pie at his alma mater, Syracuse University College of Law. It was up to you to come up with a caption for the picture, and now it’s time to choose the best one. Here’s the photo once again: After the […]

    58 Comments / / Sep 15, 2009 at 6:06 PM
  • Caption Contests, Contests, Eyes of the Law, Food, Joe Biden, Politics

    ATL Caption Contest: American Pie

    Time for an Eyes of the Law celebrity sighting. On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Syracuse University. From the Syracuse Post-Standard: Vice President Joe Biden talked with Syracuse students, teachers and parents Wednesday about his mission to strengthen the middle class. Then, he rode in a limousine to a ballroom where people had paid […]

    / Sep 10, 2009 at 6:36 PM
  • Barack Obama, Bernie Madoff, Gay Marriage, Guantanamo Bay, Joe Biden, Morning Docket, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 1.14.09

    * The Madoff case will garner lawyers lots of money in fees. “This is a financial 9/11 for our clients” said a Proskauer Rose litigation partner, licking his lips. [Bloomberg.com] * Meanwhile, the U.S. is challenging the New York Judge’s decision to keep Madoff free on bail. [Bloomberg.com] * Legislators in Maine are introducing a […]

    29 Comments / / Jan 14, 2009 at 8:55 AM
  • Joe Biden, Politics, Sarah Palin

    Open Thread: The Veep-bate

    The Vice Presidential debate just ended, and there was a lot more “law” than one might have expected. The best legal sparks flew over the Constitutional powers of the office of Vice President. Palin came out of the gate first when asked about her role as Vice President: I’m thankful the Constitution would give a […]

    131 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 10:56 PM
  • Joe Biden, Politics, Sarah Palin, SCOTUS

    Joe Biden And Sarah Palin Discuss Roe v. Wade

    Earlier this week we reported on Sarah Palin’s apparent inability to name more than one important SCOTUS case. Some commenters felt that we should reserve judgment on Palin’s judicial knowledge until we had “confirmation” about those opinions. Some people also questioned what her VP opponent, Joe Biden, might say under similar circumstances. Well, now we […]

    207 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 10:30 AM
  • Joe Biden

    What the Heck Is Biden Smiling About?
    Is There A Sale On Ramen At The Safeway?

    Joe Biden released his tax returns, putting an end to the rumor that he simply talks the IRS through his financial dealings during a 22 hour phone call. Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog points out a curious oversight during the senator’s 35-year career of changing to become more like a Washington insider (isn’t that the […]

    109 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 2:59 PM

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