• Hillary Clinton


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.15

    * The method for securing drunk driving convictions is coming under fire. I’m not as think as you drunk I am officer. [Times Union]

    * Hillary Clinton is bringing back the issue of liability for gun manufacturers. [Overlawyered]

    * The bar exam-pocalypse continues. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The sad state of Alabamans’ voting rights. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Lawyers have known this for a while: six-figure jobs don’t equal happiness. [Alternet]

    * Remember how John Kasich seemed super-chill and liberal during the first Republican debate? Yeah, he isn’t. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Do you feel like your legal career has left you behind and you’re struggling with a case of failure-to-launch disease? At least you aren’t alone. [Law and More]

    6 Comments / / Oct 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • fart


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.02.15

    * From Kirkland & Ellis mailroom clerk to the Clinton Global Initiative. [Yahoo!]

    * Is a man who farts too much a protected class? []

    * The chairman of the Florida Libertarian Party, Adrian Wyllie, is standing up against ATL favorite Augustus Sol Invictus over an alleged ritualistic animal sacrifice. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Bill O’Reilly goes nuts on America. [Media Matters]

    * Deciding when to sue over a negative online review. [Wedding Industry Law]

    * We associates plan, God partners laugh. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    32 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • Fingerprints


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.01.15

    * Don’t get accused of a crime you didn’t commit in Oklahoma, turns out they don’t collect fingerprint evidence on the reg. [The Journal Record]

    * What those deal toys really mean. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Yeaaah, the 1% do get different justice: judge lets embroiled Wall Street CEO Benjamin Wey out of his curfew to watch Swan Lake. [Dealbreaker]

    * Is the law equipped to deal with aliens (like the extraterrestrial kind)? [Law and More]

    * Kentucky governor Steve Beshear is having exactly none of Kim Davis’s horse hockey. [Wonkette]

    * Law firms are still hopelessly stuck in the past. [The Atlantic]

    35 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • admire mirror


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.30.15

    * Is there a pattern of dishonesty in the Orange County, CA District Attorney’s office? [New York Times]

    * Does a lack of SEC enforcement on clawback rules actually create a perverse incentive to manipulate earnings? [MarketWatch]

    * Shocking news: Men admire their own work more than women do. I know that sentence is full of gender norms, but sometimes it is what it is. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Is it ever okay for Biglaw associates to have privacy in the office? [What About Paris?]

    * What you need to know right now in the world of legal tech. [CodeX]

    * Thinking of using Google AdWords for your firm? Careful if you’re bidding on opposing counsel’s name, it could land you in ethical hot water. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * What are the biggest threats for your corporate data? [Bloomberg BNA]

    22 Comments / / Sep 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • This makes sense, trust us.


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.29.15

    * Chattels, bailment, and your car: What everyone needs to know. [Adequate Man]

    * What would the tax code look like if Donald Trump were president? A lot like Donald Trump actually. [Dealbreaker]

    * If it looks like a duck bribe, swims like a duck bribe, and quacks like a duck bribe, then it probably is protected speech??? [Slate]

    * We know bar exam results are getting worse, but does that impact Biglaw? [Bloomberg BNA]

    * What is really behind Edward Snowden’s new Twitter account? [Law and More]

    * Fordham Law professor does a deep dive into the psyche of a Republican voter. Scary. [Huffington Post]

    * In which reason and passion are equal partners in the law. [Guile is Good]

    * Consumers seeking litigation financing are smarter than you think. [Mighty]

    30 Comments / / Sep 29, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • Which justice will be next?!


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.28.15

    * Marriage equality, religious freedom, voting rights, campaign finance reform, racial justice… one civil rights issue outweighs them all: the composition of the Supreme Court. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Reminder to all the fresh lil’ 1Ls out there: you just might find love. [Go Knoxville]

    * I’m glad someone is fact-checking How To Get Away With Murder; watching that show was getting exhausting. [Refinery 29]

    * How quickly what is considered “offensive” changes. [What About Paris?]

    * The latest review of Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link), by Katelyn Kye of Major, Lindsey & Africa (note: some spoilers). [In Brief]

    * Try not to let the misery of the courtroom get you down. [Katz Justice]

    * Taking a look at the process of adopting legal tech. [Law Technology Today]

    * A tribute to how Doug Kendall changed the way liberals talk about the constitution. The founder of the Constitutional Accountability Center, Kendall passed away this weekend. [Think Progress]

    25 Comments / / Sep 28, 2015 at 5:37 PM
  • Pope Francis praying


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.25.15

    * Well, this is one way to deal with the Free the Nipple campaign: ban sideboob and underboob. And while you’re at it, legalize public boners because consistency is hard. Heh. [Vice]

    * The Pope’s homelessness chops are on point. [What About Paris?]

    * This is the absolute best way to troll prestige whores. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Is this the best recommendation letter ever? [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * This is how bigamy cases go down in the world of Facebook. [Legal Juice]

    * Using forensic evidence to document human rights abuses. [Pacific Standard]

    * What’s going on with Janet Yellen? [Dealbreaker]

    * Interesting to legal nerds (and maybe others). The Justice Department’s very influential Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) — the division that produced the torture memos, among other things — cranks out a lot of law professors. [Yale Journal on Regulation]

    42 Comments / / Sep 25, 2015 at 5:01 PM
  • Justice Samuel Alito


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.24.15

    * Is it possible to bounce back in Biglaw after a bad performance review? [Corporette]

    * Justice Alito takes his place with the far-right in recent anti-gay comments. [Slate]

    * Great tips to turn your terrible interview moments into wins. [Law and More]

    * Good news for law students in Louisiana. Scholarship money is up for grabs! [Harrell & Nowak]

    * New York Law School hosts the first annual Internet Safety Conference. [New York Law School]

    * Leave your legal job, refinance your loans, and become a be a full time author. Respect. [Time]

    * Careful what you blog or you could get suspended. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * The Bard comes out on top of SCOTUS citations. [ABA Journal]

    * The latest in legal events includes the ATL Academy for Private Practice. [Codex]

    31 Comments / / Sep 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM
  • Kid punch


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.23.15

    * The Sixth Amendment guarantees access to attorneys in criminal cases, but what happens when you cannot afford a lawyer in civil cases? [Emerge Miami]

    * You’ve heard about the case of neighbors suing the parents of an autistic kid for being a public nuisance, but where’d they get the idea to make that legal move? [Law and More]

    * You’re never going to get 5 whole minutes to concentrate in Biglaw, not when there are so many fire drills. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Richard Hsu interviews a real partner emeritus (of a venture capital firm). [Hsu Untied]

    * Interesting analysis of Yale students’ preference for efficiency over equality. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Should mindful lawyering be added to the CLE curriculum? [Katz Justice]

    * Yup, Martin Shkreli is still an ass, and Hillary wants to do something about it. [Dealbreaker]

    * Using your imagination to get to the next level. [What About Paris?]

    * Many in the legal world were touched by the loss of Carey Gabay; if you’d like to donate to his family in their time of need, you can do so here. [Carey Gabay Fund]

    37 Comments / / Sep 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • vw


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.15

    * The town of Collidge, Arizona, does not understand the establishment clause of the First Amendment… come to think of it, they aren’t real clear on the exercise clause either, but that sure doesn’t stop them from invoking it! [Wonkette]

    * Could Volkswagen’s revelation (that they rigged their cars to beat emissions tests but then, in real life, pumped out emissions like a bloated redneck with IBS that’s just been given a lifetime supply of baked beans) mean jail time for executives? [Mother Jones]

    * Are you a veteran thinking about law school? First of all, why? But if you’re still interested, check out this upcoming Service to School even in D.C. to get the inside scoop. [Service to School]

    * Reagan may have been an actor by trade, but he sure spoke like a lawyer. [Guile is Good]

    * Don’t know where to house refugees? How about the former Dachau concentration camps? The eminently practical, yet horrifying German solution. [The Guardian]

    * The papal visit starts today, and though expectations are high, there might be a nasty tax implication if the pontiff starts talking up Bernie Sanders too much. [TaxProf Blog]

    * When Americans talk about religious freedom, they do not mean Muslim Americans. No duh. [The Atlantic]

    * Book excerpt about the intersection of the girl who cried rape and lynching. [Jezebel]

    * Still care about the Kim Davis debacle? Well, she might be heading back to jail. [Slate]

    * If a Ponzi scheme is operated with Bitcoins, is it still a Ponzi scheme? [Dealbreaker]

    32 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM
  • John Oliver LF


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.21.15

    * That Anheuser-Busch/SABMiller deal is going to make a lot of people a lot of money in fees. [Dealbreaker]

    * Thank you, John Oliver! Publicity from Last Week Tonight helped the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office meet their fundraising goals. Though why a public defenders officer has to resort to crowdfunding in the first instance just boggles the mind. [New Orleans Advocate (last story)]

    * More states release the bar passage rate for the July exam — which means more bad news. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The battle over whether Kim Dotcom should be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and copyright infringement charges begins, with legal heavyweights taking sides. [Computer World]

    * GOP candidates are throwing Justice Roberts under the bus faster than a contestant on Big Brother. [Jost on Justice]

    * This is how to handle typos Biglaw style. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * If you’re in the Boston area, check out Lat’s latest event for his book Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) on Thursday. [Supreme Ambitions]

    45 Comments / / Sep 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM
  • dunce


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.18.15

    * Daily lawyer tips is just killing it. The latest is on the perils of actually becoming a senior associate. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Lawyers can’t be getting dumber if no one (hyperbole alert) is passing the bar exam. [Bloomberg BNA]

    * A kickstarter our readers are sure to love: a new board game that combines Would You Rather?, Poker, and Rock, Paper, Scissors with arguing. What’s not to love? [Kickstarter]

    * Pile-on-the-SEC-week (the securities kind, not the football kind) continues. This time, Judge Berman is taking a crack. [Dealbreaker]

    * The civil justice system is riddled with inequities, especially if you happen to be a plaintiff. [Mighty]

    * Is a new pro-worker law in the works? [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * The NFL field that is the subject of lawsuits is getting changed… not that they’re admitting any wrongdoing, natch. [Deadspin]

    * The Ninth Circuit? Not a fan of Sheriff Joe. [AZ Central]

    39 Comments / / Sep 18, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • Piggy bank with red heart


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.15

    * Another GOP debate is over (did you get drunk?), and you know what was conspicuously absent? Talk about Wall Street. [Dealbreaker]

    * Is it even possible to balance motherhood and a career in the law? Anyway you slice it, seems like a raw deal to me. [The Atlantic]

    * There isn’t much quality bestiality coverage anymore. Good thing there is this case of a farmer and his pig from 1642 we can talk about to fill that gap. [Slate]

    * Can you believe “The Roberts Court” has been a thing for 10 years? Here’s a retrospective. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * The dislike button is coming to Facebook… and might put lawyers out of business. [Law and More]

    * Elie went to a fashion show, and it was everything. [Fashionista]

    * Carey Gabay, a lawyer in the Cuomo administration, passed away yesterday from a gun shot wound suffered before the West Indian American Day Parade last week. [New York Times]

    29 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • vomit


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.16.15

    * Thinking about transferring law schools? Get the ugly truth first. [Underdawg Law]

    * Is it possible your smart phone shouldn’t be your everything? [What About Paris?]

    * Now this is scholarship I can get behind: The Walking Dead Colloquium. [Savannah Law School]

    * In trial be ready for anything… including vomit. [Katz Justice]

    * NFL players and prospective law students — I totally get the similarities. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Sigh… Mississippi. Still defending its ban on adoption by same-sex couples. [Slate]

    * Free CLE! Next Thursday on “The U.S. & China: Perspectives on Brand Protection & Intellectual Property.” [AABANY]

    19 Comments / / Sep 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM
  • SexualAssault398x239


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.15.15

    * Intelligence Squared offers its latest debate tomorrow night, and it’s incredibly timely. Four law professors will debate the following proposition: “Courts, Not Campuses, Should Decide Sexual Assault Cases.” (We’ll feature the livestream tomorrow.) [Intelligence Squared]

    * Oh, joy. A recent decision by Judge Rosemary Collyer promises to make Washington, D.C. more dysfunctional. How is the even possible? [New Republic]

    * Tim Wu is taking a sabbatical from Columbia Law — he’s been tapped by the Amazing Schneiderman for the New York AG’s office. [New York Times]

    * Just how far is the reach of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Can you be prosecuted for clearing your browser history? Gulp. [The Nation]

    * Creating a system to rank humanity’s worst crimes. This guy must be a blast a cocktail parties. [Pacific Standard]

    43 Comments / / Sep 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • bees


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.14.15

    * Here’s a tip to grab a few minutes of down time at a law firm. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * 9th Circuit makes a move to save the honey bee. [Earth Justice]

    * More July bar results are in, and… they aren’t good — just like Erica Moeser predicted. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * A trio of lawsuits suggest that Trump University (basically a bunch of seminars, so one day you can declare bankruptcy just like Donald Trump) is nothing but a scam. Kinda like a certain presidential campaign I know. [The Slot]

    * Supreme Court clerk feeder judges: still white and male. [Slate]

    * How can you work the trend and be an un-lawyer? [Law and More]

    37 Comments / / Sep 14, 2015 at 4:58 PM
  • O.J._Simpson_1990_·_DN-ST-91-03444_crop


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.11.15

    * The Juice is not loose. The Nevada Supreme Court rejected O.J. Simpson’s latest appeal. [CBS News]

    * Governor Huckabee explains that Dred Scott is still the law of the land. To recap, Donald Trump thinks he can unilaterally overturn the 14th Amendment while Huckabee just thinks it never happened. Elie will have to explain this whole thing to his old friend when Huckabee gets his show back. [The Hill]

    * Jesus wept. Then celebrated his Ninth Circuit victory. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Sanctions for foul-mouthed judge. I wonder what she said when she heard that? [Daily Business Review]

    * Wanton endangerment charge for a law student who crashed a drone into Kentucky’s football stadium. Take solace kid: you’re not the most embarrassing legal news item out of Kentucky this month. Thanks Kim Davis. [WLKY]

    * David explains that more “shakeout” is coming for Biglaw. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    17 Comments / / Sep 11, 2015 at 4:54 PM
  • Super Mario Bros


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.10.15

    * The fascinating and brave story of Phyllis Frye, the nation’s first openly transgender judge — and in Texas no less! [New York Times]

    * Copyright law ruins something new: this time the YouTube channel of the creator of “hardest Super Mario World level ever.” [Kotaku]

    * Take a look at the correspondence Judge Berman received on Deflategate — all the completely sane and hinged rantings of Pats fans. [Deadspin]

    * A law firm that lets you have a life? Blasphemy! [The Atlantic]

    * Even if Larry Lessig becomes President of the United States, his presidency will still be a failure. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * So… if a vampire makes a human their servant what liability does the human have for the vamp’s bloodsucking? [The Legal Geeks]

    * An ode to Valorem’s Patrick Lamb and his incisive look at the failure of Dewey & Lebouef. [What About Clients?]

    * The phenomenon of Quit Lit: when law professors take to the op-ed page to talk about their resignations. [TaxProf Blog]

    16 Comments / / Sep 10, 2015 at 5:13 PM