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9th Circuit, Celebrities, Television

The Ninth Circuit Hearts John Oliver

John Oliver gets cited in an appellate decision.

37 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM
  • The women of SCOTUS (Photo via Maia Weinstock)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.13.15

    The women of SCOTUS (Photo via Maia Weinstock)

    The women of the Supreme Court in Lego form (Photo via Maia Weinstock)

    * “When it’s convenient, we’re alumni; when it’s not convenient, we are not alumni.” Grads of Texas Wesleyan Law — which is now known as Texas A&M Law — are suing because the school won’t grant them new degrees or recognize them as alumni. Harsh, y’all. [Houston Chronicle]

    * The ABA Journal wants to know who you think the smartest judge in the U.S. is. Let’s hear it for the wonderful women of the Supreme Court: Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. [ABA Journal]

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    * "When it's convenient, we're alumni; when it's not convenient, we are not alumni." Grads of Texas Wesleyan Law -- which is now known as Texas A&M Law -- are suing because the school won't grant them new degrees or recognize them as alumni. Harsh, y'all. [Houston Chronicle]

    * The ABA Journal wants to know who you think the smartest judge in the U.S. is. Let's hear it for the wonderful women of the Supreme Court: Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. [ABA Journal]

    * Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the country, it only seems logical that bans on adoptions by same-sex couples should be overturned. Mississippi will have Roberta Kaplan of Windsor fame to thank when its ban is struck down. [New York Times]

    * Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane has claimed innocence with regard to the criminal charges she recently racked up. She blames the entire ordeal on blowback from the state's "Porngate" scandal. AG Kane has got one hell of a moneyshot. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * Did you know that there's such a thing as barbecue law? Further, did you know that a Biglaw attorney who serves as counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright who's never handled a barbecue case has cornered the market on BBQ law books (affiliate link)? [Legal Times]

    70 Comments / / Aug 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM
  • John Quinn Oscar RF

    Biglaw, Movies

    And the Oscar Goes To… A Biglaw Firm?

    Winning a case is a good thing, but getting some Oscar swag out of the deal is even better.

    17 Comments / / Aug 12, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.12.15

    gay marriage cake* A new paper by Professors Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman on the process of marriage equality. For those of you who get really excited over civil procedure. [SSRN]

    * Fresh off the threat of Supreme Court sanctions, partner Howard Shipley, formerly of Foley & Lardner, has landed at Gordon & Rees. Good fit… there’s no way he’ll embarrass that firm. [Gordon & Rees]

    * We had some fun at the expense of a very predictable Norwegian prison escape the other day, but it’s worth recognizing an outlier for what it is — here’s a detailed look at Norway’s usually successful prison system. [New York Times]

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    * A new paper by Professors Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman on the process of marriage equality. For those of you who get really excited over civil procedure. [SSRN]

    * Fresh off the threat of Supreme Court sanctions, partner Howard Shipley, formerly of Foley & Lardner, has landed at Gordon & Rees. Good fit... there's no way he'll embarrass that firm. [Gordon & Rees]

    * We had some fun at the expense of a very predictable Norwegian prison escape the other day, but it's worth recognizing an outlier for what it is -- here's a detailed look at Norway's usually successful prison system. [New York Times]

    * With public defenders like these... An interpreter employed by the public defenders' office scammed immigrants seeking bribes with promises to pull strings to avoid deportation. [Times-Picayune]

    * Is "Office Temperature-Gate" worthy of a Title VII claim? [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * A guy sat in prison for over 3 months after he completed his sentence because the system is as awful as it is incompetent. [Mother Jones]

    * If you're looking for CLE and have tickets to New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 8, then here's the panel for you. [NY Comic Con]

    * Most employers in New York City can no longer check credit history in making employment decisions. Time to hit up Saks for that shopping spree. [DLA Piper]

    19 Comments / / Aug 12, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    Thanks A Bunch To Our Advertisers

    Thanks to our sponsors here at Above the Law.

    / Aug 12, 2015 at 4:50 PM
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    Blogging, Federal Judges, Social Media

    Judge (And Retired Blogger) Richard G. Kopf Does NOT Want His Colleagues To STFU

    Judge Kopf, retired from blogging himself, would like other jurists to take up the mantle.

    25 Comments / / Aug 12, 2015 at 4:17 PM