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Brutal Benchslap Tags DOJ Prosecutors As ‘Pretentious’ And ‘Inept’

Cranky judge rips federal prosecutors for "ineptitude" in his courtroom. Read more »
37 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    Television, Wall Street

    Standard Of Review: Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Shows Promise

    It's not without flaws, but Billions has a strong group of actors and an interesting premise.

    7 Comments / / Jan 28, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    White-Collar Crime

    Punishment Instead Of Education, The Campus Sexual Assault Version

    Universities are changing the rules on sexual assault. That's good. How they're implementing it? That's bad.

    90 Comments / / Jan 28, 2016 at 9:58 AM
  • We think four years of law school is hilarious too, Rudy!  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.28.16

    We think four years of law school is hilarious too, Rudy!  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    We think four years of law school is hilarious too, Rudy! (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    * Now that Rudy Giuliani’s in the news again thanks to his departure from his namesake firm, he’s letting his opinions be known on all sorts of things relevant to lawyers and law students. In fact, he thinks law school should be four years long. Go back into the woodwork, Rudy. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * After a decade on SCOTUS, Justice Samuel Alito hasn’t strayed from his conservative roots like some of his colleagues. He “has been every bit as conservative as conservatives could have dreamed — and as liberals would have feared.” [ABA Journal]

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    * Now that Rudy Giuliani's in the news again thanks to his departure from his namesake firm, he's letting his opinions be known on all sorts of things relevant to lawyers and law students. In fact, he thinks law school should be four years long. Go back into the woodwork, Rudy. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * After a decade on SCOTUS, Justice Samuel Alito hasn't strayed from his conservative roots like some of his colleagues. He “has been every bit as conservative as conservatives could have dreamed -- and as liberals would have feared.” [ABA Journal]

    * Prior to Martin Shkreli's arrest, prosecutors obtained a secret order nullifying attorney-client privilege in communications between the pharma bro and his Biglaw attorney. Per records, this case has been ongoing since before he outed himself as a d-bag. [Reuters]

    * “Whether I want to marry or not, it should be my right to decide." China's first-ever lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex marriage is expected to be heard in court today. In a country as conservative as China, this could be revolutionary. [New York Times]

    * Shake those pom-poms, because the New York Jets have reached a settlement with the team's cheerleaders in a lawsuit filed over alleged wage theft. The J-E-T-S will pay out $324,000, making it the fourth NFL team to settle such a suit. [New York Daily News]

    66 Comments / / Jan 28, 2016 at 8:57 AM
  • Laura Webster

    Technology

    alt.legal: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For!

    Technology columnist Ed Sohn launches a new multi-part series on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the law.

    / Jan 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM