• Bankruptcy

    In re the Cross Dressing Bankruptcy Judge

    As we previously mentioned, Bankruptcy Judge Robert Somma announced his plan to resign from the bench, after he was arrested for DUI (while wearing women’s clothing). We questioned Judge Somma’s decision to step down: Is this really that big a deal? When you strip away the women’s clothing, colorful but irrelevant details, you’re left with […]

    26 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM
  • Job of the Week

    Job(s) of the Week

    Today we have another two-for-one Job of the Week — a unique in-house litigation position and a corporate opportunity — brought to you by ATL’s career partner, Lateral Link. This past week, Lateral Link helped its members obtain offers from D.E. Shaw (in-house) in NY, Quinn Emanuel in LA, Kirkland in Chicago, Akin Gump in […]

    / Feb 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM
  • Cocaine / Crack, FDA

    Blow-by-Blow (Get it? Blow?)

    A candy company’s been under some scrutiny lately about their new drink mix, which they innocently named “Blow.” It comes in little clear packets and supposedly gives you lots and lots of energy. Athough it probably doesn’t work as well as that Adderall you have in your desk, it is likely much cheaper. In any […]

    50 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Announcements

    Thank You Ma’am

    My name is Sharon Eliza Nichols, and I’ll be co-blogging with David today. First, though, I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m a curious little blonde girl with poor impulse control. I’m also a 1L at the University of Alabama School of Law. It’s my sincere desire to contribute to the world of legal sensationalism, and […]

    115 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 8:48 AM
  • Law Schools

    Judges as Public Figures: A Special Podcast

    We’ve been on the law school speaking circuit lately. At the start of this month, we served as keynote speaker of the Mid-Atlantic APALSA Conference, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (conference description here, photos here). Next month, we’ll be speaking at Stanford Law School, about how the web is changing the legal profession. […]

    11 Comments / / Feb 28, 2008 at 1:05 PM
  • John McCain, Politics, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Ted Olson

    John McCain: A ‘Natural-Born Citizen’?

    Although many believe he was carried down to earth by a choir of angels, the taxalicious Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii. So he doesn’t face the same sticky question about presidential eligibility that John McCain confronts. From the New York Times: The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the […]

    88 Comments / / Feb 28, 2008 at 12:00 PM
  • Monica Goodling

    A Postcript on the Monica Goodling – Michael Krempasky Engagement

    Make that a Post-script — a shout-out in the Washington Post, for both the happy couple and ATL. From the WaPo’s delicious Reliable Source column (which has new details about the Goodling/Krempasky engagement, including their ages and the story of their courtship): Engaged: Monica Goodling, 34, the former Alberto Gonzales adviser, to Michael Krempasky, 33, […]

    19 Comments / / Feb 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM
  • Uncategorized

    Biglaw Perk Watch: Skadden to 18 Weeks

    We don’t think that we’ll post every single announcement about new and improved parental leave policies, since Justin Bernold is already tracking them through this handy-dandy table. But we will let you know about the big ones. Today’s announcement qualifies. The latest firm to move to the new benchmark of 18 weeks paid maternity leave […]

    12 Comments / / Feb 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM

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