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Benchslaps, Richard Posner, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

Reverse Benchslap Of The Day: Judge Posner Smacks Chief Justice Roberts

Judge Posner does not have a high opinion of Chief Justice Roberts’s dissent in the same-sex marriage case.

19 Comments / / Jun 29, 2015 at 3:01 PM
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    Blogging

    Apple’s ‘News’ Another Plus For Legal Bloggers

    Columnist Kevin O'Keefe explores how legal bloggers can take advantage of Apple News.

    2 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    Sports

    What Makes Baseball So Special???

    Baseball has long held a special place in American jurisprudence. And by special, I mean a place exempt from modern notions of decency and fair play.

    0 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    Canada, Litigators, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    The View From Up North: Who’s More Litigious, Canada or the United States?

    How do the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. compare in terms of litigiousness, litigation spending, and types of cases being brought?

    1 Comment / / Jun 10, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    Law Schools, Minority Issues

    Law School Blaxploitation: Who Should Help Minority Law Students Overcome Their Obstacles?

    As applications fall, some law schools have been increasing their recruitment of minority students -- and columnist Shannon Achimalbe is torn about these efforts.

    64 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.10.15

    growing tax* The number of law school applicants and applications continues to plummet, with applicants down by 2.5 percent and the volume of applications down by 4.6 percent since last year. For the love of God, students are staying away for a reason. Do some research, people. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Lawyers may be thanking their lucky stars for loan repayment programs like IBR and PAYE, but when their cancellation of debt income comes back to bite them in the ass in the form of a “tax bomb” as early as 2032, they’re going to be crying for mercy. [TaxProf Blog]

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    * The number of law school applicants and applications continues to plummet, with applicants down by 2.5 percent and the volume of applications down by 4.6 percent since last year. For the love of God, students are staying away for a reason. Do some research, people. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Lawyers may be thanking their lucky stars for loan repayment programs like IBR and PAYE, but when their cancellation of debt income comes back to bite them in the ass in the form of a "tax bomb" as early as 2032, they're going to be crying for mercy. [TaxProf Blog]

    * If the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage, life could devolve into chaos for gay and lesbian couples. Sure, SCOTUS could do that, or "a giant meteor could fall on [your] head in the next five seconds," but one is more likely to happen than the other. [AP]

    * You had one job, Dean Cercone... ONE JOB! After recommending against accreditation back in May, the ABA convened this week to officially deny provisional accreditation to Indiana Tech Law. Its handful of students will be so disappointed. [Indiana Lawyer]

    * Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty in his sex scandal cover-up case and was released on $4,500 bond. Interestingly enough, the judge has volunteered to remove himself due to some potential issues over his impartiality. [New York Times]

    7 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Lawyerly Lairs, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Skadden Royals Sell Their Palatial Pad For $11.8 Million

    The sellers, who sold to one of the nation's richest families, made a multimillion-dollar profit on the deal.

    15 Comments / / Jun 9, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.09.15

    John,_Magna_Carta* It’s the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. Have you ever read it? Because it includes some stereotypically troubling thoughts on Jews. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

    * The lawyer from the Lady Chatterley’s Lover obscenity trial is 100 years old. So… take that, “clean living.” [Daily Mail]

    * Tennessee Law Review hosted a Third Amendment Symposium. Professor Reynolds waxes philosophic on whether the Third Amendment might limit government intrusiveness into domestic affairs in areas as diverse as computer spyware, “affirmative consent” laws, and childrearing. Sounds like one of them pinko commie “non-Originalist” readings to me. [Instapundit]

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    * It's the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. Have you ever read it? Because it includes some stereotypically troubling thoughts on Jews. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

    * The lawyer from the Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial is 100 years old. So... take that, "clean living." [Daily Mail]

    * Tennessee Law Review hosted a Third Amendment Symposium. Professor Reynolds waxes philosophic on whether the Third Amendment might limit government intrusiveness into domestic affairs in areas as diverse as computer spyware, “affirmative consent” laws, and childrearing. Sounds like one of them pinko commie "non-Originalist" readings to me. [Instapundit]

    * In a sign of the times, there's a new information service providing analysis of critical legal issues related to cybersecurity, data protection, and data privacy challenges. But since most lawyers still think "banning personal email" is the height of cybersecurity, it may be a bit advanced for you. [The Cybersecurity Law Report]

    * Davis Polk associate Elyssa Friedland has a new book titled Love and Miss Communication (affiliate link) about a Biglaw associate fired for sending too many personal emails at work. As we just wrote before, that won't be a problem at a lot of firms anymore. [Amazon]

    * We talked about lawyers meditating, so now let's talk about lawyers and taijiquan. [Katz Justice]

    * Kudos to Lucosky Brookman LLP for raising over $155,000 for Save a Child’s Heart with its Second Annual Charity Golf Outing. [Lucosky Brookman LLP]

    * Richard Hsu chats with Mark Lemley, Stanford Law professor and founder of Lex Machina, about playing video games. Something we understand here at ATL. [Hsu Untied]

    8 Comments / / Jun 9, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Police

    Kentucky Police Are Completely Awful

    Local police spring a prisoner and send him on a one-way trip out of state... despite a court order.

    16 Comments / / Jun 9, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    Bloomberg, Technology

    Corporate Lawyers Get A New Toy

    This new tool for transactional lawyers may be a game changer.

    16 Comments / / Jun 9, 2015 at 4:32 PM