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The Ninth Circuit Hearts John Oliver

John Oliver gets cited in an appellate decision.

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  • Antonin Scalia, Drinking, Ridiculousness, Supreme Court

    A Tempest Over Tequila

    Yes, we’ve heard all about “Tequilagate.” And we think it’s kinda stupid. Yesterday the Supreme Court kicked off October Term 2006 with oral argument in Lopez v. Gonzales and Toledo-Flores v. United States. (Yeah, you guessed it — cases about the intersection of criminal and immigration law.) From Linda Greenhouse’s account of the proceedings: Part […]

    19 Comments / / Oct 4, 2006 at 3:52 PM
  • Judge of the Day, Pornography, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Judge of the Day: Sam Harris

    The political blogosphere, including our former home, is having tons of fun with the downfall of Mark Foley — you know, the House Republican from Florida who sent smutty emails and IMs to underage male pages. Well, the legislative branch doesn’t have a monopoly on naughty talk. This latest story is about a state rather […]

    0 Comments / / Oct 4, 2006 at 3:31 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: 10.04.06

    Lateral Moves: * Structured finance lawyer Robert Cunningham, to Gibson Dunn, from Jones Day (where he chaired the firm’s global lending and structured finance practice). Hey, this really IS like musical chairs: * Structured finance lawyer Edward O’Connell, to Jones Day, from Schulte Roth & Zabel. What is up with these structured finance people? They […]

    0 Comments / / Oct 4, 2006 at 3:08 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Courthouses, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, John Demers, Pictures, William Birdthistle

    The Pioneer Courthouse: A Photo Essay (Part 4)

    Yes, ladies, he really is this handsome. Sorry, he’s taken. From left to right: Professor William Birdthistle; Mark Schneider, an AUSA in Chicago; Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain; Brian Murray (OT 2002/Scalia); Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Cohn (OT 2000/Thomas); Carol Murray (we think); Cindy Zmijewski Demers (in profile); Ryan W. Bounds, of the Office […]

    10 Comments / / Oct 4, 2006 at 2:33 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Courthouses, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Pictures

    The Pioneer Courthouse: A Photo Essay (Part 2)

    This post is continued from The Pioneer Courthouse: A Photo Essay (Part 1). For background on this glorious historic courthouse, located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, we refer you back to that post. For additional pics, skip ahead to the jump.

    0 Comments / / Oct 3, 2006 at 3:59 PM
  • Masturbation

    Cardozo Law Student Waxes On About Whacking Off

    Here’s an interesting story about Christopher Migliaccio, a Cardozo Law School student currently running for New York State Assembly — on a rather unorthodox platform. From the New York Daily News (which placed a hidden pun in their lede, which we made not-so-hidden in titling this post): It’s not often you hear a political candidate […]

    4 Comments / / Oct 3, 2006 at 3:17 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: 10.03.06

    Lateral Moves: * Commercial finance lawyer Marc Veilleux and finance lawyer Trevor Beadle, to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, from Nixon Peabody and Dechert, respectively. * Energy lawyer Brian Bradshaw, to Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston), from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. * Private equity lawyer James Kelly, to Nixon Peabody, from O’Melveny & Myers. […]

    0 Comments / / Oct 3, 2006 at 2:51 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Courthouses, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Pictures

    The Pioneer Courthouse: A Photo Essay (Part 1)

    The festivities of the O’Scannlain law clerk reunion weekend, held in honor of Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain’s 20th anniversary on the Ninth Circuit bench, began on Friday night with a reception in Judge O’Scannlain’s chambers. They’re located on the third floor of the beautiful Pioneer Courthouse (see above), in downtown Portland, Oregon. The Pioneer Courthouse, a […]

    3 Comments / / Oct 3, 2006 at 1:59 PM