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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 »
52 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
  • Civil Rights, Department of Justice, Litigatrix, Rudeness, Shanetta Cutlar

    More About Docket Review With Shanetta Cutlar

    Last month we wrote about how Docket Review is conducted over at the Justice Department’s Special Litigation Section (SPL). Attorneys who have worked under Shanetta Cutlar, chief of the section, have described Docket Review with her as an excruciating experience. Since then, we’ve received some more information about the process. A recent email from a […]

    19 Comments / / Feb 5, 2007 at 11:35 AM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Morning Open Thread

    The latest round of associate pay raises is coming to a close. Most of the biggest shops have already announced, and the salary scales in the different cities are become fairly clear. The pace of announcements is also slowing down — a sign that we’re in the endgame. Even though things are winding down, we […]

    65 Comments / / Feb 5, 2007 at 10:24 AM
  • Aaron Charney, Biglaw, Gay

    Charney v. Sullivan & Cromwell: Morning Newswrap

    As previously discussed in these pages, Sullivan & Cromwell isn’t taking Aaron Charney’s lawsuit lying down. To the contrary, they have turned around and filed their own suit against Charney. We summed up this development as follows: “Aaron, Biglaw is about to get medieval on your ass. You’re going to be bending over for Messrs. […]

    41 Comments / / Feb 5, 2007 at 9:39 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.05.07

    * What’s DNA anyway? Just three little letters. Probably stands for “did not attack”. [New York Times via How Appealing] * It’s called the first f***ing amendment; look into it. [CNN] * Switzerland allows physician-assisted suicide for sufferers of incurable mental disorders (but they must first establish the rational and “well-considered” basis for their decision). […]

    3 Comments / / Feb 5, 2007 at 9:06 AM