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If You Thought The Kentucky Clerk Was Stupid, Check Out This Tennessee Judge

Because what are the "freedoms" and "liberties" he rails about if not the right of government officials to tell people how to manage their love lives. Read more »
50 Comments / / Sep 2, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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    Public Interest

    Class Action Lawsuit Links Cat Food To Slavery

    Your cat food may be made with slave labor and some lawyers are trying to do something about it.

    32 Comments / / Sep 1, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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    Law Schools

    FAQs From 1Ls

    Questions 1Ls are asking right now. Welcome to law school!

    / Sep 1, 2015 at 11:45 AM
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    Conferences / Symposia, Technology

    ILTACON Exhibits: The End of Fairy Tales (Part 1)

    A round-up of the big news coming out of the ILTA conference in Las Vegas, from tech columnist Sean Doherty.

    11 Comments / / Sep 1, 2015 at 10:49 AM
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    Biglaw, Job Searches, Small Law Firms, Summer Associates

    Beyond Biglaw: Choosing Between Summer Job Offers

    Choosing between firms looking to hire you as a 2L summer associate presents some interesting challenges, as Biglaw partner turned boutique-firm founder Gaston Kroub explains.

    24 Comments / / Sep 1, 2015 at 9:51 AM
  • Dan Abrams (ABC News)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.01.15

    Dan Abrams (ABC News)

    Dan Abrams (ABC News)

    * ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams is suing his neighbors over his lawyerly lair — and one of the defendants is a Biglaw partner at a top firm. Expect more on this later. [New York Post]

    * Speaking of Biglaw, a familiar tale of financial performance: gross revenue at Am Law 100 firms grew by 4 percent in the first half of 2015, but driven by rate increases rather than demand growth. [American Lawyer]

    * If you want the Supreme Court to hear your case, try to steer your cert petition clear of the “long conference,” known as the place “where petitions go to die.” [New York Times]

    * Speaking of SCOTUS, the Court won’t come to the rescue of the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — time to issue those licenses or quit, Kim Davis. [How Appealing]

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    * ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams is suing his neighbors over his lawyerly lair -- and one of the defendants is a Biglaw partner at a top firm. Expect more on this later. [New York Post]

    * Speaking of Biglaw, a familiar tale of financial performance: gross revenue at Am Law 100 firms grew by 4 percent in the first half of 2015, but driven by rate increases rather than demand growth. [American Lawyer]

    * If you want the Supreme Court to hear your case, try to steer your cert petition clear of the "long conference," known as the place "where petitions go to die." [New York Times]

    * Speaking of SCOTUS, the Court won't come to the rescue of the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- time to issue those licenses or quit, Kim Davis. [How Appealing]

    * But the justices did come to the (temporary) rescue of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, allowing him to remain free until SCOTUS acts on his petition for certiorari. [SCOTUSblog via How Appealing]

    * Are criticisms of the S.E.C.'s administrative-law procedures correct? Here's a study from Professor David Zaring. [New York Times]

    * The Show-Me State leads when it comes to showing defendants to their deaths: Missouri has displaced Texas as the "epicenter of the American death penalty." [The Marshall Project]

    * Speaking of capital punishment, I predicted that these particular Ninth Circuit judges wouldn't be too sympathetic to this challenge to the death penalty -- and based on yesterday's oral argument, it seems I was right. [How Appealing]

    33 Comments / / Sep 1, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    Biglaw, Blank Rome, BuckleySandler, Cozen O'Connor, Rankings, Williams & Connolly

    The Best Law Firms To Work For (2015)

    Making it to midlevel status in Biglaw isn't easy -- but once you get there, life is pretty good.

    10 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 08.31.15

    FAIR USE  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

    FAIR USE
    (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

    * Ugh, you throw one stinkin’ party that infringes on the Pokemon copyright and the lawyers shut you down. Buzzkills. [Vice]

    * You know what Ryan Phillippe loves to do? Run around without his shirt on and talk about how his Stanford Law girlfriend is awesome. Dontcha love it when a piece of man meat has respect for the T-14? [Daily Mail]

    * Are you gambling in Vegas attending the ILTA conference today? Come Hear Legal Bytes play favorites of the legal industry like Old Technology Blues and Lawyers Love Lexis. [Business of Law Blog]

    * Just in time for OCI season — what should you do if your Biglaw dreams go pop? [Underdawg Law]

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    * Ugh, you throw one stinkin' party that infringes on the Pokemon copyright and the lawyers shut you down. Buzzkills. [Vice]

    * You know what Ryan Phillippe loves to do? Run around without his shirt on and talk about how his Stanford Law girlfriend is awesome. Dontcha love it when a piece of man meat has respect for the T-14? [Daily Mail]

    * Are you gambling in Vegas attending the ILTA conference today? Come Hear Legal Bytes play favorites of the legal industry like Old Technology Blues and Lawyers Love Lexis. [Business of Law Blog]

    * Just in time for OCI season -- what should you do if your Biglaw dreams go pop? [Underdawg Law]

    * You're not alone feeling the Biglaw burnout after a few years, but maybe technology can help? [Bloomberg BNA]

    * Greeeeeaaaat... Now employers can deny employees birth control for non-religious reasons. [Think Progress]

    * Opening lines to opinions can really set the tone. Take a look at this forceful start from an old Ninth Circuit decision. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Podcast with the curmudgeon of the legal profession, Mark Herrmann. [Hsu Untied]

    40 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 5:14 PM
  • Jennifer Herndon (Image via Missouri News Horizon/Flickr)

    Death Penalty, Sentencing Law

    When A Defense Attorney Feels Like She Enables An Executioner

    One defense lawyer has an extraordinary record -- just not the kind that anyone with a capital conviction or charge against them wants to see.

    31 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 4:46 PM
  • Hilary Bricken

    Marijuana

    The Curious Case of Cannabidiol

    A regulatory maze leaves CBD in legal limbo.

    / Aug 31, 2015 at 4:20 PM