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Law Journal Apologizes For Article About Executing Law Professors, Professor Resigns

Insane law review article prompts professor’s resignation… but how did he get hired in the first place?

59 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.27.15

    Grooms to be holding hands (photo by Tim Ryan Smith).

    Grooms to be holding hands (photo by Tim Ryan Smith).

    * Should town clerks opposed to gay marriage be required to issue licenses to all couples? The Sixth Circuit says…. [How Appealing]

    * John H. Ray III, the African-American ex-associate at Ropes & Gray who claimed the elite firm discriminated against him, loses in court again, this time before the First Circuit. [National Law Journal]

    * Vester Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams, the Virginia television broadcaster who killed two colleagues on-air before killing himself, was also no stranger to the legal system: he filed multiple lawsuits alleging racial discrimination. [New York Times]

    * Why are in-house lawyers more likely than their non-attorney corporate colleagues to fall for phishing emails? [ABA Journal]

    * Dewey know when the prosecution will rest in this seemingly endless trial? Probably today. [Wall Street Journal]

    * State judges get nasty with each other in Oregon. [Oregonian]

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    * Should town clerks opposed to gay marriage be required to issue licenses to all couples? The Sixth Circuit says.... [How Appealing]

    * John H. Ray III, the African American ex-associate at Ropes & Gray who claimed the elite firm discriminated against him, loses in court again, this time before the First Circuit. [National Law Journal]

    * Vester Lee Flanagan aka Bryce Williams, the Virginia television broadcaster who killed two colleagues on-air before killing himself, was also no stranger to the legal system: he filed multiple lawsuits alleging racial discrimination. [New York Times]

    * Why are in-house lawyers more likely than their non-attorney corporate colleagues to fall for phishing emails? [ABA Journal]

    * Dewey know when the prosecution will rest in this seemingly endless trial? Probably today. [Wall Street Journal]

    * State judges get nasty with each other in Oregon. [Oregonian]

    * Federal judges around the country are advocating for a second look at how defendants get sentenced. [New York Times]

    * The Dilly in Philly: Paul Clement v. Ted Olson. [Am Law Litigation Daily]

    * A T14 law graduate turned "traveling artist" gets charged with criminal sexual assault in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Speaking of sexual assault laws, Emily Bazelon explains how the St. Paul’s Rape Case shows why these laws must change. [New York Times]

    * Update: convicted Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes didn't get just a life sentence, but 12 life sentences -- plus 3,318 years on top of that. [CNN]

    * Linda Hirshman, author of the forthcoming book Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World (affiliate link), explains how Justices O'Connor, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor brought wisdom to SCOTUS (but where's the love for Justice Kagan?). [Slate via How Appealing]

    59 Comments / / Aug 27, 2015 at 9:14 AM
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    Law Schools

    Law Schools Need To Lie More About The Market

    Law professor is tired of all the bad news about the legal market and he wants law schools to do a better spin job.

    19 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.15

    (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    * District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi’s death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed]

    * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He’s just acting like any good dictator and securing his power. [Washington Post]

    * Trying to get bail set in a massive insider trading case? It helps if you’ve got God as a character reference. [Dealbreaker]

    * Of all the dumb, stupid, obvious, %^$*#, frustrating AF horse hockey. Alabama is in the process of closing 45 out of 49 DMVs around the state. For the uninitiated: Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011 and now there’s this new barrier to getting the proper identification. I guess it isn’t a stretch to pencil in Alabama as red in 2016. [Daily Kos]

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    * District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi's death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed]

    * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He's just acting like any good dictator and securing his power. [Washington Post]

    * Trying to get bail set in a massive insider trading case? It helps if you've got God as a character reference. [Dealbreaker]

    * Of all the dumb, stupid, obvious, %^$*#, frustrating AF horse hockey. Alabama is in the process of closing 45 out of 49 DMVs around the state. For the uninitiated: Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011 and now there's this new barrier to getting the proper identification. I guess it isn't a stretch to pencil in Alabama as red in 2016. [Daily Kos]

    * In less depressing news, read contemporary coverage of the passage of the 19th Amendment. [The Nation]

    * ... And right back to the depressing: a commenter places the blame for a lack of women lead counsel squarely with clients. Oh good, I was afraid for a minute that the legal industry might actually have to do something about gender issues. [What About Paris?]

    * Rest in peace, Amelia Boynton Robinson. The civil rights activist died today at age 104. Best known for her fight for voting rights in the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march, she was portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint in the movie Selma. [WTOP]

    17 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks So Much To Our Awesome ATL Advertisers

    Above the Law appreciates its amazing advertisers.

    / Aug 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM
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    Social Media

    Do Lawyers Need Social Media Training?

    Rather than focus on social media training for lawyers, wouldn't it make more sense to for law firms and bar associations to encourage lawyers to use social media like the vast majority of Americans?

    8 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    Attorney Misconduct, Legal Ethics

    Sexual Hypnosis Allegations Cause Lawyer To Surrender License

    Legal career ends in the most bizarre manner possible.

    25 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    Crime, Guns / Firearms

    Armed Assailant Is Shot, Killed After Courthouse Knife Attack

    No motive has been established for the assailant's courthouse attack.

    / Aug 26, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.26.15

    Keila Ravelo

    Keila Ravelo

    * Melvin Feliz, husband of Keila Ravelo, the partner who allegedly bilked Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr out of millions to lead a life of luxury, pleaded guilty in the fraud case brought against him. Is she a prospective Real Housewife of Cellblock D? [Bergen Record]

    * Sorry, Southwest passengers, but the Seventh Circuit says you’re stuck with your free drink vouchers, and the lawyers who represented you in this class-action suit are stuck with their $1.65 million. No one is happy up in the unfriendly skies. [Associated Press]

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    * Melvin Feliz, husband of Keila Ravelo, the partner who allegedly bilked Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr out of millions to lead a life of luxury, pleaded guilty in the fraud case brought against him. Is she a prospective Real Housewife of Cellblock D? [Bergen Record]

    * Sorry, Southwest passengers, but the Seventh Circuit says you're stuck with your free drink vouchers, and the lawyers who represented you in this class-action suit are stuck with their $1.65 million. No one is happy up in the unfriendly skies. [Associated Press]

    * China's economy may be on the brink, but that doesn't matter to Dentons. The firm is as happy as ever about its proposed merger with Dacheng because it really wants a horde of lawyers, so it's gonna get one. It's "almost absurd" to think otherwise. [Am Law Daily]

    * As we mentioned yesterday, lawyers work too damn much -- so much, in fact, that they're quitting their Biglaw jobs, starting competitor practices, and poaching talent from top firms by offering them a sense of work-life balance. [Harvard Business Review]

    * Kevin Fagan, perhaps better known as Juror 83 in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, is speaking to the media about his experience, and says he might've changed his death penalty vote if he had known the youngest victim's parents opposed it. [WSJ Law Blog]

    32 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Crime

    Penn Attorney General Dupes The Press

    Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane takes a page from The Parent Trap to troll the press.

    13 Comments / / Aug 25, 2015 at 5:28 PM