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Public defender arrested for pointing out that the cops can’t question her clients outside her presence.

129 Comments / / Jan 29, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 01.20.15

Thanks for the bonus?

Thanks for the bonus?

* Fried Frank is closing down its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices because they were costing the firm more money than they were bringing in. What’ll happen to the lawyers who work there? Most of them will be huòdé dìyù. [Am Law Daily]

* Not everyone can match the New York market when it comes to Biglaw bonuses. According to disputed rumors, associates in some practices of at least one Chicago law firm didn’t receive any bonus at all. Which firm? [Crain’s Chicago Business]

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5 Comments / / Jan 20, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 01.19.15

Kent and Jill Easter

Kent and Jill Easter

* On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to evaluate the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, and this is perhaps the definitive article on how the justices have been preparing the nation for marriage equality. Get ready for some big gay weddings this summer. [BuzzFeed]

* Smile for the camera! Kent and Jill Easter, the infamous helicopter-parenting lawyers who went to jail for attempting to frame a volunteer at their son’s school on drug charges, found themselves at the center of a 20/20 story. [ABC News]

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7 Comments / / Jan 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 01.16.15

Test fail* It’s on. SCOTUS grants cert in marriage equality cases. [Supreme Court]

* Law schools are admitting students who have no real hope of passing a bar exam. But keep talking about academic integrity! [TaxProf Blog]

* The Daily Show looks at Alabama’s Attorneys for Fetuses law, the impetus for the CLE “Charging an arm and a leg when your client doesn’t have an arm or a leg.” [Mediaite]

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29 Comments / / Jan 16, 2015 at 5:30 PM

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