Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 02.18.15

Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas

* Could it be? Did Justice Clarence Thomas ask a question during oral arguments at SCOTUS? No, but he did ask a question at Yale Law during a presentation, noting that he doesn’t ask “irrelevant, useless questions” at the high court. [Legal Times]

* Per NALP, gains were made by women and minorities in law firms for the first time in years, but be careful, because Jim Leipold is watching you: “Individual law firms should not be allowed to hide behind the national figures.” [National Law Journal]

* Meet Judge Robert C. Brack of the District Court of New Mexico, who recently earned quite the accolade. Judge Brack has sentenced more defendants than any other federal judge in the past five years. He won’t be celebrating his achievement. [WSJ Law Blog]

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17 Comments / / Feb 18, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 02.17.15

David Messerschmitt

David Messerschmitt

* For those looking for updates, here’s the latest information on the David Messerschmitt killing. [Law and More]

* A short guide to cross-examining psychologists and psychiatrists. I always start by asking them how many psychiatrists it takes to change a lightbulb?[1] [WCI]

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9 Comments / / Feb 17, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 02.17.15

lawyer snow angel* Following NBC’s announcement of his six-month suspension without pay, Brian Williams turned to Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly to save his career. The pair met when they were Supreme Court clerks — oopsie, we guess that’s another misrepresentation. [Am Law Daily]

* “We weren’t about to ask them to risk life and limb to get in.” As Boston braces for yet another snowstorm, Biglaw firms are trying to figure out how they can continue to operate. Punxsutawney Phil is keeping the wheels of justice from turning. [National Law Journal]

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14 Comments / / Feb 17, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 02.16.15

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.31.17 PM* The mystery of Kevin Durant’s “law degree” is solved. It’s some kind of Sprint promotion. Ho hum. [You Tube]

* Not to be one-upped by the shenanigans that go on in New Orleans, a Baton Rouge attorney was arrested for allegedly stealing “‘several items’ — including a four-wheeler and a tractor” from an elderly client. [The Advocate]

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3 Comments / / Feb 16, 2015 at 4:57 PM

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