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

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

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 01.14.15

gradenfreude* In May 2014, we told our readers about the sad state of financial affairs for assistant district attorneys in Massachusetts — they make less money than courthouse janitors. Now is the state finally being encouraged to do something about it. [Boston Globe]

* The University of Maine School of Law is one of 74 law schools to drop its application fee in the hope of enticing more students to apply. Do these schools legitimately believe it’s the fee that’s keeping students away? [Bangor Daily News]

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11 Comments / / Jan 14, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 01.13.15

Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia

* From the “Why the hell didn’t you settle this?” file: Now that Alexandra Marchuk’s case against Faruqi & Faruqi and Juan Monteverde has gone to trial, it seems the firm is getting all sorts of publicity — mostly negative. [New York Post]

* Supreme Court justices are really just like us… they show up late to work, too. Because Justice Antonin Scalia was stuck in traffic this morning, Chief Justice John Roberts had to summarize two of Scalia’s opinions from the bench. Oops! [NPR]

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12 Comments / / Jan 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 01.13.15

ArrowGoingDown* With fewer and fewer students applying to law school, acceptance rates have skyrocketed. Some, like GW Law, have even been accused of “laundering [their] credentials” by padding their enrollment numbers with transfers. [GW Hatchet]

* “People don’t graduate from law school understanding the business of law.” That’s just one of the reasons recent grads are having such a tough time getting jobs as associates. Suffolk Law thinks it can help change that. [Boston Business Journal]

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11 Comments / / Jan 13, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 01.12.15

Supreme_Court_US_2010* The case for rotating Chief Justices. Because the Supreme Court should operate more like your PTA. [PrawfsBlawg]

* Finally a solution to police misconduct that might actually work. But it doesn’t result in a boondoggle to camera manufacturing defense contractors, so there’s no way this will end up happening. [Redline]

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7 Comments / / Jan 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM

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