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Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll

A copyright troll may be singing a different tune after this week.

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  • Federal Judges, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, White House Counsel

    The Sotomayor Nomination: A Bit of Backstory

    This morning we covered the announcement by President Barack Obama of his intention to nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor, of the New York-based Second Circuit, to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This afternoon, we participated in a conference call between a senior Administration official and several reporters, to discuss the Sotomayor […]

    131 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 6:46 PM
  • Drugs

    Sidley Associate Writes Tell-All About Legal Life in the Forbidden City

    If you like the fast life, look out for opportunities in your firm’s offices abroad. Judging from the Russian tales of Deidre Dare and the new memoir, China High, by the pseudonymous “ZZ,” life in Biglaw’s foreign offices is full of drugs, sex, and nonstop clubbing. Of course, these two are no longer with their […]

    55 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.26.09

    * Save the date. David Lat will be trying to help people restart their careers in a couple of weeks. [New York City Bar] * Many of you know that our own Kashmir Hill has been exploring privacy law over at True/Slant the past couple of months. I’m getting into the mix over there too, […]

    12 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  • Salary Cuts

    Allen Matkins: Salary Cuts Hit Paralegals Too

    Back in March, we reported on salary cuts for associates at Allen Matkins. At the time, we reported: First year salary has been reduced from $160K to $145K. A number of other associates (excluding first years) were informed that their salary would be reduced by 15% or 30%. Those associates were told that they were […]

    47 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    Liveblogging the Sotomayor SCOTUS Announcement

    Yours truly is covering the White House press conference, over on Twitter. For more detailed discussion of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, see our prior post. Earlier: Breaking: Obama To Nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor (2d Cir.) to Supreme Court

    23 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 05.26.09

    * Silence from the SCOTUS justices is a good sign for your case. [New York Times] * A South Carolina judge has issued a TRO protecting Craigslist from criminal prosecution by the state’s Attorney General. Let the whorish ads continue. [ZDNet] * Ready your rainbow posters. The California’s Supreme Court will rule on Prop 8 […]

    9 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 9:43 AM
  • SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    Breaking: Obama To Nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor (2d Cir.) to Supreme Court

    As we once wrote about Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit, paraphrasing the lyrics of another high-powered Latina who made it from the South Bronx to the pinnacle of fabulosity and fame, “Don’t be fooled by the robes that she’s got; she’s still Sonia from the block.” Despite her high station as a federal […]

    169 Comments / / May 26, 2009 at 8:33 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 05.25.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] No! So close! We had this whole piece written on the optimistic assumption that this would be the first full week without a layoff […]

    61 Comments / / May 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM