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  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sotomayor: The Afternoon Session.

    After a lunch break, the Senators are back to preening for the cameras, and we’re back to our live blog. There are four Senators left to speak, including Al Franken. And there will be introductions from Chuckie (Schumer) and a rare Kristen Gillibrand sighting. Then we’ll finally get an opening statement from Sotomayor herself. Slight […]

    54 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 2:02 PM
  • Ballard Spahr, Lawyer of the Day, Layoffs

    Former Ballard Spahr Attorney Becomes Alleged Drug Mule

    After a lunch break, the Senators are back to preening for the cameras, and we’re back to our live blog. There are four Senators left to speak, including Al Franken. And there will be introductions from Chuckie (Schumer) and a rare Kristen Gillibrand sighting. Then we’ll finally get an opening statement from Sotomayor herself. Slight […]

    32 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 2:01 PM
  • Anal Sex / Butt Sex, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Li-ann Thio

    Dr. Li-ann Thio v. Random NYU Law IT Guy

    When last we checked in on the saga of Dr. Li-ann Thio, the incoming NYU Law visiting professor who equated anal sex to drinking by shoving a straw up your nose, Dean Richard Revesz was defending the invitation extended to her. But over the weekend, an information technology professional who works for NYU law (and […]

    305 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM
  • Law School Deans

    Change of Policy at University of Illinois College of Law

    Last week, professors from the University of Illinois College of Law launched a spirited defense of their law school against the against allegations of improper admissions policies reported in the Chicago Tribune. Part of the professors’ argument was that the kind of influence connected people put on public law schools happens all of the time. […]

    46 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM
  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day (Thus Far)

    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, to Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Unless you have a complete meltdown, you’re going to be confirmed. His candid quip was followed by laughter. Follow the liveblog, and add your two cents in the comments, over here.

    / Jul 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM
  • Crime, Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Kick Ass Korean American Attorney

    Over the weekend, YouTube went ablaze with the video of a drunk guy picking a fight with the wrong lawyer. The blog Angry Asian Man has a first hand account of how attorneys roll in the financial district: [I] am a Korean-American attorney who lives on Wall Street in the Financial District of NY. I […]

    154 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Liveblogging the Sotomayor Hearings: Opening Statements

    9:58: Lat here. Testing, testing — is this thing on? This is where we’ll be liveblogging the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor (2d Cir.), nominated to serve as the 111th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Access this post, then refresh your browser and scroll down, to get the latest updates. […]

    127 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 07.13.09

    * U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is considering a torture probe. [Reuters] * The billable hour is still safely in place. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * Nationwide Judge Shortage: Immigration courts are seriously overburdened. [Dallas News] * Former Mayer Brown partner Joseph Collins found guilty in $2.4 billion Refco fraud case. [Reuters] * Divorce lawyers say recession […]

    21 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 8:59 AM
  • SCOTUS, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

    The Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings: A Preview

    In a few hours, at 10 a.m., the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor (2d Cir.) to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will get underway. We will be liveblogging today’s proceedings (as will others — e.g., Clerquette of Underneath Their Robes). Although polling suggests the nation is closely divided (or perhaps […]

    41 Comments / / Jul 13, 2009 at 7:28 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 07.11.09

    [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.] Where did that come from? The big news for the week is obviously DLA Piper blasting us back to mid-March form, with the biggest […]

    109 Comments / / Jul 11, 2009 at 2:35 PM
  • Celebrities, Federal Judges, Paris Hilton, Trials

    More Paris Hilton Awesomeness from Florida

    After a lunch break, the Senators are back to preening for the cameras, and we’re back to our live blog. There are four Senators left to speak, including Al Franken. And there will be introductions from Chuckie (Schumer) and a rare Kristen Gillibrand sighting. Then we’ll finally get an opening statement from Sotomayor herself. Slight […]

    80 Comments / / Jul 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.10.09

    * Chief Judge Karen Williams (pictured) takes her leave of the Fourth Circuit. [Underneath Their Robes] * BWI: no, not the airport, but breastfeeding while intoxicated. It can be a crime, y’know. [True/Slant] * When it comes to distributing societal benefits or burdens based on familial status, the state should proceed with caution, according to […]

    23 Comments / / Jul 10, 2009 at 5:56 PM
  • Shoes

    Update: Motion to Compel Appropriate Footwear Causes Mistrial

    Whoops. Sorry we missed this article, noted by a commenter, which we should have read before publishing this post yesterday. So here’s what happened to the Motion to Compel Defense Counsel to Wear Appropriate Shoes at Trial, filed in Lenkersdorf v. Sorrentino. Defense counsel Michael Robb got to wear his hole-ridden Cole Haan loafers in […]

    28 Comments / / Jul 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM
  • Anal Sex / Butt Sex, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Li-ann Thio

    Dr. Li-ann Thio: The good professor speaks — and so does NYU Law School

    NYU Law gays, consider yourselves warned: Dr. Li-ann Thio is not afraid of you. The outspoken professor, who vehemently opposed decriminalizing gay sex as a member of the Singapore parliament, is ready to rumble: We can be united in commitment to this principle [of academic freedom], without slavishly bowing to a demanded uniformity or dogma […]

    356 Comments / / Jul 10, 2009 at 3:40 PM