Abortions

  • Olivia Lake (her dad's a lawyer)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.08.15

    * Here’s some JOLTing news: Megon Walker, the Harvard Law graduate who claims her life was ruined because the school accused her of being a plagiarist, just lost her defamation suit against her alma mater. [National Law Journal]

    * “You have a party like this and it’s as though you’re handing out hand grenades as party favors.” Jeff Lake, a California lawyer, was arrested and faces social host liability issues thanks to his kid’s Playboy party. [Denver Channel]

    * Congress is back in session, and President Obama resubmitted his nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general, along with other judicial nods. She’ll be a “terrific attorney general,” so get this show on the road. [Legal Times]

    * “How many clinics do you have to close before the court says, ‘Enough’?” Lawyers for abortion clinics and Texas state attorneys faced off before the Fifth Circuit over the viability constitutionality of the Lone Star State’s abortion laws. [New York Times]

    * It’s a new year with new laws in effect, and it looks like 27 states, plus D.C., have made major moves with regard to weed, be it through the legalization medical marijuana or decriminalization of its possession. Do you know your rights? [CNN]

    27 Comments / / Jan 8, 2015 at 9:03 AM
  • Danger sign

    Abortion, Crime, Holidays and Seasons, John Roberts, Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.28.12

    * Allowing abortions only in cases where the life of the mother is at stake doesn’t actually protect the life of the mother. [Slate]

    * Chief Justice Roberts decided that living in a glass house shouldn’t prevent him from throwing a few stones. [Atlantic]

    * It’s that time of year when we start seeing lists of things to buy for the lawyers in your life. [Constitutional Daily]

    * You realize that people aren’t actually going to pay these loans back, you know. [Economix / New York Times]

    * Wow, there was a whole day in New York City where nobody got shot, stabbed, or raped. [Reuters]

    * While you contemplate living in a dangerous city, check out this list of most dangerous campuses. [Business Insider]

    * Hopefully you guys have noticed Above the Law in the News category on the ABA Blawg 100, but don’t forget to look at all the different sections and vote for your favorite sites. [ABA Journal]

    1 Comment / / Nov 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM