Alan Dershowitz

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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.15.15

    * Hank Greenberg won his lawsuit against the government for illegally seizing insurance giant A.I.G. as part of a bailout. But the court awarded no damages, finding that shareholders weren’t harmed by the takeover. So, to translate this, the court basically said to Greenberg, “You were so bad at running your business that a cabal of bureaucrats acting illegally did better for shareholders than you.” That’s… gotta sting. [New York Times]

    * Lost in the excitement of today’s Baker Botts decision was the Supreme Court declining to save North Carolina’s struck-down abortion law that would have required doctors to bend over backwards to dissuade women from getting an abortion. Over the dissent of Justice Scalia, the Court killed the law without giving it a chance. [Jezebel]

    * If you’re going to Richmond, California, make sure you’ve left your Ultimate Nullifier at home. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Something finally goes wrong for wealthy people moving into Brooklyn. SPOILER: it’s other wealthy people moving into Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

    * Justice Ginsburg tells the crowd at the annual ACS Convention that Natalie Portman held up the upcoming RBG biopic, On the Basis of Sex, demanding that the film have a female director. Men’s rights activists can take heart that a man will be directing the inevitable porn version. [The Week]

    * Alan Dershowitz worries that the Zivotofsky decision gives the White House too much power over foreign policy as opposed to some myopic former water commissioner awash in lobbyist money from AIPAC and apocalyptic-minded Evangelicals Congress. [The Blaze]

    * Do you hate patent trolls? Good. Consider supporting this feature comedy film trolling patent trolls. [Indiegogo]

    * If you’re in D.C. Thursday morning, come hear our own David Lat discuss the future of the Roberts Court with some other people who are nowhere near as important. Like congresspeople and former federal judges and such. [Politico]

    32 Comments / / Jun 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Old People

    Alan Dershowitz Pees, Slips, Falls, Sues

    This legal luminary blames the accident on a lack of paper towels in the bathroom.

    46 Comments / / Jun 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.29.15

    * Out-of-state mistress had insufficient contacts with the state for wife’s alienation of affection tort. Hos in different area codes: it’s not a saying, it’s a legal doctrine. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * The Orange County D.A.’s office took withholding evidence to a whole new level. Actually, probably more frightening, this behavior probably isn’t all that uncommon. [Slate]

    * Lawyer making six figures lectures law school grads about how they need to take public service jobs. [The Legal Watchdog]

    * Prince Harry’s ex has left Allen & Overy. What’s the next career move for Chelsy Davy? DJ. Rich people make the best life decisions. [Legal Cheek]

    * All the ways that FIFA allegedly hid bribes. When it comes to hiding, I thought soccer would never top an NBCSN contract. [Screamer / Deadspin]

    * The Dersh talks about becoming a great litigator and discusses where his current legal battle stands. [In the Benches]

    * Why fight in court if the courts are so unfair? [Katz Justice]

    * On Tuesday, the Intelligence Squared debate series will tackle marriage equality, debating whether the Equal Protection clause requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses. There are still tickets available if you wish to attend. [Intelligence Squared]

    * What will life look like after Earth’s next mass extinction event? And will they need lawyers? [What About Clients?]

    4 Comments / / May 29, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs 05.12.15

    * Could there be a new lead, 10 years later, in the Natalee Holloway case? Or maybe just some overly sensationalized news coverage marking 10 years since Holloway went missing? [Inside Edition]

    * Despite Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s decision not to prosecute Willie Groomes for the March fatal shooting in the Borough Hall subway station, stating they couldn’t prove “homicide beyond a reasonable doubt.” Andy Cush makes a compelling case, with graphics and photos, that Groomes was pursuing, with his gun drawn, the unarmed victim at the time of the shooting. [Gawker]

    * Lawyers who make less money are happier. Of freaking course, just another reason why “having it all” is nothing but a cruel joke. [New York Times]

    * From T-14 law schools to… comedy? The career change for twin brothers that will feed the dream of disillusioned law students everywhere. [Village Voice]

    * This is how public interest lawyers are made: University of Wisconsin School of Law students create video for the public on the law of police-related killings. [Channel 3000]

    * Who doesn’t love some awkward lawyers shilling their wares for our consumption? Check out this round-up of attorney commercials. [Esplin Weight]

    * Natalie Portman just loves her some legal luminaries. The Hollywood Reporter has her take on Alan Dershowitz [The Hollywood Reporter]

    2 Comments / / May 12, 2015 at 5:09 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 04.24.15

    *Yeah, this happened in real life, not in a Philip K. Dick short story. [Time]

    *Oh burn! Cornel West responds (indirectly) to biting New Republic article. [The Root]

    *Justice for sale in Texas? Sounds about right. [KCBD]

    *Allegations of overbilling in Deepwater Horizon litigation. And — this may be a shock to some of our readers — turns out many of the firms involved made generous political contributions to the LA AG. [Louisiana Record]

    *Eliminating salary negotiations to combat the wage gap? Who knew Biglaw’s lockstep approach to money would turn out to be progressive? [NPR]

    *Columbia University’s rape problems deepen with new lawsuit about Emma Sulkowicz and her mattress “Carry that Weight” performance art. [Jezebel]

    *Update in the Alan Dershowitz sex case. Now with 100% more David Boies. [American Lawyer]

    *Attention New York: Prepare to swipe right. AG Eric Schneiderman is once again a bachelor. [Law and More]

    *Idaho refuses to come in line with multinational treaty obligations. . . yay federalism? [Dorf on Law]

    17 Comments / / Apr 24, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.10.15

    * Freshly exonerated, the Dersh is going after his accusers in court. [The Telegraph]

    * A lawyer prays… [Mormon Cartoonist]

    * This gal got married 10 times. Simultaneously. To different dudes. That’s mighty big of her. [New York Times]

    * Speaking of marriage, here’s a profile of Doug Hallward-Driemeier of Ropes & Gray, half of the dynamic duo arguing for marriage equality this month. [BuzzFeed]

    * Today is also the anniversary of the argument in Loving v. Virginia. [Louisville Courier-Journal]

    * Judge gives pedophile a break claiming the girl — who was THREE by the way — caused her own rape. [Addicting Info]

    * Going to Coachella? Planning to get arrested? This is your website. [Arrested at Coachella]

    * Oakland is sad. We’re talking about the baseball team specifically, but that sentence works generally. [The Legal Blitz]

    * Sad news: Foley & Lardner partner Marc Marotta, a basketball star who turned down the NBA to go to Harvard Law, has passed away at age 52. [Breitbart]

    22 Comments / / Apr 10, 2015 at 4:54 PM
  • Alan Dershowitz

    Law Professors, Sex Scandals

    Allegations Against Alan Dershowitz, Removed From The Record

    Congratulations to the celebrated defense lawyer and distinguished law professor on this good news.

    22 Comments / / Apr 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors, Sex Scandals

    Does Alan Dershowitz Have A Proof Problem?

    Columnist Tamara Tabo wants to know: When will Professor Dershowitz put all his cards on the table?

    23 Comments / / Apr 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Crime, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Want To Seal Documents To Stop The Frolic With The Media

    Should information relating to plea negotiations be kept confidential?

    156 Comments / / Jan 30, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.29.15

    * An interview with Judge Paul Cassell, the former jurist representing the woman accusing Professor Alan Dershowitz. Will this be the face of Dershowitz’s reversal of fortune? (See what I did there?) [The Careerist]

    * Indiana is making moves to end litigation financing. If you want to see a naked attempt by deep pockets to influence the law, read this story. Or, you know, any story about lobbying ever. [LFC 360]

    * For people who kvetched that their precious feelings get hurt when Staci writes about sexism in the legal industry, it may warm your hearts to learn that, according to a UC Hastings Law study, STEM careers are just as bad. Yay? [Mashable]

    * Oh and finance is the same way. [Law and More]

    * Elementary school conducting poop inspections. Holy s**t. [Huffington Post]

    * Anti-vaccination parents have brought measles roaring back to ruin Disneyland vacations. Is it time to start suing them for turning their kids into plague vectors? [Forbes]

    * SpaceX drops its lawsuit against the Air Force. [Slate]

    * If you’re interested in Sports Law, Penn Law is hosting a symposium on February 13. Get your tickets at this link. [Penn Law Sports Law Symposium]

    * Practice alert: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has issued a new set of rules. For any general counsel out there plagued with cross-border business-to-business disputes, check them out. [What About Clients?]

    * Our friend Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed to Lie (affiliate link), earned a starring role at the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearings. Check out the questioning below. [YouTube]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54uoOH_qh7U&feature=youtu.be

    3 Comments / / Jan 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.23.15

    * Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was recently referred to as the “most dangerous man in American politics.” Why’s that, you ask? It’s because he’s “a federal prosecutor who doesn’t give a f*ck.” Damn straight. [BuzzFeed]

    * Just when you thought the Alan Dershowitz sex scandal couldn’t get any more intense, the investigative sleuths over at Gawker found flight records that allegedly place the professor as a passenger on a billionaire bad boy’s pedo plane. [Gawker]

    * Dewey know which former chairman of a failed firm had to beg to get a refund on his bail money because he couldn’t otherwise afford to pay the expert witnesses for his upcoming criminal trial? Aww. Poor, poor Steven Davis. [New York Law Journal]

    * Fried Frank’s chairman says that completely pulling the firm out of Asia was a “difficult but necessary decision.” On the other hand, an ex-partner at the firm says this move had basically been “inevitable” since at least 2009. Hmm. [Am Law Daily]

    * If you want advice on how to pick a “cost-efficient” law school, the first thing you should realize is that your scholarships may come back to bite you in the ass. Go on, read the fine print — after all, you want to be a lawyer. [U.S. News & World Report]

    35 Comments / / Jan 23, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.22.15

    * A representative for Amal and George Clooney has denied the rumors of an impending divorce plastered all over the newsstands this week. “This story is totally made up in order to sell their magazines.” Now we can go back to wondering when Amal is planning to sue President Obama. [Aceshowbiz]

    * Roe v. Wade is 42 years old (or 126 trimesters) today. How much of the original holding is left? Not that much actually. [TBT Legal]

    * Some 1st or 2nd year in D.C. is banging another associate and felt obliged to give us an anonymous blow-by-blow account. Think of it as a Penthouse Letter to the ABA Journal. [Reddit]

    * Speaking of Penthouse, the affidavit from the Prince Andrew/Alan Dershowitz sex scandal is just bats**t amazeballs. Check out the full document on the next page. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * “Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants.” I mean, who’d have thought the country that brought us The Merchant of Venice would have issues with Jews? [Tablet]

    * Americans decry European laws prohibiting certain kinds of hate speech. But Professor Faisal Kutty explains that liberal societies have their own secular sacred cows even if they don’t want to admit it. [Al Jazeera]

    * If you presume the clientele for litigation financing services are helpless, you’re selling them short. [LFC 360]

    * The latest threat to unsuspecting Americans: zombie debt! [Public Justice]

    * NYU admits it probably should have told the police when a student allegedly lit a classmate on fire and videotaped it. Ugh. NYU’s gone soft. In my day, we set each other on fire all the time and we liked it dammit! [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    27 Comments / / Jan 22, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors

    Alan Dershowitz’s Accuser Swears By Her Story Of Sexual Misconduct

    The suspense builds as observers wait for either side to actually make good on their promises of proof.

    424 Comments / / Jan 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors

    Alan Dershowitz’s Recurring Nightmare: Accusations Of Involvement In Sex Scandal May Be Older Than You Thought

    The saga of disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein contains important context for the recent allegations against Alan Dershowitz.

    197 Comments / / Jan 16, 2015 at 6:12 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors, Sex Scandals

    In Search Of Balance In Dershowitz v. Cassell

    Retired judge Nancy Gertner takes issue with Tamara Tabo’s recent column about Alan Dershowitz.

    / Jan 9, 2015 at 10:45 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.07.15

    * Alan Dershowitz vowed to sue the lawyers who alleged he took part in a sex scandal for defamation, but it looks like he was too slow — they sued him for defamation first. The Dersh, however, seemed pleased as punch by the news: “This makes my day.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Illinois passed some of the toughest anti-revenge-porn legislation the country has seen to date. With possible jail time and huge fines, maybe people will be inspired to be decent human beings… but we doubt it. [International Business Times]

    * Welcome to 2015: In what’s being called the “running of the laterals,” many Biglaw partners and associates are making their moves and taking their practices to different firms and businesses. We hope everyone collected their bonuses! [Am Law Daily]

    * You may be “troubled by a program where people at the bottom pay for the people at the top,” but it’s happening at law schools across the country. Students with low LSAT scores are subsidizing their classmates’ education. [National Law Journal]

    * Meanwhile, getting into law school with lower LSAT scores is easier than it’s ever been before. From 2010 to 2013, nearly all of the nation’s Top 20 law schools admitted students with lower test scores. Thank them for paying your tuition. [Businessweek]

    36 Comments / / Jan 7, 2015 at 8:54 AM
  • Alan Dershowitz

    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors, Sex Scandals

    A Second Look At The Allegations Against Alan Dershowitz

    Until we get more evidence, we should reserve judgment on the allegations against Alan Dershowitz.

    205 Comments / / Jan 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM
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    Alan Dershowitz, Law Professors, Sex Scandals

    Alan Dershowitz Fights Back Against Allegations Of Sexual Relations With A Minor

    What do you make of these shocking allegations against a distinguished lawyer and law professor?

    51 Comments / / Jan 5, 2015 at 1:38 PM