Anita Hill

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    Supreme Court

    Behind The Scenes Look At Seminal Legal Moment As Captured By HBO

    Let’s all gawk at the 90s fashion brought to life in Kerry Washington’s portrayal of Anita Hill.

    10 Comments / / Jun 17, 2015 at 1:34 PM
  • Kerry Washington (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.29.15

    * In case you haven’t read the transcripts from yesterday’s same-sex marriage arguments at the Supreme Court and you still want to have some talking points at the water cooler at the office, here are six of the more “provocative” questions that the justices asked. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * HBO is filming a TV movie called “Confirmation” about Justice Clarence Thomas’s 1991 nomination hearings. Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill and Wendell Pierce will play our silent justice. No one puts a pube on Olivia Pope’s Coke can and gets away with it! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * If you’re not interested in the CliffsNotes version of the same-sex marriage arguments at SCOTUS, you should know the justices were split along their usual ideological lines, and Justice Kennedy seemed even more wishy-washy than normal. [New York Times]

    * You’re my boy, Blue! Brooklyn Law School will honor 100-year-old Professor Joseph Crea this summer. He’s been teaching at the school for more than five decades, and looks like a well-preserved academic artifact. Congratulations! [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

    * Still high off its top passage rate for the February 2015 Florida bar exam and thanks to an anonymous $1 million gift, Ave Maria Law announced that it will be purchasing its campus… and launching a totally unrelated $3.2 million capital campaign. [News-Press]

    * If you’re looking to take a year off before law school, then perhaps you ought to consider becoming a paralegal, a research analyst, or an investment banker. At least one of those jobs will make you reconsider your future. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    20 Comments / / Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Deaths, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Remembering Snarlin’ Arlen

    President Obama remembers Arlen Specter…

    5 Comments / / Oct 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM
  • Celebrities, Clarence Thomas, Fame Brief, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Weirdness

    Fame Brief: Seven Theories on Ginni Thomas’s Call to Anita Hill & A Reader Poll

    By now it’s ancient news that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, Tea Party-er, and Heritage Club Foundation member — lost her damn mind and called Anita Hill. Many news outlets have speculated as to what in God’s name could possibly have motivated Ginni to “reach across the airwaves and the years” […]

    62 Comments / / Oct 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM
  • Clarence Thomas, Non-Sequiturs, Stephen Dillard

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.10

    * Ginni Thomas cancels a radio appearance in the wake of the controversy over her phone call to Anita Hill. [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times] * Consistent with its name, TheDirty website takes the view that you can’t keep (nude photos of) a good woman down. [The Not-So-Private Parts / Forbes] * Congratulations […]

    2 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  • Clarence Thomas, SCOTUS, Sexual Harassment, Supreme Court, Weirdness

    Ginni Thomas Sets the Bar for the Most Bizarre Thing Ever Done by the Spouse of a Sitting Supreme Court Justice

    As I tweeted last night, and we mentioned in Morning Docket earlier today, this Ginni Thomas story is the most ridiculous thing ever. In case you’ve been excommunicated from the internet all day, here’s what happened. Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, called up Anita Hill — the woman Justice Thomas allegedly […]

    166 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 3:49 PM
  • Clarence Thomas, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.20.10

    * Virginia Thomas, the politically active wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, called Anita Hill and suggested she apologize to Clarence in order to get “passed” the whole ugliness. Does that blow your mind, Anita? That JUST happened! [ABC News; New York Times] * Foreclosed homeowners smell blood, and K&L Gates… well, they probably smell a […]

    53 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 8:58 AM