• Faegre & Benson, Lavi Soloway, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.20.10

    * Century Regional Detention Facility is sentenced to Lindsay Lohan. Watch out, she looks a little menacing in her mug shot. [People] * Fellow legal blogger and prominent immigration lawyer Lavi Soloway opines on the intersection of immigration reform, evangelicals, and same-sex marriage. [Politico] * Why BP oil leak victims might want to look to […]

    8 Comments / / Jul 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM
  • BP, Disasters / Emergencies, Ken Feinberg

    Ken Feinberg Offers Better Deals than Lawsuits

    As we mentioned this weekend, the BP oil spill has been capped (for the time being), and now we can fully focus on who needs to get paid. As with so many things, it’s Ken Feinberg’s world and we’re just living in it. Bloomberg reports: Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing a $20 billion fund to […]

    24 Comments / / Jul 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.01.10

    * It’s too bad that Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana can’t seal the slick as easily as he can his office’s oil-spill records. [New York Times] * Rockin’ New York judge Matthew D’Emic is trying to decide what to rename his band. Possibilities: Rock-n-Robes, L.L. Cool Judge and The Electric Chairs. [Associated Press] * Eric […]

    11 Comments / / Jul 1, 2010 at 8:47 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.29.10

    * Yesterday was a big day at the Supreme Court. Who were the Biglaw winners and losers at One First Street? [Am Law Daily] * Of the four opinions from yesterday, McDonald v. Chicago, aka “the guns case,” seems to have generated the most headlines. [How Appealing (linkwrap)] * And Solicitor General Elena Kagan wants […]

    9 Comments / / Jun 29, 2010 at 7:49 AM
  • Disasters / Emergencies, Environment / Environmental Law, Federal Judges

    Deep-Water Drilling Is Back on the Table

    Article II, meet Article III. Hope you enjoy the pwnage. CNN reports: A federal judge has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued the Obama administration, arguing the ban would create long-term economic harm to their businesses. Well, think of it this way: the […]

    108 Comments / / Jun 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM
  • Barack Obama, Disasters / Emergencies, Environment / Environmental Law, Politics

    A BP Potpourri: Legal Links and Updates

    Not many people are happy about the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — with the possible exceptions of (1) Elena Kagan, whose confirmation to the Supreme Court is all but guaranteed (since everyone’s too distracted to oppose her); (2) the lawyers who are getting work out of this disaster (as discussed […]

    12 Comments / / Jun 16, 2010 at 6:57 PM
  • BP, Disasters / Emergencies, Jamie Gorelick

    Can Jamie Gorelick Clean Up BP’s Mess?

    Jamie Gorelick is a Washington D.C. power lawyer. She’s a former Deputy Attorney General, former general counsel to the Defense Department, and current partner at WilmerHale, where she chairs the national security and public policy practice groups. She’s had — and continues to have — an amazing career. But does she really want to be […]

    63 Comments / / Jun 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM