Criminal Justice

  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 4.30.15

    * Supreme Court actually limits speech rights and upholds a Florida ban on judicial candidates’ direct fundraising. Here’s the excellent plain English breakdown of Williams-Yulee. [SCOTUSblog]

    * Former NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded not guilty to a superseding indictment. [NY Law Journal]

    * Professor Dorf analyzes the sex discrimination rationale in the same-sex marriage case. [Dorf on Law]

    * $1 million in sanctions upheld against a Philadelphia lawyer. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * So this is what they mean by practicing “sexy” law. 2015 list of 100 top Hollywood attorneys revealed. [Hollywood Reporter]

    * In an increasingly rare bipartisan act, patent reform is back on the agenda. [Corporate Counsel]

    * According to a new study by Harvard University, nearly 50% of millennials believe the criminal justice system is unfair. Welcome to the party kids. [NY Post]

    13 Comments / / Apr 30, 2015 at 8:59 AM
  • I'm confident I could bloviate as well as this guy.

    Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.03.12.

    * Another month, another underwhelming jobs report. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * While not a lot of people graduate with six-figures of debt, a whole bunch of them are lawyers. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * There is a real live fight going on between District Attorneys and criminal defense lawyers in New York. You’re not going to believe this but it seems like wrongful convictions really don’t seem to be the top concern among area prosecutors. [Simple Justice]

    * Congratulations to University of New Mexico Law School dean Kevin Washburn on being nominated by Obama to be the next head of Indian Affairs. [New York Daily News]

    * Bombarding your clients with emails is one way to show them that you care. [What About Clients?]

    * Juan Williams (who I think I’m supposed to challenge to a duel in order to get his gig on Fox) is just another person pointing out the fraudulent nature of voter fraud claims from the GOP. [Fox News]

    13 Comments / / Aug 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM