Eliot Spitzer

  • Gavel

    Alan Dershowitz, Eliot Spitzer, Federal Judges, Jed Rakoff, Murder, Religion, Trials

    A Hero Goes On Trial For Attempted Murder

    Eliot Spitzer prosecuted and Alan Dershowitz defended; who prevailed?

    48 Comments / / Nov 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM
  • Teresa and Joe Giudice

    Abortion, Celebrities, Eliot Spitzer, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, Prisons, Prostitution, Supreme Court, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.02.14

    * Real Housewives of Cell Block D. Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months. [Fox News]

    * New practice area in Alabama: Fetus lawyer. There’s potential there, but is it viable? [Slate]

    * The Supreme Court is going to hear a prison litigation case. Here’s why that’s important. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Apparently no one is able to hear this case. [The Times-Picayune]

    * Police arrest guy who beat up the man who shot his 16-year-old cousin. Because nobody likes Batman. [DNA Info]

    * The DJ behind Good Morning Vietnam was a lawyer? Interesting. Well, he’s not a lawyer any more. Disbarred! [Law Profession Blog]

    * At what point is it off-limits to talk about sex appeal? Vivia Chen explores this issue after she got some hefty blowback for following President Obama’s lead and commenting on the beauty of California Attorney General Kamala Harris. [The Careerist]

    * Eliot Spitzer’s madame is sentenced to 2 years for selling prescription pills. She was offering some quality stuff, like, 7 diamonds level stuff. [Daily Mail]

    * Lawyer for celebrities exposed in the naked photo hacking scandal known as The Fappening is threatening to sue Google for $100 million. The Fappening? Really? That’s what we’re calling this? [dlisted]

    5 Comments / / Oct 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Election primary RF

    Election Law, Politics

    3 Things Lawyers Can Learn From Yesterday’s Primaries

    If you’re a lawyer with designs on political power, here’s what you should’ve learned from yesterday’s elections.

    9 Comments / / Sep 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM
  • 220px-Eliot_Spitzer

    Abortion, Eliot Spitzer, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Technology, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.21.13

    * Should Eliot Spitzer have faced harsher sanctions for pounding hookers? It’s a pretty interesting question that we can all ponder for the next four years after Spitzer demolishes Scott Stringer in the Comptroller race. [Wise Law]

    * Homeowners were forced to pay hundreds in legal charges for lawsuits that don’t really exist. Stay classy foreclosure practices. [Overlawyered]

    * Blackacre: The Poem. [Poetic Justice]

    * The New York State Bar says lawyers have a reasonable expectation of privacy if they use Gmail. Google disagrees. [3 Geeks and a Law Blog]

    * A round-up of law school officials facing discipline for deceitful advertising. Take note deans. [TaxProf Blog]

    * A woman is indicted for taking her 13-year-old daughter to get an abortion. And it’s not even Alabama. [Wild About Trial]

    * Lawyer and witness repeatedly flip each other off during cross. Video after the jump…

    5 Comments / / Aug 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM
  • 220px-Anthonyweiner

    6th Circuit, Eliot Spitzer, ERISA, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, Survivor, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.13

    * For everyone at the midway point of a bar exam: Here… [Dinmoney]

    * Naked selfies: Not just for Carlos Danger anymore. A female police officer uses her workday to post naked pictures of herself. [Legal Juice]

    * Speaking of NYC politics and placing Weiners where they don’t belong, Professor Lawrence Cunningham argues that Eliot Spitzer would be a horrible Comptroller based on his record as New York Attorney General. Cunningham then lists every reason Eliot Spitzer was an awesome Attorney General. [Concurring Opinions]

    * An appeals court has upheld the ruling that killed Mayor Bloomberg’s large sugary soda ban. Drink up, fatasses! It’s your right as an American. In the meantime, check out this argument over whether the decision contains a curious paradox [PrawfsBlawg]

    * The Sixth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision dismissing a suit brought by Cooley grads. But they did not repeat the classic, “an ordinary prudent person would not have relied on [Cooley’s] statistics to decide to spend $100,000 or more.” [ABA Journal]

    * After winning Survivor, Cochran has decided to turn his law degree into the most expensive TV screenwriting degree ever. He’ll be penning a sitcom this Fall. [St. Louis Today]

    * Susan Westerberg Prager, the incoming dean of Southwestern Law School, is the first female dean of a law school… again. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * One doctor. Four different signatures “under penalty of perjury.” I think we’re underestimating the evil quadruplet theory. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]

    * As someone without kids, I find this fascinating. Popehat has a poll asking readers their thoughts on monitoring the electronic communication of their middle schoolers. As a parent, are you more Edward Snowden or J. Edgar Hoover? [Popehat]

    1 Comment / / Jul 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM
  • Eliot Spitzer RF

    Biglaw, Eliot Spitzer, Litigators

    Can Eliot Spitzer Help Biglaw’s Bottom Line From The Comptroller’s Office?

    Eliot Spitzer may be back. That sound you hear is cash registers firing up all around Biglaw…

    12 Comments / / Jul 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM
  • A jabot is great for catching drool.

    Barack Obama, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Layoffs, Morning Docket, Murder, Old People, Politics, Privacy, Prostitution, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trials

    Morning Docket: 07.08.13

    * No, silly, Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t “too old” to be a Supreme Court justice. So what if she uses the SOTU address as her personal naptime? She’s brilliant, and everyone loves her. [Los Angeles Times]

    * “Justice delayed due to overworked judges can … mean justice denied,” and Obama’s got a lot of work ahead of him due to a “uniquely high” amount of judicial vacancies on his watch. [National Law Journal]

    * After the SCOTUS ruling on the Voting Rights Act, Southern states have rushed to push out voter ID laws. But isn’t that discriminatory? “Not true, not true,” as Justice Alito would say. [New York Times]

    * It turns out the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s redefinition of the word “relevant” is what has allowed the NSA to collect anything and everything. Say au revoir to privacy! [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * Layoffs: they aren’t just for Biglaw firms anymore! McGeorge Law School is downsizing its staff and student ranks due to an “unprecedented drop” in applications. Another one bites the dust; which law school will be next? [Sacramento Bee]

    * Client 9, aka Eliot Spitzer, announced his candidacy for NYC comptroller. He’ll run against Kristen Davis, the woman who once set him up with escorts. That’ll be an awkward debate. [New York Times]

    * As the prosecution rests its case and the defense’s acquittal motion is denied, a nation is left wondering whose voice it was on that 911 recording — Trayvon Martin’s or George Zimmerman’s? [CNN]

    9 Comments / / Jul 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM
  • SEC seal LF

  • Gender, Lawyer of the Day, Sex, Sex Scandals, Women's Issues

    Lawyer of the Day: Is This Manhattan Assistant AG Turning It Around On Them Like a Woman Who Puts On A…?

    In our sexually repressed society, we just love it when “normal” people are exposed to have kinky sex lives. The bigger the disparity between the person’s “regular” daytime pursuits and their nighttime shenanigans, the better. And while we know better here at Above the Law, the outside world tends to think “lawyer” is about as conservative a day job as possible. It’s a profession of discretion. So when the New York Post found a lawyer, a government lawyer no less, who gets paid to be a dominatrix on the side, it was going to be big news….

    64 Comments / / Sep 19, 2011 at 12:46 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Eliot Spitzer, Federal Judges, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Law Professors, Non-Sequiturs, Ted Frank

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.11

    * Does your fledgling company need a full-time general counsel? Lance Levy lays out some considerations. [In-House Blog] * Why is Marc Randazza “the most inappropriate man in the world”? Well, how many briefs have you filed with phallus-filled footnotes? (Say that last part ten times fast.) [Popehat] * New England Patriots defensive tackle Albert […]

    5 Comments / / Aug 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM
  • Biglaw, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Eliot Spitzer, Law Firm Mergers, Law Firm Names, Non-Sequiturs, Wildman Harrold

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.06.11

    * Caylee’s Law would make it a felony for anybody to grieve for their child in any way that doesn’t involve law enforcement within the hour. I trust the libertarian crowd is going to help me point out how this is dumb. [WSJ Law Blog] * Big time antitrust lawyer Christine A. Varney is leaving […]

    19 Comments / / Jul 6, 2011 at 5:37 PM
  • Billable Hours, Eliot Spitzer, Law Revue, Law Revue Video Contest, Non-Sequiturs, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Technology, Videos

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.11.11

    * New Egyptian democracy is already putting critics in jail. Dammit Middle East, this is why we can’t have nice things. [Gawker] * We must make sure this technology never gets into the hands of clients. [LawyerClock] * So it appears that South Dakota actually does have one badass living and working there — but […]

    9 Comments / / Apr 11, 2011 at 5:02 PM
  • Defamation, Eliot Spitzer, Hotties, Pornography, Privacy

    Girl Who Did Not Go Wild Gets a $3 Million Judgment Thanks to Ashley Dupré

    Three years after the Client Number Nine scandal, those involved have moved on to bigger and better things. Well, depending on how you define “bigger and better”: Eliot Spitzer landed a gig at CNN, while his former call girl, Ashley Alexandra Dupré, now pens a sex column for the New York Post and was featured […]

    24 Comments / / Mar 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM
  • Andrew Speaker, Eliot Spitzer, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.22.10

    * We’re sure this post will be warmly received by our readers: “Dear Legal Community, Enough With the Cynicism.” [World Wide Whit] * Remember Andrew Speaker, aka TB Andy? Congratulations are in order. [How Appealing] * Jose Cuervo to Eliot Spitzer: Forget the Harvard Club and come party with us instead. Will the “responsible festivities” […]

    12 Comments / / Oct 22, 2010 at 5:39 PM
  • Eliot Spitzer, Harvard, Media and Journalism, Politics

    Harvard Club Rejects Eliot Spitzer (aka Client No. 9)

    In April, we reported that Eliot Spitzer — former governor and attorney general of New York, until he resigned from office in the wake of a prostitution scandal — was applying for admission to the Harvard Club of New York. Spitzer graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984. Well, the jury has reached a verdict […]

    27 Comments / / Oct 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM
  • Eliot Spitzer, Media and Journalism, Politics, Television

    What’s Next For Eliot Spitzer?

    There’s been an Eliot Spitzer outbreak; time to break out the topical cream. If you follow cable news, you already know that there was a major prime-time shakeup yesterday. Campbell Brown, the CNN anchor for the 8:00 p.m. time slot, is out. Her resignation letter is one of the most candid things you’ll read from […]

    37 Comments / / May 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  • Elena Kagan, Eliot Spitzer, Gay, Lesbians, SCOTUS, SCOTUS Potential, Supreme Court

    It’s Official: Elena Kagan Is Straight!

    We’ve had plenty of unnamed sources insisting on the heterosexuality of Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The most notable was the anonymous administration official who told the Washington Post that Kagan isn’t gay, in response to an online column by conservative blogger Ben Domenech claiming otherwise. But there have been other such […]

    92 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 10:09 AM
  • Eliot Spitzer, Harvard, Prostitution

    An Update on Eliot Spitzer

    So what is Eliot Spitzer, former attorney general (and governor) of this great state of New York, up to these days? Spitzer is not the type to be idle for long. After all, he’s famed for his stamina. Could he possibly run for office again? As it turns out, it seems that the man formerly […]

    23 Comments / / Apr 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM