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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.29.15

    * Chattels, bailment, and your car: What everyone needs to know. [Adequate Man]

    * What would the tax code look like if Donald Trump were president? A lot like Donald Trump actually. [Dealbreaker]

    * If it looks like a duck bribe, swims like a duck bribe, and quacks like a duck bribe, then it probably is protected speech??? [Slate]

    * We know bar exam results are getting worse, but does that impact Biglaw? [Bloomberg BNA]

    * What is really behind Edward Snowden’s new Twitter account? [Law and More]

    * Fordham Law professor does a deep dive into the psyche of a Republican voter. Scary. [Huffington Post]

    * In which reason and passion are equal partners in the law. [Guile is Good]

    * Consumers seeking litigation financing are smarter than you think. [Mighty]

    30 Comments / / Sep 29, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.21.15

    * That Anheuser-Busch/SABMiller deal is going to make a lot of people a lot of money in fees. [Dealbreaker]

    * Thank you, John Oliver! Publicity from Last Week Tonight helped the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office meet their fundraising goals. Though why a public defenders officer has to resort to crowdfunding in the first instance just boggles the mind. [New Orleans Advocate (last story)]

    * More states release the bar passage rate for the July exam — which means more bad news. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The battle over whether Kim Dotcom should be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and copyright infringement charges begins, with legal heavyweights taking sides. [Computer World]

    * GOP candidates are throwing Justice Roberts under the bus faster than a contestant on Big Brother. [Jost on Justice]

    * This is how to handle typos Biglaw style. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * If you’re in the Boston area, check out Lat’s latest event for his book Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) on Thursday. [Supreme Ambitions]

    45 Comments / / Sep 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.15

    * Another GOP debate is over (did you get drunk?), and you know what was conspicuously absent? Talk about Wall Street. [Dealbreaker]

    * Is it even possible to balance motherhood and a career in the law? Anyway you slice it, seems like a raw deal to me. [The Atlantic]

    * There isn’t much quality bestiality coverage anymore. Good thing there is this case of a farmer and his pig from 1642 we can talk about to fill that gap. [Slate]

    * Can you believe “The Roberts Court” has been a thing for 10 years? Here’s a retrospective. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * The dislike button is coming to Facebook… and might put lawyers out of business. [Law and More]

    * Elie went to a fashion show, and it was everything. [Fashionista]

    * Carey Gabay, a lawyer in the Cuomo administration, passed away yesterday from a gun shot wound suffered before the West Indian American Day Parade last week. [New York Times]

    29 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.02.15

    * The GOP field is getting a heads up on what to expect at their next debate, but the real question is: how will this change JoePa’s drinking game… [Politico]

    * Let Judge Matthew Sciarrino take you through the minutiae of how exactly Batman would testify in court. [Legal Geeks]

    * Good news: Missouri failed at gerrymandering. Better news: it’s gotten the Taiwanese animation treatment. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Men’s rights activists are using the legal system to derail women’s networking events. [Yahoo]

    * Navigating employment contracts outside of the U.S. [JD Supra]

    * In the beginning of a startup, everyone is friends…. but it doesn’t always end that way. [Concurring Opinions]

    * Former governor Jan Brewer threatens a lawsuit over the use of her picture. [Jezebel]

    23 Comments / / Sep 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM
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    Supreme Court

    GOP Hopeful Compares Marriage Equality To Slavery, Takes On ‘Rogue’ Supreme Court

    Even GOP candidates at the “kids’ table” debate came out swinging.

    20 Comments / / Aug 7, 2015 at 9:47 AM
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    Morning Docket: 08.28.12

    * Patton Boggs partner Benjamin Ginsberg serves as the Mitt Romney campaign’s top lawyer, and he’s taking flak for GOP rules revisions that have been likened to “killing a fly with a sledgehammer.” [Am Law Daily]

    * “I am still shocked that I did everything right and find myself on the brink of destitution,.” This just in from the Things Everyone Already Knew Desk: even law firms have been hit hard by the recession. [Washington Times]

    * The lead lawyer in the inquisition against Madam Justice Lori Douglas turned in a resignation letter. Perhaps he grew tired of being part of judicial farce that’s spread wider than Her Honor’s legs. [Canadian Press]

    * Penn State Dickinson School of Law might not be losing its accreditation, but it will be reducing enrollment and consolidating all first-year classes at its University Park campus. [Central Penn Business Journal]

    * A would-be law student wants to know if he has a good chance of getting into a top 20 school with a low 150s LSAT and an average GPA. You’ll get in everywhere you apply! [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    * Roger Fisher, Harvard Law School professor and co-author of “Getting to Yes,” RIP. [WSJ Law Blog]

    8 Comments / / Aug 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Election 2012, Money, Politics, Tax Law

    Mitt Romney’s Taxes Aren’t ‘Complicated’ to His Tax Lawyers

    If you are a wealthy American who pays the top regular income tax rate of 35%, you have terrible, awful lawyers. Mitt Romney does not have terrible lawyers. The news of the day is that GOP frontrunner Romney released the previous two years of his tax returns. Romney’s 2010 adjusted gross income was $21,661,344. His estimated AGI for 2011 is $20,901,075. But Romney is trying to spin his tax returns as an example of how “complicated” that tax code is….

    166 Comments / / Jan 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Election 2012, Politics

    Above the Law Research Poll: Lawyers Pick Their Republican Nominee

    Last week, you might have noticed a pop-up asking you to participate in our straw poll of potential Republican nominees. With over 1,000 responses, we’re able to call the GOP primary and crown the lawyers’ choice among the candidates. Breaking news: it’s not Mitt Romney!

    167 Comments / / Nov 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM