Hillary Clinton

  • Justice Elena Kagan

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.19.15

    * Earlier this week, Justice Elena Kagan went back to the law school she used to call her home to discuss statutory interpretation. It seems the former Harvard Law School dean fancies herself a “textualist” these days, just like her hunting buddy. Gee, thanks for that, Justice Scalia. [Harvard Crimson]

    * A recent graduate of Appalachian School of Law with an affinity for criminal law has been accused of murder after shooting his uncle’s girlfriend in the chest and killing her. He waived his preliminary hearing, and the charges he’s facing will now go straight to a grand jury. [WV MetroNews]

    * As Election 2016 inches closer, Biglaw firms are beginning to show their political stripes. Paul Weiss is holding a big old fundraiser for Hillary Clinton tonight. Look out, big spenders, because tickets for this event cost $2,700 each. [Washington Free Beacon]

    * After nearly three decades as chairman, Gary LeClair of LeClairRyan is stepping down and letting someone else take over — three someone elses, to be precise. The firm’s leadership structure is changing completely. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * A senior analyst at BrownGreer was the recent victim of a carjacking. He was forced by his assailant to lead police on a chase, and was later shot in the head. He was last listed as being in critical, but stable condition. We wish him well. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

    42 Comments / / Nov 19, 2015 at 8:50 AM
  • Trace Schmeltz


    Non-Sequiturs: 11.11.15

    * What sanctions might we awaiting Trace Schmeltz, the Biglaw tweeting partner? [The National Law Journal]

    * For comparison, here’s the right way to deal with courtroom restrictions on tweeting. [Katz on Justice]

    * Once you get to the “forging your degree” stage, you can almost certainly count on being disbarred once you’re found out. [Law Society Gazette]

    * The ramifications of student conduct codes that are more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution. [The Atlantic]

    * Should the future composition of the Supreme Court force people to be single issue voters? [Salon]

    * Sepp Blatter loses his s**t. [Law and More]

    22 Comments / / Nov 11, 2015 at 5:12 PM
  • dog ate homework


    Non-Sequiturs: 11.10.15

    * Hey there 3Ls — need a handy excuse for why you didn’t do the assigned reading? Here’s some help. [Law Prof Blawg]

    * One law review’s attempt to address diversity among its ranks. [Yale Law Journal]

    * One Missouri Law School professor supports the protesting students, but with caveats. [Truth on the Market]

    * Most lawyers DO have fulfilling careers — well, as long as you live in Texas. Hardly seems worth it. [TaxProf Blog]

    * One NYU Law professor, Jason M. Schultz aka @lawgeek, is moving on up. He’ll be advising the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on IP and innovation. Congrats! [Twitter]

    * On the eve of yet another GOP shitshow primary debate, a question for the ages: Is Hillary Clinton to the right, politically, of Richard Nixon? [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * From an orphaned child refugee to a diplomat, an inspiring story. [Quartz]

    14 Comments / / Nov 10, 2015 at 5:01 PM
  • Ca-Bar-Exam


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.26.15

    * More bar exam results! Which school saw its passage rate take a 15 point hit? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * This is the right way to break up a protest at Planned Parenthood: with a smiling clit cartoon. [Slate]

    * How we can rethink the history of slavery and the Constitution. [Berkeley News]

    * Maybe Judge Stevens is onto something — the Supreme Court to take on the issue of racial bias in jury selection. [Gawker]

    * Hillary wants to keep marijuana illegal — is this her version of she “didn’t inhale?” [Al-Jazeera]

    * Kickstarter class actions. What hell hath we wrought? [Associates Mind]

    * In this corner we have the Oregon Attorney General. In the other we have vitamin giant GNC. Who will win this battle royale? Not so fast — it’s a trick question since one side’s dietary supplements were laced with illegal drugs. [Vox]

    * The latest in The Atlantic’s series on the Reconstruction. [The Atlantic]

    / Oct 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM
  • stat image


    Stats Of The Week: Law Firm Love For Hillary

    Law firms are lining up behind Hillary, according to the latest FEC data.

    22 Comments / / Oct 23, 2015 at 3:43 PM
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    Hillary Calls Out Her Attorneys During Testimony

    Hillary hires some expensive attorneys.

    18 Comments / / Oct 23, 2015 at 12:44 PM
  • Hillary Clinton RF

    Trivia Question of the Day

    Hillary Clinton Caught In A Lie, Sort Of

    Hillary is testifying about Benghazi, again.

    12 Comments / / Oct 22, 2015 at 4:02 PM
  • sad-lawyer

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.13.15

    * Biglaw leaders aren’t feeling so hot about the future of the profession. What else is new? [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Villanova Law School whining about its fall in the U.S. News rankings after admitting it had artificially inflated its numbers. Listen, it’s this stupid fascination with U.S. News that got Villanova busted in the first place. It’s high time the school stops preening for U.S. News and starts touting its admirable position in the rankings based on what’s best for students. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * It’s time for the Supreme Court to hear the important cases! Enough of these poor people railroaded by the system, where’s justice for disgraced former Governor Bob McDonnell? [Washington Post]

    * Everything should be legal! At least when it comes to BS NCAA violations. [Adequate Man / Deadspin]

    * Women make less than men when it comes to in-house work. Sort of like all other work. [Law360]

    * Hillary was hailed as the big winner last night, but her biggest victory was knowing that Bernie Sanders was going to pull his punches. [Redline]

    * Sara Randazzo with the Twitter observation of the day yesterday: lawyer for ex-Dewey chair Steve Davis trolled the jury with his tie pattern. [Twitter]

    22 Comments / / Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM
  • Hillary Clinton RF

    Drinking, Politics

    Your Guide To Getting Drunk During The Democratic Debate

    Nothing is boring if you apply enough alcohol — tonight’s Democratic Debate Drinking Guide.

    28 Comments / / Oct 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM
  • Hillary Clinton RF


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.15

    * The method for securing drunk driving convictions is coming under fire. I’m not as think as you drunk I am officer. [Times Union]

    * Hillary Clinton is bringing back the issue of liability for gun manufacturers. [Overlawyered]

    * The bar exam-pocalypse continues. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The sad state of Alabamans’ voting rights. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Lawyers have known this for a while: six-figure jobs don’t equal happiness. [Alternet]

    * Remember how John Kasich seemed super-chill and liberal during the first Republican debate? Yeah, he isn’t. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Do you feel like your legal career has left you behind and you’re struggling with a case of failure-to-launch disease? At least you aren’t alone. [Law and More]

    6 Comments / / Oct 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • Supreme Court SCOTUS photo by David Lat

    Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 10.05.15

    * Today’s the first Monday in October, and we all know what that means. The Supreme Court starts its Term as disapproval of its work reaches a new high for recent years. [Gallup via How Appealing]

    * And here’s Adam Liptak’s excellent overview of the new Supreme Court Term, so you can sound smart at cocktail parties this month. [New York Times]

    * In other SCOTUS news, Senator Bob Menendez is fighting the bribery charges against him by relying upon a high court decision he once condemned — can you guess which one? [The Record How Appealing]

    * Which presidential candidates get the most in campaign contributions from Silicon Valley lawyers? The second-place finisher might surprise you. [The Recorder]

    * Elsewhere in presidential politics, Hillary Clinton will announce new gun-control proposals later today. [New York Times]

    * Don’t rush off to law school just yet, but the legal sector did gain a few thousand jobs last month, layoffs notwithstanding. [American Lawyer]

    * Dewey have any idea of when this jury will reach a verdict? [Law360]

    * Super-mediator Kenneth Feinberg’s latest challenge: pension reform. [National Law Journal]

    42 Comments / / Oct 5, 2015 at 8:58 AM
  • Hillary Clinton RF

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.02.15

    * Not everyone can lead a glamorous life before going to law school. Take, for example, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. After graduating from college, she traveled to Alaska where she gutted fish with some “gentlemen from Japan.” Eww, that sounds… slimy. [JD Journal]

    * Law schools have been forced to hike up a rocky road in terms of admissions for quite some time, but admissions officers recently decided to put on their rose-colored glasses. Everything will be okay next year! Things are looking up! [Inside Counsel]

    * Corrales Municipal Judge Luis Quintana of New Mexico may have been disbarred, but he has no plans to resign from his position on the bench; after all, municipal judges in his state don’t have to be lawyers. How terribly convenient for him. [Albuquerque Journal]

    * Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now facing additional charges — including a new perjury charge — related to her grand jury testimony. She better find a way to blame this on her evil twin, because this doesn’t look good. [Times-Tribune]

    * Warren Watson, a man who was convicted of robbing, raping, and murdering 66-year-old attorney Claudia Miller in her office in 2013, was recently sentenced to life in prison, plus 334 years on top of that for all of his dastardly deeds. [Denver Post]

    37 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM
  • Kid punch


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.23.15

    * The Sixth Amendment guarantees access to attorneys in criminal cases, but what happens when you cannot afford a lawyer in civil cases? [Emerge Miami]

    * You’ve heard about the case of neighbors suing the parents of an autistic kid for being a public nuisance, but where’d they get the idea to make that legal move? [Law and More]

    * You’re never going to get 5 whole minutes to concentrate in Biglaw, not when there are so many fire drills. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Richard Hsu interviews a real partner emeritus (of a venture capital firm). [Hsu Untied]

    * Interesting analysis of Yale students’ preference for efficiency over equality. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Should mindful lawyering be added to the CLE curriculum? [Katz Justice]

    * Yup, Martin Shkreli is still an ass, and Hillary wants to do something about it. [Dealbreaker]

    * Using your imagination to get to the next level. [What About Paris?]

    * Many in the legal world were touched by the loss of Carey Gabay; if you’d like to donate to his family in their time of need, you can do so here. [Carey Gabay Fund]

    37 Comments / / Sep 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • Trump-for-Prez

    Drinking, Politics

    GOP Debate Drinking Game — Second Round: This One Goes To 11

    Let’s get drunk again and talk politics and Spinal Tap.

    18 Comments / / Sep 16, 2015 at 11:05 AM
  • Ed Sohn

    eDiscovery, Technology

    alt.legal: The Tom Brady & Hillary Clinton Schools Of Quasi-Discovery

    In sports and in politics, enabling fundamental fairness and symmetry in an adversarial proceeding seems like a positive goal. Perhaps there is room to borrow more from eDiscovery in other quasi-litigation arenas.

    6 Comments / / Sep 9, 2015 at 4:29 PM
  • David Kendall LF David E Kendall Williams Connolly

    Litigators, Quote of the Day, Williams & Connolly

    Praise For Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer — From A Surprising Source

    Even David Kendall’s adversaries have nice things to say about him.

    19 Comments / / Aug 24, 2015 at 3:46 PM
  • The Donald


    Non-Sequiturs: 08.19.15

    * Unsurprising: Donald Trump does not understand the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. Surprising: Bill O’Reilly comes off as a defender of the 14th Amendment. [Politico]

    * On the subject of Donald Trump and birthright citizenship: here’s a primer on the history of the law. [The Guardian]

    * An analysis of the laws and contracts that govern student athletes. You already know they get screwed, right? [Legal Blitz]

    * Apparently animal trials — actual animals on trial — were a real thing. Mind blown. [Slate]

    * Even famous people have to deal with legal technicalities. [Jezebel]

    * Is Hillary blowing it when it comes to her tone? Is her legal training to blame? [Law and More]

    16 Comments / / Aug 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM
  • Ashley Harris and Jon Fougner

    Alex Kozinski, Hillary Clinton, Romance and Dating, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Dispute Resolution

    Well-credentialed lovebirds soar into the firmament of marriage.

    45 Comments / / Aug 10, 2015 at 4:01 PM