• Carly Fiorina Carleton Fiorina daughter Judge Joseph Sneed


    Non-Sequiturs: 11.27.15

    * That was fast! When Howard Bashman (of our sister site How Appealing) talks, the U.S. Supreme Court listens. [How Appealing]

    * She doesn’t mention it much on the campaign trail, but Carly Fiorina is the daughter of Article III aristocracy — the late Judge Joseph T. Sneed III, a prominent conservative on the Ninth Circuit. [New York Times]

    * Is the supposed “hate crime” at Harvard Law School, involving the placement of black tape on the portraits of African-American law professors, actually a hoax? [Powerline via TaxProf Blog]

    * Elsewhere in academia, Professor Glenn Reynolds wonders: “If a cabal of Evil Conservatives set out to destroy academia from within, what, exactly, would it be doing differently?” [Instapundit]

    * Star Wars fans, discuss: “The Law is a Sith,” according to Professor Adam Kolber. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Can states bar Syrian refugees? Professor Ilya Somin thinks not (at least under current Supreme Court precedent). [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Thoughts from Professor Ronald K.L. Collins on Hines v. Alldredge, the occupational speech case previously discussed by Tamara Tabo. [Concurring Opinions]

    * What can be done about problematic prosecutors? [New York Times via How Appealing]

    14 Comments / / Nov 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM
  • A linotype machine (by Schwallex via Wikimedia).

    Law Schools, Technology

    Are Lawyers The New Linotype Operators?

    No, there’s still hope for lawyers, according to an important new book about the legal profession.

    15 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 2:51 PM
  • John,_Magna_Carta


    Non-Sequiturs: 06.09.15

    * It’s the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. Have you ever read it? Because it includes some stereotypically troubling thoughts on Jews. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

    * The lawyer from the Lady Chatterley’s Lover obscenity trial is 100 years old. So… take that, “clean living.” [Daily Mail]

    * Tennessee Law Review hosted a Third Amendment Symposium. Professor Reynolds waxes philosophic on whether the Third Amendment might limit government intrusiveness into domestic affairs in areas as diverse as computer spyware, “affirmative consent” laws, and childrearing. Sounds like one of them pinko commie “non-Originalist” readings to me. [Instapundit]

    * In a sign of the times, there’s a new information service providing analysis of critical legal issues related to cybersecurity, data protection, and data privacy challenges. But since most lawyers still think “banning personal email” is the height of cybersecurity, it may be a bit advanced for you. [The Cybersecurity Law Report]

    * Davis Polk associate Elyssa Friedland has a new book titled Love and Miss Communication (affiliate link) about a Biglaw associate fired for sending too many personal emails at work. As we just wrote before, that won’t be a problem at a lot of firms anymore. [Amazon]

    * We talked about lawyers meditating, so now let’s talk about lawyers and taijiquan. [Katz Justice]

    * Kudos to Lucosky Brookman LLP for raising over $155,000 for Save a Child’s Heart with its Second Annual Charity Golf Outing. [Lucosky Brookman LLP]

    * Richard Hsu chats with Mark Lemley, Stanford Law professor and founder of Lex Machina, about playing video games. Something we understand here at ATL. [Hsu Untied]

    8 Comments / / Jun 9, 2015 at 5:31 PM
  • Woody Allen

    Asians, Books, Cass Sunstein, Celebrities, Drinking, Drugs, Elena Kagan, Jed Rubenfeld, Kids, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, SCOTUS, Student Loans, Supreme Court, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.03.14

    * Woody Allen’s lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, responds to Dylan Farrow’s account of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her famous father. [Gawker; Gothamist]

    * Sound advice from Professor Glenn Reynolds on how not to increase applications to your law school. [Instapundit]

    * What is a “nitro dump,” and will it provide information about who (or what) killed Philip Seymour Hoffman? [ATL Redline]

    * “Is Elena Kagan a ‘paranoid libertarian?’ Judging by [Cass] Sunstein’s definition, the answer is yes.” [Reason via Althouse]

    * A petition of possible interest to debt-laden law school graduates: “Increase the student loan interest deduction from $2,500 to the interest actually paid.” []

    * Vivia Chen wonders: Is Amy Chua, co-author of The Triple Package (affiliate link), being attacked as racist in a way that it itself racist? [Time]

    * Yikes — journalists around the country have been receiving “a flurry of subpoenas in recent months,” according to Jeff Kosseff of Covington & Burling. [InsideTechMedia]

    * Congratulations to Orrick’s 15 new partners — an impressively diverse group, from a wide range of practice areas and from offices around the world. [Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe]

    1 Comment / / Feb 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • Antitrust, Brett Kavanaugh, Copyright, Federal Judges, Feeder Judges, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Clement, Peter Lattman, SCOTUS, SCOTUS Potential, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.22.11

    * Searching for the perfect holiday present? Via Professor Glenn Reynolds: “As A Christmas Gift, Tell Your Friends and Relatives They’re Fat.” [Instapundit] * If a Republican wins the White House in 2012, who might get nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court? Mike Sacks offers up a star-studded SCOTUS short list: the brilliant and genial […]

    12 Comments / / Dec 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM
  • Department of Justice, Food, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Non-Sequiturs, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.11

    * I’m not alone in arguing for apprenticeships in the world of legal education. On the other side of the pond, Chris Ashford likes the idea too. [The Lawyer] * Speaking of legal education, “Some Things Are Funny in Law School.” [Only in Law School] * Congratulations to Mike Sacks — founder of First One […]

    7 Comments / / Sep 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.06.11

    * The three defendants in the civil wrongful-death action brought by Robert Wone’s widow are keeping their mouths shut. [National Law Journal] * But their former house is open — and once again on the market, for the tidy sum of $1.6 million. [Who Murdered Robert Wone?] * Professor Eugene Volokh wants to know, with […]

    15 Comments / / May 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM