Lavi Soloway

  • Jodi Arias

    Biglaw, Crime, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Election Law, Gay, Gay Marriage, Immigration, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Nancy Grace, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, White House Counsel

    Morning Docket: 04.22.14

    * Retired Justice John Paul Stevens isn’t exactly too thrilled about the Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC: “The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate. It’s really wrong.” [New York Times]

    * Neil Eggleston, formerly a lawyer with the Clinton administration, has been named as replacement for Kathryn Ruemmler as White House Counsel. Please, Mr. Eggleston, we need to know about your shoes. [Associated Press]

    * The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office says the D&L trial could last for four months or more. Dewey know who one witness could be? Yup, the partner who allegedly shagged a spy. [Am Law Daily]

    * Thanks to the turn of the tide in DOMA-related litigation, a gay widower from Australia is petitioning USCIS to approve his marriage-based green card application, 39 years after it was first denied. [Advocate]

    * Here are three reasons your law school application was rejected: 1) you’re not a special snowflake; 2) your LSAT/GPA won’t game the rankings; and 3) LOL your essay. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    * No, Jodi Arias didn’t get Hep C in jail and file a lawsuit to get a restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nancy Grace. We have a feeling we know who did. We’ve missed you, Jonathan Lee Riches. [UPI]

    1 Comment / / Apr 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM
  • Bar Exams, Gay

    Bar Review Diaries: The Final Countdown

    This is the Final Countdown. Exactly a week from now, many of you will be stuck at desks for upwards of two days, working to finish that little formality they call the Bar Exam. This is the last time we’ll hear from our Bar Review Diarists before they cross the threshold. They are leaving behind […]

    16 Comments / / Jul 19, 2011 at 1:05 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
  • Akin Gump, D. Kyle Sampson, Facebook, Gay, Gay Marriage, Judicial Nominations, Lavi Soloway, Musical Chairs, Non-Sequiturs, Social Networking Websites

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.25.11

    * One of my favorite parts of the judicial nomination process is the financial voyeurism it makes possible. Check out the income and net worth numbers for two S.D.N.Y. nominees named Paul: Paul Engelmayer, recognized by ATL as a top partner to work for, and Paul Oetken, who would become the first openly gay man […]

    34 Comments / / Feb 25, 2011 at 7:28 PM
  • Faegre & Benson, Lavi Soloway, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.20.10

    * Century Regional Detention Facility is sentenced to Lindsay Lohan. Watch out, she looks a little menacing in her mug shot. [People] * Fellow legal blogger and prominent immigration lawyer Lavi Soloway opines on the intersection of immigration reform, evangelicals, and same-sex marriage. [Politico] * Why BP oil leak victims might want to look to […]

    8 Comments / / Jul 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM