Linda Greenhouse

  • Black tape at Harvard Law School.

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.27.15

    Ed. note: We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. As we mentioned before Thanksgiving, we’ll be on a reduced publication schedule today.

    * Randall Kennedy, one of the African-American Harvard Law School professors whose portraits got marked with black tape, shares HLS alum Elie Mystal’s reaction to the incident: he is unimpressed. [New York Times]

    * In other Harvard Law news, an HLS librarian got arrested after police claim he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado (site of a librarians’ conference). [Boston Globe]

    * Former Supreme Court clerk Brianne Gorod argues that SCOTUS can and should decide Texas’s challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration this Term (i.e., before the 2016 election). [Constitutional Accountability Center via How Appealing]

    * Ohio State law student Madison Gesiotto is not happy with how administrators responded when one of her conservative columns prompted a threat from a fellow student. [Washington Times]

    * The SEC just dropped its civil insider trading case against former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Michael Steinberg. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Let’s rank the top 10 women Supreme Court justices! Oh wait, there are only four…. [National Law Journal]

    * Linda Greenhouse offers her reflections on “Sex After 50″ (at SCOTUS). [New York Times via How Appealing]

    * The father of Paul Walker is suing Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the 2013 car crash that killed Walker, of “Fast and Furious” fame. [AP via WSJ Law Blog]

    12 Comments / / Nov 27, 2015 at 9:02 AM
  • Coming to a law school near you?

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.06.15

    * It’s time to start shutting down law schools, but this clearly isn’t something that the American Bar Association is ready to act on. After all, new schools keep popping up, and the ABA keeps accrediting them for reasons beyond understanding. [Bloomberg Business]

    * At the end of a landmark Term at the Supreme Court, some presidential candidates are fanning the flames of voters’ fears. Linda Greenhouse asks, “[W]hat, exactly, are people supposed to be afraid of now? A same-sex married couple with affordable health insurance?” [New York Times]

    * Eric Holder will return to Covington & Burling, the Biglaw firm from whence he came, and he’ll be there “until [he] decide[s] [he’s] not going to be a lawyer anymore.” This crazy guy says he’d even turn down a SCOTUS nom to continue working there. [Am Law Daily]

    * Congrats to Skadden, the firm that ranked numero uno in worldwide deals according to Bloomberg’s quarterly M&A league tables. Davis Polk finished $93 billion behind that, but hopefully the bonuses will be just as sweet this winter. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * If you’re planning to enter law school at the end of the summer — especially if you’re a gunner in training — there’s no better way to spend your last months of freedom than to read one (or all of) these law prof-recommended books and papers. [Washington Post]

    7 Comments / / Jul 6, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 03.19.15

    * A look at the ethical issues that arise when Saul takes a detour into “elder law.” [The Legal Ethics of Better Call Saul]

    * Guess the law firm whose D.C. managing partner just said, “You would be hard-pressed to find another law firm of almost 200 lawyers that gets less name recognition than we do.” [National Law Journal]

    * Everything is bigger in Texas — including the number of lawyers (300!) behind the effort to overturn the one-year suspension of prominent capital defense lawyer David Dow. [Slate]

    * Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court’s “identity crisis” on voting rights. [New York Times]

    * In defense of Pace Law’s “fire sale” for prospective students with strong GPAs and LSAT scores. [Jane Genova]

    * Congrats to Professor Will Baude on landing a regular gig for the New York Times! [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Several members of the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) took to television to discuss Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link), as well as PABA’s great work:

    11 Comments / / Mar 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    7th Circuit, Antonin Scalia, Crime, Football, Non-Sequiturs, Religion, Richard Posner, Supreme Court, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.14.14

    * Morgan Lewis approves the Bingham deal, with 227 of the roughly 300 Bingham partners moving over as full partners. Morgan Lewis is calling it a “mass lateral move,” which is the nice way of telling the remaining 70+ partners (and whatever associates and staffers they don’t care to include) to enjoy early retirement. [American Lawyer; WSJ Law Blog]

    * A follow up report on the horrific story of the lawyers accused of stabbing a managing partner and his wife. [Washington Post]

    * Justice Scalia realizes that strict constructionists are just jerks. [The Onion]

    * When the title of the story uses the phrase “super-drunk judge”… [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

    * Judge Posner took a detour into Jewish theology, apparently based on scholarly research from “Google” and “Wikipedia.” In his defense though, he thought he was citing the well-known Hebrew texts of “Elgoog” and “Aidepikiw.” [The Jewish Daily Forward]

    * It may sound like a terrible horror movie, but “Darkhotel” is actually a campaign of cyberattacks against business executives logging in from their high-end hotels. [Internet, Information Technology & e-Discovery Blog]

    * Um, Florida State may care so much about their (number 3) football team they gloss over criminal activity. And this article is NOT about Jameis Winston. [New York Times]

    * Linda Greenhouse. Damn. “In decades of court-watching, I have struggled — sometimes it has seemed against all odds — to maintain the belief that the Supreme Court really is a court and not just a collection of politicians in robes. This past week, I’ve found myself struggling against the impulse to say two words: I surrender.” [New York Times]

    * If you’re in L.A. tonight, check out the 6th Annual Justice Jam, celebrating “A Tradition of Advocacy” at 5:30 p.m. at La Plaza De Cultura y Artes. The event benefits Community Lawyers, Inc., an organization working to promote access to affordable legal services for low- and moderate-income individuals. [Community Lawyers, Inc.]

    14 Comments / / Nov 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    Constitutional Law, Linda Greenhouse, Politics, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court

    Justice Ginsburg Shouldn’t Retire, Says Too-Clever-By-Half Article

    It’s not that Justice Ginsburg is wrong. Well, no, actually she’s just wrong.

    9 Comments / / Dec 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM
  • Supreme Court SCOTUS photo by David Lat

    Constitutional Law, Gay, Gay Marriage, Lesbians, Linda Greenhouse, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    After Perry & Windsor: A Conversation About The Supreme Court’s Rulings

    Three distinguished commentators — Bill Eskridge, Linda Greenhouse, and Evan Wolfson — discuss the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage equality.

    5 Comments / / Jul 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM
  • Linda Greenhouse, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.15.11

    * Is the D.C. Circuit is okay with TSA screeners touching your junk? Professor Orin Kerr discusses an opinion handed down today. [Volokh Conspiracy] * According to his mother, Mercer Law grad Stephen McDaniel — a “person of interest” in the investigation of the death of Lauren Giddings — would like to serve on the […]

    19 Comments / / Jul 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.11

    * Technology is a godsend, but old-school ways did have their charms. Ben Kerschberg reminisces about preparing SCOTUS briefs back in the days of hot-metal printing. [Forbes] * Ed Whelan calls out Linda Greenhouse regarding the D.C. Circuit nomination of Caitlin Halligan (in a blog post whose title I prefer not to dwell on). [Bench […]

    11 Comments / / Apr 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM
  • Antonin Scalia, Biglaw, FDA, Linda Greenhouse, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 03.11.11

    * Johnson & Johnson will have to fix several factories after an agreement with the FDA prompted by massive product recalls. This still doesn’t explain why my bottle of Tylenol may contain tree nuts. [Bloomberg] * Charlie Sheen hammered out a custody agreement With Brooke Mueller. That’s nice. [People Magazine] * Texas may consider a […]

    4 Comments / / Mar 11, 2011 at 8:58 AM
  • Linda Greenhouse, Quote of the Day, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Quote of the Day: Yes, Even in the Legal Profession

    [A] résumé need not be destiny. — Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, discussing the Roberts Court.

    11 Comments / / Oct 4, 2010 at 11:50 AM
  • Federal Judges, Linda Greenhouse, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Should Supreme Court Opinions Be Anonymous?

    That’s the question posed by Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, in an extremely interesting post on the Opinionator blog. In attempting to address “why other countries [don’t] suffer from the same toxic confirmation battles that we do,” she first notes that other nations don’t give their judges life tenure: […]

    80 Comments / / Apr 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM
  • Adam Liptak, Ben Wittes, Dahlia Lithwick, Jan Crawford Greenburg, Job Searches, John Roberts, Linda Greenhouse, Media and Journalism, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Tony Mauro, UVA Law

    Covering The Court: Thoughts From Dahlia Lithwick

    We spent a fair amount of time last week in lovely Charlottesville, Virginia, where we spoke at the University of Virginia Law School (coverage of our talk appears here and here). We spent lots of quality time with UVA Law students — at dinner, at a karaoke bar, and walking around the beautiful grounds. One […]

    64 Comments / / Oct 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM