• Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.14.10

    * Different ways your Biglaw colleagues will try to destroy you. [TechnoLawyer] * Debrahlee Lorenzana gets another lawyer. Hey, we know she’ll do whatever she can to augment her case. [American Banking & Marketing News] * UC Irvine bans Muslim student union. [Volokh Conspiracy] * How do you humanize violent defendants? [Underdog] * For those […]

    6 Comments / / Jun 14, 2010 at 5:19 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.11.10

    * Lawyers are terrible at predicting the outcome of their own cases. [Chronicle of Higher Education] * Boies Schiller is about to get its hands on some Goldman Sachs money — and everybody knows that GS money is worth more than regular money. [Reuters] * And here I thought that the “Extender” bill was sponsored […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.10.10

    * Super 9/11 lawsuit settles. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * Prospective jurors still need to show proper respect for the judge. [Bad Lawyer] * The “Shaggy defense” isn’t quite as fun as the Chewbacca defense, but it’s just as effective. [Slate] * Measuring judicial ideology. [Concurring Opinions] * More evidence that in-house counsel […]

    5 Comments / / Jun 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM
  • Asians, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.08.10

    * The State Department told an Asian man (pictured) that his passport photo was “too yellow.” We’re constantly vigilant for threats, foreign and domestic, to our national security — but we should feel safer knowing that our State Department civil servants are on the lookout for the yellow peril. [The Darkside] * Jamie Dimon isn’t […]

    26 Comments / / Jun 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM
  • Feminism, Gay, Gay Marriage, Gender, Lesbians, Non-Sequiturs, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.07.10

    * Elie previously declared that Debrahlee Lorenzana, the too hot for Citigroup plaintiff, was “pretty,” but not “‘blood has stopped flowing to my brain’ pretty.” This video is proof that Elie underestimated her. [Dealbreaker] * Ugly people get fired on Wall Street too. How many of these 1,200 Morgan Stanley layoffs are in the legal […]

    11 Comments / / Jun 7, 2010 at 5:53 PM
  • Akin Gump, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.04.10

    * How would you react to a Biglaw intern walking around with a $9,000 handbag? [Corporette] * A young attorney’s review of the new iPad app, iAnnotate PDF (Version 1.1.1). [Young Lawyers Blog] * Personally, I like my bar exams with a full bust and nice curves, but I suppose it is time for a […]

    24 Comments / / Jun 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.03.10

    * In case there was any doubt, here’s photographic proof that Jerry O’Connell’s new show “The Defenders” is at least in part based on some crazy lawyers in Vegas. [Wild Wild Law] * If you require the services of Lat’s parents, make sure you ask for the ATL discount. [Bergen Record] * University of San […]

    7 Comments / / Jun 3, 2010 at 5:32 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.02.10

    * For those of you who still remember days gone by here at ATL, former guest editor “SEN” just graduated from law school. Congratulations, Sharon! [Thank You Ma’am] * Here are three strikes against the whole “judge-umpire” analogy — and a suggestion for a better baseball comparison to describe the role of Supreme Court justice. […]

    23 Comments / / Jun 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.26.10

    * Here’s an excellent profile of Elizabeth Loftus — a woman who shows juries just how unreliable “memory” can be. [Slate] * Why pot legalization won’t pass in California. [Legal Blog Watch] * The proposed DADT repeal still seems open to Presidential discretion. [Metro Weekly] * If a court can force Lindsay Lohan to wear […]

    12 Comments / / May 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.24.10

    * Wait, fat people are a protected class in Michigan? I am so going to move to Michigan, where nothing bad can ever legally happen to me again. [WSJ Law Blog] * A provocative new article about judicial review, written by Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz and published in the latest issue of the Stanford Law […]

    12 Comments / / May 24, 2010 at 5:27 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.10

    * Law school exam hypothetical: Should a church lose its tax-exempt status if it uses its Twitter account to support a political candidate? [Going Concern] * What is it about New York Law School grads and cupcake-making? Well before Lev Ekster, there was Mia Bauer, founder of the celebrated Crumbs bake shop. [Forbes] * Is […]

    6 Comments / / May 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.10

    * Arguably, things like giving a kid a swirly or locking him in the janitor’s closet (or doing other things that happened to me in school) are still okay in Louisiana. But sending a nasty email is now a crime? [Volokh Conspiracy] * Some advice on how to keep the pounds off while you are […]

    12 Comments / / May 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.19.10

    * Thank God they didn’t ask Sandra Day O’Connor to actually throw the first pitch at Wrigley yesterday; she is a bit on the older side. Then again, I bet she could approximate a strike better than Obama. [] * Yesterday, we started talking about commencement speakers. Today, Paul Caron gives us a very big […]

    15 Comments / / May 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM
  • Books, Elena Kagan, Miguel Estrada, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.14.10

    * Professor Orin Kerr wonders: Could Roe be indirectly responsible for the religious imbalance on the Court? [Volokh Conspiracy] * Speaking of SCOTUS, Tom Goldstein suggested that an endorsement of Elena Kagan by Miguel Estrada (pictured) “has the potential to swing at least a half-dozen Republican votes.” Well, here you go. [PostPartisan / Washington Post] […]

    18 Comments / / May 14, 2010 at 6:53 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.13.10

    * Fortune’s epic failure at being thankful for a favor. Or: Fortune’s epic failure at threatening copy”write” infringement. [TechCrunch] * Hey Law Revue types, get paid for your videos (if you win). [ACS Constitutional Video Contest] * Starved of case opinions from Kagan, we’ve devolved into trying to make judgments based on her sarcastic notes […]

    7 Comments / / May 13, 2010 at 5:22 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.12.10

    * Nate Silver, already one of the best writers/thinkers/statisticians alive, has totally outdone himself with this one. He has come up with a new stat: Value Over Replacement Justice. Look on his works, ye Mighty, and despair. [FiveThirtyEight] * Kagan is boring (despite Lat’s attempt to nickname her “Lady Kaga”), so let’s start talking about […]

    31 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.06.10

    * When it comes to Constitutional interpretation, everybody is partisan. [Bell & Bar] * A rebuttal to David Lat’s stance on hot tea. I have no opinion on this, my morning beer is never too hot to cause injury. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] *Whenever I think of Charlie Sheen, I think of how […]

    11 Comments / / May 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.05.10

    * What does Justice Sonia Sotomayor have in common with Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, and Rush Limbaugh? [The BLT: Blog of the Legal Times] * Walter Olson is moving from the Manhattan Institute over to the Cato Institute. Good luck, Walter! [Overlawyered] * A roundup of the past week of legal blogging that contains an […]

    16 Comments / / May 5, 2010 at 5:16 PM