Non-Sequiturs

  • 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
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.04.10

    * I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that Latino Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to get racially profiled in Arizona — unless they use this. [The Deprofiler] * Speaking of race issues, if you thought Elie was done with Steph … well, you don’t have the pleasure of sitting next to Elie […]

    29 Comments / / May 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.03.10

    * I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to…. use Twitter. [Business Insider] * The Supreme Court closes the courthouse doors — literally, not figuratively. Justices Breyer and Ginsburg dissent. [Washington Post via F1@1F] * Speaking of SCOTUS…. Justice Stevens isn’t nearly as cute as Justin […]

    7 Comments / / May 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.30.10

    * Did the Sarah Palin email hacker get convicted? You betcha! [Gawker] * Solicitor General Elena Kagan spills the beans about Justice Kennedy — her future colleague? — and his “bad habit.” [The BLT: Blog of the Legal Times] * Professor Gaia Bernstein wonders: How useful is Facebook users’ information? [Concurring Opinions] * The iPhone […]

    11 Comments / / Apr 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.21.10

    * If you’re a pro athlete and get fined, is the fine deductible as a business expense? [Going Concern] * If you are a pro athlete who gets accused of rape on the basis of evidence so flimsy that the D.A. can’t even bring charges, you can still get suspended. [Washington Post] * If you’re […]

    25 Comments / / Apr 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.14.10

    * Is there anything positive we can take from the D.C. Circuit’s blow to net neutrality last week? [Infamy or Praise] * Bill Lerach isn’t the only one — there’s a whole host of criminals teaching in law schools these days. [Forbes] * Literally being attacked by a man’s python > Metaphorically being attacked by […]

    12 Comments / / Apr 14, 2010 at 5:24 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.13.10

    * What should a female lawyer a person wear when visiting a jail? [Fashion Deal Diva] * Can you open a solo practice straight out of law school? [Lawyerist] * I wonder what it would be like to live in a post-hubris universe. [Law and More] * Universal jurisdiction sounds like a joke. [Point of […]

    9 Comments / / Apr 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM
  • Books, Duke Lacrosse Team Rape Case, Kids, Law Professors, LSAT, Minority Issues, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.01.10

    * What we talk about when we talk about federalism: University of Chicago law professor Alison LaCroix, author of the just-published Ideological Origins of American Federalism, discusses the relevance of federalism for current policy debates. [Political Bookworm / Washington Post] * Speaking of the Founding, if there’s another Constitutional Convention, I demand that all delegates […]

    3 Comments / / Apr 1, 2010 at 5:37 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.31.09

    * Professor David Bernstein asks: Could a law school lose its ABA accreditation if its faculty members are insufficiently supportive of racial preferences diversity? [Volokh Conspiracy via Instapundit] * Professor Michael McCann asks: Was Coach Mike Leach wrongfully terminated by Texas Tech? [Sports Law Blog] * Justice Scalia has a bee in his bonnet (or […]

    44 Comments / / Dec 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs, Paul Bergrin

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.15.09

    * “They used to call me Crazy Joe, now they can call me the Batman.” [Bad Lawyer] * Is it really so hard to imagine that young, talented, hard-working individuals would rather start their careers instead of sitting around for a year while being fed $80,000 to stunt their professional growth? [The Economist] * E-marriage […]

    19 Comments / / Dec 15, 2009 at 5:08 PM
  • Antonin Scalia, Lateral Moves, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Bergrin

    Non-Sequiturs 11.24.09

    * Washingtonian Magazine’s December issue is devoted to lawyers. The magazine enlisted Kash and Lat to write the cover story: “Why Lawyers Make So Much Money.” Staff writer Marisa Kashino, formerly of the National Law Journal, names D.C.’s 30 top lawyers and writes about what it takes to make partner these days. Check it out […]

    35 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM
  • Barack Obama, Non-Sequiturs, Travel / Vacation

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.06.08

    * Feddie really, really likes Dahlia Lithwick. [Southern Appeal] * Pretty smells may reduce stress in the workplace. We doubt it would work in law schools. [Neuromarketing] * What would Obama ice cream taste like? Slate.com readers go crazy naming a Ben and Jerry’s flavor after the political hero. [Slate] * The legality of laptop […]

    14 Comments / / Mar 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM
  • Bar Exams, Benchslaps, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Romance and Dating, Texas, White & Case

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.15.08

    * A clever parody of the Clemens hearing. [PrawfsBlawg] * They have a talent for bench-slappery down in Texas. [Sophistic Miltonian Serbonian Blog; Supreme Court of Texas Blog] * T-T-T-Trouble for TTT schools? [ABA Journal] * Lawyer of the Day: White & Case associate Tabber Benedict, fixed up by the matchmaking cabbie. [ABC News] * […]

    58 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Blogging, Drudge Report, Law Professors, Law Schools, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.10.08

    * Actually, Judge Lamberth, calling a presidential candidate as “a European socialist” constitutes an endorsement — at least at most American law schools. [AP via WSJ Law Blog] * News you can use: under the “Free File” program, opening tomorrow, the IRS and its private-sector partners will provide free tax preparation and electronic filing services […]

    8 Comments / / Jan 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM
  • Barack Obama, Education / Schools, Gay, Hillary Clinton, Law Professors, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.24.07

    * If you received Jesse Wegman’s invitation to join Shelfari, please accept his apologies. [NYO] * Yet another law professor who’s out of touch with the real world. [TaxProf Blog] * Going north of Westchester = Going south of the Mason-Dixon line? [QuizLaw] * Is Hillary a Commie? [Althouse] * Eh, who cares? She’s unstoppable! […]

    11 Comments / / Oct 24, 2007 at 6:10 PM
  • Affirmative Action, Asians, Copyright, Divorce Train Wrecks, Education / Schools, Gay, Intellectual Property, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Pranks, Securities and Exchange Commission

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.02.07

    * If you’re not spreading your music like herpes, then you’re just paying an extra 30 cents for the same product you’ve always been buying; as a side note, doesn’t Damon Alburn look dreamy these days? [New York Times] * The SEC wants to be more like a friend than a parent, but watch out […]

    1 Comment / / Apr 2, 2007 at 6:08 PM