• Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.19.10

    * “These golden handcuffs are funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em, Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them.” [Life’s Work] * Silly British government. Don’t they know that only little people pay taxes? [Fashionista] * It’s funny how we take basic property rights for granted. Yes, by […]

    12 Comments / / Aug 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs, Rankings, U.S. News

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.18.10

    * We know you love rankings. Here are the top 25 national universities and liberal arts colleges, according to the 2011 U.S. News college rankings. [TaxProf Blog] * CHECK YOU ETHICS? In the seemingly endless Barbie/Bratz litigation, lawyers from Orrick, which now represents Bratz maker MGA, have accused Mattel lawyers from Quinn Emanuel of participating […]

    18 Comments / / Aug 18, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  • Harvard, Non-Sequiturs, Supreme Court Clerks, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.17.10

    * Five Ways Not to Lose Your Job Playing Around on the Internet. [Going Concern] * A suggested gift for incoming 1Ls. [Someecards] * An interesting Q-and-A with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act lawyer (which makes FCPA practice sounds a bit like a James Bond movie). [FCPA Professor] * Harvard sells off its some investments […]

    10 Comments / / Aug 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.16.10

    * When in Starbucks, do as the baristas do. [New York Magazine] * A warning to Biglaw ladies: don’t make more money than your husband or else he’ll cheat on you. Really, at all times women should just assume they’re married to a bonobo. [Gawker] * Columbia wants more space in Harlem. It claims the […]

    6 Comments / / Aug 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.13.10

    * Would Michael Green, exonerated of rape charges by DNA evidence, be worth $2.2 million today if he hadn’t gone to prison? Just asking. [New York Times] * More on the issue of standing in the Prop 8 case. [The BLT (Tony Mauro); Dorf on Law (Michael Dorf); SCOTUSblog (Lyle Denniston)] * Attention maritime law […]

    22 Comments / / Aug 13, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.12.10

    * No Boomer, no! Judge refuses to help a Pennsylvania man become a dog. [Post Gazette] * Women are breaking through the GC glass ceiling. [Corporate Counsel] * Just a friendly flick? “Bottom-flicking” Georgia judge retires, while clarifying that he does not consider improper touching to be sexual harassment. [ABA Journal] * This week in […]

    9 Comments / / Aug 12, 2010 at 5:12 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.11.10

    * And you thought you had a hard time explaining a work gap on your résumé… [Piercing the Veil / Forbes] * Before you exit Biglaw, make sure to check these 50 items off your bucket list. And then go ahead, deploy the slide and take a few brewskis for the road. [Technolawyer] * Do […]

    4 Comments / / Aug 11, 2010 at 5:12 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.10.10

    * Judge John Walter (C.D. Cal.) has rejected Bill Lerach’s proposal to rack up community service hours by teaching law at UC Irvine. [National Law Journal via WSJ Law Blog] * The American Bar Association (ABA) has come out in favor of marriage equality (i.e., same-sex marriage). [Poliglot / Metro Weekly] * Former Senator Ted […]

    16 Comments / / Aug 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.09.10

    * HLS Dean Martha Minow points out that Justice Marshall’s legacy was confirmed along with Justice Kagan on Saturday. [Boston Globe] * We’re still reviewing Morning Docket applications. One application started an argument between us about the usefulness of Victoria’s Secret experience, and then Elie went on vacation leaving it unresolved. Meanwhile, here’s another legal […]

    9 Comments / / Aug 9, 2010 at 5:19 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.06.10

    * Doesn’t Naomi Campbell just scream “key witness in the war crimes trial of former dictator”? No? Well, she screams something. [WSJ Law Blog] * I guess judges on the Ninth Circuit won’t be eating at Chipotle any time soon. [Bloomberg Businessweek] * Lat didn’t get smacked around by Jezebel for telling women to grow […]

    16 Comments / / Aug 6, 2010 at 4:54 PM
  • Ann Althouse, Gay, Lesbians, Non-Sequiturs, Outsourcing

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.05.10

    * Congratulations to the best LGBT lawyers under 40! Check out the list — perhaps you know some of them? [National LGBT Bar Association] * Speaking of gays in the law, if you’re obsessing over Judge Vaughn Walker’s sexual orientation, stop it. Just stop it. [Huffington Post] * First Rudolph Giuliani’s daughter gets busted shoplifting […]

    19 Comments / / Aug 5, 2010 at 5:38 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.04.10

    * Today is Barack Obama’s birthday — you know, if his birth certificate is to be believed. [Gawker] * Cartier is sick of getting ripped off. [Fashionista] * If I had to pick a Broadway musical song to sum up Mosquegate, it would definitely be: Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist. [Althouse] * Some days, I […]

    27 Comments / / Aug 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.02.10

    * Can the iPad help you do doc review? [Young Lawyers Blog] * Or maybe the iPad can help you select a jury? Let me ask a different question: Is the iPad the first Cylon? [ABA Journal] * Money isn’t everything. Sure, it’s really important when you want to do things like pay your rent, […]

    19 Comments / / Aug 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.10

    * Do you need an attitude makeover at your job? [Corporette] * More good news. Firms intend to increase summer hiring this year. [Am Law Daily] * The natural evolution of the “do not call” list. [Legal Blog Watch] * I wonder if we should all stop talking about the Arizona immigration law until it […]

    17 Comments / / Jul 30, 2010 at 5:02 PM
  • Alex Kozinski, Bar Exams, Fast Food, McKool Smith, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.10

    * Hans Bader of CEI is fine with the bar exam — congrats to everyone who just finished, by the way — but wants to ditch the requirement of graduating from law school. After all, “[e]ven students who seldom studied, and reputedly were on drugs, managed to graduate from my alma mater, Harvard Law School.” […]

    13 Comments / / Jul 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.28.10

    * Saggy pants never hurt nobody. [New York Law Journal] * Is there a loophole in the Financial Reform Bill for the SEC with respect to public disclosure requests? [Fox Business] * Puff, puff, pass. That’s some great medicine. [Underdog] * Dancing lawyers. Look, it’s funny in Canada. [Legal Blog Watch] * Accountants have to […]

    18 Comments / / Jul 28, 2010 at 5:33 PM
  • Baseball, Cozen O'Connor, Non-Sequiturs, Rod Blagojevich

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.10

    * Lawyer of the Day: Chicago attorney Matthew Campobasso (pictured) catches a foul ball in one hand — while holding his seven-month-old son in the other. [Hammervision] * Speaking of foul things in Chicago, guess how much Rod Blagojevich spent on clothes over a six-year period. [Chicago News Cooperative] * A Colorado woman by the […]

    12 Comments / / Jul 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.26.10

    * The Feds are still interested in Barry Bonds. Not the Nats, the Feds. [WSJ Law Blog] * When wrestling with the bimodal salary distribution curve, George Mason law professor Ilya Somin points out that the curve shifts rightward when you take into account yearly pay raises. Fair enough. But wouldn’t the curve shift significantly […]

    2 Comments / / Jul 26, 2010 at 5:29 PM