Pardons

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    Trivia Question of the Day

    To Forgive Is Divine

    A controversial decision doesn’t always derail a career.

    16 Comments / / Jan 22, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.04.16

    * Guess what? Science says political incorrectness is an insincere sham. Sounds about right to me. [The Denver Post]

    * How are Law and Order: SVU and law school exams the same? The both desperately try to wedge current events into their same old, boring fact patterns. In related news, expect both to soon feature the issue of spousal privilege when the wife of a celebrity accused of rape is forced to give testimony against him. [The Guardian]

    * Can the Netflix show Making a Murderer actually lead to a pardon? Probably not, but it’ll make you feel better about the binge watching you did over the holidays. [Time]

    * This is why China’s new counterterrorism law is terrifying for tech companies doing business there. [Slate]

    * The ABA has released the full, school-by-school bar passage rates for 2014. Which school was the best? More interestingly, which was the worst? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals is retiring. He took a larger view of the law, where getting justice was not about money. [Guile Is Good]

    29 Comments / / Jan 4, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Iron Man Can Now Buy A Gun

    Way to go, Robert Downey Jr.

    0 Comments / / Dec 28, 2015 at 2:34 PM
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    Crime, Kids

    Criminally Yours: Pardoning Youths

    If we’re going to start pardoning, then let’s do it across the board with perimeters not based on age but on present-day characteristics of the applicant.

    22 Comments / / Dec 28, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.21.15

    * Blame Kelly Drye for the lack of exotic snake regulations, because what could go wrong in an unregulated market for spitting cobras? [Slate]

    * New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is instating mass pardons for youthful offenders. [New York Times]

    * A Texas alumni group has apologized for calling Justice Scalia a racist. I guess scientists are made of sterner stuff. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * The founding fathers were better about defending the rights of Muslims than (some) modern Republicans. [Washington Post]

    * Preet Bharara’s latest target — the evils of auto-subscribing. [Law and More]

    * Ah, the Christmas season. That time of the year when customer service is paradoxically at its best and worst. [That’s My Argument!]

    * The verdict against former White House counsel J. Michael Farren has been affirmed by the Connecticut Appellate Court. [Legal Profession Blog]

    9 Comments / / Dec 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    Religion

    Cuba Tries To Get Right With God Before Papal Visit

    Does Cuba think God doesn’t know what its doing?

    0 Comments / / Sep 11, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    Crime, Gay, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    The Mistake Behind The Posthumous Pardon Of Alan Turing

    Alan Turing, and the thousands of men who suffered as he did, deserve better.

    26 Comments / / Dec 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    Morning Docket: 02.20.13

    * Should the mentally disabled receive the death penalty? Neither SCOTUS nor Georgia’s Supreme Court stayed Warren Lee Hill’s execution, but the Eleventh Circuit saved the day. [Washington Post]

    * If you’re looking for a mishmosh of Biglaw news, from new offices to new hires to new firm leaders, then look no further. If only this list were in alphabetical order! [Law Firm Insider / U.S. News & World Report]

    * Dewey know why this partner who was sued by Barclays in the U.K. over his capital loan is suing the bank in the U.S.? It involves an alleged fraud and Joel Sanders. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * So much for that “silly sideshow”: Judge Richard Sullivan of the S.D.N.Y. hasn’t made a ruling in the Greenlight case yet, but he says David Einhorn may have a “likelihood of success on the merits” if the matter proceeds further. [Bloomberg]

    * One of the partners at this small law firm apparently watched Secretary a few too many times, and he’s now accused of threatening to “whip” his ex-assistant into shape because she was a “bad girl.” [New York Post]

    * The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law named an interim successor to former dean Hiram Chodosh, but we can’t say he’s a law dean hottie. He looks like Van Pelt from Jumanji. [Salt Lake Tribune]

    * The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law will house the first clinic in the nation devoted to pardons and the law. It figures that a religious school would focus on legal Hail Marys. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * Career alternatives for law school dropouts: mining magnate and financier of the Titanic II. Much like the value proposition of going to law school for today’s generation, this idea is unsinkable. [New York Times]

    * Prosecutors have upgraded the charge against Oscar Pistorius to premeditated murder, and one could now say the track star doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to being released on bail pending trial. [CNN]

    * D is for… divorce? Sesame Street is talking about divorce in a way that children can understand, but alas, the series neglects important topics like “why mommy is a whore” and “why daddy drinks.” [Law Firm Newswire]

    4 Comments / / Feb 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM