Should information relating to plea negotiations be kept confidential?
* An interview with Judge Paul Cassell, the former jurist representing the woman accusing Professor Alan Dershowitz. Will this be the face of Dershowitz’s reversal of fortune? (See what I did there?) [The Careerist]
* Indiana is making moves to end litigation financing. If you want to see a naked attempt by deep pockets to influence the law, read this story. Or, you know, any story about lobbying ever. [LFC 360]
* For people who kvetched that their precious feelings get hurt when Staci writes about sexism in the legal industry, it may warm your hearts to learn that, according to a UC Hastings Law study, STEM careers are just as bad. Yay? [Mashable]
* Oh and finance is the same way. [Law and More]
* Elementary school conducting poop inspections. Holy s**t. [Huffington Post]
* Anti-vaccination parents have brought measles roaring back to ruin Disneyland vacations. Is it time to start suing them for turning their kids into plague vectors? [Forbes]
* SpaceX drops its lawsuit against the Air Force. [Slate]
* If you’re interested in Sports Law, Penn Law is hosting a symposium on February 13. Get your tickets at this link. [Penn Law Sports Law Symposium]
* Practice alert: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has issued a new set of rules. For any general counsel out there plagued with cross-border business-to-business disputes, check them out. [What About Clients?]
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The suspense builds as observers wait for either side to actually make good on their promises of proof.
The saga of disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein contains important context for the recent allegations against Alan Dershowitz.
Until we get more evidence, we should reserve judgment on the allegations against Alan Dershowitz.
What do you make of these shocking allegations against a distinguished lawyer and law professor?
To me, a failure to distinguish between people who look at these dirty pictures and people who commit contact offenses lacks the nuance and proportionality I think our law demands. – Professor Douglas Berman, commenting on the case of Daniel Enrique Guevara Vilca, a 26-year-old who was just sentenced to life in prison without the […]