Robert C. Jones

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    9th Circuit, Books, Federal Circuit, Gay Marriage, Hair, Non-Sequiturs, Sex, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.08.14

    * Some marriage equality enthusiasts applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to stay out of the way and let the circuits do their thing. But the history of miscegenation in America suggests the Supreme Court had a moral obligation to interject. [USA Today]

    * On this subject, Professor Dorf presents a fascinating hypothetical: is it in the strategic interest of an anti-gay marriage conservative lower court judge to strike down same-sex marriage bans in light of the Supreme Court’s cert denials? [Dorf on Law]

    * One more story while we’re at it, after the Ninth Circuit struck down bans on same-sex marriages, District Judge Robert C. Jones of Nevada, who upheld the ban in the first place, recused himself rather that be forced to issue an opinion in accordance with Ninth Circuit precedent. [BuzzFeed]

    * If you’ve ever wondered how Islamic State manages to recruit Western youth to the cause, the answer is a “Disney-like” social media campaign. It’s like a Biglaw summer program, but for murder. [Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy]

    * “Better Hold Off Sexting With High School Students” in Indiana. The Indiana Supreme Court finally weighed in last week after the lower court had okayed a teacher texting a 16-year-old to sneak out of the house for sex. Wait, this required the Supreme Court to weigh in? What is wrong with you Indiana? [Valpo Law Blog]

    * Looking professional with a pixie cut. [Corporette]

    * Enter for a chance to win a Chief Judge Randall Rader bobblehead! Yes, these exist. [Santa Clara Law]

    * The Zephyr Teachout book tour for Corruption in America (affiliate link) begins. Is your town on the list? [Teachout-Wu]

    * New Orleans taxpayers spent around $75K traveling judges to conferences and resorts last year. Quoth the tipster: “I could make a joke about New Orleans judges going to the third world to learn how to run their courtrooms, but I think I already did.” [The Times-Picayune]

    8 Comments / / Oct 8, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    Benchslaps, Federal Judges, Music, Rudeness

    This Federal Judge Does Not Like Hippies One Darn Bit

    Federal judge goes on a tirade over how much he hates Burning Man.

    22 Comments / / Dec 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM
  • Judge Stephen Reinhardt (left) and Judge Robert Jones

    9th Circuit, Benchslaps, Election 2012, Election Law, Federal Judges, Politics, Stephen Reinhardt

    Benchslap of the Day: The District Court Strikes Back

    Chief Judge Robert Jones of the District of Nevada lashes back at Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit. It’s a battle of the benchslaps…

    20 Comments / / Sep 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    9th Circuit, Benchslaps, Election 2012, Election Law, Federal Judges, Kim McLane Wardlaw, Politics, Stephen Reinhardt

    Benchslap of the Day: Trust Judge Reinhardt, He’s An Expert

    Judge Reinhardt is apparently not a fan of judicial “arrogance and assumption of power.”

    10 Comments / / Sep 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM