Stefan R. Underhill
* “I have standing to sue. Can you imagine if I did it? Should I do it just for fun?” Republican front-runner Donald Trump is floating a possible lawsuit against Ted Cruz over the senator’s eligibility to run for POTUS — because litigation is so much fun! [The Hill]
* Everyone likes to think Justice Antonin Scalia is a crazy curmudgeon, but one of his former SCOTUS clerks knows there’s a softer side to the man people love to hate. In reality, he’s “an incredibly warm and generous man” with a “wonderful sense of humor.” [Columbus Business First]
* A federal judge who’s had a change of heart about a lengthy sentence he gave to an admitted murderer says he and his colleagues need a way to give “second-look reviews” to adjust sentences for deserving prisoners. Would this work? [New York Times]
* If the ruling in this case catches on, New York attorneys may soon be able to serve people via Facebook. Of course, if your lawsuit winds up in a defendant’s “Filtered Messages,” he’ll never see it, but it’s still a pretty cool concept. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Charleston Law launched a new admissions program that will allow students to begin classes in the spring and graduate in two and a half years instead of three. Perhaps the goal here is to graduate students before the school closes for good? [ABA Journal]
Is cheerleading considered a sport? Not according to this court…
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