* I think I entirely agree with Eugene Volokh, who in turn agrees with the Eighth Circuit, which agreed with the lower court, that a school board is well within its rights to call a website unreliable. [The Volokh Conspiracy]
* Steve DiCarmine retains counsel. [Thompson Reuters News & Insight]
* Rajat Gupta’s lawyers are applying a defense they must have learned in grade school. [Dealbreaker]
* Do brown people in Arizona who are legal immigrants get extra time off school to deal with being hassled by any cop who wants to “check their status”? Didn’t think so. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Apparently, courtroom fashion only matters if you are attractive. [Huffington Post]
* Pit bulls are the black people of dogs. [Legal Blog Watch]
* I assume insurance lawyers check people’s Facebook history as a regular matter of course. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes]
* R.I.P. Adam Yauch. All you sucker MCs better recognize. [What About Clients?]
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How much blame do former chairman Steven Davis and executive director Steve DiCarmine deserve for the Dewey & LeBoeuf debacle?
The rumor mill has been churning nonstop over the past week about Dewey & LeBoeuf. In our recent stories about the firm, we’ve discussed reports of financial difficulties, partner departures, and possible layoffs of lawyers and staff. Firm management has been fairly tight-lipped — until now. What did firm chairman Steven Davis have to say?
The pace of law firm layoffs has apparently slowed to a crawl. We’ll go weeks between job losses at large law firms (that we know of). But, here and there, some people are still getting pushed out as firms retool for the new economy. Sadly, legal secretaries at Dewey & LeBoeuf became the latest casualties […]