Vanessa Bryant

  • A litigatrix's lawyerly lair.

    Gay, Gay Marriage, John Roberts, Lawyerly Lairs, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Vanessa Bryant

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.31.12

    * Chief Justice John Roberts, in his capacity as circuit justice for the Fourth Circuit, has given the green light — for the time being — to Maryland’s continued collection of DNA samples from people charged with violent felonies. [New York Times]

    * Professor Dan Markel isn’t a fan of the practice, arguing that it “is yet another abuse of the presumption of innocence.” [PrawfsBlawg]

    * In other Supreme Court news, the proponents of Prop 8′s ban on gay marriage have filed a petition for certiorari with the Court. [Arthur Leonard / Leonard Link]

    * And in other gay marriage news, yet another federal judge — Judge Vanessa Bryant (D. Conn.), a Bush II appointee — has struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. [Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed]

    A California litigatrix’s lawyerly lair.

    * Lawyerly Lairs: Emily Alexander’s beautiful, light-filled home is awash in color. There are no hunting prints in sight — even though she used to practice at Sullivan & Cromwell. [California Home + Design]

    * The mother of a man who died during a police chase has sued the SFPD over her son’s accidentally shooting himself. Opines SFist: “It remains unclear to us why [Kenneth] Harding has been chosen to serve as a martyr, given his not-so-stellar record and the self-inflicted wound.” [SFist]

    * Poor Professor Campos — does his self-loathing know no bounds? The prominent law professor, one of legal academia’s harshest (and most eloquent) critics, has now turned his powerful fire on baby boomers — of whom he is one. [Salon]

    3 Comments / / Jul 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM
  • 5th Circuit, Janet Neff, Jennifer Elrod, Judicial Nominations, Lesbians, Plaintiffs Firms, Politics, Senate Judiciary Committee, State Judges, Vanessa Bryant

    Some Judicial Nomination News

    Time for a few updates on a subject near and dear to our heart, which we’ve been neglecting as of late: federal judicial nominations. Here’s the latest news: 1. Texas state court judge Jennifer Elrod (at right), whom we previously identified as a possible nominee to the Fifth Circuit (and compared to Jennifer Aniston), has […]

    5 Comments / / Mar 30, 2007 at 8:55 AM
  • Federal Judges, Judicial Divas, Judicial Nominations, State Judges, Vanessa Bryant, Vanessa Gilmore

    A Tale of Two Vanessas

    Yesterday brought some good news for Connecticut state court judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant, nominated to the federal district court for Connecticut. From the Hartford Courant (via How Appealing): The influential judicial screening committee of the American Bar Association has reversed itself on the nomination of Superior Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to the federal bench, […]

    9 Comments / / Feb 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM

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