When the Supreme Court is in session, the Justices share an hour-long lunch break. Talk of cases is forbidden, but they sometimes invite guests to enjoy the food and conversation. Who are the only two individuals who’ve been invited to be SCOTUS lunch guests on multiple occasions? Hint: Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Those two have … Continue reading “Lunchtime With The Supreme Court”
Break out the pumpkin-scented candles, because fall is here and it’s brought with it a fresh batch of legal podcasts. While lost in a corn maze or shopping for scarves, you can listen to podcasts about immigration current events, unconventional ways of using your law degree, and how you can help the victims of Hurricane … Continue reading “Autumn Podcasts From Legal Talk Network”
Ever since the Ninth Circuit put the kibosh on Donald Trump’s initial travel ban, lawyers have been bubbling that “mootness” might allow the Supreme Court to kick the case without deciding it on its merits. Ever since the Court teed up the mootness issue in its per curiam opinion, those who oppose the ban have … Continue reading “Is Mootness How The Travel Ban Dies?”
* Skadden is getting sucked into the Paul Manafort investigation. Will the firm’s stellar reputation suffer as a result? [Law and More] * As a woman, “business casual” is fraught with peril. Here is some handy advice for surviving — without a faux pas. [Corporette] * Four ways Neil Gorsuch could ruin your life. Only … Continue reading “Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.17”
THOUGHT AND PRAYERS: For Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s family and all the people in Puerto Rico. STRONG MEN ALSO CRY: And strong women. Kathryn Rubino argues that crying isn’t a sign of weakness. I wouldn’t know — I’m a man, so stomping and challenging people to fight me in real life is totally acceptable professional behavior … Continue reading “See Also: There But For The Grace Of God”
Last time Jamie Dimon deigned to comment on bitcoin, he precipitated what eventually became a 20 percent plunge in the cryptocurrency (aided in part by the Chinese government). He also triggered a deluge of protests from the bitcoin world: Jamie Dimon doesn’t get it; he’s conflicted; he’s afraid; etc. The best response, as always, came … Continue reading “Jamie Dimon Is Still Thirsty For Crypto Tears”
Congratulations to Dentons on its pending merger with Maclay Murray & Spens, announced in July and expected to close in late October or early November. The Dentons acquisition of Maclay Murray, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms, gives the Biglaw behemoth an even stronger platform in the United Kingdom. It also represents continued growth for … Continue reading “Another Law Firm Merger That Could Lead To Layoffs”
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