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Non-Sequiturs: 11.17.17

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* The Federalist Society is proposing a court-packing scheme because that’s what the Founders would have, you know, never wanted. [Think Progress] * A deep dive into Justice Kennedy’s likely role in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. [Empirical SCOTUS] * New York may not be having a constitutional convention, but that’s not going to stop the … Continue reading “Non-Sequiturs: 11.17.17”

You Gotta Be On Your Game — See Also

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Biglaw Lawyers Are Charging Lots Of Money: So they always have to be on. The Fallout Over Harvey Weinstein Continues: David Boies loses another client. What Is Going On At Valpo Law? The school is considering its options. Judicial Nominee Apparently Supports The KKK: Yeah, apparently there is somewhere lower to go than “ghost hunter.” … Continue reading “You Gotta Be On Your Game — See Also”

Someone Needs To Invent ‘Global Pay Your Lawyer Day’

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Can anyone tell me what happened on November 3rd ? No, it wasn’t my birthday, was it yours? Here’s what has happened on various November 3rds in history: Henry VIII became head of the Church of England in 1534; John Adams was elected the second President of the United States in 1796; Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading “Someone Needs To Invent ‘Global Pay Your Lawyer Day’”

Serbian court gives suspended sentences to rioters who damaged US Embassy

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Home Daily News Serbian court gives suspended sentences to… International Law By Terry Carter Posted November 14, 2017, 5:26 pm CST In a move likely to strain relations with the United States, a Serbian court today gave suspended prison sentences to four men involved in the rioting in 2008 that resulted in serious damage to … Continue reading “Serbian court gives suspended sentences to rioters who damaged US Embassy”

These Lawyers Here Are Being Dumb As All Hell — See Also

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NO, FLORIDA STATE LAW STUDENT, THAT’S NOT HOW THIS WORKS: Normally, I’d be on the side of adult law students complaining about a “dry” campus meant to thwart underage drinking. Universities need not reduce everything to the level of stupid kids. But this response from one Florida State law student is the dumbest excuse to … Continue reading “These Lawyers Here Are Being Dumb As All Hell — See Also”

This Biglaw Partner’s Insulting Appearance On Fox News

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Mercedes Colwin via Fox News As the sexual harassment and assault allegations are piling up against powerful men in entertainment, politics, Silicon Valley… and well everywhere in between, there has been increased visibility of #metoo stories and corresponding calls to believe the women and men who are brave enough to speak out. Gordon & Rees … Continue reading “This Biglaw Partner’s Insulting Appearance On Fox News”

L.A. District Attorney Preparing A Sexual Harassment Task Force

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(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) * 60 million people voted for a president who was caught on tape explaining how he was famous enough to grab women by their genitals without consent.* The people of Alabama are about to vote for an alleged pedophile, stating plainly that even if the allegations are proven against him … Continue reading “L.A. District Attorney Preparing A Sexual Harassment Task Force”

Noticeable Improvement In Leadership Representation, But Challenges Remain For Minorities In The Legal Profession

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“But—look around, look around, the Revolution’s happening in New York.” — Angelica, Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) This week, the New York City Bar (City Bar) released its most recent annual Diversity Benchmarking Report. Seventy-one firms (signatory firms) participated in both the 2015 and 2016 benchmarking surveys, which allowed the City Bar to perform statistical comparisons on … Continue reading “Noticeable Improvement In Leadership Representation, But Challenges Remain For Minorities In The Legal Profession”

MyShingle Theme Week: The Power Of An Extra Hour

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This past weekend, as the clocks fell back we gained an extra hour. And since it usually takes a couple of days to acclimate to the time change, most of us ought to be able to take advantage of that extra hour each day this week. So this week, the theme of MyShingle is “The … Continue reading “MyShingle Theme Week: The Power Of An Extra Hour”

alt.legal: Diffusing Innovation In The Law, The Amazing Work of Bill Henderson

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“Be not the first by which the new is tried, nor the last to lay the old aside” — Alexander Pope Meet Bill Henderson — Chicago law school grad, 7th Circuit Clerk, and leading academic on the diffusion of innovation in legal (or lack thereof!). Last week, Bill honored my colleagues Paul Stroka, Rebecca Thorkildsen and … Continue reading “alt.legal: Diffusing Innovation In The Law, The Amazing Work of Bill Henderson”

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