* Adam Feldman uses BriefCatch, a powerful new tool from legal writing guru Ross Guberman, to find the best writers in the Supreme Court bar — and some of the top advocates might surprise you. [Empirical SCOTUS]
* Prominent First Amendment litigator Charles Glasser makes the (compelling) case in favor of a federal anti-SLAPP statute. [Daily Caller]
* Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project, argues that the Trump Justice Department’s installation of Trump allies as interim U.S. attorneys “represent[s] a test of civil society’s ability to fight back against threats to the rule of law” — and so far, “the test is going poorly.” [Slate]
* Speaking of the Trump DOJ, Ben Adlin breaks down the latest federal-state fight — and explains why it’s not as simple as just citing the Supremacy Clause. [Leafly]
* “Bring me a case!” Reflections from Joel Cohen and Bennett L. Gershman on using litigation to bring about social change. [Law.com]
* What can legal marketers learn from… a man using a cat as his hat? [Shana Douglas]
David Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law, as well as the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can connect with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at email@example.com. Be Sociable, Share!