CourtsAliza Shatzman, president and founder of The Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit aimed at ensuring that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences, continues her discussion of her work in judicial accountability.
CourtsAliza Shatzman, president and founder of The Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit aimed at ensuring that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences, discusses her work in judicial accountability.
GovernmentThe NLRB is digging into labor violations at the ACLU and the organization is pushing back with a disturbing argument.
Plaintiff Breaks Record For Most Disingenuous Argument Ever Briefed As Southwest Airlines Seeks To Stay Anti-LGBTQ Training OrderThat's not how any of this works.
Biglaw, Sponsored ContentDespite economic challenges, certain law practice areas are observing renewed hiring activity as the economy progresses in 2023.
CourtsMaybe judges can't just reverse engineer opinions for shock value.
* It took a couple of days, but Donald Trump has blown off Judge Chutkan’s warning that further public attacks on the proceedings would result in accelerating the existing January trial schedule. At the rate he’s going, expect the trial next week! [Politico]
* Meanwhile, in Georgia, prosecutors apparently have messages directly tying Trump’s legal team to voting system breach. [CNN]
* Florida Bar proposes allowing law school grads to engage in limited practice before passing the bar exam. One of many emergency measures required to make sure Donald Trump and his fellow indictees can secure local counsel. [Jax Daily Record]
* Law.com lists lawyers on social media it considers attorney-influencers. [Law.com]
* UPS reached an agreement with its workers, but it had strikebreaking plans all worked out. [Bloomberg Law News]
* Judge charged with murdering wife. [Law360]
* Sam Bankman-Fried off to Brooklyn MDC after judge finds witness tampering efforts in violation of bail, bringing renewed publicity to the facility’s abhorrent conditions. [Reuters]
CourtsNext, there will be a case fighting for the right to dock the grades of the children of Ham.
CourtsJudge's contempt order shows contempt for facts, law, and grammar.
CourtsAre we seeing the setup to overturn the right to record?
Midsize Firms / Regional FirmsI get the feeling Outten is about to jump up in a couple 'best place to work' lists.
CourtsThis is gaslighting, plain and simple.
* Science confirms that legal writing is terrible. [AAAS]
* Maryland judge benchslapped for using Beowulf and Whistler’s Mother to import racist stereotypes into an opinion. As racism goes, it’s a very erudite version. Much more National Review than Daily Caller. [ABA Journal]
* House Oversight Committee is probing FTC Chair for pursuing the policies she said she would pursue before getting the job. Really scrounging the bottom of the barrel these days… go back to Hunter Biden’s laptop or something. At least it was interesting. [Reuters]
* Speaking of Hunter Biden, he’s setting himself up to be the next Second Amendment test case to erode laws barring felons from keeping arsenals. [NY Times]
* Federal judge delivers tongue-lashing to Crowell attorneys suing over policies they allegedly advised the defendant on earlier. [Law360]
* Dechert secures sanctions reversal in earplug trial. I SAID, DECHERT SECURES SANCTIONS REVERSAL IN EARPLUG TRIAL. Take those things out, will ya? [Law.com]
* Starbucks is in Trenta trouble as labor law rulings come down. [Bloomberg Law News]
Health Care / Medicine, Labor / EmploymentResident physicians at Mount Sinai's Elmhurst Hospital in Queens have voted to authorize a strike. The union that represents these residents has noticed significant disparities in Mount Sinai's compensation and benefits when compared to the resident physicians employed at the health system's flagship hospital in Manhattan.
* Only 58 percent of women attorneys would recommend a legal career to their daughters. That many? [American Lawyer]
* Legal industry adds more jobs this month because economic growth is definitely the sign of a looming recession. [Law360]
* Minnesota lawyer changes careers to become magician. Lots of preparation to get in front of an audience and trick them… doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. [CBS News]
* UK regulators ban online bar exams amid “malpractice” allegations. [LegalCheek]
* Closing arguments on deck in the E. Jean Carroll case after Trump declines to testify. So he’s going to lean on that deposition testimony? Bold. [Reuters]
* Harlan Crow paid for Clarence Thomas to send his kid to private school?!?! Honestly, I’m starting to think ProPublica brilliantly slow-played all these stories to give the Wall Street Journal and Fox maximum opportunity to embarrass themselves by going all in on “personal hospitality exception” before dropping this. [ProPublica]
* Now Trump says he will probably attend his own rape trial. But his legal team has yet to amend its prior position that it would not call any witnesses so he’s just planning to hang out. [Reuters]
* CFTC Inspector General suspended pending investigation into squelching whistleblower complaints. [Law360]
* DeSantis selling merchandise designed to invoke the Disney trademark because he hasn’t given them enough to sue him over. [Bloomberg Law News]
* And because no one in Florida government understands that admitting to abusing public office is a problem for its legal claims, the legislature is passing bills to crackdown on the Disney Monorail. [Forbes]
* Lewis Brisbois chair steps down following mass exodus. [The Recorder]
* McDonald’s franchise caught employing 10-year-olds. [NPR]
* Leonard Leo used his Federalist Society contacts to secure $1.6 billion donation, which Politico suggests might “raise questions about its nonpartisan, non-political status.” Nope. We had no questions. [Politico]
* Joe Tacopina’s second day of cross-examination somehow managed to be worse according to Mitchell Epner. [Daily Beast]
* Though he may not be around for long, as eyes turn toward whether or not Joe Tacopina is conflicted out of the Donald Trump case because of past interactions with Stormy Daniels. What are the odds this is all heading toward some half-baked mistrial motion? I’m guessing around 1 in… 1. [Law360]
* All that Zooming and Teamsing (yet another reason Teams sucks — no good way to convert the product name into an activity) during the pandemic left the Justice Department a treasure trove of material. [Bloomberg Law News]
* Hollywood writers go on strike. Now you’re stuck with all the online journalists for your entertainment needs. [Reuters]
* Midsized law firms are embracing emerging companies practice while bigger firms grow more cautious. [American Lawyer]
* UK regulators investigating the abuse of NDAs. [LegalCheek]
In-House CounselNot so much 'just asking questions' as 'just suggesting possible answers.'
In-House CounselTuck, it turns out, was not everlasting.
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