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Pilgrims and pardons.

  Today's podcast arrives late — due to technical problem with my host (Anchor).  But here it is! Topics — Pardons, pilgrims, vacuuming, canceling....  This isn't an open thread — go one post down for that. Comments here are just for the podcast! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Law, Ann Althouse


"The Devil Is In The Details"

The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered an indefinite suspension with no right to reapply for one year In the practice of law it is often the case, as the saying goes, that the devil is in the details. A... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Ask the author: Hamilton and the Law (and the court)

Hamilton content? Hamilton content! Hardly any topic is more ubiquitous these days than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical. Fans, academics, artists and writers of all stripes – even Supreme Court justices – have found cause to analyze or drop references to it. Seemingly the only platform it hasn’t graced is SCOTUSblog. That is, until now. With Hamilton and the Law, released in October from Cornell University Press, editor Lisa Tucker has invited 32 luminaries from across the legal profession to...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Hawaii, Harper Lee, Philadelphia, Miranda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Happy Biglaw Bonus Season — See Also

Keeping Up With The Cravaths: Where's your firm on the bonus scorecard? Feel The Magic (Circle): Clifford Chance bonuses. Bar Exam Alternatives: Carve out some time this weekend to listen to us talk about the week of news and a new study on reforming the bar exam. Lock Him Up... Maybe?: Biden isn't going to push his Justice Department.
Tags: Law, Biden, Clifford Chance, See Also


Making Thanksgiving A Holiday, Legally

The history of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Trivia Question of the Day, Holidays and Seasons


We’re So Thankful For Our Advertisers At Above The Law

We truly appreciate doing business with you.
Tags: Law, Advertising, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad, Thanks to Advertisers


Who’d Like To Give Jamie Dinan Even More Time To Lose Their Money?

York Capital is going private equity because the hedge fund thing is not working out.
Tags: Law, Finance, Jamie Dinan, York Capital


Are The Government’s Thanksgiving Day Rules Restricting Family Gatherings Enough To Control COVID-19?

We all know that most families will still celebrate Thanksgiving together...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Holidays and Seasons, Steven Chung, Coronavirus, COVID-19


At the Coot Café...

  ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Looking for Substantive Commercial Litigation Experience in San Francisco? [Sponsored]

Top AmLaw firm in San Francisco is looking for a litigation associate. Learn more.
Tags: Asia, Law, California, San Francisco, Litigation, Sponsored Content, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, Commercial Litigation


Caregiving And The Law… ‘Tis The Season

I didn’t even think about becoming a caregiver while I was a law student.
Tags: Law, Family law, Elder Care, MothersEsquire, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emily Monarch


Top 10 Am Law Firm Hands Out Big-Money Bonuses To Associates

Associates are going to be so happy this holiday season.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Morgan Lewis, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Most of England to enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted

Signs of growing parliamentary rebellion amid fears measures could stay in place until springCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe majority of England will enter the two toughest tiers of Covid restrictions from next week, ministers are set to announce, amid signs of a growing parliamentary rebellion and fears that the measures could remain unchanged until spring.On Thursday Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to say that most of the country will be placed i...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, North Of England, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


U.S. Export Controls And Sanctions: What We Know And Where We’re Headed [Sponsored]

In this rapidly changing political environment, do you have the knowledge you need to keep clients informed?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Pli, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute (PLI, PLI Custom


"Prince Charles’s Most Punchable Moments in Season 4 of The Crown, Ranked."

"We’re merely here to marvel at the sheer punchability actor Josh O’Connor manages to convey as the fictional Prince of Wales on Peter Morgan’s work of fiction, The Crown" (Vulture).  I've started watching "The Crown"... beginning with Season 4. The awfulness of Prince Charles is quite something. Anyway... this ranking is well done and conveys some of what's so amusing about this series. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales, Charles, Peter Morgan, Ann Althouse, The Crown, Josh O'Connor


Biglaw Firm Matches Market Year-End Bonuses And Gives An Extra Special Bonus For High Billers

The firm thoughtfully accounted for the challenges of 2020.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Ropes & Gray, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


A Holiday Most Fowl

It’s hard to choose those who belong in what we shall call the 2020 Turkey Hall of Shame.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, Jill Switzer


Joe Biden Won’t Force His Justice Department To Investigate Donald Trump

The Biden DOJ will not be anything like the Trump DOJ -- and that's a good thing.
Tags: Law, Government, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Trump DOJ, Biden DOJ


Symposium: Trump’s census policy is both fundamentally fair and legally sound

This article is part of a symposium previewing Trump v. New York. Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow at the Institute for Constitutional Government of the Heritage Foundation and the manager of Heritage’s Election Law Reform Initiative. In Trump v. New York, the Supreme Court should be looking only at the constitutional and statutory issues: whether President Donald Trump was within his legal authority to direct that noncitizens in the country illegally be excluded from the population u...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, House, Donald Trump, Baker, Justice Department, Trump, State, Eastman, Franklin, Census Bureau, Robert Mueller


What Would Be Better Than The Bar Exam?

As it turns out, there are a lot of better ideas out there.
Tags: Law, Government, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Featured Podcasts, Kyle Rittenhouse, Better Than The Bar Exam


‘Mother’ Or ‘Parent’: What’s In A Name?

McLaughlin argued to the trial court that she should continue to be listed as 'Mother' on her child's birth certificate.
Tags: Law, Family law, McLaughlin, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


All The States That Are Allowing Law Graduates To Begin Practicing During The Pandemic [Sponsored]

The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law renewed the call for temporary diploma privilege through the duration of the coronavirus crisis, as a matter of racial and disability justice.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline, Committee for Civil Rights Under


Court releases January calendar (updated)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the for its January argument session. The session will be a relatively quiet one, with only five hours of argument over four days. The justices will not hear argument on two days: Jan. 18, which is a federal holiday observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Jan. 20, when much of the District of Columbia will shut down for the presidential inauguration – and Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office across the street from the court. Th...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Federal Communications Commission, District Of Columbia, Baltimore, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, John Roberts, Howe, Martin Luther King Jr Day, U S Court of Appeals, Chavez, Pham, 3rd Circuit


Prez Trump grants pardon to Michael Flynn ... are a lot more to come?

As reported here by NPR, "President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who spent years enmeshed in an often bizarre legal war with the government that sprang from the Russia investigation."  Here is more about an unsuprising act of clemency: Trump announced the news on Twitter as Americans prepared to observe the Thanksgiving holiday this week. The pardon brings an end to a long-running legal odyssey for Flynn, who was the only member of the Trump administrat...
Tags: Law, White House, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, New Jersey, Npr, House Intelligence Committee, North Carolina, Vermont, Justice Department, Trump, Calif, Flynn, Adam Schiff, Michael Flynn


Empty post-Grenfell promises have left leaseholders stuck in flammable flats | Letters

Freeholders and developers shirk any financial responsibility, writes Lynne HamshawWhile I agree with Owen Jones’s view on the appalling revelations in the Grenfell Tower inquiry (The Grenfell Tower disaster is political. Look at the evidence of the fire test ‘fraud’, 19 November), he misses one key point. Tens of thousands of mostly young leaseholders are stuck in flammable buildings right now, having saved up to buy a flat in order to get on the first rung of the housing ladder. There are thou...
Tags: Housing, Conservatives, Communities, Society, UK News, Owen Jones, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry, Lynne HamshawWhile


Magic Circle Firm Hands Out Bonuses To Make Thanksgiving Truly Magical

Let us give thanks for Biglaw bonuses this year.
Tags: Money, Law, Clifford Chance, Bonuses, Biglaw, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Dueling Dinosaurs Find Scientific Community, Despite Near Fossilization Of Legal Case

It is hard to understate the scientific value of the find.
Tags: Law, Montana, Finance, Fossils, Ninth Circuit, Jonathan Wolf, Dueling Dinosaurs



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