Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter

At the Sunrise Cafe....

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

USNS Mercy won’t be deploying for COVID-19 relief anytime soon

The USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship that in March took aboard non-COVID-19 patients to help with a surge of patients in Los Angeles area hospitals, is not likely to be deployed to help again anytime soon, Navy officials said on Tuesday. The 1,000-bed hospital ship is presently in a shipyard in Portland undergoing scheduled maintenance. The maintenance was planned before the ship’s LA deployment, but deferred. “There is no plan to deploy USNS Mercy at this time, or any time in the near future,” ...
Tags: News, Navy, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Fema, Port Of Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Lapd, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County

Georgia runoff results coming in now.

 Are you watching? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Georgia, Ann Althouse

US Sentencing Commission releases more 2020 sentencing data revealing COVID's impact on federal sentencings

Regular readers know I have been keenly eager to see any US Sentencing Commission data providing a window into the COVID state of federal sentencing.  Back in October, as blogged here, the USSC released here its "3rd Quarter ... Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020 Data Through June 30, 2020."  And I just saw that yesterday, the USCC released here its 4th Quarter ... Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020 Data Through September 30, 2020."  These new data provide another official accounting of federal sentencing o...
Tags: Law, USSC, USCC, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission

Viral Lawyer Learns Life Comes At Ya Fast — See Also

The Consequences Are Real: For lawyer who went viral. Josh Hawley, Law School Jerk: Where's the lie? Biglaw Mergers: Come to the Midwest. Harvard Law Student Dies: May his memory be a blessing.
Tags: Law, See Also, Josh Hawley Law

Company That Was Perfect When Carl Icahn First Invested Now Even More So

So perfect, in fact, that it has no more need of Carl Icahn, nor he of it.
Tags: Law, Finance, Carl Icahn

Cleta Mitchell Out At Foley & Lardner After Troubling Donald Trump Call

Firm avoids potentially damaging business repercussions.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Foley, Jones Day, Election Law, Foley & Lardner, Cleta Mitchell, Kurt Hilbert

‘New And Improved Bar Exam’ Promises To Be Neither New Nor Improved

The bar exam is potentially changing in 2026. Don't get too psyched.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Don, Bar Exam, NCBE

Notable recent reports on FIRST STEP Act implementation efforts

While there is considerable discussion of the next steps in federal criminal justice reform (including by me), there is still lots and lots of work still to do in implementing fully the FIRST STEP Act of 2018.  The reality of FIRST STEP work to do comes through over and over again in these two recent implementation reports from the Department of Justice and the Independent Review Committee: The Attorney General's First Step Act Section 3634 Annual Report (Dec. 2020) Pursuant to the Requirement...
Tags: Law, Department Of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Independent Review Committee

Baker McKenzie Is *Finally* Offering Associates Special Bonuses

The firm is also offering true-up payments for its salary cuts. Great news!
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Baker & McKenzie, Associate Bonus Watch 2020

Meet PLI: How A Nonprofit Became An Essential Provider Of Legal Programs And Publications [Sponsored]

For over 80 years, PLI has provided training and resources for lawyers at all stages of their careers. Get an inside look at the organization that practically invented CLE.
Tags: Law, Small Law, Cle, Pli, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Small Law Firm, PLI Custom Small Law

Josh Hawley Was The Exact Sort Of Prick You’d Imagine Him To Be At Yale Law School

A former classmate is spilling all the tea from his law school days.
Tags: Law, Government, Law Schools, Yale Law School, Josh Hawley, Irina Manta, FedSoc

Looking back and looking ahead during a transitional term for the court

The Supreme Court changed dramatically last year, and more changes could be in store in 2021. SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein joins SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to talk about what happened in 2020 and what’s next for the court. They discuss Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s early impact, the benefits and drawbacks of remote oral arguments, and how the court has handled President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. They also look ahead to what a Biden administration could do on day one to ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Amy Howe, Tom Goldstein, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUStalk

With Acquisition of Foundation Software, Litera Expands Into Firm Intelligence

Continuing an acquisition sprint that started with three acquisitions last year and two the year before, legal technology company Litera has acquired Foundation Software Group, developer of a firm intelligence platform for larger law firms, and announced the formation of the Litera Firm Intelligence business unit. Foundation’s platform, which can run in the cloud or on-premises, is designed to enable large law firms to transform their disparate data about clients, matters, people, and parties in...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, LexisNexis, Executive, Foundation, Solomon, Balmer, Barry Solomon, Litera, Best Authority, Microsystems, Avaneesh Marwaha, Marwaha, Foundation Software Group, Litera Firm Intelligence, Nate Fineberg

Who Is a Legal Information Specialist in 2021?

About a million years ago…wait, that was just 2020. Back in 2011-2012 I was invited to collaborate with colleagues on Legal Information Specialists: A Guide to Launching and Building Your Career with colleagues from the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. At the time, Annette Demers asked contributors to gather some quotes from our colleagues about the value they considered in having a Legal Information Specialist team member. As uncomfortable as it was, I asked colleagues to write something....
Tags: Technology, Law, Jim, Town Hall, Practice of Law: Future of Practice, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Legal Information: Libraries & Research, Annette Demers, James T Casey QC

Doubts emerge in US over future of Assange extradition case

Joe Biden’s priorities could scupper extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder, says departing Virginia attorneyThe American prosecutor seeking to put Julian Assange on trial in the US has said he is uncertain if Joe Biden’s incoming White House administration will continue to seek the extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder.Zachary Terwilliger, who was appointed by Donald Trump, made the comments as it was announced that he was stepping down as the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Co...
Tags: Law, White House, Virginia, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, UK criminal justice, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Zachary Terwilliger, Eastern District of Virginia Continue

A New CJEU Judgment on Copyright-Related Geoblocking – One Step Forward or One Step Back in the EU Commission’s Fight Against Geoblocking? (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Marketa Trimble May a licensor limit a copyright license to a certain part of the European Union? The answer lies at the intersection of EU copyright law, EU anti-geoblocking law, and EU competition law. The three areas of law are the moving parts that the European Commission, through its different Directorate-Generals, tries to combine to reach the Commission’s goal of creating a single digital market in the European Union – a market not impeded by geoblocking or other territor...
Tags: Law, Eu, European Union, Copyright, United States, Commission, European Commission, Paramount, EU Commission, The European Commission, Court of Justice, General Court, EU General Court, CJEU, Marketa Trimble, EU Cross Border Portability Regulation

Event announcement: Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. EST, the State and Local Legal Center and the Multistate Tax Commission will host a virtual discussion with three former Supreme Court clerks, now in private practice, about how to write an effective SCOTUS amicus brief from a state and local government perspective. The panel will feature former Alabama Solicitor General John Neiman of Maynard Cooper, former Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar of Cooley, and Usha Vance of Munger, Tolles & Olso...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Munger Tolles Olson, Cooley, Multistate Tax Commission, Local Legal Center, John Neiman, Maynard Cooper, Elizabeth Prelogar, Event Announcements, Supreme Court Amicus Briefs, Usha Vance

The 1st nominee for the “Worst Employer of 2021" is … the bogus bonus payor

We all felt for Clark Griswold when, instead of his expected year-end bonus, he received a one-year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club (the gift that keeps on giving the whole year).  Think about Clark's outrage when you read this story, which recently made the rounds (c/o The Verge): What's the cruelest prank you can make on employees who are struggling during a pandemic when millions of people have lost their jobs or lives? GoDaddy … tried to find out when it sent employees a fake ema...
Tags: Law, Godaddy, Clark, Clark Griswold, Jon Hyman, Jelly of the Month Club

Tuesday round-up

Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Supreme Court Adds Layer of Due Diligence: Relists Explained (Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law) “Where There’s an Injustice, We Cannot Afford to Forget It” (Dahlia Lithwick, Slate) Supreme Court Case During the Pandemic? Landline Essential, Business Suit Optional (Matt Grossman, The Wall Street Journal) Legal Docket – Challenging corporate slaveholders (Mary Reichard, The World and Everything in It p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Mary Reichard, Daniel Cotter, Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson Bloomberg Law, Dahlia Lithwick Slate Supreme Court

Chandra Levy Murder Prosecutors Face Ethics Hearing

An interesting bar discipline matter is scheduled for hearing beginning on January 25, 2021 involves allegations against two prosecutors involved in a notorious murder case. The hearing may be seen in real time at this link. We reported on the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Access To Biden Papers Denied

The Delaware Superior Court affirmed the decision to deny Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation access to papers that then-Senator Joseph Biden donated to the University of Delaware library. The appeal involved two opinions of the state Attorney... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Daily Caller News Foundation, University of Delaware, Joseph Biden, Legal Profession Prof, Delaware Superior Court

England prepares for a wintry third lockdown – in pictures

Empty streets and shuttered shops as England grits its teeth for a new lockdown, with people allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons only, and measures expected to stay until mid-February or even MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: England, Education, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Coronavirus

Disgraced Former CPA Files Suit Against The Miami Dolphins For Unpaid Benefits

What Katz intentionally left out of the complaint is that, in 2016, he was charged with engaging in a multiyear tax-evasion scheme.
Tags: Law, Sports, Miami Dolphins, Katz, Darren Heitner, Ronald Katz

ALM Media Licenses Its Legal News To Bloomberg Law, Ending Exclusive Deal with LexisNexis

For nearly a decade, since 2011, LexisNexis has had the exclusive license to archived legal journalism from all ALM Media publications and websites, which include, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, Legaltech News, and a variety of regional and specialty publications. But last Friday, Jean O’Grady at Dewey B Strategic blog broke the news that ALM had ended its exclusive relationship with LexisNexis, signing a new deal that allowed LexisNexis continued use o...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, United States, LexisNexis, Alm, Grady, Bloomberg Law, National Law Journal Legaltech News

"In city after city, from New York to New Orleans, charters have found ways to reach the children who have been most consistently failed by traditional schools."

"The evidence for their success has become overwhelming, with apolitical education researchers pronouncing themselves shocked at the size of the gains. What was ten years ago merely an experiment has become a proven means to develop the potential of children whose minds had been neglected for generations. And yet the second outcome of the charter-school breakthrough has been a bitter backlash within the Democratic Party. The political standing of the idea has moved in the opposite direction of t...
Tags: New York, Education, Law, New Orleans, Biden, New York Magazine, South Carolina, Jonathan Chait, Democratic Party, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Biden and education

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