Are Alaska Native corporations Indian tribes? A multimillion-dollar question

Are Alaska Native corporations — special corporations that Congress created in 1971 when it resolved Native claims in Alaska — “Indian tribe[s]” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act? On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument on that question in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. Immediately at stake in the answer is billions of dollars in federal CARES Act funding. But the outcome could also have longer-term consequences for how, and fro...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Alaska, Treasury, Oklahoma, Yellen, Anchorage, Treasury Department, D C Circuit, Uintah, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Native, Prudhoe Bay

Breaking Down Originalism Data — See Also

Bonus Watch: King & Spalding, and staff bonuses! The O.G.s: Who is out there claiming "originalism"? That's Not How This Works: Project Veritas feels defamed. They were not. Seriously Broken: Anti-Trans laws and decisions are coming fast and furious and lawyers will need to fight back. Get The Shot: More firms requiring vaccines to return to the office.
Tags: Law, Veritas, Spalding, See Also

Reuters Drops a Paywall. Will Lawyers Pay $34.99 a Month to Get What Was Free Legal News?

After failing in its first attempt to expand beyond its wire service roots with its consumer facing, Reuters Next, Reuters announced this week that it’s making its a destination site for “business professionals” behind a paywall. Until now, cost $0 to reach directly or via Google or a RSS feed. The new cost is $34.99 a month for a deeper level of coverage for industry verticals including healthcare, autos, sustainable business, and, of course, legal. Per Laura H...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, Reuters, Bloomberg Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Corp, Hasker, Steve Hasker, Reuters News, Laura Hazard Owen, Michael Friedenberg, Alessandra Galloni, Reuters Next Reuters

Medicaid, Medicare and House representation for the District of Columbia

This week we highlight cases that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Florida’s Medicaid agency can recoup the cost of past medical expenses from a tort victim’s settlement fund that is intended to pay for future medical care, whether the federal government is properly calculating payments for hospitals serving low-income patients, and whether the District of Columbia deserves a voting House delegate. Gianinna Gallardo was a 13-year-old student when she was hit by a t...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Medicare, District Of Columbia, Medicaid, Vermont, AAA, 9th Circuit, Inslee, Florida Supreme Court

This Law School Is Making Big Strides In Getting Grads Hired By Biglaw

Fifty-six percent of recent grads got Biglaw jobs.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day

"Virginia should roll back the punitive influence of prosecutors and victims on parole decisions"

The title of this post is the headline of this new Washington Post op-ed by Nora Demleitner.  Here are excerpts: The Virginia Parole Board scandal gets worse by the day.  The board stands accused of disregarding state law and its own procedures to facilitate the parole release of a few incarcerated men. A watchdog report alleges that the board failed to consider the required input from victim families and did not inform them and prosecutors of pending releases.  As some Virginia legislators dem...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Virginia, Douglas A Berman, Nora Demleitner, Virginia Parole Board

The Law Is Always Changing

And sometimes, the lawyers who practice law are the ones responsible for the changes.
Tags: Law, Litigators, Charles Hecht

Stat Of The Week: Early Mansfield Rule Adopters See Progress

They’re outpacing non-Mansfield peers in diversifying law firm leadership — by a factor of 30. 
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Mansfield, Stat of the Week, Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity Lab, Mansfield Rule

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Wells, BofA Prove Stimulus Is Working By Not Looking Like Poop In Q1

If even they are inoculated, there’s hope for us all.
Tags: Law, Finance, Wells BofA, ATL Finance, Finance Docket

Originalist Sinners And Saints

Which judges are using originalist interpretation?
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Adam Feldman, Originalism, Juris Lab

"It's a bobcat, attacking my wife!"

This was a wild 46 seconds— Sada (@Evi3Zamora) April 15, 2021FROM THE EMAIL: Nathan writes: This seems worthy of a “men in shorts” tag, and you may even consider adding a “men in shorts wearing boots” tag. And this is another reason for men not to wear shorts. What is some man/beast confrontation suddenly befalls you? Something with teeth and claws? This man did all right, but if you knew something like that would happen, you'd put pants on.AND: I'm getting a lot of em...
Tags: Cats, Law, Viral Video, Survival, Nathan, SADA, Ann Althouse, Men In Shorts, Nathan (the commenter

Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine

US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which produces the newest vaccine to be rolled out in the UK, is struggling to supply promised shots because of issues with increasing production at its European plant, in the latest problem to hit global vaccination plans.In a statement on Friday, the company suggested supply of the vaccine would be...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Society, Canada, Vaccines and immunisation, UK Canada, Moderna, Coronavirus

Immigration dispute may determine whether tens of thousands of U.S. residents can get green cards

Sanchez v. Mayorkas, scheduled for oral argument on Monday, focuses on whether noncitizens who have been granted humanitarian relief from deportation can seek lawful permanent residency in the United States, through a process known as “adjustment of status,” without first leaving the country. Or must they depart the U.S. and complete their applications for permanent status while abroad? The statutory question presented is whether noncitizens certified by the government for the humanitarian reli...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Dhs, United States, El Salvador, Biden, Chevron, Trump, Sánchez, Gonzalez, U S Court of Appeals, Mayorkas, 3rd Circuit, Board of Immigration Appeals

Harvard FedSoc chapter to host debate on court packing

On Tuesday, April 20, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society will host a debate, entitled “Breaking the Court or Saving Democracy? A Debate on Court Packing,” between two scholars on the merits of proposals to add seats to the Supreme Court. Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law will advocate in favor of court packing, and Dan McLaughlin of the National Review will advocate against. Professor Theodore Rave of the University of Houston Law Center will moderat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Harvard Law School, National Review, Harvard Law, Federalist Society, Dan McLaughlin, University of Houston Law Center, Michael Klarman, Event Announcements, Harvard FedSoc, Theodore Rave

Three men sentenced in Spain’s ‘Sabadell wolf pack’ gang-rape trial

One man sentenced to 31 years and two others given 13 years in attack that echoed notorious 2016 Pamplona caseThree members of a gang that raped an 18-year-old woman in an abandoned industrial unit in the Catalan city of Sabadell two years ago have been handed sentences of between 13-and-a-half and 31 years.The attack had become known as the “Sabadell wolf pack case” in a reference to the notorious gang-rape that took place at the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona five years ago, and whi...
Tags: Europe, Law, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Pamplona, Sabadell, Rape and sexual assault

U.S. Department of Labor Steps into the Cybersecurity Discussion

Formally wading into the cybersecurity discussion for the first time, on April 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted on its website a suite of new guidance, including Tips for Hiring a Service Provider with Strong Cybersecurity Practices, Cybersecurity Program Best Practices, and Online Security Tips for Participants and Beneficiaries. By way of background, cybersecurity has over the last decade become an area of critical importance to sponsors and administrators of employee benefi...
Tags: Law, DOL, Proskauer, U S Department of Labor DOL, U S Department of Labor Steps

Creating Space In Male-Dominated Fields Of The Law

Your path to partnership doesn't have to be traditional.
Tags: Law, Partner Issues, The Jabot, Herrick Feinstein, Featured Podcasts, The Jabot Podcast, Jacqueline Duval

Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab

Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of thousands of pregnant women in the UK have been given the green light to receive a Covid vaccine in a move welcomed by bereaved families and campaigners.All pregnant women would be offered the Pfizer or Moderna jab based on their age and clinical risk group after real-world data from the US showed about 90,000 pregnant women ...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Pregnancy, US, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus

All About SPACs – And Their Implications For Law Firms And The Lawyer Job Market [Sponsored]

How has the rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, aka SPACs, affected law firms, attorney recruiting, and the current legal job market?
Tags: Law, Advice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Career Advice, Biglaw, Corporate Law, Sponsored Content, Transactional practice, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, SPACs, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Jesse Hyde

"With all the new money flooding the metaverse... the kinds of conflicts between neighbors we’re familiar with from the real world have followed."

"Take the monastery and the ranch house next door. Both were built by Ogar, an in-demand meta-architect in the metaverse. His real name is Alexandre Vlerick, and he lives in the real-life Lille, France.... Right after he finished the monastery for a German client, he got another request: an American client asking for a ranch house alongside it, on land where he could raise virtual chickens, horses, and a goat. Once the client moved in, he got a red barn, a tractor, and bales of hay. The owner o...
Tags: Art, Games, Real Estate, Law, Virtual Reality, Neal Stephenson, Steve, Stephenson, Ogar, Ann Althouse, Zoning Board, Steve (the commenter, Alexandre Vlerick, Lille France Right

"For the first time, scientists have mapped out the molecular and genetic processes by which temperature determines sex..."

" bearded dragons, a species of lizard native to Australia.... At cooler temperatures, chromosomes prevail, turning on one sequence of genes to make a female dragon; at warmer temperatures, a completely different series of genes can override partial male development and produce a female.... Why would a temperature-dependent pathway to one sex or another evolve? In reptiles... the ability to change sex in response to environmental cues has been retained across diverse species, from sea turtl...
Tags: Law, Australia, Sex, Global Warming, Reptiles, Ann Althouse

First public plea deal struck by Capitol rioter, who agrees to cooperate and to reported guideline range of 41 to 51 months in prison

As reported in this Fox News piece, headlined "Capitol rioter takes first public plea deal, agrees to cooperate with authorities: sources," the first big plea in the Capitol riot cases has been announce by the Justice Department. Here are the basics with a few points highlighted: An alleged member of the Oath Keepers militia group who was "among the first five or six" rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6 is the first person to agree to take a plea deal, Fox News has learned. Jon...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Indiana, Fbi, Fox News, U S District Court, Capitol, John P Carlin, Electoral College, U S Capitol, Schaffer, United States Capitol, Mehta, Douglas A Berman, Columbus Indiana

Data-Driven Legal Education and Legal Hiring

Improving hiring practices to improve quality, retention, and diversity.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Legal Education, Kyle McEntee, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, Learning Outcomes, Foundations for Practice, Legal Hiring, Data Driven Legal Education and Legal Hiring

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