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This Takings Case Has Nothing To Do With The Wall, But Still

Let's just watch how conservatives thread this eminent domain needle while the Takings elephant is in the room.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Takings, Knick v Township of Scott Penn


Thursday Thinkpiece: The Elephant in the Courtroom

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) | November 2018 Excerpt: Project Introduction & Chapter 6: Enabling the Justice Sector Transition P...
Tags: Justice, Law, Courts, Bridge, Deep, Thursday Thinkpiece, Akerlof


Allergan, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Ask SCOTUS To Hear Restasis Patent Case

A federal court last year put the kibosh on a deal whereby Allergan transferred to the tribe the Restasis patents, which the tribe then licensed back to Allergan, asserting tribal sovereign immunity to have generic companies' challenge to the patents dismissed.
Tags: Law, Courts, Allergan, Restasis


Alabama Judge Takes Bold Stance Against Confederate Monuments

If citizens are "repulsed" by the monument it does not have to stay.
Tags: Law, Alabama, Courts, First Amendment, Michael Graffeo, Confederate monuments


New York Judge Fully Annihilates Citizenship Question For Upcoming Census

We already do the Census stupidly, but a District Judge halts Trump's attempts to make it even less accurate.
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, Census, Trump


Rejected: The Supreme Court Justice Who Didn’t Want Ruth Bader Ginsburg As A Clerk

See, missing out on a Supreme Court clerkship isn't the end of your career.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, Trivia Question of the Day


Rejected: The Supreme Court Justice That Didn’t Want Ruth Bader Ginsburg As A Clerk

See, missing out on a Supreme Court clerkship isn't the end of your career.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trivia Question of the Day


Being A Bigot Won’t Get You Protection Under Title VII

This federal appellate judge isn't here for these absurd allegations.
Tags: Law, Courts, Title VII, Quote Of The Day, Transgender Rights, Fifth Circuit, Catharina Haynes, Rudeness


Can All Lawyers Just Admit The Wall Will Never Be Built Because Of The Fifth Amendment?

We're fighting about something that will never be built, and every lawyer knows it.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Eminent Domain, Border Wall, 5th Amendment


Morning Docket: 01.10.19

* It's probably sociopathic to make "I just killed a deer" part of your online dating banter, but it's downright stupid when you make it part of your online dating banter while trying to woo a game warden. [CNN] * Ahoy maties! Maritime firms Jones Walker and Fowler Rodriguez merge. [Daily Business Review] * Coming legal developments that could revolutionize the law. [Law.com] * Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law now covers police officers shooting innocent people in the back. [Slate] * Federa...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Law Schools, Biglaw, Class Actions, Seyfarth Shaw, Jones Walker, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, Guns / Firearms, Syracuse University College of Law, Stand Your Ground


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses 3 Days On The Bench, But This Isn’t A Big Deal

Other justices have missed MUCH more work than this.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Happy New Year! Everything’s Awful.

We discuss some top stories of the top of the year.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Courts, Thinking Like A Lawyer


This Supreme Court Case on Hunting Is Really About a 150-Year-Old Treaty and Wyoming’s Existence as a State

The implications of the case go all the way back to the 19th century
Tags: News, Law, Uncategorized, Wyoming, Courts


Attention RBG Fans: Banana Republic Is Re-Issuing Its Original Dissent Collar

Resist, persist, and prove that the future is female with RBG's fierce dissent collar.
Tags: Fashion, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Banana Republic, The Jabot, Dissent collar


Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Miss Oral Arguments For The First Time

She's recovering, she's reading, don't freak out.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, First Time






Government Shutdown Really Messing Stuff Up If You Need To Be Admitted To The D.C. Bar

For some almost lawyers, it's a matter of money.
Tags: Law, Courts, Government Shutdown, D.C. Bar


The $100K Paralegal: Lawyer Winds Up Paying Six Figures Over $300 Dispute With Former Employee

This lawyer represented himself into a gigantic financial hole.
Tags: Law, California, Courts, Small Law Firms, Paralegals, Thomas Beck, Anthony Stratton


No Expectation Of Privacy In Own Facial Biometrics

Google wins lawsuits over facial recognition.
Tags: Google, Technology, Law, Courts, Facial Recognition


Morning Docket: 01.03.19

* R. Kelly threatens to sue Lifetime, a lawsuit that will be totally worth it if the judge has to say "don't pee on my leg and say it's raining." [TMZ] * Alex Van Der Zwaan's attorney, Laura Grossfield Birger, tapped to run the SDNY Criminal Division. That's some... curious optics right now. [Courthouse News Service] * The billionaire client that Boies Schiller is suing over unpaid fees has now alleged malpractice, which is a bold move considering BSF got him through multiple litigation scrape...
Tags: Law, Church, Nbc News, Tesla, Courts, Courthouse News Service, Blockchain, R Kelly, 9th Circuit, BSF, Ninth Circuit, Cooley LLP, In-House Counsel, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Boies Schiller


The Ever-Expanding Culture Of Persecution

The now infamous Colorado baker Jack Phillips has no doubt become the target of a troll, but the law remains clear.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Religion, Courts, Constitutional Law, Jack Phillips, Tyler Broker


Man Who Sued Law School Because He Didn’t Want To Take LSAT Asks Judge To Recuse Because Obama Appointed Him

We bet you never thought you'd see a 'birther' argument raised in a federal recusal motion.
Tags: Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Courts, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Richard Andrews, LSAT, Duke University Law School, Edward Thomas Kennedy


John Roberts Praises Efforts To Rid Judiciary Of Sexual Misconduct, Ignores Sexual Misconduct Of His Colleagues

Roberts's year-end report ignores the rape-y elephant in the room.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, John Roberts, Roberts


Morning Docket: 01.02.19

* Out of the mouths of babes federal judges: “Those conclusions – that the president’s statements on national security are not always to be taken literally or to be trusted – are legal victories for his Justice Department....” Did you think you’d ever see a something like this written about the U.S. president? That’s our Trump! [USA Today] * A good New Year’s resolution for the federal judiciary? Chief Justice John Roberts says that while progress has been made when it comes to protecting law c...
Tags: Gender, New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Nbc News, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Courts, National Security, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment



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