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Non Sequiturs: 03.24.19

* In the wake of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's retirement, I predicted that Chief Justice John Roberts, a staunch institutionalist when it comes to the Supreme Court, would serve as a moderating influence at SCOTUS -- and so far that seems to be the case, with Adam Feldman noting a "a mild liberalizing over time" in JGR's jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, it's high time for the Court to resolve the messy circuit split on email privacy under the Stored Communications Act, ac...
Tags: Non-Sequiturs, Academic Freedom, Adam Feldman, American Bar Association / ABA, Brian Frye, Brian L. Frye, Christopher J. Ryan Jr, Demand Justice, Education / Schools, Email, Emails, Fastcase, Free Speech, John Roberts, Judicial Nominations, Judicial Nominees


How Will The ‘Access To Education’ Scandal Impact Access To Justice?

Kids who might have gone to elite undergrad institutions and would have had a chance at law school may be overlooked in the law school application process.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Education / Schools, Access to justice, Jill Switzer, College Admissions Scandal


The College Admissions Scandal Shows How Broken The System Is And Why No One Is Willing To Make Changes

Is anyone willing to fix this? Or will the status quo remain the same forever?
Tags: Law, Education / Schools, Steven Chung, College Admissions Scandal, College Admissions Reform


Non Sequiturs: 03.17.19

* With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy off the Supreme Court, who has replaced him as the justice most often in the majority? The answer might surprise you (but note that this is based on only part of the Term). [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, what does its recent copyright ruling in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com mean for creators? Here's a clear and concise breakdown. [All Rights Reserved] * In the wake of the giant college admissions scandal, is it time to rethink how elite institutio...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Philippines, College Admissions, Donald Trump, Huawei, Constitutional Law, Adam Feldman, Anthony M Kennedy, Fourth Estate, Ty Cobb, Robert Mueller, Non-Sequiturs


Can We Now Address Legacy Admissions? Or Will We Keep Focusing On Affirmative Action In A Silo?

Inequality begets inequality. And we are only becoming more unequal.
Tags: Law, Affirmative Action, Renwei Chung, Education / Schools, Legacy Admissions






Respect For Due Process Can Be Brutally Tough, But Always Necessary

In cases of rape, due process is traumatic, and it makes the constitutional right often difficult to accept.
Tags: Law, Rape, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Due Process, Education / Schools, Tyler Broker


Et Tu, John Jay?

Is the College for Criminal Justice part of the patriarchy?
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Sexual Harassment, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Education / Schools, MeToo, Evan J. Mandery, Tu John Jay, College for Criminal Justice


First Edward Blum Came For The Voting Rights Act, Now He Aims To Gut Affirmative Action With The Help Of Asian Americans

Blum’s organizations attempt to choke our country’s educational institutions’ ability to take race into account in their admissions policies.
Tags: Law, Courts, Affirmative Action, Blum, Edward Blum, Harvard College, Renwei Chung, Education / Schools, Voting Rights Act, Students for Fair Admissions


Non-Sequiturs: 09.23.18

* In case you missed it amidst all the craziness of last week, Monday was Constitution Day -- and as Judge Don Willett reminds us, it's up to us to keep our constitutional republic strong. [Wall Street Journal] * The Supreme Court clerk class of October Term 2008: where are they now? Derek Muller has tracked them down. [Excess of Democracy] * Senator Dianne Feinstein is under fire, and not just for her handling of the Kavanaugh nomination -- but she's still likely to emerge victorious in Novem...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Silicon Valley, Dianne Feinstein, Wall Street Journal, David Boies, Biglaw, LexisNexis, Alm, Kavanaugh, Don Willett, Derek Muller, Kashmir Hill, Non-Sequiturs, Law Firm Mergers


If U.S. News Really Wants To Improve Social Mobility, They Need To Include Tuition In Their Rankings

Including tuition in the rankings would incentivize college administrators to cut costs.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Student Loans, Social Mobility, Law Schools, Shannon Achimalbe, Education / Schools, U.S. News, Law School Tuition


To Ma’am, With Love: Teacher Leaves Million-Dollar Bequest To School District For Establishment Of Scholarships

Her gift will establish scholarships for special education students seeking post-high-school educations.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Education / Schools, Genevieve Via Cava, Cori A. Robinson


Morning Docket: 08.27.18

* Ken Starr has a new workplace to disgrace! [Law.com] * One of the lawyers who spoke at a recent Nazi rally has been disbarred. [Daily Beast] * Verizon is now apologizing for its decision to throttle the data of firefighters battling Western blazes, claiming it should not have throttled their data. The company should be apologizing for having a system that automatically artificially caps data in an effort to bleed money out of consumers, but they're not going to be doing that. [Courthouse New...
Tags: Verizon, Law, Eric Holder, United States, John Mccain, Uva, Martin Luther King Day, McCain, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Education / Schools, Ken Starr, Timothy Heaphy, W. Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm, John McCain Eric Holder


Morning Docket: 08.21.18

* Michael Cohen is talking to John Dean because 2018 is the new 1973. [WTOP] * Shocking no one, John Dowd doesn't understand basic laws. [Washington Post] * Andrew Cuomo signed a bill cracking down on bad prosecutors. He's been in office for 7 years but he finally got around to this because Cynthia Nixon said something about criminal justice reform. [Law360] * UNC students toppled a confederate statute because the school wasn't doing anything about it. [Huffington Post] * Will elite Biglaw f...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Washington Post, Sports, Georgia, Racism, Fifa, Andrew Cuomo, Huffington Post, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Cynthia Nixon, Ny Times, Michael Cohen, WTOP, AJC




Morning Docket: 07.27.18

* Papa John has filed suit against his former company in a bid to protect his legacy as America's foremost "racist guy who makes bad pizza." [Wall Street Journal] * While everyone prattles on about Trump's tapes, the government just blew another deadline to reunite the children they kidnapped with their parents. [Courthouse News Service] * Troubled law school Arizona Summit trying to get ASU to take its students if or when it loses accreditation. By the way, if you want to hear an in-depth dis...
Tags: Food, Law, Minneapolis, Immigration, America, Racism, Arizona, John, Wall Street Journal, Law Schools, Courthouse News Service, Harlem, Martin Shkreli, Asu, Trump, Evan Greebel


Majority Of Undegraduate Students Will Never Apply To Law School

Here's a new study that'll squash deans' hopes and dreams of overflowing classrooms and burgeoning budgets.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Research and Markets, Education / Schools, Law Students, Undergrads




How Do You Eliminate Affirmative Action In Higher Education? By Improving The Quality Of All Schools

Unfortunately, that solution costs money and will likely result in more nondischargeable student loans for students.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Affirmative Action, Law Schools, Shannon Achimalbe, Education / Schools


Morning Docket: 06.12.18

* Proskauer tells the EEOC that there's nothing "sinister" about employers demanding that sexual harassment victims sign away their legal rights to be railroaded through employer-chosen kangaroo courts and then forcibly silenced. Welcome to 2018. [National Law Journal] * In emoluments news, Judge Peter Messitte asked the Justice Department if, based on their chosen defense, "Wouldn't that be bribery?" which he seemed to think would be a bad thing as if the Supreme Court hadn't legalized bribery...
Tags: Chris Christie, Supreme Court, Law, Student Loans, Department Of Justice, Portland Oregon, Sexual Harassment, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Courthouse News Service, Legal Ethics, Department Of Education, Mcdonnell, EEOC, Proskauer, National Law Journal


Best Hate Mail Of The Spring

We get hate mail all the time here, but this one is special.
Tags: Law, Blogging, Free Speech, Hate Mail, Education / Schools, Betsy DeVos


Morning Docket: 05.22.18

* A full 85 percent of companies aren't ready for the GDPR implementation deadline later this week, meaning... well probably nothing, but let's freak out about it anyway. [Corporate Counsel] * Jones Day's Dana Baiocco tabbed by Trump administration to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to end Democratic leadership on that board. So get ready for exploding bottles and nails just sticking out of stuffed animals... because "freedom." [National Law Journal] * DOJ tests new investigative tactic...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Washington Post, Banking, Fbi, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Racism, Aclu, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, South Carolina, Courthouse News Service, Gdpr, Trump




16 Colleges Decide To Share A Law Firm To Cut Costs, But Will Other Schools Follow?

The law school tuition bubble gets the most attention because this is a legal audience and there are also real access to justice issues involved in pricing students out of pursuing public interest and other lower paying roles. But we’ve all gone to college too and the undergraduate tuition bubble is just as real and […]
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Education / Schools, R. Owen Williams, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


UC Berkeley’s Chief Counsel Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash

Terrible news. We hope that his killer is swiftly brought to justice.
Tags: Law, Deaths, UC Berkeley, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Education / Schools, Christopher Patti


UNC Says Law Is ‘Unclear’ About Removal Of Confederate Statues

Is Now The Time For Some Old School Civil Disobedience?
Tags: Justice, Law, Racism, University Of North Carolina, Education / Schools, Confederate monuments, Confederates, UNC-Chapel Hill




If You Care About Kids, This Is A Pretty Important Lawsuit

Kansas faces an interesting new challenge to its effort to strip tenure from public school teachers.
Tags: Law, Kansas, Constitutional Law, Education / Schools, Tenure, Teacher Tenure, Kansas National Education Association, Takings


Non-Sequiturs: 07.19.17

* The Supreme Court's latest ruling in the travel ban litigation: good news for grandparents, bad news for certain refugees. [How Appealing] * And in the travel ban battle, the parties aren't pulling their punches. [Democracy in America / The Economist] * Nor does Joshua Matz: "The Supreme Court is now a co-owner and co-author of the travel ban." [Take Care] * Justice Goodwin Liu and a team of Yale Law School researchers have issued an important new report about Asian Americans in the legal p...
Tags: Twitter, David Brooks, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Rape, Millenials, Economist, Muslim Ban, Millennial, The Supreme Court, University of Central Florida, Elan, Instapundit, Goodwin Liu, Yale Law School



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